Friday, August 31, 2018

"THE VISION" and "The Seven-Step Path," "The Three-Leg 'Journey'," "Reaching the Borderline," "The Gross, Subtle, and Causal Bodies," "Manifesting and Unmanifesting," and More

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 ANNOUNCEMENTS 

1. Following eye surgery, clear focusing has not returned and eye strain results from anything other than a brief exposure to a computer screen; moreover, two follow up procedures must be arranged to "fine tune" the effects of the surgery; hence, postings may happen sporadically for awhile. 

2. [See the offer following this post for details on how you can watch a retreat on video which includes a detailed discussion of all seven of the steps on the path as used by Maharaj] 

3. Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. See the end of the post for the full meaning and implications of that. 

4. A new video ("Number Ten: Awakening Together Satsang, March 2018") has now been added in the far right column of this page, offering the opportunity to view a recent 2018 satsang session with Floyd being interviewed by Regina and Jacqueline of "The Awakening Together Group." 

[Continued from yesterday

The point regarding the "legs": every human will undergo LEG ONE and LEG FOUR. The Realized will undergo LEGS ONE, TWO and THREE and then eventually LEG FOUR. 

Ultimately, therefore, none of this matters "in the end." All "ends up the same." See? No difference. "So why Realize at all, then?" some ask. "Why even undergo LEGS TWO and THREE?" 

The answer: because that does involve a difference, the difference being a post-LEG TWO and post-LEG THREE relative existence that is no longer marked and marred by what Maharaj called "ignorance, stupidity, insanity" or by excessive, unmet desires and excessive fear. 

Instead, what marks the remainder of the relative existence is wisdom, reason, logic, sanity and Love. That and that alone is the only grounds for seeking Realization and for then overlaying it on the relative. 

So that's much of what came via a study of the content of the vision. What was also seen were "The Degrees of Separation from Reality" that result when the "coming in" process is exposed to programming, conditioning, acculturation, domestication, indoctrination, and brainwashing. 

Moreover, what was seen were the exact steps - steps which must be completed in an exact manner - in order to follow Maharaj's advice in this regard, namely: 

“. . .You should go back, reverse, to the source" 

and 

“Follow the same path by which you came.” 

Finally, once the understanding of the functioning of the totality came, then all sorts of others parts of the teachings that I had been exposed to - but which I did not grasp either fully or at all - suddenly made sense. Looking back over some of those parts, this was seen in regards to those: 

MOKSHA 

Moving through the dome and returning to an energy-only form which maintained the capacity to understand long enough to see the functioning of the totality before final dissolution made clear what "moksha" - the emancipation and liberation - was all about: there was no sense of personhood remaining, no sense of self, no sense of Self, no sense of any worldly existence or post-worldly existence remaining. 

After the subsequent post-Realization third leg "return" to reality, the relative existence (which is then seen for what it really is and as it truly is) was also marked by that same freedom and liberation, unfolding spontaneously now with no sense of personhood remaining, no sense of self, no sense of Self, no sense of any worldly or other-worldly existence remaining. 

SAMSKARA 

The second (mental) step in the vision made clear that memories, samskaras, are totally fictional. 

NIRGUNA 

After the "going back" via the vision and then "the coming back" via the third leg, the ability to function as that which is no longer conditioned ("The Unconditioned") was not just understood. It has manifested fully, alongside "The No Longer Programmed," "The No Longer Domesticated," "The No Longer Acculturated," "The No Longer Indoctrinated," "The No Longer Brainwashed," "The No Longer Personal," and "The No Longer Identifiable With Any Words"; thus: 

Lao Tzu: "The Tao which can be expressed in words is not the eternal Tao; the name which can be uttered is not its eternal name." Bingo, Lao. 

VYAKTA 

The "unmanifested" was finally understood and has since been explained here in this manner: Unmanifesting is the movement of consciousness (which was temporarily manifested into a space) back into that "field of conscious-energy" from which it came. Some speak of three bodies to help students picture the movement. 

Consider the gross body to be the space housing manifested consciousness that remained outside the arch in the vision; take the subtle body to represent something shifting beyond the personal, gross body in the cave; and take the causal body evolving into the light to correspond to the transpersonal stage that precedes total transcendence to the Unmanifest . . . to the no-body and no-mind Reality. 

In Eastern teachings, the causal body is often considered to be the vehicle used to reach the "higher plane." Some speak of phenomenal and noumenal (i.e., that which is understood without the use of the basic senses). 

To be continued.
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Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. 

THE EXPLANATION 

If looked at as nouns, they point to illusions and are, therefore, a total waste of time to even discuss; if looked at as verbs which are resulting in certain sane but rare behaviors among humanity, then they are worthy of some attention during the relative existence. 

Meaning? There are members of certain groups who say things such as "My concept of God in the past was of a weak God, an absentee God, A Santa Claus-type God, a mean, punishing, vindictive God, etc. Today, I am in close contact with a loving and caring God whom I worship and praise and glorify and give thanks to." 

The reply to that usually goes like this: 

"If you are in contact with a God that wants to be worshipped and praised and glorified, then you're dealing with someone like yourself - a narcissist - and hanging out with narcissists will never bring an end to your narcissism (that narcissism evidenced by the fact that you think you are "godly"). 

Next, in the phrase 'loving and caring God,' any supposed God that truly had her or his act together would tell you that the totally irrelevant part of that phrase is 'God' and that the only part that is relevant is the "loving and caring" part. 

"That is, a non-narcissistic god / goddess would say, "I care not an iota about being worshipped and praised and glorified by you or anyone else. How arrogant and insecure and needy would I have to be to want that? Forget the man-made, dreamed up noun 'God' and focus on the 'God as a verb' understanding and then go forth and let loving and caring be verbs - not adjectives - and let them generate the act of love and the act of caring and let those actions manifest through you." 

Yeshu'a (Jesus) and Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis were spot on: 

"No one shall ever see 'the kingdom of heaven.' It is within" 

and 

"Heaven and earth shall fade away." 
--Yeshu'a (Jesus) 

and 

"Heaven and hell are not geographic places but are states of mind, nothing more than concepts dreamed up by men." 
--Pope John Paul II 

"There is no hell." 
--Pope Francis, the current pope 
in an interview with journalist Eugenio Scalfari, 
a writer used by the Pope to issue off the record 
teachings which become a part of the Papal Magisterium. 

[That said, would that the popes who have shown the courage to dispute a core principle of their institution's teachings - "there is no hell" - had found the additional courage required to question the continuing support of their institution in light of its centuries-long cover-up of their history of raping children and in light of the mental and emotional and psychological scarring of billions of their members past and present. And that need for courage also applies as questions need to be asked about why so many other sky cults are still being supported and allowed to continue to exist as well. When certain types of programming and conditioning have been shown to blind the masses, they should end. Will they? Not likely.] 

Here's 

the direct link to the VIDEO VERSION 

of the "Awakening Together" satsang session with Regina and Jacqueline referenced earlier, 18 MARCH 2018

If preferred, here's 

the direct link to the AUDIO VERSION 

of that session.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

"THE VISION" and "The Seven-Step Path," "The Three-Leg 'Journey'," "Reaching the Borderline," "The Gross, Subtle, and Causal Bodies," "Manifesting and Unmanifesting," and More

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 ANNOUNCEMENTS 

1. Following eye surgery, clear focusing has not returned and eye strain results from anything other than a brief exposure to a computer screen; moreover, two follow up procedures must be arranged to "fine tune" the effects of the surgery; hence, postings may happen sporadically for awhile. 

2. [See the offer following this post for details on how you can watch a retreat on video which includes a detailed discussion of all seven of the steps on the path as used by Maharaj] 

3. Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. See the end of the post for the full meaning and implications of that. 

4. A new video ("Number Ten: Awakening Together Satsang, March 2018") has now been added in the far right column of this page, offering the opportunity to view a recent 2018 satsang session with Floyd being interviewed by Regina and Jacqueline of "The Awakening Together Group." 

Next, during the study of the content of the vision, almost as if in some "stream-of-pure-consciousness," one point after another came: 

Maharaj: "At present, 'I am' is in the beingness state. But, when I do not have the knowingness of the 'I am' illusion, then the 'Poornabrahman' or 'Parabrahman' state (Supreme Reality state or Ultimate Reality state) prevails. In the absence of the touch of 'I Amness', I am the total complete, 'Poornabrahman' state, the permanent state. 

The borderline of beingness and non-beingness is intellect-boggling, because the intellect subsides at that precise location. This borderline is the 'maha-yoga' [Sanskrit, "the great yoga"]. You must be at that borderline, that 'maha-yoga' state'. You descend into the 'godown' of that state which has the title 'birth'." 

Then, regarding the eagle: 

. . . at the end of the tunnel, you can see nothing other than light. 

"As the physical fades, there is simply energy . . . light. The body-cum-consciousness ends; the energy remains. So all else is darkness, therefore, except for the light coming from the crystal cave." 

Then, Maharaj again: "The borderline of beingness and non-beingness is intellect-boggling, because the intellect subsides at that precise location." 

Next, "As with beingness and non-beingness, the location of the cave is one of contrasts: the bright light coming from the dome vs. the darkness throughout the rest of the cave. The reflected light of the dome striking the crystals . . . the darkness below. Duality is present, but then . . ." 

Maharaj: ". . . The intellect subsides at that precise location." 

Then from the vision: To your left and to your right drift millions of forms, and on closer inspection, You see that they are . . . You! Each looks to be a clone maybe a transparent clone but a clone nevertheless of You! 

Followed by: "Again, though, the capacity for understanding remains even at that point. Yet it is something beyond that capacity that knows . . . that understands . . . which grasps the fact that . . . millions of forms . . . are . . . You! That is obviously via the inner resource, working as one with the Awareness." 

Then, "Beyond there is the movement to the portal . . . to the light . . . to the Absolute when the Awareness moves totally from a state of beingness to non-beingness and beyond (and reaches that Original State and its Original Nature). At that point, the intellect ends. The borderline has been crossed." 

Some are familiar with the story of Andy Gugar, Jr.'s first visit here when it was suggested that, "if there is a fear of death, then go ahead and die now." 

What became clear via the vision was this: the death of ego - the end of the false sense of personhood and the false sense of being "a spiritual being" - happens at the point where (in the vision) the raven transforms into the no-knowing gull. 

Yet something else can be understood if all of the messages of the vision are understood: the "go ahead and die now" - the "let ego die" message - served as a pointer to other dimensions of the understanding, namely, the various "legs" that were alluded to earlier: 

LEG ONE of "the journey" covers the manifestation of consciousness and then its subsequent corruption / blocking via programming, conditioning, acculturation, and domestication to the point that body identification is reached; 

LEG TWO of "the journey" is covered in the vision and reveals the process of "going back" . . . of reversing out of the relative in the opposite manner by which the coming in happened; 

LEG THREE involves taking all that is Realized and subsequently returning to a condition of sanity and logic and reason during the relative. There is an overlaying of Reality on the relative existence. In so doing, THAT and the AM-ness are one and the remainder of the manifestation will unfold spontaneously and naturally in a way as sane as that adhered to by all living things on the planet (with the key exception of humans); 

Finally, there will be the Unmanifesting, and that will happen in exactly the same was as LEG TWO. The reason the Realized have no "fear of death" is because LEG TWO was a "practice run," so to speak. For the masses, "dying" is a mystery . . . a scary proposition. "What's going to happen?" and "What is to become of me?" 

For the Realized, the answers are clear. For the Realized to look at the approaching event that persons call "dying" is to look at something quite familiar. Why? Because LEG TWO was completed. Because the happening that persons call "dying" is a "been-there-done-that" event among the Realized. 

The response to the "go ahead and die now" advice for the Realized is "already went ahead and 'died' during LEG TWO, thank you very much." 

Therefore, as far as the "What's going to happen?" question, the answer is perfectly clear: Nothing. 

As far as the "What's to become of me?" question, the answer is "Nothing . . . and that's just fine."

Thus, the Realized can acknowledge what might be called, for the sake of discussion,

"LEG FOUR: the Final Unmanifesting of This Specific Speck." 

To be continued.
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Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

[NOTE: The four most recent posts are below. You may access all of the posts in this series and in the previous series and several thousand other posts as well by clicking on the links in the "Recent Posts and Archives" section.] 

In addition to the five non-duality books made available without charge by Andy Gugar, Jr. (see “FREEBIES” above), you can now access nearly 3,300 posts for any topics of interest to you. 

Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. 

THE EXPLANATION 

If looked at as nouns, they point to illusions and are, therefore, a total waste of time to even discuss; if looked at as verbs which are resulting in certain sane but rare behaviors among humanity, then they are worthy of some attention during the relative existence. 

Meaning? There are members of certain groups who say things such as "My concept of God in the past was of a weak God, an absentee God, A Santa Claus-type God, a mean, punishing, vindictive God, etc. Today, I am in close contact with a loving and caring God whom I worship and praise and glorify and give thanks to." 

The reply to that usually goes like this: "If you are in contact with a God that wants to be worshipped and praised and glorified, then you're dealing with someone like yourself - a narcissist - and hanging out with narcissists will never bring an end to your narcissism (that narcissism evidenced by the fact that you think you are "godly"). 

Next, in the phrase 'loving and caring God,' any supposed God that truly had her or his act together would tell you that the totally irrelevant part of that phrase is 'God' and that the only part that is relevant is the "loving and caring" part.
 
"That is, a non-narcissistic god / goddess would say, "I care not an iota about being worshipped and praised and glorified by you or anyone else. How arrogant and insecure and needy would I have to be to want that? Forget the man-made, dreamed up noun 'God' and focus on the 'God as a verb' understanding and then go forth and let loving and caring be verbs - not adjectives - and let them generate the act of love and the act of caring and let those actions manifest through you." 

Yeshu'a (Jesus) and Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis were spot on: 

"No one shall ever see 'the kingdom of heaven.' It is within" 

and 

"Heaven and earth shall fade away." 
--Yeshu'a (Jesus) 

and 

"Heaven and hell are not geographic places but are states of mind, nothing more than concepts dreamed up by men." 
--Pope John Paul II 

"There is no hell." 
--Pope Francis, the current pope 
in an interview with journalist Eugenio Scalfari, 
a writer used by the Pope to issue off the record teachings 
which become a part of the Papal Magisterium. 

[That said, would that the popes who have shown the courage to dispute a core principle of their institution's teachings - "there is no hell" - had found the additional courage required to question the continuing support of their institution in light of its centuries-long cover-up of their history of raping children and in light of the mental and emotional and psychological scarring of billions of their members past and present. And that need for courage also applies as questions need to be asked about why so many other sky cults are still being supported and allowed to continue to exist as well. When certain types of programming and conditioning have been shown to blind the masses, they should end. Will they? Not likely. On the other hand, from 2007 to 2014 in the U.S., 8% of all Christians left organized religion. Some awakening regarding the effects of organized religion seems to be happening.]
Here's 

the direct link to the VIDEO VERSION 

of the "Awakening Together" satsang session with Regina and Jacqueline referenced earlier, 18 MARCH 2018 

If preferred, here's 

the direct link to the AUDIO VERSION 

of that session.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

"THE VISION" and "The Seven-Step Path," "The Three-Leg 'Journey'," "Reaching the Borderline," "The Gross, Subtle, and Causal Bodies," "Manifesting and Unmanifesting," and More

Table of Contents

Today's Considerations
Recent Posts and Archives
Tools for Realization
Author's eBooks
Author's Paperback Books
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TODAY'S CONSIDERATIONS

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

1. Following eye surgery, clear focusing has not returned and eye strain results from anything other than a brief exposure to a computer screen; moreover, two follow up procedures must be arranged to "fine tune" the effects of the surgery; hence, postings may happen sporadically for awhile. 

2. [See the offer following this post for details on how you can watch a retreat on video which includes a detailed discussion of all seven of the steps on the path as used by Maharaj] 

3. Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. See the end of the post for the full meaning and implications of that. 

4. A new video ("Number Ten: Awakening Together Satsang, March 2018") has now been added in the far right column of this page, offering the opportunity to view a recent 2018 satsang session with Floyd being interviewed by Regina and Jacqueline of "The Awakening Together Group." 

[To continue with the look at "intellect" (the capacity for understanding) vs. "knowledge" / "learned ignorance" that clarified the role of the intellect and the uselessness of knowledge

To review: turning back to the vision, it was seen that the capacity for understanding also still remains even as the crystal cave is crossed and as the trek up the steps to the dome is taken. 

Then, this came: "The capacity to understand remains as long as the final vestiges of Awareness during the manifestation remain. That Awareness was able to see all of the universes and to know that the Awareness - just one of many specialized forms of energy - was present for all of those." 

Then this: "Whoa! Specialized energy. That's all consciousness is . . . all that awareness is. Just a specialized form of energy (which does not suggest that either is "special" at all but merely denotes that they function in a unique manner - as do all forms of energy). " 

Next, this: "At the most basic level, this scientific fact can be understood: all is energy-matter. Neither can be created. Neither can be destroyed. There's scientific proof that there's no creator! Nothing is created. Nothing have ever been created. Not 'this world / universe'; not 'planets and stars / suns'; not 'galaxies'; not a 'first man' and not a 'first woman.' Nothing has been created. " 

Suddenly, this: "All is just like a human body: things coming together and thing coming apart. The ancients with their creator-sustainer-destroyer gods - which were rolled into one god by Abraham, coming up with what would amount to a schizo god . . . all fiction. 

And THAT'S why in the vision the raven had to come to an end, and fairly early on during 'the journey': the body that carries about the belief that there's some spirit inside - something spiritual inside - that can develop 'a spiritual malady' - nonsense! Moreover, nothing is destroyed, and nothing has ever been destroyed.: 

Then a question came: "But wait a minute. What about the lines wherein Maharaj spoke about creation and destruction?" 

"All through the creation and dissolution of the universe, I remain ever untouched. I have not expounded this part: my state never felt the creation and dissolution of the universe. I am the principle which survives all the creations, all the dissolutions." 

"So what did he mean? He must have really meant that he - a speck of the forever-existing energy non-dualists speak of - was actually there for the coming together of every universe and the coming apart of those that have come apart. There's another piece I haven't understood until now! I'm blown away by how much this vision is revealing!" 

The revelations continued: 

The capacity to understand remains even at the final stages of "the journey" discussed above; thus, it was concluded: "So the capacity for understanding remains even up to that final point in the vision." 

Yet was it something beyond the intellect which felt or which grasped the earlier realization? The one that . . . millions of forms . . . are . . . You! 

Then this came: "That capacity for understanding must have come via the inner resource, and that can only happens fully when the Awareness is in touch with ItSelf after the consciousness is re-purified. So the Awareness knew that it was moving back, closer and closer, second by second, to that no-place place (that no-specific-but-universal-'place') from which it had first come. So even then the 'intellect' had not yet 'subsided' but was working as one with Awareness." 

The vision reported: There is only the slightest vestige of any you as you draw closer and closer to . . . You. "That sounds like subsidence of the intellect is finally beginning to happen at that point." 

Here, it came that Maharaj had said, "World is experiential but 'You,' the Absolute, are non-experiential.' On the other hand, 'This 'you-are' experience has come . . .. " 

He coaxed his listeners to go to the borderline, because he understood that it is at the borderline between THAT / the Absolute and the experiential, relative existence that Reality is discovered. 

Maharaj: "The borderline between 'i am' (beingness) and 'i am not' (non-beingness) is the precise location where the intellect subsides. It is the Mahayoga state. Be there!" 

So Reality can only be known during the manifestation and only if the consciousness has been unblocked and the Awareness is aware of ItSelf. 

Then, I recalled how willingly I saw "the dissolution" - Nirvana - as millions merged with the light at the dome; and I saw how willingly I stepped forward. No fear. No trepidation. Just a pervasive sense that "everything is going to be okay." And upon "returning" to the relative post-vision / post-Realization existence via the third leg of "the journey," it was that sense of fearlessness and courageousness which manifested at that point (and which has prevailed ever since) 

Maharaj spoke of that sense that came to him post-Realization, a sense of fearlessness and courage that comes when one finally understands what most will never understand. It became clear that that condition manifests because there is no longer "a fear of the unknown." 

Then another question came? "Why?" And the answer came on the heels of the question: "Because there is no longer 'the unknown.' The functioning of the totality is clear. Here's the way Maharaj described it: 

"I do not need convictions, I live on courage. Courage is my essence, which is love of life. I am free of memories and anticipations, unconcerned with what I am and what I am not. I am not addicted to self-descriptions, soham and brahmasmi ('I am He', 'I am the Supreme'); these are of no use to me, I have the courage to be as nothing and to see the world as it is: nothing. It sounds simple, but just try it!" 

That's has also always been the invitation here: "Just try it!" 

To be continued.
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If interested; click the button below to pay the fee via PayPal. You will then receive an email which includes the link for you to view the private, unlisted video via an arrangement we have made with YouTube, Inc. You do not have to have a YouTube account to watch this privately streamed video. 

(If you do not receive the link promptly, your computer or email provider may have high filter settings. Check your spam and trash folders because some providers automatically transfer emails containing links to those folders.) 

To access the seven-hour streaming video of a retreat and begin watching right away, click this "Buy Now" button: 

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Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

[NOTE: The four most recent posts are below. You may access all of the posts in this series and in the previous series and several thousand other posts as well by clicking on the links in the "Recent Posts and Archives" section.] 

In addition to the five non-duality books made available without charge by Andy Gugar, Jr. (see “FREEBIES” above), you can now access nearly 3,300 posts for any topics of interest to you. 

Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. 

THE EXPLANATION 

If looked at as nouns, they point to illusions and are, therefore, a total waste of time to even discuss; if looked at as verbs which are resulting in certain sane but rare behaviors among humanity, then they are worthy of some attention during the relative existence. 

Meaning? There are members of certain groups who say things such as "My concept of God in the past was of a weak God, an absentee God, A Santa Claus-type God, a mean, punishing, vindictive God, etc. Today, I am in close contact with a loving and caring God whom I worship and praise and glorify and give thanks to." 

The reply to that usually goes like this: "If you are in contact with a God that wants to be worshipped and praised and glorified, then you're dealing with someone like yourself - a narcissist - and hanging out with narcissists will never bring an end to your narcissism (that narcissism evidenced by the fact that you think you are "godly"). 

Next, in the phrase 'loving and caring God,' any supposed God that truly had her or his act together would tell you that the totally irrelevant part of that phrase is 'God' and that the only part that is relevant is the "loving and caring" part. 

"That is, a non-narcissistic god / goddess would say, "I care not an iota about being worshipped and praised and glorified by you or anyone else. How arrogant and insecure and needy would I have to be to want that? Forget the man-made, dreamed up noun 'God' and focus on the 'God as a verb' understanding and then go forth and let loving and caring be verbs - not adjectives - and let them generate the act of love and the act of caring and let those actions manifest through you." 

Yeshu'a (Jesus) and Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis were spot on: 

"No one shall ever see 'the kingdom of heaven.' It is within" 

and 

"Heaven and earth shall fade away." 
--Yeshu'a (Jesus) 

and 

"Heaven and hell are not geographic places but are states of mind, nothing more than concepts dreamed up by men." 
--Pope John Paul II 

"There is no hell." 
--Pope Francis, the current pope 
[in an interview with journalist Eugenio Scalfari, 
a writer used by the Pope to issue off the record teachings 
which become a part of the Papal Magisterium. 

That said, would that the popes who have shown the courage to dispute a core principle of their institution's teachings - "there is no hell" - had found the additional courage required to question the continuing support of their institution in light of its centuries-long cover-up of their history of raping children and in light of the mental and emotional and psychological scarring of billions of their members past and present. And that need for courage also applies as questions need to be asked about why so many other sky cults are still being supported and allowed to continue to exist as well. When certain types of programming and conditioning have been shown to blind the masses, they should end. Will they? Not likely.] 

Here's 

the direct link to the VIDEO VERSION 

of the "Awakening Together" satsang session with Regina and Jacqueline referenced earlier, 18 MARCH 2018

If preferred, here's 

the direct link to the AUDIO VERSION 

of that session.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

"THE VISION" and "The Seven-Step Path," "The Three-Leg 'Journey'," "Reaching the Borderline," "The Gross, Subtle, and Causal Bodies," "Manifesting and Unmanifesting," and More

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1. Following eye surgery, clear focusing has not returned and eye strain results from anything other than a brief exposure to a computer screen; moreover, two follow up procedures must be arranged to "fine tune" the effects of the surgery; hence, postings may happen sporadically for awhile. 

2. [See the offer following this post for details on how you can watch a retreat on video which includes a detailed discussion of all seven of the steps on the path as used by Maharaj] 

3. Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. See the end of the post for the full meaning and implications of that. 

4. A new video ("Number Ten: Awakening Together Satsang, March 2018") has now been added in the far right column of this page, offering the opportunity to view a recent 2018 satsang session with Floyd being interviewed by Regina and Jacqueline of "The Awakening Together Group." 

Earlier this was offered: 

Is that an invitation to go to the borderline, and then move even beyond that . . . to the void? To the nothingness? Wow. This vision is packed chock full! So many of the final pieces of the puzzle which has been missing are now falling into place! 

It was known that Maharaj had said that all of the riddles around "the journey" and Realization would be solved not by doing something but by doing nothing. Nothing was being done when the vision came. He also said that contact with the intuition that accompanies the I Am-ness can come if quiet and focused contemplation happens. 

He said too that it is at the borderline where full access to that "intuition" is "realized and held." It was also understood that the borderline had been spoken of as the borderline of beingness and non-beingness, the borderline where the intellect "subsides." 

Already read and discounted was the suggestion by some that the borderline is crossed midway during the "going back" - the reversing process - when the mind and belief in personas end as the Child No-Knowing Stage or Child Ignorance Stage is reached once again. 

That was accepted for a while, but once it was clear what "intellect" actually referred to, then it was concluded that such had to be a misperception. Because "intellect" merely refers to the capacity for understanding (and because a child has that capacity, though the capacity cannot be used yet at the earliest level of childhood) then that could not be the borderline. 

Also, it was clear that at the level of Pure Witnessing, the capacity for understanding was still present there as well. 

What suddenly became clear was this: "Even at the Child No-Knowing Stage, where there is no body or mind or personality identification, the capacity to understand is there. 

In fact, it's at that point during the 'going back' that the elimination of the mind and the elimination of belief in the validity of any and all formerly-assigned-or-assumed-personas sets the stage for the totally unadulterated and untainted understanding to happen. Only then can the honesty required for Realization manifest." 

Then this came almost as a "side note": 

"Consider honesty for a moment. Has it ever occurred to You that the only 'truly worthwhile relationship' you've ever seen was the one between a Realized teacher and a devoted, earnest seeker?" 

and 

"Actually, doesn't the honesty reach its pinnacle when there is an honesty-based 'relationship' (actually a unicity) between you and the inner guru? When there are no obstructions blocking full access to that inner resource

Are you seeing the reason that the concept of 'relationship,' which is complete fiction in non-dual terms, always proves to be such an absurdity when played out in the relative? Other than the seeker-guru paradigm (which is as non-dual as the summative statement 'I AM THAT; I AM'), all 'relationships' will eventually become a compost in which dishonesty thrives." 

Then it became clear: "That is why 'relationships' are dismissed among non-dualists as 'merely another conceptualization'; the understanding of that pointer comes in light of the understanding of 'Unicity' and "Love.' Yes, I have shared with seekers that 'husbanding' or 'wifing' can happen even in the absence of the assumption of the role of 'The Husband' or 'The Wife.' 

And because roles are ultimately dishonest, then all that comes with them is dishonesty. How could 'Truth' possibly be known if there is dishonesty, and there will be dishonesty if there is the presence of even a single role, including the 'good' ones like the third-step 'Religious One' or the third-step 'Spiritual Giant'." 

Suddenly, an Oscar Wilde quote sprang into consciousness: "The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties." 

Then this came: "But isn't that true of every so-called, conceptual 'relationship'? Employer-employee; politician-supporter; world leader #1-world leader #2; the preacher-the laity; the priest-the congregant; the criminal-the investigator; the parent-the child; the teacher-the student; ad infinitum." 

Next, this came: "Belief in any duality, including the dualistic concept of 'relationship,' will always generate chaos. The master addiction among humans is an addiction to control, and the secondary addiction is to power in order to be able to control. And both power and control are nothing more than concepts. 

Thus, 'relationships' become the playing field where control-chaos games are played. Peace can only come with an understanding of the Unicity and Love! Wow! Some deeper understanding is trying to break out!"] 

I picked up a copy of the vision and began re-reading, and at the end of that reading came this: "Everything in the relative is about relationship / two-ness / a sense of separation. The body is outside the arch; the mind is separated from reality; the personas, even the 'good' ones as represented by the religious / spiritual at the third step, separate; 

the child is separate from the parent; the subject-object witnessing witnesses duality; the Pure Witnessing sees the unicity but that pure, manifested consciousness will not last as such." 

Then came this: 

those millions of forms are . . . You! 

"Not 'in relationship with You' but just . . . 'You'." 

Then, "If the consciousness is unblocked and Awareness is Aware of ItSelf, then YOU ARE Maharaj" 

and 

"If the consciousness is blocked and Awareness is not Aware of ItSelf, then YOU ARE Hitler." 

Then, "Hey, wait just a minute. I call 'BS' on that," followed immediately by "WHO is calling BS on that? What egotism-driven ego-state is refusing to hear that pointer?" followed by "Oh my . . . mine." 

Next, the words from that speck of consciousness called "Maharaj" came: 

"Only that person will visit this place whose virtue and sin have come to an end." 

And it was understood: "There is no truth to good vs. evil and virtuous vs. sinful dualities, or any dualities. So what is there instead?" 

And then the voice of pure consciousness which allowed Awareness to be Aware of ItSelf" came: "Ignorance, stupidity, and insanity. Those are the only two options: (1) no duality-based beliefs or thoughts or words or actions or (2) ignorance, stupidity, and insanity."

"Whoa." 

To be continued.
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Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. 

THE EXPLANATION 

If looked at as nouns, they point to illusions and are, therefore, a total waste of time to even discuss; if looked at as verbs which are resulting in certain sane but rare behaviors among humanity, then they are worthy of some attention during the relative existence. 

Meaning? There are members of certain groups who say things such as "My concept of God in the past was of a weak God, an absentee God, A Santa Claus-type God, a mean, punishing, vindictive God, etc. Today, I am in close contact with a loving and caring God whom I worship and praise and glorify and give thanks to." 

The reply to that usually goes like this: "If you are in contact with a God that wants to be worshipped and praised and glorified, then you're dealing with someone like yourself - a narcissist - and hanging out with narcissists will never bring an end to your narcissism (that narcissism evidenced by the fact that you think you are "godly"). 

Next, in the phrase 'loving and caring God,' any supposed God that truly had her or his act together would tell you that the totally irrelevant part of that phrase is 'God' and that the only part that is relevant is the "loving and caring" part. 

"That is, a non-narcissistic god / goddess would say, "I care not an iota about being worshipped and praised and glorified by you or anyone else. How arrogant and insecure and needy would I have to be to want that? Forget the man-made, dreamed up noun 'God' and focus on the 'God as a verb' understanding and then go forth and let loving and caring be verbs - not adjectives - and let them generate the act of love and the act of caring and let those actions manifest through you." 

Yeshu'a (Jesus) and Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis were spot on: 

"No one shall ever see 'the kingdom of heaven.' It is within" 

and 

"Heaven and earth shall fade away." 
--Yeshu'a (Jesus) 

and 

"Heaven and hell are not geographic places but are states of mind, nothing more than concepts dreamed up by men." 
--Pope John Paul II 

"There is no hell." 
--Pope Francis, the current pope 
[in an interview with journalist Eugenio Scalfari, 
a writer used by the Pope to issue off the record teachings 
which become a part of the Papal Magisterium.

That said, would that the popes who have shown the courage to dispute the core principle of their institution had the additional courage to question the continuation of their institution in light of its centuries-long history of abusing children sexually and abusing their membership mentally and emotionally and psychologically. And that applies equally to all of the other sky cults which are doing the same.] 

Here's 

the direct link to the VIDEO VERSION 

of the "Awakening Together" satsang session with Regina and Jacqueline referenced earlier, 18 MARCH 2018 

If preferred, here's 

the direct link to the AUDIO VERSION 

of that session.

Monday, August 27, 2018

"THE VISION" and "The Seven-Step Path," "The Three-Leg 'Journey'," "Reaching the Borderline," "The Gross, Subtle, and Causal Bodies," "Manifesting and Unmanifesting," and More

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ANNOUNCEMENTS 

1. Following eye surgery, clear focusing has not returned and eye strain results from anything other than a brief exposure to a computer screen; moreover, two follow up procedures must be arranged to "fine tune" the effects of the surgery; hence, postings may happen sporadically for awhile. 

2. [See the offer following this post for details on how you can watch a retreat on video which includes a detailed discussion of all seven of the steps on the path as used by Maharaj] 

3. Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. See the end of the post for the full meaning and implications of that. 

4. A new video ("Number Ten: Awakening Together Satsang, March 2018") has now been added in the far right column of this page, offering the opportunity to view a recent 2018 satsang session with Floyd being interviewed by Regina and Jacqueline of "The Awakening Together Group." 

[Continued from yesterday] Pausing at that point to reflect on what the content of the vision had revealed so far and to determine if there was anything else that was to be made clear before moving on, it was seen why knowledge - "learned ignorance" - was not only unnecessary for Realization but was a hindrance . . . a major stumbling block. 

Maharaj had mentioned "intuition" instead, and it was seen that it is intuition - not knowledge - that allows the inner guru / inner resource to be tapped. Maharaj had mentioned "the intellect" and "wisdom," and it had become clear that intellect - the capacity to understand - is the necessary ingredient. 

That is why Maharaj did not refuse those he knew to be "ignorant, stupid, and insane" - because he had experienced his own stupidity and ignorance and insanity and knew that the sincere, dedicated seeker could overcome those obstacles and Realize. Yet he did reject those stuck at the raven level, at the third-step level . . . 

. . . where they were playing their "Super Religious" role and their "Spiritual Giant" roles, 

 . . . where such types stood in the dim light of dawn but believed most ignorantly that they were 

being bathed in the full light of the noonday sun, 

. . . where they were sure that they had reached the end of "the journey" when they had not even passed the midway point 

and 

. . . where they were not willing to listen to reason and logic but were there to proselytize and to try to reinforce their false "good" roles and their phony "good" image. 

Those types he cast out from the loft; by contrast, some who sometimes asked ignorant or stupid or insane questions were allowed to remain, and he shared the non-dual message with them. He dispensed the Ultimate Medicine to address their Ultimate Sickness. Why? Because he had experienced his own former ignorance and stupidity and insanity. 

It was determined at that point in the review of the messages in the vision that his method was a wise and sane approach and that it would be followed here. That is why - after having experienced my own former ignorance and stupidity and insanity - that persons with those obstacles are accepted, worked with, and answered when they ask their questions if they are sincerely seeking. 

Why would anyone that has been given the Ultimate Medicine decide that the Ultimately Sick were not welcome . . . that only the Truly Well could come? That stance in itself would be totally ignorant, stupid, and insane. 

During the days when satsang was offered regularly here, and during certain retreats offered here even now, those marked by "ignorance" are welcomed as was the case with Maharaj, it having been seen that they could have the potential to overcome their obstacles to Realization if those obstacles can be removed so that they can tap into their inner capacity to understand. 

But just as Maharaj refused to allow the arrogant to try to influence those who had come to hear the truth, so too will those types be cast aside here as well. They might require, as does the tea, more time to steep to reach a point where the full flavor and essence can be accessed and enjoyed. It may require more time before they are open and ready to move beyond the raven stage. Or, sometimes tea can be too weak to ever reach a point of readiness. Whatever. 

Moreover, when confronted by those among the masses who will never move beyond the raven stage (who will forever play their false-and-phony-and-pretentious-religious-and-spiritual-roles), there is not an iota of energy that is expended here when it is seen that they will steadfastly refuse to listen to any pointers that could potentially allow them to shift to the gull stage and the eagle stage and to Full Realization. There is simply a spontaneous movement away from those types. 

Far preferred is the quiet and the solitude over company if having company merely sets the stage for hearing nonsense. Few realize that companionship at any cost is its own form of imprisonment and torture. 

[Maharaj was asked, long after his wife had taken mahasamadhi, why he had not remarried. He said, "I am married . . . I am married to freedom!"] 

Maharaj knew that working with those types would be a waste of energy, so he cast them out if they proved to be immovably obstinate and disproportionally arrogant. Same here. If clients tell a naturopathic doctor that they refuse to take the recommended supplements that are required to rejuvenate damaged organs, that doctor does not then follow them home and try to force the supplements down their throats. That physician works with the willing. So too was the case with Maharaj, and it was seen that the case here must be the same. 

Experience has shown that the levels of ignorance and the depth of programming and conditioning and the heights of egotism among those who assume religious and spiritual identities - and who are totally self-satisfied by the better-than image that they work endlessly to project - will avoid most opportunities to question their never-questioned beliefs (which are the greatest obstacle of all to their ever Realizing and being free). 

But can even those obstacles be overcome? Of course, because "maharaj" overcame those obstacles; "floyd" overcame those obstacles. It can happen, and must, because a grand leap from the second to the fourth step is impossible. The playing of phony "good" roles is as much a step on "the path" as any other, but those roles - like all - must be transcended if a seeker is to move along the remainder of "the path" and complete the entire "journey" (including ALL of the legs on that "trip"). 

All of that was seen via the vision and by looking at Maharaj's experience and at my own. 

To be continued.
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Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. 

THE EXPLANATION 

If looked at as nouns, they point to illusions and are, therefore, a total waste of time to even discuss; if looked at as verbs which are resulting in certain sane but rare behaviors among humanity, then they are worthy of some attention during the relative existence. 

Meaning? There are members of certain groups who say things such as "My concept of God in the past was of a weak God, an absentee God, A Santa Claus-type God, a mean, punishing, vindictive God, etc. Today, I am in close contact with a loving and caring God whom I worship and praise and glorify and give thanks to." 

The reply to that usually goes like this: "If you are in contact with a God that wants to be worshipped and praised and glorified, then you're dealing with someone like yourself - a narcissist - and hanging out with narcissists will never bring an end to your narcissism (that narcissism evidenced by the fact that you think you are "godly"). 

Next, in the phrase 'loving and caring God,' any supposed God that truly had her or his act together would tell you that the totally irrelevant part of that phrase is 'God' and that the only part that is relevant is the "loving and caring" part. 

"That is, a non-narcissistic god / goddess would say, "I care not an iota about being worshipped and praised and glorified by you or anyone else. How arrogant and insecure and needy would I have to be to want that? Forget the man-made, dreamed up noun 'God' and focus on the 'God as a verb' understanding and then go forth and let loving and caring be verbs - not adjectives - and let them generate the act of love and the act of caring and let those actions manifest through you." 

Yeshu'a (Jesus) and Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis were spot on: 

"No one shall ever see 'the kingdom of heaven.' It is within" 

and 

"Heaven and earth shall fade away." 
 --Yeshu'a (Jesus) 

and 

"Heaven and hell are not geographic places but are states of mind, nothing more than concepts dreamed up by men." 
 --Pope John Paul II 

"There is no hell." 
--Pope Francis, the current pope 
[in an interview with journalist Eugenio Scalfari, 
a writer used by the Pope to issue off the record teachings 
which become a part of the Papal Magisterium]

Here's 

the direct link to the VIDEO VERSION 

of the "Awakening Together" satsang session with Regina and Jacqueline referenced earlier, 18 MARCH 2018

If preferred, here's 

the direct link to the AUDIO VERSION 

of that session.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

"THE VISION" and "The Seven-Step Path," "The Three-Leg 'Journey'," "Reaching the Borderline," "The Gross, Subtle, and Causal Bodies," "Manifesting and Unmanifesting," and More

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TODAY'S CONSIDERATIONS

 ANNOUNCEMENTS 

1. Following eye surgery, clear focusing has not returned and eye strain results from anything other than a brief exposure to a computer screen; moreover, two follow up procedures must be arranged to "fine tune" the effects of the surgery; hence, postings may happen sporadically for awhile. 

2. [See the offer following this post for details on how you can watch a retreat on video which includes a detailed discussion of all seven of the steps on the path as used by Maharaj] 

3. Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. See the end of the post for the full meaning and implications of that. 

4. A new video ("Number Ten: Awakening Together Satsang, March 2018") has now been added in the far right column of this page, offering the opportunity to view a recent 2018 satsang session with Floyd being interviewed by Regina and Jacqueline of "The Awakening Together Group." 

The last post left off reporting that this question came after investigating the three birds and their symbolism and relevance: 

"So with these three birds representing different 'bodies' / 'stages,' might they also provide some simpler understanding of the very confusing and convoluted discussions about 'the gross, subtle, and causal bodies? Hummm." 

"No . . . wait. It's clear that the representation of the physical body or gross - the elemental plant food body - is presented prior to the birds: it's that body that's left outside the arch. That's the body-cum-consciousness which needs gross food, drink and air. 

"But what about the subtle body? That's the vehicle of consciousness and the vehicle of desires and the vehicle that also houses the mind and intellect, so in the vision that would be the body walking through trees and across water. I know Maharaj said that body is 'created with the emergence of the ‘I am’ idea' and 'is momentary. Real when present, unreal when over.' 

"In the vision, that's also before the birds appear, so the birds aren't representing either of those 'bodies.' That leaves the causal body that many in the East consider to be a higher subtle body, beyond even the mental body that was seen moving through the arch. Seems I read that when belief in personality ends, the 'essence' of You is absorbed into the causal body . . . or shifts to the causal body form? 

"In the vision, that happens when the raven - when belief in the religious-spiritual self - comes to an end and is transformed into the gull. So that's where the birds come in. But I also read that there will eventually come an awareness of all 'others' and that there will no longer be anything 'seen' as another - as an 'other' - and that what will then seen is the unicity, Love, wisdom, bliss, everythingness, nothingness. 

"So that begins with the manifestation of the gull and comes into its fullness in the cave": 

To your left and to your right drift millions of forms, and on closer inspection, You see that they are . . . You! Each looks to be a clone maybe a transparent clone but a clone nevertheless of You! 

Then, it was recalled that Maharaj taught: " . . . there is something that may be called the memory body, or causal body, a record of all that was thought, wanted and done. It is like a cloud of images held together." 

At that point, what flashed into consciousness was "Jung" and "archetypes" and the genetic codes serving as a storehouse of images of the entire human experience." 

Then I went back to the readings and found this: 

Maharaj: " . . . what prevents the insight into one’s True Nature is the weakness and obtuseness of the mind and its tendency to skip the subtle and focus on the gross only." 

It became clear that the gross body is required for the manifestation of consciousness but that there's so much more to grasp beyond that. It also became clear that the focus and preoccupation with the gross body had to be transcended in order for any understanding of that which is beyond the physical only to manifest. Yet it was also clear that it was not the Am-ness that had to be forsaken but merely the tendency to focus on the gross alone. I searched for another passage that flashed into consciousness at that moment and found this: 

Maharaj: "Abandon all self-concern; worry not about your welfare, material or spiritual; abandon every desire, gross or subtle; stop thinking of achievement of any kind. You are complete here and now, you need absolutely nothing." 

"Yes! There it is. Confirmation of what I was concluding about the raven coming to end - bringing to an end the playing of the false religious and false spiritual roles. 'Worry not about . . . [the] material or [the] spiritual.' Abandon it all! Yes!" 

Then another passage flashed into consciousness and the readings were searched through again until this was found: 

Maharaj: "Your true being is entirely unself-conscious, completely free from all self-identification with whatever it may be . . . gross, subtle or transcendental" as well as this exchange: 

M: "Again, you take yourself to be the body." 

Questioner: "Even if I dismiss this body of bones, flesh and blood as not-me; still I remain with the subtle body made up of thoughts and feelings, memories and imaginations. If I dismiss these also as not-me, I still remain with consciousness, which also is a kind of body." 

M: "You are quite right, but you need not stop there. Go beyond." 

"Beyond the three bodies? Is that an invitation to go to the borderline, and then move even beyond that . . . to the void? To the nothingness?" 

Wow. This vision is packed chock full! So many of the final pieces of the puzzle which had been missing are now falling into place! Now to find where the borderline is . . . and what the borderline is." 

To be continued.
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Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. 

THE EXPLANATION 

If looked at as nouns, they point to illusions and are, therefore, a total waste of time to even discuss; if looked at as verbs which are resulting in certain sane but rare behaviors among humanity, then they are worthy of some attention during the relative existence. 

Meaning? There are members of certain groups who say things such as "My concept of God in the past was of a weak God, an absentee God, A Santa Claus-type God, a mean, punishing, vindictive God, etc. Today, I am in close contact with a loving and caring God whom I worship and praise and glorify and give thanks to." 

The reply to that usually goes like this: "If you are in contact with a God that wants to be worshipped and praised and glorified, then you're dealing with someone like yourself - a narcissist - and hanging out with narcissists will never bring an end to your narcissism (that narcissism evidenced by the fact that you think you are "godly"). 

Next, in the phrase 'loving and caring God,' any supposed God that truly had her or his act together would tell you that the totally irrelevant part of that phrase is 'God' and that the only part that is relevant is the "loving and caring" part. 

"That is, a non-narcissistic god / goddess would say, "I care not an iota about being worshipped and praised and glorified by you or anyone else. How arrogant and insecure and needy would I have to be to want that? Forget the man-made, dreamed up noun 'God' and focus on the 'God as a verb' understanding and then go forth and let loving and caring be verbs - not adjectives - and let them generate the act of love and the act of caring and let those actions manifest through you." 

Yeshu'a (Jesus) and Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis were spot on: 

"No one shall ever see 'the kingdom of heaven.' It is within" 

and 

"Heaven and earth shall fade away." 
--Yeshu'a (Jesus) 

and 

"Heaven and hell are not geographic places but are states of mind, nothing more than concepts dreamed up by men." 
--Pope John Paul II 

"There is no hell." 
--Pope Francis, the current pope 
[in an interview with journalist Eugenio Scalfari, 
a writer used by the Pope to issue off the record teachings 
which become a part of the Papal Magisterium] 

Here's 

the direct link to the VIDEO VERSION 

of the "Awakening Together" satsang session with Regina and Jacqueline referenced earlier, 18 MARCH 2018

If preferred, here's 

the direct link to the AUDIO VERSION 

of that session.

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