Wednesday, September 12, 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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[Continued from yesterday]

A REVIEW AND SUMMATION OF THE ADDITIONAL CLARIFICATIONS AND UNDERSTANDINGS WHICH CAME VIA THE VISION 

83. The vision made clear that it could more rightly be spelled, "at-one-ment." 

84. The vision made clear that atonement had nothing to do with "a reconciliation between humans and an imagined external power" (now seen to have been delusionally conceived by men and bearing the image of men and - in some cases - women and monkeys and elephants, etc.) 

85. What came via the vision instead was a full awareness . . . of the at-one-ment, of the Oneness, of the unicity, of the true unity beyond the misperceived multiplicity, of the fact that all is only That and nothing more. 

86. The difference in "love" and Love was made clear. 

87. That moment in the cave made clear that, indeed, Love is knowing that I am everything. 

88. The dissolution of every one of the symbolic birds along the way in conjunction with the final dissolution at the end of the vision made clear that "wisdom is knowing I am nothing." 

89. And it became perfectly clear as the Third Leg of "the journey" unfolded that, indeed, it would be between the two - between Love and Wisdom - that the remainder of my life (that is, the remainder of the relative existence) would move. 

90. Part of the days and weeks after the vision first came were spent in silent contemplation, and during those periods of silence, more and more became clear. One morning, "beginninglessness" came into consciousness and was understood immediately because the vision had already brought a reminder of the lesson taught in 4th grade science, namely, that "nothing is created and nothing is destroyed - all merely cycles." 

91. Then this came: Whether the particles involved with the formation of "this universe" had "escaped from" or moved beyond the confines of an existing universe and manifested in an area that would be called "our universe" is not relevant. 

92. What became clear was the high level of ignorance at the root of centuries of religion-based theories about "creation" and "this world" and dogmatic arguments about who is supposed to "have dominion over it" (still on-going even today) and at the root of their arguments about whether or not everything revolves around the earth which was believed to be at the center of everything (a belief which was also based in xenophobic arrogance). 

93. It became clear that if all cycles - which all does - then so must universes cycle as well. 

94. Then the words of Maharaj were recalled: "Entire universes are imploding and exploding every moment . . ." and " . . . universes come and go . . . ." 

95. It was also recalled that he said That Which He Is had always been and had, therefore, been present for the imploding and exploding of all universes. 

96. It was clear that none of that need be understood in order to Realize, but it did make clear that one point must be understood if one is to move beyond the third step where the false identities of religious and spiritual roles are played: 

97. Since no creation ever occurred, no "Creator" exists; therefore, in this case, "a negative" can be proved, scientifically. 

98. What cannot be proved is that which is dreamed up by men who present only "their faith" as evidence of their claim that what they have conceptualized into their imaginings-based dogma is true. 

99. At the age of 6 and 7, I was questioning the lessons about God and Jesus and Heaven and Hell and creation and Adam and Eve and mass-murder-by-way-of-a-great-flood and all the other tales being set forth by Miss Myrtle (the Baptist Sunday School teacher). 

100. Finally, with the vision, scientific proof came that the doubts of a 6 or 7-year-old had been based in fact: if all is energy-matter, and if neither energy nor matter can be created or destroyed, then nothing has ever been created; therefore, there is no Creator. End of the story, and the end of ever again having to consider the stories . . . the myths . . . the superstition-based nonsense dreamed up and passed on by hundreds of sky cults over the millennia, many of which are still quite active around the globe even today, thriving with 97% of the earth's population believing their dreamed-up fiction. 

101. The vision made clear that the early doubts of a 6-year-old had been spot on. 

102. As for "beginninglessness," the vision made clear that because All has always been, infinitely, no beginning happened and no end will happen. 

103. The only thing that will come to "an end" is the composite unities - things that have come together during the relative existence but that will most assuredly come apart eventually. 

104. In fact, it is happening even now with this elemental plant food body: elements are coming together, elements are coming apart. "Skin" comes and goes monthly; "stomachs" are being replace throughout the month. Plant cells convert to humans cells, they are cast off, and more cells take their place . . . or not. Cycling. Cycling. Cycling. 

105. The vision made clear that infinity is infinity and was “as infinite” before the manifestation of the consciousness as it will “be infinite” following the unmanifestation of the consciousness. Thus is explained the "beginninglessness" (and also the "endlessness") of the energy-matter that is at play during the relative existence but that will return to the universal pool from it came and to which it has always eventually returned. See? Cycling. 

106. The second part of the vision made clear the role of the brain in Realizing and the role of "the mind" in preventing Realization. 

107. The vision made clear that "intellect" (meaning "that which provides a capacity to understand") is a requirement for Realization but that the content of "the mind" will prevent persons from moving beyond even the second step on the seven-step "path." 

108. The vision made clear that - with obvious exceptions of deformities - the brain at the outset is typically natural and normal; moreover, it is required throughout the manifestation for normal and natural functioning. 

109. It was also made clear that the problems that seekers experience in their efforts to Realize are not rooted in the natural, elemental brain. The problem, the vision showed, is rooted in the unnatural mind, which has evolved into something that is now, among the non-Realized masses, most unnatural and abnormal. 

110. It was made completely clear that, while the brain and its capacity to understand are required, the mind is not required at all for nisarga, natural abidance, and is - in fact - a hindrance to natural living. 

111. The difference in the two became clear when this came: So the brain - and all of the parts of the body - are rooted in the elements; the consciousness is rooted in the Absolute; and the mind is rooted in conditioning, programming, domestication, acculturation, and brainwashing. 

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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" 
--Yeshu'a (Jesus) 

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. Why? Because crime families (like the Mafia, La Cosa Nostra, the Catholic Church, Protestant and Evangelical Churches like the one I was raised in where the youth director molested and sexually assaulted young girls, big business which has long created environments in which people have been abused, powerful political bodies like the U.S. Congress, etc., etc., etc.) do not voluntarily shut themselves down. The masses must demand they shut down, and there's the rub: not as much the people running such crime organizations but more so the masses of people who keep going back and giving them money and supporting them and aiding and abetting their continued existence and thus their continued ability to hide their crimes and to continue committing their crimes.] 

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