Wednesday, September 05, 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." XX[Continued from yesterday] 

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

32. After additional study of the content of the vision, this came: So that's what Maharaj meant when he said, "You are not in the world ... the world is in you." 

33. It became clear that seekers that would Realize fully must be aware of two "realms" (thus the summative statement of non-duality: "I AM; I AM THAT") as well as one perceived "world." 

34. The first "realm" was illustrated by the elemental plant food body that was left outside the arch. That body functions temporarily in the relative "realm" and (contrary to many teachings) is real but is not what it is perceived to be. 

35. The second "realm" is the Realm of the Real that is exactly as it is perceived when perceived by the Realized: it is the Original, Natural, Everlasting Field of Energy which houses awareness-energy that has the potential to manifest as conscious-energy. 

36. It was seen that all which happens "in between" those two "realms," (that is, during the manifestation but after the consciousness has been blocked via programming, conditioning, etc.) there is what non-Realized persons erroneously call "the world." 

37. It became clear: That which is outside the arch - the elemental plant food body-cum-consciousness - is real because it is energy-matter, yet it is not what it appears to be. Once the arch is passed through, the next steps on "the path" illustrate the mental "world" (an imagined, dreamed up "world") which is the "world" that is viewed through the dirty, obscured window of the fiction-filled mind and that is experienced via the assigned and assumed personas that subconsciously drive non-Realized, body-mind-personality-identified persons' thoughts and words and actions, even as they believe they are making conscious choices. 

38. Then, this: Therefore, of course they are not in the world ... the world is in them, meaning ... in their minds. 

39. The vision also revealed this: after one's former "bad" roles have supposedly been replaced with new, "good" roles that have been adopted (such as, "The Super Religious One," "The Spiritual Giant," "The Knower-Of-It-All," "The Super Virtuous One," "The Guardian of the Moral Fabric of the Planet," ad infinitum), all of which are illustrated by that which the raven siphoned into itself, then one begins living under the influence of the Dream of the Planet, walking about while playing roles on the stage of the Theater of the Lie. 

40. It was seen that nowhere in the vision was there any judging of those playing those roles. The vision made clear that those are also steps on "the path," steps which must be taken but that must eventually be transcended if Realization is to happen. 

41. Thus, such "good"-role-playing will continue until the raven - representing all of the final roles that are played except for "The Seeker," which will continue to be played for a period - dissolves into the gull, allowing one to return to "The Child No-Knowing Stage" (a.k.a., "The Child Ignorance Stage" or "The No Concepts, No Notions, No Ideas, No Thoughts, No Misperceptions, Zero Concepts, No-Beliefs Stage.) 

42. The vision made clear that (a) the non-Realized use the word "I" to refer to all of the false identities / personas that they have been assigned or that they have adopted; that (b) the word "I" should never again be used to refer to anything other than the manifested consciousness; and that (c) the Real "I" during manifestation is nothing more than the Pure Witnessing. 

43. The vision made clear that the steps are taken in total silence. 

44. The vision made clear that, after the third-leg "return" when Reality is subsequently overlaid on the relative, then (A) either the consciousness speaks, or (B) there is the belief that a persona - a false image that has been assumed as an identity - is speaking. 

45. The vision made clear that "A" in #44 points to both Truth and Reality whereas "B" talks nonsense and gibberish, speaking non-truths and babbling on and on while making much ado about nothing and while misperceiving it all. 

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. 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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