Sunday, March 31, 2019

THE MESSAGE HAS LONG BEEN WIDESPREAD BUT IT HAS SELDOM BEEN UNDERSTOOD EITHER THEN OR NOW

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2. 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 green text after today's post for the full meaning and implications of that. 

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As we saw yesterday and will see in the days to come, there are numerous pointers which were credited to Yeshu’a (“Jesus”) in documents which were written 80 to 100 years after his crucifixion and which have become a part of Christians "Holy Bible." We’ll accept rather than debate that he is the source of the pointers in order to move forward with the discussion of those pointers for today’s audience. 

Whether he said them - and said them exactly as reported or not - the pointers were being circulated over 1900 years ago. Thus the point that the non-dual message has long been widespread but has seldom been understood either then or now. The proof?

From then, there is no surviving evidence to show that the pointers which he shared (or which someone at that time shared) triggered any widespread discussion. 

Today, the case is the same: in 71+ years of being exposed (and over-exposed) to Christian talk - as is the case with everyone living in the U.S. culture - I have heard only one pastor who has shared a message rooted in the non-dual understanding, and he is often the target of considerable derision. 

I did meet one other pastor who understood what is being discussed in this series and what Jesus was talking about with his non-dual pointers. When I asked him why he did not share the truth with his congregation and explain what Jesus was talking about and what he meant when he made such points as “No one will ever see heaven,” he said: 

“The reason is simple, Floyd. It would be my last sermon! If I shared his non-dual pointers from the pulpit on a Sunday, I’d be unemployed by Monday and moved out of the church parsonage by Tuesday.” 

[Sigh]

So, non-dual pointers have long been heard and have long been ignored. 

To continue: 

NON-DUALITY-BASED QUOTATIONS ATTRIBUTED TO JESUS 

8. 

"I will give you what the eye has not seen, and what the ear has not heard, and what the hand has not touched, and what has not arisen in the heart of man." 

The non-dual understandings are beyond the physical realm of seeing and hearing and touching and also beyond what people take to be the "heart" or the "soul." Jesus knew that nothing is as it appears. 

An example often used is the steel beam. People believe they know exactly what a steel beam is, but that which it is truly is actually not even close to what it looks like to the human eye. Use an electron microscope and you will see that what is called "a beam" is mainly space with masses of subatomic energy particles swirling about. 

Also, he makes the point that truth cannot be stated so it cannot be heard with the human ear; instead, it is the consciousness or awareness which speaks, and it is the consciousness or awareness which hears via the inner resource. 

Thus, it is not the heart or soul that hears, and it is not a human that hears. It is that inner resource that can hear. When it hears a point that is accurately pointing to truth, then there is an inward resonance that is "hearing." What is then "seen" (or understood) is the truth that can be known but that cannot be spoken. 

9. 

"If they say to you, 'From where have you originated?' say to them, 'We have come from the light, where the light originated through itself'." 

The scientist Szent-Gyorgyi noted that “what drives life is . . . a little electric current, set up by the sunshine." All so-called "life" on planet earth "comes from the light" and "shall return to the light." Everything merely cycles. Jesus was challenging the common belief in his day - still pervasive today - in a linear timeline: birth, life, death, punishment or reward (or, among some, rebirths and then more challenges and maybe a reward at some point).

In quote #9, he was pointing to the non-dual teaching that all merely cycles. Trillions upon trillions of humans have "come" and "gone" but nothing has been added to or subtracted from the elements of the earth which have merely cycled in order for life-forms to happen. 

The only "ingredient" added from without - from beyond what is already on the planet - is light / energy / sunshine (an whatever an occasion crashing asteroid might bring). What "made" the Light? Nothing. Neither energy nor matter can be created and neither energy nor matter can be destroyed. What Jesus was saying, therefore, is that there is no creator / no Creator because "all that is" has always been. 

The light originated through itself. It was not created by something or someone else. 

(What of Maharaj's statement that "he and you and I have been present for the formation of this universe and all others"? Might something from another universe have manifested in a "Genesis vacuum" and split into multiple atoms which crashed together and generated a Big Bang which triggered the formation of another universe? Anything more is a discussion for another day, but whatever was involved in that or any any other scenario, that has always been. 

Yet scientists understand that, in regards to "this universe," a single hydrogen atom manifested, then split time and again until helium atoms manifested. After they all crashed together and an amazing release of energy and light happened; thus, "the light originated through itself." 

10. 

"I AM light." 

Jesus did not say, "I am the light." He said, "I AM light." [Note the punctuation that is used by "non-duals" and that Jesus used (as in quotes #1 and #2 earlier). View quote #11alongside quote #10 to understand the non-dual pointer he was offering about "light." 

11. 

"If they ask you, 'what is the sign of your father in you?' say to them, 'it is a movement and a rest'." 

So forget this talk about "The Father," he is saying. He made clear in quotes #10 and #11 that there was no creation, a fact now supported by scientific proof. Again, neither energy nor matter can be created or destroyed. 

He also made clear in quote #4 that "heaven and earth shall fade away." If the place where "The Father" supposedly resides is not forever, then there is not place where "The Father" could reside; furthermore, quote #3 affirms his point: if heaven is within, then there is no place "out there" or anywhere else where "The Father" could be or will be. 

As for "a movement," that which non-duality identifies as "a movement within" is the movement of consciousness, ever in motion (as are all forms of energy). 

As for rest, the non-dual teaching is that rest cannot come when identified with the body or the mind or false identities or the ever-in-motion consciousness; rest comes when abidance happens as the Awareness - the original state. [The explanation of that point is book-length and is far longer than the framework of this book allows. The book Consciousness / Awareness provides the full explanation.] 

12. 

"Whoever drinks from my mouth shall become as I AM and I myself will become he, and the hidden things shall be revealed to him." 

Review the explanation to quote #6 and understand that in this quote, Jesus is again referring to the Oneness that all is but that the non-realized masses are not aware of, seeing all as "separate" and "apart from" and "different from." 

Also, the explanation for quote #8 makes clear that the "drinking from his mouth" is not literal but that it is the pure consciousness / awareness that speaks via his mouth; therefore, the non-dual pointer is that if you can hear what comes from "the mouth of consciousness / awareness," then all things presently hidden from you or unknown to you or not understood by you will be understood. 

At that point, the understanding of the Oneness makes clear why, in this quote, Jesus will "become" him / her and why he / she will "become" Jesus. 

13. 

"It is impossible for a man to mount two horses and to stretch two bows; and it is impossible for a servant to serve two masters; otherwise, he will honor the one and offend the other." 

This pointer also strikes at the core of the non-dual teachings: duality is impossible. There can be no such thing as dualities. There is only non-duality, and any statement of duality is false and any beliefs in duality are false. 

14. 

"When you make the two one, and when you make the inner as the outer and the outer as the inner, and the above as the below, and When you make the male and the female into a single one, so that the male will not be male and the female not be female, then shall you enter the kingdom." 

Again, the "kingdom" is simply the state of freedom and peace. Also once more Jesus points to the understanding of Advaita (literally meaning "not two"); thus, the non-dual understanding "makes the two one" . . . makes clear that what is thought to be two will - in the light of truth and understanding - be understood to be one. 

There is no inner and outer, no above and below, no male or female, nothing that is different from or separate from anything else, per the non-dual understandings. 

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" 
--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 reject a core concept of their dogma - namely, "hell" - would find the additional courage required to question the very existence of their institution in light of the 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 what the masses think and say and do is most influenced by the international crime families which hold sway over the masses as criminals conduct their planet-wide operations. What are the major international crime families and which are the most influential and have the largest memberships? 

The Mafia / La Cosa Nostra; the Catholic Church (with it 1.2 billion followers) whose Vatican Bank worked for decades with the Mafia while laundering mob earnings (for a 15% all-profit charge by the Bank); Protestant and Evangelical Churches (with over 1.2 billion followers) 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.) 

With all of those crime families, neither the followers nor the leadership ever voluntarily step down or shut down their criminal activities. Be they gangs, organized crime families, religions, big business, politicians, etc., they all want control and they all want power and they all want money, and nothing internal will interfere with the driving forces at play. 

The masses must demand that all those in charge must step down and their groups and institutions must shut down, and there's the real problem because the continuation of their crimes are enabled not as much by the people running such crime organizations as they are enabled by the masses of people who - wanting some perceived "payoff" - remain involved with them and give them money and support them and aid and abet the continued existence of those criminal enterprises and thus facilitate the ability of church criminals and political criminals and other types of criminals to continue to commit their crimes.] 

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

THE NON-DUAL MESSAGE HAS LONG BEEN WIDESPREAD BUT IT HAS SELDOM BEEN UNDERSTOOD EITHER THEN OR NOW

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1. [See the offer in gold text 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] 

2. 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 green text after today's post for the full meaning and implications of that. 

3. 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." (See the details in the blue text after this post.) 

4. I have two remaining paperback copies of the book co-authored with Mark Houston, A Twelve-Step Journey to SELF-Transformation, a potentially-effective gift for someone struggling with an addiction to alcohol (or to anything else, really). The book lists for $19.95 + Priority Mail shipping. To purchase, you may use the donate button at the top right of this page and include a note that the $27.60 is for the Twelve-Step book. Regrets to international visitors but this is only available within the U.S. because international shipping rates are prohibitive and time-consuming and cannot be tracked.

Today there will be a sharing of non-dual pointers offered several thousand years ago and credited to Yeshu’a (a.k.a., “Jesus”) and recorded in the Christian’s “New Testament.” 

HOW MIGHT YESHU’A HAVE HEARD ABOUT NON-DUALITY? 

His first exposure to some Far Eastern teachings may have happedned while in the Middle East, having traveled there with a relative who operated a trading caravan between the Middle East and the Far East. Later, after he returned from the Far East, he began sharing non-dual pointers. 

However, he may have heard of non-duality even before he journeyed to the Far East because, as noted yesterday, the “I AM THAT; I AM” summative statement of non-duality has been circulating in the Middle East for 1500 or more years by the time he roamed that region. 

MISUNDERSTANDINGS ABOUT HIS TEACHINGS 

As noted before, I’ve been dealing with Christians for over 71 years. I know the creatures well for I was raised by two of them; I was taught by them; I ate their pretend body and wondered as a child why Jesus tasted like crackers; I drank their pretend blood and saw that his grape-juice-flavored blood helped wash down the dryness of his body; I walked among many of them multiple times per week until I left home at 17 and went to college;

I married a semi-fanatical one; I also married a totally-fanatical one (who would label me “A New Age Agent of Satan” when she heard me discussing non-duality with some people); and I was abused by them, physically and mentally and emotionally and financially. 

[The “fault” was not theirs, in most cases. The cause rested partly in my falling back asleep after my Cherokee grandmother had awakened me to some degree; thus, I approached them blindly far too often in my sleep. Was there "guilt by association"? For some time, yes. Was there "misery and pain by association"? Always, until I awoke and walked away, never to return.]

CHRIST CONSCIOUSNESS: ANOTHER BOGUS CONCEPT 

As for "Christ Consciousness," different types of consciousness do not exist. Most who talk of "Christ Consciousness" have no clue about consciousness to begin with, and most have no idea at all that the one they call "Christ" was actually sharing non-dual pointers about the consciousness, and that which is beyond, during the final years of that manifestation. 

While running errands this morning, a saw a building-size sign in front of a church, announcing that “Resurrection Week” was approaching. Since Jesus was not in the car with me, I laughed loud enough for both of us. Resurrection? Hardly. Part of that which was called “Jesus” returned to the universal pool of elements after his crucifixion. Too, he expelled his last breath from a cross and released that to return to the universal pool of air. As for the conscious-energy which faded away from that elemental plant food body, that returned to the universal pool of conscious-energy. Resurrection indeed. 

OTHER MISCONCEPTIONS 

Consider what one Christian, more objective than most, had to say about his own religion (and note how it describes the behaviors of persons affiliated with most other religions as well): 

1. We are too confident that God thinks we're "all that." 

2. We are too quick to believe that we know what the teachings really mean [when we don't]. 

3. We are too action-oriented. We Christians could stand to spend less time acting in the name of God. We need more passivity and less activity. More meditation, less machination. More reflection, less correction. More contemplation, less administration. More prayers, less airs. More mysticism, less . . . um . . . cretinism. 

4. We are too invasive of others generally. 

5. We are too invasive of others personally. 

6. We are too quick to abandon logic. [Again, "The enemies of reason have a certain blind look."] When talking to others about our faith, we Christians too often resort to a language and line of reasoning that leaves good old-fashioned logic sitting on the ground behind us, waving a sad good-bye. 

7. We are too fixated on homosexuality. 

8. We are too insular. 

9. We are too uneducated about Christianity. [Again, to illustrate his point, how many Christians know that Jesus taught the Jewish dogma early on but that he offered non-dual teachings at the end of the manifestation? He merely repeated parts of the two sets of teachings that he was taught - namely, Jewish dogma and non-duality; therefore, how many recognize that there was not, and is not, a "Christ message, a Christian message" at all because he did not come up with any of it at all?] 

That having been said, and it having been noted that the non-dual quotes being shared here were said to have been shared by Yeshu’a without - as is the case of everything in their "holy scriptures" - any absolute concrete proof, let us begin: 

NON-DUALITY QUOTATIONS ATTRIBUTED TO JESUS 

(Please note: The full explanation of each of the following quotes is book-length in almost every case. The explanations here are brief. For those that would understand the quote and the teachings in their entirety, certain reading suggestions will be offered. Later, there will be more explanation about how the one called "Jesus" learned the Advaita message. For now, the quotes will be offered and discussed. Please note: Since most of the quotations were recorded 80-100 years after Christ lived, none can be confirmed 100%. Thus, they will be discussed as presented with that caution. Also, some quotes are from books of the original "Bible" but were removed by the Councils of Nicea.) 

1. 

"When you speak of Me, speak of Me as I AM." 

Mentioned earlier was the summative statement of the Advaita teachings: "I AM THAT; I AM." The point of that statement is that 

(A) temporarily, there is a body-cum-consciousness that is manifested, but 

(B) the body will not be permanent and the consciousness will not remain manifested therein and 

(C) THAT Which You Are is permanent and can be pointed to with the word THAT. 

Also in that statement is the point that the use of "THAT" and no other labels or names to point to what is permanent is reflected in one of the principles of Taoism, namely, that 

(D) the name that can be named is not the eternal Name. For Jesus to refer to himself as "Me" points to the eternal "Me," not to the temporary "me" that is the body with conscious-energy temporarily manifested therein. For him to advise all to refer to him as "I AM" is his recognition of the Advaita teaching that the temporarily manifested consciousness is often referred to in those teachings as the "I AM" or the "AM-ness" or the "IS-ness." 

2. 

"Before Abraham was, I AM." 

How much confusion has arisen when uninformed Christian ministers have tried to explain - or explain away - that line? How many have tried to dodge the questions about that comment completely, as happened every time that "floyd" asked preachers about those two lines in the churches of his youth? 

If "a Christian" is not familiar with the summative statement of Advaita, I AM THAT; I AM, then she / he will have no clue that it was Advaitin pointers that were being taught by the one they call "Jesus" or "The Christ." 

[Also, most do not connect those I AM quotes with the phrase that Moses plagiarized and placed in the mouth of a burning bush / god, leaving off the semi-colon in the process. As a result, Jews and Christians alike read "I AM THAT I AM" and conclude, "Ahhh, deep. I don't understand it, but that is very deep."] 

Yeshu'a is also credited with offering these non-dual pointers: 

3.

"No one shall ever see the kingdom of heaven - it is within." 

Non-duality teaches that there is an "inner guru" or "inner resource" that is capable of knowing Truth but that is seldom tapped into because of the blockages that prevent the consciousness from seeing purely and accurately. 

Those blockages are the result of programming and conditioning and acculturation and domestication. The "kingdom" is not a state "there" but is a state that is here and now ... the state of total freedom and peace. 

(To clarify, Pope John Paul II said that heaven and hell are not literally “geographic places” but are “states of mind.” More on that later.) 

4. 

"Heaven and earth shall fade away."

Why will heaven and earth fade away, according to the non-dual teachings? Because at the point of mahasamadhi (called "death" by most) the consciousness begins to fade away, to "un-manifest" and leave the body and re-enter the field of energy from which it manifested. 

Because heaven and earth are concepts that have been dreamed up and believed in during the time the consciousness have been manifested (believed in because of programming and acculturation and conditioning, etc.) then when the consciousness fades away, so will that which allowed those ideas to be believed in and stored what is called "the mind." 

5. 

And if "heaven and earth shall fade away," . . .

. . . then the same would have to apply to hell. In fact, Jesus never talked about hell. He used the term "gehanna" (to be discussed in more detail later). So much for the dualistic pair of "heaven vs. hell." Because Jesus was teaching non-duality during the three years that he returned to Jerusalem, he was also dispelling any beliefs in dualities. 

6. 

"Cleave a piece of wood and I am there; lift up the stone and you will find Me there." 

The Advaita ("not two") teachings point to the Oneness of all. Jesus was saying that, "I am the wood, I am the stone, I am that which is under the stone . . . I Am all." Scientists understand that everything in what is called "this universe" began with a single atom. 

From that one, all came. Scientists also know that the only reason that things take on appearances that seem to be different is because they are vibrating at different frequencies. If one could force a human body to vibrate at the same frequency as a baby grand, then that person would take on the same appearance as a piano. That Jesus knew; that he taught. 

7. 

"If you do not know yourselves, then you are in poverty and you are poverty." 

Non-duality teaches that those who do not understand the teachings cannot understanding the functioning of the totality and are, therefore, "poor" in understanding, in awareness. 

Non-duality teaches that the Realized - those abiding in Full Awareness - know the Self, that is, the True Self. They also know the unicity, meaning the Oneness of Self. The Advaita teacher Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj taught that "Love is knowing that You are everything" (meaning, at one with all). 

Jesus was saying that if persons do not know themselves - that is, “the Original Nature” - then their lives will not be rich in understanding or freedom or peace. 

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" 
--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 reject a core concept of their dogma - namely, "hell" - would find the additional courage required to question the very existence of their institution in light of the 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 what the masses think and say and do is most influenced by the international crime families which hold sway over the masses as criminals conduct their planet-wide operations. What are the major international crime families and which are the most influential and have the largest memberships? 

The Mafia / La Cosa Nostra; the Catholic Church (with it 1.2 billion followers) whose Vatican Bank worked for decades with the Mafia while laundering mob earnings (for a 15% all-profit charge by the Bank); Protestant and Evangelical Churches (with over 1.2 billion followers) 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.) 

With all of those crime families, neither the followers nor the leadership ever voluntarily step down or shut down their criminal activities. Be they gangs, organized crime families, religions, big business, politicians, etc., they all want control and they all want power and they all want money, and nothing internal will interfere with the driving forces at play. 

The masses must demand that all those in charge must step down and their groups and institutions must shut down, and there's the real problem because the continuation of their crimes are enabled not as much by the people running such crime organizations as they are enabled by the masses of people who - wanting some perceived "payoff" - remain involved with them and give them money and support them and aid and abet the continued existence of those criminal enterprises and thus facilitate the ability of church criminals and political criminals and other types of criminals to continue to commit their crimes.] 

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Friday, March 29, 2019

THE NON-DUAL MESSAGE HAS LONG BEEN WIDESPREAD BUT IT HAS SELDOM BEEN UNDERSTOOD EITHER THEN OR NOW

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1. [See the offer in gold text 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] 

2. 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 green text after today's post for the full meaning and implications of that. 

3. 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." (See the details in the blue text after this post.) 

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The focus here will now turn to how widespread and pervasive the non-dual message is – and has been – not just from the 8th century when an Indian philosopher and theologian began writing commentaries on the Upanishads, Brahma Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita but from much earlier. 

In fact, non-dual pointers have been widely circulated for thousands and thousands of years, though many who shared such pointers - or repeated such pointers which they heard or read - did not grasp the non-dual understanding at all. 

Tradition credits a man called “Moses” as the author of Genesis as well as the books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and most of Deuteronomy; however, modern scholars increasingly view those five books as plagiarisms of earlier texts dating back to the 6th and 5th centuries B.C. and were likely written not by "Moses" but by a composite of writers who were actually drawing from those more ancient texts. 

The point regarding when the summative statement of non-duality was being circulated in the Middle East is this: 

It is known that some version of non-dual teachings had likely reached the Middle East thousands of years before Jesus arrived on the scene and before he would begin offering certain non-dual pointers as well. 

How is that known? Because “Moses” (or whoever really wrote the Jewish scriptures which Christians call “the first five books of our Old Testament”) actually plagiarized the summative statement "I AM THAT; I AM" in the book of Exodus; left off the semicolon; and then put the words into the supposed mouth of God / "a burning bush." 

So the writer / writers misidentified as “Moses” might have written the texts in the Torah 3,400 years ago but the summative statement of non-duality was being circulated as far back as the 6th and 5th century B.C. 

(While the dogma of Hinduism may have first been spread orally for centuries, some scholars believe that Hinduism formally started somewhere between 2300 B.C. and 1500 B.C., making its codified version some 4,300 years old while its pre-codification version may have been around for 5,000 or so years. Again, all of those numbers are subject to debate which shall not be entered into here.) 

The point: it may be that the non-dual message and the summative statement of non-duality have been in circulation for 2,900 to 4,300 years or more. 

If those quoting the non-dual pointers credited to Yeshu’a (“Jesus”) were accurate, then it is known too that he was also sharing the non-dual message nearly 2000 years ago. 

Indeed, the non-dual message has long been widespread but it has seldom been understood, either then or now. 

Yeshu’a (a.k.a., “Jesus”) left organized religion and eventually began offering non-dual pointers which were repeated and circulated orally and shared in written letters / epistles, hand-copied texts, etc. and would later be included in the Bible.

So why do so few Christians have any clue at all about the non-dual message which their supposed “Savior” offered? 

Because (1) they own a Bible but do not read it and (2) because they rely on ministers to tell them what is in the Bible as well as what parts are to be focused on while ignoring the non-dual parts completely. 

Quotes were recently offered from my works, from Maharaj, and from Dennis along with the lyrics of a currently-popular song which offers a non-dual message. 

This new series will continue to offer quotations from thousands of years ago up to the present that contain non-dual messages which have been circulated on a widespread basis. 

How many understand that those are non-dual pointers? Few. 

How many understand the non-duality which the sources are pointing to? Fewer still, most likely. 

Nevertheless, it will be shown that the non-dual message has been shared via “scriptures” and in ancient texts and by the indigenous peoples of the Americas and by well-known philosophers and song writers and poets 

as well as 

by well-known novelists and in movies and by some politicians or national leaders and by popular modern novelists and by well-known scientists and in many other venues where, again, the non-dual message is presented but seldom heard or understood. 

We’ll being tomorrow with a discussion of some of the 2000-year-old non-dual pointers credited to Yeshu’a (“Jesus”). 

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" 
--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 reject a core concept of their dogma - namely, "hell" - would find the additional courage required to question the very existence of their institution in light of the 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 what the masses think and say and do is most influenced by the international crime families which hold sway over the masses as criminals conduct their planet-wide operations. What are the major international crime families and which are the most influential and have the largest memberships? 

The Mafia / La Cosa Nostra; the Catholic Church (with it 1.2 billion followers) whose Vatican Bank worked for decades with the Mafia while laundering mob earnings (for a 15% all-profit charge by the Bank); Protestant and Evangelical Churches (with over 1.2 billion followers) 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.) 

With all of those crime families, neither the followers nor the leadership ever voluntarily step down or shut down their criminal activities. Be they gangs, organized crime families, religions, big business, politicians, etc., they all want control and they all want power and they all want money, and nothing internal will interfere with the driving forces at play. 

The masses must demand that all those in charge must step down and their groups and institutions must shut down, and there's the real problem because the continuation of their crimes are enabled not as much by the people running such crime organizations as they are enabled by the masses of people who - wanting some perceived "payoff" - remain involved with them and give them money and support them and aid and abet the continued existence of those criminal enterprises and thus facilitate the ability of church criminals and political criminals and other types of criminals to continue to commit their crimes.] 

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, March 28, 2019

The FOUR-STEP PATH or THE SEVEN-STEP PATH? Which might better lead you to realization?

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1. [See the offer in gold text 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] 

2. 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 green text after today's post for the full meaning and implications of that. 

3. 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." (See the details in the blue text after this post.) 

4. My assistant found two paperback copies of the book co-authored with Mark Houston, A Twelve-Step Journey to SELF-Transformation, a potentially-effective gift for someone struggling with an addiction to alcohol (or to anything else, really). The book lists for $19.95 + Priority Mail shipping. To purchase, you may use the donate button at the top right of this page and include a note that the $27.60 is for the Twelve-Step book. Regrets to international visitors but this is only available within the U.S. because international shipping rates are prohibitive and time-consuming and cannot be tracked. 

As this series ends today, let us review: 

1. The pointer has been offered that “. . . although times, society and people change, the basic problems do not.” 

2. The non-dual understanding addresses “the ancient basic problems” of humankind which are, indeed, “the present-day basic problems” as well. 

3. Maharaj said that the three key problems among humans which are humankind’s “ancient basic problems” and which are also humankind’s “present-day basic problems” involve having thoughts and words and behaviors driven by “ignorance” and “stupidity” and “insanity.” 

4. Harsh? No, not at all. He did not say that “non-realized people are ignorant and stupid and insane.” He said that persons abiding under the influence of ignorant and stupid and insane programming, conditioning, domestication, acculturation, brainwashing, and indoctrination have no other choice than to be driven by “ignorance” and “stupidity” and “insanity.” 

So, might it be spot on to suggest that “although times, society and people change, the basic problems do not”? 

As is always the case here, let’s look at some concrete, specific examples to see: 

In Elizabethan England, buildings “in-the-round” were erected which were dedicated to providing various forms of entertainment: 


Some were used to present the plays of William Shakespeare before an audience which typically represented all three classes in London at the time. The upper class who could afford to pay the higher cost for the best seats in the house did so; the middle class theatregoers paid a mid-range price from higher seats; and the lower class attendees came to be called “groundings” in the lingo of the theatre of that day because they stood on the bare ground in front of the stage and looked up at the actors on stage from that not-especially-ideal area. 

What became the most popular theatre among all of those attendees was called “The Globe,” co-owned by Shakespeare himself: 


Certain other “in-the-round venues” in England during the late 1500’s and early 1600’s attracted those who were of a more barbaric bent, the same type as those in ancient Rome years earlier who went into their own theatre-in-the-round – The Coliseum – to watch blood being spilled and to watch living things (lions, tigers, elephants, humans, etc.) being killed. 

Those cruel or brutal or more barbaric types in the capital of the U.K. went regularly to see one of two events, called “bear-baiting” or “bull-baiting.” In those venues, in a pit-area similar to where groundings stood to watch some of the most sophisticated entertainment in the history of humanity, the operators of in those theaters used that open ground in the center to stake out with chains and ropes either bears or bulls. Then dogs would be turned loss to kill the chained animals in a most vicious way:


Over the years, to turn the dogs into more efficient killing machines, the operators breed them to develop two traits: (1) a desire to kill, and (2) a flat face and strong jaws which allowed the dogs to jump up, bite down on the bear or bull, hang on as the animal twisted and flailed about in pain and occasionally tossed off a dog that took chunks of the animals’ flesh along with it before returning for another attack. 

Those dogs that were bred to be vicious killers and that were released into the pit area of the theatre-in-the-round and allowed to attack chained up bulls until the bulls were killed were, logically, referred to as “pit bull dogs.” 

That entertainment “normalized” in the minds of the attendees the act of shedding blood and the act of vicious slaughtering for nothing more than the sake of entertaining persons by allowing them to watch such killings as they happened. 

Research by some psychologists nowadays makes clear that the normalization of the abnormal, of vicious behavior, of violence, and of killing has a negative impact on a culture. 

Thus, that might be labeled “an ancient problem” of humankind which is, indeed, “a present-day problem” as well because some people are still organizing dog fights and cock fights which include bloodshed and fights to the death. 

But what other examples are there of “an ancient problem” still manifesting as “a present-day problem” because those pit bull dogs are still around nowadays and often kept by families as pets? 

One owner said of his pit bills: “This breed is one of the most loving, loyal, friendly and dedicated companions you can have.” 

(I held a similar belief about a wife until she told me that she had prayed to her god every day for a year that he would kill me, preferably in a one-car accident “so no innocents would be harmed” as God arranged events to lead to my longed-for demise. She was sure that her concern for the innocent was evidence of the fact that she was still a kind and loving and friendly and caring Christian person.) 

As for the other vicious breed under discussion - the pit bull dog - this headline was in the news last week: 

“Dallas-area woman mauled to death by her own pit bulls while they were at vet hospital” 

The back story: 

"The dogs were involved in an incident earlier in the month in which they bit a man," said Irving PD Officer David Dickinson. "They were here at the animal hospital being quarantined per regulations.” 

So what happened? 

The owner went to the vet hospital to visit her pit bull / terrier mix-breed dogs. While there, hugging and kissing on them, they attacked her and they killed her. 

It was in that same hospital a year or so earlier that a 19-year-old employee tried to put a leash on a pit bull / terrier mix-breed when the dog sunk its teeth into her neck. One staff member who tried to pull the dog away, said: “He was already latched on pretty tight" so she could not get the dog loose. 

In the recent attack at that same hospital, the thirty-three year-old woman suffered a more serious attack by her pets and the staff could not break the dogs loose from their grips on their owner’s body. 

Other relevant facts: There are about five million dog-bite cases annually in the U.S. Around thirty to forty people die each year from dog attacks, and an estimated 100,000 are injured badly enough to require plastic surgery or extensive suturing. Almost all of the fatal dog attacks involve . . . pit bulls. 

See? “Although times, society and people change, the basic problems do not” because, at their core, old problems and newer problems all share in a commonality which Maharaj discussed in detail, namely, the “ignorance, stupidity, and insanity” which drives the masses. 

Other examples in the news included these headlines which all appeared in the same morning edition of local newspapers:
“A woman raped a child as a man held him down” 

“The mother of a maggot-infested baby was sentenced today to life in prison"

“A mom admits plotting her daughter’s death, confessing to the authorities that ‘I wanted her to go away’”: 

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The mother of a girl who was raped, murdered and dismembered testified Wednesday that she helped plot the attack and carry it out, telling her daughter before her death that "I can't help you anymore." 

Appearing to smirk at times, Sara Packer calmly recounted how she watched her boyfriend sexually assault her daughter, 14-year-old Grace Packer, then strangle her in a hot attic outside Philadelphia. She said Grace looked at her as she was being choked to death, and Sara Packer took her hand and told her it was "OK to go." 

Also, here in the “Houston area, this was reported the same day: 

“Wrong way deaths are on the rise in Houston.” 

Yes, drivers are entering freeways via the wrong ramp and are driving head on into cars traveling in the proper direction. 

Six deaths occurred in one 72-hour period. Past records show that there were thirty-six wrong-way collisions in one three-month period alone. Texas averages 237 fatalities per year as a result of wrong-way driving. (The number of annual fatalities in Texas due to wrong-way thinking is a much higher number.)

Billions of human have died throughout human history as a result of avoidable accidents. “Although times, society and people change, the basic problems do not.” 

Then, it might have involved a mode of transportation. Today, it still does. 

Then, it might have involved vicious dogs. Today, it still does. 

Then, it might have involved abuse of alcohol. Today it still does. 

But more often than not, Maharaj made clear that for the differences in humankind’s basic problem then and now, little has changed regarding "cause" to the extent that the problems have both long involved and still involve persons being driven by “ignorance” and “stupidity” and “insanity.” 

In ancient days, when antibiotics were not available for parents to use to treat their children who had contracted simple infections, millions died. 

The so-called Black Death in Europe killed 40% of all men, women, and children. The Black Death was actually nothing more than an untreated epidemic of bubonic plague, a disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis which circulates among wild rodents where they live in great numbers and density and can be transmitted to humans via a bite from a flea that had also bitten a rat or other animal with the disease. 

The treatment used back then? 

Prayer. 

Nowadays, antibiotics such as streptomycin, gentamicin, doxycycline, or ciprofloxacin are used to treat and cure “the plague.”

Yet some children nowadays with easily-curable infections are still dying because their parents refuse to provide antibiotics because their religion teaches that “parents should show their faith in God by using prayer alone to heal their children.” And if the children die? “It was God’s will” or “God needed another little angel in heaven.” 

To reach the fourth step on “the path” is to have transitioned body and mind and personal identifications, including such false identities as “The Super Religious One,” “The Spiritual Giant,” or “The Super Seeker.” 

All roles, be they the ones which a society deems to be “good ones” or roles which they deem to be “bad ones,” generate nonsense which block the seeing of truth and seeing facts and which generate conscious and subconscious agendas which are rooted in fear and desire and learned ignorance. 

To be free of the belief in false identities is to be free of much of the chaos and misery and suffering which happen when persons are driven by the ignorance and stupidity and insanity which are, in turn, generated by the false roles, false identities, personas, etc. which manifest when body and mind and personality agendas rule. 

Moreover, are the days of your relative existence being controlled by the spiritual workaholism involved with trying to find out “Who You Are?” 

Are the days of your relative existence being controlled by the spiritual workaholism involved with trying to behave as something noumenal rather than phenomenal, be that something a so-called Infinite Self, or Supreme Self, or a Godhead, etc.? 

Maharaj said: “I got involved in spirituality, in the business of spirituality; finally, I lost that love of Self also. I have no more love for the Self." 

Or, are the days of your relative existence being controlled by the spiritual workaholism involved with trying to learn the dogma of one religion or another or the precepts of one philosophy or another? 

All of that is the stuff of the final steps on “the path.” Yet Maharaj made clear that "You need not find the answer to 'What am I?' It is enough to know what you are not.” 

That understanding only requires the completion of the first three steps where you transition beyond body identification, mind identification, and the assumption of false identities, be they considered “good ones” or “bad ones” in your culture, after which one returns to and rests in the no-identity, no learned ignorance, fourth step "Child No-Knowing State."

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

Then, if one’s child needs an antibiotic, the prevailing conclusion can be, “Screw my virtue. Let’s get this kid to the doc and get our child the antibiotic it needs.” 

Or then, in the case of a spouse whose mate worked eighty hours a week to earn the money needed to buy a house for that spouse and their children, that mate will not have to listen to the spouse saying to the friends and relatives who come to oooh and ahhh over the new home, “Yes, I am so grateful to God for giving us this home. God has truly blessed me. God is good!” 

The fact: What would truly be the closest thing to “a blessing” would be an end to being exposed to the ignorance being spewed from the mouths of those who were exposed to nonsensical and ignorant and stupid and insane programming and conditioning and acculturation and domestication and brainwashing and indoctrination and who now are talking in their sleep as they give voice to the scores of false identities which have been assigned or have been assumed. 

Being “stunned into silence” would have been the greatest gift of all if it had happened to so many I ended up listening to as well as for so many who ended up listening to me. 

Those perks await at the fourth step. 

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" 
--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 reject a core concept of their dogma - namely, "hell" - would find the additional courage required to question the very existence of their institution in light of the 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 what the masses think and say and do is most influenced by the international crime families which hold sway over the masses as criminals conduct their planet-wide operations. What are the major international crime families and which are the most influential and have the largest memberships? 

The Mafia / La Cosa Nostra; the Catholic Church (with it 1.2 billion followers) whose Vatican Bank worked for decades with the Mafia while laundering mob earnings (for a 15% all-profit charge by the Bank); Protestant and Evangelical Churches (with over 1.2 billion followers) 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.) 

With all of those crime families, neither the followers nor the leadership ever voluntarily step down or shut down their criminal activities. Be they gangs, organized crime families, religions, big business, politicians, etc., they all want control and they all want power and they all want money, and nothing internal will interfere with the driving forces at play. 

The masses must demand that all those in charge must step down and their groups and institutions must shut down, and there's the real problem because the continuation of their crimes are enabled not as much by the people running such crime organizations as they are enabled by the masses of people who - wanting some perceived "payoff" - remain involved with them and give them money and support them and aid and abet the continued existence of those criminal enterprises and thus facilitate the ability of church criminals and political criminals and other types of criminals to continue to commit their crimes.] 

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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