Friday, May 17, 2019

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

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The point in this series is that the non-dual message has long been widespread but has seldom been understood either then or now. So, to move on . . . 

FURTHER DISCUSSIONS AND CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING SHAKESPEARE'S NON-DUAL QUOTES AND POINTERS 

On Presence and the Composite 

PRESENCE 

The following is one of the most significant pointers ever offered by Maharaj regarding “what happens post-manifestation, post-the-taking-of-mahasamadhi":

"The presence itself is not there in the Absolute." 

That means it was not there prior to manifestation and it is not there post-manifestation. This "Am-ness" itself is "presence," and prior to manifestation, there was no sense of presence because there was no “one” and nothing / no-thing there to be aware of presence. Prior to manifestation, there was no sense of presence, and post-manifestation there can be no sense of presence. 

Prior to manifestation, there was no personification or "personhood." Post-manifestation, there will be no personification. Personification is the "stuff" of the relative existence, of the manifestation, of the blocked consciousness, of the assumption of personality and personas. 

[NOTE: The seven-step "journey" to Realization is merely a series of steps along a "path" that results in persons being totally de-personalized.] 

That no-presence state prior to manifestation and the no-presence state post-manifestation means that (a) the concept of “pre-birth sacred contracts” is total, nonsensical BS and that (b) the concept of a “post-life-on-earth heaven” or a “post-life-on-earth hell” are also both total, nonsensical BS. 

Maharaj further explained: "Whatever is, is an expression of consciousness only. If consciousness is not there, the expression of consciousness is not there, either." 

Without the presence of a finite space through which conscious-energy can cycle into and out of (such as an elemental plant food body) there can be no conscious-of-ness. 

Instead, prior to manifestation, conscious-energy is moving about freely in the infinite expanses of the universe, not confined within a finite space (which is the prerequisite for having the ability to be conscious-of something or to be aware-of something).

Furthermore, there are no elemental plant food bodies (such as “fish” or “deer” or “humans,” etc.) which are moving about in the infinite expanses of the universe and providing a finite space in which conscious-energy could manifest.

Moreover, the Is-ness is time-bound. You were not originally, and the Is-ness was not. 

Many persons believe that "their true ‘You-ness’ / ‘Self-ness’” existed even prior to manifestation, but prior to manifestation there was no "I was-ness" or "you-were-ness." 

Post-manifestation, there will be no conscious presence, no "Am-ness," no "Is-ness," no "beingness" (and no non-beingness either, for that matter). 

Thus, Krishna said “THAT which I Am is beyond both beingness and non-beingness.” 

Spontaneously, this Am-ness came, but it is time-bound so there was no "prior Am-ness" and there shall be no "post-Am-ness" or "post-beingness"). 

When Krishna said explicitly that you are beyond both the beingness and non-beingness, how much clearer can that be (if the above is understood)? 

The Composite Unity 

Maharaj said that science would one day advance as far as the non-dual teachings have presently advanced and that science would, therefore, someday offer concrete prove of the validity of the teachings. That day is now here as far as the composite unity is concerned. 

At the instant of mahasamadhi, the vital breath will leave the body and return to the universal pool of air; the consciousness will begin to be freed from the body-cum-consciousness state and will eventually merge with the pool of universal conscious-energy; and the elemental, plant-food body will eventually return to the universal pool of elements. 

None of those three aspects will be “destroyed.” They cannot be, any more than they were “created.” They always were and they always shall be. All are merely cycling. 

To understand that is to be free of the misery and suffering that are generated by belief in egotism-supported ego-states. Which of the components of the composite unity can feel hurt or threatened or offended? Can anyone personally offend air? Personally offend earth elements? Personally offend energy? 

A woman in Louisiana spends fifteen to twenty hours a week online, searching for her ancestors, looking for someone famous in her lineage that will give her ego something to brag about. She speaks at times of how offended she is by those who question the fact that she spends so much time and energy involved in such ego-boosting activity. 

The question asked here is: "Could anyone be personally offended or justifiably proud if it is understood that your ancestors and my ancestors are plants?" 

Your grandmother was grain. Your grandfather was vegetables. Do you understand why those attached to their holy texts disdain that message offered here? 

Most persons - being trapped in arrogance as they are - prefer the (ironic) words that Shakespeare put into the mouth of Hamlet whose mental faculties disintegrate before the eyes of the audience as the play progresses: 

"What a piece of work is a man, 
how noble in reason, 
how infinite in faculties, 
in form and moving how express and admirable, 
in action how like an angel, 
in apprehension how like a god! 
The beauty of the world, the paragon of animals . . . ." 

(To used one of Maharaj favorite expletives, “Bullshit!”) 

The realized poet Shakespeare meant for the audience to understand those concepts which Hamlet spoke were hogwash, and hogwash they were and hogwash they remain. 

"Man" and "woman" are nothing more than earth, air, and temporarily-manifested energy of several types, conscious-energy being but one. But the composite unity you are not. 

When the parts of that composite unity return to the various pools from which they "came," there will be no man or woman, no angel or demon, no god or goddess. 

There will be nothing except what already was prior to the manifestation of each composite unity: free-ranging air, free-ranging elements, and free-ranging energy. 

Maharaj: "If there is nothingness" (and there is) "then there is nothing left of an individual, either." 

So much for the concepts of “prior or post-manifestation presence” or talk of any kind of “definite, personal forms” or “belief in any kind of personal materiality or any kind of personal physicality”  or "the belief that all will either to enjoy the pleasures of a dreamed up heaven or the torments of a dreamed up hell."

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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