Saturday, April 04, 2020

REALIZING WITHOUT DOGMA, WITHOUT CONTINUOUS SPIRITUAL PRACTICES, AND WITHOUT A PREOCCUPATION WITH “THE NATURE OF REALITY AND THINGS NOUMENAL”

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REALIZING WITHOUT DOGMA, WITHOUT CONTINUOUS SPIRITUAL PRACTICES, AND WITHOUT A PREOCCUPATION WITH “THE NATURE OF REALITY AND THINGS NOUMENAL” 

[PART TWO OF THE INTERVIEW SHARED YESTERDAY, TODAY INCLUDING MAHARAJ'S TAKE OF SOME OF THE POINTERS OFFERED THEREIN

A "tell" (such as "a poker tell") has been defined as "an unconscious action that is thought to betray an attempted deception."

Maharaj was a master of reading "tells" among those who came to his loft, be those tells a physical movement or posture, a thought expressed, certain words which are "giveaways" that one who wants to appear to be "realized" is not realized at all, or some other action or actions which reveal the truth hidden behind a facade or mask.

Often in the U.S. - no matter how effectively a president might be, or might have been, at hiding his (yes, his) actual beliefs - those beliefs have often been revealed to those who can read their "tells." Often, their hypocrisy is not hidden at all. While swearing to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States," twelve presidents showed openly that while the Constitution claims that all are equal, twelve of the U.S. presidents owned slaves.

Abraham Lincoln, though called "The Great Emancipator," make racists remarks in private. and Harry Truman was a member of the KKK. Woodrow Wilson, who re-segregated parts of the federal government and fired many blacks and replaced them with whites and who was sympathetic to the agenda of the KKK, was openly racist.

Donald Trump's election was called by some historians as "The Second Coming of the KKK." Trump is on record as having often used the "N-word" in private; furthermore, when renting property in the state of New York, he and his father discriminated against blacks and Puerto Ricans and other minorities who sought housing in their buildings. The KKK and Neo-Nazis endorsed Trump during the campaign leading up to the 2016 elections. 

Trump cites Andrew Jackson (nicknamed "The Indian Killer" and "Sharp Knife") as his hero and "a reflection of himself." Jackson owned slaves; committed war crimes including the slaughter and mutilation of Native American men, women, children and babies; forced Native Americans off their lands; displayed in the presidential quarters the scalps of Native Americans he had killed; endorsed white supremacy policies; and allowed the forced march called "The Trail of Tears" to happen, an action which cost the lives of thousands of indigenous peoples.

The fact that the U.S. has a racist president nowadays who is trapped in prejudicial, duality-based-beliefs is nothing new.

More often than not, no "tells" have been required for the prejudices of U.S. presidents to be evident. Many have openly displayed their racism. That said, one tell for certain which reveals that a person is trapped in duality is evidenced by racist beliefs, so the discussion begun yesterday will continue. 

The Huffington Post news site offered an interview with psychologist Dr. Priscilla Dass-Brailsford – entitled "A Psychologist's Explanation of Why Racism Persists in America" - in which she pointed to some of the same mind-rooted sources of duality and arrogance and chaos (which Maharaj had set forth decades earlier and which are pointed to here nowadays) in order to explain what happens when such phenomena are at play. 

Though the psychologist never mentions non-duality specifically, her present-day observations in many cases adumbrate the non-dual pointers of Maharaj which are as relevant today to the topic she is discussing as they were forty years ago when he first offered them. 

Consider some of the parallels between Maharaj’s earlier pointers and what she suggests in the article: 

Questioner: What types of psychological factors give rise to racist beliefs and behaviors? 

Dass-Brailsford: Racism has to do with thinking of oneself as being different from other people. 

Maharaj on “blind beliefs”: 

“Blind beliefs . . . pollute and dull the psyche.” 

Maharaj on “different from”: 

“There is nothing which is different from me.” 

“You are not different from others.” 

“There is no chaos in the world, except the chaos which your mind creates. It is self-created in the sense that at its very centre is the false idea of oneself as a thing different and separate from other things. In reality you are not a thing, nor separate.” 

“This is your last illusion that you are a jnani, that you are different from, and superior to, the common man. Again you identify yourself with your mind, in this case a well-behaved and in every way an exemplary mind. As long as you see the least difference, you are a stranger to reality.” 

“You are in no way different from me, only you do not know it.” 

Dass-Brailsford: Racists see others as being less than, and think of themselves as being superior. Just as you would have attitudes about anything -- about poor people, for example, or immigrants -- you have to think about where those attitudes began and how they developed. Was it environmental? Was it upbringing? Was the person born that way? So, there's the age-old debate about nature versus nurture here. 

Maharaj on “Culture”: 

"If you seek reality you must set yourself free of all backgrounds, of all cultures, of all patterns of thinking and feeling." 

Maharaj on “environment”: 

“The causes of perversity are also natural -- heredity, environment and so on.” 

Maharaj on “superior”: 

“Because you imagine differences, you go here and there in search of ‘superior’ people” 

and 

“Intellectual arrogance pollutes and dulls the psyche” 

and 

"Above all, one must not make judgments of inferiority or superiority." 

Maharaj on “race” and “self” / “self-centeredness / selfishness”: 

“The ultimate in selfishness is to care only for the protection, preservation and multiplication of one's own body. By body I mean all that is related to your name and shape -- your family, tribe, country, race, etc. To be attached to one's name and shape is selfishness.” 

“Your interest in others is egoistic, self-concerned, self-oriented. You are not interested in others as persons, but only as far as they enrich or ennoble your own image of yourself.” 

Q.: Can you elaborate on some of the ways that a community or society can foster and perpetuate racism? 

Dass-Brailsford: If you grow up in an environment where people think white people are superior to people of color, you begin to believe in it. And when your whole system around you is constructed in a way that supports that belief, you will begin to think that you are superior. 

Maharaj on “beliefs”: 

“The more earnest you are, the less belief you need.” 

‘To destroy the false, you must question your most inveterate beliefs.” 

“Go forth, unburdened with ideas and beliefs.” 

And, again, on “culture” and “environment”: 

“If you seek reality you must set yourself free of all backgrounds, of all cultures, of all patterns of thinking and feeling.” 

“The causes of perversity are also natural -- heredity, environment and so on.” 

Dass-Brailsford: South Africa is a classic example: When you look at the country's history, everything was divided, all of the institutions. The church actually supported racism -- the white church there (the Dutch reform church) actually believed that black people were inferior and white people had to rescue and take care of them. If you grow up in an environment where people think that white people are superior to people of color, you begin to believe in it. That's how a belief gets constructed -- by the social environment you live in, the schools you attend, your church, your families, your neighbors. All of that. 

Again: “If you seek reality you must set yourself free of all backgrounds, of all cultures, of all patterns of thinking and feeling.” 

Q.” What can learn from the example of South Africa, both in terms of how racist attitudes are created and how they can be overcome? 

Dass-Brailsford: In the South African apartheid, a racially motivated system of government affected the lives of all citizens. Blacks were seen as inferior and whites as superior; there were severe penalties to be paid by anyone who disagreed with this. We all know this through South Africa’s most famous prisoner, Nelson Mandela. Segregation was entrenched in the places people lived, in the schools they attended, the beaches and parks they could visit and so on. White children raised in such an atmosphere cannot help but hold racist attitudes of white superiority and black marginalization. 

Again, "Envies and anger . . . pollute and dull the psyche." 

Dass-Brailsford: After apartheid ended, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission helped acknowledge the trauma of apartheid for many black survivors and their families. It is a reconciliation that has not occurred in this country after the trauma of slavery and the Native American genocide. 

Q.: Studies have shown that many people have subtle, or implicit, racial biases that they're completely unaware of. Are racial biases often unconscious? How do these unconscious biases over time develop into hateful beliefs and actions? 

Dass-Brailsford: Implicit biases are when you're not aware that you have a race bias. You behave in a discriminatory way without realizing that you have racist values. That occurs a lot in the medical profession, for example -- physicians don't realize that they're treating some patients differently to others based on race and often based on class as well. 

Maharaj on “discrimination”: 

“When the discriminative mind comes into being and creates distinctions, pleasure and pain arise.” 

Dass-Brailsford: Again, you develop attitudes and stereotypes from socialization. Here's a common example: An older woman is walking down the road and she sees a black man approaching. She holds her purse tighter thinking that it's going to be snatched. Research has found that both black and white people often behave in this way because of our socialization. It's because of what the media says about young black men being thieves and robbers and bag-snatchers. We all tend to behave in that way based on the socialization. 

Maharaj on “desires and fears”: 

“Desires and fears . . . pollute and dull the psyche.” 

Q.: Do hate crimes like the Charleston shooting tend to beget more hate crimes? 

Dass-Brailsford: Sometimes, yes. Now there are more churches that have been burned. When there's a hate crime like this, sometimes it can escalate issues because people retreat into their separate camps. People who are racist become more racist, because something they believe in is threatened. 

Maharaj understood that anger most often arises when an ego-state feels threatened. 

Again: “Envies and anger . . . pollute and dull the psyche.” 

Dass-Brailsford: On the other hand, incidents like this can actually bring about positive change. Removing the Confederate flag is a positive development. I would assume that as more positive outcomes develop, people will need to hold on to their racist values more strongly, and will become even more protective of their belief systems. You see this in the Muslim world: as the U.S. became stronger about trying to put down al Qaeda, the Muslim world became stronger about fighting to hold onto their values. 

Q.: What psychological toll does racism take on both its victims? 

Dass-Brailsford: People get depressed and they get afraid, fearful and anxious. It can come up physically with high blood pressure and heart disease. There are studies being done on how even sleep is affected by racial inequality, because racism keeps victimized people from being able to settle down. They are always hypervigilant because someone or something in the environment is going to threaten them based on their race. They are fearful all the time. 

Again, Maharaj on “desires and fears”: 

“Desires and fears . . . pollute and dull the psyche.”

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 their god / their 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, April 03, 2020

MAHARAJ'S RATIONALE FOR CONCLUDING THAT "IT'S TIME TO TRY 'A DIFFERENT ROUTE' WHEN SEEKING A SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEMS OF HUMANITY BECAUSE THE ACTUAL RESULTS OF FOLLOWING THE MOST POPULAR ROUTE FOR 5000+ YEARS HAVE PROVED INEFFECTIVE

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On March 18th, the first questions regarding the current global pandemic was offered. While this is not going to become a coronavirus-dominated site, inquiries are being raised by concerned site visitors which deserve a response, so occasionally those will be addressed. 

Yesterday, this was asked:

"What would Maharaj say were he witnessing this mess going on? Witness only? Experience nothing?"

Certainly those are two possibilities. Merely witness? Yes, when possible, but action will also be called for at times. Experience nothing by understanding there is no experiencing possible anyway because there is no "experiencer" and there is only the witnessing consciousness? Yes. 

The challenge is to filter out that which is not rooted in the pure, universal consciousness but is rooted instead in the blocked and warped consciousness and in the false personality identifications whose agendas drive most persons' thoughts and words and actions and fears.

The actual points offered included the following:

"I suspect he would warn against becoming emotionally-intoxicated, making clear that "the realized" FEEL but do not EMOTE. He would possibly remind all that it is ego-state-based emotions which generate craziness when stressful happenings occur whereas feelings during the temporary manifestation can be very much rooted in the 'reality of the AM-ness' (as opposed to the so-called 'Reality of the THAT-ness') and in sanity as well. 

"In sanity as well" means what? To feel all which is involved with what one is presently dealing with is not insane. To not feel, he'd likely say, is to be detached and dissociated and therefore unconscious and unawake and unaware (which are certainly not 'assets' during such times as these).

To continue with the series now:

Maharaj exposed the psychological roots of dualistic thinking (as in, “psychological personality disorders” which drive persons’ thoughts and words and actions). It is, among other factors, psychologically-rooted causes which help generate a sense of different-from-ment (which then morphs into a sense of better-than-ment). 

When ego-states are assumed as identities, egotism and other ego-defense mechanisms soon trigger and work to defend and support and expand those false personas / personalities. (One therapist calls those mechanisms "the soldiers that readily go to war and that are willing to fight to the death to preserve always-false personality identifications.") 

The assumption of a sense of better-than-ment is always followed by arrogance and judgmentalism as well as the Perfectionistic Personality Disorder, the Narcissistic Personality Disorder, the Sociopath Personality Disorder, the Pathological Personality Disorder, and the "God Complex Personality Disorder." 

In his loft, the relative impact of beliefs which are rooted in conditioning, acculturation, etc. (along with the relative impact of the personality disorders and the ego-defense mechanisms which arise after personality identifications are assigned or assumed) were discussed. The same happens here in this electronic loft.

Of all the traits exhibited by the "non-realized," the preference for hierarchies and separation and racist agendas and white supremacy which are rooted in beliefs about being "different from and therefore better than" are among the most widespread.

Years ago when I was visiting with some "non-dualists" in South Africa, a white woman bemoaned the racism which was still so prevalent there and and she said that she and many others long for the type of "Civil Rights Movement" which happened in the U.S. between the mid 50's and late 60's.

I suggested that she might as well abandon any and all beliefs she had about the results of that movement because racism, I informed her, was more pervasive in the U.S. than in South Africa. She was skeptical.

I explained that racism in the U.S. might be slightly less on public display but that it was revealed in homes and bars and private meetings as well as in the practices of many local governments and businesses.

Then came the 2016 presidential race and election, and she sent me an e-mails the day after the election and mentioned that what I had shared years before and was proved to be valid and that any hidden racism in the U.S. had been moved out of the dark and into the full light for all to see.

Examples have been offered in this series of the way that the phenomenon of assuming false identities - and then allowing them to determine thoughts which then determine words which then determine deeds - led one man named Mark to kill his estranged wife and led another 21-year-old white male named Dylann Roof to enter a church and gun down nine black men and women. 

The Huffington Post news site on 12 July 2015 offered an interview in which a psychologist also pointed to some of the same mind-rooted sources of duality and arrogance and chaos (which Maharaj had set forth decades earlier and which are pointed to here nowadays) in order to explain what happens when that phenomenon is at play. (The article is even more relevant today because of subsequent political happenings since the summer of 2015.)

A Psychologist's Explanation of Why Racism Persists in the U.S.

The tragic shooting that took place in a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, last month -- and the following spate of burnings of black churches -- have thrust questions of racial injustice back into the center of our national dialogue. 

Many Americans have been left wondering what causes racism to persist in our society and what sort of psychological toll such acts of hatred like the Charleston shooting take on members of the black community. 

For answers to these and other questions, HuffPost Science spoke to Dr. Priscilla Dass-Brailsford, a psychologist at Georgetown University and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology who specializes in ethnocultural and community violence, about the science of racial injustice. Here's what she had to say. 

What types of psychological factors give rise to racist beliefs and behaviors? 

Racism has to do with thinking of oneself as being different from other people. Racists see others as being less than, and think of themselves as being superior. Just as you would have attitudes about anything -- about poor people, for example, or immigrants -- you have to think about where those attitudes began and how they developed. Was it environmental? Was it upbringing? Was the person born that way? So, there's the age-old debate about nature versus nurture here. 

Can you elaborate on some of the ways that a community or society can foster and perpetuate racism? 

If you grow up in an environment where people think white people are superior to people of color, you begin to believe in it. And when your whole system around you is constructed in a way that supports that belief, you will begin to think that you are superior. 

South Africa is a classic example: When you look at the country's history, everything was divided, all of the institutions. The church actually supported racism -- the white church there (the Dutch reform church) actually believed that black people were inferior and white people had to rescue and take care of them. 

If you grow up in an environment where people think that white people are superior to people of color, you begin to believe in it. 

That's how a belief gets constructed -- by the social environment you live in, the schools you attend, your church, your families, your neighbors. All of that. 

What can we learn from the example of South Africa, both in terms of how racist attitudes are created and how they can be overcome? 

In the South African apartheid, a racially motivated system of government affected the lives of all citizens. Blacks were seen as inferior and whites as superior; there were severe penalties to be paid by anyone who disagreed with this. We all know this through South Africa’s most famous prisoner, Nelson Mandela. Segregation was entrenched in the places people lived, in the schools they attended, the beaches and parks they could visit and so on. White children raised in such an atmosphere cannot help but hold racist attitudes of white superiority and black marginalization. 

After apartheid ended, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission helped acknowledge the trauma of apartheid for many black survivors and their families. It is a reconciliation that has not occurred in this country after the trauma of slavery and the Native American genocide. 

Studies have shown that many people have subtle, or implicit, racial biases that they're completely unaware of. Are racial biases often unconscious? How do these unconscious biases over time develop into hateful beliefs and actions? 

Implicit biases are when you're not aware that you have a race bias. You behave in a discriminatory way without realizing that you have racist values. That occurs a lot in the medical profession, for example -- physicians don't realize that they're treating some patients differently to others based on race and often based on class as well. 

Again, you develop attitudes and stereotypes from socialization. Here's a common example: An older woman is walking down the road and she sees a black man approaching. She holds her purse tighter thinking that it's going to be snatched. Research has found that both black and white people often behave in this way because of our socialization. It's because of what the media says about young black men being thieves and robbers and bag-snatchers. We all tend to behave in that way based on the socialization. 

Do hate crimes like the Charleston shooting tend to beget more hate crimes? 

Sometimes, yes. Now there are more churches that have been burned. When there's a hate crime like this, sometimes it can escalate issues because people retreat into their separate camps. People who are racist become more racist, because something they believe in is threatened. 

On the other hand, incidents like this can actually bring about positive change. Removing the Confederate flag is a positive development. I would assume that as more positive outcomes develop, people will need to hold on to their racist values more strongly, and will become even more protective of their belief systems. 

You see this in the Muslim world: as the U.S. became stronger about trying to put down al Qaeda, the Muslim world became stronger about fighting to hold onto their values. 

What psychological toll does racism take on both its victims? 

People get depressed and they get afraid, fearful and anxious. It can come up physically with high blood pressure and heart disease. There are studies being done on how even sleep is affected by racial inequality, because racism keeps victimized people from being able to settle down. They are always hypervigilant because someone or something in the environment is going to threaten them based on their race. They are fearful all the time. 

What is the relationship between poverty and racial inequality? 

In some ways that are very complex but also in ways that are simple. Poverty and race go hand in hand in the U.S. In a nutshell, as there have always been strong associations between race and privilege, there are also just as strong associations between race and disadvantage, which can spiral downwards into poverty. Systemic discrimination continues to thrive in the U.S. 

Examples can be taken from looking at how home loans are given - how race may factor into this process. We all know that owning property is an important step in upward mobility, but for people of color this step is often not easy because of racial discrimination. We also see this in employment: Employers are more likely to hire a white applicant as opposed to a qualified black applicant. 

What needs to happen for our society to overcome racism? 

We need to have more discussions. Rather than people retreating into their separate camps, there has to be more engagement and people need to talk to each other. In Charleston, you do see black and white people coming together. That's been uplifting to see. There are a lot of white people supporting the black community. 

They were in church, they gave eulogies and so on. Those are positive developments. It's not something that would have happened 20 years ago, and it goes to show that we are moving in the right direction as a society, although sometimes when these things happen, we feel like we're moving backwards. 

It can be two steps forward and one back. The movement toward a pluralistic society is taking a long time and it's far overdue.
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 their god / their 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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MAHARAJ'S RATIONALE FOR CONCLUDING THAT "IT'S TIME TO TRY 'A DIFFERENT ROUTE' WHEN SEEKING A SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEMS OF HUMANITY BECAUSE THE ACTUAL RESULTS OF FOLLOWING THE MOST POPULAR ROUTE FOR 5000+ YEARS HAVE PROVED INEFFECTIVE

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"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] 

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

and 

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

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. 

MAHARAJ'S RATIONALE FOR CONCLUDING THAT "IT'S TIME TO TRY 'A DIFFERENT ROUTE' WHEN SEEKING A SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEMS OF HUMANITY BECAUSE THE ACTUAL RESULTS OF FOLLOWING THE MOST POPULAR ROUTE FOR 5000+ YEARS HAVE PROVED INEFFECTIVE 
(Continued from earlier posts regarding the rationale for seeking the non-dual, nisargan understanding.)

Yesterday this query was offered for consideration: 

Is it any wonder that the non-dual, Nisargan understanding suggests that the worshipping of other people or self or Self or gods or goddesses or a God must be abandoned if one is to realize - that is, become free of all learned ignorance and arrogance and conceit and egotism? 

Both the non-dual understanding and the duality-based absence of understanding can involve at the third step on "the path" the playing of such roles as "The Super Religious One," "The Spiritual Giant," "The Super Seeker," and / or "The Supreme Self." 

Where they differ is that 

when the duality-based absence of understanding inspires the playing of those roles - and results in one becoming fixated at the third step where supposedly "good" or even "grand" roles 

that absence generates and supports the arrogance and conceit and egotism which is experienced by those trapped in identifications and "Identifications" 

as opposed to 

when the non-dual understanding allows one to move beyond the third step role-playing and to transcend the belief in any and all identifications / Identifications / sense of you-ness / sense of You-ness / sense of being different / sense of being better-than / and thus a sense of being arrogant and conceited and egotistical and haughty and proud and self-important and condescending. 

The books 



and



discuss in more detail the prerequisites and results of shifting beyond the third step, but for most, there is no payoff for giving up the good and grand personas which have been assigned or assumed and which fixate persons in the third step where their egos are fed and thus flourish. 

Those who have visited zoos have likely seen signs like this in front of the monkey cages: 


As noted, they should not be fed the food which humans have because, first, it will make them sick and secondly, because it will increase their output of defecation and will inspire them to toss it at you and bury you in loads of caca in response. 

The same happens with those stuck at the third step who are playing their good and grand roles: 

First, the playing of those roles make them sick - makes them arrogant and conceited and egotistical and haughty and proud and self-important and condescending; secondly, being arrogant and conceited and egotistical and haughty and proud and self-important and condescending will inspire others to toss at you, and bury you in, loads of caca in response. 

The non-dual understanding can purge one of the belief in all roles, false selves, identities, a sense of you-ness and You-ness, facades, images, personas, guises, personality, etc. and can remove much of the caca in one's life and allow authenticity to flourish. 

Why do most not have any longing for that? Because the playing of "The Super Religious One," "The Spiritual Giant," "The Super Seeker," and / or "The Supreme Self" seems to provide huge payoffs, benefits, perks, advantages, rewards, and gains 

whereas 

the non-dual / Nisargan understanding provides . . . nothing. 

And who but the wisest are willing to trade supposed payoffs, benefits, perks, advantages, rewards, and gains for . . . nothing? For nothingness? For freedom from the going and doing and zooming which the maintenance of false identities requires? And for a sense of no-one-ness (and thus for a subsequent sense of Oneness instead)? 

Duality is about supporting arrogance and conceit and egotism and haughtiness and pride and self-importance and condescension. 

Non-duality is about completing the process which leads to the forfeiture of that which generates and supports arrogance and conceit and egotism and haughtiness and pride and self-importance and condescension. 

In other words, non-duality does not contribute to humankind's penchant for accumulating but is all about "taking away" that which should be discarded. That is why there is no one here who wants anyone to "believe what is believed here" because nothing is believed here. 

This deal is not about learning more but is about "un-learning" all; it is not about teaching but is about "un-teaching." 

And because that runs counter to the motives of the masses, few will ever realize fully and be fully free of belief in all of the nonsense which has been accumulated and stored in the garbage collection site call "the human mind."

To be continued. 
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"From the I to the Absolute (A Seven-Step Journey to Reality");

"Consciousness / Awareness: The Nature of Reality Beyond SELF-Realization (Peace Every Day When Abiding As the Absolute)";

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“Liberation (Attaining Freedom from Personality via Realization)”

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“Why You Must Be Empty If You Would Be Full”

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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 their god / their 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



or



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Seeking

In “PART ONE” it will be seen that most persons on the planet are not seeking, and most will never seek, but for those who are seeking, most will face several obstacles:

In “PART TWO” of this book, it will be seen why many criticized Maharaj for “changing his message in his later talks.” It will be seen that the changes were not about changing the message per se as much as about changing his methodology as he experimented with one version of the Ultimate Medicine after another in order to try to find an effective means for addressing the Ultimate Sickness.

He tried a religious version of the Medicine, a Spiritual version of the Medicine, and finally settled on a version which addressed to Sickness at its core . . . at the mental and emotional level.

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"THE MOST DANGEROUS BELIEF OF ALL"

“Dangerous” is a term that can only apply during the relative existence, but of those who do commit suicide, for example, how many shoot themselves in the foot over and over until they “bleed out”? None. They shoot themselves in the head. Why? In order to try to stop the noise - to try to stop the chatter of a thousand monkeys – to stop the noisy mind which is the area that stores the ideas, notions, concepts, mind-stuff, etc. which drives them into the depths of insanity.

And what are those ideas, notions, concepts, etc. called, collectively? "Their beliefs." The irony? They are not their beliefs at all. They are the beliefs of “others” that were set in place via programming, conditioning, etc. and which persons then think are their own.

And what are those beliefs rooted in, and what reinforces those beliefs and convinces persons that they are sacred and worth fighting over and even sometimes worth dying for? Blind faith.

This 337-page eBook discusses those issues in detail.

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