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This came from a visitor when the current discussion in this series was discussed in the past:

“You mentioned that the unhealthy (disintegrated?) psyche or attachment to ideas based in duality is always going to inspire competitiveness and that competitions involve rivalry and antagonism and struggle and fighting and clashing. 

“That point drove home how belief in duality inspires relative problems, but -- not to be argumentative but what about the deer that you say can serve as models for us if we want to live naturally? Deer also compete and fight. Thanx”

The reply: Point taken, but your conclusion is based in one fallacy from among the list of “Fallacies of Logic,” namely “the false analogy.” For example: “If I see ‘A’ doing what ‘B’ does, then the motives of ‘A’ and ‘B’ must be the same.” 

Would that mean that a child enjoying an ice cream cone, physically savoring the taste alone, is eating that ice cream with the same motive as an adult who is subconsciously frustrated and feeling empty inside and is eating what is taken to be “comfort food” in an effort to try to feel better mentally and emotionally and psychologically? 

So consider the fact that humans experience subconscious motives and intentions as well as unnatural drives and supernatural drives that affect thoughts and words and actions whereas deer have no thoughts and no words and their actions are determined by the innate, natural drives of thirst, hunger, and sex alongside the instinctive drive of the consciousness for continuity. 

Selection in nature is really natural selection, so whatever “competitions” that appear to be happening in nature are natural. As such, there is no on-going rivalry or personal antagonism or struggles and fighting and clashings that are rooted in ego and egotism. 

Struggles that happen as a part of the natural selection process are not struggles that involve a “me vs. all others” competition, so what you observe the deer engaged in during mating season does not involve duality or beliefs or “learned values” that result from acculturation (i.e., “this is desirable” and “this is really hot” and “this part should look like this” and “that part should look like that”). 

For human males, it is as if they are forever fixated in the mating season (or in “the fighting season” or in “the war season,” the latter in most Anglo-Saxon cultures being, “any season when we are not already engaged in a war and are ready for the next one”). 

For any species to survive in the healthiest fashion possible, the strongest must breed with the strongest. That is NATURAL selection. Among humans, the process has been warped into something that is a shallow, bastardized version of that which has become “UNNATURAL selection”;

often, therefore, the criteria used by humans is that “the best looking must breed with the best looking.” How’s that working? 

Humans also engage in a shallow, bastardized version of what has become “SUPERNATURAL selection,” so persons stuck at the third step on the seven-step “path” to Realization will need to find a partner who is as religious as they are;

or who is as spiritual as they are; or who is as deeply embroiled in spiritual workaholism as they are; or who is as concerned with being a “better, really good, even really great person.” That way they can “grow together.” Right.

Humankind’s unnatural selection and supernatural selection are nothing even close to what you have observed among the deer that are practicing natural selection.

It is unnatural selection which sustains such television programs as “The Jerry Springer Show,” and you will not see any deer on there, acting out personal, ego-based, egotism-based, histrionic dramas. So do not erroneously equate what you see deer doing with what you think you see humans doing.

It might be asked,With humans abiding unnaturally or supernaturally, why is natural abidance not enough?” Only the realized abide naturally, and natural abidance involves de-accumulation and “less-ness,’ not “more-ness.” Unnatural abidance is rooted in ignorance and insanity. 

The realized have been freed of both. Supernatural abidance is “religious or spiritual or supposedly noumenal abidance,” all of which are about offering more, not less: 

more life, namely, “eternal life”; more “rewards, not fewer”; more values and morals and rightness and righteousness, more beliefs, more ethics, more honor, more ideals, yada, yada, yada.  

Moreover, there is no need to go into a discussion of the lizard brain that can generate subconscious processes among humans. Enough to say that, in nature, nothing is “subconscious.” 

That is a condition unique to humans whereby the consciousness is blocked or contaminated via programming, conditioning, etc.

Then, among persons in that condition, there might be a few conscious motives but for the most part there will only be unconscious / subconscious factors that inspire thoughts and words and actions. 

For example, every personality type - every assumed ego-state - inspires subconscious fears and desires that control what persons think and say and do. That does not occur anywhere else in nature. 

Humans strive to move up any number of hierarchies for all sorts of “personal,” ego-and-egotism-based reasons. Their motives are superficial; in nature, deer have no motives, no hidden agendas, and no “personal” goals;

they function naturally, based in the innate, instinctive drives that determine what they do as a result of their thirst drive and their hunger drive and their sex drive. 

Having no “minds,” they cannot become so warped that they fight for the sake of fighting, kill for the sake of revenge, kill for the sake of controlling others, kill for the sake of defending an assumed persona, or kill for the sake of winning some delusional, ego-and-egotism-inspired competition. 

Yes, male deer during the breeding season do fight in their attempt to establish “dominance” in the herd. If a fight ensues between two bucks that are both seeking the right to breed with the most preferred doe in the herd, both deer rise to their hind feet and maneuver for position. After a few slashes with their forelegs, the fight is over. 

No fighting to the death over a female. No personality / persona-based ego and egotism is at play. There is no notion of rising to the top of a hierarchy and holding that position year round; there is no competition to “make one’s mark on the world”; there is no fighting or killing to compensate for a personal sense of inadequacy; and there are no unnatural, supernatural or insane beliefs that are motivating the struggle. 

So, although male deer are known to fight during the breeding season, they are neither good nor evil nor insane. When they fight, they are merely doing what they are driven to do by their natural, innate sex drive.

Unlike insane humans, the deer are not being driven by any mental disorders and they are not being driven by the agendas of any assumed personas. They are not CHOOSING to fight for the right to breed with the healthiest doe.

They are not CONSIDERING. They are just doing what they are driven to do, naturally and spontaneously, again as a result of their all-natural, instinctive drives. 

Persons abiding under the influence of personality also do what they are driven to do and to say what they are driven to say. They are not choosing. But the insanity of that is that they are driven by false identities, by mirages, and the result is insane thoughts and insane words and insane actions. 

What might be “the answer”? What is “the cure”? Could it rest with one of the following five possibilities? Those five will be discussed tomorrow.

To be continued.

Please enter into the silence of contemplation.


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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.


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)


"Heaven and earth shall fade away."

--Yeshu'a (Jesus)


"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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