Monday, April 18, 2016

MAHARAJ: “Lightment” vs. Enlightenment, Part “RR”

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A child in the No-Knowing State is modeling the type of relative existence which should be the sole objective of every adult-age, non-dual seeker a type of relative existence which is the result of reaching the non-dual understanding. 

During the period before the child began to ‘know”; and before the child began to have accumulated “knowledge” (a.k.a., “learned ignorance,” per Maharaj) forced upon it; and before the child became inundated with a flood of nonsense by way of being programmed, conditioned, acculturated, domesticated, indoctrinated, and brainwashed; and before the child came to believe in body identification; 

and before the child began to believe in the “I am this" or "I am that” identifications / labels which are stored in the mind; and before the child developed multiple personalities in an effort to negotiate the insane environments in the home and in schools and in its society; and before those personality identifications led to personality disorders and neuroses and even psychoses; and before all of that, the child was functioning in a no-labels, non-dual, zero concepts, no-ignorance, no-insanity manner. 

In the previous post, Prince Ea modeled the non-dual understanding regarding personality / label assignment and assumption: never follow the words “I am” with any noun or adjective. 

[But what of the summative statement, “I AM THAT; I AM” which follows the words "I AM" with "THAT"? The THAT is seen via the SELF-Inquiry method. Maharaj eventually came to understand that there is no self or SELF, so “it is enough,” he said, “to know what you are not.”] 


Of the body, Maharaj said: “I am conscious of not having a body.” See? The body cannot know itself. The consciousness can know itself if unblocked and if in touch with the awareness which allows for the differentiation of true and false. 

Thus, he said: “There is no 'I' apart from the body, nor the world. The three appear and disappear together. At the root is the sense 'I am'. Go beyond it.” Go beyond it? Yes. 

Why waste time and energy, and why set yourself to appear to be a freak to the masses by going about chanting the mantra, “Ommmmmm . . . I am not the body. Ommmmmm . . . I am not the body. Ommmmmm . . . I am not the body. Ommmmmm”? 

Maharaj: “The idea: 'I-am-not-the-body' is merely an antidote to the idea 'I-am-the-body' which is false.” If the false is seen to be false, that is “enough” according to Maharaj. 


As for being free of the ideas and concepts and notions and learned ignorance (a.k.a., “beliefs) stored in then mind, Maharaj said: "There is no such thing as a mind," period, and "I have no mind . . . ." 

Want to be free of the endless machinations of the mind? Maharaj advised: 

"Reach a state of zero-concepts." 

"As to my mind, I have no such thing. There is consciousness in which everything happens." 

"I am double dead: not only am I dead to my body, but to my mind, too." 

"I find I have lost the mind irretrievably." 

So, how to end the mind, the entire content of which can all be summarized with the term, “one’s beliefs”? Abandon all beliefs. No beliefs? No mind. No mind? No stone walls. No stone walls? Freedom. 


Maharaj: “When you believe yourself to be a person, you see persons everywhere. In reality there are no persons, only threads of memories and habits. At the moment of realisation the person ceases.” 

The false concepts of “personhood” or “personal identities” or a “Personal Identity,” etc. block any opportunity to function once again with the unblocked consciousness which was present during “The Child No-Knowing State” and blocks any opportunity for awareness to become aware of awareness and aware of all which is false and all which is true. Belief in such false concepts blocks the ability to abide as a child does: with an unencumbered sense of merely being as opposed to being encumbered with beliefs about “being this” or “being that” and thereafter being driven to cater unconsciously to the subconscious, hidden agendas of each and every personality which has been assigned or assumed. 

Maharaj: “'I-am-so-and-so' obscures the changeless state of pure awareness and makes us believe that we are born to suffer and to die.” 

In the previous post, Prince Ea said, “I am not black. You are not white.” 

Precisely. And in the use of that statement, he introduced one of the valid uses of the word “I.” “I” can be a word used appropriately when the universal, unblocked, consciousness speaks. 

For example: “I am not black.” 

Consciousness is energy, and energy is not black. “I” can be used temporary for the sake of passing along non-dual understandings to point to the composite unity, to a triad of “an elemental plant food body which is circulating both air and conscious energy.” 

For example, “For the sake of discussion only, I might say, ‘I am not Floyd’.” Or “Considering where you are on the 'path,’ it might be said to you for clarification at this point that ‘I am not floyd.' What is ‘viewable,’ and what you take to be you or me, is only a temporarily-manifested composite unity.” 

But what can never be said with any accuracy is “I am this” or “I am that”; moreover, because that speck of consciousness called “Maharaj” said “It is enough to know what you are not,” then years of effort spent focusing on “I AM . . . THAT” is also diversionary and unnecessary to be free of ignorance and to be restored to sanity. 

If that is understood, then there will be no “I am a wife” or “I am a husband,” and if there is no “I am a wife” or “I am a husband,” then than can be no conflict-and-misery-inducing belief that “I am a super wife” or “I am a super husband.” There can be no sense of different-from-ment, and if there is no sense of different-from-ment, then there can be no sense of better-than-ment. 

And if there were no sense of better-than-ment, then there would be no more Dylann Roofs who are raised to believe in the concept of “white supremacy”; and if there were no belief in the concept of “white supremacy,” then there would be no concept of “black inferiority.” Then, there would be no one with the belief that “I have the right to kill blacks if I want to because they are different from, less than, and inferior.” 

And if that were the case, what impact might that have on this statistic: “Young black men were nine times more likely than other Americans to be killed by police officers in 2015”? And if all labeling ended, then all speech would be far more accurate. 

What sense would it make for the consciousness to say, “I am hot” or “I am cold”? It would be impossible for that to happen. Energy does not register temperature. That is why, when my Cherokee grandmother was asked, “How can you stand to live in a house with no air conditioning and no heat, except for a wood-burning stove, and never complain?” she responded, “When it is hot it is hot and when it is cold it is cold.” 

Of course that answer led many to believe that “she has finally lost all mental abilities.” But actually the consciousness was revealing a far deeper understanding via the manifest wisdom. 

The “no-labels” understanding preempts all such statements as 

those in the whining, Goldilocks category 

(“I am too hot” or “I am too cold”) 


those in the arrogance-based category 

(“I am highly successful” or “I am the best-looking person in the group”) 


those in the upgrading category 

(“I am the best you’ll ever come across” or “I am a super wife and deserve nothing less than a super husband” or “I am a super husband and deserve nothing less than a super wife”) 


those in the downgrading category

("I am so bad that I deserve to be beaten" or "I am worthless" or "I'll never be able to meet my basic survival needs so I'll always have to be dependent on someone and co-dependent with someone") 

as well as all other comments which are based in duality and which, therefore, lead to a sense of different-from which then always leads to a sense of better-than which in turn leads - as Prince Ea said in the last post - to conflict and fighting and wars. 

What is enough? A sense of lightness for the remainder of the manifestation? Or the remainder of the manifestation spent in an endless quest for "Enlightenment" and a "Special, Self Identification"?

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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