Monday, January 27, 2020

OBSTACLE #13: "The Most Influential Obstacle Of All": Blocking Truth, Blocking Realization and Blocking the Understanding

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 OBSTACLE #13: "The Most Influential Obstacle Of All":
Blocking Truth, Blocking Realization and Blocking the Understanding 

The discussion at this point in the series is now focusing on "The Most Influential Obstacle Of All" in terms of blocking the seeing of truth and blocking realization and blocking the understanding of the "No-you-ness" and "No You-ness. 

That "understanding" refers to the fact that no identities ever assigned or assumed have any validity at all, be they among the identities played during the relative, phenomenal existence or be they among the so-called "noumenal" identities which supposedly exist (whether believed to have been prior to the manifestation or which are believed to supposedly exist post-manifestation). 

"The Most Influential Obstacles Of All" have come throughout human history via (1) dreamed up myths and superstitions and - for the last 5000 years or so - via (2) "religious" and / or "spiritual" sources, including religious and / or spiritual thoughts, ideas, concepts, notions, views, theories, inklings, perceptions, a.k.a., "beliefs." 

You are invited to consider the amazing level of ignorance required for humans to conclude:

"When I look at 

1. the body of scientific evidence regarding energy and matter and the fact that scientists can now prove that there has never been anything "created," evidence which is current . . . today . . . right now

vs.

2. concepts and beliefs which people came up with and wrote down in so-called "holy texts" based on the limited understandings of humans living 1400 years ago and 2000 years ago and 4000 years ago and 5000 years ago and even earlier, 

I'm going to believe the stuff that people came up with 1400 to 5000 years ago rather than anything which  has been proven scientifically . . . now. Why?

Because I have been told that science is not holy but that texts written by humans 1400 to 5000 years ago are holy. See, what is being said by scientists nowadays is being said by mere men, but those texts do not contain words being said by men thousands of years ago but contain The Word of God."

From yesterday: 

With a Cherokee grandmother who had planted seeds of consciousness about religions not being a necessity and being a detriment to truth instead, and with her having endorsed natural (nisarga) abidance rather than trying to abide spirituality / supernaturally, how did I end ujp later in life playing the "The Super Religious One" and "A Spiritual Giant"? 

Maharaj, explaining why persons seem to grasp the understanding and then seemingly “lose” it. He said: 

(A) “You are so used to the support of concepts that when your concepts leave you, although it is your true state, you get frightened and try to cling to them again.” 

Or, 

(B) hidden agendas and fears can inspire one to abandon authenticity and play roles which another might want her or him to play. Is a spouse going to leave unless you assume the spouse's belief about religion or spirituality? Some concede or compromise they authenticity and conclude, "Better play the game to keep the peace," as if there is any peace when someone else is allowed to control, your thoughts and words and actions. 

Or, 

(C) Third, there's the unbelievably influential of continuing programming, conditioning, etc.

Why did Maharaj (already pre-wired to rebel by way of the agenda of his original, primary Personality Type Four) later "go along with the crowd" in many regards? Why did the same happen here? Recently, Andy Gugar, Jr. shared that he underwent the same experience. Why? 

As much as some children can detect early on that the BS they are hearing really is just that –just so much BS - there are pressures which can be exerted and which can result in the development of the desires or the agendas of other personality types which can later come into play and which can interrupt the full and final discarding of all BS. 

The answer to those questions above illustrates the weight of the pressure which can be exerted by such mighty influencers as parental pressures, friend and family pressures, and community pressures, especially when those pressures are combined with the influence of programming, or conditioning, or domestication and, yes, acculturation – often in spite of the fact that all of the agendas of those influencers are in opposition to each other. Talk about the confusion and chaos and insanity of being pulled in so many directions at once. 

Maharaj may have been pre-wired to rebel, yet many of his thoughts and words and actions would come to be influenced by parental pressures early on and by community pressures later on as well as by the effects of programming, conditioning, domestication, acculturation, brainwashing, and indoctrination. 

When his guru asked him what he thought might happen to him if he were to "go against the Hindu grain" and eat lamb, Maharaj's response was something to the effect of “I’m sure I would punk.” 

Siddharameshwar's reply: "Tomorrow, be here at lunchtime and be prepared to possibly punk because I am going to prepare some grilled lamb for you to eat." 

While Maharaj's family members who lived on a farm in rural India had occasionally eaten meat, the case with Maharaj was this: because the beliefs ingrained in him via acculturation had taken such a hold, he did not sleep the night before the meal.

Siddharameshwar's luncheon, anticipating not only (1) the pending sickness that his guru’s food was going to induce but also (2) the relative guilt and shame which were sure to follow the consumption of anything other than plant food as well as (3) the imagined effects of his culture-imposed belief regarding the greater, negative, Noumenal effects which were also certain to haunt him well into the future. Ha.

Yet he did go, and he did eat the forbidden fruit (or, in that case, forbidden meat which had been banned for consumption by the religious persons in his culture). 

[Note the way that billions of persons today (a) allow their cultures and (b) allow their supposed gods or goddesses or “One True God” to control their every thought and word and deed and even what they eat and do not eat; and note the way they (c) allow the nonsense rooted in ancient creation myths and in thousands of other pagan myths - which have subsequently been accepted as truth by the billions who now follow unquestioningly the teachings of the three Abrahamic religions - to control their thoughts and words and deeds. 

As in the creation myth alluded to above - it is a God, a God which Maharaj said had been created by man, not the other way around – that has long been given the right to dictate what people eat or do not eat. Once, when pork could not be properly cooked or refrigerated, setting the stage for humans to be poisoned by the parasitic worms which cause Trichinosis, the ban on eating pork made some sense in terms of not eating it for one’s physical well-being but never made sense in terms of not eating it in order to maintain one's supposed religious or spiritual well-being. Yet to this day, pork – which can be consumed safely - remains a taboo among the billions of members of certain religions. 

What was dreamed up thousands of years ago in reference to dietary laws differs not at all from other religious beliefs which were dreamed up back then and which have been handed down from generation to generation and which are now adhered to blindly without any experience or questioning involved at all.

The point that Siddharameshwar intended for Maharaj to understand via the use of a bit of lamb is as relevant today as ever, a point inviting all to question everything, to rely on one’s own experience rather than the word of others about their so-called experiences, and to accept nothing by way of blind faith.] 

Back to Siddharameshwar’s luncheon: Maharaj ate the lamb, but he did not punk. He actually enjoyed the titillating effects on his taste buds, effects generated by the flavor of the grilled, non-plant food which he finally experienced for the first time ever. 

After the lesson, Siddharameshwar did not encourage Maharaj to permanently alter whatever items he would include on his household’s menu; instead, the lesson was offered and understood: allow your own experience, never your culture, to determine your actions. Do not make assumptions about anything. Do not draw conclusions about any issue without first understanding all of the relevant facts in regards to any issue. And don't form "set in concrete" opinions about experiences which you have never had. 

Throughout his years of receiving visitors to his loft, Maharaj usually ate whatever plant food his visitors brought him, but he would be criticized because his children sometimes ate meat and (oh my gosh!) really enjoyed it. The criticism regarding even the slightest disregard for religious food laws mattered not to Maharaj, and if one is totally liberated, totally free, and totally independent, criticisms of any kind will not matter when the consciousness is being allowed to speak. Yet the criticism continued: 

Questioner: “You eat meat?” 
Maharaj: “I was born among meat-eating people and my children are eating meat. I eat very little -- and make no fuss.” 
Q: “Meat-eating implies killing.” 
M: “Obviously. I make no claims of consistency. You think absolute consistency is possible; prove it by example. Don't preach what you do not practise.” 

Here, as was the case with Maharaj there, there is no “for” or “against” kind of evaluating going on in regards to seekers’ reactions, in regards to religious fanatics’ reactions, in regards to spiritual giants’ reactions, or in regards to reactions from those who are supposedly in touch with a "Supreme Self." 

Here, as with Maharaj there, there is no attachment to outcome and no effort to dissuade anyone who is still firmly attached to things religious or things spiritual or things Noumenal. As noted, the playing of their religious and / or spiritual and / or noumenal roles is included as a part of the seven-step “path” offered here. 

Consider: there were years when living by a nearby forest allowed the taking of an hour-long walk through those woods either before going to work or between leaving work and returning home. Sometimes, on the latter walks, my young daughter wanted to accompany me. There were times on those walks when I pointed out examples of flora and fauna which she might enjoy. 

Once, a squirrel was seen lying flat on a high limb of a massive oak tree. I tried to point that out to my daughter, but her young eyes, which would soon need glasses to help correct her vision, were not able to see what I saw. She was frustrated, but was I? Of course not. 

It would be insane to be frustrated just because persons cannot see what I see or because they could not see what Maharaj saw. 

In his case, there was no “one” accepting visitors at the top of the stairs in Khetwadi, 10th Lane, who could become frustrated if seekers could not see what he saw. Here, there is no “one” who can become frustrated if seekers or non-seekers cannot see what I see. Here, there is no one with any beliefs at all, so there is most assuredly no one here that wants anyone to believe anything. There is only an invitation to un-believe all, to be un-taught all, to un-learn all. 

Bottom line: here, none of the agendas of persons matter at all (though those unconscious agendas which are driving them could well matter in regards to the way that the remainder of the relative existence of seekers unfolds. Yet that also is not to be - cannot be - determined here). The consciousness speaks, and anything associated with what it says ends with it being said. And what did the consciousness speaks via Maharaj? 

One, stop with all the religious-based thinking and talking and behaving that is being driven blindly by what has been taught and is now believed simply because it has been passed down for millennia from the time that ignorance-controlled persons dreamed up their nonsense which is being passed on now to persons who have an opportunity to investigate and to give up their beliefs which are based in ignorant teachings. 

Two, stop with all the spirituality-based thinking and talking and behaving which are all being driven blindly by what has been taught and accepted unquestioningly just because it has been passed down for millennia. 

Three, stop internalizing the thoughts of others; stop parroting their words; stop mimicking their insanity-driven behaviors. 

Four, have your own experience, take the steps to be restored to sanity, and then test any remaining beliefs against reality until those, too, are all discarded. 

Five, question it all. 

Six, eventually, reach a state of zero concepts, of no beliefs, of mindlessness; then, abide naturally, in the same manner as every other living thing on planet earth (with the only exception presently being mind-full humans). 

Seven, stop with all of the religious / spiritual / SELF-centered workaholism; relax; rest in the cool blue shade and take it easy for a change. 

In most cultures nowadays, the desire to accumulate – or the need to merely have enough to pay for the basics - are leading to this: far too much of humankind's waking hours are being devoted to work. Stop adding to the already-excessive workload by making a second job out of living by engaging in all sorts of religious, spiritual, or Inquiry work. 

Eight, stop allowing the nonsense dreamed up by persons more than 5000 years ago – persons whose thinking was driven by massive levels of ignorance – to ignorantly influence your thoughts and words and actions now. 

Ask: “Is it really possible that humanity overall has actually come nowhere since then? Is it really possible that humanity for the most part today has developed no further than those persons who were driven in ancient times by unmitigated ignorance? Is it possible – in spite of whatever ‘progress’ in terms of understanding which certain small pockets of humanity might have made along the way – that the masses have progressed not at all in terms of using true facts to replace false opinions?

Is it possible that the masses overall have actually regressed and are now being influenced by the same levels of ignorance and irrationality as those ignorance-driven persons who lived thousands of years ago? Is it possible that those who held no concepts and who were not charmed or captivated by any beliefs - and who were, therefore, abiding naturally in the same fashion as all other living things on the planet at the time – were actually exhibiting far more sense than humans do today, humans who nowadays, for the most part, are thinking nonsensically, talking nonsensically, and behaving nonsensically?” 

Then ask, “How sane is it to work ceaselessly to mimic and parrot those from the past who came up with concepts which were rooted in abject ignorance (or to mimic and parrot those in the present who are being driven by abject ignorance and wretched insanity)?

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, January 24, 2020

OBSTACLE #13: "The Most Influential Obstacle Of All": Blocking Truth, Blocking Realization and Blocking the Understanding

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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.

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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 OBSTACLE #13: "The Most Influential Obstacle Of All":
Blocking Truth, Blocking Realization and Blocking the Understanding 

The discussion at this point in the series is now focusing on "The Most Influential Obstacle Of All" in terms of what blocks the seeing of truth, what block realization, and what blocks the understanding the "No-you-ness" and "No You-ness" and all other legitimate non-dual pointers as well.

That "understanding" refers to the fact that no identities ever assigned or assumed have any validity at all, be they among the identities played during the relative, phenomenal existence or be they among the so-called "noumenal" identities which supposedly exist (whether believed to have been prior to the manifestation or which are believed to supposedly exist post-manifestation).

"The Most Influential Obstacles Of All" have come throughout human history via (1) dreamed up myths and superstitions and - for the last 5000 years or so - via (2) "religious" and / or "spiritual" sources, generating a near-infinite number of religious and / or spiritual thoughts, ideas, concepts, notions, views, theories, inklings, perceptions, a.k.a., "beliefs."

When asked, "Who are you to talk about religion or spirituality and their effects of human thought, word, and deed?" there's no longer any wasting of energy to try to explain the "no-who-ness" and the no-WHO-ness."

Instead, a Maharaj quote comes into consciousness:

“I have no faith in anything which has ever been told, not even what has been told by the Vedas. Only my own experience.”

The reason that this composite unity called floyd "has no faith in anything" anymore is because of "my own experience."

I, too, became stuck for far too long at the third of seven steps on Maharaj's "path" where religious and / or spiritual roles are obsessively, fanatically played.

I, too, took myself to be "The Super Religious One" and later "A Spiritual Giant."

Finally, I stepped off the stage of The Theater of the Lie and took an audience seat and observed those two actors as they played out their roles and finally saw, via Pure Witnessing, not only how false those roles were but also how their hidden agendas were inspired and reinforced by the playing of those roles.

With a Cherokee grandmother who had planted seeds of consciousness about religions not being a necessity and about their being a detriment to truth instead, and with her having endorsed natural (nisarga) abidance rather than trying to abide spirituality / supernaturally, how did I end up later in life playing the "The Super Religious One" and "A Spiritual Giant"?

Maharaj, explaining why persons seem to grasp the understanding and then seemingly “lose” it. He said:

(A) “You are so used to the support of concepts that when your concepts leave you, although it is your true state, you get frightened and try to cling to them again.”

or,

(B) hidden agendas and fears can inspire one to abandon authenticity and play roles which another might want her or him to play. Is a spouse going to leave unless you assume the spouse's belief about religion or spirituality? Some concede or compromise their authenticity and conclude, "Better play the game to keep the peace," as if there is any peace when someone else is allowed to control your thoughts and words and actions.

or,

(C) Third, there's the power of continuing programming, conditioning, etc. Certain seeds planted but not flourishing can be tended to in a garden-like fashion, as one horticulturist explained:

"If you don't have a compost pile, you can spread fresh manure on your garden."

A compost pile is a pile of organic, rotting refuse which decomposes to produce compost, that is, decayed organic material used as a plant fertilizer.

Old, rotten beliefs can be fertilize the dormant elements in the garden of a mind. If those are not used, then new manure, such as new doses of bullshit via new programming, conditioning, etc. - can be spread and that crap (if added to the garden of a mind) can trigger the growth of new nonsense in a mind.

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

Maharaj said in his later teachings that "realization is nothing more than being free of belief in learned ignorance."

Posts over the last few years have triggered among some (1) a variety of emotion-driven, mind-rooted, persona-based reactions as some attempt to defend their religious or spiritual or other-worldly identities; conversely, among some others, there have been (2) earnest inquiries which have obviously been well-considered by those searching for a method of seeking which differs from everything else which they have tried and which has all failed them so far.

The latter inquiries have come from seekers that are beginning to look objectively - for the first time ever, many admit - at a different sort of "realization process" . . .

which might actually be just as simple as Maharaj claimed;

which might actually be as free of any need to learn more dogma or holy concepts, just as he suggested later on;

which might actually be as free of any need to become spiritual and to engage in spiritual practices, just as he suggested later on;

and 

which might actually be, as he proposed later on, totally devoid of any requirement to be concerned with or preoccupied with "THAT" or with supposedly mystically-noumenal things or with supposedly mystically-noumenal "supernatural" things.

Usually those that exhibit an actual state of readiness have - as was formerly the case here - already tried dozens and dozens of other methods of teaching and seeking and working and serving and all sorts of "not-dealing-with-this-realm-but-going-and-doing-and-zooming-instead" as well as engaging in unbelievable loads of spiritual workaholism.

Even inquiring can become a full-time job when trapped in those "new and improved and better" ego-states.

Beginning as early as the age of five or six, inquiries here were made into "the actual nature of God" as there was an effort to try to make sense of what was being taught in a right-wing, evangelical church. What was being offered there would later be seen to be nothing more than a totally senseless set of teachings about a "God the Father" who was so co-dependent and emotionally-unstable that he can be made angry by "his children" on earth when they are bad or can be pleased / appeased by them when they are good.

[As if the relative existence is not challenging enough for many, we are also advised that we must enter into a dysfunctional helping relationship with a god and nurse and support and enable that "Higher Power" who is a childish and emotionally unstable but supposedly "Supreme Being" that is struggling with his own sense of identity and who has an attachment and borderline personality disorder which renders him loving and happy at times but leaves him anger and willing to punishment or drown or otherwise kill at other times.]

Later on the "journey" here, inquiries were made into something supposedly "beyond religion," namely, "spirituality," the difference only existing in the minds of those who assign a higher status to persons who are "spiritual" as opposed to those who are "only religious."

At some point, the focus turned to an inquiry into the nature of Reality ("Reality" being anything which - if singularly focused on - will render persons completely out of touch with the relative "reality" when they no longer shift away from their monomaniacal preoccupation with said "Reality").

The overall "journey" was described this way in the non-duality-based novel entitled THE TWICE-STOLEN NECKLACE MURDERS:

In his energy-consuming search for salvation, he's been dipped, dunked, sprayed, spayed, sprinkled, and neutered; in the quest for truth, he'd been blessed, cursed, cussed, lectured, scolded, and praised; in his pursuit of Life's Meaning, he'd been communion'd, Om'd, grape-juiced, wined, ashram'd, accepted, rejected, Mu'd, and yoga'd; in his chase for service-work-opportunities, he'd been pulverized, martinized, and frapped; and in the endeavor to attain Life Eternal, he'd been baptized, Buddha'd, new Aged, powwow'd, Far Eastern Indianized, incense'd, sage'd, Tao'd, Peru'd, Tibet'd, washed in the blood, dunked in the water, and purportedly purified. Then in the end, each of the religious or spiritual leaders had always charged him 10% of his total income for their holy / wholly sorry treatment, plus a building-fund-tax and a foreign-missions-surcharge to boot - all in spite of the complete ineffectiveness of their claims that they were going to "redeem and save."

It was only after all of the spiritual workaholism and the supernaturally-based going and doing and zooming finally led to nothing other than complete mental and emotional exhaustion that the seeking slowed to a pace which finally allowed enough imposed stillness and almost-involuntary quietness to manifest and then allow a vision to come. (You may receive a free copy of the discussion of that vision in the "FREEBIES" section at the top of this page.)

That vision made clear that all learning leads only to learned ignorance; that there was no need to learn more but that there was a call to unlearn all; and that there was no need for more teaching but that there was a clear call for un-teaching instead.

As was the case with the way that Maharaj's version of the Ultimate Medicine evolved, it became clear here exactly what did not work during all those years of seeking and exactly what did work in the end. Only at that point did a simple "plan" come, providing a means by which seekers can move along the "path" to the end of the "journey" which provides, in turn, an end to seeking and inquiring, an end to "path transitioning," an end to "journeying," an end to "religious and spiritual workaholism," and an end to supposedly "supernatural" going and doing and zooming.

Because nature abhors a vacuum, what fills the resulting, newly-emptied "space"? Calm. Peace. Relaxation. A sense of "okay-ness.

The final process allowed a shift to happen beyond being trapped by those former go-do-zoom methods and for reaching a calm and peaceful and relaxing state or condition which is devoid of all going and doing and zooming. It was direct and truly simple.

Also found was a means by which one can stop trying to use methods which any honest and objective observer would admit have provided nothing more than a temporary respite at best from the effects of the Ultimate Sickness.

This process allowed the ready and willing seeker to move along the "path" which has provided, to a few, an effective treatment for what really ails the masses who are acting out their relative existence on the stage of "The Theater of the Lie" in the play called, "The Insanity of Mistaking a Nightmare For a Dream."

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)

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

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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,
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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OBSTACLE #13: "The Most Influential Obstacle Of All": Blocking Truth, Blocking Realization and Blocking the Understanding

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 OBSTACLE #13: "The Most Influential Obstacle Of All":
Blocking Truth, Blocking Realization and Blocking the Understanding 

The discussion at this point in the series is now focusing on "The Most Influential Obstacle Of All" in terms of what blocks the seeing of truth, what block realization, and what blocks the understanding the "No-you-ness" and "No You-ness" and all other legitimate non-dual pointers as well.

That "understanding" refers to the fact that no identities ever assigned or assumed have had any validity at all, be they among the identities played during the relative, phenomenal existence or be they among the so-called "noumenal" identities which supposedly exist whether prior to the manifestation or which supposedly exist post-manifestation. 

"The Most Influential Obstacle Of All" has come throughout human history via dreamed up myths and superstitions and - for the last 5000 years or so - via "religious" and / or "spiritual" sources, including religious and spiritual thoughts, ideas, concepts, notions, views, theories, inklings, perceptions, a.k.a., "beliefs." 

A pointer offered on this site for years (as well as by Maharaj during the third phase of his offering of the Ultimate Medicine) is this: 

The Ultimate Sickness centers not in too little dogma and not in a spiritual malady and not in a failure to be “A Supreme Self” or “God.” It centers in the mind. 

Those who have witnessed clearly the overall evolution in 

(1) the teaching methods used by Maharaj; and in 

(2) the specific shifts in focus as he moved from the use of one yoga after another; and in 

(3) the focus of the pointers he offered 

can trace many adjustments he made in his effort to address the root cause of the Ultimate Sickness as he moved from 

(4) attracting Hindus and leading them in bhajans and injecting some non-dual pointers in the religious exercises to 

(5) attracting both Hindus and Westerners to the loft and then 

(6) focusing more on the “spiritual messages” that Westerners preferred and blending “spirituality” and “non-duality" to 

(7) continuing to endorse Self-Inquiry all the while to 

(8) eventually endorsing self-inquiry, making clear that “it is enough to know who you are not rather than finding the answer to “Who Am I” to later 

(9) advising seekers to “stop reading the talks in the book I AM THAT and listen to my later talks” and to “give up spirituality” and to “follow your normal inclinations" and to "forget spirituality" and to abide naturally to 

(10) focusing on the understanding that the problems of humanity and the symptoms of the Ultimate Sickness, at their core, all center in the mind. 

So if the answers to humankind’s problems are not to be found via religion, and if the answers to humankind’s problems are not to be found through spirituality, and if Self-Inquiry is not an absolute requirement, and if effective self-inquiry is enough, and if the root of humankind’s problems rests in the mind, yet if there is no such thing as the “peace of mind” (which so many humans are seeking) then is there no hope at all for humans to ever be free and at peace? 

Of course there is; however, only a few – per Maharaj – will ever reach the understanding required to bring those into existence and to allow those to remain after addressing that which blocks the manifestation of continuing peace, that being, per Maharaj, mind-and-personality-based fears and desires. 

And what is desired more than anything among humans? Ask most parents, “What is your greatest hope for your child?” the reply most of the time is: “I just want her / him to be happy,” ignoring the insanity of such Pollyanna-style wishing and dreaming and hoping, blindly believing that anyone can always be forever happy during a relative existence wherein the only guaranteed constant is . . . change. 

Thus, when happiness comes, it is the high point of what amounts to a roller-coaster ride through life. Prepare for a drop. Prepare for change rather than anticipating a lifetime of uninterrupted happiness and joy. Yet most don’t, wanting to be free of the annoyances and irritations and discontentments which are marking and marring their relative existence. 

Maharaj said of that: “What makes you come here is your being displeased with your life as you know it” 

and 

“You have some experiences and you try to benefit from them, but remember that whatever is going to be of use to you ultimately is going to harm you. Wherever there is use, there is also dis-use in this world of duality. Whatever you like is going to create harm for you. Whatever you like most is, in the end, going to be most harmful for you.” 

Even those termed “realized” – while free of the effects of ego-state-generating emotions and emotionalism and emotional intoxication – will not be freed from having to feel feelings on occasion, feelings which the non-Realized will deem to be “bad feelings.” The relative existence is a duality-based existence, so it will be a source of what persons call “high’s” and “low’s.” Such, rather than unhindered happiness, will be the rule. 

Maharaj asked one visitor: “You are welcome to stay in your contentment, but can you?” 

And how often is so-called “contentment” really just a temporary state because it is rooted in being temporarily identified with - and in assigning great value by the mind to – whatever one’s culture defines as “valuable” and “successful” and “that which will provide a sense of security”? 

On that, Maharaj said: “Youth, vigour, money - all will pass away sooner than you expect.” 

For example, there will be cases when sky-high happiness manifests when a couple that has been trying to start a family looks at the results of a home pregnancy test and sees that a pregnancy has indeed happened; but there will follow within a seven-week period on average at least 4.4 million instances of miscarriage in the U.S. alone during a first pregnancy (often either the result of the propensity nowadays for eggs and sperm cells to be damaged as a result of the bastardization of the food supply by the addition of unnatural elements by businesses for the sake of increasing profits or the result of becoming pregnant too soon after the use of birth control and not allowing enough time for the body to return to its natural rhythms). 

The effect on millions of persons each year: the sky-high happiness which had come initially followed within weeks a sudden transitioning to an ocean-bottom low of the lowest degree imaginable. 

Maharaj: “Enjoyment is a state of mind -- it comes and goes. Its very impermanence makes it perceivable. You cannot be conscious of what does not change. All consciousness is consciousness of change.” 

The question becomes, has one developed coping strategies or certain understandings which allow objective, impartial witnessing to happen (which has nothing to do with denial or spinning or dissociating or believing you have to “love what is.” That is total BS. Any couple who wanted a child, became pregnant, and then miscarried is insane if the are willing to follow such advice and claim, “I must love this miscarriage").

A woman came here for de-programming. She had spent considerable time working with a "Big Name Teacher" (Maharaj's term, used by him to identity those whom seekers better stay away from). Her Big Name Teacher told the woman that the way to process the pain and misery around her rape was to "Love your rapist. Have him over to the house where you and your husband live and cook your rapist a meal and serve him.” 

According to my visitor, that point has been offered to tens of thousands of seekers - many alcoholic or addicted to other substances - who have paid $5000 and $10,000 and more to hear that advice from one claiming to offer spiritual and non-dual understandings. 

And thousands have nodded their heads in sleepwalking-type-agreement when they hear that and other "Love What Is" messages, such as when talking about Nazi's taking babies from Jewish mothers and throwing their babies into fire pits during WWII. The message offered: 

If Someone (God, ‘what is’), pulls my baby from me - if that's what it takes, I'm there. Take the baby. Tear my baby from me. Throw it in the fire. My discomfort is my war with God . . . ."

Really?

So here's the kind of insanity which has been generated throughout the thousands of years during which religious and spiritual programming and conditioning and indoctrination and brainwashing of humans has led to the belief that "God is in charge of all" and "There's a reason for everything that happens" and "You must accept it all" and "You must surrender totally to God's will, whatever it might be":

From 

"God was made angry by humanity and flooded the earth and killed everyone on the planet except for the members of one family and two of every species of animals, insects, birds, etc." 

to 

a Christian pastor who said God allowed the World Trade Centers to be knocked down by Islamic terrorists

"because of moral decay in the U.S. and because of the ACLU, abortionists, feminists, gays, and liberals" 

to 

the Dalai Lama's explanation about why Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, saying it was . . . 

"The fault of the negative karma of the people of New Orleans" 

to 

"Love the man who raped you" and "Gladly give up your child to be tossed into an oven by Nazis" 

so-called "religious" and "spiritual" messaging has not come very far since the circulation of the most ignorant superstitions which led to Egyptian and Norse and Greek and Roman mythology and to the superstition-based beliefs held by such people as the Neanderthals and passed down to present-day persons who still buy unquestioningly into absolute nonsense. 

Such advice as "love what is" and "love your rapist" and "love the people who tossed your children into ovens during WWII" is the epitome of what Maharaj called “humanity’s ignorance, stupidity, and insanity.” Yet recommending a lifetime of preoccupation and round-the-clock hating would also be detrimental to one's peace, both mentally and emotionally. 

The understanding which ends ignorance and stupidity and insanity can allow for clarity and peace to manifest, can allow the peace to be typically interrupted, can allow for psychological processing to happen, and can allow for peace to return even as there is no belief in the delusional concept of “uninterrupted happiness” throughout the relative existence. Understanding is key. 

Maharaj: “There is no such thing as mind. There are ideas. Abandon the wrong ideas.” 

Thus, when visiting with a woman recently who had undergone a miscarriage, the typical, often overwhelming emotions manifested, including immense levels of sadness but also the accompanying but unwarranted guilt and shame and self-blame which also often manifest. There was also some sense also of life being unfair and trying to understand why a loving god let’s “bad things happen to good people.” 

None of the emotions being expressed were discounted. Nor was it the time to address the belief that there is some supposedly God who is controlling everything on the planet, right down to what happens after a sperm cell and an egg meet. 

Instead, the conversation was moved to an understanding, an understanding of the biological forces at play, to the fact that up to 25% of all first pregnancies in the U.S. end with a miscarriage, that because of a number of environmental factors, many sperm cells and eggs have chromosome issues, and that – in spite of all that – most of the 4.4 million people who want a child but have miscarriages every year will, eventually, become pregnant again and will procreate. The plan: to assist those who are suffering to be able to move beyond that state. 

Maharaj identified as the key "goal" of the non-dual teacher: to eliminate the excess pain and misery and suffering which persons are trying to endure and be freed from. 

Maharaj’s understanding, (that “when you desire and fear and identify yourself with your feelings, you create sorrow and bondage”) is a freeing understanding, but the one trapped in sorrow and bondage cannot be freed from sorrow and bondage upon request or demand; instead, in this case, the pain and misery and suffering were all felt right along with the woman. There was no sociopathic, psychopathic comment that “You must love this. I know I do.” 

What kind of apparently no-feeling, no-empathy, dissociated, sociopathic person - playing the role of "The Big Name Teacher" - would recommend, “Well, the proper way to handle this is to love your miscarriage.” 

By contrast, recall that when Maharaj was asked, 

“Do you care at all about the people who come your way?” 

his reply, evidencing the way that the understanding of the unicity functions, was: 

“More than you will ever know.” 

Also, how totally asinine it would have been to tell the woman who had just miscarried, “I just want you to be happy. Come on. Get over it right now. Just be happy.” Maharaj abandoned the use of religion and spirituality and Self-Inquiry to address the problems of humanity after he came to understand that the problems of humanity center in the mind.

Obviously, he certainly must have understood that the processing of happenings which are deemed by the masses to be “unhappy events” or even “traumatic events” require psychological processing in order to be able to recover and move on. 

Maharaj: “If you want to be beyond suffering, you must meet it half way.” That means, denial of your suffering will not end it; dissociation from what you are feeling will not end it; nor will putting a spin on your suffering and dismissing it with the delusional claim that “It’s all good!” bring it to an end. Unprocessed trauma remains in every cell of the plant food body unless effectively treated. 

There are techniques which the best-trained therapists can used to free that up, but only those best-trained in EMDR will even begin to probe the depths of the psyche and released the vestiges of trauma which remain and which subconsciously control the way persons think and talk and behave. 

So, there are generally-speaking three type of “peace-robbers” at play all around the planet: 

One, the kind of peace-robber represented by the challenges which the relative existence often tosses one's way: the type discussed above dealing with miscarriages; or the type involving the loss of relations or friends; or the type surrounding murders or wars.

It is understandable when one experiencing the kinds of pain and misery and suffering which such events can generate and which the trauma associated which such events linger, yet there are means by which that trauma can be addressed (and that does not always include the non-dual understanding). 

Two, there is a peace-robber which involves self-imposed crises among those who habitually forfeit their peace as a result of their tendencies to make mountains out of molehills and then live in the darkness of the valleys generated from their exaggerating, stress-inducing, over-reacting, embellishing, amplifying minds which inflate any irritant by assigning it disaster status. 

Their relative existence unfolds as a supposed predicament is soon followed by some sort of imagined emergency which is followed by an event which is only thought to be a catastrophe which is followed by a supposed calamity.

And all of those events are viewed without any clear perspective at all because of a mind which is incapable of providing an accurate, objective, balanced perception. Some might conclude that those types are not robbed of their peace as much as they forfeit their peace because of the warped condition of a mind which is warped because of programming, conditioning, etc. 

Three, there is the type of peace-robber which is rooted in identifications - either / or mind and personality identification (also a result of programming, conditioning, etc.) which produce particular, specialized, personality-specific kinds of pain or misery and suffering. 

Of that common source of pain and misery and suffering, Maharaj explained: 

"There is no chaos in the world except the chaos which your mind creates." 

"There is no such thing as peace of mind. Mind means disturbance. Restlessness itself is mind." 

"Beyond the mind there is no suffering." 

"To know that you are a prisoner of your mind - that you live in an imaginary world of your own creation - is the dawn of wisdom."

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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