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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.

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In light of Maharaj's invitation to reject all personal / personality identifications, the focus recently has been on the fallacy of the belief among the masses in their "who-ness" and "me-ness" and "you-ness" (that is, in their assumed relative identities) and - egotistically - in their "WHO-ness" (that is, in their supposedly "Special and Infinite and Supreme Noumenal Identifications.").

This point was offered earlier: 

Distortion and delusion and magical thinking drives persons to accept lies as truth and block the masses from understanding the most basic facts about their bodies and how they come into being and how they cycle elements and energy and "produce" other composite unities and how the nonsense they are taught will reinforce a belief in "me-ness" and "you-ness" and "WHO-ness" and body and mind and personality identifications which are total - but highly influential - fiction. That will be discussed in the next post. 

Regarding WHO-ness, in the four-book anthology The Advance Seekers' Series, there is a forepiece entitled "WHO IS FLOYD HENDERSON?" 

In that piece, Louise Sterling of Cape Town, South Africa offers certain observations which can provide deeper insight into the non-dual understanding of the fictional concepts of "who-ness" and / or "WHO-ness." She wrote: 

The literary tradition is to preface a book with a biographical snapshot of the author as a person. What can be said then, about the Advaitin Teacher who has moved beyond personal biography? 

To describe the person or the personal (the date of birth, the nationality, the job, the interests, the home, the child, the books read, the path followed) is to describe the attributes that actually take us further away from uncovering the teacher’s identity. 

The reality is that this "Who Is . . . " question itself brings us to deeper and more authentic questions. What is this understanding in which the teacher resides? The state of Realization is not different from teacher to teacher. There is no difference between a Nisargadatta Maharaj, a Floyd Henderson, or any other Realized teacher. 

Realisation means the shattering of the shell of separation so that the non-dual nature of Reality is directly known. How can this be different from person to person? Only in the ABSENCE of the person is this nature revealed. In this way, Floyd Henderson invites us to strip away all that is personal, all that is dualistic, all that separates us from this understanding of Oneness – from our True Selves. 

The summative statement "I AM THAT; I AM" describes that understanding in absolute terms as well as its expression in the relative. Floyd Henderson is THAT – just like all human beings; however, Floyd is fixed unshakably in this understanding, so all functioning, relatively speaking, flows directly from this understanding. 

In this way, the biographical details (such as, “born” in Louisiana; moved to Texas; worked as a teacher and business owner over several decades before taking early retirement to write; father of a daughter named Ashley; current resident in the community of Walden on Lake Conroe in Texas; 

years of seeking followed by twenty-five months in the forest dweller stage and experiencing a vision that resulted in the dramatic peripetia or flash of Realization; functioning as a Direct Path, Nisargan teacher; and author of over forty Advaita books) are the attributes or flavourings which coloured the pure consciousness in the particular shape and form at the relative level. 

Yet, these attributes are false ingredients. They cannot provide a true answer to the question "Who is Floyd Henderson?" because he recognizes no who-ness at all . . . believes in no "who" that is living "here" at all. He once explained it this way when asked if he was ever bothered by people: 

“. . . How could persons possibly bother me? They do not have even the slightest clue about where I truly live. Only a few on the entire planet called “earth” have a clue. Some might enter what is called ‘floyd’s house’ or ‘floyd’s home,’ but that is not where I live; in fact, ‘where I abide' has nothing to do with a ‘where’ at all. 

"In this regard, there is actually only the ‘how.’ ‘How’ I abide is as the awareness, as the Original Nature, as the natural state which has no boundaries, which has no defining traits, and which does not change. ‘How’ I abide is without conditions or conditioning, without qualifications, and without limitations. 

"I can seem to be ‘here’ one second and ‘there’ the next, but that is about ‘how-ness,’ not any actual ‘here-ness’ or ‘there-ness.’ I am not confined to a space or form; furthermore, I can enter other spaces and forms, and do so regularly (as might happen the instant you read these words). 

"Abiding beyond consciousness and beyond beingness and beyond non-beingness, I can span the globe . . . I can span the universe . . . I have spanned all universes. Yet such 'while manifested' spannings seldom happen anymore, requiring far more energy than is worth the effort, and it most assuredly need not happen with you. 

"As for me, abidance will continue to happen in a whole and unadulterated and unambiguous manner until the consciousness unmanifests. Until that happens, then abidance will happen as Reality is overlaid on the relative without exception. When the consciousness unmanifests, then the drop shall enter the ocean of energy from which it came and will span the Absolute; 

"Awareness shall be, but aware of-ness shall not. Later, other universes might be spanned as well, or might not. Yet all of that is stated, so it, too, cannot be the Truth which you know but do not yet know that you know. Tap into the source and know Truth, but even then, do not suppose that you will be able to express Truth in words." 

Thus, Floyd describes the AM-ness regarding "floyd" as a "composite unity" of an elemental plant food body that is circulating air and that is temporarily housing the manifested consciousness. 

The THAT-ness he sees as a field of energy from which the conscious-energy manifests and to which it will return. 

As for identification with any WHO-ness, he discarded that when identification with the Nothingness came, followed eventually by not even identifying with Nothing - or anything else. 

See? If you would just be, without erroneously believing that you can "be this" or "be that," then all sense of personhood must end. 

The unwavering sense of "Just-Being-ness" can manifest only if all illusions about self-ness and Self-ness and who-ness and WHO-ness end. 

To reiterate certain earlier pointers which are relevant to this discussion: 

Everything in the relative is much ado about nothing, and everything in the Absolute is also much ado about nothing. There is no "later," no "judgment," and no "eternal reward" or "eternal punishment," so abide naturally, now, and stop being so damn serious. Just be, instead. Relax. Enjoy. 

That is the invitation over and over: to just be . . . to rest in the dark and cool blue shade; then, what happens can still happen, but it will be witnessed, without attachment, without reaction, without overreaction, without misery, and without suffering. It can all still happen, but it will happen simply, without complications or angst. 

And if something does not happen? That, too, will be witnessed without attachment, without reaction, without overreaction, without misery, without complications, and without angst. 

If it is bliss and joy you seek, then forsake not - and detach not from - the post-realization Am-ness, for it provides the only opportunity that you shall ever have to know bliss and to enjoy joy. 

But that, too, can only happen if you are just being, if you are not thinking that you are doing, if you understand that you are not a do-er. Why? 

Consider the components of the composite unity: Can elements do? No. Can air do? No. Can the conscious-energy do? No. See? No do-er.

Finally, to paraphrase an ancient non-duality pointer which was warped by some member of one of the early sky cults: 

Be still and know that you are and know that you are that 

so that you can . . . 

Be still and know that you are 

so that you can . . . 

Be still and know 

so that you can then just . . .

Be still

so that you can then eventually just . . .

Be . . . period. 

Then, the sense of "quiet desperation" which Thoreau said marks and mars the lives of the non-realized masses will end as all sense of "desperation" fades away and what remains will be . . . the "quiet" only. So, the invitation: 

Be still, be quiet, and understand that you really can . . . just be if all false sense of who-ness, you-ness, me-ness, them-ness vs. us-ness and WHO-ness comes to an end. 

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.


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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