Saturday, April 03, 2021

The Anatomy of Human Memory Storage: The Elemental Brain vs. the Non-Elemental Mind or The Natural Brain vs. the Never-Natural Mind

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"Abandon the wrong ideas, for they are false and obstruct your vision . . . ." 

and  

"The death of the mind is the birth of wisdom"  

and

"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."

--Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

 

"Realization is nothing more than a process which results in a person being freed from believing in all learned ignorance." 

--Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

The Anatomy of Human Memory Storage: The Elemental Brain vs. the Non-Elemental Mind

or

The Natural Brain vs. the Never-Natural Mind

Yesterday, we continued the discussion of the many obstacles which seekers face – often unconsciously – which block movement along the “path” to realization.

Also yesterday, a man called “Walter” reminded me of a conversation I had many years ago with another man who was trapped as a result of the content of his mind and who was continuing to play “the Non-duality Mind Games” which all among the masses play and which many seekers play as well.

In that conversation from long ago which is still relevant to the current discussion here, the “mind-game-player” told me that he was “doing the work” with me but also "with one other 'guide'." 

He then said: “The other person told me that I do not need to work anymore because he could tell that 'I got it'."

“But I don’t feel like I got it. When will I know that I got it?”

I replied:

“You will know that you 'got it' when you realize four points specifically:

1. when you realize that there is no ‘you’ to get anything,

2. when you realize that ‘getting’ is as impossible as ‘doing’ since there are no do-ers to begin with and there are no getters to get,

3. when you realize that there is no ‘it’ to get,

and

4. when you realize that all of your problems and misery and suffering and delusions have resulted from what you did get rather than from what you did not get.”

He: “So what did I get?”

The response  “What you got is an accumulation of taught BS that amounted to nothing more than an accumulation of what Maharaj called ‘learned ignorance’ which has been accumulated and stored in a now fiction-filled, ignorance-filled, BS-filled mind. 

"You do not need to get anything more; you do not to accumulate anything more; instead, you are being invited to be un-taught all and to un-learn all.

“This deal is not about getting more but is about getting rid of all . . .  all that now fills the mind, including thoughts, concepts, notions, ideas, perceptions, opinions, judgments, emotions, views, positions, stances, and standpoints, all of which can be summarized in one term: “your beliefs.”

“But the term ‘your beliefs’ is also a concept which is, therefore, a lie as well.  

"How easily is it to be free of those beliefs when you realize that they are not ‘your beliefs’ at all but are instead ‘their beliefs,’ the beliefs of everyone who has ever contributed to your programming, conditioning, domestication, acculturation, brainwashing, and indoctrination."

Next, to the visitors to this site today, the invitation is to consider how utterly insane it is to brag that “you got it!”

You might as well leave the office of a medical oncologist and go home and shout joyfully to your family and friends as you tell them, “I got it! I finally got it!!” Yeah, you got it alright, the “it” being cancer. What are you cheering about?

What persons have been given and what they got - which is now stored in their minds - is not unlike a cancer. To hear the thoughts and words generated by a Sick mind and to see the actions inspired by a Sick mind evidences the presence of the Ultimate Sickness which Maharaj came to understand is nothing more than a mental Sickness.

Almost every problem which has led to misery and suffering among humans is a problem which is centered in the mind, including . . .

. . . the belief that man has been given dominion over plants, animals and the resources of the planet and has the right to use all of that as he chooses - thus negatively impacting the environment and all people all around the globe - is a mental problem

. . . the arrogance and sense of separation which lead to conflict on all levels is a mental problem

. . . the anxiety and stress and preoccupation with efforts to live according to the dreamed up rules and regulations and laws and commandments of someone else's dogma in order to spend eternity in an upgraded version of "this world" as opposed to a downgraded version of "this world" is a mental problem

. . . the fact that Real Love is mistaken for what the masses call "love" is a mental problem (a mental illness accompanied always by a lack of wisdom, a failure to understand Oneness, and an excess of ignorance), as is the chaos which follows when their version of "love" is seen to have been false; 

. . . the instability of persons' thoughts and words and actions is a mental problem (the Advaitin called Yeshu’a ("Jesus Christ") purportedly having said that "A dual-minded person is unstable in all ways"); 

and 

. . . being unstable is one surefire sign of the presence of a mental problem

Each example and others shall be discussed, beginning first with instability being evidence of a mental problem. 

Persons normalize the abnormal, so the depressed will often deny or just fail to see that they are depressed; the narcissistic can spot that trait in others but seldom see it in themselves;

and those who exhibit harshness with their words, coldness with their unavailability, meanness in their interactions, cruelty with their judging, and / or near-sociopathic levels of mercilessness while ignoring the impact of their words and deeds on the feelings of those around them are sometimes quite capable of tuning into their own feelings (or emotions), though they can eventually dissociate and feel nothing;

however, they are often totally out of touch with the way others feel as a result of dealing with them (giving lip service only to their ability to empathize).

Such volatile persons, having normalized their instability, either are not aware that flux and unsteadiness and their ever-in-motion fluctuations are abnormal . . . or, they simply do not care. Many of those are actually addicted to chaos, so bored and /or depressed that they subconsciously require the adrenaline rush that comes with chaos in order to "feel alive." 

Their problems are rooted in the instability generated by their dual-mindedness, so they accept, seek, or ignore their unstable condition and the fact that it is a mental problem, a form of insanity itself. The Advaitin Shakespeare referred to such types in relationships as those with "inconstant affections" and called them "inconstant lovers." 

Consider some of the definitions of "unstable": 

1. inconstant and variable; that is, likely to change frequently without apparent or cogent reason; 

2. unsteady, forever subject to change, highly or violently reactive; 

3. unable to afford a sense of ease or reassurance to those who are around them, preferring consciously or subconsciously to manipulate others with covert methods of controlling in order to make them "walk on eggshells" or to keep them at a distance; 

4. overly-sensitive to self while being insensitive with others; 

5. of unsound mind; suffering from severe mental illness; insane; deranged; 

6. disposed to psychological variability; irresolute; moody; 

7. and exhibiting such personality traits as: - changeable -unpredictable -unsteady -inconstant -unsettled -irrational -erratic -inconsistent -unreliable -untrustworthy and -vacillating All of the above describes those who are trapped in the Ultimate Sickness of a dualistic mind (and, thus, mental illness) and who are swept back and forth by the tides of emotional intoxication. 

Consider waves crashing into rock formations along the shores of the planet's oceans: the rocks are there, steady, unmoved by the actions of the ever-changing waves that are crashing into them. Take the rocks (as in "she / he is steady as a rock") to be the relative existence when insanity is absent and when "Reality" is overlaid upon it; take the waves to be the ever-in-motion consciousness, the unstable mind, and the existence that many encounter everyday because they are unstable in all ways. 

The mind is the seat of duality, and duality is that which drives persons into constantly-fluctuating states of happiness and unhappiness; of shifting from loving to hate; of moving from idealizing and romanticizing to degrading and debasing;

of upgrading and downgrading; of moving from "you light up my life" to "you drive me crazy"; of looking at a potential partner and writing a "pro / con" list of that potential partner's traits but having no "con's" on the list; and of arrogantly doing the same with one's own "pro / con" list of traits. 

Sometimes, the Ultimate Medicine can shed its healing light on unstable thoughts and words and actions and ignorance and allow persons to escape the drama and chaos of their instability; more often, the masses will remain unstable throughout the manifestation. 

[Hence Maharaj’s final estimate that only 1 in ten million will ever realize, that is, will ever be freed of their belief in the piles of learned ignorance which are currently piled up in their minds.]

As the deer in this neighborhood spontaneously move away from the chaos and noise generated by some in the community, so the sane will often finally tire of the insanity generated by the unstable persons in their lives and move on; others, driven by their own selfish agendas, will stay to receive "Perk A" while tolerating "Examples of Total Insanity A through Z" (all of which are often rooted in the duality and the insanity of "Psychological Splitting"). 

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.

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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