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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 . . . ." 


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


"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


The Natural Brain vs. the Never-Natural Mind

To review: the seat of the Ultimate Sickness is the human mind; thus, it is the human mind which must be the focus of the treatment. If persons' minds are split or torn as a result of being filled with dualistic, separatist beliefs, then the Ultimate Medicine - which is an antidote for that mindset - can address the problem; if minds are sick because of psychological splitting, then a different treatment is called for. 

 In the book INSTABILITY / INSANITY: What the Advaita Teachings Can (and Cannot) Address the following is shared:


Even a partially-versed non-dual seeker could not look at the examples and traits of unstable persons that were provided earlier and fail to see how those beliefs and traits are steeped in duality; 

however, such instability might also be rooted in psychological problems that are so serious that Advaita's Ultimate Medicine cannot even begin to address the issues which are driving some persons. 

Moreover, instability / insanity is usually multi-dimensional in its causes - rooted in numerous sources - so a holistic method of treatment (rather than any one single approach) is most often indicated. 

That inspires this disclaimer: there are some highly arrogant and highly dangerous persons (relatively speaking) who believe that whatever they are attached to can address anything and everything that can arise during the relative existence. 

Some will claim that their religion has all the answers; some will claim that their "program" has all the answers; some will claim that their philosophy or ideology has all the answers; some will claim that their spiritual exercises and elevated, superior state of spirituality can provide all the answers;

some will claim that their analyst or psychologist or psychiatrist or doctor or pharmacist / chemist or some other drug dealer has all the answers; however, it is rare that any one single approach can address all of the facets at play when instability / insanity reaches a full-blown stage. 

People familiar with the approach here over the years know that persons who write to report that they are contemplating suicide are referred to the emergency room of the nearest hospital and know that it has been pointed out that the three body types all require totally different food plans if - as Maharaj noted - the body is to function optimally, allowing the functioning to happen in an optimal manner as well. 

So a variety of sources of instability / insanity will be discussed. Never, though, is the Ultimate Medicine offered when it is clear that far more is required to address certain grave mental and emotional issues and disorders. In some cases, yes, the Ultimate Medicine may go a long way in addressing the problem. In some cases, professional treatment by psychologists or psychiatrists will be indicated. 

In some other cases, physical and dietary needs should be addressed (which is what all the talk of "the three gunas" is actually about: the way that what persons eat affects and controls their moods.)

[Of course the fanatical and addictive types can never get enough, so some of those types over the years have expanded the list of gunas to 20. Whatever.]

In still other cases, major personality disorders are driving the instability. Some cases are rooted in the perversities of acculturation and domestication which are especially typical in some specific societies and countries and in the cases of those included in the subsets mentioned above: those who are fanatical and those who are trapped in the Addictive Personality Disorder (who are often one in the same).

And as mentioned earlier, many cases nowadays are rooted in "psychological splitting." If instability and insanity are rooted in duality-based splitting, then these teachings can assist in addressing the issues; if actual psychological splitting is the cause of such instability, then the teachings will have little chance of treating that mental and emotional sickness. 

Psychological splitting occurs especially among those persons referenced earlier who - for a variety of reasons - have no ability to process and integrate whatever they are feeling. They can emote on occasion, but they seldom feel. Eventually, they can dissociate and will feel nothing and will care nothing about the way their words and actions affect the feelings of others. 

Because of childhood experiences in their cold and uncaring families and cultures where such displays of affection as hugging and saying "I love you" are taboo (as was the case with the German family I once married into) the children who are raised by adults who are rigid and distant and excessively formal and remote and detached and aloof become adults who are cold and uncaring and rigid and distant and excessively formal and remote and detached and aloof.  

When they encounter someone who grew up in a family or culture that was just the opposite, such cold and detached adults will erect barriers, feeling threatened by those who come too close. A friend in Amsterdam who was known worldwide as one of the most giving and caring and loving people stiffened and balked on one occasion when I put an arm around her shoulder, and that was after years of being "friends." 

For her, loving and caring could be handled at a distance, but never up close, and she eventually explained that "people in our culture do not hug like that. We all keep our distance. We are more formal than people in your country."

Persons from one culture to the next have about them "spheres" (or mental walls or "dividers" and assumed-to-be "protectors") that are of varying radiuses, and to move inside one's sphere is unacceptable among those raised in such cold and often "northern" cultures such as in the U.S. or Western Europe or many Eastern European countries. 

In addition to childhood experiences, certain traumatic events throughout one's adult years can inspire the wearing of "a psychological shield" by those who may have once had an ability to integrate difficult feelings but who later mobilized certain defenses to avoid what those individuals now perceive as intolerable or unbearable situations. 

[How could dualistic beliefs not dominate the people of the planet when so many are driven by their minds to prefer detachment and disconnection and division and separation and distancing and are programmed to fear and / or hate "the other"?]

The dualistic instability / insanity is that they long for closeness while hating closeness. How could such types not be unstable? How could such types not be frustrated and confused? How could such types not sink into the deepest levels of the Borderline Personality Disorder? 

They are doomed to misery, trapped as they are in their insane, dualistic belief systems with the conflicting motives which are stored in their minds?

Consider the level of insanity when one has been robbed of those things which mark the nisarga (natural) mode of functioning that animals display when in their natural habitat. The deer here touch, nestle against each other, display affection and closeness, and yes, even "care."

Among persons who are trapped in psychological splitting, hugging becomes anathema; saying "I love you" is never even considered; an inability to trust on even the slightest level is absent; and paranoia sets in when persons feel sure that everyone wants only to use or abuse them.

If persons suffer from what is called here a "broken picker" (thus having a tendency to be attracted to one user or abuser after another) or from a sense of entitlement or from a desire to use others, then they will attract - time and time again - the types who do want to use them and / or abuse them; in their backwards world of splitting, they are often attracted to abusive, possessive, jealous, controlling (a.k.a., "strong" and "protective") types; 

thus, after they have been driven blindly to enter into one such senseless entanglement after another, the conclusion that they must keep their distance and must wear armor to protect themselves can become entrenched. 

I have spoken with hundreds over the years who really "only married one spouse" though records in courthouse show that they entered into multiple marriages to "the same person" but who had many different names.

Therefore, someone might have told me that she married Tom and John and Jim and Mark, but Tom and John and Jim and Mark were so exactly alike that one with any wisdom and ability to see clearly would not be able to tell them apart; or someone might have told me that he married Olivia and Mary and Emma and Linda  but Olivia and Mary and Emma and Linda were so exactly alike that one with any wisdom and ability to see clearly would not be able to tell them apart.


As another defense, persons suffering from this disorder initially view all people as being either totally good or totally bad. Persons suffering from splitting, when in the mode of seeing only "the good," use the ego-defense mechanism called "idealization." 

[See the pointer offered earlier regarding those who idealize another and, egotistically, idealize self: such persons will "look at a potential partner and write a 'pro / con' list of that potential partner's traits but will have no "con's" on the list." Those same types are likely to idealize themselves and arrogantly "do the same with their own 'pro / con' list of traits": all "pro's" . . . no "con's," which is a complete impossibility when dealing with persons in relationships which are always relative and are thus changing and unstable.

Why do the majority of marriages and relationships and love affairs end in disaster? Is it because, as some say, that "love is blind?" No. It is because love, when viewed through the lenses of idealizing and romanticizing, is color blind: none of the red flags being waved can be seen. 

The ego-defense mechanism of idealization is triggered when one desires to accumulate a new set of ego-states: lover, companion, spouse, the homeowner to be, the one being cared for financially, ad infinitum

At that point, one will assign exceedingly positive qualities to self and to another. But since all of that is dualistic and thus relative, that "positive" view will not last. Eventually, the use of idealization will be replaced with the use of "devaluation"; then, the earlier romanticizer / idealizer will eventually assign exceedingly "negative" qualities to the partner who was perceived to be "ideal."

Here, the terms used in non-dual pointers are "upgrading" and "downgrading": "The Spouse" soon becomes "The Super Spouse," and where originally only "The Husband" was required to satisfy the role of "The Wife," once her self-upgrading takes place, then "The Super Wife" must have "A Super Husband" to "survive" in her mind. The same is true for the one assuming the role of "The Husband" who then later egotistically upgrades that false self to the status of "The Super Husband." 

Early on, idealization will play along with those super labels, but soon, "devaluation" will always manifest as long as persons are being tossed about in the storms of relativity; then, broken relationships or breakups or divorces will follow, along with chaos (and often along with even more instability and insanity). 

Of the two types of splitting discussed earlier, the more complicated is the deep-seated, psychological version. Narcissism and arrogance were mentioned in connection with the mental illness of splitting and the use of "idealization." It was Sigmund Freud who first mentioned "idealization" when discussing narcissism. 

[Consider: How narcissistic is it to judge others - often in an instant - and conclude that they are all good or all bad?] 

He taught that narcissism first manifests in infants who come to believe that they are the be-all and end-all, often as a result of over-indulgent parents who egotistically see the perfect child as being an extension - and even literal manifestation - of their own perfection. Yet the child still wants the parents' love, so children internalize the traits and values modeled by the parents. 

I have dealt with thousands during the last 30+ years who - when honest - answered my questions about their early life with their parents and their comments reveal that the parents were insane and had no child-rearing skills at all; yet they hasten to point out that their parents "did the best they could" or "really, they did a great job."

["Eeeeeeeek! Uh . . . okaaay." Proud product of those supposedly fabulous loins, are you?]

That really is coded mind-talk rooted in egotism, suggesting, "They must have done a damn good job. Look at me." [For more on that insane view, see "Stockholm Syndrome."]

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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