Sunday, July 31, 2022

CAUSATION and RELATIVE EVENTS AND BEHAVIORS: “Evil?” or “Ignorance, Stupidity, and Insanity”?

Table of Contents

Today's Considerations
Recent Posts and Archives
Tools for Realization
Author's eBooks
Author's Paperback Books
Free eBooks



[Walter Driscoll asked to interview me in order to preserve on video some of the latest modifications and evolutions in the versions of the message offered here since 1989. He would label the discussion, "Unlearning with Floyd Henderson."

Please note: For those who have a problem hearing what is being shared, the video offers a fairly accurate set of closed captions which some listeners might want to activate.

The interview is available for viewing by clicking on video "NUMBER THIRTEEN" in the column to the right.]

1. [See the offer in gold text following this post for details on how you can watch a retreat on video which includes a detailed discussion of all seven of the steps on the path as used by Maharaj]

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.)

4. Some prefer paperback books even if they have to wait a day or so to receive it and have to pay more for a printed book and its shipment. Now, 10 paperback books by Henderson are in print and available in two anthologies through Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and over 40,000+ booksellers around the globe including in the Americas, Germany, India, Italy, Poland, Russia, China, Spain, Brazil and South Korea. See the end of this post in red text for details.

5. Would you like to have us send to someone as a gift from you a copy of any ebook in our inventory? See the offer in purple text at the end of this post.

 6. Or, you may purchase a Floyd Henderson Shopify Gift Card here for someone and offer recommendations for the books in Floyd's store which might be of assistance to them.

7. You may click here to visit Floyd's bookstore which offers both digital books and paperback books which deal with non-duality, non-duality-based fictional adventures, recovery, financial sanity, financial planning, and more. 


“Evil?” or Ignorance, Stupidity, and Insanity?



“Little else blocks the understanding of cause / causes as much as the good vs. evil beliefs which are rooted in dogma and politics.”

--Floyd Henderson

“It’s like these guys take pride in being ignorant.”

--Barack Obama

“The cause of all is . . . all.”

--Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

236. The case with the non-realized masses is this: they do not have a clue about who (or more accurately “what”) they are, and that is total craziness . . . total insanity, is it not?

Nor do they have a clue about the actual “causes” of happenings which they hate. Little else blocks the understanding of cause / causes as much as the “good” vs. “evil” beliefs which are rooted in dogma and politics.

Add in the effects of the Ultimate Sickness factors of “ignorance, stupidity and insanity” (Maharaj) and it becomes clear why the “godly” and “political” forces who are escalating the spread of dual-mindedness are experiencing such “success.”

[And make no mistake about it: The pointer Obama offered fourteen years ago about those two forces is even more spot on today than in 2008 when he first addressed that phenomenon by saying, “It’s like these guys take pride in being ignorant.” For them, to spread ignorance and belief in their agendas is “success” to them.]

237. Maharaj made clear that persons are dissociated, trapped in a sense of WHO-ness without any awareness that there is no “personal who” (or “Personal Who” / a.k.a. “God”) at all. It’s all just “made up,” “conceptualized,” or - to use his word - “invented.” The same is true with every word used to invent a personal identification (or multiple identifications, as it is). 

238. “Hindu.” Just made up. “Jew.” Just made up. “Muslim.” Just made up. “Christian.” Just made up. Just like all of their duality-based and duality-generating and duality-sustaining and insanity-creating dogma.

All just made up. To paraphrase Churchill, “Never has so much relative chaos and conflict been inflicted on so many by so few” (that is, by the few who dreamed up - invented - the myth-and-superstition-based cults that have evolved into the most influential organizations on the planet and that have become the key source of nonsensical thinking and nonsensical talking and nonsensical behavior). 

239. And the personas assigned by those organizations, in conjunction with all of the other personality identifications that are assumed or assigned in homes and in cultures around the globe, have left the planet with nearly eight billion persons who do not have a clue about who they are;

who do not have a clue that the subconscious agendas of their false, multiple personalities are determining their every thought and word and action, even as they believe they are choosing to do what they do; and who do not have a clue about actual cause / causes.

240. As a highly-intelligent woman was told during a Skype session when she rejected that pointer, “Okay, so look back over your thirty-two-year existence and consider the insane, self-destructive, self-defeating things you told me that you’ve done. If you had chosen to do those, you would have had to be a very dumb woman. But you are not. So you tell me why you think those things were done.” 

241. But more to the point, to do some of the things that her parents and acquaintances and culture have classified as “bad” and “evil” would mean that someone can explain without equivocation and without exception exactly what is “absolutely good and right” and what is “absolutely bad and wrong” in an existence that is relative and non-absolute in its very nature and at its very core. 

242. Were “evil” actually to exist, the closest thing to that would have to be persons who believe they know exactly what is “absolutely good and right” and what is “absolutely bad and wrong.”

That is why Maharaj made clear that “only that person will visit [the loft] whose virtue and sin have come to an end,” and that is why only those persons whose virtue and sin have both come to end will stay for very long in this electronic loft.

Nowadays, time here is only spent with those who are free of both virtue and sin or with those who are seeking that freedom. Beyond that, the solitude is far preferable to being exposed to persons who believe that they are either “virtuous” or “sinful.” 

243. It is those who are convinced of their rightness and their virtue and their higher level of morality (and who love their sense of rightness and virtue and morality because they believe those differentiate them from “others”) who can hate those whom they conclude are devoid of rightness and virtue and morality. 

244. That “love-hate” duality is totally removed from Real Love and from the wisdom of the no-identity, no-belief, no-concept, non-dual understanding and is at the root of all so-called “acts of hatred” or “evil acts” which are really acts of ego and egotism and, therefore, insanity. 

245. What could be crazier than allowing the agendas of a group of hidden mirages (false identities) to drive one to insane thoughts and insane words and insane deeds? Nothing. 

246. None of that could happen if one were sane enough to know that there are no “who’s” and that there is only “what”; thus, the invitation here has always been to find “WHAT is” rather than “WHO is.” 

247. Yet most are attached to the multiple “who’s” which they think define them, and nothing that ever happened and which persons have called “evil” acts (which are actually acts of ignorance and stupidity and insanity) could have occurred except for the fact that a “personal who” - that is, a false identity - had been assigned or adopted before those actions. 

248. What if there had there been no “Christians” who had been told to go to the four corners of the earth and baptize everyone in the name of Jesus Christ”? Then no “Holocaust of the Americas” during which white Europeans Christians killed 150,000,000 people in “The New World.” 

249. What if there had been no “Muslims” who weretaught to destroy infidels and spawn acts of what they deem to be ‘justifiable homicide in response to’ . . .

Then no religion-inspired murders of U.S. citizens in Lebanon, no religion-inspired murders of U.S. citizens in Spain, no religion-inspired murders of U.S. citizens in the Mediterranean Sea on the “Achille Lauro,” no religion-inspired murders of U.S. citizens in Rome or Vienna,

no religion-inspired murders of U.S. citizens in the skies over Athens, no religion-inspired murders of U.S. citizens in West Berlin, no religion-inspired murders of U.S. citizens in the skies over Lockerbie,

no religion-inspired murders of U.S. citizens beneath the World Trade Center, no-religion-inspired murders of U.S. citizens by flying planes into the World Trade Center and other sites on 9-11,

no religion-inspired murders of U.S. citizens in Riyadh, no religion-inspired murders of U.S. citizens in Dhahran, no religion-inspired murders of U.S. citizens in Nairobi, no religion-inspired murders of U.S. citizens in Karachi,

no religion-inspired murders of U.S. citizens in Jeddah, no religion-inspired murders of U.S. citizens in Amman, no religion-inspired murders of U.S. citizens in Damascus, no religion-inspired murders of U.S. citizens in Algeria,

no religion-inspired murders of U.S. citizens in Yemen, no religion-inspired murders of U.S. citizens in Benghazi, and no religion-inspired murders of U.S. citizens in Ankara, to cite only a few examples.

250. Moreover, no “U.S. citizens who are ‘Citizens of the Greatest Country on the Planet’ who need to invade and occupy and control and influence the rest of the world”? Then far fewer of the religion-inspired murders of U.S. citizens catalogued in #249. 

251. Maharaj said, “After the information given to you by the mother, that you are a boy or girl, all your further acquisitions are by hearsay.” 

252. It is those persona-based “further acquisitions” that set the stage for all insane thoughts; moreover; insane thoughts lead to insane words, and it is from insane words (including the ones that happen when personas “speak” within) that insane deeds evolve. 

253. Without a duality-based “us vs. them” mentality, there could not have been any religions; any wars; any holocausts; any financial crises such as the recent one that was hatched by and unleashed upon the planet’s population by the most greedy persons in the U.S.;

any New Town shooting; any Boston bombing; any Uvalde, Texas slaughter of children and teachers; any slaughter of those in Highland Park, Illinois; any of the millions or billions of really mentally and emotionally sick parents who drive their children insane; or any of the insanity that touches the relative existence of the billions among the non-realized masses every day.

There has long been a warped joke in the U.S. that goes like this: “Insanity is hereditary: you get it from your kids.”

The fact: Insanity is “hereditary” to the degree that you get it from a long chain of insane ancestors who eventually passed it down to your parents who, in turn, have made it your family legacy.

“It’s like all of those guys take pride in being ignorant.” Might you be the one to finally break that chain, a chain which imprisons the mind? Or, will egotism continued to inspire defending them and even inspire taking pride in what they have passed down?

Many who have come here had their “Will Smith Oscars Moment,” wanting to slap me and then yell at me to “Keep my parent's name out yo f*ckin’ mouth!”

As Maharaj made clear, You will never control what comes out of my mouth. What came out of his mouth was not for his own ‘good,’ but it might well be for your own ‘good’.”

That can happen when the pure, universal consciousness speaks and when the finally-unblocked consciousness of a listener is able to hear clearly.

To be continued.

Please enter into the silence of contemplation.

Watch an updated seven-hour streaming video of a retreat with Floyd Henderson which can be viewed by anyone with internet access. (In this video, all seven of the steps on "the path" as taught by Maharaj are explained and discussed.

If interested, click the button below to pay the fee via PayPal. You will then receive an email which includes the link for you to view the private, unlisted video via an arrangement we have made with YouTube, Inc. You do not have to have a YouTube account to watch this privately streamed video.

 (If you do not receive the link promptly, your computer or email provider may have high filter settings. Check your spam and trash folders because some providers automatically transfer emails containing links to those folders.)

To access the seven-hour streaming video of a retreat and begin watching right away, click this "Buy Now" button:
Buy Now
 [NOTE: The four most recent posts are below. You may access all of the postsin this series and in the previous series and several thousand other posts as well by clicking on the links in the "Recent Posts and Archives" section.]

In addition to the five non-duality books made available without charge by Andy Gugar, Jr. (see “FREEBIES” above), you can now access nearly 3,300 posts for any topics of interest to you.


If you prefer PAPERBACK copies

of some of Henderson’s non-duality books,

10 of his books are available in PRINT FORM
(collected in two anthologies).  

Links for ordering are below with
BARNES and NOBLE presently providing better service
when it come to fulfilling orders for
paperback and hardcover books
as opposed to delivering digital books.

[NOTE: Wherever you live, you can search for the books below by title with booksellers in your country. With 40,000+ retailers distributing my paperback books, you may order from U.S. stores or you may find someone nearer to you.]



The Advanced Seekers' Series (344 pages) is an anthology of four books that share Advaita-based, non-duality pointers that can guide seekers to abide as their original nature. Included in the anthology are

"From the I to the Absolute (A Seven-Step Journey to Reality");

"Consciousness / Awareness: The Nature of Reality Beyond SELF-Realization (Peace Every Day When Abiding As the Absolute)";

"From the Absolute to the Nothingness";


"The Final Understanding."

Order a PAPERBACK copy of The Advanced Seekers' Series&
from BARNES AND NOBLE by clicking here
or (sometimes less efficiently nowadays in terms of paperback delivery)

from AMAZON by clicking here.


This anthology (438 pages) contains the six books that make up what has been called The Blissful Abidance Series for those seeking to live blissfully and happily for the remainder of the manifestation, including:

“What BLISS is and what BLISS is not”

“There’s No Such Thing As Peace of Mind (There’s Only Peace If You’re ‘Out of Your Mind’)”

“Liberation (Attaining Freedom from Personality via Realization)”

“Freedom from Shifting Between States of Happiness and Unhappiness”

“Why You Must Be Empty If You Would Be Full”


“When REALITY Is Overlaid on the RELATIVE.”

Order a PAPERBACK copy of The Blissful Abidance Series 

from BARNES AND NOBLE by clicking here
or (sometimes less efficiently nowadays in terms of paperback delivery)
from Amazon by clicking here.


(1) You may purchase

 a Floyd Henderson Shopify Gift Card here
 for someone and offer recommendations for the books in Floyd's store which might be of assistance to them. 


(2) To make an arrangement for us to send in your name as a gift from you any of our books to someone you choose:

(a) Visit

(b) Purchase the ebook you’d like to send.

(c) Contact us using the email below, tell us which ebook you just purchased, and provide the name and email address of the person you want to send the ebook to. (They will never be contacted again or solicited for any reason.)

Send your information to:

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.] 


the direct link to the VIDEO VERSION 

of the "Awakening Together" satsang session with Regina and Jacqueline referenced earlier, 
18 MARCH 2018


You can click on the picture link which has now been added for video "Number Ten" in the upper right-hand column on this page.

If preferred, here's the direct link to the AUDIO VERSION. 

You may click
to visit Floyd's bookstore.

Recent Posts and Archives

Tools Used by Other Seekers of Realization

WATCHING an Advaita Vedanta Retreat: Watch a Downloadable computer file version of the Four-Day Advaita Retreat (Downloadable on PC only, not Apple.)

ENROLLING in the Online Advaita Classes For information, visit Information on the Advaita Classes on the Internet To enroll visit Enroll in the Advaita Internet Course

ATTENDING an Advaitin retreat with Floyd and being guided through all seven steps. For details of the retreats offered, please visit the retreat information site.

ARRANGING a one-hour session via Skype or telephone with Floyd. (Skype is a free service.) Click the button to pay and you will be contacted to arrange a date and time for the call.

Five Free eBooks

Compliments of Andy Gugar, Jr.,
the following eBooks are available without charge for you or for friends:


The content of this eBook deals with one of the most common but erroneous beliefs that the non-Realized masses cling to and which they will fight about (and even kill over), namely, that there is a planet-wide duel going on between “the forces of good and evil” in the universe.

Either (1) the ancient view is spot on: that the "ills of the planet" are rooted in evil people, in people not being religious enough or spiritual enough, and are caused solely by bad morality; or, (2) the "ills of the planet" are rooted in ignorance, stupidity and insanity and "being good" or "being moral" does not put an end to ignorance, does not eliminate stupidity, and does not treat insanity in any way.


Comments regarding the free eBook entitled “THE VISION”:

“My thanks to you and Andy.” – Andrew “Mac” McMaster

“Thanks so much for the book! And, by the way, it is brilliant and the most effective pointing that you have done. It has served to help clear the remaining blockages.” – Stan Cross

“Greatly appreciate having “THE VISION” added to my Henderson resource library that is situated on the right side of my bed for easy access! Eternally grateful for what was received and what was given.” – Robert Rigby

“‘THE VISION’ is such a well-written, condensed version of the Nisarga Yoga approach to understanding and enjoying Reality that I feel it can serve as a must-read ‘meditation guide’ for all earnest seekers.” – Andy Gugar, Jr.

"Sapolsky, Maharaj, and the Non-Dual Teachings"

Dr. Robert Maurice Sapolsky is an American neuroendocrinologist; a professor of biology, neuroscience, and neurosurgery at Stanford University; a researcher; an author; and a Research Associate at the National Museums of Kenya.

There is much that a non-dualist or Advaitin or Nisargan can relate to by comparing and contrasting what Sapolsky reveals about the way certain troops of baboons live in Africa with the way that humans abide all around the globe.

This 152-page eBook catalogues the common, non-dual message shared by Sapolsky and Maharaj and reveals the ways that Sapolsky’s scientific research supports the non-dual pointers offered by Maharaj.


In “PART ONE” it will be seen that most persons on the planet are not seeking, and most will never seek, but for those who are seeking, most will face several obstacles:

In “PART TWO” of this book, it will be seen why many criticized Maharaj for “changing his message in his later talks.” It will be seen that the changes were not about changing the message per se as much as about changing his methodology as he experimented with one version of the Ultimate Medicine after another in order to try to find an effective means for addressing the Ultimate Sickness.

He tried a religious version of the Medicine, a Spiritual version of the Medicine, and finally settled on a version which addressed to Sickness at its core . . . at the mental and emotional level.


“Dangerous” is a term that can only apply during the relative existence, but of those who do commit suicide, for example, how many shoot themselves in the foot over and over until they “bleed out”? None. They shoot themselves in the head. Why? In order to try to stop the noise - to try to stop the chatter of a thousand monkeys – to stop the noisy mind which is the area that stores the ideas, notions, concepts, mind-stuff, etc. which drives them into the depths of insanity.

And what are those ideas, notions, concepts, etc. called, collectively? "Their beliefs." The irony? They are not their beliefs at all. They are the beliefs of “others” that were set in place via programming, conditioning, etc. and which persons then think are their own.

And what are those beliefs rooted in, and what reinforces those beliefs and convinces persons that they are sacred and worth fighting over and even sometimes worth dying for? Blind faith.

This 337-page eBook discusses those issues in detail.

To read any or all of the free eBooks, please double-click the "FREEBIES" link at the top of this page