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Assuring That the Nisarga Yoga Does Not Generate MoreInsanity Rather than Eliminating All Insanity

A while back, a friend was suffering from an infection that required antibiotics. As is always the case, a shift from feeling as if one is "at death's door" to feeling "quite normal" happened within 48 hours of beginning the antibiotic regimen.

Most antibiotics must be used for a specific period of time, often between 6 and 10 days, but if one begins to feel better and therefore does not complete the entire regimen, there is the likelihood that the infection can re-manifest, that all of the miserable symptoms can return, and that suffering and even death can eventually follow.

Similarly, there are seven steps on the "path" that seekers here are invited to complete initially, and to complete only part of the regimen can result in one being (A) at least as sick as one was before seeking treatment for the Ultimate Sickness, and, sometimes, (B) even worse.

So to continue with the earlier pointer that "a little un-learning can be a dangerous thing," as far as the non-dual message is concerned, please review these questions shared earlier that have been asked in the past when some seekers only grasped a small part of what the non-dual understanding has to offer and who seemingly grasped nothing of what Nisarga Yoga has to offer:

"Once realized, why even go on living? What would it matter if I kill myself?"

Or, "If I shoot myself, I'd just be releasing a speck of conscious energy and allowing the air to return to the pool of air and the elements to return to the universal pool of elements?"

Or, as two young teens who were practicing "cutting" put it to me years ago: "Life sucks. How cruel are you to try to talk us into being exposed to any more of this crap?" Both are now, years later, quite happy young women.

The questions above can be asked when one is exposed to the teachings only via any of the basic teaching methods but without accompanying those teachings with the clarifying Nisarga (natural) Yoga.

Of that yoga, Maharaj disciple Maurice Frydman said:

"The Nisarga Yoga, the ‘natural’ Yoga of Maharaj, is disconcertingly simple: the mind, which is all-becoming, must recognise and penetrate its own being, not as being this or that, here or there, then or now, but just as timeless being.

"The Nisarga Yoga, when persevered in and brought to its fruition, results in one becoming conscious and active in what one always was [active in] unconsciously and passively. There is no difference in kind - only in manner - the difference between a lump of gold and a glorious ornament shaped out of it. Life goes on, but it is spontaneous and free . . . and happy."


For example, if prior to the seeker persevering in and bringing the Nisarga Yoga understanding to its fruition, what if that seeker was not happily engaged in the activities of "The Student"?

After the Nisarga understanding has been grasped, then "studenting" can continue, actively, but it will happen from a state of being totally awake, totally conscious, and totally aware as well as being in touch with the beingness;

but that will happen without any erroneous belief about "being this" or "being that" (because such assuming of any persona as an identity will generate fear and desire and the use of ego-defense mechanisms to try to sustain a mirage and make it appear to be real.) From that no-identity, no-persona, no-passivity-driven (but fully conscious and aware) platform, non-attached Witnessing can happen so that "studenting" happily can also happen.

Or if prior to the seeker persevering in and bringing the Nisarga Yoga understanding to its fruition, what if that seeker was not happily engaged in the activities of "The Husband"? After the Nisarga understanding has been grasped, then "husbanding" can continue, actively, but it will happen from a state of being totally awake, totally conscious, and totally aware as well as being in touch with the beingness;

but that will happen without any erroneous belief about "being this" or "being that" (because such assuming of any persona as an identity will generate fear and desire and the use of ego-defense mechanisms to try to sustain a mirage and make it appear to be real.)

From that no-identity, no-persona, no-passivity-driven (but fully conscious and aware) platform, non-attached Witnessing can happen so that "husbanding" happily can also happen.

The same applies in cases of "The Wife" vs. "wifing"; "The Employee" vs. "employmenting"; "The Lover" vs. "Loving"; etc.

When the teachings are fully understood, and when the Nisarga Yoga is fully understood, then the remainder of the relative existence is characterized by being conscious rather than unconscious;

being aware rather than being unaware; being active when called for rather than being passive; being willing to allow life to go on rather than wanting to escape life; and being spontaneous and free and happy rather than the opposite of each of those;

furthermore, the difference in "relishing the solitude" vs. "seeking to isolate" is understood; the difference in "being in the quiet at times but taking actions required to sustain the consciousness at times" vs. "always being passive and being inactive" is understood;

"allowing life to go on" vs. "thinking that life should not go on" is understood; and the difference in "being spontaneous and free and happy" vs. "being rigid and inflexible and imprisoned by the content of the 'mind' and thus being unhappy" is understood.

Additionally, when the Nisarga Yoga is understood, the abidance is marked by natural living, not unnatural living and not supernatural living. Approach a bird sitting on a limb in a tree.

At some point, when the bird senses that you are going to continue to move even closer, it will fly away. Has the bird been taught such concepts as "people are dangerous" or "all humans are killers," or "their kind are to be avoided"?

No. What is natural about the manifested consciousness is its unwavering drive to survive . . . to continue. So strong is that desire that persons over the last several thousand years have given away large percentages of their hard-earned money to preachers, teachers, priests, rabbis, imams, ayatollahs and others who claim that they can show their gullible followers the way to have "life eternal" and "eternal continuity of body and mind and personality."

Persons have become so warped as a result of that process of programming and conditioning that they are willing to transition beyond the natural tendency of the consciousness to extend its manifestation and will instead voluntarily end the manifestation in an effort to kill members of other religions in order to, supposedly, assure their own eternal continuity . . . with perks (a.k.a., "reward" vs. "punishment").

That self-destructive behavior marks a shift from what is natural to what is most unnatural and to what is based in the supernatural . . . in religious or spiritual thinking that ends any chance at finishing out the entire manifestation in a totally natural manner.

With an understanding of some of the teachings, but no understanding of the Nisarga Yoga, then persons can - and, most often, will - shift to unnatural and supernatural thinking which drive unnatural and supernatural words which, in turn, drive unnatural and supernaturally-based actions.

Why? Because the now bogus and warped content of the "mind" has resulted in an end to the original type of mind and in the abandonment of its original function of (a) inspiring the automatic, natural drive for the manifestation to be extended while (b) also assisting in the perpetuation of the species.

Now, instead, the "mind" drives self-destructive thoughts and words and deeds. Add to that aberration a little un-learning and suddenly persons are coming up with supposedly-cerebral but actually nonsensical and unnatural questions such as:

"Once realized, why even go on living? What would it matter if I kill myself?"

Or, "If I shoot myself, I'd just be releasing a speck of conscious energy and allowing the air to return to the pool of air and the elements to return to the universal pool of elements?"

Or, as those two teen sisters who were engaging in "cutting" put it to me years ago: "Life sucks. How cruel are you to try to talk us into being exposed to any more of this crap?"

Here, there is no invitation for people to continue to be exposed to "crap"; the invitation here is to see that it matters not if one has been offered the non-duality teachings via the Direct Path Method, the Traditional Method, the Neo-Advaita Method, the Neo-Vedanta Method, the Pseudo Method, or any of the other spin-offs and variations.

Those methods provide only part of the regimen to treat the Ultimate Sickness, and, nowadays, the consciousness has been so thoroughly blocked that the teachings alone cannot provide the entire cure for the Illness of Humanity.

No matter which of those vessels night be used to administer the Ultimate Medicine, they cannot provide the Ultimate Filtration - the Final and Ultimate Purification - that is required to undo the ill effects of programming and conditioning and domestication and acculturation and unnatural thinking and supernatural thinking.

Moreover, the invitation here is to realize fully and abide naturally - rather than unnaturally or supernaturally - and then to enjoy a crap-free existence. Oh yes, the relative existence - like the temporarily manifested consciousness which makes it possible - will be ever-in-motion, dualistically tossing one's way some events that are considered "good" sometimes and other events that are considered "bad" sometimes.

But to realize and to abide naturally is to allow impartial, Pure Witnessing to happen rather than to allow emotional intoxication to drive one's behavior in unnatural and insane and destructive ways.

Here, the invitation is to see that programming, conditioning, acculturation and domestication have robbed humans of the ability to know the non-dual, no-identity, no-concept presence;

to see they have robbed humans of the ability to live naturally; to see they have robbed persons of the ability to use a mind for self-preservation and replaced that with a fiction-filled "mind" that is bent on self-destruction and destruction of "others";

to see they have robbed humans of an ability to be free of the concepts of "individualization" and "the personal"; to see they have robbed persons of the ability to sense the Oneness and to know Love; to see they have robbed persons of the ability to live spontaneously and freely and happily;

and to see that they now drive persons to behave in unnatural and supernatural ways that do a considerable disservice to the masses in general, relative speaking, driving them in many cases to unnaturally desire to bring a miserable manifestation to an end rather than allowing them to find the means by which the manifestation can continue for a longer period while affording opportunities for being free and, therefore, happy or – at least - content.

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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