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What If This "Journey" Truly Is Not About THAT at All?

Yesterday the following was offered for consideration. Might it actually be valid?

In the end, THAT is not about THAT at all. It is all about "this," right NOW, because later, THAT which is will not even be known to be.

Two earlier points will now be offered for review and emphasis:

First, the pointer was offered at the beginning of this series that a little un-learning is as dangerous as Pope's observation regarding "a little learning."

After thirty-two years of being involved with "this thing of ours,"

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after hearing from other people around the globe (some offering gratitude but more offering re-direction to what they take to be "floyd"),

this scenario which was addressed by Maharaj has been witnessed far too often: Maharaj said, "There are so many who take the dawn for the noon, a momentary experience for full realisation, and destroy even the little they gain by excess of pride."

It matters not if one has sought (and claims to have found) via the Direct Path Method, the Traditional Method, the Neo-Vedanta Method, or the Neo-Advaita Method (or one of the spinoffs of those); the case remains that too often . . .

1. many seekers have fallen into a quagmire while believing that they are standing on the most solid of all ground; and

2.  many seekers have become pain-in-the-rear spiritual giants, and many have chosen to try to dwarf "floyd" with their advice about "this wrong view" or "that wrong take on a subject" or advising that "your site should tout sexual abstinence" or "you need to promote tantric sex," or "you should tell people to eat only vegetables, never meat," etc.

(Little do they know that trying to morally and piously dwarf "floyd" can be accomplished effortlessly for "he" is - as Maharaj said - "a spiritual pygmy" at best when compared to those types); and

3. many seekers have thus become, as described earlier, boring individuals who are attached to their new and improved personas and who are no fun at all to be around because they are wrapped up in their philosophy or religion, living with their heads in the clouds and strutting about in a lofty, superior, detached, aloof manner.

[Any first-hand experience here to share? You bet. Been there, done that, been that along the way.]

Which brings the discussion to the next pointer offered earlier:

In the end, THAT is not about THAT at all. It is all about "this," right NOW, because later, THAT Which Is will not even be known to be.

That pointer will only make complete sense if viewed through the Nisarga Yoga understanding. To expand upon that pointer, try this analogy:

Consider that you are in a wilderness (which the relative existence is) and that you have only a quart jar of water to assure survival; unfortunately, someone traveling with you during the early leg of your journey contaminated your jar of water before you left them to go it on your own. (Take those in the analogy to be your programmers, conditioners, domesticators, acculturators, brainwashers and indoctrinators.)

Now, consider that your jar of water (take that to be the parts of your brain other than "the mind") has some very hard clumps of salty soil lying on the bottom of the glass; imagine that they are leeching brown contaminates that are floating about in the jar and turning the entire contents into a coffee-colored, brackish mess. (Take the contaminants to be the ideas, concepts, attitudes, etc. - a.k.a., “beliefs” - which  are stored in "the mind.")

Imagine next that you have a long-handled spoon that you have used to remove the clumps from the bottom of the jar but notice that you must still deal with the remainder of the pollutants if you are to survive.

Recall the four or more methods used to shared one version or another of “non-duality” and take them to be a long-handled spoon. Any of them can remove some of the larger clumps of contaminants, but a "fine-filtering sieve" is still required if the water is to be available to ensure survival.

Here, that additional implement that is required for total purification and absolute cleansing and full filtration and ultimate distillation and unreserved decontamination and full-blown sanitation and complete refinement is . . . the Nisarga Yoga.

It is the Nisarga understanding which makes this pointer clear:

In the end, THAT is not about THAT at all. It is all about "this," right NOW, because later, THAT Which Is will not even be known to be.

It is the Nisarga understanding which ends unnatural living.

It is the Nisarga understanding which ends efforts to live supernaturally, to be super religious, to be gigantically spiritual, and to be trapped, thereby, in magical thinking.

It is the Nisarga understanding which allows the relative existence to unfold in a happy and joyous and free manner.

It is the Nisarga understanding which allow the non-dual understanding to be "applied" to the relative, even in the absence of any belief in "An Applier."

It is the Nisarga understanding which answers the question, "Why should I live and do what has to be done in this relative existence when suicide could be my means to ultimate freedom?"

It is the Nisarga understanding which can address every nihilistic question such as that one and allow Reality to be overlaid on the reality without developing a detached attitude toward "life" and "this existence."

It is the Nisarga understanding which will preempt any devaluation of the remaining post-Realization beingness and AM-ness.

It is the Nisarga understanding which will prevent the manifesting of any teaching-only-but-no-yoga-inspired, only-a-little-un-learning-motivated pessimism, gloominess, dullness, murkiness and any nihilistic and darkness-mistaken-for-lightness self-delusion; and

it is the Nisarga understanding which will instead allow for the manifestation of the vivacity, the excitement, the sparkle, and the verve that come when the Truth of THAT and the truth of the AM-ness are seen so clearly that they become the decontaminated water which allows not only survival but provides a life worth continuing. THAT is the "H" to the beingness's "2-0," resulting in the life-producing, life-giving H20 which is at the root on all Is-ness on this planet.

As so many attached to THAT only miss out on the bliss which can only be known NOW during the relative existence, it is the Nisarga understanding that can answer:

"Why should I care ever again about anything relative, now that I have grasped the understanding on THAT?"

"Why should any of this matter if I'm THAT and not 'this' anyway?"

and

"Why should I want to live out this relative existence, now that I understand THAT?"

Only the additional filtration that comes after the long-handled spoon has removed the larger chucks of contamination from the jar of water can allow what seem to be sensible questions to be clarified and seen as nonsense.

The invitation:  Use the additional tool of the Nisarga Yoga for filtration and their insanity is made clear.

Thus, tomorrow, the discussion will address the question that has been heard scores of times over the years: "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 universal pool of air and the elements to return to the universal pool of elements. So . . . ?"

Or, as two teen sisters 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, often happy (or at least usually contented) young women.

Part of that shift might have involved some degree of non-dual understanding, or not; without doubt,  most of the changes came via their receiving some effective, professional assistance and guidance.

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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