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Living in the Nisarga Fashion

The Nisarga Yoga, in conjunction with the Direct Path Method that can lead to full realization, offers a direct but very specific route to an understanding that results in a natural way of AS IF living (that is, to a natural way of functioning).

That leads to living / functioning spontaneously for the remainder of the manifestation, (1) knowing that the “world” is illusory but (2) living as if any of “all this” matters. (Thus, employment can happen even without the assumption of an "employee" persona.)

To better understand the Nisarga Yoga, consider what the Advaita poet William Shakespeare wrote: “The heavens themselves, the planets, and this centre observe degree, priority, and place. Insisture, course, proportion, season, form, office, and custom, in all line of order.”

Natural living recognizes that the laws of nature have the right of "insisture": either (a) life is lived naturally according to the “customs” of the universe or (b) persons violating the natural “order” will collapse and self-destruct. The Realized move through the relative existence in a manner that is fixed by nature even though they appear to be moving as they please.

Rather than trying to exert any force, they accept that happenings happen. Among the Realized, nature has “priority” over efforts to control or manipulate. The Realized abide within the framework of the natural laws that have “insisture,” understanding that all is to happen per the natural order and also understanding that all is to happen in “proportion.”

Persons (the non-realized), on the other hand, seek to control and manipulate so they will not have to accept “proportion.” They work to accumulate and to have more and to appear to be greater than what is proportional. They imagine that they have an actual need for more than is proportional or necessary.

The realized move along lines that are “customary” rather than along paths that are unnatural or supernatural. To think supernaturally is to think magically, and magical thinking is delusional.

The Advaitin Shakespeare also said: “ . . . There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”

Understand the implications of that pointer via syllogistic reasoning:

“Good vs. bad” duality can only happen via thinking.

If there is no thinking, then there can be no (belief in) duality.

Thinking is of the “mind.”

The presence and use of “the mind” leads to thinking which, in turn, leads to dualistic beliefs.

If the intent is to end belief in duality, then thinking must end.

If thinking is to end, then “the mind” must end.

To put to an end "the mind" - that is, to belief in the false content that has been stored in a portion of the brain - does not end the brain; nor must the brain's functioning end. To put an end to "the mind" does not mean that the consciousness must un-manifest.

The understanding in this regard is this:

Consciousness is rooted in the Absolute. The brain is rooted in the elements. The "mind" is rooted in wrong programming and faulty conditioning and lies and concepts and ideas and superstitions and falsehoods.

What Exactly Does "Nisarga" Mean? Part One

First, review and consider in depth the previous point: Consciousness is rooted in the Absolute. The brain is rooted in the elements. "The mind" is rooted in wrong programming and faulty conditioning and lies and concepts and ideas and superstitions and falsehoods.

Then, revisit this point and consider it thoroughly:

Again, “ . . . There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so," indicating that the brain can continued to function and the consciousness can continue to be manifest but that if belief in duality is to end, then the “mind” must end.

The “mind” ends when belief in the content of that storehouse of fiction is seen to be nothing more than an accumulation of ideas and concepts and beliefs that were dreamed up by “others,” taught to you, and then accepted by you as truth without any questioning at all.

Some pointers regarding the mind shall be reviewed, therefore, and the process of eliminating belief in unquestioned nonsense can begin and nisarga living can eventually manifest:

Efforts to quiet the mind or to ignore thoughts cannot succeed with any consistency. Only when Full Realization strikes, only when the "Oh my gosh!" moment happens—only then does the mind dissolve. What to consider meanwhile?

It is true that, if you are instructed to "avoid thinking about an elephant," the only thing that you can think about is an elephant. So, what is the answer? The answer is not to try to be rid of a disturbing thought. The answer is to ask when a thought is interrupting the peace,

WHO (what false identity, persona, ego-state, etc.) is thinking that thought?” 

Only by relinquishing belief in the false identities that inspire thoughts can the thoughts come to an end. Only by abandoning the "this" and "that" in such beliefs as "I am this" (role) or "I am that" (role) can the peace and quiet of nisarga's "I Am, only" manner of functioning happen.

The "mind" is the instrument that supports your personality with thoughts, and those thoughts are the instruments that will forever prevent "peace of mind"; in fact, there is no such thing as "peace of mind." There is only peace if freed of the "mind."

You are in a play, playing a role, and believing that the role and the play are both real. Why would you believe such nonsense? Because "your mind" is the playwright, the author of every scene. The result? If you believe the roles which you play are real, then you shall forever be destined to abide on the stage of The Theatre of the Lie.

Yet there is no "your mind" really. There is only "their mind" which you have adopted and now believe is your own.

When Maharaj said, "You are not in the world . . . the world is in you," what did he mean? He meant, "You are not in the world," that is, there is no "you" that is real or in any world. "The world is in you" means that the world is in your "mind" and is nothing more than a figment of your programming-and-conditioning-induced imaginings.

Everything that is said here is to be used to be rid of another false belief until all ideas and emotional intoxication and beliefs are gone and nothing remains but the unstated understanding. Only then can the constant churning and re-churning of the false beliefs of the corrupted "mind" finally cease.

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.)

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