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The Basic Rationale for Offering the Nisarga Yoga in Addition to the Non-Duality Pointers

After one chooses which "mode of travel on the 'journey'" is to be used, then one must decide what is to happen AFTER having completed the journey.

(By the way: pointers about Nisarga Yoga and what the relative existence will be like while abiding in a nisarga / natural manner will appear to be very strange to those who are trying to follow a knowledge path, a worship path, an action path, or a service path. So it is. Those paths are available for discussion elsewhere.)

The longing here that led to decades of seeking and searching manifested very early on, and the road that was traveled before "the non-dual path" was crossed, by chance, was a long and grueling and onerous road. The "journey" had been quite arduous.

Happening upon certain words and names such as "advaita" and "non-duality" and "Maharaj" - and then entering into a thorough study of those - aroused some hope; however, after so many years of searching in vain, the hope was of a most cautious and guarded nature. Why? Because so many instances of hope had been dashed along the way before, time and again.

The restraint was warranted. Along with the words of Maharaj in I AM THAT, the words and writings of more than fifty non-duality teachers were read, and while each of them may have been able to guide other seekers somewhere,

a. not a one of them presented the teachings in a way that led to the "Aha! Moment" here;

b. not a one provided the final, search-ending flash of the peripetia;

c. not a one ignited the gunpowder that finally blew away all of the blockages that had been built up via programming, conditioning, acculturation and domestication;

d. not a one offered the Ultimate Medicine in a manner that finally brought to an end the misery of the Ultimate Sickness which had generated suffering for decades; and

e. not a one made clear the means by which

(1) full realization could happen

along with

(2) the manifesting of the ability to abide naturally and normally and steadily and Lovingly and simply and sanely and contently throughout the remainder of the AM-ness.

Yes, there were years in the deepest pits of despair; yes, there were years where the head was in the clouds and a parade of even-more-obnoxious-personas-than-before all came and went, including "The Religious One" and "The Spiritual Giant" and "The Lofty Thinker" and "The Super Seeker" and "The Supreme Self."

Even as talk of "the Oneness" happened, the fact is that there was a greater sense of separation while playing those roles than during any of the darkest days of the past. And part of that happened even after finding and exploring the many different "brands" of non-duality.

All of the talk of "the path" and "the journey" proved to be a disservice for it implied that there was "a path" that could be followed to its end and I would "arrive" somewhere;

and all of that talk also suggested that, if I would but complete "the journey," I would arrive at a destination which was "there" - well away from "this world" which had rendered a Type Four Personality (the type that accounts for only 1-2 of 1% of the earth's population) feeling quite the alien on this planet.

What was the missing element in the explanations and talks by all of those teachers who talked of "the path" and "the journey"? What was missing was the key fact that there is not one passage that is to be completed but that there are actually three in total. Even if one wants to claim that there is but "one journey," then it must be made clear that the journey has three legs.

And Maharaj's earliest statements (which were his only statements that were read originally) seemed to point to a two-leg "journey" when he said, “ . . . You should go back, reverse, to the source” and “Follow the same path by which you came.”

If one reads the book Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj and His Evolution, it becomes clear that his early emphasis was not solely on the ultimate "goal" of abiding naturally. The "totally unadulterated version of a purely nisarga message" came years later.

So in the process of seeking via a non-dual "path," there was a fruitless search for "the exact path," an unsuccessful search for the exact way to follow that "path," a futile search for the means by which "the journey" could finally be completed once and for all, and an unproductive search for the way to reach the final destination of "the journey" and remain there.

It took a vision that came one afternoon while leaving the delta level of consciousness and entering into a theta state of consciousness to finally "break the code" presently being used by so many and understand what the entire three-leg "journey" involves. 

The content of that vision made clear how it is that, at the most, only one-leg of "the journey" will typically happen with the masses; how it is that far too many seekers are stopping after the second leg of the "journey" and being stuck at the third of seven steps to Full Realization;

made clear how an entire three-part "journey" must happen if one would realize fully (that is, become free of belief in all learned ignorance); 

and 

made clear what happens after "the journey" is completed so that the remainder of the relative existence can happen in a not-insane, non-stupid, not-ignorant, non-fluctuating, non-chaotic, not-unstable, but totally steady and logical AS IF manner instead.

That manner is marked by freedom and contentment and peace as well as an ability to merely witness whatever events that the relative existence might toss one's way which might fall outside the categorization of "perfectly tranquil happenings."

In upcoming posts, there will be a discussion that manner of living, referred to here as "AS IF living," and a sharing of what the relative existence can look like after realization and after the third and final leg of "the journey" has been completed.

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.

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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