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What the Direct Path Method and the Nisarga Yoga Are About

We have seen what the Direct Path Method and the Nisarga Yoga are not about. Now, we’ll focus on what they are about.

To be free of attachment to the AM-ness is not to be free of the basic necessities of the AM-ness if one would extend the manifestation of the consciousness: providing food, clothing, shelter, etc.

The invitation here with Nisarga Yoga is not to live aloofly, loftily, philosophically, apathetically, unconcernedly, or distantly. The invitation is to live naturally instead. Non-attachment does not require detachment. [You may use the search feature to find other discussions on this site that distinguish between those two.]

The deer, not humans, are the model: deer do not become frustrated, then eat fermented berries to "escape" their frustrations by becoming "high" and killing brain cells, then race down a path through the woods, then miss a curve, and then run headlong into a tree and kill themselves;

spontaneously, both mundane and not-mundane events happen: they find shelter at night or in the heat of the day; they forage for food; they care for their offspring; they enjoy sex; they procreate; however, what they do not do is become so tired of their mundane tasks that they commit suicide and miss out on the fun of relating to a mate;

of playing with their offspring; of having sex; of finding an especially tasty plant to eat in order to break the monotony of a grass-only diet.

What the Direct Path Method and Nisarga Yoga are about, ultimately, is shifting to a position of neutrality around all things and then abiding naturally, as do all other life-forms except humans.

That does not mean you will not care about anything, for not-caring is one extreme while excessive caring is the other extreme. That would still involve dualities. The deal is to avoid developing or sustaining any attachment to any dualistic, extreme beliefs:

"I am not going to clean and straighten my room. It all means nothing." That is a pro-dirty stance, not a position of neutrality; or, "I am not going to enter into the corporate world and work for those non-realized people" does not evidence a position of neutrality;

it evidences an anti-work, anti-non-realized-people, judgmental stance. A position of neutrality combined with a Nisarga style of living preempts any and all self-defeating, self-destructive behaviors.

If the position of neutrality manifests and becomes fixed as one's new modus operandi, then what might have been a sandpaper approach with persons in the past can become a very soft and tranquil and relaxed movement when dealing with any type of person. Any prior disposition toward conflict gives way to witnessing rather than engagement.

With the exception of those addicted to control and chaos, or those who are unstable or suffering from severe mental and emotional disorders, the potential of moving through the relative existence in a calm and easy and stable and steady manner will be appealing.

So the invitation is:

a. to overlay Reality on the relative;

b. to use the understanding of THAT to enhance the enjoyment of the "this," the Am-ness; and

c. to keep your head in the clouds for the time that you are moving along the "path" if you like but to eventually remove your head from the clouds and plant your feet firmly on the ground.

Since realization happened here, some might say that "floyd's" relative existence has been marked by certain delights and marred by certain most unpleasant happenings. The actual fact is that the relative existence here has simply been a series of random events and happenings that are of the type that always have, and always will, mark the relative existence.

During the last thirty-two years here since realization, there have been thousands of happenings. As with certain meals where some taste better than others, so it is with the happenings here:

there was the house that was taken away, precipitating a relocation into a small condo; then years later there was a movement into the house now occupied;

there was an expectation that Real Love was going to be known and shared for the entirety of the relative existence, but that was not the case; yet an unwavering sense of Oneness and Real Love remain; there have been a child's accomplishments and a child's setbacks and now more accomplishments by the child as a young adult;

there have been moments of quiet at the lakeside or respites passed after anchoring a boat in a quite cove, and there have been periods of activity and work interspersed with periods of play.

At times, neither work nor play happened, times when nothing happened other than the witnessing of the solitude and the silence; there have been many who have come here to seek and a few that have actually found that which they had been seeking for most of their lives.

But in the end, a nirvana-like contentment has prevailed as far as this speck is concerned:

there have been numerous occasions of vacation nirvana and more occasions of stay-at-home nirvana; of fine dining nirvana and eating-something-bland nirvana; of beautiful scenery nirvana and not-so-beautiful scenery nirvana; of delightfully-temperate days nirvana; of cold days nirvana; of hot days nirvana;

of finally-having-the-opportunity-to-meet-certain-Advaitins-who-have-been-known-for-years nirvana and feeling at One with those not met nirvana; of the-ability-to-decline-offers-of-pleasure nirvana and the-ability-to-accept-pleasure nirvana ...

. . . especially when pleasure is offered not only with love but also with a sense of Oneness and an understanding of Real Love so that the pain part of the pleasure-pain combo so typical among the non-realized does not manifest;

there have been instances of facing-economic-setbacks nirvana; of economic victories nirvana; of facing medical issues nirvana; of feeling-wonderful-on-certain-days nirvana and not-feeling-so-wonderful-on-other-days nirvana.

And it was all either "delighted in" or "endured" just as it was - without judgment or opinion or angst or a triggering of emotional intoxication or reaction; it has all been seen for the way it is, all merely witnessed from a platform of neutrality.

Where the "extremes" cited above might appear to be dualities, overlaying nirvana on it all negates any chance for dualities to manifest. With no "one" to have thoughts or to make words or to do actions, wherefore any dualities?

THAT is what Direct Path realization and Nisarga Yoga are about, and none of that has anything to do with "putting a spin" on what is "bad" and mentally warping that into the opposite with the "It's all good!" BS statement that some use to deny what is really happening or to deny the way that they actually feel.

No, the nirvana flavoring manifested because, here, there was no "one" to experience anything or to desire anything that would be to the contrary of whatever has happened; whatever has happened, post-realization, has always simply been witnessed.

Seek bird nests on the bottom of the sea before seeking to wish into existence something other than whatever has happened the way it happened.

But no "one"? Exactly. No "one." Here, instead, there has only been that specialized energy that manifests for a time as “Pure Witnessing”; fixated there, all that the relative has tossed this way for more than two decades has been witnessed, felt, registered, sometimes processed, and sometimes not.

Yes, feelings have most assuredly been felt, but emotions have not been emoted. Hurts have registered but they have not resulted in any reactionary thoughts or words or deeds. Joys have registered as well. So it is.

THAT is what Direct Path realization and Nisarga Yoga are about:

1. peace

2. freedom from identities that would interrupt that peace

3. natural living

4. sane living

5. stable living

6. reasonable living

7. logical living

and

8. enjoyable living.

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.

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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