Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The Pressure of the Urban Cauldron will Make you Crazy or... make You Run for the Hills.

Dog Poet Transmitting.......

So... the culture blog... It's probably a good thing that I have stayed away from direct interaction with 'kulchar' because these days it really is a landfill burbling with toxic wastes and a disintegrating culture as the masthead states. I do call attention to any number of things, especially those having to do with sexual mores of which, 'less' would be a more desirable word. I'm not surprised by what I see (indirectly) and hear about (indirectly). I've long expected pretty much everything that has appeared since some while ago, because 'trends' can be predicted simply as a by-product of observing trends, the same way that you can predict winding up in Kansas City, if you are on the road to Kansas City. It's not rocket surgery.

There 'seems' to be a lot of people screaming at each other.

I don't want to be anywhere near that. There was a time when I did a lot of performing. It went well mostly but it always 'trended' toward more and more exposure and fame. It did take a little while to realize I didn't want to go there. After awhile I just did drugs all the time but it got in the way of drinking too much on occasion. In the end I just went with drugs. I'd convinced myself that I would find God; get God's attention, if I just made a lot of noise in my head, if I stormed the Gates of Heaven. Since I knew that God was lurking in my head, this seemed (at the time) to be a good idea and it did work finally ...but it also resulted in my having to give up drugs... drinking had already gone by that time. I didn't mind. Having God is a lot like being on really good drugs all the time and that is why it is called 'divine intoxication'. I can't explain what it is like. You have to be there. Be relentlessly persistent and you will be there. Quite simply I wanted it more than anything else and that is why I often mention this; like the I-Ching says, “persistence furthers”.

Don't do it the way I did. You need a special dispensation to do that. If you don't have this dispensation you can wind up permanently disabled, or dead, in which case the latter would be preferable.

Once you have the company of the divine on a regular basis, nothing else and... I really mean NOTHING ELSE has any importance whatsoever, besides service. This is because service is the immediate and permanent offspring of meeting God and having God stick around. God will not stick around otherwise. This is best explained in the song, “Magic is Afoot”.

You simply substitute the word, 'God' for the word 'magic'.

Whenever we find an argument going on in our minds, or with another person concerning the existence of divinity. it is ALWAYS because of religion. Rather than go into why Religion (as it is generally understood- and not as another word for spirituality, as Vivekanada sometimes uses it, having come from another century) is a stumbling block, let me say with all brevity... just toss it to the side and forget about it. I'm not going to go on and on about this because that is just what 'it' does on its own. It goes on and on, like that terrible song by Stephen Bishop.

There is no such thing as forever. There is only eternity. There is no time. Time is within you, not outside of you and the same with God. Gee... that makes a whole lot of sense, Visible. That is the point of it, it does not make sense. Here, makes sense here, according to here. Outside of here, past the realm of the senses, here makes no sense. Here makes sense to itself. There... makes sense to itself and you do or do not make sense to yourself. The real question that should be asked is “do you make sense?”

Why do you insist on punishing yourself?

Because we do not comprehend or recognize the indwelling divinity, we are subject to the punishments of fate. Because we are attached to the results of our actions, we suffer under the lash of cause and effect. He who is not concerned with results is free of all that nonsense. Of course he/she was free to begin with. It was only thinking that made it seem otherwise. You have always been free... but then you talked yourself out of it, or got talked out of it. This is one of the jobs that The World does. It works to diminish you in your true being, by encouraging you to seek to amplify your false being. Don't do that. You are the Crown of Creation! Simply go about your days, in all of your thoughts and speech and acts, as if the divine being were resident within. It just so happens that this is true and the reason so many of us are unaware of that is that we prefer to go about as the poorly constructed and imaginary self we like to think of ourselves as.

Going about your life as if God were resident within does not mean strutting about with your chest puffed out, or gazing at people with a far away and distant look of manufactured wisdom in your eyes. All I can say is that you will know it when it happens. It isn't like anything else. It is unique. It possesses a startling sense of self assurance, while forever giving way before others. You don't have to declare it or adopt any particular posture. It has a way of making it felt in a peripheral manner, just as the truth is at right angles to everything else.

We are living in an age of full blown and cultivated crazy. What happens when crazy proliferates through larger environments is visible in all manner of ways. Crazy generates its own environments. Crazy has a form of complexity to it that might not seem obvious when you see it in action. Sometimes Crazy takes over an entire neighborhood or even a city.

How do you fix something like that? It will continue to get worse and urban environments everywhere are going to be exemplifying this sort of thing because when you jam people up against each other, strange and undesirable things happen. I suggest reading the article by Tom Wolfe titled, “Oh Rotten Gotham, Sliding Down the Behavioral Sink." It contemplates experiments with rats and then transposes it to city life; New York City is the model used. One point I will reference, the mature male rats lose all interest in the females and begin buggering the younger male rats. Interesting? Ironic? It was an extended and involved experiment.

When people are pressed up against each other, certain behaviors begin to occur and whether it is Babylon or San Francisco, some things don't change.

I sincerely and deeply wish I possessed the words... the talent... something... to transmit how incredible and astounding and joy drenched it is to have the ineffable interactive within. It is freely available. Anyone with the requisite Faith, Certitude and Determination can have this. Think of it like muscle development. If you exercise something over the course of a certain length of time, you WILL get certain results. Certain laws are present in the universe. We experience the results of them every day such as; cause and effect, gravity, the law of reciprocity etc. There are a great many rules and laws in operation than are generally known.

When you want certain food items, you go to a grocery store or a supermarket. If it is an unusual item you might go to a specialty shop. Online you can order just about anything that is in common use and a lot of things in uncommon use. There are stores, both brick and mortar and virtual, where countless things are available. If you are looking for God then you must look within. Keep in mind that you would not be alive if God were not present because you are a part of God. You are a specific expression of God; 'in development'. You don't have to believe me on this matter. Many souls both here and gone elsewhere attest to what I have just said. Some of them are of the highest repute and of unimpeachable character.

Of course, if you want to argue about it you can find people to do that with. If you want to make excuses for not seeking God there are plenty of those too. If you are determined and persistent you WILL make contact. I am a person with a checkered history and someone who has made some number of errors of judgment in my life. Not being determined and persistent about searching for God is not one of them. It doesn't matter what mistakes you have made, or whether you consider yourself unworthy. We are all unworthy. Hard as it is to believe, God desires our company more than we desire the company of God. However... it is without question that God will test your sincerity and the nature of your intentions. We are talking about the most priceless and desirable thing that has been or ever will be. Of course, it is not the same as wanting to meet someone else in this life but, once again, if you are persistent and determined you will have success.

I don't know how much simpler or direct I can say this. For some, it just doesn't seem that important; at the moment anyway. Some will scoff and mock the effort, or insist that no such creature exists. As a matter of first hand experience, I can state unequivocally that a divine being does exist. I can also state that this being is incomprehensible and indefinable but that is of no matter at all. The divine is a well spring of immeasurable joy and bliss. How could anyone not want this? Uh huh. That is something to think about. This is a personal matter and something to be considered and carried out in an internal manner. You will or you won't. It is not my affair. I have taken care of my end of it and I will continue to.

End Transmission.......

I have included here at the end, a discourse by Swami Vivekananda. It is taken from Book One of his complete works. It is in the section, “Letters and Discourses” and is titled, “The Soul and God”. I give you this link and the information, if you should wish to read it online instead of here in this posting and that is because it did not transfer as well as one might have wished. It is still readable but if you want it as it was you can find it there. The few before this one are quite amazing and you might want to read those too. I cut and pasted this because people are lazy and this makes it easy. You will find he is not like anyone else you have ever read. I think he wrote this when he was quite young. He only stayed till he was 40 years old anyway.

He was the chief disciple of Ramakrishna. He was given ALL of Ramakrishna's siddhis (spiritual powers. I think he had ALL of them that are available). Ramakrishna never used his. I don't know about Vivekanada, except that I really enjoy his work. I hope you do too.

“The Soul and God”

Whether it was fear or mere inquisitiveness which first led man to think of powers superior to himself, we need not discuss. ... These raised in the mind peculiar worship tendencies, and so on. There never have been [times in the history of mankind] without [some ideal] of worship. Why? What makes us all think beyond what we see — whether it be a beautiful morning or a fear of dead spirits? ... We need not go back into prehistoric times, for it is a fact present today as it was two thousand years ago. We do not find satisfaction here. Whatever our station in life— [even if we are] powerful and wealthy we cannot find satisfaction. Desire is infinite. Its fulfilment is very limited.. There is no end to our desires; but when we go to fulfil them, the difficulty comes. It has been so with the most primitive minds, when their desires were [few]. Even [these] could not be accomplished. Now, with our arts and sciences improved and multiplied, our desires cannot be fulfilled [either]. On the other hand, we are struggling to perfect means for the fulfilment of desires, and the desires are increasing. ... The most primitive man naturally wanted help from outside for things which he could not accomplish. He desired something, and it could not be obtained. He wanted help from other powers. The most ignorant primitive man and the most cultivated man today, appealing to God and asking for the fulfilment of some desire, are exactly the same. What difference? [Some people] find a great deal of difference.

We are always finding much difference in things when there is no difference at all. Both [the primitive man and the cultivated man] plead to the same [power]. You may call it God or Allah or Jehovah. Human beings want something and cannot get it by their own powers, and are after someone who will help them. This is primitive, and it is still present with us. ... all born savages and gradually civilise ourselves. ... All of us here, if we search, will find the same fact. Even now this fear does not leave us. We may talk big, become philosophers and all that; but when the blow comes, we find that we must beg for help. We believe in all the superstitions that ever existed. [But] there is no superstition in the world [that does not have some basis of truth]. If I cover my face and only the tip of my [nose] is showing, still it is a bit of my face. So [with] the superstitions — the little bits are true. You see, the lowest sort of manifestation of religion came with the burial of the departed. ... First they wrapped them up and put them in mounds, and the spirits of the departed came and lived in the [mounds, at night]. ... Then they began to bury them. ... At the gate stands a terrible goddess with a thousand teeth. ... Then [came] the burning of the body and the flames bore the spirit up. ... The Egyptians brought food and water for the departed. The next great idea was that of the tribal gods. This tribe had one god and that tribe another. The Jews had their God Jehovah, who was their own tribal god and fought against all the other gods and tribes. That god would do anything to please his own people. If he killed a whole tribe not protected by him, that was all right, quite good. A little love was given, but that love was confined to a small section. Gradually, higher ideals came. The chief of the conquering tribe was the Chief of chiefs, God of gods. ... So with the Persians when they conquered Egypt. The Persian emperor was the Lord of [lords], and before the emperor nobody could stand. Death was the penalty for anyone who looked at the Persian emperor. Then came the ideal of God Almighty and All-powerful, the omnipotent, omniscient Ruler of the universe: He lives in heaven, and man pays special tribute to his Most Beloved, who creates everything for man. The whole world is for man. The sun and moon and stars are [for him]. All who have those ideas are primitive men, not civilised and not cultivated at all. All the superior religions had their growth between the Ganga and the Euphrates. ... Outside of India we will find no further development [of religion beyond this idea of God in heaven]. That was the highest knowledge ever obtained outside of India.

There is the local heaven where he is and [where] the faithful shall go when they die. ... As far as I have seen, we should call it a very primitive idea. ... Mumbo jumbo in, Africa [and] God in heaven — the same. He moves the world, and of course his will is being done everywhere. ... The old Hebrew people did not care for any heaven. That is one of the reasons they [opposed] Jesus of Nazareth — because he taught life after death.

Paradise in Sanskrit means land beyond this life. So the paradise was to make up for all this evil. The primitive man does not care [about] evil. ... He never questions why there should be any. ... ... The word devil is a Persian word. ... The Persians and Hindus [share the Aryan ancestry] upon religious grounds, and ... they spoke the same language, only the words one sect uses for good the other uses for bad. The word Deva is an old Sanskrit word for God, the same word in the Aryan languages. Here the word means the devil. ... Later on, when man developed [his inner life], he began to question, and to say that God is good. The Persians said that there were two gods — one was bad and one was good. [Their idea was that] everything in this life was good: beautiful country, where there was spring almost the whole year round and nobody died; there was no disease, everything was fine. Then came this Wicked One, and he touched the land, and then came death and disease and mosquitoes and tigers and lions. Then the Aryans left their fatherland and migrated southward. The old Aryans must have lived way to the north. The Jews learnt it [the idea of the devil] from the Persians. The Persians also taught that there will come a day when this wicked god will be killed, and it is our duty to stay with the good god and add our force to him in this eternal struggle between him and the wicked one. ... The whole world will be burnt out and everyone will get a new body. The Persian idea was that even the wicked will be purified and not be bad any more. The nature of the Aryan was love and poetry. They cannot think of their being burnt [for eternity]. They will all receive new bodies. Then no more death. So that is the best about [religious] ideas outside of India. ...

Along with that is the ethical strain. All that man has to do is to take care of three things: good thought, good word, good deed. That is all. It is a practical, wise religion. Already there has come a little poetry in it. But there is higher poetry and higher thought. In India we see this Satan in the most ancient part of the Vedas. He just (appears) and immediately disappears. ... In the Vedas the bad god got a blow and disappeared. He is gone, and the Persians took him. We are trying to make him leave the world [al]together.

Taking the Persian idea, we are going to make a decent gentleman of him; give him a new body. There was the end of the Satan idea in India. But the idea of God went on; but mind you, here comes another fact. The idea of God grew side by side with the idea of [materialism] until you have traced it up to the emperor of Persia. But on the other hand comes in metaphysics, philosophy. There is another line of thought, the idea of [the non-dual Atman, man's] own soul. That also grows. So, outside of India ideas about God had to remain in that concrete form until India came to help them out a bit. ... The other nations stopped with that old concrete idea. In this country [America], there are millions who believe that God is [has?] a body. ... Whole sects say it. [They believe that] He rules the world, but there is a place where He has a body. He sits upon a throne. They light candles and sing songs just as they do in our temples. But in India they are sensible enough never to make [their God a physical being]. You never see in India a temple of Brahma. Why? Because the idea of the soul always existed. The Hebrew race never questioned about the soul. There is no soul idea in the Old Testament at all. The first is in the New Testament. The Persians, they became so practical — wonderfully practical people — a fighting, conquering race. They were the English people of the old time, always fighting and destroying their neighbours — too much engaged in that sort of thing to think about the soul. ... The oldest idea of [the] soul [was that of] a fine body inside this gross one. The gross one disappears and the fine one appears. In Egypt that fine one also dies, and as soon as the gross body disintegrates, the fine one also disintegrates. That is why they built those pyramids [and embalmed the dead bodies of their ancestors, thus hoping to secure immortality for the departed]. ... The Indian people have no regard for the dead body at all. [Their attitude is :] "Let us take it and burn it." The son has to set fire to his father's body. ... There are two sorts of races, the divine and the demonic. The divine think that they are soul and spirit. The demonic think that they are bodies. The old Indian philosophers tried to insist that the body is nothing. "As a man emits his old garment and takes a new one, even so the old body is [shed] and he takes a new one" (Gita, II. 22). In my case, all my surrounding and education were trying to [make me] the other way.

I was always associated with Mohammedans and Christians, who take more care of the body. ... It is only one step from [the body] to the spirit. ... [In India] they became insistent on this ideal of the soul. It became [synonymous with] the idea of God. ... If the idea of the soul begins to expand, [man must arrive at the conclusion that it is beyond name and form]. ... The Indian idea is that the soul is formless. Whatever is form must break some time or other. There cannot be any form unless it is the result of force and matter; and all combinations must dissolve. If such is the case, [if] your soul is [made of name and form, it disintegrates], and you die, and you are no more immortal. If it is double, it has form and it belongs to nature and it obeys nature's laws of birth and death. ... They find that this [soul] is not the mind ... neither a double. ... Thoughts can be guided and controlled. ... [The Yogis of India] practiced to see how far the thoughts can be guided and controlled.

By dint of hard work, thoughts may be silenced altogether. If thoughts were [the real man], as soon as thought ceases, he ought to die. Thought ceases in meditation; even the mind's elements are quite quiet. Blood circulation stops. His breath stops, but he is not dead. If thought were he, the whole thing ought to go, but they find it does not go. That is practical [proof]. They came to the conclusion that even mind and thought were not the real man. Then speculation showed that it could not be. I come, I think and talk. In the midst of all [this activity is] this unity [of the Self]. My thought and action are varied, many [fold] ... but in and through them runs ... that one unchangeable One. It cannot be the body. That is changing every minute. It cannot be the mind; new and fresh thoughts [come] all the time. It is neither the body nor the mind. Both body and mind belong to nature and must obey nature's laws. A free mind never will. ... Now, therefore, this real man does not belong to nature. It is the person whose mind and body belong to nature. So much of nature we are using. Just as you come to use the pen and ink and chair, so he uses so much of nature in fine and in gross form; gross form, the body, and fine form, the mind. If it is simple, it must be formless. In nature alone are forms. That which is not of nature cannot have any forms, fine or gross. It must be formless. It must be omnipresent. Understand this. [Take] this glass on the table. The glass is form and the table is form. So much of the glass-ness goes off, so much of table-ness [when they break]. ... The soul ... is nameless because it is formless. It will neither go to heaven nor [to hell] any more than it will enter this glass. It takes the form of the vessel it fills. If it is not in space, either of two things is possible. Either the [soul permeates] space or space is in [it]. You are in space and must have a form. Space limits us, binds us, and makes a form of us. If you are not in space, space is in you. All the heavens and the world are in the person. ... So it must be with God. God is omnipresent. "Without hands [he grasps] everything; without feet he can move. ... " (Shvetâshvatara Upanishad, III. 19.) He [is] the formless, the deathless, the eternal. The idea of God came. ... He is the Lord of souls, just as my soul is the [lord] of my body. If my soul left the body, the body would not be for a moment. If He left my soul, the soul would not exist. He is the creator of the universe; of everything that dies He is the destroyer. His shadow is death; His shadow is life. [The ancient Indian philosophers] thought: ... This filthy world is not fit for man's attention. There is nothing in the universe that is [permanent — neither good nor evil]. ... I told you ... Satan ... did not have much chance [in India]. Why? Because they were very bold in religion. They were not babies. Have you seen that characteristic of children? They are always trying to throw the blame on someone else. Baby minds [are] trying, when they make a mistake, to throw the blame upon someone [else]. On the one hand, we say, "Give me this; give me that." On the other hand, we say, "I did not do this; the devil tempted me. The devil did it." That is the history of mankind, weak mankind. ...

Why is evil? Why is [the world] the filthy, dirty hole? We have made it. Nobody is to blame. We put our hand in the fire. The Lord bless us, [man gets] just what he deserves. Only He is merciful. If we pray to Him, He helps us. He gives Himself to us. That is their idea. They are [of a] poetic nature. They go crazy over poetry. Their philosophy is poetry. This philosophy is a poem. ... All [high thought] in the Sanskrit is written in poetry. Metaphysics, astronomy — all in poetry. We are responsible, and how do we come to mischief? [You may say], "I was born poor and miserable. I remember the hard struggle all my life." Philosophers say that you are to blame. You do not mean to say that all this sprang up without any cause whatever? You are a rational being. Your life is not without cause, and you are the cause. You manufacture your own life all the time. ... You make and mould your own life. You are responsible for yourself. Do not lay the blame upon anybody, any Satan. You will only get punished a little more. ... [A man] is brought up before God, and He says, "Thirty-one stripes for you," ... when comes another man. He says, "Thirty stripes: fifteen for that fellow, and fifteen for the teacher — that awful man who taught him." That is the awful thing in teaching. I do not know what I am going to get. I go all over the world. If I have to get fifteen for each one I have taught!... We have to come to this idea: "This My Mâyâ is divine." It is My activity [My] divinity. "[My Maya] is hard to cross, but those that take refuge in me [go beyond maya]." (Gita, VII. 14.) But you find out that it is very difficult to cross this ocean [of Maya by] yourself. You cannot. It is the old question - hen and egg.

If you do any work, that work becomes the cause and produces the effect. That effect [again] becomes the cause and produces the effect. And so on. If you push this down, it never stops. Once you set a thing in motion, there is no more stopping. I do some work, good or bad, [and it sets up a chain reaction].... I cannot stop now. It is impossible for us to get out from this bondage [by ourselves]. It is only possible if there is someone more powerful than this law of causation, and if he takes mercy on us and drags us out. And we declare that there is such a one - God. There is such a being, all merciful.... If there is a God, then it is possible for me to be saved. How can you be saved by your own will? Do you see the philosophy of the doctrine of salvation by grace?

You Western people are wonderfully clever, but when you undertake to explain philosophy, you are so wonderfully complicated. How can you save yourself by work, if by salvation you mean that you will be taken out of all this nature? Salvation means just standing upon God, but if you understand what is meant by salvation, then you are the Self.... You are not nature. You are the only thing outside of souls and gods and nature. These are the external existences, and God [is] interpenetrating both nature and soul. Therefore, just as my soul is [to] my body, we? as it were, are the bodies of God. God-souls-nature — it is one. The One, because, as I say, I mean the body, soul, and mind. But, we have seen, the law of causation pervades every bit of nature, and once you have got caught you cannot get out. When once you get into the meshes of law, a possible way of escape is not [through work done] by you. You can build hospitals for every fly and flea that ever lived.... All this you may do, but it would never lead to salvation.... [Hospitals] go up and they come down again. [Salvation] is only possible if there is some being whom nature never caught, who is the Ruler of nature. He rules nature instead of being ruled by nature. He wills law instead of being downed by law. ... He exists and he is all merciful. The moment you seek Him [He will save you]. Why has He not taken us out? You do not want Him. You want everything but Him. The moment you want Him, that moment you get Him. We never want Him. We say, "Lord, give me a fine house." We want the house, not Him. "Give me health! Save me from this difficulty!" When a man wants nothing but Him, [he gets Him]. "The same love which wealthy men have for gold and silver and possessions, Lord, may I have the same love for Thee. I want neither earth nor heaven, nor beauty nor learning. I do not want salvation. Let me go to hell again and again. But one thing I want: to love Thee, and for love's sake — not even for heaven."

Whatever man desires, he gets. If you always dream of having a body, [you will get another body]. When this body goes away he wants another, and goes on begetting body after body. Love matter and you become matter. You first become animals. When I see a dog gnawing a bone, I say, "Lord help us!" Love body until you become dogs and cats! Still degenerate, until you become minerals — all body and nothing else.... There are other people, who would have no compromise. The road to salvation is through truth. That was another watchword. ... [Man began to progress spiritually] when he kicked the devil out. He stood up and took the responsibility of the misery of the world upon his own shoulders. But whenever he looked [at the] past and future and [at the] law of causation, he knelt down and said, "Lord, save me, [thou] who [art] our creator, our father, and dearest friend." That is poetry, but not very good poetry, I think. Why not? It is the painting of the Infinite [no doubt]. You have it in every language how they paint the Infinite. [But] it is the infinite of the senses, of the muscles. ... "[Him] the sun [does not illumine], nor the moon, nor the stars, [nor] the flash of lightning." (Katha Upanishad, II. ii. 15.) That is another painting of the Infinite, by negative language. ... And the last Infinite is painted in [the] spirituality of the Upanishads. Not only is Vedanta the highest philosophy in the world, but it is the greatest poem.... Mark today, this is the ... difference between the first part of the Vedas and the second. In the first, it is all in [the domain of] sense. But all religions are only [concerned with the] infinite of the external world — nature and nature's God.... [Not so Vedanta]. This is the first light that the human mind throws back [of] all that. No satisfaction [comes] of the infinite [in] space. "[The] Selfexisent [One] has [created] the [senses as turned] ... to the outer world.

Those therefore who [seek] outside will never find that [which is within]. There are the few who, wanting to know the truth, turn their eyes inward and in their own souls behold the glory [of the Self]." (Katha Upanishad, II. i. 1.) It is not the infinite of space, but the real Infinite, beyond space, beyond time.... Such is the world missed by the Occident.... Their minds have been turned to external nature and nature's God. Look within yourself and find the truth that you had [forgotten]. Is it possible for mind to come out of this dream without the help of the gods? Once you start the action, there is no help unless the merciful Father takes us out. That would not be freedom, [even] at the hands of the merciful God. Slavery is slavery. The chain of gold is quite as bad as the chain of iron. Is there a way out? You are not bound. No one was ever bound. [The Self] is beyond. It is the all. You are the One; there are no two. God was your own reflection cast upon the screen of Maya. The real God [is the Self]. He [whom man] ignorantly worships is that reflection. [They say that] the Father in heaven is God. Why God? [It is because He is] your own reflection that [He] is God. Do you see how you are seeing God all the time? As you unfold yourself, the reflection grows [clearer]. "Two beautiful birds are there sitting upon the same tree. The one [is] calm, silent, majestic; the one below [the individual self], is eating the fruits, sweet and bitter, and becoming happy and sad. [But when the individual self beholds the worshipful Lord as his own true Self, he grieves no more.]" (Mundaka Upanishad, III. i. 1-2.) ... Do not say "God". Do not say "Thou". Say "I". The language of [dualism] says, "God, Thou, my Father." The language of [non-dualism] says, "Dearer unto me than I am myself. I would have no name for Thee. The nearest I can use is I.... "God is true".

The universe is a dream. Blessed am I that I know this moment that I [have been and] shall be free all eternity; ... that I know that I am worshipping only myself; that no nature, no delusion, had any hold on me. Vanish nature from me, vanish [these] gods; vanish worship; ... vanish superstitions, for I know myself. I am the Infinite. All these — Mrs. So-and-so, Mr. So-and-so, responsibility, happiness, misery — have vanished. I am the Infinite. How can there be death for me, or birth? Whom shall I fear? I am the One. Shall I be afraid of myself? Who is to be afraid of [whom]? I am the one Existence. Nothing else exists. I am everything." It is only the question of memory [of your true nature], not salvation by work. Do you get salvation? You are [already] free. Go on saying, "I am free". Never mind if the next moment delusion comes and says, "I am bound." Dehypnotise the whole thing. [This truth] is first to be heard. Hear it first. Think on it day and night. Fill the mind [with it] day and night: "I am It. I am the Lord of the universe. Never was there any delusion.... " Meditate upon it with all the strength of the mind till you actually see these walls, houses, everything, melt away — [until] body, everything, vanishes. "I will stand alone. I am the One." Struggle on! "Who cares! We want to be free; [we] do not want any powers. Worlds we renounce; heavens we renounce; hells we renounce. What do I care about all these powers, and this and that! What do I care if the mind is controlled or uncontrolled! Let it run on. What of that! I am not the mind, Let it go on!" The sun [shines on the just and on the unjust]. Is he touched by the defective [character] of anyone? "I am He. Whatever [my] mind does, I am not touched. The sun is not touched by shining on filthy places, I am Existence."

This is the religion of [non-dual] philosophy. [It is] difficult. Struggle on! Down with all superstitions! Neither teachers nor scriptures nor gods [exist]. Down with temples, with priests, with gods, with incarnations, with God himself! I am all the God that ever existed! There, stand up philosophers! No fear! Speak no more of God and [the] superstition of the world. Truth alone triumphs, and this is true. I am the Infinite. All religious superstitions are vain imaginations. ... This society, that I see you before me, and [that] I am talking to you — this is all superstition; all must be given up. Just see what it takes to become a philosopher! This is the [path] of [Jnâna-] Yoga, the way through knowledge. The other [paths] are easy, slow, ... but this is pure strength of mind. No weakling [can follow this path of knowledge. You must be able to say:] "I am the Soul, the ever free; [I] never was bound. Time is in me, not I in time. God was born in my mind. God the Father, Father of the universe — he is created by me in my own mind...." Do you call yourselves philosophers? Show it! Think of this, talk [of] this, and [help] each other in this path, and give up all superstition!


Love To Push Those Buttons said...

Thank you! That was quite an enlightening read there at the end.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, as usual. After reading this (and drinking it in) I see myself selling T-shirts:
good thought
good word
good deed

Anonymous said...

I doubt you can say it doesnt bother you that you get so few comments anymore. You used to get a hundred on the average and sometimes a lot more than that. Now you are lucky if you get 10. I don't agree with some of the things you say but for reasons that mystify me I keep coming back here. You are an exceedingly skilled writer so maybe thats it because I try to write something and the words dont come. Perhaps there is something you can tell me about that. I'm not trolling. I resent you but theres nothing I can do about that. It doesnt seem fair you can be so effortless with the writing and the music and I have to twiddle my thumbs. Maybe next time if you are right about that reincarnation thing.

Kazz said...

How could you miss the mark by so much? We are not God. God is the unseen Creator, we are the created. That is the difference.

If you knew God than you would know the entire reason we are here is to know who we are so we can connect with the Holy Spirit, which is God's helper in this realm. For those who are already connected to the Holy Spirit this world offers an opportunity to better understand the nature of this connection and how this world operates. As I walk with God I am well aware of how many times the Holy Spirit, my divine spark, has pulled me back from danger. The Holy Spirit tells me things I have no knowledge of, and it rebukes me when I go to stray from the path that leads through the Valley of the Shadow of Death.

Religion and law provides the ferryman necessary to convey people from the lower dimensions to the higher dimensions of consciousness. Something akin to a set of training wheels for the lower in consciousness. Since all manner of beings inhabit this world, those of higher consciousness and lower consciousness, it is wise for the higher in consciousness to remember that they once trod that path in search for that which is eternal as well. If not in this life than in a past one. Old souls are always passing on while new souls are being born. This world is a sorting station. It is not for those who are passing through to reorganise the simulation, unless they wish to become trapped here as part of it. The object of this simulation is to connect us with the Holy Spirit, which requires knowledge, a purification of our temple/body, and most of all a humble, loving heart. All those who search without are still undergoing the necessary training that is required to gain self mastery. Whether people like it or not this world is perfect, in that it does what it is supposed to do, it wakes people up to their true possibility as sons and daughters of God. The world is perfect, it is we who need adjustment. Once one is humble enough to accept this our ascension accelerates.

Only those who are ruled by their ego believe they are God. Those who actually are in connection with that which is Divine know they are at best a conduit by which Divine energy can flow into this world.

Those who are destroying this world believe they are God, which is why they have been made into DEMONstrations for all the world to see what NOT to do, and how NOT to be.

I notice you haven't done any radio shows for 7 months. Claiming you are God, instead of a child of God, is a big leap to make. One that only a very ungrounded individual could even entertain.

Luv Kazz

Visible said...

Well... hmmm... Concerning the comments I don't get. That is down to me. I could have adjusted my writing style to suit the atheist webmasters and I could have stopped posting at The Truthseeker and I would still be on Rense. He hates Rixon from Truthseeker and he finally couldn't take my being there anymore. Meanwhile he is so consumed with his vanity that it got tiresome dancing around him. Other people I pissed off in other ways but now I am also spared the trouble of conforming to their uninformed and vested world view.

I was compromising my values and my integrity by catering to God haters who simply had a problem with religion and unfortunately, for them, they included God in that equation and wound up throwing out the baby with the bathwater. I decided that God was the supreme important thing to me and that is why I have ten times fewer comments. That's okay with me. I write for the sincere seeker. Maybe I am useful in that respect and maybe not. It's my job so I do it. I don't do it for the glamour and name recognition and exposure. I assure you I am past clever enough to have pulled off what was needed in that arena a long time ago. I work for God. I believe I do anyway and that is the joy of my life. I couldn't begin to illustrate how wonderful it is for me. I'm fine with fewer comments. No matter, I have access to my traffic and I still get several thousand readers and sometimes more per posting. Maybe people just want to read what gets said here anymore and not say anything. I don't know.

As for writing; On the technical side, you might want to think about your contractions and apostrophes (grin). Here's the thing with writing as with everything in life, you HAVE TO love what you do. That changes everything. Otherwise? Forget it. Determine WHAT you want to write about. Then use my pump metaphor; don't be afraid to throw out most of what you write in the beginning. The water takes time to run clear and even longer to run on its own. Then you can take your hand off the pump. Not giving up is the key to just about everything. Sometimes though, it just isn't something you are meant to do; like me and the guitar. You'll find that out.

Visible said...

Karen; your ego is a thing to marvel at. It really is and it is why you piss off so many people in your life and elsewhere. Your high-handed pontificating is amazing. It is you who are playing at God and your superior attitude isn't going to get you far with people, when you think you know so much more than they do. Meanwhile, you don't even pay attention to what you read and make yourself appear as a fool.

At no time have I ever claimed to be God. Where you get that from I don't know and whether I do radio broadcasts or not isn't really any of your business. I do what I feel like doing when I feel like doing it. I am a simple servant, nothing more, nor have I ever claimed to be more than that. I don't understand why you are so determined to make yourself look ridiculous. I realize you are bipolar and have trouble controlling it. That sets off the self aggrandizement thing when it flairs up. I feel truly sorry for you. You don't play well with others and that leads to all those problems you have, problems which I am not responsible for.

What you are really angry at is my mention of talking with God and that is why you went into such a litany about your own interactions, trying to one up me. It's not a competition! God dwells in all of us. Some of us have made it a point to develop the relationship. I understand that even attempting to communicate with you is not very smart. We've been over this ground a number of times. You are not going to draw people to you like some of us can because of the way you go about it. People are not moved by that imperious self promotion and they see it too. They might be too polite to mention it but they see it. You might want to do a little inventory and see if another approach might not work better.

I'll point out now that you are not going to drag me into a screaming match or an argument as you like to do. I don't do that so... before you waste a lot of words and paragraphs and paragraphs of hysterical imprecations and ad nominems, remember, I don't do that sort of thing. There are plenty of sites where people like to argue about spiritual things. You should have no trouble finding one.

Anonymous said...

wtf????? I'm still trying to get my head around this Karen Norman's comment. I had to read the article again to see if I could find out what she was talking about. Nope. Listen up lady, I know Vis personally and he is the genuine article. I've known him for years and though I know he has had his challenges a time or two, one thing he doesn't do is play god. For someone with the tremendous amount of talent he possesses, he is as humble as they come and a more self deprecating fellow I have not met. Along with that he works just about every hour he is awake and probably when he is asleep too for the benefit of others and never charges a dime. You know anyone else like that? I don't think so. Piss off!

Sorry Vis, that is too much for me to let slide.


Visible said...

Yikes! Well, so much for there not being any comments (grin). I appreciate the defense, I do but... let's try to keep an even keel hereabout. Karen has been a loose cannon for as long as I have known her and she goes flying off now and again due to a chemical imbalance. 'he was about to go on when he caught himself' (thank God!) I think I'll just exit Stage Right and catch you over at Origami tomorrow.

Thanks Rick. I know you mean well.

Love To Push Those Buttons said...

I was under the impression everything in existence was an aspect of Source. Every atom, quark, charm, strange, and whatever those are made of. Which also makes me believe everything in existence has equal importance in the Cosmic Scheme of things. Rocks, bedbugs, carrots, Flying Spaghetti Monsters, tribbles, Plutonian Brain Snorflers, basselopes, third nostrils, and J.R. Bob Dobbs.

Quidam said...

Hi. I'm still catching up and want to read things all the way through...Karen, first I'm with you, then I get a little lost, then you come off as harsh to me. I'm still reading. Doug

Love To Push Those Buttons said...

For those unfamiliar with Plutonian Brain Snorflers:


Kazz said...

Vis - 'He is the creator of the universe; of everything that dies He is the destroyer.’

‘Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that eternal life does not reside in a murderer’ (1 John 3:15). John informs us here that not all men house eternal life, which means although each of us exist because the breath of God sustains us, not all house that divine connection, the Holy Spirit, which makes us eternal.

Why is [the world] the filthy, dirty hole? - Because it is run by satan/ego and his worldly kingdom, Babylon.

John informs us that those who ‘overcome them (those in Babylon)’ are of God, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world’ (1 John 4:4). Right there you have the cosmic duality between the Divine/Holy Spirit and satan/ego. ‘You stiff-necked people with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit, just as your fathers did' (Acts 7:51). ‘For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God” (Romans 2:28-29).

Vis - 'Therefore, just as my soul is [to] my body, we? as it were, are the bodies of God.' As John indicates above only those who house the Divine are of God, and those who do not belong to ‘he who is in the world’.

Vis - 'When once you get into the meshes of law, a possible way of escape is not [through work done] by you.' I agree, the only way one can escape is through connecting and following the guidance and leadership of the Holy Spirit, which is God’s representative on this earthly plain.

Vis 'That would not be freedom, [even] at the hands of the merciful God. Slavery is slavery.’ - And yet we are at the mercy of God, because even those who house the Holy Spirit can fall away, which means we are always at the mercy of the cosmic law of karma if we depart from that which connects us with the Divine.

Vis - 'Down with temples, with priests, with gods, with incarnations, with God himself! I am all the God that ever existed!’

So sorry if I have misunderstood you Vis, but the above statement is what made me respond the way I did. As far as who I am, you are more than entitled to your opinion, especially when I am interacting on your blog, but whether that opinion is correct is another thing. I do the best I can with what I have. I did not get a good education, what I know was self taught, so no doubt there is heaps of room for criticism. You say my ego is massive, but I have spent most of my life cleaning up other people’s messes and wiping shit off children’s bums, so if I am egotistical I deserve a pat on the back. After all it takes real talent to think your something special when your entire life your biggest claim to fame is that you have done menial work all your life. I get really passionate, but I don’t care much for the lime light. I simply want to share what I have been shown. I believe that it is important. I love people and believe they are going to die if they do not manage to make contact with the Holy Spirit in this life. If I am embarrassing myself in regard to trying to communicate that to others it is not that it makes me look bad that matters, but that I have not represented the Divine as well as what I should have.

I don’t want to enter into a screaming match with you Vis. I was simply alarmed to think you were claiming that you were God. I was even concerned that maybe you weren’t you, which is why I brought up the bit about you not doing any broadcasts lately. Everything I do emanates from love, even though I often don’t do it well. As far as how things make me look, I don’t really care. I don’t care much at all about how others see me, I only care about what God thinks of me. I may be lots of things, but at least I am honest :o)

Luv Kazz

Visible said...

Karen; NONE OF THAT IS ME. Comprende? I didn't say any of that. That is all being said by Swami Vivekanada, which... if you had paid attention, which you did not, you would have noticed this as I made a clear announcement of who was the author and even gave a link.

A dear friend had moments ago emailed me to explain how you went round the bend in the wrong direction.

I am not interested in hearing about how selfless you are and how you go out of your way to avoid this and that. I'm not interested in hearing you go on and on about how caring and insightful and under appreciated you are. I am quite certain you do not care about how others see you or you would not behave as you do. Please... in the future, try to pay attention to what you are reading so you do not find yourself needing to jump on a white charger and take off after errant windmills and create problems that are not amusing. If only this were amusing it would have some redeeming value

It is a really good idea when a person is concerned about others not having the holy spirit in their lives, not to present it in such a way that makes people want to run screaming for the exits and worse; make them wish they had never even heard of such a thing. Somehow you've gotten your mind into believing in flaming hells and people damned for eternities and what all. I assure you you are wrong about it and do not have a very good idea of how compassionate and forgiving and loving God is; far beyond anything we are capable of.

I've been down these roads with you before so I am just going to stop because no good can come of this no matter what I say. Were I gifted beyond anything Orpheus might have ever been capable of and could charm angels out of the trees and make them follow me around like house pets I would still be unable to reach you. Only time and circumstance and maybe the mercy of God can effect that. I pray that he does so.

I've nothing more to say and you will find this is the truth. I should know better. I should have never said a word but I am still learning... stop//////

Anonymous said...

I don't understand much.
But I bet on Love. Can't go wrong there.
Thanks Mr. Visible.

-The long lost beggarman.

Anonymous said...

Aloha Visible,

I read ALL your posts, usually twice or more, but almost never comment because hanging out here and keeping a related perspective, goal, and personal control over my 'mind' is my normal. Also, I have never once felt the need to help out, like stand behind Davinci or someone while he paints and say... hey, the horse's eyeball gleams too much.

Luckily though we all have access to commenters who need to fan out their own feathers, which brings to mind why I never talk politics or damn near anything else with the atheist lefties I know. I used to WANT to, but in fact Visible talked me out of it. For real. I don't end up feeling superior about it, only reapply the energy going deeper into the historical, spiritual, political in hopes of being well enough versed that if opportunity ever arises I can tell a story properly.

No matter, I remain grateful to the author for sharing his hard fought wisdom. I will try to pipe up more and Visible? If you are ever moving about and passing through this desert I will be excited to make some garlic bread and show you the litter of chubby puppies nearby. But what I really want is one of your more mild/lenient invisible friends to shake things up here, ie kick my ass a little.


Joshua Tree

Ray B. said...

Hi, Vis! Good several past columns. Higher Self has kept me very busy lately, so I haven't had time for much else.

Vis: "Having God is a lot like being on really good drugs all the time and that is why it is called 'divine intoxication'. I can't explain what it is like. You have to be there."

I am 'suffering' a bit from that (more below). It makes it hard to concentrate-down, if that makes sense. It feels like a strange combination of mild electrocution (both on skin and throughout the body) and a background ecstasy. Hard to describe. And it makes it harder to write. It has been semi over-the-top since the below occurred, a few days back:

One morning before dawn sometime, Higher Self 'decided' to work on me. All kinds of obscure energy-movements and subtle-sensations started to happen. The more-strange part was that the questions I always ask of HS during these times were now responded-with some variation of "You wouldn't understand" or simply "No." Probably a hundred questions, over the hours. Frustrating. The only "Yes" response was on that this effort had to do with building a shield against mass-consciousness.

I had asked and been told that I had to remain mostly immobile; otherwise the effort would not 'take'. I was able to ask HS how far along the effort was, so that helped. Hours of just laying-still went by...

The following is an obviously down-shifted, Ray-experience 'vision' of what happened after HS indicated it was done, whatever that effort was. First, a large number of 'thought balloons' (that was how I saw them in the down-shift) started quickly-appearing close to me, each with the words "So Be It!" inside the balloon. Then, the hundred or so balloons were transported towards and into some outside object that appeared like a low-lying fortress or vault. I was drawn along (in this vision) after them, and then realized I was 'in' that building. Then, I went blank. I 'came to' with everything done, just laying there. It was around five in the evening.

Since then, I have felt the 'symptoms' indicated at the top, along with kind of a feeling of detachment. I am curious how this will play out...

Best Wishes,
Ray B.

Visible said...

A new Visible Origami is up now-

Awaiting the Unshakable Vision and Experience of Every Single Mind in a Unison of the Shared Awareness of One Mind.

Kazz said...

Dear Vis,

What Swami Vivekanada said revealed he was either not well versed in the Bible, or that he did not comprehend the esoteric understanding being conveyed. If he was wise he would not have commented on material he was not well versed in, and if he housed Christ consciousness he would have comprehended the deeper esoteric meaning being conveyed, but he did not. I quote the Bible because I believe it. I thought you quoted Vivekanada for the same reason.

Vis - 'Somehow you've gotten your mind into believing in flaming hells and people damned for eternities and what all. I assure you you are wrong about it and do not have a very good idea of how compassionate and forgiving and loving God is; far beyond anything we are capable of.'

Jesus Christ said, 'If your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life crippled or lame than to have two hands and two feet and be thrown into the eternal fire. And if your eye causes you to fall into sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell' (Matthew 18:8-9).

Jesus also said, “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin. Whoever hates me hates my Father as well. If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated both me and my Father. But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: ‘They hated me without reason’ (John 15:18-25).

hamartanó: to miss the mark, do wrong, sin
Original Word: ἁμαρτάνω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: hamartanó
Phonetic Spelling: (ham-ar-tan'-o)
Short Definition: I sin
Definition: originally: I miss the mark, hence (a) I make a mistake, (b) I sin, commit a sin (against God); sometimes the idea of sinning against a fellow-creature is present.

I was simply reiterating what Jesus Christ said.

Even though it wouldn't matter what faith a person came to Christ consciousness with, they would still have to acknowledge the Bible and Jesus Christ to navigate their way through at this time, because Jesus Christ is the only one who has blazed a path through Babylon for us to follow. Hence the term 'passover'. Many wonderful people have given their blood, sweat, tears, and life to provide humanity with this opportunity. I can see why God would not appreciate people squandering it. Perhaps at other times other means are provided, but right now it is Jesus Christ who has blazed the trail, at least in the West, because the West is the third of the world which is being put through the fire.

I don't think I misunderstand nearly as much as you seem to think I do. I am not here to win friends and influence people, I am here to do what I can to help as many people through what is coming as I can. Even though I am completely inept and have no idea how I am going to do that. I guess I will just keep following the course I have and let the Divine strutt his/her stuff by providing the necessary conduit the Divine needs when the Divine needs it. I am afraid that is the best I have to offer, because helping save people is what God does, and what Jesus came here to accomplish. That, to me, is real love.

God Bless
Luv Kazz

Visible said...

Not interested.

Kazz said...

Cognitive Dissonance occurs when a person's beliefs and desires conflict.

People love Jesus Christ, but they are simply not interested in what he had to say, which is why Christianity has such a bad name.

“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

'Proverbs 16:25 reads, "There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death."'


Luv Kazz



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