Sex, Unnatural (Oxymoron) and Comment Streams Of Consciousness
As expected, the piece on Gandhi in my last post created a lot of heated debate. As did taking the “name” of god in another.
I wanted to take a random walk on the wild side to add further thoughts to the mix as well share some excellent commentary by fellow travelers.
First off, there is nothing unnatural. To imagine there is, is an oxymoron, in and of itself. Everything that “exists”, does so in nature. Nature is not separate from “us”. No nature, no us. That is the sumum bonum of all mystical practice. The realization that there is no other.
There is no other. We are and I Am are inter-twined, inextricably. All else is division, caused by a million myriad reasons. Reasons. reason is a path to resolve di-chotomy. In the one-ness that paths and practices aim to achieve, there is no dichotomy. Reason is it’s own reason for being. A very chicken and egg thing there, rather un-reasonable, if you get my drift.
Nature is every-thing. And no-thing too. The grand collective, inter-dependent, includes the All and the nothing. It is a dynamic balance, to be sure and thus we see the arrival and departure of trends and species and planets and galaxies….. all of it the outcome of Great Nature’s natural balancing act.
But there is nothing un-natural. If anything is, it is the concept of un-natural-ness itself.
Reason’s evil twin is morality. Now if there ever was a thing that is flexible and “of” a place and time, it is morality. One man’s morality is another’s daily duty. And the thing that makes heckles stand and brings the barbs out every time, is the morality of sex.
To be sure, it is a powerful string as it should be, since it is the causative impulse for our very existence, but add morality, that flexi-devil to the mix and suddenly you have trouble.
We must, collectively understand the nature of morality and also know that there is no such thing as absolute morality. Morality co-opted, with the help of religion, vague notions of good and evil as somehow moral concepts. Such a loss. They are completely unrelated. What is good for the tiger is evil for the victim. See? Relativity, in natural terms.
So, walking down this road of reason and morality, you realize that all you have a is a series of dead-ends. The stuff of life is not meant to be solved through language. Our inner Everest cannot be crested on dogma or catma. That work is of action-in-action. Words, even names of gods and such, are dead-ends. We must delve into them as we can or our able, to see it for ourselves. But any mystic worth his salt found his en-lightenment in Roaring silence. (His/her, please read as inclined).
And so the rise or the fall of all manner of sexuality is merely great Nature balancing it-self. The current melding into the great mix of sexuality is part of the same urge. it is merely a reflection of this overt, loud and naked time we live in that deeply private things like spirituality and sex are things to be worn on one’s sleeve, to live or die for.
The thing to pay attention to is our attachment to labels and the deflection of or inner compass by false poles.
It is all good. We are all good. But that “is”. To parrot that as “your truth” is mere words. To “know” that is step up the ladder. To “understand” it is half-way home, to ‘feel” it is the penultimate step, to “live” it it to stand at the top of the ladder.
To “be” it is to leap off that top.
Straykitty on knowledge:
Knowledge: as opined by me, one who believed lies for a lifetime and is only now in the process — hopefully — of awakening.
True Knowledge — and its Belief System — must be approached backward. Cause and Effect. Effect and Cause.
We on this site have seen many Effects that make us despair. This world makes us despair. 2011 makes us despair. What beliefs can cause people to kill each other and do despicable acts to one another? (This land is mine, you can’t have it. This gold was meant for me, you can’t have it. This oil was meant for me, you can’t have it. This future was meant for me, you can’t have it. I’m special. I’m Chosen. It’s mine, mine, mine…)
Each of us has to personally take this Effect and trace it back to its Cause. We must look farther back than Barack Obama and George W. Bush, I suspect. Back, back, back to beliefs that men should kill in the name of good…of god…of God…
What Cause are we lead back to? Who was this good…god…God? We must take care. Propaganda and brain-washing have been around a long time. Ancient books designed with an agenda in mind? Is there another? We have been taught there is a False Christ. Was there a False God?
The Cause each must discover on his own. Does this search really have much to do with the petty habits and flaws we see in each other every day? I doubt it.
Singletrack on Conditioned Existence and a path to liberation:
“There are no great men. Only men”
Revolutions and change happens because of the masses of people changing beliefs and attitudes in a natural process with each other in their own lives, not because some “leader” or “prophet” exploits this natural process and takes credit for it. These “Great men” and “leaders” are nothing more than exploiters of this process for their own grandiosity and are no different in principle from the very men they are “trying to liberate the people from”
The civil rights movement was happening before MLK and would happened even if he was never born.
The great lie of civilization to claim one man can make such a difference and that some event of great proportion involving the masses would not have happened if this person did not exist. The same grandiosity and delusion required by those who have been in power to believe in their own deity like power and god like existence. The same lie we are indoctnornated in school to believe so those cowards and psychopaths in power can believe in their delusion of their own grandour. The idea of this powerful person is a delusion and it can only stay as truth only as long as other people believe the lie and validate it by worshiping people. The same worship of our parents forced upon us as kids and the worship of our parents being taught as something good by the system at large. This worship is the basis for the control and their power in our adult lives. The basis is set at a very young age.
The delusion in psychology where we all have this “ego” “id” and “superego” as a natural state and how we all have to fight this and have all the splits of personality we fight. The split is intentional and is what keeps us chained up and enslaved in our minds and this split is how our minds are controlled and the nuclear family is what creates this split and the means of control over our minds which then controls our bodies. Our natural state as human beings is not to have this split. The split is created to divide and conquer our minds by our parents to control us, then we are controlled the rest of our lives by these mythical “leaders” and belief in them and wanting to be one of them while feeling guilty at the same time for wanting that power.
We are in some ways a perverted computer where a rogue program has been laid upon the base program which is in equilibrium and this rogue program attempts to create “balance” in a perverted state. This perverted program is forced upon us by our parents being called by society as “good parenting” and “make him become something good and useful” and called a virtue by society. Using scare tactics to make us believe we are defective and we need all their “goods” and “knowledge” to bring us to “balance” when this “balance” on the pendulum is actually what enslaves us. The goal is to go back to equilibrium and reject the pendulum and “balance” which can never be achieved in the pendulum when one is always being pulled like a magnet between the two poles.
The key is to find what binds one to the pendulum and break the braided steel rod that binds us to the pendulum and what makes one desperately protect the center of this pendulum and the fear instilled in our hearts when we try to trace the maze of knots and turns that a single strand of this steel cable enslaves us to the center feel that terror of knowledge and questioning and the terror that the naming and awareness of the thought and idea and concept which hides from us so we cannot see the strand and break it. The fear and terror is the key to freedom of the imprisonment of the mind. This is a thick cable full of splinters and traps and bombs that go off if we try to untangle it too soon without seeing where it goes and how far it goes and the bitter place it can end up. The truth at the end of each strand and how the strand will loop back on itself like a recursive function and full of so many loops and contradictions and having to hold many contradictory things as true at the same time. But, at the end of the line, the line becomes clear and the knots and restraints unravel itself once the path the strand takes is revealed. And anger and terror is used to distract one from taking this path and one’s worst fears and terrors will be revealed upon this path to stop one’s mind from seeing the truth and tracing every inch of this line. The terror placed upon us as children in the form of physical and verbal and sexual abuse so we would not be able to trace the truth path of each strand in this twisted perverted cable.
Stephen on various issues and a response to Eso:
Agree Eso, certainly time to be looking in and not out. Been doing that a lot for quite some time and find that to be the only solice. I now wonder what if anything is next ? I am not convinced the entire world and all people are corrupted, but realize much is. Today is a good day to look at the garden and enjoy the sunshine and the cats and the people we care about.
My thoughts on economics and psychology are simple these days. Both are quite abstract studies/concepts claiming to be constants or valid based on some kind of self established validity? Nothing could be further from the truth IMO and neither have much if any validity other than that given by it via academics who of course swear by the credibilty of their affects on human matters. The economist’s, PHDs and MBAs who have destroyed our entire economic basis with such phenom as derivatives that are nothing more than financing schemes to fleece the entire world and the fact that psychology and psychiatry have become nothing more than money laundering outlets for big pharmceutical companies defines both groups/studies/practices for the charlatans that they are. Yes I am aware there is slight difference between psychology and psychiatry. The best therapy is understanding and honesty with one self usually brought forth by some form of meditation/prayer, inner search. There is no other way to be aware of the illusions and know who you are.
The forgiveness thing? Kind of like the chicken and egg thing, which came first? Forgiving others or yourself or both at the same time? Not sure, but all are important and necessary.
Eso on the Pendulum and Balance:
Being caught in the machinations of life, can be horrifying if there exists a degree of inner separation. Escape is difficult and some rely on forms of meditation that relieve the pain for a short time. Physical forms of meditation can be considered the first way to enlightenment. The way of the “Fakir” in other forms of thought, however this is the longest way home.
The way of Consciousness is the fastest way, a change of mind and opening to ideas of “non sensual” understanding. I recently wrote a piece on the “pendulum of life…” inspired by one of your posts. Here is an excerpt…
“Contemplating the pendulum…
To be in contemplation of the pendulum, is a very good way to seeing the reality, above the false reality. The false reality is the need to believe in the machinations of external life. We become passengers on the pendulum being transported from negative to positive and back again. Tick Tock Tick Tock, goes the life, with us none the wiser. The reason for this is a blindness that we all have, due to the false programming of life and its influences. We are caught by Money, Sex, Power, and many other “Things”. Getting off the pendulum does not require outside intervention, far from it I would say, it requires inside intervention. One must take back control of the machine…”
The full post can be read here… The Pendulum, machine of creation…
Dublinmick on Life (real):
That is simply a very inspiring treatise, very uplifting and a breathe of fresh air for those of us who always feel better when we see there are those of us with mutual thoughts and beliefs. You know philosophy/psychology is all really the search to make contact with the self. There is no greater goal than this in my opinion. We should attempt to make sense of the world we see around us. It is the only thing that matters really. I don’t want to sound like some of the crew you must have met in San Francisco. You know the who are we what are doing here people, but really it is not only an important question, it is the only question,
When young and I was entering college, the tests all indicated I should pursue psychology/philosophy. My test scores were pretty shoddy in most areas with the exception of a 98% in these areas. The advisor even looked perplexed that one who could so highly in this one area could be so bad in other areas, especially in mathematics. I was very young and decided against his advice however. I found throughout life however the only thing I consistently delve into with much fervor are exactly those areas. Along the way I have read the Gita, Ghandi, Vedas, Yogananda Diary of a Yogi, Who is Guru Maharaj Ji and a few others. So I am not totally ignorant of Indian society and the outlook there. The west has a very long material leg, and India a very long spiritual leg.
I have come to realize over the years the mathematician is attempting to prove what philosopher already inherently knows. There are books out there demonstrating, with the most well respected theories and equations suggesting if you proceed far enough you will always return to zero. Max Planck Theorized if you travel far enough into space, you form a complete circle eventually.
Our native American indians came to this conclusion on their won long before Max Planck. In their words, all life is a circle, the eyes are round, the nostrils, ears, birth canal and in fact most body openings. The earth is round, the sun is round, the universe is even round, so the creator must love circles!
Long I know, but well worth it in my opinion, eh?
Thanks all of you.
By the way, we are now on day one of a 3 week Mercury retrograde (finishes April 23rd). Mercury retrogrades play games with communications of every sort (Mercury, the planet closest to the sun, races around it, intermediating between Sol and the rest of us). So be calm, give lee-way and stay okay without decision for now. It will all unwind in time. 🙂
More soon. I had a vision and will share it soon.
And today feels very pregnant…. loaded energy again. Like something is ready to give. I hope the earth and other elements stay calm. Know this though that we are in for another shock, soon. Work that into your awareness and watch things unfold. Remember, you are or at least can be in th eeye of your own storm.