reply to post by Hefficide
Heff, I gotta say... I like you. I like your emotional openness, and your razor-like sense of fairness. Your logic is pretty good too, generally. But
your achilles' heel is right here in this post for all the worlds
to see. You believe that your life is the result of a random chance that had
nothing to do with your own choice. And I think it is that, coupled with the extremely sensitive nature of your emotional makeup AND your finely-honed
sense of fairness, that makes carrying on with life such a burden for you. I know what that burden feels like. I carried it for many years myself. And
fate, it appears, has chosen this moment for me to write this to you concerning the door on your cage.
Until a man recognizes the truth of his own innate power and worth, he is in a cage. The bars are constructed of fear. This fear is most often refined
into thoughts about what others think of him, or doubts concerning his own worth. Sometimes it is manifested as a fear of succeeding too much. The
first step to seeing the bars on the cage for what they are - bars - is to call into question one's own assumptions concerning the nature and purpose
Most of us, and for the sake of this post I'm going to presume it to be true for you (as it's consistent with my observations of you so far), assume
that there is someone 'out there' who has a better handle on things than we do individually. Whether this be conceived as a "god" or a
"superconsciousness" or some other uber-entity, we derive no small comfort from thinking that there is someone at the wheel of the universe, so to
speak. The truth is, we're living in a virtual reality designed for the purpose of forgetting and then remembering that we are I AM.
That's right, you are that unmistakable self-knowing presence in yourself that asks, that looks, that observes. My virtual reality is particular to
me, just as yours is particular to you. In plain fact, there is no way to prove to you that I am real, and in your world I may just be a simulated
intelligence, a talking prop, just brought in at the right moment to tell you this stuff. I may as well be that as far as you are concerned; as far as
that should influence your decision to regard or disregard the information I'm passing on to you. As the Buddha said, "Believe nothing merely
because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination
and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings -- that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as
I am about to pass on to you some information that is supremely kind and supremely conducive to the good, benefit, and welfare of all beings.
The universe is orderly. You might think that is obvious beyond mention, but I mean to say that there is One that creates that order, and that you are
that One. Just as I am, just as everyone is. I AM creates this order. Chaos, rather than being a natural state, is in actuality an illusion created
for the purpose of the exercise I've been talking about. The order that is created does not misbehave itself. What is manifested is exactly what has
been planned (as you already know, all time exists at the same instant, and what we call the passage of time is a convenient illusion maintained for
the sake of not having everything happen at once.), as no force or entity can thwart the will and intent of the One. (please, everyone, spare the
remarks about Neo. This is a different order of being altogether)
In this orderly universe, there are many experiences to be experienced. We have a habit of calling them 'lifetimes' ever since the popularization of
the concept of reincarnation in Western society. These experiences are all preplanned, and exist solely for the purpose of the One developing
ever-greater self-knowledge. The One can know everything objectively but itself, so it must experience itself subjectively. Through the experiences of
Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman, the One now knows more about itself, as it has experienced the event through both viewpoints. This can be
extended to all the "indwelt" people on the face of the earth. What's "indwelt"? It means possessing an egoic sense of self, in this context.
Those who are not indwelt are animated props whose purpose it is to provide a full, rich and convincing experience for the indwelt. Contrary to the
belief of some, this does not make them less valuable. On the contrary, those who are not indwelt are pure Buddhas, doing as they do out of pure
motive with no thought for self. In fact, it very well could be that the entire world exists purely for my (or your) edification, and that you live
every day surrounded by Buddhas who have only your best interest at mind. There is no way to prove otherwise.