Saturday, August 15, 2015

The Truth Within and the Lies Without.

Dog Poet Transmitting.......

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If you don't control your thoughts, it is very much like having the radio or TV on all day. Later in life you find people have both of these on at the same time anyway and this is to distract the mind from the flood of uncontrolled thoughts that by this stage of existence are filled with recrimination and regret and most noticeable FEAR; Fear of the unknown. Why is this fear about the unknown? It is because self inquiry was not on the menu. Everything that can be discovered about the unknown and the greater world outside can be accessed by the greater world inside through the process of self inquiry.

There are a number of ways to process self inquiry. One of them is through the technique offered by Ramana Maharshi and that is to repeat the question, “Who am I?” over and over and over again.

Ramana Maharshi
Ramana Maharshi

Another way is to repeat the name of whatever image of the ineffable inspires you the most. You might say something like; “Come Lord Jesus Christ” or “be still and know that I am God.” You might repeat “Hare Krishna, Hare Rama”, endlessly. You might say, as I do, “Om Amitabha” again and again. You can do this audibly or, as I do most of the time, silently.

Once you have arrived at a method that you are comfortable with, meaning that you are noticing changes or inner states that indicate what you are doing is having an effect, you can expand on the operation. You can begin to visualize an image of the spiritual icon. You can let the vibration of your repetitions begin the flow in movement through your frame. You can center it in the heart or the mind's eye at the Ajna Chakra. You can center it in the Muladhara Chakra and let it hammer on that location with the intent of waking Lady Kundalini.


Different systems like to recommend this method but I do not recommend it because few of us are able to deal with the force and fury of Lady Kundalini. Though one 'might' have a salutary experience, one might also have something along the lines of what happened to Gopi Krishna. Centering in the heart or the mind's eye will bring this about anyway and have the benefit of the guides that are resident in those locations. Every chakra has entities that live there.

If you went to Wharton, like Trump and others and your attention is on the marketplace, you will profit from that sector to the extent that you understand it and to the extent that your Karma cooperates with the results. You will not advance spiritually except in the general way that pain and suffering naturally add to one's understanding through experience. If you are operational in any of the fields of commerce; science, academe, the arts, crime, you may or may not develop real skill in these areas. You may or may not provide clarity or confusion to others. You may or may not seduce or mentor others. What you will not do is advance spiritually, unless your focus is on that, regardless of the field you operate in.

This is Sri Yantra:

Sri Yantra
Sri Yantra

One might look at this symbol as a guru. People chant to a visualization of this to increase their wealth, health and wisdom. Given that this symbol is associated with Jupiter that would make sense. I don't know about doing these kinds of things. I've never been very good at manifesting or amplifying personal fortunes. The essential sincerity of my being is about inner wealth. I can't shake that and I'm done trying; not that I ever put much into it. If I have to live on the edge then that is how it goes for the purpose of demonstration. This does not mean it is the case for everyone.

My suspicion is that my fortunes will rise or fall depending on whatever integrity there may be in my enterprises; depending on the degree of my usefulness. As long as I am useful, I will be necessary. This will not depend on my supporters or my critics. This will depend on the resonance that exists between me and the will of the ineffable as it is expressed as what is true in all of us. Cogito ergo sum as Descartes would say.

The reason I am more and more inclined to focus on Lord Amitabha is because he willingly covers the multitude of errors that is me in expression. I am not equal to the tasks of existence. Somewhere I have a bad wheel and I think that is a part of cosmic intention. I am supposed to have a bad wheel so that I am reduced to an utter reliance upon the ineffable. We are all brought to this point by different ways. Some of us are, or seem to be, better equipped for the challenges we encounter. Some of us are more centered and balanced. We didn't get knocked so off kilter that our instruments are not correctly shown in the gauges ...and... we are unable to read them accurately in any case because they are measurements of the unknown and for the unknown to become known we cannot rely on gauges. Gauges are for measuring known quantities that have demonstrated dependable readings over and over again and that is empirical science. Even given “as above so below”, Hermetic Science and the metaphysical are not the same as the empirical because it is the nature of the mind to interpret findings as the one into understandings in the other and you are going to run into difficulties with that.

When you repeat what Ramana suggests, or the names of Jesus Christ, Amitabha or Krishna, your attention is on these expressions of the ineffable and what happens is that you grow more and more like that which is the focus of your attention. You come into the fold. I have a natural sympathy for the Amitabha so that works for me and he also is compassionate to my mistakes. Eventually, if my resonance is made unbreakable I will automatically find myself reborn in The Western Pure Land for as long as necessary. You don't have to stay anywhere forever. You need to stay somewhere long enough that you develop the ability to move at will through the luminous lokas. “In my father's house are many mansions. If it were not true I would not have told you so.

Amitabha Buddha
Amitabha Buddha

If I or you or anyone are not meant to be in the Amitabha's kingdom, he will let us know and direct us accordingly at such time as we can faultlessly transition. This is also true wherever you may be... most of the time. One thing for sure, the time comes when you cannot rely on yourself and that time might have come much earlier than you know. The truth is that we don't know and the sooner we have this understanding viscerally impressed on our being... the better.

There are a lot of confident types out there that didn't get their heads handed to them like some of us; didn't get their bones broken and didn't get pressed to the margins as an operating dynamic. One could say that they are fortunate but... as is so often the case, they are being set up for the purpose of demonstration, so as to be taught that they cannot rely on themselves. Having every quality you can imagine to be necessary will only take you so far. You will be carried at some point. We all are; “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.”

Footprints in the Sand

One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand
Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,
other times there were one set of footprints.

This bothered me because I noticed
that during the low periods of my life,
when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat,
I could see only one set of footprints.

So I said to the Lord,
"You promised me Lord,
that if I followed you,
you would walk with me always

But I have noticed that during
the most trying periods of my life
there have only been one
set of footprints in the sand

Why, when I needed you most,
you have not been there for me?"

The Lord replied,
"The times when you have
seen only one set of footprints,
is when I carried you."

Green Tara

Oṃ Tāre Tuttāre Ture Svāhā

End transmission.......

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