REALITY’S TEACHING – Part 2.

NO TEACHINGS, NO RECOMMENDATIONS?

Question: This blog is unique in many ways but one thing which stands out is its lack of your teaching on how to reach spiritual goals.

Everyone else teaches and recommends courses and so on, as you’ve touched on adversely in a previous blog. So is the absence of a teaching from you on purpose or accident?

Answer: On purpose. My experiences of Reality did not call for me to teach. My experiences did not come from teachings. They were unexpected, unsought, unprepared for, spontaneous.

In fact, mentally I didn’t feel qualified to have them. Once, I thought the particular experience I was having must have been meant for someone else.

I didn’t even tell anyone about them. I would have resisted any suggestion of sharing or teaching them.

I didn’t practice spiritual exercises before my experiences, nor was I called upon to any spiritual exercises afterwards.

So there are no practices I can recommend from first hand experience. So far as I’m concerned mystical experiences of Reality (MER) are caught not taught.

For these reasons I won’t recommend teachers, or courses that offer enlightenment.

However, I did eventually experiment with various meditational techniques from books and different ‘gurus’.

They helped mentally and perhaps physically. I got some helpful directions to consider.

But none of them added to my mystical experiences of Realty, (MER). Their main value was to recognise my experiences and show me I am a mystic.

Q: But you were initiated into what you’ve called, ‘a spiritual wisdom’ school.

A:  Yes, but by then my annual revelations had already happened to me.

Q:  So what did that particular school teach you?

A: It showed me I was not alone in my experiences. I was astonished to find my experiences have been known to mankind far longer into antiquity than any religions, God or gods or political constructs and philosophies of existence.

That school helped me to my spiritual feet, so to speak. identified my spiritual identity. They knew about my spontaneity but also had tradional secrets, techniques, including in meditation, on how to avoid the effects of the mind and how to deal with mischievous meditational phenomena for instance. The school tried to help initiates achieve spiritual revelation, none of which affected my experiences.

The other reason I don’t share or teach is I know from my mystical experiences that Reality is only relevant to individuals, those who are genuinely called, Seekers.

Those who are merely curious or persist in wanting to be better humans will find no solace here, as I warn in the opening pages of the Blog.

As each human individual is different, so even genuinely driven Seekers need different answers, different methods of communicating at different times to meet their unique, shifting, maturing spiritual condition.

There have been and still are traditional gurus you’ve never heard of who were or are skilled in using this person-to-person technique in bringing their qualified pupils into greater spiritual understanding.

“Even so”, Aloysius Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, said in effect, “the mystical experience is the better way.”

Even this “hunger and thirst” of the Seeker, as the Christian bible calls it, will never fully achieve revelation unless Reality bestows it. You can’t earn the experience, so far as my experiences are concerned by books or teachers before your enlightenment. Afterwards there’s not much need anyway. And Reality might block you then anyway.

All Is Well.

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REALITY’S TEACHING – Part 1.

Question: You seem reluctant to recommend books or courses on mysticism.

But each personal experience is different. it is tailor made for each individual’s stage of development.

Answer: Yes. In my own experience, each human experience of anything is the only beginning of all knowledge.

Consequently, as a mystic, my reading and listening, my learning style, delivers my needs at the time, when I’m ready. My way and my time are never going to be your way or time.

No one else’s way and time are ever going to be exactly appropriate to you or other people all the time, either.

A spiritual teacher was asked why he sometimes gave different answers to different pupils.

The teacher explained what all mystics have experienced: “Each individual’s ability to fully apprehend Reality is unique, and different to different personal circumstances and attributes.”

So my ways are not your ways, and yours are not mine. Similarly, Reality’s ways are not our ways and our ways are not Reality’s …

If your calling to Reality is true you’ll always find what your real present needs are. Clue 1: they’re not worldy!. Clue 2: they don’t always give the answers you’d expect. Clue 3: they definitely change as you change. Clue 4: they’re fundamental, simple. Clue 5: they free you to be the real you, without baggage!

In my experience, if you are really called, not caught in books, courses or ideologies, you will be gifted with two more abilities to help you on your Way: the ability to listen to the exclusion of everything else, and discernment.

(Beware – Reality can also be insistent to ward you off what you don’t need! Ignore such warnings at your peril. Wanting is no part of spiritual development).

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MYSTICISM LEADS TO APATHY?

QUESTION:  If, as you infer throughout your blog and book, Reality rules, do you mean to say we’re puppets without free will?

ANSWER: We only have free will within the limits of our present humaness, just as beetles, for instance, have all the freewill they can handle within their beetleness. It’s the same in all existence – in matter, spirit, nature – throughout creation. That’s my understanding. (‘A place for everything and everything in its place’?).

According to mystic experience, the above describes the human state in its evolutionary development into Ultimate Reality, whether we know it or not, like it or not. 

Q:  So you mystics, are not concerned with freewill, then; self improvement? 

A:   What could be described as Reality’s definition of ‘self improvement’ is very different to any merely human version.

As has been said, Reality’s ways are not our ways and our ways are not Reality’s.

Q:   So human effort is useless? If that’s the case why don’t we slip into apathy, leave it to Reality, not care about anything?

A:   Because Reality rules otherwise.

Q:   Oh yes?!  So what is this so called ‘otherwise’ your Reality ‘rules’?

A:  It’s the simple realisation persisting throughout mystic experience that our ultimate existence serves some unknown purpose, as illustrated by mystic realisation that we are given all we need to exist. So what else should we want? Why would we interfere and interrupt our progress in Reality?

However indiscernible to some, progress in Reality is ineradicable and in Reality’s time, not our time. Our being true to our real selves fills this purpose.

This profoundly fundamental existential lesson teaches that apathy is yet another word for a merely human experience that has no meaning in Reality. Accordingly, apathy has no relevance to mystics, who have experienced Reality.

Consequently, Mystics, Seekers, the wise and the thoughtful, find themselves recognising their full potential and destiny in living with a core of simple contentment; (as much as their efforts allow them in their times).

Mystics become uncluttered by the ultimately extinct ever-changing mentality, ideas and distractions of the short lived human condition of their times.

Q:  What do you mean, ‘short lived human condition’?

A:   If my mystical experiences of Reality are anything to go by, humans are at a very primitive, early stage of evolution.

Humans are on their way to extinction into their full meaning in Reality. According to scientists we only have a shelf life of 120 years in a cosmos billions of years old.

(Are mystics, seekers, the wise and the thoughtful, survivors of the human race’s final evolution? Burke and Sinetar suggested this in their books when they wondered if mystics, for instance, might be a different species).

Q: So mysticism leads to what psychiatry calls alienation?

A: What is psychiatry’s definition?

Q: According to Google, it is:

“… a state of depersonalization or loss of identity in which the self seems unreal, thought to be caused by difficulties in relating to society and the resulting prolonged inhibition of emotion.”

A: Absolutely right about ‘difficulties in relating to society’! Tell me about it! But the psychiatrists are wrong. It’s society that causes apathy. Apathy is a product of spiritual ignorance. Eighty percent of the population is prone to it, among other human weaknesses.

Narcissistic, hubristic human emotion such as ‘apathy’ are irrelevant in Reality where all humanity is finally extinguished in the knowing, infinite belonging and joy of Reality in which we live, breath and have our temporary human existence.

Personally, I would describe my own “difficulties in relating to society” not as apathy but as a feeling of being marooned here, as expressed in my poem, MAROONED* (below) that I posted in the blog some time ago.

I don’t know what I did to deserve my maroonment but I’m coping. Solitude helps … (Laughs loudly).

(Shakes his head). I sometimes wonder if earth is a cosmic penitentiary we inmates have to endure until we get it right … (Laughs longer).

All Is Well. Reality rules.

Here’s the poem:

*MAROONED

Divinity’s insouciant servants of the Light

Fly beneath my fears, over my plight,

Indifferent to my day as to my night.

Marooned in the humanity of my time,

Tired by glimpses of the divine,

Save me soon, make me thine.

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IS REALITY GOD?

QUESTION: Is Reality God?

ANSWER: A definite NO! ‘God’ is largely man made in man’s image. Reality isn’t.

But, yes, in human terms bits of Reality have been called all kinds of ‘God’ or ‘gods’, and other names and attributes by humans for billions of years in every culture. The name has been abused and used, to kill and ill-treat millions.

But those humans of all times and cultures who were given as much of the experience of Reality as they could bear at the time – the mystics – were for some reason yet unknown shown more of the nature of Reality’s existence than eighty percent of their population at the time, (assuming the Pareto* principle applies here).

Unfortunately many of those mystics translated the revelation into spiritually shallow, human terms. This lead to emotional, spirituallly empty, merely morally and ethically driven religions that have little immediately evident divine content whatsoever.

But my understanding is that despite these human distortions Reality is the same but ever changing and unchanging.

Reality remains the beginning and end of all things. The Jesus of the Christian bible seems to suggest as much when he talks of being part of the alpha and omega of ‘God’.

All that has changed in human understanding historically is the extra extent Reality has revealed Itself from time to time to individuals, (note: not to religions or ideologies!).

For instance, one of the aspects of the ‘God’ of the Christian bible is what a vicious, warlike, tribal, revenge-seeking, manipulative, political, all mighty earthly power ‘God’ is. I can testify otherwise from personal experience.

The negative qualities described above were obviously human. Like all such human straying from Reality such delusions have been falling under the weight of their own irrelevance ever since.

But I, and presumably all mystics from my reading of latest human history, know Reality is us, and we are Reality. Perhaps this is why the ancients mistakenly described what they knew of Reality as having human form.

In fact, Reality isn’t even biological, if my experiences are anything to go by. (Neither are we biological eventually).

Therefore while Reality is certainly all powerful, It is also fundamentally caring, benign, guarding, guiding, advising, rescuing, forgiving, profoundly joyful, powered by acceptance of all things everywhere at all times – what humans who have experienced Reality partially call, inadequately, love. Reality’s love is ineffable, indescribable, reducing all who experience it into Itself, in utterly humble gratitude and submission. No one who has had any experience of Reality is ever the same again.

And by some way strange to human ways, Reality is only interested in individual growth, ie: you. Reality has named you, Reality claims you as Itself … Spiritual gregariousness, (one size fits all), is an oxymoron, nothing to do with Reality, and always fails.

We know now, if the ongoing mystic experience is to be believed, that Reality’s love is acceptance, not like human love which is emotional, lustful, angry, greedy, attached to the exclusion of one thing or the other, and ego driven. None of these merely human ‘attributes’ exist in Reality.

So to answer the question, is Reality God? I’ll repeat my first answer with another definite NO! ‘God’ is largely man made in man’s image. Reality isn’t.

All Is Well.

* “The Pareto principle states that for many outcomes, roughly 80% of consequences come from 20% of the causes.” Wikipedia.

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DEAD END SCIENCE?

So far as David Deutsche’s book The Fabric of Reality is concerned, it adds to my conviction scientists are inexplicably addicted to the spiritually irrelevant human attachment of curiosity – intellectual tourism – the human spirit rather than spirituality.

Deutsche seems to confirm this when he says right at the end of this book that all scientists are doing is looking for explanations about the world.

Are scientists blindly addicted to worldliness? If so, science is a dead end so fas as the mystic experience of Reality is concerned. Mystics don’t know the how of Reality either, but they have experienced It and do understand the evolutionary spiritual content in which this world and its humans temporarily exist.

Scientists have knowledge whereas mystics have understanding. This is another difference between the human spirit and Real spirituality – quite an abyss.

All Is Well.

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ARTIFICAL MERs v. REAL MERs!

I think the differences between the genuine mystical experience of Reality, (MER), and other induced or merely posited experiences claiming to be the real thing are twofold.

First, in my experience, you can’t induce the genuine mystical experience, (MER) by any means known to mankind. Such human experiences are the mere product of artificial interference with the brain’s real, created functions. These results are limited by the human condition to the human condition.

Secondly, genuine mystical experiences are not concerned with the human condition. For some unfathomable reason they prepare some human recipients for something else, something unknown, something ineffable and humanly indescribable, something the human brain simply isn’t ‘wired’ to know, create or communicate on it’s own.

(I’ve often speculated the brain is only spiritually engaged by MER as an inert conduit at best).

All Is Well. Reality Rules.

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REALITY MANIPULATIBLE?

“The subconscious mind motivates almost all actions, behaviors, thoughts, emotions, and the choices that you think you are making in your lives — it is the key to transformation.” Richard Haight, richardhaight.net

Is Richard suggesting it’s the subconscious mind that produces what I call the mystical experience of Reality (MER), that people can transform themselves into being better human beings?

The existence of an independent ‘sub conscious’ mind is an unproven human suggestion.

All we can be sure of is that the brain works on an as yet not fully understood practical complex of hydraulic, hydrodynamic, electric, synaptic and chemical levels. But little else can be assumed with any certainty. All we understand about the brain is that it services and maintains the body’s functions. So far as we know, that’s it; nothing spiritual available for human manipulation that has yet been discerned about the brain.

I certainly never got the impression I had anything I could do about my MERs. I was helpless and incredibly joyous about them; humbly so. They were completely spontanious and inexplicable. So much so I have a strong instinct the stewardship of existence has deliberately excluded any interference by our comparatively new human race. MER is caught, not taught. Reality Rules.

As my multiple experiences of MER attested, these experiences are not meant to ‘improve’ humans but to aid the process of advancing us beyond mere human existence.

All Is Well.

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INTUITION THE INNATE COMMON “LANGUAGE” OF REALITY?

I’m told mystics are intuitive. As a mystic, I haven’t noticed. But maybe I’m not identifying the experiences I have as being ‘intuitive’. My mystical experiences have lead me to understanding some things effortlessly, easily, naturally, accurately and truly. Is that intuition? It never occurred to me everyone doesn’t have it.

But sometimes when I read my posts, although I can be most impressed even though I almost can’t believe I wrote them, I am profoundly humbled, uncontrollably, beyond my humanity.

My posts are received from these direct experiences of Reality. They are conveyed to me innately, not by any human language except in one instance when it was revealed “All Is Well”; as I have described elsewhere in this Blog.

Perhaps others do have this intuition but don’t pay attention or don’t trust it or themselves?

Even cursory research shows there is widespread, modern and historical acceptance of the MER experience. It’s real.

There are lots of words/phrases for it: hunches, inference, instinct, cognition, gnosis, apprehension, insight, inspiration, sixth sense, impression, suspicion, direct knowledge, common sense, insights, opinions, enlightenment, transcendence, altered state …

(Gnosis springs out to me from that tentative list. In its pure, historical meaning it stands for the experience of the union/knot with ultimate existence. It implies intuitive knowledge of spiritual truths. According to Wikipedia “it signifies a knowledge or insight into humanity’s real nature as divine, leading to the deliverance of the divine spark within humanity from the constraints of earthly existence.”(The word gnostic exists in the Christian bible. It is also self used by a modern cult ‘religion’ purportedly made up of gnostic humans. I avoided such ‘gnostics’ after they insisted there are different forms of the experience such as Jewish gnosticism, Catholic, Anglican gnosticism, etc. Such distintions don’t exist in Reality. Their leader wanted to make a worshipping religion of gnosticism with ceremonies, prayers, priests and robes – Reality reduced to human mythomania).

More seriously, some psychologists say intuition is the brain rapidly sorting out hunches generated by the unconscious mind …

My intuition is they are wrong if they assume the brain creates intuition. I intuit it doesn’t!

I think intuition could be the way Reality communicates throughout all existence. As mystics know, in Reality, in which all things are perfect and everything is at peace wih itself, there are no names or languages. Is this another indication intuition is in fact the transmitting language of Reality?

Is this why the historical admonition to “Know Thyself”, or the urgings of the wise to listen to our “still, small inner voice”, to recognise our ‘intuition’, (that we see in dogs, horses, cows, etc.), why monasteries insist on evidence of your ‘vocation’, ie: ‘voice’, before becoming a monk, why gurus tell us to meditate?

Are mystics the only ones currently developed enough to use intuition as part of their daily lives?

As I have written here before, I think intuition is a human word describing how mystics are conscious of widely experienced things humans also see but don’t notice, that intuition is “an ineffable conscious experience, as distinct from any physical or computational process*”. Intuition seems as common to humans as their blindness to it.

Nevertheless, is intuition the human ‘eureka’ principle, those sudden, logically and intellectually unsupported sudden scientific discoveries we hear so much about?

Is intuition just Reality at work, despite most humans being biased against anything that is not widely experienced or accepted by their human cultures – ie: collective cultural blindness?

Will intuition generally develop eventually through basic human intelligence to full blown attributes of intuitive observation, conclusion, action and communication? Will human languages die? Is this intuitive process part of the evolutionary process?

I intuit the brain is just a receiver when it comes to intuiting knowledge. Reality uses the brain to receive and transmit ‘intuitions’, to guard, guide and direct us personally, directly.

Why do some use this intuition and others don’t? Perhaps some aren’t ‘wired’ enough for it yet, or just not aware of its existence, or of their personal ability to try listening to it? The human race is still in evolutionary development so maybe the answers to who has what, and who still doesn’t, lies in the future somewhere?

Is intuition the human word to describe the ineffable experience of MER? Mystics would say partly, yes, because any experience, any consciousness, particularly the experience of the Mystic Experience of Reality, is the beginning of all wisdom.

For me, my experiences of Reality are far more believable, profoundly impelling beyond question, than anything merely human.

Therefore, so far as my experiences are concerned the answer to the question, Is intuition the innate, common “language” of communication in Ultimate Reality? is, most likely, YES!

*Wordweb dictionary for ‘ineffability’.

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FULLY DEVELOPED MYSTICS KNOW.

Question: You say that in Reality where all things are perfect there are no names. Why is this? What do you mean?

Answer: In Reality everything will be known through the experience of being part of Reality. You are as much Reality as Reality is you. Everything is Reality. There is no need for explanation or discussion in that realised state.

In Hinduism the experience is, roughly translated, in the phase of enlightment as, ‘Reality is and I am that’.

Human words in any human culture are not real, not the actual experience. A word is only a representation, a metaphor for what it is trying to describe somewhat innacurately. Experience is the only accurate understanding of anything, human or divine.

Names, descriptions, for instance are inaccurate metaphors for the real thing.

That’s why human language can be such a babble of so many different meanings to so many different people.

So when it comes to Reality, where all things are known by experience, there is no babble, no need for words. In Reality such things as human doubt or scepticism, for instance are unknown.

In Reality you personally are known to depths of meaning beyond any human experience or understanding outside the actual mystical experience of Reality, (MER).

This is why mystics have no need for faith, hope, belief or any other fictions. Fully developed mystics simply know from their experience of Reality.

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SPIRITUAL DOUBT?

I have no doubts about the the mystic experience of Reality (MER) and all that its insight keeps giving me.

This insight tells me doubt is a primitive, leftover defensive mechanism humans have.

In me doubt isn’t even a remnant now, though I certainly had tentative uncertainties at first.

Reality imperceptibly, undeniably, irresistibly, took care of them. In the meantime Reality also imparted the spiritual gift of submission.

This special submission takes away much of the human angst of ego which so bedevils humans with things like doubt. It did mine. (Fortunately, death gives ego the final heave ho!).

Now I leave the human condition to Reality simply because Reality is in charge of human development into its extinction before it can metamorphise into Reality.

Humans are, always have been and always will be the sole concern of Reality, not us. ‘Mind your own business and do unto others what you would have them do unto you’ is still Reality’s golden rule.

All Is Well.

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TOTALITARIANISM versus REALITY’S INDIVIDUALISM

What worries me is the growing political power of those ignorant of the lethal effects of ‘wokeness’, left wingism, socialism, on the freedom of the individual versus state totalitarianism. 

This is against humanity’s destiny in Reality.

Any heightened consciousness of human development, that only comes through individuals not totalitarianism, has always provoked totalitarianism to impose severe consequences on free individual development.

Just look at Ananias and Sophia of the bible, and the USSR, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, pre-reform India, Cuba and Venezuela. QED!

Former U.S. President Trump has turned out to be a pragmatic but finally disastrous antidote to the persistent lust for totalitarianism that plagues human progress.

The good news is, this too shall pass, because totalitaranism is artificial. It always falls under the weight of its own inherent evil* (lack of Reality). 

The bad news is totalitarianism has historically killed, maimed, mentally and physically crippled, tortured, imprisoned unjustly, impoverished and banished, tens of millions in its literally classical diabolical process. 

Sadly, totalitarianism, though passing, can survive many decades …  This time, let’s see if obvious danger obviates the danger …

*After being smuggled into and out of the European Iron Curtain countries a few times I was back in the safety of a western European city. I was billetted temporarily in an anonymous house with an old hand smuggler on his way out there again, a stranger to me. He asked for my impression of where I’d been. I told him I was so depressed at what I had seen of the enslavement into medieval peasantry from a once modern thriving culture. He laughed. He said, “Don’t worry friend, Communism/Socialism is falling under the weight of its own evil all over eastern Europe, even Russia.” I thought he was balmy. I had seen and heard what I had seen and heard.

International socialism was in top gear then, full of a lethal power and an insidiously applied influence of leaders of a political party with less than five per cent membership of its people.

A few years later the Berlin Wall fell.

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MUGGLES!

Question: You refer to Muggles now and again. I think I know what you mean but I notice you often reveal a deeper meaning when you write things out, like you do with these Questions and Answers. So can you tell me what you really think”Muggles” means?

Answer: Well Muggles is the word J.K. Rowling uses in her Harry Potter books to describe ordinary, conventional people who live conventional lives, who don’t know anything about magic and don’t want you to tell them about it either because they don’t think for themselves. They are more comfortable following the prevailing cultures, taboos and mythomanias of their times.

Q: Isn’t that normal?

A: Absolutely!

Q: So why does it sound so pejorative?

A: Because that’s J. K. Rowling’s skill in using context to make it sound insulting so as to achieve her narrative purposes.

Q: Isn’t it also insulting when you use it?

A: No. I use it in what humans would call a spiritual context. So I use it as a description, not an intended insult. I use it to make the point that most humans at humanity’s present level of evolution have not experienced Reality.

Most people haven’t any idea of what you’re talking about, don’t want to know and can get very angry if you persist, rightly so in my view.

I never do talk about Reality except to genuine Seekers and Mystics.

Sufis have their own ways of putting off the merely curious without the curious even knowing.

Q: But the subject of mysticism is widely discussed, especially among the world’s scholars and scientists, even philosophers and theologians, as you have often written.

A: Yes, it is. But most of it is without the experience of the mystical experience of Reality. Without that special experience, which is caught not taught, much of what is said and written about Reality is gossip, rumour, conjecture, surmise, hearsay, sometimes sincere but nevertherless still sincerely wrong – completely artificial, like religions and other political idealogies masquerading behind morality and ethic in religious movements, and “social justice” in mythomanic political circles.

Q: Do you believe in magic?

A: Magic is a human word. It’s used to explain the inexplicable. But in Reality there are no words, no names, just Reality.

There was nothing human in my MERs, no “magic”, nothing inexplicable, just what humans who have experienced Reality and come back would agree is ineffable. Reality Rules.

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Evidence of a prehistoric, even pre-time existence of Reality? A perspective.

Ron Krumpos, who follows this Blog, author of “The Greatest Achievement In Life” with 70,000 ebook downloads, wrote to Keith and said: “I thought you might enjoy this little article:

“Einstein’s answer to a New York rabbi clears things up a bit. The rabbi cabled him in 1929 to ask him if he believed in God. Einstein replied, “I believe in Spinoza’s God, who reveals himself in the orderly harmony of what exists, not in a God who concerns himself with the fates and actions of human beings”.

It’s clear what Spinoza’s God is not. He isn’t the God of the Bible, the personal God of Spinoza’s own Jewish tradition, or of Christianity, the one whose job description includes closely monitoring human affairs and miraculously intervening in them. What he is isn’t so clear.

Spinoza used the provocative formulation Deus sive natura—“God, or nature”—but he actually regarded nature as just the visible, comprehensible aspect of God’s infinite, incomprehensible being. One consequence is that everything that happens in nature, and everything that nature’s lawful order dishes out to us personally, is necessary—the way the conclusion of a logical or mathematical demonstration is necessary.

Everything is determined, not by God’s will—He doesn’t have one—but by our being, with everything else, an integral part of God’s being. Nothing happens by chance. And there are no miracles. Asking God for one, asking that He suspend natural law for our benefit, is asking God to trip up God.

But once we recognize this inexorable order as God’s only providence, we arrive at a serene acceptance of the world, combined with a virtuous immunity to its petty distractions and snares, thus partaking of the true freedom which belongs to God.” (My italics).

Ron added, “If you substitute Reality for God, that just about summarizes my beliefs too”.

Yes, I agree with Spinoza, Einstein and Ron. That just about says it all.

But what really strikes me is that Spinoza and Einstein’s lives were separated by about 300 years. Ron’s and my lives were separated from Einstein’s by about 100 years and all of us were separated from the oldest recorded Hinduism on the subject, Vashishtha, by12,000 years ago and Jesus’s life by over 2,000 years. Such evidence of human consciousness of the eternal existence of Reality abounds throughout the ages.

All of which goes to show how Reality has existed in many parts of the world at least well beyond humanity’s limited consciousness and was there at the beginning of all things and is what drives everything still, including us.

Interestingly, mystics are the only witnesses who have experienced this great truth from way beyond our currently primitive stage of evolutionary consciousness.

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CONTENTMENT

QUESTION:  I have a question that isn’t a spiritual question but bothers me a lot.

ANSWER:  Yes?

Q:  I have two married sisters whose children just don’t get on with each other, sometimes in front of everyone. As a result, my sisters and their husbands have put off the traditional family get-togethers I used to arrange. My husband and I are surprised to feel relieved we can celebrate alone together at last, so we can bow out of all that, the silences at mealtimes, the hostility, insults and upsets, the situation bothers me. Even I am taken for granted in the things I am left to do as an older sister for our parents for instance or maintaining connection with our aunts and uncles and their families. I am feeling that families are to use a word you use, a myth.

A: Let’s hope the lessened family clutter in your life will allow your nascent contentment to flourish, contentment being the seminal manure of real self discovery in its existence in Reality..

Knowing and being one’s true self – what contentment is all about – makes Transcendence more likely.

If you use the SEARCH button on the CONTENTS page you’ll find the various posts that present themselves have contentment at their core in the search for what life is all about; in ever being able to achieve your consciousness in Reality.

The rest is human clutter that fades under scrutiny, made up taboos, like ‘family’ in your case.

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DEATH.

QUESTION: In your poem, MAROONED* you end with, ‘From the other side of night …’

Does death perturb you, the prospect? Where you anticipate going to? It does for me, from time to time.

ANSWER: No, not really. Go with the flow.

I’ve been there, or somewhere other than here, and it included a joy of a profundity beyond human experience or understanding. It vibrated my entire existence so little else remained. I don’t think much remains of being human after death if our lives have been spiritually successful.

Coming back from there was always frightingly disappointing. I struggled against it.

Now the only feeling I have about death is having to abandon my wife. I worry about that. I find the thought very painful. Is there anything you can do about it? No, not that I know of.

(Though I do wonder where this powerful caring emotion of human love comes from – is it mere human lust, greed, attachment and ego? Is it a test?

(Reality’s love is so completely different. It is profound acceptance, an absorption into the very being of Reality, an experience beyond all human experience or ability to understand or explain).

I have gradually learned to trust Reality. It helps having been told by Reality “All is Well”.

We’re all in a benign, deeply loving, infinite process, here and beyond.

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*MAROONED

Divinity’s insouciant servants of the Light

Fly beneath my fears, over my plight,

Indifferent to my day as to my night.

Marooned in the humanity of my time,

Tired by glimpses of the divine,

Save me soon Lord, make me thine.

THE REPLY:

Marooned to solitude is your story;

Its contemplation leads you to my glory.

Love, understanding and compassion

Are the lessons of your life, your grace, your passion.

From the other side of Night,

I am your glory, your rescue Light …

1985.

(Nowadays I wouldn’t use the words “God”, “divine”, “faith”, “Divinity” or “Lord”. And I would call “the light” Reality, such a Light being a unique part of Reality.

(PS: The word “faith” has been bothering me. It signifies lack of real spiritual experience. So as I returned to this poem with my doubt about the rightness of the word the real word arrived. So I have deleted “faith” and as you will see, have inserted the more meaningful word “grace”).