Cease trying to be a good person and become the Profound One You Are. Be the Love of Your Life.
We have come to consider that life fulfillment is in the getting of something, the wanting of something or someone and the attainment of that goal. Our particularly western socialised educated sense of self is “me”; an egoic mind. Egoic mind is all about individual self and its own fears and wants.
The egoic mind is a product and slave to the educational social environment in which it is indoctrinated. In large part, as a result of our modern western casino-capitalist consumer culture, being fulfilled is interpreted by the egoic mind as wanting and getting something or someone because the egoic mind always wants attention.
Egoic mind is personal consciousness. However, having understood that, we must also understand (without renouncing self-responsibility) that personal consciousness is not our fault. It is not an inherently personal problem. It is not your fault that you are not comfortable as you, that you are anxious, that you are not at ease in your skin, that you, perhaps, do not enjoy positive self-regard.
The so-called civilised western educational political socialisation way of life very successfully disconnects us from our universal sense of self, supplanting it with a sense of individualised striving and survival. The consumer-driven political social economic method is founded on and makes its way on the egoic mind’s constant desire for attention.
The structure of the egoic mind is wanting. That’s what it is.
Our current educational system and methods literally teach us to be dissatisfied with ourselves. The cultural environment in which we exist in this country, tells you that you should not accept the way you are because you are not yet good enough, not yet successful enough, not yet acknowledged enough by the ego- driven popularisation crowd.
What is more, within this political cultural economic way of life we have made the wanting, the constant wanting, into an ideology, a science, an economic system, a philosophy of life.
The consumer-driven economic culture we exist in denies the innate Truth of the human being. It creates emptiness in the people by disconnecting them from their intrinsic essence, and then produces stuff to fill the emptiness.
Possessive individualism is intrinsic to our modern life-destroying corporate-owned governments’ consumer economic culture.
We are taught, or more correctly programmed, to modify ourselves to the outer world situation rather than accept and honour our inherent inner self. Thus, educated to forget and abandon our nature-given essence, we begin to concentrate on the outside, the physical, the conditions, the other. We chronically want from the outside to compensate for emptiness on the inside; emptiness meaning disconnection from our inherent human essence.
Our modern civilised educational system is not a real education whatsoever. It is a state-owned regime designed to subdue the natural joy, curiosity and intelligence of our inherent human essence in order to enslave us to predatory consumerism. We still inflict upon our children what was so egregiously imposed on us all; we submit their early developmental years to programming created by “boards of education” owned by the state for the purpose of the state, in order to prepare them to follow orders and endure boredom well-behaved.
What has come to be called education and social morals in this culture is merely a dehumanising institution designed to manufacture our consent to be enslaved to the egoic mind and its rampant consumerist nature.
We have created a mountain of superfluous needs that we are enslaved to keep climbing.
Spiritual practice is not so much about evolving into something higher than human. It is not about not having faults and weakness and feelings and thoughts, and all that puritanical nonsense that so called spiritual righteousness breeds.
It is more that we have to shed the mental and spiritual pollution that so-called civilisation has instilled in our minds and personalities.
If you are to reconnect with the inherent essence or nature of you, the human being, and that is what one must do, then one must be willing to discard the mind habits and tendencies of one’s orthodox socialisation.
Spiritual practice is about coming to terms with who we are, awakening to and understanding our “inner” nature and how that nature wants to be expressed physically, emotionally and mentally; whole bodily.
Spiritual Awakening is the beginning of a Spiritual process, a process of bringing to the “outer” our inherent nature that for most of us has become buried, suffocated and suppressed under the insidious self-deceiving dogmas of civilised hypocrisy.
Spiritual Awakening is the beginning of real self-understanding in order to invigorate and realise our innate nature.
The process does not entail escape from the conditions of life, nor does it contain or give solutions from the outside, but means taking self-responsibility for our actions and reactions and becoming increasingly aware of the entirety and wonder of life in the present moment.
Sadhana or Spiritual Identification Practice is not about trying to be someone else or seeking some kind of mind-blowing experience that will ensure your place among the adorably beatified.
Spiritual Practice of its own demand requires acts of “inborn” moral resistance to the modern earth-plundering egoic culture of civilised order and control. It will demand of one the courage of dissension based on commitment to the Sacred Duty of your real Life.
None of us are forbidden to pursue our own innate good.The sadhana of only Life, of Satsang, of your original nature, is not about not pursuing what is inherently right for each of us. It is precisely the opposite. It is the practice that lessens, diminishes, the wanting for worth and love and approval and “who we are” from outside of our self.
It is the practice that enables a strengthening of the inner being – the Majesty of the inner Person Being.
How are you serving every human being you meet?
How do you serve each other as students in Satsang?
Do we encourage radical dissention from the egoic mind and its insatiable want for more or are we always directing each other to the outer, to the world of our wants; towards our own individualised seeking for its own ever-unsatisfied fulfilment?
I am not your leader. Make me your leader and I will always disappoint you.
Make me your leader and you will react to my total human-ness – its diversity and amalgam of frailties, strengths, sad and happy emotions – in such a way as a loss of regard and respect towards me.
My total humanness, that is, all the aspects that you either do not like about yourself or regard as not “Divine”, is an assault on your want to believe in someone outside of yourself.
Your leader roils around inside of you trying to get out.
Your leader goes by the name Love.
I am a mere human being in Love.