by Elle - Mar 14, 2015
by Greg Calise
Guest writer, ZenGardner.com
Most truths in this world are relative truths. Most of these come from external sources through our five senses. There are entire branches of knowledge available concerning these relative truths, such as science, medicine, history and so many more. Another form of relative truths are downloaded from cosmic realms, whether they be channelled, secret teachings from gods, and other cosmic beings. Nichola Tesla claimed that aliens gave him his unique sciences.
But there is a universal absolute Truth that resides beyond these relative truths. It is independent, sovereign, eternal and pure. It is the way things Actually are. Not what we think they are, not what we assume, nor what we believe things are. The vast majority of people have been deeply programmed to believe an illusory reality that has nothing to do with the way things actually are.
This divine Truth is who you truly are, so you awaken to it. It does not come from external sources, nor is it downloaded from the cosmic realms. It springs forth from your deepest Self. It is a completely different process. You are awakening to divine Truth.
If you were to immerse yourself in Mother Nature and transcend the mind, even for a few moments, you will get a glimpse of Truth. It really is that easy. If you could redevelop that deep connection with Mother Nature, even for a few moments, you will glimpse the Truth. If you can transcend the mind anywhere, you can glimpse the Truth. The more this occurs, the deeper you will travel into the deep mysteries of the Self, as well as the world. What I have found is that this depth of the Self is fathomless. It never ends. For me, it was never a point where I did not go deeper as my journey unfolded. I don’t know at what level one could be considered Self-realized, but a simple glance of the Self, at that moment, one is Self-realized. This is known as Satori, glimpses of the Truth. They can last for various spans of time. I was in Satori for 9 months, and I have satoris of only moments.
This is the inner path to the Self, and the further we move upon it, the deeper we see and become, and the more our perceptions change; about ourselves, the world, Mother Nature, and everything. We develop new eyes and see everything in a new light. This is the process of awakening, and as you do awaken, you will find everyone else still dreaming in the matrix of illusions.
When you truly awaken to your divine Self, your entire perception of reality changes. You see things as they actually are. You see that this world is nothing more than a matrix of deception. When you awaken to your true Self, it becomes self evident that the world in which we are now living in makes little sense. Everything seems topsy turvy, and it is. And yet the majority of people consider this as the normal. Those that begin to see beyond this normal are considered abnormal, and even crazy, by the masses. You will walk the road less travelled, in another direction from the herds.
“The truth is paradoxical to the extent of being exactly contrary to the usual perception.”
– Georges Bataille
The entire world has become programmed by the church and state. The state controls the educational (programming) systems as well as the news, entertainment and media. The churches control the people’s faith and/or any spiritual aspirations a person may possess. They become the barrier against anyone escaping the matrix of deceptions. All religions (including new age philosophies) have absolutely nothing to do with who you truly are. All religions take one out of the Self and redirect you to the opposite direction, to some external deity and/or some god in the sky, far, far away from the Self.
Everything about religion is a major deception, engineered to imprison and enslave humanity. All one has to do is research the histories of any religion to see that this is always the case. Wars, degradation of women, slavery, division, fear, guilt, and so many other terrible atrocities. At its best the one thing religious faith does accomplish is it can lead certain followers into piety, as if piety is the pinnacle of the teachings. Piety cannot awaken you to your true Self. The problem with religious piety is that it is based upon fear and guilt. These are the two sentinels that keep the religious folk in line. Piety also becomes blurred as zealots consider it pious to slay the nonbelievers. Yes, it is all quite insane.
When I was living in the ashrams, I saw this played out in many ways. Stealing for god, revenge for god, cheating for god, and so many more twisted beliefs. They had become convinced that these actions were not only pious, but spiritual. Somehow we are able to justify these things in our minds. It’s amazing what you can convince yourself of. The authority said to do it, so the unbridled mind convinces itself that it is good. We lie to ourselves constantly, and then we believe it is true. How absurd is that? You lie to yourself, and then you believe it. Nobody ever questions this stuff. Notice what is happening in the mind when this is going on. It’s quite interesting.
Religions are the barrier to awakening from the dream. Most people never bother looking beyond their religion. Most people never question their religion, discarding any form of reason and replacing it with faith. For many people, their religion is their most important and cherished belief. Reigions have become giant barriers, imprisoning humanity in the matrix of deceit. And people worship and pray to the very gods that imprison us.
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