Humanity Is Ill With A Consciousness Virus - Dualistic Knowledge
(This article has three parts)
- Part 3: Is There a Connection Between Healing & Salvation?
First of all, for the writers of the old scriptures salvation and healing were the synonymous because diseases were seen as having spiritual causes. Healing was the lot of sages, many of whom lived remote spiritual lives and were known to have been persecuted by the religious establishments of their cultures.
Thereby, from times immemorial healing or salvation had NOTHING to do with organized religion - it had everything to do with spirituality. Spirituality is very different from religion:
religion is about believing what someone else has experienced
spirituality has to do with what you own, personal experience.
All the Great Masters, like Jesus, Lao Tzu, Buddha have urged people to experience. Scriptural passages that refer to "believing" talk about DEEP BELIEF, which is a way of saying "experience". Accomplished masters like Christ, Buddha, or Mohamed were NOT temple or church goers, but sojourners along an inner-path.
Religions, governments and financial institutions promise salvation: "If you add this one more doctrine to your life, if you make this investment you will be saved.” Are the powerful lying to the masses as we're lead to believe? Or, is there a THIRD factor is controlling the powerful as well as the powerless from behind the scenes?
The answer is both more chilling and interesting than science fiction and is hidden in plain sight. Like explained before, we humans are misguided by THE NATURE of our knowledge AS OPPOSED TO ITS CONTENT.
The spirit of knowledge is far more important than its content. Like a computer virus infects the files stored on the computer and causes destruction of the data, our thinking, attitudes, and actions carry the imprint of the matrix of dualistic knowledge. Our diseases, the breakdown of our families, the sociopolitical instability, the harm we perpetrate upon animals and the damage we do to our environment are symptoms of this matrix. The common root of all these various forms of disharmony lies within the dualistic character of the knowledge we hold.
Throughout history, suffering has made the subject of spiritual writings all over the world. Some of the early explanations of human suffering come from the Bible's Old Testament and the Jewish Torah. When read with wisdom of spirit their messages reveal something quite opposite to what many of the followers believe.
What Are "Salvation" and "Healing"?
"Salvation" was promised to people for many thousands years by religions that have expounded the world just as dualistically as the misunderstandings they were going to save the world from. Most of the Christian world derived its understandings from Aramaic spiritual traditions that were non-dualistic. As Jewish spirituality moved West the scriptures came to be read by local dualistic minds that attributed to them dualistic understandings and used them to further that which dualism engenders: divisions, strife between groups, wars and other forms of personal and social illnesses.
To understand the word "salvation" we have to look at how the non-dualistic Greek and Hebrews understood it. “Salvation” comes from the Greek verb “sozo” and the related noun “soteria” which convey three related concepts “making whole,” "health," and "healing." Thereby, healing and salvation are obtained by simply "making whole," integrating the parts together, or creating non-duality. Salvation is the doing away with dualistic consciousness, a similar pursuit that Buddhism, Zen, Taoism, Hinduism, and traditional traditional spiritualities such as Native American, Australian Aboriginal, and Pacific Islander share although they had little or no contact.
What Is "Sin"?
Opposite to "salvation," the Greek word “hamartia” refers to the "original sin." The Greek meaning denotes “to miss the mark,” "to err" or "to be off target.” "Being off target," therefore, means to miss the point of "making whole". It indicates dualistic knowledge. The “original sin” or “missing the mark” is therefore the dualistic consciousness.
In the original Aramaic language the word for ”sin” actually means “dirt,” a concept very similar to the "dust" Eastern philosophy explains we need to clean off the "mirror" of awareness to attain enlightenment. Therefore, "salvation"
has nothing to do with praying to a God that is a separate entity from us
has everything to do with realizing a non-dualistic consciousness, transpersonal Consciousness-At-Large and being only a fleeting expression of it.
This makes the original Hebrew, Muslim, and Greek understandings of salvation very similar the Eastern Buddhist, Zen, Taoist concepts of reaching enlightenment by "dusting off the mirror" of awareness.
A dualistic understanding was foreign to the non-dualistic world-view of Judaism and, therefore, to Jesus and his apostles. Dualism was also foreign to the ancient Greeks who translated the Holy Hebrew
scriptures and spread Christianity. It was unknown to them as it is was foreign to all the esoteric spiritualties of Sufism, Kabala, Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, and the primitive Native Americans, Aboriginal Australians, and many Pacific Islanders "pagans" that had to be "reformed" or eradicated "in the name of God". It appears as though many people who have read Genesis have “missed the point.”
We believe that the message is that the prototypical human beings have taken in dualistic knowledge by internalizing the fruit of Good and Evil - the fruit of dualism. The oneness of the Tree of Good and Evil was central to Eden, the garden of Harmony and Bliss within which the first humans dwelled. The internalization of the Good and Evil dualistic knowledge was the “original sin” that caused their “Fall” into suffering, strife and world destruction.
It is simply because of this dualistic knowledge that we have paid the heavy toll of so many religious wars deaths, persecutions and prejudice. Similar to Genesis, Buddhism explains the root of suffering is attachment that is caused by dualistic knowledge of "good" and "evil". In any attachment the self wants to annex something "good" that there's not enough of to go around (dualism) and, therfore, has to take from others and/or defend it from their "evil". Such dualism created wars, famine, genocides, political persecutions, etc.
Salvation And Healing Can Only Be Non-dualistic
The human being is part of the whole, called by us the ‘universe’, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
Dualistic understanding is not only the arch-cause of individual and world suffering but the very essence of our thinking of healthcare policies, therapeutic models of medicine and psychotherapy, social and environmental solutions, politics and world policies. Dualistic knowledge is the play-dough fashioned into today’s therapeutic models and our secular solutions to all of world's problems. It turns out, this knowledge is the exact opposite of what we imagine it to be - to understand more read The Root Cause of All Illnesses and Suffering
"All is change in the world of the senses, But changeless is the supreme Lord of Love. Meditate on him, be absorbed by him, Wake up from this dream of separateness."
- Shvetashvatara Upanishad (Hindu)
"Speech is born out of longing, true description out of real taste. The one who tastes knows; the one who explains lies. How can you describe the true form of Something in whose presence you are blotted out? And in whose being you still exist?"
“Man has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread in it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect."
All sicknesses are mere signals that you are "missing the mark" or you are "off the target" of life - the integration of consciousness. Unfortunately, conventional therapies are oblivious to the illness causing effects of the dualistic consciousness paradigm that belays their own reasoning. Further more, such therapies reinforce clients' dualistic consciousness - the illnesses - and through their dualistic solutions the imbalance merely shifts from one area of life to another. (read more...)
True therapy and salvation are one and the same - the integration of dualistic consciousness.
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Healing Without Consciousness Integration Is Like Sweeping The Dirt Off A Dirt Floor