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Friday, October 18, 2013

Becoming a Friend of the Ineffable.

Dog Poet Transmitting.......

May your noses always work.

In the interest of full disclosure, I have to admit that I get pissed off at the ineffable now and again. It's not long before I'm not upset and without asking, I'm told it's all forgiven because I was driven to it and had no choice and it wouldn't have stopped until I reacted anyway. Sometimes this routine seems pretty pointless to me. I can't figure it out, or hadn't been able to. I don't know if it's a lack of faith (partially, no doubt) or the absence of some quality I lack and ergo the reason it's all happening in the first place and the reason I'm missing it because I don't have the magic lens that makes the missing elements appear. Anyway, so I get upset earlier and I get into this conversation about how pointless it all looks to me and how I'm not learning anything from it and, I thought that was the point. That's where I went wrong.

On a number of occasions the ineffable went out of his/her way to impress upon me that he/she never engages in anything in respect of me and others (depending) unless there's a very good reason. You'd think I would have secured that understanding as a part of my very being by now but... that hadn't happened and that is the case with so many things that are the way they are for a very good reason. Everything is under control and I see now that that extends to me. I've wondered at length why certain things have happened and now I know.

While I was upset and letting myself be heard, my master/teacher/the ineffable explained to me why certain things were happening and that there was a point, quite close now, where that was going to stop and everything was going to become very different. I was told that I was paying off Karma. Then I flashed, or got flashed back to my birthday about 16 years ago when I was walking around through some overgrown brush at an abandoned airport on Maui. Somehow, I broke my leg, pretty badly too. I'm laying there in terrible pain when 'the voice' came into my head and said "Happy Birthday" You just paid a lot of bills!" That broken leg changed my life. It affected my balance, still does. It affects my posture and has caused a degree of scoliosis because it didn't heal right because the doctor was a moron and now one leg is somewhere around an inch shorter than the other. I've got a titanium connector in there. Sometimes it goes off in airports and sometimes it doesn't. I used to tell myself that doctors were good for something, broken bones for instance. I don't say that anymore.

My Karma is complicated and I'm not going to go into what I little I know about it, in order to avoid pissing certain personality types off. It isn't important that the information be public anyway. It doesn't change any of the cause and effect. There was this yogi that I knew in the area of Woodstock decades ago. His name was Rudrananda. He had an ashram in Shandakan, next to the town of Big Indian. I used to refer to him as The Big Indian cause he was a big guy with a big belly. He wasn't an Indian. He was a white guy and he had had some kind of a Kundalini experience. Some number of people apparently agreed with him. I never noticed anything unusual about him at all but he might not have been wired to resonate with me. Most of the time I got nothing at all from the various alleged holy men I encountered. On a very few occasions I would feel a kinship and connection.

I bring up Rudrananda because he said he was a garbage burner. He burned up people's garbage Karma with his Kundalini fire. I didn't have an opinion one way or another about it. I didn't know and I left it at that. Rudy, as he was called, died in a small plane crash a few years after I met him.

When we state that appearances are deceiving, we don't mean that part of what's going on is hidden, or that the meaning of what we see is distorted by the quality of our desire, which affects our vision. Certainly both of those things are true but what we mean around these parts is that there is a whole lot more going on than meets the eye, depending on the eye that is being met. As has been stated here a number of times but not in some time, we're all on a spiral stairway and... there are landings that represent the level you are on, or the levels you are between. One could well take more than a lifetime going from one landing to the next or one could traverse a great many stages in one life time. It's all a matter of passion and determination and this is why Love is so important because Love, Real Love, is the finest passion that can ever be known. No one has ever encompassed it's length and breadth and certainly not it's heights and depths, or are those the same (grin)?

This is the meaning of what Krishna says in the Bhagavad-Gita; "success is speedy for the energetic." If you Love something, love doing something, you'll be at it all the time because you love it. Another cool feature about love is that it grows. It becomes stronger and more powerful the more that it is exercised.

Let me give an example of something that happens when a person makes Love the focus of their existence. Love is a light. It is an illuminating force so... one who generates more than a certain amount of Love, gives off a degree of light. Once it reaches a certain level of potency, it attracts the attention of angels and any number of those exponents of the positive who are often out of sight in times like these but for many of them, time and space are no hindrance and they can see to great distances both within and outwardly. You get noticed if you do the sort of things that attracts their attention.

This doesn't mean, doing yoga all day long, or meditating endlessly or any number of acts that one might associate with being on the path to godhead. Everything has to do with the quality of your heart and the measure and quality of your Love. If there is any one thing a person should focus on, it's not adhering to strict morality, it's expressing and generating Love ...because 'those who love much are forgiven  much'. God isn't all that impressed by works and associated efforts. God is impressed by Love and especially if that Love is directed at God. When one has made themselves a perfect servant of the ineffable, the ineffable becomes a perfect servant to them.

A large number of people go to Heaven, relatively speaking, over time. That's why there are so many lokas. There are a great many Hells too. There are many types of Heavens. Some are completely beyond description. Heavens have parking meters, most of the time. You get a certain amount of time in residence and then it's back into the flesh pit. I don't consider that kind of cycling to be a success but to each their own. As I said, there are many Heavens. That's what Christ meant when he said , "In my father's house are many mansions. If it were not true I would not have told you so." It could be a thing of priceless practicality to be able to direct yourself to the place most perfectly grooved for you.

This is what happens when you become a friend of the ineffable. Much fewer people achieve this. It is available to most everyone (or maybe it isn't. I don't know) but... for some reason, most people don't take it under consideration. That is my only consideration. Just as you enjoy certain liberties and joys with your friends that you have here, the same applies to the Friends of God. In my mind, there is nothing higher or more valuable that one can aspire to. This tops the list of the best one can ever hope for. Well, it tops my list.

It amazes me every day that everyone is not fixated upon this goal. I do not understand the logic of their pursuits. Most people seem certifiably insane to me and I suppose the reverse is true as well. I am most happy to be on this particular end of that equation. I do not understand the desire to acquire what you will certainly lose. I don't understand working so hard to maintain the external appearance of youth, which is impossible and as a result, sacrificing ones sense of youthfulness. Which is more important, looking youthful or feeling youthful? I do not understand choosing senility over regenerated innocence. I don't understand piling up riches where moth and rust do corrupt. I don't understand not making the ineffable the centerpiece of your existence, especially because, in fact, it is the centerpiece of your existence so... this is the only In Sync that works.

I am annoyed at myself daily when I find that my attention is not on the ineffable. I tell myself it should be much more of an extended focus. I endeavor to pull my mind back to this as often as I can remember, or am reminded to. "Where your heart is, there your treasure is also." What is it about people that they can read and hear things like that, nod their head and actually comprehend it and then just go right on with whatever they were doing prior to hearing or reading it? This mystifies me. Many things about people mystify me. I used to be extremely passionate about wanting to reach people and get them to see. I've changed in that regard. I figure I'm there if I'm needed, or even useful to begin with and meanwhile I'll just work on myself or... allow myself to be worked on. It's like the Operation of the Sun. You don't have anything to do with it except for cooperating and permitting what is accomplished by the angel who performs it.

There are far too many bright and intelligent people who think they are going to discover the mysteries of the universe by their own efforts. That's not going to happen. Anything of any real importance is in the hands of certain guardians and they don't hand it over to the profane and there are all kinds of profane. This is why it is so very important to make invisible friends. They know all about these things. they possess discrimination too. This protects you from unwise choices. Some things might seem both highly righteous and desirable but might not be very good for you in particular.

So, now that I found I've been paying bills it makes perfect sense to me. I'm glad to hear it's not going to go on ad infinitum. I think the only reason I'm actually hearing about it is that it's coming to term. Before this it was probably preferable that I was mystified and confused rather than feeling pressed down upon and being miserable about having these things still in front of me. There's a very good reason for all of it and I suppose I'll have a better idea about that when I get to the next landing.


End Transmission.......

This one comes out a little early since I wanted to write it in the evening when my thoughts are in a particular zone. This leaves me the time I would spend on this tomorrow for the radio broadcast.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

***(Grin) From some old dog with a royal limp.***

Richard said...

Mas and Mas Visible

Yeah Rudi was quite the character. A jewish guy , antique dealer,from NYC, he was a member of the Foundation group of Granpa's there. Seems he didn't quite find all he was looking for so he came a disciple of Sityananda and NItynanda. Took a while before he became Guru, but then he had to go thru the POS Muktananada to get the last initiation.

Rudi was the first american Guru of that lineage, and used to fly around in his little plane burning off garbage. Seems the ineffable also spoke to him, as on the day of the crash he told everyone else to take a bus, and he flew alone on ( and into the fog covered ) mountain, much as granpa told his companions to take another car as he drove off at high speed to meeting with destiny and the oak tree.

But neither was such a complete fool as some would make them into. Rudi left some 'traps' for both Muktananda and Guru Mai into which both fell rather blindly. Granpa did the same with Madame ( in oh so many senses that word implies) deSaltzman, which similarly she found irresistable.


The ineffable does so many ineffable acts, especially with 'accidents' !!!!!


But only the good die young (heh heh heh).

Be well, be Alert
Love
R

Anonymous said...

"What is it about people that they can read and hear things like that, nod their head and actually comprehend it and then just go right on with whatever they were doing prior to hearing or reading it? This mystifies me."

I'm mystified by it too. I see it often. Then I recall my mom's admonition "When you point your finger at someone else, remember there are three fingers pointing back at you." (Judge not, lest ye be judged - it's the same message.) So then I realize that's what I do myself, and it ever so slightly increases my own resolve to pay attention more of the time...

John

Anonymous said...

(A long frustrating day, and I've had too much to drink so far tonight.) I had intended to include this in my previous post as a demonstration of my mom's observation:

"I am annoyed at myself daily when I find that my attention is not on the ineffable. I tell myself it should be much more of an extended focus. I endeavor to pull my mind back to this as often as I can remember, or am reminded to."

Me too...

John

the gardener said...

A Prayer for Protection

Psalm 91
King James Version (KJV)

1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.


I enjoy saying the Psalms out loud. Full moon Aries with partial eclipse good time as any.

the gardener

optimystic said...

you, my les visible friend, are the karma burner.

Chinese Sneakers said...

Thought i might share this little quote from "A River Sutra," by Gita Mehta.

"Then I remind myself that the purpose of the pilgrimage is endurance. Through endurance, the pilgrim hopes to generate the heat, the tapas, that links men to the energy of the universe, as the Narmada River is thought to link mankind to the energy of Shiva."

i read the word, "tapas," to mean something like the greatest possible state of being--but i what do i know?

Cheers

Anonymous said...

AM I FIRST ???
YIPEE !!

Visible said...

Yes, you certainly are aware of Rudys passage. I never had any use for Muktananda. Met him a couple of times, felt a certain amount of force but too shady red for my tastes.

Was Guru Mai gurumayi? that lady from Brooklyn who had a bunch of gay guys sitting in front of her whenever she spoke? If that's her, she annoyed me. I caught her once with Ram Das in The City. I never attended many of these things.

I remember one time I was at an event, probably another Ram Das event and there was this guy, Gil, who had just come back from India where he'd been for a couple of years. People were going up to him and kissing his feet. I couldn't figure that out at all and the look on his face told me he thought he deserved it.

Anonymous said...

"my master/teacher/the ineffable "

Caitya guru, the teacher from within, also called Paramatma, the Super-Soul, also called Ksirodaksai-Vishnu, the localized aspect of Maha Vishnu.

It is interesting to see the science of sciences, bhakti yoga, the science of love of God, being so explained, and so articulately and yet rustically, in the modern lexicon.

One of the chief 66 opulences of Krsna, Bhagavan, the Divine, of God, is that "God is conquered by love" and becomes devoted to those who are utterly devoted to Him.

The dvee-pada-pashu do not listen to what is good for them, prabhu.

But you may know that you have done
your duty.

Anonymous said...

I used to be extremely passionate about wanting to reach people and get them to see. I've changed in that regard. I figure I'm there if I'm needed, or even useful to begin with and meanwhile I'll just work on myself or... allow myself to be worked on.

Know the feeling :-)

Anonymous said...

Vis
I do not understand the desire to acquire what you will certainly lose. I wish everyone understood that. I never did understand people. Nature gives us everything we need, people claim ownership of it and put a price on it.Excellent post.
PeaceMaker

Anonymous said...

via Homer..

East meets West and ever the twain shall meet.

DIALECTIC SPIRITUALISM

Copernicus Kidd said...

Hare Krishhhh

Farmer said...

I dont know what the hell you all are talking about, but I do know the tender care I gave my plants, turned out to be a great bountiful harvest, parking meters are in heaven so as to prevent rusting cars, and god is not found, but this one finds you.

Thats all I know..... The squash fell from heaven this year, tasty, tasty, tasty...

Anonymous said...

Les, wonderful post.
You write "If there is any one thing a person should focus on, it's not adhering to strict morality, it's expressing and generating Love ..."

When I read that I thought of this, a saying that has been recurring to me, "But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners." Matthew 9:13

And this you say...
'Once (Love) reaches a certain level of potency, it attracts the attention of angels and any number of those exponents of the positive who are often out of sight in times like these but for many of them, time and space are no hindrance.."
That is a fact. Attracted, but not always out of sight. Angels can and do manifest in this realm/space/place. Once, once for sure,
I spoke to one in the 'flesh' as it were, while she comforted a child after a car accident.
I cannot be more positive - not just an poetic expression or term of endearment but... A. Real. Angel.
It's said that beings like that are in Heaven. No one would want to be anywhere else.

Thank you Les, again.
-Steve in H-town

Visible said...

A new Smoking Mirrors is up now-

Big Ass Neon. Las Vegas Style and O Solo Mio Frottage.

tobeover said...

Vis,

Rudyananda's successor - Swami Chetanananda.

http://www.themovementcenter.com/?doing_wp_cron=1382293412.9714889526367187500000

I met him in 1979 at the Ann Arbor, MI Ashram. His palace is now in Portland, OR.

Tim

Visible said...

A new Petri dish is up now-

The Cheetos of the Mind Sector of the Universe.

Anonymous said...

Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.11.9

TRANSLATION

To pure devotees throughout the world who could understand His activities, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa, exhibited how much He can be subdued by His devotees, His servants. In this way He increased the pleasure of the Vrajavāsīs by His childhood activities.

PURPORT

That Kṛṣṇa performed childhood activities to increase the pleasure of His devotees was another transcendental humor. He exhibited these activities not only to the inhabitants of Vrajabhūmi, but also to others, who were captivated by His external potency and opulence. Both the internal devotees, who were simply absorbed in love of Kṛṣṇa, and the external devotees, who were captivated by His unlimited potency, were informed of Kṛṣṇa's desire to be submissive to His servants.

Childhood Pastimes

Anonymous said...

Vis you said:

"Most people seem certifiably insane to me and I suppose the reverse is true as well"

If most people seem certifiably insane to you, then i guess the reverse must be that very few people seem certifiably sane to you. (grin)

Laughs,
Keep smiling Mr. Vis.
Your time is coming,
Alan

Anonymous said...

The Absurd Dialectic

Suffer the little children..