Turmoil causes re-evaluation

I’ve taken a small pause as I ran out of steam on addressing belief systems directly; however, the pause allowed some events to take place that pushed me to reexamine some of my own belief systems. The East Coast Michael event at Claymont took place, Stephen Cocconi’s public release of information about “The Consortium” has caused its own stir, and JP Van Hulle’s behavior at Claymont caused an different swirl. Many perceptions I’ve had went through a paradigm shift of one sort or another. Interlocking pieces of a puzzle that caused me the discomfort of realizing that maybe I was investing more of myself into something lockstep than I’d thought. So, back to Jiddu Krishnamurti.

HaHa . . .you didn’t see that one coming. Krishna, as he was called, was one of the most extraordinary thinkers of the 20th C. Without heaps of steaming manure, he moved beyond belief systems, dogma, and all forms of religion. He also did one of the most honest acts in search of truth that I’ve ever read about. His courage to be himself was phenomenal.

In Michael terms, he was discovered as a boy, “adopted” by the Theosophy organization, and groomed to be the recipient of the manifestation of the Lord Maitreya, the expected future incarnation of the Buddha. An entire organization was created to support him, and many wealthy patrons joined, there was media attention, and all was on schedule until he announced that he was no longer going to be the vehicle for the proposed manifestation, nor did he believe any of the tenets of Theosophy, AND he was closing the organization down. This was done at an annual meeting in Germany with 3,000 people in attendance, a live radio audience, and the major players in Theosophy, such as Annie Besant. This caused the immediate decline of Theosophy to being more of a curiosity for eccentrics than a growing spiritual or religious movement. He said on that occasion:

I maintain that truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect. That is my point of view, and I adhere to that absolutely and unconditionally. Truth, being limitless, unconditioned, unapproachable by any path whatsoever, cannot be organized; nor should any organization be formed to lead or coerce people along a particular path. … This is no magnificent deed, because I do not want followers, and I mean this. The moment you follow someone you cease to follow Truth. I am not concerned whether you pay attention to what I say or not. I want to do a certain thing in the world and I am going to do it with unwavering concentration. I am concerning myself with only one essential thing: to set man free. I desire to free him from all cages, from all fears, and not to found religions, new sects, nor to establish new theories and new philosophies.

This would be similar to having the Michael community to become a formal and powerful organization, choose a 7th Old for the next Infinite Soul, groom that person, and then have them reject it all.

But, if you don’t think that was impressive, stop and think a moment. How often do you refuse to do little more than be noncommittal because you like someone? or view them as “nice and well-intentioned”? or for the sake of keeping the peace in a group? Being honest is one of the toughest things I’ve ever done as it’s rigorous and never lets up. Every day is a new opportunity to shave one’s truth, step aside to avoid an argument, or back off to keep the peace.

Now, of course, since I’m in the middle of my expanding look at “what is truth,” this becomes less problematic. I’m more inclined to accept that we all believe horseshit; so, it little matters which brand of horseshit you’re shoveling. Why become all agitated over what someone else says or believes when I know from the get go that it’s probably a combination of ego, Maya, and False Personality with a heavy dose of negative poles and conditioning. Add in their own personal sense of vested interest, and they’re not going to be budging. In short their reality is their reality. It’s not mine.

So, I’m back to double questioning everything and more accepting that just because I might validate something, it only makes it true for me.

If you want to read J. Krishnamurti for free, there is an e-book site with most of his work. U.G. Krishnamurti is an entirely different Indian philosopher, whom I’ve also read. They were associated for many years and then went separate ways. U.G. has been considered “anti-guru.”

3 comments to Turmoil causes re-evaluation

  • I truly enjoy your thinking process. I have a copy and have read “This Light in Oneself” by Krishnamurti. I will re-read it. Yes, there are lots of individuals working on this problem of “truth”. Validation regarding information received is not an easy process. The general ideas in the Michael Teaching are good, especially the overleaves. I wonder about some of the other information. An exanple; The notion as expressed by Michael that I have to figure out for myself if I am in Cadre one or two, and Entity one or two is a difficult task that has brought to light that maybe it is not important. What I find odd is others accept what they are given as “truth”. What is truth? We are all on our own individual paths and have to decide for ourselves. We need to look at the bigger picture. I just keep thinking and reading! Your thoughts help!

  • DianeH

    I’ll have to look this guy up. That quote is awesome. What’s ironic is that the guy who discovered him was right – Krishnamurti did become a spiritual teacher, just not the kind of teacher the organization wanted. It’s like Jesus returning to earth and telling people that Christianity is total BS.

  • Sylvia, I tend to agree with you about much of the non-validatable Michael material. It’s worthy of considering. It’s frequently a nice balance to most of the accepted truths of our time; however, in the long run, it probably doesn’t matter in the slightest, except to Sparky. Maybe it would matter if I were once again young, single, and seeking one of my mate agreements; however, even then it’s unnecessary. Billions upon billions of people have lived across the eons and not been aware of this information, but have managed to meet up with their agreements.

    Diane — Both Krishnamurtis have a good deal to offer in that they’re non-doctrinal. I think I like UG the best as he’s so outrageous and makes me laugh. But he was a most remarkable man in terms of his “calamity.” The story of it is in the forward to “Myth of the Mind.” I really get tired of all of the smarm of much New Age writing and when I need to generate a new perspective, I like to delve into unexpected places. I don’t need to stay long. Just long enough to get me laughing at the absurdity of life.

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