It may be noted how very unique it is that the mind-human cannot possibly allow for or easily deal with the notion of the elimination of a someone to ‘get there’ or ‘become awakened’ or evolve out of the dream of the earth play to a happy and endless existence beyond. Someone must be weaned from something. So attached is the dream-self to its idea of the eternal longevity of itself when all the while the Reality Being back of such has Forever been and will Timelessly and Immutably remain only that very Thing.
With the dream role termination picture the only thing that seems to change is the elimination of that earth mind which imagined the evolution of its species. However, upon such termination naught is left. Hence fantacity imaginings are no more. In That Mind which remains no change whatever was made. It is the same yesterday today and forever! Indeed, no one actually ever existed who did or could awaken ascend become something else evolve from unreal to Real exchange death for Life get enlightened or Self-realized.
Truly, if there could be any authenticity in the dream theory called self-realization it would be applicable alone to false selves getting clarity via the role termination Cue that they as such never did or could have any actual existence and dancingly disappear.
“He sometimes pointed out that even to speak of Self-realization is a delusion—an illusory escape from an illusory prison.
“B. ‘In a sense, speaking of Self-realization is a delusion. It is only because people have been under the delusion that the non-self is the Self and the unreal the real that they have to be weaned out of it by the other delusion called Self-realization; because actually the Self is always the Self and there is no such thing as realizing it. Who is to realize what, and how, when all that exists is the Self and nothing but the Self.’” (Obviously, from the perspective of the Real, there is no ‘they’ to be weaned or nurtured out of any delusion.) Arthur Osborne’s The Teachings of Ramana Maharshi, page 175
“Bondage and liberation are creations of Maya, superimpositions upon Brahman, imagined in the mind without any existence in Reality. The Scriptures even proclaim aloud: ‘there is in truth no creation and no destruction; no one is bound, no one is seeking liberation, no one is on the way to deliverance. There are none liberated. This is the absolute truth.’ My dear disciple, this, the sum and substance of all the Upanishads, the Secret of Secrets, is my instruction to you.” Arthur Osborne’s The Collected Works of Ramana Maharshi, page 172
“The whole world is racing in the wrong direction for everyone is terrified of non-existence. That is, in reality, the only certain refuge.” Rumi
Human mind initially seeks, at all cost, to avoid the void—or the inevitable trek to the nothingness from whence it came. As long as such survives it cannot but be intoxicatingly pre-occupied with much doing thinking to thereby build a utopia out of the chaotic relentlessness of the illusion of dream! Such is the folly of the ages! Just the so-called ‘other side’ of the non-existence of human mind and its unreal world of dream is poised—now as ever—That Kingdom of Boundless Bliss which Eternally, Immutably, and Joyously Is! This is the “meeting Field” of which Rumi endearingly speaks!
“There is a field beyond right and wrong, good and evil, love and hate, heaven and hell, peace and war, god and devil, yin and yang, oneness and duality, etc., etc., I’ll meet you there.” Rumi-paraphrased. Indeed, Such is The Field of Eternity from which in actuality, none have ever left! Hence, impossible it is that any could ever exist who have yet to return or arrive in any manner Thereat! Aside from This Reality Absolute there is nothing—non-existence! To Live is Being the Christ, hence the earth-mind death is gain!
“The Masters of the East never say anything less than that America contains 130,000,000 Masters. That means that everyone is a Master. That is, of course, true of the whole world. It is world-wide to them. Every individual is a Master. Even man’s limitation is proof to them of his mastership for only a Master could make himself to appear that which he is not.” (Life And Teaching Of The Masters Of The Far East by Baird T. Spalding, Vol. 4, p119)
It’s an incredible Script and Story!
(Thanks for the writings that have been made available by my friend Bill Ballard)