I'm here to discover my out of Balance areas. I am here to learn. I am going to reference my Bliss book below because I feel my reply to GK's comments require this of me. I don't care if anyone ever buys any of my books. That said:
Ah, GK nice to hear from you again.
Thomas: I can cite too many 'Enlightened Ones' who would declare that statement itself a delusion.
Allen: Then, simply, they are not Enlightened Ones.
Allen it seems to me that you have missed the point. It is not simple at all. Everyone can point to themselves and say they are the truly enlightened, and everyone else is not. There is no structure to support your version of enlightenment from someone else's. And you both believe you have it right.
A couple of definition as I generally use them:
To directly experience.
To symbolically represent what you experience (know).
In the context of the material you quoted, I know my statements are true. I know from direct experience. I know that it is very simple. Prior to the simplicity revealed by my experiences I spent years of confused searching. I am no longer searching for happiness, bliss, I've got them already.
I am not searching for enlightenment, because I don't care. It happens fine. It doesn't happen, fine.
Also, I no longer consciously seeking protection from anything. I repeat I am here searching for other Bliss Masters, like myself. I am also here to learn from other forum members like you, to bring into my everyday awareness any out of balance delusions I may still carry. And pass through them to the Truth and Love which I Know
they rest upon.
You also said:
The perspective which frames in terms of Good and an opposite is, for me, delusional. The perspective which frames existence outside of God is. for me, delusional.
I have entered into a resting place of Unconditional Love and Bliss. I still have my out of balance moments, for I am not an Enlightened One. My moments of delusion are becoming fewer and briefer.
This next statement is in no way meant to be insulting. And I am assuming a great deal hinted about you but not stated as fact. You have stated that you are retired, living comfortably in Hawaii. My assumption is that means you have the financial stability to do so.
Could it be, GK, that I consciously created my environment in Hawaii to provide an everyday environment of joy and beauty.
I've lived on Kauai for over 10 years, and like so many who have moved here I discovered I had emotional habits which were counter production. I am now Kama'aina - a local.
I moved Kauai from Florida without ever having been here. I moved into a hovel of a 1 bedroom house without ever having seen it. I decided on Nov 25 2004 to move to Kauai and, on Nov 28 I returned a signed lease to my new landlord.
In Florida I lived on a wooded 1/2 acre bordering a small lake. By the first week I sold my home to a friend and left him a house full of furniture.
In 6 weeks or so I will be living on the Big Island. I will never have been on the property or inside the house I'm buying until after the closing. I am moving away from people I love, who love me. I am moving to people I love who will love me.
For me, everything I experience is sacred. Every person, every action.
You are free to ignore reality because your little corner of it is very lovely indeed. It is a lot easier to live an unconditional resting place of love and bliss under these circumstances. Seems to me it would not be so simple to accomplish if you lived in one of the countries where ethnic cleansing is a daily horror.
From my perspective this is much like lifetime college professors who live within a bubble of serenity; who have little experience or perspective of what life is like for those who live outside that ivory tower.
I relish reality. Especially at Costco with a Polish Sausage, bun, onion, and deli mustard.
Over 20 years ago I had an insight which translates into the following words:
Realize that every moment of my life is the most ridiculous moment that ever was, is, or will be. Also realize that same moment is the most serious moment that ever was, is, or will.
This insight has influenced me continually since then.
Here come de moderator part:
If you'd like to know more about my experiences which brought me to today then get my Bliss for Humans book at Amazon. Or don't. Doesn't matter to me, because whether you consciously know it or not (as Mike said to Jubal): "You are God!" And everyone else is too.
Know of any Living Bliss Masters, Please contact me