DUALISM AND NON-DUALISM

Dualism and non-dualism can both be fixations in their own turn. Dualism is a fixation on dualities like Good-Evil, Right-Wrong, True-False, I am-I am not, etc. Non-dualism fixates on some kind of oneness in a quantitative sense.

My understanding is that duality is never black and white as it is treated by non-dualism. Duality is a reference to the two ends of a gradient scale that extends to infinity at both ends.

When we look at the duality of HOT-COLD, it is best viewed as a temperature scale which refers to temperature changing in infinitesimal gradients. At one end of this scale the temperature may be viewed as gradually getting hotter. At the other end of the same scale the temperature may be viewed as gradually getting cooler.

The mathematical duality is infinite-zero applied to something-nothing. On this mathematical scale of numbers, the integers may appear to be discrete, but between two integers we have fractions, and between two fractions we have irrational numbers. So, the mathematical scale of numbers is really a continuum without any gaps even at infinitesimal level.

Any duality like Good-Evil, Right-Wrong, True-False, I am-I am not, in reality, is a continuum of infinitesimally varying values with no gaps in between anywhere. There is nothing wrong with the ideas of duality and non-duality, but fixations on duality and non-duality, alike, are the result of subjective and narrow viewpoints.

So in reality there is a single scale with two ends that extend to infinity on either side. This realization settles the confusion between dualism and non-dualism.

In Christianity, the Church and many Christians have fixation on the duality of CREATOR-CREATION. This is expressed more concretely in their view of God and the world with human kind.

In New Age religions and among many Hindus there is fixation on non-dualism of “SAT-CHIT-ANAND (TRUTH-CONSCIOUSNESS-BLISS)”. This is an abstraction, which is expressed as this world being a dream state (illusion).

Out of these fixations on Dualism and Non-dualism come inconsistencies such as the following:

(1) CHRISTIANITY – “We are saved not by perfect works, but by belief in Jesus.” This makes everything mental and subjective. There is no balance between subjective thinking and objective doingness.

(2) HINDUISM – Brahma (ultimate reality) is a singularity and the only awake state. Everything else is a “dream state” (illusion). There is no balance between subjective and objective viewpoints.

(3) PHILOSOPHY – Everything is subjective. You can never be objective. This is another way of stating (2) above.

These inconsistencies have affected the education of many. The common denominator of these inconsistencies is black and white thinking.

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Research into Scientology Processes

Reference: A Scientific Approach to Meditation

This is a research into the processes developed by L. Ron Hubbard for SOLO APPLICATION using the discipline of mindfulness.

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CONTENTS

0. Introduction to Scientology Processes

1. Scientology Processes (Part 1)

2. Scientology Processes (Part 2)

3. Scientology Processes (Part 3)

4. Scientology Processes (Part 4)

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RELIGIOUS SYSTEMS

Let me start all over again in making sense out of beliefs. There have been four main systems employed for the uplift of humanity.

(1) Knowledge-based systems
(2) Meditation-based systems
(3) Action-based systems, and
(4) Devotion (prayer)-based systems

All of these systems lead, ultimately, to the uplifting of the person in the sense that he can rise above the confusions of this existence. Neither system can be said to be better than another system in its effectiveness because none of the system by itself can suit all the people.

These system, together, suit all type of temperaments. Therefore, all four systems are necessary. Together they benefit all humanity.

Christianity falls under the Devotion (prayer)-based systems. It is a wonderful system when practiced correctly. It has also been abused like any other system.

A system is abused when it is insisted that it is the only workable system, and, therefore, it is forced on everybody around. People who do so may mean well, but they harm others by forcing their ideas on others.

A belief-based system can spring from any of the four systems above. It insists that it is right and others systems are wrong. Right there it has deviated from its true path of supporting a person to uplift himself.

Christianity has been abused in this manner, and so has been Islam. I am not so sure about Judaism, but Judaism was abused when some Jews tried to suppress Christianity.

Every religion that is being practiced correctly has a right to exist but its abuse should be prevented. One of the major abuse is the followers of a religion forcing their ideas on others.

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What I would like to Achieve

My interest has always been to look closely at the fundamentals of any subject. My interest in Physics led me to the study of atomic physics. I ended up graduating as a Nuclear engineer from M.I.T. in 1971. Similar interest in the subject of the spirit led me to the study of various religions and philosophies.

I have always believed that it is possible to study the subject of human awareness with a scientific approach. That attracted me to the subject of Scientology. Involvement with Scientology helped me look at the Eastern philosophy from some interesting viewpoints. But as I found Scientology twisting Eastern philosophy for its pecuniary interests, I parted my ways from it.

My intention on this blog has always been to simplify knowledge and make it more accessible. My primary area of interest has been the interface between physics and metaphysics.

My academic background exposed me to the nitty-gritty of physics. Since then I must have spent at least as much time looking at the basics of metaphysics.

My current intentions are to simplify the knowledge of psychology so that effective self-help is made possible at grass-roots.

Scientology Processes (Part 1)

PROJECT: Research into Scientology Processes

REFERENCE: Unedited original edition of the book SELF ANALYSIS by L. Ron Hubbard.

The processes in Scientology have a lot of do’s and don’ts attached to them. Such instructions are necessary for the trained specialist, who is applying the process to a client, he is not intimately familiar with. But when you are applying the process to yourself, the problem of intimate familiarity is resolved. You can easily figure out if a process is suitable or not, and if it should be continued or not at any point during the session. So, a lot of these complex Scientology instructions can be set aside. All you need to follow is the much simpler discipline of mindfulness. See A Scientific Approach to Meditation, Section II.

An E-meter is used in Scientology to confirm the reaction to a command or to significances during a session. When running the process on yourself, you can recognize such reaction in your mind after some practice. When you are using the mindfulness approach, you can easily do without the E-meter.

As an example, run through the following list using the discipline of mindfulness. Simply read an item from this list and meditate on it briefly. Do not interfere with the mind. Do not make any conscious effort to recall. Let the mind carry out its functions in the most natural fashion.

You will know very soon if there is a reaction to that item, or not, in the mind. A memory of that type will come up almost instantly if it is there and easily accessible. In this process you are interested only in easily accessible memories. If no memory comes up on an item, move to the next item. You may go over this list more than one time and find new reactions.

Go ahead and start on this process.  If a memory is triggered, acknowledge that fact to yourself. You might find this process to be a lot of fun.

Stay relaxed, and keep the effort to a minimum.

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LIST 1

General Incidents

1. You were happy.

2. You had just finished constructing something.

3. Life was cheerful.

4. Somebody had given you something.

5. You ate something good.

6. You had a friend.

7. You felt energetic.

8. Somebody was waiting for you.

9. You drove fast.

10. You saw something you liked.

11. You acquired something good.

12. You threw away something bad.

13. You kissed somebody you liked.

14. You laughed at a joke.

15. You received money.

16. You felt young.

17. You liked life.

18. You played a game.

19. You bested something dangerous.

20. You acquired an animal.

21. Somebody thought you were important.

22. You enjoyed a good loaf.

23. You chased something bad.

24. You were enthusiastic.

25. You enjoyed life.

26. You went fast.

27. You owned something.

28. You felt strong.

29. Somebody departed.

30. Somebody helped you.

31. You gathered something good.

32. You measured something.

33. You took a pleasant journey.

34. You turned on a light.

35. You heard some good music.

36. You controlled something.

37. You destroyed something.

38. You mastered something.

39. You were lucky.

40. You felt peaceful.

41. You saw a pretty scene.

42. You poured something good.

43. You acquired something that was scarce.

44. You made an enemy scream.

45. You had a pleasant seat.

46. You handled something well. (actual physical handling)

47. You moved something.

48. You watched something fast.

49. You were together with friends.

50. You occupied a good space.

51. Somebody loved you.

 52. You enjoyed somebody.

53. You invented something.

54. You harnessed some energy.

55. You killed a bug.

56. You pocketed something.

57. You made progress.

58. You walked.

59. You saved something.

60. You stopped a machine.

61. You started a machine.

62. You had a good sleep.

63.​You stopped a thief.

64. You stood under something.

65. You started a fire.

66. You went upstairs.

67. You were warm.

68. You went riding.

69. You were adroit.

70. You swam.

71. You stood your ground.

72. You lived well.

73. You were respected.

74. You won a race.

75. You ate well.

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