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The Yoga of the Christ

Post by 23luda23 on March 8th 2010, 3:05 am

From "The Yoga of the Christ" by Murdo Macdonald-Bayne

"You are aware by now that most people live mostly in a superficial
conscious state, merely a consciousness of their daily activities
with the din of social problems and personal anxieties. Very few are
aware of the deeper layer of consciousness that is influencing them
according to their conditioning, because they are too busily
occupied with their daily activities, their vanities, their
cravings, hates, jealousies, and fear. They are unaware of their
conditioning which is affecting their actions in their everyday
living.

"Most people struggle for position, power, wealth and all that the
physical can give, thereby creating further conditioning, and it is
this deeper layer of conditioned consciousness that is projecting
itself to the surface, causing all kinds of upheavals in mind and
body.

"There are also those who divide the consciousness into the inferior
and superior, and who say that the higher is the Spiritual entity.
But is this not still a projection of their desire to become? It is
merely a belief, you see; it is still of the mind, a mental
formulation, is it not? This belief in a spiritual entity is an
escape from their conditioning and can never relieve them of their
conditioning, for their conditioning will remain till they see how
they have conditioned themselves.

What I want you to see is the action of the mind and to understand
it thoroughly. Without understanding the deeper phases of your own
mental activity you will be caught up in your own ideas, and the
ideas of others, which is the very thing I want you to avoid. So you
see, no matter what you think or how you think about being a
spiritual entity, it is still a product of your own thought-process,
and therefore a product of time, and being a product of time it
cannot be Timeless, and only in the Timeless is there Spiritual
Being, which is now! and which you do not create or formulate, for
it is beyond mind."

I was eager to grasp the great truth he was revealing to me, and
ventured to say: "To decondition myself, the whole hidden recesses
of the subconscious, or whatever name you give it, must be
understood and brought to the surface in some way or another and
that must take a long time."

"Yes," he replied, "all this involved, obscure, perplexing confusion
which is hidden memory must be understood. But time cannot be the
means used in this revealing, because if this revealing will be of
time it can never be the Timeless; therefore there must be another
way which is not of time but immediate, and only when there is an
immediate release is there the Real. So you see that analysis which
is a method of time can never reveal the Timeless but merely creates
further conditioning, as you will see as we progress.

"You see now, don't you, that it is memory that is the cause of your
action. You want to become something; then this becoming strengthens
memory, which is hiding the Real.

"Let us look at this mental process thoroughly. Firstly, you have
this superficial layer in which most people live and react and know
very little more. In the next layer you have memory. When you want
to know anything, when you react to people and things, memory comes
into operation, so you act, because without memory there would be no
reaction, no action, would there? Your action is the result of
memory, which is merely your guide at the moment, because you know
little else. You are caught up in your memories and this is your
conditioning, and so you act and react because of your conditioning.
You see that, don't you?"

"Yes, I do. I see that plainly."

"Now suppose we get beyond memory to a deeper layer, we will arrive
at a state of quiet, a sort of void, as it were. Now the whole, the
totality, is consciousness, therefore the Consciousness permeates
all these layers.

"When you want to become there must be action, and this action must
be the result of your memory, because you know nothing else yet. You
can only know when all this hidden conditioning is understood, and
when it is all understood there is a silence that you do not create.
There is no longer a stream of thought rising from memory into the
superficial consciousness. As long as there is a stream of memories
which is your conditioning rising to the superficial consciousness,
there cannot be silence. You may force the superficial to be silent
through suggestion or repetition, and the mind obeys for the moment,
but still you have that conditioned memory which is confusion,
fighting for acceptance and eventually you succumb to its influence.
Do you follow me?"

"Yes, I am following," I said, "constant transformation is taking
place."

I was seeing in the depths of my mind, but not yet completely. But I
knew then that the whole process would be revealed and I was content
to wait.

He continued, for he could read my mind like a book:

"Now, as long as there is the desire to become, you see that you
must, under such circumstances, strengthen the idea of the self---
the me---the mine, therefore strengthen your conditioning, your
memory---the self. But the emptying of all these layers can come
about only when there is no longer a desire to become. So what you
must understand is the process of becoming, and becoming, as we
already know, is going away from Reality. It is really strengthening
that which is hiding the Real. When you become, you are on your own
with your memory, and what you get is but ashes but not the Real.
You may say God is your guide; this again is but a thought, as you
will see if you look deep enough; it is merely your memory. Do you
understand that?"

I did understand, the light was dawning very clearly now and I could
understand the whole meaning of what he was showing me. My own mind
was in a state of transformation.

"Life,' he said, "is not merely one branch of the tree; Life is all
the branches of the tree and also that which gives life to the tree.
Therefore you must understand the whole process of Life to
understand the beauty and the greatness of Life.

"Now, you see, to know the whole state of your being you must know
what it is made up of; you must become aware of all the forms of
conditioning, not only the superficial, but the mental and so-called
spiritual as well. And when the whole content of the subconscious is
understood you will understand what memories are, what your thoughts
are, your thoughts in regard to your family life, your racial
ideals, your religious beliefs, all your various experiences- --the
whole lot! Then you will see that they are not Reality because you
can look at them and know them. But you cannot know the Real, you
can experience the operation of the Real only when all else is
understood and dissolved.

"Let us look at the process of analysis. In analysis you try to
unravel every memory, every response and the cause of that response
and go into it fully to dissolve them, which would need infinite
time, patience and care. This long fruitless process of analysis is
a neverending process of time and surely a process of time can never
reveal the Timeless. So instead of deconditioning yourself you are
further strengthening your conditioning. You see that, don't you?

"Now what do you do? You meet the present, the new with the
memories, of the past, old memories, old traditions, old ideas,
beliefs, and so forth, which is your conditioning, so you meet the
present, the new with your conditioning. "

"Yes, I said, "I can see that. I meet today with the response of
yesterday."

"All right," he said, "you already know the old wornout method of
analysis step by step, analysing each response, trying to dissolve
one, then another, and so on. Don't you see, by using this method,
that the very process of freeing yourself causes further
conditioning, because you are still caught up in yesterday and will
still meet tomorrow in the same way.

"Now, to be free there must be instant freedom, not freedom in time
for that is binding; therefore you must approach the whole problem
without the element of time, without memory. For regeneration,
transformation is not a matter of time. It is now, at this very
moment, But how is this to be? That is the question.

"If you follow me carefully you will yourself experience the
complete cleansing of the mind.

"What happens now to your mind, when you see that your memories are
of yesterday, and to meet the NEW you must meet it free from
yesterday. Then the new---the Real--- is freed from yesterday. The
Real is now. You do not create Reality; only memories are created
and are a hindrance to the operation of Reality which is unlimited.

"Now, you see the state of your mind, there is no longer a clinging
to yesterday , when you meet today. When you see the Truth of this,
when you see what is false, it falls away. It is only the Truth that
de-conditions you completely. So when you see the Truth about the
false you are de-conditioned immediately, is that not so?"

"Yes," I said, "I experience that freedom now. There is no longer a
desire for choice, there is no central image that I want to cling
to, no desire to become. And as I see the Truth of this I am
liberated from yesterday. The Ever-Present is Real to me now."

"Yes," he assented, "when you see the Truth about anything you no
longer argue about that thing. When you see the truth about memory,
about beliefs, about nationalities, without condemning, without
criticising, and see the Truth that it is false---you are free from
the whole issue.

"My son, it is the Truth that sets you free. To see the Truth about
the false gives you immediate freedom, and in this freedom Reality
comes into operation, unlimited and mighty is that operation. We the
heart and mind are free through the Truth, the Truth about that
which is false , then the Truth is! Because the Truth is, you do not
create It."

At this moment I felt that freedom; the present was the Living
Present freed from the past, always new.

To meet the new with yesterday, it would be the old; but when I saw
this was my self and saw the falseness of it, my conditioning, which
was my self, dissolved there and then. The nothingness of the self
was realised and the Real came into Being immediately.

I knew what my friend meant, for I experienced that freedom from
time, from the past.

As I write these words I feel that you will also experience that
freedom from the past, so that you will meet the new, moment to
moment, and, in this, all is possible because you are not hindered
by the past. It is the past, is it not, that troubles you? Because
the past influences the present and is projected into the future.
But the Real is greater than the past or the future. It
is a Livingness that is ever-present.

The past influences the present when you do not know. You fear
because of the past, you hate because of the past, because you do
not know the falseness of it. When you see your conditioning and
understand it, there is an immediate release from the past and the
whole content of the mind into the deepest layer is laid bare. I
knew now what the Hermit of Ling-Shi-La meant when he said that my
friend would explain in detail what he had told me of the Whole.

Yes, this is truly the Yoga of the Christ---complete freedom
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Post by Spirit-Being on March 8th 2010, 7:55 pm

What i read above is what i am going through, i am grateful that i had patience to read this and take it all in. The past 6 months have been rough, i continue to look where i once was in my life, then to where i went, and the funny thing is both are the past, i never actually thought of it this way. To live in the Now can be an awakening experience, and i certainly will start Living in the Now, and try very hard to look at the thoughts that run through my mind, day after day. One thing i could not understand was how i was suppose to be in life, i tried many different approaches in my life and relationships, and somehow became more confused. I try to fit a mold for my girlfriend, and everyone around me. For instance i speak to fast sometimes, and in doing so i have a difficult time stopping some hurtful words, so i see this in my self and decide to slow down a bit, and speak more slowly, so i will have time to speak rightly and to catch any negatives that may have otherwise surfaced and went out my mouth. So i thought this was going well until my girlfriend felt a distance growing between us. To be honest i felt it as well but i thought it would pass and everything would be just fine and even better for the relationship. So basically i tried to stand my ground, but the last thing i wanted was for my girlfriend to feel a distance. Now i realize that there may not be any way to figure it all out, i am one that has this need to figure it out, to figure out what makes Life & Death tick, and im sure i will never stop, i do hope that i may be able to Live more for today, than what i have done in the past, and what i was taught i should be. Would be nice to break free from the normality of societal conditioning. Maybe one day...

Amazing Post what an eye opener Luda Thank You Very Happy

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Re: The Yoga of the Christ

Post by 23luda23 on March 9th 2010, 11:33 pm

Spirit-Being wrote: Would be nice to break free from the normality of societal conditioning.

Oh yes, this is my goal. I keep getting messages about "empting" a cap, a lake, a mind.
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Post by Sparrowhawk on June 28th 2010, 10:00 am

It is as this is written!

Peel away the top layers of consciousness until you reach the deepest layers.

You will SEE for your self..........

First you will come upon Self-Realization and then.............

God-Realization.

It is a growing thing.........

The old is cast off and burned up and the new Christ Consciousness comes in to fill the gaps where weeds once took root.



-Thank-you for sharing this post.
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Post by Spirit-Being on June 28th 2010, 4:13 pm

Sparrowhawk wrote:It is as this is written!

Peel away the top layers of consciousness until you reach the deepest layers.

You will SEE for your self..........

First you will come upon Self-Realization and then.............

God-Realization.

It is a growing thing.........

The old is cast off and burned up and the new Christ Consciousness comes in to fill the gaps where weeds once took root.

Wonderfully Stated, i tend to get lost in the world, but this is a wake up call for me, Seeing what's actually The Truth & whats False, through Inner Work. Thanks

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Post by sunmystic on December 7th 2010, 1:09 pm

Please keep in mind that gentle change is best, both when working with yourself and when working with others.

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