Conditional Truth Has Two Layers -- Denial and Persistence -- and a Depth | Dig it!

There are two layers of conditional truth,
"denial" and "persistence"
and there is an unconditional depth.

There is the layer of denial of we would not see
and
there is the layer of the persistence of what we would not see.

The depth beyond that which we would not see,
belies what we would not see .....
that we take for truth ..... but would not face .....
belies the persistence of denial
not as a sign of truth
but as a sign of strange attraction,
the entanglement in two concepts,
the dense activity of mind.

"Belies" means,
"exposes it".

What we would not see
we take as true, as something to turn away from.

The depth intuits that the turning away from
merely reinforces the seeming truth of what we would not face.

It feels more persistent.

But we cannot get at the truth of "what we would not face"
as long as "turning away" is in the way.

So, the first layer to go
is the layer of "wanting to turn away from".
That is a layer, the first to go.

It is not a matter of, "turning toward", as an answer, it is not.
It's a matter of dissolving the entire dichotomy
of "turning toward" and "turning away from".

By that means, we can now facelessly face
what we would not see
without cringing or repressing cringing.

And we discover that, as true or untrue it may seem,
it is but a memory
that we imagine as true
and turn away from
in a movement of intent.

But it is but a memory.

Beyond that is not, a layer,
but a depth,
a silent, voiceless deep.


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The Lie and Rectification | an Act of Courage, Made Easier

definition of, 'a lie':





remembering 
one thing

and

intending 
another
(
imagining against memory)


You might be someone who has trouble with remembering.


One thing about remembering:  Ya gotta wanna imagine it.

Otherwise, memories get more and more diffuse, fuzzier and fuzzier.


Remembering one thing and intending another produces the stress we name, guilt.

Guilt has about it, fear -- fear of being discovered having done something wrong
(even discovery by oneself).


Fear of Remembering.


Intending one thing and remembering another produces the frustration we name, self-limitation.


You might be someone who has trouble with imagining.


One thing about imagining:  Ya gotta wanna remember it.

Otherwise, imaginings evaporate fruitlessly.


Failing to remember what you have imagined produces the stress we name, stagnation.

Stagnation has about it, resignation -- resignation to unattainability.


Resignation from the Unattainable.


The solution to both is the same process:

Bring to bear the complementary TetraSeed aspects. 

These procedures reveal what is in the way of remembering and imagining.  These are incantations -- after the Italian root word, "cantare":  song, or chant.

They have a rhythm. Find it.

FORMULATIONS:

for REMEMBERING

INTENDING INTENDING IMAGINING
IMAGINING
IMAGINING INTENDING INTENDING
INTENDING
INTENDING IMAGINING IMAGINING
IMAGINING
IMAGINING INTENDING INTENDING
INTENDING

ATTENDING TO ATTENDING TO IMAGINING
IMAGINING
IMAGINING IMAGINING ATTENDING TO
ATTENDING TO
ATTENDING TO IMAGINING IMAGINING
IMAGINING
IMAGINING ATTENDING TO ATTENDING TO
ATTENDING TO

ATTENDING TO IMAGINING
INTENDING IMAGINING
INTENDING IMAGINING
ATTENDING TO IMAGINING
ATTENDING TO IMAGINING
IMAGINING

ATTENDING TO REMEMBERING
INTENDING REMEMBERING
INTENDING REMEMBERING
ATTENDING TO REMEMBERING
ATTENDING TO REMEMBERING
REMEMBERING

for IMAGINING

INTENDING INTENDING REMEMBERING
REMEMBERING
REMEMBERING INTENDING INTENDING
INTENDING
INTENDING REMEMBERING REMEMBERING 
REMEMBERING 
REMEMBERING INTENDING INTENDING
INTENDING

ATTENDING TO REMEMBERING REMEMBERING 
REMEMBERING 
REMEMBERING ATTENDING TO ATTENDING TO
ATTENDING TO
ATTENDING TO ATTENDING TO REMEMBERING 
REMEMBERING 
REMEMBERING ATTENDING TO ATTENDING TO
ATTENDING TO

ATTENDING TO REMEMBERING 
INTENDING REMEMBERING 
INTENDING REMEMBERING 
ATTENDING TO REMEMBERING 
ATTENDING TO REMEMBERING 
REMEMBERING 

ATTENDING TO IMAGINING
INTENDING ATTENDING TO IMAGINING 
INTENDING IMAGINING
ATTENDING TO INTENDING IMAGINING
ATTENDING TO IMAGINING
IMAGINING
o


At first, speak it aloud at least once. Then, you may read it. Intone it within yourself
with the voice-of-mind.


The TetraSeed is both Immanent and Transcendent

When the TetraSeed is awakened-to and integrated as a conscious and voluntary experience, as with the Crystal Crown procedure, the content and context of any moment reveal the TetraSeed as the stabilizing structure underlying that experience at that moment. The experience, itself, can then easily be released and so dissolve, leaving the bare intuition of the TetraSeed.

The bare intuition of the TetraSeed is that of concept-less, formless radiance, consciousness, or the ground of being from which everything arises as a condensation or modification of Itself.

The Way of Life as the Mother of All Things

Existence is beyond the reach of words to define.
Descriptive words may be used, but all are approximate.
In the direct experiencing of things, there are no descriptive words.
Descriptive words are a later development in the scheme of things.
If we wish to use descriptive terms to describe existence,
we may say
that mysteriously,
existence appears, persists, and changes.

Such may be said of The Way of Life.
Lawrence Gold's rendering of
~ Lao Tzuh, Tao Teh Ching


or as the late Dr. Richard (Dick) Feynman put it:

I wonder why
I wonder why
I wonder why I wonder.

I wonder why I wonder why
I wonder why I wonder.

from Richard Feynman: The Adventures of a Curious Character
edited by Ralph Leighton
Smart fella. Also, a bit of a Zen smart-aleck.


FROM IDEA to EXPERIMENT

In practicing with The TetraSeed, we may come to notice that every different pairing of the four powers of the TetraSeed [  IMAGINING | INTENDING | REMEMBERING | ATTENDING TO  ] feels different from all of the other pairings. (There exist twelve combinations, in which forward and backward order makes a difference.) Never mind.

If we experiment with different pairings, we may also come to notice that when two different pairings balance with each other in intensity (take a breath and pause with that one) . . . . .  the unity of all four (two pairings of two) intuitively reveals "The Way as A Mother," as described in my rendering of the text.

Let's make that practical. Let's create and do an experiment. Here goes.

Examples of pairings:
< PSYCHOACTIVE >


"imagining intending"
"intending remembering"
"remembering attending to"
"attending to imagining"
"imagining remembering"
"intending attending to"

also

"attending to intending"
"remembering imagining"
"imagining attending to"
"attending to remembering"
"remembering intending"
"intending imagining"

< THAT'S ENOUGH, FOR NOW >

So, we have two pairs for consideration:

INTENDING ATTENDING TO
IMAGINING REMEMBERING


Here's the experiment. Do this.


INTENDING ATTENDING TO

A few times in succession, think to yourself or speak aloud with a pause after each line,
the words . . . . .

Intending
intending intending
intending attending to
attending to attending to
attending to intending
intending intending
intending attending to intending
attending to intending attending

Ok. That leaves you "resonating" a certain way, like a struck bell.


Now,

IMAGINING REMEMBERING

remembering
remembering imagining 
imagining imagining

imagining remembering
imagining remembering remembering
remembering remembering
imagining imagining
imagining remembering

imagining remembering imagining
remembering imagining remembering
imagining
remembering

Now, to show more clearly how those to pairings feel different,
let's start from the first one. Go ahead. 

Now do the second one. Alternate between them a few times. I'll wait.

By this example, I illustrate the "Children" of which The Way of Life is as a Mother: experience-able things of all kinds.

These TetraSeed pairings and rhythms create unique experiences that can be felt as "resonances". As "phenomena" -- events -- they are the "children" of the Way in its Mother metaphor.

If we now apply what we have learned to feel ( THOSE RESONANCES, IN THE FIRST EXPERIMENTS )  in a structured experiment, perhaps we may discover something more.

So, the next experiment:

Recall the feeling of 
INTENDING ATTENDING TO INTENDING ~ or 
ATTENDING TO INTENDING ATTENDING TO 
Do that, now. I'll wait.

Now, recall the feeling of 
IMAGINING REMEMBERING IMAGINING ~ or ~
REMEMBERING IMAGINING REMEMBERING
Do that, now. I'll wait.

Repeat back and forth until the sensations "consolidate" (get denser and stabilize).

Do that now. I'll wait.


Now, as you repeat them back and forth, make them equally available, equally intense, equally vivid.

Notice what happens.

I'll wait.



Notice what happened? They fell transparent and revealed the silent presence, the field of undefined (or "infinite") consciousness, the "substance" of which all "thingness" is made, The Mother or Matrix of The Way, The Way as a Mother. Your mind turned to mush -- that is to say, dissolved.

That which we reach for, beyond grasping,
and call, unattainable
listen for and find inaudible
look for and never find
merge beyond conceptual comprehension (beyond understanding)
in a singleness or universality
that does not merely rise and bring light, as the sun,
nor set and leave darkness, as the sun,
but forever issues a succession of living events
as mysterious as the singleness of origin that is their substance
which itself has no quality, no location, no signal of its own
and so has nothing to change.
Lawrence Gold's rendering of
Lao Tzuh, The Tao Teh Ching


That is why wise human beings notice 
that the sense of substantiality we feel
when we combine 
the pairings of two into two balanced pairings
< YOU DID DO THE EXPERIMENTS, DIDN'T YOU? >
we feel the same sense of substantiality that we feel 
when we experience anything and everything else --
even ourselves.

It's something everything has in common.

The Sense of Substantiality

Thus, we feel the balanced combination of The Four Powers of The TetraSeed: as the very sense of substantiality:  "something there" or "something, here".

At the same time, the particular felt qualities of things recede from the Foreground to the Background, so that what is universal is all the more obvious. The sensation is of a gathering of attention in a steady, but unfocused, presence without location -- in a manner of speaking.

If we notice that sensation as our own state of tension, feel its texture, its shape and ours, and recognize it as our own mysterious stress pattern, we may desist from, cease to do, relax out of it. 

We lose a persistent feature of self-definition
lose concern about it
and lose concern about the center of things.


The Way is as a mother.
Know the children, but know the mother dearer.
~ Lao Tzuh, ibid.





Wake-up Call | This is Not a Drill

The convergence of crises of which are becoming aware seems to me to stem from a more fundamental problem than the acts of individuals.  There seem to be too many cats loose to herd, and a herd of cats can be a challenging thing to manage.

If we go after the problems of the times "cat by cat", we end up chasing cats.  A lot of effort is involved.

I see the situation differently -- not as a problem of a lot of cats loose, but as a problem of species intelligence.

Putting it bluntly, too many stupid things are going on at once.  The problem, it seems to me, can be reduced to this:  stupidity.

What can you expect when you chase after a stupid man?

That's what we are facing.

So, once again, I say the problem is one of intelligence.

A look at developing culture reveals that the mainstream have sunk in their intelligence over the past fifty years, or so.  Consider popular music, the type played in grocery stores and restaurants.

The mainstream look upon such efforts at music with favor, music which commonly can be described as caterwallering accompanied by a loud, monotonous drum beat and either a spectacular orchestra or a group of players who make sounds that resemble a garbage disposal unit or a buzzsaw, to which the singer either cries out emotionally or yells.

Consider the output of TV Land and Hollywood, the proportion of tales involving sinister power plots, crime, murder, or widespread destruction.  Stupidity at its best.

And, again, a large proportion of the general population eat it up.

And advertising, which, admittedly can be an artform, commonly portrays immaturity, stupid behavior, lying, deception, absurd distortions of judgment and disproportionate emphasis of the trivial, is done the way it is done ostensibly because it works!  "This drug may cause death, blindness or paralysis.  Ask your doctor if it's right for you!"

What does that say about the intelligence of the consumer population?  Do the advertisers believe (or hope) we are stupid?  or is it the advertisers who are stupid?

Too many cats.  Impossible for us, or for our government, to regulate them.

No, the only solution is for them to regulate themselves.  Intelligently.

And that's where the matter of species-intelligence comes in.  The human species exists within a range of intelligence that seems inadequate either to herd all of those cats or, more frankly speaking, inadequate for people to regulate themselves intelligently.

Hence, we also have a largely preventable and resolvable "health care crisis", which isn't really "a health-care crisis"; it's "a self-care crisis."  With the staunch cooperation of various business vested interests, people do it to themselves with bad diet, bad living, and bad entertainment.  It's stupidity perpetuating stupidity, or even making it more so.

It's enough to turn one into a Republican, except for one thing -- Republicans are at least as stupid as the rest of us, only they think they are smart and that we, non-Republicans, are stupid.  And from their behavior, it would seem that's exactly what they think.  They may be wrong.

The germane question is, What would provoke a species-wide rise of intelligence, a species-wide improvement in people's ability to regulate themselves intelligently?

Historically, cataclysm has been the thing that has provoked evolutionary breakthroughs.  Starvation begat agriculture.  Wars begat new technologies that could help humankind.  Geophysical events immediately preceded the emergence of more intelligent lifeforms and, it can be argued, begat them.

Let me pose an example:
This planet has been beset by ice ages throughout its long, geophysical history. The last one was about 100,000 years ago, and the one before it, about 120,000 years before that.

Ice ages rather radically change the climate and the wildlife present at any location.

Animals either adapt, leave or die, when climate conditions change.

Humans facing the situation faced the same demand:  adapt, leave, or die.  But humans had another potential:  innovate.

For humans, the word, adapt, shows up as learning.  Innovate shows up as developing new ways.

In ice age conditions, learning without innovation is an inadequate response because all that can be learned are the old ways, which are now inadequate.

Innovation, followed by learning of the innovation, had and has survival value.

Those who could learn an innovation had the advantage, and those who could innovate had a special advantage, over those who could not, who died out.

The last ice age "filtered" the human species for ability to innovate and to learn.

Cataclysm led to higher evolution.

Cataclysms can take many forms.

So can innovation.

We're seeing technological innovation, now, but that's the continuation of a primitive imperative -- to shape our environment for ourselves and our benefit.  And as we have seen, the technology developed by the few who have "technological intelligence" can be turned to the uses of the less evolved or less intelligent.  Too many cats.

A new intelligence is needed -- an intelligence not of controlling what is outside us, but of ourselves, of self-regulation toward a healthier life.

Wendings of Form | The Shapeshifter

He had noticed that, very often, the thoughtforms he pulled from the Overmind came in a very crude form. He had really had to work some of them over, tenderize them, and mutate them before he could use them.

He marveled that such dregs of mind would be the best the Overmind could offer. It was as if it had rudimentary existence, but that no one had undertaken to upgrade a particular thoughtform -- that the Overmind was stupid in this area of experience. Perhaps no one had noticed it, it its latency, and worked it into functional form. It hadn't previously popped into existence.

The crudeness of some emerging, emergent thoughtforms made it necessary to for him to delay actions that depended upon thoughtforms being well-formed, coherent, and nearly transparent to the formless field of consciousness. Crudeness was dense, seemingly immobile, and without much refinement of expression or precision of function. Transformation was needed -- tenderizing and re-formation to a high Equilibrium.

At times when he confronted different kinds of experiences, he often found the available thoughtforms sufficient, but there were areas of life in which his ways of facing an experience was troublesome to himself, not at all satisfactory. He marveled that he could be in such an inadequate state. But there he was, defined and definite, without much fluidity, caught flat-footed.

So, he very often found it necessary to "sharpen his tool before using it". And that's what he did, this time.

The Set-Up Procedure



The Whole "Between", When All Combine

If we attend to our own consciousness of life, we may notice two "resonances":
attending:intending & remembering:imagining
which may also appear as
intending:attending & imagining:remembering

Notice that those feel different..
When one resonance dominates ...
such as imagining:remembering
the other subsides ...
such as attending:intending
leaving unconscious automatic habits

or

when attending:intending dominates
over
imagining:remembering
one loses track of experience.

Combine the other four pairs, yourself.

When the resonances are at balance,
Divine Ignorance prevails.

What "Divine Ignorance" means becomes obvious
when you make an exploration/experience
of what I have described.