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Ahimsa, So ham, Aham Brahmasmi,

Ahimsa, So ham, Aham Brahmasmi,

Baba muktananda used to tell a story about an ecstatic, Muslim mystic that went to prayer, while praying he became overwhelmed with the spirit and started shouting, I AM GOD, I AM GOD, I AM GOD over and over again. The other Muslims dragged him out into the street and counseled him never to let it happen again for it was blasphemous and heretical to say that oneself is god. He apologized and said that he would make a concerted effort to make sure it never happened again. But it did in spite of him. He was drug out in the street and attacked. The man that hit his legs with a stick had his own legs broken, the man that struck his arms had his own arms broken, and the man that struck him in the head developed a concussion. Because when you are in a state of being one with god, all of your enemies blows land on themselves…

The four principal Mahavakyas[edit]

Though there are many Mahavakyas, four of them, one from each of the four Vedas, are often mentioned as “the Mahavakyas”.[1] According to the Vedanta-tradition, the subject matter and the essence of all Upanishads is the same, and all the Upanishadic Mahavakyas express this one universal message in the form of terse and concise statements.[citation needed] In later Sanskrit usage, the term mahāvākya came to mean “discourse”, and specifically, discourse on a philosophically lofty topic.[web 1]
According to the Advaita Vedanta tradition the four Upanishadic statements indicate the ultimate unity of the individual (Atman) with Supreme (Brahman).[citation needed]
The Mahavakyas are:
prajñānam brahma – “Prajña[note 1] is Brahman”[note 2], or “Brahman is Prajña”[web 3] (Aitareya Upanishad 3.3 of the Rig Veda)
ayam ātmā brahma – “I am this Self (Atman) that is is Brahman” (Mandukya Upanishad 1.2 of the Atharva Veda)
tat tvam asi – “Thou art That” (Chandogya Upanishad 6.8.7 of the Sama Veda)
aham brahmāsmi – “I am Brahman”, or “I am Divine”[5] (Brhadaranyaka Upanishad 1.4.10 of the Yajur Veda)
~wikipedia

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Deconstructing the Pentateuch, Rabbi Ba’al Shiva

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The first five books of the bible hold special significance to the Hebrew community.  There is a warning that comes with it, do not change a single letter.  It was thought that there was some hidden code and people have meditated on the mystery and tried to uncover why these first 5 books are so important.  I am not here to say yay or nay on whether the bible code is real, but it is interesting, what I am here to do is to explain why these books are special and what they mean.

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The Pentateuch is considered the extended name of god theoretically if you could pronounce it correctly powerful world changing forces are unleashed.  It is devowelated which means the vowels have been removed, now this also allows for interpretations and renditions of the meaning of the scriptures, a forced equality of perspective since you can’t prove your perspective as the single correct perspective and you can’t change the scripture to prove yourself correct.  This is why there are so many commentaries and interpretations from so many perspectives, because you can’t slam the door on anybody else’s perspective.  In a way it kind of has the same effect as the Sanatana dharma in Hinduism.

Now since we know that god’s name is the ineffable name, and if you are familiar with my explanation of the ineffable name, you know that you can’t pronounce god’s name in the physical sense because it has to be pronounced through right action, right thought, right emotion, and also right speech, as is consistent with Jewish Praxis a term more common in Kabbalah than in Judaism.  Extrapolating from this premise the same would hold true for the extended version of god’s name.

Now, in my humble opinion, the characters in the Pentateuch represent the world or more specifically the people in the world.  The vowels would represent the relationship between the phenomena which could also include animals to a certain extent.  Which means that the way that you would pronounce god’s name on a grander scale, in the world, would be through the proper relationship between all of the people in the world.  Which to my way of thinking would be what i refer to as equality under the authority of reason, or the Law.  “Aequalitatus sub ratio”.

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TRANSGRESSIVE SACRALITY

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Furthermore, I don’t aspire to being normal and I never intend to be normal if I can help it.  In India there is a practice of “transgressive sacrality” it is used to remove ones feelings of superiority and self righteousness.  One does something despicable like eating poop or some flesh from a rotting corpse that floated by in the Ganges.  It is a particularly harsh form of yoga but the reasoning behind it is sound philosophically speaking, and I was trained to be a jnani guru.  Jnana is the yoga of philosophy.  Associated with the ajna. 

See puritanical pursuits are obsessive compulsive, they are unaware of the law of diminished returns.  Beyond a certain point purity becomes a disease.  One feels that oneself is clean and the world is contemptuous and disgusting, that one is too good for the world.  You expend more energy being clean than you derive benefit from it.  

Raising the bar on purity issues has always been a way of excluding the lower classes or non caste.  “see they are not like us, we are clean and they are like animals”.  Everybody must attain at least this level of cleanliness to be sanctioned and everyone below that level is excluded.  The funny thing is this perspective is unsustainable.  Think about places like Iran and Egypt where muslims all consider themselves too good to pick up their own filth.  In Iran they bring in abid from somalia, that’s right, dark skinned slaves.  In Egypt they let the pigs eat the garbage they leave on the street.  Muslims recently used the “swine flu” as a reason for getting rid of the pigs to force their way on all the other religions, but people started getting sick because the garbage was rotting in the street, so the pigs had to be brought back.  

Jesus apparently got kicked out of India for the same thing that he got in trouble for with the Jewish religious leaders, hob knobbing with the hoi polloi.  he would grab grains of wheat when walking through the fields and rub them with his hands and eat them because he and his disciples were hungry.  The pharisees said, “YOU ARE WORKING ON THE SABBATH!  YOU DIDN’T WASH YOUR HANDS UP TO YOUR ELBOWS!”  To which J-bone responded, “The sabbath was made for man, so he wouldn’t have to slave seven days a week, man was not created to observe the sabbath.” 

Human beings have a cognitive bias known as normatizing.  We arrogantly assume that what is normal from our perspective is also good.  We judge tacitly from analogy thinking that other people should be like us and think like us.  Pure environments are uncreative environments because they are judgement rich environments.  That means that everybody is afraid that they will cross the line and offend someone.  But every year we more pure which is to say we become more sensitive.  people are thin-skinned and they win by getting offended, which means nobody can do anything.  

I have all these Persian neighbors that have recently moved in and they have brought with them their normative judgements that dogs, alcohol, bad language, sexuality and just about everything else that makes life enjoyable is bad.  We need to lower the bar in the community area.  If you don’t like it stay home.  We aren’t supposed to have the streets filled with judgemental, thin-skinned babies running around wagging their fingers and pecker-slapping people with their stupid judgements.  The house is for the babies, stay your judgemental ass home.  Stop forcing your judgements on everyone around you.  Peoples judgements almost never tell us anything useful about the world and everything about their world.  

The last time I checked this was still America and our founding fathers guaranteed us the freedom to pursue our own happiness.  We used to have positive freedoms and now we only have negative freedoms.  You have the right to get offended and have an authority champion your butthurt like the little pussy you are and every time you do so you give away some of your freedom, some of your power.  you are paying for the structures of authority to police you and others.  They are there to protect and serve not to take the beer out of your hands in your hot tub.  

If you can be offended, you need to be offended.  I use transgressive sacrality in my stand up comedy routines for this reason.  Help me lower the bar.  I also use Masculine Communication Rituals.  You might have noticed my abrasive style.  That is there for a reason.  That is how real men think.  that is what it sounds like inside their heads.  The masculine voice is being squelched, strangled, banished in America, but it is going to make a rather quick come back, mark my words.