Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Monstaville Book I. Chapter 29


“To those who are good (to me) I am good; and to those who are not good (to me) I am also good; and thus (all) get to be good.”
- Laozi.

A General Explanation of the Buddha Speaks of Amitäbha Sütra by Tripitaka Master Hua (Sino-American Buddhist Association, Inc., CA, U.S., 1974).

Guard your mouth, unite your mind,
With your body, don’t offend.
Do not annoy a single living being.
Stay far away from non-beneficial practices.
Conduct like this can surely save the world.


[Maitreya: ‘Compassionate clan’].

[Ajita: ‘Invincible’]. He specialises in the ‘compassionate heart samadhi’ and is compassionate toward all living beings…no matter how badly he is treated, he is compassionate to all living beings.

Scolded, beaten, cheated, insulted, no matter how badly he is treated, he is compassionate in return. No matter how obnoxious living beings are, he protects them all even more livingly than he would protect his own sons or daughters. His compassion and loving concern are limitless and boundless.

‘In order to cultivate the compassionate heart samadhi, you must first practice patience.’ He wrote:

The old fool wrapped in ragged clothes
His belly filled with gruel,
He mends old sacks to keep him warm
And lives on chance, Old Fool

A scolding makes the Fool smile sweetly,
While a beating makes him sleepy.
Spit on his face, he lets it dry
And saves his strength and energy.
His calm, a peace past ridicule
Gets him the jewel within the wonderful;
Now that you’ve heard this song today
Why worry about not perfecting the Way?

[This is ksanti-paramita, the perfection of patience].


[Benefit everyone and harm no one and nothing].

It is because we transgress in minor ways that we easily slip up when something big comes along. It is “the small matters which are difficult to change. If you change your small faults, you have concentration power. Always in concentration.”

Concentration is the state of being unmoved by situations.



If you wash with this water, your heart and mind will be at peace, without the slightest trace of bad temper. Without a hot temper, without the fire of ignorance, and without affliction, you will be in harmony with everyone. If they scold you, you won’t get angry, and if they knock you over, it won’t create a problem. ‘So what if they hit me?’ you’ll say. You’ll be at peace with everyone. See how fine this is?


If someone speaks improperly to you, you should think of it as proper. This is pure mouth karma. Worldly men are of many kinds, and when they speak improperly, do not criticise them saying, ‘Ah! He’s speaking improperly!’ On the other hand, be careful not to get too close to such people either.


This world is very dangerous. The only reason you haven’t disintegrated in the sea of suffering is because the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas are protecting you.


"It is one of the most beautiful compensations in life...that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself." – Emerson.

"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other." - Mother Teresa.

Conversations With God. An uncommon dialogue. Book 1 by Neale Donald Walsch (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, U.S., 1995), p.107.

Getting back to suffering - where did we ever get the idea that suffering was good? That the saintly ‘suffer in silence’?

                ‘The saintly do ‘suffer in silence,’ but that does not mean suffering is good. The students in the school of Mastery suffer in silence because they understand that suffering is not the way of God, but rather a sure sign that there is still something to learn of the way of God, still something to remember.
                The true Master does not suffer in silence at all, but only appears to be suffering without complaint. The reason that the true Master does not complain is that the true Master is not suffering, but simply experiencing a set of circumstances that you would call insufferable.
                A practising Master does not speak of suffering simply because a Master practising clearly understands the power of the Word - and so chooses to simply not say a word about it.
                We make real that to which we pay attention. The Master knows this. The Master places himself at choice with regard to that which she chooses to make real.
                You have all done this from time to time. There is not a one among you who has not made a headache disappear, or a visit to the dentist less painful, through your decision about it.
                A Master simply makes the same decision about larger things.’

But why have suffering at all? Why have even the possibility of suffering?

                ‘You cannot know, and become, that which you are, in the absence of that which you are not, as I have already explained to you.’

If you don't get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don't want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can't hold on to it forever. Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be free of change. Free of pain, free of the obligations of life and death. But change is a law, and no amount of pretending will alter that reality." - Dan Millman.

AYou cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.@ - Brian Tracy.

Journey to Ixtlan by Carlos Castaneda (Pocket Books, New York, U.S., 1976).
    * There is no need for us to say anything about others. There is no need for you or for me to regard other's actions in our thoughts one way or another. The worst thing we can do is to force people to agree with us. I mean that we shouldn't try to impose our will when people don't behave the way we want them to. The worst thing one can do is to confront human beings bluntly. A warrior proceeds strategically. If one wants to stop our fellow men one must always be outside the circle that presses them. That way one can always direct the pressure.
    * Fright never injures anyone.
    * What injures the spirit is having someone always on your back, beating you, telling you what to do and what not to do.

                (Extracts taken from

Retrospective inserts.
P'taah: Indeed. Even when you are being mean and nasty, you know, as you look at other people who are being mean and nasty, you forgive it. You say, ‘Oh, well, that is only because they are a little afraid.’ You think that nobody would do that for you?
Q2: Yeah, we're so much harder on ourselves than anyone else would ever be.
P'taah: Indeed, indeed, it is so.
Q2: So, let us go back to your wonderful recipes. Can you provide a recipe for working through the judgement, embracing the judgment?
P'taah: Beloved, it is to stop, to breathe, and to say, ‘I am the Perfect and Eternal Expression of the Source and sometimes I forget and I am afraid.’ Because you see, every thought or deed that does not come from that place of love and allowance, comes from the place of the fear of not being enough. That is all. ‘Sometimes I forget.’
- (‘P'taah's Message for February 2010,’ channelled through Jani King,

“The hardest thing to see is what is in front of your eyes.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

The only way really is to love everything as God does because, ultimately, it is all just experiential patterns projected in the Mind of God. So, if you love everything, the things you focus on can manifest more easily and those which you love and deal with but do not give too much attention to have no cause to linger.

Occasionally, however, it’s just all too much. The last time I received devastating news (a double whammy which was added on top of two other serious ‘endurance tests,’ i.e. more suffering), I feared for my survival and remained in a state of almost suicidal emotional pain all day at work. Although I spent the whole time doing all I could to overcome and release it, nothing worked. I even asked for an angel to help but I don’t think anyone could reach me and I did not have time to meditate for half-an-hour even which would have helped. I got smashed as soon as I got home in the evening to kill the pain. I then lied down for an hour. It was the only way to shake myself out of that panic and despair. When you are at rock bottom and you are suffering and nothing helps to ease or release the pain, or lift you up, well, for me, a modest chemical ‘charge’ is valid if it helps someone get through the day. I mean, it’s hardly the pinnacle of ascension there in that dark place. The Masters may disagree because they see more than we do and tend to focus on what we are and can become. They also see the golden opportunity has been offered to all of humanity at this time. So, at the risk of sounding quasi-spiritual, I would say that a little pain relief is fair and can be an expression of self-love during such desperate times when one is so lost in the illusion of duality (although, as St. Germain says, ‘self-indulgence is not self-love’). As a last resort though, and not continued longer than required for this purpose or taken to excess. This temporary ‘solution’ should not become a serious habit or addiction because it is not an actual cure. It merely covers over the pain which will still need to be felt and released at some point in order to further one’s growth. Drugs and alcohol, while they may transport one into an expanded state of consciousness at the time, which can be used ‘medicinally,’ have a damaging effect on the body and aura which close the heart and mind and reinforce limitations and weaknesses. They shift one into a deeper 4D space but these results are achieved at the expense of purity and conscious clarity. On the other hand, if one is approaching the top of the mountain and close to awakening from the nightmare of living in hell on Earth, veering too far off the path – which happens to be narrower at this height – can have devastating effects. So, one must be more careful not to lose the light quotient one has worked hard to achieve.

“It isn’t whether you get knocked down. It’s whether you get back up.” – Vince Lombardi.

“When you come into this emotion called fear, you will do your best to push it away, to push it down, to release it, to give it away to somebody else, or run like hell from it!...Well, it doesn't work, you see, because that energy that you utilise to try to get rid of the fear, in fact draws to you more and more of the matching frequency. And you experience that either as diseasement of the embodiment or those situations in your external life like your failed relationships, your extraordinary lack - lack of love, lack of well-beingness, lack of abundance, as well as money. Lack, lack, lack. The more you are in the fear of lack, the more lack you experience. Again we remind you, you are powerful radiant ones, indeed.” - P'taah (channelled through Jani King, ‘P'taah's Message for February 2011,’

One thing I would like to add is that, while such devastation may produce a response that is far too painful for one to embrace, there may be varying degrees of pain that one can feel in the aftermath as one continues to respond mentally and emotionally to circumstances that might not yet have been resolved completely. Particularly if there are a few different issues to deal with, some of which may linger longer than others. That heavy rock that has been hurled into the pond vanishes out of sight but the ripples remain for some time so that some of the disturbance is inevitably felt. This is an opportunity to surrender rather than to escape from those feelings one has denied rather than loved over the course of many lifetimes. Wherever there is resistance similar experiences will return at some point through the Law of Attraction, according to Abraham-Hicks. And that will be another ‘opportunity’ to find one’s own way to peace and stillness and keep one’s feelings and consciousness flowing beneath the surface rather than being pulled into the disturbance and dragged around by it. This is how we gradually return to Oneness beyond the illusions that parts of ourselves which have yet to be loved project into our lives. P’taah says that there are four keys of transformation: “You can only transform what you own, you can only transform in the Now moment, you can only transform whilst you are in the e-motion of the pain or fear and you can only transform by absolutely embracing the fear.” (ibid.). Once you know the truth that breathing and feeling through the pain when it bounces back to you again you can apply it to your experiences and accelerate your growth at whatever pace you can manage. This is where we are whether we like it or not and we have simply forgotten when and where we set this chaos in motion and created all this madness!

In bed at 4PM
I held my pillow
and thought ‘oh well’
in regards to my entire life.
- Tao Lin.

"See if you can catch yourself complaining in either speech or thought, about a situation you find yourself in, what other people do or say, your surroundings, your life situation, even the weather. To complain is always nonacceptance of what is. It invariably carries an unconscious negative charge. When you complain, you make yourself a victim. Leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness." - Eckhart Tolle.

“Pain is a part of life. Sometimes it’s a big part, and sometimes it isn’t, but either way, it’s a part of the big puzzle, the deep music, the great game. Pain does two things: It teaches you, tells you that you’re alive. Then it passes away and leaves you changed. It leaves you wiser, sometimes. Sometimes it leaves you stronger. Either way, pain leaves its mark, and everything important that will ever happen to you in life is going to involve it in one degree or another.” - Jim Butcher.

Quote from Posthumous Fragments by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Excerpt from ‘The Balance of Devotion’ by Master Jesus (channelled through Natalie Glasson, 31 January 2011,
The following are lessons to be learned from a sad story told by Jeshua about a woman who left her community to devote herself to God in solitude].

Firstly as a being awakening on the Earth there is a need for you to spend time alone, being at one and happy in your own energy and attuning to the energy of the Creator. To make time for your spiritual practices is essential as you must learn to feel and understand your own energies and the Creator's presence within and around you.
Secondly there is a need to appreciate everything that you have in your life and reality, your life is your creation, it is the Creator's creation as you are the Creator. Whether your reality holds good or bad aspects appreciate that you have been given free will, the right to live a life as you choose and to think as you wish. Your life is essentially the foundation for your connection to the Creator; it is precious and must be valued. To love life is to love yourself and the Creator as all are intertwined and are one. Your life on the Earth is so important every moment will bring you closer to the Creator every second will help you learn and overcome spiritual lessons. This doesn't mean that you must go crazy in your life and experience everything; it indicates that you treasure everything that your soul guides you to achieve on the Earth and you value your connection with others. It is through our relationships with others that we can link on a deeper level with the Creator. Value all that you have in your reality as it was created by the Creator through you and your thoughts. The woman isolated herself from everyday life and missed the opportunity to watch the light of the Creator grow in others, to be a healing and inspirational support to others. She was unable to experience living as the Creator in a physical life which is the greatest gift. To be aware, loving, compassionate, healing, understanding, supportive, at peace with the ability to anchor and express the Creator's light and love is a wonderful experience.
The woman's life indicates to all that when we are following a spiritual path balance must be obtained between our focus of being on the Earth and connecting with the Creator, but balance goes beyond this, it is to remain balanced or aligned to the Creator while you experience life on the Earth, this is such an amazing experience as you see the truth of the Creator all around you. In the past it may have been appropriate for individuals wishing to connect with the Creator to isolate themselves from society to focus and devote themselves but now the challenge is to accept and experience all that you would if you were to enter into solitude while conducting a life that allows you to integrate with others. Solitude for a period of time may be appropriate but being of service and sharing your light and growth is also important.
Thirdly there is a need to train your mind to think that everything in your reality is a lesson of growth and greater unity with the Creator. There are no mistakes, there is also no pain or suffering. If you can see everything as a lesson from which you can gain understanding about yourself, maybe habits that need to be dissolved or a realisation to remove boundaries aiding your connection with the Creator, then you will never miss golden opportunities. When you are suffering or are in pain, say to yourself,
'There is no need for me to suffer, I am attuned to the Creator, there is a lesson here that I must learn from.'
Then ask yourself what the lesson is, what you must gain from the experience. When you can understand the lesson, you can then release the suffering and pain knowing that it is only a reaction to an experience or thought; it is not true nor is it essential in your reality now. The truth behind the suffering is the real enlightenment that the Creator wishes you to discover…
Suffering and pain are simply reactions to an experience or thought; they mask the true meaning and purpose of the experience. Look beyond your suffering to see the truth and the lesson that must be grasped. A person will never suffer without a reason; there is always a higher purpose for everything.

"Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner." -
Lao Tzu.

Baldrick (Tony Robinson): Ah...
Blackadder (Rowan Atkinson): Let's see, what have we here? A small painted wooden duck.
Baldrick: Yeah, I thought if you get caught near water, you can balance it on the top of your head as a brilliant disguise.
Blackadder: Yeeeesss, I would, of course, have to escape first. Ah, but what's this, unless I'm much mistaken, a hammer and a chisel?
Baldrick: You are much mistaken!
Blackadder: A pencil and a miniature trumpet.
Baldrick: Yes, a pencil so you can drop me a postcard to tell me how the break out went and a small little tiny miniature trumpet in case during your escape, you have to win favour with a difficult child.
Blackadder: Baldrick, I don't want to spend my last precious hours rummaging through this feeble collection of stocking-fillers. Now let me ask you some simple questions: is there are a saw in this bag?
Baldrick: No.
Blackadder: A hammer?
Baldrick: No.
Blackadder: A chisel?
Baldrick: No.
Blackadder: A gun?
Baldrick: No.
Blackadder: A false passport?
Baldrick: [Thinks] No.
Blackadder: A change of clothes?
Baldrick: Yes sir, of course I wouldn't forget a change of clothes.
Blackadder: Ah, now that's something, let's see...a Robin Hood costume.
Baldrick: I put in a French peasant's outfit first, but then I thought, 'What if you arrive in a French peasant's village and they're in the middle of a fancy dress party?'
Blackadder: And what if I arrive in a French peasant village, dressed in a Robin Hood costume and there *isn't* a fancy dress party?
Baldrick: Well, to be quite frank sir, I didn't consider that eventuality, because if you did, you'd stick out like a...
Blackadder: [Interrupting] Like a man standing in a lake with a small painted wooden duck on his head?
- Blackadder Goes Forth (Series 4, written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton, BBC TV, 1989).

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