Believe is a dualistic concept, and the question is: Who is the one who believes? And what is it that he believes in? What will happen if his faith fails, or if he does not get, what he has convinced, that belongs to him? So, if this faith rescues you, then also it can destroy you. This is so clear to me now. Nothing, nothing can be the foundation of man’s existence, no faith or doubt. It can be the foundation of existence of the mind, which has been mentioned many times in the book. If there is no faith, beliefs, there is no mind or ego. The ego is consists only of that. Faith exists in the essence of man’s “humanity” (lower, false nature). That fake nature, mind, literally all our so-called knowledge about the world (and therefore about oneself) is based solely on belief, in the belief that we know. We blindly believe in our logical, rational mind (though he is everything else but “rational”), and therefore, believing in him, we accept the illusion as reality, and we perceive the mistake about truth as knowledge.
To believe in something – means to believe in the truthfulness of your own idea about it. Although it does not have to be, as I have already mentioned, even your idea, you can simply adopt it and represent it as yours. That’s easier because you do not have to think or look critically.
We now come up to a key part of the story of blind faith, which is ideology. I call ideologies “ism-es” – these are ideas formulated that form an enclosed circuit with a certain logic and meaning. So we have fascism, nationalism, Hinduism, Buddhism, capitalism, socialism, communism, Catholicism, liberalism, Protestantism, Democratism, Conservatism, etc.
These so-called “ismes” are higher forms of collective unconsciousness that I call a collective person. It lives in a world where the human leg never stepped, and never will. I understand when someone trusts someone. You met a man or woman, touched him, heard, felt, have a much more complete experience of him, and you decided to believe him even though you do not know why, you just feel that this is true. I could compare that with faith in God. By that faith, the believer felt God in himself, sees and feels his presence and he completely trust and surrendered to him/that.
But belief in doctrines, ideologies and brands is a completely different story. It is a pure mind control in which a believer gives his energy to an illusory idea that follows as an inexhaustible ideal, in a manners of donkey chasing carrot.
All ideologies exist in one exactly the same way. There were or existed a father of such and such ideologies, and people have believed him for various reasons. Then he died, and only the ideology remained. No one can sit in that place ever again, for it is reserved for the memory of the dead, the saint, the founder, the father of the homeland and the world. It is no longer there, but there are other ideas that in time become pale and turn into antonyms, which is not important because flam of love for the Father is eternal and never goes down.
Does this sound familiar to you?
There is also a story from ancient times when a prophet came to the village, which people immediately recognized and became his followers. As the chief and the sorcerer suddenly lost their importance, they devise a plan. They killed the prophet and claim that he ascended directly to the heaven, and placed his rod on the altar where people are praying and worshiping it until today.
Why, in fact, do we believe?
Because of the separation from true knowledge (of my true self) we do not possess the ability to truly understand what is, and therefore, faced with the immensity of life, we discover the terrible emptiness of our own nothingness and helplessness … and from that dark micro cosmic annoyance, we are overcome with a deadly subconscious fear. Automatically, parallel with fear, there is a strong desire to eliminate this fear – and we are trying to create some of our own ideas, whose realization, in our beliefs, would brought true salvation and liberated us from the fear and the miserable life that is in same packet. … So we are constantly trying to escape from ourselves – and chased exactly with desire to know ourselves (!); however, we are not aware of this “absurd mechanism” at all.
“Mind always runs away from the unknown, but you are unknown.” – Mooji
With this escape from the “Uncertainty” we support the illusion of its ever-increasing security and certainty. On this journey, we are firmly attached to these illusions, caring for our own addiction and becoming slaves of our blindness to the light of truth. In this way, faith itself (“belief”), is taken as a goal, as a “salvage boat “, becomes a weight that pulls us to the bottom and this is where we are mostly situated today. Faith distracts us from ourselves and promotes conditionality and separation in every aspect. It, therefore, exists just because of the presence of fear, and has the goal of moving us closer to the knowledge of the state of love. … But, indeed, all that way is just an illusion, because all that is needed is already here (and now) – we just need to become aware of it.
Thus; faith is an “asylum” of fear, and since fear is the result of ignorance and misunderstanding of the truth – by doing so, by covering the spirit with the blanket of faith, we abandon the psychological freedom, and thus the possibilities of breaking down the illusory basis of fear and cognize the true knowledge. Thus, faith truly is a prison for true knowledge!
Organized ideology has its own rituals and processes, and if we follow any process, we are, in fact, just trying to “refine” our EGO – and that is how we fall on subtle tricks of our mind. We want to be better person, more peaceful, more compassionate, more reasonable in short, perfect. The problem is that all of these qualities resides only in the dual system of difference and separation, and hence every attempt to ennobling their personality is just the pouring of oil into the fire of ignorance and unconsciousness. To be better, as the unreachable idea and the ultimate goal of any spiritually controlled believer, is a common utopia, and its consequence is actually screaming at the present – “I’m not good enough or perfect.” Thus, paths are created. Great ideas like: “The Path to Better Tomorrow”, “The Path of Hope”, “The Path of Healing and Improvement”, “The Path to God”, which unfortunately has its own toll booths. Such a path is the way of renunciation, suffering, obedience, obedience, unquenchable faith, which must not be doubted. (Similar to the character and work of Josip Broz Tito)
As long as I try to become perfect – I am, therefore, imperfect. Can you encompass the enormous implications of such mind control through ideology? Do you understand what this does to human consciousness?