By Harry Krueger
Guest writer for Wake Up World
Mind is an aberration, a mis-guided function of the memory-senses complex. When seen through the apperception of Intelligence for what it really is, it disappears. Mind is a figment of its own imagination.
Parents who allow their children to be indoctrinated and guided by false doctrine are (albeit, un-knowingly) their children’s worst enemy. Parents living in agreement with the present status-quo — which allows for the coupling of the pristine consciousness with mind (memory-senses complex) rather than the natural affinity between pristine consciousness and Intelligence (the mysterious expression of all that exists) — is the first step that allows for their children missing-the-mark of their true existence.
With the former, the results can only lead to chaos, confusion and corruption because that which is biased (mind) can never have a complete (whole) understanding about anything. Understanding is fulfilled by seeing outside-the-box (mind). However, from the school-board room to the school class room, the agenda is to ever-lastingly re-create in the child a dependency of what it has been taught. That dependent instrument is mind.
As we presently function, mind, acting in a substitute role, is wearing the mask (persona) of whatever is its present environment. A natural law says a like thing cannot see itself. Mind is not capable of understanding that all its beliefs, including that of being a permanent, independent, autonomous entity that is capable of generating its own thoughts, is delusional. Mind can doubt many things, is cannot doubt the reality of its own existence. That realization comes only through the lens of the pristine consciousness. Seeing through the obscure visions of mind we cannot realize that mind is a myth.
The pristine consciousness is constantly being bombarded with false teachings and so stifling its inherent nature of Acting in relationship. Pristine consciousness doesn’t need to be told how to be, it simply needs its own space to Act.
What we believe as normal living practices is what is preventing life from expressing itself. We are ancient actors wearing the masks of past generations. That mask is mind. In all peoples, mind is expressing itself in exactly the same way. We recognize the emotions of anger, hate, jealousy, envy, fear, resentment, highs and lows of all kinds, etc. because we identify with those same emotions. This has been going on since time-immemorial. In that sense there is “nothing new under the sun”.
It is a natural law that animals grow from their environment. The choices that they make through natural instinct, provides for a stronger future species. By their actions they cannot suffer negative emotions. So why is that human beings suffer from some the choices that they make in their environment?
Choices are always of the mind and when acting from those choices we are behaving as the animals. The instinctive animal response is to secure and protect its environment. The response to the human environment provides only for the pristine discernments to life’s expressions. We are presently protecting the turf of mind’s choices as the animal is protecting its physical turf.
When substituting mind for pristine consciousness, both suffer. The brain suffers from physical deterioration due to its emotional outbursts and the pristine consciousness suffers bouts of depression, anxiety and other negative emotions. Suffering is not nature’s consequence but rather an error in the mechanical functioning process.
Because nature is not fragmented like mind, (where the whole is comprised of its many indoctrinated parts) Nature’s wholeness is perfect and as such can only produce that which is of its own kind. The disorder we witness is not in the sum of our physical parts but rather in the mis-guided functioning of its newest part, the memory-senses complex. Mind was given as an indispensable enhancement to serve the choice less discernments of the pristine consciousness.
Because mind cannot generate its own thoughts, it cannot have its own opinion about anything. It is chameleon like, in the sense that that it can only reflect its present environment. It is simply a uniquely marvelous recording and storing instrument. So, why does it seem at times that we are acting in an errant and erratic way?
It is not mind that is the origin of these states but rather the pristine consciousness. Our identification with mind is manipulating those defects. Mind is not directly responsible for any of the world’s ills because it is not in charge of the necessary amounts of energy needed to do any harm.
An ancient proverb says: “To train up a child in the ways he shall go and when he is old he will not depart from it”. We are still wearing these ancient masks. It may at times be expedient to train animals but never human beings. For a very long time we have gotten it wrong. It is not the parents duty to train their children in the ways they should experience their lives, but rather to protect them from all who are trying to indoctrinate them so that they fit in with the ways of society. The state of not knowing is their natural state.
With the exception of human beings, Nature is expressing itself as Intelligence intended. It is we, as mind, that is out of order. An imaginary non-entity, non-self is making efforts to fulfill its hopes, dreams and desires by allowing us into believing that its actions are being self-generated and not seeing that they are being generated by the stealth deceiver, mind.
What we factually are is self-evident. An awareness that has no content. An awareness that does not condemn, identify nor justify. The pristine consciousness as choice less awareness was never born, it simply is and always will be. It is part of the mystery of how life, through the pristine consciousness, expresses itself. All species partake in this awareness. It is only human beings who have the ability to be aware of their awareness while being aware. This does not mean that we are better than other species, only different.
This awareness is not wanting to unite with any ideology, it simply desires its own space to respond to life’s challenges. For this to be realized there is only one way it can happen. There are no paths and no battles to be won. By simply witnessing how mind is desiring to be first in the challenge-response process and not allowing space for the pristine consciousness to fully experience the completed challenge. By mind’s constant interruption into the challenge-response process, our replies, for the most part, are made out of confusion. Mind sees and hears only what it is familiar with and never experiences the newness of life’s challenges.
By un-ceasingly being fully alert (aware) in all of life’s challenges, mind comes to a complete halt and the pristine consciousness once again is in charge of its total energy. All challenge responses are again made whole and so, complete. For the first time we see our part in identifying with mind by falsely believing that it and pristine consciousness are the same. With that apperception mind falls into its natural rhythm of being a true and faithful servant and the pristine consciousness once again returns to being the medium through which life expresses itself.
That returning is my wish for you.
Previous articles by Harry Krueger:
Living the Attentive Life: an Exploration of Consciousness, Mind, Memory and Senses
Under the Influence: How Memory and Imagination Deceive Consciousness
Instinctive Choices – An Exploration of Intelligence, Consciousness and Mind
The Immaculate Perception – Pristine Consciousness and The Mind
Mind and Consciousness – The Severed Thread
Short Lived: Why Constant Thinking is Our Only Enemy
The Blind Leading the Blind is Mind
About the author:
California-based Harry Krueger has spent the past 42 years working to awaken humanity to concepts of peace freedom and consciousness. When he was 35 years old, he discovered a book by Sri Krishnamurti (which he read 7 times in a row) and it changed his outlook and consciousness forever. Harry is now 87, and has never looked back.
Through his writing, Harry explores the glorious reality of who we human Beings truly are, and offers insights to help us to break through the false identification of who we are not.
“Life is real (and only then) when living the attentive life.”