Don’t Believe Everything You Think

Don't add to the house of cards. Don't believe everything you think

Steps to Knowledge has gone to great lengths to discourage the practice of judgment, and encourage the practice of observation in its place. Judgment is a practice of not knowing. Judgment is a practice of not looking. Judgment is a practice of not listening. Judgment is a practice of not being still. Judgment is a practice with certain social rewards. Judgment is a practice I must slowly back away from if I want to attain to what Steps to Knowledge is offering. I must strengthen the practices of knowing, looking, listening and being still.

Don’t believe everything you think

In Step 90, “Today I will make no assumptions,” this conversation is taken a step further. If I make a judgment, I am declaring “This thing is good,” or “That person is bad,” regardless of what further observation might yield about the person or thing I am judging. If I make an assumption, I am declaring “This is true,” or “That isn’t true.” I therefore consider assumption to be a detrimental practice of mental sloth, just as I consider judgment to be a detrimental practice of moral sloth.

The word “assumption” appears 14 times in 8 different steps, before appearing in Step 90. The context in which the word “assumption” consistently appears is that assumptions are not founded upon experience, and are therefore weak. Assumptions are inadequate in the face of life’s opportunities and challenges. Assumption is the use of language and imagination to create a self and a world not founded on experience, and therefore apart from life.

It may take a while to unwind the multiple layers of assumptions, redactions of experience and denials of experience which pass for reality. But at the very least, I can stop adding layers to this house of cards. I can cultivate a certain degree of skepticism regarding my assumptions. I can take the page from the Buddhist playbook “Don’t believe everything you think.” I can keep observing, keep coming back to my experience. Will I? Let’s just say I’ll make a determined effort.

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Will It Hurt To Know?

Will it hurt to know? It definitely hurts to expect my personal mind to know.Any student who has reached Step 87, “I will not be afraid of what I know” of Steps to Knowledge, might be entertaining the thought “Easy for you to say, pal!” If Knowledge really is the great mystery of my life, then what? If I’m not wondering “Will it hurt to know?” then I don’t believe I’m really paying attention. What if Knowledge tells me to get into a different line of work, or move to a different city? Even studying Steps to Knowledge has a certain disruptive influence by now, sucking some of the poison of resentment and regret out of my soul.

Will it hurt to know?

Therefore, it seems necessary to take a deep, cleansing breath and hitch up my drawers before advancing further. Step 87 seems to “know” this, and addresses this.

“You may bear great anger and distrust towards yourself, but this is not directed at Knowledge.This is directed at your personal mind, which cannot possibly understand your greater purpose. It cannot possibly answer your greatest questions or provide certainty, purpose, meaning and direction in your life.”

As both a child and a parent, I have taken much pleasure in playing the board game Monopoly. As a child, I took a certain pleasure in the game tokens, like the Scottish Terrier or Scottie Dog pictured above. As I contemplated this step, a thought came to me. The thought was that expecting my personal mind to understand my greater purpose, was equivalent to asking the Scottie Dog game token whether I should invest in dirt-cheap Baltic Avenue or expensive Boardwalk. Expecting my personal mind to answer my greatest questions, or to provide certainty, purpose, meaning and direction in my life, seemed like giving my personal mind a task beyond its design specifications.

I need the Scottie Dog (my individuality) to play the game, and the Scottie Dog needs something greater than itself (like Knowledge) to provide purpose, meaning and direction as to how the game is played. Will it hurt to know? All I know at this point is that it definitely hurts to expect my personal mind to understand my greater purpose. Maybe I should stop doing that.

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Get Your Hand Out The Flame

Wookiefoot sings "And if you cant stand the pain, then get your hand out the flame"In my experience, the band Wookiefoot is a 21st century Minnesota version of the 1970’s Anglo-French band Gong. I’ve never quite been able to figure out whether Wookiefoot is really a religious group that just happens to make music, or a band that just happens to traffic in paleo-hippie spirituality. They seem to like Rumi, so they can’t be all bad. For reasons I don’t fully understand, enjoying the music of Wookiefoot is a rite of passage for my children.

Get your hand out the flame

I’m telling you this because Wookiefoot recorded a song that had a sympathetic vibration to my study of Steps to Knowledge. It was on the album Make Belief, which had the singular misfortune of being released on September 12, 2001. The song is called Out Of My Way. I’m including the lyrics because someofthelyricsaresungveryquicklyandtendtoruntogether.

and if you can’t stand the pain then get your hand out the flame
and if you don’t like to lose get your ass out the game
and if you don’t like the cold then you had better fly south
and if you don’t like the taste then get the shit out your mouth

get out of your way

how come every damn time i get it but i never get it right
cuz my pants get caught on fire or a needle in my eye
i think i’m gonna hit rock bottom but i fall right through the floor
i hear the opportunity knocking but i never get the door

no i don’t really know
why this place fucking sucks but i don’t want to go
this place fucking sucks but i just can’t leave here

how come every damn time i get it but i never get it right
just a victim to my vengeance anger bitterness or spite
i sabotage myself almost every single day
i can’t get out of my way

and if you don’t like my touch you can hide in your shell
and if you want to eat shit you had better get used to the smell
and if you leg bone is broke then you can learn how to crawl
and if you can’t stand up you better get ready to fall

how come every damn time i get it but i never get it right
cuz my pants get caught on fire or a needle in my eye
my blessing or my tragedy both living in the same beast
hiding underneath the bed with a double sided blade to cut me

i can’t get out of my way

 

Would you like to stop feeling the burning? Then get your hand out the flame. Steps to Knowledge has been addressing self-destructive practices in Step 80 “I can only practice” and Step 81 “I will not deceive myself today.” The person singing this song is at least aware of his self-destructive practices, which puts him ahead of a lot of people. I recently told two of my children that the students of Steps to Knowledge are people making significant efforts to get of their way, to get out of the way of Knowledge, their true self which is not apart from life.

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The Luxury Of Self-Condemnation

You can't afford the luxury of self-condemnation

Step 80, “I can only practice” of Steps to Knowledge, gives the idea that what passes for normal life contains a number of unexamined, habitual, detrimental practices. Practices such as confusion, judgment, projection of blame, guilt, disassociation, inconsistency and self-hatred.

The luxury of self-condemnation

Step 81, “I will not deceive myself today,” continues on this path, adding more detrimental practices to confront in one’s self.

“Do not be comfortable with assumptions or the beliefs of others.” As early as Step 4, “I want what I think I know,” we were told that assumptions are rarely founded on experience. The word “assumption” has been used a number of times so far in Steps to Knowledge. It has been consistently described as something too weak to take you to the great mystery of your life. It has been consistently described as something to examine and penetrate.

“Do not accept generalities as truth.” Generalizations have been known for some time to be impoverishments of experience. This is the only instance in Steps to Knowledge of either “generality” or “generalities.”

“Do not accept appearances as representative of the reality of another.” As I thought of this, I recalled a couple of Bible verses. Paul wrote to the Corinthians “So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer.” (2 Corinthians 5:16, New International Version) John wrote “Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.” (1 John 3:2, New International Version). What is the reality of another? The great mystery of their life. The mission they have in their life to fulfill.

“Do not accept the mere appearance of yourself.” See above.

There is one detrimental practice, the practice of self-condemnation, to which an entire paragraph is devoted.

“You must enter uncertainty to find Knowledge. What does this mean? It simply means you are giving up false assumptions, self-comforting ideas and the luxury of self-condemnation. Why is self-condemnation a luxury? Because it is easy and does not require you to examine the truth. You accept it because it is acceptable in this world, and it gives you a great deal to talk about with your friends. It evokes sympathy. Therefore, it is easy and weak.”

As someone who has engaged in a good bit of self-condemnation over my errors and disappointments, I bear witness to these words. Examining what actually happened takes some work, work that is not required to engage in the luxury of self-condemnation. I believe most people will not freely admit that they are just a little bit scared of people who are showing strength and courage. I believe most people will not freely admit that in their strongest and most fearless moments, they notice that other people are just a little bit scared of them.

«Alisa writes: I think that the last two sentences of the paragraph above contain a very potent thought. Apart from it being true at the personal level, I think our world leaders would do well to consider this in their dealings with other world leaders.»

It takes a certain mental rigor, a certain strength, a certain courage to even search for what Steps to Knowledge is offering. People who are comfortable with being safe and weak, for whatever reason, have quit by now, or are thinking about it.

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I Will Keep My Hands To The Plow Today

I will keep my hands to the plow today, I'll keep trying and believing, like the Little Engine That Could

Steps 65 through 67 of Steps to Knowledge contain three separate critiques, or criticisms, or rebukes of what passes for normal life in the world. Step 65, “I have come to work in the world,” pokes at the idea that we just showed up here.  It rebukes the idea that our reason for being here reduces to individual and species survival. Step 66, “I will stop complaining about the world,” rebukes the idea that we are entitled to have the world conform to our ideals. Chances are good that the things I’m complaining about are the very things I came into the world to address. Step 67, “I do not know what I want for the world,” rebukes the idea that our preferences and anxieties are an adequate foundation for our mission in the world.  A student might ask “Is there anything I get to keep?!?”

I will keep my hands to the plow today

Step 68, “I will not lose faith in myself today,” answers that question “Yes.”  Do you have a beginner’s mind?  Keep that.  Do you have the resolve to go forward? Keep that.  Do you have the willingness to receive the assistance of your Teachers? Keep that.  Do you have the self-esteem required to approach the great mystery of your life? Keep that.  Keep and fortify all of the above.

I will keep my hands to the plow today. I believe where I’m going is a place I want to be. I believe I have friends helping me get there. I believe I will see the goodness of God in the land of the living.

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Великая реальность внутри себя

Великая реальность внутри себя, Можайское водохранилище, Россия

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Знание, как оно представляет собой в книге «Шаги к Знанию: Книга Внутреннего Познания», не является тем, с чем оно обычно ассоциируется. Оно намного больше, можно сказать, что оно и есть та великая реальность внутри себя. Шаг 10. Что такое Знание? рассматривает этот вопрос.

Сколько я себя помню, меня всегда интересовал сей вопрос.

Однажды написала в дневнике: Знание, что такое знание? Я ничего не знаю и не претендую что-либо знать. У меня только то, что у меня внутри. Только моя реальность и моя правда. Никому ничто не внушаю, не пытаюсь кому-либо навязывать свои идеи, мысли и мнения, не хочу никого чем-либо научить. Я ничего не знаю, поэтому несвойственны мне такие действия. Я только знаю, что работает для меня. Это мое сугубо личное, больше никого не касается. И я допускаю, что у каждого есть свое личное, свою правду. И я не знаю, у кого правда лучше, я не сравниваю, и какая разница, я только знаю, что хорошо для меня.

Вот люблю я говорить – я знаю. А откуда знаю, не могу сказать  Это знание не основано на теориях или прочитанных мной научных исследованиях (я такое обычно не читаю). Я просто «чувствую» что это так до костей своей. А выгляжу часто глупо при людях, если озвучиваю это знание, а не могу доказать, откуда это у меня.  Часто чувствую, что страдаю высокомерием из-за этого, что просто слишком высокого мнения о себе, что я думаю, что знаю, а на самом деле ни хрена я ничего не знаю. Если говорю «интуиция» на меня косо смотрят, даже могу стать объектом насмешки. Поэтому чаще всего молчу, храню это знание при себе, только делюсь, если чувствую, что собеседник на той же волне – а это очень редко бывает. Вот об этом пишу здесь, потому что знаю, что есть единомышленники, что меня поймут.

Так что, очень обрадовалась вчера, когда читала именно об этом и оказывается, что есть и специальные слова, которые описывают это знание, и это нормально и многие располагаются этим знанием. Значит, я не такая же оконченная чудака, как выгляжу.

ГНОЗИС – МУДРОСТЬ ВЕКОВ

Гносиспроисходит от греческого словазнание” (тайное знание). Оно включает в себя как физическое, так и метафизическое знание. Мудрость этого знания не исходит из исторических и научных источников, не основана она и на теориях или интеллектуальных предположениях. Гнозис обретается через непосредственный опыт в метафизических пространствах реальности и природы, которые скрыты от большинства людей, но открываются тем, кто решается над собой работать, духовно себя развивать и расширить свое духовное восприятие. То есть мы обретаем Гносис (знание) через свой собственный опыт, а не из того, что нам сказали или что мы прочитали. Настоящий Гносис – это универсальное знание, которое освобождает человека от страданий. Гносис – это сознательное, экспериментальное знание, а не просто интеллектуальное знание, вера или теория.  

И тут развернутая статья “Гнозис в русской культуре”, в которой описывается именно то, что я пытаюсь изложить в этой записи.

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Knowledge Is The Great Mystery of Life

Knowledge is the Great Mystery of Life, Mozhaisk Reservoir, Moscow Region, Russia

Knowledge is the great mystery of life. It is the great mystery of my life. This I am told in Step 10. What Is Knowledge? And I am told this after the Step opens with “Knowledge is not the things that are usually associated with it.” This is very comforting to know, since I had the inkling from the very start that this Knowledge with a capital “K” has to be more than anything I have previously considered.

It has to be something mysterious, something that can only be understood through experience, through “profound intuition, great insight, inexplicable knowing, wise perception in the present and in the future and wise understanding of the past.”

I have lived with this understanding for quite a number of years, more than I can say for sure, for it is only now, from a vantage point with a better view, that I can see this Knowledge was with me earlier, before I knew what name to give it.

There were things I “knew” without being able to tell you how I “knew” them. And if I did tell you, you would probably laugh and look at me askance, with skepticism in your eyes and your finger pointed at your temple telling me that I was crazy. So I would keep such “knowing” to myself.

Now I know that this is part of the “inexplicable knowing” referred to in this Step; the gnosis I have mentioned before. It is something incredible and beautiful and true. And something very mysterious.

Knowledge is the Great Mystery of Life

And I take great comfort in knowing that I am not the only one who thinks this way and that this Knowledge is nothing new, but as old as time itself.

St. Isaac the Syrian

I found an interesting text while pondering on how to best approach this post. It is titled “The Mystery of Knowledge”  from Orthodox America and contains an excerpt from the chapter, ‘The Theory of Knowledge of Saint Isaac the Syrian,’ in Orthodox Faith and Life in Christ by Archimandrite Justin Popovich. Saint Isaac the Syrian, a Christian mystic and spiritual writer, claims there are two kinds of knowledge—natural knowledge and spiritual knowledge. Natural knowledge is contrary to faith, while spiritual knowledge is “the perception of the mysteries,” “the perception of what is hidden,” “the contemplation of the invisible.”

This is something I “know,” and I choose to believe that this is the Knowledge presented in Steps to Knowledge, and in Step 10 in particular.

I am very happy to accept that Knowledge is the great mystery of life, for this gives me the freedom to explore. I am even happier to read at the end of this Step that “Knowledge is greater than this. It is your True Self, a Self that is not apart from life.”

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How Will You Use Your Freedom?

 Martin Luther asked "As a Christian, how will you use your freedom?"

As I pondered Step 57 of Steps to Knowledge, “Freedom is with me,” I recalled Martin Luther‘s treatise “On the Freedom of a Christian,” written in 1520.  Many Christians are familiar with this work.  There is a quotation from this work that many people remember:

“A Christian man is the most free lord of all, and subject to none; a Christian man is the most dutiful servant of all, and subject to every one.”

Martin Luther used the words of Paul to elaborate on this seeming paradox.

“Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law. To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.” (I Corinthians 9:19-23, New International Version)

How will you use your freedom?

Freedom is never just freedom from some restricting influence or circumstance.  Freedom is freedom to be someone, freedom to do something.  But what?

The word “freedom” isn’t mentioned in Steps to Knowledge until Step 52 “I am free to find the source of my Knowledge.”  What does Steps to Knowledge say we should get free from?

“You who have lived under the weight of your own imagination, you who have been a prisoner to your own thoughts and to the thoughts of others, you who have been intimidated and threatened by the appearances of this world now have hope, for true freedom abides within you.”

Other things to get free from in Step 57 are unforgiveness from the past, anxiety over the future, and avoidance of the present.

But what are we getting free to?  Step 52 offers a brief description:

“What other freedom is free except that which enables you to receive the gift of your true life? All other freedom is the freedom to be chaotic, the freedom to harm yourself. The great freedom is to find your Knowledge and to allow it to express itself through you.”

In studying Steps to Knowledge, we are getting free to be our true selves, true selves which are not apart from life.  We are getting free to fulfill the mission we have in life.  Will we succeed?  All I know is that we’re working on it.

What are you getting free from?  What are you getting free to?  How will you use your freedom?

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I Will Accept My Studenthood As It Is

“Am I hard enough?
Am I rough enough?
Am I rich enough?
I’m not too blind to see” – The Rolling Stones, “Beast of Burden

Step 56 of Steps to Knowledge is the first review after the big review of Step 49, where the previous 48 steps are reviewed.

We are now 15% of the way into the program. A number of remarkable things have been said about Knowledge.  Some people might be wondering whether any of those remarkable things are supposed to have happened by now.  I’m sure some people at this point look back at Step 10, “What is Knowledge?” and ask “Have I had any instances of profound intuition?”  Any times of inexplicable knowing?  Any new insights about the past?

I will accept my studenthood as it is

In other words, some people are putting their experience in one balance, and their ideal of what they think should happen in the other balance.  In other words, they are not accepting their studenthood as it is.  Step 54, “I will not live in idealism” and Step 55, “I will accept the world as it is” are about confronting and penetrating one’s idealism.  It is not a big surprise that the Step 56 review has some material about not comparing one’s studenthood to a non-existent ideal:

“In today’s review, review the past week of lessons and your involvement with them. Try to understand that though progress may appear to be slow at first, that which is slow and even will progress greatly. Involvement that is consistently applied will give you the straight line to your accomplishment.

In your review, we again remind you to refrain from self-judgment if you have not met your expectations. Merely realize what is required to follow the instructions as they are given and involve yourself with them as fully as possible. Remember that you are learning to learn, and remember that you are learning to reclaim your self-worth and your true abilities.”

At this point, Steps to Knowledge seems to me to be disabusing the student of mental habits which lead to suffering.  Mental habits such as believing things not founded in experience (Step 5, “I believe what I want to believe”). Mental habits such as cherishing specialness (Step 13, “I want to be separate to be unique”). Mental habits such as justifying errors (Step 26, “My errors give birth to my knowledge”).  Mental habits such as judging others (Step 30, “Today I will observe my world”). Mental habits such as neglecting relationship (Step 45, “Alone I can do nothing”). Mental habits such as maintaining ideals (Step 54, “I will not live in idealism”).  Anyone who has reached Step 56, and has followed the instructions, has a fighting chance to be suffering less, other things being equal, than they were when they were on Step 1.

Here is the word cloud for Steps 50 to 55

Steps To Knowledge Steps 50-55 Word Cloud - I will accept my studenthood as it is

To recognize Knowledge, practice today. And the next day, and the next day, and the next day…

I will accept my studenthood as it is. It’s what I’ve been told to do, and besides, I suffer less that way.

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Idealism Has A Fatal Flaw

Some people say a bodhisattva is an ideal human being, but idealism has a fatal flawEvery human world view has a concept of the ideal human being.  It doesn’t matter whether the world view is religious or materialistic.  The ideal human being of a particular world view has a certain set of attributes and qualities.  These qualities are demonstrated by engagement in some activities, and avoidance of other activities.

The New Message from God has a relatively nuanced approach to this.  Steps to Knowledge teaches that certain practices should be embraced, such as observation, compassion and contribution.  Steps to Knowledge teaches that certain practices should be avoided, such as judgment, blame and assumption.  So it is reasonable to say that if a person studies Steps to Knowledge, he will become a certain kind of person.

But the New Message from God doesn’t identify a particular individual as the ideal human being.  Someone is thinking “Well, what about this Marshall Vian Summers person you go on and on about.  Is he the ideal human being of the world view of the New Message from God?”  My answer is “If he is, he’s not supposed to be.”  He is the Messenger of this New Message, and he shares his message by his life, but if we put him on a pedestal, if we make him the ideal human being, then he failed, then we failed.

Idealism has a fatal flaw

Some time ago, I mentioned that in the late 1980’s, the organization of Marshall Summers made a series of five cassette tapes containing messages Marshall had received.  One of these tapes was on the development of Knowledge.  On this tape, it was taught that ideals and idealism was a hindrance to the emergence of Knowledge.  I don’t remember why this was this case.  But Step 54, “I will not live in idealism,” elaborates.

“What is idealism but ideas of things that are hoped for based on disappointment? Your idealism includes yourself, your relationships and the world in which you live. It includes God and life and all realms of experience that you can imagine. Without experience, there is idealism. Idealism can be helpful at the beginning, for it can start you moving in a true direction, but you must not rest your conclusions or your identity upon it, for only experience can give you that which is true to you and that which you can fully accept. Let not idealism guide you, for Knowledge is here to guide you.”

When the word “true” is used as an adjective in Steps to Knowledge (as in “a true direction,”) I am currently hearing the phrase “genuine and effective” in my mind’s ear.  Idealism can be helpful at the beginning, for it can start you moving in a genuine and effective direction.

Still, idealism has a fatal flaw.  What is this fatal flaw?  The violation of experience.  I have offered as a working definition of knowing something “an experience of something being self-evident which inspires consistent action.”  If we don’t have experience, we don’t have knowing.  If experience is being violated, then a false self which is apart from life is being created.

Kabir (translated by Rabindranath Tagore) has an exclamation point he would like to provide:

THERE is nothing but water at the holy bathing places; and I know that they are useless, for I have bathed in them.
The images are all lifeless, they cannot speak; I know, for I have cried aloud to them.
The Purana and the Koran are mere words; lifting up the curtain, I have seen.
Kabîr gives utterance to the words of experience; and he knows very well that all other things are untrue.

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