Friday, August 28, 2015

Some are Sicker than Others.

Dog Poet Transmitting.......

Alien Cartoon


Materialism is an impressive thing. I know that some of us wonder why we may be having such a difficult time meeting our needs in this time when excess and abundance are readily available to what appears to be the very worst among us; as exampled by that link on the first line of the posting. We might also wonder at the truly ridiculous nature of the whole event. Not only is it an example of conspicuous excess to the nth degree but the little punk also had 14 other luxury cars and got a massive allowance each month; not to mention he had something like 27,000,000 dollars worth of other property. The greatest injustice concerning the whole affair are the sentences levied out against the crime. One might well ponder the enduring travesty of largesse extended to the absolutely most undeserving among us.

Here is a website where the obnoxiously privileged among us post their feats of self indulgence spending complete with the receipts. This article goes into a little more depth about some of these wastrels. There are scads of available links if you have that affliction that I call Voyeurism of the Rich. This is similar to the wide spread fascination of the Kardashians and celebrity worship in general. The general theme is that these people can do no wrong, in fact they set the bar for desirable behavior that so many wish they had the opportunity to indulge in.

Without question, you have to be made a certain way to be in possession of such a powerful disconnect when it comes to a practiced indifference about the fate of those less fortunate and to be inspired to rub everyone elses nose in your privileged state.

When I was quite young I lived in Washington D.C. and my best friend was the offspring of a wealthy family. He was and is a good guy. He no longer has any money either. He went to school with other children of the rich and famous and through him I was able to get an eyeful of the character and personalities of these people. I didn't spend much time there as I was busy tripping most of the time and searching for God but I saw plenty regardless. Then I moved to the Jewish Rockies in Woodstock. This is the colloquial term for The Catskill Mountains and it was there that I got my first taste of real professionals at selfishness and one pointed material focus. Because, at the time, I was a pretty entertaining guy and had a gift for comedy and humor; something you don't see much of from me these days and when you do, most people don't get it (grin)...; because of this they liked to have me around and sometimes I would get their houses and cars when they were off to Jamaica or wherever. I don't know if this was so much due to their generous nature, which is about as common among them as hummingbird shoes but more because they felt like they had someone to watch their place and they trusted me. I got to see what it was like to be able to afford as many expensive drugs as you might want and what kind of women were drawn to the scenarios that played out there.

I look at this as having a particular gene, like the gene some people have where they can play the guitar better at six months than I will ever play it in this life, or the genes that provide any of the exceptional talents and serendipitous or tragic events that befall some but not others. I have certain genes of a certain type and am convinced that all of us do, for better or for worse.

The more I look at all of these things, the more I view Materialism as a fever, a virus or a birth defect. Some people catch it and some don't. Some are born with it and some are not. I was stunned when I learned that there are men and women who can tell, just by looking, who made your shirt and pants; who made your sunglasses and purse, who made your watch, who made your perfume and so on. I can't tell any of these things. Sure, if I see a label, yeah. I'm indifferent to this shit. If somehow I got a Rolex I would sell it. I certainly wouldn't wear it. I would feel like a shameless poseur if I did that.

I lived in New York for awhile and was often around Soho and lived for awhile in the East 60's so I would see the fashion windows of stores. In Soho I used to see jeans that I wouldn't have bought in a thrift store, selling for 800 dollars and up. Sometimes they were ripped and torn. I think they call them, 'distressed'. I saw badly shaped jeans that were cut too short, top and bottom and I even saw people wearing them with their paunches pushed forward in exaggeration due to the cut of the jeans. What is it about people who buy exactly the kind of clothes their bodies are not shaped to take advantage of?

For a long time I have taken it as an obvious fact that I live in a huge mental institution, only I am not a mental patient and I know this precisely because the patients think I am crazy when it is the other way around. I have often considered wearing a white coat and carrying a clip board as a private inside joke. The more sane you get, if you are in pursuit of the ineffable, the more crazy so many other people begin to look to you and after awhile you can tell by the tics and specific forms of behavior just what particular form of mental derangement they suffer from. I am guessing that masters have this facility to a very advanced degree and many times I saw one laughing about this very thing and many times I heard them commenting on this very thing.

When you finally become sane, there isn't much else for you to do except to serve as you go and work the depth charge and timed explosive device circuit. You no longer possess any material ambition. You realize that all that is left is that period of time you must wait before you are released from this zone. Since you no longer have any attachment to any of this junk there is no longer a magnetism to drag you back here and if you have burned it off, or had a burst of grace from the cosmic bank, your Karma has been neutralized. I know that many people believe that Karma is a fixed construct but Karma is a process directly tied in to awareness. Karma is a process directed at awareness and however awareness is reached; that specific necessary awareness, the criteria for karma has been met and Karma is then rendered unnecessary.

I say “I don't know” because I don't know a great deal of the time but this does not mean that I know nothing whatsoever. There are some things that I know. I know that there are visible and invisible planes. I know that there is an interpenetrating consciousness that permeates everyone and everything. I know that we are eternal beings birthed by an eternal process in search of an eternal state we are already in possession of but that most of us are unaware of. I know these and some other things because I have experienced them over and over again. I have the gene for this sort of thing. I used to think that everyone had experiences similar to mine but now I know that they do not.

If we could produce a pie chart with the general interests of each measurable demographic, sectioned by color and a black separating line, one of the tiniest slivers would represent those of us that have spent and are spending our lives in pursuit of the ineffable and who are also more or less sane. When I say sane, what I am referring to is the ability to see things in proportion to what they are and what they are not and to be unmoved by any relative value placed on any of them by the covetous world. In other words, to be able to see real value as opposed to a value generated by scarcity or a collective compulsion to acquire it.

What they don't tell you at the Rich Kids of Instagram, or in the boardrooms or country clubs or any of those other exclusive watering holes is that all of that stuff gets old and if it doesn't get old then there is something really wrong with you. These people have to pretend to an enjoyment they don't possess in order to keep face around people who don't care if they live or die. I remember being in some of those country clubs and marveling at the glad handing and transparent lies. It was like being in a mausoleum with dead people who didn't know they were dead. The chief joy to be extracted from being able to afford expensive things is the knowledge that others are not able to. Only the possession of love and the ability to care makes life worth living.

This is the appropriate moment to link to a Patrick Willis rendition of Bend Over and Wait:



...which says what I think about the whole matter better than just continuing on in this vein for any longer. The last time I looked, which was some time ago there were thousands of visitors, now reduced to a few hundred and I see this every time I revisit one of the Youtube productions of one of my pieces. There's a reason they do it but the only important thing is the amount of people who actually came by and not what the counter says.


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19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Portrait painters said...:-D, Mad psychodelic Yeah!

Love To Push Those Buttons said...

Wow! We think and talk about all of this over and over, but as opposed to you; I personally have a very bad attitude toward this place, as must be obvious by now; considering my past posts. I am one of those sick of everything here, and waiting to be released as again I have implied in past posts.

3rd density. Lowest of the low. Most imprisoning realm. Not to say there aren't worse places. One of the absolute vilest is the realm the psychopaths on the next level, where everyone preys on each other or gets preyed on, and they're there until they realise they don't have to be there, but they just don't get it.

What blows me away is how much I hate this place, yet knowing I've been here so many times in so many lives by choice, and having been warned I wouldn't be happy here this time around before I was born (having had a bad track record), and not even having to live this life, and it might be better if I just let go of this place, but did I listen????????? No. I'm one of those who just has to 'piss on the electric fence.'

I guess it took this life to finally get Physical Existence out of my system, and become 'unfallen' again. I really hope that happens before year-end. I think it might.

So many weird things have been happening lately. I posted something twice (2 different topics), then read someone else on this or that forum posting on the same topics I posted on, or thinking of an individual, then finding his name on the top of a 'daily quote' list, and mentioning earlier my flat mate's brother hadn't called him in forever, then flat mate got phone call from said brother, and over and over and. . .

Well, according to my sources, the world will not be the same by the end of November. We will see. And whatever happens, I'm ready for it. Again, see ya on the Otherside when we get there.

Visible said...

One of the nicer guys went on today; Chocolate Thunder. Aloha Daryl Dawkins.

Anonymous said...

let's celebrate, idiocracy is now officially here. remember the receptionist at the hospital, what picture do i push? pushing pictures is now the cool way to function in the civilized world, look at the new commercials. sanity trying to exist in the asylum. where's the brawndo, i need my electrolytes to watch the ass movie. if only there was a time masheen to fast forward to the end. does the creator, ever think what the fuck, or is the ineffable blissful at 3 out of a million, who want life

missingarib said...

Vis,of the myriads of creatures is not the human form of a divine reflection. The gift of consciousness of immeasurable configuration ?
The task given to each of us is to experience the subjective world as a gift ,a treasure to explore to learn to direct our will toward understanding the source of our being.

To chose to reject the beauty of our planet because emotional,material,or spiritual predators are stalking the confused is a most wrong headed understanding of what sort of creation we are
.
The avatars appeared on this plane of existence not to transport us to their realm but to exalt the earth as the treasure of the Gods.

The knowledge of many things begins with what you acknowledge as "I know that there are visible and invisible planes. I know that there is an interpenetrating consciousness that permeates everyone and everything. I know that we are eternal beings birthed by an eternal process in search of an eternal state we are already in possession of but that most of us are unaware of. I know these and some other things because I have experienced them over and over again. I have the gene for this sort of thing. I used to think that everyone had experiences similar to mine but now I know that they do not."

Young's Literal Translation
and Jesus said to him, 'Suffer the dead to bury their own dead, and thou, having gone away, publish the reign of God.'

Eight Immortals: Zhongli Quan, Lv Dongbin, Zhang Guolao, Cao Guojiu, Li Tieguai, Han Xiangzi, Lan Caihe, and He Xiangu. They are models of achieving immortality through self-cultivation.The tao immortals who humans can become through self-cultivation. Deities and immortals, models in achieving Tao, make it their duty to teach and redeem all creatures,

The Three Divine Officials are the Official of Heaven, the Official of Earth, and the Official of Water. It is said that the Official of Heaven bestows blessings, the Official of Earth pardons sins, and the Offcial of Water eliminates disasters.


live long


Visible said...

And anything but coincidentally, a new Petri Dish now goes up that dovetails right into that.

Visible said...

A new Petri Dish is up now-

The Living Scriptures that are Written in the Secret Chambers of the Heart.

barbarossa58 said...

I've always believed, like we look at the amoebas of pond scum through a microscope, there is something much greater than us peering at us as well...

Anonymous said...

How neat - a Vis creed. "I know that there are visible and invisible planes. I know that there is an interpenetrating consciousness that permeates everyone and everything. I know that we are eternal beings birthed by an eternal process in search of an eternal state we are already in possession of..."

It recalls another statement of faith.

" I believe in God..." "...Heaven and Earth..." "...the Holy Spirit..."
"..I believe in the life everlasting..."

Interesting.

And this..." ...had a burst of grace from the cosmic bank, your Karma has been neutralized. I know that many people believe that Karma is a fixed construct but Karma is a process directly tied in to awareness. Karma is a process directed at awareness and however awareness is reached; that specific necessary awareness, the criteria for karma has been met and Karma is then rendered unnecessary."

Les I have been pondering this for a while. Doesn't this concept (and I think you mentioned a term, a name for it in another post, wish I could remember what you said it was) doesn't this concept lend itself to abuse, by false exploitative preachers and so-called 'holy men'? (But then, as was said, the devil can quote scripture to his own purpose. Ah, wrong-headed and cold-hearted men and women - nobody said they were necessarily stupid.)

That free from karma thing, is it sort of like antinomialism (sp?), the belief that one can do whatever one wants, evil or wrong or not, because he/she is "saved"?

I don't deny karma can be transcended, heck how would I know? But a 'get out of jail/karma free' card seems odd.

Anyway, thanks mucho, your words always appreciated.

-beggarman, not boogyman.

wiggins said...

"Distressed" jeans...holy moly I'd be distressed at paying $800 for a pair of dungarees.

Ray B. said...

beggarman, August 29, 2015 1:17:00 PM :

On the process of Karma, one long-ago teacher of mine might have shed light on this. (Not necessarily what Vis was talking about...)

This teacher talked about Karma as a form of self-judgment. When we perform some action (or inaction) that results in pain for another, we might judge ourselves. Since we are manifesting-beings, consciously known or not, this judgment sets up a 'punishment' for ourselves in the future - to satisfy the judgment. Pain canceling pain. Hence, what is labeled as Karma...

Where this could be seen as a 'process' is caught-up in degrees of awareness:

Down here in everyday-land, most folks 'feel' all-God as separate from us. (A lower level of awareness.) So, anything we 'do' is our responsibility. Hence, Karma.

As we moved up in consciousness, we would begin to be aware that some* impulses or actions are all-God moving-through us, with whatever is 'needed' at that time. Pain-causing or not. If we are actually of the consciousness-level to 'feel' this distinction, we would not judge ourselves. It was just what all-God 'needed' to do. No self-judgment, hence no Karma.

Where this gets tricky is when 'somebody' tells you of this state of affairs, you 'get it' intellectually, and you proceed to do whatever you want - based on that intellectual knowing. However, the 'judging' process is a function of awareness level, not of intellectual knowing. A person may be intellectually-telling themselves "it's okay," while judging themselves 'subconsciously' anyway - due to their true awareness level. Hence, Karma, anyway...

Best Wishes,
Ray B.


*Yes, I know that - from a high-enough viewpoint - every action/inaction is from all-God. For the purpose of this posting, I am saying 'some' because of psychic interference, etc. A limited, human-level viewpoint...

Anonymous said...

Ray B, I thank you. But still it seems circuitous reasoning to me, that a God of love would allow his/her children to be afflicted. I know it is impossible for me to understand God's ways, but the suffering I see on earth seems to me most always due to human failings, not to God. Karma makes sense in that it is a balance, but that God would give a pass to evil simply because the evildoer is 'aware' does not sit right.
It makes no more sense than the antinominialism that some Christians affirm, 'once saved, always saved' no matter what, and whether sincerely believed or not both simply set up a convenient excuse for scandalous and hurtful behavior of all kinds.
Whoever harms another certainly brings eventual pain on himself, and if this person was 'aware' he would cause no suffering on others at all.

Why does the ineffable create such beings like us that can do evil? Well, that's another story involving demonstration, free will, wheat and tares, and randomness no doubt. Indeed, would God care to be loved freely, or in a forced or robotic way?
Which way would you prefer to be loved?

That is my level of understanding at this time.
What say you, Vis?

-beggar without a clause

Ray B. said...

beggarman, August 30, 2015 4:16:00 AM :

As I have said before, it is all "finite regarding the infinite."

"...that a God of love would allow his/her children to be afflicted." This speaks to a finite viewpoint of 'love'. Kind of like the quandary that parents have on how to let their children know that cruelty exists. Do you, out of love, delay their 'knowing' of this until the last possible moment? Or do you, out of love, 'inoculate' them along the way? If so, how? Good and bad 'consequences' abound. Now, imagine 'someone' outside of SpaceTime with the same dilemma...

"...the suffering I see on earth seems to me most always due to human failings, not to God." Ahh, but are we a part of God? Or not? If so, there are no human failings, only God-directed 'failings'. If not, how did God separate us from Her/Him/Itself?

"...that God would give a pass to evil simply because the evildoer is 'aware' does not sit right." And yet, as I interpret Vis, the 'Adversary' is simply taking on a 'role' for a time - to turn/reveal at some point and say 'tsk, tsk, gotcha' to Adversary-inspired evildoers. No Karma for the Adversary, because Her/Him/It is 'aware' of its 'role'. (Forgive me for 'interpreting' you, Vis... *grin*)

Finite regarding the infinite...

Best Wishes,
Ray B.

Anonymous said...

yeah, so many weird things going on...... Oliver Sacks died today, and R. Crumb
is 72 today..... Mary Shelley's birthday as well..... Excellent work on materialism
les.

Anonymous said...

No doubt the (woe)men behind the curtain have this in store for all of us
who haven't had our sex change ops yet:
www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2015/aug/intersex-fish-north-carolina-endocrine-disruption-chemicals-drugs-water

Visible said...

Here is the latest radio transmission.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Ray B, I will think it over, and over.
your friend.
-the beggar

Visible said...

A new Visible Origami is up now-

Gazing into the Pool of True Recovered Memory.

Don said...

Hey Visible, another excellent post.

Just wanted to comment since you mentioned working in the Catskills back in the day and that particular mountain range is just an hour down range. In the mid 60's I worked for a couple of weeks in one of the summer camps , not far from Grossingers teaching certain downstate kids the art of fishing, hiking, archery and other outdoor activities. My first experience with people completely alien to me!