"... in all this world there is nothing more upsetting than the clobbering of a cherished belief." - Charlie Brown
I don't enjoy bringing dark esoteric business to the fore but a great deal of energy is being expended to keep some profound truths well hidden. Hardly anyone is tackling one of the major deceptions of the ages head on with experience, so with a sense of reluctant fortitude I'm helping the exposure of some quite convoluted spiritualities.
Into the fray as they say:
"... when we have no one to grope towards, no devil to lay our blame upon, no Personal God to carry our burdens, when we are alone responsible, then we shall rise to our highest and best. I am responsible for my fate, I am the bringer of good unto myself, I am the bringer of evil. I am the Pure and Blessed One... I have neither death nor fear, I have neither caste nor creed. I have neither father nor mother nor brother, neither friend nor foe, for I am Existence, Knowledge, and Bliss Absolute; I am the Blissful One, I am the Blissful One. I am not bound by either virtue or vice, by happiness or misery. Pilgrimages and books and ceremonies can never bind me. I have neither hunger nor thirst; the body is not mine, nor am I subject to the superstitions and decay that come to the body, I am Existence, Knowledge and Bliss Absolute; I am the blissful One, I am the Blissful One." - Swami Vivekananda
Ye false godz! Really Vivekananda, REALLY? Allow me to be a dissenting voice: No, not really. Influenced by hindu thought waves and hypnotised by many an affirmation or perfidious mantra I used to think very much like Viv; however, for very good reasons I see differently now and must refute, even rebuke anyone obviously claiming to be GOD.
Deeply self-critical I'm not into shameless self-promotion like hindu godmen and new age leaders. I regularly second guess the influence of my own subtler ego, and my feelings, because contrary to popular opinions such things are not a hotline to Truth but to strong delusion. Something's consistently held me back from public self-magnification yet I see so many puffing themselves up with arrogance to spare, allowing for a quite grotesque ego-inflation sold as some sorta spiritual sanity. They've literally fallen for the oldest lie in the book: being as gods. Spiritual pride and no little vanity loves such fantastical notions, always mistaking fiction for Truth their eyes are open wide to hermetic bullshit.
O'er the past 25 years I've been more or less interested in every major guru of the last couple centuries - some minor ones too - and for all the enlightenment proclaimed they possess the most deluded mentalities, indulge in some well dodgy activities and harbour many dark thoughts and emotions while being all conceited and self-righteous about it.
Vivekananda's ego enchanting spiel is the sort of uber-mysticism fueling the hordes of spiritual dilettantes and idiot savants of our times, those troops of beguiled ones who're certainly not awakening to the actual Truth and definitely not rising to the "highest and best" of themselves but to the worst of misapprehensions and bloated self-appraisals.
An eager attendee of the corrupt Roman Catholic Church sanctioned World Parliament of Religions in 1893 Vivekananda had massive posthumous success promoting neo-vedantic hinduism, paving the way for the rise of spiritual criminals (I don't say that lightly) such as Osho, Maharishi and Adi Da Samraj - to name but three - appointing themselves mediators between spirit and man, initiating large swathes of humanity into their cults; beguiling innumerable souls puffed up with sweet sounding - noxious - ideologies.
Viv's presumptuous "I Am" chants arise from the strongest delusion esoterically procured via supposed states of enlightenment then proffered to the masses, the main purpose of which - in Viv's time - was to negate the despised influence of christianity in 19th century India. They were and still are the "I Will's" of an ancient self-exalted spirit who initiated the advent of Blavatskian/luciferic theosophy.
It is the dominant "I Will" presence behind Vivekananda's twisted "I Am" notions that continues to guide the new age.
Hinduism like most other religions was initiated by pagan "gods" by any other name: fallen beings with earth their playground setting themselves up as gods and goddesses. There is a mind, a god running the planetary show, the intellectual system behind it, permeating the "spirituality" of it and a lot more besides: fooling multitudes into believing elaborate esoteric fallacies. That mind is cleverer than any human. Whether or not we believe we have forward thinking creative mind following our own spiritual path that mind always overshadows us, harnessing mankind's creative energies for nefarious purposes, using whatever means available to secure cooperation: appealing to intellect, stroking egos, ingratiating with astral glamourings and - where necessary - drugging people with feelings of energy or "bliss" like so many spiritual junkies, generating the delusions of grandeur so prevalent today.
Hinduism is a one of a number of successful esoteric perversions imposed upon the human soul, a massive existential ruse millions have literally fallen for. Buddhism falls entirely into the same category. That's easier to understand when we realise the original metaphysics of human consciousness were compromised and we've inherited the consequencies: a world divorced from Divinity. Such things become clear with eyes to see. All those millions of perpetually stoned indian "holy" men (sadhus) for instance, thinkin' they're full power shiva are actually full power bullshitters. I mean come on, what a grand show of spiritual misrepresentation. There is a surreptitious supernatural power operating behind hinduism's many peculiarities that isn't necessarily good because it sounds deep and spiritual to our fledgling ears, and that applies to the attendant "new age."
For all the grandiose pomposities hinduism is a manufactured religion, which, when you look deeper into it, provides no answer to the why's and wherefores of the extremes of the historic and contemporary human situation (aside from abstract concepts such as "māyā" and a huge cosmic cycle we're expected to blithely accept without question). Instead hindu's skate around the big issues and never address them head on, decoying instead into an imposed fantasy cosmos populated by outlandish beings. Why is that? I will answer in this blog.
Hindu style "neo-vedantists" of the late 19th and early 20th centuries were occupied by a resurgent dark power they were either privy to or completely unaware of. The result of that and the supreme irony is those who vehemently consider themselves or others to be awake and/or enlightened are anything but: they are still fast asleep and living lucid dreams, the "light" they shine is actually darkness. The abiding spirit - the oversoul or higher self - of the world is a cosmopolitan entity able to manifest as an angel of light, a god or goddess, or appear as artificial intelligence or some trippy looking hybrid deity suiting the belief system or culture of whatever searching aspiring individual is within sights - always tapping into subjective or romantic spiritual ideals. Ramakrishna certainly was a major pawn in that respect.
As it happens here's a stylisation of an old photo I remembered seeing while writing this, of Ramakrishna giving - from his "blissful" state - the hail satan salute. It's no accident one of the 3 or 4 decent pics available of him caught that for posterity. He's obviously returning a gesture given to him in visions of his "mother goddess." However benign the meaning has become in the modern mind that hand sign is a salute and acknowledgement of the presumed superiority of satan (also being proffered in Rama's time by the theosophical society) nothing else. It's no use dismissing that anymore than it's useful to dismiss the nazi's use of the swastika because (we're told) it's a good symbol used for evil purposes. It isn't, it's a symbol of pagan/sun worship with all of the ancient corruptions inherent therein. There are a plethora of symbols in use both ancient and modern, esoteric and secular, vying for our attentions - guiding mankind into much untruth and self-delusion - that don't mean what we're led to believe. Such things become clear when you realise True Spirit uses no symbols whatsoever - in anything - while the esoteric powers-that-be use them prolifically.
There he is saluting satan and exalting him in his corrupted heart, and, by his disciple Vivekananda, securing many souls in the 20th century via a neo-vedantic hinduism still saturating the new age. I used to be enamoured by personalities like Ramakrishna - not anymore. The longed planned for one world religion they represent stems from an esoteric/babylonic conspiracy.