Ra’s Words of Wisdom
I used to make the comment that the great disease of the world is self-hatred, that human beings are conditioned from the moment they come into the world to see that there is something wrong with them that can be improved. So, my real concern about doing cycle analysis is: Do you understand the not-self of the being? Because it’s the not-self that responds to the conditioning, it’s the not-self that takes it over.
The real dilemma with human beings is how difficult it is for us to be able to deal with the power of our minds, the power of self-reflected consciousness. This is something that is really very profound. It’s so dense; it makes the maya so dense. It is so incredibly difficult for most human beings to disengage themselves from the power of their minds to run their life. Over and over again, what we all confront on a day-to-day basis in our lives is dealing with the fact that every single one of us has a mind that is very busy trying to tell us what to do, what not to do, constantly, moment- by-moment, breath-by-breath interpreting in one way or another precisely what is going on in the world around us.
Because it seems like the mind is the only thing about us that seems to be concerned about us and because the mind is always engaged in trying to figure out the ―this and that‖ of our process, it seems rather logical that we turn over to mind the responsibility to make decisions in our lives. When you look at humanity as a whole, what you look at is the mental plane. When you’re talking about the not-self, you’re just talking about the reality that human beings make decisions with their minds.
I used to make jokes about the Eastern teachers and their ‘no mind’ pitch and how difficult that would be for somebody with a fixed mind. Because after all, if you have a fixed mind, it’s not like you can get rid of it. But really so much of ‘no mind’ has been confused with what the real message is. That is, it is mind that creates the maya. It is not mind that understands how we are to operate in the maya successfully. It cannot.
~ Ra Uru Hu