Kyroot Review Continued
Kyroot has been an indigenous observer of human history, and has made a particular study of man's peculiar idea of somehow "Awakening" from his ordinary state of consciousness. These commentaries offer a seminal view of methods that have arisen from this strange notion and inexplicable longing.
The Kyroot materials are all taken from writings Jan used with contemporary Groups, and they afford startling insight into modern Work methods of jailbreak and evolutionary escape. They were not originally produced for the printed or digital page, but to be used in a live context wherein extensive personal commentaries paralleled and followed. Jan has done the minimally necessary editing to make them suitable for second-hand intellectual perusal, but the anxious should be alert to their feral origins.
As Jan has Kyroot assert: "Although people say, 'I can't believe what I saw,' they actually can only see what they believe."
Kyroot also reminds us, "You hear that the Work is to change oneself, not life. And why should this be? It is that men do not ordinarily experience life, they experience themselves."
Kyroot then also admonishes, "Never believe in anything that you have to defend."
Excerpt: “An unquestioned marker of one’s consciousness and humanity is the
critiquing-of, and attempting-to-improve oneself,which goes on endlessly without men ever considering that it is an impossible illusion: you cannot singularly find-fault-with-yourself as seems to occur;
no -- there must be two of you: one finding fault and another who is at fault;
for if there was but one of you in this matter, you would instantly change that
about which you find fault, or in the alternative: you would be unable to find any fault with you.
The swift might care to connect this with the commonly felt,
though never specifically identified feeling men have of a discrepancy between
their feelings and their thoughts. The undeniable, inherent sensation in men’s brains of a split somehow existing in their very being comes not from nothing, nor from so-called, psychologically-pertinent, life experiences.
Intelligence depends on instinct,
(Neurons depend on hormones, thoughts on blood chemistry).
Project: Locate precisely within you, where is (the), “you.”
Note: There are a couple of obviously promising undertakings which
few are interested in pursuing.
The warning on the sides of all beliefs reads:
'May cause dizziness, nausea, constipation, disorientation, diarrhea,
heart irregularities, and temporary bouts of being dead,'
a notice which normally goes unread,
and which appears only in another, superior universe."
and Kyroot said...
What is this strange state for which we all hunger and daily strive? It has been named by many-who-know, but understanding rests only with those who give the name. When I say that the named goal of this Work is in learning to See, what is my secret understanding of Seeing?
I first mean a Seeing that is beyond the scope of the physical eyes, and a Seeing that transcends the knowledge of the mental I’s.
But what can this mean, and how may one develop such an ability?
Ordinary men look outwardly with their physical eyes, and stare inwardly with their mental I’s, and how does this differ from my Work Seeing?
Ordinary men cannot See because their perspective of life is inseparably connected to their blinded mental I’s. For them, all discussion of the Work is wasted, for they cannot See what I am speaking about.
The majority of men are born blind and no amount of instruction will ever open their I’s. They must content themselves with the Lesser and Greater Illusions regarding themselves and life. They do as they must and those of the Work must leave them be.
The Work collects those whom it will, and those whom it will, it leaves. A more awakened man sees this and is satisfied.
The Seeing available through a Work struggle reveals many other things. While others look upon life as being either regulated by divine order, or by demonic chaos, a more awakened man Sees that neither is the case.
Ordinary men believe that they should either pursue an inner life of the spirit, or an outer one of the flesh. But those who See know this to be a fallacious division.
Ordinary men look upon life and believe it to be either absolute reality, or else all illusion, but my Seeing extinguishes all such beliefs.
Ordinary men believe that they should worship in one particular manner or not at all, but Seeing destroys all such certainty.
Ordinary men believe that their mental consciousness and their personal self are separate entities, while those who See know better.
Ordinary men look upon effects as the result of causes, while a more awakened man Sees that they are one in the same.
Ordinary men look for magic in words, while those who See understand that experience is the ultimate wonder.
Ordinary men look upon opposites as standards of reality, while a Seeing man knows that each contains the other.
Ordinary men look upon time as a constant reality, while the Seeing of the Work unveils parallel modes of time.
Ordinary men look upon their individual, Lesser Reality as a true reflection of things-as-they-are, while Seeing reveals continual parallel realities normally unsuspected.
For days I could speak to you regarding the division between ordinary man’s state of looking compared to the Work’s Seeing, but such examples become as endless as the collected breaths of men.
In all of my examples I speak of looking as an ordinary man’s acceptance and reliance upon his natural mental I’s, while Seeing represents one freed from such a continual and consuming attachment.
The tenuous path one must tread to reach such a state denies all idle inquiries. The Work speaks to those whom it will, and towards those whom it will, it is silent.
Ordinary men, looking from the viewpoint of their own Lesser Realities, band together to verbally define a Collective Reality, and accept the magic of their words as a true description of things-as-they-are. But one who Sees understands this to be negative-magic. It is this negative-magic that leads men into believing that once impermanency is named it becomes permanent.
This leads men further from the ability to See that all is impermanent, and reality is all change.
They first accept their names and bodies as an example of permanency, and thus live under the literal perception of “I + not-I equals everything.”
They dimly perceive external impermanency, but look upon themselves as otherwise. This is grievous error.
One who Sees struggles to live so that the “I” of the “I + not-I = everything” equation becomes stilled, then emptied, to be filled and then merged with the “not-I” portion.
Awakening, enlightenment, extinction-of-self, and Seeing are all in the discovery of one’s true self in the impartial totality of “not-I,” and the eventual merging with “everything.”