Table of Contents for Root Meanings

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  • Root Meanings is a work in progress that will continue to emerge and evolve until the Mind of minds is absolutely clear. The definitions below are subject to evolution.
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Revision: 20 Apr 2024

Delusion

  • Acting as if unreality is reality.
  • Believing that experience is real.
  • Believing what is not the case.
  • Desiring unreality over reality.
  • Desiring what is not the case.
  • Preferring unreality to reality.
  • Taking illusion to be real.
  • The root of delusion is negation (of reality).
  • Delusion is two steps away from reality. (Illusion is the first.)
  • The belief in being other than THE SUPREME is the primary cause of delusion.
  • The belief in being other than Divinity/God/Source produces experiences of delusion.
  • The belief in being separate from Divinity/God/Source produces experiences of delusion.
  • The belief in separation produces experiences of delusion.
  • The belief in a separate self produces experiences of delusion.
  • Identification with an idea of a separate self produces experiences of delusion.
  • The experience of a world in which Divinity/God/Source seems to be absent.
  • The experience of a world in which THE SUPREME seems to be absent.
  • Suffering is the primary indication of delusion.
  • Conflict, danger, and violence are indications of delusion.
  • Drama and trauma are indications of delusion.
  • Death and sickness are indications of delusion.
  • Finitude and finite experience are indications of delusion.
  • Gross substance is an indication of delusion.
  • Negativity is an indication of delusion.
  • Otherness is an indication of delusion.
  • Struggle is an indication of delusion.
  • Evil, hell, sin, sinfulness, and wickedness are all delusions.
  • Past lives are an attempt to make sense of the delusion of separation.
  • Delusion is characterized by a sense that something is wrong with oneself.
  • Delusion is characterized by a sense that something is wrong with the world.
  • The root of delusion is the misapplication of Intelligence.
  • Delusion is transcended as the denial of Divinity/God/Source is relinquished.

Sayings:

  • “If you do not know that YOU are THE SUPREME, you are deluded.”
  • “Delusion is existential estrangement and strangeness. As long as one is relating to delusion, the process of exiting delusion is filled with strange ideas and experiences.”
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