Transcend Your Invisible Script





From The Complete Yoga OF Human Emotional-Sexual Life

 

Transcend Your Invisible Script

In his writings on the human psyche, Freud was not merely
philosophizing about the “Oedipal” complex. His
judgements and interpretations were based on the evidence
that he acquired through his thorough examination of people,
and his published works include the reports of that
evidence. Although Freud’s view of life was limited as
a philosophy, he nevertheless did develop clinical evidence
about the origins of the lives of human beings as sexual
personalities. This evidence is confirmed in my experience –
not only my own early-life experience, but my observation of
everyone. Everyone has a unique, characteristic manner of
demonstrating the psychology of the “Oedipal”
complex, just as everyone demonstrates the character of
“Narcissus” in a unique fashion, through a unique
history.

Even from my childhood, it was evident to me, in my
spontaneous identification with the born-persona of
“Franklin Jones”, that there was an unconscious
force in the reaction of the body-mind-persona to the mother
and father. This reaction had its source in the circumstance
of infancy and early childhood, before “Franklin”
developed any kind of a mind. This unconscious reaction to
my parents was not the product of thinking. It was the
product of a very primitive situation wherein there was no
analytical activity. I saw very clearly that my Freedom, the
Reality of my existence, depended on my being able to
transcend this unconscious force and enter directly into
relationships. To do this was a very basic part of the early
years of the early-life process of my Divine Avataric
Appearance here.

I saw that the body-mind-persona was living out a drama
as if someone else had written the script—and I
understood that the “I” (or the body-mind-persona)
would live out that drama to the end, unless its principle
could be understood and become a matter of responsibility. I
also noticed that other people were similarly bound to
unconscious scripts, and I wanted to discover the force on
which these scripts depended. Therefore, I began a profound
process of observing “Franklin Jones” and others
in relationship.

You tend to think of yourself as a person who lives by
choice. The ego-“I” likes to think of itself as
the one in control, making choices and doing what it wants.
Yet, the ego-“I” is already programmed by an
invisible script. You do not really have a life of
intention. You begin to notice that you are merely living
out a script that is unconscious, and, therefore, typically
invisible to you.

When you truly observe this, then the business of life
becomes something entirely different from living out a drama
of existence, whether voluntarily or involuntarily. The
script is utterly non-necessary and mysterious. This is why
I Call my devotees to examine this patterning. You can take
responsibility for your unconscious script, without even
having to do anything to it. You simply stand beyond it and
begin to live a different life.

If you will examine yourself in terms of your
history—including your characteristic patterns of
reaction, of relating to people, of emotional-sexual habits,
and so on—you will eventually begin to see a pattern
that is otherwise invisible and not mentalized—in other
words, that is pre-mental. It is characterized as
unconscious, but not in the sense that it is asleep. It is
unconscious in the sense that it does not exist in the form
of the thinking mind. Actually, the egoic pattern is always
awake. Even when you go to sleep and dream at night, it is
still making images for you. It does not go to sleep any
more than Consciousness Itself goes to sleep.

Like everyone else, you tend to refer to the thinking
mind as “yourself”, and you depend on the thinking
mind for information, data, and beliefs—even for
presumptions about Truth and Reality. Nevertheless, you must
look beyond the mind into the patterning itself, to the
content that is pre-verbal—that is not verbal at all,
in fact. You must begin to observe the force that lies
underneath your verbal presentation of yourself, your
constant thinking about yourself and your presumed
problems.

If you will enter into such direct investigation of
yourself, you will begin to observe the evidence of an
unwritten script, an undescribed character. You are this
“Oedipal” character, but you do not identify
yourself as such. To the waking (or thinking) mind, it
generally seems that the “Oedipal” script does not
exist. In your “consideration”, therefore, you
must look for the concrete evidence of it. Dreams, reveries,
and thoughts can give you evidence of it, yes—but, far
more directly, patterns of behavior reveal it to you.

You need not delve deep into some unconscious or
subconscious domain to discover this script. You simply must
consistently observe your actual behavior, your actual
reactions, your actual patterns. The patterns of the
body-mind are being produced by the same unconscious that
produces dreams. The evidence of this fact is not hidden. It
is right there all the time.

If you will thus observe yourself, there may well be
memories that you might suddenly be able to grasp—but,
nevertheless, the “Oedipal” script is pre-mental.
Observe yourself until you begin to see the pattern that it
is describing, until you see the picture it is describing,
and you will see that your present relations with people of
the opposite sex and people of the same sex are being
determined by an infantile reaction to your relations with
your parents. Before you had any sophisticated mind at all,
you interpreted your situation in a certain manner and felt
yourself to be the opposite to one parent and the same as
another. You were played upon by what you observed as an
infant, even though you did not quite understand it. The
situation of your childhood provided the basis for your
reaction to all of your experiences, and you developed the
early-childhood persona in more and more complex ways as you
became more and more experienced.

Even now, you are simply perpetuating the infantile
sexual situation. Until you understand yourself most
fundamentally, the sexual persona that you are animating is
about two years old. You are being a child in your sexual
relationships—not a mature adult in your twenties,
thirties, forties, and so on. You are animating the same
persona that began as an infant, before you had a mind or
any social sophistication, when you were no longer on the
breast but were not yet very socialized—when you were
about two years old. Fundamentally, as the key persona in
this script, you designed your role on the basis of your
interpretation of that primitive situation.

If you are a heterosexual male, you felt you were the
lover of your mother. Your father had sexual relations with
her in which she participated voluntarily. You felt betrayed
by that situation, you wanted her, and you have been playing
out that script ever since—not because it is in your
memory, but because you are always “with your
mother”. You encounter your mother in every woman.

If you are a heterosexual female, you felt you were the
lover of your father. Your father had sexual relations with
your mother, and now you are jealous and in conflict with
all other women and you feel betrayed by all males.13

The sexual partner is always the parent. There is no
ambiguity about this whatsoever from the “point of
view” of the so-called “unconscious”
personality. That persona, if you are a male, is always
relating to a woman as your mother, the one with whom you
had the initial love-relationship, the one who betrayed you,
and so on. And for the female, just the opposite is the
case: The man is always the father. As a male, the
relationship you had with your mother in your early life
(from infancy into your teens) will characterize you in
relation to all other women. And as a female, the
relationship you had with your father in your early life
will characterize you in relationship to men. If you observe
yourself, you will see that this pattern is absolutely the
case.

Women who had a kind of sexy playfulness in relationship
to their fathers tend to be sexy with all men. They do not
settle down with anybody. They are there to be with
everybody, because the one with whom they had the primitive
relationship was somehow sexy with them. There were no
barriers to sexual feelings in relation to that one. Because
all men are effectively that same one, all men are desirable
and all men are potential sex partners.

Where there was no overtly sexual relationship with the
parent of the opposite sex, the feeling of betrayal
predominates. The parent of the opposite sex had a sexually
intimate relationship with another person of your own sex,
so you feel betrayed. Another typical situation is that some
parents not only did not have relations with their children,
but did not seem to be having any sexually intimate
relationship with one another. They seemed to be non-sexual,
perhaps even anti-sexual. Thus, instead of the feeling of
betrayal there may be problems with sexual dysfunction, such
as emotional coldness, the inability to be openly sexual,
the inability to explore sexuality, and so forth.

Therefore, a range of sexual types exist, from the
promiscuous type to the frigid type who cannot be involved
with sex at all. In between, there is the stereotypical,
so-called “sane”, sexual personality who marries,
settles down, and suffers dreadfully until death!

2.

In the case of every male, all women are his mother, and
his body is also his mother. In the case of every female,
all men are her father and her body is her father. In other
words, you characteristically relate to bodily existence as
you relate to the opposite sex.

I am speaking in general terms, and there are variations
on this basic pattern, such as in the case of homosexuality.
Yet, even where variations exist, the pattern that I have
described is essentially still true. As
“Narcissus”, you are in conflict with your
body—because it is going to die, because it can become
diseased, can become involved in all kinds of circumstances
that are not desirable or pleasurable. When you enter bodily
into undesirable circumstances, you react just as you react
to a person of the opposite sex. When the body is
pleasurized and in a good circumstance, you treat the body
as your lover, as an “other” with whom you are
involved in the dynamic fashion of sexuality.

Basically, you have a sexual relationship with your
body—the same relationship that you have with all
persons who are sexually interesting to you—and you are
living out that drama constantly. Sometimes you feel good
about the body, and sometimes you do not. You animate
various strategies with it. Ultimately, however, you feel
betrayed, because it is clear to you it is going to die. You
can develop a dependent relationship with it, fall in love
with it, be it, and dramatize its life—but,
nevertheless, sooner or later it is going to go. And it will
betray you in all kinds of unpleasurable ways even before
then. It will undergo all kinds of changes in which you will
have not the slightest interest.

As a consequence, you feel in conflict with this body.
You treat it as an “other”. Likewise, you treat
the “world” as an “other”, and you are
in conflict with the “world”. The same is true of
you in relation to all sex partners. In other words, you do
not stand in the present moment with whatever arises,
because you are contracting into your presumed
“inwardness” and separateness. You do not
“know” the prior unity—that this body is you,
that everyone is you, that the “world” is you,
that all of this is you, is one with you, is not something
with which you are in a relationship as if you were a
“something else”. The body is arising within the
Inherently Perfect, Inherently egoless, and Perfectly
Subjective Divine Being, Truth, and Reality.

There is more to this “Oedipal” matter than
Freud examined, because he was limited by his own
“Oedipal” problems, his philosophical limitations,
his egoic state, and his lack of Illumination and
Enlightenment. On the other hand, he is part of a process
that reminds people about the human drama that is really
going on. I Call you to understand the same thing that Freud
was talking about, but I Call you to come to that
understanding through a greater process than the one that
Freud indicated. I hope that you appreciate the great
difference between the indirect approach of remembering your
past or interpreting your dreams and the direct approach of
observing the pattern that is arising in every moment.

People cannot truly enter into the realm of sexual
relations with any other until they transcend this
“Oedipal” relationship with their parents. And,
first, they must find out that the “Oedipal”
situation is their situation—not by trying to get rid
of it in any way, or by trying to get enough memories of it
so that it disappears, but by observing all their patterns,
and “knowing” themselves thoroughly in the context
of devotion to That Which Stands Prior to the ego, Prior to
the mind.

Devote yourself to Me, and thereby “Know” the
Free Position. Become one with your own body, and cease to
be in conflict with the “world”. Cease to be
living an invisible script, and become capable of a free and
right life that is utterly one with the Transcendental,
Inherently Spiritual, Inherently egoless, and Self-Evidently
Divine Reality.

The Freudian techniques do not have ultimate
signif-icance. Freud’s description, based on his
experiences of people, does indicate something very real
about everyone—yet, the process whereby the patterning
is transcended is another kind of process altogether, and it
is based on a different understanding. Through my Offering
of the Way of “radical” devotion, right life, and
“Perfect Knowledge”, the “Narcissistic”,
“Oedipal”, or egoic “bond” is
broken—not by relating to it as something deep inside
you that must be rooted out and destroyed, but by observing
this pattern that is arising in every moment, and by
ego-transcending heart-Communion with Me, with That Which Is
Prior to the hidden author of the hidden script.

Ultimately, you must Stand in the Position of
Self-Existing and Self-Radiant Consciousness Itself, full of
Transcendental Spiritual Force, in the midst of whatever
form of conditional existence is arising in this moment.
That Perfect Stance loosens every knot. It transforms
everything. No amount of mere analysis, or remembering the
extraordinary incidents of your childhood, or dreaming
dreams and interpreting them in Freudian, Jungian, or
anybody else’s style is such Liberation or can achieve
It.

The root of the “Oedipal” complex is not a big
incident. You simply must observe its patterning in this
moment and in every moment. Instead of being that
patterning, you must observe it and Stand in the Position
That is Prior to it. To do so is a natural process. Simply
practice this disposition as I Instruct you to do. In other
words, practice the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Way of
Adidam, rather than Freudian analysis, and the result that
Freudian analysis is designed to accomplish will also be
accomplished.


Notes:

The Greek Myth of Oedipus

King Laius of Thebes was warned by a Delphic oracle that
he would be killed by his son. When his wife Jocasta gave
birth to a boy, the king ordered that the baby’s feet
be bound together and that the infant be taken into the
mountains and abandoned, presumably to die. A shepherd found
the child and brought it to Polybus, king of Corinth, who
raised the child as his own son, giving him the name
“Swollen Foot”—Oedipus. When Oedipus grew to
manhood, he was warned by an oracle that he would kill his
father and marry his mother. Seeking to avoid such a fate,
he fled from Corinth to wander in self-imposed exile.

Meanwhile, King Laius undertook a journey to Delphi by
chariot. On a narrow road he met another chariot, driven by
a young man. The king’s attendant ordered the young man
off the road so that the king could pass. When the man
refused, in retribution the attendant killed one of the
young man’s horses. Inflamed by rage, the young Oedipus
slew the king, not knowing him to be his own father.

Shortly thereafter, Oedipus learned that Thebes was under
siege by the Sphinx, a monster with a lion’s body, an
eagle’s

wings, and a woman’s bust and head. Creon, acting
regent of Thebes since Laius’s death, offered the
throne and the queen’s hand in marriage to any man who
could rid Thebes of this monster. The Sphinx stopped all who
approached Thebes and posed the riddle: “What creature
goes on four feet in the morning, on two at midday, and on
three in the evening?” To answer wrongly was to die.
Oedipus gave the correct answer: “Man, who crawls on
hands and feet as a child, walks erect in adulthood, and
hobbles on a cane in old age.” The Sphinx killed
herself in dismay, bestowing on Oedipus the ill fortune to
unknowingly win his own mother in marriage.

For a time, it appeared to Oedipus that the oracle was
wrong. He and Jocasta lived a happy life, far from Polybus
and Corinth, and Thebes prospered. Their children grew to
adulthood. Then, suddenly, Thebes was struck by the double
disaster of plague and drought. Oedipus consulted the
oracle, who stated that only the discovery and punishment of
Laius’s murderer would set things right. Oedipus
initiated the search, only to discover the awful truth: The
killer was none other than himself, the husband of his
mother and the murderer of his father. Upon hearing the
news, Jocasta hanged herself. Oedipus plucked out his own
eyes and became a homeless wanderer until he died.


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