I'm recently the roommate of an older woman with some spiritual vibes who I've enjoyed talking with.
So, I'm riding in the car with her. And I decide to tell her that "we're all off the hook." It's something I've come to know. Immediately the reaction was so negative. She asked me, what does a person that kills a child mean? I tried to preface the statement with the statement that it is non-functional. Morality decides right and wrong. But, the hidden secret is that it all passes away. What remains is untouched. Momentarily she had such a negative reaction!
I don't know. I think it's like this thought that "I don't exist in time." It yields no relief if I don't utterly dis-identify with the story of my life in time, body, mind, and world. It yields no relief if I don't dis-identify with thoughts and the thinker himself. That we're all off the hook is maniacal if one actually believes that they are what they think they are. And it's useless to the thinker and the doer. And I'd bargain that if the thinker and doer got his hands on it he'd abuse it.
I think these ideas are like Paul suggest sometimes. Non-duality yields nothing. "I don't exist in time" is useless to the timely. "We're all off the hook" is dangerous for the doers.
It reminds me of another friend who suggested something similar when I spoke similarly about time. He suggested that I'd rape and abuse people. I think I laughed out loud at that. It's just impossible to convey the giving up that lives at the heart of those statements. And people react so negatively! Man. In any case, I know what not to bring up to my roommate again. :).
By "non-functional" I suppose I meant that it isn't supposed to act as a formulator of morality. It's meant to be so quick an observation or so that it's like a secret. Known for no time at all and contentless, but like background radiation of unconditional love.
Edited by Guy1298, 23 August 2019 - 09:04 PM.