Satan Has Been Placed In Our Mind
This has been human experience
ever since we began to plot.
When we are told to believe,
we turn aside from truth.
How does consciousness turn satanic?
The answer is through belief.
Belief is accepting something as true without proof. The opposite of belief is knowingthe truth, which is only accepting something when verified. In being led to believe, we switch off reality; we inadvertently become satanic followers.
Spiritual texts – if not tested, experienced, and realised – lead to misunderstanding and perpetual delusion. This is why the Buddha, in his wisdom, said, “Do not take my word for it.” It is not the Buddha’s words that are the truth; the truth is the realisation of those words. The truth actually does set us free – free from belief in concepts – because pure consciousness realises the expanse of reality.
The line betweenbelievingand knowingbecame blurred when we assumed that, just because we believe something, we know it.
The Solomon Asch experiment reveals how conformity works, when we fall in line with the group. The media and politics generate reactions which, in turn, fulfil the function of conformity. Whatever our reaction may be, we are still conforming!
In saying prayers, we have to know what we are doing, as this could be a danger to our sanity: our prayers may be deceiving us. Same deity, same prayer, but one experience opens our mind, while the other closes it.
Satan, the Devil, the Bogeyman … they all keep us in order.
Our true reality is uncontaminated consciousness, rather than a belief. Truth is knowable. I am talking from a Buddhist tradition which has a great number of prayers and deities – but all comes down to uncontaminated consciousness.
Satan:Hebrew śāṭān, literally ‘adversary’, from śāṭan ‘plot against’. Satan, also known as the Devil, is an entity in the Abrahamic religions that seduces humans into sin or falsehood.