Q: Let me ask you a question, MARTH. We talk about “the right brain” and “the left brain” in our society. I often feel a person who thinks himself as right-brain-like is quite left-brain-like. Would you tell me what it really means?

MARTH:
The New Age (the spiritual world) is said to deal with the right brain and the altered consciousness. If I interpret “the right brain” and “the left brain” from the viewpoint of the New Age, there are the altered states of consciousness or the consciousness in the ego and those in the selfless consciousness in reality.

Therefore, there is consciousness with the quality of oneness, and even there is sub-consciousness which is egoistic and without the quality of oneness. It is natural that we will be involved in conflicts and fights because of a quality of separation when the ego becomes stronger. Some spirits are born to our planet, which is a virtual movie, to learn to end the ego. It will be one of the great themes of our quest…

What is the greatest problem of the spiritual world may be that people enter into the altered state of consciousness (meditation) with the ego. Then, a sense of separation will remain. People may have an out-of-body experience or dream a dream with a sense of separation when they enter into a reality of death…

Therefore, we will see that it is very essential for us to live with a value of selflessness and oneness in consciousness. That is what return to Shinga (the true self) is. In a meditative state, I wish to enter into the whole universe, lose the ego, and return to love, which is the true self. All people must have a desire to return to the true essence, to Shinga, to the true self, to the true self in reality beyond unknown gate called death. It is written in the spiritual book of Mu passed down as important thing since ancient times.

In the beautiful legendary story, we are connected as one, living in the land of love, of one being, unknown, mystical and not this world. I think it is important for us to experience it. It must be a truly beautiful and spiritual world. I feel we may make a mistake and become quite ugly if we are involved in the spiritual world, keeping a strong self consciousness (consciousness made of comparison and competition). We should be very cautious about it.

The more humanity realizes the divinity and love of their true self and return to Shinga, more people who can recognize the quality of Shinga will be born. Their mission will be more important than anything. Or you could be able to enjoy a life on the planet earth and to overcome anything you wish to as part of the whole universe.

This world may not be an actual reality just like a virtual movie. Some people will try to execute trainings, others will overcome their problems, and some others are excellent enough to transform them in the world.

If we are embraced by Shinga forever, we will simply continue being Shinga. We will not be able to grow, improve, enjoy and do other things as a part of it. The joy of learning has been considered quite valuable.
I feel I always want to stay in the unknown and the mystical. Thus, I have tried to live in the mystical space at every moment and will stay there forever, knowing that it is not this world, there is no self, it is neither a tree, nor mountains, nor the river, they are only names given by us, we are in the unknown, embraced by love and everything is its manifestation.
It has become quite natural for me to stay in such space of consciousness without reminding me so. It is also natural that many people feel that I say something strange or I am an strange person. I feel it can’t be helped, and it is not their fault.

MARTH

Q: I know your old song titled “Way Back to Love – You cannot love while winning”. I didn’t understand a meaning of the lyrics that we cannot be happy if we try to love while winning before. Now I understand it deeply after reading your recent messages. It is because that is not something out of the true essence… If it is true, we New Age people, people who are involved in self-help seminars may have taken a wrong path. I am concerned whether we have brought such social ideas as “victory or defeat” and the ego (a sense of separation) even in New Age or religious activities. Please talk more about it, MARTH.

 

MARTH:

That’s correct. I appreciate your opinion. I have conveyed it since youth. To love while winning is to love while keeping the ego. This is completely opposite with each other. I always felt seriously about something while I was meditating. My fellow meditators who meditate with a belief of the ego all had out-of-body experiences, keeping the ego as it is. And those who have the quality of oneness, of the selflessness return to Shinga (Atman) during a meditation. I wondered what on the earth it is. I used to feel deeply as such when I was young.

My fellows who attended seminars became involved in New Age movement as well. I realized that people who went into New Age and religions have had difficulties in improving themselves and suffered while having a value based on victory or defeat, conflict, struggle, such consciousness of a sense of separation, belief in a sense and a mechanism of the separated societies.

That’s because everything is connected as one. In other words, there is no difference between each other. Even if there seems to be some difference, the difference is to work as a whole. There are people with different characteristics, and they help each other and support each other. I believe it is the true world and the truth of the universe. However, to hold such separated value as competition, comparison and so on is not something essential or holistic. Having something opposite to the true essence (a sense of separation) is quite unsuitable for being involved in healing, New Age, therapies and so on. I could not help but say to them that such fear or desire to boost the ego doesn’t fit the world of truth.

 

If you go into such world with a sense of separation, you may have difficulties in growing and will suffer. People who have no sense of separation, whose ego is over, who feel fed up with winning, and for this reason, who try to recover the quality of oneness will have luck. If they have a sense of separation, of competition, and desire to win over others, they will find the world painful. Certainly, they may feel painful in the egoistic society, or feel more difficult in such spiritual world. Feeling everything as a fake themselves, they may punish themselves more. This proves that we are love itself and sincerity itself.

I was extremely concerned about it. That’s why I kept telling my fellows that having a value based on victory or defeat is wrong, it is an act of the ego, of the separation since long ago, although they hated me to say so. As you have just mentioned, the quality of oneness is most important whether you are involved in the world of meditation, in the world of religion, in the spiritual world or New Age.

If leaders who lead humanity to the true being want to become great, to become somebody or to stand out believing in a value based on victory or defeat, it will be quite tragic. And people who follow and join the leaders will find them in a tragedy. They will never grow and suffer instead. They will only increase knowledges and ideas for fighting. That is because such things of beauty will be found only in the quality of oneness, and in love for losing as thoughts of the ego diminish.

Therefore, we need to deepen our awareness of illusions made of separations first of all. Moreover, we need to have deeper awareness of our surroundings, environments and our parents which we had decided to forgive. It will be a precious support for you that you embrace and accept your own hatred, love it, put an end to the source of conflict, and try to live with your mission accordingly. It will be hard for you to live in the world of New Age, religion and healing unless you stop struggling with your ideas and beliefs coming from your parents and surroundings. You will have extremely hard and painful time if you choose to fight with them out of fear and chagrin, of the ego.

 

As you suggest, we need to overcome it. If we think of New Age, healing, spirituality and religiousness, everything should come from the quality of oneness, that everything is connected as one, and accep to lose. Unfortunately, it is not something related to knowledge or theory. If each of us has various characteristic, it is nothing but characteristics of each part within a whole. When we realize it, we will see beautiful flowers blossom in the spiritual world, and the same thing will be true in the world of the ego, in our conventional societies.

We need to overcome a sense of separation so that we will feel deeply that it is O.K. to lose. Otherwise, true success, true and sustainable prosperity, joy and happiness will never be realized. In other words, only then, true you, the true essence, and the beautiful world which gods truly wanted will be fulfilled. The song, “You cannot love while trying to win” is really true. To win is to separate. To love is to be connected as one. They are opposite from each other. If you truly want to win together, you should be connected as one in reality. You should be trying to stop illusions of the ego. You should begin to realize there is no self. Unfortunately, only within deep awareness that everything is connected as one, you will find real happiness. That is what love is. Therefore, it is impossible that we love while trying to win.

When you wish to love and feel like you want to lose on behalf of your daughters, sons, friends, brothers, sisters, teachers, fellows, fathers, mothers, grand-mothers, grand-fathers, and the world, when you have such heartfelt wish, you all will find yourself filled with love…                MARTH