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    Good knob, bad knob.



    We all know the old 'good cop bad cop' routine. Well, this is exactly what is happening in the world, at both international and local levels. 'Someone' has their hands on a metaphorical social-political-military 'Machine' with knobs on it!

    There are two knobs on this 'Machine': they read, 'righteous' (good knob) and 'subversive interference' (bad knob). They are both, in fact, subversion knobs, but one is more obvious than the other. They work by changing the frequency of a situation.

    Simply put, the bad knob is turned on and gives power to an opposing force. Some years later, the righteous knob is then turned on to correct the imbalance that was created by the bad knob. The power is changed back again - all in the name of righteousness. It keeps people very jumpy, and never in charge...because the 'Machine' is!

    Whoever set the 'Machine' in motion is long gone, but will be a member of the same club who controls the 'Machine' now. Left or right, it's all the same...the 'Machine' is in charge, and socially engineers everything. There are two knobs, but only one hand operating them, and so it is an illusion that there are two opposing sides.

    As an example, we all know that children in schools should get exercise (good knob on). Excessive laws of health and safety are applied, which then has the effect of children's activities being reduced (good knob off, bad knob on). But then, we know that children should get exercise (bad knob off, good knob on). This is how the 'Machine” works: we are being manipulated by being told what is common sense, which makes us doubt our own common sense.

    It doesn't matter which sphere of life we are talking about - Politics, Health, Diet, Local Authority power, Education - it's all the same...by alternating the knobs, everyone is kept jumpy!

    These knobs are especially useful within spirituality: righteousness becomes a weapon of righteous anger, which is then justified using righteousness again...creating a very jumpy consciousness. This is not just happening on the global political stage, it is happening right down to our personal relationships .

    Control your own knobs,
    because someone is doing it for you.
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    The 'Machine' can only function if we react.
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    Default Re: Good knob, bad knob.

    Thanks Tony i think i get the analogy...LOl...


    Good Knob..


    Bad Knob..

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    Just to clarify.

    "Not reacting" means not falling into one's habitual patterning of behaviour.
    Not reacting clears the mind, and allows us to see a situation through fresh eyes.
    We then can take an appropriate action according to our capacity.
    It is not doing nothing: it is finding out what to do, and then doing it.

    If we re-act, we can be manipulated. We are then subject to the old one-two - provoking a reaction out of you in response to a feint!

    To think that we are all the good guys is a mistake: we are only fooling ourselves.
    Knowing that we make mistakes means we can learn, as there is always further to go.
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    That's a good way of putting it Tony. (opening post)
    Yes we are fed through the media and its all divisive and ultimately judgemental.

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    Jumpy people.

    This modern world is very alert, very cognisant, and full of jumpy people.
    We live on speed!

    This has the effect of making everything seem super real…bigger…faster.
    It is as if someone has turned the ‘frequency knob’ up to 11,
    which has the effect of creating emotional stress and exhaustion.
    This illusion, if justified, becomes a delusion.

    That is the road to serious mental health problems,
    which will have an effect on our immune systems:
    we will be told to take a pill for this, and pay the price.
    By now, we must feel that something is not right.

    On forums, as in life, people are running around trying to find where ‘it’s’ at,
    believing in all sorts of nonsense, and trying to reinvent the wheel.
    This is because they do not believe the wheel they already have is actually a wheel.
    Arguing about everything only serves to make the illusion real and keeps us trapped.
    You can see where this is leading – a planet of insane, jumpy people!

    Of course, the special people who are reading this ‘know’ where it’s at...
    …but we still get caught up in the frenzy, don’t we?

    In the old world, people were not so alert and jumpy: their emotions were more stable
    and therefore their minds were clearer. Maybe they didn’t bother so much…
    “There’s always tomorrow…” This is why, in meditation, we are barely aware,
    and not super aware. We have to slow down and relax for clarity to occur.
    There is no rush. Being barely aware, we noticed more, and we are more at peace.

    The world in which we physically live is created by other’s dreams – or nightmares!
    The “You can have it now! You can do it now! Yes, you can!” society.
    Years ago, everything was done by hand with great skill, whereas now a machine does it,
    and then corrects it for us.

    I suspect that social engineering is taking place in a big way, with the aim of making people jumpy.
    It’s a laboratory rats’ maze.
    This is where I would differ from traditional teachings…your ignorance is not all your fault.

    But this does not mean we waste our time blaming others. We have to deal with it ourselves.
    Even the Buddhas cannot do it for us. Through inspiration, they indicate the way,
    and all we have to do is stop following the chattering mind.
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    pie'n'eal wrote:

    Quote ...all we have to do is stop following the chattering mind.
    The situation is such that many believe themselves to be that "chattering mind"... to be that which is contained within that mind that continuously chatters.
    It is something that many identify themselves with... that which is contained within the mind is who they think they are.
    So, in order to stop following the chattering mind, one first needs to have an experience in seeing that they are something more than that chattering mind.
    A moment needs to be experienced that brings one out of that chattering mind which will give them a deeper understanding of "who am I".

    The chattering mind is but a habit.
    The habit of regurgitating, of repeating, over & over, that which has been absorbed, implanted & memorized information by which one identifies himself to be.
    It is the foundation of which the ego is based.

    If the chattering were to ever stop, if it were to come to a halt, if it were to ever stop its frenzied pace of never ending chatter, then there would be a fear arising.
    There would be a great fear, because, with the halting of the chatterbox, one will not know who they are.
    For many, it would be too much to take... not being able to be identified with anything, and one would be put in a state of panic.
    It would be like being threatened with a kind of a death...
    And, the death of the ego, the very idea, brings a psychological pain with it.

    The ego is the reason why there is psychological pain.
    The bigger the ego, the bigger the pain that is experienced when that ego is threatened.
    One has to come to the point of experiencing enough pain in one's life... to be wanting to finish the cause of that pain.
    To finish the misery that is connected to that pain.
    One has to first come to the point of wanting to, willingly, die to their ego.

    In this way, 'The Stage' first has to be set.

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    A man who thinks he is rich
    has to protect his house with security and surveillance,
    a poor man doesn't.

    The rich man is paranoid about his wealth being stolen,
    or people finding out what he has.
    It is interesting that there is so much surveillance around!

    Who fears whom?
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    Quote Posted by pie'n'eal (here)
    Just to clarify.

    "Not reacting" means not falling into one's habitual patterning of behaviour.
    Not reacting clears the mind, and allows us to see a situation through fresh eyes.
    Thanks Tony for this clarification. Indeed, all machines and sophisticated AI models will stop functioning the moment we stop to "re-act" in a predictive manner. When things are so obvious (it's basically impossible to predict the unpredictable or limit the unlimited) what is preventing people from mellowing down and stop jumping around likes chickens without a head.. What kind of mechanics are at work here?

    BTW, nice blog!
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    Quote Posted by skippy (here)
    Quote Posted by pie'n'eal (here)
    Just to clarify.

    "Not reacting" means not falling into one's habitual patterning of behaviour.
    Not reacting clears the mind, and allows us to see a situation through fresh eyes.
    Thanks Tony for this clarification. Indeed, all machines and sophisticated AI models will stop functioning the moment we stop to "re-act" in a predictive manner. When things are so obvious (it's basically impossible to predict the unpredictable or limit the unlimited) what is preventing people from mellowing down and stop jumping around likes chickens without a head.. What kind of mechanics are at work here?

    BTW, nice blog!



    Hello Skippy,
    I used to be a headless chicken, with people trying to lord it over me,
    telling me what to do...and not do,having to conform to their limited standards!
    Dear oh dear what a way to live


    Having a blog, is so much fun......it's freedom!

    Back to the plot...these machine type people have no humour,
    are rigid and mechanical in their approach to everything.
    Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche describes this as the animal realm mentality.


    Yours ,
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    its great to see a thread about knobs, where would be without them?

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    good, bad, the two polarities of ceaseless re-action, and then reason..at the end. Not just to re-act, in the given polarities, but to organize thoughts and actions around them, thinking that this forced flow is actually the natural flow. then..the single point of reason, which is to cease and ..consider.

    With the appropriate representative levels of followers and re-actors and re-flectors of each of the three groups.
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    Quote Posted by Carmody (here)


    good, bad, the two polarities of ceaseless re-action, and then reason..at the end. Not just to re-act, in the given polarities, but to organize thoughts and actions around them, thinking that this forced flow is actually the natural flow. then..the single point of reason, which is to cease and ..consider.

    With the appropriate representative levels of followers and re-actors and re-flectors of each of the three groups.




    Hello Carmody
    Agreed - and the sum of it all is that people are easily led!
    Big Brother's aim in Orwell's 1984 was to get people to agree there are five fingers and one thumb on the hand.
    "Doublethink" is getting people to not know what they think...
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    They think we do not notice.

    If one is of a certain age and listens to politicians, one hears the repetitive ,
    'alternating dialogue' being spoken year after year.
    This system is a problem-reaction-solution to keep them in business, and us busy.

    Turn the left knob to cause the problem.
    Turn the right knob to put it right...
    ...to take us back to the left knob scenario at some time in the future!

    After all that health and safety madness, now they want to reintroduce cooking classes for children,
    requiring new kitchens in school! In what space exactly? It's a wonderful and 'righteous' idea,
    but they are merely playing with us again - watch out for the next twist
    in social engineering! Perhaps the children will make even more demands on their parents,
    who cannot cope as it is, with their fast food diet, which make their life easier...NOT!
    Enter the Pharmaceutical companies stage left

    Remember here in the UK all those years of non-competitive sports in schools so that children
    didn't feel bad about not winning? Now we have swung over to Olympic mania!
    It was strange that at the Olympic village there were only cheap fast food outlets

    We had years of reinventing the reading system in schools, and now they have gone back
    to how our grandparents were taught (synthetic phonics). The point is, this disrupts education
    generation after generation: parents aren't able to help their children as the 'system' keeps being changed

    We keep going round in circles, not knowing what is best for the children.
    This also puts teachers under a tremendous strain, trying to keep up with the idiotic pressure
    from 'above'. I know many teachers who are exhausted and going going insane,
    and the public are still led to believe that teachers have a cushy life...you try it!
    You would have thought by now in the 21st century we would have a perfect system for education

    If they can cause confusion at a young age, they control future generations.

    If they can speed up society, and sell them something to keep them going
    at that speed, they will go mad...this is total addictive madness.
    Enter the Pharmaceutical companies again with anti-depressant pill stage right





    And, they think we don't notice!...
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    They think we don't notice!

    And they think we do not notice?
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    Reaction and karma.

    Just to clarify.

    If we merely react in a negative way, we deepen the imprint in the mind, and deepen our bad karma.

    If we do nothing and ignore the situation, we create an imprint in the mind, and create bad karma.

    If we do nothing and note the situation, there is no imprint in the mind, we do not create karma.

    If we redress the situation to bring about balance, we create an imprint in the mind, and create good karma.

    If we do nothing and note the situation, but our mere presents is enough to change the situation, there is no imprint in the mind, we do not create karma.

    ( This last one is interesting. It is like a tough boss who is about to join an organisation, and some people on hearing this appointment, just leave the organisation automatically..! When knowing is present, not knowing disappears.)

    Not reacting does not mean we do nothing, that is why I write and share, and you do what you do.
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