The Truth - The Biggest Cover-Up in History
States of the Human Existence
The States of the Human Existence
What is the truth? If you experienced the truth would you
recognize it? If you recognized the truth would you be able
to convey the truth to someone who has not experienced
it? Would you even want to? Here are my thoughts.
Before I begin, let me say that this book is not meant
to be in anyway religious or spiritual. I guess at this stage
you will just have to take my word for it. This book is also
not meant to challenge your beliefs or to replace them.
If your beliefs work for you, give you support through
your life, then I suggest that you may not want or need
to discard them. Why discard something that works?
Furthermore, this book is not aimed at challenging any
established scientific theories or attempting to explain
The objective is to try and explain the different states
of the human existence, the differences between them
and how to go from one to the other. I believe a good
starting point would be to explain that there are three
different states of the human existence, which could be
more aptly referred to as systems in which we reside. The
three systems are, a belief based system, a knowledge based
system, or the absence of both and to which I will refer
as a vacuum or a void. These three systems are mutually
exclusive. Furthermore, only two of these systems are
permanent states of existence; the belief based system
and the knowledge based system. The vacuum, by its very
nature, is unstable and will always seek to fill itself and
thus it is a temporary state of existence.
Although it is difficult to talk about any one state of
existence in isolation, I will talk initially about the vacuum
as there is very little to say about it and it can be dealt with
The majority of babies will be born into neither
the knowledge based system nor the belief based system
and thus will reside temporarily within this vacuum.
Only newborn babies can reside within a vacuum for any
prolonged period of time. Eventually all babies will more
than likely enter the belief based system. Let me explain
how this happens. Imagine there is a six-month-old child
sitting on the floor. You sit behind it so that you are not in
its field of vision. You present it with a ball. The baby takes
the ball in its hand. What will the child do with the ball?
It’s possible that the child, after licking and biting
the ball, may throw the ball. After the ball has come to
rest the child may watch it for some time waiting to see
what the ball will do. If the ball after coming to rest does
nothing further, the child may with outstretched arms
reach for the ball indicating that it wants the ball again. If
you put the ball back in the child’s hands it may throw the
ball again. The child may repeat this procedure over and
over again. This action by the child may be perplexing for
any adult to watch as they don’t understand the repetitive
nature of the child’s actions.
The reason for the repetitive nature of the child’s
actions is because the child does not know that the ball will
do the same thing every time it is thrown. Maybe on the fifth
or sixth throw, the ball will behave in a different manner.
Until the child throws it for the fifth or sixth time it will not
know how the ball will behave. The child stops throwing
the ball because after several throws the ball has done the
exact same thing every time. The child now believes that
if it continues to throw the ball, the ball will do the exact
same thing every time. The child of course doesn’t know
this to be true, how could it, but rather it believes it to be
true. The child has now adopted a belief based system which
will grow in complexity and strength over its lifetime. For
babies, movement from a vacuum to the belief based system
happens gently to limit the pain the newborn may suffer.
Many people often wish to return to this state of
existence later in life. However, as adults we do not refer
to it as a vacuum or void but refer to it instead as a state
The state of enlightenment is the vacuum of
which I speak. Today, it has become the new religion
and it continues to grow in popularity as conventional
mainstream religions fail to answer our questions and to
meet our needs. Many seek enlightenment for different
reasons. Some believe they will find the answers to their
questions, some look for fulfillment and others hope to
Many like to say that they have achieved
enlightenment because it is something to aspire to and
it is believed to set you apart from and dare I say above
the non-enlightened. The ‘enlightened’ like to tell you
about the spiritual path they traveled and exactly what
they did to achieve this illusive state of enlightenment.
Many proudly reveal that they underwent hours, days,
months, years of meditating, praying, chanting, yoga,
vegetarianism, attending darshan and satsang with
realized beings (whatever that means), donating money to
charities, reading profusely and widely spiritual literature,
purifying themselves by drinking a concoction that some
Tibetan monk gave them and abstaining from life’s
temptations such as alcohol, drugs and sex.
The enlightened say things like the path they followed
raised their vibrational frequency. However, as nobody
really knows what it means to be enlightened, spiritually
or otherwise, nobody can challenge the veracity of their
claim. Ask the enlightened to describe what it’s like and
it all becomes a bit fuzzy. Ask them how they achieved
enlightenment and you are in for a very long and equally
unenlightening story. Seekers of enlightenment often use
coined terms and buzz words such as one truth, ultimate
truth, be at one with the universe and no-self is true-self
which they believe is some kind of catch-all explanation.
This is how a leading expert in spiritual enlightenment,
Jed McKenna1, who himself is enlightened, tries to teach a
student who is seeking enlightenment;
‘Enlightenment isn’t when you go there, it’s when there
comes here. It’s not a visit to the truth, it’s the awakening of
truth within you. It’s not a fleeting state of consciousness, it’s
permanent truth-realization; abiding non-dual awareness.
It’s not a place you visit from here, this is a place you visit from
there. For instance, I myself am enlightened, right here, right
now. I am free of delusion and unbound by ego, and although
I have had the great fortune of experiencing mystical union
on several occasions, I am not presently in that state and I
have no plans to return to it.’
As this may not be very clear, he does go on to explain
it. He entitles his explanation simply Paradox and I must
admit, it’s a beautiful and inspired piece of literature. Here
‘You will never achieve spiritual enlightenment. The
you that you think of as you is not you. The you that thinks of
you as you is not you. There is no you, so who wishes to become
Who is not enlightened? Who will become enlightened?
Who will be enlightened?
Enlightenment is your destiny – more certain than
sunrise. You cannot fail to achieve enlightenment. Were you
told otherwise? Irresistible forces compel you. The universe
insists. It is not within your power to fail.
There is no path to enlightenment: it lies in all directions
at all times. On the journey to enlightenment, you create and
destroy your own path with every step.
No one can follow another’s path. No one can step off
the path. No one can lead another. No one can turn back. No
one can stop.
Enlightenment is closer than your skin, more immediate
than your next breath, and forever beyond your reach.
It need not be sought because it cannot be found. It
cannot be found because it cannot be lost. It cannot be lost
because it is not other than that which seeks.
The paradox is that there is no paradox.’
Beautiful right? And makes absolutely no sense! If you
wish to be a seeker of enlightenment, I wish you the best
of luck. I guess you could be doing worse things with your
life. However, I can categorically say, and I feel compelled
to say that this book has nothing to do with spirituality,
enlightenment or spiritual enlightenment – if there is a
difference between the two. This book presents to you the
three different states of the human existence and how you
can go from one to the other. More particularly this book
concentrates on the two permanent states of existence and
how you can go from one state of permanent existence to
the other using a clearly defined method, which is almost
two thousand years old.
Before I leave the topic of enlightenment let me
describe it in relation to the different states of the human
existence. Then should you wish to continue its pursuit,
you will know exactly what you are pursuing, how to
pursue it and when you have found it.
Enlightenment or spiritual enlightenment is not the
knowledge based system of which I speak. I truly hope that
this was clear, but I did feel the need to delineate this fact
because the word enlightenment is often used to suggest
knowledge. The best way to describe enlightenment is to
imagine that the belief based system is a sphere and that
you reside on one of its diameters. To the left of the sphere’s
center is negative belief and to its right is positive belief.
Don’t confuse negative with bad and positive with good.
Let me give you an example. To the right of center, one
might believe that ice-cream tastes good, and equidistant
to the left of center, one might believe ice-cream does
not taste good. All beliefs reside within the belief based
system. At the center of the belief sphere is the vacuum.
Enlightenment is the state of experiencing this vacuum.
You will find that as you try to approach the vacuum with
intent, you may overshoot it. For example, you may start
on the right side believing in God, overshoot the center,
and find yourself not believing in God in equal measure.
Of course, the opposite can also happen. Like a pendulum
you may swing from one side to the other for some time
which will create a great deal of change, confusion and
frustration in your life.
Meditation is often used in one’s path to
enlightenment. Meditation is a means of trying to extricate
oneself from the belief based system. You can only ever
approach this result without successfully achieving it
because you cannot permanently reside within a vacuum
nor reside within a vacuum for very long for obvious
reasons and as I have already explained. Meditation
reduces the energy invested by the meditator in the belief
based system. This results in a reduced amplitude of the
pendulum swing, allowing the pendulum to more closely
oscillate about the center or vacuum. As the energy of the
pendulum decreases and the amplitude of its swing lessens
you will approach the vacuum. When as much of the
energy as possible has been removed from the pendulum,
it may oscillate quite slowly about the vacuum providing
a certain residence time therein or the pendulum may
temporarily cease to oscillate providing brief residence
within the vacuum before beginning to oscillate again.
During meditation you may be disturbed by internal
noise, such as a thought or thoughts, or external noise,
such as the sound of traffic. These noises will add energy
to the pendulum, pronouncing its swing and rendering
you further from the vacuum. This is the journey of the
one who seeks enlightenment, and therefore each path
to enlightenment will be different as there are an infinite
number of diameters within the belief sphere.
The vacuum itself contains neither belief nor
knowledge, nor can one reside there permanently.
Those who have experienced this vacuum, claim to have
achieved enlightenment. The only problem I have with
this word is that it’s defined by some as the state of having
knowledge or understanding. This is not correct. Within
the vacuum there is neither belief nor knowledge and thus
the use of this word to describe this state of existence is a
misnomer. The enlightened also describe the occurrence of
enlightenment as a temporary state of bliss. This I wouldn’t
entirely disagree with to the extent that ignorance is bliss
and as I have already said, residence within the vacuum is
temporary. Lack of knowledge can often result in blissful
happiness as it is often more comfortable not to know
certain things. However, on entering the knowledge based
system, I do not promise you ignorance, bliss and eternal
happiness. What I promise is the truth.
Almost all people currently reside within the belief
based system and thus the belief based system will be well
known, though this may be the first time you have ever
heard the term. The belief based system has greatest effect,
control and strength when one’s mind is in the past or
future and can lose a lot of its strength in the present.
Likewise, the vacuum is more readily achievable when
one’s mind is in the present. This is because like suits like.
The past is strongly subject to opinion, as is the future and
the belief based system is built on opinion. The present,
however, can be more accepted for what it is and thus can
be less strongly subject to opinion.
The belief based system only exists when you leave the
knowledge based system because outside of the knowledge
based system you must have an alternative permanent
residence because you cannot permanently reside within a
vacuum because of its very nature. Therefore, as those who
have achieved a state of enlightenment will agree but may
not know why, you cannot reside in a permanent state of
enlightenment. Why? Because you cannot reside within a
permanent state of vacuum. A vacuum is unstable and will
always seek to fill itself.
There is an underlying residual effect of being within
a vacuum that cannot be fully understood because the
residence time is so brief. Therefore, it can only be written
about by those who have experienced it, in such vague terms
that even they don’t understand but rather they recognize the
vacuum on a level commensurate with the time they dwelt
there within. Clear? Okay, let’s move on to the important
The Belief and Knowledge Based Systems
As I previously said, almost all people currently reside
within the belief based system and thus the belief based
system will be well known. What I mean by almost all is
in fact all. Not a single person on this planet today resides
within the knowledge based system. I do understand,
however, that I am not the only one living today who has
witnessed the knowledge based system.
The best way to describe the belief base system is to
imagine your life within a room in which there is no light.
There is no light because you are wearing a blindfold. You
were born wearing this blindfold. As you experience the
room in all the ways that you can, you develop certain
views about the environment in which you live. A lot of the
views you adopt in life will have been influenced to various
degrees by your parents and the education and experience
you receive over your lifetime. However, at the core of one’s
experience in the belief based system is fear. Because you
reside in darkness, the overriding emotion will always be
fear. When you remove your blindfold, you will leave the
belief based system and enter the knowledge based system.