((Editor's comments in double parenthesis - Homer))
Persistence and Because
24 March 1992
Copyright (C) 1992 A Voice of the Free Zone (Electra)
Redistribution rights granted for non commercial purposes.
Persistence of condition is caused by misassignment of cause.
Let's say you want to create something horrible. So you create
Your WANT came first and THEN your creation.
The thing exists and is horrible BECAUSE you WANTED it to exist
and be horrible. That is the truth. The thing you created is a
If you create it again, a perfect duplicate, or you just continue
to create it as it is and then let go of it, it will vanish.
But now let's say you claim that you WANT it BECAUSE it is horrible.
This is a reversal of cause. You are saying it exists out there
and is horrible, THEREFORE you want it. You have made it cause
and you effect. Your WANT is caused by its being there and being
horrible. Why would you want something horrible you didn't make?
Well to get you out of school or war maybe.
Or let's say you claim that you DON'T WANT it BECAUSE it is horrible.
This is also a reversal of cause. You are saying it is horrible
THEREFORE you don't want it. Again you have made it cause and
you effect. Your DISWANT is caused by its being there and being
Something that EXISTS BECAUSE YOU WANT IT is a CONDITION.
Something that YOU WANT BECAUSE IT EXISTS is a SOLUTION.
Something that YOU DON'T WANT BECAUSE IT EXISTS is a PROBLEM.
The only difference between a CONDITION and a SOLUTION or a PROBLEM
is the direction of the BECAUSE.
Saying that something exists because you want it is the truth
and will cause a vanishment of that condition.
Saying that you want something because it exists is assigning
it cause and you effect and will cause a persistence of the wanted
Saying that you don't want something because it exists is assigning
it cause and you effect and will cause a persistence of the unwanted
Thus conditions become solutions which become problems.
First you say, IT IS BECAUSE I WANT IT. (CONDITION)
Then you say, I WANT IT BECAUSE IT IS. (SOLUTION)
Then you say, I DON'T WANT IT BECAUSE IT IS. (PROBLEM)
And THAT is the anatomy of a trap.
How do you audit this? Well all that is wrong with your pc is
his constellation of unwanted conditions, his 'problems'. Each
problem was at one time a solution for him, and before that it
was just a condition he wanted and made.
Take his stuffed nose.
What has he used his stuffed nose to SOLVE? Here it is a SOLUTION
to him, something he used to help him deal with an earlier problem
that he did not deal with directly. His stuffed nose is a condition
he is presently pretending he did not make, but exists none the
less, and he WANTS it because it gets him out of school, or homework,
or out from under the eye of a cold mother or a colder Eternity.
Later in life, long after his cold mother lies in a warm grave,
he can't sleep at night because he can't breath through his nose.
His mouth dries out and he snores incessantly, and his life is
a wreck because he can't get any rest. Now his stuffed nose is
a problem to him, something 'he did not create', but exists none
the less and he DOESN'T WANT IT because it is ruining his life
and his marriage because his wife has to sleep in the next state.
So now you run, "What has he used to SOLVE his stuffed nose?"
Nose sprays, picking at it, chlorotrimeton, water, cigarettes,
pot, allergy doctors, injections, chainsaws, etc.
As he runs off all the things he used to SOLVE his stuffed nose,
and all the things he used his stuffed nose to solve, his stuffed
nose will leave being a problem and a solution behind and come
back to being a condition. At which point he will be willing and
able to make it again and have it vanish.
You see as a solution, he wants to have it PERSIST. He wants to
get out from under school or war or mother dear, so he wants it
to persist, but to do this he must really avoid making it responsibly
because that would cause it to vanish. Thus he has to pretend
he had nothing to do with it. Irresponsibility is a solution to
him because it creates solutions that persist for him.
But then the solution becomes a problem, and now he doesn't want
to make it because he wants it to go away. But the only way to
make it go away is to MAKE it with full responsibility again.
Re-operation of an AS-ISNESS causes a vanishment of the condition.
Thus his irresponsibility becomes a problem to him because it
creates problems that persist for him.
There is NOTHING that does not follow this little piece of idiocy
including your persistence in this universe and its time stream.
Your persistence started off as a condition, became wanted as
a solution, and then became unwanted as a problem. End result,
you are a meatball.
The way to OT is to audit out these Condition-Solution-Problem
cycles and reverse the direction of all BECAUSES that point from
the external world (that the pc actually made himself) back towards
himself. The direction of cause is a vector, and in truth is ALWAYS
from the pc out towards the external universe.
The word BECAUSE is itself sort of a joke, because it means BE
CAUSE, yet your pc has been using it forever to do everything
but. Be that as it may, what ever it is, if it is in his dream,
he made it. Anytime you find the pc with a cause direction coming
in at him from the external world to himself, you know it was
once a condition created by him and then made to persist by making
it a solution, and then a problem, by ARBITRARILY REVERSING THE
CAUSE DIRECTION. Perhaps your pc is not ready to take responsibility
for the stars, but he is certainly ready to take responsibility
for his stuffed nose, and his existence in a body. Total responsibility
is the cure all for all wanted and unwanted conditions, solutions
and problems. Thinking yourself as a body, that you were created
OUT of the physical universe BY the physical universe is the ultimate
in incoming cause vectors. 'I exist because something out there
made me!' This is the bottom of the total responsibility ladder.
Such people inevitably become Scientists, forever trying to find
their origins 'out there'.
If they study it long enough they eventually realize that all
of 'out there' came from 'in here'. That's when they become OT.
The answer to who done it, is you did it.