Life is what happens to you when you’r busy making other plans
Guru, for me life is an illusionary boundary to the one unbounded reality where I am U and we are all. This exists as long as the sense of doing by another mythical character called ego doesn’t permeate a sense of need to establish its identity and thus fractionating the one reality. The universal mechanism works on this very concept since it provided the playground to both participate and play, and at the same time allows a player to dissolve the game as Buddha did by destroying the soul, – I destroyed the one who built houses for me.
Even if one Buddha happens in a hundred years the world will see a oneness not found since the beginning of creation. Buddhas have nothing to say or contribute on their own. They are pure mirrors where instead of showing an image it shows an unwavering reality thus causing the sources of the images to become the very reflections. With no ego these mirrors wreck havoc in the reflections that come in contact with it since they reflect the self of the contacts instead of their mirages.
WE are all waking in the dream of our own construct, verily taking it to be the only experiential truth. Truth is we are blind to the fact that we are also the very embodiments of the whole with the outside as the inside. I have the good fortune to be born with a query – who am I. There is no other existential question as potent as this to eliminate the dream and merge the dream with the dreamer. I have gone far enough to see this fluidity in the form of synchronicity after a rigorous regime of 15 years or so where I systematically punctured the Iness and repeatedly replaced it with a better construct.
Presently I am well established in the fact that all that happens to me is the result of my own thoughts. I don’t go by the words and deeds since apart from being binding they are stronger propagators of duality. I am more concerned with the intention and the quality of the thought. No one can say something that I don’t expect to hear in the heart of hearts. No one can voice anything at anytime other than that which we have not addressed. Relives me from seeing others as others but instead as the very reflections of the one consciousness we all are made of.
Thus if it is me talking to me where is the conflict. I also saw that this non-reactionary state impels others to also see their own shortcomings without adhering to their ego. I just take the juice of their thoughts or words (not their actions and attitude) and thus bring the rudder of my life in position.
At one level I operate as a drop in the sea to eliminate my ego. At the other end I am the drop and the ocean which is to do away with the illusion of duality. I call myself the binary 10, all and nothing.
Perception is must for progress or getting out of a situation or making it bearable but it cannot eradicate pain in any way more than a balm does to a fracture. One’s got to take measures to set the bone right before the pain can be taken away with the balm. Similarly, house cleaning cant replace idyllic change of perception. In fact without house cleaning even the perception cannot give the best resolution. By house cleaning I mean following the 12 steps of AA, Talmud, Bible, Quran, eight-fold path of Buddha, Bhagwat Gita or any holy book, even the Red book wii do, after it is stripped of all the rituals.
All perceptions are biased since by definition a PERCEPTION is ruled by the experience leaving a shadow on the canvas of an evolving character! Character in itself is an aggregate of imprints left by the ever evolving universe or macrocosm on its self adjusting lifeform or microcosm which itself is in a way in a holographic evolution for survival. Point of the matter is, HOW then can we live a value based life with judgments based on sometimes partial & at other times inadequate observations governed by likes & dislikes at a certain point in time. It is here that communities like FACEBOOK help to steer oneself to a more elobarate & complete picture at any given time depending on ones motivation & inclination. KarriSpeaks!
For rigorous study i suggest Patanjali’s Yogasutra, my personal favorite to comprehend the incomprehensible…
Beware, even Attachment which is is an outcome of the mind associating pure consciousness or absolute with the object of observation & associated thoughts defining it just creating permanence & MAYA has to be dealt with in the end as an IS & NOT IS, ie. non~ attachment as an practice has to be dropped too to merge with the ABSOLUTE! Else it creates a spiritual ego. Karri Speaks!
It is true, “In this ever evolving universe, situations are always favorable” else i couldnt have penned the above. This spinal injury of mine has helped me to grow in ways i cant still fully appreciate, but the effects are showing.