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You Are Beyond God
Note: Bhagavan means God, the creator of the universe.
Helga: Dear Ram, thanks a lot for coming to Helsinki for the teaching of Vedanta. I am looking forward to it a lot. Is Matthias all ready in Portland?
I have a question. If I am the self, why do you say then it is Bhagavan’s will? Aren’t I and Bhagavan one? Then it is my will, isn’t it? Are we puppets on a string, if it is my will?
Have a great journey. Here all is fine. Swimming so beautiful.
~ Big hug and much love, Helga
Ram: Dear Helga, when I said Bhagavan’s will I was addressing Helga, not the self. As the self there is no Bhagavan and no will for you. These are just ideas based on ignorance of the nature of reality. When you think you are limited, you say you are Helga, so we have to speak of Bhagavan. You were confused because you were thinking of yourself as the self, but I thought you were thinking of yourself as Helga, a limited being. So it was my fault. Actually, you are right, if there is a Bhagavan then his will and your will are one because he cannot will anything without you. But you do not will things, because there is nothing other than you.
Bhagavan is you, but you are not Bhagavan. You are awareness, the self. Bhagavan is awareness and the macrocosmic vasanas. In this role awareness creates everything and knows everything and destroys everything. Helga is awareness and a few of Bhagavan’s vasanas. She is called the jiva, the individual. Bhagavan is called Isvara, the total mind. You – the self – shine on both jiva and Bhagavan. Without you, they cannot fulfill their roles.
It is cold and wet here, and I am swamped with people. I wish I was there swimming with you.
~ Much love, Ram