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Rod: Hi there, Daniel, how are you? I hope you are enjoying the day. As awareness is our true nature and totally impersonal, from that standpoint the jiva/creation also is impersonal, correct?
Daniel: I’m well, thank you. Correct, you are totally impersonal, unconcerned, ordinary, unattatched awareness. From your standpoint nothing has actually happened, will happen or is happening.
Creation is a result of maya, a power (shakti) that exists in you, awareness. Once maya is operating, awareness “assumes” the role of creator and apparently identifies with maya. Awareness in association with maya is then referred to as Isvara, or “God,” the creator, preserver and destroyer of the objects in the dharma field. Correct, the dharma field is impersonal.
Rod: This morning there was a wonderful feeling of pure, simple joy. You could say I felt my utter simplicity and impersonality, as it were. As teachers who teach from their own experience would say, I am nothing, and yet within our great tradition there is also this beautiful wholeness and fullness that “they” don’t seem to mention… Of course some of them must know this.
I am eternally grateful to this incredible tradition for catching me mid-flight, as it were, and showing me the way home. Praise the Lord who dwells within the hearts of all beings.
Daniel: Yup, Vedanta is the grandaddy of all traditions. Welcome home. ☺