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Vasanas, Thinking and Reprogramming
Kade: Hi, Daniel. How have you been?
Daniel: All good my side, thanks. Grinding the business hustle whilst continuing to do as little as possible.
Kade: I was dwelling too much on the realisation I had three years ago. Call it self-realisation, whatever. While it did provide a sudden shift from object to subject, I was still stuck behaving like I did before. Is this how it is for everyone?
Daniel: Yes, that’s why we define moksa as actualisation, not realisation. A realisation may offer a valuable shift to get one’s inquiry kick-started but unfortunately it does not offer a quick fix to shift conditioned false thinking patterns or to neutralize stubborn vasanas.
Kade: I just read at the site to see what self-actualisation is… when the vasanas are non-binding and the sense of doership is gone… I simply say to myself, “Check,” and find myself freed… it’s all about one’s attitude, isn’t it?
Daniel: Spot on!
Kade: I see that keeping the vasanas non-binding is a lifelong task, correct?
Daniel: It can be. But through the continuous application of self-inquiry the knowledge will eventually crystallize and firm up to a point whereby it’s no longer a task but simply the way the jiva is reprogrammed (i.e. a vasana-free jiva).
Kade: Every time you indulge you remind yourself: “I don’t need this to be happy.” Without forcing an outcome, you see that indulging is optional and you offer your action to Isvara… how freeing indeed.
Daniel: “Optional” is the operative word. The above is perfectly stated.
Kade: I see it’s all about how one thinks about oneself. If I think I’m a miserable little worm, I will be miserable. But if I think I don’t depend on any object for my happiness, then I don’t.
Daniel: Spot on again. Good for you.
Kade: Do you share this view?
~ Om out!
Daniel: I share your view because there is only one view, one you, one me. But I know what your jiva is saying. ☺
~ Om out!