Vedanta student: Good day, my main man (from a different land!!)… more musings from the West.
The jiva has (two) birthdays… the day it was born and the day it realizes the Self.
The Self has none… for there are no births and no days.
The jiva celebrates but Self IS celebration.
Daniel: Spot on!
Yup, it’s totally amusing watching the jiva come and go to/in me. Freedom from birth and death is a total celebration (cork “POP”).
Much love, friend.
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