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It Don’t Stick
Friend: Reading Christian’s post rocked me. How are you doing physically? Psychically? How do you handle this vis-à-vis Isvara? Is there a learning here for you or just working out past karma? How do you assimilate this kind of experience? How is it affecting you?
Daniel: The situation does not cease to be shit. Only the identification to the shituation ceases. In other words, the sh*t don’t stick. Granted, this is a profound quality-shifter. That’s self-knowledge for you: it blunts the sense of personalization and “unsticks” the I (you, awareness) from the action figure and its prarabdhic flick (prarabdha karma).
The flick continues but has no consuming power. It’s like facing a fierce barking dog who has no teeth: humorously unthreatening.
Of course a snug flick’s more enjoyable to watch and is welcomed, but ultimately (standing in awareness as awareness) a flick’s a flick. All objects are the same size.
Mind you – this is not to say that the jiva ain’t asking ol’ Isvara to upgrade its story a little, but there remains a loving “I don’t give a ____” attitude, aka a background ease, the point being that urgency, fear and unnecessary victimhood – all that additional weighted BS that generally tags along misdentification – is out of the mix.
What to do but step up to the prarabdha pipe and smoke it up with gratitude? Thank God for knowledge. Salutations to the lineage.
Note: In other words, acknowledge the existence of the movie but don’t acknowledge it to be the reality. Acknowledge yourself (awareness) as reality only, that which is free from the play of opposites, ups and downs and the limited action figure (jiva) – self-acknowledgment, self-knowledge all the way.