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Chew God’s Ear Off!
Amy: Daniel, hello, shining one!! How are you feeling over there?
Daniel: Greets, shining one! Thank Isvara, the equipment’s slowly on the mend.
Amy: Can I ask what is the purpose of being here, for the jiva? If it is to know who we really are, and we have found that (whether we have a permanent standpoint as awareness or the light is flickering), what is the point for the jiva?
I understand I am awareness, taking a ride in a vehicle called jiva Amy, and I am rather happy and grateful for the vehicle I have been put in; it is a good’un… but the purpose of HER being here?
Is it to fulfil her dharma in order for the needs of the total to work out?
Daniel: From the absolute perspective of non-dual awareness (satya), there’s no real purpose.
But from the relative standpoint as the jiva, your thoughts are spot on. You, awareness, use these little micro vehicles to rediscover your limitless nature whilst fulfilling the needs of the Total and your actions figure’s mini dharma.
I like to think of it as a game of self-tag. ☺
Amy: I keep having mini panic attacks with the same question popping up, and admittedly as Amy feeling like she is going a bit nuts… I suppress the question, but it keeps nudging me…
Daniel: Why panic?! Trade the panic for amazement! Because of a power (Maya) within you, you, actionless awareness, are able to apparently play this insanely beautiful game called life!
Amy: I do hope this makes sense.
Daniel: Nothing in mithya makes sense! So don’t worry, you’re not going nuts. ☺
Amy: Thanks so much, Daniel. I really appreciate your wisdom about my conundrums.
I’m so happy you’re on the mend!!! Awesome news.
“Why panic?! Trade the panic for amazement! Because of a power (Maya) within you, you, actionless awareness, are able to apparently play this insanely beautiful game called life!”
The above made me smile.
It’s 100% important to keep everything lighthearted with humour and gratitude. If not, everything can get bogged down and too heady… life IS just a funny ol’ game, a play to be an actress in!
Daniel: Gratitude and good humour. The art of living!
Amy: A cynical question that has popped up for me a few times: The teachings are being understood by my mind, correct? But if my mind is an object, only apparently real, transient and known to me… how can I trust it?
Daniel: You can trust it because Isvara is using the mind dharmically. When sattvic and qualified, the mind has no option but to reflect the truth as knowledge gets applied. The mind may not be real in the sense that it does not last, but this does not mean it cannot reflect what is real (you).
Amy: Also, with karma yoga, I’ve noticed how much happier I am when I do it.
In one of your posts you said: “Karma yoga is an attitude that should be taken BEFORE, DURING and AFTER every action. In other words, it’s a full-time attitude.”
I do get this; however, I feel like I’ll constantly be talking to God. Is this the way to go? For example, “I offer up my actions of making dinner, of auditioning, of being in class, on set. I let you (Isvara) decide the results, whatever they may be, as I know they serve me perfectly.” Is this along the right lines? ☺
Daniel: Nothing beats karma yoga! It’s the mothership of/to all qualifications. Good for you, Amy girl! Continue to chew God’s ear off, ol’ Isvara loves it!
Amy: Thank you. Let us know if you’re ever in London! We’d love to meet you, when you’re back to full jiva capabilities. ☺