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Ken: Dear Ramji, I realise in my last email I was not accurate enough about Isvara/maya and pranks.
Isvara/maya IS the prank, the trick. So the prankster is brahman, pure awareness, me! While I remain an actionless, non-experiencing witness, I project Isvara/maya. I am the prankster and I pranked myself!!! I got so pranked I forgot who I am!!
Ramji: It is quite fine, according to Vedanta, to be a prankster, but one hopes that you are not a wankster, Ken. ☺
Ken: Yet all this is an appearance. Understanding appearance is like a double-bind becoming unbound! What does a silent belly laugh sound like? Soundlessness in sound and sound in soundlessness. Actionlessness in action and action in actionlessness. Awareness in projection and projection in awareness.
So the quote in the Bhagavad Gita IV.18 about action and actionlessness appears to apply both at the individual atman/jiva level and also at the cosmic brahman-Isvara/maya level. Can’t get a bigger prank!
Within this cosmic prank is a sub-prank labelled Ken!!! And Ken has to interact with another prank called Mary and other pranks called clients and friends. Projections upon projections upon projections, or tricks upon tricks upon tricks. And the reality is hidden! What a magic show! Brahman, the ultimate project manager. And the best part of this cosmic and individual prank… is interacting, or interpranking, with you and Sundari. It is the way out, the chance to appreciate the prank of my projection, have a laugh and settle back! As they say in Oz, “Good on yer, mate!,” an affectionate Aussie way of saying, “Thanks!”
Gosh! Clarity of understanding is truly a razor’s edge. Gets sharper and sharper. Amazing what projections are and the living effects they produce even though they are all appearances, present yet not real. The whole world spins on projections, from personal projections to relationships and governments to world economics. I read an American financial commentator state about the perilousness of the US economy… the Ponzi scheme called America… regarding the relationship between the Federal Reserve and the government. All projections, appearances, in which some projections/pranks/tricks/people appear to suffer and even disappear (death). Projections do collapse! Amazing.
When I slip into my jiva state I wonder what on earth brahman is up to!!!! There is no answer to why. Isvara/maya is merely a handmaiden, wondrous as it is, to gunas and mahabhutas. The only thing left to do is for the projection called Ken to laugh/cry and carry on until the projection disappears. Then…
Ramji: My, our dear Kenji seems to be some sort of embodiment of bliss these days! Good on you, Ken. Good on you. Papa Ramji is very proud of his #1 disciple, who is none other than his own self. Much love from both of us.