The bell curve of humanity can be seen as 3 regions: Regressive —– Masses —– Progressive It can also be seen as the bell curve of evolution. What we generally refer to as society, Is the system that reflects the implicit and explicit collective agreement of mainly the masses. This can be loosely referred to as “Collective Consciousness”. The kingdom of society has all 3 elements: tamas, rajas, sattva. Tamas = Inertia (Decadence) Rajas = Activity (Dynamic maintenance) Sattva = Seeking the higher (To evolve, improve, and transform).
Will power (the experience of it) is when you are resisting. No resistance = No willpower. Your very existence as an individual is from the action of resistance. Cease to resist and you will cease to exist as an individual at all. That is where this saying probably comes from: You are when god is not, When god is you are not.
It is possible to relax out of one’s identity itself. For instance, unconsciously every night, Our very identity relaxes its inherent resistive action in deep sleep, Where our individual experiences ceases, And this gives a great deal of rejuvenation.
The house, family, relatives, lineage, political, economic, and national situation, And other such circumstances you were born and conditioned into, Are from your ‘Samskhara’, i.e. the inheritance acquired on the basis of your past. This samskhara also includes your disposition and attitude towards all of those circumstances.
That whole mental setup unfolds itself over time as we grow up, Just like how a seed manifests a plant, and then a tree over time. Just as there is samskhara for an individual, There is also samskhara for the collective. The individual samskhara is a subset nested within the collective samskhara. For instance, if you were born in the 14th century, Your would not be inheriting a car, laptop, tv etc. no matter where on earth you were born. Similarly if you were born in the future, say 2150 AD, You might be privy to accessing special electro magnetic light healing technology, Which would be capable of healing all sorts of physical and mental diseases and afflictions, Something we can only dream of today.
If samskhara is the imprint of the past, there is also a force that impels everything forward to change. Like when looking at the solar system as seen from the heliocentric model, we see that everything moves round and round in orbits around the fixed sun. But if we go beyond that model, we see that the sun itself moves around the milky way, and the planets perform a vortex like motion. Similarly, various larger forces of evolution are actually constantly changing things. Things from one perspective appear to be cyclical, but there is also evolution simultaneously happening. Evolution is transformative in nature. For instance, Growing up and the Aging process are transformative in nature.
How can one go beyond one’s past? It begins to happen when a yearning for something beyond arises, I.e. when that begins to take hold, take foot, in one’s life experience. This yearning/longing then begins to carry the being beyond his/her past. And begins to transform him/her.
# Completing with all things. # Returning completed things back to their respective ecosystems. # Philanthropy and Yoga Practice. # Transmuting/Burning/Releasing all ‘lower frequency energies’ in the fire of ‘consciousness/contemplation/conscious experiencing’ # Exploring, giving expression, and flowering all my possibilities. # Enhancing my own life, and the lives of all those I am in contact with.
There is no inside-outside. There is no self-other. There is no you-world. There is no body-environment. There is no voluntary-involuntary. There is just the one.
All of these are distinctions made by the mind, Like throwing a net from a boat into seamless sea water, And then calling each square of the net a label. We create mental maps and use them to control and navigate in our life. But the map is distinct from the territory. The map is the lens through which we view the territory. The territory is one undivided ocean of consciousness.
Reality/Territory appears to us as experience, Based on how we see it through the maps of our mind. Each map is a perspective. And the multiple maps you carry in your mind, Are like multiple perspectives to see the territory. But the territory itself is like an unbounded kaleidoscope, And it contains all of what all of the maps reveal.
We think we are born and we die. But it is only the persistent appearance that dies. In fact if you observe each moment, Things are continuously arising and passing. We see events because of our lack of vision. When anything is seen very minutely, We see that things happen in a continuous stream (continuum).
If life is the bird, its 2 wings are creation and destruction. Our experience is like a continuous music in time. Life on earth in the body is the theme of the music now. This theme will shift and another kind of music may play, Once the physiological process is completed.
So one very broad perspective of looking at this is: There is only you and your karma unfolding. The true completion of your birth, Is when you complete the karma of the birth. From this perspective – there are no situations/people/places, Rather there is just an appearance to work with, whatever it appears as.
How does one complete karma? In my understanding, it is by transformation. We penetrate the darkness that surrounds our lives with our light, And transform it. We do this until we fulfill the potential (desire) in this birth, And attain integration, enlightenment, and wholeness. Then another cycle might begin in the next.
Consciousness creates its own darkness, Filled with puzzles and possibilities (maya), And then opens up a point of light (awareness), With the desire to keep expanding its sphere of reach.
There is only the dream. There is only the field. Whatever suffering comes to you is only an appearance of/in the dream field. The suffering does not come from any particular person, situation, or any thing/event or condition, They are all only appearance and props of the will of the field itself. The whole moves the whole, no part moves the whole.
One of the best analogies for this is the movie screen. The whole movie is playing out in the screen, And the pixels making the characters in the screen do not have any causal relationship with any of the other pixels, though they might appear to have it in a specific movie. The whole movie is already there in the film roll, And the pixels on the screen are not causing each other in any way. They are all independently responding all at once. However in our minds when we create meaning, we try to look for causal relations. Even if causal relations appear to exist they are still only a persistent illusion.
For instance, say you are watching the movie ‘Groundhog day’, And he keeps waking up everyday in the same bed with the same alarm clock and time, Next time you see the bed, you’ll immediately predict correctly that the alarm will ring and wake him up. But that kind of causal relationship is a feature of that particular movie, And in reality all the pixels are independent of each other and only following the projector reel. So it is a case of ‘the whole moves the whole’, no part moves the whole wrt. the screen.
Causation is an illusion. There is only the field, and whatever plays within it is the play of the field itself. Whatever world, condition, situation, circumstance, or relationship appears, Is only an appearance that the field plays out just like a movie.
The power of the field generates “Experience”. We have various gross-subtle bodies that relate to what is outside to create experience. Even the transformation of those bodies (by the field itself or by the power of the higher bodies of your own), is also an appearance of the field. The field is consciousness, only the field is. All else is an appearance of the field.
The field is the substrate and all that appears are its modulations. Depending upon what is awake in you, i.e. the highest body awake in you and its vision/potential/power, It will transform all of the lower bodies. Paradoxically when it comes to our bodies, all of them are subservient to the field. So all their power is only surrogate power, that is of surrendering to the field itself and thereby channeling more of it. The more you yield to the higher, the greater the powers and vision you channel.
The field is our highest ultimate body technically speaking. So ultimately if the field itself is awake in you, it will draw you back into itself by transforming the rest. In a way, during the transformation, nothing fundamentally changed, All that changed was that all the particles rearranged themselves by yielding to the higher frequency zone that was awake in you, and along with that, all the lesser powers played themselves out and completed themselves.
(This is a rough theory I had an intuition about. I will flesh it out better with more research.)
Voltage = Vision Current = Power Circuit = Structures in Maya Resistance (In Circuit) = Inertia
Experience = Current flowing in the Circuit because of Voltage (PD). Infinite Voltage = Infinite Vision Infinite Current = Infinite Power Infinite Resistance = Absolute Impossibility
As per Ohm’s Law: I = V/R Can be translated as: Power = Vision/[Resistances or Inertia]. Your vision is your potential (PD). It gets plugged into circuits/structures of Maya, And the extent of current flowing through them determines experience intensity, Which in turn depends on the resistances in the circuit.
If you see yourself as Indian, then Pakistanis are the invaders. If you see yourself as the earth, then aliens are the invaders. If you see yourself as the body, then viruses are the invaders. If you see yourself as Brahma/Universe, then all is you, Including the Pakistanis, aliens, viruses and so on. It is like how you own your whole body when speaking about it to a doctor. You may mention a specific organ, but you see yourself as the whole when describing.
RULE: “What appears is not what it really is.”
This is even easier to see the more disrupted things get.
Persistence makes it more difficult to see illusions,
Because the persistent stuff imposes itself on you,
Day after day in the same way, leaving very little gaps.
But disruptions make it more easy to see between the cracks.
To see that all that appears is empty,
And is the modulation of a substrate that is completely free to change.
In my opinion, the real truth is all mixed.
There is no black and white dichotomy of [good parent, terrible parent].
The world/creation is like a forest.
It can be seen in 1000s of ways,
And all of these ways are views of the same transcendental object.
The transcendental object we call world,
Is an infinite canvas for us to project and see what we want to see.
Just like a screen is.
It carries the potential in each of its pixels,
To show a huge range of brightness and color,
And consequently appear as any picture.
All is a complex mixture.
Nothing is a pure blessing or a pure curse.
There is duality in everything.
Flexibility of perspective/vision and response-ability,
Is the truest freedom imo.
All that appears is the play of Maya.
All is an appearance.
All that appears is not what it really is.
It is the flexibility of our mind that allows us to see more,
Of the transcendental higher dimensional object we call the world.
Like how 1000s of people take videos of a place using their own cameras,
We use our minds to perceive and understand different aspects of this world.
But the world (the place itself) is beyond all the footage that was captured.
The footage is a representation and not the thing itself.
The world is an unfathomable blend of 1000s of facets.
Our minds are like travelers and explorers of this multifaceted object.
How much we travel and explore is our choice,
And is also dependent on our potential.
When it comes to Maya,
The rule is always: “Do it the way it works”.