Nothing new here either, but something I am still curious about…
When there is an awakening to selflessness, to what is with no I inherent anywhere, there is also the recognition that everything is the play of God. It is perfect and complete as it is.
Before this awakening, we may say that sounds very cold and detached. What about all the suffering in the world? Is that perfect as well? How can you say such a thing?
From this awakening, we would have to say – yes, even the suffering is perfect as it is. It is God temporarily experiencing suffering. It is God, period.
Yet, from this awakening, something else is happening as well.
When what is awakened to its own nature functions through a human self, and this human self encounters another human self manifesting suffering, then there is the recognition that she is I. This is I suffering. Why wouldn’t I do whatever I can to help?
From realization of selflessness, helping becomes a manifestation of this awakening. She is I, and she is suffering, so I help in whatever way I can.
Or maybe more precisely, I will make myself available for helping, and if she welcomes it – I will do it in whatever way I can.
This is how the Absolute becomes the Relative. This is how Big Mind gives birth to Big Heart.
This is how awakening becomes rehumanized.
This is how God lives more fully as a human being, awakened to its own nature, embracing the ultimate and the relative truths.
This is how God as awakened to its own nature, and as deluded and confused about its own nature, is embraced.
This is how awakening and delusion is lived in a human life.
This is how this awakening – manifested over here, sees itself as still deluded – manifested over there, and makes it self available.
This is how it comes to it to offer its assistance.