Our Human Worldly Character
THE SIMS 2: A great analogy!
As you watch the characters living their life, this witnessing watcher is in the same manner as The True Self, the Creator of the program, witnessing the variety of life, and trying to keep all souls happy and learning the good path. The Creation (where all souls actually live) is similar to a huge, highly advanced computer program, and each embodied soul is like the characters in the computer program.
YOU ARE NOT THE WORLDLY CHARACTER
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As you know, you are not the individual, neither the human individual nor even the spiritual soul, you are The Eternal, Immortal, Magical, and Mysterious One Real Self.
From this perspective, as the Real Self, you can relate to the individual, currently having a human experience, like a character within a computer-game, book, or film.
You are in charge of the character and your aim is to give them a good, world serving life, and happy life. The main rule is - DON'T BE SELFISH. Selfishness is a negative characteristic and makes everybody unhappy so it is to be removed from your character's personality.
You will have to get the character into holistically healthy shape!
This is achieved by:
- Understanding the Seven Chakra System as a simple map of the human experience
- Holistic Purification:
- Physical: Gentle and regular physical exercise: Swimming, Hatha Yoga, Tai Chi, walking, etc..
- Diet: Healthy and nutritious food
- Purification: Mind, Emotions, and Soul
- Abandon the Selfish Ego
- Actions: Cooperative and harmless
- Spiritual: Self Realization
- Create and maintain a happy, wholesome, Sattvic, and balanced Spiritual Lifestyle
SVADHARMA - PURPOSE
Svadharma means "doing that which comes naturally to you and is always good for everybody" - our natural calling in life. When we try to do things that are not part of our natural character (our soul) then we often fail. This is because we are not following our svadharma - the natural temperaments of our soul.
Find out what your svadharma is. Ask yourself, "How do I feel when I am doing certain things? Does something come easily? Is it natural for me or am I trying to imitate somebody else?" First, take stock of your natural inclinations and your capability, which is your taste, temperament, style, and capacity. With some things it's so natural. You're like a fish in the water. You just know: "Ahh, that's what I'm meant to do." This is your svadharma.
Svadharma is different from karma (which is just an action based on selfish interest). Svadharma is something righteous, natural, and benefits everybody. That is why you cannot say "It is my svadharma to steal." The word dharma always implies benefit to the welfare of everybody - there's no personal desire behind it.
Our svadharma may change over the years. It's not a conscious decision, it just flows, it develops naturally. It is often unplanned by you and it is always good for everybody.
LIFE IS SERVICE TO GOD IN ALL
There is only one universal, unified, living entity that is the Totality of All - God. So in truth there is nothing but God. God is All. So we serve God in the All - that is the essence of karma yoga.
Everything in life serves the whole. Each organ of the body serves. The mind serves. The heart serves. The soul serves. God serves the whole Creation. The whole of nature serves the Unity of Life on Earth - the One in All. The only thing that does not serve is the mindstate of human ignorance, selfishness, and egotism.
Yoga serves to rid humanity of the mindstate of egotism. That's the whole point of the science of yoga - the operation of the egodectomy. The removal of the selfish ego by purification and the appointment of the spiritually motivated soul to take charge of the worldly character.
We can make our activities a great ocean of holistic life support that lovingly benefits the lives of many or we can fall foul of egoism and become a sad and selfish personality on the Great Stage of Life. As our holistic awareness of interconnectivity and interdependence increase sthen we begin to realize the great benefit of becoming "a Holistic Life Support Node in the Great Network of Creation!"
Karma yoga is thus the conscious interpretation of our life activities as acts of loving service and support to "The Unity of Life on Earth.
For example, we perform some activity, like washing up, and to avoid egoism - getting all puffed up with self-admiration - we then dedicate that action back to life "I dedicate this washing up action to the health and well-being of my family."
Every time you do something, feel, "May this activity be dedicated to The Unity of Life on Earth."
Mine binds, Thine Liberates. If you drop "mines" all over, they will "undermine" your life - or blow up in your face. But if you change all the "mines" to Thine, you will always be tranquil and safe.
Let us dedicate our lives to The Unity of Life on Earth.
Can we see how karma yoga cuts right through the possibility of getting egotistical and at the same time it helps us to increase our heart (fourth) chakra awareness and expression by learning to consider others?