Free Will and God, the Abiding Paradox of Brahman

Buddha statue in the garden, Santa Clara 2010

Everyone goes through the same process, first learning the difference between life supporting action and it’s opposite. Then, making a choice of which to favor. Life supporting thoughts and action lead steadily to a closer relationship with Divinity, with God.

But this is not a matter of blind obedience or heedless faith. Surrendering to Mother Divine and to God, all the multitude of the Divine Host, is a deliberate choice, based solely on experience. Unless we can fully become immersed in the Divine, the abiding paradox of Brahman is not a possibility. By the same process, we can see that making unwise choices brings us karma that turns our face away from Mother’s, away from Totality. If we insist on such ignorant choices, we will create a big mess. 🙂

Choosing carefully is always a fine line, as the purpose of life is engagement and enjoyment. As we are driven to grow and sustain such goals, we are challenged at every point regarding how to think and act, even in terms of our basic identity.

Living Brahman is often described as living an abiding paradox. Duality, with its endless sea of opposition is transformed into Totality, and integrated as such. Once Totality or Brahman is established, situated between Mother Divine and relative life, problems and solutions are always found together, existing as a completion.

Although Maharishi at one point cautions, “Do not expect perfection in the relative [life]”, perfection can be discovered, nurtured, and made prominent, living Brahman. Prior to this, a tremendous amount of our energy is wasted trying to resolve ourselves to our inner and outer environments.

Much of the conflict is neutralized by allowing our identity to reform naturally, as we transcend towards the fullness of Cosmic life. The ego or sense of self must be robust enough to coalesce around the body vehicle we inhabit, while being calm enough, clear enough to suspend judgment on itself until Brahman is lived, Cosmic life is lived.

Then the ego knows its place always, rendering appropriate service to Divinity with a personal touch, another flower in the garden, meant to provide beauty, comfort, sustenance, delight, Reality, even shelter while spreading such an example globally.

This is living the paradox of Brahman, all the values of Heaven, united on Earth, and moving forward.

“We cannot give responsibility, we can only take it.” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Published by Jim Flanegin

it shows up in the pictures...I am a US citizen (born in California), though spent my childhood through high school living primarily in SE Asia, giving me a deep view of both East and West. I began TM at 21 and the TM-Sidhis at 26. I was visited by Guru Dev at 39. The rest is history. :-)

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