Evolution Diaries

The Buddhas : Why do you doubt?
 
UN : Sometimes, the path gets monotonous.
 
The Buddhas : Keep doing what you are doing. You are on the right track.
 
UN : Most of the times I do just that. Only sometimes there are pangs…
 
The Buddhas : For success, recognition and fame?
 
UN : I don’t want to use the word fame, and I am successful at what I do. I don’t want the recognition, but maybe once a month, I do want some recognition. However, the feeling passes, and I move on.
 
The Buddhas : You’ve already signed up for recognition here.
 
UN : Signed up? Here? Don’t understand.
 
The Buddhas : Your activities till date have given you recognition in our dimension.
 
UN : Which doesn’t necessarily mean recognition in my dimension, right?
 
The Buddhas : In your dimension, it means struggle. Recognition might or might not come, depending upon your tendency towards getting corrupted.
 
UN : And what makes you think I’ve signed up for this?
 
The Buddhas : Do other corresponding activities and we’ll sign you out of here.
 
UN : So you’re saying, that the nature of what I do makes you take notice of me?
 
The Buddhas : UhhhYeah!
 
UN : And you’re saying I can opt for worldly recognition anytime by choosing to do other such activities which beget worldly recognition, right?
 
The Buddhas : Yeah, who’s stopping you…except you yourself? You want to do spiritual and charitable deeds.
 
UN : Ok forget about the recognition part, I just need conducive company, sometimes.
 
The Buddhas : Then you won’t struggle.
 
UN : You’re happy that I struggle, is it?
 
The Buddhas : No, we’re happy that your speed of evolution is fast.
 
UN : Can one evolve without struggling?
 
The Buddhas : For one’s system to change enough for evolution, DNA needs to change.
 
UN : And DNA’s not going to change without the required pressure, correct?
 
The Buddhas : Correct.
 
UN : What about the ones revelling in their fame, glory and recognition currently?
 
The Buddhas : Why are you so bothered about them? That’s their test.
 
UN : The test being to see whether they’ll get corrupted?
 
The Buddhas : For example. One basically wants to see whether they’ll do any good, being in a position of power.
 
UN : And since I’m already doing good, what do I want a position of power for, right?
 
The Buddhas : Hahahahaha, kind of…, you said it, we didn’t!
 
UN: Right, bye.





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I Enjoy Being a Nobody

The Buddhas : Are you sure about this one?

UN : Why? You think otherwise?

The Buddhas : You have that streak in you. The one wanting fame, sometimes, indirectly, maybe.

UN : Hmmm. Yes, sometimes there are pangs.

The Buddhas : But mostly, better sense prevails.

UN : I’m glad you see that.

The Buddhas : Let’s harp a bit on this hidden craving for fame.

UN : I’m not craving for fame. I enjoy being a nobody.

The Buddhas : Ok, lets put this another way.

UN : Go ahead.

The Buddhas : You are noticed. Your work is noticed. Eventually, you get acclaim in what you do.

UN : Is that a bad thing?

The Buddhas : We’re not finished. This leads you to subconsciously crave for more. It’s a natural tendency.

UN : I watch out for this tendency.

The Buddhas : Yes, but sometimes it’s there and you don’t know it.

UN : Continue.

The Buddhas : You only get to know after then committing an action that is driven by a latent craving for recognition.

UN : Hmmm. True. You’ll need to concede, though, that once I realize such an action has been committed, I immediately correct myself.

The Buddhas : Ya, you correct your action then and suppress the pang for recognition.

UN : You don’t like the suppression bit, is it?

The Buddhas : It’ll just explode that way.

UN : I see. You’re trying to say that upon explosive emergence, then, things will be uncontrollable.

The Buddhas : Better is to let it come out, recognize it, and then, let it move on.

UN : Without acting on it, you’re saying, right?

The Buddhas : Yeah. Just don’t act on it. Have that much self-control.

UN : So what it’s boiling down to is this : I need to recognize fame-related thought processes as they emerge…

The Buddhas : …and then let them pass, without acting on them or reacting to them.

UN : That’s it, is it?

The Buddhas : Sounds simple, doesn’t it?

UN : I’m sure you’re going to say otherwise.

The Buddhas : Well, let’s see you do it first.