Recognition

UN : Sometimes, I feel under-recognized.

The Buddhas : We recognize you.

UN : Thank you. 

The Buddhas : It’s ok to not blare one’s trumpet. You’re doing great.

UN : Then why these pangs?

The Buddhas : What will you get from worldly recognition? Tell us that.

UN : Nothing, I see that. I can’t carry it forward.

The Buddhas : So drop it and move on. 

UN : My work is all so hidden. I’m busy all day. However, nobody sees what I do.

The Buddhas : Are you in it for the joy of doing, or for showing others that you do and what you do?

UN : I enjoy what I do. I’m thankful for it. Sometimes, I wish to show it.

The Buddhas : It’s a question of critical mass.

UN : Meaning?

The Buddhas : Once good, meaningful work reaches beyond critical mass, the Universe is compelled to show it to as many as possible.

UN : And since i’m already…

The Buddhas : …doing good, meaningful work,… …, yes.

UN : I see. 

The Buddhas : However, your focus must remain on your good, meaningful work.

UN : You mean the showing part is just a side-effect as far as I’m concerned?

The Buddhas : When you start focusing on the showing part, your good, meaningful work suffers.

UN : For lack of focus?

The Buddhas : Amongst other things. You do have an outlet, and are already using it to the max, btw.

UN : Outlet?

The Buddhas : As in pressure-cooker safety-hatch for any frustration.

UN : Chanting?

The Buddhas : Yeah, let it all out. Translate any frustration into intensity, length, stamina and output while chanting.

UN : As in shake the universe till it shakes. 

The Buddhas : Yeah, shake it and make it…

UN : …show my work?

The Buddhas : And then don’t forget to keep your focus anchored on your good meaningful work. 

UN : 🙂

The Buddhas : 🙂

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Feeling Like a Fool

UN : I mostly circulate in circles where my line of work has little or no value.

The Buddhas : Why do you think that is so?

UN : To motivate my circle?

The Buddhas : Describe your circle.

UN : Well-off, successful, recognised, powerful, connected, people with lots of good Karma accumulated in the past, using it up at a ridiculously fast speed. 

The Buddhas : So your presence would be to remind them…

UN : …to stop depleting their savings so fast, and to start accumulating new good Karma?

The Buddhas : Yes. And your test would be to…

UN : …not feel looked down upon, lowly, unsuccessful, unrecognised, worthless etc. because of these people?

The Buddhas : Yes, because you have enough…

UN : …confidence and belief in what I’m doing?

The Buddhas : Correct. Just because you are almost always functioning out of your comfort-zone, doesn’t mean that you are what a few people in your circle might think you are. 

UN : How come I’m not allowed entry into my comfort zone?

The Buddhas : All in good time. However, we want to get rid of an illusion.

UN : Which would be what?

The Buddhas : You’re doing more good outside of your comfort-zone that you will be once you enter it. 

UN : What’s the illusion?

The Buddhas : The feeling in your mind that you’ll peak upon entry into your comfort-zone.

UN : So I’ll peak outside?

The Buddhas : You are well on your way, and your growth will peak while still outside. 

UN : And once inside?

The Buddhas : One tends to get comfortable once inside one’s comfort-zone.
 

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.





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.

Cut-off Line

Can we talk about retribution? 

Yes. 

What’s the cut-off line? 

Meaning? 

Let’s say I’m giving some Karma back. 

Ok. 

When do I know I’ve given enough back to nullify the original Karma, but not more?

Ha! 

Why do you laugh? 

You’re asking about a very thin line. 

Is it?

Yeah. It’s so thin that most whiz past it without knowing. 

Resulting in?

New Karma. 

So how does one gauge the zero-point? 

You’ve got to be very watchful. 

In what way? 

Your environment will give you signs. Very subtle ones. 

And then? 

That’s your cue to stop. Let go. Not press. Cool down. 

Provided I recognize the signs in the first place. 

Yes, that’s the whole thing. It comes with evolution. You get the hang of it, ultimately. 

I’m seeing an issue here, though, for mankind. 

You are, are you? 

Once into a groove, with Karma over, craving for that Karma still remains. 

Ha! 

Don’t laugh. 

Can’t help it. The game is also about nullifying craving as Karma gets over. 

Otherwise?

You create new Karma wrt the same groove. 

So that’s it? 

What, you thought evolution would be a cakewalk? 

No. Alright, I get your point. 

Good. See you soon. You’ve been gone quite a while. 

Yeah. See you.