Flow

The Buddhas : Hmmm, your intensity has decreased.

UN : Yes. Perhaps it is temporary. Also, I’m dealing with headache resulting from intense Daimoku.

The Buddhas : Was that your practice like fire?

UN : Don’t you think I’m steadier now? Practicing more like the flow of water?

The Buddhas : You do learn fast. What about your loudness?

UN : One of my seniors told me it’s the loudness of determination that matters more than the loudness of voice.

The Buddhas : Intelligent senior.

UN : Yes, have become less loud. However, there is this natural loudness that I’m not able to go below.

The Buddhas : Keep it natural.

UN : Ya, but my natural loudness is some notches above what I’ve seen around me. 

The Buddhas : Keep it natural, not more, not less. Sometimes the natural flow will be soft. Respect that. Don’t make it loud when what’s coming out is soft. 

UN : What about vice-versa?

The Buddhas : Don’t get the headache. That’s your limit.

UN : So, what you’re saying is for me not to keep the loud flow going to the extent of a headache, and to artificially soften it when I feel a headache coming in. 

The Buddhas : When you feel a headache coming on is already one step too far. The flow will have signaled softness before that, and you will probably have missed the signal. Now the body sends a different signal, which it knows you won’t miss.

UN : The headache. 

The Buddhas : Yes. Flow is subtle. Become as subtle as the flow of what’s coming from within you to understand the nature of your flow. 

UN : 🙂 Thanks.

The Buddhas : Bye.

UN : Bye. 

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.