Events happen, deeds are done…

Everyone smiles in the same language.

Even more important, perhaps, is the fact that the basic understanding that no one is a doer — that, in the words of the Buddha, “events happen, deeds are done, consequences happen, but there is no individual doer of any deed” — in one moment, relieves us of the usual load of guilt and shame for our ‘immoral’ or unsuccessful actions, and pride and arrogance for our success.

Also, perhaps more importantly, we know that we simply do not have to carry the usual burden of hatred and malice towards the ‘other’ whom we would otherwise consider to be the cause of our hurt or misfortune. The understanding is based on the total acceptance that if we are hurt, we are hurt because, for some reason which we simply cannot know, we were supposed to be hurt according to the all-pervading cosmic law that applies to everything in the universe, from the smallest atom to the largest planet or star.

In other words, it would be downright stupid to hate anyone — any particular body-mind organism — through which the act that hurt us had happened, again, according to the same cosmic law.

Let Life Flow, by Ramesh Balsekar, Page 12

“I can do nothing by Myself; I judge only as I hear. And My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.”
John 5:19

“No one can come to me unless the Father [Consciousness] who sent me [Awareness] draws them…”
John 6:44

“The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work.”
John 14:10

Holger

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