“Everything is predetermined.” – Ramana
If this is so, then what about ‘Free will’, the so-called ‘Law of Attraction’, ‘What you put out you get back’, ‘what goes around, comes around’, and ‘karma’? It has been said: “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve” [Think and Grow Rich] … this summarizes [broadly] these beliefs. Yes, these popular belief systems ‘are’ correct – all of them, WITHIN the construct of the Grand Dream that the world-universe ‘is’. Nevertheless, they are NOT true.
There ‘is’ only the ONE SELF, which is Empty Nothing-ness with infinite potential. To experience that potential there must be a stage or framework upon which it can manifest and this manifestation occurs on the ‘screen’ of Consciousness WITHIN the ONE SELF [Who YOU Really Are]. In this regard, NOTHING is really ‘happening’ but a ‘projection’. The entire swath of so called ‘good and bad’ happenings that occur on the swinging pendulum of events within the belief in ‘separation’ are fabricated, no different than a movie script YOU, playing infinite parts, act out ‘with’ YOUR SELF.
The conditioning [attachments, expectations and identifications] that cloth the garments of each character are the designers of the ‘destiny’ that you experience in each NEW character, in each new dream-lifetime – PRECISELY! And what ‘appears’ as the ‘free will’ to so-called ‘create your own reality’ … is an illusion. All of this is for the Real YOU [the ONE SELF], to experience IT’s/YOUR full potential and then be pulled through endless highs and lows [the Divine Discontent] - ‘inward’ so that YOU may return to the full Awareness of the Real YOU.
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