Nested Dharma, Nested Karma

Nest by Furtwangl

Nest by Furtwangl

Down on the level of Buddhi, the intellect and intuition, the interactions of the fine devata create relationships. These structure the subtle or sacred geometry that defines the forms of our world. These subtle structures are composed of sutras or threads of light. We can describe them as structured flows of light, feeling, and sound. Those fine threads are sustained by tubes, like insulation on a wire. Flowing attention curves back on itself in a spiral down the thread, creating a tube.

These tubes are embodied as subtle life-forms known as nagas. These are ancient and benevolent beings, quite different from how the West relates to them. Likely the most familiar reference would be kundalini depicted as a cobra. Our energy and physical bodies are structured from these tubes-forms. For example, our nervous, circulatory, digestive, energy, and lymphatic systems are all tube-based.

This means that all three aspects of self-aware consciousness are embodied in life-forms.
– Experiencers are embodied as people, animals, plants, devas, and so forth
– Experiencing is embodied by the fine devata that create experiences
– Objects of experience are embodied by ancient beings that hold the structure for more expressed forms of life to unfold on.

There are also crossover beings like nature spirits that help sustain natural life-forms, objects, and our experience of them in various combinations.

Dharma
In a recent webinar, Dorothy Rowe mentioned that space is nested, then explored how dharma is also nested. Dharma is related to these structures. We can say nested spaces each have their own structured dharma if they are sustained. The key is that dharmic structures support smooth flow.

We often translate Dharma as purpose but more deeply it is that which sustains. That which keeps the world going so we can have experiences and grow. The world is sustained through subtle structure.

One way of seeing nested dharma is that we have universal dharma as humans, collective dharma as members of a country and community, dharma with our family, and personal dharma related to stages of life.

For example, when we’re young it’s our duty to be a student and prepare for adulthood. We also discover what skills and talents we can offer the world.

As we become adults, we take on dharma related to work, then family, then community, and so forth. When we develop spiritually, we fulfill our universal dharma.

Dharma is present in the smallest details and in the universe as a whole. Whatever helps sustain and grow is dharma. Flow and natures support indicate dharma. The very structure of our universe embodies dharma.

How structure relates to the 4 legs of the bull of dharma is puzzling though. They are related to the 4 Yugas (ages) and seem to have a general relationship with the 4 types of dharma. Buckminster Fuller described the tetrahedron (3-sided pyramid) as the fundamental building block of the underlying geometry of the world. And the tetrahedron has 4 points. But this is a conceptual recognition, not experiential. We’ll see.

[Update: Perhaps I’m confusing symbolism with structure. Maybe the 4 legs: warming, purity, compassion, and truth are simply qualities in us that support smooth flow and thus dharma. They’re not structural.]

Karma
Karma is action. The more refined it is, the smoother and more wide-ranging it is. Action is a more expressed form of the flow of consciousness. We can say smooth flow is dharma and action that completes.

Karma is also nested as it takes place in various values of nested space. Our cells and bacteria act, our body systems process, we have actions we do alone, those we do in close relationships, in community, country, and so on. Our discrimination, thoughts, and emotions are all forms of action on those levels too. The echo’s of our inner life reflect in our space and thus into the spaces around us. Our inner and outer actions reverberate through spaces beyond our experience.

(Remember that the “space” we refer to here is nested in a universal space. It’s not physical nor constrained by your skin or the walls of your home. It is more subtle than thought.)

Events that arise in our experience are often driven by our unresolved past (action, karma). They’re not a reflection of how we are now. They illustrate who we were in the past. Yet how we are now determines if we complete the experience and resolve the karma or resist the experience and cause it to cycle around again later. Similarly, if we grasp at good experiences and try to hold on to them, we resist their resolution as well.

Arising karma is often a blend so we shouldn’t try to figure out the “reasons” for an experience. That just keeps us in our head and in resistance. Just see what is arising and allow it to be as it is, acting as required. If we notice reactivity, allow that to be there too. See if you can avoid getting too caught in your response. But if you do, that’s OK too. Now you’re recognizing it. See it as old stuff coming up to be resolved. Like the calendar telling us it’s time to take out the trash – no need to open the bag again and go through it.

When someone else presents issues to us, let their problems by theirs. Support their process but don’t make it your own. If we notice our own reactivity, that is what we have to heal. If we’re neutral, we know that arena is clear for us. We can just deal with it as it is.

This doesn’t mean we become passionless. Emotionless means we’re blocked up. What we’re talking about here is reactivity; grasping and resistance to our experience. Drivers from our unresolved past. When we resolve the past, we free the emotions. Then we can experience them more fully and richly, as they are. And they arise appropriately, not because something pushed an old button.

For example, we see someone kick a dog. Naturally we’re angry. If necessary, we act to correct the situation. And then we put down the experience and the emotions complete. It doesn’t continue to haunt us. We don’t come back to it over and over.

The structure that stores unresolved karma turns out to be the same structure that sustains dharma. The difference is that for karma, attachment comes into play. Something was resisted or grasped at and held. It didn’t resolve.

This creates a wrinkle in the structure, friction, and eddies in the flow. This distorts nearby tubes and attracts others with similar resistance. Over time, the smooth cloth of our structure develops a knot or tangle of tubes. These are experienced as energetic contractions or stresses.

Over time, if we continue to resist resolving that experience, we sustain the knot and the unresolved energy and thoughts shadow our experience.

The energetic turbulence creates events in our life. Some we may view as unwanted and resist again, building the knot and sustaining the wheel of karma. But if we see them as an opportunity to resolve our past, our unfinished business, we can gradually “untangle” the knots.

When the knot is untangled, the threads follow the template of life and shift back to smooth flow. The threads become dharmic again. This also improves the life of those ancient life-forms that sustain us.

This means that within unresolved karma is dharma. There is a core thread in a knot. As Dorothy Rowe observed, if we can heal the core attachment, the rest should fall away directly. But the core tends to be obscured by the energetic turbulence. Often, we work into knots in layers, like peeling an onion.

Generally, we experience these knots as tight contractions physically, energetically, emotionally, or mentally.

Because they’re created by attachment and resistance, relaxing the contractions is key to the untangling.

This insight quite changes my approach to energetic entanglements, what are sometimes called energetic cords of attachment. Recognizing these tubes are life-forms that support us means there are more effective ways to disengage than cutting.

When you have a tangle of string, you can remove the mess by cutting the string a few times. But then you have short bits and lose the value of the string. If you instead untangle, the value of the string remains.

Cutting cords of attachment is a common approach I’ve followed myself, greatly finessed by Rosetree techniques.

Yet if we cut the cord without resolving the attachment, we’ve not really healed the issue completely, just an effect. Dorothy Rowe talks of unknotting them rather than cutting them. The grip is literally our attachment, helpfully supported by the naga. If we deeply relax the grip, we resolve the attachment directly. If you untangle the string, you have the intact string.

Then those unwound karmic knots become the dharmic structure that supports life, the templates of the Divine.

Don’t be concerned if this is not your experience. These are quite subtle and they’re just beginning to show themselves more clearly now. I’m also using visual references when some will experience this more by sound or feeling. This is not something you need to accept or believe. I’m just describing observations that may help you live life in a smoother, more satisfying way.

If we understand the mechanics better, we can support the process more smoothly and get the best results.
Davidya

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39 Responses to Nested Dharma, Nested Karma

  1. Jean says:

    Hi David, very interesting post.
    The symbolism of the snake is fascinating. In the Hindu traditions we can see the cobra around the head of the gods and also in ancient Egypt the same symbolism is used.
    Sri M has written about some of his experiences with the Nagas in his book. Apparently he met with one of the higher Naga beings called Nagaraja.

    • Davidya says:

      Hi Jean
      Yes, every life form has a “royalty.” But you raise a good point. Physical snakes would have a nagaraja or snake king. The nagas I wrote about here are subtle energetic tubes. We might say a more subtle kind of snake but they’re not part of the same hierarchy.
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      Of course, there is a relationship and those subtle forms may well be symbolized by the more expressed forms. I don’t know the cultural symbolism well enough to comment but we have been through an age where the understanding of the more subtle kind was lost. It’s likely the understanding of the older symbols has been missed too.

      • herwig says:

        Hi David Hi Jean,

        Based on experience, I can say that Kundalini Shakti literally rises in serpentine as well as peristalic movements. Sometimes more subtly, sometimes quite physically. The symbolism is very obvious.

        The staff of Aesculapius, of course, refers to the same natural vitality as well.

        In my understanding of Genesis and the so called “original sin” the activity of the snake refers to the awakening of the intellect (Eating the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil),which creates the sense of a seperate ego. After that we became aware of our nakendess (being unprotected) and have to find our way back to Unity.
        This has been misunderstood as a moral issue. But it is a natural process of growth. The original Eden was an unaware state. Consciousness has to go all the way through duality back to Uniity (Purnamadah Purnamidam) to become fully aware of itself. It is the path from an unstable equilibrium to a stable one. In between there is a degree of turbulence.
        Regrettably this wonderful story of Shakti’s path to Shiva was misunderstood in the monotheist traditions and the Serpent was defamed in the West.

        “You are a human being. Therefore you have the power to discriminate between good and bad […] Don’t think of yourself as weak or fallen.”
        Guru Dev Brahmananda Saraswati

        Om Shakti Om

        • Davidya says:

          Hi Herwig
          What people experience of the kundalini process varies widely for a number of reasons. For some, its very involved and conscious, for others almost unnoticed.
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          Yes, and the medical Caduceus with the intertwined snakes, likely ida and pingala. (The main shushumna channel is one of many nadis in the energy physiology.)
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          It’s hard to say what the Garden of Eden story was intended to say but I agree. We have to discover ourselves as distinct from each other and the Divine before we can unite again from a place of wisdom. The story may also speak to a descending age where we fell from the Eden of a golden age. But the snake got the blame. ๐Ÿ™‚
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          You quote a profoundly wise man, one so profoundly awake that his presence was felt for miles.

      • Jean says:

        Sri M wrote in his autobiography that Babaji explained to him the relationship between the Nagas and humanity.

        “Thousands of years ago, when humanity was still in infant stages of mental evolution, there was regular contact with Sarpa Loka. The wise and evolved Nagas frequented the earth, and spent long periods here, teaching and educating human beings. The snake worship you come across in all ancient civilizations is a tribute to the advanced Nagas of yore.
        Their images were venerated for the deep wisdom that they possessed. They also taught the secret of the kundalini energy initially, again symbolized by a serpent.
        Patanjali who gave the world the Ashtanga Yoga Sutras, was himself a Naga, and is depicted as half man and half snake.
        The snake on the pharaoh’s head and the snake coiled around the yogi-god Shiva, are all symbolic representations of wisdom and power, imparted to certain human beings by the Naga teachers.”

        • Davidya says:

          Thanks, Jean. I’ve seen Patanjali illustrated this way but didn’t know the backstory. This would support the idea that the author is much older than the historical Patanjali sometimes attributed.
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          I’ve also heard it said that the Sutras come from the last Treta Yuga, making them older than the Ramayana. This potentially makes them even older.
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          I have an article coming up where I touch on lokas.

  2. Bartosz says:

    Really interesting topic. I am curious about karma reworking. Some people claim that kundalini burn it and sometimes we need to experience again to sort it.

    • Davidya says:

      Hi Bartosz
      There are some knots associated with the kundalini process. Rising will roast the attachments there. Awakening itself is said to roast the backlog of karma through the light of consciousness. The light of truth resolving the contractions of ignorance.
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      From what I’ve seen, it depends some on the depth of the shift as to how thorough that is. Some have more unpacking afterward than others.
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      As I’ve written about, we still have the “sprouted seeds”, the karma already unfolding to deal with. I’ve never met anyone beyond karma. But the awakening process does help.

  3. Gina says:

    “. . .we experience these knots as tight contractions physically, energetically, emotionally, or mentally.
    Because theyโ€™re created by attachment and resistance, relaxing the contractions is key to the untangling.”

    So how does one “relax” the contractions? How do we resolve the attachment? How do we untangle the string? You say that awakening helps but no one is beyond karma. So what is the answer?

    • Gina says:

      When I’m sewing and get a knot in a thread, I sometimes use a sharp needle to go into the center of the knot and loosen the tangles….What is the sharp needle? Is it the higher intellect?

      • Davidya says:

        The sharp needle is attention, Gina. As the mind and emotions settle, simple attention is able to pierce into anything. Bringing the light of awareness to shadows, they dissolve.
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        The pure awareness of transcendence or of awakeness is pure attention. Pure presence.
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        The intellect does help with that fine discrimination. After awakening it becomes resolute – based in being rather than tossed around by the mind. then discrimination is much sharper.

    • Davidya says:

      Hi Gina
      There are more specific techniques for handling specific kinds of contractions but broadly, transcendence or samadhi is the key. When the mind comes to silence, the light of source can shine in and the relaxation can allow tight contractions to release.
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      However, unresolved karma tends to be on a schedule. It shows up progressively in it’s time. Then we have the opportunity to resolve it or push back.
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      Looping back though, there can be some hard knots that can be loosened up by a good energy healer.
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      Awakening helps because we’re able to release attachments much more easily. They arise in our experience and we learn to step in and process them. Attention becomes potent and unencumbered. But anyone can heal. It just takes some learning and practice.

  4. George says:

    Another veil lifted for me, and exactly at a time when I needed some more insight. Thank you, D.

  5. Carolyn says:

    Davidya, thank you so much for this post and for sharing your work in general. I just discovered you via Chitheads a few months ago, and your insight has been balm for the seeker in me.
    This article today put to words some insights I’ve had into dealing with a difficult relationship with someone who struggles with mental illness. I have felt deeply that resolving conflict (within me) with this person is part of my spiritual path, and I have been trying the past several months to un-knot the string of attachment between us rather than sever, as I have found cutting and severing creates too much disturbance in the field and does not really create the elegant detachment I want, just more attachment and harm energetically.
    Any more insights into a “higher” level way of relating with a loved one with a lot of delusions and shadows?

    • Davidya says:

      Hi Carolyn
      Thanks for mentioning the source. Always interesting how people discover this.
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      Yes, there is a point where we realize that everything coming up in our experience is arising because there is something in us to be healed.
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      The tricky part with situations like that is being clear on what is mine to be healed and what is theirs. We can’t heal their problems for them. We can only be there to support.
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      Sometimes, we realize that our presence is not helping. Or sometimes when we heal what is within us, the need for their problem falls away too.
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      Often, the big lessons in life are multi-layered. We peel them off bit by bit.
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      A “higher” level would be relating on the level of soul or Self, under all the shadow. This isn’t something in words but in presence. You don’t even have to be with them. But that does require enough healing to be able to connect in that way.
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      I would also mention patience. These things usually take time and unfold in steps. You can’t force or rush it, just deal with it as it is now and peel what of the onion you can.
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      And you may find it useful to consult with a good energy healer. They can’t do your work for you, but they can help pull some of the plugs. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Jim says:

    Thank you, David –
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    Yes, the nesting of karma is always there. Which is why the typical cute little innocent baby trails behind him or her a mountain range of unresolved karma – lol More than just a full diaper…
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    That is why these techniques to encourage transcendence as a normal part of life are so popular – everyone instinctively wants to get ahead of the curve, and surf vs wallow.
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    The bull of dharma you reference is simply the manifestation of the form best suited for engaging cleanly our universal dharma and moving it forward.
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    Rather than become aware, reflect, analyze, and take a direction, all of that is baked into graceful, universal forward momentum, that moves in a powerful and sure-footed manner, inherently aware of its purpose, and both invincible and unstoppable. This is the bull of [universal] dharma.
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    Of course such a life is made visible by the complete synchrony of karma. So when karma becomes invisible, universal dharma becomes visible. The bull shows up. Otherwise it can be clouded by the BS. ๐Ÿ™‚
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    There is a good analogy of this in the data communications field too. If we use a protocol incorporating too much error-checking of the data, it can greatly reduce throughput and negatively affect both the speed and effectiveness of the transmission. On the other hand, if the protocol is appropriate for the maximum transmission rate of the physical medium, we achieve great success.
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    • Davidya says:

      Hi Jim
      (laughs) Happily, it’s not the parents job to clean that one…
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      Ah – to be clear, I was referring to the 4 legs of the bull of dharma: tapas, saucha, daya, and satya = warming, purity, compassion, and truth. Perhaps these are simply qualities in us that culture smooth flow and the sustaining of dharma. ๐Ÿ™‚
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      (laughs) Yeah – that’s the over-thinking mind. Settle things down and we get maximum throughput. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Jim says:

        Hi David, Oh, I didn’t know about the four legs as specified, though yeah, as precursors they would work quite well. My take can be a ‘footnote’. lol ๐Ÿ™‚
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        Yes, some interesting correlations: the X.25 protocol, designed in the 1970’s has highly redundant error correction, and is proactively designed for it, making it very reliable yet largely impractical for today. On the other hand the TCP protocol used today (along with IP), always makes the assumption that the message got through, unless explicitly notified otherwise by the receiver. Much, much faster.
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        The evolution from the slow protocol to the faster one was dependent on the growing lack of resistance in the physical transmission medium, the nervous system of the network. Today it is mostly optical fiber, pure glass. ๐Ÿ™‚
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        Fascinating how technology has mirrored the expansion of global awareness, and even the communication protocols have modified their personalities to suit the more open and rapid style now.

        • Davidya says:

          Hi Jim
          Yes, your comment lead to an article update on that point. Sometimes, I get too literal and assume everything is structure. (laughs)
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          Yes, some have described how the World Wide Web has helped facilitate global awakening. Knowledge is spread wide, although the chaff has also grown.
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          Yeah – browsers had to be built to assemble the packets and ask for what was missed. There was a trend to distribute the processing power to the end computers rather than the old dumb terminal/ big server model. It pushed people to have to upgrade their computers to handle the requirements but made web sites dirt cheap.
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          The depth of fiber is still spotty but evolving rapidly. Now people can watch an HD movie while it’s downloading to their computer (or the computer in their TV) routinely. I can recall the effort to minimize the size and colour depth of web graphics. A web page with a few non-photo images could take ages to load…
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          Things have changed a lot and can be expected to change more…. video phones, electric self-driving cars and trucks, solar homes… the cost of ownership has dramatically dropped on a number of tech fronts that may see those industries change dramatically.

  7. Carl Smuda says:

    I carefully reread this one. I very much like untangle vs. cut. thank you again.

  8. Tomek says:

    Loved the fluid dynamics analogy:) This also resonates with the modality of vibrational perception operating via my heart centre, which often feels like being washed by a current of energy, or like being stuck inside of a vibrating tube, or both:) Thank you:) Tomek

    • Davidya says:

      You’re welcome, Tomek.
      Our energy systems operate on several levels so there are a number of ways we can experience this.
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      I’m reminded kundalini traditions describe the tube up the spine as having 4 layers. Shushumna is the outer tube and most commonly experienced but there are several finer ones within that.
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      Even though the tube is like a hair (another tube) in diameter, it can feel large inside of it.
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      The stuckness may be a granthi or knot. Energy tends to build up behind a knot until it becomes great enough to roast it. (in a kundalini Shakti process)

      • Tomek says:

        Hi; I meant: the heart centre serves as a kind of “web browser” in my case; While healing is supported in the environment various structures shift through the vibrational vision within the heart centre — just like now when there is releasing of fear and patterning of sense of lack within the family context; So, within the heart centre, I often feel like “moving” or “shifting through” oscillating tunnels, pipes, caves, chambers, patches, etc. Those structures have qualities, e.g. sense of identity, sense of agitation, a particular flavour of a feeling, or seem to be pulsating or “rotating”, etc.; and the feeling centre often shifts from the heart into other areas of the trunk (e.g. guts) or body in general (e.g. head) during healing; sometimes some peripheral light along with that; yet, there isn’t so much detail that I could use based on all that to create a map, although I have gotten used to it and developed a kind of “way” of moving around and applying attention in support of healing:) Typically, interchangeably with deeper diving and resting beyond the sphere of experience. The overall process used to be quite detrimental to my functioning due to the intensity of the felt sense of suffering and entanglement of my own sense of self, but now it’s gotten easier; Feels a little bit like I have jiggled out, gradually, out of many of such entanglements, while releasing larger portions of my own suffering-identity along the way:) So when I touch those structures within the family body now, they are no longer so sticky and don’t cause suffering on my part, although they may still be a part of a more personal experience on the part of other people. That’s the best summary I can give:) Tomek

        • Davidya says:

          Hi Tomek
          There is the heart itself, the nadis or tubes that extend from it to other centers, and “chakra databanks” that extend out from it in an array and give the specific qualities of the heart here. The heart is also functioning on multiple levels so people experience it quite a few ways. Vortex, geometry, space, flower, etc. It’s a remarkable place. ๐Ÿ™‚
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          Yes, the attention goes to where it’s needed to facilitate a healing or release. Beautiful. Well put. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Hi David,

    Perhaps this may sound a little crazy but recently while out driving there was the impression that the road markings had a life of their own. I mean, as though imbued with a level of consciousness and not necessarily only the paint but the symbols themselves. They also have their own unique history and function.

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    And, many years ago (resting with eyes closed) hundreds of conscious points of light situated in space but each point of light was/is, in fact, a universe and all were welcoming my own presence. Can nested dharma be on the scale of a universe?

    • Davidya says:

      Hi Lewis
      Actually, not crazy. From a subtler place, everything is alive. On one level, everything is being recreated in every moment. On another level, the structure of an object is alive (per this article). On another level, every object has small beings in charge of it, managing the laws of nature that sustain it. On this level, it’s not the object that’s alive but its support. I imagine there are others than don’t come to mind. ๐Ÿ™‚
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      All of this is equally true of ideas. So what the lines represent has a life. And the property the road is following. And the signs, etc.
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      Just driving down the road can be a very rich experience. There is life everywhere. We are immersed in it.
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      Yes, dharma is on the scale of the universe too. And there are multiple universes, each distinct in their own nested space with their own laws of nature.
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      However, what you may have been experiencing is consciousness aware of itself at every point. Each point has it’s own space that can be experienced like a universe. We are each a universe unto ourselves in that sense.
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      The second image in this article illustrates this, although the points are not different sizes and are more even. ๐Ÿ™‚
      https://davidya.ca/2015/06/23/illustrating-consciousness/
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      You would know best.

  10. SANDESH C SHETH says:

    In the Hindu temples, there is an altar that hosts the nine grahas.One of them is Ketu. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ketu_(mythology)
    Ketu has a snake form.

    And yes there are people who interact with these snake forms. It is amazing that you validate a lot of things.

    • Davidya says:

      Hi Sandesh
      Ah, good point. Rahu and Ketu are described as like a serpent or dragon. Rahu got his head cut off, leaving his body/tail as Ketu. They are the shadow planets or moons nodes where eclipses happen.
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      Notably, Ketu (of loss and liberation) is prominent at the moment as he’s traveling with Saturn for awhile this year. They’re with Pluto now too in sidereal Sagittarius. It promises to be a transformative time for many people and organizations.
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      The symbolism in many spiritual traditions has layers to it. Shiva, for example, is a symbol. But he is also a Deva. He can be experienced in form, in a more generalized mahadeva state, and as the alertness or observer quality of consciousness. His partner Shakti is likewise a symbol, a form, energy, and as the liveliness of consciousness.

  11. David, thank you for sorting that out and for the helpful link โ€” (yes, like that and they – the universes – spoke as one voice: where have you been, we’ve been waiting so long.)

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    As has been alluded to here by others it’s amazing that you actually address these things in such a matter of fact manner.

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    Some random thoughtsโ€”
    Like a tree branch carried along the river and of the direction in which it is headed no desire to change is that what it would be like for someone without karma they would not consider any act as being their own and acting would be part of the natural purposeful flow and within that for someone who is drowning in that river they’d be relieved to come by that drifting branch whereas conversely, not such a happy outcome could be for someone else enjoying a swim and unaware that they are about to collide with a tree branch.

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    Cultures throughout the world have at one point in time honoured the bull as sacred I wonder if there is a connection between the bull of dharma and Taurus one of the constellations of the zodiac.

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    So much knowledge lost to us. Above you wrote about the tetrahedron having 4 points. Somewhere (can’t remember where) I read something about there being a connection between Egypt’s Great Pyramid, Taurus (the bull) and four-dimensional space.

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    You mentioned Shushumna the outer layer of the tube up the spine. The word Shushumna is strikingly similar to the word for a long tube-like Greek sweet (the main ingredient being grape juice) Shoushouko, again, I wonder about all these connections.

    • Davidya says:

      Historically, global travel was common until the ages descended and people became more isolated and forgot their origins and sciences. The pyramids were built in a descending cycle, so the best were first.
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      On the bull of dharma, it’s possible. The Age of Taurus was I think when some of the pyramids were built. Moses was a herald of the Age of Aries, slaying the bull. Jesus (and a few others) was a herald of the Age of Pisces we’re getting near the end of. (the precession of the equinoxes)
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      With language, sometimes a coincidence, sometimes a connection. As I mention, the world was more connected in the distant past.

  12. Dorothy Rowe says:

    Thank you for understanding deeply, my points on dharma and karma, integrating, simplifying, and expanding upon them. I so love your connections. I love the simple statement that within karma is dharma. Perfection!

  13. Jose says:

    Thank you David! This article is quite insightful.
    So, depending on how we see the Karma/events (as obstacles vs opportunities) we can untangle and grow from the situation.

    Would this be related to the Tapa of Truth, right? And the key action would be acceptance and non-opposition? And is the Tapa of Truth related somehow to our current Kali Yuga?

    • Davidya says:

      Hi Jose
      Right. Are we allowing things to unfold and resolving our reactivity or resisting or playing the drama, etc.?
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      And yes. But not passive acceptance. We don’t rest as a victim to life nor fight it. It’s more a devotional acceptance.
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      Here, I define Tapas as warming, that which loosens things up. This relates to the rajas of transformation.
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      I wrote about the 4 legs of dharma and how they relate to the yugas here:
      https://davidya.ca/2018/08/30/the-bull-of-dharma/
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      However, I would not say we’re in Kali anymore. There are 2 streams there- the length of the yugas and the rising golden age.
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      The first I talk about here:
      https://davidya.ca/2011/11/22/yukteswars-yugas/
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      The second there are various predictions of for the current time and it’s definitely shifting now with many waking. But it has a ways to go before its truly in the world. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Jim says:

        Hi, Yes, the vibration of the planet is getting higher. This brings souls in and pushes them off too. Because we live in a dense world, even forming close relationships with Divinity takes awhile to become obvious in the material world.
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        If we can imagine Divine quanta to be about a thousand times finer than material quanta, very “Hi-Def”, then it becomes obvious that such refinement must be established systematically, throughout material creation.
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        Such waking up of Divinity at every layer takes a little time, even more so than thoughts coming into manifestation. Every mote of Creation wakes up. Like a sponge being wetted from the inside out, not becoming obviously wet until a substantial amount of the inside is.
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        So our world is becoming lighter, or “enlightened” every single day, making huge progress, one layer at a time. Lighter areas will begin to shine brighter, and even darker areas will loosen up. Light always seeps into darkness – I see the clearest example most mornings.
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        Whether this “enlightening” is clear to many or a few doesn’t matter much, as its procession is underway, and inevitable. Waking up is openly available now; stupors, stories and illusions are losing favor, naturally.
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        As Divinity seeps in it changes our minds, makes us curious and our hearts hungry. A natural and invisible process, now coming forward for all as a welcome change.
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        Whoopie! ๐Ÿ™‚

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