Genesis 28: “Jacob’s ladder.”
“He had a dream, and behold, a ladder was set on the earth with its top reaching to heaven; and behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. And behold, the LORD stood above it and said, “I am the LORD, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie, I will give it to you and to your descendants. “
To go up and down the ladder. Interesting task! Just like Sisyphus but with the blessing of forgetting and remembering at the “right time.” Thank the Drama for that!
The meaning of going up and down the ladder is fully explained in BK knowledge. It is the experience of duality.
Gyan understood from the devotional viewpoint will tell us that “Ravan makes us come down and Rama to go up.”
If we experience going up, we must experience coming down. Just as we cannot blame Ravan for the existence of the night, similarly we cannot blame God for the existence of daytime. Duality is one, but two at the same time.
The unlimited “deal meal” is to get both, supper and dinner… We eat our broccoli and taste our ice cream. No choice. So much for “free wheel-ing.” 😉
Purification of this sinner, impure, tamopradhan, devilish being will not be permanent. It is a temporary “cure.”
It is an eternal game of becoming a little “piggy” or a little donkey (as Baba mentions) happily or not so happily revolving itself in dust, then dirt… and then all of the sudden, towards the “end” we realize about our own “piggy-ness” (numberwise) and want to become “holy swans” again…. See the game?
We cannot blame this game on anyone (as the Murli points out) it is “predestined,” without being destined. 🙂
The script is there, but it is not a script. It is what is known as “you,” without being “you.” It sounds silly, but it is a deep point to consider.
Feeling guilty, ugly, out of shape and “lower than…” is just a royal waste of time…
Same with feeling self-righteous, pretty, in good shape and “higher than…”. The game will make us feel those things which in all reality are not real. It is part of the game.
As I watch the whole Drama, comfortably sitting in my “confluence aged” chair, watching the unlimited 3D-movie with pop corn in one hand and mango lassi on the other, I realize that the 4 seasons will go by: 2500 years of daylight and 2500 years of night time…There is sorrow, there is happiness…there is a ladder to be climbed up and to come down. There is nothing to blame anyone about. Nothing to worry about. Just a movie.
It is all about the experience, to express the role… after all I will be here, with you… in the same boat with the “Boatman,” again while going up.
There is a time for everything… but yet time, does not exist. 😉
At one time the piggy was happy to be in the mud, at another time; the donkey was happy pulling the cart of attachments… at another time the monkey thought that lust and anger were a great thing…however, at this time I can be aware that I am at the bottom of the ladder… ready to go up again.
The “animal zoo” is no longer needed in me…It is not the time. That time is over. The soul is ready to “go up” one more time… It is time.