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In every practice you find a shadow. But purity is not reviling any part of life.


Epic Story Arc in Buddha Nature

Buddha

For those of you who are literary types, can you insert a new character in a story just anywhere?

It wouldn’t be as effective as it could be if you did. It wouldn’t make sense. Effectively, you break continuity and suspension of disbelief. Well, the material world is a harsh editor. It will not allow that break in continuity to occur.

Is that why a person is often in the same area doing the same things, but you never meet until something happens. Is exactly why.

Is there a point in stories where a new character can be introduced?

Whenever there is a free space for one. At a transition point? Yes, the free space. A transition which is an open faced context break.

We are both story characters and narrators. Everything we do is a story told to the audience that is the world, and our wyrd is the main character we are playing. Change the setting of the story through different description, different interpretation, and you can transform the main character for as long as it’s beneficial to do so. Does this make sense? Is it solid story structure?

Yes, it’s boring if the main character never changes or realizes anything.

Enough instances of this and you break out of the mask of the main character and instead develop an epic story arc which steps into the role of the main character. Sound right? This epic story arc is fully realized Buddha nature, and the ultimate goal of mastering the wyrd as well.

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Is that when the story takes over and things start to flow? Yes. It’s a great source of inspiration.

Chi. Yes. Inspiration = spirit. Another word might be glamour. This is why celebs are so powerful. Though they have no official temporal power, their story arcs may not even have anything to do with their genuine identity. It doesn’t matter.

Enlightenment is not automatically jumping on the next seed? Exactly.

No point in hiding then because I know all my hiding spots. And your hiding spots have bad chi flow. They are the reason you wind up wanting to hide in the first place. It’s best to avoid them.

I think I can trade the hiding spots for spotting spots like a duck blind. Oh, they can be used certainly. Just don’t stay there.

I guess meditation is my spotting spot. Yes. It’s why it gives people such fits. They often aren’t prepared for what they will spot if they sit and stop trying to spot things.

I wish that English bloke would stop narrating my every move though. You can use concentration practice to change things like that. It’s a supporting practice to meditation.

How can you learn to not be so shocked? I guess you have to desensitize yourself like a doctor has to do sometimes? Ah, you learn to not be shocked by being willing to be shocked by everything. You can only OMG! For so long before that just runs out of steam.

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You need to shout sometimes. In fact, it’s a great way to develop your sense of humor. OMG! A toothbrush. OMG! Shoes. OMG! I’m awake, now what do I do?

The best comics make fun of themselves and we laugh because we see the same in our own selves? Yes, exactly. This is why they say there is a fine line between humour and horror. It’s horror when we take it seriously.

I happen to think Jeff Dunham has multiple personalities. That’s why his puppets work so well. He pretends like he does and jokes about it. OMG! It’s a puppet named Walter.

OMG! You’re fulla crap! That’s what he would say. Indeed, yes, because he says everyone is. Can you be biased if you treat everyone with the same bias?

That’s a one hand clapping question. Ah, koans spring up spontaneously when you see things the right way.

Is that why wise people get so cryptic? They get so cryptic because they are trying to be clear about something that is so obvious it’s invisible.

Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.

Travis Saunders
Dragon Intuitive
~science,mysticism,spirituality~

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