This should resonate with everyone (that is my aim). When people call your name you turn and say “here.” But our worldly name is always both guilty/innocent, yet we can’t tolerate that because it is not logical. Logic abhors ambiguity. You have to be this or that: either you are innocent or you are guilty. That is the way the law of the world works. Can’t be any different. But how do you LIVE with that? We are all guilty as human for hurting and judging other, we are guilty for dividing the ONE that has no second, which is the definition of God, into two halves. We are all guilty by the mere way our logical mind word of dividing life into good and bad apples. Goes right back to Adam and Eve.
This is the Law of the Word, or as Buddha says, the Wheel of Samsara or suffering, the suffering of guilt from turning away from the One the has no second.
My talk here is that we have to call up and Name our original Innocence, our Heart Self. It is the Mind Self that is tangled up in karma and the recreation of karma as it struggles to get out of the chains of guilt, and restore its original innocence.
I found my old name card of Prabhakar, the name my guru gave me. It was a rather assembly line name giving, as I don’t think he personally gave it to me. I don’t know how I got it. I won the name lottery, I guess. But that is not the point. We must Name ourselves. So that we have two names. There is the name of the mind’s personality, the one people know and our families get in arguments with, and there is the heart Name, the Name no one knows.
Well, what I’m saying here is that you have to Name your heart name, and call it up, invite it up, and it will come. Your Heart name has no form, no history, and no karma. This is the name before your parents were born (Zen).
I can’t tell you how to do it because. you already are that Name. There is no way to get to what you already are.’’
We are talking about finding your Original Name, the one before your parents were born. The paradox is that you can’t find it, you have to discovery that you already are that name, but you haven’t given it a Word yet. You haven’t believed it exists. We only believe the name our parents gave us is the real Me. But You were before you parents. Now don’t get confused and think you Real Name a thing. Your Real Name is before things were born and named, before you named the world as a little child. We name the world and then its known
But you Real Name is the Unborn. You have to give birth to your Name or your Word. No one can do that for you. “Speak but the Word and My Soul will be healed” goes my favorite Catholic prayer. But here’s the catch. You can’t speak your name, and God can’t speak your name. You and God have to speak your name, your Word together as One. Your name is the One without a second. There has never been a person like you in the entire history of the cosmos. That is your True Name.
And yet you have a worldly name your parents gave you, and you need that name to make stuff, and catch a bus. So you have two names: your worldly name that people call when they want your attention: your Original Name that only you know and can give birth to. A guru may give you a name, but you have to Speak it in order for it to activate.