“Meditations on Eckhart Tolle” (my page) give the ancient transcendental wisdom a modern everyday language and understanding. Pain-body is like a koi fish that rises in the pond of the mind to feed on our life energy. The pain-body is our pet fish because we keep feeding it.
Feeding Pain-body is a compulsion because it justifies the feeling of being a victim, being food for the world, being eaten by Jaws…oh, now that was a pain-body, the collective pain-body.
Yes…it’s like a detective mystery in which the DI (English) suspends judgment on the cause so he can connect all the clues, and at some point the “cause” leaps forward spontaneously triggered by some incidental non-related event. A tipping point is reached where just a marble rolling off the table can expose the entire pain-body, and once exposed to consciousness, it begin to die, slowly starved to death. We no longer feed it our consciousness when we have retrieved all our consciousness from the jaws of the pain-body.
So, taking our clue from the Detective Inspector , the suspension of judgment and premature conclusion is the transcendental way of exposing the pain-body, the cause of our own death. Judgment as Seeing are incompatible.
Every afternoon my wife and I watch a Brit mystery. Just finished Shetland. Before that it was Midsomer Murders. They whole the secret to awakening. All the murders are done to relieve the pain of grievance, the pain-body. The murderer is driven by the unresolved pain, some generations old, to restore Zero or justice by killing the cause of the pain. “I had no choice,” the murderer always says.
When caught by the double-bind of the pain-body (and it is a double-bind or lose/lose choice), there are only two ways out: violence or creativity. The violence way out is to kill the suspected cause of the pain. But that usual suspect is not the cause. The only way out that work is creativity. And the creative leap of a Single Idea that transcends yet includes the duality of the pain-body comes only when judgment is suspended, the judgment of who did it! When there is no one to blame for the pain, when judgment is suspended, a shift happens, a creative shift…and the transcendent force of life itself is realized from its hold, and you suddenly are free from the karma of the pain-body. Awareness always transcends and liberates us from the grievances we have with our past.
Yes, the uni-verse is whole but transcendent, so it is always being discovered, seen fresh for the first time. The Uni-verse is transcendent of the parts that we experience because to name anything is to select it from the whole, and then, in order to have a whole reality, we name one of the parts as the Whole, thus creating the dominance of a part over the whole. Evolution or the renewal of transcendence stops. Evolutions and transcendence are One. The un-vers creates new wholes in which is live. A dynamic Unity self-creating itself…That we Are.
Suspending judgment…wait…wait…hold…hold..is the key to a bigger boat that will hold the Jaws of the Pain-body.