|Definition of SRD
|Many people interact with the world with one or
more of the following, often unconscious
assumptions continually present:
person is different than me,
--that person doesn't respect me, is judging
--that person and I have conflicting goals;
we are in a win-lose situation.
Instead, utilize the
person is the same as me, so I'm safe;
--that person respects me, and is not judging
--our goals dovetail, and this situation can be
win-win, especially when, ultimately, we
beyond the Atman Project.
These changed assumptions
can be abbreviated
as "same/safe, respect/no judgment, dovetail/
Atman Project," or, SRD.
With these changed
assumptions in place,
circumstances may make it appropriate to test the
SRD assumptions, and consider the possibility
difference and danger: but there
must be real visual, auditory or
evidence indicating that;
--there is judging, or a lack of respect: but
there must be real visual,
kinesthetic evidence indicating that;
--there are conflicting goals: but there must
be real visual, auditory or kinesthetic
evidence indicating that.
|Respect/no judgment means to not
judge (or hate)
the person; but the act can be judged and hated
and fought against. In other words, fight against
their actions, not against the person.
|Respect/no judgment: no judgment
of the person,
but you can judge the deed.
Same/safe. How could it be otherwise? Buddha-
Nature. Suchness Nature.
Respect/no judgment. Who
is there to judge? Or
to be judged by?
Dovetail/Atman Project. Of
|Ssrnda (same/safe, respect/no
|How to Apply SRD
|Assume, and then look for
evidence of, SRD.
|Don't run away from, or accept,
the "he's ripping
me off, giving me used/defective goods" feeling.
Rather, transmute it with the awareness that he
and all the rest (of the salespeople) are Me, my
|Be gentle in thought, word and
Use this in SRD.
Imagine what they must
have gone through to
be like this;
admire how strong they are to have
coped; ask, what can they do to improve, and I do
to guide them?
Apply this all to myself.
|Others (at least
subconsciously) see me as same/
safe, respect/non-judging them, dovetailing them.
|When others are mean to me -- are not utilizing
SRD -- they may be acting that way almost
unconsciously, guided by their inner Atman
Project. Am I upaya-skilled
communicate successfully with it?
I'm dovetailed (if only sometimes at first by my
own ingenuity, but, ultimately, by their Atman
judgment" step is applicable not
only to people, but to animals and entities (e.g.,
|Apply SRD to all inanimate (also
|Use SRD with myself.
Inanimate objects -- including my
ligaments and tendons -- are included in SRD, in
the "love the universe" teachings, etc.
This makes me feel very,
Indeed, the admonition to
avoid being racist,
sexist, and speciesist should be expanded to
include the concept of "animism"
(or "consciousism") as another type of
discrimination to be avoided -- that against
to the see...hear.
This could be in a
meditation, which would be
called an "SRD" meditation.