Whatever happens with a programmed vacuum is beyond its control, and whatever happens with a programmed person is exactly the same (all “good intentions” and all appearances aside). Eventually, the internal workings of the vacuum will wear out and the energy that was manifested in the space will no longer be manifested there, the same as with persons. Then, the elements that had combined to “make” the vacuum will deteriorate and return to dust, the same as with persons. For the informed who understand molecular structure, it is realized that a vacuum clearner is not at all what it appears to be, the same as with humans and with their personas. The vacuum was merely a conglomeration of elements that happened to take a temporary “shape” or form or space, just as with persons. The same elements could have as easily taken the form of a blender, an air conditioner, or the computer on which these words are being typed. The same elements could have as easily taken the form of a dog, a frog, or a heron. The “existence” of that vacuum is the same type “existence” of all persons, and the “fate” of that vacuum is the same “fate” of all persons.
Now certain persons have asked such questions as, “Surely you are not suggesting that vaccum cleaners or blenders, or frogs or herons, can be compared to humans which have the ability to love and to help others and to perform acts of kindness and to elevate themselves to noble status?” To those, the response is, “That question reveals that you are no nearer to understanding non-duality than you were on the day you first accepted a persona as a real identity.” Please enter the silence of contemplation. [To be continued]