29. Meditate on the make-believe world as burning to ashes, and become
being above human.
(source: Centering – 112 ways to open the invisible door of consciousness # 29 PDF p. 283-4)
Here the ancients are pointing us to a state called “being above human”. Taking into account the difficulty of translation into English and not having found the original Sanskrit text I am going by my understanding of other, similar statements. Our human-ness is generally permeated by the eons of conditioning of the human experience. Here we are pointed to a state that is available to us at any time which is “above human” – not in the sense or “superior” but simply detached from the conditioned stream of human consciousness. It is a state free of attributes of any kind. I remember the saying that the sun is not affected by what happens on this planet and in the same way the Self is not affected by all happenings in the human world. This world is called the ‘make-believe world’ by the ancients. Much food for practice and contemplation.