Birth is entry into the karmic play. The die is the karmic player, and the individual self a symbol that moves from house to house, wherever the die determines. Before taking birth one is beyond the game. Once birth is taken, one is bound by the law of karma. This world is karmaland.

Desire leads the player to accept the bondage of karma. If one has no desire to play, one will not be attracted toward the game. But play is in the nature of consciousness. In the beginning there was no play; but the playful nature of consciousness could not remain motionless, without playing. So . . . “Let there be light." Let there be play. The Absolute became many from One, to play the game.

When the player decides to enter the game he is re-enacting the primordial creation, when the Absolute stirred from inaction and began the macrocosmic play in which we are all but microcosms. Once the decision to play is made, the player must abide by the rules (dharma), the bondage of the karma die.

It is here that the player first enters into the game after throwing a six. When the five subtle elements (ether, air, fire, water, and earth) and one consciousness unite, these six initiate the movement of the players symbol across the board. Each birth is the opening of a new game, and the object of attainment in each game is the same Cosmic Consciousness. There is no other directive, no other goal, no other purpose in playing the game. The game is just to complete the cycle. Birth is the key. It opens the doors of the game, and the player begins to vibrate as he starts on the eternal voyage, his journey toward completion.

One is the unity responsible for all manifestation. Like all odd numbers it belongs to the sun family. One especially denotes the sun, which is the unity responsible for the birth of this planet. One represents independent personality, independent decision, independent life, the search for something new, novelty, originality.

The artwork created encapsulates the profound themes of "Genesis" or "Janma". It presents a cosmic landscape where the central element is a large, glowing die, symbolizing the karmic player. This die casts mystical light across a cosmic game board, representing the universe and its various stages of life.

Surrounding this central die, ethereal figures represent individual selves, each moving across the board under the die's guidance. These figures, embodying the journey of birth and the eternal voyage towards cosmic consciousness, exhibit a sense of wonder and contemplation. They illustrate the concept of each birth being the start of a new game, with the ultimate goal of achieving Cosmic Consciousness.

The vast expanse of space in the background, dotted with stars and nebulae, symbolizes the macrocosmic play. It reflects the idea of the Absolute becoming many from One to partake in the cosmic game.

This visual interpretation beautifully captures the essence of the text - the idea of life being a cosmic game guided by the laws of karma, the pursuit of unity and enlightenment, and the notion that birth is the key to beginning this eternal journey. The artwork invites contemplation on these profound spiritual concepts, echoing the text's exploration of birth, karma, and cosmic consciousness.



Born into the world, a cosmic play unfolds,
Karma's die is cast, a story yet untold.

From one we came, a spark of light divine,
Destined to wander, 'til a higher plane we find.

Desire's flame ignites, a pull towards the game,
The playful spirit seeks, a purpose and a name.

Across the board we move, by karma's unseen hand,
Seeking liberation, in this sacred promised land.