In other words, in the instant of the feeling of frustration, one is not awake.
The thought that states that things should be different, is the source of, and so precedes the feeling of frustration.
If one believes that thought, or accepts it as true, then there will be frustration.
Tell me if I've gone off track here, but that seems to imply either that Adya isn't awake (or at least, he wasn't when he felt frustration) or that in the instant of frustration arising,
It doesn't just imply, this is a 100% fact, anyone experiencing frustration in the moment is not awake in that moment.
Awake would mean seeing things exactly as they are, and that includes seeing the falseness of a thought that says things should be different.
identification has occurred and one is not awake at that particular moment, but only for as long as the frustration remains.
I don't see how it is clarifying to use the phrase "identification has occurred"......what has identified with what?
It is just simply that a thought has arisen that hasn't been seen for the untruth that it is.... the result in this case is frustration.
This last part is very interesting.....
If no other thoughts are being believed, then as soon as this most recent thought about 'things should be different', is seen for the lie that it is, then one returns to being awake. But most people haven't investigated all the thoughts that they believe, and the central one is about the story of 'me', and the movement of becoming in time.
This central belief about 'me' and the idea of becoming, actually affects the way life is perceived, as it creates a mercenary movement that is always looking for "what's in it for me?" "what can I gain, what can I lose?" - simply put, fear and greed.
This distorted way of perceiving the world makes it very easy to accept erroneous thoughts about what should and shouldn't be.