Valmiki in this story it represent the awareness. He observed his impulsive reaction in front of the killed deer, as someone who is observing a landscape. he did’nt judge himself to have cast his curse he only observed: fascinated as if he was observing a new landscape, no matter if it was arid or floral, sunny or stormy. He was present to what was happening to himself, awareness it comes from the ability to observe things as they are. And so the ability not to be identified with the personal ego.

Oh yes. Only not allowing the ego to appropriate what passes trough us we will not identify with all that happens, and so doing we will be free to observe and become aware. Everybody has an emotional life that affects us everyday: buddhist monks, Benedictine Monks, poets, thieves, aviators, masters, artists. We all undergo the influence of internal and external energies that can influence positively or negatively our days. The difference is how we place ourselves in front of an emotion or a state of mind that hurts us, we can be observers or we can identify ourselves: we can judge this annoying emotional state, or we can look with amazement as Valmiki to what is happening. Being observers frees us from conflict from both internal and external conflict and places us in a condition of grace in which, as in a continuous dance between observer and observed agent and acted, we evolve into existence.