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WHAT CONSCIOUSNESS IS


The Following is from The Aletheon, pp. 1531-1549 entilted 'What Consciousness Is'.

 

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Consciousness is not located until it is utterly set free from identification with separateness, with egoity, with the knot of self-contraction, the knot of the body-mind.
Adi Da Samraj

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The fundamental process is the process in consciousness. It begins with basic understanding, or insight into the self, and then becomes surrender and self-transcendence.
Adi Da Samraj

  


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WHAT CONSCIOUSNESS IS

 

Intrinsic and Perfectly egoless Self-Consciousness Always Already Standing Free,
Prior To All egoic self-Identification With Mind, Body, and World
Is The True Divine and Acausal Self-Nature, Self-Condition, and Self-State of Reality itself.

 

1.

 

DEVOTEE: Beloved Adi Da, a few weeks ago, in meditation, I felt that I was standing in the position of attention itself. I was regarding an Image of Your Person-and Your bodily (human) Divine Form was Attractive Beyond words. I felt an impulse to turn to You more deeply, Beyond attention. In that moment, ordinary bodily awareness returned. My question is: Can a person standing in the position of attention be aware of attention itself, feel the limit of it, and intuit Your Divine Position Beyond attention? Or is the awareness of attention only possible because You have Drawn Your devotee, momentarily, into the Witness-Position of Consciousness, Beyond attention itself?

 

AVATAR ADI DA SAMRAJ: What you have just described has nothing to do with the Witness-Position - or Consciousness Itself. You have not described anything but the functioning of attention. The true Witness-Position Is Consciousness Itself, Always Already Prior to attention - and Prior to all other contents of the body-mind "self'. At face value, your description suggests an in-depth "experience" in which the bare, causal-"root" position of the body-mind complex became the basis for your observing My Form (and any other conditions you were aware of at the time). Such an "experience" is simply an in-depth "experience" in the context of the body-mind-complex - and, especially, in the context of its "root" (or causal) position, which is, fundamentally, the position of attention.

Main points

Witness-Position is Consciousness Prior to Attention, ego and body-mind.

In-depth experience or any experience is in the 'root' of attention (causal) ego.


The Witness-Consciousness (or, the Intrinsic and Always Already Prior Self-State That Is Consciousness Itself) Is Prior to all. gross, subtle, and causal conditions. It Is Prior to attention. The Witness-Consciousness is not an active observer. It is not the discriminating mind. It is not the thinking mind. It is not the etheric body. It is not the gross sensations that define physical awareness.

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Witness-Consciousness - Always Prior Self-State, Consciousness Itself.

Witness-Consciousness is NOT active observer.

Not discriminating, thinking mind, not etheric feeling body not in gross physical awareness not in the right-side of the heart.


No matter what arises - gross, subtle, or causal - you, Beyond egoity, are the Mere (or inherently actionless, and Intrinsically egoless) Witness-Consciousness (or Consciousness Itself). Not the observer, not attention - the Mere Witness-Consciousness (Itself). You are Prior to all conditional states and all conditional "experiences". As the Witness-Consciousness, you have no inherent connection to (or dependence upon) any conditions whatsoever.

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The primary error of human beings is that they get deluded by their own energies. They submit Consciousness to Energy. They have this idea that Energy and Consciousness are the same thing, perhaps. But basically their life involves submitting themselves as Consciousness to Energy, to motion, to impulses, instead of realizing what Consciousness itself is and perhaps finding Energy to be the same thing ultimately. They pay no attention to consciousness itself and just submit themselves as consciousness to the play of energies. And there is nothing Enlightening about that, you see.

The spiritual process that I consider with you is ultimately a matter of identifying with consciousness and realizing its Status, so that, having realized that, the objective states of existence, or all the forms of 'Energy, may become recognizable not merely as Energy but as Consciousness.


The True Awakening to the "Perfect Practice" of the Reality Way of Adidam (or Adidam Ruchiradam) is founded in the by-My-Divine Avataric-Transcendental-Spiritual--Given Awakening to the Witness-Position - and that transition occurs in the context of the full Yogic and Transcendental Spiritual process that I have Described in My Reality-Teaching. Only in That Awakening to the Witness Position (and, thereby, to the "Perfect Practice" of the Reality-Way of Adidam) is there practice Beyond the exercise of attention (and, indeed, Beyond the exercise of an conditional apparatus whether causal, subtle, or gross).

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Only Grace Given

Actionless Consciousness, Witness Consciousness, not the observer.

No inherent connection or dependence on conditions.

Beyond the exercise of attention


The "experience" you describe was simply a temporary deepening of conditional awareness, not the Awakening to the Witness Consciousness. In such a circumstance of "experience" - or in any other circumstance - your practice is to responsively turn the faculties of the body-mind-"self" to Me, and (thereby) to forget the contents of the faculties. Gross, subtle, and causal contents are all forgotten, in the sheerly responsive act of turning to Me.

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Temporary deepening of conditional awareness can 'appear' to be Awakening to the Witness-Consciousness.

Until there is the Realization of identification with consciousness and the ultimate Realization of its actual Status, there is no Realization that Energy and consciousness are identical. That, of course, is what there is ultimately to Realize. When Energy becomes recognizable as Consciousness, then the entire Realm of Nature vanishes, It is outshines by Consciousness itself. That is the secret of the seventh stage of life. But it is not possible to recognize Energy as consciousness until we identify with consciousness and Realize its Status. Therefore, no amount of surrendering to Energy is going to Enlighten us.


There is no greater bondage than attention. Attention is the "root"-ego. Attention is the feeling of separateness, the feeling of relatedness, the feeling of otherness, and the feeling of "difference". All of those feelings are inherent in attention itself. Attention is the causal bondage (or "root"-bondage)-and there is no Awakening to the Witness-Consciousness until attention itself, with all associated presumptions and feelings, is transcended in the Prior Condition of Consciousness Itself.

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Attention (relationship, separateness, otherness, difference, object consciousness) is the "root-position" of ego.

There is no Awakening (Only by Grace) until attention (with all associated presumptions and feelings is transcended in the Prior Condition of Consciousness Itself.

And since the nature of consciousness is the Divine only perfect intuitive absorption is possible and YOU can't do THAT. Only that which IS can 'do' that! Which must absorb your limited consciousness into that which is.

The subtle nature of the surrender is activiated.

And since the nature of consciousness is the Divine only perfect intutitve absorption is possible.

and YOU can't do THAT. Only that which is can 'do' that! Which must absorb your limited conscousiness into that which is.

Then when that occurs there is only open eyes.

The Root of Body and Mind Is in the Heart
Consciousness is the Ultimate Domain of the conscious self and it is not dependent upon the individual mind. A medium is necessary for knowing anything other than one's self: for knowing one's self no medium is necessary. In fact, the association of consciousness with the mind is a hindrance to the attainment of realization. As the seat of the ego the individual mind is conscious of being isolated. From it arises the limited individuality, which at once feeds and is fed by the illusion of duality, time and change. To know the self as it is, consciousness has to be freed from the limitation of the individual mind. In other words, the individual mind has to disappear while consciousness is retained. The quality and mood of consciousness itself, that precedes the mind and the Heart is the root of the mind, the source of the mind.


When the Witness-Consciousness is truly Realized, there is no doubt about it. The Realization does not happen for just a moment. True Awakening to the Witness-Consciousness is permanent. True Awakening to the Witness-Consciousness is Un-conditional and Non-conditional. True Awakening to the Witness-Consciousness is not an "experience" that merely comes and goes.

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True Awakening into Consciousness is PERMANENT.

True Awakening is Un-Conditional and Non-Conditional.

True Awakening is not an experiences that comes and goes.

It is not that only those who are in the seventh stage are enlightened. Those who are in the previous stages of practice are at times entered into the disposition of enlightenment and at other times they are not. They phase in that Realization, and their realization of the Radiant Transcendental Consciousness is not Absolute.

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When I Ask My devotees, "Isn't it true that, no matter what arises, in any moment-even now you Are the Witness of it, even of attention itself?", My devotees invariably say, "Yes." But their answer does not signify that they have Realized the Witness Consciousness. They may enjoy a tacit sense that What I am Saying is True, but such is not their Realization - because they are "sitting in" (or being) the "self"-contraction. They have received and responded to My "Question" in the context of the "self '-contraction.

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My transmission is non-separateness. You tend to register my transmission in terms of self-bound experiences. They’re not really getting my transmission. There is something but not the fullest reception of my transmission. It’s not my fullest communion with me.

It’s not true self-understanding that’s demonstrated. It’s just possibilities experienced by you a seeker, an apparent individual perpetually active of self-contraction.


Although there is something tacitly obvious about the fact that, no matter what arises, even if only attention itself arises, you are the (Inherently actionless, and Intrinsically egoless) Witness Consciousness - yet, you (in your egoic "self'-identification with a separate body-mind-persona) are not Established As That. When you respond to My "Consideration" about the Witness-Consciousness, you are merely intuiting an approximation of the Witness-Positiona kind of glimpse made possible by the suspension of the faculties, but not the actual Establishment of the Witness-Position.

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Intuiting an approximation - approaching of the Witness or Consciousness, but not established.


No matter how much you may think you are so Established, thinking has nothing to do with Realization. Realization of the Witness-Position is, essentially, a Transcendental Spiritual process, in right and true devotional Communion with Me (As I Am) Transcendental Spiritual Communion with Me Reveals the Witness Consciousness and Establishes It as the permanent Basis of My devotee's practice. It is then that the "Perfect Practice" of the Reality-Way of Adidam begins. In any case, the Establishment of the Witness-Position is only the beginning of the process that continues on the Basis of the Awakening to the Witness-Position.

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Realization or Established as Consciousness is a Transcendental process.

Permanent BASIS of practice.

It is THIS first (Beginning of the process) and then the Perfect Practice.

Consciousness is just like a point, moving in this infinite, three dimensional crystal, or plane,or sphere of dots. It feels individuated, separate, and trapped. Wherever it is, it sees everything around it. Wherever you look, everything surrounds that center of looking. In the next moment, you are in this spot, or that spot. There are always the surrounding forms, motions, and energies. You are trapped as this little point in the midst of it.

We must take attention away from its preoccupation with, or bondage to, this infinite medium of dots and let it fall back into the contemplation of its own Source. When that is done most profoundly, then there is the inherent or tacit, spontaneous recognition of the Infinite Field in which this mechanical act of attention is being moved. Then whenever attention does move, wherever it moves, its condition and its objects are inherently, instantly recognizable. They are still what they are as an appearance, but they are recognizable in their Source Condition.They do not have the capacity to destroy Enlightenment, or the Realization of the Truth. But we must persist in this power of recognition. It is a kind of Yoga of Enlightenment. Unless we persist in it, attention will simply continue to arise mechanically in this great crystal or Mandala. And, Enlightened or not, there is still the environment of limitation.

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Of course, some traditions presume that the Awakening to the Witness-Consciousness is "Enlightenment", and that the process ends there. Yet, truly, such Awakening is not the completion of the Great Process of Divine Self-Realization, as I have Revealed It to you. Awakening to the Witness-Consciousness is only the beginning of the "Perfect Practice" of the Reality-Way of Adidam. In fact, there is no completion to the Process of Divine Self-Realization in the context of this "world" or the body-mind-"self'. The Ultimate Completeness Is Divine Translation Itself - Prior to and Beyond the body-mind-"self' and its "world".

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The Beginning is many times seen as the end.

In Adidam it is the Beginning and there is NO completion to the Process in the context of the world or the body-mind.

If there is a completion it is in Translation - Prior to body, mind, self and world.


I Am Divine Translation. I Am Priorly Established and herePresent As That. If it were not so, I could not Utter these words. How do you suppose I "Know" that What I am Telling you Is True? It is because I am not merely "looking forward" to Divine Translation-I Am Divine Translation. I Am Always Already Established As That. I am Speaking to you Already Established in That Position. Divine Translation Is the Unique Nature of My Divine Avataric Self-Incarnation-and Divine Translation Is What makes My Divine Incarnation Avataric.

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What makes Adi Da Avataric is He is Speaking As Translation and Incarnation together All At Once.

 

 

2.

 

AVATAR ADI DA SAMRAJ: Ordinarily, the body-mind-complex is associated with the feelings of separateness, relatedness, otherness, and "difference". All of those feelings are characteristics of the separate "point of view" that is the psycho-physical entity (or the ego). Reality Itself - the Reality-Condition (or the True and Very Self Nature, Self-Condition, and Self-State) in Which the apparent ego arises - does not have any of those characteristics. The Reality Condition Is simply Self-Existing. Therefore, the Reality-Condition Is Inherently Free of the characteristics of separateness, relatedness, otherness, and "difference".

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There is NO relatedness in Consciousness Iself

The zero of the heart is expanded as the world. Consciousness is not differentiated and identified. There is a constant observation of subject and object in any body, any functional sheath, any realm, or any experience that arises.


The Reality-Condition Tacitly Self-Apprehends As Is. It Is the Self-Existing (and Tacit) Self-Apprehension. It Is the Inherent (or Native) Tacit Self-Apprehension of Being - not the conditionally arising feeling of relatedness. When I use the term "Tacit SelfApprehension of Being", I am pointing to This Self-Existing (and Tacit) Self-Apprehension. The Tacit Self-Apprehension of Being Is the Non-conditional Context in Which the inherently conditional feeling of relatedness appears to be arising.

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Consciousness

Reality-Condition

Self-Apprehends

Self-Existing

Being

Self-Apprehension is the non-conditional CONTEXT in which conditional relatedness appears to be arising.

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The feeling of relatedness is not inherent in existence. Rather, the feeling of relatedness is a characteristic of "self'-contraction. Indeed, the feeling of relatedness is the first sign of "self'-contraction. The "root"-feeling of relatedness carries with it, inherently, the feeling of separateness, the feeling of otherness, and the feeling of "difference". Each of those feelings "contains" all the others. Those feelings are the primary characteristics of egoity (or "self"-contraction) which is constantly manifesting as attention itself.

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Relatedness is the first form of the self-contraction.

Feeling of relatedness is not inherent in existence.

Relatedness - difference - is sign of "self"-contraction.

The feeling of separateness, otherness, difference are all contained and manifesting as attention (mind).

Consciousness is not inherently identified with the body-mind. Consciousness is aware of the body-mind. And what all of the preliminary practices of spiritual life are about, all those exercises that lead to meditation and finally to Samadhi, is the freeing up of attention from the body-mind and its relations to the point that it may contemplate the Source of attention itself, or the Consciousness that is aware of all conditions.


That Which Is the Witness-Consciousness Is Tacitly Self Apprehending As Is. It Is Self-Existing and Self-Radiant Conscious Light, the One and Indivisible Current of Love-Bliss, Consciousness Itself. Therefore, That Which Is the Witness-Consciousness Is Tacitly Self-Apprehending As Being, As Is - without the slightest presumption of "difference", without the slightest presumption of separateness, or relatedness, or otherness. In That Tacit Self Apprehension of Being, none of those principal characteristics of egoity is presumed to be the case. Therefore, to be Established in the Reality-Condition (or the True Self-Nature, Self-Condition, and Self-State) is to Stand Prior to the principal ego-characteristics of separateness, relatedness, otherness, and "difference".

In fact, to be Established in the Reality-Condition is to Stand Prior to all characteristics, and all "experiences", of the body-mind"self'-but not by dissociating from the body-mind-"self' and its relations, and not by doing something "to" the body-mind-"self' in order to Realize the Fundamental (or Prior) Condition. The Reality Condition must be Established As Is -- As Itself, in and of Itself. The Reality-Condition must be Self-Revealed. This Revelation is Realized by My Divine Avataric Transcendental Spiritual Grace, not by the application of "techniques". There is nothing you can do "to" the body-mind-complex in order to Realize the Divine Self-Nature, Self-Condition, and Self-State. Absolutely nothing.

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Stand Prior

Not disassociated

Free Attention

Self-Revealed

Only by Grace

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The Divine, As Is, must be Self-Revealed, by Grace. That is the Only Means by Which Divine Self-Realization can occur. There is no "technique" that will attain the Divine. There is no "method" that will attain the Divine. You cannot get "Here" from "there". You cannot Realize the Divine Self-Nature, Self-Condition, and Self-State by means of the body-mind-complex. You cannot Realize the Divine Self-Nature, Self-Condition, and Self-State through any mode of seeking whatsoever. You cannot Realize the Divine Self-Nature, Self-Condition, and Self-State as a result of any kind of activity whatsoever.

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Only by Grace

No Method

No Seeking


In Truth, you are not even the faculty of attention. You Are the Mere Witness-Consciousness (Itself). Nevertheless, That Which is the Witness-Consciousness is not "you". It Is Me! This Truth is regarded to be either fortunate or unfortunate, depending on your perspective relative to the necessity for transcending the ego-"I". If you insist on not turning to Me with devotion, then this Truth is unfortunate news - because to Realize That Which Is the Witness-Consciousness is not within your power. Indeed, to Realize That Which Is the Witness-Consciousness is not to identify with (or "locate") any "thing" (or state) "within" you at all. On the other hand, if you are moved to turn to Me in devotional recognition-response to Me, then you know that you are the most Gifted of beings.

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Witness-Conciousness is NOT you, it is Me.

This is either fortunate or unfortunate, depending on you perspective relative to ego transcendence.

Unfortunate if you're not surrendered, because it's not in your power.

Witness-Consciousness is not 'located' or a 'thing' or a 'state' within you.

Fortunate if you are truly surrendered, most fortunate, Gifted in fact.

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3.

 

DEVOTEE: Beloved, there is a line in "The First Great Invocation"' which I have never quite understood - "Consciousness Where I appear and disappear", What is the meaning of that line?

AVATAR ADI DA SAMRAJ: What Consciousness do you have to resort to, within which you are aware of yourself arising and disappearing? I am not talking about you in your conditional destiny. I am Talking about Me. This Invocation is not about egoic "self-meditation. I (Myself, As I Am) am not a metaphor for vou. To make the devotional utterance of right and true Invocation of Me, you must be devotionally recognizing Me, devotionally responding to Me, Really Invoking Me by whole bodily devotion to Me and, thus and thereby, Realizing ecstatic (or ego-transcending) devotional Communion with Me As I appear, and As I Am). I (Myself, As I Am Am the Consciousness Wherein and Whereof every "I" arises and appears and disappears. If there were this devotional recognition of Me, devotionally responding to Me in the inherently ecstatic mode of this Invocation, why would there be any lack of clarity about what the words mean?

DEVOTEE: There would not.

AVATAR ADI DA SAMRAJ: This devotional Invocation is an address to Me. It is not a bit of philosophy for you to think about yourself and how your "I" may be appearing or disappearing in something that you have in mind, now or in the future. It is an Invocation of Me. To Invoke Me, to devotionally recognize Me to begin with, such that you could make this Invocation, you must have found Me to Be the Consciousness in Which "you" appear and disappear. For this Invocation ever to be completely (or, truly and really, most profoundly) done, you must truly (and most profoundly) devotionally recognize Me.

 

"In one moment arising, the "I" presumes to Invoke Me-while, in the next moment of truly searchless Beholding of Me, there is no "I"".

 

 

DEVOTEE: We can only appear in You.

AVATAR ADI DA SAMRAJ: And disappear. If you devotionally recognize Me, devotionally responding to Me and (in due course) searchlessly Beholding Me, "I" is left behind. In that case, there is no "I". In one moment arising, the "I" presumes to Invoke Me-while, in the next moment of truly searchless Beholding of Me, there is no "I". The "I" disappears in the searchless ecstatic Beholding of Me. The "I" made the utterance to Invoke Me, but it disappeared in the Beholding of Me.

To Behold Me truly, you cannot Behold Me merely as "Object", apart from yourself. You must be moved to Me Beyond yourself. The ego-"self', or the "self'-contraction of the body-mind-complex, must be forgotten, gone beyond, in devotional Communion with Me. To be Communing with Me, you must have "Located" Me in more than the conventional, "objective" sense. The whole bodymind-complex must be yielded in this devotional recognition of Me. The whole body-mind-complex must be devotionally responding to Me in this devotional recognition, such that "self"-contraction is gone beyond in the searchless Beholding of Me As I Am.

Such is the ecstasy of true and Reality-active devotion to Me. When "I" disappears in the ecstasy of devotion to Me, in whole bodily devotional recognition-response to Me, forgetting "self" in Me-Where only I Am now (not merely "Objective", but all-andAll-Inclusive)-then there is Love-Bliss. Love-Bliss Is the Inherent Mood of whole bodily ego-forgetting devotional recognitionresponse to Me.

To Realize Consciousness Itself is, not to be established merely as the principle of being "set apart" as awareness. Rather, to Realize Consciousness Itself is to Realize the Condition That Consciousness Is. This is a Most Profound Matter.

In the face of the "world", Consciousness Itself seems to shrink, seems to settle "behind" everything (like an eyeball behind the fence). However, in Reality, Consciousness Itself Is a Sphere of Infinite Magnitude - in Which everything arises, continues, and (at last) passes away.

To Be Perfectly Established As That Which Is Consciousness Itself Is the "Perfect Practice" of the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Reality-Way of Adidam. That Perfect Establishment is a whole bodily Transcendental Spiritual process, requiring the submission of the entire psycho-physical vehicle to the Transcendental Spiritual process of Realizing That Which Is Consciousness (or Conscious Light) Itself. In that process, the body-mind-"self' itself becomes ego-transcending devotional Communion with Me.

Consciousness Itself Realizes the Intrinsic Self-Apprehension of Being, Which Is, in Its Deepest Realization, Well-Being--or LoveBliss Itself, or Transcendental Spiritual Energy Itself.

Energy Itself Is Consciousness Itself.

Ultimately, This can - and must-Be Realized.

 

No ego, no mind, no self and the Illusion of Language

 

AVATAR ADI DA SAMRAJ: The "Witness-Position" is not merely a generalized reference to apparently individual consciousness (or conscious awareness). "Witness" refers to the Status of Consciousness Itself.

Consciousness Itself is not the observer of what is arising, and It is not "causing" what is arising. Consciousness Itself is not making what arises happen. Consciousness Itself is not "doing" what arises. People do animate the (mistaken) presumption that Consciousness Itself is somehow "doing" what arises. Yet, it is possible to be in a position to notice exactly how thoughts are arising and see that they are, in fact, not being done or "caused" by Consciousness Itself. Thoughts do not arise from Consciousness Itself. Thoughts are happening in the brain. Thought is a process associated with the brain, or the brain-mind.

The Acausal Divine Self-Nature, Self-Condition, and Self-State does not think. To notice this requires a unique "Location" (Prior to mind, body, and all space-time-"locatedness" as "point of view"). It is commonly presumed that the (apparently individual) conscious "self' is doing the thinking. You presume that you are thinking and that you are the "subject" of that thinking. You presume you are the source and "cause" and "doer" of thinking. You presume that the contents, "questions", and "problems" of your thinking are "yours"but this is only a presumption, or a mere idea. That presumption is not inspected-and, indeed, that presumption is not true.

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Consciousness is aware of thoughts. It's not even thinking the thoughts. The thinking is something of which it is aware. Everything that arises is an object to consciousness.

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As a matter of fact, the "self"-referential characteristic of language itself enforces this presumption. If the actual process of the arising of thought or speech can be tacitly noticed, one can tacitly understand that the process of thinking, and of speech, is not being done by the (apparently individual) conscious "self'.

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All the language we generate it order to conceive of or approach the Realization of that Reality is based on the conventions of experiencing, knowing, thinking, self-referring, relating.

All kinds of language has been used to point to what is beyond psycho-physical existence

All spoken and written language is a "point-of-view"-machine-an ego-based (and relentlessly ego-oriented and ego-bound) human invention, originated on the "root"-basis of a chronically-enacted "self"-contraction of the total psycho-physical apparatus of a presumed (and largely verbal-mind-made) separate "self", dissociated from the Intrinsically egoless and wordless Indivisible Transcendental Spiritual Self-Nature, Self-Condition, and Self-State of Reality Itself."

language is the first form of artificial intelligence created by human beings. 

There is no mind. Mind is a myth. There is language-which is programmed by brains, and which, in turn, programs brains. However, there is no tangible existence to "mind" itself-absolutely none. Nevertheless, human beings identify with the "mind" as "self", and (thereby) invent destiny for themselves, and even project that "self"-imagined destiny into an idea of time and space beyond the present physical lifetime.

Mind is an interior projection of a language-program that, in its imaginative elaboration of itself, conceives of purposes and ideas (in the realm of illusion) for which there are no corresponding physical data. Human beings are all living in a "virtual world" of mind. Human beings are, characteristically, egoically "self"-identified with a "robot", an artificial intelligence.


Language does not arise "within". Language is a construct of apparent physical and social relatedness. Language is a brain construct, fabricated "outside" (or entirely apart from and previous to) all presumptions of "within". Thus, the alleged "within" is, entirely on the basis of bodily-based and socially-constructed language (or mere ideas), merely and subsequently invented (or reflexively presumed), without any quantifiable and independent "within" otherwise and actually arising as "experience".

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The book that I’m working on now, I’ve thought of calling it, “The Myth of Within.”

Because the only reason we go about this trying to free the one within is based on this dilemma, There is no such one. So to generate spiritual life for the purpose of inwardness effecting upon one’s inner life is a false principle, one that we easily tend to because of our traditional notions of spiritual life.

The true form of spiritual life is not one in which we are simply turning within and trying to do something for the one within and soul or whatever but one in which we understand our present activity and that present activity creates this implied inner one as well as all the forms of confusion, suffering, deathful life.

A living being does not enclose an inner, separate, and eternal soul or personal Self. Every complex condition or being that arises is exactly what it seems to be-a mechanical structuring of manifest conditions. What is within a living individual, or what may conventionally be considered to be his soul, is merely the psychic or mental part, which is subtler than the elemental body, and which survives the death of the elemental body, but which is also subject to change and death and every kind of illusion or torment. There is no eternal, separate, interested, personal, implicated, and conditioned Self within each living being. There are only psycho-physical conditions, and the Consciousness in which they seem to arise is Absolute, Transcendental, Motiveless, and always Free of all conditions.

I am it.

I am not mysteriously

Somehow connected to it.

I don't originate in it in any way,

And anything that's me

Is not within this,

But is this body.

"me" is not within the body.

"me" is some way that the body has

Of referring to itself.

Me, I, the subjective reference,

Is not somebody within at all.

All this subjectivity

Is the way the body has

Of accounting for itself.

That does not mean that

Subjectivity survives the body.

This body is it.

This is the mystery, this body.

You must completely become this body,

Allow it. It is you.

You are not the ghost within it.

Ask "who am I?" and you end up in mystery,

And you have only discovered that

"I" means nothing more than the body.

It is a convention the body uses.

Body is what "I" is about.

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Therefore, the "I"-thought (which is the principal "self'-reference in language constructions) is always presumed merely as a reflexive physical and social reference. The "I" (or ego) of language-reference to a presumed separate "self' is (originally, intrinsically, and entirely) a bodily and social "self'-reference. There is no specific, quantifiable, or directly identifiable particular (or in any sense separate) "self', within the sphere of human "experience" and "knowledge", to which the egoic "I"-reference can be said to directly point-except for the bodily "entity", functioning (and thinking) within its social and natural context of environments.

 

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The Reality-Way of “Perfect Knowledge” is not even about the “I”-thought at the core of your presumed separate “selfhood”—because even the “I”-thought is simply another mode of mirroring (or reflection).


The presumed separate "within" of conventional "self'-reference is an illusion, fabricated by means of the psycho-physical contraction of the body (or the physically and socially environed "self") toward and upon itself. The conventional "I"-reference is merely the body-as a physically and socially environed event-referring to itself. Therefore, all "inwardness" (or presumed separateness of "self-within") is a bodily-based illusion, "caused" by a misunderstanding (or false implication) of language itself.

If the "I"-thought is directly inspected, the "I" in mind can be discovered to have no existence apart from language itself. Therefore, if the Witness-Consciousness is Tacitly Self-Apprehended, there is neither the illusion of "within" nor the illusion of "outside"-neither the illusion of mind nor of body nor of "world"-but only Intrinsically egoless, Non-separate, and Indivisible Reality Itself Is SelfEvidently the One, and Only, and Divine Case.

There is no metaphysical "self-within". There is no ego-"I" apart from the bodily and social and brain-encoded "person" of physicallyembodied life. There is no "soul" (or non-physical "inner-I").

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You are not separate ego. No matter what arises—waking, dreaming, or sleeping, no matter what arises—you are the Witness of it, Prior to it, not bound, not separate, the Only Condition that is Self-Evident, that is non-separate and Indivisible. There is no separate self. And there is no not-self. There is no not-self to dissociate from by introversion. There is no separate self to expand by extroversion.

Therefore, experiences are constantly sought in the vertical planes of experience, above, below, and altogether beyond, which will release the being from the inherent sense of separation, vulnerability, fear, obsession, and self possession. But there is no release until the primal error, illusion, or lie at the root of the heart is undone.

There is no separate self. There is no not-self. It is simply Unshaken, Absolute Self-Condition of Reality Itself, Self-Existing and Self-Radiant.

All separation is an illusion. It is impossible for there to be. Any separation. There is no such thing. It has never occurred. There is no separately existing thing. Anywhere. There is no separately existing being. Anywhere. There is no separate Anything!

You must be willing to vanish completely, to be completely obliterated. You will become capable of that sacrifice only by degrees, because your fear is profound. The frigidity of feeling-attention is most profound in you, because of your experience, your adaptation. Therefore, the process of God-Realization is a matter of time and practice.

There is not now, nor has there ever been, nor will there ever be individual being. There is no such thing.

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What, then, is at the depth-level of human awareness? There is a depth Beyond and Prior to bodily and social "self'-identitybut that depth is not a separate "within", or an "inner" ego-"I". Rather, the "Deep" of Consciousness (Itself) Is the Conscious Light That Is Reality Itself-Which Is Intrinsically egoless, Non-separate, Indivisible, and Self-Evidently Divine. That "Depth" Is the WitnessConsciousness-Which Is of a Transcendental Spiritual and Absolute Nature.

The Witness-Consciousness is not the "I" of mind.

The Witness-Consciousness cannot be Self-"Located" (or "Its" Realization "caused") by any action or gesture of mind.

The Witness-Consciousness cannot be Self-"Located" by means of any search of mind or body-because the Witness-Consciousness Always Already Stands Prior to all egoic "self"-identification with mind and body and "world".

All seeking "within" is a reflexive (or "self'-contracting) gesture of the bodily and social "self'.

All seeking (or turning to) "within" is a "self"-bound, "self"reinforcing, and (inherently) "self'-deluded activity.

All seeking (or turning to) "outside" is a "self'-bound, "self'reinforcing, and (inherently) "self'-deluded activity.

All seeking-whether to "within" or to "outside"-is founded on already-presumed "self"-identification with body, mind, and "world".

All seeking exercises and reinforces egoic "self'-identification with mind and body and "world"-and even all "discoveries" (or all presumed "knowledge") achieved by the exercise of egoic "self'identification with mind and body and "world" merely re-assert the illusion of separate "self'-consciousness.

 

"All seeking is "self'-worship"

 

All seeking is the exercise of egoity.

The egoic "I"-thought (or the separate-"self'-idea) is the iconic "self'-representation (or identity-"object") of the presumed "point of view" (or the apparent space-time-"locatedness" of psychophysical attention).

Human beings die - but an icon (like a mirror) comes to life every time anyone looks at it.

The egoic "I"-thought is a "self'-representation (or a "self objectifying" device) that is, in effect, an effort-exercised by means of a kind of iconic fiction - to abstract and eternalize (and even to immortalize) the otherwise mortal bodily and social "self-entity".

The seeker-ego is a "self'-fictionalized character, egoically "self"-projected upon the "world"-stage of the human mind-play (or "world"-mummery) of rather theatrically-staged adventures (both comic and tragic).

The icon that is ego-"I" is a hero/heroine of "self'-adventure, "self'-protected from all failures (and from death itself) by an illusion of necessity, accomplishment, "knowledge", power, and foreverness.

The iconic ego-"I" is the first, last, and fundamental goal and beloved of its own "self'-reflected and "self'-imagined theatre of life.

Therefore, all seeking is the "self'-idolization and active "self' idolatry of "point of view".

All seeking is "self'-worship or the iconic idealization of the "point of view" that is the seeker, as if the "point of view" is the adorable purpose and "object"-of-importance to the attention of the seeker.

The "inward"-turned search and the "outward"-turned search are, both and equally, the worship of the "self'-presumed separate "self" b the "self"-presumed separate "self-or the ego-effort of "self'-worship of (or "self"-meditation on the space-time-bound ego-"I" (or the presumed separate "self' of space-time-"location", or "point of view") by the same space-time-bound ego-"I".


 

The Intrinsic Self-"Locating" of the Intrinsically egoless Witness Consciousness is not a search, not an ego-effort, and not a meditation (or an "inner" worship) turned upon the ego-"I".

The Witness-Consciousness Is simply That - the Mere Witness (Itself). The Witness-Consciousness Is the Status of the True Divine (and Acausal) Self-Nature, Self-Condition, and Self-State That Is Reality Itself.

The Witness-Consciousness is not the "doer" of the events of the body-mind-complex.

The Witness-Consciousness Is Only Itself.

The process of Realization is a Demonstration of the Self-Apprehension of That Very Self-Nature, Self-Condition, and Self-State in the context of conditionally manifested existence. Divine Self-Realization is not about the body-mind-complex. Therefore, the seventh stage Demonstration in the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Reality-Way of Adidam is not about the body-mind-complex. Rather, the seventh stage Demonstration in the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Reality-Way of Adidam is simply the inevitable course of the Demonstration of Divine Self Realization (or Reality-Realization) Itself - Which, Most Ultimately, Outshines the body-mind-"self' and the "world".

 
The body-mind is a Play on Reality

 

 

The Conscious Light of Being Itself is not "doing" anything whatsoever. The body-mind-complex is a "play" on Reality Itself, a "seeming" that is full of self-"caused" characteristics.

 

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The body-mind is a Play on Reality.

Nothing is separate from or other than Consciousness, but all things, are tacitly recognized as a temporary and unnecessary play upon Consciousness Itself. To be receiving a Living Demonstration and Transmission of this Realization in our time is a Grace beyond conception.

Conditional processes have a kind of continuation, but they have no ultimacy. Conditional processes arise during (and previous to) the physical lifetime of an individual, and they also continue after the physical lifetime.

Nevertheless, the factuality of such continuation does not mean that there is a permanent "internal" principle in the human individual. In Truth, and in Reality, There Is The Self-Existing and Self-Radiant Divine Self-Nature, Self-Condition, and Self-State Itself. Everything conditional is a conditionally apparent "play" upon That. It is not the case that you are "inside" the body-such that it is necessary to "go within" and "get away from" the body. You are the body. It is simply that you do not Divinely Self-Recognize the bodyAs a transparent (or merely apparent), and non-necessary, and intrinsically non-binding modification of Reality Itself. That lack of Self-Abiding Divine Self-Recognition is the "problem".

You basically are afraid of that you see because you identify with the personae which is dependent on the machine and which hasn't understood itself to the point of breaking the spell of the software hardware game and realizing the eternal condition which is eternally free therefore of all these consequences. It's not merely making them; it's always free of them. They are a play upon it and have no independent existence and yet the Great Condition is not responsible for them like a cause is responsible for its effect. It is a great paradox. It's not to be figured out perfectly. It is to be transcended utterly and that will not make sense to you until you realize that you truly are uncomfortable and are never going to be comfortable as long as you are merely a conditional personae. You never will no matter how grand the program may ultimately become, no matter what plane you may be born into you see, you'll always be looking at this strange apparatus. This is what I have always bee sensitive to. This is why yogic phenomena, mystical phenomena have never bound me up you see. I've had all these experiences -- when I have the experiences, I see this weirdo machine you see.

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That Which Is the Mere Witness-Consciousness does not have a body, and is not a body-mind-"self'. In Truth, there are no forms or modifications or limitations. You - or the mind of "self'-illusion - only presume them. The forms, modifications, and limitations you presume are, in and of themselves, non-existent - although they seem to exist. In Reality, they are nothing but transparent (or merely apparent), and non-necessary, and intrinsically non-binding modifications of the Divine Self-Nature, Self-Condition, and Self-State-Reality Itself, Which Is Always Already The Case. When you are Established in That, by That, As That - by virtue of My Transcendental Spiritual Divine Blessing-Invasion, That Turns you about and "inside" out and "outside" in, and Vanishes ego-"I" in My Sight - then you Awaken from your false presumptions. You are simply misinterpreting what you are seeing in the Mirror That Is Reality Itself. You do not know what you are looking at, "Narcissus". You think it is an "other"- but the "other" is only you .

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ADI DA SAMRAJ: What is coming up?

DEVOTEE: Even the feeling that I am dying.

ADI DA SAMRAJ: Of course you are dying. Everybody is dying. You must commit yourself to dying. You must invest yourself in dying. That is the Divine Yoga. Embrace this pressure, this imposition. Be willing to die. Be willing to do the thing that you fear, the thing that you keep putting forward to the end of time, the end of your life. Do it now.

Start doing some dying here, then. Start giving yourself up if you have any self-understanding at all, and receive Me down behind your tongue here. You have to gulp Me down and give way to Me. So what? That is life.

DEVOTEE: In the process of gulping and receiving You, this pressure does not go away.

ADI DA SAMRAJ: No, you must give yourself to My Divine Invasion. Accept It. Accept that that is life, that is the reason for existence, that is the law of existence, that is the Perfect State you are Given, and allow It completely, more and more, with all your stress, with murders in your heart, in your gut, just done.

The Way is to yield the self, the self-contraction, in all of its faculties, to the degree of Samadhi, and then to be drawn in that Samadhi to My Perfect Position, Prior to the body-mind, and enter into That Most Profoundly until you Realize there is only Me. And in that Realization it will be the same as to say that there is only You.


It is possible to tacitly notice that thoughts arise without any kind of intention on the part of conscious awareness. If a presumed individual "self' (or individual conscious awareness) were doing the thinking - or if a thought were to appear concretely as a verbal conceptual noticing of some kind, or if the individual consciousness were thinking what became manifested as a thought - there would have to be something preceding the thought, which the individual consciousness would "know" and do. However, the (apparently) individual consciousness (or individual conscious awareness) does not "know" or do anything in order to "cause" a thought to appear. If conscious awareness were "causing" thoughts to arise, the individual consciousness would have to think something and then "cause" that preliminary thought to take the form of a thought!

You'can think something and then speak, but you can also speak without thinking before you speak. What is going on when there is speaking and no pre-thinking? Where is the speech coming from? Who is thinking it? The conscious awareness that presumes it is doing the thinking is, in Reality, not doing the thinking - because the conscious awareness is not doing anything except standing there being itself, merely reflecting the thinking. To do that takes no more activity than a mirror must perform to reflect your face. The mirror does not have to do anything. You need only look at the mirror.

There is no activity of conscious awareness that precedes a thought. The association between conscious awareness and the brain exhibits thinking as one of its characteristics. Yet, thought is a product of the brain, not of conscious awareness.

There are subtler conditions of conditionally manifested "experience" in which there is no physical brain-although there is certainly a functioning subtle network of some kind that is the equivalent of a brain, something that can conduct the energies and proceedings that are associated with thoughts, and so on. Similarly, there are subtle forms of existence which are not physically incarnate, but which may appear to be, thinking. Yet, the fact that such forms exist does not necessarily suggest that they are thinking-or that the Very Self-Nature, Self-Condition, and SelfState in Which they are appearing is doing any thinking.

In the case of every conditionally manifested being (whether existing in a gross or a subtle dimension of the cosmic domain), there is a conditional mechanism enabling the function of memory and the apparent awareness of "self' and "other"-and the habitual "self'-contraction of that entire mechanism pre-determines the individual's presumptions about existence. The "self'-contraction is the "root"-attitude of the ego-bound body-mind-complex, the attitude that is manifested whenever the ego-bound body-mind-complex thinks or speaks. The "self'-contraction is the presumption of separateness, the presumption of "self' existing "in" a "world".

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DEVOTEE! It felt completely clear in the Paduka Puja, Beloved. I was To drawn to serving Your Padukas, I was so absorbed in You, that was how things ceased to arise. Lord, I had a question about the (inaudible) in the "Perfect Practice" mind will continue to arise, and it's not clear to me than (inaudible) perfect in that Practice. It wasn't clear to me why the mind would continue to arise,,

AVATARA ADI DA: Well you don't disappear from the conditional world in order to do the "Perfect Practice", you see, otherwise no one would ever be observed doing the "Perfect Practice"! (laughter), then no one would he able to report about it! (laughter) The "Perfect Practice" takes place in life, while you are alive. So the mechanism of the body-mind remains, but your practice, the focus of your practice, the specific "Perfect Practice", is prior to the body-mind, But the body-mind can be totally forgotten in Jnana Samadhi, in the "Perfect Practice", you see, but that's just at certain moments. And when you got up from the seat of meditation you are in all the normal ways associated with the body-mind. So there, certainly, thoughts arise, and all the natural ordinariness of the body-mind continued.

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"Language is a convention that already presumes egoity and bodily existence"

 

You presume that "the body-mind-'self' in the world" is your first "experience", and you speak of your "within" as if you are "outside" your "within". You presume that you are "outside" your "inside", and that your "inside" is "deep in there". That presumption is not inspected, nor is it "known"- it is merely presumed. It is not "experienced". It is, simply and naively, spoken of as if it were so.

Language is a convention that already presumes egoity and bodily existence. Language is a means of interaction between presumed egos, between presumed formally-existing entities. Language is not about the Acausal Divine Self-Nature, Self-Condition, and Self-State of Reality Itself, in Which those entities are (apparently) arising. Rather, language is about the exchanges between entities as entities, as body-minds. Thus, thought and speech come from the body-mind-complex, not from Consciousness Itself.

Further evidence that thought and speech come from the body-mind-complex is the fact that people sometimes speak without "knowing" that they are talking. For instance, someone who is asleep can be talking and not be aware of doing so. It is even possible to have conversations with people while they sleep, and they will have no memory of having spoken. Who was talking? The brain-mind or the body was talking.

 

"Language is the means whereby the Non-differentiated Conscious Light of Being Itself presumes to be identified with "Narcissus" (or the ego-"I"). Human beings make an entire culture out of this presumption, an entire lifetime out of it. You make every moment out of it."

 

 

You identify with the body-mind-complex through "self"contraction. The apparent association (or apparent connection) between That Which Is the Mere Witness-Consciousness (or Non differentiated Conscious Light) and the apparently arising body-mind-complex is the source of the (false) presumption that That Which Is the Mere Witness-Consciousness (or Non-differentiated Conscious Light) is the body-mind-complex, and that That Which Is the Mere Witness-Consciousness is Appearing in the form that the body-mind-complex (itself) is presuming. Language is the means whereby the Non-differentiated Conscious Light of Being Itself presumes to be identified with "Narcissus" (or the ego-"I"). Human beings make an entire culture out of this presumption, an entire lifetime out of it. You make every moment out of it.

 

"You do not "experience" the body, thought, or the "world" in real time! They are always artifacts of the past. Always."

 

You presume that the body and the "world" are the first "experience", whereas you do not even have any awareness of the body or of the "world" until after they have already happened. To have any perception takes time. Yes, perhaps only a fraction of elapsed time-but, nevertheless, it takes time for the perception of the "world" and the perception of the body to be registered. For the mechanism of the body-mind-complex to register a perception requires just that fraction of elapsed time that it takes energy to travel the distance required for the bodily cycle of perceiving to occur.

 

"The Real Present is not in time."

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"There is... no thought in That Position"

 

 

Therefore, you do not "experience" the body first or thought first or the "world" first. You do not even "experience" the body, thought, or the "world" in real time! They are always artifacts of the past. Always. All conditional "experiencing" is of the past. There is no present-time "experience". There is no present time. There is only past time. The Real Present is not in time. The Real Present Is the Mere Witness-Consciousness. The Real Present Is Conscious Light. The Real Present Is Prior to the body-mind-"self'. The Real Present is not identified with the body-mind-"self'. The Real Present Is Reality Itself-Perfectly Prior to the body-mind"self', all thought, and all of conditionally arising "world".

The body-mind-"self' is a kind of "parasite" on the Non differentiated Conscious Light-making use of it as you make use of the electricity generated by the power company when you plug a lamp into the wall. The power company sends you a bill. There is also a price for the presumption of the separate body-mind-"self' a bill of suffering that you can never pay off! The price that you are billed for your little lifetime is unpayable.

The Reality-Condition Is the Acausal Divine Self-Nature, SelfCondition, Source-Condition, and Self-State of all-and-All. If you are Granted the Gift of Standing in That Position, Self-Abiding in That Position, then you have been Granted the Gift of the "Perfect Practice" of "Perfect Knowledge". It becomes Tacitly Obvious that all "questions" (and all "problems") are inherently answered. The Nature of Reality Itself is Tacitly Obvious. There is absolutely no "difference", no separation-and the actual status of thinking and of perception and of the "world" is inherently Obvious.

The "Perfect Practice" of "Perfect Knowledge" is not a merely philosophical conviction that the "subjective" interior is really the Source of the "world". The "Perfect Practice" of "Perfect Knowledge" is not something you believe merely because it is stated convincingly in some philosophical summary. No. In the Divine Self Position, "Perfect Knowledge" is Inherently Obvious. In the Divine Self-Position, the Status of everything is Inherently Obvious, not argued. There is Always Already no thought in That Position.

The "Perfect Practice" of Adidam is not about intentionally assuming the Position (or the Attitude) of "Mere Witness". You cannot do that. You can strategically assume the attitude of observing, but to observe is a function of the brain-mild. To observe, to discriminate, and to think are all functions of the subtle body. Those functions are all characteristics of brain-mind-or of the mechanics, at any rate, of the complex of gross and subtle structures.

The "root" (or causal) dimension is the "root" ego-dimension, the dimension of the "root"-contraction. There are fundamentals in that dimension. The feelings of separateness, relatedness, otherness, and "difference" comprise the inherent characteristics of the causal dimension (or "root" ego-dimension) of conditionally apparent awareness. The feelings of separateness, relatedness, otherness, and "difference" are the "root" of all limitations that are otherwise reflected in the brain-mind. All the patterns that govern brain-mind presumptions are in the "root"-dimension.

 

Witness Consciousness is a Noun not a Verb

 

You (as the presumed body-mind-"self") can observe - but you (as the presumed body-mind-"self") cannot be the Witness Consciousness, because That Which Is the Witness-Consciousness is not (in the active, or functional, sense) "witnessing". "Witnessing" is a kind of activity - it is (functionally) observing. That Which Is the Witness-Consciousness, the "Root"-Condition, is not doing any "witnessing".

I use the term "Witness-Consciousness" to Describe the actual (or always present-time) Status of Consciousness Itself, to indicate that Consciousness Itself is not active in any sense. It is not "doing" or "thinking". Consciousness Itself is not "doing" the activities of the body. Consciousness Itself Is Prior to all action. The Condition That Is Always Already The Case is not thinking. It is not that thinking must somehow be controlled or stopped, and then what is "left over" is the Witness-Consciousness. To stop thinking is something you can do (somehow or other, by various means, but only temporarily) to the body-mind-"self". But to Be Prior to thought is to Be-That Which Is the Witness-Consciousness. The Witness-Consciousness does not have to stop thinking in order to Be What It Is. It is always already not thinking.

Therefore, That Which.Is the Witness-Consciousness is not limited (or defined) by the characteristics of language. The characteristics of separateness, relatedness, otherness, and "difference" are inherent in language. Language is built on these structures. Language is built on the illusion of egoity-or of separate "self" in a "world" of separateness, relatedness, otherness, and "difference". The Fundamental Self-Nature, Self-Condition, and Self-State-That Which Is the Witness-Consciousness-does not manifest any of those structures. That Which Is the Witness-Consciousness has none of the structures of language, none of the structures of egoity. That Which is the Witness-Consciousness has nothing to do with any of that. It Stands Free. It Is Prior to all conditionality.

 

"Establishment As the Witness-Consciousness is only the beginning of the process of Real Existence."

 

To be Established in That Position (by My Divine Avataric Transcendental Spiritual Grace) is the beginning of the Great Process of the "Perfect Practice" of the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Reality-Way of Adidam. The Establishment in the WitnessPosition is the beginning of the Ultimate Manifestation of the Reality-Way of Adidam-Which (in due course) becomes the seventh stage Demonstration, in Which everything is (Tacitly, and Inherently) Divinely Self-Recognizable, without illusion, without the limitations of language or egoity or body-mind. Most Ultimately, the Force of That Self-Abiding Divine Self-Recognition Infuses all conditionally manifested "experience" to the point of Outshining-and That Is Divine Translation.

The "Perfect Practice" of the Reality-Way of Adidam is the Demonstration that becomes Divine Translation. The "Perfect Practice" is not merely about becoming Established in the Witness Position, as if that Realization were an "end-phenomenon". The Witness-Position is not an "end-phenomenon". The Witness-Position is simply the first Gift Granted by My Divine Avataric Transcendental Spiritual Grace to My "Perfect Practice" devotees. Establishment As the Witness-Consciousness is only the beginning of the process of Real Existence.

I have Summarized the "Perfect Practice" of the Reality-Way of Adidam Thus: "Be Consciousness (Itself), `Contemplate' Consciousness (Itself), Transcend everything in Consciousness (Itself)." This is a simple summary of the Process whereby the "Perfect Practice" becomes the Ultimacy of the seventh stage Demonstration. Thus, once you have been Granted the Gift of Self-Abiding As That Which Is the Witness-Consciousness, the Witness-Position must be entered into. The Witness-Consciousness Is Its Own Domain. The Witness-Consciousness is not "doing",something. The WitnessConsciousness Is (Only) Itself. My devotee enters into the WitnessPosition by Means of the devotional and Transcendental Spiritual process in relationship to Me. The Witness-Position is entered into by Means of My Divine Avataric Transcendental Spiritual GraceMy Divine Avataric Transcendental Spiritual Self-Transmission in the circumstance of Non-"difference" (or Non-separation) from Me, Which is the most intense mode of devotion to Me, the "Perfect" form of devotion to Me.

The "Perfect Practice" of the Reality-Way of Adidam is not about being independently a "something" that is "the same" as I Am. The "Perfect Practice" of the Reality-Way of Adidam is about having become Perfectly turned to Me As I Am). In the process that (in due course) Establishes (and, then, Demonstrates) the "Perfect Practice" of the Reality-Way of Adidam, My Divine Avataric Transcendental Spiritual Self-Transmission Awakens That Which Is the Witness-Consciousness (and not the "doer") to Itself, in and of Itself, As Itself-so that It Is "Known" and Realized. This Awakening is not the achievement of some process, act, or state of the active observing of the body-mind-complex. Rather, That Awakening is the Perfect Realization of the Domain of Conscious Light Itself. That Perfect Realization becomes (in due course) the seventh stage (or Most Perfect) Awakening, in Which everything is Divinely Self-Recognized.

 

Four Stages of Seventh Stage

Self-Abiding Divine Self-Recognition (or seventh stage Demonstration) shows Itself in the four stages of spontaneous Self Demonstration I have Described.

Divine Transfiguration,

Divine Transformation,

Divine Indifference, and

Divine Translation

These are the inevitable stages of the only-by-Me Revealed and Given seventh stage Demonstration. These stages are the (Spontaneously Unfolding) Self-Evident Signs of the seventh stage Demonstration, not the "doings" of the seventh stage process. These stages are the inevitable Demonstration of the Self-Abiding Divine Self Recognition of apparent phenomenal (or conditional) existence.

The non-necessity of conditional existence is the Basis of the seventh stage Demonstration in the Reality-Way of Adidam. The Demonstration of the seventh stage of life in the Reality-Way of Adidam is a "Brightening", to the point of Outshining. The onlyby-Me Revealed and Given seventh stage of life in the Reality-Way of Adidam is the Demonstration of the Divine Conscious Light. The seventh stage of life in the Reality-Way of Adidam is the Divine Demonstration of the non-necessity of the "world". Most Ultimately, the seventh stage of life in the Reality-Way of Adidam is Divine Translation into My Divine Self-Domain-not by leaving the conditional domain, but by Outshining it.

These Words of Mine are suggestive of something that may convey meaning to you. Yet, These Words I am Uttering are (Themselves) a Direct Self-Revelation of and As the intrinsically egoless Acausal Divine Reality Itself.

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Adi Da Samraj - October 20, 2004 - Discourse - unpublished

When Your Ripe and Not Until Then

 

The Witness-Consciousness is not witnessing. It stands prior.

There IS no such realization then while there is identification with the body-mind.

There is NO identification with the body-mind, none, and no dissociation from it and no method of the body-mind to achieve it, to hold it in place, to grasp it.

It's not established by thought nor continued by thought. It has nothing to do with it.

It is not an "it".

It is not what you think.

It's not what you might strategically presume.

When I say, even no matter what arises you are the mere Witness, this is a paradoxical statement like saying realization is always already the case.

You AREN'T the Witness.

You're this body-mind self-function of self-contraction.

The Witness is not what you think.

You think of the Witness or even feel pointed to it by a subjective sense that is actually a dimension of the mind or the body-mind.

That which is the Witness is not self. It's not not-self. It IS the Divine.

It IS Me. It is NOT you.

And it is not other and it cannot be turned to in the inward sense or the philosophical sense. It's not merely the bare consciousness because it is the Very Condition of all conditions, the entire universe.

It IS the Conscious Light, the Bright.

I am that, fully, consciously, and yet the words don't really say it.

They are true enough to be said. They are true, but on the other hand they don't convey it.

They are not the transmitters of the realization and they're not like koans you just think about it or dwell on some while and then suddenly you're self-realized.

It doesn't work that way.

You see that's the common presumptuousness that has come with the casual transmission of esotericism in the common world of consumers and ordinary people, people without foundation, without preparations of what would have been traditionally required before even the philosophical utterances were made, you see. They were regarded to be so profound, of such a sacred order, that they weren't even spoken to anybody.

You couldn't just sit down and listen to the Upanishad, you see, at a Master's Feet, or something. You wouldn't even HEAR about these great philosophical statements of the nature of ultimate realization, even in the sixth stage sense, you see. No, that would be disclosed in secret. They are esoteric. They were originally for just people uniquely tested and prepared, ripe, so you don't get to be eaten until you are ripe [murmurs].

Realization is like being eaten rather than becoming a big deal, you see.

You don't become a big deal, you don't become anything. It is the UTTER sacrifice of self and any presumption of self-realization then is nonsense.

Only actual realization knows why it's nonsense, why sixth stage declarations or instructions or presumptions by people are nonsense, even though something about it seems to be philosophically correct, you see. It's the Self. Everybody knows what the Self is, right? Somehow.

But you don't, that's the point, you see. You DON'T, you really don't. You can think you do and what you think seems to make sense. You might not have thought of it otherwise, but once somebody tells you it's the Self, you think you've got it.

It's is the Witness. Well, you know what that is. No matter what arises, even now, you see, you're the Witness. Oh, you know what that is, right? No, you don't [laughter].

You're already thinking about it right now, you see? It has nothing to do with thought. It has nothing to do with the body. It has nothing to do with the self. It's not even, well it's certainly not fully apt to even speak of it, so in the Buddhist tradition, for instance, Gautama is reported not to have spoken of it. He refused to make a metaphysical so-called utterances describing Nirvana in any kind of substantial sense and yet in other traditions, Advaitic traditions, and so forth, it IS spoken of.

That doesn't mean the realizations are different. They both point ultimately toward a sixth stage realization, but they're just a different approach to ripening those who might realize it. So in both traditions there are conditions for those who are accepted, taken seriously for ultimate practice and those conditions can fundamentally be summarized under the heading of Renunciation.


 

Summary Points

Witness-Position is Consciousness Prior to Attention, ego and body-mind.

In-depth experience or any experience is in the 'root' of attention (causal) ego.

Witness-Consciousness - Always Prior Self-State, Consciousness Itself.

Witness-Consciousness is NOT active observer.

Not discriminating, thinking mind, not etheric feeling body not in gross physical awareness not in the right-side of the heart.

The primary error of human beings is that they get deluded by their own energies. They submit Consciousness to Energy. They have this idea that Energy and Consciousness are the same thing, perhaps. But basically their life involves submitting themselves as Consciousness to Energy, to motion, to impulses, instead of realizing what Consciousness itself is and perhaps finding Energy to be the same thing ultimately. They pay no attention to consciousness itself and just submit themselves as consciousness to the play of energies. And there is nothing Enlightening about that, you see.

The spiritual process that I consider with you is ultimately a matter of identifying with consciousness and realizing its Status, so that, having realized that, the objective states of existence, or all the forms of 'Energy, may become recognizable not merely as Energy but as Consciousness.

Only Grace Given

Actionless Consciousness, Witness Consciousness, not the observer.

No inherent connection or dependence on conditions.

Beyond the exercise of attention

Temporary deepening of conditional awareness can 'appear' to be Awakening to the Witness-Consciousness.

Until there is the Realization of identification with consciousness and the ultimate Realization of its actual Status, there is no Realization that Energy and consciousness are identical. That, of course, is what there is ultimately to Realize. When Energy becomes recognizable as Consciousness, then the entire Realm of Nature vanishes, It is outshines by Consciousness itself. That is the secret of the seventh stage of life. But it is not possible to recognize Energy as consciousness until we identify with consciousness and Realize its Status. Therefore, no amount of surrendering to Energy is going to Enlighten us.

Attention (relationship, separateness, otherness, difference, object consciousness) is the "root-position" of ego.

There is no Awakening (Only by Grace) until attention (with all associated presumptions and feelings is transcended in the Prior Condition of Consciousness Itself.

And since the nature of consciousness is the Divine only perfect intuitive absorption is possible and YOU can't do THAT. Only that which IS can 'do' that! Which must absorb your limited consciousness into that which is.

The subtle nature of the surrender is activiated.

And since the nature of consciousness is the Divine only perfect intutitve absorption is possible.

and YOU can't do THAT. Only that which is can 'do' that! Which must absorb your limited conscousiness into that which is.

Then when that occurs there is only open eyes.

The Root of Body and Mind Is in the Heart
Consciousness is the Ultimate Domain of the conscious self and it is not dependent upon the individual mind. A medium is necessary for knowing anything other than one's self: for knowing one's self no medium is necessary. In fact, the association of consciousness with the mind is a hindrance to the attainment of realization. As the seat of the ego the individual mind is conscious of being isolated. From it arises the limited individuality, which at once feeds and is fed by the illusion of duality, time and change. To know the self as it is, consciousness has to be freed from the limitation of the individual mind. In other words, the individual mind has to disappear while consciousness is retained. The quality and mood of consciousness itself, that precedes the mind and the Heart is the root of the mind, the source of the mind.

True Awakening into Consciousness is PERMANENT.

True Awakening is Un-Conditional and Non-Conditional.

True Awakening is not an experiences that comes and goes.

It is not that only those who are in the seventh stage are enlightened. Those who are in the previous stages of practice are at times entered into the disposition of enlightenment and at other times they are not. They phase in that Realization, and their realization of the Radiant Transcendental Consciousness is not Absolute.

My transmission is non-separateness. You tend to register my transmission in terms of self-bound experiences. They’re not really getting my transmission. There is something but not the fullest reception of my transmission. It’s not my fullest communion with me.

It’s not true self-understanding that’s demonstrated. It’s just possibilities experienced by you a seeker, an apparent individual perpetually active of self-contraction.

Intuiting an approximation - approaching of the Witness or Consciousness, but not established.

Realization or Established as Consciousness is a Transcendental process.

Permanent BASIS of practice.

It is THIS first (Beginning of the process) and then the Perfect Practice.

Consciousness is just like a point, moving in this infinite, three dimensional crystal, or plane,or sphere of dots. It feels individuated, separate, and trapped. Wherever it is, it sees everything around it. Wherever you look, everything surrounds that center of looking. In the next moment, you are in this spot, or that spot. There are always the surrounding forms, motions, and energies. You are trapped as this little point in the midst of it.

We must take attention away from its preoccupation with, or bondage to, this infinite medium of dots and let it fall back into the contemplation of its own Source. When that is done most profoundly, then there is the inherent or tacit, spontaneous recognition of the Infinite Field in which this mechanical act of attention is being moved. Then whenever attention does move, wherever it moves, its condition and its objects are inherently, instantly recognizable. They are still what they are as an appearance, but they are recognizable in their Source Condition.They do not have the capacity to destroy Enlightenment, or the Realization of the Truth. But we must persist in this power of recognition. It is a kind of Yoga of Enlightenment. Unless we persist in it, attention will simply continue to arise mechanically in this great crystal or Mandala. And, Enlightened or not, there is still the environment of limitation.

The Beginning is many times seen as the end.

In Adidam it is the Beginning and there is NO completion to the Process in the context of the world or the body-mind.

If there is a completion it is in Translation - Prior to body, mind, self and world.

What makes Adi Da Avataric is He is Speaking As Translation and Incarnation together All At Once.

There is NO relatedness in Consciousness Iself

The zero of the heart is expanded as the world. Consciousness is not differentiated and identified. There is a constant observation of subject and object in any body, any functional sheath, any realm, or any experience that arises.

Consciousness

Reality-Condition

Self-Apprehends

Self-Existing

Being

Self-Apprehension is the non-conditional CONTEXT in which conditional relatedness appears to be arising.

Relatedness is the first form of the self-contraction.

Feeling of relatedness is not inherent in existence.

Relatedness - difference - is sign of "self"-contraction.

The feeling of separateness, otherness, difference are all contained and manifesting as attention (mind).

Consciousness is not inherently identified with the body-mind. Consciousness is aware of the body-mind. And what all of the preliminary practices of spiritual life are about, all those exercises that lead to meditation and finally to Samadhi, is the freeing up of attention from the body-mind and its relations to the point that it may contemplate the Source of attention itself, or the Consciousness that is aware of all conditions.

Stand Prior

Not disassociated

Free Attention

Self-Revealed

Only by Grace

No Method

No Seeking

Witness-Conciousness is NOT you, it is Me.

This is either fortunate or unfortunate, depending on you perspective relative to ego transcendence.

Unfortunate if you're not surrendered, because it's not in your power.

Witness-Consciousness is not 'located' or a 'thing' or a 'state' within you.

Fortunate if you are truly surrendered, most fortunate, Gifted in fact.

"In one moment arising, the "I" presumes to Invoke Me-while, in the next moment of truly searchless Beholding of Me, there is no "I"".

No ego, no mind, no self and the Illusion of Language

Consciousness is aware of thoughts. It's not even thinking the thoughts. The thinking is something of which it is aware. Everything that arises is an object to consciousness.

All the language we generate it order to conceive of or approach the Realization of that Reality is based on the conventions of experiencing, knowing, thinking, self-referring, relating.

All kinds of language has been used to point to what is beyond psycho-physical existence

All spoken and written language is a "point-of-view"-machine-an ego-based (and relentlessly ego-oriented and ego-bound) human invention, originated on the "root"-basis of a chronically-enacted "self"-contraction of the total psycho-physical apparatus of a presumed (and largely verbal-mind-made) separate "self", dissociated from the Intrinsically egoless and wordless Indivisible Transcendental Spiritual Self-Nature, Self-Condition, and Self-State of Reality Itself."

language is the first form of artificial intelligence created by human beings. 

There is no mind. Mind is a myth. There is language-which is programmed by brains, and which, in turn, programs brains. However, there is no tangible existence to "mind" itself-absolutely none. Nevertheless, human beings identify with the "mind" as "self", and (thereby) invent destiny for themselves, and even project that "self"-imagined destiny into an idea of time and space beyond the present physical lifetime.

Mind is an interior projection of a language-program that, in its imaginative elaboration of itself, conceives of purposes and ideas (in the realm of illusion) for which there are no corresponding physical data. Human beings are all living in a "virtual world" of mind. Human beings are, characteristically, egoically "self"-identified with a "robot", an artificial intelligence.

The book that I’m working on now, I’ve thought of calling it, “The Myth of Within.”

Because the only reason we go about this trying to free the one within is based on this dilemma, There is no such one. So to generate spiritual life for the purpose of inwardness effecting upon one’s inner life is a false principle, one that we easily tend to because of our traditional notions of spiritual life.

The true form of spiritual life is not one in which we are simply turning within and trying to do something for the one within and soul or whatever but one in which we understand our present activity and that present activity creates this implied inner one as well as all the forms of confusion, suffering, deathful life.

A living being does not enclose an inner, separate, and eternal soul or personal Self. Every complex condition or being that arises is exactly what it seems to be-a mechanical structuring of manifest conditions. What is within a living individual, or what may conventionally be considered to be his soul, is merely the psychic or mental part, which is subtler than the elemental body, and which survives the death of the elemental body, but which is also subject to change and death and every kind of illusion or torment. There is no eternal, separate, interested, personal, implicated, and conditioned Self within each living being. There are only psycho-physical conditions, and the Consciousness in which they seem to arise is Absolute, Transcendental, Motiveless, and always Free of all conditions.

I am it.

I am not mysteriously

Somehow connected to it.

I don't originate in it in any way,

And anything that's me

Is not within this,

But is this body.

"me" is not within the body.

"me" is some way that the body has

Of referring to itself.

Me, I, the subjective reference,

Is not somebody within at all.

All this subjectivity

Is the way the body has

Of accounting for itself.

That does not mean that

Subjectivity survives the body.

This body is it.

This is the mystery, this body.

You must completely become this body,

Allow it. It is you.

You are not the ghost within it.

Ask "who am I?" and you end up in mystery,

And you have only discovered that

"I" means nothing more than the body.

It is a convention the body uses.

Body is what "I" is about.

The Reality-Way of “Perfect Knowledge” is not even about the “I”-thought at the core of your presumed separate “selfhood”—because even the “I”-thought is simply another mode of mirroring (or reflection).

You are not separate ego. No matter what arises—waking, dreaming, or sleeping, no matter what arises—you are the Witness of it, Prior to it, not bound, not separate, the Only Condition that is Self-Evident, that is non-separate and Indivisible. There is no separate self. And there is no not-self. There is no not-self to dissociate from by introversion. There is no separate self to expand by extroversion.

Therefore, experiences are constantly sought in the vertical planes of experience, above, below, and altogether beyond, which will release the being from the inherent sense of separation, vulnerability, fear, obsession, and self possession. But there is no release until the primal error, illusion, or lie at the root of the heart is undone.

There is no separate self. There is no not-self. It is simply Unshaken, Absolute Self-Condition of Reality Itself, Self-Existing and Self-Radiant.

All separation is an illusion. It is impossible for there to be. Any separation. There is no such thing. It has never occurred. There is no separately existing thing. Anywhere. There is no separately existing being. Anywhere. There is no separate Anything!

You must be willing to vanish completely, to be completely obliterated. You will become capable of that sacrifice only by degrees, because your fear is profound. The frigidity of feeling-attention is most profound in you, because of your experience, your adaptation. Therefore, the process of God-Realization is a matter of time and practice.

There is not now, nor has there ever been, nor will there ever be individual being. There is no such thing.

"All seeking is "self'-worship"

The body-mind is a Play on Reality

The body-mind is a Play on Reality.

Nothing is separate from or other than Consciousness, but all things, are tacitly recognized as a temporary and unnecessary play upon Consciousness Itself. To be receiving a Living Demonstration and Transmission of this Realization in our time is a Grace beyond conception.

Conditional processes have a kind of continuation, but they have no ultimacy. Conditional processes arise during (and previous to) the physical lifetime of an individual, and they also continue after the physical lifetime.

Nevertheless, the factuality of such continuation does not mean that there is a permanent "internal" principle in the human individual. In Truth, and in Reality, There Is The Self-Existing and Self-Radiant Divine Self-Nature, Self-Condition, and Self-State Itself. Everything conditional is a conditionally apparent "play" upon That. It is not the case that you are "inside" the body-such that it is necessary to "go within" and "get away from" the body. You are the body. It is simply that you do not Divinely Self-Recognize the bodyAs a transparent (or merely apparent), and non-necessary, and intrinsically non-binding modification of Reality Itself. That lack of Self-Abiding Divine Self-Recognition is the "problem".

You basically are afraid of that you see because you identify with the personae which is dependent on the machine and which hasn't understood itself to the point of breaking the spell of the software hardware game and realizing the eternal condition which is eternally free therefore of all these consequences. It's not merely making them; it's always free of them. They are a play upon it and have no independent existence and yet the Great Condition is not responsible for them like a cause is responsible for its effect. It is a great paradox. It's not to be figured out perfectly. It is to be transcended utterly and that will not make sense to you until you realize that you truly are uncomfortable and are never going to be comfortable as long as you are merely a conditional personae. You never will no matter how grand the program may ultimately become, no matter what plane you may be born into you see, you'll always be looking at this strange apparatus. This is what I have always bee sensitive to. This is why yogic phenomena, mystical phenomena have never bound me up you see. I've had all these experiences -- when I have the experiences, I see this weirdo machine you see.

ADI DA SAMRAJ: What is coming up?

DEVOTEE: Even the feeling that I am dying.

ADI DA SAMRAJ: Of course you are dying. Everybody is dying. You must commit yourself to dying. You must invest yourself in dying. That is the Divine Yoga. Embrace this pressure, this imposition. Be willing to die. Be willing to do the thing that you fear, the thing that you keep putting forward to the end of time, the end of your life. Do it now.

Start doing some dying here, then. Start giving yourself up if you have any self-understanding at all, and receive Me down behind your tongue here. You have to gulp Me down and give way to Me. So what? That is life.

DEVOTEE: In the process of gulping and receiving You, this pressure does not go away.

ADI DA SAMRAJ: No, you must give yourself to My Divine Invasion. Accept It. Accept that that is life, that is the reason for existence, that is the law of existence, that is the Perfect State you are Given, and allow It completely, more and more, with all your stress, with murders in your heart, in your gut, just done.

The Way is to yield the self, the self-contraction, in all of its faculties, to the degree of Samadhi, and then to be drawn in that Samadhi to My Perfect Position, Prior to the body-mind, and enter into That Most Profoundly until you Realize there is only Me. And in that Realization it will be the same as to say that there is only You.

DEVOTEE! It felt completely clear in the Paduka Puja, Beloved. I was To drawn to serving Your Padukas, I was so absorbed in You, that was how things ceased to arise. Lord, I had a question about the (inaudible) in the "Perfect Practice" mind will continue to arise, and it's not clear to me than (inaudible) perfect in that Practice. It wasn't clear to me why the mind would continue to arise,,

AVATARA ADI DA: Well you don't disappear from the conditional world in order to do the "Perfect Practice", you see, otherwise no one would ever be observed doing the "Perfect Practice"! (laughter), then no one would he able to report about it! (laughter) The "Perfect Practice" takes place in life, while you are alive. So the mechanism of the body-mind remains, but your practice, the focus of your practice, the specific "Perfect Practice", is prior to the body-mind, But the body-mind can be totally forgotten in Jnana Samadhi, in the "Perfect Practice", you see, but that's just at certain moments. And when you got up from the seat of meditation you are in all the normal ways associated with the body-mind. So there, certainly, thoughts arise, and all the natural ordinariness of the body-mind continued.


"Language is a convention that already presumes egoity and bodily existence"

"Language is the means whereby the Non-differentiated Conscious Light of Being Itself presumes to be identified with "Narcissus" (or the ego-"I"). Human beings make an entire culture out of this presumption, an entire lifetime out of it. You make every moment out of it."

"You do not "experience" the body, thought, or the "world" in real time! They are always artifacts of the past. Always."

"The Real Present is not in time."

and

"There is... no thought in That Position"

Witness Consciousness is a Noun not a Verb

"Establishment As the Witness-Consciousness is only the beginning of the process of Real Existence."


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  Adi Da, Ramana Maharshi, Nityananda, Shridi Sai Baba, Upasani Baba,  Seshadri Swamigal , Meher Baba, Sivananda, Ramsuratkumar
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