Beezone edit from Aletheon, Adi Da Samraj, Ancient Walk-About Way.

In general, what the "world" wants and therefore what "religious" institutions tend to provide is social association and optimistic talk, perhaps in combination with "self"-applied "techniques", that people can use as means for consoling themselves. Therefore, in the "modern world", instead of cultures of right practice, there are "religion businesses" and "workshops". The "modern world" is a fragmented "world" full of individuals who regard their own separateness and independence as "absolute", who demonstrate no profundity, and who are not moved by profundity. In this "modern world", human beings are becoming progressively more and more preoccupied with "self", and with all of the "whatevers" that can be pursued within the framework of egoity and "worldliness".

True human culture is the esoteric culture of Reality-Realization and the process of Reality-Realization requires a true understanding of yourself and ultimately devotion to a genuine Spiritual Master and Teacher. However, people in general are not interested in truly observing themselves or even closely interested in becoming devoted to a Spiritual Master and Teacher. People in general are interested in finding out how to work things out for themselves and are not interested in finding a Realizer or True Teacher - nor do they understand or are interested in the fact that the Realizer Is the "Who" and "What" to be Realized, and therefore can truly serve them.

In the "modern world", people are obsessively interested in what is "out there". What they do with one another in the common "world". If that is your disposition, you remain involved in mere exchanges of words, socializing with one another, and relating to the other aspects of the common "world" with which you are associated. In that case, you either refuse all involvement with "religion", or else you merely make token gestures in the direction of "religion". Such is the institutionalized exotericism of what is conventionally called "religion".

The exclusive preoccupation with what is "out there" is a disposition that is now manifested everywhere on Earth - with dreadful results. Listen to the global "daily news" of terrible violence and threats. Look at the absolute emptiness of "consumer egoity". It is madness.

Who has seen the madness of this "world"?

Who is disenchanted enough with that madness to want to find a Wisdom Master?

For whom is this "world" so much of a dead-end that it cannot be accepted on its own terms, or for its own sake?

Where is someone for whom there must be a greater Reality, someone who will be utterly devoted to finding It?

Where are such people?

 

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You can't have your Vivekananda and Realize Him too

Beezone edit and adaptation from a 1996 talk by Adi Da Samraj

You can't go any further or deeper than you've gone, as I've told you so many times.

What epitomizes this identification with egoity in the body-mind is this sorrowful clinging-to-the-threat-of-death stuff, this fear you have. What's the point of this process if you're going to cling to such a notion, or a position in which that's your concern? You meditate on your fear and you spend all you time running away from it, building your defenses. That whole thing is what there is to be transcended.

You cannot get a perfect circumstance in the body-mind or in this world. As soon as you get something you like, you want to cling to it, build walls around it, savor it, suck it dry. That's the ego-game. And yet it's all going to be snuffed out. You can't very well pass that on to your children....the sand castles of fear. That is the trouble.

You enter into this spiritual process, all of this deeply to Realize the Condition that is Prior to it. Then the Yoga is Identification with That, not with the body-mind or the world. But if you do that, it changes even the quality of mind. You see right through it. Then the real process can take place. The Spiritual Process.

You can't have your Vivekananda and Realize Him too. If you consent to drop (forget) the Realizing for a while in order to do the having (Vivekananda), it's not permanent anyway. So it does not sound like the wisest course.

The Torque of Attention - Adi Da Samraj - The Brightening Way Talk Series

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