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Chapter 7
My “Bright” Word
by Adi Da Samraj

The Divine Siddha-Method Of The Ruchira Avatar

Relationship and Association

AVATAR ADI DA SAMRAJ: I was talking to someone here the
other day about certain associations everyone has with
people, with environments, and so on. This person was
wondering whether some of his old relationships would
continue, now that he had become involved in the practice in
My Company. He wanted to know if these friendships would
necessarily come to an end, or if they could still continue
now that he is doing sadhana as My devotee.

I pointed out to him that many such involvements are not
rightly to be regarded as relationships. Rather, they are
associations. They are (essentially) forms of your own
desire. Therefore, they are not true friendships. Such
associations with people, and even with environments and
objects, enable you to indulge certain qualities of
experience at will. Even though there seems to be something
there-a person, a place, a thing-in fact, you are not truly
enjoying relationship. You simply have an association that
reflects your desire, and (thereby) gives you the
opportunity to indulge it, to satisfy it, to suffer it.

Associations come and go, just as desires come and go-but
relationship is, in the context of conditional existence,
the living function and living condition of Conscious
Existence. And, truly, relationship has neither beginning
nor end. When there is genuine relationship with an
individual, a place, a thing, an environment, it is not
subject to the quality of desire. Desire does not generate
the relationship. The end of desire or a change in desire
does not bring the relationship to an end.

When relationship is discovered and lived, it never comes
to an end. Its quality may change, and there may be apparent
separations in time and space-but the relationship itself is
fundamental, continuous, real. Where there is relationship,
there tends to be apparent growth, intensification,
change-but the relationship itself does not come to an

Associations, however, come and go. Associations belong
to periods of one’s life, stages in one’s experience. They
are functions of time, space, and desire. Therefore, when
some particular desire-or desire itself-ceases to be the
point of view of conscious awareness, then associations tend
to fall apart, disappear, come to an end. But, when (by
Means of My Avataric Divine Spiritual Grace) there is most
perfect “radical” self-understanding, then there are no
longer any associations at all. There is only relationship,
only relatedness. There is no separation, no separateness.
And relationship is enjoyed under all circumstances, all
conditions, with all beings, in all environments.

Because people are identified with their own desires and
live by the habit of association rather than relationship,
there is suffering. Because people do not become more for
one another than extensions of their own minds, their own
desires, there is no relationship.

Until there is “radical” self-understanding, there is the
tendency to live mere association through desire-even with
those with whom you enjoy the quality of relationship. Thus,
until there is “radical” self-understanding, all your
relationships involve conflict. They are always threatened
by mere desire, mere association. You move in and out of
them. You never truly enjoy them, except in brief

Where there are simply associations in the form of
desire, your connections tend to disappear, and certain
relationships tend to become corrupted, destroyed,
impossible at times. But all separateness is an illusion. It
is impossible for there to be any separateness. 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! Separateness
is only an impression caused by disturbance, by this
compulsive contraction I have often described. When self
contraction comes to an end, when the avoidance of
relationship comes to an end, there is no “difference”.

All separateness is an illusion, and all attainments are
an illusion. There is no separateness, and there is no
attainment of union. The state of the traditional Yogi is as
much an illusion as the state of the ordinary person who is
suffering and dying. If you are an ordinary sufferer, you
think you have become absolutely small-whereas, if you are
an expansive Yogi, you think you have become absolutely
great. But, when you think you have become great, you truly
suspect that you are small. In Truth, there is only the
penetration of your search, the understanding of it-and,
then, existence becomes capable of being lived Freely and

People are busy communicating their own mind-forms, their
own contracted perceptions, rather than living from the
“Point of View” of Truth. Thus, people are only, punishing
one another. Everyone causes pain for everyone else.
Everyone reinforces the illusion of separate life.
Therefore, everyone is seeking. Everyone suspects “it”
(whatever the presumed goal of anyone’s life may be) is
somewhere else, or that “it” does not exist.

But, when there is the most perfect understanding of that
entire search, then there is only the Communication of
Consciousness Itself-That Very Power, That Condition, That
Is Reality Itself-in relationship. And the ultimate form of
that Communication is Satsang with Me-the Communication,
Condition, or Company of Truth. When the Presence of Reality
(or the “Bright” Conscious Light Itself) is Communicated in
Satsang with Me, you are Assumed by This Presence, Acquired
by It. This Communication undermines all ordinary
assumptions-until you cease to believe them, and you become
intelligent with Truth.

Apart from “radical” self-understanding, all human beings
are distracted and turned in on themselves. They appear to
have been born, but they are still bent. Every human
individual, in fear of the born-condition, lives
not-yet-straightened from the curve of the womb. And all the
people who surround you, since they are also in the same
state, only reinforce the fear that makes you bend and curve

I Am the Man of “Radical” Understanding. I Exist and Live
as the Communication of That Which makes it possible for
people to open, uncurl, be turned to relationship.

The process of restoration to Truth has been called
“second birth”. Until you become capable of existence in
this apparent (human) form, open in relationship, you tend
to reject the force of existence in a continuously repeated
ritual activity, like vomiting. The force of life is
abandoned constantly. Even laughter is a form of this ritual
abandonment. Non-regenerative sexual activity is a form of
it. Ordinary perception is a form of it. It is to throw off,
to fail to conduct, the force of life. It is
unconsciousness, sleep, the refusal to be born. And its
symptom is a life that is not in relationship, that is not
whole, that is full of dis-ease, confusion. Such a life
cannot function. It only forever seeks its own release as if
release from life were the goal of life.

In Satsang with Me, this rejection of the force of life,
this rejection of birth, tends to become quieted-such that,
more and more, the life-form conducts the force of life
rather than rejecting it. The subtle form of the human
structure is something like a Sphere, in Which the Current
of natural life-energy (and also of the Divine
Spirit-Energy) continually descends in the frontal line,
and. then turns at the bodily base and. ascends in the
spinal line. In Satsang with Me, that Current is not
rejected-It is conducted.

The force of life rounds the heart, like the planets
round the Sun. And the True Divine Heart Is the “Sun” of the
living human form. The Fullness that people begin to feel in
Satsang with Me is this Circle of natural life-force (and,
eventually, also My Avatarically Self-Transmitted Divine
Spirit-Energy), allowed to be conducted in descent (down the
frontal line), and allowed to be conducted in ascent (up the
spinal line). When that Fullness is felt, there is no more
rejection (or “ritual vomiting”) of the Current of Energy.
Rather, by means of spontaneous “conductivity”, the Current
(of natural life-energy and, in the case of My by-Me
Spiritually-Initiated devotees, of My Avatarically
Self-Transmitted Divine Spirit-Energy) is turned and
re-turned-in a spherical Cycle that is completely at ease,
without dilemma.

When (by Means of My Avataric Divine Spiritual Grace) the
“Sun”, the Living Heart of Reality, the Divine Conscious
Light That Is the Self-Condition (and Source-Condition) of
all of this, is Most Perfectly Realized, That is most
perfect “radical” self-understanding, Most Perfect Divine
Self-Realization. From That “Point of View”, all of this is

The religious and Spiritual traditions communicate
various aspects of this phenomenon of “second birth”. The
religious search, particularly the form of seeking that is
characteristic of Westerners, is a strategic effort to
receive the Spirit, to receive the Power of the Divine, and
to bring the Grace of this Power down into life.

The traditional Eastern seeker-and, in general, the
practitioner of Spirituality-is sensitive to the ascending
movement of Energy. Traditional Yoga is a ritualization of
this process of strategic ascent to the Divine just as
traditional religion is the strategic ritual means for
becoming at ease, receptive, full of the Divine.

But these two-East and West-are simply modes of exclusive
(and ritualized) attachment to one or the other of the two
principal aspects of this Real Process, or “second birth”.
Thus, the East is traditionally very busy with the ascending
Power, knowing little of descent-and the West is
traditionally very busy with the descending Power, knowing
little of ascent. And both East and West approach this
“second birth” in the seeker’s mode.

The “second birth” truly is a possibility. It is the only
Real possibility for human beings. And its Process is most
perfectly enacted only in Satsang with Me-in the living,
present-time, devotional (and, in due course, Spiritual)
relationship to Me, the One Who Is the True Divine Heart
Itself. Not someone who only suggests the Heart Itself, who
has (at some time) merely experienced It, who merely
envisions It, who only thinks about it, or who only teaches
about it-but the One Who Is the True (and Living) Divine
Heart, without any limitations whatsoever.

I Am That One. When My devotee lives the conditions Given
by Me, in the context of Satsang with Me, then the Circle of
descent and ascent is restored-in a very simple, natural
manner. As My devotee, you need not apply yourself
methodically to the generation of that Circle, to the
strategic restoration of that pattern of Energy. As My
devotee, living Satsang with Me as the Condition of your
very existence, you do not exercise any kind of strategic
approach, nor do you engage any of the remedial methods of
conventional religion and conventional Spirituality. My
devotee’s practice is to live the Condition of this
devotional (and, in due course, Spiritual) relationship to

My true devotee is not distracted. by any form of the
religious or Spiritual search-whether the search to “be
filled” by the descending Spirit-Energy or the search to
“escape upward” by means of the ascending Spirit-Energy. My
true devotee turns simply to Me-and is (thereby) turned to
the Real condition of life, which is relationship. As My
devotee, you pass through various forms of crisis, until
there is spontaneous insight into (or understanding of) the
ordinary pattern of your life, which is the avoidance of
relationship. By Means of My Avataric Divine Spiritual
Grace, the direct observation of this pattern becomes
“radical” self-understanding. And Most Perfect Realization
of such “radical” self-understanding is Absolute Truth.

The Real Spiritual process alive in Satsang with Me
involves no problematic concern relative to the reception of
My Avataric Divine Spirit-Baptism. The process in My
Avataric Divine Spiritual Company is generated and
maintained by the Spontaneous and Intelligent Siddhi (or
Real Spiritual Power) of the “Sun”, the True Divine
Heart-Which Is Reality Itself. My devotee is not engaged in
a strategic (or ego-based) process of (downward) reception
of Divine Blessing, or of (upward) return to the Divine
Source, or of both. My devotee abides simply in relationship
with Me-and the Primary Intensity of My Divine Heart-Light,
the Conscious Spirit Power that proceeds in Satsang with Me,
is the entire Means for the crisis in consciousness (or
self-understanding) that must occur in My devotee.

In the meantime, there may be secondary phenomena
associated with Satsang with Me-and these are the effects of
My Avatarically Self-Transmitted Divine Spirit-Current, in
Its Flow through the descending and ascending arcs of the
Circle. But all such phenomena are purely secondary. They
are simply conditional enjoyments. Like right diet, they are
not (in and of themselves) Truth. If you are distracted by
such phenomena, then you contract (and thereby separate
yourself) from all forms of relationship.

Only relationship is appropriate. There is no need to be
concerned with the effects of the Descent or the Ascent of
My Divine Spirit-Power. There is no need to seek My Divine
Spirit-Power or to grasp It. All such concerns are an
expression of the root-dilemma.

DEVOTEE: What is it about the experience of this Force
(or Light) that causes people to reject It? Is the
experience itself painful? Or is it somehow threatening?

AVATAR ADI DA SAMRAJ: It is not so much that the forms of
rejection are an effect of something else. They are the
action. The rejection (or reaction) is spontaneous. It is
the self-contraction. But its basis is subtle-preceding
life, thought, and perception. The perceiver and the
perception are already bent. They are (themselves) this
rejection. They are already forms of the root-dilemma.

The true answer to any question is always prior to words,
not able to be spoken. Indeed, even the question itself (if
it is true, or real) is prior to words. The question that is
phrased in the form of concepts is not the real question.
Your real question is the sensation of self-contraction that
motivates your thoughts and words. The answer, likewise, is
not in the form of concepts. The only true (or real) answer
is the direct observation and understanding of the
root-activity that is your real question, your suffering,
your dilemma, the motivation of your search. Nothing else
can satisfy. No explanation is equal to this direct

There is a sense in which the entire process of rejection
(or the avoidance of relationship) is a spontaneous reaction
to the action that is conditionally manifested existence.
Wherever there is an action, there is an equal and opposite
reaction. There is the True Divine Heart (or Reality
Itself), there is conditionally manifested appearance, and
there is the self-contraction that is the reaction to that
appearance. People are living as that reaction. When My
devotees turn to Me, and (in that turning) observe and
understand their own activity (which is their suffering),
then (by Means of My Avataric Divine Spiritual Grace) they
Realize the True Nature of Consciousness As the Living
Divine Heart Itself-Which is Always Already Open, Which is
Prior to conditional manifestation, Which is not any form of

The genuine roots of your suffering, your disturbance,
are not truly explainable in any conceptual terms. They can
only be undermined (or obviated) by means of the
self-understanding that becomes possible in Satsang with Me.
Therefore, moment to moment (whole bodily) turning to Me
(thereby allowing self-observation and self-understanding to
take place) is the root process of sadhana, the spontaneous
and intelligent process of Satsang with Me.

There is no “second birth” apart from Real Spiritual
practice in My Avataric Divine Company. There is no “second
birth” apart from Satsang with Me, actual moment to moment
living of the heart-relationship to Me-the Divinely
Self-Realized Siddha Guru, the Avatarically Self-Manifested
Incarnation of the True Divine Heart Itself. The form and
function Given (by Means of My Avataric Divine Grace) to
human beings for living this Satsang is the direct
relationship to Me-the One Who Lives As the Very Divine
Heart Itself, the One and Only (and Self Evidently Divine)

When people realize that they are suffering, that they
are bent, that there is a root-dilemma, then they begin to
seek. The only places where it is possible to seek are the
gross, subtle, and causal dimensions of existence, which
account for the entire structure of conditionally manifested
life. Therefore, people go about the business of alternating
between exploitation and discipline-until they realize the
failure of the search. When that realization occurs, they
have become capable of Satsang with Me.

DEVOTEE: Is it necessary for us to have a True and
Conscious relationship with You and with everyone we know if
we want to live a True Spiritual life, a life of

AVATAR ADI DA SAMRAJ: It would only be nicer! If it were
necessary as a precondition, then Satsang with Me could not
take place. If this process depended on people already
enjoying the relationship with Me Consciously, perfectly,
then the process would never begin. it is certainly a
positive sign when the process becomes Conscious, when you
begin to move into the natural “conductivity” of Satsang
with Me, when you begin to live Its True quality, Its
in-depth quality. But such is not required as a

There are no conditions for relationship. It is already
the case. Some are conscious of it, and some are not. In
some cases, you may enjoy the Real condition of relationship
with another, while (to that other) you serve only as a form
of association (and, thus, an extension of desire). And the
opposite may also be true. When there is such an apparent
discrepancy, you must decide whether you have the strength
or the interest to live that relationship, whether you
should release that relationship or (otherwise) change the
quality or the conditions of that relationship.

DEVOTEE: Do we have a responsibility to make the other
person in a relationship more conscious?

AVATAR ADI DA SAMRAJ: That responsibility is inherent in
relationship itself. The very fact of living in that direct,
relational manner, rather than in the usual self-contracted
manner, is (itself) a means to serve the communication of
True intelligence. Therefore, that responsibility is already
satisfied by the simple fact of living the relationship
itself. It is not necessary to add to that relational force
any secondary motivation to change the other person. When
such motivations appear, your relationships tend to become
an extension of your own search. To that degree, you fall
back into association again. But, when you live relationship
with other beings, you even extend and serve the form of
Satsang with Me because that form is heart-relationship to


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