Four Faculties

Four Faculties

Attention is Mind. Mind is individuated and located as
‘self’ or attention itself. Attention is outwardly
synonymous as vision inwardly synonymous as attention or
focus. It is a stream of conscious energy or bindu point or
beam. Location depends on awareness of individual.

Instead of wandering in the maze of thoughts, give Me the
faculty of mind — which is epitomized by, and as,
attention (itself.)

Instead of being tossed about by the waves of emotions,
give Me the faculty of emotion — which is epitomized
by, and as, feeling (itself).

Instead of seeking bodily pleasure and avoiding bodily
pain, turn the body toward Me, and (altogether) give Me the
body — through full feeling-attention, enacted through
constant devotional service to Me.

The faculties of mind (or attention), emotion (or
feeling), and body are connected to one another via the
breath — and, thus, the gesture of surrender to Me must
also be done via the breath.

Therefore, altogether, in the right and true practice of
Ruchira Avatara Bhakti Yoga, mind (or attention), emotion
(or feeling), and body are given over to Me, and breathed in
heart-Communion with Me.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj, Da Love-Ananda Gita

When your intelligence and your active persona are not
integrated, the active persona is just a vague teenager. If
the will does not connect the intelligence to the life,
then, even though the intelligence exists, it is in some
sense suppressed by not being brought into life. Then the
life is not based on great principles.

I talked to some of you about the will last evening.
Well, yes, it’s the will, but it’s not this
bearing down thing merely. It’s more like the body-mind
responds to your intelligent disposition, which is the core
of the whole body-mind anyway. It just sort of falls in line
with you very sympathetically — you see? It’s that
kind of will where all you do is find when the pattern is
right, and then that’s it. You resonate with it. You
make changes readily from the core position, the interior of
the pattern. Therefore from the inside out you manifest a
change in your structuring that corresponds to your heart
and mind integrity and significant depth.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj, Drifted in the Deeper