The Law Changes

Handle Your

Adi Da Samraj

August 11, 1987


Adi Da
: For many human
beings, even far into their adult life, many things are
still there, so much unaccomplished business, that belongs
to earlier strata of life. So how can you handle it then? By
Truth itself. Through self-understanding, and you will
transcend it psychically then. You must release the dead and
release the past. You must do so as you get older, you must
do so in your youth. And when your a parent associated with
children, you must understand your responsibility, help them
to overcome these ghosts. There are even ghosts while the
past is still alive. They exist in memory, in reaction, in
the form of etheric forces in mind and feeling, even in the

You must accomplish the purification
in one another, through our love-commitment, and hold on to
one another, and stand firm, and release one another. And
when we’ve done the business, then let us go on. When we can
happily turn away from one another and go on to another, or
to others, that’s good. Then let one another go. Until
you’ve handled business with one another, you have something
to talk about.

You must handle business. I’ve know
this all my life. Always worked to handle business with
everyone, in fact I’ve always worked to help other people
handle business with one another. I’ve always handled
business with my mother and father, but also worked to help
them handle business with one another, however much they


“The first law of
business is to transcend yourself, to notice and renounce
your own demands.”


Whatever business is left over from
my mother, or my father now deceased, I don’t know how much
available either one of them is to my consideration. But I
have handled business. I insist upon it, and always have.
You should do likewise. You must handle business. The
residual effects must stop affecting you. What is affecting
you, you must notice it. In one fashion or another, through
the instrumentality of Truth itself, you must handle
business. Even at a late date. You must. You cannot continue
to grow. You can’t move on until you handle your business.
Until there is another left over, nothing, unforgiven,
nothing unspoken, nothing unthought. You must be physically,
emotionally and mentally purified of memory, of insult, of
engrams. You must be. And there are great leaps you can make
in that process. Truth is such a great force, but
nonetheless you must endure the process.

Notice everything, be insulted,
notice every insult, be sensitive to everything. This has
always been my policy. I suffer everything. I relieve myself
of nothing. This body will not die with unfinished business,
absolutely none. For it’s sake, and I am not even it. For
your sake, for the sake of the peace of Truth, for the sake
of the inheritance you must receive whole, I will not allow
this body to die with any unfinished business. Therefore I
deal with it every day, every moment, am sensitive to every
gesture. But it’s not too much considered from the point of
view of wisdom. One must be sensitive, and do the work.
Invest yourself in the Truth absolutely. Handle all
business, exhaust yourself in the process. It’s better than

It’s better than failure. And it’s
at least on the way to Realization. And the more business
you accomplish, the closer you are to Realization. What is
Realization anyway? But that which is inherently, and
therefore that which is Realized when all business is
handled. When there is no more business, then you stand
free. Until all business is handled, you have business to
do. And there’s not getting around it, no matter how much
you idealize it. There’s not getting around it. Therefore be
sensitive, and get down to it every day.

Be mad with it, as I am. You see my
sign every day, my demonstration, handling business every
moment, every day, as if there were no more days.

Handle you business energetically
without any withholding. You have work to do, no denying
that. Engage yourself with it. Don’t ignore it. You have
work to do, stop the vacations and handle business. Set
yourself a date. Accomplish it within a month, a year or
whatever time frame you must set for yourself, handle all
business, and set yourself free, by the power of Truth
itself. Leave nothing left over. This is not only how you
serve your own Realization, this is how you sere all beings.
Fulfill the Law by handling all business. This is Love. To
suffer reality is Love. To handle business you cannot
indulge yourself, you simply cannot.

The first law of business is to
transcend yourself, to notice and renounce your own demands.
What is imposing itself upon you, you must be directed in
that direction. It’s not you anyway. So don’t make
subjective content out of it. It’s another, others, the
world, the past, memory, limits. It’s not in you, it’s your
associations. Be purified of them, through great commitment,
based on your understanding, the realization of youth at
your stage of life.

Investigate your own life and all
the unfinished business of your own life. If you were on you
deathbed, you would think seriously about doing so. And then
you don’t have that much time necessarily. You must handle
it while you live. Don’t just wit till you’re on your
deathbed to tell your fiend you love him or her. Invest
yourself in the business of love, now, presently. Purify
yourself with Truth, purify others. Relieve all beings from
this imposition of insult of nature and unhappiness, and bad
deeds. Be relieved and relieve all, by the force of Truth.
That’s sadhana. And nothing else is, nothing. That’s it.
That’s what I call assuming the disciplines, it’s a tool of
self-observation. But another way of saying it is ‘handling
business’. But the power of Truth you grow and without it
you don’t.