Alchemy and Yoga – Make The Body a Yoga-Body – The Completing Discourses of the 25-Year Revelation

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Make the Body a Yoga-Body

July 7, 1995

Adi Da Samraj

The primary matter is this
Spiritual recognition and Communion with Me, to be Drawn
beyond the body-mind into the circumstance in the right side
of the heart. But the secondary Yoga, like “conductivity”,
which is supportive, is essential, necessary. Hm? In the
Spiritual stages, then, it is not merely a matter of natural
energy being conducted. It is about My own Force of Presence
being conducted.

This is what is traditionally called not only a Yogic
process, but an alchemical process. That is another word
given for it. It is an infusion of the body-mind. If the
body-mind is given up to Me, it transforms the sublimed
elements and releases the point of view from grossness
through subtlety, but to Ultimate profundity of
identification with Me rather than with conditional
existence—gross, subtle, causal.

So there is an Infusion of My Grace in the Spiritual
stages that is a secondary and supportive aspect of the Yoga
in those stages. You must
receive Me in the body, then, in the Spiritual stages, as a
secondary and supportive matter, and allow the Force of My
Presence to not only Purify the body-mind, but to Infuse it,
to Expand within it. This is a Yogic process that is
sometimes called an alchemical process. In other words, it
deals with the traditional elements of conditional
manifestation. Earth, water, fire, air, ether, infinite
space beyond that. It transforms point of view. It
transforms even the physical. The point of view moves from
that of organism in the beginning stages to that of the
Spiritual Reality.

And that combination with Me does purify the body-mind if
you prepare yourself rightly for it — through all your
disciplines and through hearing Me. But then, in My Company,
Spiritually Communing with Me, moving beyond all limitations
toward Ultimate Realization, there is also this secondary
supportive process in which My Force of “Brightness” fills
this tube, this Circuit. That is why there are all these
potential Spiritual experiences which I have summarized in
The Dawn Horse Testament.

The human body must become a Yogic body in the Spiritual
stages of this Way. It must be confined to Me, given utterly
over to Me. It lets you experience this Transfusion, this
Transmission of My Very Person, even in the physical —
and a release from the organism point of view into the
Spiritual point of view, such that every moment you are
breathing Me thick. You can feel Me any moment — just
Me. And also in the body, prepared, breathing Me, feeling
the thickness of space, the rush of My Force of Presence
every moment. So you can cycle this thing and be constantly
full, constantly magnetized by My Force of Presence.

This process has been described as a kind of bellows. And
I indicated this also in The Dawn Horse Testament. In a
blacksmiths shop, there is a bellows mechanism where you fan
the flame. Hm? This intensity by which you prepare yourself
for Me must be manifested and magnified in the Spiritual
stages such that you fan the fire of My Descent, you fan it
at the bodily base and do not break it or obstruct that
Circle. Let this Fire rise up through every breath —
Infuse and Fill the entire body-mind. That process does
transform all of the grosser elementals—the earthish
characteristics, anneals them. It transforms them with water
and fire — the traditional descriptions of all that
content. It is all blended together in this Fire. It becomes
Light. It becomes a constant breath, a fullness of breath,
while your heart moves to Me, and is fastened in the
Ultimate station.

But the process whereby that occurs is purifying and
transformative. The word “alchemical” can be used for it,
such that it changes this grossness to which you have been
habituated in your self-possessed egoity, makes it into a
different element, a transformed manifestation. Like the
process whereby the traditional Yogic alchemists change
ordinary mercury . .

DEVOTEE: Into gold.

ADI DA SAMRAJ: . . . by fire, and introduction of various
other elements, you see, into something that is purified,
stabilized, no longer toxic. Not just into gold. That is an
image that suggests transformation to the point of

So in the Spiritual stages, even the body is transformed
— the grossness, the wateriness, the fluidity. The Fire
of My Presence purifies and transforms. And there is not
that steady establishment in the right side of the heart
without fundamental transformation of the elemental body and
the point of view associated with it. So that is the process
of the Spiritual stages, and it is eminently possible, and
in the general case likely, that the transition to the Way
of the Heart in the context of the sixth stage of life,
establishment in the right side of the heart, occur at the
point of maturity at practicing stage three—which
should suggest to you the profundity of that stage.

When all of this elemental consciousness, elemental
presumptions, organism identification is relinquished in a
fire. Stay in My Kiln, you see? “Brightened”, transformed,
become something different. A “Bright” body. A Yogic body. A
Yogic body, such that there is no impediment in it to the
Flow of My Presence and the finding of the root of your
attention in the right side.

In this Way, all that process is not directed toward some
evolutionary result, but just toward sufficient purification
and flowing, with the establishment in the right side and in
the Witness-Position. It can be stabilized in the short term
— as short a term as possible, at any rate.

DEVOTEE: Beloved, when You talk about the alchemical
process, it is a very apt description, because in alchemy it
was this persistence — going through processes over and
over and over again so that, at last, this transformation
would take place.

ADI DA SAMRAJ: Yes, in the West, alchemy has been reduced
to objective activities — things, metals, elements,
whatever, put into a pot and eventually changed into gold.
That is just symbolism. That tends to be what people in the
West think alchemy is.

In India, the alchemical process has not been dissociated
from the subjective, or the process of transformation of the
body-mind of the human individual. It has not been
dissociated from it, not made into merely a symbolic or
external act. And so in India, yes, they do throw metals
into a fire and so forth, mercury and whatnot. But the
result — a little bead or whatever it is, put on the
body — is just presumed to enhance the Yoga in the
body-mind, the subjective Yoga. Transformed and stabilized
mercury has been long considered in the Indian esoteric
tradition to be a support for Yoga, not merely a means of
making gold. So when the mercury has been alchemically
worked to the point where it is regarded as being
transformed and stabilized, then it is worn on the body.

But mercury is not itself considered a means of
Realization. There must be the Grace of Shaktipat, and so
forth. But it has been used and considered since the ancient
days to be a support for that Yoga initiated by Blessing. It
is a yangish radiance. In other words, it goes from deepest
within outward. So when the alchemically transformed mercury
is used and kept on the body, it is said to stimulate the
deepest, subjective element, already being washed and
stimulated by the Blessing Force. So those who use this
alchemical substance find that it stimulates and supports
what is initiated by the Blessing. It works from within
outward. So, in other words, it is a fire within the body
that erupts and stimulates subjective content to come
forward and be released. Hm? And whatever else is occurring
by the Yoga is further stimulated, supported — just as
“conductivity” supports the “conscious process”.

So that is the tradition behind using alchemically
transformed elements. Such elemental supports to practice
are an interesting “consideration” and can have their use,
but they are not most profound. The Blessing is what is
profound. But there are elemental devices that can be
supportive, just like all the supportive practices I Call
you all to do — just as right diet has its use.

The body must be made into a Yoga-body, conformed to Me
through Ishta-Guru-Bhakti Yoga, exercised through all the
disciplines that I call “conductivity”. This is the
seriousness of the beginner—as a way of preparing the
body-mind with capabilities, and disciplined, purified, for
entering and fulfilling the advanced and ultimate stages of
this Way. Play it fast and loose, just this silly worldly
business about it—ego-games, old adaptations, “Oedipal”
games—yon can use up the rest of your life and a lot
more future lifetimes. That is all there will be. And you
will be constantly returning to this gross, most fearful
circumstance of mortality.

DEVOTEE: Beloved, You were just talking about the
food-body. And You were, earlier on, talking about the
bellows—which relates to the pranamayakosha, the body
of energy.

ADI DA SAMRAJ: Yes, the etheric body, closest to the
physical. You see, that is transformed through right Yoga.
It is one of the original transformations. The foundation
transformation, in fact. Oh, there is much greater than that
to Realize, but if you even did that, you would realize a
disposition of energy. “Conductivity”, as I said to you
all—all the disciplines—is a way of submitting the
body to the condition of energy. Hm? That is pranamayakosha,
or the etheric body first of all, in natural terms.

If you do this Yoga, and then advance into My Spiritual
Company, the least you will realize, in life and at the
point of death, is the energy state in conditional
manifestation. Many things can happen after death, but for
those who are Yogically prepared there is the capability for
steady presence in the etheric domain immediately associated
with the physical domain. Those who die go into the etheric
domain. They are full of confusion and all the
rest—those who are not prepared, those who have not
done great sadhana. They appear and disappear in their dream
states, and this and that and the other thing. And then they
get reincarnated. But for those who are full of Yoga, the
first and the least they can realize, is the capability for
steady presence, steady existence, in that etheric domain
that is immediately associated with this. It is like a
shadow duplicate. It is immediately associated with this,
and the same as it. Hm? And you can be steadily present
there as long as you like—if you are full of Yoga.

It is the least realization of Yoga. It is the first. And
it is not the Ultimate Realization in this Way. But
nonetheless, it is a reality. Instead of merely dying, and
floating above the body and looking at it and so forth, and
then going into dream states, you can immediately pass into
the etheric body, which is the duplicate of this place. Hm?
And those in that circumstance and steady disposition can be
immediately associated with this world, can view it, can be
wherever they will, can serve, can love, can support those
in physically manifested states.

It is not the Great Matter. But it is the first
conclusion, the first manifestation of Yoga. And those who
truly succeed at Yoga enjoy this capability. It is the first
siddhi — to be steady in the etheric domain, which is
the duplicate of this and immediately associated with it.
And they remain long. That is why it is said there are so
many masters. They are always available. They can always
intervene. They can always be called upon. Those are the
lowest level of masters because it is the first siddhi, the
first capability of Yoga.

In this Way, that possibility exists also for those who
only mature to that point. It is not the
end of it at all. But it is an indication of the
profundity of the Yogic process, whereby you become
conformed to energy, the condition of energy, through this
devotion to Me and through right “conductivity”—never
breaking the circle, never allowing it to be obstructed
mentally, emotionally, physically—never.

DEVOTEES: Thank You, Beloved.

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