Individuation as Politics


 Individuation as Politics

Adi Da Samraj

 Edited and adapted by Beezone From The Brightening Way Talk Series

There’s No Escape, There’s Only Realization


“Death is utterly acceptable to
consciousness and life. There has been endless time of
numberless deaths, but neither consciousness nor life has
ceased to arise. The felt quality and cycle to death has not
modified the fragility of flowers, even the flowers within
the human body.”

The Knee of Listening –



“This modern consciousness of
individuation as it is politically made started a few
hundred years ago. Its an extraordinary exaggeration of
egoity made into politics. Of course, it has some attractive
and positive elements, but it has great faults, and supports
the culture of body-identification and so-called materialism
and so forth, and dissonance from the structure, the
purposes of right life, but also Ultimate

The body-mind of Man is structured
for Enlightenment. It’s structured to self-destruct in Where
it Came From. But you are diverting yourself from that
purpose, by identifying with the body-mind independently,
separatively, egoically, in the self-contracted manner.
You’re becoming eccentric, falling out of the pattern. The
structure, if allowed to fulfill itself, leads to perfect
Realization, but you want to stop along the way. You want to
be possessed of separate self and carry on an adventure from
that frightened point of view.

That great pattern is structuring
you like it structured the flowers and bees to go with them
simultaneously, and every other form. You are structured in
that particular fashion to experience in certain ways common
to others, and then some may be unique, but to struggle in
that limitation, to go beyond it. Your brains and other
structures are purposed to allow the operation of the
body-mind, even from a subtle level. But they’re also
purposed to keep out all kinds of things, all kinds of
experiences, perceptions, that if you had them fully and
directly, you couldn’t function bodily, you couldn’t
function in the human form. So all kinds of experiences and
perceptions, etc., shut off. It is possible to go beyond
those structural knots and be purposed to do that for its
own sake in order to have the experiences that result from
it, but its not Liberation yet.

So right purpose is to transcend the
knots in directedness to the Divine Person, and to allow the
body-mind, all experience, simply to be a structure of
inevitability. Align it rightly, lawfully, and then let it
be. Then you have the sufficient purity to advance further,
to grow beyond it.”


“The ego whether
individual or collective, is eventually reduced to sorrow
and despair, because of the inability of life to generate
Happiness and Joy and Immortality. And that self-contained
depression finally becomes anger, or loveless confrontation
with the total world….and, when anger becomes the mood of
human societies, the quality of fire invades the plane of
humanity. That fire is expressed as all of the aggression
and competitiveness of mankind, including all of the
ego-based politics of confrontation. And that ego-fire is,
finally, summarized in the acts of war.”

The Peace Law: An Open Letter
by Adi Da Samraj



“So the politics of individuation
is, apart from some of its merits one might presume,
basically the politics of egoity. And it glorifies egoity.
And the messages commonly given in such a disorderly hive,
hiveless gathering, tend to support a point of view that
keeps you from considering a greater resolution, a greater
principle. It’s all this “me, me, me independently doing my
own thing” kind of business, failure to be aligned to the
lawful structure of existence and oriented toward Ultimate

its certainly appropriate and necessary to be
individually responsible. That’s a good democratic idea.
But its also necessary to be combined by right life with the
structure of existence and the ultimate purpose of
existence. So you can’t just have the politics of
individuation. You must have the politics of cooperation and
tolerance, but demonstrated by free individuals, rightly
aligned individuals.”


“To believe otherwise is to
embrace fear, separation, unlove, and all the philosophy
that presumes death, rather than Life, to be the Principle
of Existence. The idea that “I” can, will, or must die is a
false belief, even a deadly act, founded on the failure to
fully observe, consider, and understand our

The Truth of Our Existence Is Love
– Compulsory Dancing



“So the culture and politics of
individuation is abandonment of the structure that is
universal and making the apparent individual separated being
into the principle of existence. There must be some kind of
a balance between participation in the universal and
functioning clearly and freely as an individual individually
responsible. But you must participate in the structure of
reality, and be disposed in it such that you transcend all
limitations ultimately.

A true democratic order, then, is
responsible individuals in tolerant cooperation with one
another, handling the business of life but keeping it
straight and simple, supporting one another in the sadhana
of going beyond. But if you reverse it, turn it away from
that directedness, just focus on the individual, the single
conditional manifestation, that is what egoity does. That’s
the fault from which you’re suffering. You must reverse that



“The reason that you are not
responsible, the reason that you cannot deal with yourself,
the reason you get crazy. It is your own reactivity, and you
must become responsible for it. Every time you dramatize
reactivity you are blaming something or someone and not
being responsible for yourself.”
Do Not Blame – Incarnation of Love


Eternal Message
Avadhoot Maharaj