A Comparison of Three Writings
on the same text
The Aletheon, The Whole Body of Enlightenment, and Maha Narayana
Beezone presents two articles written by Adi Da Samraj, one from The Enlightenment of the Whole Body (1977) – ‘The Bodily Center of Self-Realization and God-Communion’ – and the other – ‘Perfect Liberation’ – was written in the Aletheon (2006). Both articles stem from the Maha Narayana Upanishad. This exercise is to show the adaptation of a section of the Maha Narayana Upanishad Adi Da made in 1977 and then modified in 2006.
Adi Da Samraj
The Bodily Center of Self-Realization and God-Communion
A free rendering of the Mahanarayana Upanishad, 3 section thirteen, verses six through twelve,
by Bubba Free John (Adi Da Samraj)
Hear and Awaken to This, the Divine and Perfectly all-and All-Liberating Truth, Which Is Divinely Avatarically Self Revealed and (now, and forever hereafter) everywhere Divinely Avatarically Proclaimed and Given by Me:
The Perfectly egolessly Self-Existing and Perfectly Acausally Self-Radiant Divine Transcendental Spiritual Self-Nature, Self Condition, and Self-State of Reality Itself, In and As Which the entire cosmos conditionally arises, has Its psycho-physical locus (with reference to the body-mind-complex of the human being) below the throat and above the navel, in (and Always Perfectly Prior to) the right side of the bodily apparent heart.
Within and Perfectly Prior to the right side of the bodily apparent heart, there is a narrow (Infinite, but dimensionless) space.
Within that narrow space, the True Divine Self-“Brightness” Self-Radiates the Conscious Light of Reality itself throughout the body, the mind, and the “world”.
There, in that narrow space within and Perfectly Prior to the right side of the bodily apparent heart, Is the Great Eternal Self Radiance, the Limitless Acausal Energy of Perfectly egoless Consciousness Itself, Self-Shining in all directions, Limitlessly.
The Self-Radiant Energy of Consciousness Itself Is the Transcendental Spiritual Current of Self-Evidently Divine Self-Light in (and Always Perfectly Prior to) the body, Which Current Pervades the body from the crown of the head to the toes.
At the “Root” and Core of That Self-Radiant Current of Conscious Light Is the Perfect Shining Center-the “atom”, most subtle, Beyond the causal event of ego-“I”.
The One and Self-Evidently Divine Conscious Light, the Perfectly egolessly Self-Existing and Perfectly Acausally Self-Radiant Divine Transcendental Spiritual Self-Nature, Self-Condition, and Self-State-Which Is Reality Itself, Truth Itself, and Real (Acausal) God, Divinely Avatarically Self-Revealed by Me As Da, the Source Condition and the Perfectly egoless, Indivisible, and Acausal Divine and Intrinsic Heart-Master (or Transcendental Spiritual Reality Guru) of the body-mind-complex and the “world”-Is Self-Evidently There, Self-Radiating in and Via and As the heart-“root” of the human body.
Aham Da Asmi. Beloved, all-and-All and every one, I Am Da Divinely Avatarically Self-Revealed by Me As Me, As I Am.
In the only-by-Me Revealed and Given seventh-stage-of-life Self-Awakening, Da – the Perfectly egoless, Indivisible, Acausal, Transcendental Spiritual, and Self-Evidently Divine Self-Nature, Self-Condition, and Self-State of Reality Itself – Is Intrinsically Self Realized (or Self-Recognized and Self-Apperceived) to Be Absolute Consciousness and Eternal Light, or Divine Transcendental Spiritual Conscious Light, the Divine Self-“Brightness” That Intrinsically (and, at last, by Perfect Demonstration, or Divine Translation) Outshines the “world”.
Da Is Perfect Liberation. Conscious Light Is Me. Conscious Light Is all-and-All.
There is no ego here-but only pattern patterning everywhere, in Prior Unity, As One and Indivisible and Acausal (Transcendental Spiritual and Self-Evidently Divine) Conscious Light, Perfectly without “difference”.
Perfect Liberation Speaks This.
From the Enlightenment of the Whole Body
The Bodily Center of Self-Realization and God-Communion
A free rendering of the Mahanarayana Upanishad, Section XIII, verses 6 through 12, by Bubba Free John.
That which is Infinite, Eternal, and Unchanging is also Perfect Consciousness, the true Self. The ocean of experience is ended There. All seeking is satisfied only in That. Only This is the very Happiness of the World.
The true Self is Awake in your own heart. Consciousness Radiates from the heart, which is shaped much like the bud of a flower, but upside down, with the broad part above and the narrow part below.
One must be Awakened to this Truth: The Radiant Self, in which the entire World arises, has its locus in the heart, in the body of Man, below the throat and above the navel.
The heart is indeed very much like the bud of a flower, for it is surrounded and supported by the arteries and nerves, just as a flower bud is surrounded and supported by the various parts of the living plant.
In the midst of the heart there is a narrow space. Within the narrow space, the true Self Radiates the Light and Life of the body, the mind, and the World.
There in the narrow space is the Great Eternal Radiance, the Energy of Infinite Consciousness, Shining in all directions. It is the Current of Life in the body, which Radiates from toe to crown. Therefore, Life pervades the body, providing a natural heat, and the powers of every function.
In the core of that Radiant Life is the Shining Center, the atom, most subtle. It may be seen by inner vision, golden and amazingly Bright. It stands out like a flash of lightning in a dark and rain-filled cloud. And yet it seems no larger than a grain of rice, slender and subtle as the edge of a flame.
The Divine Person, the Radiant Self, the Truth, the Real, God, the Source and Master of the body-mind and the World is There, in the Radiant Center of the heart. That One is Realized to be Absolute Consciousness and Eternal Life, the Brightness that Overwhelms the World.
Section XIII, verses 6 through 12.
XIII-6: One should meditate upon the Supreme – the limitless, unchanging, all-knowing, cause of the happiness of the world, dwelling in the sea of one’s one heart, as the goal of all striving. The place for His meditation is the ether in the heart – the heart which is comparable to an inverted lotus bud.
XIII-7: It should be known that the heart which is located just at the distance of a finger span below the Adam’s apple and above the navel is the great abode of the universe.
XIII-8: Like the bud of a lotus, suspends in an inverted position, the heart, surrounded by arteries. In it there is a narrow space (or near it there is a narrow space called Susumna (Sushumna) ). In it everything is supported.
XIII-9-11: In the middle of that (narrow space of the heart or Susumna (Sushumna) ) remains the undecaying, all-knowing, omnifaced, great Fire, which has flames on every side,which enjoys the food presented before it, which remains assimilating the food consumed, (the rays of which spread scattering themselves vertically and horizontally), and which warms its own body from the insole to the crown. In the centre of that Fire Which permeates the whole body, there abides a tongue of Fire,of the colour of shining gold, which is the topmost among the subtle, which is dazzling like the flash of the lightning that appears in the middle of a rain-bearing cloud, which is as slender as the awn (a hair- or bristle-like appendage) of a paddy grain; and which serves as a comparison to illustrate subtlety.
XIII-12: Paramatman dwells in the middle of that flame. (Although He is thus limited) still He is the four-faced creator, Siva, Vishnu, Indra, the material and efficient cause of the Universe and the Supreme Self-luminous Pure Consciousness.
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PERFECT LIBERATION Adi Da Samraj – Aletheon
Adapted by Beezone
Hear and Awaken to This All-Liberating Truth, Revealed and Proclaimed
Perfect egolessly Transcendental Spiritual Reality, In and As Which the entire cosmos conditionally arises, has Its psycho-physical locus below the throat and above the navel, in (and…Prior to) the right side of the bodily apparent heart.
Within and Prior to the right side of the bodily apparent heart, there is a narrow…dimensionless space which Radiates the Conscious Light of Reality throughout the body, the mind, and the “world”, in all directions, Limitlessly.
Th(is) Self-Radiant Energy of Consciousness Is the Transcendental Spiritual Current of Self-Evidently Divine Self-Light… (This) Current Pervades the body from the crown of the head to the toes.
At the “Root” and Core of Th(is) Self-Radiant Current of Conscious Light Is the Perfect Shining Center – the “atom”, most subtle, Beyond the causal event of ego-“I”.
The One and Self-Evidently Divine Conscious Light, …Divinely Avatarically Self-Revealed by Me As Da, (Is) the Source Condition …and Intrinsic Heart-Master …of the body-mind-complex and the “world”. (It Is) Self-Radiating in and Via and As the heart-“root” of the human body.
There is…only pattern patterning everywhere, in Prior Unity, As One and Indivisible…Conscious Light, Perfectly without “difference”.
(I Am That).
Perfect Liberation Speaks This.
“From time to time I have pointed out to you how, in The Knee of Listening and The Method of the Siddhas, this process of conductivity has been described many times. You might not have noticed that just so, I want today to remind you of how The Method of the Siddhas begins. There is an Invocation. It is not something I wrote, although I worked on the translation of it. It is a selection from a traditional text, Narayana Sooktam, an Upanishad. I want to read it to you and relate some of it to aspects of this process of understanding, which includes both inquiry and conductivity.”
Chapter 9 – Garbage and the Goddess
THE METHOD OF THE SIDDHAS
(1) I worship the Lord, who has thousands of heads, thousands of eyes, who is the source of happiness in the world, the Eternal God. All this is nothing but the Present God. All this lives by Him.
(2) I worship Him who is the Self and the Lord of the Universe, the Eternal God, the benign and undecaying Divine Soul, the Supreme Being who is to be known, the Self of all, the Supreme Goal.
(3) The Lord is the Absolute Supreme Being, He is the Supreme Reality, He is the Supreme Light, He is the Supreme Self, He is the Supreme Meditator, He is the Supreme Object of Meditation.
(4) The Lord abides pervading whatever is seen or heard in this universe, whatever is within and without.
(5) I worship and meditate upon the infinite and immutable Seer who is the other end of the ocean of identification with birth and death, and who is the source of all happiness.
(6) The Heart, the perfect seat of meditation, resembles an inverted lotus bud.
(7) In the region below the throat and above the navel there burns a fire from which flames are rising up. That is the great support and foundation of the Universe.
(8) It always hangs down from the arteries like a lotus bud. In the middle of it there is a tiny orifice in which all are firmly supported.
(9) In the middle of it there is a great fire with innumerable flames blazing on all sides which first consumes the food and then distributes it to all parts of the body. It is the immutable and all-knowing.
(10) Its rays constantly shoot upwards and downwards. It heats the body from head to foot. In the middle of it there is a tongue of fire which is extremely small.
(11) That tongue of fire is dazzling as a streak of lightning in the midst of a dark cloud and as thin as the awn at the tip of a grain of rice, golden bright and extremely minute.
(12) In the middle of that tongue of flame the Supreme Self abides firmly. He is God. He is the Immortal, the Supreme Lord of all.
(13) I bow down again and again to the Eternal Law, the Truth, the Absolute Supreme Being, the Divine Being who is dark blue and reddish, the pure celibate, with extraordinary eyes, who has assumed all forms.
(14) We shall try to know the Lord, we shall contemplate on the Divine Being. Let Him be pleased to guide us.