The Law is Sacrifice – To Make Sacred



The Law is Sacrifice –
To Make Sacred

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by Adi Da Samraj

Adi Da Samraj


are two ways of life. There is one lived by the law of
karma, or change itself, in confrontation with the solid
world, the appearing world; or there is the way of living
from the point of view of Truth or the actual, the real

These are the two laws and they
manifest in a variety of ways which bring forth other laws.
Two other laws are (1) whatever you have not transcended,
you must fulfill – whatever is set in motion tends to remain
in motion and (2) whatever is not used tends to become

If you live by the first law you are
trying to figure yourself out by becoming less than what you
are and basically you are struggling with your self. If you
relax into the second law, in equitableness of yourself, you
will see the Spirit working, rather than a separate you that
is somehow trying to figure things out. The first law
creates people struggling, rejecting, resisting, offending
and this then creates a situation where the spiritual
process cannot take place – that is another expression the

When the second law is not
understood you will not become a sacrifice of the whole body
mind. The heart has not come to rest and there is only a
cramp, a contraction at the heart. This separate and
separative consciousness is then obsessive, bewildered and
only pursues fulfillment on the basis of what is apparently
possible in the midst of this puny limitation we wake up to
each day.

Understanding the second law does
not mean things do not still arise and difficulties vanish.
Since the life of most people is built on the idea that The
Law of life is survival and existence is a struggle for
survival. Survival is then motivation, significance,
meaning, and goal of life, either conscious or unconscious.
Then the law of sacrifice is not fulfilled and you become a
sacrifice in any case, grudgingly, unconsciously. You will
be eaten.

Even if it were true in the most
intimate circumstances of your life, it can’t justify
unlove, the contraction of the Being in you, because it is
not true. You are not a child anymore, you’ve seen too much.
It has been given to you to understand, in some basic way,
the spiritual nature of the world and the consequences of
violating the Law of Love. You become less than love by
believing that you are unloved.

You must remain a strong presence as
love, even physically, to Infinity. That is The Law, that is
your obligation. Everyone is tested in this way. If some
people sees a little stronger, it in because they haven’t
indulged themselves as you have and perhaps did not have the
same kind of circumstance to deal with when they were young
and vulnerable.

Change and death come into the world
by Law. They are Divine, and they serve our Realization of
Truth, or God. They were not created by any Negative Power,
or the “Devil,” nor are they the products of “sin,” or any
deviation from The Law by Man. Rather, they are an intrinsic
part of the Realm of Nature. One must continue to live an
ordinary life but one must transform it, make it an
expression of this understanding, of these laws.

If you are serious you will no
longer frivolously indulging in the life process and
struggling with the basics of money, food and sex. You will
rather submit that process to the law, to the greater
purpose, the ultimate purpose, to the process of submission
to happiness.

We are obliged from birth to be a
sacrifice. We are obliged to a participatory existence or
creative participation in the theater of life-frustration,
is a purifying fire that moves toward release or sacrifice
of self rather than fixed survival.

Frustration must begin to awaken us
at the heart to a feeling sacrifice or release of self and
attention from the reactive contractions experiences tend to
generate in the body-mind. And that heart-generative
responsibility, rather than any functional form of
self-exploitation, subtle or gross, must become our
essential means of ecstasy. Only then is ”I” a human
being, real, moral, and true.

Our responsibility is to be the
fulfillment of The Law, which is sacrifice or love. Thus, we
will persist as selves and changes as long as these persist,
but we will in every moment be the release of these into the
Reality or Intensity that is their Source and

A spiritual relationship depends on
sacrifice, the fulfillment of The Law. The sacrifice must be
true of you and it must be true of me. And no one, just
because he likes something about me, somehow or other, on
that account has a relationship with me, has any spiritual
connection with me whatsoever. I am not a whore. I know my
spiritual relations. They are entirely my responsibility.
And if they are violated, if they do not fulfill The Law,
then that is the end of the matter. A true relationship to
me does not just float around in the imaginations of people.
It depends on a real human process, mutually acknowledged,
mutually experienced, expressed at the level of life. If the
spiritual and devotional practice is not true of you, then
the sacrifice is not true, and my response is not

I am here to tell you that you are
always connected to the true food Source through love,
through unobstructed feeling-attention via the functions in
which you are presently awake. That is The Law. We are fed
through the spine from the heart, in all directions, when we
are love. When we are not, then we are cut off from the food
Source, and in our relations we cut everybody else off from
it too. When you love, you are connected with the food
Source on which the whole body-being depends. It radiates to
you, in you, around you, and as you most

Every being must fulfill The Law,
regardless of his or her past. It does not make any
difference how difficult it is for you. The Law remains The
Law. The Law is unobstructed feeling-attention under all
conditions and in all relations to Infinity. If you are
obstructed in feeling and attention, you fail to fulfill The
Law. That is why you suffer, and why you stop

You must accept the discipline of
The Law of love, or sacrifice, and bypass completely all of
your old victim and loveless ways. To love is not a matter
of self-denial. Love is the transformation of self through
Divine Communion, through pleasure, the inherent Bliss of
the body-being when it is feeling to Infinity. No matter how
difficult it is – because you can still sympathize mightily
with these old incidences of unlove of being a victim, a
child – you must enter into the heartfelt enjoyment of the
Divine Reality, and be its agent.

So long as people do not respond to
the highest wisdom, they remain reactive and conventional.
It will continue to be so in our world, and all kinds of
problems will result, until there is a universal response to
higher Wisdom. Such a response is certainly not likely in
the near future, and so there will continue to be problems
in the world.

Thus, there are periods of great
negative upheaval in the world, including natural disasters,
wars, and conflicts of all kinds. On the one hand, during
these periods, the world pays its dues for failing to live
by The Law. On the other hand, these times of upheaval are
the evidence of a continuous process of purification. They
are themselves a demonstration of The Law. At the end of
these periods, The Law is reestablished in


“What is the Process that
is “I” and that is Truth?
It is positive (or self-transcending) bodily submission
to the Radiant, All-Pervading Life-Principle.
It is the bodily love of Life, done to the absolute
until there is only Life.
This is the Law,
and it is all you need to know.”
– Adi Da Samraj –

the original essay in Scientific Proof of the Existence of
God will Soon be Announced by the White House –
Urgency of the Teaching

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin
sacrificium, from sacr-, sacer + facere to

Middle English verb meaning “to make
sacred”. Commonly known; to make a sacrifice or offering.
Examples are; the practice of offering food, objects
(typically valuables), or the lives of animals or people to
the gods as an act of propitiation or

A Vedic proverb runs: “Sacrifice is
the navel of the world” – This archetypal concept of
sacrifice is presented throughout Vedic poetry and has been
replicated as enactments of Vedic ritual in the Brahmanas.
The sacrifice is the ‘navel of the world’, says the
Asyavamsya hymn. All this, whatever exists, is made to share
in the sacrifice. Even a standing tree is symbolic of life
and is participating in the cosmic sacrifice. This is the
poetic image presented in the Rigveda (3.8 1).

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