The following has been taken – edited (sculptured) – from various writings of Adi Da Samraj, Great Sage and Avataric Master. Much of what is presented is from his summary text, ‘The Aletheon‘ published in 2006. – Beezone
There IS ‘Right Action’ but Only As Truth Itself
“There is no absolute, final, and “objectively” sufficient system of social imperatives or laws of public and private morality.
But there is
Right and ego-transcending right action
but it must be generated intelligently on the basis of the
he teaching of the great Spiritual Adepts always speaks in contrast to the conventional “wisdom” – or popular culture, and therefore in contrast to the way of social morality for its own sake, or the conventional way of action-leading-to-results.
Conventional “wisdom” – or popular culture – inherently believes morality must be fundamentally oriented to maintaining social principles, social morality, and conventions of behavior, All of which maintain political and social order, productive participation in work life, and positive participation in the larger collective of community life. This understanding is embedded deep into the psychology in any individual within a common social group.
When people become adults they have more hard facts to deal with in life. They feel much less protected than they did as children in the household of their parents. So they begin to question and to doubt the existence of higher or outside authority. Obviously such individuals continue to be maybe at first contrary to conventional norms but sooner or later become conventionally in some sense, willing – as a necessary function – to play the game of social morality and good behavior- but they carry on a rather adolescent conflicted relationship of dependence-independence to any perceived “outside” authority.
Psychological or an inward strategy is the typical basis for the moral injunctions associated with everyday life in both Inward-based and Outward-based societies. The Outward strategy is based on the motive to subdue, control, and exploit all aspects of conditional reality . The Inward strategy is based on the motive to minimize, avoid, and (strategically) escape all (or, certainly, the lower, or lesser, or most limited) aspects and dimensions of conditional reality.
Therefore, the Outward strategy can possibly be the basis for the practice of active morality or the morality of “worldly” heroes, political and governmental leaders, and “creative” persons of all kinds, but the Inward strategy is the typical basis for the everyday practice of passive or public and social morality or the morality of virtue, duty, “self”-effacement, and even popular, or conventional, sainthood.
The Inward preference is to “rise above” or otherwise dissociate from conditional Nature, whereas the Outward preference is to “conquer” or to subdue, control, and exploit conditional Nature.
Neither the Inward morality of strategically through the passive enactment of virtues and duties nor the Outward morality of creative change through aggressive efforts toward conditional goals is a principle founded on Truth.
Inward and Outward are simply the conventional basis for social morality, public order, popular culture, and egoic struggle.
The conditional “worlds” are built upon the every present sacrifice of every thing, event, process, or being that appears – and thus disappears.
The conditional “worlds” are built upon sacrifice not for the purpose of the preservation, survival, conquest or attainment of conditional reality. Therefore, senior to conventional morality is the ultimate necessarily, artful practice of sacrifice in Reality Itself—under all conditions, and in all relations.
THE ISSUE TODAY IS:
The conditional cosmos is not a “moral universe” in the conventional sense. There is no absolute, final, and “objectively” sufficient system of social imperatives or laws of public and private morality.
THIS ABSENCE ALLOWS ‘INDIVIDUALS’ TO MAKE UP THEIR OWN MORALITY BASED ON EITHER A CHILDISH OR ADOLESCENT MINDSET.
Right and ego-transcending action is necessary- but it must be generated intelligently on the basis of the ego-transcending motive of whole bodily devotional – AND TRANSPARENT – Communion with Truth and Divine Reality, rather than merely on the basis of an abstract or independent order of cosmic Nature or human society.
The Great Action Principle IS to be Realized. True or right morality is, in Truth, the morality of ego-transcending heartfelt surrender to the “What” and “Who” That Is Reality Itself.
The first three stages of life not informed or inspired by the Wisdom of the fourth, the fifth, the sixth, or the seventh stage of life are characterized by the pursuit of “self”-fulfillment via “self”-indulgence, or else via socially established conventions of morality, “self”-discipline, and rather materialistic hope.
The fourth and the fifth stages of life – not informed or inspired by the Wisdom of either the sixth or the seventh stage of life- are in themselves characterized by the pursuit of “soul”-based or, really, mind-based, or psyche-based and natural-energy-based or even Spirit-based “self”-glorification.
The sixth stage of life – which is the last of the egoic, or ego based
and psycho-physically determined, stages of life is characterized
by one or more of three possible persuasions (SELF-CULTURE-MIND FULFILLMENT) efforts. Each – to one or another degree – influenced by the
fundamental presumption of the first five stages of life.
Only the the seventh stage of life is characterized by Non-conditional Most Perfect Absolute Realization of Truth Itself. Utterly and Intrinsically Transcending separateness, and “difference” all together.
For My devotees, that ultimate art involves a willingness to engage action always and only in the Context and on the Basis of intrinsically ego-transcending devotional Communion with Me – but variously, in a dynamic fashion, sometimes in the Inward likeness – conservative, passive, even apparently detached and introverted – and sometimes in the Outward likeness – aggressive, even apparently attached and extroverted manner. Always without requiring one or the other or both of these two to account for the totality of human circumstance.
In this ultimate art, there is sometimes virtue, sometimes duty, sometimes passivity, detachment, or receptivity, sometimes “creativity”, passion, or aggressiveness, but there is always this “self”-sacrifice, or persistence in ego-transcending devotional Communion with Me Such That My Divine Love-Bliss-Radiance Replaces the ego-act of “self”-contraction.