Beezone


December 30

Human awakening is the product of a
inherent biological urge. This process of awkening is
inherent in the psycho-biological structures of every human
being.

Unfortunately awakening,
spirituality and religion are associated with archaic belief
systems, and illusions of mystical flight from the world and
therefore tend to remain at an infantile and adolescent
level of understanding.

The future possibilities of the
awakening of ‘Man’ lies in the biological structures of the
human body-mind itself. And that evolutionary mechanism is
present in every human being. It is only more consciously
activated or served in more awakened individuals, but it is
present in everyone, and it may be awakened in anyone
through self-critical insight and higher disciplines of the
body-mind.

The higher evolutionary mechanisms
in the nervous system and brain have yet to be studied and
understood from a modern scientific point of view, and thus
the future evolutionary and higher religious culture of Man
has yet to receive its scientific justification in the
popular mind. Humanity in general is now in a period of
transition from the childish cultism of archaic religion and
the adolescent exclusivism of scientific materialism to the
future age of higher and evolutionary-religious and
spiritual culture.

The human individual is natively or
structurally disposed to grow beyond his present limits of
understanding. This wisdom is not a new invention of my own.
It has been the basic presumption behind esoteric societies
all over the world for countless centuries.

Adi Da Samraj

More >>>


December 28

To create a human sanctuary for
higher adaptation of the human species is a primal human
urge. We inherently desire a human and natural environment
in which we can live without the chronic production of
stress chemistry. We know, deeply, psychically, that we
cannot realize that transformation until we can create a
culture in which people can live without degenerative
stress. Thus, sanctuary, or spiritual community, is the
motive in humans that contain the genetic secret of the next
stage in human evolution.

We presently live under stress, in a
subhuman culture whose populace is completely confused even
in the most elemental levels of existence. We are all
involved in an animal-like struggle for survival without
much intelligence. Such a circumstance tends to stimulate a
chemical profusion in the body that enables it to function
and survive under stress, but that chemical design does not
allow the higher psychic and subtle centers of the body-mind
to awaken. On the contrary, this stress chemistry triggers
the degenerative processes of aging as well as all other
forms of bodily degeneration, and this same stress chemistry
is generally empty of the profound genetic signals that can
trigger the higher evolutionary functions of Man.

Until we have created a human order
that is fundamentally free of mutual threat, it will not be
common for people to live in a truly awakened and peaceful
state, not only of mind, but of body (or the total
body-mind). The evolutionary mechanism of the bodily being
is programmed to awaken its next higher centers of function
only when the chronic problems of its lower functional
centers have been solved and when the being can live without
chronically creating degenerative stress
chemistry.

The body-mind must receive the
signals that the stressful world has been overcome, that we
need not fear, that we presently have a peaceful human
society, not a society full of bombs and benighted
craziness. You can perhaps make yourself more comfortable by
becoming free of some of the anxiety of your ordinary daily
life, but you cannot thus become so peaceful that the right
hemisphere of the brain and the higher evolutionary
mechanisms of the body-mind as a whole are stimulated. To
enter into your higher human destiny, you must be altogether
“cured” in your deep psychic heart.

Certainly, we would like the quality
of our existence to be different. But people in general are
not yet moving toward anything significantly different.
Thus, the would-be human world is yet a lower-adapted,
subhuman world. Perhaps some people are more highly
evolved-people who can live an apparently moral, ecstatic,
or spiritually devoted life but they are not common. Most
people are fixed in their adaptation to living under stress,
and they do not know enough to create human and spiritual
sanctuary for themselves.

How, then, will you come to that
point of feeling totally without anxiety, without fear,
without any of the ordinary mortal consciousness in the
midst of your daily life? How will you transcend that fear?
You cannot until you overcome the lower evolutionary
dimension of the body-mind, which is oriented to a life of
physical distress and the struggle to survive bodily,
including the stress of feeling that you are mortal, that
perhaps when you die you are just plain dead. Until you
enjoy a greater consciousness, you can never be certain
about the matter of your death.

more
>>>
 


December 22

 

Have you had any experience that is
totally sufficient? Do you like the experience you have,
your experience altogether? Are you just coping? Isn’t it a way of dealing with a
situation that is not sufficient? Every moment of it. It seems to you that there is
nothing absolute you can do about it right now, nothing
absolute you can do to be free of existence as mere coping
and struggling with a state that is not completely
satisfactory.
And this is what I’m saying. There
is a Way, but I am talking about the difference between what
is truly available to you in any moment and what you are
experiencing.

In general, individuals cope with
their given situation of existence. They do not even believe
there is a sufficient state of existence to be Realized.
Therefore, they seek, they make all kinds of arrangements,
they cope. They do not even live the spiritual life, in
general, certainly not even a true religious life. Instead,
they are only coping and trying to make the best of life. No
“best” comes of it, but they have no greater point of
view.

Human beings are not experiencing
Reality. They are experiencing a state of existence that
they think they cannot do anything about in any absolute
sense, and, therefore, they are coping with it. This is what
human beings do. They establish their life, including
philosophy, on the limited condition of existence that they
suffer. They do not think there is anything absolute to be
done about it, so they do what everybody does.

Therefore, in everything they do,
people are just coping with their suffering, living as the
self-contraction and seeking on its basis, all because they
are not experiencing Reality, God, or Truth. They are not
aware of Reality, God, or Truth. Instead, they are aware of
their given situation, the apparent condition, which is a
limit and frightening and poor, yet they have no sense that
there is anything absolute they can do about it, and they do
all the ordinary things people do.

Even if people get a whiff of
something extraordinary to do in order to Realize What is
Extraordinary, or Truly Real, the force of their own
contraction tends to intervene, and they enter into the
process in a mediocre, piecemeal fashion, still holding on
to all their routines of coping.

If you are sensitive and of course
you tend not to be very sensitive, because you are doing all
kinds of things to desensitize yourself, but you can come to
the point of real sensitivity-you can find out what you are
doing that is preventing the Realization of
Reality.

The human form exists in Reality.
How could there be any argument about this? Everything
exists in Reality. Whatever Reality Is, It Is, Already. If
you examine yourself with great sensitivity, you find that
you are not simply and merely existing in Reality. You are
doing something. This is why Reality is not Obvious to you.
If you were not doing that thing, Reality would simply be
Obvious to you. You must find out what you are doing, and
transcend it.

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December 19

The “News and Information” media of
popular culture do not often invite the public to the
exercise of discriminating intelligence. On the contrary,
the popular media thrive on hype, propagandized states of
emotion and mind, and nondiscriminating responses to every
kind of advertised goods, persuasions, and
results.

Until the media that inform the
masses of humanity begin to invite the individual to
exercise discriminating intelligence in all matters, and
until human beings in general become founded in the higher
Wisdom-Culture and the intimate politics of authentic human
existence, there can be no true wondering about the madness
we inherit in the daily News.

Indeed, the hypocritical media
reaction of surprise (and sometimes disgust) in the face of
all the kinds of fascinating and bizarre news in the world
is even the product of a kind of competitive rivalry. The
Cult of the News would be senior and superior to any
phenomenon about which it reports. (From the popular point
of view, the “Messiah,” or the “Messenger” is always senior
to the Message.) Everyone in the world is in the cult game,
including the media the themselves. Everyone wishes to be
glamorous and right and the center of attention.

The News is one of the principal
forms of modern popular entertainment. The Messenger is
glamorized by the superior entertainment value of every kind
of Message. Therefore, the News exploits the vulgarity of
subhuman events and bastardizes the achievements of superior
men and women. Then why should there be any wondering if
immature people follow false cults, false leaders, false
ideologies, and destructive causes? To be enthusiastic and
also false is the hypocritical core of the “American Way.”
Indeed, Western culture as a whole was founded on religious
lies, political exploitation, and manipulative propaganda of
every kind. And these means are yet to be
overcome.

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December 12

 

ADI DA SAMRAJ: Mind is not
merely in the brain and less than the brain. Mind is the
circumstance of consciousness in its association with
objects of all kinds. Mind is universal, infinite in extent.
And if we put ourselves into a position to explore the roots
of experiencing, we are going to enter into a realm of mind
in which we realize mind to be greater than mere daily
thinking and social consciousness.

Those who take up the discipline of
yogic mysticism learn in the process to become responsible
for the tendencies of mind and attention that cause certain
experiences to arise, or cause attention to gravitate toward
one or another kind of phenomenon, or cause limiting
interpretations to be superimposed on experience. Through
the science of yogic mysticism, living beings can enter into
a pure perception of the mechanism of our
existence.

But mind is greater than we conceive
mind to be from the purely physical point of view. What you
are seeing at the present moment is actually a vision. You
are having a vision at this moment. You know that you are
seeing, but you do not generally acknowledge or presume that
you are having a vision. Rather, you are identified with a
physically embodied state in this gross environment, and you
see and hear on that basis. Thus, you are not generally in a
position to understand the nature of your own
experiencing.

It is more or less common knowledge,
at the present time, that you are not merely seeing what is
external in this room. Your seeing is, in fact, an
electronic apparition, developed in the nervous system of
the brain. You have no direct connection to the gross
object, or objects, that you are seeming to view at the
present time. In other words, you are having a vision. You
are not merely seeing a gross environment, but you are
having a vision of a gross environment.

Because of the tendency to be
identified with the body, and also because of all the taboos
associated with conventional consciousness in this world,
people do not investigate, or thoroughly explore and
consider, the status of their own experience in any
moment.

more:

Transcending
The Cosmic Mandala

Transcendence
of Attention

 


December 9

It is not that only those who are in
the seventh stage are enlightened. Those who are in the
previous stages of practice are at times entered into the
disposition of enlightenment and at other times they are
not. They phase in that Realization, and their realization
of the Radiant Transcendental Consciousness is not Absolute.
It is covered over by one or another aspect of experiential
consciousness. Only in the seventh stage of life is there
absolutely nothing between the devotee and the Radiant
Transcendental Consciousness, not even a thought, because
the devotee is that Consciousness. Thoughts and other
phenomena arise as modifications of That.

Previous to the seventh stage, you
see, the individual is more or less identified with the
self, or the body-mind, in one or another of its dimensions,
perhaps in all of its dimensions. He or she is looking to
break through into that Consciousness, that Absolute
Reality. Many people who have broken through to a slightly
less superficial dimension of consciousness think they are
enlightened, but enlightenment is only true when it is
perfect, when it has penetrated all of the possibilities of
consciousness, all of the possibilities of the body. The
devotee must learn to surrender, not only to the great
affair of the existing universe, but to his consciousness.
All things are riding, not simply on energies, but on
consciousness. He must surrender bodily into the current, or
energy, of the infinite affair of existence and all the
universes, and he must also surrender into the
Consciousness.

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December 2

The Three Disturbances
(adapted)

The chronic disturbances of people
separate us from living a truly illuminated and happy
life.

These disturbances relate to the
three primary functional dimensions of the human individual
– the physical, the emotional, and the mental.

The chronic disturbances of the
physical being are reactive contractions, or recoil from
life, in the form of disease and general ill health, pain,
toxemia, enervation, and obsessive desire for the
consolations of food, sex, company, and the objective goods
of human existence.

The chronic disturbances of the
emotional being are reactive contractions, or recoil from
love, in the form of fear, shame, sorrow, guilt, anger,
jealousy, and so forth.

The chronic disturbances of the
mental being are reactive contractions, or recoil from a
prior presumption of our true nature, recoil from reality,
recoil into doubt, deluded thinking, obsessive mentalizing,
and all the consolations of knowledge in relation to
experience.

Therefore, the way of truly
understanding ones true nature is a matter of responsibility
for all of the chronic disturbances, so that there may not
be the slightest difference between us and that condition
that is reality and truth.

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December 30

Human awakening is the product of a
inherent biological urge. This process of awkening is
inherent in the psycho-biological structures of every human
being.

Unfortunately awakening,
spirituality and religion are associated with archaic belief
systems, and illusions of mystical flight from the world and
therefore tend to remain at an infantile and adolescent
level of understanding.

The future possibilities of the
awakening of ‘Man’ lies in the biological structures of the
human body-mind itself. And that evolutionary mechanism is
present in every human being. It is only more consciously
activated or served in more awakened individuals, but it is
present in everyone, and it may be awakened in anyone
through self-critical insight and higher disciplines of the
body-mind.

The higher evolutionary mechanisms
in the nervous system and brain have yet to be studied and
understood from a modern scientific point of view, and thus
the future evolutionary and higher religious culture of Man
has yet to receive its scientific justification in the
popular mind. Humanity in general is now in a period of
transition from the childish cultism of archaic religion and
the adolescent exclusivism of scientific materialism to the
future age of higher and evolutionary-religious and
spiritual culture.

The human individual is natively or
structurally disposed to grow beyond his present limits of
understanding. This wisdom is not a new invention of my own.
It has been the basic presumption behind esoteric societies
all over the world for countless centuries.

Adi Da Samraj

More >>>


December 28

To create a human sanctuary for
higher adaptation of the human species is a primal human
urge. We inherently desire a human and natural environment
in which we can live without the chronic production of
stress chemistry. We know, deeply, psychically, that we
cannot realize that transformation until we can create a
culture in which people can live without degenerative
stress. Thus, sanctuary, or spiritual community, is the
motive in humans that contain the genetic secret of the next
stage in human evolution.

We presently live under stress, in a
subhuman culture whose populace is completely confused even
in the most elemental levels of existence. We are all
involved in an animal-like struggle for survival without
much intelligence. Such a circumstance tends to stimulate a
chemical profusion in the body that enables it to function
and survive under stress, but that chemical design does not
allow the higher psychic and subtle centers of the body-mind
to awaken. On the contrary, this stress chemistry triggers
the degenerative processes of aging as well as all other
forms of bodily degeneration, and this same stress chemistry
is generally empty of the profound genetic signals that can
trigger the higher evolutionary functions of Man.

Until we have created a human order
that is fundamentally free of mutual threat, it will not be
common for people to live in a truly awakened and peaceful
state, not only of mind, but of body (or the total
body-mind). The evolutionary mechanism of the bodily being
is programmed to awaken its next higher centers of function
only when the chronic problems of its lower functional
centers have been solved and when the being can live without
chronically creating degenerative stress
chemistry.

The body-mind must receive the
signals that the stressful world has been overcome, that we
need not fear, that we presently have a peaceful human
society, not a society full of bombs and benighted
craziness. You can perhaps make yourself more comfortable by
becoming free of some of the anxiety of your ordinary daily
life, but you cannot thus become so peaceful that the right
hemisphere of the brain and the higher evolutionary
mechanisms of the body-mind as a whole are stimulated. To
enter into your higher human destiny, you must be altogether
“cured” in your deep psychic heart.

Certainly, we would like the quality
of our existence to be different. But people in general are
not yet moving toward anything significantly different.
Thus, the would-be human world is yet a lower-adapted,
subhuman world. Perhaps some people are more highly
evolved-people who can live an apparently moral, ecstatic,
or spiritually devoted life but they are not common. Most
people are fixed in their adaptation to living under stress,
and they do not know enough to create human and spiritual
sanctuary for themselves.

How, then, will you come to that
point of feeling totally without anxiety, without fear,
without any of the ordinary mortal consciousness in the
midst of your daily life? How will you transcend that fear?
You cannot until you overcome the lower evolutionary
dimension of the body-mind, which is oriented to a life of
physical distress and the struggle to survive bodily,
including the stress of feeling that you are mortal, that
perhaps when you die you are just plain dead. Until you
enjoy a greater consciousness, you can never be certain
about the matter of your death.

more
>>>

 


December 22

 

Have you had any experience that is
totally sufficient. Do you like the experience you have,
your experience altogether? Are you just coping? Isn’t it a way of dealing with a
situation that is not sufficient? Every moment of it.
It seems to you that there is
nothing absolute you can do about it right now, nothing
absolute you can do to be free of existence as mere coping
and struggling with a state that is not completely
satisfactory.

And this is what I’m saying. There
is a Way, but I am talking about the difference between what
is truly available to you in any moment and what you are
experiencing.

In general, individuals cope with
their given situation of existence. They do not even believe
there is a sufficient state of existence to be Realized.
Therefore, they seek, they make all kinds of arrangements,
they cope. They do not even live the spiritual life, in
general, certainly not even a true religious life. Instead,
they are only coping and trying to make the best of life. No
“best” comes of it, but they have no greater point of
view.

Human beings are not experiencing
Reality. They are experiencing a state of existence that
they think they cannot do anything about in any absolute
sense, and, therefore, they are coping with it. This is what
human beings do. They establish their life, including
philosophy, on the limited condition of existence that they
suffer. They do not think there is anything absolute to be
done about it, so they do what everybody does.

Therefore, in everything they do,
people are just coping with their suffering, living as the
self-contraction and seeking on its basis, all because they
are not experiencing Reality, God, or Truth. They are not
aware of Reality, God, or Truth. Instead, they are aware of
their given situation, the apparent condition, which is a
limit and frightening and poor, yet they have no sense that
there is anything absolute they can do about it, and they do
all the ordinary things people do.

Even if people get a whiff of
something extraordinary to do in order to Realize What is
Extraordinary, or Truly Real, the force of their own
contraction tends to intervene, and they enter into the
process in a mediocre, piecemeal fashion, still holding on
to all their routines of coping.

If you are sensitive and of course
you tend not to be very sensitive, because you are doing all
kinds of things to desensitize yourself, but you can come to
the point of real sensitivity-you can find out what you are
doing that is preventing the Realization of
Reality.

The human form exists in Reality.
How could there be any argument about this? Everything
exists in Reality. Whatever Reality Is, It Is, Already. If
you examine yourself with great sensitivity, you find that
you are not simply and merely existing in Reality. You are
doing something. This is why Reality is not Obvious to you.
If you were not doing that thing, Reality would simply be
Obvious to you. You must find out what you are doing, and
transcend it.

more >>>


December 19

The “News and Information” media of
popular culture do not often invite the public to the
exercise of discriminating intelligence. On the contrary,
the popular media thrive on hype, propagandized states of
emotion and mind, and nondiscriminating responses to every
kind of advertised goods, persuasions, and
results.

Until the media that inform the
masses of humanity begin to invite the individual to
exercise discriminating intelligence in all matters, and
until human beings in general become founded in the higher
Wisdom-Culture and the intimate politics of authentic human
existence, there can be no true wondering about the madness
we inherit in the daily News.

Indeed, the hypocritical media
reaction of surprise (and sometimes disgust) in the face of
all the kinds of fascinating and bizarre news in the world
is even the product of a kind of competitive rivalry. The
Cult of the News would be senior and superior to any
phenomenon about which it reports. (From the popular point
of view, the “Messiah,” or the “Messenger” is always senior
to the Message.) Everyone in the world is in the cult game,
including the media the themselves. Everyone wishes to be
glamorous and right and the center of attention.

The News is one of the principal
forms of modern popular entertainment. The Messenger is
glamorized by the superior entertainment value of every kind
of Message. Therefore, the News exploits the vulgarity of
subhuman events and bastardizes the achievements of superior
men and women. Then why should there be any wondering if
immature people follow false cults, false leaders, false
ideologies, and destructive causes? To be enthusiastic and
also false is the hypocritical core of the “American Way.”
Indeed, Western culture as a whole was founded on religious
lies, political exploitation, and manipulative propaganda of
every kind. And these means are yet to be
overcome.

 

more >>>


December 9

It is not that only those who are in
the seventh stage are enlightened. Those who are in the
previous stages of practice are at times entered into the
disposition of enlightenment and at other times they are
not. They phase in that Realization, and their realization
of the Radiant Transcendental Consciousness is not Absolute.
It is covered over by one or another aspect of experiential
consciousness. Only in the seventh stage of life is there
absolutely nothing between the devotee and the Radiant
Transcendental Consciousness, not even a thought, because
the devotee is that Consciousness. Thoughts and other
phenomena arise as modifications of That.

Previous to the seventh stage, you
see, the individual is more or less identified with the
self, or the body-mind, in one or another of its dimensions,
perhaps in all of its dimensions. He or she is looking to
break through into that Consciousness, that Absolute
Reality. Many people who have broken through to a slightly
less superficial dimension of consciousness think they are
enlightened, but enlightenment is only true when it is
perfect, when it has penetrated all of the possibilities of
consciousness, all of the possibilities of the body. The
devotee must learn to surrender, not only to the great
affair of the existing universe, but to his consciousness.
All things are riding, not simply on energies, but on
consciousness. He must surrender bodily into the current, or
energy, of the infinite affair of existence and all the
universes, and he must also surrender into the
Consciousness.

more >>>

 

March 2010


March 26

Adi Da (Bubba Free John) – 1977

“Because of today’s fast communication, because there are
more and more books about spirituality and more and more
people traveling and talking about spiritual matters, it is
easy to imagine that some great spiritual event is
occurring. But people are just considering spiritual ideas.
Most people who are involved with so-called spirituality are
involved in superficial ways, as they would be with
conventional church beliefs.

What people describe as the great spiritual age today is
just a turning toward subjective matters and subjective
illusions. Such a view was fostered in this country by the
drug culture of the 60’s, which turned people into the
subjective order. But that way is just as filled with
illusions as any conventional life. It is the dimension of
mind just as outward obsessions are also mind. Mind is the
thing that we suffer, including the ego, which is a part of
mind. Therefore, turning to the subjective order is not
spiritual.

Certainly the so-called spiritual cultures arising in
this country have some feeling for a fuller life. They
represent a sympathy with an aspect of the body-being that
Western life has tended to exclude. The subjective or
emotional aspect of the being is being emphasized again, and
so for that reason spiritual movements in this country look
toward the East. But the subjective being is not the Truth
any more than the active or objective being. Thus most
people are just arbitrarily and superficially taking on
Eastern religious customs in the name of spirituality.

True spirituality is a moral and spiritual
transformation. And the practice of real or spiritual life
begins to make a difference when people who are living
conventional lives are no longer addicted to the worldly
game. Not that they become otherworldly and separate from
the world entirely, but they no longer live as a
manifestation of conventional consciousness and
interests.”

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March 17

The
First Thing

The usual man or woman begins to include spirituality as
a possibility within his or her search through the medium of
his or her experience. They may start to meditate or begin
reading uplifting religious and spiritual literature. This
is fine, but this has nothing to do with Spiritual life.


March 11

(Bubba Free John) Adi Da Samraj – 1977

“The best thing to do, then, is to be uncomfortable. That
is the one thing you do not want, though. Bottom line,
nobody wants to be uncomfortable. Everybody wants to be
comfortable. You do not want to use your greatest virtue,
which is the virtue of discomfort and the capacity to
transcend the spell. Instead of doing that you try to
maintain a level of consolation and involvement with all
this so that you will not feel uncomfortable.

You cannot avoid that discomfort. It is essential to your
conditional life. You must find it, locate it, and really
use it. That is the best thing to do. Do not be angry and
sorrowful and guilty and fearful. Rather, be uncomfortable
— in other words not satisfied and not satisfiable
— in the framework of ordinary living so you will
practice. You will have the will to practice transcendence,
and you will do it in your daily life and in meditation. But
you will not have any energy and attention for that practice
if you are not uncomfortable, if you are not dissatisfied.
You will tend to settle for the dissatisfaction in the form
of neurotic emotion, which is not a sufficient basis for
practice.”

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to Daily Reading

 

October 2009

Taboo
against the Superior Man

Love of the
Armed Form
(The)
superior
Man is present in this world only in the case of the rare
individual, rather than in the form of the human world as a
whole. And such an uncommon individual is regarded
suspiciously by all.


The
Place Where Sadhana Begins

unpublished
– You may want to forestall this observation…”


Transcend
Meaning

“Some people have a better experience than others in the
universe of meanings in childhood, and they tend to be more
effective adults—not Enlightened, but more effective
and happy in the ordinary sense.”


The Heart is the
Hole in the Donut

1976
How did I get involved in this
anyway…”
.

Thursday, October 16,
2009

“Do you all know what an immense
burden it is to carry on an existence from day to day.
There’s something about it this promising, it implies,
waking up and being somebody implies a destiny of some sort
that has pleasure associated with it. The fulfillment of an
idea has a pleasure associated with it. And that’s all that
a born existence is. You happen to feel identified with this
body, and psyche and so forth. And it carries with it the
implication of pleasures, consolations, enjoyments,
fulfillment’s. And that is what binds you to it. But you
don’t consider the inherent suffering also which appears
one-to-one, face-to-face with all of the consolations of the
same birth. Hum? When you begin to become aware of the
entire field of possibility, and experience of your born
existence. That’s when you begin to realize the inherent
suffering of birth. Of mere existence in form. Until that
time you begin to, you think in base terms of your
god-created life, or you know, your universe, mother-nature
created life, however you describe it. You think of it in
essentially positive terms, against odds. But when you truly
see the nature of your life. What your experience is, in any
moment. Then you begin to be released from your attachment
to the fulfillment of existence. And it’s then that you may
begin to do sadhana.”

more:

The
Heart Is the Hole in the Donut

June 23, 1976 – A Talk, by Bubba
Free John (Adi Da Samraj)


The Mood of the Heart –
1971
unpublished
notes
.zone’s
Daily Readin

Monday, October 19,
2009

The Mood of the
Heart

“I do not call men
or women to my form, for I am not present as any form or
power. There is no name or light that is my form or the way
to me. Whether these be found within or without. I call men
to understanding and even if thousands surround the body
through which you hear this, only those who understand have
come to me. Therefore, understand, which is to comprehend
the source, logic and effect of all your paths. Understand
and thus be come involved in the utter bliss that I am, even
that which stands as the consciousness of your
life.

Holy sound is the
silent vibrance or potency of the Heart. The real light or
force of all forms, upon which all forms appear is the
consciousness that is the Heart. This is the Truth. One who
understands is the Heart. He knows that which cannot be
spoken or heard, that which is bliss without name or
form.

The Heart is the
master of the outer and the inner, the high and the low, the
empty and the full. Therefore, it does not require the
abandonment of anything, no exclusive form of life, neither
spiritual life not any form of embodiment or appearance, but
it requires or enforces the real consciousness of whatever
appears. The Heart is utterly free of all striving, all
exclusive directions, all motives, all demands. It uses all
that appears according to its free and creative
intelligence, yet is never acts on anything outside itself
since everything is contained within it. Therefore, it is
unmoved and only blissful as unqualified conscious
existence. This is the mood of the Heart and the secret life
of the man or woman of understanding.”

Unpublished,
1971

Franklin Jones – Adi
Da Samraj

Beezone


Water and
Narcissus

Hard Earth and Stone
at my Foot

“I resist and take
flight from the material and life condition. The crux of the
spiritual life for me now is to see and embrace this mode of
reality. The material realm is relentless in its lawfulness.
It is all cause and effect. I am always seeking a magic by
which to overcome the laws of physics. But the matter forms
are there and hard, dragging me into the necessary
acceptance of their reality. To now I have tended to
anxiety, impatience, self-pity and despair, striving after
forms of immunity and passivity and superiority. I have
opposed the law and thus failed to transcend and master it.
Thus also I oppose the creative, endlessly active life
forms. The intrusion of life around me make my passive
artifice impossible. But when I accept these forms and their
laws as necessary reality, then I am peaceful. The effort of
work required of me to live and create and remain in
relationship is a labor I am grateful to maintain. And the
noise and process that shatters the aesthetic heaven of my
household is acceptable, being a reasonable expression of
life in the condition of material existence. Thus, being at
one with these laws, I am firm and untroubled. I master and
transcend each material problem, and I become alive and in
motion, exceeding the barriers of aesthetic space, in a mood
with all creative life. Thus the hard earth and stone at my
foot and had teach me. And thus the children teach me. It is
unreasonable to seek peace, for this aesthetic pursuit in
fact seeks to undermine and thward the foundations of life
and materiality. It is necessary to be already peaceful, one
with the law, and thus to create in the world of this
law.”

Water and Narcissus,
1969 – unpublished

Franklin Jones (Adi
Da Samraj)

Note:

The period Adi Da
(Franklin Jones) was writing the book Water and Narcissus
was from
1967 to early 1970. He
completed it while living in New York.


Tightness
and Doubt
– 1969 – Water and
Narcissus


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Adi Da – 1982

The best thing to do, then, is to be
uncomfortable. That is the one thing you do not want,
though. Bottom line, nobody wants to be uncomfortable.
Everybody wants to be comfortable. You do not want to use
your greatest virtue, which is the virtue of discomfort and
the capacity to transcend the spell. Instead of doing that
you try to maintain a level of consolation and involvement
with all this hardware and software so that you will not
feel uncomfortable.

You cannot avoid that discomfort. It
is essential to your conditional life. You must find it,
locate it, and really use it. That is the best thing to do.
Do not be angry and sorrowful and guilty and fearful.
Rather, be uncomfortable — in other words not satisfied
and not satisfiable — in the framework of ordinary
living, and you will find me, you will hear me, you will
practice. You will have the will to practice transcendence,
and you will do it in your daily life and in meditation. But
you will not have any energy and attention for that practice
if you are not uncomfortable, if you are not dissatisfied.
You will tend to settle for the dissatisfaction in the form
of neurotic emotion, which is not a sufficient basis for
practice.

At least this is the way it seems to
me, but you know how Crazy I am! All I can tell you is the
way it seems to me. The real import of all of this is not
whether or not there is some order underneath it all, evil
or good, whether there is some conspiracy or some creative
cause. The real importance to be observed is the
non-necessity of this experience and, from the conventional
point of view, the binding power of this non-necessary
experience. The real import of life is not to discover its
hidden secrets, the secrets of its working, but to transcend
it, to break its spell altogether.

Even though, as people in the world,
we work to generally serve the well-being of others in this
confinement and even to find out some of the secret workings
behind it, even though we may do all of that as an ordinary
matter, the fundamental motion of our proceedings, our
energy, our consciousness, our attention should be founded
in our essential discomfort and our will to transcendence.
Therefore, whatever we may be doing, if we understand, we
will be renunciates and practice Samadhi moment to moment
and not be fools. Above all we will not be fools to
ourselves. Whatever conspirators there may be elsewhere, we
fool ourselves by becoming overserious about our
apparition.

So, it is appropriate to have had
this discussion on an evening on which we have all gathered
together to watch TV!

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November
2009


November 1

from an unpublished talk

WHAT IS ITS ESSENCE –
1974

Bubba Free John (Adi Da Samraj)


 


Listen

AUDIENCE: We’re talking about the
realization that would be true if we would only commune with
you. No doubt you’ve said it a thousand times
before.

ADI DA: …or at least that many
times.

AUDIENCE: What is the essence at
least in terms of what does it really mean, the
essence.

ADI DI: Its essence is not what it
means. Its essence is the action. You are presently obsessed
with your logic and the destiny that you conceive from your
present born point of view. It has its own gesture. It has
all of its own impulses, all outlines subjectively. It has
its whole future outlined in desire and it would do if it
were dramatized, incarnated, all the things that bypass this
consideration, but if you will hear me, then your attention
will be liberated from destiny, from time and
space.

That doesn’t mean that you will not
see tendencies and see your present life and so forth, it
will continue and it will be the discipline of your
existence. On the other hand, your attention will remain
with me and it will not be confused by destinies, by
desires, by thoughts. It will be fixed. It will be absolute.
It will be full of love. It will be heartfelt without logic,
without thinking, without desiring. It will be pure
attention and that attention is communion.

Wherever your attention lies without
confusion, that is what you realize. If you will give me
your attention through true hearing, if you will be
gravitated toward me in every moment so that all of your
desiring, even your inevitability becomes superficial and
all of that quality that arises from moment to moment will
be truly superficial. Its impact will be lost. It won’t
create incarnation. It will create heat only.

It will be frustrated in its goal
and you will meditate on the fire and that fire will be your
attention to me so that your attention from hour to hour
will become more fiery, more intense, more loving, more
sacrificial, more absurd, less and less the character that
you are born to be and live and die but you see there must
come into your case a sympathy more profound than your
inevitability, a sympathy more profound than your
logic.

Your logic, your presumption will
remain, as artifacts of your subjectivity but your attention
will stay with me. It will stay with me at every moment.
When we are present with one another in our born forms, your
natural emotional sympathy will stay with me.

We will love one another absolutely
and when we are not in one another’s sight, we will
recollect one another in love, sometimes in thought also,
but in love and sympathy. In feeling attention we will stay
with one another and so my meditation will be your
meditation because you are with me.

You commune with me. It has nothing
to do with whether I live or die once you realize your
attachment to me.


November 4

The
Urgency of the Teaching

From Scientific Proof of the Existence of God Will Soon Be
Announced by the White House!

Also in The
Whole Body of Enlighenment

Chapter 4

Beyond Doubt

Intelligent people cannot find God
in such a mass of idiocy, so quite naturally they look for
satisfaction elsewhere. Thus, people are preoccupied with
all kinds of political and scientific idealism, as if
politics and scientific and technological progress were the
Way of Truth. They are absolutely not the Way of Truth. They
never have been the Way of Truth. They are no more the Way
of Truth than sex or any other satisfaction or fulfillment
of function. None of that is the Way of Truth at all. It is
the ordinary impulse of the ego, glamorizing itself by great
enterprises.

If this trend toward political and
scientific obsession is to be broken, some light must be
brought to the whole affair of spiritual and religious
understanding….If not, the world will be overwhelmed. It
is almost inevitable now that it will be overwhelmed in any
case. The world, even the Realm of Nature as a whole, is
founded on a righteous Principle. Therefore, the world will
be purified, without a doubt. The Force of the Divine
pervades everything, and, therefore, It also purifies
everything in one way or another. If human beings, while
they have the benign capacity to enter into God-Communion,
will not do so, but instead create a corrupt culture, a
subhuman order, then the purification will not occur within
the ordinary and benign course of natural processes…then
great upheavals necessarily occur. That is how the righteous
Law works. It is not just that we pay our dues for past
activity. A righteous Principle is positively at work,
constantly to purify and to reestablish order.

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
righteousness.

It is very likely that we are
entering into such a time of upheaval, because of the extent
of the failure of human culture. There is simply no light
abroad in the world today. There is nothing but corruption,
nothing but the failure to accept the Way of God. There is
absolutely no sign of the Way of Truth, except in rare
instances of individuals and small groups of people. The
Truth is essentially hidden and secondary. There is a long
history of corruption in every area of human life, and the
entire social structure of the world is devoted to subhuman
ends and forms of self-indulgence. There are no signs of an
imminent Golden Age in the disposition or condition of
humanity at large. Rather, the signs are of the necessity
for a great purification, a great reestablishment of order,
a righteous readjustment of the whole world.

read more:

The
Urgency of the Teaching

From Scientific Proof of the Existence of God Will Soon Be
Announced by the White House!


 


Vision Mound Magazine – 1979


“You must find the ways to overcome
the stresses, to transform the chemistry of the body
literally, so that you can live long and without stress,
both chemical and social, or cultural. Such a life is not
possible for a group of people until they create sanctuary
with one another, a mutually protected, stable, basically
unthreatened way of life.

“We are threatened!” is the message
of the news. It reminds us of our situation. The program of
the news is all about people who are threatening one
another, either with terrible violence or with just social
nastiness, the exploiting of one another. Loveless society
is basically the idea that we constantly reinforce in one
another. We teach each other and we pass on to our children
all the techniques for living as a stressful personality
that reinforce the negative content of social interaction.
We believe bodily, stressfully, that our life cannot, even
should not, be long, that it is not good to be alive in the
body, that we are supposed to go elsewhere. We have all
these ideas that are Life-negative in bodily terms, but the
ultimate way of Enlightenment is to become Life-positive in
bodily terms, which is just the reverse of what we are
tending to do. Human beings are living way down at the
bottom of their evolutionary potential. Nevertheless, if you
can personally, and with a few others, grasp the higher
realities of the mechanisms in which you live, then you can
practice a Way of life that stimulates those factors. You
must have sanctuary, a relatively protected world, to do
that because you must live in a way that is not compatible
with the way other people want to live. So you must
eliminate stress, bodily. Under stress, in fear, mortally
self-conscious, we are poisoning ourselves with our own
chemistry. All those negative reactions are actually setting
up signals for the body so that it will function as an
animal strives to survive.”


The
Primal Urge to Santuary

1979



VISION MOUND

 

Vision Mound (Vol. 02, No. 10) – May
– June 1979

Are There More Fish in the Ocean
on a Sunny Day, or on a Cloudy Day?

A talk by Bubba Free John

SPIRITUAL MASTER: The realm of
possibility is infinite. There are endless conceivable and
inconceivable realms of experience or embodiment that you
could be involved in at the present time. But you are
consciously involved only in this human one. You are
involved in this human embodiment because you have desires,
or tendencies of attention, that lead you toward this kind
of experience. In the past you have had similar experiences,
and you desired them, and you became more and more involved
in this kind of possibility. You feel identified with this
kind of life. Even so, it is still mysterious and
unpleasant, and ultimately it does not fulfill itself. You
are caught in a cycle of appearance and change and
disappearance, because you have desires that lead you into
the realm of experience. Indeed, you, the independent self
or body-mind, are those desires, those tendencies of
attention.

The dull human being, the desirer,
who is merely here, trying to make the best, or the worst,
of it, continues to be entangled in this affair of
embodiment because he lives according to his desires. He
lives as if being born in this form were necessary, as if
this body had been born directly out of the forehead of
God!. But his birth is his responsibility. His tendencies in
consciousness are the motives of his embodiment. Just so,
your own experience, good or bad, is strictly determined by
your psychic association, your tendency of
desire.

You are here because you like vital
contacts, such as sex and food, and you even like something
of the violence or the “gamble” of vital life. On the other
hand, you do not like other aspects of it all. You are not
here because you desire to be murdered, or to go crazy, or
to be eaten. But because you desire positive experiences,
you are necessarily also threatened by negative experiences.
Yes, you desire a vital, elemental, human bodily state in
which to have vital contacts. But, on the other hand, in the
realm wherein human bodily life is possible, just that kind
of body dies, just that kind of body suffers, just that kind
of body craves, just that kind of body can fail to be
fulfilled, just that kind of body is frustrated, just that
kind of body becomes involved in a huge social chaos of
people who have no responsibility for their embodiment, no
awareness that they are ultimately responsible for this
embodiment, who cannot account for this realm and our
existence in it.

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Humble One-Liners

 

DEVOTEE: It is like the left and
right (or the world of opposites)…..Life is suffering, and
then there is God.

ADI DA SAMRAJ: That is one way of
putting it, in your humble one-liner fashion.

Humble one-liners are sufficient for
most people to generate in them a sense of feeling consoled.
They are like teddy bears.

So a lot of people reduce the
religious life to something like one-liners that they pull
out to snuggle with. But how can one settle for that couple
of sentences worth of comprehension as the attitude of ones
existence? It is a profound matter.

The only way to save yourselves from
the destiny of religious one-linerism is to constantly and
directly study my teaching, read the great traditions, study
them. Stay in the process of this great “consideration”,
instead of just sitting around and ‘smoking the pipe”,
rapping out dharma and consoling yourselves with your teddy
bear knowledge…”

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>>>


Drugs and
Entheogens

To take a drug does
not yield any great capacity for recognition. Neither does
conventional meditation or the shocks of life.

If your entire
attention is reduced, or expanded, to the perception of a
radiant spot or a great field of light, you can realize the
experience to be not fundamentally different from the
ordinary experience of the waking state in which you are
seeing others and environments. In The Knee of Listening I
have described this recognition or realization in my own
case. I experienced all kinds of great yogic phenomena, but
always there came the tacit recognition that having a
subtle, mystical vision was not fundamentally different from
perceiving in the ordinary way. Nothing different happened
in meditation from what happened in ordinary awareness. The
features of the phenomenal appearance changed, but the
fundamental pattern or structure of awareness of phenomena
was the same in the abstract and subtle states of awareness
as in the gross states of awareness. Nothing was changed
fundamentally by changing the features of the objects of
awareness.

This recognition
made it tacitly clear that Realization has nothing whatever
to do with the changes of experience that can be attained by
any means. God-Realization is the recognition of the habit
of association with phenomena. In the course of my own
spiritual practice, therefore, this disposition of
recognition became primary and ultimately consequential, and
all the other media or means of attaining experiences became
unimportant.

Thus, in the history
of my Teaching Work with people I have constantly criticized
that disposition in us that is fascinated with the
possibility of an alternative reality or the possibility of
subtle or abstract phenomena. Nevertheless, in the Way that
I Teach, we do not prevent such phenomena. In fact, in the
devotional and meditative exercises that we engage, all
kinds of gross or subtle or abstract phenomena may arise.
All of you can report such experiences.

The spiritual
process is not a means for attaining those experiences, but
it is the process that can, that must, go on in the midst of
those experiences. If now, presently, the experience arising
is essentially the pattern of gross awareness, or gross
phenomenal existence, you must recognize that. If now you
are having a vision of a subtle being or subtle
environments, the Spiritual Master in a form of light,
heavenly worlds, gods, goddesses, you must recognize that.
If now you are seeing white light, yellow light, blue light,
a spot, a field of light, radiance, you must recognize that.
To recognize all phenomena, all experience, is the
Teaching.

We must recognize
that whatever is arising, even this moment of gross
perception, is a non-binding modification of the Radiant
Transcendental Reality, what is called the Buddha Nature, or
Nirvana, or Brahman, or Parabrahman, or Very God, or the
Ultimate Divine, or the Truth. Whatever the name given to
the Ultimate Realization, it is That which must be Realized
on the basis of the recognition of whatever is arising.
Therefore, it is not necessary to achieve an alternative
reality or an alternative state of experience in order to be
Happy or to realize the Truth. Rather, Happiness or the
realization of Truth is a matter of recognizing whatever
happens to be arising.

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>>>


“Everybody thinks that God is taking care of
everything”

Everybody thinks that God is taking care of everything.
There is no such God. God Transcends everything. God is to
be Realized. God is not your parent. What is arising arises
only as a dynamic of opposites, a dynamic of creation and
destruction. The Realm of Nature is a dynamic of opposites
that creates and destroys everything. If you want to protect
and preserve, then you must create a way to do it. What you
do not preserve is destroyed. You must therefore take care
of what you want to preserve. Eventually, it will be
destroyed anyway, whatever care you take care to preserve
it. Everything that is created gets destroyed almost
immediately. Everything that arises gets destroyed. God is
That in Which everything is arising, Transcending
everything.

The more profoundly you Realize That Which Transcends
everything, the more you have the ability to achieve a
balance in this dynamic, so that you develop equanimity, or
a certain capacity to preserve what arises conditionally.
You therefore develop the ability to generate sattvic or
balanced forms, forms that will persist in a balanced state
for significant periods of time. Such an ability is uncommon
in Nature. It is the direct reflection of resonance with the
Divine.

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The first truly human or
humanizing stage of development is for us to transcend our
dissociative emotional reaction to the inherent limitations
of the body-mind and its experiences. It is only on the
basis of a body-mind that is free of the conception and
motivation of existence as a dilemma that the actual
Realization of Truth can be founded. It is not the
problem-solving exercise of mind or psyche that Realizes the
Truth, but only the relaxed openness or tacit suspension of
mind, psyche, or attention itself permits that Realization.
It is not the strategic exercise of the body, or the total
body-mind, that Realizes the Truth of the body-mind, but
only the relaxed openness or tacit suspension of all
contraction, all knowledge (or “knowing about”), and all
self-possession permits that Realization.

Therefore, the human individual must grow into an
understanding of himself, such that the reactive programs of
knowing and acting are transcended in a tacit Realization of
the Transcendental Condition in which the body-mind is
arising, floating, changing, and passing away. The actual or
Realized Truth is not itself an answer to the emotional
dilemma of our existence, since we must transcend that
dilemma as a precondition for Realizing the Truth. And the
Truth is not an escape from the limited mortality of the
body-mind, since neither mind (or psyche) nor body is made
immortal by the Realization of the Truth.

The “Truth” that we seek (and sometimes claim to find) on
the basis of our trouble is an invention of our own. The
“Truth” that is proposed as an “answer” to the conceived
dilemma of existence and that seems to represent an escape
from the mortal limitations of the body-mind is itself
nothing more than a state of the body-mind.

The actual Truth of our existence is simply the case. It
is not an answer to a question. Indeed, any question (or
emotional dilemma) must be an obstruction to the Realization
(or clear and direct intuition) of what is always already
the case. A disturbed and strategically active state of mind
and body cannot discover the very Condition or Truth of the
body-mind.

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March 11

(Bubba Free John) Adi Da Samraj – 1977

“The best thing to do, then, is to be uncomfortable. That
is the one thing you do not want, though. Bottom line,
nobody wants to be uncomfortable. Everybody wants to be
comfortable. You do not want to use your greatest virtue,
which is the virtue of discomfort and the capacity to
transcend the spell. Instead of doing that you try to
maintain a level of consolation and involvement with all
this so that you will not feel uncomfortable.

You cannot avoid that discomfort. It is essential to your
conditional life. You must find it, locate it, and really
use it. That is the best thing to do. Do not be angry and
sorrowful and guilty and fearful. Rather, be uncomfortable
— in other words not satisfied and not satisfiable
— in the framework of ordinary living so you will
practice. You will have the will to practice transcendence,
and you will do it in your daily life and in meditation. But
you will not have any energy and attention for that practice
if you are not uncomfortable, if you are not dissatisfied.
You will tend to settle for the dissatisfaction in the form
of neurotic emotion, which is not a sufficient basis for
practice.”

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February 20

Adi Da Samraj talking to a group of
devotees – December 4, 1992.
Adapted and
edited by Beezone

 

“You must get serious about your own
suffering and the suffering of all other beings, and about
the stupidity of all movements on Earth, whatever they are
called – political, economic, religious. Whatever they are
called, they are utter stupidity. There is no siddhi in
them, no blessing, no unique capability invested in the
world. There is Only This One who is here to do that. There
is no other. The World is One. Either you will understand
This, or you will not.

I am not here to tell you bad news.
This is not a time to respond in fear. Fear and separation
are what is creating this time. I am Here to Wake you up to
the insanity of the present world situation.

I am here in the midst of the
beginning of a terrible time, this grossness, to give
everyone the option to bring an end to this madness. Either
you will listen to me, hear me, change, or you will not.
This is the opportunity for all mankind. It is so. Without a
true response, what is to come is terrible.

It has gone too far. The suffering
in this world is too great. This world of beings cannot
afford neglect anymore. It is time you to stand firm. Stop
deluding yourself, stop being mediocre, stop finding the
loopholes in my Word. You do not have much more time of
comfort. The world is closing in in its results. No one is
superior to the Great Power. No one.

Accept no separation between us, nor
between you and any another. None! Do not “oink” yourself
into separation and stupid oblivion. Embrace what is True,
Right and Real, practice love, tolerance and Truth. Do so
diligently, consistently, with great intensity. This is My
Admonition to you, and it is all I can Give you. If you want
to ignore the truth of this time and the Great Opportunity
you are obligated Respond to, the burdensome Yuga that is
coming upon mankind will be visited upon you and all, and
its consequences will be absolutely terrible. Listen to the
prophecies of the ancient ones. The ones who have had their
hearts planted on this earth. You will not hear this in the
commercials on TV or the bulletin boards on the highway.
They will tell you to continue to consume, continue to
indulge yourself in your appetites for satisfaction and
adventure. This is not a joke, this is the time you are in
and you must respond in a different way than you are
presently committed to.”

Adi Da Samraj – December 4, 1992 –
Adapted and edited by Beezone

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February
12

“What is popularized, hyped, and
commonly believed to be religion, spirituality, or
meditation is invariably a form of self-meditation,
self-glorification, and self-survival. Such subhuman games
are sold to masses of people via an appeal to naive and
neurotic needs for certainty, hope, fascination,
superiority, a positive self-image, and egoic immunity from
fear and death. Thus, religion, spirituality, and meditation
become diluted, reduced to the worldly or self-preserving
levels of less than human interest. The typical follower is
childish, ultimately irresponsible, self-involved, amoral,
experientially undeveloped, weak and out of balance in the
dimensions of action, feeling, and thought, and irrationally
attached to the enclosures of cult and belief.”

Adi Da Samraj – The Enlightenment of
the Whole Body – 1978

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February 6

“If you believe that you are just
dead when you die, you will cease to love, and love is
sufficient wisdom.

I, like many others, have seen that
we are not just the body. I am certain that you will
survive. But I don’t want you to just believe that. I want
you to intuit the Reality of your Condition, which is
Love.

We are human beings, awakened to
this mortal condition, subject to all of these influences.
No information shouts itself out of the clouds. Our
awareness for the most part is in everything that is below
the heart.

How should you create your life?
Create it on the basis of what you can be associated with,
what you can understand, what you can Realize through Love.
That is my fundamental communication.

That is a great gesture, a manly
gesture, a womanly gesture. Since you are unable to love
absolutely, you must respond to this Teaching below the
heart, at the level of your experience, in your loving, your
real human relations. Actually, that is enough, because it
involves you in the midst of experience with a gesture that
is Free, that overcomes the complication of
mortality.

My business is to enter into
friendly relations. You are all very beautiful to me. I love
my men and women friends. It is not consoling, but I like
it. So if you commit yourself to this Way in a most
enthusiastic fashion, you may Realize a Destiny that I
cannot possibly enjoy. Because I am coming back here. I
cannot leave this place. I cannot stay away from here for an
hour. I am always incarnate.”

Da Free John, December 25,
1977

Beezone
edit and adaptation

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February
1

“You can practice Communion only by
transcending fear, by actual, literal, heartfelt surrender
beyond all fear of death and madness into the Transcendental
Reality. To do this you do not have to die or become mad,
but your fear must be surrendered in love, in ecstasy. You
must simply renounce your fear, give up the luxury of it,
and presume surrender as your attitude under all conditions.
When that attitude becomes true of you, you realize that
fear is not inherent in the act and the moment of emotional
surrender. Therefore, abide in surrender perfectly and you
will not be involved with fear, madness, or death in the
conventional forms that we fear and try to avoid.

Heartfelt release of fear is the
secret of passing through the spiritual process without
going mad. To the degree that you are full of fear, you
limit your experience – and if experience is forced upon
you, then you have no ability while fearful to view it
sanely, to relax and surrender within it. You cannot
surrender by relaxing and trying to feel better. You can
surrender only by giving yourself up, relaxing your
self-hold, surrendering your mind
altogether
…”

Adi Da Samraj –
Compulsory Dancing, 1980

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January 19

Fundamental to the discipline of
love is letting go. You are practicing attachment and using
it as an excuse to immunize yourself. The discipline of love
requires letting people go. I do not mean letting them
disappear. I mean giving them their life, giving them your
feeling rather than withholding it, allowing them to grow,
supporting their growth, supporting their free process of
life.

You are not practicing the
discipline of love. You are indulging in your own egoic
“self-possession” and fear and reluctance and resistance,
and you are immunizing yourself. What people usually call
love is attachment, whereas real love is a great discipline
and it requires great self-understanding, great
self-discipline.

 

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Adi Da Samraj – 1993


January 15

You should also understand that I am
not here to fight with you for any cause whatsoever.
Whatever you choose, you are completely free to choose, and
that is all there is to that.

All I represent here is an offering.
I know how difficult it is to accept it and to live it. And
I know exactly what I am doing and what I have to do in the
case of every person. I have known exactly what to do with
people who come in the condition that you all do, without
the purification or clarity that a mature individual would
represent in a spiritual culture.

The karmas that must be relieved in
the case of individuals who come in this condition are of
the grossest and most resistive kind. So they are not just
plucked off like a pimple on your cheek. It is difficult for
you and for me, and it has always been difficult.

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Adi Da Samraj – 1976


January 10

Adapted
and edited – Beezone

Adi Da Samraj – May 25,
1992

 

Realization is not about someone
realizing union with someone, or with anything. If there is
any effort along those lines, it has nothing to do with
Realization. It is precisely this effort that must be
understood and transcended. When there is no such effort, no
pursuit of union, then there is Realization.

This does not mean that you can
instantaneously argue yourself out of this motive. I am
telling you that any process of such “consideration” must be
a process of self-observation and self-understanding. You
must come to the point where the motive to union itself is
thoroughly understood and ceases to control your existence
which requires the process of sadhana.

You would like to by-pass this
understanding. You tend to superimpose the model of seeking,
or non-seeking on your sadhana and then superimpose it on
all relations and all functions, all aspects of life and
think you’re already enlightened.

I said many times before you must
observe and understand this effort in the context of each
stage of life. There are many varieties of this, some gross
and some more subtle, depending on your stage of life. You
cannot merely choose to bypass any stage. You must adapted
to each stage and see what you’re up to and understand it.
The ego is very slippery.

You must understand this process
very directly in a participatory manner. You cannot merely
by “considering” my instruction assume the asana of the
Realization of the seventh stage of life. You must do the
sadhana.

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“Everyone who has heard
me even a little bit is enlightened with a small “e.””


January 2

The Law is Sacrifice, that is To
Make Sacred

Beezone
compliation and edit

There 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 condition.

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 obsolete

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
Law.

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
stuggle for survival. Survival is then motivation,
significance, meaning, and goal of life, either conscious or
unconscious. Then the law of sacrifice is not fufulled and
you become a sacrifice in any case, grudgingly,
unconsciously. You will be eaten.

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Beezone edit and
adaptation from 1973 talk (see link below)

 

True sincerity is a quality that is
naturally alive in a person who understands
himself.

Cultic forms of concentration of
attention and absorption don’t produce this kind of
self-knowledge. They distract a person. They are calculated
to fascinate and distract you, to enforce your attention.
There is one fundamental law involved in all forms of
sadhana, the yogic law that you become the thing that you
concentrate on. So all forms of sadhana done without
self-understanding are ways of concentrating on what
ultimately are supposed to be forms of the Divine-mantras,
chants, the Guru’s form, what the Guru does outwardly, all
the images and pictures – so that you become more and more
absorbed and ecstatically distracted. As soon as the source
of distraction is taken away, the individual falls back into
the state he was in to begin with.

Whenever the genuine principle of
the spiritual process is brought to bear, it is a dangerous
affair. From social, traditional points of view, you lose
the artifices that are native to these external approaches,
both the so-called “spiritual” and the secular.

Creating an artificial environment
essentially handles people’s disturbances, their neuroses,
and their gross pride. They feel relatively at ease, and
they walk around being soupy and spiritual all day, thinking
they are doing sadhana. All they have done is remove the
gross influences from their lives. But that’s the condition
under which sadhana in fact begins. You must penetrate your
core of ordinariness.

In true sadhana you are dealing
simply and directly with your state, your atmosphere, your
ordinariness. It is truly perceptive to see that in your
actual state, your very presence, is disturbance, completely
independent of qualities that condition you are obviously
disturbed. But your very presence is that disturbance. You
can see that there is no genuine rest in you, except a
mediocre experience of no disturbance which comes from
without or within. When those gross disturbances are
removed, you begin to see that your actual state, your very
presence, is disturbance, completely independent of
qualities that may appear to you. It is always this
contraction. You begin to see that. You see it in your
ordinary moments of relative ease and happiness, not just in
your neurotic highs and lows, but in this neutral state in
which there is no peculiar event. When you begin to see it
then, understanding has begun. But people buy out at that
point. Instead of truly becoming perceptive and carrying on
the real activity of consciousness, they just enjoy that
neutral time until the next disturbance arises or the next
high arises. The highs and the lows are too baroque, they
are not fundamental, they are extraordinary. This
ordinariness is an omnipresent quality against which all
other qualities play. The secret of understanding is in
recognizing that.

The self-contraction is taking place
in, not only gross forms but in its most subtle form. If it
were not, you would have no separate self sense. You
wouldn’t hold onto mediocrity, which is itself a form of
desire. The desire to be undisturbed manifests as
mediocrity. Some people think that is being spiritual. But
it is just being mediocre. People generally don’t have any
tolerance for that mediocrity for long periods of time, so
they always return to the highs and lows. They are both
forms of distraction, of standing outside yourself. Even the
lows, the disturbances, the aggravations, are forms of
distraction, fascination with qualities. In fact, most
people pursue those. As a respite from that, some turn to
this mediocrity and think that it is spiritual. It is just a
particular state. A capacity for this mediocre pleasantness,
this moveless happiness without any great
intensity.

QUESTIONER: Everyone just says,
“Turn to the Guru, “Guru-kripa,”‘ but they don’t say why and
they don’t understand. That’s the force of God coming
through the Guru as a separate entity.

ADI DA: The true Guru is not some
superman. He must always become nothing so that the Divine
Siddhi becomes active. God’s Siddhi is perfect, absolute, so
it is not by becoming a perfect superman with all kinds of
overwhelming, fascinating qualities that a person awakens to
the Divine activity. It is only when all that is undermined
and no longer active in him that the Divine Siddhi appears
spontaneously. The Guru, then, is a unique presence and a
unique process.

Above all, he is unique by virtue of
the fact that he can enter into a concrete, living
relationship with people, and they likewise can enter into a
concrete, living relationship with the Guru. He has a
living, material form, and that makes it very
tangible.

QUESTIONER: As the Guru sheds the
physical body, is it the Divine Force that becomes alive in
the disciples and other people who live in relationship to
the Guru?

ADI DA: Sure. Then the devotees of
such a one become the functional means for the presentation
of that Force in the world. They have that living
relationship with the Guru, who is now gone in his ordinary
human form. Their relationship is unbroken, so the activity,
the Divine Siddhi that was the Guru continues to manifest
through them as a community.

It stands present in the community,
not necessarily in the form of another individual who does
this, or has the same responsibility. In some cases a Guru
leaves behind a devotee who has the same function and
extends it. But the purpose of all such Gurus, even if they
do follow one after another, is to create a community in
which the Siddhi is alive, in which it is the living
presence, the living condition.

The only problem is that these
communities tend to become not communities, but cults. They
tend to be centered in the personality of a Guru, directed
to that Guru as a form of fascination.

It is the community re-enacting the
ritual of the ego that people all enact individually. So
they never become a community, and they never turn outward
and become functional and truly live this Siddhi. They
remain inward directed, always concentrating on this one who
is gone. I have told you that the Guru comes to manifest
that Satsang that existed prior to his physical birth.
People don’t relate to that. After the Guru’s death they try
to relate to that Satsang that he apparently generated
during his lifetime.

So they go around trying to remember
what he looked like and carrying that whole cult of his
personality, instead of truly living the Divine Satsang that
he was here to communicate while he was alive.

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October 2009

Taboo
against the Superior Man

Love of the
Armed Form
(The)
superior
Man is present in this world only in the case of the rare
individual, rather than in the form of the human world as a
whole. And such an uncommon individual is regarded
suspiciously by all.


The
Place Where Sadhana Begins

unpublished
– You may want to forestall this observation…”


Transcend
Meaning

“Some people have a better experience than others in the
universe of meanings in childhood, and they tend to be more
effective adults—not Enlightened, but more effective
and happy in the ordinary sense.”


The Heart is the
Hole in the Donut

1976
How did I get involved in this
anyway…”
.

Thursday, October 16,
2009

“Do you all know what an immense
burden it is to carry on an existence from day to day.
There’s something about it this promising, it implies,
waking up and being somebody implies a destiny of some sort
that has pleasure associated with it. The fulfillment of an
idea has a pleasure associated with it. And that’s all that
a born existence is. You happen to feel identified with this
body, and psyche and so forth. And it carries with it the
implication of pleasures, consolations, enjoyments,
fulfillment’s. And that is what binds you to it. But you
don’t consider the inherent suffering also which appears
one-to-one, face-to-face with all of the consolations of the
same birth. Hum? When you begin to become aware of the
entire field of possibility, and experience of your born
existence. That’s when you begin to realize the inherent
suffering of birth. Of mere existence in form. Until that
time you begin to, you think in base terms of your
god-created life, or you know, your universe, mother-nature
created life, however you describe it. You think of it in
essentially positive terms, against odds. But when you truly
see the nature of your life. What your experience is, in any
moment. Then you begin to be released from your attachment
to the fulfillment of existence. And it’s then that you may
begin to do sadhana.”

more:

The
Heart Is the Hole in the Donut

June 23, 1976 – A Talk, by Bubba
Free John (Adi Da Samraj)


The Mood of the Heart –
1971
unpublished
notes
.zone’s
Daily Readin

Monday, October 19,
2009

The Mood of the
Heart

“I do not call men
or women to my form, for I am not present as any form or
power. There is no name or light that is my form or the way
to me. Whether these be found within or without. I call men
to understanding and even if thousands surround the body
through which you hear this, only those who understand have
come to me. Therefore, understand, which is to comprehend
the source, logic and effect of all your paths. Understand
and thus be come involved in the utter bliss that I am, even
that which stands as the consciousness of your
life.

Holy sound is the
silent vibrance or potency of the Heart. The real light or
force of all forms, upon which all forms appear is the
consciousness that is the Heart. This is the Truth. One who
understands is the Heart. He knows that which cannot be
spoken or heard, that which is bliss without name or
form.

The Heart is the
master of the outer and the inner, the high and the low, the
empty and the full. Therefore, it does not require the
abandonment of anything, no exclusive form of life, neither
spiritual life not any form of embodiment or appearance, but
it requires or enforces the real consciousness of whatever
appears. The Heart is utterly free of all striving, all
exclusive directions, all motives, all demands. It uses all
that appears according to its free and creative
intelligence, yet is never acts on anything outside itself
since everything is contained within it. Therefore, it is
unmoved and only blissful as unqualified conscious
existence. This is the mood of the Heart and the secret life
of the man or woman of understanding.”

Unpublished,
1971

Franklin Jones – Adi
Da Samraj

Beezone


Water and
Narcissus

Hard Earth and Stone
at my Foot

“I resist and take
flight from the material and life condition. The crux of the
spiritual life for me now is to see and embrace this mode of
reality. The material realm is relentless in its lawfulness.
It is all cause and effect. I am always seeking a magic by
which to overcome the laws of physics. But the matter forms
are there and hard, dragging me into the necessary
acceptance of their reality. To now I have tended to
anxiety, impatience, self-pity and despair, striving after
forms of immunity and passivity and superiority. I have
opposed the law and thus failed to transcend and master it.
Thus also I oppose the creative, endlessly active life
forms. The intrusion of life around me make my passive
artifice impossible. But when I accept these forms and their
laws as necessary reality, then I am peaceful. The effort of
work required of me to live and create and remain in
relationship is a labor I am grateful to maintain. And the
noise and process that shatters the aesthetic heaven of my
household is acceptable, being a reasonable expression of
life in the condition of material existence. Thus, being at
one with these laws, I am firm and untroubled. I master and
transcend each material problem, and I become alive and in
motion, exceeding the barriers of aesthetic space, in a mood
with all creative life. Thus the hard earth and stone at my
foot and had teach me. And thus the children teach me. It is
unreasonable to seek peace, for this aesthetic pursuit in
fact seeks to undermine and thward the foundations of life
and materiality. It is necessary to be already peaceful, one
with the law, and thus to create in the world of this
law.”

Water and Narcissus,
1969 – unpublished

Franklin Jones (Adi
Da Samraj)

Note:

The period Adi Da
(Franklin Jones) was writing the book Water and Narcissus
was from
1967 to early 1970. He
completed it while living in New York.


Tightness
and Doubt
– 1969 – Water and
Narcissus


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March 11

(Bubba Free John) Adi Da Samraj – 1977

“The best thing to do, then, is to be uncomfortable. That
is the one thing you do not want, though. Bottom line,
nobody wants to be uncomfortable. Everybody wants to be
comfortable. You do not want to use your greatest virtue,
which is the virtue of discomfort and the capacity to
transcend the spell. Instead of doing that you try to
maintain a level of consolation and involvement with all
this so that you will not feel uncomfortable.

You cannot avoid that discomfort. It is essential to your
conditional life. You must find it, locate it, and really
use it. That is the best thing to do. Do not be angry and
sorrowful and guilty and fearful. Rather, be uncomfortable
— in other words not satisfied and not satisfiable
— in the framework of ordinary living so you will
practice. You will have the will to practice transcendence,
and you will do it in your daily life and in meditation. But
you will not have any energy and attention for that practice
if you are not uncomfortable, if you are not dissatisfied.
You will tend to settle for the dissatisfaction in the form
of neurotic emotion, which is not a sufficient basis for
practice.”

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Adi Da – 1982

The best thing to do, then, is to be
uncomfortable. That is the one thing you do not want,
though. Bottom line, nobody wants to be uncomfortable.
Everybody wants to be comfortable. You do not want to use
your greatest virtue, which is the virtue of discomfort and
the capacity to transcend the spell. Instead of doing that
you try to maintain a level of consolation and involvement
with all this hardware and software so that you will not
feel uncomfortable.

You cannot avoid that discomfort. It
is essential to your conditional life. You must find it,
locate it, and really use it. That is the best thing to do.
Do not be angry and sorrowful and guilty and fearful.
Rather, be uncomfortable — in other words not satisfied
and not satisfiable — in the framework of ordinary
living, and you will find me, you will hear me, you will
practice. You will have the will to practice transcendence,
and you will do it in your daily life and in meditation. But
you will not have any energy and attention for that practice
if you are not uncomfortable, if you are not dissatisfied.
You will tend to settle for the dissatisfaction in the form
of neurotic emotion, which is not a sufficient basis for
practice.

At least this is the way it seems to
me, but you know how Crazy I am! All I can tell you is the
way it seems to me. The real import of all of this is not
whether or not there is some order underneath it all, evil
or good, whether there is some conspiracy or some creative
cause. The real importance to be observed is the
non-necessity of this experience and, from the conventional
point of view, the binding power of this non-necessary
experience. The real import of life is not to discover its
hidden secrets, the secrets of its working, but to transcend
it, to break its spell altogether.

Even though, as people in the world,
we work to generally serve the well-being of others in this
confinement and even to find out some of the secret workings
behind it, even though we may do all of that as an ordinary
matter, the fundamental motion of our proceedings, our
energy, our consciousness, our attention should be founded
in our essential discomfort and our will to transcendence.
Therefore, whatever we may be doing, if we understand, we
will be renunciates and practice Samadhi moment to moment
and not be fools. Above all we will not be fools to
ourselves. Whatever conspirators there may be elsewhere, we
fool ourselves by becoming overserious about our
apparition.

So, it is appropriate to have had
this discussion on an evening on which we have all gathered
together to watch TV!

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Beezone edit and
adaptation from 1973 talk (see link below)

 

True sincerity is a quality that is
naturally alive in a person who understands
himself.

Cultic forms of concentration of
attention and absorption don’t produce this kind of
self-knowledge. They distract a person. They are calculated
to fascinate and distract you, to enforce your attention.
There is one fundamental law involved in all forms of
sadhana, the yogic law that you become the thing that you
concentrate on. So all forms of sadhana done without
self-understanding are ways of concentrating on what
ultimately are supposed to be forms of the Divine-mantras,
chants, the Guru’s form, what the Guru does outwardly, all
the images and pictures – so that you become more and more
absorbed and ecstatically distracted. As soon as the source
of distraction is taken away, the individual falls back into
the state he was in to begin with.

Whenever the genuine principle of
the spiritual process is brought to bear, it is a dangerous
affair. From social, traditional points of view, you lose
the artifices that are native to these external approaches,
both the so-called “spiritual” and the secular.

Creating an artificial environment
essentially handles people’s disturbances, their neuroses,
and their gross pride. They feel relatively at ease, and
they walk around being soupy and spiritual all day, thinking
they are doing sadhana. All they have done is remove the
gross influences from their lives. But that’s the condition
under which sadhana in fact begins. You must penetrate your
core of ordinariness.

In true sadhana you are dealing
simply and directly with your state, your atmosphere, your
ordinariness. It is truly perceptive to see that in your
actual state, your very presence, is disturbance, completely
independent of qualities that condition you are obviously
disturbed. But your very presence is that disturbance. You
can see that there is no genuine rest in you, except a
mediocre experience of no disturbance which comes from
without or within. When those gross disturbances are
removed, you begin to see that your actual state, your very
presence, is disturbance, completely independent of
qualities that may appear to you. It is always this
contraction. You begin to see that. You see it in your
ordinary moments of relative ease and happiness, not just in
your neurotic highs and lows, but in this neutral state in
which there is no peculiar event. When you begin to see it
then, understanding has begun. But people buy out at that
point. Instead of truly becoming perceptive and carrying on
the real activity of consciousness, they just enjoy that
neutral time until the next disturbance arises or the next
high arises. The highs and the lows are too baroque, they
are not fundamental, they are extraordinary. This
ordinariness is an omnipresent quality against which all
other qualities play. The secret of understanding is in
recognizing that.

The self-contraction is taking place
in, not only gross forms but in its most subtle form. If it
were not, you would have no separate self sense. You
wouldn’t hold onto mediocrity, which is itself a form of
desire. The desire to be undisturbed manifests as
mediocrity. Some people think that is being spiritual. But
it is just being mediocre. People generally don’t have any
tolerance for that mediocrity for long periods of time, so
they always return to the highs and lows. They are both
forms of distraction, of standing outside yourself. Even the
lows, the disturbances, the aggravations, are forms of
distraction, fascination with qualities. In fact, most
people pursue those. As a respite from that, some turn to
this mediocrity and think that it is spiritual. It is just a
particular state. A capacity for this mediocre pleasantness,
this moveless happiness without any great
intensity.

QUESTIONER: Everyone just says,
“Turn to the Guru, “Guru-kripa,”‘ but they don’t say why and
they don’t understand. That’s the force of God coming
through the Guru as a separate entity.

ADI DA: The true Guru is not some
superman. He must always become nothing so that the Divine
Siddhi becomes active. God’s Siddhi is perfect, absolute, so
it is not by becoming a perfect superman with all kinds of
overwhelming, fascinating qualities that a person awakens to
the Divine activity. It is only when all that is undermined
and no longer active in him that the Divine Siddhi appears
spontaneously. The Guru, then, is a unique presence and a
unique process.

Above all, he is unique by virtue of
the fact that he can enter into a concrete, living
relationship with people, and they likewise can enter into a
concrete, living relationship with the Guru. He has a
living, material form, and that makes it very
tangible.

QUESTIONER: As the Guru sheds the
physical body, is it the Divine Force that becomes alive in
the disciples and other people who live in relationship to
the Guru?

ADI DA: Sure. Then the devotees of
such a one become the functional means for the presentation
of that Force in the world. They have that living
relationship with the Guru, who is now gone in his ordinary
human form. Their relationship is unbroken, so the activity,
the Divine Siddhi that was the Guru continues to manifest
through them as a community.

It stands present in the community,
not necessarily in the form of another individual who does
this, or has the same responsibility. In some cases a Guru
leaves behind a devotee who has the same function and
extends it. But the purpose of all such Gurus, even if they
do follow one after another, is to create a community in
which the Siddhi is alive, in which it is the living
presence, the living condition.

The only problem is that these
communities tend to become not communities, but cults. They
tend to be centered in the personality of a Guru, directed
to that Guru as a form of fascination.

It is the community re-enacting the
ritual of the ego that people all enact individually. So
they never become a community, and they never turn outward
and become functional and truly live this Siddhi. They
remain inward directed, always concentrating on this one who
is gone. I have told you that the Guru comes to manifest
that Satsang that existed prior to his physical birth.
People don’t relate to that. After the Guru’s death they try
to relate to that Satsang that he apparently generated
during his lifetime.

So they go around trying to remember
what he looked like and carrying that whole cult of his
personality, instead of truly living the Divine Satsang that
he was here to communicate while he was alive.

more >>>


November
2009


November 1

from an unpublished talk

WHAT IS ITS ESSENCE –
1974

Bubba Free John (Adi Da Samraj)


 


Listen

AUDIENCE: We’re talking about the
realization that would be true if we would only commune with
you. No doubt you’ve said it a thousand times
before.

ADI DA: …or at least that many
times.

AUDIENCE: What is the essence at
least in terms of what does it really mean, the
essence.

ADI DI: Its essence is not what it
means. Its essence is the action. You are presently obsessed
with your logic and the destiny that you conceive from your
present born point of view. It has its own gesture. It has
all of its own impulses, all outlines subjectively. It has
its whole future outlined in desire and it would do if it
were dramatized, incarnated, all the things that bypass this
consideration, but if you will hear me, then your attention
will be liberated from destiny, from time and
space.

That doesn’t mean that you will not
see tendencies and see your present life and so forth, it
will continue and it will be the discipline of your
existence. On the other hand, your attention will remain
with me and it will not be confused by destinies, by
desires, by thoughts. It will be fixed. It will be absolute.
It will be full of love. It will be heartfelt without logic,
without thinking, without desiring. It will be pure
attention and that attention is communion.

Wherever your attention lies without
confusion, that is what you realize. If you will give me
your attention through true hearing, if you will be
gravitated toward me in every moment so that all of your
desiring, even your inevitability becomes superficial and
all of that quality that arises from moment to moment will
be truly superficial. Its impact will be lost. It won’t
create incarnation. It will create heat only.

It will be frustrated in its goal
and you will meditate on the fire and that fire will be your
attention to me so that your attention from hour to hour
will become more fiery, more intense, more loving, more
sacrificial, more absurd, less and less the character that
you are born to be and live and die but you see there must
come into your case a sympathy more profound than your
inevitability, a sympathy more profound than your
logic.

Your logic, your presumption will
remain, as artifacts of your subjectivity but your attention
will stay with me. It will stay with me at every moment.
When we are present with one another in our born forms, your
natural emotional sympathy will stay with me.

We will love one another absolutely
and when we are not in one another’s sight, we will
recollect one another in love, sometimes in thought also,
but in love and sympathy. In feeling attention we will stay
with one another and so my meditation will be your
meditation because you are with me.

You commune with me. It has nothing
to do with whether I live or die once you realize your
attachment to me.


November 4

The
Urgency of the Teaching

From Scientific Proof of the Existence of God Will Soon Be
Announced by the White House!

Also in The
Whole Body of Enlighenment

Chapter 4

Beyond Doubt

Intelligent people cannot find God
in such a mass of idiocy, so quite naturally they look for
satisfaction elsewhere. Thus, people are preoccupied with
all kinds of political and scientific idealism, as if
politics and scientific and technological progress were the
Way of Truth. They are absolutely not the Way of Truth. They
never have been the Way of Truth. They are no more the Way
of Truth than sex or any other satisfaction or fulfillment
of function. None of that is the Way of Truth at all. It is
the ordinary impulse of the ego, glamorizing itself by great
enterprises.

If this trend toward political and
scientific obsession is to be broken, some light must be
brought to the whole affair of spiritual and religious
understanding….If not, the world will be overwhelmed. It
is almost inevitable now that it will be overwhelmed in any
case. The world, even the Realm of Nature as a whole, is
founded on a righteous Principle. Therefore, the world will
be purified, without a doubt. The Force of the Divine
pervades everything, and, therefore, It also purifies
everything in one way or another. If human beings, while
they have the benign capacity to enter into God-Communion,
will not do so, but instead create a corrupt culture, a
subhuman order, then the purification will not occur within
the ordinary and benign course of natural processes…then
great upheavals necessarily occur. That is how the righteous
Law works. It is not just that we pay our dues for past
activity. A righteous Principle is positively at work,
constantly to purify and to reestablish order.

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
righteousness.

It is very likely that we are
entering into such a time of upheaval, because of the extent
of the failure of human culture. There is simply no light
abroad in the world today. There is nothing but corruption,
nothing but the failure to accept the Way of God. There is
absolutely no sign of the Way of Truth, except in rare
instances of individuals and small groups of people. The
Truth is essentially hidden and secondary. There is a long
history of corruption in every area of human life, and the
entire social structure of the world is devoted to subhuman
ends and forms of self-indulgence. There are no signs of an
imminent Golden Age in the disposition or condition of
humanity at large. Rather, the signs are of the necessity
for a great purification, a great reestablishment of order,
a righteous readjustment of the whole world.

read more:

The
Urgency of the Teaching

From Scientific Proof of the Existence of God Will Soon Be
Announced by the White House!


 


Vision Mound Magazine – 1979


“You must find the ways to overcome
the stresses, to transform the chemistry of the body
literally, so that you can live long and without stress,
both chemical and social, or cultural. Such a life is not
possible for a group of people until they create sanctuary
with one another, a mutually protected, stable, basically
unthreatened way of life.

“We are threatened!” is the message
of the news. It reminds us of our situation. The program of
the news is all about people who are threatening one
another, either with terrible violence or with just social
nastiness, the exploiting of one another. Loveless society
is basically the idea that we constantly reinforce in one
another. We teach each other and we pass on to our children
all the techniques for living as a stressful personality
that reinforce the negative content of social interaction.
We believe bodily, stressfully, that our life cannot, even
should not, be long, that it is not good to be alive in the
body, that we are supposed to go elsewhere. We have all
these ideas that are Life-negative in bodily terms, but the
ultimate way of Enlightenment is to become Life-positive in
bodily terms, which is just the reverse of what we are
tending to do. Human beings are living way down at the
bottom of their evolutionary potential. Nevertheless, if you
can personally, and with a few others, grasp the higher
realities of the mechanisms in which you live, then you can
practice a Way of life that stimulates those factors. You
must have sanctuary, a relatively protected world, to do
that because you must live in a way that is not compatible
with the way other people want to live. So you must
eliminate stress, bodily. Under stress, in fear, mortally
self-conscious, we are poisoning ourselves with our own
chemistry. All those negative reactions are actually setting
up signals for the body so that it will function as an
animal strives to survive.”


The
Primal Urge to Santuary

1979



VISION MOUND

 

Vision Mound (Vol. 02, No. 10) – May
– June 1979

Are There More Fish in the Ocean
on a Sunny Day, or on a Cloudy Day?

A talk by Bubba Free John

SPIRITUAL MASTER: The realm of
possibility is infinite. There are endless conceivable and
inconceivable realms of experience or embodiment that you
could be involved in at the present time. But you are
consciously involved only in this human one. You are
involved in this human embodiment because you have desires,
or tendencies of attention, that lead you toward this kind
of experience. In the past you have had similar experiences,
and you desired them, and you became more and more involved
in this kind of possibility. You feel identified with this
kind of life. Even so, it is still mysterious and
unpleasant, and ultimately it does not fulfill itself. You
are caught in a cycle of appearance and change and
disappearance, because you have desires that lead you into
the realm of experience. Indeed, you, the independent self
or body-mind, are those desires, those tendencies of
attention.

The dull human being, the desirer,
who is merely here, trying to make the best, or the worst,
of it, continues to be entangled in this affair of
embodiment because he lives according to his desires. He
lives as if being born in this form were necessary, as if
this body had been born directly out of the forehead of
God!. But his birth is his responsibility. His tendencies in
consciousness are the motives of his embodiment. Just so,
your own experience, good or bad, is strictly determined by
your psychic association, your tendency of
desire.

You are here because you like vital
contacts, such as sex and food, and you even like something
of the violence or the “gamble” of vital life. On the other
hand, you do not like other aspects of it all. You are not
here because you desire to be murdered, or to go crazy, or
to be eaten. But because you desire positive experiences,
you are necessarily also threatened by negative experiences.
Yes, you desire a vital, elemental, human bodily state in
which to have vital contacts. But, on the other hand, in the
realm wherein human bodily life is possible, just that kind
of body dies, just that kind of body suffers, just that kind
of body craves, just that kind of body can fail to be
fulfilled, just that kind of body is frustrated, just that
kind of body becomes involved in a huge social chaos of
people who have no responsibility for their embodiment, no
awareness that they are ultimately responsible for this
embodiment, who cannot account for this realm and our
existence in it.

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Humble One-Liners

 

DEVOTEE: It is like the left and
right (or the world of opposites)…..Life is suffering, and
then there is God.

ADI DA SAMRAJ: That is one way of
putting it, in your humble one-liner fashion.

Humble one-liners are sufficient for
most people to generate in them a sense of feeling consoled.
They are like teddy bears.

So a lot of people reduce the
religious life to something like one-liners that they pull
out to snuggle with. But how can one settle for that couple
of sentences worth of comprehension as the attitude of ones
existence? It is a profound matter.

The only way to save yourselves from
the destiny of religious one-linerism is to constantly and
directly study my teaching, read the great traditions, study
them. Stay in the process of this great “consideration”,
instead of just sitting around and ‘smoking the pipe”,
rapping out dharma and consoling yourselves with your teddy
bear knowledge…”

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Drugs and
Entheogens

To take a drug does
not yield any great capacity for recognition. Neither does
conventional meditation or the shocks of life.

If your entire
attention is reduced, or expanded, to the perception of a
radiant spot or a great field of light, you can realize the
experience to be not fundamentally different from the
ordinary experience of the waking state in which you are
seeing others and environments. In The Knee of Listening I
have described this recognition or realization in my own
case. I experienced all kinds of great yogic phenomena, but
always there came the tacit recognition that having a
subtle, mystical vision was not fundamentally different from
perceiving in the ordinary way. Nothing different happened
in meditation from what happened in ordinary awareness. The
features of the phenomenal appearance changed, but the
fundamental pattern or structure of awareness of phenomena
was the same in the abstract and subtle states of awareness
as in the gross states of awareness. Nothing was changed
fundamentally by changing the features of the objects of
awareness.

This recognition
made it tacitly clear that Realization has nothing whatever
to do with the changes of experience that can be attained by
any means. God-Realization is the recognition of the habit
of association with phenomena. In the course of my own
spiritual practice, therefore, this disposition of
recognition became primary and ultimately consequential, and
all the other media or means of attaining experiences became
unimportant.

Thus, in the history
of my Teaching Work with people I have constantly criticized
that disposition in us that is fascinated with the
possibility of an alternative reality or the possibility of
subtle or abstract phenomena. Nevertheless, in the Way that
I Teach, we do not prevent such phenomena. In fact, in the
devotional and meditative exercises that we engage, all
kinds of gross or subtle or abstract phenomena may arise.
All of you can report such experiences.

The spiritual
process is not a means for attaining those experiences, but
it is the process that can, that must, go on in the midst of
those experiences. If now, presently, the experience arising
is essentially the pattern of gross awareness, or gross
phenomenal existence, you must recognize that. If now you
are having a vision of a subtle being or subtle
environments, the Spiritual Master in a form of light,
heavenly worlds, gods, goddesses, you must recognize that.
If now you are seeing white light, yellow light, blue light,
a spot, a field of light, radiance, you must recognize that.
To recognize all phenomena, all experience, is the
Teaching.

We must recognize
that whatever is arising, even this moment of gross
perception, is a non-binding modification of the Radiant
Transcendental Reality, what is called the Buddha Nature, or
Nirvana, or Brahman, or Parabrahman, or Very God, or the
Ultimate Divine, or the Truth. Whatever the name given to
the Ultimate Realization, it is That which must be Realized
on the basis of the recognition of whatever is arising.
Therefore, it is not necessary to achieve an alternative
reality or an alternative state of experience in order to be
Happy or to realize the Truth. Rather, Happiness or the
realization of Truth is a matter of recognizing whatever
happens to be arising.

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“Everybody thinks that God is taking care of
everything”

Everybody thinks that God is taking care of everything.
There is no such God. God Transcends everything. God is to
be Realized. God is not your parent. What is arising arises
only as a dynamic of opposites, a dynamic of creation and
destruction. The Realm of Nature is a dynamic of opposites
that creates and destroys everything. If you want to protect
and preserve, then you must create a way to do it. What you
do not preserve is destroyed. You must therefore take care
of what you want to preserve. Eventually, it will be
destroyed anyway, whatever care you take care to preserve
it. Everything that is created gets destroyed almost
immediately. Everything that arises gets destroyed. God is
That in Which everything is arising, Transcending
everything.

The more profoundly you Realize That Which Transcends
everything, the more you have the ability to achieve a
balance in this dynamic, so that you develop equanimity, or
a certain capacity to preserve what arises conditionally.
You therefore develop the ability to generate sattvic or
balanced forms, forms that will persist in a balanced state
for significant periods of time. Such an ability is uncommon
in Nature. It is the direct reflection of resonance with the
Divine.

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The first truly human or
humanizing stage of development is for us to transcend our
dissociative emotional reaction to the inherent limitations
of the body-mind and its experiences. It is only on the
basis of a body-mind that is free of the conception and
motivation of existence as a dilemma that the actual
Realization of Truth can be founded. It is not the
problem-solving exercise of mind or psyche that Realizes the
Truth, but only the relaxed openness or tacit suspension of
mind, psyche, or attention itself permits that Realization.
It is not the strategic exercise of the body, or the total
body-mind, that Realizes the Truth of the body-mind, but
only the relaxed openness or tacit suspension of all
contraction, all knowledge (or “knowing about”), and all
self-possession permits that Realization.

Therefore, the human individual must grow into an
understanding of himself, such that the reactive programs of
knowing and acting are transcended in a tacit Realization of
the Transcendental Condition in which the body-mind is
arising, floating, changing, and passing away. The actual or
Realized Truth is not itself an answer to the emotional
dilemma of our existence, since we must transcend that
dilemma as a precondition for Realizing the Truth. And the
Truth is not an escape from the limited mortality of the
body-mind, since neither mind (or psyche) nor body is made
immortal by the Realization of the Truth.

The “Truth” that we seek (and sometimes claim to find) on
the basis of our trouble is an invention of our own. The
“Truth” that is proposed as an “answer” to the conceived
dilemma of existence and that seems to represent an escape
from the mortal limitations of the body-mind is itself
nothing more than a state of the body-mind.

The actual Truth of our existence is simply the case. It
is not an answer to a question. Indeed, any question (or
emotional dilemma) must be an obstruction to the Realization
(or clear and direct intuition) of what is always already
the case. A disturbed and strategically active state of mind
and body cannot discover the very Condition or Truth of the
body-mind.

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December 30

Human awakening is the product of a
inherent biological urge. This process of awkening is
inherent in the psycho-biological structures of every human
being.

Unfortunately awakening,
spirituality and religion are associated with archaic belief
systems, and illusions of mystical flight from the world and
therefore tend to remain at an infantile and adolescent
level of understanding.

The future possibilities of the
awakening of ‘Man’ lies in the biological structures of the
human body-mind itself. And that evolutionary mechanism is
present in every human being. It is only more consciously
activated or served in more awakened individuals, but it is
present in everyone, and it may be awakened in anyone
through self-critical insight and higher disciplines of the
body-mind.

The higher evolutionary mechanisms
in the nervous system and brain have yet to be studied and
understood from a modern scientific point of view, and thus
the future evolutionary and higher religious culture of Man
has yet to receive its scientific justification in the
popular mind. Humanity in general is now in a period of
transition from the childish cultism of archaic religion and
the adolescent exclusivism of scientific materialism to the
future age of higher and evolutionary-religious and
spiritual culture.

The human individual is natively or
structurally disposed to grow beyond his present limits of
understanding. This wisdom is not a new invention of my own.
It has been the basic presumption behind esoteric societies
all over the world for countless centuries.

Adi Da Samraj

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December 28

To create a human sanctuary for
higher adaptation of the human species is a primal human
urge. We inherently desire a human and natural environment
in which we can live without the chronic production of
stress chemistry. We know, deeply, psychically, that we
cannot realize that transformation until we can create a
culture in which people can live without degenerative
stress. Thus, sanctuary, or spiritual community, is the
motive in humans that contain the genetic secret of the next
stage in human evolution.

We presently live under stress, in a
subhuman culture whose populace is completely confused even
in the most elemental levels of existence. We are all
involved in an animal-like struggle for survival without
much intelligence. Such a circumstance tends to stimulate a
chemical profusion in the body that enables it to function
and survive under stress, but that chemical design does not
allow the higher psychic and subtle centers of the body-mind
to awaken. On the contrary, this stress chemistry triggers
the degenerative processes of aging as well as all other
forms of bodily degeneration, and this same stress chemistry
is generally empty of the profound genetic signals that can
trigger the higher evolutionary functions of Man.

Until we have created a human order
that is fundamentally free of mutual threat, it will not be
common for people to live in a truly awakened and peaceful
state, not only of mind, but of body (or the total
body-mind). The evolutionary mechanism of the bodily being
is programmed to awaken its next higher centers of function
only when the chronic problems of its lower functional
centers have been solved and when the being can live without
chronically creating degenerative stress
chemistry.

The body-mind must receive the
signals that the stressful world has been overcome, that we
need not fear, that we presently have a peaceful human
society, not a society full of bombs and benighted
craziness. You can perhaps make yourself more comfortable by
becoming free of some of the anxiety of your ordinary daily
life, but you cannot thus become so peaceful that the right
hemisphere of the brain and the higher evolutionary
mechanisms of the body-mind as a whole are stimulated. To
enter into your higher human destiny, you must be altogether
“cured” in your deep psychic heart.

Certainly, we would like the quality
of our existence to be different. But people in general are
not yet moving toward anything significantly different.
Thus, the would-be human world is yet a lower-adapted,
subhuman world. Perhaps some people are more highly
evolved-people who can live an apparently moral, ecstatic,
or spiritually devoted life but they are not common. Most
people are fixed in their adaptation to living under stress,
and they do not know enough to create human and spiritual
sanctuary for themselves.

How, then, will you come to that
point of feeling totally without anxiety, without fear,
without any of the ordinary mortal consciousness in the
midst of your daily life? How will you transcend that fear?
You cannot until you overcome the lower evolutionary
dimension of the body-mind, which is oriented to a life of
physical distress and the struggle to survive bodily,
including the stress of feeling that you are mortal, that
perhaps when you die you are just plain dead. Until you
enjoy a greater consciousness, you can never be certain
about the matter of your death.

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December 22

 

Have you had any experience that is
totally sufficient?

Do you like the experience you have,
your experience altogether?

Are you just coping?

Isn’t it a way of dealing with a
situation that is not sufficient?

Every moment of it.

It seems to you that there is
nothing absolute you can do about it right now, nothing
absolute you can do to be free of existence as mere coping
and struggling with a state that is not completely
satisfactory.

And this is what I’m saying. There
is a Way, but I am talking about the difference between what
is truly available to you in any moment and what you are
experiencing.

In general, individuals cope with
their given situation of existence. They do not even believe
there is a sufficient state of existence to be Realized.
Therefore, they seek, they make all kinds of arrangements,
they cope. They do not even live the spiritual life, in
general, certainly not even a true religious life. Instead,
they are only coping and trying to make the best of life. No
“best” comes of it, but they have no greater point of
view.

Human beings are not experiencing
Reality. They are experiencing a state of existence that
they think they cannot do anything about in any absolute
sense, and, therefore, they are coping with it. This is what
human beings do. They establish their life, including
philosophy, on the limited condition of existence that they
suffer. They do not think there is anything absolute to be
done about it, so they do what everybody does.

Therefore, in everything they do,
people are just coping with their suffering, living as the
self-contraction and seeking on its basis, all because they
are not experiencing Reality, God, or Truth. They are not
aware of Reality, God, or Truth. Instead, they are aware of
their given situation, the apparent condition, which is a
limit and frightening and poor, yet they have no sense that
there is anything absolute they can do about it, and they do
all the ordinary things people do.

Even if people get a whiff of
something extraordinary to do in order to Realize What is
Extraordinary, or Truly Real, the force of their own
contraction tends to intervene, and they enter into the
process in a mediocre, piecemeal fashion, still holding on
to all their routines of coping.

If you are sensitive and of course
you tend not to be very sensitive, because you are doing all
kinds of things to desensitize yourself, but you can come to
the point of real sensitivity-you can find out what you are
doing that is preventing the Realization of
Reality.

The human form exists in Reality.
How could there be any argument about this? Everything
exists in Reality. Whatever Reality Is, It Is, Already. If
you examine yourself with great sensitivity, you find that
you are not simply and merely existing in Reality. You are
doing something. This is why Reality is not Obvious to you.
If you were not doing that thing, Reality would simply be
Obvious to you. You must find out what you are doing, and
transcend it.

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December 19

The “News and Information” media of
popular culture do not often invite the public to the
exercise of discriminating intelligence. On the contrary,
the popular media thrive on hype, propagandized states of
emotion and mind, and nondiscriminating responses to every
kind of advertised goods, persuasions, and
results.

Until the media that inform the
masses of humanity begin to invite the individual to
exercise discriminating intelligence in all matters, and
until human beings in general become founded in the higher
Wisdom-Culture and the intimate politics of authentic human
existence, there can be no true wondering about the madness
we inherit in the daily News.

Indeed, the hypocritical media
reaction of surprise (and sometimes disgust) in the face of
all the kinds of fascinating and bizarre news in the world
is even the product of a kind of competitive rivalry. The
Cult of the News would be senior and superior to any
phenomenon about which it reports. (From the popular point
of view, the “Messiah,” or the “Messenger” is always senior
to the Message.) Everyone in the world is in the cult game,
including the media the themselves. Everyone wishes to be
glamorous and right and the center of attention.

The News is one of the principal
forms of modern popular entertainment. The Messenger is
glamorized by the superior entertainment value of every kind
of Message. Therefore, the News exploits the vulgarity of
subhuman events and bastardizes the achievements of superior
men and women. Then why should there be any wondering if
immature people follow false cults, false leaders, false
ideologies, and destructive causes? To be enthusiastic and
also false is the hypocritical core of the “American Way.”
Indeed, Western culture as a whole was founded on religious
lies, political exploitation, and manipulative propaganda of
every kind. And these means are yet to be
overcome.

 

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December 12

 

ADI DA SAMRAJ: Mind is not
merely in the brain and less than the brain. Mind is the
circumstance of consciousness in its association with
objects of all kinds. Mind is universal, infinite in extent.
And if we put ourselves into a position to explore the roots
of experiencing, we are going to enter into a realm of mind
in which we realize mind to be greater than mere daily
thinking and social consciousness.

Those who take up the discipline of
yogic mysticism learn in the process to become responsible
for the tendencies of mind and attention that cause certain
experiences to arise, or cause attention to gravitate toward
one or another kind of phenomenon, or cause limiting
interpretations to be superimposed on experience. Through
the science of yogic mysticism, living beings can enter into
a pure perception of the mechanism of our
existence.

But mind is greater than we conceive
mind to be from the purely physical point of view. What you
are seeing at the present moment is actually a vision. You
are having a vision at this moment. You know that you are
seeing, but you do not generally acknowledge or presume that
you are having a vision. Rather, you are identified with a
physically embodied state in this gross environment, and you
see and hear on that basis. Thus, you are not generally in a
position to understand the nature of your own
experiencing.

It is more or less common knowledge,
at the present time, that you are not merely seeing what is
external in this room. Your seeing is, in fact, an
electronic apparition, developed in the nervous system of
the brain. You have no direct connection to the gross
object, or objects, that you are seeming to view at the
present time. In other words, you are having a vision. You
are not merely seeing a gross environment, but you are
having a vision of a gross environment.

Because of the tendency to be
identified with the body, and also because of all the taboos
associated with conventional consciousness in this world,
people do not investigate, or thoroughly explore and
consider, the status of their own experience in any
moment.

more:

Transcending
The Cosmic Mandala

Transcendence
of Attention

 


December 9

It is not that only those who are in
the seventh stage are enlightened. Those who are in the
previous stages of practice are at times entered into the
disposition of enlightenment and at other times they are
not. They phase in that Realization, and their realization
of the Radiant Transcendental Consciousness is not Absolute.
It is covered over by one or another aspect of experiential
consciousness. Only in the seventh stage of life is there
absolutely nothing between the devotee and the Radiant
Transcendental Consciousness, not even a thought, because
the devotee is that Consciousness. Thoughts and other
phenomena arise as modifications of That.

Previous to the seventh stage, you
see, the individual is more or less identified with the
self, or the body-mind, in one or another of its dimensions,
perhaps in all of its dimensions. He or she is looking to
break through into that Consciousness, that Absolute
Reality. Many people who have broken through to a slightly
less superficial dimension of consciousness think they are
enlightened, but enlightenment is only true when it is
perfect, when it has penetrated all of the possibilities of
consciousness, all of the possibilities of the body. The
devotee must learn to surrender, not only to the great
affair of the existing universe, but to his consciousness.
All things are riding, not simply on energies, but on
consciousness. He must surrender bodily into the current, or
energy, of the infinite affair of existence and all the
universes, and he must also surrender into the
Consciousness.

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December 2

The Three Disturbances
(adapted)

The chronic disturbances of people
separate us from living a truly illuminated and happy
life.

These disturbances relate to the
three primary functional dimensions of the human individual
– the physical, the emotional, and the mental.

The chronic disturbances of the
physical being are reactive contractions, or recoil from
life, in the form of disease and general ill health, pain,
toxemia, enervation, and obsessive desire for the
consolations of food, sex, company, and the objective goods
of human existence.

The chronic disturbances of the
emotional being are reactive contractions, or recoil from
love, in the form of fear, shame, sorrow, guilt, anger,
jealousy, and so forth.

The chronic disturbances of the
mental being are reactive contractions, or recoil from a
prior presumption of our true nature, recoil from reality,
recoil into doubt, deluded thinking, obsessive mentalizing,
and all the consolations of knowledge in relation to
experience.

Therefore, the way of truly
understanding ones true nature is a matter of responsibility
for all of the chronic disturbances, so that there may not
be the slightest difference between us and that condition
that is reality and truth.

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January 19

Fundamental to the discipline of
love is letting go. You are practicing attachment and using
it as an excuse to immunize yourself. The discipline of love
requires letting people go. I do not mean letting them
disappear. I mean giving them their life, giving them your
feeling rather than withholding it, allowing them to grow,
supporting their growth, supporting their free process of
life.

You are not practicing the
discipline of love. You are indulging in your own egoic
“self-possession” and fear and reluctance and resistance,
and you are immunizing yourself. What people usually call
love is attachment, whereas real love is a great discipline
and it requires great self-understanding, great
self-discipline.

 

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Adi Da Samraj – 1993


January 15

You should also understand that I am
not here to fight with you for any cause whatsoever.
Whatever you choose, you are completely free to choose, and
that is all there is to that.

All I represent here is an offering.
I know how difficult it is to accept it and to live it. And
I know exactly what I am doing and what I have to do in the
case of every person. I have known exactly what to do with
people who come in the condition that you all do, without
the purification or clarity that a mature individual would
represent in a spiritual culture.

The karmas that must be relieved in
the case of individuals who come in this condition are of
the grossest and most resistive kind. So they are not just
plucked off like a pimple on your cheek. It is difficult for
you and for me, and it has always been difficult.

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January 10

Adapted
and edited – Beezone

Adi Da Samraj – May 25,
1992

 

Realization is not about someone
realizing union with someone, or with anything. If there is
any effort along those lines, it has nothing to do with
Realization. It is precisely this effort that must be
understood and transcended. When there is no such effort, no
pursuit of union, then there is Realization.

This does not mean that you can
instantaneously argue yourself out of this motive. I am
telling you that any process of such “consideration” must be
a process of self-observation and self-understanding. You
must come to the point where the motive to union itself is
thoroughly understood and ceases to control your existence
which requires the process of sadhana.

You would like to by-pass this
understanding. You tend to superimpose the model of seeking,
or non-seeking on your sadhana and then superimpose it on
all relations and all functions, all aspects of life and
think you’re already enlightened.

I said many times before you must
observe and understand this effort in the context of each
stage of life. There are many varieties of this, some gross
and some more subtle, depending on your stage of life. You
cannot merely choose to bypass any stage. You must adapted
to each stage and see what you’re up to and understand it.
The ego is very slippery.

You must understand this process
very directly in a participatory manner. You cannot merely
by “considering” my instruction assume the asana of the
Realization of the seventh stage of life. You must do the
sadhana.

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me even a little bit is enlightened with a small “e.””


January 2

The Law is Sacrifice, that is To
Make Sacred

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There 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 condition.

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 obsolete

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
Law.

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
stuggle for survival. Survival is then motivation,
significance, meaning, and goal of life, either conscious or
unconscious. Then the law of sacrifice is not fufulled and
you become a sacrifice in any case, grudgingly,
unconsciously. You will be eaten.

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February 2010


February 20

Adi Da Samraj talking to a group of
devotees – December 4, 1992.
Adapted and
edited by Beezone

 

“You must get serious about your own
suffering and the suffering of all other beings, and about
the stupidity of all movements on Earth, whatever they are
called – political, economic, religious. Whatever they are
called, they are utter stupidity. There is no siddhi in
them, no blessing, no unique capability invested in the
world. There is Only This One who is here to do that. There
is no other. The World is One. Either you will understand
This, or you will not.

I am not here to tell you bad news.
This is not a time to respond in fear. Fear and separation
are what is creating this time. I am Here to Wake you up to
the insanity of the present world situation.

I am here in the midst of the
beginning of a terrible time, this grossness, to give
everyone the option to bring an end to this madness. Either
you will listen to me, hear me, change, or you will not.
This is the opportunity for all mankind. It is so. Without a
true response, what is to come is terrible.

It has gone too far. The suffering
in this world is too great. This world of beings cannot
afford neglect anymore. It is time you to stand firm. Stop
deluding yourself, stop being mediocre, stop finding the
loopholes in my Word. You do not have much more time of
comfort. The world is closing in in its results. No one is
superior to the Great Power. No one.

Accept no separation between us, nor
between you and any another. None! Do not “oink” yourself
into separation and stupid oblivion. Embrace what is True,
Right and Real, practice love, tolerance and Truth. Do so
diligently, consistently, with great intensity. This is My
Admonition to you, and it is all I can Give you. If you want
to ignore the truth of this time and the Great Opportunity
you are obligated Respond to, the burdensome Yuga that is
coming upon mankind will be visited upon you and all, and
its consequences will be absolutely terrible. Listen to the
prophecies of the ancient ones. The ones who have had their
hearts planted on this earth. You will not hear this in the
commercials on TV or the bulletin boards on the highway.
They will tell you to continue to consume, continue to
indulge yourself in your appetites for satisfaction and
adventure. This is not a joke, this is the time you are in
and you must respond in a different way than you are
presently committed to.”

Adi Da Samraj – December 4, 1992 –
Adapted and edited by Beezone

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February
12

“What is popularized, hyped, and
commonly believed to be religion, spirituality, or
meditation is invariably a form of self-meditation,
self-glorification, and self-survival. Such subhuman games
are sold to masses of people via an appeal to naive and
neurotic needs for certainty, hope, fascination,
superiority, a positive self-image, and egoic immunity from
fear and death. Thus, religion, spirituality, and meditation
become diluted, reduced to the worldly or self-preserving
levels of less than human interest. The typical follower is
childish, ultimately irresponsible, self-involved, amoral,
experientially undeveloped, weak and out of balance in the
dimensions of action, feeling, and thought, and irrationally
attached to the enclosures of cult and belief.”

Adi Da Samraj – The Enlightenment of
the Whole Body – 1978

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February 6

“If you believe that you are just
dead when you die, you will cease to love, and love is
sufficient wisdom.

I, like many others, have seen that
we are not just the body. I am certain that you will
survive. But I don’t want you to just believe that. I want
you to intuit the Reality of your Condition, which is
Love.

We are human beings, awakened to
this mortal condition, subject to all of these influences.
No information shouts itself out of the clouds. Our
awareness for the most part is in everything that is below
the heart.

How should you create your life?
Create it on the basis of what you can be associated with,
what you can understand, what you can Realize through Love.
That is my fundamental communication.

That is a great gesture, a manly
gesture, a womanly gesture. Since you are unable to love
absolutely, you must respond to this Teaching below the
heart, at the level of your experience, in your loving, your
real human relations. Actually, that is enough, because it
involves you in the midst of experience with a gesture that
is Free, that overcomes the complication of
mortality.

My business is to enter into
friendly relations. You are all very beautiful to me. I love
my men and women friends. It is not consoling, but I like
it. So if you commit yourself to this Way in a most
enthusiastic fashion, you may Realize a Destiny that I
cannot possibly enjoy. Because I am coming back here. I
cannot leave this place. I cannot stay away from here for an
hour. I am always incarnate.”

Da Free John, December 25,
1977

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February
1

“You can practice Communion only by
transcending fear, by actual, literal, heartfelt surrender
beyond all fear of death and madness into the Transcendental
Reality. To do this you do not have to die or become mad,
but your fear must be surrendered in love, in ecstasy. You
must simply renounce your fear, give up the luxury of it,
and presume surrender as your attitude under all conditions.
When that attitude becomes true of you, you realize that
fear is not inherent in the act and the moment of emotional
surrender. Therefore, abide in surrender perfectly and you
will not be involved with fear, madness, or death in the
conventional forms that we fear and try to avoid.

Heartfelt release of fear is the
secret of passing through the spiritual process without
going mad. To the degree that you are full of fear, you
limit your experience – and if experience is forced upon
you, then you have no ability while fearful to view it
sanely, to relax and surrender within it. You cannot
surrender by relaxing and trying to feel better. You can
surrender only by giving yourself up, relaxing your
self-hold, surrendering your mind
altogether
…”

Adi Da Samraj –
Compulsory Dancing, 1980

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March 2010


March 26

Adi Da (Bubba Free John) – 1977

 

“Because of today’s fast communication, because there are
more and more books about spirituality and more and more
people traveling and talking about spiritual matters, it is
easy to imagine that some great spiritual event is
occurring. But people are just considering spiritual ideas.
Most people who are involved with so-called spirituality are
involved in superficial ways, as they would be with
conventional church beliefs.

What people describe as the great spiritual age today is
just a turning toward subjective matters and subjective
illusions. Such a view was fostered in this country by the
drug culture of the 60’s, which turned people into the
subjective order. But that way is just as filled with
illusions as any conventional life. It is the dimension of
mind just as outward obsessions are also mind. Mind is the
thing that we suffer, including the ego, which is a part of
mind. Therefore, turning to the subjective order is not
spiritual.

Certainly the so-called spiritual cultures arising in
this country have some feeling for a fuller life. They
represent a sympathy with an aspect of the body-being that
Western life has tended to exclude. The subjective or
emotional aspect of the being is being emphasized again, and
so for that reason spiritual movements in this country look
toward the East. But the subjective being is not the Truth
any more than the active or objective being. Thus most
people are just arbitrarily and superficially taking on
Eastern religious customs in the name of spirituality.

True spirituality is a moral and spiritual
transformation. And the practice of real or spiritual life
begins to make a difference when people who are living
conventional lives are no longer addicted to the worldly
game. Not that they become otherworldly and separate from
the world entirely, but they no longer live as a
manifestation of conventional consciousness and
interests.”

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March 17

The
First Thing

The usual man or woman begins to include spirituality as
a possibility within his or her search through the medium of
his or her experience. They may start to meditate or begin
reading uplifting religious and spiritual literature. This
is fine, but this has nothing to do with Spiritual life.


March 11

(Bubba Free John) Adi Da Samraj – 1977

“The best thing to do, then, is to be uncomfortable. That
is the one thing you do not want, though. Bottom line,
nobody wants to be uncomfortable. Everybody wants to be
comfortable. You do not want to use your greatest virtue,
which is the virtue of discomfort and the capacity to
transcend the spell. Instead of doing that you try to
maintain a level of consolation and involvement with all
this so that you will not feel uncomfortable.

You cannot avoid that discomfort. It is essential to your
conditional life. You must find it, locate it, and really
use it. That is the best thing to do. Do not be angry and
sorrowful and guilty and fearful. Rather, be uncomfortable
— in other words not satisfied and not satisfiable
— in the framework of ordinary living so you will
practice. You will have the will to practice transcendence,
and you will do it in your daily life and in meditation. But
you will not have any energy and attention for that practice
if you are not uncomfortable, if you are not dissatisfied.
You will tend to settle for the dissatisfaction in the form
of neurotic emotion, which is not a sufficient basis for
practice.”

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April 27

The
Doubting Mind

 

April 23

This is the late-time, the dark
epoch, East and West. This is the long-prophesied time of
the setting sun, the Western sun. This is the time of the
decline of the mind and the culture of the rising sun, the
Eastern sun.

Now the human world is in its
“Western” and “Westernizing” phase. For centuries, there has
been the slow motion toward this grotesque mockery of
end-time, wherein all, now at the end of day, look forward
only to their long-anticipated nightlife of lower and
subhuman and always struggling occupations of body, emotion,
and mind.

The “Western” time of Man is that
epoch which is characterized by ambiguity relative to any
kind of dependency, any kind of “authority”, or even any
demand from without. The “Western” and “Westernizing” Man
(male or female), including even all the “modern” and
“modernizing” human world, is deeply set in rebellion. This
dark time is thoroughly characterized by a reactive and
adolescent, immature, egoic, and ego-bound, and ego-binding
rebellion against all that is not the ego-“I”- and all that
can be described as true “authority”, and all
“authority-figures”, and even all “others”.

Adi Da Samraj

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April 10

 

Old Patterns, New
Responsibilities

The purpose in considering your whole history is to see
how that demand for attention, your need for love, the
acquisition of knowledge and the love of power and fame are
all coming from the same disposition. It comes from pattern
that already exists, it doesn’t originate in any specific
relationship. That is the value of being able to trace your
history.

By trying to manipulate your present situation either
internally or externally is not the solution because the
problem doesn’t arise in the present, the problem is simply
the continuation of habits, patterns of memory. Your present
situation is only a reflection of patterns repeated from
incidences of the past, frozen moments in time, repeating
themselves over and over again. So it wouldn’t make any
difference how you or anyone else or how the situation could
change and so forth. Your basic life pattern would still be
the same.

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April 1, 2010

 

When those who have lost faith in the exalted begin to
suspect that things are not as they seem, they always assume
that things must be worse than they seem, not better.

Westerners are always trying to surmount the negative
psychological force, either through ego-effort or by means
of imaginary association with a separate Absolute
“Other”, Whose power they can consume
irresponsibly—and, in all of that, faith and belief are
reduced to the status of “methods” for overcoming
psychological negativity.

Faith is the assumption of the Divine as the active
Principle and Condition of your life rather than the little
twenty watts, the field of ego in which you enclose yourself
day to day.

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Beezone adaptation
and edit from original talk by Adi Da (see below)

Old
Patterns, New Responsibilities

The purpose in considering your
whole history is to see how that demand for attention, your
need for love, the acquisition of knowledge and the love of
power and fame are all coming from the same disposition. It
comes from pattern that already exists, it doesn’t originate
in any specific relationship. That is the value of being
able to trace your history.

By trying to manipulate your present
situation either internally or externally is not the
solution because the problem doesn’t arise in the present,
the problem is simply the continuation of habits, patterns
of memory. Your present situation is only a reflection of
patterns repeated from incidences of the past, frozen
moments in time, repeating themselves over and over again.
So it wouldn’t make any difference how you or anyone else or
how the situation could change and so forth. Your basic life
pattern would still be the same.

You are fundamentally in a reactive
state in which you’ve existed since before you can remember,
you are always already presuming separation, the absence of
attention, having to struggle to get attention, having to
struggle to get into a pleasurable state. You struggled and
connived and so forth as a little kid. You enact a ritual of
either being angry, sorrowful and resentful. You’re unhappy
and pissed off.

You look for replacements, temporary
satisfactions but they never seem to be enough. They may be
satisfactory for a period of time but they are not
‘scratching the deeper itch’, the deeper ‘gnawing’ that
seems to show itself cyclically.

As long as you are presuming that
you are in principle separated from loving attention, you
can never get in touch with it, even when you become
intimate with it, because it is not the same as being in
connection, it’s a temporary acquisition. The acquiring of
it occurs within a situation in which you are inherently
separated.

When you are an infant there is
survival value in the recoil or reaction to life, and all of
the manipulative games you created had something to do with
reality, but when you get to this stage of your life, the
conditions that created this assumption to begin with no
longer exist. And instead of it being factual that you are
rejected, not getting attention, not being loved, and so
forth, it winds up that that is what you are all
about.

It’s natural to develop this
separative ego, the self-possessed strategy, in your early
years. Its development coincided with incidents that
affected you mentally and emotionally emotionally, and which
seem themselves to be a kind of betrayal but it would have
occurred in any case weather you had negative events to
react to or not.

It’s a dangerous creative process
for the child to become differentiated and be an individual.
If you have negative factors in your life, within which to
develop your functional independence, it can look as if are
a little delinquent or crazy. So there are two sides here:
one is the situation in your childhood or your infancy in
which you were cut off too soon or whatever. And then there
is also just the natural course of the human being’s
differentiating himself or herself egoically.

But you are living these patterns in
the present. They are memories in the form of tendencies.
You’re living them in the present and getting lessons about
them. Sometimes easy and sometimes not so easy. You should
pay attention to what life is telling you.

The mere willful attempt to not do
it is not sufficient, because you can’t account for all of
the aspects of your behavior and feeling and thinking that
are versions of this ritual. It will happen in any case. And
it will happen particularly mightily when your guard is
down. So you can’t make a decision not to do it, independent
of inspection and responsibility for the pattern that you’re
involved in because it’s not in the present that this
situation exists. The situation that you are struggling with
emotionally doesn’t exist in the present. It’s memory, it’s
old adaptation, it’s tendency. Not particularly memory of
incidents, but of the reactions, the patterns of adaptation
that you developed relative to incidents that bind
you.

That’s what you all must realize;
the incidents in the past don’t have any significance in
themselves, it’s the patterns of adaptation that you created
relative to them. Those are what you’ve got to be
responsible for. The incidents are already gone, they don’t
have any force except by association. You’re not suffering
the incidents of the past, nor are you suffering the
incidents of the present. You are suffering from the
patterns of adaptation, the habits that are tending to
persist. They are very ordinary and you cannot do them once
you’ve inspected your life and see the pattern.

Everyone has done the same old thing
their whole life; you do it every day. You’ve done it in
every new situation. Every time a new level of experience or
whatever appears, you just adapt it to this pattern. You’ve
always been doing the same thing fundamentally, the same
little scheme or script, the same emotional habit. So it’s
not overwhelmingly complicated; it’s just that it is tending
to persist. It’s not by manipulating yourself in the present
that you are free of it, it’s by seeing this history and
this pattern that is present in the form of tendency, and
being free on the basis of that inspection to adapt to a new
condition in the present through the whole discipline of
your spiritual life, the Communion that it
represents.

There isn’t anything complex about
you or anybody else in the whole world. Everybody has done
the same thing; on the basis of the vulnerability in the
infantile situation when they were moving into incarnation,
everyone developed a reactive pattern and presumption that
essentially amounted to not being responsible for love, or
feeling-attention, and through various games always looking
for it to come to them. Everybody in the whole world is
doing that; that is all anybody is doing unless they are
understanding it, being responsible for it and entering into
the eternal incident that is spiritually communicated to
them in this moment.

That is the only way you can do
something different than everybody else in the world is
doing. And there is no magical release from the past, there
is only responsibility for it. Once you become responsible
for it and adapt to the eternal incident in the moment, then
the past starts becoming obsolete because you are adapting
in a new way. The reason it hasn’t changed yet, even though
you’ve thought about your life for years, is that you
haven’t adapted differently.


more:

Become
Responsible
(original
talk)

The
Spoiled Child

Seven
Stages of Life

I
Call you to Go Beyond the “Oedipal” Sufferings of
Childhood

You
Are Not the One Who Gets Loved

 

 

 

“I am prone to a feeling of tightness, particularly in
the heart and stomach, but also in other areas. It is
anxiety or doubt of being or in being. Life and death, both
principles are necessary and operative in me and all other
particularities. Thus I can work to create “good”
conditions is a failure with regard to reality itself. It is
a desire to escape the death side and thus to flee from the
dual nature of existence. In me it manifests as a will to
paradise, to ecstasy in imagination, to distraction and
fascination. It is the way without faith or peace.

This fear, anxiety and doubt seems necessary, for in fact
all future conditions are indefinite. However, these
perceptions are not created by the fact of indefiniteness
but a desire to escape it. They want to create a kingdom of
certainty, of absolute pleasure. Thus I pursue all forms of
knowledge and fascinating experience. I am in endless
thought, erotic imagination, etc. This is a failure to
accept the death side as necessary and identical to the life
process. It is a refusal to die any death. But when this
flight is truly seen, then one can be free of fear, anxiety
and doubt with regard to one’s very being. Energy can
be directed into the life enterprise itself because one sees
that its dual aspect is necessary and that life, peace and
freedom are to be realized only by a concentration within
the awesome duality. Then formerly we found only death by
fleeing death and embracing a phantom life, but now we will
know life in growing degrees by embracing the certain
principles of reality.”

 

Franklin Jones (Adi Da Samraj) 1969 – Water and
Narcissus

Note:

Adi Da wrote the Water and Narcissus 1967-1969 and
completed it in New York. At that time he had come back from
India and was on his way to Los Angeles. This is prior to
his realization at the Vedanta temple in 1970.

This selection covers basic areas of Adi Da teaching

vital shock,
fear
of death
, dual
aspect of life
, doubt
and the desire
to create good world
conditions.