The Constant Message of Life – The Death Message





The Constant Message in
Life

Our Search, Despair and Play with the
Fact of Death

Based on and adapted by Beezone from the works of Adi
Da Samraj

 

This essay does not represent the
‘word’ of Adi Da, but it does intent to ‘approximate’ the
‘spirit’ of what he communicates. This work is taken from a
tape recording of Bubba Free John (Adi Da) in 1976 talking
very informally with a small group of his devotees. It also
includes a small portion of an essay in The Enlightenment of
the Whole Body, The Soul Transcends the Body-Mind, written
word for word. Beezone took notes of the tape recording and
merged the three together with his words into a remix’. This
‘remix’ is not intended or can be credited as being the
authentic word of Adi Da Samraj. For more on this see,
White
and Orange Project
of
Beezone.

 


Lord Yama (Death) – Wheel of Life
thangka

 

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

Death is your philosophy by
virtue of the fact that it is something external to you and
you have not fully understood it. You are either pushing up
against it with your death defying bravado, numbing consumer
habits or converting it into military heroism while
identified with a nation state. Either case, you are always
confronted and reinforcing your mortality. Death is
something that is external to you, something that happens to
you and therefore factual and real. You are a body, you see
other bodies grow, change and eventually die and you feel
the sorrow and loss connected with that. Death ceases to be
a matter that you can be responsible for, it becomes a fact
of life. Therefore, you can only submit to it, you can only
realize death. In a very real way, in your identification
with the body, you are totally committed to it as a fact of
life without inspection. To say otherwise would be
completely insane. Therefore, you can only bring it about.
Because it is a fact, a something, something completely
independent of your ability, your understanding and your
spiritual realizing. You may be able to be consoled in your
belief about afterlife or whatever but the fact remains, as
the body and as the identity, death is your message of
life.

If you examine this ghost of life you will see the
constant assumption being made is that death and it’s
avoidance is what life is about. What you communicate by
your manner is that death, illness, failure, mortality,
limitation is what you are living. You exisit in a constant
state of fear and you have no resort. You have no real
tangible connection to God, no real and true understanding
of the consciousness and life. That’s basically what’s
happening. Everything you are doing is a servant of that
image, that philosophy.

Yes, there is hope, yes there if faith, yes there is mom
and dad. But that’s childish philosophy. On the other hand
there is independence and courage. There is a way of the
warrior, the peacemaker the saint. There are persons devoted
to the Lord in all his glory saving souls one by one. But
really every time things get a little difficult you opt for
the death message, you go for the feelings, the negativity
the bad circumstance. You immediately make them the
condition of life. Whether it is a your grandmother dying, a
tsunami or a hurricane, a fire, drought or the next
terrorist threat. Where is God in that? Not in your faith
and hope and so the insanity and hopelessness of simple
answers fade into the maddness of life. This confirms the
message and philosophy that you are left with and what is
being communicated and fed to you in every form of media and
friendly persuasion continually.

You fundamentally can be responsibility for the death
message and the very real sense of your vulnerability. It
is not until you come to the point of responsibility,
knowing that the communication of death and fear the media
and you are manufacturing and living is a matter of your own
responsibility. Yes, there are calamities, illness and
suffering but this sense of limitation and the communication
of death, mortality and disease is being created,
perpetuated and rationalize by you and everyone else moment
to moment. Prior to that responsibility you can’t make a
real gesture because the whole impulse and belief in the
death message is not just a superficial one. It’s not just a
little diddly philosophy. You’re entirely committed to it.
It’s a part of your consciousness. Your body is working it
out. You must come to the point of Consciousness in your
unconsciousness, you must ‘see’ the message that you are
creating and how it is reflected in the manner of your
living.

The culture you are living in is a great enterprise that
serves whatever individuals are doing. This process by which
the death message appears is present in every individual
prior to all this culturing. It is this separative activity,
a contraction. That’s the root of it. That’s the source of
it. That’s why culture can develop. That’s why you all can
be involved in it. This great desperate scheme. That is this
culture. You can not truly see what it is and inspect it
because its root is in yourself and you are exploiting that.
It’s root is not out there. You can’t find ‘a why’ a reason
for it. You are committed to that point of view, personally.
This gives you all sorts of justifications. All the while
the culture indoctrinates, glamorizes, justifies, reinforces
and brings it out of the realm of subjectivity, into the
whole theater of life. The story of life and death and its
struggles become the stories and myths by which people live
by. It’s just not ‘your’ story it’s everybody’s and when it
reaches the level of culture and history (his-story)
it is very difficult to find a way back. 

That is why the Guru appears in the particular form of
the human being at random times. When the whole force of
ignorance has not become just subjectivity but culture, life
itself, then were is wisdom going to come from? There are no
windows within any longer. In that case the Guru comes as an
individual, a person. The Guru must become the window, must
reestablish, reinitiate that possibility. Because there is
no ordinary possibility to which the Divine Influence is
being generated. The true work of the Siddhas and of the
Guru is to create this radical upset. Wherever the dharma,
the Truth, disappears, he appears and restores it.

The Guru appears as a critical and radical presence in
the ordinary world of suffering and illusion and
self-indulgence. The Guru is a specific kind of function
that appears when there is no option, when the dharma is for
all practical purposes dead. When things called the dharma
are identified with the death message, the failure, the
mortal view, where they seem to be talking about God and
Truth and Realization and all the rest. They are still
representing and serving that limitation. They are not
serving the liberation or transformation in Truth of living
beings. So, when the Guru does appear he is just as much a
critic, just as much prophetically annoying to the remnants
of dharma of spiritual traditions, as he is to any other
appearance. It’s all part of the same trip, same game. It
must all be undone. It must all be inspected. All must be
transformed, every single piece of it. None of it complete
and no one wants to hear that!

 

“It’s not life itself that is
wrong, life is not death”

 

The game of life that is currently being played is false,
not the whole story. Everything even the most seemingly
harmless and positive things are really the servants of that
ultimate error of the separation from God, Truth and/or
Reality. When the individual has begun to see the truth of
things he or she is then transformed in their consciousness
and real responsibility begins to transform ones life. When
individuals change then culture changes and ones society of
living and community is transformed. It’s not life itself
that is wrong, life is not death. When life is known in
truth and the real message of life is heard then their is a
‘turn about’. The Divine influence is a positive
communication when known in truth. This is not the gospel of
Jevovah and the promise of the “Kingdom to come”. It is a
message of repsonsibility and of truth.

What is the responsibility of? It is the responsibility
for your fundamental action of contraction. The contraction
that I’m always talking about is not just a little anxiety
reaction in your stomach. It’s the force of your being, the
force of your life. It’s transformed in the life of
understanding, the understanding and transcendence of the
self-contraction or the pattern of Narcissus. This affair of
avoidance of relationship, this contraction is a present
activity in you in which you make the assumption of a
separate one, a dying one. The the ‘death message’

When you haven’t examined it to the point of
responsibility then it doesn’t take place anymore. Then
there is a real influence a real Siddhi appears in the case
of the individual. But from the cultural point of view one
thing unique about this time is that that dimensional
influence itself it not permitted. It is excluded
culturally. Whereas in traditional cultures it was not
excluded. People were still making these negative
assumptions but the warfare between the Divine point of view
and the mortal point of view was a cultural process known
and permitted. But in our time and place in the appearance
of the World Culture its not permitted and more and more
institutions become established in which that dimensional
influence is excluded.

The world as you perceive it is always changing, always
showing you the message of life and death. That image of the
natural world and ‘it’s struggle to survive’ is the message
welded into your nervous system, steeped into your bones.
That is why you can universally communicate the same message
to all other humans because you all share the same view,
that there is only one world, one earth, one thing
happening. Life and death, a singular event.

 

The Search, Hype and
Hope

 

“When you hear Me you realize
that your own separate consciousness is gone, and there is
Infinite Consciousness, Self-Radiant, Self-Existing, and
(what) you call your “self” cannot even repeat itself again.
That is the attitude. That is Blessing. That is
God-Realization”.
Adi Da Samraj, February 12, 1993

 

The kinds of movements or influences that are acceptable
today are those that make promises or gives expectations of
improvements. These kinds of approaches are sold as ways of
making you able to cope better with your condition, your
problems. But they surely not, nor are they capable of
changing your fundamentally your point of view. Those kinds
of radical messages are suppose to be hidden in India
somewhere. You’re surely not going to sell the Guru number
to anyone today in America today. But you can sell the ideas
that can make someone happier, thinner, more relaxed, richer
and more able to maximize one’s hidden potential. People
today are having difficulty keep up with the fast pace of
change in today’s global world. Tribal conflicts are played
out on major network channels as lead stories in local and
world news broadcasts. Fires, robberies, bombings and
catastrophic predictions are the recipe of news. The death
message enters the homes and lives moment to moment. Refresh
you web browsers and in the two seconds it take to do your
whole world view changes! Instead of the death message
sending everyone into bomb shelters and psychiatric
hospitals entertainment is made to distract you from the
hard news of the day. Sporting events, movies, vacations,
entertainment’s of all kinds momentarily distract you with
quotes from world leaders professing peace and equality.
Peace accords, treaties and the next President will make it
better. All the while the background is catastrophe. Death
is either at your doorstep, heading your way and lurking
behind the bushes. All the while the message of the day is
to console and defend yourself with the advertising messages
addressed to consumers, romantic ideals of love, family,
religion, national and bodily identification and the next
vacation – the first three stages of life.

 

The Reality of Life and That of
Transcendence

Life is not fun, unless your living as a child in
Disneyland, Fantasy Land. There are pleasures, but even to
the extent that there are pleasures a great dimension of
suffering also pervades one’s entire life. Everything that
might grant pleasure ultimately disappears. Every
relationship that one might enjoy ultimately comes to an
end, if not through immaturity and lovelessness then through
death. There is no fundamental happiness or satisfaction in
this life. Awakening to revulsion toward our ordinary
possibility is the beginning of true “hearing” and “seeing,”
or radical intuition and true feeling, in which we may
realize a Condition that is absolutely Blissful and
absolutely Conscious.

That Condition may be Realized even while we continue to
be alive in the ordinary way, but the body-mind is
superficial to the Self, superficial to the Free soul. When
the soul truly Awakens, it breaks out of its atomic state in
the heart and Radiates through and beyond the body-mind.
Then the separate personality, the brain oriented
individual, relaxes and becomes diffused in the Radiance of
Consciousness, so that even while we appear to move around
and act and think and do things in the ordinary way, there
is no sense of being identical to the active body-mind. It
is superficial and passing. It has its moments of pleasure
and its moments of pain and it eventually dies. But in the
meantime, and also when it dies, there is no sense any
longer of identity with it. Rather, one is submitted into
the Current in which the body-mind is just an appearance.
One is submitted into the Consciousness in which the
independent consciousness is just a recoil, a reflex, a
knot, a contraction. When one is Awakened to what is prior
to this contraction, then one Exists as that Radiant
Consciousness that transcends this psycho-physical
entity.

One may realize this Transcendental Condition while alive
and enjoy its Destiny beyond this lifetime. This is my
Communication and my Invitation to you.

“What is true? What is the case? What is this
condition? What is our nature? Realize that and you realize
what is of a transcendent nature, which has no qualification
associated with it, no destiny, no birth, no death, no
function. And it cannot be described from the human point of
view. It cannot be described from any point of view within a
universe. It is utterly free.” – Adi Da Samraj – 1975


Read more:

The
Soul Transcends the Body-Mind
– The Enlightenment of the
Whole Body

Welcome,
Sister Death
– The Remarkable Departures of Illuminated
Beings

The
Primal Incident
– The Engine that Runs the World

Sadhana
at the Point of Death
– Baker Street Blues – Laughing
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