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My First Word

Adi Da Samraj

Part Two

Satsang – Cultism – Ego Trap

Beezone editorial note.

My First Word.

Adi Da’s Essay First Word, appears at the beginning of many of His Source Texts and has been written by Avatar Adi Da Samraj as His Personal Introduction to each volume of His “Source-Texts”. Its purpose is to help the reader understand His great Confessions rightly.

Much of Adi Da’s emphasis in the essay is on the error of ego and cultism. The error of ego and cultism is the tendency of individual, using ‘mind’ and ‘language’, to misinterpret Adi Da’s word and teachings as his statements of egoism and grandiosity (even insanity).

To help the reader receive the impact and profundity of the original essay, Beezone has provided the Pingal essay paragraph by paragraph and then followed by editing out its parentheticals and putting the text in a ‘poetic’ structure. And lastly, all italics are Beezone’s edit.

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SATSANG

Original

The greatest opportunity, and the greatest responsibility, of My devotees is Satsang with Me—Which is to live in the Condition of ego-surrendering, ego-forgetting, and (always more and more) ego-transcending devotional relationship to Me, and (Thus and Thereby) to Realize My Avatarically Self-Revealed (and Self-Evidently Divine) Self-Condition, Which Is the Self-Evidently Divine Heart (or Non-Separate Self-Condition and Non-“Different”11 Source-Condition) of all and All, and Which Is Self-Existing and Self-Radiant Consciousness Itself, but Which is not separate in or as any one (or any “thing”) at all. Therefore, My essential Divine Gift to one and all is Satsang with Me. And My essential Divine Work with one and all is Satsang-Work—to Live (and to Be Merely Present) As the Avatarically Self-Revealed Divine Heart among My devotees.

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The greatest opportunity,

and the greatest responsibility,

of My devotees

is Satsang

with Me

Which is

to live in the Condition

of ego-surrendering,

ego-forgetting,

and

ego-transcending

devotional relationship to Me,

and

to Realize

My Avatarically

Self-Revealed

Self-Condition,

Which Is

the Self-Evidently Divine Heart

of all

and All,

and Which Is

Self-Existing

and Self-Radiant Consciousness

Itself,

but Which is not separate

in or as

any one

at all.

Therefore,

My essential Divine Gift

to one

and all

is Satsang with Me.

And My essential Divine Work

with one

and all

is Satsang-Work

to Live

As the Avatarically

Self-Revealed Divine Heart

among My devotees.


Original

The only-by-Me Revealed and Given Way of Adidam (Which is the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Way of the Heart, or the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Way of “Radical” Understanding, or Ruchira Avatara Hridaya-Siddha Yoga) is the Way of Satsang with Me—the devotionally Me-recognizing and devotionally to-Me-responding practice (and ego-transcending self-discipline) of living in My constant Divine Company, such that the relationship with Me becomes the Real (and constant) Condition of life. Fundamentally, this Satsang with Me is the one thing done by My devotees. Because the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Way of Adidam is always (in every present-time moment) a directly ego-transcending and Really Me-Finding practice, the otherwise constant (and burdensome) tendency to seek is not exploited in this Satsang with Me. And the essential work of the community of the four formal congregations of My devotees is to make ego-transcending Satsang with Me available to all others.

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The only

by Me

Revealed

and Given Way of Adidam

is the Way

of Satsang with Me

the devotionally Me

recognizing

and devotionally

to Me

responding practice

of living in My constant

Divine Company,

such that the relationship

with Me

becomes the Real

Condition of life.

Fundamentally,

this Satsang with Me

is the one thing

done by My devotees.

Because the only-by-Me Revealed

and Given Way of Adidam

is always

a directly ego-transcending

and Really Me

Finding practice,

the otherwise constant tendency

to seek

is not exploited

in this Satsang with Me.

And the essential work

of the community

of the four formal congregations

of My devotees

is to make

ego-transcending Satsang

with Me

available to all others.


Original

Everything that serves the availability of Satsang with Me is (now, and forever hereafter) the responsibility of the four formal congregations of My formally practicing devotees. I am not here to publicly “promote” this Satsang with Me. In the intimate circumstances of their humanly expressed devotional love of Me, I Speak My Avatarically Self-Revealing Divine Word to My devotees, and they (because of their devotional response to Me) bring My Avatarically Self-Revealing Divine Word to all others. Therefore, even though I am not (and have never been, and never will be) a “public” Teacher (or a broadly publicly active, and conventionally socially conformed, “religious figure”), My devotees function fully and freely (as My devotees) in the daily public world of ordinary life.

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Everything

that serves

the availability

of Satsang

with Me

is the responsibility

of the four

formal congregations

of My formally

practicing devotees.

I am not here

to publicly “promote”

this Satsang with Me.

In the intimate circumstances

of their humanly expressed

devotional love of Me,

I Speak

My Avatarically Self-Revealing Divine Word

to My devotees,

and they

bring My Avatarically Self-Revealing Divine Word

to all others.

Therefore,

even though

I am not

a “public” Teacher,

My devotees function

fully and freely

in the daily public world

of ordinary life.


Original

I Always Already Stand Free. Therefore, I have always (in My Divine Avataric-Incarnation-Work) Stood Free, in the traditional “Crazy” (and non-conventional, or spontaneous and non-“public”) Manner16—in order to Guarantee the Freedom, the Uncompromising Rightness, and the Fundamental Integrity of My Avatarically Self-Manifested Divine Teaching (Work and Word), and in order to Freely and Fully and Fully Effectively Perform My universal (Avatarically Self-Manifested) Divine Blessing-Work. I Am Present (now, and forever hereafter) to Divinely Serve, Divinely En-Light-en, and Divinely Liberate those who accept the Eternal Vow and all the life-responsibilities (or the full and complete practice) associated with the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Way of Adidam.17 Because I Am (Thus) Given to My formally and fully practicing devotees, I do not Serve a “public” role, and I do not Work in a “public” (or even a merely “institutionalized”) manner. Nevertheless—now, and forever hereafter—I constantly Bless all beings, and this entire world, and the total Cosmic domain. And all who feel My Avatarically (and universally) Given Divine Blessing, and who heart-recognize Me with true devotional love, are (Thus) Called to devotionally resort to Me—but only if they approach Me in the traditional devotional manner, as responsibly practicing (and truly ego-surrendering, and rightly Me-serving) members (or, in some, unique, cases, as invited guests) of one or the other of the four formal congregations of My formally practicing devotees.

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I Always

Already Stand Free.

Therefore,

I have always

Stood Free,

in the traditional “Crazy” Manner

in order to Guarantee

the Freedom,

the Uncompromising Rightness,

and the Fundamental Integrity

of My Avatarically

Self-Manifested

Divine Teaching,

and

in order to Freely

and Fully

and Fully Effectively

Perform

My universal

Divine Blessing-Work.

I Am Present

to Divinely Serve,

Divinely En-Light-en,

and Divinely Liberate

those who accept

the Eternal Vow

and all the life-responsibilities

associated

with the only

by Me

Revealed

and Given Way of Adidam.

Because I Am Given

to My formally

and fully practicing devotees,

I do not Serve

a “public” role,

and I do not

Work in a “public” manner.

Nevertheless

now,

and forever hereafter

I constantly Bless all beings,

and this entire world,

and the total Cosmic domain.

And all

who feel My Avatarically

Given Divine Blessing,

and who heart

recognize Me

with true devotional love,

are Called

to devotionally resort

to Me

but only

if they approach Me

in the traditional

devotional manner,

as responsibly practicing members

of one or the other

of the four formal congregations

of My formally practicing devotees.


Original

I expect this formal discipline of right devotional approach to Me to have been freely and happily embraced by every one who would enter into My physical Company. The natural human reason for this is that there is a potential liability inherent in all human associations. And the root and nature of that potential liability is the ego (or the active human presumption of separateness, and the ego-act of human separativeness). Therefore, in order that the liabilities of egoity are understood (and voluntarily and responsibly disciplined) by those who approach Me, I require demonstrated right devotion (based on really effective self-understanding and truly heart-felt devotional recognition-response to Me) as the basis for any ones right to enter into My physical Company. And, in this manner, not only the egoic tendency, but also the tendency toward religious “cultism”, is constantly undermined in the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Way of Adidam.

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I expect

this formal discipline

of right devotional approach to Me

to have been freely

and happily embraced

by every one

who would enter

into My physical Company.

The natural human reason for this

is that

there is a potential liability

inherent in all human associations.

And the root and nature

of that potential liability

is the ego.

Therefore,

in order that the liabilities

of egoity

are understood

by those who approach Me,

I require

demonstrated right devotion

as the basis

for any ones right

to enter into My physical Company.

And, in this manner,

not only the egoic tendency,

but also the tendency

toward religious “cultism”,

is constantly undermined

in the only-by-Me

Revealed and Given Way of Adidam.


CULTISM EGO TRAP

Original

Because people appear within this human condition, this simultaneously attractive and frightening “dream” world, they tend to live—and to interpret both the conditional (or cosmic and psycho-physical) reality and the Unconditional (or Divine) Reality—from the “point of view” of this apparent (and bewildering) mortal human condition. And, because of this universal human bewilderment (and the ongoing human reaction to the threatening force of mortal life-events), there is an even ancient ritual that all human beings rather unconsciously (or automatically, and without discriminative understanding) desire and tend to repeatedly (and under all conditions) enact. Therefore, wherever you see an association of human beings gathered for any purpose (or around any idea, or symbol, or person, or subject of any kind), the same human bewilderment-ritual is tending to be enacted by one and all.

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Because people appear

within this human condition,

this simultaneously attractive

and frightening “dream” world,

they tend to live

and to interpret

both the conditional reality

and the Unconditional Reality—

from the “point of view”

of this apparent mortal human condition.

And,

because of this universal human bewilderment,

there is an even ancient ritual

that all human beings

rather unconsciously

desire

and tend

to repeatedly enact.

Therefore,

wherever you see

an association

of human beings gathered

for any purpose,

the same human bewilderment-ritual

is tending

to be enacted

by one and all.


Original

Human beings always tend to encircle (and, thereby, to contain—and, ultimately, to entrap and abuse, or even to blithely ignore) the presumed “center” of their lives—a book, a person, a symbol, an idea, or whatever. They tend to encircle the “center” (or the “middle”), and they tend to seek to exclusively acquire all “things” (or all power of control) for the circle (or toward the “middle”) of themselves. In this manner, the group becomes an ego (“inward”-directed, or separate and separative)—just as the individual body-mind becomes, by self-referring self-contraction, the separate and separative ego-“I” (“inward”-directed, or ego-centric—and exclusively acquiring all “things”, or all power of control, for itself). Thus, by self-contraction upon the presumed “center” of their lives—human beings, in their collective ego-centricity, make “cults” (or bewildered and frightened “centers” of power, and control, and exclusion) in every area of life.

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Human beings

always tend to encircle

the presumed “center”

of their lives—

a book,

a person,

a symbol,

an idea,

or whatever.

They tend to encircle the “center”

and they tend to seek

to exclusively acquire all “things”

for the circle

of themselves.

In this manner,

the group becomes

an ego

just as

the individual body-mind

becomes,

by self-referring self-contraction,

the separate

and separative ego-“I”

Thus,

by self-contraction

upon the presumed “center” of their lives

human beings,

in their collective ego-centricity,

make “cults”

in every area of life.


Original

Anciently, the “cult”-making process was done, most especially, in the political and social sphere—and religion was, as even now, mostly an exoteric (or political and social) exercise that was always used to legitimize (or, otherwise, to “de-throne”) political and social “authority-figures”. Anciently, the cyclically (or even annually) culminating product of this exoteric religio-political “cult” was the ritual “de-throning” (or ritual deposition) of the one in the “middle” (just as, even in these times, political leaders are periodically “deposed”—by elections, by rules of term and succession, by scandal, by slander, by force, and so on).

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Anciently,

the “cult”-making process

was done, most especially,

in the political

and social sphere—

and religion was,

as even now,

mostly an exoteric exercise

that was always

used

to legitimize

political and social “authority-figures”.

Anciently,

the cyclically culminating product

of this exoteric religio-political “cult”

was the ritual “de-throning”

of the one in the “middle” .


Original

Everywhere throughout the ancient world, traditional societies made and performed this annual (or otherwise periodic) religio-political “cult” ritual. The ritual of “en-throning” and “de-throning” was a reflection of the human observation of the annual cycle of the seasons of the natural world—and the same ritual was a reflection of the human concern and effort to control the signs potential in the cycle of the natural world, in order to ensure human survival (through control of weather, harvests and every kind of “fate”, or even every fraction of existence upon which human beings depend for both survival and pleasure, or psycho-physical well-being). Indeed, the motive behind the ancient agrarian (and, later, urbanized, or universalized) ritual of the one in the “middle” was, essentially, the same motive that, in the modern era, takes the form of the culture of scientific materialism (and even all of the modern culture of materialistic “realism”): It is the motive to gain (and to maintain) control, and the effort to control even everything and everyone (via both knowledge and gross power). Thus, the ritualized, or bewildered yes/no (or desire/fear), life of mankind in the modern era is, essentially, the same as that of mankind in the ancient days.

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Everywhere throughout the ancient world,

traditional societies made

and performed

this annual

religio-political “cult” ritual.

The ritual of “en-throning”

and “de-throning”

was a reflection

of the human observation

of the annual cycle

of the seasons

of the natural world

and the same ritual

was a reflection

of the human concern

and effort

to control

the signs

potential

in the cycle

of the natural world,

in order

to ensure

human survival.

Indeed,

the motive

behind the ancient agrarian ritual

of the one

in the “middle”

was, essentially,

the same motive that,

in the modern era,

takes the form

of the culture

of scientific materialism

It is the motive

to gain control,

and

the effort to control

even everything

and everyone.

Thus,

the ritualized,

or bewildered

yes/no,

life of mankind

in the modern era

is,

essentially,

the same

as that of mankind

in the ancient days.


Original

In the ancient ritual of “en-throning” and “de-throning”, the person (or subject) in the “middle” was ritually mocked, abused, deposed, and banished—and a new person (or subject) was installed in the “center” of the religio-political “cult”. In the equivalent modern ritual of dramatized ambiguity relative to everything and everyone (and, perhaps especially, “authority-figures”), the person (or symbol, or idea) in the “middle” (or that which is given power by means of popular fascination) is first “cultified” (or made much of), and then (progressively) doubted, mocked, and abused—until, at last, all the negative emotions are (by culturally and socially ritualized dramatization) dissolved, the “middle” (having thus ceased to be fascinating) is abandoned, and a “new” person (or symbol, or idea) becomes the subject of popular fascination (only to be reduced, eventually, to the same “cultic” ritual, or cycle of “rise” and “fall”).

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In the ancient ritual

of “en-throning”

and “de-throning”,

the person

in the “middle”

was ritually mocked,

abused,

deposed,

and banished

and a new person

was installed

in the “center”

of the religio-political “cult”.

In the equivalent modern ritual

of dramatized ambiguity

relative to everything

and everyone,

the person in the “middle”

is first “cultified”,

and then doubted,

mocked,

and abused

until,

at last,

all the negative emotions

are dissolved,

the “middle” is abandoned,

and a “new” person

becomes the subject of popular fascination

Only to be reduced,

eventually,

to the same “cultic” ritual,

or cycle

of “rise” and “fall”.


Original

Just as in every other area of human life, the tendency of all those who (in the modern era) would become involved in religious or Spiritual life is also to make a “cult”, a circle that ever increases its separate and separative dimensions—beginning from the “center”, surrounding it, and (perhaps) even (ultimately) controlling it (such that it altogether ceases to be effective, or even interesting). Such “cultism” is ego-based, and ego-reinforcing—and, no matter how “esoteric” it presumes itself to be, it is (as in the ancient setting) entirely exoteric, or (at least) more and more limited to (and by) merely social (and gross physical) activities and conditions.

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Just as

in every other area of human life,

the tendency

of all those

who would become

involved in religious

or Spiritual life

is also to make a “cult”,

a circle

that ever increases

its separate and

separative dimensions

beginning from the “center”,

surrounding it,

and even

controlling it.

Such “cultism”

is ego-based,

and ego-reinforcing

and,

no matter how “esoteric”

it presumes itself to be,

it is

entirely exoteric,

or more and more

limited to

merely social activities

and conditions.


Original

The form that every “cult” imitates is the pattern of egoity (or the pattern that is the ego-“I”) itself—the presumed “middle” of every ordinary individual life. It is the self-contraction (or the avoidance of relationship), which “creates” the fearful sense of separate mind, and all the endless habits and motives of egoic desire (or bewildered, and self-deluded, seeking). It is what is, ordinarily, called (or presumed to be) the real and necessary and only “life”.

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The form

that every “cult” imitates

is the pattern of egoity

itself

the presumed “middle”

of every

ordinary individual life.

It is

the self-contraction,

which “creates”

the fearful sense of separate mind,

and all the endless habits

and motives

of egoic desire.

It is

what is,

ordinarily,

called

the real

and necessary

and only “life”.


Original

From birth, the human being (by reaction to the blows and limits of psycho-physical existence) begins to presume separate existence to be his or her very nature—and, on that basis, the human individual spends his or her entire life generating and serving a circle of ownership (or self-protecting acquisition) all around the ego-“I”. The egoic motive encloses all the other beings it can acquire, all the “things” it can acquire, all the states and thoughts it can acquire—all the possible emblems, symbols, experiences, and sensations it can possibly acquire. Therefore, when any human being begins to involve himself or herself in some religious or Spiritual association (or, for that matter, any extension of his or her own subjectivity), he or she tends again to “create” that same circle about a “center”.

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From birth,

the human being

begins to presume

separate existence

to be his or her very nature

and, on that basis,

the human individual

spends his or her entire life

generating

and serving

a circle of ownership

all around

the ego-“I”.

The egoic motive

encloses

all the other beings

it can acquire,

all the “things”

it can acquire,

all the states

and thoughts

it can acquire

all

the possible emblems,

symbols,

experiences,

and sensations

it can possibly acquire.

Therefore,

when any

human being

begins to involve

himself or herself

in some religious

or Spiritual association,

he or she

tends again

to “create”

that same circle

about a “center”.


Original

The “cult” (whether of religion, or of politics, or of science, or of popular culture) is a dramatization of egoity, of separativeness, even of the entrapment and betrayal of the “center” (or the “middle”), by one and all. Therefore, I have always Refused to assume the role and the position of the “man in the middle”—and I have always, from the beginning of My formal Teaching and Blessing Work, Criticized, Resisted, and Shouted About the “cultic” (or ego-based, and ego-reinforcing, and merely “talking” and “believing”, and not understanding and not really practicing) “school” (or tendency) of ordinary religious and Spiritual life. Indeed, true Satsang with Me (or the true devotional relationship to Me) is an always (and specifically, and intensively) anti-“cultic” (or truly non-“cultic”) Process.

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The “cult”

is a dramatization

of egoity,

of separativeness,

even of the entrapment

and betrayal

of the “center”,

by one and all.

Therefore,

I have always Refused

to assume

the role

and the position

of the “man in the middle”—

and

I have always,

from the beginning

of My formal Teaching

and Blessing Work,

Criticized,

Resisted,

and Shouted

About the “cultic”

“school”

of ordinary

religious

and Spiritual life.

Indeed,

true Satsang with Me

is an always

anti-“cultic”

Process.


 

Adi Da

 

 

My First Word

Adi Da Samraj

Introduction

Part One

Truth Itself – No Ego – Truth, Reality and Religion – Confession

Part Two

Satsang – Cultism – Ego Trap

Part Three

True Devotionalism – Cultism – True Satsang – Round Dance – The Call – Signs

Part Four 

 The Cult – The Avatar


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