Unbroken Light – Grid of Attention – Mummery


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Listen
to Adi Da on ‘The Grid of Attention’


Right View

a Discourse by the
Ruchria Avatar, Adi Da Samraj
January 2, 1999 from Only The Horse Knows pp 139-141

Avatar Adi Da
Samraj:
Existence in the waking
and dreaming states is a mummery … presumptions. Human
beings live as mummers…as if the play they are appearing
in were the carrying out of a plan they know full well, and
reality is evident to them. It is not so. Reality is not
evident ..not Self-evident, not evident as the Most Profound
State, the “Brightness” State, the Samadhi of the
“Brightness”. Your are all mummers because you do not know
That Which Is Always Already The Case. You only know the
mummery.

I am not merely Principle, I am
Person, Fullness of Being, Love-Blissful Self-Consciousness,
without the slighest difference or separation or otherness
or relatedness or separation. No difference, No relatedness
is the characteristic of My Samadhi, of Existence Itself.
There is one, Undifferentiated, Indivisible Reality, or
Self-Condition, Apparent divisibility is due to a polarizing
fractioning of the Light. But that polarizing of the Light,
in and of itself, does not change the Light, in of of
Itself. It is an apparition, a refraction, a fractal, a
spreading of patterned color, with other characteristics
proposed by the senses. The Light is nevertheless a Current
in the midst. The opposites are lined up on either side of
that Current.

Devotee:
But the opposites are arising in the Unbroken
Light.

Avatar Adi Da
Samraj:
Yes. The Light Itself
experiences no difference.

Devotee:
Beloved, does that fracturing appear as the grid of
attention?

Avatar Adi Da
Samraj:
The grid of attention is
the mechanism for the perception of conditional
existence.

Devotee:
and is that the fracturing of the light?

Avatar Adi Da
Samraj:
Attention itself is that
fracturing. The objects are representations of the results
of that fracturing, worked out in every possibility of
duality. Attention is the feeling of relatedness. Attention
is the fundamental gesture of self-contraction, or of the
torque that makes the prism, the refracting gesture that
displays the colored lights of pattern in their discreet
sectors, planes, or worlds.

Devotee:
Beloved, it certainly couldn’t be the case that is attention
is inherently self-contracted, though, because in the Native
Condition that is not longer true.

Avatar Adi Da
Samraj:
Attention is inherently
the self-contraction. There must be a transformation of
view. Attention does not change. Rather, there is a
transformation of view. The right view of attention is not
that of attention itself. When attention is found in That
Which Is Always Already The Case, then attention is
Recognized and is not longer binding. But attention, in and
of itself, just as itself, is the self-contraction. it is
not that attention is vanished in the case of Realization.
No. There is a transformation of view with respect to
attention. That transformation of view is inherent in
Ultimate, or Most Perfect, Realization.

Thus, in the seventh stage of life,
there is the appearance of the function of attention, so it
seems, in the play of awareness associated with attention,
but it is inherently Recognized. It has not binding power,
even though it is just what it is.

The psycho-physical
self-contraction, in the ego-expressive sense, is, of
course, transcended in the seventh state of life, because
eogity has been transcended at the root. There is still a
pattern of duality, but not a pattern of self-contraction in
the ego-sense of that pattern being a field of bondage. Even
so, attention is contraction in the sense that attention is
necessary for the bipolarization of light to be the
case.

Devotee:
It is just that you don’t have to buy the self-contraction
as the story of what’s going on.

Avatar Adi Da
Samraj:
It is found in
Consciousness itself. The world is Recognized. But this
requires a transformation of view, not the elimination of
the world….a transformation of view in place.

Devotee:
That’s totally radical, Beloved. And it is the most radical
expression I can think of ….of waking, dreaming and
sleeping being simultaneously true. That the mechanism of
self-contraction is still allowed to do its necessary
“function”, so to speak.

Avatar Adi Da
Samraj:
In this root sense,
Attention itself is the primal mode of self-contraction. In
the seventh stage there is not self-contraction as egoic
reaction in the midst of conditions. However, attention
persists in the seventh stage of life as the principle
whereby the apparition of duality is made possible. It could
be described as the Divine Self-Contraction. (laughter) It
is the inherent, spontaneous Divine Event.

If you think of attention in the
seventh stage of life in terms of cause and effect, this is
not correct view. There must be a transformation of view.
Attention is not arising as a cause of causes and of
effects. Experience is not perceived to be merely arising as
a threat caused by something else. Right view is required. A
transformation of view, therefore is required…in
place…in order for nature of all this arising to be
Self-evident, pleasurable Oneness.

The basic verses of Da Love Ananda
Gita are born of the spontaneous and sudden association of
attention with the waking state. (January 2, 1999).

 

……for those who are awakened to the
super-physics of all light, Truth, the very
Reality, which is salvation or Happiness, is not
itself Light or any light in the exclusive sense.
Light itself is ultimately resolved in a Principle
that includes and is prior to both light and
darkness. The Truth of life is not the victory of
light over darkness. The Truth of life is not its
physics of manifestation, or any kind of
experiential destiny. The Truth of life is
Unqualified, prior to all distinctions. It is not
realized via the way of the knowledge of lights, or
in the objective Shine and Sound of ultimate
Brightness. It is intuited via the Wound or Mystery
of Paradox, the irreducible profundity of absolute
Ignorance. One whose enjoyment is Truth is thus
free of all complications, even all the changes
that appear in the manifesting Light. Such a one is
eternally purified by the Realization that, no
matter what arises, high or low, bright or dark, he
does not know what even a single thing is.

Conscious
Exercise and The Transcendental Sun