Adi Da Samraj
“Before I Can Be Seen In Truth, I Must Be Heard“
The Dawn Horse Testament Of The Ruchira Avatar
The following is a Beezone Study on ‘Hearing’ taken from two versions of The Dawn Horse Testament Chapter 19, 1991 and Sutra 29, 2004.Summary
Adaptation of Chapter 19 and Sutra 29
The Listening and Hearing Stages Of The Way of The Heart
The Dawn Horse Testament (1991, 2004)
The Way of the Heart is a Transitional Yoga* that requires a Preparation for the establishment of foundational practices of Right Life, which (when practiced rightly) awakens the Responsibility for the Great and Real Spiritual Ordeal of Sadhana to begin.
Before I Can Be Seen In Truth, I Must Be Heard. Before Your Heart Will Allow your body-mind To Fully and, At Last, Most Perfectly Receive The Baptism Of My Avatarically Self-Transmitted Divine Spiritual Presence, Your Heart Must Be Released From The Insult and The Deluding and Binding Power Of self-Contraction.
In that Real Sadhana, a critical stage of transition to True Spiritual life, rarely understood, awakens, by Grace. That awakening is what I call ‘The Process of Hearing.’ Hearing simply is equivalent to real self-Understanding, which then is considered and tested in the foundational practices over time. Hearing, when awakened, is the First Great Realization and Unique Gift and the Root-Foundation of The Spiritualized Way of the Heart occurring in the Context of Fourth Stage of Life.
The awakening of Hearing is the Not Verbal Tacit Capability of True Turning and True Recognition-Response of Me. This requires a Sensitivity and Conviction that all other activity is egoic self-effort and fruitless. The awakened capability of Hearing is the Realization coupled with the profound Responsibility and capability which allows my devotee to practice as and with ‘No-self-Contraction’ in all forms – all times and all places.
The unconscious habit of the present time self-Contraction is Automatic and unconscious, deeply established, set in a pattern of myriad-forms occurring spontaneously, continuously. Only when the Self-contraction is Directly, by Grace, Thoroughly, Observed, and Understood is there Real Comprehension coupled with self-Understanding.
There is no by-passing this critical crisis of self-understanding. Then, and only then is the self-contraction no longer unconscious and capability and Responsibility for it awakened. Once the self-contraction, deeply felt, is felt to be ones activity and therefore not necessary, can be it be released by Grace and felt beyond, and gone beyond. This capability and Responsibility then allows the patterns of contraction in all circumstances, moment by moment, By Grace, to be transcended and True Turning established. Hearing unlocks the Heart and awakens the True Heart Motive.
Hearing is Sudden, Central, Direct, and Radically Covers Everything all at Once. It is a Single Capability of Clarity. Hearing and the Gift of Seeing and Equanimity in the body-mind gives my devotee the foundation for real spiritual life – a total moment to moment awakened Responsibility and capability for unwavering, present–time, eternal Sadhana, in all its parts.
My early work drew My Avataric Work out of Myself, which has now established the foundational practices of The Way of the Heart to be Eternally Given. Now it My Work is Full and Complete.
Hearing is the First Great Realization and Unique Gift and the Root-Foundation of The Way of the Heart.
The Awakening To Most Fundamental self-Understanding (or The True Hearing Of Me)
Hearing = self-Understanding
Can Be Truly Stable Only If Every Aspect Of an individual’s Practice Of The Way Of The Heart Is Thoroughly Examined, “Considered”, and Tested, Over The Course Of a Significant (whatever Is Necessary To Be Sufficient) period of time, During The Second Period Of The Intensive Listening (and Would-Be, Eventually, Hearing) Process Of The Way Of The Heart.
Considered, Tested over time (after Listening Process) i.e. can’t ‘jump’ to hearing.
Therefore, The Transition To The Second Period Of The Intensive Listening (and Would-Be, Eventually, Hearing) Process Of The Way Of The Heart (and Even The Transition To The First Period Of The Intensive Listening, and Would-Be, Eventually, Hearing, Process Of The Way Of The Heart) Should Occur Only When The Practitioner Has Stably Chosen (and Become Firmly Established In) his or her Right and Appropriate Form Of Discipline and Practice Relative To Every Aspect Of The Foundation Practice Of The Way Of The Heart, Such That These Forms Of Discipline and Practice Will Not (As A General Rule) Change (Except As Is Appropriate In Accordance With Any Practitioner’s Advancement Through The Developmental Stages Of Practice Of The Way Of The Heart).
The self-Contraction (or The Habit Of “Narcissus”) Is Reaction, Stress, and Pain, and An Automaticity That Is Being Superimposed On Existence Itself.
Automatic – unconscious
When the self-Contraction (or The Complex Avoidance Of Relationship) Is Directly (and, In All Basic Respects, Thoroughly) Observed In The Context Of The First Three Stages Of Life, and When (By That Process) It Is Understood Most Fundamentally (As The Fundamental Activity That is the conditional self, or body-mind)—Then All The limiting and self-Defining Patterns Of the conditional body-mind Have Become Comprehensible.
When = Directly, Thoroughly, Observed, Understood as an Activity (effort) that IS the self (ego) then there is Comprehension.
In That Case, The Effort Of egoity (or The Complex Avoidance Of Relationship) Is No Longer An Uninspected Automaticity (Hidden From The View Of Consciousness, or Heart-Vision).
No longer unconscious
Therefore, Once the self-Contraction Is Understood Most Fundamentally, the self-Contraction itself Is No Longer Necessary—and The Unique Basic Capability To Release (or To Directly Feel Beyond, or Function Prior To) The Patterns Of self-Contraction In every kind of relationship or circumstance Has (By Means Of My Avatarically Self-Transmitted Divine Grace) Been Regained.
Understood – Not necessary, can be released, felt beyond, function and gone beyond, patterns of contraction in all circumstance, By Grace, Responsibility has been REGAINED.
The Purpose Of self-Observation (or The “Reality Consideration” Of the conditional self) Is (For The Practitioner Of The Only-By-Me Revealed and Given Way Of The Heart) To Become Thereby Truly Effective In The Exercise (or Demonstration) Of The Capability For self-Transcendence (Feeling Toward, Feeling Through, and Feeling Beyond), Rather Than (For The Practitioner Of The Way Of The Heart) To Accumulate Elaborate ego-Descriptions (or Merely Symptomatic and conceptual self-Descriptions) That Do Not Change anything When They Are known.
Purpose of self-Observation = Effective, self-transcendence.
Therefore, When (and Only When) True Hearing Of Me (or Most Fundamental self-Understanding, and The Unique Capability For Direct and Effective self-Transcendence) Truly and Stably Awakens (Via The Ordeal Of Progressively Comprehensive and Ever-Deepening self-Observation and self-Confession Of The Actuality and The Details Of “Narcissus”, and Via More and More Effective Demonstrations Of Devotion, Service, self-Discipline, and Meditation), The Third (or Hearing) Period Of The Intensive Listening-Hearing Process Of The Way Of The Heart Can Begin (or, Indeed, It Has Already Begun).
When Hearing awakens = demonstration of devotion, self-Discipline and Meditation can begin.
In The Third (and Final) Period Of The Intensive Listening (and, Now, Hearing) Process Of The Only-By-Me Revealed and Given Way Of The Heart, All Previously Engaged Forms Of Study, personal Discipline, Group “Consideration” (Now With Other Practitioners Of The Third, or Hearing, Period Of The Intensive Listening-Hearing Process Of The Way Of The Heart), and Either Meditative self-Enquiry Or Else Meditative Ruchira Avatara Naama Japa (or, In The Case Of those Practicing The Technically “Simplest” Form Of The Way Of The Heart, “Simplest” Name-Invocation Of Me) Are To Be Continued—Except They Will (or Must) Have All Become Newly and Uniquely Effective (or Expressive) By Virtue Of The True Hearing Of Me.
All previous practices will become newly Effective
Thus, Whereas Before All Practices Served To Generate self-Reflection and self-Observation, For The Sake Of Most Fundamental self-Understanding (and The Unique Capability For Direct and Effective self-Transcendence), Now (In The Third, or Hearing, Period Of The Intensive Listening-Hearing Process Of The Way Of The Heart) They Must Have All Become Expressive (and Simple, and Intensely Simplifying) Extensions Of The True Hearing Of Me (or Prior and Most Fundamental self-Understanding, and The Clear and Direct and Feeling Capability For Effective and Truly Devotional self-Transcendence).
Before practices servered self-Observation – now they become Expressions, Extensions of self-Transcendence
In That Case, whatever arises (as other, object, circumstance, experience, or Apparent knowledge) Is Directly Met By Already Awakened Hearing Capability.
Whatever arises, arises in an Awakened Capability
And That Meeting Is (In The Third, or Hearing, Period Of The Intensive Listening-Hearing Process Of The Way Of The Heart) To Be Engaged Either (In The Devotional Way Of Insight) Via Random (and, Otherwise, Formal, or Meditative) self-Enquiry In The Form “Avoiding Relationship?” (and Not Via The Continued Formal and Intensive Pondering Of Any Of My Other “Great Questions”) Or (In The Devotional Way Of Faith) By The Continued Random (and, Otherwise, Formal, or Meditative) Practice Of Ruchira Avatara Naama Japa (or, In The Case Of those Practicing The Technically “Simplest” Form Of The Way Of The Heart, Technically “Simplest” Name-Invocation Of Me).
In the arising (Meeting) = Engaged in Insight (self-Enquiry) or Faith (japa).
Even Though Any or All Of The Ten “Great Questions” May Yet (Because Of Past Formal Pondering Of Them) Tend Also To Be Occasionally Engaged (In The Devotional Way Of Insight) During The Third (or Hearing) Period Of The Intensive Listening-Hearing Process Of The Way Of The Heart, The Event Of The True Hearing Of Me (Which Must Necessarily and Immediately Precede The Transition To The Third, or Hearing, Period Of The Intensive Listening-Hearing Process Of The Way Of The Heart) Will Have Already Fulfilled The Basic Purpose Of The Formal Practice Of The Ten “Great Questions”.
Any or All Of The Ten “Great Questions” (or Any or All Of My Teaching-Arguments Relative To Either Divine Ignorance Or “Radical” Understanding) May Yet Be “Considered”, At any Random moment, At Any Developmental Stage Of Practice, By Any Practitioner, Whether In The Devotional Way Of Insight Or In The Devotional Way Of Faith (As These Are To Be Practiced In The Way Of The Heart).
Prior practices may be continued
However, Once True Hearing Awakens, Each and All Of The Ten “Great Questions” Become Summarized (or Epitomized) In A Most Fundamental Understanding, Which Is (In The Devotional Way Of Insight) Most Readily Expressed In (or Directly To Be Demonstrated Via) Both Formal (or Meditative) and Random self-Enquiry (In The Form “Avoiding Relationship?”).
Therefore, Once True Hearing Of Me Awakens, All The “Great Questions” Are (As A Formal Practice, In The Devotional Way Of Insight) Resolved Into One, and Even It Ceases To Be A Mere Question. Indeed, Truly Hearing self-Enquiry Does Not Seek An Answer. Rather, Truly Hearing self-Enquiry (Like Ruchira Avatara Naama Japa, or, Otherwise, The Technically “Simplest” Name-Invocation Of Me, Once True Hearing Of Me Awakens) Expresses (or Enforces) Prior (and Most Fundamental) self-Understanding, and (Thus) It Serves As A Simple and Direct Instrument Of The Heart’s Own Motive (That Merely Observes the instant of self-Contraction and Feels Beyond it).
Practices become Expressions not services to self-Observation.
True Hearing Of Me Is Not (Even In The Devotional Way Of Insight) mere verbal (or conceptual) insight, To Be Followed By Strategically self-Manipulative or self-Corrective behavior.
True Hearing Of Me Involves Sensitivity To the conditional self—To The Point Of The Utter Conviction That the conditional self (or the conventional “I”) Is Functioning (Only and Entirely) As Contraction.
Sensitivity, Conviction to and of contraction
And This Conviction Must Be Certain To The Degree That It Is Obvious That No Strategy Of self-Manipulation Can Bring An End To self-Contraction.
Conviction of self-effort is frutiless
Indeed, Strategic self-Manipulation Is, Itself, Evidence Of the self-Contraction.
True Hearing Of Me Is Awakened When All Such Strategic Efforts Cease, and The Heart Opens, Directly and Responsively (Beyond self-Contraction), Into The Feeling-Disposition Of Devotional (and General Relational) Love, or Unqualified Relatedness (Wherein It Is Tacitly Acknowledged That the Natural “I”, or the body-mind, Is Inherently, or Always Already, Related, or Non-Separate, and Naturally Felt As The Feeling Of Relatedness Itself).
Hearing = Heart Opens into Feeling of non-separateness.
And When Such True Hearing Of Me Has Been Both Truly Realized (In The Context Of The Second Period Of The Intensive Listening, and, and Would-Be, Eventually, Hearing, Process Of The Way Of The Heart) and (In The Context Of The Third, or Hearing, Period Of The Intensive Listening-Hearing Process Of The Way Of The Heart) Effectively Practiced (Either Via Both Random and, Otherwise, Formal, or daily Meditative, Practice Of self-Enquiry Or Via Both Random and, Otherwise, Formal, or daily Meditative, Practice Of Ruchira Avatara Naama Japa, or, In The Case Of those Practicing The Technically “Simplest” Form Of The Way Of The Heart, Technically “Simplest” Name-Invocation Of Me), Such That The Patterns Of self-Contraction Associated With The First Three Stages Of Life Are Consistently Released and Replaced By self-Responsibility and Basic human Equanimity—Then The Practitioner Of The Way Of The Heart Has Become Uniquely (and Naturally) Capable Of Heart-Responding To What Is Ultimately Attractive.
When Hearing is stable by the practices of self-responsibility and Equanimity – Full Capability is Awakened.
Therefore, When True Hearing Of Me Has Thus (In The Context Of The Third, or Hearing, Period Of The Intensive Listening-Hearing Process Of The Way Of The Heart) Allowed The Work Of The First Three Stages Of Life To Become (In All Its Basic Forms) Complete, The Practitioner Of The Way Of The Heart Has Become Uniquely (and Naturally) Capable Of Receptivity and Surrender In Participatory (or ego-Transcending) Heart-Response To My Avatarically Self-Transmitted Divine Fullness (Through The Process Of Receiving My Avatarically Self-Transmitted Divine Spirit-Baptism, or Seeing Me), In The (“Basic”) Context Of The Fourth Stage Of Life (As Revealed In The Would-Be-Seeing, or Progressively Seeing, and Already Effectively Hearing, Stage Of The Way Of The Heart).
Hearing – Seeing = Context of Fourth Stage of Life.
The Way For Student-Beginners and For those In The Intensive Listening-Hearing Stage (Of Either The Technically “Fully Elaborated” Form Or The Technically “Simpler”, or Even “Simplest”, Form) Of The Way Of The Heart, Is (Like The Way Of The Heart In Each and All Of Its Progressive Stages, or Until The Seventh Stage Of Life In The Way Of The Heart Is Realized) A Transitional Yoga, or A Way Through and Beyond the limits of self-Contraction.
The Way For Student-Beginners and For those In The Intensive Listening-Hearing Stage (Of Either The Technically “Fully Elaborated” Form Or The Technically “Simpler”, or Even “Simplest”, Form) Of The Way Of The Heart, Is The Ordeal Of Listening To Me (To The Degree Of Hearing Me).
Yoga of Preparation is the Foundation
It Is The Yoga (or Way) Of Heart-Preparation (Either In The Manner Of The Devotional Way Of Insight Or In The Manner Of The Devotional Way Of Faith). It Is The Yoga Of attention (With Feeling) To Me, Present As My Recorded (and Ever-Speaking) Avataric Divine Word, My Recorded (and Ever-Living) Avataric Divine Leelas, and My Always Given (and Giving) Human and Spiritual Sign. True Practitioners Practice This Yoga (or Way) Until they Are (By Virtue Of The True Hearing Of Me, or The Capability Awakened In The Event Of Most Fundamental self-Understanding) Fully Prepared To See (or Feel) Me Spiritually (From The Heart), and (Thus) To Move On To The Greater Practice Of The Way Of The Heart, Which Is The Truly Spiritual Ordeal Of The Heart—The Darshan Yoga, or The Yoga (or Heart-Way) Of Seeing Me (or Of Being Spiritually Awakened, Heart-Attracted, and Heart-Found By Me).
Spritual Ordeal – Great Sadhana
The Entire Practice and Process Of Listening To Me To The Point Of Hearing Me Is The (Relatively) Exoteric Dimension Of The Only-By-Me Revealed and Given Way Of The Heart—and That Practice and Process Must Be Truly Lived.
Listening phase is in the Exoteric Dimension– Not ego based.
The Listening-Hearing Practice and Process Of The Way Of The Heart Is A Great Sadhana, Given By Me To My Beginning Devotees—and, Therefore, When Rightly Practiced, It Is Not In Any Sense An ego-Based (or Separate-self-Based) Process. Therefore, Now (and Forever Hereafter), I Call My Beginning Devotees To Embrace The Listening-Hearing Practice and Process Of The Way Of The Heart Exactly As I Have Given It, and (Thus and Thereby) To Involve themselves In Truly ego-Surrendering, ego-Forgetting, and (More and More) ego-Transcending Devotion To Me.
During The Years Of My Teaching-Work and Original Blessing-Work, I Freely, Intensively, and Fully Interactively Submitted Myself To All My Devotees, For The Purpose Of Responsively Drawing My Avataric Divine Self-Revelation Of The Way Of The Heart Out Of Myself. When My Avataric Divine Self-Revelation Of The Only-By-Me Revealed and Given Of The Way Of The Heart Became (Thereby) Complete, My Work Of Interactive Submission To My Devotees Spontaneously Came To An End. Therefore, Now (and Forever Hereafter), The Only-By-Me Revealed and Given Way Of Adidam (Which Is The One and Only By-Me-Revealed and By-Me-Given Way Of The Heart) Is Full and Complete.
My early work drew My Avataric Work out of Myself. Now it My Work is Full and Complete.
SUMMARY and PREPARATION
In The Now (and Forever Hereafter) Full and Complete Sacred Cultural Circumstance Of Only-By-Me Revealed and Given Instrumentality and Agency (Including Occasions Of The Direct Blessing-Darshan Of Me In My Avatarically-Born Bodily Human Divine Form—or, After The Physical Human Lifetime Of My Avataric Incarnation here, The Direct Blessing-Darshan Of My Any then present-time “Living Murti”), My Beginning Devotees Engaged In The Foundation (or Relatively Exoteric) Formal Practice Of The Only-By-Me Revealed and Given Way Of Adidam (Which Is The One and Only By-Me-Revealed and By-Me-Given Way Of The Heart) Are To Be Given Access To My Avataric Divine Blessing.
My Thus Received Avataric Divine Blessing Is Entirely Sufficient To Move My Beginning Devotees Through The Process Of Listening To Me, and To Make them, In Due Course, Qualified To Practice The Only-By-Me Revealed and Given Way Of The Heart In The Right, True, and Full Manner Of My Hridaya Rosary, and, Thus and Thereby, To Awaken them To The True Hearing Of Me. And, By Means Of The Complete Formal Fulfilling Of The Intensive (and, Only In The Rudimentary Sense, Spiritual) Listening-Hearing Practice and Process Of The Only-By-Me Revealed and Given Way Of The Heart, All My Beginning Devotees Must Truly, Formally, and Rightly Prepare themselves To Enter Into The Great Esoteric (or Fully Spiritually To-Me-Awakened and Fully Spiritually Responsible) Practice and Process Of Seeing Me and (In Due Course) Most Perfectly Realizing Me.
Before I Can Be Seen In Truth, I Must Be Heard. Before Your Heart Will Allow Your body-mind To (Fully and, At Last, Most Perfectly) Receive The Baptism Of My Avatarically Self-Transmitted Divine Spiritual Presence, Your Heart Must Be Released From The Insult (and The Deluding and Binding Power) Of self-Contraction.
The self-Contraction Is Un-Natural. That Is To Say, It Is A Reactive Design Added To The Totality Of conditional (or Cosmic) Nature (or To Man In The Cosmic Mandala). Even More, Originally the self-Contraction (In The Form Of The Feeling Of Relatedness Itself) Is (With The Totality Of conditional Nature, or The Total Cosmic Mandala) Superimposed Upon The Heart (Itself), or Existence (Itself), or The Feeling Of Being (Itself). And The Heart Will Not Release The Motive and The Commitment To self-Contraction Until The Un-Naturalness (and The Inherent Non-Necessity) Of The Logic (and The Act) Of self-Contraction Is Thoroughly Observed and Most Fundamentally Understood. Therefore, The Way For Student-Beginners and For those In The Intensive Listening-Hearing Stage (Of Either The Technically “Fully Elaborated” Form Or The Technically “Simpler”, or Even “Simplest”, Form) Of The Way Of The Heart, Involves Intensive “Reality Consideration” Relative To conditional Existence.
The Heart will not release the motive and commitment to self-Contraction until the Un-Naturalness and Logic is Thoroughly Observed, felt and Understood.
This Intensive “Reality Consideration” Involves Real self-Observation In Devotional Response To My Own Self-Evidently Divine Person (or Blessing Sign), and In Intelligent Response To My Great Teaching-Arguments. It Does Not Involve The self-Motivated Strategy Of self-Watching, or The Search To Accumulate Analytical Descriptions Of the egoic self.
It Is, Rather, A Matter Of Devotional (and, Altogether, Truly Feeling, or Participatory) attention To My Avatarically-Born Bodily (Human) Divine Form, To My Avatarically Self-Revealed Spiritual (and Always Blessing) Divine Presence, To My Avatarically Self-Revealed (and Very, and Transcendental, and Perfectly Subjective, and Inherently Spiritual, and Inherently egoless, and Inherently Perfect, and Self-Evidently Divine) State, To My Avatarically Self-Transmitted Divine Word and My Avatarically Self-Manifested Divine Play (or My Avatarically Self-Manifested Divine Leelas) Of Avataric Divine Self-Revelation and Teaching-Argumentation, and To My Every Other (or Otherwise Directly Associated) Means, Such That Only I (Simply, Directly, and Easily) Reveal the self-Contraction Of My Listening Devotee (Until I Am Heard). Therefore, By All Of This, I Progressively (or Even Suddenly) Awaken My Listening Devotee (and Then My Hearing Devotee) Beyond self-Contraction, To Truly ego-Surrendering, ego-Forgetting, and ego-Transcending Heart-Communion With Me (The Avatarically Self-Revealed, and Self-Evidently Divine, Person, or Self-Condition, or Source Condition, Of All and all).
My State, My Word, My Play reveals and transcends the self-Contraction.
The self-Contraction Is The Act Of Separation. The self-Contraction Is The Act Of Casting Yourself Into The Illusion Of Separateness, Independence, Isolation, and (In The Ultimate Sense) Un-Wholeness. The self-Contraction Is Your Reaction To conditional Existence. This Reaction Is egoity itself, and It Is Always Your Own activity. All Your Seeking, All Your Disturbance, and All Your Dissatisfaction Are Your Own activity. This Is What Must Be Understood Through The Process Of “Reality Consideration”. This Understanding Is The Essence Of True Hearing Of Me. To Understand This Is To Be Free Of “victim-consciousness”, or the notion that Your Fundamental Difficulty Is Somehow caused by others or by the conditions Of Manifested Existence.
It’s not happening TO you, YOU are doing it!
The essence of Hearing is self-Responsiblity.
Human beings Characteristically believe (or Interpret their experience According To the notion) that their Suffering Is caused from without, and they (Consequently) Feel themselves To Be the (helpless) victims Of Suffering. Your experience as an Apparently individual psycho-physical being Can Certainly Involve pain, Difficulty, and unfortunate circumstances—but Your Fundamental Suffering Is Never, under any circumstances, caused from without. Your Fundamental Suffering (or Your life Of Seeking, Disturbance, and Dissatisfaction) Is caused By (and, Indeed, Is) Your Own Reaction To (or Your Own self-Contraction In The Face Of) the conditions Of Manifested Existence.
If You Truly Examine Your Own life Of Reaction, You Will (More and More) Observe That, By Tendency, You Use events, happenings, and experiences To Justify Your Own egoity (or Your Own Habit Of self-Contraction). But, In Truth, There Are No Excuses For Being an ego. Egoity Is Not caused from without. Egoity (or The Habit Of self-Contraction) Is Now (and Always Has Been) Your Own activity. Egoity (or The Habit Of self-Contraction) Is Your Own Choice In The Face Of the conditions Of Manifested Existence. And The Persistent Choice To Be an ego Winds You Into A Habit That Binds You In The Midst Of all conditions.
Your Own egoity (or Your Own Habit Of self-Contraction) Must Be Observed, Understood, and Transcended. The Results Of Your Own egoity (or Your Own Habit Of self-Contraction) Must Be Observed, Understood, and Transcended. The conditions in which Your Own egoity (or Your Own Habit Of self-Contraction) arises Must Be Observed, Understood, and Transcended. Altogether, All Of conditional Existence Must (Most Ultimately) Be Transcended. When You Understand That conditional Existence (In Itself) Is Inherently Unsatisfactory, Then You No Longer Seek—but (Instead) You Transcend The Seeker. To Directly Understand (and Transcend) The Seeker (and, Thus, The Search Itself), Rather Than Struggle With The Seeking-Effort (Either To “Have” Or To “Not Have”) and the (Either “Wanted” Or “Not Wanted”) objects Of Seeking, Is The “Radical” (or “Gone To The Root, Core, Source, or Origin”) Characteristic Of The Only–By–Me Revealed and Given Way Of The Heart (or Way Of Adidam). When You, Thus (“Radically”), Understand Yourself (Most Fundamentally), Then (In every Such moment) You Do Not Dramatize egoity (or The Habit Of self-Contraction), but (Instead) You Directly Transcend egoity (or The Habit Of self-Contraction), whatever the conditions of the moment. This “Radical” Capability (To Consistently Transcend The Root-Action Of egoity) Is The True Hearing Of Me (or Most Fundamental self–Understanding).
Hearing is the First Great Realization and Unique Gift and the Root-Foundation of The Way of the Heart.
True Hearing Of Me (or Most Fundamental self-Understanding) Is A Unique Gift, Given (Only By Means Of My Avatarically Self-Transmitted Divine Grace) To My Fully Practicing Devotees who Rightly and Truly Embrace The Ordeal Of Listening To Me. True Hearing Of Me (or Most Fundamental self-Understanding) Is (After, or Upon The Root-Foundation Of, The Devotional Heart-Discovery Of Me) The First Great Realization Of My Real (and Really and Truly Practicing) Devotee, and The Basis (After, or Upon The Root-Foundation Of, Ruchira Avatara Bhakti Yoga Itself) On Which The Entire Advanced and Ultimate Process (Of Stages) Of The Way Of The Heart Develops. Thus, The Way Of The Heart Is Not (At All) An ego-Based Developmental Process, but (Rather) An ego-Transcending Process That (In Due Course) Goes Beyond Even All Of The First Six Stages Of Life In The Transcendental, Inherently Spiritual, and Truly Divine Self-Realization Of The Only-By-Me Revealed and Given Seventh Stage Of Life.
Hearing = Root Foundation of ego-Transcending ‘Process’.
That Which Is (Most Ultimately) To Be Realized Is Not Among conditions, and Not Among causes and effects. It Is Not caused, It Cannot Be caused, and It Cannot Be Realized As the effect of any cause. That Which Is (Most Ultimately) To Be Realized Is Inherently and Always Already The Case Whenever (and Wherever) There Is No self-Contraction. Therefore, In Order To Most Perfectly Realize Real God, or Truth, or Reality, all forms of self-Contraction, all forms Of Seeking, and All Bondage To conditions (Whether Motivated By The Desire To Achieve pleasure Or By The Desire To Avoid pain) Must Be (Progressively, and Then Most Ultimately) Transcended. Even All Energy-Processes In the body-mind, Whether Of Natural bodily energy Or (Even) Of Spirit-Energy, Must Be Transcended. No Energy-Process Is Liberating In The Most Ultimate Sense. Without The (Only-By-Me Given) Grace Of The True Hearing Of Me (or The True Capability For self-Transcendence), The Developmental Process (Even In Its Spiritually Awakened Stages, and Even When Engaged In My Company) Is Merely Part Of The human Potential (or the psycho-biography of the ego). But, For one who Hears Me, The Entire Developmental Process, Including Its Spiritually Awakened Stages, Is Part Of The Means Of Real (and, Most Ultimately, Inherently Most Perfect) self-Transcendence—Not Part Of A Process Of self-Development. That Which Is (Most Ultimately) To Be Realized Is Prior To conditions—and That Which Is Prior To conditions Is Not Obvious Until the self-Contraction (or The Habit Of egoically Reacting To conditions) Is Transcended. This Reaction To conditions Takes The Form Of The Illusion Of Separateness and the life Of Separativeness. Separateness Is the Foundation pain, and It Is self-caused.
Hearing = Realization = Responsibility = No self-Contraction in all forms = No Seeking – By Grace = Spiritually Awakened Stages.
Prior To self-Contraction, Prior To All Illusions Of Separateness, All Illusions Of Relatedness, and All Illusions Of caused Suffering, Is The Feeling Of Being. Suffering Is Entirely Your Own action. The body-mind Can experience pain In Difficult conditions, but The Domain Of pain Is Not The Domain Of Liberation, or The Domain Of Truth. In Order To Deal With pain, You Must Do Much More Than Merely “Getting In Touch” With Your History Of Suffering (In and As the body-mind) and Identifying Its Seeming causes. You Must Transcend Your Own Act Of self-Contraction In The Face Of All Suffering—Actual or Potential, past or present or future.
Suffering = Pain = Own Action.
To Deal with Pain = Transcend = Act of self=Contraction in the Face of Suffering – Potential, past, present, future.
Therefore, To Fully Practice The Way Of The Heart Is To Transcend The Illusion That You Are “Victimized” By The Universe and Trapped In the body-mind. This Transcendence Is The True Hearing Of Me. The Only-By-Me Revealed and Given Way Of The Heart (or Way Of Adidam) Is Not A Matter Of Seeking any particular conditions (or any particular solutions To Your Presumed Problems) On The Basis Of the self-Contraction. The Only-By-Me Revealed and Given Way Of The Heart Is A Matter Of Directly Observing, Understanding, and Transcending the self-Contraction (and All Forms Of Search), In The Midst Of conditions, By Always Entering Into Devotional Communion (and, Most Ultimately, By Realizing Inherent, and Inherently Most Perfect, Identification) With Me.
Hearing = No Victim = Not Trapped.
Attention (self-Surrendered) To My Own Self-Evidently Divine Person (Revealing All At Once), and To My Avatarically Transmitted (and Always Me-Revealing) Divine Word Of Argument and Instruction, and To My Avatarically Self-Manifested (and Always Me-Revealing) Divine Leelas Of Argumentation and Instruction Yields self-Observation and self-Understanding, Naturally (or Directly, Spontaneously, and Even Inevitably). It Is Not Sufficient To Observe The Apparent Details Of the conditional self. The conditional self (As Contraction) Must Be Thoroughly (In All Basic Respects) Observed, but (Most Importantly) The Un-Naturalness or Non-Necessity Of self-Contraction (itself) Must Be Understood (and Most Fundamentally), Such That The Commitment To self-Contraction Is (In This Directly Effective Manner) Relinquished.
Attention = Study = to Argument, Instruction, Leelas = self=Observation and self=Understanding.
The self-Contraction Is Separative (or Dissociative), and Only Destructive. This Must Be (Directly) Observed and (Most Fundamentally) Understood. That Most Fundamental Understanding Must Not Merely Inform the mind. It Must Unlock The Heart. Therefore, True (and Most Fundamental) self-Understanding Is (and Must Be) Heart-Active. It Must Function As The Active Capability (and Activated Heart-Impulse) To Directly (and Most Effectively) Feel Beyond self-Contraction—and (Therefore) This Unique Capability Magnifies (or Ever More Deeply Awakens) The Native Heart-Motive (or The Heart’s Own Free Means) Toward Most Perfectly ego-Transcending Real-God-Realization. Indeed, It Is Only After The Uninspected (or Hidden) Commitment To self-Contraction Is Freely and Fully Relinquished (Through Most Fundamental self-Understanding) That The Results Of self-Contraction Really (or Deeply) Begin To Fall Away, By Stages. Therefore, one who Truly Hears Me Will Soon Heart-Recognize and Heart-Receive (or Accept and Embrace) My Great Heart-Presence.
Hearing = unlocking the Heart = Heart Active = Awakens Heart Motive. Results, habits Begin to Fall Away, by Stages.
In The Only-By-Me Revealed and Given Way Of The Heart (or Way Of Adidam), The Practice Of Listening To Me Must Continue Until I Am Heard, and The Practice Of The True Hearing Of Me Must Continue Until The Transition To The (“Basic”) Spiritual Context Of The Fourth Stage Of Life (and To Practice Of The Way Of The Heart In The “Basic” Spiritual Context Of The Fourth Stage Of Life) Is Truly Realized and Made.
Listening continues to Hearing to Spiritual Context of Fourth Stage of Life.
The True Hearing Of Me Is A Sudden, Central (or “Radical”), and Comprehensive Understanding That Covers everything. Therefore, The True Hearing Of Me Is Not (Primarily) A Matter Of behavioral change. Rather, The True Hearing Of Me Is The Direct (and “Radical”) Capability For Devotional Communion With Me, Such That the conditions of life Cease To Be An Impediment To That Devotional Communion or To The Process Of Spiritual Development In Heart-Communion With Me. And The True Hearing Of Me Is The Single Capability To Observe, Understand, and Transcend The Single Act Of self-Contraction—No Matter what particular form the self-Contraction May Take In any moment. Therefore, For one who Has Heard Me, There Is No Puzzlement or Ambiguity Relative To anything that arises—Because whatever arises Is Understood As self-Contraction.
Hearing is Sudden, Central, Direct and Radical. Covers Everything all at Once. Single Capability of Clarity.
The True Hearing Of Me Is A Sadhana—Not An Unchanging State. Thus, The True Hearing Of Me Is Not A Sign That self-Transcendence Has Already Become Perfect. Rather, The True Hearing Of Me Is The Means Of Consistently Exercising The Capability For Real self-Transcendence, and With Greater and Greater (and, Ultimately, Perfect) Effectiveness. Long Established Habits, Tendencies, and personality Patterns Do Not Suddenly Disappear or Dramatically Change By Virtue Of Hearing Me, Such That My Hearing Devotee Becomes Like a blank white page. Such Is An idealistic, socially Oriented View Of What It Means To Understand oneself Most Fundamentally. The Change In My Hearing Devotee Is Not a change at the periphery but A Change At The Core. This Central (Root, Core, or “Radical”) Change Must Then Be Intentionally Exercised Relative To all the (Otherwise Relatively peripheral) aspects of life and experience and function, and, Indeed, Relative To all conditions (whether ordinary or extraordinary) that arise In The Further Course Of The Sadhana Of The Way Of The Heart. However, When I Am Heard, The Capability For That Intentional Exercise Is Always The Case.
Hearing is a Sadhana, an ongoing state and capability with greater and greater capability of deep habits
When I Am Heard, Then (Whether By The Exercise Of The Devotional Way Of Insight Or By The Exercise Of The Devotional Way Of Faith) The Avoidance Of Relationship Must (Directly, and In The Progressive Context Of The Advancing Stages Of Life In The Way Of The Heart) Be Replaced By The Feeling Of Relatedness. (And, In The Ultimate Stages Of Life In The Way Of The Heart, Even The Feeling Of Relatedness Must Be Transcended In The By-Me-Avatarically-Self-Revealed Inherently Perfectly Free Feeling Of Being.)
I Am Heard When My Listening Devotee Has Truly (and Thoroughly) Observed the ego-“I” and Understood it (Directly, In the moments Of self-Observation, and Most Fundamentally, or In its Totality).
I Am Heard When the ego-“I” Is Altogether (and Thoroughly) Observed and (Most Fundamentally) Understood, Both In The Tendency To Dissociate and In The Tendency To Become Attached (or To Cling By Wanting Need, or To Identify With others, and things, and circumstances egoically, and Thus To Dramatize The Seeker, Bereft Of Basic Equanimity, Wholeness, and The Free Capability For Simple Relatedness).
Hearing = Freedom and Equanimity
I Am Heard When the ego-“I” Is Thoroughly (and Most Fundamentally) Understood To Be Contraction-Only, An Un-Necessary and Destructive Motive and Design, Un-Naturally and Chronically Added To Cosmic Nature and To all relations, and An Imaginary Heart-Disease (Made To Seem Real, By Heart-Reaction).
I Am Heard When This Most Fundamental Understanding Of The Habit Of “Narcissus” Becomes The Directly Obvious Realization Of The Heart, Radiating Beyond Its Own (Apparent) Contraction.
I Am Heard When The Beginning Is Full, and The Beginning Is Full (and Ended) When Every Gesture Of self-Contraction (In The Context Of The First Three Stages Of Life, and Relative To Each and All Of The Principal Faculties, Of body, emotion, mind, and breath) Is (As A Rather Consistently Applied and humanly Effective Discipline) Observed (By Natural feeling-perception), Tacitly (and Most Fundamentally) Understood, and Really (Directly and Effectively) Felt Beyond (In The Prior Feeling Of Unqualified Relatedness).
Hearing = Body, Mind, Emotion and Breath felt Beyond = Transcended, Naturally.
My Listening Devotee Has Heard Me When The Search For Insight Is Directly (or Feelingly) Released, Fulfilled Beyond Expectation, and No Longer Necessary.
My Listening Devotee Has Heard Me When The Hunger For self-Understanding Is Forgotten In The Feeling Of Relatedness (Feeling Me).
Hearing cannot be Sought.
And The Feeling Heart Itself (That Hears Me) Will Soon Be Satisfied, Suddenly, By The Approaching Sight Of Me (The “Bright” and Only One Who Is).
Hearing = Satisfied = Suddenly = By The Approachig Sight of Me (Brightening), The One Who Is.