Beyond the Cultic Tendency in Religion and Spirituality, and in Secular Society – Adi Da Samraj







Table of Contents – Up? – Beyond the Beginner’s Spiritual Way of Saint Jesus and the Traditions of Mystical Cosmic Ascent via Spirit-Breath

INTRODUCTION by
Jonathan Condit, PhD

PART ONE

Three Talks and Four Essays from the Samraj Upanishad of
the Avataric Great Sage, Adi Da Samraj

I. The Dogmas of
Social Morality Versus the Esoteric Spiritual Teaching That
Is At the Origin of Traditional Religions

II. A
Prophetic Criticism of “Great” Religions

III. The
“Western” Prohibition Against Higher Knowledge and
Realization Versus the “Eastern” Advocacy of
Higher Knowledge and Realization 

IV. The Necessity
For A Global Unity-Culture To Replace the Ancient Bi-Polar
Culture of Separate West and Separate East

V. Exoteric
and Esoteric: The Public and the “Secret”
Dimensions of Religion 

VI. The Criticism That
Cures The Heart

VII. The Three Great
Principles Of All Truth

PART TWO

The Seventh Stage Revelation

I. “God”-Talk, Real-God-Realization, Most Perfect
Divine Self-Awakening, and the Seven Possible Stages of
Life

II. The Seventh Stage
Way

PART THREE

The Unique Life-Revelation of The Avataric Great Sage,
Adi Da Samraj—Including His Thorough Process of
Investigating, and Transcending, the Traditional Realms of
Mysticism

I. The “Bright” and the “Thumbs” Are
My True First Room  

II. My Life-Demonstration of the Guru-Devotee
Relationship  

III. My “Learning” of Mysticism— In the
Hindu Manner 

IV. My “Learning” of Mysticism— In the
Christian Manner  

V. My Most Perfect Re-Awakening

As the “Bright”

PART FOUR

Devotion to the Spiritual Master Is the Foundation of All
True Spirituality

I. Spiritual
Adepts Are the Root of All Religious Traditions

II. Beyond the Cultic
Tendency in Religion and Spirituality, and in Secular
Society 

III. Cultism Is the
Beginner’s Level of Human Existence 

IV. The
Great Esoteric Tradition of Devotion To The Adept-Realizer
 

PART FIVE

The Non-Conformist Moral, Devotional, and Spiritual
Teachings of Saint Jesus and the Conventional Public
Religious Message of Institutional Christianity

I. The Forgotten
Spiritual Esotericism of Saint Jesus and the Christian
Social Exotericism That Succeeded It
 

II. The Universal
Non-“Religious” Message of Jesus of Galilee
 

III. The
“Secrets” of The “Kingdom of
God”

PART SIX

The Spiritual
Gospel of Saint Jesus of Galilee, Re-Told—and Revealed
Again—by Adi Da Samraj

PART SEVEN

The Spiritual Instructions and the Spiritual Transmission
of Traditional Yogis and Saints

I. A
Conversation of Saint Seraphim of Sarov with Nicholas
Motovilov Concerning the Aim of a Christian Life

II. Ramakrishna’s Transmission of His Own
Spirit-Person into the Person of Swami Vivekananda

III. The Spiritual Teachings of Swami Muktananda— As
Written to the Avataric Great Sage, Adi Da Samraj

IV. The Spiritual Teachings of Bhagavan Nityananda—
As Recorded and Revealed by the Avataric Great Sage, Adi Da
Samraj

V. My Example of the Formal Transmission, Via the
Traditional “Rite of Inheritance”, of the Inherent
Right to Transmit and Teach the Process of Spiritual
Ascent

VI. The Process of Spiritual Ascent: The Progressive
Steps of the Fifth Stage of Life

PART EIGHT

Cosmic Spiritual Baptism Versus Divine Spiritual
Baptism

I. The Super-Physics of Divine Enlightenment

II. The Lesser and Greater Traditions Associated with The
Kundalini Shakti

III. My Unique Avataric Self-Revelation of The Divine
Spiritual Process of Ruchira Shaktipat

IV. The Divine Yoga Of My Crashing-Down Avataric
Descent

V. Cosmic Spiritual Baptism Versus Divine Spiritual
Baptism  

PART NINE

Hridaya Rosary (Four Thorns Of Heart-Instruction)

Prologue: The Rose Garden Of The Heart

First Thorn:

The Essential “Method” (Right, True, and Full)
Of Direct (and Total psycho-physical) heart-Communion With
Me

Second Thorn:

The Four-Part Exercise (Right, True, and Full)

Of Responsively ego-Transcending Devotion To Me

Third Thorn:

The Process Associated With The Four-Part Exercise

(Right, True, and Full) Of Responsively
ego-Transcending

Devotion To Me

Fourth Thorn:

Details Of The Right, True, and Full Practice

Of “Samraj Asana”, The “Healing Pose”
Of Total

psycho-physical Devotion To Me

PART TEN

The Fundamental Practice of Total

psycho-physical Turning To Me

I. Make Divine Yoga out of each moment

II. Heart-Communion With Me Is Inherently

Prior To egoity

III. Always Transcend Your Own Childish

and Adolescent ego-Patterning

IV. The Secret of Practicing True Devotion To Me

V. Turn the Principal Faculties of the body-mind To
Me—and Disregard Their Contents

VI. When You Heart-Recognize Me, The Faculties

Follow in Heart-Response To Me

VII. The Only Liberating Discovery

PART ELEVEN

The Reality-Way

I. The Way of The Mirror Is Me

II. Mere Concentration Versus True Surrender

III. The Ancient Walk-About Way

IV. My Spiritually “Bright” Silence

V. True Devotion Is Prior Communion—

Not the Search For Union and Unity

VI. True Devotion Is “Perfect Knowledge”

Demonstrated By Renunciation

PART TWELVE

The True Divine Spiritual Process

I. No Seeking / Mere Beholding

(Spiritual Initiation Of The Primary Practice

Of The Way Of Adidam Ruchiradam)

II. The “Thumbs” Is The Fundamental Sign

Of The Avataric Crashing-Down

Of My Divine Person

III. The Divine Way Of Adidam Is Revealed

and Given Only By Me—Avatarically,

From Above and Beyond

LAST WORD

As Is

I. The Perfect Word “Is” and the ego-Word
“I”

II. The Way Of Is

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