Spiritual Master as Treasure – Adi Da Samraj




“To be Governed by Me is not childish. Rather, to
be Governed by Me (Reality) is to be, truly and maturely
human. To be Governed by Me (Reality) is to be a real
adult-one who no longer assigns the faculties of
discrimination and responsibility to his or her parents, but
who “takes the treasure” from the parents’ house and, as a
truly adult man or woman (full of discrimination, and
clarity of heart, and clarity of mind), surrenders in
obedience to (Reality).”
Aletheon – Divine Self-Obedience,
p.763

 

Traditionally, when an individual
is recognized to be a Spiritual Realizer, the first thing
that is done is that he or she is set apart-or provided with
a right circumstance, and (thereafter) perpetually served.
Such setting apart of a Spiritual Realizer is done by those
who would be that one’s devotees-because, without such
setting apart, a Realizer cannot function as a Master, and
will (most likely) simply remain unknown.

Why have devotees always set apart the Realizers they
discovered, approaching them thereafter as their Masters?
The reason that the setting apart of a Realizer is necessary
is that Realization is a Spiritual State, in Which even the
body-mind of the Realizer is transformed to an extraordinary
degree-and such a transformed body-mind cannot exist under
ordinary conditions. Thus, a True Realizer is not simply one
who utters a Teaching. Rather, a True Realizer is the
Incarnation of That Which he or she has Realized.

If you were walking down a beach, you might find all
kinds of fragments-of shells, and bits of this and that
washed up from the sea. However, if you found a diamond the
size of a football, you would know you had found a unique
treasure. You would not treat such a discovery like a broken
bit of shell.

To find a True Realizer-not just a “talker”, but one who
has been (even bodily) Transformed by the Transcendental
Spiritual Divine-is to discover such a unique Treasure.
There are degrees of demonstration of Divine
Self-Realization-in the modes of the fourth, the fifth, and
the sixth stages of life, and, now, in My Divine Avataric
Case, in the ultimate mode of the seventh stage of life.
Nevertheless, all degrees of Real-God-Realization are about
the same fundamental matter, the same Reality.

True devotees worship their Spiritual Masters with their
lives-because true devotees have discovered that the
Spiritual Master is the Incarnation (or the Very Person) of
the State they would Realize, the State that they understand
to be the ultimate purpose of life itself.

My true devotee devotionally recognizes Me to the point
of being constantly turned to Me with every principal
faculty. If you are truly devotionally Attracted to Me
(rather than simply associating with Me in an egoic manner),
you go beyond separate “self” in your turning to Me. If you
are not truly devotionally Attracted to Me (and, thus, do
not truly devotionally recognize Me), you simply “play off”
Me as the ego’s “other”-either a social “other” or an
organizational “other” or a merely ceremonial “other”. None
of that is true devotion to Me.

The devotional relationship to Me is Attraction to My
Avatarically Self-Manifested Divine Person and My Divinely
Self-“Bright” State. When you are truly devotionally
Attracted to Me, the Self-Evidence of My Avatarically
Self-Revealed Divine State is tacitly “Known” by you in the
instant of Sighting My Divinely-Avatarically-Born bodily
(human) Divine Form. Thus, those who devotionally recognize
Me are (whole bodily) turned to Me, simply because they are
devotionally Attracted to Me. Those who devotionally
recognize Me are not coming to Me merely to “get something”
for themselves. Those who devotionally recognize Me are only
turned to Me. My (thus) true devotees always serve Me, they
always relate to Me through gifts only, and they always live
in accordance with My Divine Avataric Word of Instruction.
Thus and so, My true devotees live the devotional
relationship to Me in an entirely Lawful manner.

As “Narcissus”, you presume that I (in My
Divinely-Avatarically-Born bodily human Divine Form) am
merely another “human primate”. As “Narcissus”, you presume
that I (in My Divinely-Avatarically-Born bodily human Divine
Form) am “just like you”-that I (in My
Divinely-Avatarically-Born bodily human Divine Form) am in
the same state as you are, and involved in the same kind of
activities as you are. Thus, as “Narcissus”, you presume
that I (in My Divinely-Avatarically-Born bodily human Divine
Form) am an ego who functions socially, organizationally,
and merely ceremonially (or in a conventionally “religious”
manner). However, all such presumptions are merely the signs
of an ego-ically ignorant state, in which you are not
devotionally recognizing Me. To make any such presumption is
to be unaware that This Divine Avataric Revelation-Body is
Transcendentally Spiritually Transformed and in a Profound
Condition utterly unlike that of others. This Body Is The
Unique Means for the Most Perfect Divine Liberation of all
who devotionally recognize Me and devotionally respond to
Me. This Body Is The Unique Revelation of the Perfect Way to
Realize the Divine Conscious Light.

Thus, right practice of the only-by-Me Revealed and Given
Reality-Way of Adidam cannot be based on any
“instruction-manual list” of behaviors and doctrines that
you outwardly accommodate and use as a “costume” in which to
mum and seem. Right practice of the only-by-Me Revealed and
Given Reality-Way of Adidam can only be based on true
devotional recognition of Me and whole bodily devotional
response to Me. If you are devotionally Attracted to My
“Bright” Divine State-Divinely Avatarically Appearing here
in Incarnate bodily (human) Form, and (altogether)
Transcendentally Spiritually Self-Manifesting-then you have
the basis for right practice of the Reality-Way of Adidam.
If you are not yet manifesting such devotional
Attractedness, then you do not yet have the basis for right
practice of the Reality-Way of Adidam.

If you are My formally practicing devotee, you must base
your practice of the Reality-Way of Adidam on devotional
recognition of Me-and, therefore, on being devotionally
Attracted to My Bodily Incarnate Person. My
Divinely-Avatarically-Born bodily (human) Divine Form is not
merely an “image” on which to focus. I Am the One to Whom
you (as My devotee) are devotionally Attracted, and to Whom
you cannot help but be turned-and I Am the Very (and
Intrinsically egoless) Person, State, and Condition you must
Realize. Therefore, you must not merely concentrate on Me,
but you must surrender and give yourself to Me-whole bodily,
and entirely, and in an utterly ego-forgetting manner.

I have compared this devotionally Attracted recognition
of Me to the feeling of being in love. When you are in love,
you cannot possibly forget the loved one. You are always
preoccupied with thinking about that one. Thus, you are
inherently turned to whatever attracts you.

This is a metaphor relative to the nature of devotion to
Me. If you are devotionally Attracted to My “Bright” Divine
State of Person-Divinely Avatarically Incarnate here, and
Uniquely Shown through a Transcendentally Spiritually
Transformed Body-then you are inherently moved to serve Me,
and to live in accordance with My Divine Avataric Word of
Instruction. You will not do so otherwise. If devotional
recognition of Me is not the case, everything you do and say
(as an effort of would-be devotion) will be mere
double-talk, mere seeming, mere playing of a strategy, mere
going along with the mumming.

The degree of your Attractedness to Me is the degree of
your devotion to Me. This is what I look for in My devotee:
Are there signs of devotional Attractedness to Me? Is there
a conversion of life? Is there the relinquishment of all
preoccupation with “worldliness” and the habits and patterns
of egoity?

The Reality-Way of Adidam is a relationship, not a
“technique”. Therefore, the devotional (and, in due course,
Transcendental Spiritual) relationship to Me is the
fundamental principle on which all specific practices in the
Reality-Way of Adidam are based. The totality of the
Reality-Way of Adidam must be founded on “radical” devotion
to Me (which is, in its essence, whole bodily turning to Me,
with all of the psycho-physical faculties). Therefore,
service to Me and right “self”-discipline (in devotional
recognition-response to Me) are, necessarily, to be founded
on “radical” devotion to Me (and also on the maturing
“self”-understanding that is awakened by “radical” devotion
to Me).

Service to Me and “self”-discipline (in devotional
recognition-response to Me) are Gifts Given by Me to
practitioners of the Reality-Way of Adidam. These practices
are not “techniques” to be “self”-applied in the manner of
strategic “self”-effort. Rather, these practices are to be
received as Gifts from Me-and they are to be practiced with
a feeling of obligation to Me, based on true love of Me (and
also on the maturing “self”-understanding that is realized
through Listening to My Revelation-Leelas and My
Reality-Word and receiving all of My Divine Avataric Gifts).
Because service to Me and “self”-discipline (in devotional
recognition-response to Me) are Gifts to be received from
Me, rather than “techniques” to be strategically
“self”-applied, their significance is fundamental to My
devotee’s relationship to Me. They are to be practiced as
forms of responsive obedience (or sympathetic conformity) to
Me, rather than as ego-instigated disciplines. Likewise,
even all the practices of the Reality-Way of Adidam are
Gifts from Me, Given to those who practice and demonstrate
“radical” devotion to Me.

My true devotees live a right life-and My true devotees
truly serve Me. As a result, My true devotees are, very
soon, entered into the Transcendental Spiritual dimension of
the relationship with Me.

Therefore, if you are My devotee, you must not waste
years quibbling over the necessary disciplines-whether or
not to surrender to Me, and whether or not to consistently
fulfill My Divine Avataric Word of Instruction. Such
weakness of purpose is not devotion.

Adidam is a participatory Way. Therefore, to be a full
participant in the culture of Adidam, you must have fully
established the foundation practice of the Reality-Way of
Adidam. You must not still be in or of the “world”. You must
have turned away from “worldliness”, and you must have
embraced the foundation discipline of the only-by-Me
Revealed and Given Reality-Way of Adidam.

When you have fully established the foundation practice I
have Given, then you are no longer merely a “worldling”. You
are Attracted to Me rather than to the “world”. In that
case, you are practicing the Reality-Way I have Given.

You do not become a true devotee of Mine simply through
the ceremonial taking of a vow. When you take the vow as My
formal Second Congregation devotee, you are beginning the
process of becoming My fully practicing devotee, but you are
not yet fully established as a devotee of Mine. Devotion to
Me is a practice, not merely a condition of “being under a
vow”. You must fulfill the vow.

I Am here to Transcendentally Spiritually Manifest My Own
“Bright” Divine Self-Nature, Self-Condition, and Self-State,
and, on that basis, to Transcendentally Spiritually Bless
people who come to Me rightly and are prepared for My Divine
Transcendental Spiritual Blessing. The purpose of coming
into My Divine Avataric Transcendental Spiritual Company is
not to confirm your illusions. Transcendental Spiritual
“Locating” and “Knowing” of Me is not, in any sense
whatsoever, a confirmation of your ego-possessed inwardness.
To rightly come into My Divine Avataric Company for the sake
of “Locating” and “Knowing” My Transcendental Spiritual
Self-Transmission of the Divine Self-Nature, Self-Condition,
and Self-State is to approach Me by means of devotional and
whole bodily worship of Me. It is described as the
“searchless Beholding” of Me because-as one who is rightly
and truly prepared to Transcendentally Spiritually “Locate”
Me and “Know” Me (and, Thus and Thereby, to Transcendentally
Spiritually Commune with Me)-you are already (by virtue of
previously established right practice) entirely surrendered
to Me and always constantly serving Me. Thus and so, you are
(entirely and constantly) devotionally Attracted to Me-Above
and Beyond and Prior to all else.

To be My devotee is to set life apart from being
destroyed by the “world”, by death, by darkness, and by
ignorance. Devotees of Mine establish a set-apart culture, a
cooperative sacred domain in which to live the devotional
(and, in due course, Transcendental Spiritual) life of
whole-bodily-recognition-responsive devotional Communion
with Me.

My true devotees are not preoccupied with “worldliness”.
My true devotees serve Me twenty-four hours a day-under all
circumstances, in all relations, in all moments, and always
(whole bodily) turning to Me. My true devotees do not turn
to the “world”, or to the patterns of egoity. My true
devotees turn to Me-because they are devotionally Attracted
to Me. They know that I Am the Self-Manifesting Divine Truth
That Is Reality Itself. They understand that turning to Me
is the means for the Most Perfect Realization of That.

My Avatarically Self-Revealed and Self-Evidently Divine
State Is Always Already The Case. However, it is the
responsibility of My devotees to create the earthly
circumstance in which My Perpetual Divine State can be
constantly Manifested-instead of My State being imposed upon
by any form of human patterning. It should never be
demanded, by anyone, that I subordinate Myself to egos, by
conforming to the egoic condition. All who are moved to
approach Me and relate to Me should simply conform
themselves to My “Bright” Divine State. In this manner, they
will allow My “Bright” Divine State to be
Self-Manifested-twenty-four hours a day.

You conform yourself to My “Bright” Divine State by
offering Me gifts of practice and service, and by
searchlessly Beholding Me. Such is the Divine Law. Such is
the Sacrament of Universal Sacrifice, Which My devotees
otherwise enact in the Communion Hall. All modes of speech
and action that take any other form should be disallowed by
My devotees.

Therefore, always devotionally recognize Me-and always
Commune with Me. If you are devotionally Attracted to My
Self-Evidently “Bright” Divine State, then prepare yourself
to come into My Divine Avataric Transcendental Spiritual
Company, Where you will, most directly, see My
Self-Manifestation of My Own Divine Self-“Brightness”.


Study of The Aletheon