Consider This – The Illusion Of Relatedness – Da Love Ananda – Adi Da Samraj – 1986





The following is adapted from The
Illusion of Relatedness a book by Adi Da Samraj published in
1986. The adaptation if part of Beezone’s
White
and Orange Project

 

The Illusion Of
Relatedness

The Illusion of
Relatedness: Essays on True and Free Renunciation and the
Radical Transcendence of Conditional Existence.

Da Free John (Adi Da
Samraj)

 

Section XIV.

 

Consider
this
:

“I” is the body-mind.

The body-mind is

a product of Cosmic elemental
forces.

The body-mind is

constantly dependent on those
forces,

and yet

it is separated from them

by its own independence

or individuality.

Consequently,

the body-mind is

constantly related to

(and yet contracted from)

the same elemental forces

of which

it is itself made,

and of which

all other forms

or products

of elemental forces

are made.

Indeed,

the body-mind is

always related to

and yet separated from

(or in tension with)

all elemental (or Cosmic) forces

and their forms

or products.

The body-mind is “I”,

or attention,

or self contraction,

or the feeling of
relatedness. 

Because this is so,

the mature practitioner

of the Way that I Teach

should

constantly return to

(or Always Already Abide
At)

the Place

Where he or she Stands.

That is to say,

one should constantly
return

from the field

in which one wanders,

or, better still,

there should be

no wandering.

(And attention is the
wanderer,

expressed

as the
body-mind,

or will

and desire,

in relation

to all
kinds

of Cosmic,

or elemental,

objects,

relations,

and states.)

The mature practitioner
should

constantly allow

attention

(and its objects, including every
aspect of the body-mind)

to subside,

or be at rest,

in the bodiless

and mindless,

or thoughtless,

imageless,

speechless,

soundless,

and heart-silent,

feeling of relatedness.

If this feeling of relatedness

is simply

or merely

and steadily

contemplated

(or fully felt),

both the feeling

and the contemplation

will dissolve

spontaneously

(like a mirage of water, when it is
approached and inspected).

In that instant

of dissolution,

the “pond of Narcissus”

disappears

(with its illusions of
self),

and What Remains

Is the “Gaze in the Heart”,

or the Feeling of Being,

the “Aham Sphurana”,

or the Form That Is

Consciousness

Itself.

Therefore,

merely to contemplate

steadily

(and thus to dissolve

or directly transcend,

and even cease to notice)

the feeling of
relatedness

is to Be,

Free of the arising of
attention

in and to

the forms

and relations

of mind and body.

This is because

the feeling of
relatedness

is itself

the contraction

that precedes

(or is the essence and background
of)

attention,

mind,

body,

and their objects

or relations.

To steadily contemplate

the feeling of
relatedness

(and, spontaneously,

to Feel

and Be the Condition

That Is Prior to it)

is to Stand

(or Be)

Where neither

attention,

nor mind,

nor body,

nor any objects,

others,

places,

or conditional state
arise.

Therefore,

do not seek

any object of attention.

Do not seek.

Do not casually “wander”

as attention,

or via attention.

Do not identify with
attention,

for it is

the self contractions
itself,

and it is

inherently

and always

moved toward object,

others,

and conditional states.

To Release attention

(or Be, Released from it)

it is only necessary

to Stand Prior to it.

To Stand Prior to
attention,

it is only necessary

to steadily observe

and contemplate

and “re-cognize

and transcend

the essence of attention,

which is the simple,

thoughtless

heart-feeling of
relatedness

that is naturally
associated

with the right side of the
heart.

When this has become stably
clear

and obvious to you

(through real practice in the stages
of the “Yoga of Consideration”),

such that

you have no other

or contrary motives

(or binding attachments

to the psycho-physical point of
view

(characteristic of the first five
stages of life),

then meditate thus:

Constantly submit

to feel

(rather than put attention on the
thoughtless feeling of relatedness).

Do this moment to moment,

rather than

follow attention itself.

In every moment

of this natural and

easeful
feeling-contemplation,

“re-cognize”

the feeling of relatedness

as self-contraction,

or simply feel

into

(and, spontaneously,
beyond)

the heart-feeling of
relatedness,

and thus Feel

That In Which

the feeling of
relatedness

is arising

(or in Which

or Of Which

the feeling of
relatedness

is a contraction).

What Is That

In Which the thoughtless

feeling of relatedness

is arising?

What Is

That In Which

or Of Which

thoughtless feeling

of relatedness

is an apparent
contraction?

Feel,

Locate,

and Be

That,

Until

It Gracefully

Reveals

Its Own Nature,

Status,

and Inherent Bliss,

even to the degree

that apparently arising
conditions

are Always Already
“Recognizable”

In and As That.

Consciousness Itself

Prior to

(or Free of)

all apparent
modifications

(“gross”, “subtle”, and
“causal”)

is “Love-Ananda”

(Inherent “Love-Bliss”,

or Self Existing
Happiness).

If any apparent modification
arises,

the Self-Existing Being,

or Consciousness Itself,

or Happiness Itself,

is apparently diminished,

or limited

and reduced

to the quality

of that “gross”,

“subtle”,

or “causal” modification.

Therefore,

Be Free

of all modifications.

Stand Free

and Be Free

of identification

with the body,

the mind,

the total body-mind,

and all the worlds

of the apparent relations

of these illusory

or merely apparent

versions of conditional,

or limited

and temporary,

selfhood.

Stand

and Be Free

As the One

(or the Transcendental Divine
Condition)

Who is merely
“Witnessing”

and Who is apparently
modified

by

or as

all that arises

conditionally.

Even When You Have
Realized

(and Are Awake As)

That Very

and Self Radiant
Consciousness,

simply allow

all apparent conditions

to arise

and pass

as they will,

but

(rather than cling to

or follow what arises)

simply

and spontaneously

“Recognize”

whatever arises.

In this manner,

let all apparent
conditions

be Felt

As Is,

or Felt

Beyond,

as if they are,

all together,

like a shawl of gauze,

or an insubstantial
vapor,

transparent

to the inherent

Self-Light.

Do This,

and all this conditional
seeming

will be “Transfigured,”

“Transformed”,

and, finally,

“Outshined”

in the Self-Radiant

and

Unqualified Feeling of Being,

or Absolute Consciousness

Itself.

 

XV.

 

“Hear”
Me
and
“See” Me
.

Always Feel, Breathe, Love, Trust,
Have Faith In,

Surrender To, and Inherently
Identify With The Divine Person and The “Ishta-Guru”

(or The “True Heart-Master”),

Both As Your Very Self, or
Consciousness Itself,

and As The Conscious Energy or
Self-Radiant Person

Who Lives and Breathes

and Is Your apparent body-mind, all
apparently other beings, and all apparent worlds.

Allow The Divine Person

and The “Ishta-Guru”

To Stand As all that arises

and Thus To Stand Even As Your Own
bodymind

(Within it, As it, and In
Relationship To it).

If You Allow This With Love, Faith,
Devotion,

and No Withholding,

The Entire Process Associated With
Realization

and Liberation Will Be Given To You,

Spontaneously and
Exactly.

All You Need To Do Is Respond and
Cooperate.

Give Your “self” To The One Who Is
Always Already Realized and Liberated.

Respond To That One Heartily.

Then The Very State Of That One Will
Be Realized By You,

Quite Naturally, As A Gift.

This Is The “Secret” Of The Way That
I Teach.

At Last You Will “See” The
“Ishta-Guru”

(The Very Form Of The “True
Heart-Master”)

As “Atma-Murti”

(The Image Of Inherent Happiness, or
The Very Form Of Consciousness Itself),

and You Will Thus Transcend The
Illusion Of separation and relatedness.

May all beings Be Blessed To
Hear
and “
See
and “
Practice

In The Free Radiance Of This True
Heart.

May all those who Suffer The Bondage
Of attention Be Released,

Even Now,

By The Power Of My
Contemplation.

Let The Power Released Through My
Realization Of The Truth

Be Sufficient For The Liberation Of
all beings.

Let It Be So.

(Read
Original Essay
)

……….Adi
Da Samraj


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