The Dawn Horse Testament (1991) – Adi Da Samraj – Da Avabhasa


The Dawn Horse Testament

The Testament Of Secrets
Of The Divine World Teacher
and True Heart-Master,
Da Avabhasa
(The “Bright”.)

November 1991

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 Chapter 17

The Heart Itself Must Exceed Every Stage, Until The Seventh Is Perfected As Itself

In Truth, The Way Of The Heart Begins At birth and Progresses Through Each Of The Seven Stages Of Life, Until Divine Translation.

Individuals who Are Not born Into The Formal Community Of True Practitioners Of The Way Of The Heart Generally Come To The Way Of The Heart At an adult age. Such individuals Have Already Passed Through the years Of Growth that Are Naturally Associated With The First Three Stages Of Life. Even So, they Invariably Exhibit The Signs Of Patterned Un-Happiness That Characterize The Failures Of functional, practical, and relational Adaptation In The Context Of The First Three Stages Of Life.

Therefore, The Way Of The Heart Requires An Ordeal Of The Heart. Even From birth, and Even In The Context Of Each Of The First Three Stages Of Life, The Heart Should Be Awakened, or Else human Adaptation and Growth Will Necessarily Be Retarded and Made Un-Happy By The self-Contracting Efforts Of egoity.

It Is Free and Effective Heart-Feeling That Enables human beings To Grow Beyond self-Contraction To Ultimate Realization Of God, and If Free Heart-Feeling Is Suppressed, human beings Cannot Grow Beyond The Un-Happy Settlements Of The First Three Stages Of Life.

The Heart Is Mine. The Heart Is The Domain Of All My Work. The Heart Is Always In God, but Reaction To the conditions Associated With Apparent birth into the Cosmic planes Produces The Apparent conditional Destiny Of Retarded Growth and All The Suffering Of self-Contraction. Therefore, This self-Contracting Reaction To conditional or phenomenal states Must Be Transcended In The Context Of Every Stage Of Life. The Heart Must Awaken At Every Stage Of Life, and the individual being Must Grow To Be Attracted and Distracted By The Forms Of God, and Thus To Feel Beyond The Bond Of conditional events, and, Ultimately, To Feel Beyond all that is Not The Realization Of Divine Being Itself.

In The Context Of The First Three Stages Of Life In The Way Of The Heart, The Hearts Free Urge To Perfectly self-Transcending God-Realization Must Be Very Fully Awakened By A Growing Response To My Heart-Revealing Realization-Sign, and My Full-Given Word Of Confessions, Arguments, and Questions, and All My Heart-Instructing and Heart-Blessing Leelas. Therefore, those who Grow By Such Response Are Gracefully Inspired, and Constantly Instructed, and Always Directly Helped In their Growth, By My Free Person and By All My Storied and Heart-Liberating Work.

In The Fully Established “Basic” Context Of The Fourth Stage Of Life In The Way Of The Heart, The Heart Must Be Established In Full Heart-Response To My Revealed Spirit-Presence.

In The Context Of The Sixth Stage Of Life In The Way Of The Heart, The Heart Must Be Established In The Transcendental Self, Realized On The Basis Of The Previously Established Response To My Grace-Given Bodily Form, and To My Gracefully Revealed Spirit-Presence, and On The Grace-Given Basis Of A Direct and Heart-Realizing Response To My Very State.

And In The Context Of The Seventh Stage Of Life In The Way Of The Heart, Based On All That Was Gracefully Established and Realized In The Context Of The First Six Stages Of Life, The Heart Must Be Established In The “Bright” Divine Self, Inherently, Immediately, Spontaneously, and Divinely Recognizing all Apparent conditions.

In The Way Of The Heart, Even Every Stage Of Life That Is Entered Is A Circumstance In Which I Call My Listening Devotee, or My Hearing Devotee, or My Seeing Devotee At The Heart. Even From The Beginning, The Way Of The Heart Is A Call To Grow Toward The Only One Who Is.

The Way Of The Heart Is, From The Beginning, A Response To The Call To Realize The Inherently Perfect Fullness Of The Divine Person. Therefore, Even The Inherently Perfect Happiness Of The Seventh Stage Realization Of The Transcendental, Inherently Spiritual, and Divine Reality Must Inspire All The Stages Of Life. And It Can Be So, If Every Stage Of Life Is Lived In Response To The Great Person.

If There Is self-Transcending Communion With Me, Then The Divine Person Is Realized As I Am. Because Of This, Whatever his or her Stage Of Life In The Way Of The Heart, My Listening Devotee, My Hearing Devotee, or My Seeing Devotee Will Tacitly Receive Even All The By Me Given Forms Of The Divine Person.

Therefore, The First Three Stages Of Life In The Way Of The Heart Must Become Associated With Participatory Dependence Upon Me Via The Left Side Of The Heart, but The Middle Station Of The Heart and The Right Side Of The Heart Will Also Be Established In Me, If My Devotee Really and Truly Enters Into self-Surrendering, self-Forgetting, and self-Transcending Communion With Me.

And Even Though The Fourth Stage Of Life and The Fifth Stage Of Life Are Associated With The Developing Response To Me Via The Middle Station Of The Heart, Any Devotee who Truly Enters Into Such Communion With Me Will Realize The Witness-Consciousness, and So Be Moved To The Inherently Perfect Practice Of The Way Of The Heart .

And Even Though The Sixth Stage Of Life Is Associated With Perfect Feeling-Contemplation Of Me As Consciousness Itself, My True Devotee Will Awaken To Me Most Perfectly , and Entirely Free, and Even Free Of The Motive To Exclude the body-mind and its relations. In This Manner, My True Devotee Will Enter Into The Seventh Stage Of Life, Wherein the body-mind, Founded In The Totally Awakened Heart, Is Resolved In The Self-Radiant and Self-Existing Divine Being, and My True Devotee Will Surely Come To The Divine Self-Domain, Via The Divinely Self-Revealed Doorway Of The Heart.

The Truly self-Surrendering, self-Forgetting, and self-Transcending Response Of The Total Heart To My Bodily, Spiritual, Transcendental, and Divine Revelation Is The Great Gesture To Which I Call My Listening Devotee, or My Hearing Devotee, or My Seeing Devotee At Every Stage Of Life. Only Listen To Me, and Hear Me, and See Me. And If You Are Listening To Me, or Hearing Me, or Seeing Me, Then Love Me Now, In My Bodily Form. And Whenever You Truly Acknowledge and Embrace Me As Your True Heart-Master, You Will Presently Enjoy A Revelation Of The Very Divine Person, and A Tacit Awakening To All The Forms Of God, Truth, or Reality.

Even So, This Heart-Responsive Awakening Should Be Expressed In A More and More Mature and Fully Conscious Fashion As My Listening Devotee Moves Through The Stages Of Life In The Way Of The Heart. Every moment Of Practice In The Way Of The Heart Will Be A Testing School For My Listening Devotee, My Hearing Devotee, or My Seeing Devotee. And The Measure That Is To Be Schooled and Tested Is My Devotees Heart-Response To Me. Therefore, each moment Of Practice and Every Stage Of Life In The Way Of The Heart Will Require Increased Responsibility For The Gift That Is Practice Itself, Because Growth In Practice Is Always Based On A Progressively Unfolding Disclosure Of The human Design, and A Coincident Increase In The Level Of Participatory self-Submission Required By Every New Stage Of Revelation.

Even children and young people Practicing and Developing In The Natural Context Of The First Three Stages Of Life Within The By Me Given Wisdom-Culture Of The Way Of The Heart Are Called To Respond To Me, and To Commune With The Divine Person As I Am. They Are Called To Commune With God, Truth, or The Mystery Of Reality Via My Help, and To Commune With God, Truth, or The Mystery Of Reality As The Universal “Spirit-Presence”, and As The Apparently Objective “Divine Star”, and As The “Transcendental Self”, and Even Altogether As The “Bright” and Ultimate Mystery Of God. Because Of This, they Will Surely Grow Toward adult age Served By My Living Wisdom At The Heart, and, For This Reason, they Should Be Able To Pass More Readily Through The Listening and Hearing Process To Real Practice In The Seeing Context Of The Fully Established “Basic” Fourth Stage Of Life.

Those who Come To Me At an adult age Are First Called To Listen To Me and To Hear Me, and Thereby To Awaken To Fullest Devotional Response To Me. And That First Period Is To Take Place Within My Formal Sacred and Cultural and Cooperative Community Of Devotees.

All adult Beginners In The Way Of The Heart, whatever their age, Are Still functioning In The Context Of The First Three Stages Of Life. However, As Soon As such individuals Begin To Listen To Me, they Have Already Begun To Develop The Orientation That Is The First Characteristic Of The Fourth Stage Of Life. And After Such Listening Devotees Awaken To True Hearing and Basic human Equanimity, and As Soon As they Grow To Actually and Truly See Me, they Will Begin Practice Of The Way Of The Heart In The Fully Established “Basic” Context Of The Fourth Stage Of Life.

For All adult Practitioners Of The Way Of The Heart, The Student-Beginner Stage Of The Way Of The Heart, The First Three Practicing Stages Of The Technically “Fully Elaborated” Form Of The Way Of The Heart, and The Listening Stage, The Hearing Stage, The Would-Be-Seeing, or Progressively Seeing, Stage, and The First Actually Seeing Stage Of The Development Of The Technically “Simpler”, or Even “Simplest”, “Lay Congregationist” Form Of The Way Of The Heart Involve The Practice Of Disciplines Which Are Associated With The First Three Stages Of Life, and Which Are Progressively Associated With Heart-Surrender Into The Context Of The Fourth Stage Of Life. Therefore, Practice Of The Way Of The Heart In The Context Of The Fourth Stage Of Life Begins In The Student-Beginner Stage, Then It Develops Responsively In The First Practicing Stage Of The Technically “Fully Elaborated” Form Of The Way Of The Heart, Becomes Full In The Second Practicing Stage Of The Technically “Fully Elaborated” Form Of The Way Of The Heart, and Develops In The Third Practicing Stage Of The Technically “Fully Elaborated” Form Of The Way Of The Heart. And, If An Early Transition Is Not Made To The “Perfect Practice” Of The Way Of The Heart In The Context Of The Sixth Stage Of Life, The adult Practitioner Of The Technically “Fully Elaborated” Form Of The Way Of The Heart Should Continue Practice In The Context Of The Fourth Stage Of Life By Transitioning To The Fourth Practicing Stage Of The Technically “Fully Elaborated” Form Of The Way Of The Heart, Wherein and Whereby The Transition Should Eventually Be Made Either To Practicing Stage Five Of The Technically “Fully Elaborated” Form Of The Way Of The Heart Or, Even More Directly, To Practicing Stage Six Of The Technically “Fully Elaborated” Form Of The Way Of The Heart, Before The Final Transition Is Made To Practicing Stage Seven Of The Technically “Fully Elaborated” Form Of The Way Of The Heart.

Even Though All adult Practitioners Of The Way Of The Heart Must Necessarily Begin their Practice In The Domain Of The First Three Stages Of Life, The Process Of their Discipline Should In Fact Also Constantly Develop Within The Context Of The Fourth Stage Of Life. Therefore, For All adult Practitioners Of The Way Of The Heart, The Fourth Stage Of Life Is To Be Progressively Entered, Through An Urge and A Process That Are Embraced At The Very Beginning Of The Way Of The Heart, but Full Entrance Into The Context Of The Fourth Stage Of Life In The Way Of The Heart Must Develop Progressively, Through The Preparatory Period Of First Study-“Consideration” and First Devotionally Responsive Practice Of The Way Of The Heart, and Either Through The First Three Practicing Stages Of The Technically “Fully Elaborated” Form Of The Way Of The Heart Or Through The Technically “Simpler”, or Even “Simplest”, Process Of Listening, Hearing, Would-Be-Seeing, and First Actual Seeing In The Practice Of The “Lay Congregationist” Form Of The Way Of The Heart.

The Student-Beginner Of The Way Of The Heart Should Be Freely Moved To Acknowledge and Honor My Grace-Given Person, and Word, and Leelas, Through The Consistent Offering Of attention To My Now and Hereafter Ever-Given Bodily Sign, and My Recorded and Ever-Speaking Word, and My Recorded and Ever-Living Leelas. Therefore, Even Though The Student-Beginner Of The Way Of The Heart is Most Likely a Relatively limited, Religiously Undeveloped, and Spiritually Un-Awakened character, who is Defined By The Signs Of Failed Adaptation In The First Three Stages Of Life, and who is limited By the ordinary purposes Associated With The First Three Stages Of Life, The Fundamental Motive Of self-Transcendence and The Great Impulse Toward Perfectly self-Transcending God-Realization Can Very Fully Awaken At The Heart In and By The Profound Process Of The Beginnings Of True Listening.

In The Progressive Course Of The Formal, and Formally Acknowledged, Practitioners First Period Of Embrace Of The Beginners Devotional Relationship To Me, and Of Responsive “Consideration” Of My Full-Given Word and My Storied Leelas, and Of Responsive Application To The By Me Given Forms Of functional, practical, relational, and Cultural self-Discipline Associated With The Way Of The Heart, and Of Responsive Practice Of The Two Devotional Ways Of The One Great Way Of The Heart, The Student-Beginner Must Eventually Choose To Practice One or The Other Of The Two Devotional Ways

Of The One Great Way Of The Heart. By Means Of This Total Course, The Acquired Un-Happiness Relative To The Work Of individuation Should Be Significantly Released. Indeed, the Inherent limits Of Even All Of The First Three Stages Of Life Should Become Obvious In That Earliest Practice Of Listening.

Therefore, When The Student-Beginners Original Heart-Motive Toward Perfectly self-Transcending God-Realization Is, By Grace, Very Deeply Confirmed and More Fully Awakened, and When That Student-Beginners Active Feeling-Contemplation and Responsive Devotional Acknowledgement Of My Now and Hereafter Ever-Given Bodily Human Sign, and Also his or her Study and Real “Consideration” Of My Word and Work, Have Become his or her Thorough and Consistent Demonstration Of All My Original Gifts, Callings, and Disciplines, and When and If the individual Is Prepared To Be Made Increasingly Effective In The Real Practice Of The Way Of The Heart By The Ever Thereafter Continued and Magnified Application Of The Total Range Of functional, practical, relational, and Cultural Disciplines and Obligations Given By Me To Practitioners Of The Way Of The Heart, Then he or she Should Move On Either To “Lay Congregationist” Practice Of The “Simpler”, or Even “Simplest”, Form Of The Way Of The Heart Or To The First Practicing Stage Of The “Fully Elaborated” Form Of The Way Of The Heart.

In The First Practicing Stage Of The Technically “Fully Elaborated” Form Of The Way Of The Heart, The Practice Of Right Relationship To Me Is To Be Enlarged Through The Voluntary, Intentional, Intelligent, and Consistent Application Of functional, practical, relational, and Cultural Disciplines. Therefore, During The First Practicing Stage Of The Technically “Fully Elaborated” Course Of The Way Of The Heart, Progressively More Profoundly self-Surrendering, self-Forgetting, and self-Transcending Feeling-Contemplation Of My Bodily Form Should Develop, and “Consideration” Of All My Fundamental Teaching Arguments Should Become Profoundly Effective, and Both Random and Formal self-Enquiry Should Become Profoundly Effective, or Else Both Random and Formal Sat-Guru-Naama Japa Should Become Profoundly Effective. All Of That, Including Inspired Response To My Historical Play Of Teaching Work and My Eternal Play Of Blessing Work, and Also Including Regular Participation In Sacramental, Ceremonial, and Other Formal, or Informal, Occasions Of Celebration Of Me, Serves To Awaken The Fourth Stage Response.

That Total Process Truly Releases The Un-Happy First Stage Motive Toward Separation and Separativeness. And The Dramatization Of The Un-Happy Second Stage Motive Of Rejection Is Also To Be Released By These Same Means. Therefore, Before The individual Practitioner Of The Technically “Fully Elaborated” Form Of The Way Of The Heart Makes The Transition To The Second Practicing Stage Of The Way Of The Heart, the Basic limitations Dramatized In The Context Of The First Three Stages Of Life Must Be Released Through Most Fundamental self-Understanding, Such That the frontal personality Thereby Fulfills The Third Stage Necessity Of human integration.

My Spirit-Baptism Awakens Signs In and Of The Middle Station Of The Heart In My Devotee. In The Technically “Fully Elaborated” Course Of The Way Of The Heart, That Baptism Is To Occur, To Real Effect, During The Second Practicing Stage. At That Stage, The Spiritual Basis For The Lovelessness That Was egoically Associated with The Second Stage Of Life Is To Be Directly Transcended Through The Grace-Given Spiritual Conversion To Love. That Is To Say, By True Seeing, the frontal personality Is To Be Released From the Spiritual limitation that Diminishes Love, and the Truly Spiritual socialization of the frontal personality Through Love Is Thereby To Be Set In Motion.

The Third Practicing Stage Of The Technically “Fully Elaborated” Form Of The Way Of The Heart Is The Most Basic Technically “Elaborate” Practicing Stage Associated With The Fully Established “Basic” Context Of The Fourth Stage Of Life. During That Stage Of The Technically “Elaborate” Practice, the individual Is To Complete The Work Of Growth Beyond the ordinary limits Of The First Three Stages Of Life By Fully Integrating the frontal personality With The By Grace Revealed Spiritual Reality. Therefore, In The Context Of The Third Practicing Stage Of The Technically “Fully Elaborated” Form Of The Way Of The Heart, the frontal personality Is To Be Spiritually Purified, Spiritually Balanced, and Made Full Of Spirit-Life, Through The Ecstatic Yoga Of Devotional self-Sacrifice, In Which The Frontal Line Of the body-mind Is Spiritually Converted To Divine Love-Communion By The Constant Exercise Of The Spiritually Awakened Heart.

The Fourth Practicing Stage Of The Technically “Fully Elaborated” Form Of The Way Of The Heart Is The Stage Of “Advanced” Practice In The Context Of The Fourth Stage Of Life. And The Fourth Practicing Stage Of The Technically “Fully Elaborated” Form Of The Way Of The Heart Is The Stage Of Transition From The Context Of The Fourth Stage Of Life To The Fifth Stage Of Life. The Transition From The Third Practicing Stage Of The Technically “Fully Elaborated” Form Of The Way Of The Heart To The Fourth Practicing Stage Of The Technically “Fully Elaborated” Form Of The Way Of The Heart Is The Transition From “Elaborate” Technical Practices Predominantly Associated With The Frontal Line and the frontal personality To “Elaborate” Technical Practices Predominantly Associated With The Spinal Line and Evolutionary self-Transcendence Through Devotional Ascent. Practice During The Fourth Practicing Stage Of The Technically “Fully Elaborated” Form Of The Way Of The Heart Must Continue, In the ordinary daily circumstance, To Submit the frontal personality To Divine Communion, but The Primary Practice To Which My Devotees Are Called In The Fourth Practicing Stage Of The Technically “Fully Elaborated” Form Of The Way Of The Heart Is That Of Devotional self-Submission From The Anahata Chakra , Which Releases The Spirit-Current Up Into The Spinal Line and To The Ajna Door. And The Fifth Stage Of Life Has Begun When Devotional Concentration, or Ascending Feeling-Contemplation, At The Ajna Door Is Steady In daily Meditation Practice.

The Transition Is Made To The Fifth Practicing Stage Of The Technically “Fully Elaborated” Form Of The Way Of The Heart When Devotional Concentration Is Regularly and Easily Steadied At The Ajna Door. Likewise, Transitions To The Ultimate Practicing Stages Of The Technically “Fully Elaborated” Form Of The Way Of The Heart Are Also To Be Made In Due Course, As I Will Describe In This Testament.

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