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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THE DAWN HORSE TESTAMENT (1991)

Chapter 31

And Cultivate My Great Company Ceremoniously

Simple arousal From the dreaming state To the waking
state of the body-mind Immediately awakens You From
Identification With the problems and illusions You Seemed To
suffer or Seek In the dreaming state. Just So, In The Way Of
The Heart, Meditation Directly Awakens You From
Identification With the problems and illusions You Seem To
suffer or Seek In the waking state. Likewise, In The Way Of
The Heart, Meditation Directly Awakens You From
Identification With the waking state itself, the dreaming
state itself, and the sleeping state itself. Indeed, The
Great Process Of Meditation In The Way Of The Heart Is A
Total and, Ultimately, Inherent, and Inherently Perfect,
Awakening From the problems, illusions, sufferings,
searches, limitations, experiences, knowledge, and
conditional self-Identity Associated With all Possible
states Of conditional or psycho-physical Existence.

In The Way Of The Heart, Meditation Is The Principal
Progressively Effective Means Whereby conceptual philosophy
and limited insight Become Spiritual, Transcendental, and
Divine Realization.

Meditation In The Way Of The Heart Is The Principal
Progressively Effective Means Whereby the self-Contraction,
the body-mind, and all conditional relations Are Really
Transcended In Happiness Itself. And That Transcendence Is
Not Realized By An Effort Of Separation, or A Struggle To
Escape, Nor Is It Realized By An Effort Toward Union, or
Re-Union. Rather, It Is Realized By Grace-Given and Direct
Identification With The Self-Existing and Self-Radiant
Source-Condition That Inherently Transcends dependent
conditions.

In The Way Of The Heart, Meditation Is A Gift,
Spontaneously Given To those who Surrender, Forget, and
Transcend themselves By Feeling-Contemplating My Bodily
Form, My Spiritual Presence, and My Very State.

In The Way Of The Heart, Meditation Is A Gift, Not A
Technique, and Even All The Technical Forms Of Meditation
Practice In The Way Of The Heart Are, Truly, Only Secondary
Means, To Be Applied For The Sake Of Serving The Always
Primary Practice, Of Devotional Resort To Me, and Devotional
Contemplation Of Me, and Devotional Response To Me, and
Devotional and Meditative Cooperation With Me.

The Way Of The Heart Is A Relationship, Not Merely A
System Of Techniques.

Practice Of The Way Of The Heart Is Right Practice Of The
Relationship To Me.

Right Practice Of The Way Of The Heart Is To Remember My
Bodily Form, My Spiritual Presence, and My Very State, and
To Forget self-Contraction.

Therefore, In The Way Of The Heart, Every Gift, Calling,
and Discipline Is To Be Embraced, but Every Practice Is
Simply A Means For Feeling My Bodily Form, My Spiritual
Presence, and My Very State.

And Meditation Is The Principal Gift I Give To My
Listening Devotee, My Hearing Devotee, and My Seeing
Devotee, Until My Fully Mature Devotee Realizes The
Inherently Perfect and Self-“Bright” State That I Am .

For those who Would Yet Understand themselves, or For
those who Will Not Settle For Less Than Freedom and
Happiness, or For those who Would Enjoy The Ultimate
Intuition Of their own Native and Divine Ignorance, or For
those who Have Recovered The Unique and Comprehensively
Effective Ability To Satisfy The Impulse Toward Perfectly
self-Transcending Spiritual and Transcendental
God-Realization, Meditation Has Become As Necessary As food
and rest, and More Fundamental Than the waking state itself,
or the dreaming state, or the state of deep sleep.
Therefore, As You Listen To Me, and When You Hear Me, and
Also When You See Me, Do Not Be Preoccupied With the problem
of the ego-“I”, or the problems of the self-Contracted
body-mind. Do Not Consent To Be Deluded and Held Captive By
the body-mind and its functions, its Presumed needs, its
states, its relations, its reactions, its sufferings, its
thoughts, and its illusions. Do Not Seek or Identify With
the conditional self and its world, As If the body-mind and
its relations Are Everlasting and Identical To Happiness
Itself. Be Truly Aroused From the waking state. Indeed, Be
Thus Aroused daily, and Then Perfectly. Let Your Free and
Transcendental Self Be Soon Aroused By Means Of True and
Deepest Meditation On, In, and As The Only One Who Is .

From The Beginning Of Formally Acknowledged Practice Of
The Way Of The Heart, Both Rudimentary Pondering Of My Great
Questions and Right Practice Of Sat-Guru-Naama Japa Should
Be Formally Engaged By All Student-Beginners. Until Either
The Devotional Way Of Insight Or The Devotional Way Of Faith
Is Firmly Chosen, All These Approaches Should Be Engaged
Experimentally.

Either Formal Pondering Or Formal Sat-Guru-Naama Japa Or
“Simplest” Feeling-Contemplation Of Me Should Be Engaged At
Least twice daily By The Student-Beginner In The Way Of The
Heart. As A General Rule, The First Of These Two daily
Occasions Should Occur In the early morning, and, As A
General Rule, The Second Should Occur In the evening.

Those who, In The Student-Novice Ordeal Of Listening, Are
Only Beginning To Adapt To The daily Formal Meditative
Practice, Via Random Name-Invocation Of Me, and As
Feeling-Contemplation Of Me Via My Murti, and As
Feeling-Contemplation Of Me Via Representations Of My
“Living Murti”, Should Meditate each day For A Minimum Of
fifteen minutes to one-half hour In the early morning, and
Again In the evening, and they Should Gradually Increase the
length of the periods Of Formal Meditative Sitting Over
time.

In Order To Be Formally Accepted and Formally
Acknowledged As A Student-Beginner In The Way Of The Heart,
The Student-Novice Must Be Consistently Sitting In Formal
Meditation For At Least one-half hour each morning and For
At Least fifteen minutes to one-half hour each evening. And
The Formally Acknowledged Student-Beginner Should Gradually
Increase the length of the periods Of daily Sitting In
Formal Meditative Exercise.

The Basically Prepared Student-Beginner, and The Mature
Student-Beginner, and Every Beginning “Lay Congregationist”
Must Sit In Formal Meditation For At Least a full hour each
morning and For At Least forty-five minutes each evening.
And, Optimally, Those Two Principal Occasions Of daily
Meditation Should Occupy a full one and one-half hours each
morning and a full hour each evening. However, Practitioners
who Would Make The Transition From The Student-Beginner
Stage Of The Way Of The Heart To The First Period Of The
First Practicing Stage Of The Technically “Fully Elaborated”
Form Of The Way Of The Heart Must Already Sit In Formal
Meditation For a full one and one-half hours each morning
and For one hour each evening.

As A Prerequisite For The Transition To The First Period
Of The First Practicing Stage Of The Technically “Fully
Elaborated” Form Of The Way Of The Heart, The
Student-Beginner Must Have Already Chosen Either The
Listening Beginners Form Of The Devotional Way Of Insight Or
The Listening Beginners Form Of The Devotional Way Of Faith.
And The Student-Beginner Must Already Have Effectively
Practiced Either The Listening Beginners Form Of The
Devotional Way Of Insight Or The Listening Beginners Form Of
The Devotional Way Of Faith.

In The Case Of My Devotees who Qualify To Practice The
Technically “Fully Elaborated” Form Of The Way Of The Heart,
The Practice Of Either Pondering Or Sat-Guru-Naama Japa
Should Continue To Develop Meditatively During The First Two
Periods Of Practicing Stage One Of The Technically “Fully
Elaborated” Form Of The Way Of The Heart, and By A
Continuation Of The Practice Of Two Formal daily Occasions
Of Either Pondering Or Sat-Guru-Naama Japa. However, From
The Beginning Of Practicing Stage One Of The Technically
“Fully Elaborated” Form Of The Way Of The Heart, The
Occasions Of daily Formal Meditation Are To Be Intensively
Maximized , Both In Their Duration and In Their Frequency,
According To The Instructions Given By The Formally
Governing Senior Membership Of The Free Renunciate
Order.

All Practitioners Of The Technically “Fully Elaborated”
Form Of The Way Of The Heart At Any Period or Stage Of
Practice Beyond The First Two Periods Of Practicing Stage
One Must Always Maximize Both The Duration and The Frequency
Of The Occasions Of daily Formal Meditation, According To
The Instructions Given By The Formally Governing Senior
Membership Of The Free Renunciate Order.

All “Lay Congregationist” Practitioners Of The Way Of The
Heart who Are At or Beyond The Stage Of Formally
Acknowledged True Hearing Must Always, As A Minimum daily
Rule, Sit In Formal Meditation At Least twice daily, For one
and one-half hours each morning, and one hour each
evening.

During Occasions Of Formal Retreat, and, Otherwise, On
days When work Obligations Are Reduced, or Whenever
circumstances Allow Greater Economization Of time, and
Greater Devotion Of time To Meditation, and To Sacred
Activity Generally, The Frequency Of Formal Meditation
Should Be Increased To three times per day, By Adding A
Sitting In the mid-morning or later morning, and/or A
Sitting In the mid-afternoon or later afternoon, and so on.
Whenever Possible, These Extra Sittings Should Occupy one
hour Each. On Formal Retreat days, Such Extra Sittings
Should, As A Consistent Rule, Occupy At Least one hour, or
more, Each-Unless The individual Practitioner Is Formally
Approved, By The Formal, Cooperative Community Gathering Of
All Formally Acknowledged Practitioners Of The Way Of The
Heart, To Engage Such Extra Sittings For periods of less
than one hour Each On Formal Retreat days. Likewise, On
Formal Retreat days, Each and Every Practitioner Of The Way
Of The Heart Should Maximize the length of the Regular
period Of early morning Meditation and of the Regular period
Of evening Meditation – Unless The individual Practitioner
Is Formally Approved, By The Formal, Cooperative Community
Gathering Of All Formally Acknowledged Practitioners Of The
Way Of The Heart, To Engage Such morning and evening
Sittings For periods of lesser length On Formal Retreat
days.

Even All Practitioners In The Advanced and The Ultimate
Developmental Stages Of Any and All Of The By Me Given Forms
Of The Way Of The Heart Should Always Maximize daily
Meditation To Whatever Degree Is Right and Necessary For
them. In General, It Will Be Found That, For Most “Lay
Congregationists” In Either The Advanced Or The Ultimate
Developmental Stages Of The Way Of The Heart, two and
one-half to four hours Of Formal Meditation On an Average
day Is Most Often A Sufficient Maximum. However, In The Way
Of The Heart, In Cases or Periods Of Unique Depth and
Profundity In Meditation, Especially In The Advanced and The
Ultimate Stages Of The Way Of The Heart, and Most Especially
In The Case Of “Lay Renunciate” and “Free Renunciate”
Practitioners Of The Way Of The Heart, daily Formal
Meditation, and Occasional Formal Meditation, and Formal
Meditation On Retreat May Rightly, and, Sometimes, Also
Spontaneously, Occupy more than Even four to six hours On
any Given day.

At Every Developmental Stage Of Growth and
self-Transcendence, and In The Context Of Any, Each, and
Every Form Of Practice In The Way Of The Heart, and,
Therefore, At Every Stage Of Growth In The Progressive
Development Of Ishta-Guru-Bhakti Yoga, The
Feeling-Contemplation Of My Bodily Form, My Spiritual
Presence, and My Very State, and Either The Listening
Devotees Rudimentary Pondering, Or The Listening Devotees
Sat-Guru-Naama Japa, Or The Hearing Devotees self-Enquiry,
Or The Hearing Devotees Sat-Guru-Naama Japa, Or The Seeing
Devotees Spiritually Active self-Enquiry and Re-Cognition,
Or The Seeing Devotees Practice Of One or Another Form Of
Spiritually Active True Prayer, Or The Seeing Devotees
“Perfect Practice” Should Be Practiced Both Formally and At
Random, and Such That It Actively, or Otherwise Directly,
and Also moment to moment, and Progressively, Surrenders,
Forgets, and Really Transcends self-Contraction, and,
Therefore, All Attachment To, and Identification With, and
Even Awareness Of The Streams Of bodily desires, emotional
reactions, and mental events.

Likewise, All The By Me Given daily functional,
practical, relational, and Cultural Disciplines Must Also,
Even From The Beginning Of Practice Of The Way Of The Heart,
Be Engaged, Responsively, As Forms Of Ishta-Guru-Bhakti
Yoga, and Such That They Also, Actively, and Directly, and
moment to moment, and Progressively, Surrender, Forget, and
Really Transcend self-Contraction, and Therefore, All
Attachment To, and Identification With, and Even Awareness
Of The Otherwise Persistent Streams Of bodily desires,
emotional reactions, and mental events, or conceptual and
perceptual thoughts.

And, In Any Formal Occasion Of Meditation, Both The
Tendency To Become Distracted and The Tendency Toward sleep
Must Be Transcended, and This By Intentionally Keeping
attention On My Bodily Form, and On My Spiritual Presence,
and On My Very State, and Until attention Is Most Profoundly
Absorbed In The Ecstatic Feeling-Contemplation Of Me, and
Until attention itself Is Transcended In Me.

Optimally, Formal Meditation Should Take Place In A
Comfortable Environment, Free Of Disturbances and Likely
Intrusion. The Superior Meditation Place Is One That Is Set
Apart Exclusively For Meditation, Sat-Guru Puja, Chanting,
and Even All The Varieties Of True Devotional Singing.

My Spirit-Power Is, By Grace, Entered, Established, and
Magnified In any place where My Seeing Devotees Constantly
Invoke My Mere and Blessing Presence. Therefore, As My
Spiritually Awakened Devotee, or As My Hearing Devotee, or
Even As My Listening Devotee, You Will Do Best To Meditate
In the same place each day, and Even All Practitioners Of
The Way Of The Heart Will Also Do Well To collectively
Perform The daily Sat-Guru Pujas In the same place each day.
Likewise, All Practitioners Of The Way Of The Heart Will Do
Well To Meditate In any of the places In which Numbers Of
Other Practitioners Gather To Meditate daily. And All My
Devotees who Are Sensitive To My Spiritual, and Always
Blessing, Presence Will Find My Spirit-Presence To Be
Especially Strong and Constant In Places I Have Established
and Empowered Through My Own Bodily Agency.

Whenever Possible, the place Chosen For Meditation Should
Be Enclosed. Likewise, that place Should Be Securely
Protected From All Intrusion By the common, or daily, world.
And that place Should Be Kept cool, and Always Fresh With
Circulating air, and With Minimal General light, but Only
With a Gentle light Focused On The Murti Of My Bodily Form.
Thus, Apart From the Gentle light Focused On My Murti, the
place Of Meditation Should, Optimally, Be Kept Free Of any
and all Intrusive illumination by lights, flames, or
sun.

Feel Me there.

If physically Possible, Always Practice This
Feeling-Contemplation While Sitting In A spinally Erect
Posture. In General, Sit Firmly and Comfortably, With hips
and buttocks Rotated Slightly Forward, spine Erect, the body
Relaxed In front and back, chest Raised and Open, chin
Tucked Slightly Back, the back of the neck Slightly
Stretched, and the shoulders Relaxed, As If the body Is
Suspended From the top of the head and Supported By the
bodily base. Be Seated Either On a cushion or pad Or Else In
a supportive chair. Wear loose, Comfortable clothing.
Generally, breathe through the nose, With the tongue Pressed
Lightly To the roof of the mouth.

In Due Course, close the eyes, and Allow the eyes To Turn
Up and Back.

In Order To Avoid Disturbance or Distraction By
environmental noises, and Also In Order To Turn the auditory
mechanism In To The Ajna Door and Toward the subtle field
Above, It May Be Appropriate To wear Comfortably Effective
earplugs.

It Is Not Possible To Enter The Depth Of Meditation Until
body, breath, emotion, the frontal or vital energies, the
nervous system, and the brain Are In A Relaxed State and, In
The Case Of Seeing Devotees, In A State Of Right Spiritual
Conductivity and Spiritual Fullness. The Original Practices
Of The Way Of The Heart Are Intended To Establish A Firm
Basis For The Fully Spiritual Disposition, Capability, and
Capacity In daily life and Meditation. And The Practitioner
Of Any Form Of The Way Of The Heart Is Prepared For Any
Particular Occasion Of Formal Meditation Only To The Degree
That he or she Has Prepared For That Occasion Of Formal
Meditation Through The Totality Of Right Practice Of The Way
Of The Heart.

Assuming That The Practitioner Of The Way Of The Heart
Is, By Right Practice In General, Rightly Prepared For An
Occasion Of Formal Meditation, Certain Technical Means May
Also Be Engaged Immediately Before or In the early period Of
The Time Of Meditation, In Order To Quickly Establish The
Necessary Preliminary Relaxation, psycho-physical Balance,
and Free attention For Deepening Meditation. The Basic
Technical Means For This Application Are Any Of The By Me
Given Conductivity Exercises Already Being Applied By The
Practitioner In The Context Of daily life, and, Perhaps,
Also Any Form Of The By Me Given Exercise Of The Conscious
Process Already Being Applied By The Practitioner In The
Context Of daily life. Alternatively, There Are Four Other
Possible Technical Means That I Recommend For Possible
Application Immediately Before any period Of Formal
Meditation, or Otherwise In the early minutes of any period
Of Formal Meditation. These Four Simple Technical Means
Include The Use Of Polarity Screens, Hatha Yoga Asanas,
Pranayama, and The Hamsadanda.

It May Be Useful To Lie Down On Polarity Screens, and
This For perhaps ten or fifteen minutes Previous To The
Occasion Of Formal Meditation. This Will Tend To Balance and
Relax the body-mind By Directly Affecting the etheric
energy-field of the body.

Hatha Yoga Asanas May Also Be Performed For perhaps ten
or fifteen minutes Immediately Previous To The Occasion Of
Formal Meditation, and The Effect Will Tend To Be Similar To
That Of The Other Three Means I Have Indicated, Except That
The Effect Is, In This Case, Generated By Manipulating the
physical body In Order To Control its Relationship To its
own energies.

It May Be Found Useful To Practice Pranayama In The Form
Of simple alternate-nostril breathing For five or ten
minutes Immediately Previous To The Occasion Of Formal
Meditation. This Will Calm, Rebalance, and Refresh the
body-mind In The Circle By Means Of Easy breath-Control.

Even Simpler Than Such Pranayama Is The Practice
Associated With The Traditional Hamsadanda. This Traditional
Yogic Practice May Be Done During the earlier period Of Any
Formal Occasion Of Meditation. The Hamsadanda Should First
Be Placed Into the armpit on the side of the body which is,
at the moment, breathing, from the nostril, most freely.
This Will Have The Natural Effect Of “closing” the nostril
on the “open” side, and Of “opening” the nostril on the
“closed” side. Therefore, The Hamsadanda Should, In The
Manner I Have Described, Be Alternated From side To side,
Until both nostrils are breathing freely and equally, and
the body and the breath Are Relaxed.

The Four Simple Technical Means I Have Just Described Are
Generally Applicable and Generally Appropriate Technical
Devices That May Be Used By Any or All Of My Devotees who
Are physically Capable Of Rightly Using Them. And I
Especially Recommend The Application Of These Four Simple
Technical Devices As Possible Secondary, or Supportive,
Means That May Serve To Prepare the body-mind For Formal
Meditation In The Way Of The Heart. And, Like All Other
Technical Means In The Way Of The Heart, These Particular
Technical Means Should Always Be Applied Judiciously, and
Only Briefly, and In A Truly Simple Manner.

 

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