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
Table of Contents


read with parentheticals

 

Chapter 33

When you hear me and see me, give your attention to my bodily form and breathe my spirit-presence

Every form of the Way of The Heart is built upon two fundamental exercises, performed in the self-transcending manner, in meditation and in the general context of daily life. These two exercises are the conscious process and spirit-conductivity.

Through the progressive and artfully combined exercises of the conscious process and spirit-conductivity, body, and emotion, and breath, and speech, and all of mind, and attention itself must be yielded or relaxed into the by grace revealed spiritual fullness of divine being.

In the way of the heart, the practice of spirit-conductivity itself is an exercise of body, and emotion, and also breath, but even speech, mind, and attention also become submitted into the by grace revealed spirit-current whenever the practice of spirit-conductivity is itself aligned and submitted to the primary practice that is the conscious process in the way of the heart.

Therefore, you must yield or relax the body into the spirit-current, in the frontal line, and in the spinal line.

In addition, you must yield or relax emotion and also the breath itself into the spirit-current, by radiating feeling-energy boundlessly, from the heart, in all directions.

And you must exercise the spirit-current in the circle via the breath-cycle.

These three intentional engagements of the spirit-current are to be associated with various bodily locks and bodily attitudes, such as I have described them relative to the context of sexual “conscious exercise” and sexual communion, and relative to the basic circumstance of meditation.

And any of these three intentional engagements of the spirit-current may be relaxed or released in any moment of practice in which the conscious process progresses into a depth that is inherently oblivious to the various degrees of such an intentional exercise.

Likewise, and in any moment of spirit-conductivity in the way of the heart, you must yield or relax speech, mind, and attention into the spirit-current, and this exercise is to be associated with the conscious process of either self-enquiry or a form of spiritually activated true prayer or feeling-enquiry. And any and every such practice requires the concentration of speech, mind, and attention in the conscious process, even to the ultimate degree of merely witnessing, or standing prior to, all conditions, inherently indifferent to whether they are positive or negative or arising at all.

In the fully spiritually activated stages of the way of the heart, the fundamental yoga of spirit-conductivity is fully made of the three parts I have indicated.

Thus, the first and most fundamental part, form, or exercise of the truly seeing yoga of spirit-conductivity is heart-submission. This is the primary or senior part, form, or exercise of such spirit-conductivity practice, and it is the natural heart-attitude, to be practiced at all times, in meditation and daily life.

The second part, form, or exercise of the truly seeing yoga of spirit-conductivity is persistent relaxation of the body into the spirit-current, via the bodily base, along the spinal axis, and toward the crown of the head. If this second exercise of spirit-conductivity becomes a right and constant practice, the spinal line will tend to remain naturally polarized to the brain core, and the frontal line will tend naturally to remain polarized to the bodily base, so that the frontal personality is generally relaxed and free of stress, and the frontal line operates without obstruction.

The third part, form, or exercise of the truly seeing yoga of spirit-conductivity is spirit-conductivity via lung breathing exercises. This exercise is built upon and intended to support and extend the work of the first two parts or exercises. The exercise of lung-breathing spirit-conductivity is to be frequently engaged during the spiritually activated exercise of self-enquiry, and it is to be frequently engaged during the spiritually activated exercise of any by me given form of true prayer. Likewise, the exercise of lung-breathing spirit-conductivity is to be frequently engaged in the context of daily life. However, lung-breathing spirit-conductivity is only an occasional or random exercise.

Until hearing-based spirit-conductivity begins to develop, by grace, in the would-be-seeing, or progressively seeing, stage of the way of the heart, a similar three-part exercise of conductivity is also to be practiced by all student-beginners, beginning “lay congregationists”, and beginning “lay renunciate” practitioners of the way of the heart.

In the case of student-beginners and beginning “lay congregationist” practitioners and beginning “lay renunciate” practitioners of the way of the heart, and also all those “lay congregationist” practitioners and “lay renunciate” practitioners of the Way of The Heart who are not yet spiritually active in their practice of the way of the heart, the three-part exercise of conductivity is specifically one of conductivity of the natural energy , rather than fully presumed conductivity of the by grace revealed spirit-current. Indeed, in the way of the heart, the direct and potentially complete responsibilities for actual spirit-conductivity can be directly and fully presumed only by practitioners in the would-be-seeing, or progressively seeing, stage of the Way of The Heart who are, by grace, beginning to become sensitive and responsive to my spiritual blessing-presence, and by any and all practitioners of the Way of The Heart who are formally acknowledged to be practicing the Way of The Heart on the true and full basis of the actual heart-seeing of me.

For all student-beginners, all beginning “lay congregationist” practitioners, all beginning “lay renunciate” practitioners, and all not yet spiritually sensitive would-be-seeing practitioners of the way of the heart, the first and most basic exercise of the three-part exercise of conductivity is heart-submission. And such is the natural heart-attitude, which is to be practiced by means of the responsive feeling-contemplation of my bodily form, and which is to be practiced at all times, in meditation and daily life.

The second part, form, or exercise of the basic yoga of conductivity for all student-beginners, all beginning “lay congregationist” practitioners, all beginning “lay renunciate” practitioners, and all not yet spiritually sensitive would-be-seeing practitioners of the Way of The Heart is persistent relaxation of the body along the spinal axis, and this is to be practiced toward the simple result of right natural polarization of the spinal line, and right natural polarization of the frontal line, which I have also described in the case of practitioners in the seeing stages of the way of the heart.

And the third part, form, or exercise of conductivity that is to be practiced by all student-beginners, all beginning “lay congregationist” practitioners, all beginning “lay renunciate” practitioners, and all not yet spiritually sensitive would-be-seeing practitioners of the Way of The Heart is conductivity via lung-breathing exercises of feeling and breath.

My early-life devotees in the Way of The Heart are to engage a simpler technical version of this three-part “conscious exercise” of conductivity. My early-life devotees in the Way of The Heart should begin the “conscious exercise” of conductivity by adapting to the practice of heart-submission to me, and to the practice of feeling-relinquishment of self-contraction, and the radiating of heart-feeling, and then they should also adapt to the practice of relaxing the body-mind along the spinal axis, and, thirdly, my early-life devotees should also adapt to simple lung-breathing exercises of feeling and breath. And maturing early-life devotees should adapt to the somewhat more technical version of the three-part exercise of conductivity as I have described it for adult student-beginners of the way of the heart.

As I have already indicated, simple conductivity, or the “conscious exercise” of conductivity practiced by all student-beginners, all beginning “lay congregationist” practitioners, all beginning “lay renunciate” practitioners, and all not yet spiritually sensitive would-be-seeing practitioners of the Way of The Heart is to be presumed and engaged simply as an exercise of the universal etheric, or pranic, energy-field that naturally pervades the body. However, because such conductivity practice is done in, and as a part of, responsive feeling-contemplation of my bodily form, and, tacitly, my spiritual presence and my very state, spontaneous evidence of my transmitted spiritual presence may, by grace, appear even to my early-life devotee, my student-beginner devotee, my beginning “lay congregationist” devotee, or my beginning “lay renunciate” devotee. In any case, and even though some spontaneous evidence of spirit-conductivity may thus appear even in the case of any early-life devotee, student-beginner devotee, beginning “lay congregationist” devotee, or beginning “lay renunciate” devotee in the way of the heart, the level of presumed responsibility should otherwise remain simply that of an early-life devotee, or a student-beginner devotee, or a beginning “lay congregationist” devotee, or a beginning “lay renunciate” devotee.

The technical exercise of conductivity in the spiritually awakened stages of the Way of The Heart is itself “spirit-breathing”, or total participation of the body-mind in the natural movement of the living spirit-current, whether or not lung-breathing practices are engaged. Concentrated use of lung-breathing conductivity exercises is, in the way of the heart, generally useful in daily life, and such is also useful as a general preparation for deepening meditation, but the primary means for “breathing” the natural etheric energy and the spirit-current are constant heart-submission and persistent bodily relaxation into the universal etheric energy-field and the spirit-current, at and from the heart, and also along the spinal axis, base toward crown, and also in the pattern of the circle, descending in the frontal line and ascending along the spinal line.

In the ascending stages of the way of the heart, there must be constant submission of attention to me via the spirit-current at and, perhaps eventually, above the ajna door, whether or not there is extensive present bodily awareness. Indeed, in the context of that meditative process of ascent, even the body itself will at times relinquish the lung-breathing process in spontaneous kumbhak, or temporary suspension of lung-breathing, in which spirit-conductivity continues via a natural process.

In the ascending stages of the way of the heart, the conscious process can be engaged without any intentional or technical association with the lung-breathing cycle. However, whenever any form of the conscious process is engaged in the general pattern of the circle of the body-mind, it will often tend to fall into association with the spontaneous exercise of lung-breathing conductivity, and this natural association can also be made intentionally. Thus, for example, either self-enquiry or the mahamantra, neither of which is to be synchronized with every breath, may, in the context of the ascending practice of the way of the heart, and especially in meditation, be engaged on any inhalation or exhalation, while focusing attention upwards and at the ajna door. And the mahamantra, and even any other by me given form of ascending true prayer, would, most basically and most often, be thus engaged while inhaling to the ajna door, whereas self-enquiry will tend to occur at random, or in random conjunction with every part of the breath-cycle and all the gestures of attention.

 

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