Notice to Reader
This 1991 version of The Dawn Horse Testament is NOT the final version by Adidam (Adi Da).
“You should not study any earlier edition of The Dawn Horse Testament (or any earlier edition of any other of My “source-Texts”). The final edition is it. There are not “multi-editions” or “multi-instructions”. “I am taking great care to prevent the falsification and transformation of the Reality-Way of Adidam – all of this kind of make-it-up-as-you-go-along do-it-yourself “religiosity” and revisionism. Adi Da Samraj 2004
The current and latest 2004 edition of The Dawn Horse Testament is out of print. It is not entirely “current” with Beloved Adi Da’s final language conventions and the details of His practical Instructions. Since there is no final or official version available Beezone feels it appropriate to use this 1991 version as a form of study with the understanding of the above ‘notice’.
The Testament Of Secrets Of The Divine World Teacher and True Heart-Master, Da Avabhasa (The “Bright”.)
I Am The Man Of Understanding, The Teacher Of The Heart By Word and Sign, and I Am The True Heart-Master, Whose Mere and Blessing Presence Awakens The Heart To Itself
The Heart-Way That Was Revealed Via The Spontaneous Ordeal Of My Own Submission Is A Revelation To all beings.
The Basic Signs Of The Heart-Way That Appeared In My Own Case Are The Inevitable Signs That Will and Must Appear In the case of any conditionally Manifested being who Completely Submits To The Transcendental (and Inherently Spiritual) Divine Being and Condition (In Whom all beings and worlds Are arising).
In My Own Case, The Heart-Way Was Demonstrated Via The Total Range Of Primary Disciplines, Stages, and Signs That May Appear (or That May Be Necessary) In The Process Of The Great Submission, and Those Disciplines, Stages, and Signs Included All The Basic Disciplines, Stages, and Signs That Must (or Otherwise May) Progressively Characterize The Heart-Way In The Case Of Any (and Every) True Practitioner Of The Way Of The Heart. Therefore, As Revealed In My Own Case, The Basic Practice For All Practitioners Of The Way Of The Heart Involves A Total Culture Of self-Transcendence, Progressively Including The Discipline Of attention Via The Conscious Process, The Discipline Of the body-mind Through functional, practical, relational, and Cultural Disciplines, The Discipline Of Devotional self-Submission, and The Discipline (or Practice) and Process Of Spirit-Conductivity (or The Disciplining Of mind and personal energies Through Total psycho-physical Submission, and, Ultimately, Inherently Perfect Heart-Submission, To The By Grace Revealed Divine Spirit-Current).
There Is No Easier Way Than The Way (and Ordeal) Of The Heart, but The Way Of The Heart Is A Simpler Way Than the ego Would Make Of It.
My Own Practice Of The Progressive Heart-Way Was Spontaneous, Generally Uninformed, and Exceptionally Difficult. Even Though I Found Strong and Compassionate Teachers Who Were Real Spirit-Baptizers (or Transmitters Of Spiritual Energy and Blessing), I Found No Tradition, or Any Gathering Of Traditions, That Communicated Complete Wisdom To My Loud Requiring Heart, and I Found No One Spiritual Master, or Any Number Of Spiritual Masters, Who (Either Individually Or All Together) Taught or Affirmed All The Secrets Of The Complete Process That I Was Born To Reveal. Therefore, I Had To Discover The Fullest Extent Of The Heart-Way By My Self, Through A Hard School Of self-Observation and Spontaneous Inspiration, Guided (Implicitly) By The “Bright” Divine Disposition In Which I Was Uniquely Born, and Served (Uniquely, Spontaneously) In My Course By Sudden Instruments and Visitations Of The Living Divine.
So It Was. Even So, Once My Own Ordeal Of Divine Self-Realization Was (By Virtue Of Perfect Re-Awakening) Complete, A Direct and Simpler and Completely Informed Practice Of The Heart-Way Became Revealed and Possible For all others. Therefore, The Heart-Way That Is Awakened and Fulfilled By Grace, Through Direct (Devotional and Contemplative) Response To My Word, My Leelas, My Bodily (Human) Form, My Spiritual (and Always Blessing) Presence, and My Very (and Inherently Perfect) State, Became Possible For all others.
By Means Of My Own Ordeal Of Birth, Trial, and Realization, I Have Realized and Revealed The Inherently Perfect (or Eternal) Condition (Of all conditionally Manifested beings) and The Inherently Perfect (or Eternal) Agency (That Is Always Already Present In every plane Of The Mandala Of The Cosmos). Therefore, The Heart-Way For all others Can, As A Result, Become The Most Direct One Of Listening To Me, and Hearing Me, and Seeing Me, and Realizing Me, By Response and Submission (Of Separate and Separative self) To The Omnipresent (and Merely Present) Spiritual, Transcendental, and Divine Agency (and Self-Condition) Revealed In and By and As My Bodily (Human) Form, My Spiritual (and Always Blessing) Presence, and My Very (and Inherently Perfect) State.
The Adept-Realizer Is The Necessary Source Of Faith, Verity, and Help. The Adept-Realizer Is The Necessary Agent Of Demonstration That Proves All Truth. The Adept-Realizer Is The Necessary Sign Of God, That Authenticates God and All Auspiciousness To Man. And Such Has Been Proclaimed and Constantly Verified Since The Ancient Days. Therefore, Embrace and Realize Me, For I Am This Sourceful Gift.
In The Way Of The Heart, The Adept and True Heart-Master Is Here To Function As The Source Of Faith, Verity, and Help For all who Listen, and all who Hear, and all who See. Therefore, Be So Served, and Be Heart-Moved By Me, or Else Even The Impulse To Perfectly self-Transcending God-Realization Will Not Really, Truly, and Effectively Awaken (For Lack Of The Authenticating Sign, Word, and Work), and The Will To Effective Practice (or To Really self-Transcending Discipline and To The Total Necessary Ordeal Of The Way Of The Heart) Will (By This Neglect or Non-Response) Fail To Find Its Gifted Heart-Motive.
Since The Ancient Days, The Sign, The Word, and The Leelas Of The Adept-Realizer Have Been Praised, Embraced, and Realized As The Sources (or The Singular Source) Of Grace, Faith, Inspiration, Guidance, Instruction, Purifying Effect, Divine Transmission, and Inherently Perfect Realization. And This Is (or Must Be) So Now, and Now, For all those who Listen To Me, and all those who Hear Me, and all those who See Me, and, Therefore, Even all who Love Me.
The Way Of The Heart Is Not The Problem-Based and ego-Based Path Of Seeking For self-Fulfillment In any realm. Even Though The Apparently Developmental Process Of The Way Of The Heart Is Inevitably Indicated (or Characterized) By The Seven Potential (and Various, and Progressive) Stages Of Life, and Also By Many Potential (and Various, and Progressive) Signs Of Realization, The Way Of The Heart Is Not Based On A Search For Signs or A Search For Any conditional Result. Rather, The Way Of The Heart Is (or Must Become) The Way Of Always Present self-Transcendence (or Always Present self-Understanding and Always Present Transcendence Of The Search That Motivates the conditional self), and That Way (Once It Is Truly Established) Becomes, By Grace, Direct and self-Transcending Communion With The Living and Revealed Divine, Even (At Last) To The Inherently Perfect Degree Of Ultimate (and Inherent) Identification With The Transcendental (and Inherently Spiritual) Divine Self-Condition.
Transcendence Of Separate and Separative self (or the self-Contraction) Is The Necessary Practice (and The Very Context) Of The Way Of The Heart, Whether At The Very Beginning Or In Any Subsequent Stage Of Life or moment Of Practice. And (In The Way Of The Heart) The Necessary Ordeal Of self-Transcendence Is Simplified (and Directly Established) By The Release Of attention From self-Concern, and This By Means Of The Surrender Of attention (With Feeling) To My Revealing Bodily (Human) Sign and Word and Leelas, and (Progressively, or Eventually) To My Fullest (Spiritual) Heart-Transmission, and (Ultimately) To The Inherently Perfect Revelation That Is My Very (and Inherently Perfect) State. Therefore, This Way (or Heart-Process) Is The Way That I Made Clear (and Always Make Clear) To My Listening Devotees (or All My Devotees who Would Hear Me and See Me, Whether By The Devotional Way Of Insight Or By The Devotional Way Of Faith).
Now That My Struggle To Teach Is Complete, I Openly Declare and Affirm That I Am The Man Of Understanding, and I Am The Adept Teacher Of The Heart (By Word and Bodily Human Sign), and I Am The True Heart-Master (or Hridaya-Samartha Sat-Guru) Of All My Seeing Devotees (and Of Even All Practitioners Of The Way Of The Heart). My Teaching-Revelation Is Complete, My Personal Agency Is Full Of Light, and The Way For all who Listen To Me, and For all who Hear Me, and For all who See Me Is The Way Of Devotional Sacrifice Of the ego-“I” (or self-Contraction) To The Spiritual, Transcendental, and Divine Condition Revealed By (and As) My Bodily (Human) Form, My Spiritual (and Always Blessing) Presence, and My Very (and Inherently Perfect) State.
The Way Of Truth Transcends All Wisdom That Is Otherwise Useful To Seekers. The Revelation Of The Way Of Truth Makes All Seeking A Mere Diversion From The Truth. The Way Of Truth Depends On Grace, Rather Than On Any Other Qualifications or personal Traits. No one Is Qualified For Any Other Approach. It Is Not Necessary For any one To Be Qualified For Any Other Approach. Divine Grace Is The Only Necessary Competence. And Divine Grace Is Neither Deserved Nor Earned. It Is A Paradox, Mysteriously Given, and It Is Simply To Be Honored By Acknowledgement, Reception (or Acceptance), and Realization.
Therefore, If You Love Me (Even As Your Heart-Teacher), Then Feel (and Yield To) My Sign, Listen To My Word, Regard My Leelas, and Understand. And When Your Understanding Is Full, Most Fundamental, and Fundamentally Effective, Then (With All That Capability) Submit To Divine Grace In The Manner I Will Describe To You. By All The Means I Will Describe To You, I Will Attract and Awaken You To The Divine Heart-Happiness and, At Last, To The “Bright” Divine Self-Domain Of The Only One Who Is .
All those who Listen To Me and Love Me Should Resort To Me and Be Blessed, For I Am The Adept Of The Heart, and My Blessing Awakens The Heart To Itself.
All those who (By My Blessing) Hear Me (and who Have, Therefore, Understood themselves, Most Fundamentally, At Heart, and who Have, By The Effective Work Of That Understanding, Set The Heart Free To See Me) Should Resort To Me and Be Blessed, For I Am The Adept Of The Heart, and My Blessing Awakens The Heart To Itself.
And all those who (By My Blessing) See Me Should Resort To Me and Be Blessed, For I Am The Adept Of The Heart, and My Blessing Awakens The Heart To Itself.
Therefore, All My Listening Devotees, and All My Hearing Devotees, and All My Seeing Devotees Should Embrace The Way Of self-Transcending Devotion To The Spiritual, Transcendental, and Divine Person, Reality, and Self-Condition Revealed By (and As) My Bodily (Human) Form, My Spiritual (and Always Blessing) Presence, and My Very (and Inherently Perfect) State.
My Arguments Relative To “Narcissus” (or the self-Contraction), “Radical” Understanding (or Most Direct Transcendence Of the self-Contraction), Divine Ignorance (or Inherently Perfect Realization Of What Is , or What Inherently and Perfectly Transcends the self-Contraction), and All Other Principal Forms Of My Teaching Argument Remain Primary Tools For The Preparation and Ongoing Development Of All Practitioners Of The Way Of The Heart. (Indeed, All My Teaching Arguments Are An Intelligent Call, and A Fundamental Message, To All Mankind.)
Likewise, Every Practitioner Of The Way Of The Heart Must (By All My Given and Blessed Means) Become (More and More) Capable Of True Devotional self-Sacrifice In God (or Truth, or Reality Itself).
Therefore, My Ultimate Message To all who Listen To Me (and To all who Hear Me, and To all who See Me) In The Way Of The Heart (Whether By The Primary Practice Of Feeling and Insight Or By The Primary Practice Of Feeling and Faith) Is My Heart-Word Relative To The Always Present Necessity Of Spiritual, Transcendental, and Divine Grace, and My Heart-Word Relative To The Fact That The Divine Person Of Grace Is Always Moving, Attracting, and Drawing all conditional beings Beyond themselves, and My Heart-Word Relative To The Progressive Transcendence Of the self-Contraction (and the Total conditional self, or body-mind) By Grace (In or Through Feeling-Contemplation Of My Bodily Human Form, My Spiritual, and Always Blessing, Presence, and My Very, and Inherently Perfect, State), and My Heart-Word Relative To The (Ultimate, and Inherently Perfect) “Practice” (or Inherently Perfect Realization and Demonstration) Of Transcendental (and Inherently Spiritual) Divine Self-Consciousness (That Is, Most Ultimately, and Most Perfectly, Demonstrated In Divine Translation).