Divine Emergence – Adi Da Samraj


Adi Da’s Divine Emergence

A Study by Beezone


Glossary, The Knee of Listening, 2004
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Part Three below

 

“I Achieved ‘un-Enlightenment’, Achieved human existence, Achieved mortality, Achieved sorrow.”

 

Beezone Note: The following material has been assemble by Beezone to give the reader an opportunity to study Adi Da’s ‘Divine Emergence Event’ in January, 1986.

 

In this “dark” epoch of “end-time”, in which I Am Avatarically Descended (to Begin My forever Divine “Emergence”-Work), even the limited (and never Most Perfect) portion of Truth that was Revealed to humankind previous to My Avataric Divine Appearance was already lost — or was, at least, under profound threat, and even much falsified — before My Avataric Birth to Human Life Began. Therefore, Most Perfect Truth Is all My Cause and Motive here. And the absence of Most Perfect Truth in human-time was humankind’s most wounding “gift” to Me — that made My Avataric Human Life into a Struggle to Be Divinely Full, of Me.

I Am The Divine Self-“Emergence”

 

My Avataric Divine spiritual descent is the secret of my early life. My avataric Divine spiritual descent is the secret of my avataric Divine self-“emergence” within the cosmic domain. My avataric Divine spiritual descent is the secret of all the secrets of the Divine and complete and thoroughly devotional way of practice and realization in my company.

The Aletheon – Adapted by Beezone

 

AVATAR ADI DA SAMRAJ: It should be explained to people that the Struggle I have been involved in since the Initiation of My Divine “Emergence” was one in which I was moving everything to the point where I would have a sufficient core gathering of renunciate devotees to make Adidam into an effective mission and a true culture of response to Me. And so, since 1986 (the period I have described as My Revelation Years), my struggle was in some respects like that of My Teaching Year. I had to endure and instruct immature people. Even so, this process has become fruitful.

Adi Da Samraj, September 28, 1998

 

Since the beginning of His formal Teaching Work in 1970, Sri Da Avabhasa had repeatedly emphasized to His devotees that, once the true bond of the Guru devotee relationship is,established and is thereafter properly maintained by the devotee through practice, the Miraculous Process of Divine Enlightenment that is Alive in the Guru is duplicated, or awakened, or made resonant, in the devotee.

Though His entire Life has been filled with remarkable Breakthroughs of the Divine into the human world via His own body-mind, the most crucial such Event, which He refers to as His “Divine Emergence”, occurred in January 1986. And that Event marked the transition between His Teaching Work and what we have sometimes called His Blessing Work. But, because He has always been involved in the universal Heart-Blessing of all beings (even during His years of Teaching), it is even technically more appropriate to refer to Sri Da Avabhasa’s Work since that time as His “Divine Emergence Work”.

Like so many of the other Breakthrough Events of His Life, Sri Da Avabhasa’s Divine Emergence came to pass in the midst of an extremely harrowing Personal Ordeal in His Service to His devotees and the world:

SRI DA AVABHASA: The basic Method of My Teaching Work was to reflect people to themselves and to comment on and “consider” what I was reflecting to them, and what they were also demonstrating in their daily activity. In a sudden moment, spontaneously, on the morning of January 11, 1986, I relinquished this orientation of Submitting to the point of identification with others. Initially, in that first moment, the Process began as a swoon of despair and giving up in the face of the apparent unresponsiveness of My devotees and, therefore, the seeming failure of My Teaching Work altogether. This despair manifested as a kind of swooning collapse, bodily and emotionally. And there was an utter relinquishment of the body. It was a kind of giving the body up to death. And so, immediately, signs appeared of this swooning-dying kind of collapse. Even before it began, the mind (or apparent human personality) associated with this body was emotionally speaking of this despair. All of that led up to this spontaneous turnabout in My Disposition.

But suddenly, in the midst of this swoon, there was no more of despair or giving the body up to death. I was, as always, simply Standing In and As My own Nature. This desperate swoon, as if to die, became a spontaneous turnabout in My Disposition, and a unique Spiritual Event was initiated in the midst of that swoon. And That Spiritual Event is still continuing.

What actually occurred on the morning of January 11, 1986, was a sudden and spontaneous Transition from My Teaching Work to My Blessing Work (or, to My Work As the eternally Free-Standing and always presently Emerging Divine World-Teacher, or Divya Jagad-Guru). It was a Transition in My Disposition from My Work of Submitting to others (even to the point of complete identification with them in their apparently limited condition) to simply Surrendering this body (or body-mind) into My own Self-Condition. Therefore, the context of My Blessing Work is no longer one of Submission to others to the point of identification with them. It is a matter of simply Standing As I Am, while this apparent body-mind is thereby Surrendered utterly into My own Self-Condition. And, by My thus Standing Free, My Work has ceased to be a Struggle to Submit My Self to mankind, one by one, and It has become instead a universally effective Blessing Work, in which mankind, in the form of each and all who respond to Me, must, one by one, surrender, forget, and transcend separate and separative self in Me.

The Process of this continuous Surrendering of My own body-mind into My Very Self-Condition is a perpetual Sacrificial Act, and a unique kind of Tapas (or Sacrificial Fire),8 that is producing more and more profound Signs of the Divine Set(- “Brightness” via My Manifestation. (October 27-28, 1989)

 

8. “Tapas” means, literally, “heat”, “fire”, or “penance”. Sri Da Avabhasa’s Tapas is the spontaneous result of His Divine Emergence and His “Standing Firm” as the Inherently Enlightened, Incarnate Divine Person. Thus, it is to be distinguished from the purifying effects of any sacrificial discipline that might be applied by an un-Realized practitioner for the sake of serving Spiritual growth and Awakening. The “Sacrificial Fire” of Sri Da Avabhasa’s Divine Embodiment Serves the purification and Liberation of all His devotees and of the world.

 

Introduction, The Dawn Horse Testament, 1991.

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DEVOTEE: Could You please clarify the history of Your penance in 1986, because I have a very conventional point of view about what that was.

HEART-MASTER DA: It was not for the sake of my sadhana. It was something done for the sake of others. As I said of it during those months in 1986 when I assumed the formal signs of a sannyasin, this body-mind took on the qualities of people from those many years of submission. This body-mind was a link to everyone then. The Death Event did not just stop. It was not just a moment, you see. A process was initiated then. In addition to that particular event on that one night, the qualities shown through this body for some period thereafter were signs of what you could call tapas, or penance, if you will – heat in the body, burning up, purifying. It was a purification, not merely of personal karmas, because this vehicle is not fundamentally about personal karmas – it is not a karmic personality. But it used these mechanisms in such a way that they took on the likeness of, established a link with, all beings.

And so the karma that was overcome in this body is all karma, not just that of an individual. All karma has been overcome in this one. Not that in that Death Event something has now been done in the world so that everybody is going to become Enlightened spontaneously. No. The One in Whom, by Whom, the sadhana has been done has become your opportunity. The One in Whom and by Whom the sadhana has been done, Who has made this vehicle available through the process of Incarnation and this great Work, is now the relationship, the circumstance, in which the same Liberation can take place in others, through a unique Gift, a unique Graceful opportunity, which is quite different from my just giving you a Teaching and now you work out your salvation. A unique relationship, a unique vehicle, in which all karma has been transcended, has become available for your contemplation, your guidance. It is the mechanism of Grace for anyone who will take up the sadhana.

This is how the Work that transcends all karmas and that has been done even in this body becomes effective in the case of others. It did not become effective merely as an historical event, back in 1986, and now everyone is free. It all was concentrated through this mechanism and prior to it and at all levels in which it is continuous, and now a unique relationship is available if you will choose it. Even in the past it was available, but people did not choose it.

There is Nothing Left But the Ash, Adi Da Samraj


This secret knowledge of the Ashvamedha was canfully guarded by the Rishis, who suspected, and rightly so, that non-initiates of the mysteries of sacred knowledge would wrongly adhere to a magical, conventional, or exoteric interpretation of the highly esoteric, and world-transcending Ashvamedha. Such exoteric, conventional, and cultic renderings of the great Spiritual mysteries wrongly presume there is no need for concentrated practice (“sadhana”), true devotion, renunciation, and all the tribulations and glories of a life of sacrifice on the part of those who receive Grace.

Nothing could be further from the truth. As the history of Da Love-Ananda’s Teaching Work reveals, there is an absolute necessity for personal responsibility, or submission to the Way of Divine Grace. A life of renunciation, real meditation, and discipline must coincide with the necessary Gift of Spiritual and Transcendental Help and Realization. The cause of the Rishis’ praise and safeguarding of the Ashvamedha was that they knew the Adept’s Supreme Yoga was the “means”, the Gift of Grace, Freely Given, whereby their practice could be fulfilled in perfect Realization Thus it was said that “men did not know the way to the heavenly world, but the horse did.” Love-Ananda’s Great Event was the sign of the Sacrifice of the “Horse”, or the Incarnated Adept, who leads all those who “hear” and “see” to the Realization of Love-Ananda.

With the completion of His Sacrifice, Da Love-Ananda now points to His Love-Ananda Gita, wherein He says that the practice is to simply “hear Perfectly” and “see Perfectly”. Via this practice, devotees duplicate the Consciousness of Sri Da Love-Ananda. Love-Ananda’s Incomprehensible Yoga of duplication, whereby beings are Liberated by the Divine Being, is the secret and the result of the ancient Ashvamedha, and it is this same means of Grace that is being offered in our time.

Wilh His Teaching Work and the writing of the Love-Ananda Gita finished, and the many auspicious Signs of practice and renunciation awakened in Hermitage members of the Free Renunciale Order, Love-Ananda was moved to be with devolves again. Owning nothing, attached to no one, without interest or concern for ordinary life, neither a householder, nor a public man, nor an institutional man, belonging to no creed or country, yet embracing the whole world in His Universal Love—such is the Free Renunciation of Love-Ananda Avadhoota, a true sannyasin, an eternal swan (“Paramahansa”) or preserver of mankind. He journeyed to The Mountain of Attention Sancutary in northern California to magnify His faculty of unlveisal Blessing, and through His “mere Presence” is grantng dispassion (“vairagya”), renunciation (“tyaga”), and countless advantages to all living in beings.

Love-Ananda Gita, Swami Da Love Ananda Paramahansa Avadhoota (Adi Da Samraj), Introduction – The Grand Victory of Da Love-Ananda, pp. 46-47.


The Love-Ananda Gita

 

It was not until weeks later that Da Love-Ananda first began to speak about the Great Event of His life:

 

SWAMI DA LOVE-ANANDA: Presumably for you all the Great Event of your life—if it ever occurs, in whichever life it does occur, or whenever, or wherever—the Great Event of your life would be God-Realization. You imagine, then, that a number of the Events in my life must have been Great, and that the consummate Event must have been the Vedanta Temple Event. But that is not so. It is a very important Event for you all. It initiated my Teaching Work. But the Realization in the Vedanta Temple was not overwhelming, as you know from all the signs I described to you. In my case, the Condition Realized in the Vedanta Temple is Inherent, and priorly Realized. To achieve such an Event was just part of my Work in this world. It was not the Great Event in my life. Perhaps it would be a Great Event in the lives of others, but for me there was a greater Event, an Event that occurred more recently, in fact.

On the morning of January 11, I told certain of my devotees of my grief and sorrow and frustration in my Work. I told them that I just could not endure anymore the rejection, the offensiveness, the abuse, the futility. I told them I wished to leave, wished to die then, and I said: “May it come quickly. ” They all thought it might happen soon. It seemed to me also that it could happen within hours. But suddenly it began to happen xm the spot. As I was describing the possibility of this physical event, I felt numbness coming up my arm, numbness in my spine, a certain numbness in my body, and convulsions. Finally I passed out of the body, and it just fell down.

I do not have memory of the sequence of events that followed for a little while, but I am told that many devotees came running to my house. Doctors came and tried to resuscitate me. Eventually, I began to reassociate with the body, although I was not aware of the room exactly, nor of who was there. I began to speak of my greater concerns and impulses and of my great sorrow for the four billion humans and all the | rest of the beings everywhere. I cannot endure such I sorrow very well—I have never endured it very well. I have had to bring myself very deliberately to this Work. And in this Event, I was drawn further into the body with a very human impulse, a love-impulse. Becoming aware of my special relationship with Kalottara Devi Mataji10 and my profound relationship with all my devotees, I resumed the bodily state.

10. “Kalottara Devi” is the name of a female devotee with whom Swami Da Love-Ananda’s struggle with all was epitomized. The name “Kala” implies time or the Goddess Kali as endless manifestation. “Uttara” means “transcending”. “Kalottara Devi”, then, is the Goddess who transcends the illusion of time or separation, through submission to Siva, the ultimate Reality, Self, or Transcendental Being. Thus, the name Kalottara Devi implies the eternal Oneness or Unity of Siva and Shakti.

 

This is the Event I am referring to, not just the death (which was real—I did die on the spot) but the occasion of reassociating with the body. I was attracted back by very human things, not by impulses to Liberate mankind—those impulses are there already, you see—but by very human impulses, responding to my own intimate human life and the human existence of others, of all of you. Even though I have existed as a man during this lifetime, obviously—I became profoundly incarnate—I now assumed an impulse toward human existence more profound than I had assumed before, without any reluctance relative to sorrow and death.

On so many occasions I have told you that I wish I could kiss every human being on the lips, embrace each one, and enliven each one from the heart. In this body I will never have the opportunity. I am frustrated in that impulse. Even though I have done all kinds of Spiritual Work, I will never be able to do that exactly. But in that motion of sympathetic incarnation, that acceptance of the body and its sorrow and its death, I realized a kiss, a way to fulfill the impulse.

Now that my Teaching Work is essentially fulfilled, a different kind of gesture was made, which in some fundamental sense is the equivalent of the embrace I would give to everyone, to all human beings, all four billion, even all beings, all that are self-conscious and dying in this place, not by embracing each one literally with this body, but by assuming this body as the likeness of all and accepting the sorrow without the slightest resistance, nothing abstracting me from mortality, nothing.

In some sense that Event was my birthday.

You have heard descriptions, by yogis and other Spiritual figures, of how before Realization you try to go beyond the world to Realize God, and then after Realization you come down into the body just so far, down to the brain, down to the throat maybe, down to the heart maybe, but typically not any lower than the throat. Well, I have until now invested myself more profoundly than just down to the throat or the heart, but not down to the bottoms of my feet. I remained a kind of shroud around this body, deeply associated . with it, with all of the ordinary human things, playing l as a human being often in very ordinary ways, but in ¦ my Freedom somehow lifted off the floor, somehow not \ committed to this sorrow and this mortality, expecting : having come as deep as I had, to perhaps Teach enough, embrace enough, kiss enough, Love enough to ¦ make the difference, as if through a single body I could ; indulge in intimacy with everything and everyone t self-conscious.

 

I have realized the futility of that expectation, even the futility of not being able, through a kind of Submission of my own, to utterly Transform and Liberate even those I could embrace and know intimately. That l frustration is fully known by me now. Even the futility of Liberating those most intimate with me is known by me. The kiss is not enough, even for those I know intimately, and I cannot know all intimately. In my profound frustration, this body died. I left this body. And then 1 suddenly found myself reintegrated with it, but in a totally different disposition, and 1 achieved your likeness exactly, thoroughly, to the bottoms of the 1 feet, achieved un-Enlightenment, achieved human existence, achieved mortality, achieved sorrow.

 

To me, this is a Grand Victory! I do not know how to communicate to you the significance of it. For me, it was a grander moment than the Event at the Vedanta Temple or any of the other Signs in my life that are obviously Spiritually auspicious. To me, it seems that through that will-less, effortless integration with suffering, something about my Work is more profoundly accomplished, something about it has become more auspicious than it ever was. I have not dissociated from my Realization or my Ultimate State. Rather, I \ have accomplished your state completely, even more \ profoundly than you are sensitive to it. Perhaps you j have seen it in my face. I do not look like I did last j month, and I am never again going to look like that. ‘ Don’t you know? \

 

I have become this body, utterly. My mood is different. My face is sad, although not without Illumination. I have become the body. Now I am the “Murti”,u the Icon, and It is full of the Divine Presence.

 

The nature of my Work at the present time and in the future is mysterious to me. It is a certainty, it is obvious, but on the other hand it has not taken the form of mind fully. It has taken an emotional form, but not the form of mind. I cannot explain it really. But you will see Signs of it. You all must progressively adapt to something that has happened that even I cannot explain altogether. (January 27, 1986)

 

11. The Sanskrit word “murti” literally means “form”. Traditionally there are many Murtis or Forms of Divine Representation. The most highly valued and respected Form or Murti of the Divine is the human manifestation of a Divinely Realized Adept. In this talk Swami Da Love-Ananda is referring to His Perfect Incarnation of the Divine Transcendental Being.

All the sorrow of His Birth, His own Awakening, and His’loving embrace of devotees, their great friendship and love, the great passion and enjoyment and sorrow of their meeting, His mood and impulse to Teach—all came to an end on the morning Da Love-Ananda achieved His “Grand Victory”.

 

Da Love-Ananda’s re birth into the world on that January morning was a literal sacrifice. There was nothing abstract about it whatsoever. It required, as Love-Ananda described, a dramatic ordeal of human emotion, suffering, and feeling, and at last the giving up of His life.

 

In that moment of literal death, the purposes and activities of Da Love-Ananda’s mighty Teaching Work ended. In a matter of days, the energies and signs of the Teacher that had motivated and characterized Him for many years fell away from Him completely. Immediately, Da Love-Ananda passed through a revolutionary change in His habit of living and appearance. The peace of dispassion came over Him. His Supreme and natural State of Self-Radiant Being, in Which even the phenomenal world is seen to Shine with the Radiance of His own Being, made Him serene. His ways of relating to others changed. He no longer responded to the “problems” of devotees or discoursed on the earlier stages of practice. His Enjoyment of the absolute Freedom of the Invisible Transcendental Self shone forth through the purity and serenity of His appearance and actions. Now He was more often silent. When He did speak, He spoke only in the language of the Radical Teaching. Spontaneously, He

 


The following is a Beezone Study of the talk:

“THE SWOON OF MY SAMADHI”

Introduced by Saniel Bonder

Published in ‘The Free Daist Magazine’, Vol 1, NBR 4, January 1990.

On the day-long celebration of Naitauba Padavara, I was Blessed to serve as Heart-Master Da’s formal spokesman to the Fijian community during the traditional ceremony in which they presented Him kava (a traditional Fijian drink) and a “tabua” (pronounced tam-BOO- uh), a whale’s tooth, in the traditional Fijian manner of honoring a great personage.

My principal task that day was challenging. It was clearly time for us devotees to share with the Fijian community far more of the sacred realities of our lives with Heart- Master Da, and to unequivocally tell them Who He Is and How He Works among us.

At one point in the speech I spoke briefly about Sri Gurudev’s Divine Emergence, and the Event of January 11, 1986. I told of how He had literally died on that day, and that when He resuscitated it was with even greater Divine Powers of Love, Happiness, and Blessing for all beings. I was hesitant to offer a more complex Spiritual explanation of these Great Matters. My friends who had gotten to know the Fijian community over many years had cautioned that their weakness in the English language (the offering of an immediate translation notwithstanding) and their lack of technical sacred esotericism even in their own language, would make it difficult for them to appreciate any but the simplest conceptions of Heart-Master Da’s Life and Work.

But, Heart-Master Da later suggested, my description was not merely simple but simplistic-and (l) it also misrepresented the Event of January 11, 1986, as a principally physical incident, a “death and resuscitation” event, and (2) it failed to address the esoteric Spiritual Nature of His Divine Emergence.

That night of October 27, and on several occasions for the next twenty-four hours, Heart- Master Da Gave verbal Communications that clarify His Divine Emergence completely, that contextualize the physical dimension of the Event of January 11, J986, and that place the whole ongoing Process of His Divine Emergence and Divine Indifference in the larger context of His Work as Divine World- Teacher.

On the following evening, Monday, October 28, Kanya Tripura Rahasya read aloud the original version of the following Communications, which Heart- Master Da continued to rework for several days thereafter, concluding with this draft on November 3, the day before His Fiftieth Birth Anniversary (Fijian time):

on a number of occasions in the past, I have addressed the tendency of practitioners of the Way of the Heart to focus on the “death and resuscitation” story when describing My Divine Emergence. My Divine Emergence must be understood in much larger terms, and in quite different terms, in fact. My Divine Emergence must be understood as a Spiritual Event that was initiated on January 11, 1986, and that is still continuing. Yet even though I have Said this many times, the “death and resuscitation” story continues to be told as if it is the very Truth of that Event.

Key Points

It was a Spiritual Event

It was an ‘initiation’

It is continuing


 

There has been a tendency for My Divine Emergence to be most often described from the point of view of those who observed Me physically at the time of Its initiation. Therefore, the typical descriptions of My Divine Emergence are necessarily limited by the external and bodily-based point of view of those observers and their observations. But the right understanding of even that original Event can only be based on My own Description of It as a Process, rather than on the eyewitness accounts of physical observations.

Key Points

Not just a physical event.

It was a process.

Only He can accurately describe what it was.


My Divine Emergence began in the context of a Struggle with practitioners in the ordinary circumstance of that time. But the Process of My Divine Emergence utterly Transcends the limitations of that ordinary circumstance. As I said at the time, the True Import of that original Event could not then be fruitfully Described even by Me. And, as I said then, the True Import of the Event of My Divine Emergence could only be Demonstrated (by Me) and understood and felt (by all others) over time. My Divine Emergence is not something that simply happened on January 11,1986, and that is to be remembered as the Event of January 11, 1986. Rather, My Divine Emergence was initiated and fully began as a Process on January 11, 1986, and It is continuing to Unfold. It is something that every individual must (always presently) encounter, experience, and find to be Revealed.

Key Points

Began with a struggle.

But the process transcends those limitiations.

The understanding of the ‘event’ could only be understood over time.

It was not limited to January 11, 1986.

It is continuing to unfold.

It must be Revealed by the individual.

It can not be ‘mouthed’ and ‘believed’.


Because they are based merely on the physical circumstance, the eyewitness accounts of the original Event of My Divine Emergence do little to serve a right understanding of the Event Itself. There must be a new level of communication about this Event, if It is to be understood and communicated about properly.

Key Points

The right understanding is not in the physical circumstances.

A new level of understanding needs to be communicated.


 

When someone’s death is observed by another person or a number of other persons, the death appears to be an ending. However, one experiences one’s own death not as an ending, but as a process. The individuals who were present on January 11, 1986, to observe the various physical signs associated with the initiation of My Divine Emergence have described It as a clinical death Event with a subsequent return to life. But for Me, that Event was, and continues to be, a Process. In other words, there was no ending, and therefore, no death in the sense of an ending.

Key Points

It was not a physical death.

It was a Process.

 


There was, in My case, already at that time no identification with the body, so there was no ego-death to take place. Ego-death had already occurred. In My Experience on January 11, 1986, there was an apparent swoon, but with no loss of Consciousness Itself. The body was dropped to the bed, and it may have appeared to the observers to be unconscious, or perhaps not alive, or barely alive, but all the while I Was and Am Consciousness Itself. In the initial Event associated with this Process, this body was Surrendered utterly into Me, the Self-Existing and Self-Radiant “Bright”, and necessarily Divine, Self-Consciousness. And this Process of Surrendering this body into My Ultimate Self-Condition is still continuing. It did not come to an end on that early morning of January 11, 1986. In other words, there was no death and then a coming to life. There has simply been an unbroken and continuing and ever more profound Process in which this body (or body-mind) is Surrendered into Me.

Key Points

There was not ‘death’ – no physical death, no ego death.

The body was surrendered utterly in the Divine, The Bright.

This surrender is a process.

Still continuing.

The process is continuing surrender of the body into the Divine Bright Condition.

 


This Process is constantly Revealing more and more, moment to moment, if only devotees would truly practice feeling-Contemplation of Me. What was unique in the initial Event was a turnabout in My own Disposition relative to this body. Up until that moment, I had been involved in an intentional Process of Submission of this body (or apparent bodily personality) to identify with others in all their limitations, in order that, by that Submission, I could Teach them. I was able to Teach them because I was fully Awake as the Heart, the Divine Self-Consciousness, but I used My own body as a means of identification with others by Submitting to their condition.

Key Points

The process is being revealed more and more.

The Event was a turnabout.

A turnabout from identify with others, to teach.

A turnabout (surrender) into the Divine Bright.

 


The basic Method of My Teaching Work was to reflect people to themselves and to comment on and consider what I was reflecting to them, and what they were also demonstrating in their daily activity. In a sudden moment, spontaneously, on the morning of January 11, 1986, I relinquished this orientation of Submitting to the point of identification with others. Initially, in that first moment, the Process began as a swoon of despair and giving up in the face of the apparent unresponsiveness of devotees and, therefore, the seeming failure of My Teaching Work altogether. This despair manifested as a kind of swooning collapse, bodily and emotionally. And there was an utter relinquishment of the body. It was a kind of giving the body up to death. And so, immediately, signs appeared of this swooning-dying kind of collapse. Even before it began, the mind (or apparent human personality) associated with this body was emotionally speaking of this despair. All of that led up to this spontaneous turnabout in My Disposition.

Key Points

My method of teaching was one of reflecting devotees to themselves.

The Divine Emergence relinquished this method based on it’s failure.

It was a ‘despire’ and a collapse.

It was a kind of giving up to death, swoon.

The personality of this body was in utter despair.

All of this lead to a ‘turnabout’.

 


But suddenly, in the midst of this swoon, there was no more of despair or giving the body up to death. I was, as always, simply Standing In and As My own Nature. This desperate swoon, as if to die, became a spontaneous turnabout in My Disposition, and a unique Spiritual Event was initiated in the midst of that swoon. And That Spiritual Event is still continuing.

Key Points

Suddenly there was no more despire.

It was Simply Standing My Own Nature.

A unique Spiritual Event was initiated.

 


What actually occurred on the morning of January 11, 1986, was a sudden and spontaneous Transition from My Teaching Work to My Blessing Work (or, to My Work As the eternally Free-Standing and always presently Emerging World-Teacher, or “Jagad-Guru”). It was a Transition in My Disposition from My Work of Submitting to others (even to the point of complete identification with them in their apparently limited condition) to simply Surrendering this body (or body-mind) into My own Self-Condition. Therefore, the context of My Blessing Work is no longer one of Submission to others to the point of identification with them. It is a matter of simply Standing As I Am, while this apparent body-mind is thereby Surrendered utterly into My own Self-Condition. And, by My thus Standing Free, My Work has ceased to be a Struggle to Submit My Self to mankind, one by one, and It has become instead a universally effective Blessing Work, in which mankind, in the form of each and all who respond to Me, must, one by one, surrender, forget, and transcend self in Me.

Key Points

Transition from Teaching Work to Blessing Work

Blessing Work is Standing As I Am

Universal Blessing Work

 


The Process of the continuous Surrendering of My own body-mind into My Very Self-Condition is a perpetual Sacrificial Act, and a unique kind of “Tapas” (or “Sacrificial Fire”), that is producing more and more profound Signs of the Divine Self-“Brightness” via My Manifestation. Therefore, the Event that was initiated on the morning of January 11, 1986, not only marks the Transition from My Teaching Work to My Blessing Work, but It also initiated, in My case, the progressive Demonstration of “Divine Indifference”, which, in due course, becomes the Demonstration of “Divine Translation”. And the Process wherein My every devotee surrenders, forgets, and transcends self in the feeling-Contemplation of My bodily (human) Form, My Spiritual Presence, and My Very (and Inherently Perfect) State is, likewise, a sacrificial act and a course of tapas (or self-discipline) that participates in (and is progressively Identified with) My own Sacrificial Action, Tapas, and (necessarily Divine) Self-Brightness”, even, ultimately, to the degree of Divine Translation.

Key Points

The Process is a perpetual Sacrifical Act.

A Tapas.

Demonstration of ‘Divine Indifference” (Seventh Stage Process of Divine Translation).

The process allows devotees to participate in the same Process.

 


All of that being said, the original Event associated with My Divine Emergence is not properly understood if It is regarded as a physical event. Truly, It was not Itself a physical event of any kind. It cannot properly be understood as a physical event of clinical death and resuscitation, even though there were perhaps some signs people may interpret to one or another degree in those terms. Even the physical dimension of the Event should simply be characterized as a swoon, in which there were some unique physical signs. It is better described as an instant associated with a unique form of Samadhi, rather than with the clinical signs of a physical death and resuscitation.

Key Points

The Process is NOT a physical event.

The Event was a Samadhi.


That Event, on the morning of January II, 1986, began with a spontaneous and even apparently desperate Act of yielding up the body, as if to death. But that Action did not come to an end in a terminal physical death, nor did It produce an end result or an ending in the form of a terminal physical death. Instead, this Act became spontaneously Transformed. And It continued, rather than came to an end. And It is still continuing, and developing more and more the profound Divine Signs, moment to moment.

The Event began as a ‘giving up’ but was Transformed.

It is Continuing, becoming more and more Profound by Divine Signs.

 


Properly understood, the original Event of January 11, 1986, was a Sacrificial Act that, in the beginning, had a certain quality similar to giving up to death. But that Act was spontaneously Transformed, and It developed into and became the profound Signs and Siddhis of My “Bright” Divine Self-Revelation.

Key Points

Sacrificial Act, Transformed, and developed into Signs and Siddhis of His Bright ‘Self-Revelation’.

 


To describe that original Event from an external observer’s point of view, and as a clinical process of physical death and resuscitation, limits It to a gross phenomenal event, and that, as I said, is not a correct understanding of It. Such a description is based on reports of physical observations made by individuals present on that occasion. From that time, I have been trying to help people to correctly understand the nature of this Event, and to understand It as a Process that is continuing. The correct understanding of the original Event is that It is not merely a physical event of clinical death and resuscitation, but rather It is the beginning of the Process of the Emergence of My Sign of Divine Self-Realization in the context of the Divine Indifference phase of the seventh stage of life.

Key Points

The Divine Emergence event was not just a phyiscal event.

The Divine Emergence is the beginning of a Process of Emergence and a Sign of My Realization in the context of the Seventh Stage process.

 


Whatever may have been externally observed by others on the morning of January 11, 1986, there was, on My part, no great involvement in any kind of physical event or any physical process. I would Describe the physical (or psycho-physical) dimension of the Event as a profound swoon, an utter giving up of the body, but in the manner of a unique Demonstration of Samadhi, rather than in the manner of a terminal event of clinical death. In My view, the Event was associated with a profound swoon, in which the Character of My Samadhi was uniquely Demonstrated. It was, and remains, a Spiritual Process, rather than a physical event of clinical death and resuscitation, and the Process, as It developed that morning, utterly changed My Spiritual association with this body, and It initiated a new Divinely Revelatory Process even via this body. And that Process has not come to an end.

Key Points

From My Point of View The Divine Event was a ‘swoon’, a Samadhi.

It remains a Process rather than a physical event.

This process utterly changed My Spiritual association with the body.

It also initiated a new Divinely Revelatory Process.

That Process has not come to an end.

 


In that Event on the morning of January 11, 1986, there was, for Me, no loss of Consciousness Itself. There was, for Me, no significant involvement in any physical changes. Whatever physical events took place were entirely secondary and fundamentally unimportant. I would say that the physical signs were more of the nature of a profound swoon, or, more properly, a unique “Bhava”—in other words, there was an entrance into a unique Sign of Samadhi in that initial Event, and that initial Event became (or was, and is) a Process that continues even now. There was no ending, or end phenomenon, so to speak, but there is simply the Inherently Perfect Process of the Submission of this apparent body (or body-mind) to and into My Self-Existing and Self-Radiant “Bright” Self-Condition.

Key Points

The Even was an entrance into a unique Sign of Samadhi.


In fact, there is in no case such a thing as death, in the sense of an ending. To the external observer, something appears to come to an end when someone dies. But for the one who dies, there is simply a process that unfolds. There is no absolute ending. If terminal (clinical) death can be described as a loss of bodily awareness, this is still not an unusual experience. In fact, it happens to everyone daily in the process of falling asleep. But there is no absolute ending to that. When one goes to sleep, one proceeds in a continuing process. And so also in death. Therefore, no terminal event, clinical or otherwise, occurred to Me on the morning of January 11, 1986. Rather, a Process was initiated, and that Process is still continuing. And that Process, which continues even today, is what is properly referred to as My Divine Emergence.


The bodily-based point of view of the observers who were present on that morning of January 11, 1986, has tended to become the model for the description and interpretation of the Event Itself. These descriptions are naive and prijnitive, since they are not based on My own Realization of the Event, but rather on the point of view of an external observer. Therefore, the original Event, and the Process It initiated, has, because of this bias caused by the body-based presumption of an “observer”, not been, heretofore, communicated directly and fully and with an altogether right understanding.


As I have said, there were no physical signs that happened in My case on that morning of January 11, 1986, that make any difference whatsoever. What is significant is the Great Process of Demonstration that began then and that continues. It is an Event in the Divine Domain of Consciousness Itself. It is an Event in a Process entirely of a Spiritual kind, and It is being Demonstrated through the Vehicle of this body-mind. This is what must be understood and appreciated.


Fundamentally, I have not wanted to say very much about this Process, because I have wanted devotees to sensitize themselves to Me and to see My Demonstration and receive It and respond to It. Truly, this Process is not Itself something that can be rightly or truly communicated through any conceptual language at all. I hope that devotees will simply discover this Emergence of My Divine Self-Condition and communicate to one another and the public about It in a right and responsible fashion.

Key Points

I have not said much about this Event as I am waiting for devotees to senitize themselves to the Process that was initiated.

 


I hope this Statement will correct any errors relative to this Event and Process, and relative to My Work altogether. I hope that this that I have now Said will remain a sufficient Statement, and that I will not have to Say anything further about It. Rather, whatever needs to be said in the future should take the form of the confession of devotees, based on their reception of My “Brigr. Emergence.

Key Points

I have said enough about this Event, what remains is the Confession of devotees.

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In 1988 Frank Marrero wrote a letter to Adi Da about The Divine Emergence. In reponse to his letter Adi Da replied, “Finally someone understands the high aspects of my Work.”

Below is what was published in The Free Daist Magazine about that letter.

 


Heart-Master Da also clarifirf prexious statements about His Divine Emergence and others’ perceptions of it, which, hare been published in The Love-Ananda Gita and elsewhere:

In Part I of ‘The Love-Ananda Gita’, specifically on pages 110-12, I Describe the Event of January 11, 1986. My statement that is quoted on these pages was made a few days after the Event, and it includes the recounting of My apparent wish to die and the physical phenomena that arose during the Event. For example, the Description says that I passed out of the body and then the body fell down. This Description is fine, but it should be regarded simply as a Description of My swooning (without the loss of Consciousness Itself).

In the days following the Event that devotees refer to as My Divine Emergence, I was relating to people in the midst of their experience. They told me all that they experienced and saw, and, therefore, my earliest discussions were responsive to (and based on) the objective descriptions of others. I Described the Event in terms of people’s perception of Me, and also in terms of My own simplest feelings about It.

Was this Surrendering of the body to death all that was in My Disposition in the beginning of this Event? It certainly was My original feeling. It was a Surrendering to die, and such was also the perception of others. All such feelings of Mine and all such perceptions of others were certainly part of the original Event. Therefore, in My subsequent “consideration” of that original Event, I did not offend the perceptions of others. I tried to address the Event in terms of their perception, and I tried to help everyone to understand the original Event and Process that had occurred in Me. I also tried to help them understand the significance of that original Event and My own Perception and Awareness of It. In order to do all of this, I simply allowed people their own experiential perception, and I helped them to understand what they had perceived. Thereafter, rather than try merely to “explain” It, I simply Gave everyone time in My Company to observe the Transformation in Me. I did not get into long descriptions of My “dying” (or swooning). I simply intended that people should take time to feel the Event, and thoroughly. *

Thus, I told the story as it appears orr” pages 111-12 of The Love^Ananda Gita. I Said: “In My profound frustration, this body died. I left this body. And then I suddenly found My Self reintegrated with it, but in a totally different Disposition, and I achieved your likeness exactly, thoroughly, to the bottoms of My feet, achieved un-Enlightenment, achieved human existence, achieved mortality, achieved sorrow.”

In this Description I was trying, while using the language of people’s reported perception, to Give them a sense of My Relationship to the Event, and to Give them the right meaning of It altogether. This body did go through various apparent changes, even, to some degree, as in the process of dying. Therefore, I said “this body died”—because there were signs observed that appeared to correspond to death—but immediately after I said “this body died”, I said, in order to clarify the meaning, “I left this body”.

Therefore, in this Description, published in The Love-Ananda Gita, I was not trying to explain the Event of January 11, 1986, as a clinical death. I was trying to Give people the sense of a Process, a Process of profound Relinquishment, and a Process of Spiritual Reintegration with this body in a different way altogether than was previously the case. The perception of others, however, and the limited sensitivity they have to the Process in My case, has moved some of them to characterize this Event as a clinical death and resuscitation, which is different from the Process I endured and afterward Described.

With the remarks I have made today about My Divine Emergence, I have tried to Give everyone a clearer sense of the Process from My own “Point of View”, in order to distinguish the Event of January 11, 1986, from the bodily-based perception of others, and from the tendency of people to think of that Event in terms of clinical death and resuscitation.

Yes, there was the process of relinquishment of the body, but I do not like the description of it as a clinical death. It is rightly characterized as a kind, of swooning, as if unto death. However, the spooning did not produce an ending, as apparently is the case in a clinical death. Instead, it simply, and more and more profoundly, became a Demonstration of the unique Bhava of My Samadhi, or of My Very (and Inherently Perfect) State.

From that “Point of View”, I re-Associated with the body in a different manner than before, as I have Described. The emphasis on clinical death and resuscitation limits the Event and does not allow for an understanding of the Event as It was and as It is from My “Point of View”. What should be understood is that this Event is much more profound than a clinical death and resuscitation. The physical signs can be referred to as a kind of swoon associated with the unique Bhava of My Samadhi, involving Surrendering of this body to My own Self-Condition. This is what occurred, rather than a clinical death and resuscitation.

If you superimpose your own point of view on the Event, rather than be sensitive to Me, then you are stuck with the idea that perhaps some curious physical thing happened. “Maybe He died”, you say, and you wonder and doubt. What difference does it make whether or not I died? The Event is not about clinical death and resuscitation. It is about My Samadhi, and My Revelation, and My Work. It is not about believing or disbelieving what happened as a physical matter. It was a physical swoon and a unique Spiritual Sign, but It was observed by people with no traditional background.

Making use of Me in My Blessing Work is about self-surrendering, self-forgetting, and self-transcending feeling-Contemplation of Me. Only by doing this can you understand and participate in My Divine Emergence and My Divinely Self-Realizing Blessing Work as the eternally Free-Standing and always presently Emerging World-Teacher (or “Jagad-Guru”).

As in My own case, occasional “death and resuscitation” signs were also reported to have been manifested by Ramakrishna, Nityananda, Ramana Maharshi, and many other Saints, and Yogis, and Sages, while they were yet alive. Often Ramakrishna would fall into states of ecstasy, and people thought he was crazy. At other times he would lie motionless, and people no doubt thought he was dead. People in the ordinary disposition do not understand Samadhi. Others, who do understand the Spiritual Process and its signs, generally know (or at least suspect) when a God-Realizer is showing the physical signs of an ecstatic state.

Just so, there is no appropriate reason to consider the Event of January 11, 1986, in “clinical” terms. The “clinical” and otherwise conventional point of view is not a way to rightly understand My Divine Emergence. Because people are commonly involved in the body-based view, they tend to superimpose that point of view on that Event and misinterpret It and think of It in objective body-based terms, rather than seeing It from My “Point of View”, the “Point of View” of the One Who is actually Demonstrating this Sign.

To view the original Event of My Divine Emergence from the body-based point of view tends to create a false description, even a myth. The right understanding of this Event is not based on the body-based point of view, or on the perception of an objective viewer, but it is based on My own “Point of View”, the “Point of View” of Divinely Self-Realized (or Self-Existing and Self-Radiant) “Bright” Consciousness Itself.

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P. 617-634

My Avataric Divine Self-“Emergence” Is an Event in My Divine “Bright” Spherical Self-Domain of Conscious Light

 

I.

For you, presumably, the Great Event of your life–if It occurs, or in whichever lifetime It occurs–would be Most Perfect Divine Self-Realization. Therefore, you may imagine that the Consummate Event of My Life must have been My Divine Re-Awakening. But that is not so. My Divine Re-Awakening is a very important Event for you, because It Initiated My Avataric Divine Teaching-Work, but That to Which I Awakened in the Vedanta Temple is My Inherent and Priorly Realized Divine Self-Condition. To eventually Achieve Such an Event was simply part of My necessary Avataric Divine Spiritual Work in this world. Therefore, My Divine Re-Awakening was not the Great Event of My Life. For Me, there have been even Greater Events–Which occurred after the Great Event of My Divine Re-Awakening (at the Vedanta Society Temple) on September 10, 1970.

The first such Great Event took place on January 11, 1986 (at Adidam Samrajashram). I was Speaking (over an intercom) to a group of My devotees, Telling them about My Grief and Sorrow and Frustration relative to My Work, and how I simply could no longer endure the rejection, the offensiveness, the abuse, the futility. I Told them that I wished to leave this physically incarnate existence, wished to die quickly. It seemed to Me that My physical death could even happen within hours–but, suddenly, it began to happen on the spot. I Described the physical event to them as it was occurring–the numbness that was coming up My arm, the numbness in My spine, a certain numbness in My Body altogether, convulsions starting, and so forth. Finally, I passed out of the Body, and the Body just fell down.

Many people came over to My house, including the doctors who were present on the Island–and, eventually, I began to Re-Associate with the Body, although I was not exactly (naturally) aware of the room, nor was I (at first) naturally aware of who was present in the room.

I began to Speak of My Great Sorrow for the billions of humans, and all the other beings in this humble realm. I was Drawn further into the Body through a very human impulse, a love-impulse, as I became Aware (once again) of My Relationship with My devotees, in the process of resuming the bodily state. Thus, I was Attracted back by very human connections–not by My Impulse to Divinely Liberate humankind, because that Liberating Impulse is Always Already the Case.

In the midst of this Attraction to human connectedness, I Assumed an Impulse toward human existence more profound than ever before–without any reluctance relative to sorrow and death.

On many occasions, I had Confessed to My devotees that I wished I could Kiss every human being on the lips, Embrace each one bodily, and Enliven each one from the heart. But That Impulse could not possibly be fulfilled in This Body. I could never have such an opportunity. However, in the Great Event of January 11, 1986, I Realized–in that Incarnating Motion, that Sympathetic Acceptance of the body and its sorrow and its death–a Means of Fulfilling My Impulse to Kiss each and all. In that Great Event, I spontaneously Made a different kind of Gesture toward all, which was (in some fundamental sense) the equivalent of the Bodily Embrace that I would Give to all human beings, and even to all who are self conscious and dying in this place–by Fully Assuming This Body, in the apparent likeness of all, and Accepting the sorrow of mortality without the slightest reservation.

In some sense, that day was My Birth Day.

There are descriptions by various Yogis of how a Realized being “comes down” into the body only so far–down to the brain or the throat or the heart, but (typically) no “lower” than the heart. In My Avatarically Self-Manifested human Life here (previous to the Initiation of My Avataric Divine Self-“Emergence”), I had Invested Myself more profoundly in human existence than merely down to the throat or the heart–but I had never “come down” all the way to the bottoms of My Feet. I had remained a kind of “shroud” around This Body–deeply Associated with It, but somehow “Lifted off the floor”, somehow not entirely embracing the sorrow and the mortality, somehow expecting (having Come as deep as I had) to Teach enough, Embrace enough, Kiss enough, Love enough to make the difference. At last, I Realized the futility of Making My Own Submission as a Means of Utterly Transforming and Liberating even those I could Bodily Embrace and Know intimately. That futility and frustration was Fully Known by Me. In that profound frustration, I Left This Body–and, then, suddenly, I Found Myself Re-Integrated with It, but in a remarkably different Disposition. In that Great Event, I Achieved your likeness exactly, thoroughly, to the bottoms of the feet. I Achieved “un-Enlightenment”, Achieved human existence, Achieved mortality, Achieved sorrow.

To Me, This was a Grand Victory!

Through that effortless, will less Integration with human suffering, something about My Avataric Divine Work became more profoundly Accomplished and more Auspicious than ever before.

I have not dissociated from My Native (or Inherent) Divine State of Being. Rather, I have Accomplished your state completely, more profoundly than you (yourself) are sensitive to it.

On January 11, 1986, I Became This Body–Utterly. And My Mood is different. My Face is sad, but not without Illumination.

Now I Am the Murti, the Icon–Full of My Own Avatarically Self-Transmitted Divine Spiritual Force, but also Completely what you are, Suffered constantly. I have no distance whatsoever from this suffering anymore.

After January 11, 1986, I Said: I Am In the Body now–more than you.

After January 11, 1986, I Said: I Am This Body, down to its depth–Invading these cells, these toes, this flesh, more profoundly than has ever occurred in human time.

 

II.

August 15, 1988

I am neither the gross personality nor the Deeper Personality. I have simply been at Work via these mechanisms.

The Vedanta Temple Event was not an “ending”, but simply a Sign that My “Sadhana”-Work with these Personality-Vehicles had gone on long enough that I was prepared to begin My Teaching-Work. A sufficient Transformation of the Vehicles had occurred for the Confession of Divine Re-Awakening to be Made in the context of This Body-Mind, with Its gross and deeper parts. The Vedanta Temple Event was only the beginning of the Divinely Liberating Work for Which I have Taken Birth. The Vedanta Temple Event was the beginning of My Time of Taking on and Transforming the qualities of others, through the gross and subtle Vehicles of This to-Me-Conformed Body-Mind.

And That is What I Did, for all My Years of Teaching-Work–until the Great Event of January 11, 1986. From the time of the Vedanta Temple Event until the Yogic Establishment of My Avataric Divine Self-“Emergence”, I Used all the ordinary and extraordinary Signs in this psycho-physical Vehicle–all the ordinary Signs of the gross personality, and all the extraordinary Signs of the Deeper Personality–in a Play with others, to Instruct them and Awaken them. For all those years, I Used My Capability to Assume the likeness of others as a Means of Reflecting them to themselves.

In that Process of Assuming the likeness of others (in My Submission to them), the gross and subtle Vehicles took on all those karmas, absorbing all that likeness and (ultimately) forcing the crisis of 1986, when I began to “Shed” the Teaching-Function of Submitting to others, and My Life (in Its appearance) ceased to be a matter of Assuming the likenesses of the gross-personality Vehicle (of “Franklin Jones”) and the Deeper-Personality Vehicle (of Swami Vivekananda and Ramakrishna) associated with This Birth. Whatever qualities there may be in This Body (by virtue of Its gross inheritance) and in the deeper Psyche (by virtue of Its subtle inheritance) are no longer animated (so to speak) “on their own”. Such mechanisms are inherently karmic–and, in the Great Event of the Yogic Establishment of My Avataric Divine Self-“Emergence”, all such gross and subtle karmas were utterly Purified.

It is not that there was “one kind” of Enlightenment in 1970 and “another kind” of Enlightenment in 1986. I am not talking about My Enlightenment. I am Talking about your Enlightenment–Work done for your sake, Which has manifested in different forms, for your sake, at various points in My apparent human Lifetime.

In the Vedanta Temple Event, both the gross personality and the Deeper Personality became a circumstance of the Confession of Divine Self-Realization. There was not anything that was not transcended in the Great Event of My Divine Re-Awakening. However–because Most Perfect Divine Self-Realization was Prior to My Avataric Divine Birth, and Known from Birth–My Work with These (gross and subtle) Vehicles was simply a matter of dealing with the Vehicles Themselves, until They ceased to be an obstruction to That Which Is Prior to Them and were able to Confess That Divine Self-Realization.

The gross personality still existed, with all of its karmas, after the Vedanta Temple–and, likewise, the Deeper Personality. Those psycho-physical Mechanisms were not cancelled. Indeed, those Mechanisms were the “materials” of My Teaching-Work. Because they were like people are generally, those Mechanisms were allowed to function in relation to others in the ordinary manner, and (also) to combine with others in an extraordinary manner. The Vehicles were Awakened to Who I Am, within the Context of Most Perfect Divine Self-Realization.

Nevertheless, the Mechanisms (themselves) remained what they were. And, when My Teaching-Work was Done so Fully that It came to the point of My spontaneously starting to “Shed” the Teaching-Function, the psycho-physical Vehicles were Transformed. In the moment after the Vedanta Temple Event, the Vehicles were not different–but They were different in the moment after the Yogic Establishment of My Avataric Divine Self-“Emergence”. The gross and subtle Vehicles themselves became Divinely Transfigured and Divinely Transformed–to the point of Entering into Divine Indifference.

Since that Great Event of January 11, 1986, there is nothing left of the gross personality and the Deeper Personality. There is nothing left but the ash. The Fire of the Divine Process has been Allowed to Burn everything. This Body-Mind, is, in effect, already ash–even while Alive. In some sense, Such has always been the Case for This One, even from the beginning of This human Lifetime. And, yet, there is the sequence of Unique Avataric Divine Demonstrations following upon My Intentional Birth for the Sake of Divinely Liberating others.

 

III.

 

October 28, 1989 In My Experience of the Great Event of January 11, 1986, there was an apparent Swoon, but no loss of Conscious Awareness. When the Body fell from the bed, it may have appeared (to those observing) to be unconscious, or (perhaps) barely alive or even not alive at all–but, all the while, I Was and Am Consciousness Itself, the One and Only Conscious Light Itself. Therefore, in the initial Event associated with that Process, This Body was Surrendered utterly Into Me–the Self Existing, Self Radiant, Spiritually Self-“Bright”, and Self-Evidently Divine Self Consciousness. And the Process of Surrendering This Body Mind into My Own Divine Self-Condition Continued. That Process did not come to an end on that early morning of January 11, 1986. In other words, the Great Event of the Yogic Establishment of My Avataric Divine Self-“Emergence” was not a death-and-resurrection event. Following that Great Event, there is simply an unbroken and continuing Process, in Which This Body-Mind is ever more profoundly Surrendered into Me.

In the first moments of the Event, the Process began as one of Despair, and Giving Up in the face of the apparent unresponsiveness of My devotees, and the (consequent) seeming failure of My Teaching-Work. This Despair manifested as a kind of swooning collapse, bodily and emotionally. There was an Utter Relinquishment of the Body Mind, a kind of Giving the Body Mind Up to death. Therefore, signs of a swooning dying kind of collapse immediately appeared, accompanied by verbal expressions of Despair (which were generated by the bodily-born mind).

Then, suddenly, in the midst of the Swoon, there was no more Despair, no more Giving the Body-Mind Up to death. I Was (As I Always Am) Simply Standing In (and As) My Own Divine Self-Nature. The desperate Swoon, as if to die, became a Spontaneous Turnabout in My Disposition–and a Unique (and Ongoing) Spiritual Event was (Thereby) Initiated.

The (continuing) Surrender of This Body Mind into Me is a Sacrificial Act, a unique kind of Divine Tapas, Which is Producing more and more profound Signs of My Divine Spiritual Self-“Brightness”, via My Avataric Divine Self-Manifestation here.

The Original Swoon of January 11, 1986, cannot be rightly understood in merely physical terms. Fundamentally, that Swoon was not a physical event of any kind. That Swoon is better described as an instant in which the Body-Mind was associated with a unique form of Samadhi, rather than with the signs of a physical death and resuscitation. That Swoon was (and remains) a Spiritual Process–and the Process, as it developed that morning, utterly changed My Spiritual Association with This Body, Initiating a new Divinely Revelatory Process even via This Body. Therefore, in that Event on the morning of January 11, 1986, whatever physical events took place were entirely secondary (and fundamentally unimportant).

In fact, there is no such thing as death, in the sense of an ending. To the external observer, something appears to come to an end, or someone dies–but, for the one who dies, there is simply a process that unfolds. There is no absolute ending. If death can be described as a loss of bodily awareness, this is still not an unusual experience. In fact, it happens to everyone daily, in the process of falling asleep. But there is no absolute ending. When a person goes to sleep, he or she continues in an ongoing process–and, so, also, in death. Therefore, there was no “terminal event” that occurred to Me on the morning on January 11, 1986. Rather, a Process was Initiated–the ongoing Process of My Avataric Divine Self-“Emergence”.

My Avataric Divine Self-“Emergence” was (and is) an Event in My Divine “Bright” Spherical Self-Domain of Conscious Light. My Avataric Divine Self-“Emergence” is a Perpetually Magnifying Event of an entirely Spiritual kind–Demonstrated through the Vehicle of This Body-Mind.

This is what must be understood and appreciated.

Ultimately, the Process of My Avataric Divine Self-“Emergence” is not something that can be rightly and truly communicated by means of any kind of conceptual language whatsoever.

Therefore, you must, by Means of your participatory devotional and (in due course) Spiritual experience of Me, discover This Avataric Divine Self-“Emergence” of Mine.

 

IV.

 

Decenber 29, 1992 / January 5, 1993 My Avataric Divine Self-“Emergence” takes place not only in This Body. My Avataric Divine Self-“Emergence” takes place in your body, the bodies of My devotees, the bodies of all beings, the world altogether. All must experience My Avataric Divine Self-“Emergence”, transformatively. My Avataric Divine Self-“Emergence” is My Spiritual Invasion of you, My Self-“Emergence” to you (in your place). Understand That, and become sensitized to It (more and more) as you grow in My Company.

My Avataric Divine State is Beyond the body-mind, Beyond the world, Beyond the cosmic domain. This Body is your Passage to Me, the Great Person. Be willing, then, to embrace Me bodily, to rejoice. Be moved by your oblivious Attraction to Me. This is My Avataric Divine Word to My devotees. That is the beginning. Do that, and grow.

My Avataric Divine State is neither in this world nor in This Body. This Body of flesh is a corpse here–lasting since Its Death, to Reveal the Divine Person to you.

I am not like you. All My Spiritual Energies Surround This Body, outside the brain. This Appearance here, as you see It, is even a kind of mockery of Me.

You do not comprehend Me–and you need not. All you need do is respond to Me. Examine yourselves, do the sadhana I have Given You. That is all.

Do not require Me to be like you. I am not like you. When you experience My Spiritual Attractiveness, then be My devotees. Embrace the discipline of devotion, of service, of self-discipline, of meditation. Magnify that Attraction to Me. Be devoted to Me through the sadhana I have Given you to do.

Do not imagine that I am as you are. I am not. I cannot be. This Body of flesh here died. Some among My devotees saw this Corpse and saw It Re-Awaken. No Master ever Lived on Earth as I Am. Do not waste this Opportunity. Respect your heart-recognition of Me, your heart-response to Me, your heart-Attraction to Me. Do the sadhana I have Given you. Be made serious by My Incarnation here.

You have no notion what has been Endured in This Body for your sake. And This Body is dead. The gross personality, the Deeper Personality, the inheritance that made This Body–all this is dead, done. The psycho-physical influence of the parents of This Body, the influence of the former lifetimes that inhabited this Sign–dead. Dead! Once lived through this Sign–now dead. Altogether dead.

The One in front of you never appeared so nakedly before. All the prayers ever made are now fulfilled. I have Done all the Work I can Do for you all. There is no more Work to be Done. None. None. No more Lessons, no more Gestures, no more Kisses.

This Kali Yuga had no chance with Me. What no one told you about the Kali Yuga is that She is a Lady, Requiring a Man–and I Am He. Her murderous intentions are Dissolved in Me. I will Show you. But, for your own sake, make a lot less time out of it. Find Me out. This is a Unique Visit. It has never been done before.

I Kiss you. I Embrace you. I Accept you. I Purify you of all of your “sins”. Acknowledge My Avataric Divine Self-“Emergence” here, receive Me Spiritually, and get on with the practice that I have Given to you.

Do not require Me to be like you any more. I Did My Teaching Time, and I Died. Now My Sign to you is Silent, not socially expressive. My formal, most solemn Darshan is My Gift to you.

I have Given you the Kisses. I have Manifested My Kisses to all humankind. You must allow Me My Silence, the Simplicity that is My Sign. You must do so. You must do the sadhana I have Given you. Allow Me the Silence That is My true Sign.

This Body is dead but Radiant. Your relationship to Me in This Body is not social, not ceremonial, not organizational. This Body has nothing more to say, nothing more to do.

Even though I sit here apparently solemn and quiet, the Same One Kisses you, Kisses every one. All of you have My Kiss. All of those not even yet My devotees already have My Kiss. I have My Solemn, Deep, Extraordinary, Unknown Work to Do, Alone in My House. You must allow Me to Do this Work in the terror of this “late-time”, and forever.

Now I can Retire into this Solemnity. Engage in the Great Conversation Made by Me. Report it to one another, to all the beings here, all the billions–including the frogs and the cows, all the poor things who suffer and die here. Live with compassion, in love of Me. I am not Silent here for no reason. I am Silent here because I am Doing My Avataric Divine Work.

I only Do One Thing, all the time. It is the same Work, the same Seriousness, the same Rejoicing. It is all the same Thing. I Respond to you, I Work with you, I Play with you. I Do whatever is necessary, always with the same Disposition, the same Attention, the same Work. It is always the Same. I never lapse from It. It never stops. I Do the same Thing, always.

My Divine Samadhi is Perpetual. My Avataric Divine Work is Perpetual. The Force of My Avataric Divine Work never stops.

SECTION V IDENTICAL TO SECTION III OF LOVE.PT1 (17 – 21)

V.

 

Spiritual Teachers, in their various degrees of Real-God-Realization, have often suggested that, having thus Realized Real God, they have Agreed to Enter into the human body–perhaps only as far down as the eyes, or (perhaps) the throat, or (at most) the heart. Ramakrishna, for example, used to suggest this. However, I, in My Avataric Divine Incarnation*FNXX here, have Agreed to Accept (and to Embrace) the even gross physical conditions of the gross physical body, down to the toes–including all that comes, inevitably, with that “unamusing” situation. I have Done this in order to Most Perfectly (and Most Fully, and Truly Completely, and Really Finally) Demonstrate My Own Divine Person here–in order to Avatarically Self-Manifest (or Demonstrate) My Divine Self-Condition Utterly, without the slightest withholding, and Radiant to the Degree that Exceeds all mere clinging, by Embracing all conditional relations in an “Heroic”*FNXX Spiritual Act of Avatarically Self-Demonstrated Divine Love-Bliss–even, Thereby, passing through the “dark” time*FNXX of mortality, passing through the confrontation with change and necessary natural endings, in the case of My Avataric-Incarnation-Body, and in the case of Its relations, which include both all and All. In order to Perform My Avataric Divine Self-“Emergence”*FNXX here (and every “where” in the cosmic domain), I have had to Accept all relations, Absolutely, without the slightest withholding, and without the slightest clinging. This is the unique Nature of My Divine Leela*FNXX of Avataric Divine Incarnation here.

I have Told you that, in the Event Which Initiated My Avataric Divine Self-“Emergence” (on January 11, 1986), I Descended to the toes, I Embraced this limited condition Absolutely. I Asked those around Me at the time to observe the Divine “Sorrow” in My Face, which “Sorrow” is Absolute, and which “Sorrow” My (from then, and forever thereafter) Avataric Divine-Self-“Emergence”-Work here (and every “where” in the cosmic domain) is “Brightly” (now, and forever hereafter) Overcoming, in all cases–not by My dissociating from My Profound “Sorrow” of Avataric Divine Descent, but by My constant Acceptance of the “Sorrow” (or Feeling-Depth of Sympathetic Love) inherent in all My conditionally appearing and disappearing relations. I have also Told you that, in the Lopez Island Event (on April 12, 2000)–Which was the Culminating Event (or Seal) of the Great Process of My Avataric Divine Self-“Emergence”–I Ascended Directly to the Primal “Bright” Spiritual Self-Condition of Conscious Light. Since then, I Stand Where I Am, on the “Other Side”–and, yet, I am even more profoundly Integrated than ever before with the cosmic human circumstance.

Thus, I am not Speaking to you as an “Abstracted” (or Separate and Separative) “Other”, dissociating from here, never having come down fully into the body. I am not Proud of asceticism. I am not Looking Forward to “Leaving”. I am not Dwelling “Elsewhere”.

Always, in My (now, and forever hereafter) Avataric Divine-Self-“Emergence”-Work, I Am–Dwelling here, and every “where” in the cosmic domain, moment by moment–constantly Dissolving a “Sorrow” more Immense than you can contemplate or imagine. The Overcoming of universal egoic sorrow, and fear, and anger–the Overcoming (in and as every one, and all, and All) of the imposition of apparent “difference”,*FNXX of mortality, of change–Is the Radiant “Bright” Nature of My Avataric Divine-Self-“Emergence”-Work. Now, and forever hereafter, My Avataric Divine-Self-“Emergence”-Work (Divinely Liberating all-and-All) Goes On here, and every “where” in the cosmic domain.

The Divine Translation*FNXX of all-and-All into My Divine “Bright” Spherical Self-Domain*FNXX Is the Most Ultimate Fulfillment of My Avataric Divine-Self-“Emergence”-Work. Therefore, My Avataric Divine-Self-“Emergence”-Work cannot be Finally Demonstrated (in the case of every one, and all, and All) within the physical Lifetime of My Avataric-Incarnation-Body here. My Avataric Divine-Self-“Emergence”-Work is My Forever Work.

I am not seeking anything whatsoever. I Am Utterly Entered into this apparent psycho-physical confinement, this seeming entrapment of all-and-All-Multiplied body-minds and worlds. Therefore, I Am Suffering all of this, Completely (even in My Own Avatarically-Born bodily human Divine Form), without the slightest ability to be distracted from it. This is the Nature of My intentional Embrace of all-and-All.

My “Bright” Outshining of all egoic fear, sorrow, and anger Is the Divine Translation of all beings. The suffering of egoic fear, sorrow, and anger will not end (for every one, and all, and All) until there is the Divine Translation of all beings, all worlds, all conditions. And yet–uniquely, paradoxically, and all the while of My (now, and forever hereafter) Avataric Divine-Self-“Emergence”-Work–there is not the slightest egoic fear, sorrow, or anger in Me.

Enter most fully into most profound heart-Communion with Me, and you will understand What I Am Saying.

My Own (and Avatarically Self-Transmitted) Love-Bliss Is My Divine Spiritual Means (and the Only Really and Truly Effective Means) in this vast cosmic domain of egoic fear, sorrow, and anger. The Effective (or Real) Dissolution of your egoic fear, sorrow, and anger is in your Me-“Bright” devotional reception of My Avatarically Self-Transmitted Spirit-Current of Divine Love-Bliss, Which must Infuse your body-mind under all the conditions that would (otherwise) be egoically fearful, sorrowful, or angering. Therefore, in the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Way of Adidam, you are tested according to My Divine Spiritual Law of Avatarically Self-Transmitted Divine Love-Bliss Itself, in your every moment of heart-Communion with Me.

There is always (in every conditionally manifested body-mind) the tendency to withhold (or withdraw) and the tendency to cling. These are the fundamental signs of ego-“I” (or self-contraction).

In true (or total psycho-physical) heart-Communion with Me (ego-surrendering, ego-forgetting, and, more and more, ego-transcending), you transcend both withholding and clinging.

This is how you are Spiritually “Brightened” by Me.

This is the Nature of My “Bright” Kiln*FNXX of Adidam.

The Way of practice I have Revealed and Given is not the search for Truth, not the search for Reality, not the search for Real God, not the search for Love-Bliss-Happiness–not the search for Me. Rather, the Way of practice I have Revealed and Given Is the Way and the practice of always present-time Love-Communion with Me–Such That, in every moment, you are “Brightened” by Me, “Brightened” by My Avatarically Self-Transmitted Spirit-Current of Divine Love-Bliss (and, necessarily, in every moment, going through the testing ordeal of transcending your every tendency to withhold or to cling).

If you understand what I have just now Told you, then you understand the uniqueness of Adidam.


 


 

 

Adi Da Samraj, August 2008

Below is what was written from the talk

In the Context of My Teaching in the likeness of everyone, I was Required to Enter into a profound Struggle with those who approached Me as My devotees. The Process of My Divine Avataric Self-Submission in the Context of My Divine Avataric Teaching-Work Culminated in the Initiation of My Divine Avataric Self-“Emergence”, at Adi Da Samrajashram, in January 1986. The Initiation of My Divine Avataric Self-“Emergence” Was the Turn-About Moment of My Divine Avataric Incarnation here.

Previous to the Initiation of My Divine Avataric Self“Emergence”, I had (first) Submitted to the Combined Vehicle of My Divine Avataric Birth—the gross bodily Vehicle and the Deeper-Personality-Vehicle—and Self-Established Perfect Coincidence with all-and-All in that Mode. Having Made My Divine Avataric Self-Submission Whole Bodily, This Body Itself then Became the Vehicle of My Divine Avataric Teaching-Work and My further Work of Divine Avataric Self-Submission. Finally, in January 1986, I had Done My Divine Avataric Self-Submission Completely, and had Suffered everyone Completely. In January 1986, My Divine Avataric Self-Submission had Reached the point of Utter Crisis, since all the limitations of everything and everyone were on Me. In My Divine Avataric Self-Submission, I Was Perfectly Non-“different” from everyone—and That Is When the Great Event of the Initiation of My Divine Avataric Self“Emergence” Happened.

The Initiation of My Divine Avataric Self-“Emergence” was not the end of the Process of My Perfectly Coinciding with everything and everyone—because there was yet no right and true whole bodily devotional recognition-response to Me on the part of My devotees.

Therefore, My Divine Avataric Work necessarily yet remained in the Context of My Divine Avataric SelfSubmission to, and My Divine Avataric Self-Identification with, everything and everyone—and, altogether, My Divine Avataric Self-Submission to, and My Divine Avataric SelfIdentification with, all the limitations of all-and-All in this “world” and plane and everywhere in the cosmic domain.

Since the Great Event of January 1986, My Divine Avataric Process has Been an Extrication from the patterns with which I had Become Conjoined. That Process of Extrication (rather than dissociation or detachment) has Been a Process of Purification (or “Tapas”, or the “Heat of Purifying Fire”). That Process of Extrication has Been not only the Purification of the Combined Vehicle of My Divine Avataric Birth but also the Purification of all of Its associations and relations.

By Means of the Process of My Divine Avataric Renunciate Demonstration, all-and-All have Been Purified by Me. That Purification was not a Purification of Myself—for there is no ego here as Me. Rather, That Purification Was the Purification of all-andAll, Unfolding in My Struggle with everything and everyone. The Purification of all-and-All Began with the Great Event of January 1986 and Culminated fourteen years later, in the Ruchira Dham Event of April 2000.


 


 

 

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