The Incarnation of Love – Adi Da Samraj


 
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CHAPTER 33

Transform Your Speech

 

SRI DA AVABHASA: Talk less.

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What is true is all that should be said, and only when it is appropriate. Therefore conserve communication.

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Your speech should sustain you. Your life of speech should be a form of your communication in Communion with Me. Your speech and your eating and your every action should dwell in your feeling-Contemplation of Me.

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The self-indulgent and irresponsible person is not aware that all action, all manifestation, is itself sacrifice. Speech is sacrifice. Sexual activity, even emotional-sexual relationship itself, is sacrifice. All action tends to break the life-current, the sphere of descending and ascending force. Where action is performed, the internal circle of life, or energy, tends to be broken and released temporarily. Do that enough, do it in ignorance and absolutely, and there is only death as a result. Do it intelligently, and it gives life, it generates life through relationship, for relationship is a universal duplication of the internal circle of energy. To sacrifice oneself, or open oneself, into relationship is to realize the greater Form, the true and perfect Circle, the Completion that transcends limited, or separative, individuality. Therefore, true and conscious sacrifice is a form of completion, not of interruption or separation.

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I have told you that speech is a form of sacrifice. It is a sacrifice of the life-force. It is not entertainment. People generally talk in order to empty themselves. That is another form of throwing the force out of this contraction so they don’t suffer it anymore. Whenever there is speech, whenever there is communication with the environment, whenever there is relationship, whenever there is use of the life-force, it is sacrifice. Sexuality is a form of sacrifice. It does tend to make you empty, unless you know fully how to make use of that process, how to conduct its generative energy into the cycle of regeneration. If I sat here and talked endlessly, occasionally going to sleep and taking food here, the talking alone would eventually kill me. I would die from speech! Any exploitation of the life-force will kill you, and people are in fact dying from this abuse. People are dying from a complex exploitation of the life-force. They don’t conduct it. They only use it. They don’t refresh themselves. They do not live this circuit of energy even a little bit.

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Therefore, the True Heart-Master is Unique in the world. The devotional relationship to the True Heart-Master is the Unique Method of Awakening, provided by the Grace of God to living beings. The practice is to transform the activities and functions of body, mind, and speech into real and constant feeling-surrender to the One Who Is Present in and as the Bodily (Human) Form, the Spiritual (and Always Blessing) Presence, and the Very (and Inherently Perfect) State of the Master of the Heart.

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When people talk with one another, they often talk about their hard times. They talk about difficulties relative to “money, food, and sex”. They meditate on their difficulties through the instrument of social communication. Such social magic is a way of meditating on the failure of life, on one’s self-indulgent and irresponsible life of conflict and seeking.

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Speech should be responsible to My constant BlessingTransmission, rather than betraying My Divine Presence in the service of childish reactivity and degenerative society.

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Honesty is to be highly valued in the Way of the Heart-highly valued.

Traditionally, one of the primary disciplines is to be truthful, to be true.

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Do not participate in gossip, or casual, negatively suggestive communications about other people. You are not practicing the Way of the Heart if you are only meditating on others’ limitations, reinforcing and magnifying them, doing harm to others, and playing “gotcha” games. In the “village life” of conventional society, some sort of ideal form of life is projected onto everyone, and everyone talks about everyone else’s failure to live it and such talk is gossip.

In the Way of the Heart, there is never an appropriate time to casually discuss the failure of someone else’s practice or to pass on rumors that suggest such a failure.

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The usual man or woman thrives on irony, on subtle negativity. Until you have been transformed, at least to some degree, by your practice of the Way of the Heart, all your usual humor, so-called, is irony. Most of your conversation is irony. You tend either to be ironic with another, or else to tell another ironic stories about how ironic life is. Or how ironic it all was: “How ironic it was that this and that happened when I was twelve.”

Not yet converted at heart, you generally communicate irony, rather than love. The analytical hammering of another, the righteous correcting of another’s practice of the Way of the Heart, is a form of irony. And really it is fundamentally unnecessary. You should feel free to correct another when it is appropriate. But if your habit of correcting people becomes a repetitive liturgy, you must observe that you yourself are bound to the principle of irony, or “Narcissus”, which is the refusal and withholding of love.

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Do not ever manifest intolerance in your speech and life. You must exhibit tolerance, compassion, love, freedom from egoic “selfpossession” in your life, in your speech, in all your acts. This is not a moralistic matter. It is necessary even for survival.



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