Adi Da Samraj – Beyond the Cultic Tendency in Religion and Spirituality, and in Secular Society


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The following
submission for copyright privilege is taken from Beyond the
Cultic Tendency in Religion and Spirituality, and in Secular
Society
, Part
One of an Essay from the Ruchira Avatara Gita.

The
Dawn Horse Book Press

Book Two from The Heart Of
The Adidam Revelation
. The
“Late-Time” Avataric Revelation Of The Great Secret Of The
Divinely Self-Revealed Way That Most Perfectly Realizes The
True and Spiritual Divine Person (The egoless Personal
Presence Of Reality and Truth, Which Is The Only Real
God)

 

 Submitted to Adidam for review
and permission

February 28, 2012


Beyond the Cultic
Tendency in Religion and Spirituality, and in Secular
Society

Part One of an Essay
from the Ruchira Avatara Gita

The
Dawn Horse Book Press

Book Two from The Heart Of
The Adidam Revelation

The “Late-Time” Avataric
Revelation Of The Great Secret Of The Divinely Self-Revealed
Way That Most Perfectly Realizes The True and Spiritual
Divine Person (The egoless Personal Presence Of Reality and
Truth, Which Is The Only Real God)

The Divine
World-Teacher,

RUCHIRA AVATAR ADI
DA SAMRAJ


I.

In the Ruchira Avatara Gita, I Speak
critically of the conventional (or childish, and, otherwise,
adolescent) orientation of “Guru-cultism”. Such cultism is a
tendency that has always been present in the religious and
Spiritual traditions of mankind.

Anciently, and in the present time,
both true Spiritual Masters and ordinary Wisdom-Teachers
have been “cultified”, and (thereby) made the merely
fascinating Object of a self-contained popular movement that
worships the Spiritual Master as a Parent-like Savior, while
embracing very little of the significant Wisdom-Teaching of
the Spiritual Master.

The error of conventional cultism is
precisely this childish, and (otherwise) adolescent, and
(altogether) ego-based orientation to fascination with
Spiritual Masters, Wisdom-Teachers, “God”-Ideas, myths,
sacred lore, inherited beliefs, traditional propaganda, and
psycho-physical (or merely body-mind-based)
mysticism.

And the cultic tendency in religion
and Spirituality is the essence of what is wrong with
conventional religion and Spirituality.

The “problem” is not that there Is
no Real God, or that there are no true Wisdom-Teachings, or
that there are no true Spiritual Masters, or that there
should be no devotion to any true Spiritual
Masters.

The “problem” with conventional
religion and Spirituality is the same as the “problem” of
all ordinary life. The “problem” is the childish, and
(otherwise) rather adolescent, egoism that is the basis of
all forms of ordinary existence.

Yet un-Enlightened (or, otherwise,
not yet Most Perfectly Enlightened) people are
ego-possessed. Therefore, egoity is the “disease” that all
the true Spiritual Masters of religion come here to
cure.

Unfortunately, those who are merely
fascinated by Spiritual Masters are, typically, those who
make (or, at least, transform) the institutions of the
religion and the Spirituality of their Spiritual Masters.
And true practitioners of religion and Spirituality are very
hard to find, or develop.

Therefore, religious and Spiritual
institutions tend to develop along lines that serve,
accommodate, and represent the common egoity — and this
is why the esoteric true Teachings of true Spiritual Masters
tend to be bypassed, and even suppressed, in the drive to
develop the exoteric cult of any particular Spiritual
Master.

The relationship to Me that is
Described (by Me) in the Ruchira Avatara Gita is not an
exoteric cultic matter. It is a profound esoteric
discipline,necessarily associated with real and serious and
mature (ego-surrendering, ego-forgetting, ego-transcending,
and Divine-Guru-Oriented) practice of the “radical” Way (or
root-Process) of Realizing Real God (Which Is Reality and
Truth).

Therefore, in the Ruchira Avatara
Gita, I am critical of the ego-based (or self-saving, and
self-“guruing”) practices of childish, and (otherwise)
adolescent, and (altogether) merely exoteric
cultism.

The common religious or Spiritual
cult is based on the tendency to resist the disciplines of
real (and really counter-egoic) practice, and to opt for
mere fascination with extraordinary (or even imaginary)
phenomena (which are, invariably, not understood in Truth
and in Reality).

Apart from the often petty demand
for the observation of conventional rules (generally,
relative to social morality, or merely social religion), the
cult of religious and Spiritual fascination tends to become
righteously associated with no practice — that is, with
the even official expectation that there be no real (or
truly right, and full) practice of religious and Spiritual
disciplines (especially of religious, Spiritual, and
meditative disciplines of an esoteric kind).

Just so, the cult of religious and
Spiritual fascination tends to be equally righteous about
maintaining fascinated faith (or indiscriminate, and even
aggressive, belief) in the merely Parent-like “Divine”
Status of one or another historical individual, “God”-Idea,
religious or Spiritual doctrine, inherited tradition, or
force of cosmic Nature.

Religious and Spiritual cultism is,
thus, a kind of infantile collective madness. (And such
madness is equally shared by secular cultists, in every area
of popular culture–including politics, the sciences, the
arts, the communications media, and even all the agencies
and institutions of conventional “officialdom” relative to
human knowledge, belief, and behavior.)

Religious and Spiritual cults (and,
likewise, all secular cults) breed “pharisaism” (or the
petty righteousness of conventional thinking). Religious and
Spiritual cults breed “Substitution” myths (or the belief
that personal ego-transcendence is, both generally and
ultimately, impossible — but also unnecessary, because
of what “God”, or some “Master”, or even some “priest” has
already done).

Indeed, religious and Spiritual
cults (and, likewise, all secular cults) breed even every
kind of intolerance, and the chronic aggressive search for
exclusive social dominance and secular power.

Religious and Spiritual cults are,
characteristically, populated by those who are, generally,
neither inclined toward nor prepared for the real right
practice of religious and Spiritual discipline, but who are
(and always seek to be) glamorized and consoled by mere
association with the “holy” things and beliefs of the cult
itself.

This error of religious and
Spiritual cultism, and of ego-based culture in general, must
be examined very seriously — such that the error is
truly rooted out, from within the cult and the culture
itself (and not merely, and with equally cultic cultural
righteousness, criticized from without).

Cultism of every kind (both sacred
and secular) must be understood to be a kind of ritualized
infantilism — bound to egocentric behavior, and to the
embrace of “insiders” only, and to intolerance relative to
all “outsiders”.

The cultic tendency, both sacred and
secular, causes (and has always caused) great social,
cultural, and political trouble — as has been seen, in
this “late-time” (or “dark” epoch), in the development of
worldwide conflicts based on the exclusive (or collectively
egocentric) orientation of the many grossly competitive
religious traditions, political idealisms, and national
identities.

All cults, whether sacred or
secular, thrive on indulgence in the psychology (and the
emotional rituals) of hope, rather than on actual
demonstration of counter-egoic and really ego-transcending
action.

Therefore, when all egos meet, they
strive and compete for the ultimate fulfillment of searches
and desires, rather than cooperate with Truth, Reality, or
Real God, and in a culturally valued and rewarded mood of
fearless tolerance and sane equanimity.

Clearly, this cultic tendency in
religion and Spirituality, and the egoic (and, thus, cultic)
tendency in life in general, must become the constant
subject of fundamental human understanding — and all of
mankind must constantly be put to “school”, to unlearn the
method of egocentrism, non-cooperation, intolerance, and
dis-ease.


Beyond the
Cultic Tendency in Religion and Spirituality, and in Secular
Society

Part One of an Essay
from the Ruchira Avatara Gita


The
Dawn Horse Book Press