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The
Place Where Sadhana Begins

Adi
Da Samraj

– You may want to forestall this observation…”

The
Heart is the Hole in the
Donut

Adi
Da, 1976 –
How did I
get involved in this anyway…”
.

The
Mood of the Heart

“I do not
call men or women to my form, for I am not present as any
form or power. There is no name or light that is my form or
the way to me.

What
is its Essence?

1974 Talk – Bubba Free John (Adi Da Samraj)

“We’re talking about the
realization that would be true if we would only commune with
you. No doubt you’ve said it a thousand times
before.”

Beyond
Doubt

Intelligent people cannot
find God in such a mass of idiocy, so quite naturally they
look for satisfaction elsewhere.
 

Hard
Earth and Stone at my Foot

“I resist
and take flight from the material and life condition. The
crux of the spiritual life for me now is to see and embrace
this mode of reality. The material realm is relentless in
its lawfulness.

Tightness
and Doubt
– 1969 –
Water and Narcissus

Stress

“You must find the ways to
overcome the stresses, to transform the chemistry of the
body literally, so that you can live long and without
stress, both chemical and social, or cultural.”

Are
There More Fish in the Ocean on a Sunny Day, or on a Cloudy
Day?

“The realm of possibility
is infinite. There are endless conceivable and inconceivable
realms of experience or embodiment that you could be
involved in at the present time. But you are consciously
involved only in this human one. You are involved in this
human embodiment because you have desires”
 

Humble
One-Liners

“Life is suffering, and
then there is God” – “That is one way of putting it, in your
humble one-liner fashion.”

Drugs
and Entheogens

To take a
drug does not yield any great capacity for recognition.
Neither does conventional meditation or the shocks of
life.

The
Urge for Sanctuary

– 1979

“To create a human
sanctuary for higher adaptation of the human species is a
primal human urge. We inherently desire a human and natural
environment in which we can live without the chronic
production of stress chemistry.”

The
first truly human or humanizing stage of development is for
us to…

 “The actual or
Realized Truth is not itself an answer to the emotional
dilemma of our existence”

The
best thing to do is to be uncomfortable…

“You cannot avoid that
discomfort. It is essential to your conditional life. You
must find it, locate it, and really use it.”

The
Urge for Human Awakening

“Human awakening is the
product of a inherent biological urge. This process of
awakening is inherent in the psycho-biological structures of
every human being.”

Everybody
thinks that God is taking care of everything

Everybody thinks that God
is taking care of everything. There is no such God. God
Transcends everything. God is to be Realized. God is not
your parent.”

Do
You Like Your Experience?

 “Do you like the
experience you have, your experience altogether? Are you
just coping?”

News,
Media and Information

“the popular media thrive
on hype, propagandized states of emotion and mind, and
nondiscrimination responses to every kind of advertised
goods, persuasions, and results.”

Confusion
of Mind and the Brain

“if we put ourselves into
a position to explore the roots of experiencing, we are
going to enter into a realm of mind in which we realize mind
to be greater than mere daily thinking and social
consciousness”

Awakening
and Lesser Stages of Life

“It is not that only those
who are in the seventh stage are enlightened.”

Sacrifice
Means to Make Sacred

“There are two ways of
life. There is one lived by the law of karma, or change
itself, in confrontation with the solid world, the appearing
world; or there is the way of living from the point of view
of Truth or the actual, the real condition.”

Fundamental
Discipline of Love is to…

“Fundamental to the
discipline of love is letting go. You are practicing
attachment and using it as an excuse to immunize yourself.
The discipline of love requires letting people go. I do not
mean letting them disappear.”

Realization
if NOT about Union

“Realization is not about
someone realizing union with someone, or with anything. If
there is any effort along those lines, it has nothing to do
with Realization. It is precisely this effort that must be
understood and transcended.”

I
am not here to fight with you…

“You should also
understand that I am not here to fight with you for any
cause whatsoever. Whatever you choose, you are completely
free to choose, and that is all there is to
that.”

Old
Patterns and New Responsibilities

“Your present situation is
only a reflection of patterns repeated from incidences of
the past, frozen moments in time, repeating themselves over
and over again. “

 

The
Setting Sun – The Great Western Sun

“This is the late-time,
the dark epoch, East and West. This is the long-prophesied
time of the setting sun, the Western sun. This is the time
of the decline of the mind and the culture of the rising
sun, the Eastern sun.”

Still
Arguing?
– he
ego-“I” is always seeking and arguing – because it is
inherently dissociated from Reality Itself, Truth Itself,
and Real God.

Dealing
with Existence as it Truly
Is
– You do have
to do this sadhana in the context of your
ordinariness

Get
Serious About Your Suffering

“”You must get serious
about your own suffering and the suffering of all other
beings, and about the stupidity of all movements on Earth,
whatever they are called – political, economic, religious.
There is no siddhi in them, no blessing, no unique
capability invested in the world.”

 

Popular
Meditation and Spirituality

“What is popularized,
hyped, and commonly believed to be religion, spirituality,
or meditation is invariably a form of self-meditation,
self-glorification, and self-survival. “

How
Should Your Create Your Life

GOD IS NOT A GENTLEMAN AND
I AM THAT ONE

Love Is Sufficient
Wisdom

Transcending
Fear

“You can practice
Communion only by transcending fear, by actual, literal,
heartfelt surrender beyond all fear of death and madness
into the Transcendental Reality.”

True
Sincerity

“True sincerity is a
quality that is naturally alive in a person who understands
himself.”

True
and Real Spirituality

“Spiritual cultures
arising in this country have some feeling for a fuller life.
They represent a sympathy with an aspect of the body-being
that Western life has tended to exclude…the subjective or
emotional aspect of the being”

Doubting
Mind

Doubt is a very
interesting mental activity. It can be helpful when judging
a situation that may seem dubious but when it’s chronic and
pervasive it can be damaging.

What
is Faith?

“When those who have lost
faith in the exalted begin to suspect that things are not as
they seem, they always assume that things must be worse than
they seem, not better.”

Conflicts
– Battles and Wars

“THAT…scares me. I don’t
want to go into that..the paranoia, discomfort something may
be wrong…the fear of ultimate confusion and despair. That
fear is a constant threat to us.”

The
First Truly Humanizing Stage of Development

“The first truly human or
humanizing stage of development is to transcend our
dissociative emotional reaction to the inherent limitations
of the body-mind and its experiences.”

The
Key

“You must find out that
even the whole, even the ‘I’ as the body is
self-contraction. That’s the first step. That’s the great
discovery.”

What
Arises

“In the Heart there is no
adventure and no world, no one who thinks or acts, but there
is only understanding. It is no place, no affect, no
reflection, no exclusive force. It is perfect, unqualified
existence, consciousness and bliss”

Work
It Out

“Work out the matter of
forgiveness and love expression with them. By doing this you
purify yourself and all your present and relations, and you
purify your parents as well.”

 

Be
Relieved of Your Seriousness

“We are under the
incredibly absurd illusion that there is an objective world
“outside” Consciousness and there is a ‘me’ inside this
body”

Understanding
and Our Primary Activity

“There two aspects
appearing side by side in the Knee of Listening; the yogic
or phenomenal aspects, and the teaching relative to
understanding.”

The
Failure of Adaptation and Function Life

“The roots of human
failure to adapt and master functional life are in the
childhood of men and women.”

The
Future of Spiritual Practice

“Sadhana or spiritual
practice begins in that place where you make this knot, the
self contraction, this fundamental discomfort.”

 

 

Yoga
of Spiritual Practice

“The spiritual Way depends
first of all on establishing the receptive and descended
personality as a functional vehicle of the Living Reality.
This is the principle of the first three stages of
life.”

Killing
the Tiger

“Something in us wishes to
remain a child, to be unconscious or, at most, conscious
only of the ego; to reject everything strange, or else
subject it to our will…”

Silence
– “The best “term” of reference to Reality is perhaps
silence, no-thought, no-indication, or no-action.

What
the World Wants and Does Not Want

“In general, what the
“world” wants – and, therefore, what “religious”
institutions tend to provide – is social association and
optimistic talk”

Offenses,
Resistance and Outrage

“”Most everyone will reach
their cutoff point, the point where they will tend to stop,
the point where practice tends to be sufficient for them or
where further effort is too frustrating and too offensive.

Sila/Equanimity

“As maturity develops over
time, a positive equanimity begins to characterize the
body-mind.”

Seeds

“Seeds are dormant
possibilities of life and action. In the life of a
practitioner seeds are possibilities or potentials inherent
in various disciplines. Without disciplines there are no
possibilities”

What
is Consciousness?

– This is the basic question posed in The Knee of
Listening.

Individuation
as Politics

So the politics of
individuation is, apart from some of its merits one might
presume, basically the politics of egoity. And it glorifies
egoity.

Where
is Everybody Going?

– The first great crisis of human existence is the
observation of the tentative minimal, and always temporary
association between life and Happiness.

The
Primary Sensation

_
In
every moment when you are motivated to seek, the root of the
motivation is a sensation. That root-sensation is the
self-contraction.

Whatever
you have not transcended you must fulfill, that is the
law.
– There is
only one Truth, but there are two ways to realize
it.

Establishing
Firm Intimacy
– If
you are ever going to establish a firm intimacy with anyone,
you must deal with all these emotions and become emotionally
clarified.

Until
You Realize

There is seemingly a ‘paradox” or a ‘contraction’ to the
Dharma in trying to understand it.

Nobody
Has Ever Turned to the Guru

– It is not so much that you turn to the Guru. The Guru
turns to you. By the time you realize that you have turned,
you have become nothing.

Locating
the Source
– To
understand what Adi Da means when he uses the word ‘locate’
in conjunction with the references to Himself and/or Reality
there can be said to be a ‘process’ in it’s fuller
comprehension.

Consumer
Mentality
– There
is no cheap “super-truth” or “clever
method” for “every man”.

What
is Satsang?

There is a common understanding that spending time in the
company of a Guru is Satsang, something like going to
church.

Truth,
Romance and Delusion

– The true Spiritual process is not a kind process with
which and to whom you can indulge in a romance!

Identifying
with Consciousness

and
Being Consciousness

– Can you think or imagine your way to enlightenment? Can
you seriously investigate the nature of reality and
discovery its Truth (or falsehood)?

Transcendence
– What does transcendence (n) or transcend (v) mean? Does
transcendence or transcend mean to go beyond the limits of,
to triumph, overcome or be prior to or be beyond and above
something?

 


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