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“God As The Creator, God As Good, and God As The
Real”

(pages 107 – 117) From THE ALETHEON – Adi Da Samra

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When the mechanics of egoity are transcended in
“self”-understanding, then it becomes obvious that
life (or conditionally manifested phenomenal existence) is
simply a “play” of opposites. Neither
“Good” (or “creation” and preservation)
nor “Evil” (or destruction) finally wins.
Conditional Nature, in all its planes, is inherently a
dynamic. The “play” of conditional Nature, in all
its forms and beings and processes, is not merely (or
exclusively and finally) seeking the apparent
“Good” of “self”-preservation (or the
preservation and fulfillment of any particular form,
“world”, or being), nor is it merely (or
exclusively and finally) seeking the apparent
“Evil” of “self”-destruction (or the
dissolution of any particular form, “world”, or
being). Rather, the “play” in conditional Nature
is always in the direction of perpetuating the dynamics of
the “play” itself— and, therefore, polarity,
opposition, struggle, alternation, death, and cyclic
repetition tend to be perpetuated as the characteristics of
phenomenal existence. Therefore, the “play” of
conditional Nature is always alternating between the
appearance of dominance by one or the other of its two basic
extremes. And the sign of this is in the inherent struggle
that involves every conditionally apparent form, being, and
process.

The struggle is this dynamic “play” of
opposites, but the import of it is not the absolute triumph
of either half. Things and beings and processes arise, they
move, they are transformed, and they disappear. No
conditionally apparent thing or being or process is
ultimately preserved—nor, by contrast, is there any
absolute destruction. Cosmic Nature is a
transformer—not merely a “creator” or a
“destroyer”.

To the ego (or present temporary form of being),
“self”-preservation may seem to be the inevitable
motive of being. Therefore, a struggle develops to destroy
or escape the dynamic of conditional Nature by dominating
“Evil” (or death) with “Good” (or
immortality). This ideal gets expressed in the generally
exoteric and Occidental (or more materialistic) efforts to
conquer conditional Nature via “worldly knowledge”
and power. However, it also gets expressed in the generally
esoteric and Oriental (or more mystical) efforts to escape
the plane of conditional Nature by ascent from materiality
(or the “Evil” of the flesh) to “Heaven”
(the “Good God” above the realm of conditional
Nature).

When the ego (or “self”-contraction) is
understood and transcended, then conditional Nature is seen
in the Light of Reality Itself. And, in that case, the egoic
struggle in conditional Nature or against conditional Nature
is also understood and transcended. Then life ceases to be
founded on the need to defeat the dynamic of conditional
Nature via conventional “knowledge”, power,
immortality, or mystical escape. The “world” is no
longer conceived as a drama of warfare between
“Good” and “Evil”. The righteousness of
the search for the “Good” as a means of
“self”-preservation disappears along with the
“self”-indulgent and “self”- destructive
negativity of possession by “Evil”. In place of
this dilemma of opposites, an ego-transcending and
“world”-transcending (or
cosmic-Nature-transcending) equanimity appears. In that
equanimity, there is an Inherent Self-Radiance That
Transcends the egoic dualities of “Good” and
“Evil” (or the conventional polarities of the
separate “self” in conditional Nature). That
Self-Radiance Is the Free Radiance of egoless Love. In That
Free Radiance, energy and attention are inherently free of
the ego-bond, or the “self”- contraction, or the
“gravitational effect” of phenomenal
“self”-awareness. Therefore, dynamic equanimity,
or the free disposition of egoless Love (rather than the
egoic disposition in the modes of “Good” or
“Evil”), is the “window” through which
Real (Acausal) God may be “seen” (or
intuited)—not in the conventional mode of
“Creator”, the “Good”, the
“Other”, or the “Heavenly Place”, but as
the Real (or Reality Itself), the Self- Evidently Divine
Self-Nature, Self-Condition, and Self-State of
all-and-All.

The ultimate moment in the “play” of
conditional Nature is not the moment of egoic success (or
thetemporary achievement of the apparently positive, or
“Good”, “effect”). The ultimate moment
is beyond contradiction (or the dynamics of polarized
opposites). It is the moment of equanimity, the still point
(or “eye”) in the midst of the wheel of
Nature’s motions and all the motivations of the born
“self”. The Truth—and the Real Self-Nature,
Self-Condition, and Self-State—of “self” and
cosmic Nature is Revealed only in that equanimity, beyond
all stress and bondage of energy and attention.

 

“God As The Creator, God As Good, and God As The
Real”

(pages 107 – 117) From THE ALETHEON – Adi Da Samraj