The Transcendental Vision
The Hole in the Universe Is in the Heart of Man
Adi Da Samraj
The mind does not exist in space. The mind exists only in time. But the mind arises in the Transcendental Being or Consciousness, which is prior to time.
The body does not exist in time. The body exists only in space. But the body arises in Infinite Energy, which is prior to space.
The body-mind, or the individual and apparently independent psycho-physical being (the ego or “I”), exists only as a temporary and dependent pattern within the space-time continuum, or the Vast and Multi-Dimensional Realm of Nature. But the Truth, Condition, or Real Identity of the body-mind and the entire Realm of Nature is the Infinitely Radiant Transcendental Being.
If “I” try to find some Great Consolation within the body-mind or anywhere else within the Realm of Nature, “I” am confounded and disheartened. All experience is self-limited. All my parts are always changing, disappearing. Every part of the whole is temporary, threatened. There is no Immortal in me. “I” myself am always only changing, passing, no matter what my state of experience. “I” can find no hope in the Realm of Nature. “I” find no consolation in any contemplation of myself, however deep or high “I” look. All “I” can find is myself by self-knowledge, and “I” am only changes changing. What hope is there in all my loving and pleasuring, creating and growing, experiencing and repeating? The principle that is “I,” the body-mind, the idea and experience of personal or independent psycho-physical existence, is only changing, passing through countless mortal theatres of experience and repetition.
Therefore, the principle that is “I” is unable to provide a basis for any Great Consolation or Immortal Happiness.
But when “I” is understood, when personal existence is intuitively re-cognized and Realized to be arising within the Infinite Radiance of Transcendental Being, then there is only Happiness, whatever experience arises as the body-mind. When “I” is spontaneously penetrated and Released into Ecstasy, or Identification with the Real Condition of all beings and all phenomenal dimensions of the Realm of Nature, then there is Liberation from all the Therefore, only tacit Identification with the Radiant Transcendental Being provides the Basis in Truth from which “I” and the Realm of Nature can be understood.
There is a Great Hole in the Realm of Nature, and It stands in the heart of the body-mind, at the root of the awareness that is “I.” This Hole must be found by intuitive insight, once “I” have become disheartened by the fake hopefulness of all experience.
When “I” Realize the Transcendental Identity, then fear leaves the body-mind, and Humor is restored.
When “I” Realize the Transcendental Identity of every one that is loved and every thing that is desired, then sorrow leaves the body-mind, and Happiness is restored.
When “I” Realize the Transcendental Condition of all phenomena, all experiences, and all dimensions or worlds in the Realm of Nature, then anger leaves the body-mind, and Love is restored.
So be it.