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December 1994

Adi Da Samraj:


Generally speaking, this is a society that has lost its
culture. It has lost its reason. It has lost fundamental
dispositions of tolerance and cooperation. If anything is
sacred, its certainly that kind of behavior-respect in the
world, and not just self-generated, competitive hardball
about everything. Not self-destruction at all, but willing
to grow, become right.

At any rate, the world will be whatever it is. Theres not
a lot that can be expected in that big picture without a
real fundamental change taking place. It’s to be seen.

There have been all kinds of approaches to the pursuit of
integrity relative to human experience – rightness,
Happiness, and so forth. And a lot of blah-blah about it,
because theres more blah-blah than there is will that
actually makes change, or response that actually makes

Your response to The Source is how you change. The
body-mind responds to your intelligent disposition, which is
the core of the whole body-mind. It falls in line with you
very sympathetically. It’s that kind of will where all you
do is find when the pattern is right, and then thats it. You
resonate with it. You make changes readily from the core
position, or the interior of the pattern. Therefore, from
the inside out, you manifest a change in your structuring
that corresponds to your heart-and-mind integrity and
significant depth.

Now, when you begin to function in that depth, youre also
beginning to locate the direct experience of the inherent
Unity of conditional existence, and, beyond that, its
Source-Condition. You are reconnecting, in other words, with
what should be built in culturally to humankind. In the
past, under certain circumstances, theres been at least a
significant amount of that. Everywhere theres been something
or other of it. Nonetheless, its principal manifestations
are the people who entered into it most profoundly , and
generated signs of transformation and Realization and Wisdom
that were signs of a kind of fundamental resolution toward
which mankind aspired, with which it could associate, or
which it could adapt to, and so on.

Instead of the chaos, a structure (that therefore had
authority), or a pattern (that had integrity), was assumed
by everyone-somehow communicated to everyone and therefore
assumed. And people functioned on that basis, which included
many planes. It wasnt just material. It included the world
of the psyche, that which is mysterious. Overall, it
included the Divine, and so on. Every place had its
different notions of it all, but a sacred order of some kind
was always the pattern presumed-order began to appear among
human beings.

You dont have it as your obligation, or your opportunity
particularly, to change the big picture of how the world is
going. You can establish integrity in your own life and real
practice, and within your sphere of associations, relations,
be communicating that sign and disposition, good-so thats
how you can serve it. Very few are in a position to even
speak to the world about a change of view, a change of
action, and so on. Most people arent in a position where
thats what theyre up to, beyond their influence among those
that they know directly.

So the senior obligation of everyone is the work at the
depth-level, and not the working for utopia in the
world-level. Theres no reason to be a naive utopianist in
your virtuous beliefs and so forth. Thats itself a sign of a
kind of unresolved personality, disturbed personality.

What you think Reality is presently is making you nuts.
You havent found the correct view. Youre suffering from
“wrong views”, as is said in the Buddhist tradition.

There has to be order and authority, but not in a
negative sense, not in a despotic sense. There has to be
more than just “everybody is a separate little entity of
jiggly meat making absolute decisions about everything and
being corrupted by it”. Thats the world, the experience, in
which you all are participating.

The fundamental matter is not mere social change and so
on. The fundamental work is the core. It is truly religious,
and (in due course) truly Spiritual-ultimately, Divine.


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