Don’t Reduce this to a Religion Business





 

The
following is edited and adapted
by Beezone from a talk
by Adi Da Samraj on October 18, 1981

“There is no cheap
“super-truth” or “clever method” for
“everyman” in this entropic time of aggressive
consumerism, universal indiscriminate and waste-bound
consumption of everything, and virtually totalistic
scientific and technological
“world”-domination.”
Aletheon – 2008

 

 

Adi Da: I started
Communicating this Wisdom-Teaching, rather bright-eyed, more
than a decade ago already, and I am still struggling with
the same lack of response in people that I encountered when
I began. I have seen the usual, gleeful, sitting
around-at-a-lecture attitude with which people respond to
movies and TV. People are used to being sold everything, as
if they can just have it at a cost they can comfortably
afford, people are adapted to the psychology of the
consumer. If something exists to be desired, you can have it
just by coming into contact with it, or by going to a store,
by picking up a book, and by going someplace for a weekend.
Everything is supposed to be instantly consumable.
Realization is not a consumable product. Spiritual Teaching
cannot be presented as a consumable object.

Because the world has gotten into
such a bad state, and because the science of communication
has advanced, the secret stream of human evolution and
higher Teaching has become more public. As a result, the
secret Teaching became part of the domain of business and
superficial culture. All people want to be just as they are,
and they want to enjoy themselves just as they are. Such is
the common motivation to be exactly as you are and to enjoy
yourself.

If people had half a wit, The Knee
of Listening would have changed your life! It has been in
print since 1972, but you simply do not like the
implications of The Knee of Listening. It suggests that you
must change, you see. It suggests that you cannot enjoy the
consoling religious ideas, You must have a fundamental
understanding now, and if you live on the basis of that
fundamental understanding, you will change your life. Your
whole life will be taken up by disciplines, meditation, and
God-Realization, but you do not want it.

There is nothing I can do to make
you understand. The Bodhisattva vow or any other vow does
not really work, not in any ultimate sense. Nothing one
individual can do in one lifetime is going to make the
ultimate or absolute difference for mankind as a whole
because of the nature of this material bondage that is
humanity, the real implications of Spiritual Wisdom are not
grasped.

Look at the history of the
traditions, the Truth is always difficult to communicate
because the Truth is about waking up from the presumption
you are making on the basis of manifest existence. The basic
teaching and the practice of this Way is the understanding
of this fundamental error. You cannot merely believe
something positive and develop a true religious or Spiritual
life. Enlightenment is not simply a matter of believing in
conventional religious ideas that motivate you to be better.
All such ideas must be understood. You must be found out and
understood. You must enjoy this Awakening, this insight. You
must
hear
the Teaching Argument
.

Edited and
adapted
by Beezone from a talk by Adi Da Samraj on
October 18, 1981

 

 

More:

And what is the the teaching
argument? It is this:

“The foundation of my Teaching
Argument is this: You are, as a matter of habit, and in
every part, conformed to the activity and the results of
self-contraction”.
What
Makes Adi Da’s Teaching Unique – A Beezone
essay

“My work as heart-teacher and my
struggle to generate the teaching argument in every detail
is complete. Hereafter, those who are interested will simply
“consider” my always heart-revealing word and leelas, and
they will practice true devotion to me. Now my work is only
that of the true heart-master, standing free, always
blessing all to listen to me and to hear me and to see me
where I stand. And only those who have heard me can also see
me with, and at, and as the heart.”

The Dawn Horse Testament

 

The first step, then, is simply to
study this consideration. Consider the teaching argument, do
what you will in your personal life, assume responsibility
to study. Study, ponder, observe yourself, observe your
life. When it becomes your own, then you can begin to add to
the discipline. Until it becomes your own. People will live
in a variety of ways, some more exaggerated than others
perhaps, but if you are involved in a serious consideration,
a serious study, your consideration will also be reflected
in your manner of living. Of course, it is up to you how you
work it out.

May 28, 1987

 

Almost all human beings persist in
an infantile developmental moment that has nothing
whatsoever to do with the Ultimate Truth. As a general rule,
human beings are still dependent, violent, ego-possessed –
still seeking consolations in the realm of changes.
Therefore, do not imagine for a moment that right and true
practice of the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Reality-Way of
Adidam is an easy matter, that you can simply Listen to My
Teaching-Argument and Realize the Truth. The Reality-Way of
Adidam is the Work of Reality Itself. The Reality-Way is the
obligation (or Law) of Eternal Existence.

Aletheon

 

Liberation through God-Realization
is senior to any effort of the conditional self to be
lawful, purified, evolved, fulfilled, ended, or
released.

This is the seed-essence of my
teaching argument.

Dawn Horse Testament