Sacrament of Universal Sacrifice, The

The Sacrament of Universal Sacrifice

An Introduction to the Practice of Sacramental Worship of the Living
God as Revealed and Practiced in the Company of the Divine Adept Master
Da Free John.

Prepared by the Education Department of The Johannine Daist Communion.

Only edition: 2/85.
©1985 The Johannine Daist Communion.

Session One: God-Vision and the Divine Master:
1. “Seeing” or Emotional Conversion: The Revelation of the World
as God.
2. The Theatre of Divine Association: Surrender of the Body-Mind as Love,
or Service.
3. The Devotional Relationship to the Spiritual Master: The Unique Mathod
of Awakening for the Devotee.

Session Two: The Sacrament of Universal Sacrifice Is the Archetype:

1. The Law of Mutual Sacrifice.
2. The Effect of My Prasad.
3. The Priesthood and the Culture of the Sacrifice.
Qualifications of the True Priest.

Session Three: The Purpose of Sacred Occasion:
1. The Purposes of Puja.
2. Dance the Puja.

Session Four: The Power of Prayer and the Plastic of Experience:
1. This Undefinable Realm.
2. Surrender All the Limits You Place on God.
3. The Paradox of Prayer.
The Prayer of Love (FCC 2 version).

Session Five: The Spiritual Master Is the Miraculous Icon of God:
1. Transmission and Agency.
2. The Spiritual Master Is the Miraculous Icon of God.
3. Substitution Ritual versus the Grace of Transmission.

Session Six: Invocation, Submission, and Reception:
1. The Process of Invocation, Submission, and Reception.
2. Invocation. Guidelines for Prayer.
3. Submission, or Sacrifice.
Elements Offered in Puja.
4. Reception, or Communion.
5. Performing a Simple Sacramental Service.
Practice Exercise.
Instructions for Murti Puja (Simple Form):
I. Preparation.
II. Invocation.
III. Submission.
IV. Communion.
V. Distribution of Prasad.

Session Seven: The Elements of the Sacrifice:
1. Convert the Body-Mind into a Stupa of Divine Association.
2. Feel into and beyond the Elements.

Session Eight: Perform This Service with Your Life:
1. The Murti Puja.
Instructions for Murti Puja (Anointing the Murti):
I. Preparation.
II. Invocation.
III. Submission:
A. Bathing the Murti.
B. Anointing the Murti.
C. Offering of Elements.
IV. Communion.
V. Distribution of Prasad.

2. The Blessing Act.

Attached Readings:

Session One:
Swami Ramdas, In the Vision of God: “Your body is His expression,”.

“The Only Cure of the Loveless Heart,” Vision Mound, Vol. 2,
No. 10 (7/79),(excerpt).
“Come Alive in Brightness, and Receive the Gift of Life!” Vision
Mound, (7/79).
Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection (11/25/1667), The Practice of the
Presence of God, Sister Mary David, S.S.N.D., trans. “Fourth Conversation”.

“I Have Come to Accept the Worship of My Devotees,” Vision Mound,
Vol. 2, no. 5 (11/78).
The Way That I Teach excerpt.
N. Raghunathan, trans., Srimad Bhagavatam vol. II excerpt.

Session Two:
NREM, excerpts.
NAME, excerpts.
Mani Sahukar, Sai Baba: The Saint of Shirdi excerpts.
NAME excerpt.
NREM excerpt.
Sri Ramana Maharshi Birth Centenary Committee, Ramana Smrti, “The
Bhagavan I Knew,” by Voruganti Krishnayya.
“Real Life Is a Sacrificial Meal” (excerpt).
Da Free John, “Invocation, Submission, and Reception: The Three Parts
of the Sacrament of Universal Sacrifice,” Crazy Wisdom, vol. 3, no.
11 (11/84).
“Receive God’s Gifts” (excerpt).

Session Three:
“Invocation, Submission, and Reception: The Three Parts of the Sacrament
of Universal Sacrifice” (9/14/84, additional excerpts,previously unpublished).

“The Two Purposes of Puja,” (7/26/84) Crazy Wisdom, vol. 3, no.
11 (11/84).
“Learn to Serve the Divine Presence”.
“Every Moment Is Puja” (9/14/84).
A.J. Alston, trans., The Realization of the Absolute: The Naiskarmya Siddhi
of Sri Suresvara excerpt.
“Dance the Puja”.
“Humor Is the Bodily Confession of God,” GARB
“No Roses Grow on Nukabati Island” (The Shiva Dance. The Shakti
Dance. Dance Two. Dance Three). by Daji Bodha, Crazy Wisdom, vol. 2, no.
7 (11/983).
David R. Kinsley, The Divine Player: A Study of Krsna Lila excerpt.

Session Four:
“God Is Not ElseWhere”.
“The Paradox of Prayer” (10/4/80).
Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi “The Law of Miracles”
.

Session Five:
“The Use of My Company,” The Lesson, vol. 1, session III excerpts.

“The Agency of Formality,” The Lesson, vol. 1, session III.
Mani Sahukar, Sai Baba: The Saint of Shirdi “True Being”.
“I Am the Murti” (2/79).
“The Spiritual Master Is the Living Murti” (3/4/79).
“The Measure of Practice” (10/19/80).
“Puja” (2/25/79).
Talk excerpt (2/79).
“Cultivate My Fullness” (11/30/84).
David R. Kinsley, The Divine Player: A Study of Krsna Lila (poem by Govindadasa).

Thomas J. Hopkins, The Hindu Religious Tradition “Puja,”.
NREM excerpt.
Talk excerpt 3/3/79.
HYMN excerpt.
“Enter into My Company Truly” (7/7/83).
Alain Danielou, Hindu Polytheism “The Purpose of the Images,”.

J. Adhikari, trans., The Process of Deity Worship (Arcana-Paddhati) (excerpt:
Intro: The Deity and Deity Worship).

Session Six:
“The Elements of Sacramental Worship” (from notes).
“Mala Japa” (excerpt, 9/26/84).
Sri Swami Sivananda, Sadhana: A Text-Book of the Psychology and Practice
of the Techniques to Spiritual Perfection “Sarva-Sadhana-Sangraha”.

Alain Danielou, Hindu Polytheism, excerpt from “Ritual of Sacrifice”.

Robert Bly, ed. and trans., The Kabir Book: Forty-Four of the Ecstatic
Poems of Kabir, poem 23.

Session Seven:
“Puja Is Whole-Bodily Practice” (excerpt, 79).
“The Sadhana of Ceremomial Worship” (7/29/80).
“Receive God’s Gifts” (additional excerpt).
“Come Alive in Brightness, and Peceive the Gift of Life!” Vision
Mound, vol. 2, no. 1O (7/79).
“‘I’ Is H20”.
“The Mysterious Gods in the Chemical Chart”.
“Divine Magic”.
“Fruit and the Feeling of Gratitude” (2/13/80).
Alain Danielou, Hindu Polytheism “Svetasvatara Upanishad 4.1-4”.

Johannes Jorgensen, Saint Francis of Assisi: A Biography, T. Sloane, trans.
“The Sun Song,” excerpt.

Session Eight:
“For the Love,” (11/26/84) Crazy Wisdom, vol. 3, no. 12 (12/84).

“The True Priest Serves All Beings and Places”.
“Receive Life and Grant It,” (8/22/83) Crazy Wisdom, vol. 2,
no. 8 (12/83).
“Our Defense of the Body in God” (9/7/80) The Lesson, vol. 4.
The Eating Gorilla Comes in Peace,
“The Healing and Help of Others,”(excerpt).
“The Domain of Love” (6/29/83) Crazy Wisdom, vol. 2, no. 4 (7/83).

Sri Swami Sivananda, Sadhana: A Text-Book of the Psychology and Practice
of the Techniques to Spiritual Perfection “The Key to Blessedness,”.

(229 pp.)

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