excerpts have been taken from a variety of essays and talks
from Adi Da Samraj covering over 30 years of his teaching
This style of
presentation is called the ‘White and Orange Books” project
and is based on Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Blue and Brown books.
The Blue & Brown Books of Wittgenstein’s were dictated
as a set of notes to his student in 1934-1935. I have been
collecting materials from Adi Da that I find would be
suitable for the same format.
Still arguing After
All These Years?
Can’t Figure it
from writings and talks by Adi Da Samraj
The ego-“I” is always seeking and
arguing – because it is inherently dissociated from
Reality Itself, Truth Itself, and Real God. The ego-“I” is
inherently dissociated, dissatisfied, “self”-deluded, and
un-Free. Whether the ego-“I” argues for scientific
materialism, or conventional “God-religion”, or anything at
all, its argument is merely mummer’s talk-or the “talking”
form of what is, in some “religious” traditions, called
“sin”, and which is best described simply as egoity
You all must know that Reality exists, that I’m here. You
experience it sitting here with Me. Its proven in your own
experience by sitting with Me here this evening. Its not
merely an argument in verbal form. But you’re always
arguing with yourselves, as if you don’t have a
greater impulse and a greater experience. You feel obliged
to be conventional, to play Johnny Carson, the guy who
doesn’t know how to do anything, you know.
But do not come to me and start arguing. Where is
your impulse? Where is your discipline? Where is your
intelligence? Where is your understanding? Where is your
capacity to be human, manly, male or female? Where is your
endurance? Where is your use of this great heat of
self-frustration? The heat of self-frustration is the energy
of meditation. It is the seat of meditation. It is the
You must make your life on the basis of this Revelation.
Practice this devotion to Me, Ishta-Guru-Bhakti, and endure
the Yoga of My Descent, My Imposition, My Appearance, My
Blessing. That simplifies all and makes the course brief in
fact, if you get down to it and stop arguing with Me
and stop “guruing” yourselves, and accept Me as your Guru
and live the Yoga, endure My Imposition, be willing to go
through the process of purification, be willing to
straighten out your life, handle your life-business as a
basis for receiving Me. This is what it takes.
The signs of a cultic community are just as obvious as the
signs of the ordinary man. People involved in the cult of
some Guru or some teaching are fixed in attitudes of
identity, endlessly communicating from the point of view of
a fixed identity, so they are endlessly anxious about those
who do not believe as they do, who do not have the same
cultic fixation they have. It makes them anxious if people
don’t have the same point of view, the same attachment, the
same imagery. So they are always very defensive. They are
always defending their practice, their point of view, they
are always arguing the lackings of non-believers or
those who have not yet been acquired to their
Day after day it’s like arguing with people who do
not have any interest in doing this, even though people are
here ostensibly to do it. Then the way it turns out is that
fundamentally I don’t have anybody to live the process with.
I have people willing to have me discuss it with them, and
there are people who are willing to entertain certain
common, garden variety aspects of this Way of Life, at least
for periods of time, but this great affair that I’m
describing, you see, is absolutely uncommon, just hardly
happened to anyone. Happened in the case of anyone. Hardly
ever in the whole history of the world.
The Way that I Teach, therefore, is not based on the method
of proposing and arguing that is typical of the path
of Advaitism. The Way that I Teach is founded on a
Confession that is clearly like the Confession of Adepts of
the Advaitic path. It is the same Confession made by
Realizers in the Advaitic Way and the same Confession made
by Realizers or seventh stage Adepts in the Buddhist Way. I
Confess the same Truth. It is a Confession founded on
Realization. I do not propose that Truth to you merely as a
principle to be believed. I call you instead to observe, to
consider to the point of understanding, and to transcend
what you are doing and what you are tending to be, what you
are and what you presume by convention, so that what Is will
simply be obvious, rather than merely proposed or believed
to be the case.
All that blah-blah-blah about your character or your case
makes absolutely no difference. At times it is relatively
easy, or a relatively straightforward matter, for you to
maintain discipline, and then at other times it is
difficult, and you give yourself arguments, somehow or
other, verbally or emotionally, for not disciplining
yourself. What you must do at those times when you feel it
is difficult to discipline yourself, or when you are
arguing yourself against it, is always remember to
That may sound sort of silly, but
that is exactly it. Do not spend any time arguing
with yourself one way or another as if there is a
justification for not disciplining yourself at those times.
You are just experiencing part of the karmic movement of
your own functional life. It is producing a tendency at that
moment. Do not take it seriously. It is not there to be
taken seriously. I am here to be taken seriously. Give Me
your attention. Pass through and endure the period of
feeling inclined to be undisciplined. That is
What difference does it make what your tendencies are? They
are all garbage. You are just arguing. You are
projecting your tendencies and pretending they are an
obstacle. They are not an obstacle to the religious life.
They are the stuff to be yielded, that is all.
I am not calling people to look for God, nor am I
arguing them into believing in God. I have simply
come among you all. And when I come into contact with
people, suddenly God is obvious. But that is not the end of
it. That is the beginning of it. From the conventional point
of view God-Realization is the end of everything. But it can
only be the end of everything once you have gotten rid of
everything. In our Way God-Realization is the beginning of
everything. Therefore, people who come into my Company must
be instructed about what they must do now. They must not
merely luxuriate in the free gift of Divine Intoxication.
They should luxuriate in it, certainly, but not only
luxuriate in it. They should enjoy it, they should become
completely immersed in the miracle of God-Realization in my
Company, but they must be instructed about what their
obligation, their practice, must be.
When you find Me out further, you will prove the Way of the
Heart by doing it, not by believing it merely. But you must
do it and stop arguing with Me about it and stop
piddling your life away in what you call the “communities of
the Way of the Heart” in My Company. They have not even
begun to be anything remotely like that. Authenticate them.
Make them right. Live the Way of the Heart
Be strong, strong with yourself,
strong with others. Stop bullshitting. Stop adapting to the
world, and adapt to Me. Wake up. Stop being a fool. Stop
being stupid. Am I right or not?
Are you afraid of being possessed?
That is the Yoga. To realize God you must be utterly
possessed by God. Mark My Words.