Consciousness Prior to Attention, ego and
In-depth experience or
any experience is in the ‘root’ of attention (causal)
Always Prior Self-State, Consciousness
is NOT active observer.
thinking mind, not etheric feeling body not in gross
physical awareness not in the right-side of the
The primary error of
human beings is that they get deluded by their own energies.
They submit Consciousness to Energy. They have this idea
that Energy and Consciousness are the same thing, perhaps.
But basically their life involves submitting themselves as
Consciousness to Energy, to motion, to impulses, instead of
realizing what Consciousness itself is and perhaps finding
Energy to be the same thing ultimately. They pay no
attention to consciousness itself and just submit themselves
as consciousness to the play of energies. And there is
nothing Enlightening about that, you see.
The spiritual process
that I consider with you is ultimately a matter of
identifying with consciousness and realizing its Status, so
that, having realized that, the objective states of
existence, or all the forms of ‘Energy, may become
recognizable not merely as Energy but as
Only Grace Given
Consciousness, Witness Consciousness, not the observer.
No inherent connection
or dependence on conditions.
Beyond the exercise of
Temporary deepening of
conditional awareness can ‘appear’ to be Awakening to the
Until there is the
Realization of identification with consciousness and the
ultimate Realization of its actual Status, there is no
Realization that Energy and consciousness are identical.
That, of course, is what there is ultimately to Realize.
When Energy becomes recognizable as Consciousness, then the
entire Realm of Nature vanishes, It is outshined by
Consciousness itself. That is the secret of the seventh
stage of life. But it is not possible to recognize Energy as
consciousness until we identify with consciousness and
Realize its Status. Therefore, no amount of surrendering to
Energy is going to Enlighten us.
(relationship, separateness, otherness, difference, object
consciousness) is the “root-position” of ego.
There is no Awakening
(Only by Grace) until attention (with all associated
presumptions and feelings is transcended in the Prior
Condition of Consciousness Itself.
And since the nature of
consciousness is the Divine only perfect intuitive
absorption is possible and YOU can’t do THAT. Only that
which IS can ‘do’ that! Which must absorb your limited
consciousness into that which is.
The subtle nature of
the surrender is activated.
And since the nature of
consciousness is the Divine only perfect intuitive
absorption is possible.
and YOU can’t do THAT.
Only that which is can ‘do’ that! Which must absorb your
limited consciousness into that which is.
Then when that occurs
there is only open eyes.
The Root of Body and
Mind Is in the Heart
Consciousness is the Ultimate Domain of the conscious self
and it is not dependent upon the individual mind. A medium
is necessary for knowing anything other than one’s self: for
knowing one’s self no medium is necessary. In fact, the
association of consciousness with the mind is a hindrance to
the attainment of realization. As the seat of the ego the
individual mind is conscious of being isolated. From it
arises the limited individuality, which at once feeds and is
fed by the illusion of duality, time and change. To know the
self as it is, consciousness has to be freed from the
limitation of the individual mind. In other words, the
individual mind has to disappear while consciousness is
retained. The quality and mood of consciousness itself, that
precedes the mind and the Heart is the root of the mind, the
source of the mind.
True Awakening into
Consciousness is PERMANENT.
True Awakening is
Un-Conditional and Non-Conditional.
True Awakening is not an
experiences that comes and goes.
It is not that only those
who are in the seventh stage are enlightened. Those who are
in the previous stages of practice are at times entered into
the disposition of enlightenment and at other times they are
not. They phase in that Realization, and their realization
of the Radiant Transcendental Consciousness is not
My transmission is
non-separateness. You tend to register my transmission in
terms of self-bound experiences. They’re not really
getting my transmission. There is something but not the
fullest reception of my transmission. It’s not my
fullest communion with me.
It’s not true
self-understanding thats demonstrated. It’s just
possibilities experienced by you a seeker, an apparent
individual perpetually active of
approximation – approaching of the Witness or Consciousness,
but not established.
Established as Consciousness is a Transcendental process.
Permanent BASIS of
It is THIS first
(Beginning of the process) and then the Perfect
Consciousness is just
like a point, moving in this infinite, three-dimensional
crystal, or plane, or sphere of dots. It feels individuated,
separate, and trapped. Wherever it is, it sees everything
around it. Wherever you look, everything surrounds that
center of looking. In the next moment, you are in this spot,
or that spot. There are always the surrounding forms,
motions, and energies. You are trapped as this little point
in the midst of it.
We must take attention
away from its preoccupation with, or bondage to, this
infinite medium of dots and let it fall back into the
contemplation of its own Source. When that is done most
profoundly, then there is the inherent or tacit, spontaneous
recognition of the Infinite Field in which this mechanical
act of attention is being moved. Then whenever attention
does move, wherever it moves, its condition and its objects
are inherently, instantly recognizable. They are still what
they are as an appearance, but they are recognizable in
their Source Condition. They do not have the capacity to
destroy Enlightenment, or the Realization of the Truth. But
we must persist in this power of recognition. It is a kind
of Yoga of Enlightenment. Unless we persist in it, attention
will simply continue to arise mechanically in this great
crystal or Mandala. And, Enlightened or not, there is still
the environment of limitation.
The Beginning is many
times seen as the end.
In Adidam it is the
Beginning and there is NO completion to the Process in the
context of the world or the body-mind.
If there is a
completion it is in Translation – Prior to body, mind, self
What makes Adi Da
Avataric is He is Speaking As Translation and
Incarnation together All At Once.
There is NO relatedness
in Consciousness Iself
The zero of the heart
is expanded as the world. Consciousness is not
differentiated and identified. There is a constant
observation of subject and object in anybody, any
functional sheath, any realm, or any experience that
Self-Apprehension is the
non-conditional CONTEXT in which conditional relatedness
appears to be arising.
Relatedness is the
first form of the self-contraction.
Feeling of relatedness
is not inherent in existence.
difference – is sign of “self”-contraction.
The feeling of
separateness, otherness, difference are all contained and
manifesting as attention (mind).
Consciousness is not
inherently identified with the body-mind. Consciousness is
aware of the body-mind. And what all of the preliminary
practices of spiritual life are about, all those exercises
that lead to meditation and finally to Samadhi, is the
freeing up of attention from the body-mind and its relations
to the point that it may contemplate the Source of attention
itself, or the Consciousness that is aware of all
Only by Grace
NOT you, it is Me.
This is either fortunate
or unfortunate, depending on your perspective relative to ego
Unfortunate if you’re not
surrendered, because it’s not in your power.
not ‘located’ or a ‘thing’ or a ‘state’ within
Fortunate if you are truly
surrendered, most fortunate, Gifted in fact.
arising, the “I” presumes to Invoke Me-while, in the next
moment of truly searchless Beholding of Me, there is no
no self and the Illusion of Language
Consciousness is aware
of thoughts. It’s not even thinking the thoughts. The
thinking is something of which it is aware. Everything that
arises is an object to consciousness.
All the language we
generate it order to conceive of or approach the Realization
of that Reality is based on the conventions of experiencing,
knowing, thinking, self-referring, relating.
All kinds of language
has been used to point to what is beyond psycho-physical
All spoken and written
language is a “point-of-view”-machine-an ego-based (and
relentlessly ego-oriented and ego-bound) human invention,
originated on the “root”-basis of a chronically-enacted
“self”-contraction of the total psycho-physical apparatus of
a presumed (and largely verbal-mind-made) separate “self”,
dissociated from the Intrinsically egoless and wordless
Indivisible Transcendental Spiritual Self-Nature,
Self-Condition, and Self-State of Reality
language is the first
form of artificial intelligence created by human
There is no mind. Mind
is a myth. There is language-which is programmed by brains,
and which, in turn, programs brains. However, there is no
tangible existence to “mind” itself-absolutely none.
Nevertheless, human beings identify with the “mind” as
“self”, and (thereby) invent destiny for themselves, and
even project that “self”-imagined destiny into an idea of
time and space beyond the present physical
Mind is an interior
projection of a language-program that, in its imaginative
elaboration of itself, conceives of purposes and ideas (in
the realm of illusion) for which there are no corresponding
physical data. Human beings are all living in a “virtual
world” of mind. Human beings are, characteristically,
egoically “self”-identified with a “robot”, an artificial
The book that Im
working on now, Ive thought of calling it, The
Myth of Within.
Because the only reason we
go about this trying to free the one within is based on this
dilemma, There is no such one. So to generate spiritual life
for the purpose of inwardness effecting upon ones
inner life is a false principle, one that we easily tend to
because of our traditional notions of spiritual
The true form of spiritual
life is not one in which we are simply turning within and
trying to do something for the one within and soul or
whatever but one in which we understand our present activity
and that present activity creates this implied inner one as
well as all the forms of confusion, suffering, deathful
A living being does not
enclose an inner, separate, and eternal soul or personal
Self. Every complex condition or being that arises is
exactly what it seems to be-a mechanical structuring of
manifest conditions. What is within a living individual, or
what may conventionally be considered to be his soul, is
merely the psychic or mental part, which is subtler than the
elemental body, and which survives the death of the
elemental body, but which is also subject to change and
death and every kind of illusion or torment. There is no
eternal, separate, interested, personal, implicated, and
conditioned Self within each living being. There are only
psycho-physical conditions, and the Consciousness in which
they seem to arise is Absolute, Transcendental, Motiveless,
and always Free of all conditions.
I am it.
I am not
Somehow connected to
I don’t originate in it in
And anything that’s
Is not within
But is this
“me” is not within the
“me” is some way that the
Of referring to
Me, I, the subjective
Is not somebody within at
Is the way the body
Of accounting for
That does not mean
Subjectivity survives the
This body is
This is the mystery, this
You must completely become
Allow it. It is
You are not the ghost
Ask “who am I?” and you
end up in mystery,
And you have only
“I” means nothing more
than the body.
It is a convention the
Body is what “I” is
The Reality-Way of
Perfect Knowledge is not even about the
I-thought at the core of your presumed separate
selfhoodbecause even the
I-thought is simply another mode of mirroring
You are not separate ego.
No matter what arises waking, dreaming, or sleeping, no
matter what arises you are the Witness of it, Prior to
it, not bound, not separate, the Only Condition that is
Self-Evident, that is non-separate and Indivisible. There is
no separate self. And there is no not-self. There is no
not-self to dissociate from by introversion. There is no
separate self to expand by extroversion.
Therefore, experiences are
constantly sought in the vertical planes of experience,
above, below, and altogether beyond, which will release the
being from the inherent sense of separation, vulnerability,
fear, obsession, and self-possession. But there is no
release until the primal error, illusion, or lie at the root
of the heart is undone.
There is no separate self.
There is no not-self. It is simply Unshaken, Absolute
Self-Condition of Reality Itself, Self-Existing and
All separation is an
illusion. It is impossible for there to be. Any separation.
There is no such thing. It has never occurred. There is no
separately existing thing. Anywhere. There is no separately
existing being. Anywhere. There is no separate
You must be willing to
vanish completely, to be completely obliterated. You will
become capable of that sacrifice only by degrees, because
your fear is profound. The frigidity of feeling-attention is
most profound in you, because of your experience, your
adaptation. Therefore, the process of God-Realization is a
matter of time and practice.
There is not now, nor has
there ever been, nor will there ever be individual being.
There is no such thing.
Play on Reality
The body-mind is a Play on
Nothing is separate from
or other than Consciousness, but all things, are tacitly
recognized as a temporary and unnecessary play upon
Consciousness Itself. To be receiving a Living Demonstration
and Transmission of this Realization in our time is a Grace
Conditional processes have
a kind of continuation, but they have no ultimacy.
Conditional processes arise during (and previous to) the
physical lifetime of an individual, and they also continue
after the physical lifetime.
factuality of such continuation does not mean that there is
a permanent “internal” principle in the human individual. In
Truth, and in Reality, There Is The Self-Existing and
Self-Radiant Divine Self-Nature, Self-Condition, and
Self-State Itself. Everything conditional is a conditionally
apparent “play” upon That. It is not the case that you are
“inside” the body-such that it is necessary to “go within”
and “get away from” the body. You are the body. It is simply
that you do not Divinely Self-Recognize the body As a
transparent (or merely apparent), and non-necessary, and
intrinsically non-binding modification of Reality Itself.
That lack of Self-Abiding Divine Self-Recognition is the
You basically are afraid
of that you see because you identify with the personae which
is dependent on the machine and which hasn’t understood
itself to the point of breaking the spell of the software
hardware game and realizing the eternal condition which is
eternally free therefore of all these consequences. It’s not
merely making them; it’s always free of them. They are a
play upon it and have no independent existence and yet the
Great Condition is not responsible for them like a cause is
responsible for its effect. It is a great paradox. It’s not
to be figured out perfectly. It is to be transcended utterly
and that will not make sense to you until you realize that
you truly are uncomfortable and are never going to be
comfortable as long as you are merely a conditional
personae. You never will no matter how grand the program may
ultimately become, no matter what plane you may be born into
you see, you’ll always be looking at this strange apparatus.
This is what I have always been sensitive to. This is why
yogic phenomena, mystical phenomena have never bound me up
you see. I’ve had all these experiences — when I have the
experiences, I see this weirdo machine you see.
ADI DA SAMRAJ: What is
DEVOTEE: Even the feeling
that I am dying.
ADI DA SAMRAJ: Of course
you are dying. Everybody is dying. You must commit yourself
to dying. You must invest yourself in dying. That is the
Divine Yoga. Embrace this pressure, this imposition. Be
willing to die. Be willing to do the thing that you fear,
the thing that you keep putting forward to the end of time,
the end of your life. Do it now.
Start doing some dying
here, then. Start giving yourself up if you have any
self-understanding at all, and receive Me down behind your
tongue here. You have to gulp Me down and give way to Me. So
what? That is life.
DEVOTEE: In the process of
gulping and receiving You, this pressure does not go
ADI DA SAMRAJ: No, you
must give yourself to My Divine Invasion. Accept It. Accept
that – that is life, that is the reason for existence, that is
the law of existence, that is the Perfect State you are
Given, and allow It completely, more and more, with all your
stress, with murders in your heart, in your gut, just
The Way is to yield the
self, the self-contraction, in all of its faculties, to the
degree of Samadhi, and then to be drawn in that Samadhi to
My Perfect Position, Prior to the body-mind, and enter into
That Most Profoundly until you Realize there is only Me. And
in that Realization it will be the same as to say that there
is only You.
DEVOTEE! It felt
completely clear in the Paduka Puja, Beloved. I was To drawn
to serving Your Padukas, I was so absorbed in You, that was
how things ceased to arise. Lord, I had a question about the
(inaudible) in the “Perfect Practice” mind will continue to
arise, and it’s not clear to me than (inaudible) perfect in
that Practice. It wasn’t clear to me why the mind would
continue to arise.
AVATARA ADI DA: Well you
don’t disappear from the conditional world in order to do
the “Perfect Practice”, you see, otherwise no one would ever
be observed doing the “Perfect Practice”! (laughter), then
no one would be able to report about it! (laughter) The
“Perfect Practice” takes place in life, while you are alive.
So the mechanism of the body-mind remains, but your
practice, the focus of your practice, the specific “Perfect
Practice”, is prior to the body-mind, But the body-mind can
be totally forgotten in Jnana Samadhi, in the “Perfect
Practice”, you see, but that’s just at certain moments. And
when you got up from the seat of meditation you are in all
the normal ways associated with the body-mind. So there,
certainly, thoughts arise, and all the natural ordinariness
of the body-mind continued.
convention that already presumes egoity and bodily
means whereby the Non-differentiated Conscious Light of
Being Itself presumes to be identified with “Narcissus” (or
the ego-“I”). Human beings make an entire culture out of
this presumption, an entire lifetime out of it. You make
every moment out of it.”
“experience” the body, thought, or the “world” in real time!
They are always artifacts of the past.
is not in time.”
“There is… no thought
in That Position”
Consciousness is a Noun not a Verb
the Witness-Consciousness is only the beginning of the
process of Real Existence.”
Receive Me down behind your
You have to gulp Me down and give way to Me.