What Sadhana is All About – Adi Da Samraj


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What Sadhana is All
About
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Adi Da
Samraj

 

Sadhana
is the realization that it is not true that you are a body
inside a body and that you are in a world. It is not true
that you are in a dimension above which there is a another
of many dimensions at the top of which there is a light
(laughter from audience).

From the conventional point of view
there is this body here and there is all this space here
with objects out there. There is me inside and there is the
mind up here and there is the vital force basically. The
saharsra is up here and the subtle realms are way up there
(lots of laughter from audience). The life is really up
there and the heart of course is on the right.

What is the point to all those
places anyway? The same one who says the true is out there
says, “I am in there” or “I am in here.” That’s just an
amusing question. From this conventional point of view, even
the heart for instance is on the right. There are all kind
of games that can be generated from the conventional point
of view.

Keep your attention at this sort of
gross level and you’ll see your salvation or consolation,
which is basically the same thing on this level through
pleasures and self-improvement, success, physical
enjoyments, psychological change by yourself.

The truth is that the body is in the
heart and the saharsra is also in the heart and the god
light is in the heart and the self is in the heart. All of
these are in the heart. The heart is not inside all of them
nor is the heart found by following them, by manipulating
them, by going from one

The heart is the truth of all of
these. It doesn’t make any difference really which direction
you are going. You could go from the self to the God light.
You could go from the God light to the body, do it all in
reverse. It still would have nothing whatever to do with the
truth which is what it’s for, what it’s all for, what all
that sadhana really ultimately is for and the heart is not
really (hits his chest) in the chest.

There is a kind of wisdom read
through this physiology from the point of view of most
perfect understanding in which statements can be made about
the heart and the saharsra and the neighbor and so forth but
all of that is just wisdom that appears from the midst of
that perfect consciousness which is not contained but of
which everything that arises is the modification. The world
is the modification of that. The body is desires or thoughts
or all subjectivity is the three ordinary states waking
sleeping and dreaming or its modifications.

The ego or “I” apart is its
modification, the God conceived as creator and mother and so
forth is its modification. The self, the root of
consciousness, the root of subjectivity conceived to be
independent of all that appears is its modification. Such
realization is absolutely free and I mean absolutely free,
not a little bit free, not free to be an aesthetic, not free
to play a certain kind of role, not free to try to get into
the subtle dimensions after death, absolutely free,
humorous, free of all of the ordinary implications of this
conventional point of view.

It is for the sake of that freedom
that you do sadhana, not for the sake of all of these
complications of life, all of these improvements and
failures, all of this coming and going, all of this mediocre
bullshit. Of course such freedom cannot be sought from this
conventional point of view.

The conventional point of view
doesn’t want such freedom. It’s the undoing of that point of
view. The game is basically over from the point of view of
such freedom. Then it’s just slight of hand. There is really
nothing serious anymore. Nothing is serious. Nothing is
required. Nothing is obliging. There is no implication, no
limitation. All of this is that, all of it, not what’s just
up there, not just a self. All of it is amusing.

So these conditions of sadhana are
given so that you will enjoy the breakdown of this point of
view that your life always tends to involve. You always will
tend to complicate it, make it impossible for yourself
perhaps. You never seem to justify the convention of your
separateness with all kinds of emotional circumstantial
evidence, all kinds of analysis, all kinds of reading but
this affair of sadhana is serving always to undermine it
even though it takes the form of all of these conditions
that are ordinary conventional, life-supporting and so
forth.

So all of sadhana is a progress of
lessons, a lot of attainments but other than anything that
appears in your case in the moment in your ashram, it is
your own. Ultimately it is your responsibility. It is
testing you and its content at this moment is perfectly
appropriate.

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