What Is The Conscious Process – Adi Da – Conductivity – The Conscious Process – Beezone




The practice of conductivity and the conscious
process in daily life and meditation
Beezone Edit of original talk by Da
Free John October 28, 1982



What Is the Conscious Process?
“…the ultimate Occupation”

A Beezone study of the original talk “What is the Conscious
Process”

read original talk


Introduction to the Study

 

BUBBA: I want to talk to you
about the origins of this process of “conductivity,” which
is not a yoga in the traditional sense. Yoga, from the
traditional point of view, is a way of gradually approaching
a new condition called Enlightenment, Self-realization,
Cosmic Consciousness, Divine Realization, Nirvana, and so
forth. it is a strategic method to approach this new
condition. Therefore, it begins in a condition that doesn’t
already enjoy what it is seeking. The origin of yoga and of
all seeking is a dilemma. But this process of conductivity
is not a way of approaching the Divine, or the Divine
Condition, or whatever you want to name it. It is life
already lived in the Divine. It is that process generated
when the Truth is already enjoyed as the principle and
condition of conscious life.

Garbage and Goddess – Chapter
9


 

“You are responsible for the various forms of your
practice, the forms of conductivity and the conscious
process”…not the Spiritual Master.


This practice of conductivity is a great art.
Therefore, the practice develops over time…in the form of
an effective life-practice…that practice of conductivity
is a change in your capacity to be responsible for the full
openness of this frontal line of your manifest existence.
Until you become fully responsible for it…you are always
experiencing symptoms of one or another kind, chronically…
physical and emotional symptoms… in the form of your
complicated living.”


The conditional root of attention is the
self-contraction. Attention is not finally controllable by
effort, but it (or its binding power) naturally dissolves if
the self-contraction is presently observed, tacitly
understood, and transcended.”

“Such present observation and transcendence are the
fundamental exercises of the
conscious process…”


But this liberation
requires that one abide always in Satsang, knowing there is
only God and that no life-level events can create or destroy
the condition of relationship, which is the principal,
original, and unqualified condition of life. He had the
responsibility, in that very moment, to assume and live from
the point of view Bubba had revealed to him weeks before, in
which “there is no separate one” and “the body is sustained
by a yogic process,”
Garbage and
Goddess –
Chapter
8


Beezone Study:
This includes the original talk and Beezone’s study on
it.

 

Intro:

That whole affair of practice, which ultimately becomes
awakening, is what I call the Conscious Process. The
Conscious Process cannot be reduced to exercises that go
into the name of the conscious process. The Conscious
Process is really the entire Way, including the secondary
means.

The Conscious Process in the Way of the Heart is not the
whole but a part of the total affair of practice, which
involves the transcendence of ego, or conditional
attention.

“I have tried to make clear
that conductivity, the practice of equanimity, and all the
life disciplines are basic practices. They are expressions
of the point of view of understanding, and by application to
these disciplines, energy and attention are released for the
conscious process or the ultimate process of Realization.
But this is not a Way of conductivity, not a conventional
Spirit religion. It is
not
a fourth or a fifth stage
practice
.”

It is also the epitome of this Way and it is the essence
and most fundamental exercise of this Way. The practice of
this Way has many features and forms and the Conscious
Process being one of them, develops by stages. It is
associated with the total culture of life because the
concept of Narcissus or ego applies to every single aspect
of the life of the individual.

The earliest stages of the practice of this Way
in my Company, are associated with changes that serve
purification of attenton…the establishment of psycho
physical equanimity, and the freeing of energy and
attention. This is the content of the spiritual pores in its
earliest stages. You live in communion with that in life,
meditation and the relationship to the Adept. But that
communion is not equal to Realization… It is so when this
original work has fulfilled itself. You must use the
influence of the Adept for the sake of this purification,
rebalancing and liberation of energy and
attention.

People thinking about the Conscious Process may see it in
abstract terms if they truly don’t fully read Adi Da. They
would perhaps see it in terms of the present day ‘dharma’ of
‘non-dual’ teachings. People who preach ‘no path’ or
identification with the Absolute. This is an error in
understanding Adi Da.

Today many teachers and teachings advocate identifying
with consciousness and affirm that the essence of being
beyond thoughts and actions is presently and already
identified with the Absolute. They presume Enlightenment and
advocate no need or purpose for a teacher, Spiritual Master
or in in fact a path, sadhana any spiritual discipline. This
again is an error of understanding.

Continue to read on and understand the spiritual process
is about purification and freeing energy and attention from
the self contraction. In freeing energy and attention from
the self contraction the the habits of ego equanimity and
responsibility for conscious process are awakened.


Adi Da’s essay

 

WHAT IS THE CONSCIOUS
PROCESS?

In The Liberator Eleutherios, I
have written, “Be Conscious as the Feeling of Being and
Realize that It Is Radiant Happiness.” This Admonition
summarizes the Teaching relative to the conscious process
which epitomizes and fulfills the entire
Way
that I Teach
.

However, it must be understood that
this Practice (of the Conscious Process) or ultimate
Realization of the conscious process, is not a matter of
remaining fixed in the conscious or merely left-brained mind
of the waking state. It is a matter of Realizing the
Transcendental Condition of Consciousness, Free Being, or
Self-Radiant Happiness – what is called “Turiya,” or the
“fourth state,” in the Hindu tradition.




The Conscious Process Practice or
Realization requires:

 

1. Real preparation – the
purification or release of attention from the
self-bond.

a.
Hearing
= Understanding

b.
Seeing
= Conversion

c.
Practice = The Artful Science of
Equanimity

……..1.
Self-discipline

… …
2. Service

… …
3. Conductivity – “the capacity
of the body-mind to conduct, or be surrendered into, the
All-Pervading Life-Current.” It is the practice whereby the
body and energy are harmonized and brought to a state of
balance or equanimity as a necessary base for the conscious
process”.

Conductivity,
therefore, is a basic practice in this Way. It is associated
with the attitude of going beyond the self-contraction and
allowing attention to be focused in understanding in this
moment through the conscious process”.

… …
4. Real Meditation

 

2. The liberation of attention from
the self contraction (or ego-bond – Conductivity = the
liberation of attention (or functional consciousness), from
bondage to the limiting structures of the three common
states:

a. Waking

b. Dreaming

c. Sleeping

 

The practical discipline
(Conductivity) of the Way that I Teach involves:

1. Sequence of preparatory
disciplines or phases of the conscious process.

2. Culture of associated secondary
or supportive disciplines which may be regarded
as

conductivity.

 

The conscious process
forms:

1. True prayer

It may
at first take the form of true prayer, but it must
ultimately take the form of enquiry, or “real
meditation”.

2. Enquiry (meditation)

 

also see:

Let
the Spirit Carry the Body While the Mind Enquires

3. Recognition

4. And the first two stages of the
Perfect Practice – The Perfect Practice has three stages,
all taking place in the Domain of Consciousness, that is, in
direct relation to the Awakened State and the Divine Person
in His Ultimate Identity as Consciousness:

 

The three stages of the Perfect Practice

1. Be Consciousness.

2. Contemplate Consciousness.

3. Transcend everything in Consciousness, Recognizing all
objects in and as God.

 

The Three Parts of Conductivity

1. Feel-surrender into the all-pervading Life-Current (or
Divine Radiance) in all directions from the heart.

2. Relax into the Life-Current bodily, base toward
crown.

3. Breathe the Life-Current to and from the vital
center.

 

On this basis, practice the conscious process

see:

Surrender
Bodily in the Spirit and Merge Attention into Its
Source

Divine
Ignorance, Conductivity, and the Conscious Process

Conductivity,
Prayer, Meditation, and “Seeing”

 

The Bodily Secrets of Conductivity

1. The secret of conductivity: Treat the world and every
condition as Energy.

2. Keep the head cool and the vital warm.

3. See all forms in the Transcendental Being.

4. Use every circumstance as an incident of Transmission
of the Radiant Principle. Open to it, circulate it,
communicate it.

5. Work to keep physically, emotionally, and mentally
relaxed and balanced.

 

Conductivity
releases energy and attention from the
ego-bond

 

“Conductivity, the practice of equanimity, and all the
life-disciplines are basic practices. They are expressions
of the point of view of understanding, and by application to
these disciplines, energy and attention are released for the
conscious process…” …”it is not a fourth or fifth
stage practice”….

“If you do not found yourself in this radical disposition
of Ignorance and Understanding then the practice of the
disciplines…are transformed…into seeking
..and..conventional exercises “

 

Subtle Error of Conductivity

“There’s a dimension of meditative practice that may
involve bodily submission into the Life Current in a
particular form. In any case, that is only a secondary
aspect of the process. That is what I call conductivity. The
fundamental process is the process in consciousness. It
begins with basic understanding, or insight into the self,
and then becomes surrender and self-transcendence. But it’s
not merely a process of submitting to energy.”

The
Energy of Consciousness
– Adi Da Samraj, 1982

 

Extra ordinary experiences tend to arise and individuals
become enamored of them and become the object of their
meditation.

“Extraordinary experiences begin to arise. And rather
than transcend these experiences through the conscious
process, individuals tend; to become enamored of them and so
attracted to them that their practice becomes meditative
submission to the potentials of experience.”
The Subtle
Error

Fundamentally,
what you were invited to enjoy when you became involved with
me was not the practice of enquiry or the practice of
conductivity. The invitation was for you to enjoy Satsang,
present intuited happiness in the Divine. When that begins,
then all of the transforming events follow. Then there
arises the primary process of self-observation, insight, and
enquiry. And there may also arise the secondary process of
the movement of the life-force, and your consequent
participation in it in the form of conscious conductivity.
In order for that to be true sadhana and not an organ of the
search, you must continually return to the fundamental,
which is Satsang itself. It is to that fundamental and prior
Condition, Satsang, that you are continually returning, even
in the midst of these transforming events. Otherwise, they
become your concerns. They become distractions,
fascinations, images in the pond, ritual instruments,
liturgical instruments for the priesthood of Narcissus. So I
am continually reminding you of this fundamental
Condition.

Garbage and Goddess – Chapter
9

 

Practice a broad spectrum of functional and relational
(SECONDARY – supportive disciplines – ‘conductivity’)
disciplines:

1. General health

Relax into the Life-Current. We should not resist its
changes, but we should not be fascinated with them or
trapped by them. Work to keep physically, emotionally, and
mentally relaxed and balanced. Don’t intentionally let the
abdomen get cold or the head hot.

a. Yoga

“In and of themselves, physical exercises and traditional
Yogic poses are not the ego-transcending discipline of
“conscious exercise” that I have Given to My devotees.
“Conscious exercise” is a unique and specific (by-Me-Given)
approach to (and understanding about) exercise and all
common daily activities. In and of themselves, the physical
exercises and traditional Yogic poses of the “daily form” of
“conscious exercise” are simply structurally correct models
for physical movement and posture (altogether). In order to
become “conscious exercise”, those formalities of physical
movement require not only the discipline of the physical
body but also the simultaneous discipline of mind, emotion,
and breath-in intrinsically ego-surrendering,
ego-forgetting, and ego-transcending devotional Communion
with Me. Therefore, “conscious exercise” is not the same as
conventional physical exercise-because “conscious exercise”
is founded in the turning of the principal faculties of the
body-mind-complex to Me. Thus, “conscious exercise” is
mature (or truly human) activity, since only when all the
functions of human existence are so coordinated do they
become a single, non-problematic condition of existence that
is rightly and fully aligned to the Acausal Divine
Self-Nature, Self-Condition, Source-Condition, and
Self-State of all-and-All.”

Aletheon
The
Necessary Foundation of Right Life

 

2. Diet

3. Sexuality,

4. Intimate society

5. Community

These (SECONDARY supportive disciplines
‘conductivity’) disciplines, in the midst of the entire
culture of:

1. Devotion

2. Study

3. Right relationship to the Spiritual Influence of the
Adept Spiritual Master

These supportive – secondary – but necessary regime of
practice that ultimately provides the maturity or free
ground for the fulfillment of the conscious process.

As a matter of preparation the fulfillment of the
conscious process requires, the significant development of
truly free energy and attention – Conductivity. Energy and
attention must be truly and stably free from bondage to the
self-contraction in every kind of functional and relational
context.

see:

Be Free and Powerful

 

“Without Conductivity
the Conscious Process is a verbal exercise”

 

The Disposition of
Enlightenment

The Attitude, of Conductivity: The
world, the body, the mind, the self, and every state of
experience or cognition is nothing but a form or state of
the Radiance, Life-Current, or Shakti of God. Therefore,
recognize all that arises to be such. Relax and surrender
the body-mind to feel into the Radiance or Love-Bliss that
is the Substance of manifest existence.

The Attitude of the Conscious
Process: The world, the body, the mind, the self, and every
state of experience or cognition is nothing but a
contraction or modification of Being, Consciousness, or the
Transcendental Divine Self. Therefore, recognize all that
arises to be such, moment to moment, and so be
Free.

These two primary attitudes
coincide in every moment of true practice of the Way. Their
simultaneity expresses the tacit. Realization of Radiant
Transcendental Being as the always present Identity and
Condition of existence, and such Realization is always
already established in That of which every arising condition
is a transparent, nonbinding, temporary, and unnecessary
modification.

 


Readings:

Surrender as the total body-mind into the All-Pervading
Life-Current via the Radiant feeling-attitude of the heart.
On inhalation, open the entire body-mind with the feeling
heart and so receive the Radiant descending Life and
Love-Bliss. On exhalation, release the feeling heart in
blissful love-aspiration, thus channeling the rising
Life-Current of Love-Bliss to its highest place. Do this
breath after breath.

I
Is The Body of Life -Chapter Two
:
The Natural Vision



The Way Of The Heart Is Primarily A Matter Of The
Conscious Process

The Dawn Horse Testament Chapter
13


“…and this exercise, like all
forms of breathing-conductivity in the way of the heart, is
generally to be done via the nose, rather than via an open
mouth, and with the tongue pressed lightly to the roof of
the mouth, so that the natural circuit of the breath-process
is maintained. And, as should be the case in all instances
of breathing-conductivity in or via the frontal line at any
developmental stage of any form of the way of the heart,
inhalation-reception into the frontal line should, at
random, or occasionally, be pressed down fully to the
abdomen, while pulling up internally at the bodily base, so
that the frontal line may be opened more fully, especially
at the chest, the solar plexus, and the lower abdomen, and
any following, or otherwise random, exhalation-release
should be “relaxed into” either the frontal line, downwards,
or the spinal line, upwards.”

Chapter
20 – The Dawn Horse Testament




This Way is not merely some kind of self generated
discipline, some effort made by the ego, that ultimately
winds up being Enlightenment.

The Conscious
Process Is the Epitome of This Way


The secret of conductivity: Treat or relate to the
phenomenal world and self (body-mind) as Energy rather than
mere matter. And treat or relate to every condition of the
phenomenal world and self, positive or negative, high or
low, as the same ultimate and total Energy (or Radiance of
Transcendental Being).

Body and mind are the same Energy. Use every condition or
circumstance as an incident of Transmission of the same
Radiant Principle. Open to it, contact it, and circulate it.
And communicate it in all directions and relations through
love.

I
Is The Body of Life -Chapter Two
:
The Natural Vision


The Secret of practice is this: In every moment, instead
of merely thinking and acting, engage the conscious
process.

Instead of Indulging in
Thought, Practice the Conscious Process


DEVOTEE: Master, what are the
characteristics of somebody who is capable of the practice
of yoga?

MASTER DA: First of all it is not a
matter of whether or not they are capable of yogic practice,
but whether or not they are qualified altogether. The
individual should demonstrate the intelligent, rigorous
application of discriminative intelligence. He or she should
show the signs in meditation of yogic phenomena, which will
naturally appear at a certain level of maturity.
Conductivity is essentially a yogic process, and the
conscious process is essentially a process of intuitive
intelligence.

The
Dreaded Gom Boo



Conductivity: Surrender
into, receive (or contact), and circulate the Energy (or
Radiance) of which everything (including the body-mind) is
made. Preserve it with true happiness, which is equanimity,
peace, and calmness. Through self-understanding and
self-control, transcend reactive emotion, physical excess,
exaggerated desire, and the dominance of either
right-sidedness or left-sidedness of being. Keep the head
cool (relaxed, open) and the vital warm (covered, relaxed,
circulating). The head (or the entire upper coil) is the
epitome of the highest vibration and the vital region (or
the entire lower coil) is the epitome of the lowest
vibration. The heart and the central current are the center
of original or primary Radiance, prior to vibratory
differentiation’s. The frontal and spinal lines are the
circuit of transformations. (The lower, or vital and
generative, force is circulated toward and transformed into
the higher, and vice versa.)

I
Is The Body of Life -Chapter Two
:
The Natural Vision



Skillful Means For Collecting attention, mind, vitality,
bodily Orientation

Dawn
Horse Testament – Chapter 35



“…and this exercise, like all
forms of breathing-conductivity in the way of the heart, is
generally to be done via the nose, rather than via an open
mouth, and with the tongue pressed lightly to the roof of
the mouth, so that the natural circuit of the breath-process
is maintained. And, as should be the case in all instances
of breathing-conductivity in or via the frontal line at any
developmental stage of any form of the way of the heart,
inhalation-reception into the frontal line should, at
random, or occasionally, be pressed down fully to the
abdomen, while pulling up internally at the bodily base, so
that the frontal line may be opened more fully, especially
at the chest, the solar plexus, and the lower abdomen, and
any following, or otherwise random, exhalation-release
should be “relaxed into” either the frontal line, downwards,
or the spinal line, upwards.”

Chapter
20 – The Dawn Horse Testament




“You must be responsible for yourself at the human level,
and in a profoundly uncommon way. You must live the
discipline of ordinary life. You yourself must be love under
all ordinary, daily conditions. You must make this change in
your life. There is no way whereby you can be relieved of
this necessity – and nobody else can do it for you.
Nevertheless, all of that ordinary responsibility simply
prepares you for the right relationship to Me (in and As My
Divinely-Avatarically-Born bodily human Divine Form and
Person).”
“The Super-Physics of Divine Enlightenment” –

THE
ALETHEON


“I was considering this cramp in the solar plexus with
you the other evening. We were having a conversation about
the yoga of the frontal line. Perhaps the most common
experience people have of contraction in this frontal line
is a cramp over the solar plexus, the “knot in the stomach”
that people refer to. If you become aware that you are
suffering this knot and this anxiety over the solar plexus,
your first resort, by tendency at any rate, will be to try
to relax it. You will take deep breaths and so forth. That
may work if the contraction is rather superficial and your
attention is relatively free, but you may also discover that
you cannot do it, that you cannot relax it. In that case,
you will begin to think some more and work on your trouble,
whereas the most direct way of dealing with it is to divert
attention from this knot, rather than keep attention in the
knot and try to undo it. I suggest to you, as a practical
matter, that instead of keeping your attention in this knot
over the solar plexus and trying to relax it, you should
simply remember that attention goes wherever the knot is.
Attention gravitates toward the contracted states and
becomes fretful, suffers the pain of these contractions,
gets stuck in these contractions and then tries to work its
way out of them, you see. Well, this knot over the solar
plexus is occurring a little more than halfway down the
frontal line of the body. The Current of life is not
descending below that point. The knot over the solar plexus
is a little bit like nausea, the urge to vomit, weeping, and
anger. This contraction is a revulsion, a reversal of the
Current in the frontal line of the body, and in effect it
prevents this line of force from going to its lower terminal
in the bodily base.

One way of naturally relieving this contraction, in
addition to the basic resort that is your devotional
practice, is to place your attention lower down in the body,
below the point where you feel that cramp. If you place your
attention above the point of disturbance, the revulsion will
continue. The most intelligent approach, therefore, is to
place your attention below that point, where there already
is no contraction, you see. Place your attention below the
navel in the vital battery region, in the genital region, or
at the perineum. Do nothing other than that. Simply place
your attention there, and then practice the meditative
disposition, the devotional disposition, the breathing and
relaxing that are your daily practice You will very likely
notice that in those moments when you otherwise would not be
able to release such a contraction, it will naturally relax,
and you will enjoy the capacity to breathe and feel and
submit the total body-mind to this Fullness. Indeed, this is
how conductivity must be practiced, by submitting yourself
to the native disposition of the body rather than fastening
your attention to some point in the circuit of the
body-mind. The way, then, to submit whole bodily when the
body-mind is in a contracted state is to place your
attention lower down in the line of the frontal Current,
place it in the lower abdomen, in the genital region, in the
perineum. In these regions there is in general a residual
sense of pleasure, because there is a portion of this
Current always descending—it does leak through this
knot, you see. Thus, if you place attention in this
pleasurable expression of the Current, the knot, which is
being reinforced by holding attention in this anxious place,
will tend to relax. Then resort to the devotional
disposition, and the practice of conductivity will be found
to be fruitful”.

Conscious
Childrearing


It is the work of (conductivity) the secondary
disciplines – (or the entire regime of conductivity) – which
– release(s) energy and attention from the ego-bond.

Without this supportive exercise – Conductivity – the
conscious process remains nothing more than a minor
psychological and verbal exercise of the waking mind. It is
only to the degree that energy and attention are set free by
the practical and meditational exercises of conductivity
that the conscious process can enter profoundly into the
Real Source of life and attention.

It is because of the absence of profound practice of
supportive disciplines involving total psycho-physical
submission into the Life-Current that the Way of the
conscious process gets reduced to a kind of “talking school”
obsession with “consciousness.” Many people read and even
write books and give lectures about the primacy and freedom
of consciousness, as if they could, merely by analyzing
consciousness out from the mass of thinking, knowing, and
experiencing, achieve the incomparable State of “Jnana,”
Enlightenment, or Transcendental Realization. But all such
talk is the mediocre chat of the waking mind.

The Conscious process goes through stages of development
as the individual matures, but the conscious process is not
the whole of the practice. The practice is associated with
supportive disciplines that are secondary but necessary,
such as the dietary discipline, general health discipline,
the discipline of sexuality, and of service. All of these
disciplines come under the heading of what I call
conductivity

The Conscious
Process Is the Epitome of This Way


…because I speak with emphasis on the conscious process
as the root of spiritual life, doesn’t mean that I’m
justifying some sort of contempt for the spontaneous and
subtle events. And people should not get the ego of a little
mental understanding and think that they have become
superior to the Siddhas, who manifest all the glorious
Siddhas. It is simply that the fundamental process of
spiritual life and understanding in Satsang is the conscious
one, and it is neither here nor there in terms of
identification or separation from phenomena and functions.
So the process of understanding is always one of not
identification or not seeking toward or separating from any
kind of phenomenon. It is always one of understanding.

The Life of
Understanding – Week 9


The conscious process is the process which is generated
from or at the most fundamental level of awareness itself
…in each of the stages..are all moments of the same
process of self-transcendence…maturity in this conscious
process develops over time, a positive equanimity begins to
characterize the body-mind

Instead of Indulging in
Thought, Practice the Conscious Process


This Way is a hard school. As well as being a life of
Grace, a life in which there is great help, that transcends
the limits that you would bring to practice ordinarily, but
is is also a difficult affair. It requires great
responsibility, great attention for this exercise. But if
you enter into it truly and seriously, then all of these
kinds of changes or effects that are generated over time,
will amount to a purification of attention from its habits.
Psycho-physical equanimity, responsibility for energy and
attention will be the result of that purification. On the
basis of such equanimity the release of attention and energy
from the ego bond will be the arms and means for the true
practice of this Way. Only then can the admonition, Be
Consciousness as the Feeling of Being and Realize that it is
Radiant Happiness Itself, be realized and understood. It can
in some cases be fulfilled instantly by anyone who hears it.
You can sympathize with it to the degree that you can enjoy
a level of self understanding. But you cannot fulfill it
fully because the purification is not complete. This is why
you must go through the process of purification and
rebalancing.

In order to Realize theTranscendental Truth that Is
Consciousness, the entire process of attention must be
liberated from functional bondage to the states and
functions and emotions and thoughts and relations of the
egoic or self-contracted body-mind.

 

Conductivity and the
conscious process are…the means (but) The Adept Spiritual
Master provides the Ultimate Means

 

The Way is not merely a matter of self-generating these
disciplines. The Way that I Teach (in both its preparatory
and mature or ultimate forms) is the Way of “Satsang,” or
Transcendental Spiritual Communion with the Adept in God (or
Reality). The practices of conductivity and the conscious
process are simply the means whereby individuals enter into
that Communion moment to moment. The Adept Spiritual Master
provides the Ultimate Means whereby the practices of
conductivity and the conscious process become fruitful.

It is in the “talking school” of heady non practitioners
(or self-contained egos) that we hear so much nonsense about
the non-necessity of a Spiritual Master. Of course, the
Adept is of no use (except perhaps to write books to feed
the ego minds) for those who are self-bound and not
interested in the real fulfillment of the Great Way.

There are also many kinds of ego-based, childish,
adolescent, merely cultic, and false kinds of approach or
attachment to the Adept — and I criticize those
inappropriate approaches and attachments more than any of
those who merely damn and anathematize the Great
Relationship between the devotee and the Adept Spiritual
Master. But when the Way is fully understood, valued, and
practiced, then – and only then – the Great Relationship is
seen to be the Primary Principle of the Way itself.

The Adept Spiritual Master is not merely an independent
Realizer of the Truth. The true Adept is a “Siddha,” or a
Living Agent of Help and Awakening. Thus, beyond the Work of
Communicating the Arguments of the Way, the Adept is Present
to Transmit the Power of Awakening.


Don’t punish yourself with
practice. Develop your understanding through study, and
gradually and progressively adapt to the personal, moral,
and formal exercises. Do it simply, easily, from the heart,
and you will inevitably grow beyond
yourself.

Instead of
Indulging in Thought, Practice the Conscious Process

 

 

Read original talk – What
Is The Conscious Process?

 

 

Further readings:

The Conscious
Process Is the Epitome of This Way

Compilation of
Three Talks on the subject of The Conscious Process

Instead of Indulging in
Thought, Practice the Conscious Process

The Conscious Process is
not
a fourth or a fifth stage practice
.

 

 
Da Free John
1982