Have I Said It? – God

Have I Said It?

Franklin Jones, 1973 (Adi Da Samraj)

Note to reader:

As a member of Adi Da’s (then Bubba Free John’s) community from about 1973-1975, during which time I lived for nine months in Persimmon, the sanctuary where he lived. My service was to create an index of his early books. I found these writings to be compelling, along with some of the outrageous talks that have not found their way into print. Around his birthday in 1975 (to the best of my recollection), Adi Da was planning on moving with a small group to Hawaii. For that occasion, I arranged a selection of his compelling words by topic (mostly selected from his books) and hand-wrote them in a blank book for his enjoyment. As far as I know, nothing ever came of that compilation. That became Book One of two parts, the second of which I completed some time thereafter. Now through the Internet, I make both parts available to interested readers. These blank books (I made a copy for myself) have been sitting on my bookshelves all this time, and after Adi Da’s passing, it occurred to me that this compilation would be very useful to many readers.

Enjoy,

Ed Hirsch
presenceofone@yahoo.com
Ashland, Oregon


 

Bubba Free John, 1974 – Adi Da Samraj, 2008

 


 

Chapter 3

God

There is Only God.

 

 

God is not what you think

God to be.

God is!

God is your real condition.

This is the moment of God.

God is the Real

God is Truth and Reality.

God may not be isolated,

Identified in any direction

Outside or inside,

Here or there,

Up or down.

 

The Divine is of a radical
nature

Realized only in Divine
communion,

Realized as that condition.

The Divine is not apart

And above and elsewhere,

To be attained at another time

In the midst of some condition or
another

That you may or may not
imagine.

That is not the truth.

 

The truth is the present one,

The absolute Divine

That may not be attained,

That may not be ascended to,

That does not even descend upon
you,

But which is perfectly and
already

Your present condition.

 

The Divine is unmanifest,

The Divine does not appear as a
piece.

The Divine is absolute,
entire,

All-pervasive, perfect,

Not to be found in some place,

Some thing, some archetype,

Some moment, some experience,

Some state.

 

The Divine is present,

Not above the world, not to be
found,

Not elsewhere, not grasped, but fallen
into,

Always already existing, of which all
things

Are the manifestation.

Not the Divine who is himself
manifest

In some thing, but of whom all
things

Are the manifestation in the sense
that

They are all his modification.

By the power of that

Divine Consciousness,

Qualities arise,

Modifications of that

Arise.

 

The Divine is that

From which everything arises,

Of which everything is the
modification,

Than which there is no other,

Which is only.

 

God is eternally present

And absolutely present.

God is as present

At this moment

As he is ever

Going to be.

 

The Divine is not elsewhere

Or only deeply within all
this.

This is the Divine.

Only God is full.

And God’s fullness

Is the prior fullness

That is reality itself.

Fullness is only,

Always and already God.

God cannot be contained

Or given,

Nor does he fill

What is empty or unreal.

 

The true Heart is the one,

Unqualified Reality.

What I call the Heart

Is Consciousness.

It is the formless, absolute,

Omnipresent Divine Reality.

It is very Consciousness,

Absolute Bliss,

Unqualified existence.

 

It is intuition of unspeakable
God.

The Heart is really present,

Not merely and subtly present.

It is always present

As understanding,

Alive as its radical nature.

The Heart is not deep or
subtle,

But only present and free.

The true Heart

Is the present Heart.

The true Heart

Is the living Heart.

It is the inclusive Heart.

The Heart is always active,

Always accomplishing

The thing that desire always
seeks

But never fully realizes.

 

There is only

The constant knowledge and
enjoyment

Of the Heart,

Moment to moment,

Through the instant

Of all conditions

Of appearance and
disappearance.

The Heart is absolutely
radical,

Not identical to any thing,

Any dilemma,

Any path or moment in the
path,

Any quality, any experience,

Any limitation whatsoever.

The Heart obliterates

And destroys limitation

All the time.

It is a wildness!

It is Divine madness.

The self, the Heart,

Is perfect madness.

There is not a jot of form within
it.

There is no thing.

No thing has happened.

There is not a single movement

In Consciousness.

And that is its blissfulness.

Truly, the self is mad.

The self is unlearned.

It is utterly mindless,

Utterly free,

Uncontained, unqualified.

Shakti is the Heart itself.

It is truth itself.

It is real-God, God alive.

 

The Heart is Shakti,

It is conscious force,

It is the fire that is
Reality.

There is only God.

Only God.

There is nothing

That is not God.

Nothing!

 

God is no alternative.

There is only God.

Only.

Literally there is only God.

There is only one condition,

Only one condition, not many
conditions,

Not a condition of which

This is the manifestation.

There is one condition, absolutely only
one.

 

How can i say it?

Let me put it this way

There is one condition.

There is absolutely only one
condition,

And that is not other than

Your own Consciousness.

 

I’m always happy.

There’s only God.

I don’t know why

There’s only God,

It’s just perfectly obvious.

What the else is there?

What else could there possibly
be?

How could there possibly be

Anything else?

Isn’t it obvious?

The point is not,

“are you avoiding
relationship?”

The point is,

There is only God.

The Divine

Is simply the great Reality

Which includes all dimensions

And all worlds.

Obviously that exists.

 

The Divine is a single,

Absolute intensity and reality

Standing present in the world,

As the very condition

Of the world.

The absolute reality and the
world

Are the same.

The world is the inclusive
reality,

The Divine nature, condition, form and
process.

It includes all that is
manifest,

And all that is unmanifest,

All universes, conditions, being,
states,

And things,

All that is within,

All that is without,

All that is visible,

All that is invisible,

All that is here,

All that is there,

All dimensions of space-time,

And all that precedes
space-time.

All these endless, endless
possibilities

Are being lived by the Divine,

Who is a single, absolute
person.

The world, all of this
manifestation,

Is absolutely the same

As the eternal absolute
reality,

Not other than it,

Not a form of it,

But is exactly that.

 

The Divine process

Has never been absent

From this world.

The Divine has never withdrawn

From the world

Or from a single living being.

That has never happened.

And it never will happen,

Because the Divine is the always
present

Source of the world,

The always present nature,
condition

And sustainer of the world,

And the absolute destiny of the
world.

The Divine is infinitely present,
perfectly,

And available.

The Divine must be lived, not
sought.

The Divine is the condition of the
world

Not the ultimate hope of the
world.

There is no dilemma in this
world,

No absence of God in this
world,

There is no goal of God in this
world.

The Lord is Lord of this
world.

He is not the Lord of the other world
only,

The Lord is absolutely

The Lord of this world.

 


Have I Said It?

Franklin Jones, 1974 (Adi Da Samraj)

More:

The Teaching

Reality

God

No Dilemma

Seeking

Suffering

Spiritual Life

Realization

Understanding

Ignorance

“I” Am the Body

Bubba Free John

The Guru

Satsang

The Devotee

The Community


 

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