Have I Said It? Reality

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 2

Reality

Reality is What Always Already
Is.

 

 

Fundamentally there is nothing

Absolutely nothing!

Nothing has ever happened,

And nothing is happening.

There are billions upon
billions

Of infinities of worlds

Beyond the visible range.

There are worlds within
worlds,

Infinities within infinities.

Now I’m not suggesting

That there are infinite
numbers

Of other possibilities,

I’m telling you!

What does it all amount to?

What is it?

It is nothing.

 

Reality is not what is.

Reality is what always

Already is.

The Real is always already

Known.

Reality tends to include

All things

In its own form.

 

Reality is the present
impulse,

It is always the present
moment.

This moment is the moment

Of Reality,

Of Union,

Of Truth.

 

The only Truth

Is radical knowledge.

The only Truth

Is radical Truth.

There is no resort

But to Truth itself.

 

Truth itself is a radical
simplicity.

Truth is always already the
case.

It is the condition of all
forms

Of existence.

 

Truth is always already the
case.

Truth is the present
condition,

The real condition of every
moment,

Whatever arises.

 

It is not necessary to do one
thing

To make truth arise in the
present.

There is only one Truth, Reality or
God.

 

Truth is not an alternative.

Truth is your very
consciousness,

Your very nature,

Your very condition.

Truth is the most profound,

The most radical Reality.

 

It is the nature of all beings

And the nature of all life.

Truth is always already in
life.

Truth is not someplace else.

Truth is not itself identical

To any experience

Or any place.

Truth is not identified

With any process,

Any knot,

Any opened knot,

Any dilemma,

Any solved dilemma.

No event is itself truth.

 

Truth is very Consciousness
itself.

Truth is to all of this

As the waking state

Is to the dreaming state.

 

There is no inwardness

That is equal to the truth.

There is no special
subjectivity

That is the Truth itself.

There is no special
objectivity

That is the Truth itself.

But the subjective and the
objective

Are already the very thing,

The very Truth.

 

Truth is no more within you

Than it is in the lampshade.

The Truth is everywhere

And no “where.”

It is not especially within
you,

Nor is it especially without.

There is truth.

 

Reality is in its own form

And nature.

It is present.

It is already free.

Reality is itself

The unqualified form,

Bliss Consciousness

And moving intelligence

That is creative everywhere

As the states, characteristics

And expressions or existence.

 

Every body is in the form of
Reality.

From the point of view

Of the form of Reality

There is no higher or lower
body.

 

There is but one process

Going on everywhere and
always.

The whole process

Is a single event.

In fact no “thing” exists,

Only the limitless process
exists.

There are no levels.

There is only one single
intensity

That is.

It is our nature.

It is all things.

There is only this intensity.

It has no form,

No division, no separation,

No me, no this, no that,

No inside, no outside.

No suggestion of division
arises

In real Consciousness

Even where all worlds appear.

In fact all there is

Is this one intensity.

There is only relationship.

There is no separation.

There are no conditions

For relationship.

It is already the case.

 

There is only relationship,

Only love,

Only the unqualified state of
Reality.

Love is the original creative
impulse.

It is the generative source

And primary form

Of all creativity,

All manifestation.

From the point of view of
Truth,

There is no activity,

No moment in time

That is not Siva-Shakti.

Union is already

The nature of all
relationship.

 

Union or relationship

Is always already the case.

Relationship is the prior
condition.

Relationship is always already the
case.

The only thing that is ever
happening

In every instant

Is the manifestation of the very
Reality

That exists.

 

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

Anything!

There is no such “thing.”

There is no body.

Ultimately, there is no world.

There is no limiting condition

That is real or true,

Not even temporarily or
apparently.

There is not now,

Nor has there ever been,

Nor will there ever be

Individual being.

There is no such thing.

There is already no such
person.

No such separate one.

No such dilemma.

There is no such one.

There is already no such one.

There is no separate one
living,

There is no “one” to be in a
body,

There is no one to be out of the
body.

Nothing has happened.

There is no separate one.

This is the other world.

This is that,

Without a doubt.

It is already so.

There is nothing but that.

 

Life or manifest existence

Is communion with the Divine.

Life or manifest existence

Is Samadhi.

This world itself

Is unqualified soup,

As much as any absorbed
Samadhi.

The world is the psyche.

This world is just a
limitation,

Like all of the endless

Infinities of billions of other
worlds.

All of them are just
limitations.

Apart from that,

And absolutely coincident with
it,

Is the Divine.

The perfect Reality

Is infinite Radiance,

And it is no less Radiant

As this appearance.

This is not other

Than that same radiance.

 

There is no fixed condition.

This world is god-theatre.

There is no necessity,

No seriousness

To the whole affair

Of creation.

It is not possible

To save the world.

It is not necessary

To save the world.

The world is eternally,

Already “saved”

By virtue of its source

And nature.

The world is perfect.

The world is generated

In reality.

It is itself unqualified
bliss,

Power, form, existence, being,

Intelligence and beauty.

It is awesome as Reality

And not really separate from
it.

It is simply the process

Of Bliss.

There is no self,

Or God, or world,

Other than the world,

The total and present process.

It is simply happiness.

 

There is only enjoyment,

Which is the utter form of the
world.

There is only enjoyment,

Even the enjoyment of the
world.

There is only enjoyment,

Even in the form of the world.

There is only radical Reality,

Identical to real
Consciousness.

Consciousness in itself

Is the ultimate Reality.

 

There is in fact no
unconsciousness,

Not a moment of it.

There is only consciousness

Or the Divine Reality.

The “Bright”

Is the form of that Reality

Which is Consciousness.

It is true and real,

The birthright

Of all existence.

Consciousness is relationship.

Consciousness is not “in”
relationship,

Experiencing an “other.”

Consciousness itself is
relationship.

Consciousness is the primary
event,

The primary fact,

The primary movement,

The primary drama.

The power and condition

Of Consciousness

Is absolute.

 

The true “self” or reality is not a
point,

It is not the implication of
experience,

It has no significance in
time,

It is not limited to any visible
form,

Any form of energy or light,

It is not located in space,

It has no center, and no
bounds.

The ultimate testimony

Of the man of understanding

Is to truth as the radical and
real

Condition of all conditions, high or
low,

Extraordinary or ordinary, which
is

Unqualified consciousness, prior to all
states

Of consciousness, prior to lights,
sounds,

Experiences, and life.

That which is truth prior to all
subjectivity

And objectivity is truth beyond all
consolation,

Every problem and solution,

Every state and attainment.

That unqualified consciousness, the
Heart,

Is the principle or condition prior to
self,

Mind, desire, body, realm, or
experience.

That is the light of the world
and

Every self.

 

It is the light that is

Consciousness itself, and every
light

That appears, however sublime,

Is illumined by that sun which
is

Very Consciousness.

The only thing already free

Of the dilemma of
consciousness

Is that which is very
Consciousness

Itself.

There is simply Consciousness
itself,

Prior to all forms, all
dilemmas,

Every kind of seeking and
necessity.

Consciousness is utterly
uncontained.

It is always a creative force.

It is humorous.

 

The mood of reality

Is an unqualified
Consciousness,

Which is present, creative,

Expansive activity without prior
necessity

Of an ultimate kind.

 

It is always the form of
humor.

Conscious bliss, unqualified,

Is the nature of Reality,

Which is absolute existence.

The highest knowledge and
power

Is reality,

Which is unqualified existence

As conscious bliss.

Bliss is not radically

Separate from Consciousness.

Bliss is Consciousness.

There is only the Bliss

That is Reality,

Which is originally, now,

Identical to Consciousness.

This Bliss,

This unqualified enjoyment,

Happiness,

Is the nature of Truth.

There is only one fundamental

Absolute enjoyment.

That is the fundamental

Communication of Truth.

 


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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