Have I Said It? – Realization

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 8

Realization

As Certainly as God, Truth
and Reality Is,
God, Truth and Reality Will Be Known.

 

 

As certainly

As God, Truth and Reality
Is,

God, Truth and
Reality

Will be known.

Just as God, Truth and
Reality Is

Prior to all
things,

God-Realization
is

Prior to all
things.

It is not the result of
anything,

And neither is sacrifice
or love.

It isn’t by going toward
God

But standing in the
Divine

Already,

Already happy.

It is God, Truth and
Reality first,

Not God, Truth and Reality
as the goal.

 

Clearly there is a
paradox

In doing a spiritual
discipline

In which you ultimately
realize

Your own nature or
condition,

Because it is your
nature

Or condition

From the
beginning.

The whole
affair

Of this spiritual
practice

And the apparent
transformation

Of an
individual

Is an immensely
complex

And paradoxical
business,

Because there is only

God, Truth and
Reality

From the
beginning.

Divine
Communion

Is conscious
realization

Of the real
condition

Of the present
moment.

 

This is the
condition

You are presently
given

In which to realize

God, Truth and
Reality

The condition

That may be realized
today,

In this moment,

Is truth, is
happiness,

Entirely
non-dependent

Upon changes and
conditions

Of existence.

And that is very good
news,

It seems to me!

The highest

And only true
realization

Is Truth
itself,

The very Self or
Reality.

To enjoy Truth

Is simply to be
awake.

What is required to wake
up?

 

What can you do within the
dream

To wake up?

Nothing.

There is only the Waking
itself.

It is like a man
discovering

That he has been pinching
himself.

His pain was always his
own event,

The theatre of his own
action.

When he finally
sees,

It is a simple
matter.

He no longer needs to go
through

Any sort of complicated
affair

To get free of
pain.

He doesn’t have to go
through

Any kind of therapy,
special diet,

Yoga, or mantra

In order to be
free.

All he has to
do

Is take his hand
away.

No change of
state

Is necessary

For the realization of
Truth.

 

This
Realization

Involves no necessary
change at all,

In any
dimension,

But only
Realization

Of the actual,
prior

And present
condition

That everywhere
pertains.

The dream doesn’t have to
be changed

In any way for the waking
man

To feel that he is
awake.

Nothing has to happen to
the dream.

Only Waking is
necessary.

To one who is
awake,

The dream is
obvious.

No action in the
dream

Is the equivalent of
waking.

All waking comes
suddenly.

There is no
necessity

To the dream,

But only
persistence.

 

See it truly and abide in
the Real.

Truth can only
be

Already
enjoyed,

Already the
case.

Truth is not a
matter

Of seeking.

There are no
reasons

For joy and
freedom.

Truth is the most
radical

Penetration

Of this whole
event.

And only at that
moment

Is there
happiness.

There is no
happiness

That can be
acquired.

There is no
realization

That can be
attained.

Only the
Happiness

That already exists is
true.

Only the
Freedom

That already
exists

Is natural and
stable.

The only point of
view

From which to live any
life

In any world

Is that of
absolute

Self-realization and
God-knowledge.

Everything else is ripped
off,

It does not
survive.

No creature can be
happy

The way a human
being

Can be happy.

The creatures have no
option

But to be
creatures,

But men have the
obligation

To be

God, Truth and
Reality.

 

The ecstatic
life

Is not part of any
order.

It is simply

The Divine
condition.

The great
ecstasy

Is not release

Into the
extraordinary,

But the Perfect
Realization

Of the nature of your
condition.

 

In all states,

Ordinary or
extraordinary.

When the life is only
open,

When this incredible
force

Is flowing
through,

It churns you,

It purifies the
life.

Then there is nothing at
last

To be unhappy
about,

Nothing to think
about.

The flood of
enjoyment

Rushes through the
body,

Dissolves the
mind,

Overwhelms the
life.

 

When that
contraction

Just opens a
little,

The force of delight and
love

Begins to flow,

And the
obstructions

Begin to break
down,

Until, finally,

The person is
shattered.

Relationship is

Abiding in what is
always

And already
Real.

 

To know what
arises

In Truth

Is simply to be

In relationship

To what arises.

Relationship is
enjoyed

Under all
circumstances,

All conditions,

With all
beings,

In all
environments.

 

It is always

Simply that basic
enjoyment,

That unobstructed,
spontaneous,

Moment to moment
existence

As
relationship.

It is what is called
“love.”

It is simply the
force

Of the Heart, the
Real,

Which is
unobstructed,

Unqualified
existence.

To love requires a great
transformation.

Without the realization of
the Heart,

There is no true
humanity,

And no love.

Love is living without
obstruction,

Without
contraction.

Without the demand for
attention,

Without creating your
perimeter.

 

That doesn’t come
about

By doing all kinds of
things

To yourself.

It is a Grace.

Loving is also
pleasurable.

There is no doubt about
it.

Ecstasy is
selflessness.

Happiness is already
sacrifice.

True attention

Is enjoyed with the whole
being.

 

But, in fact,

That enjoyment is
not

Attention at
all.

It is presence,
radiance.

It has no
object,

But it excludes
nothing.

That state is the natural
state

Of realization

And also the natural
state

Of devotion.

Consciousness has no
answers,

It has no
questions.

That is the true
state.

 

From that
state,

The creation of
marvels

Begins.

You persist in that
realization

Because there is nothing
beyond it.

You cannot leap into some
consciousness

That is not it because you
were there

Just a moment
ago!

 

Now your enjoyment has no
definition

Whatsoever, no destiny, no
relationship

To anything.

It cannot be
specified

And it cannot be
isolated.

It cannot be

Separated out.

It is not an
alternative

To anything.

Everything just continues
to happen.

Everything becomes
yourself,

Everything is
happy,

Everything is
marvelous.

 

This enjoyment is the
grounds

For absolute
dissolution

In which nothing else
occurs.

You do not go
anywhere,

Life does not become
blank.

Things continue to
happen,

But your
realization

Becomes completely
unspeakable.

And beyond that
realization

Nothing may be
said,

Nothing may be
defined,

No destiny may be
described,

No work you do many be
described,

Nothing may be
said

About it at
all.

 

Everything happens
perfectly

From that
moment

And there is
nothing

That may be said about
it

That makes any
sense

Whatsoever.

 

The self is not

Behind all
this.

The self is
this

Without a
doubt.

 

There is no
separation

Whatsoever.

Therefore,

Self-realization is
perfectly

Compatible with human
existence.

Realization of the
God-nature

Is not anathema

To human
existence,

Or worldly
existence.

It is, in fact,

The very principle of
it.

 

Life or manifest
existence

Is realization.

Things do not
cease

To arise.

They have not

Ceased to
arise.

All things

Arise as
before.

All forms

Have returned.

To realize

That you are

Already.

 

God, Truth and
Reality

Doesn’t make you any
more

Than anybody
else.

It makes you the
same

As everybody
else.

When there is
truly

No difference,

No one
survives.

Where there is the
realization

Of non-separateness in
Truth,

No one survives

Beyond that
moment.

 

This
understanding,

When it occurs,

Will not be your
enlightenment,

Because when it
occurs,

There is no one
left.

When Truth
arises,

The one in whom it
arises

Is unknown.

All things
arise

Within the
Truth,

Or within the
Real.

 

But as soon as the Truth
itself

Becomes
obvious,

“you”
disappear!

There is no
“one”

To find that
out.

It is a spontaneous
event,

The most
absolute

Of all events.

It is a gift!

It is itself

God, Truth,
Reality!

 

Truth is a radical
condition

In which there is no
self,

No ego, no separate
motivation,

No fulfillment.

It’s the absolute
undermining

Of the ordinary
state.

 

The paradoxes

Represented by
everything

That appears

Begin to show
themselves

In God.

You will find no
self,

No world,

No other God,

But only

God, Truth and
Reality

Unreasonable
happiness

Is the eternally
appropriate

Mood of man.

 

Celebration is the yoga of
man.

The fundamental taboo is
ecstasy,

And the fundamental
ecstasy

Is
God-consciousness,

Openly lived and
assumed

In every function of
life.

There is no
God-realization

Until every dimension of
your born life

Has become the Seat of
Realization.

There is no
yoga

If the very
cells

Do not begin to intuit the
Divine.

All things will be given
to you

That are necessary and
appropriate,

But you will stand
happy

And full of
humor

In the midst of
life.

The prior
condition

Is
consciousness.

It is not
something

Consciousness does or
knows.

It is
consciousness.

So when it is truly
realized

There is no
danger,

No falling from
it,

Because it is not held in
place

By anything.

It is not dependent on
anything.

 

When there is no
longer

Any such
danger,

Then you are
humorous,

Then you see humor in
everything.

You can afford

To have such humor
then.

But if you have to hold it
in place,

You can’t
afford

To be humorous.

I don’t see
humor

In anything
whatsoever.

Humor has to do with
God.

There is no humor in
life.

When you perceive the
Divine

In the midst of any
world

Whatsoever,

Then humor becomes the
quality

You present to
life.

If truth begins to
manifest

In life, as
life,

 

It glorifies life to some
degree.

But the glory that enters
life

Is not that of life
itself.

It is the glory

Of the fullness of
truth.

Those who live
truth

While alive

Are not
glorifying

Life in itself.

They are glorifying
Truth.

The process

I am describing

Is instant, direct,
present.

The reason you are
not

Getting any
closer

Is because you
cannot

Get any closer.

That
realization

Has to occur

 

In this moment.

The Truth

Is radical
non-avoidance

Moment to
moment.

It is to live

This moment,

This event,

Without
conflict,

Directly.

It is a single
Realization

While alive.

It is the
condition

Of life, in
life.

This
realization

Must be lived.

It must be

Consciously
lived

At every level

Of
manifestation.

 

Your life-force

Must be free.

It must be
restored

To the
universe.

It is infinite.

There is a conscious
instant

In which it becomes
obvious

That this is
so.

All you will have
realized,

After all,

Is the obvious.

Life is simply

The realization

Of
“ordinariness.”

To so-called
ordinary

Is realized as the
perfect,

The Divine.

 

The ordinary

Is the
extraordinary.

When your eyes have
opened

In the morning
light,

Everything will be obvious
to you.

And you will
know

That you have never
slept,

That you have never
dreamed,

That you have never been
limited

To any thing that has
appeared.

You have never
been

In any
condition

That you have
assumed.

There was always only
Reality,

Your true
nature,

Which is bliss,

Consciousness,

The unqualified
Reality.

The process

In Divine
communion

 

Is very gentle.

It is even
enjoyable.

The “event” is
unnoticed.

The realization of
Truth

Is as natural

As a simple
response

To sunlight.

It is no big
deal.

All big deals

Are shy of it.

The absolute
thing

Is
unmentionable.

There is no
thing.

There is the holding
on

To everything,

And the falling
away

Of everything.

No mediocre man

Or woman

Has ever
realized

Such a
meditation.

No fool

Will ever enjoy
it.

No childish
person

Will ever begin
it.


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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