OUR DEFENSE OF THE BODY IN GOD
by Da Free John (Adi Da Samraj)
The Newsmagazine of the Laughing Man Institute, Vol 1, NO 1
“The common error of mankind is to deny the Living God, the Radiant Transcendental Being. This leads to exploitation of body and mind for the sake of self in mortal fear.”
he Way that we have Realized and chosen in this “Crazy Wisdom Fellowship” is the Way of the Transfiguration or Transcendental Salvation of the total and single body-mind. We do not appeal to any separate, internal part, nor do we identify with inward and subtle knowledge or experience for its own sake. We acknowledge the Radiant, All-Pervading, Universal, and Transcendental Divine Being to be the Condition in which the world, every being, and the total or single body-mind are presently arising and changing. Therefore, we do not turn away from the world, other beings, or any part of the body-mind. Rather, we surrender as the total and single body-mind into the Radiant Transcendental Being.
Our Way is world-positive, Life-positive, body-positive, sex-positive, Happiness positive, and in every sense positive. We have learned this through the trial of our own experiment and foolishness. Therefore, we highly value and cherish that experiment and that foolishness. We are even more foolish now in our freedom, since we no longer suffer the doubt, self-division, and self-hatred that are the essence of conventional minds and the common suffering of mankind.
Therefore, stand free. Do not be afraid. Do not doubt what has been heard and seen and Realized. Be strong. Love and trust and surrender to the God of the body-mind. Let the One Who Lives us all achieve Victory in this time of universal bewilderment and aggressive denial of the Living God. Let not any worldly power confirm the doubt of the bodily Truth of Man in God. Let mankind hear this Truth by our witness and our defense. All of mankind is suffering the doubt of the body, the world, and God. Let them hear our defense of the body in God. Let them feel the world-transfiguring Destiny that arises with the bodily love of God and the world. Let them know that we have transcended the error whereby human beings find it impossible to delight in one another and to love and be free as the body itself.
The common error of mankind is to deny the Living God, the Radiant Transcendental Being. This leads to exploitation of body and mind for the sake of self in mortal fear. And the common error even of those who would acknowledge God is to presume an inner spiritual Reality that is separate from the body and that requires denial of the body as the vehicle of delight and love and freedom in God. In our struggle we have overcome the denial of God and the denial of the body in God. We worship the Living God bodily, and we are restored to the Truth and Transfigured Destiny of the world, the body, and all beings. This is our Realization and our strength. Those who deny God and who doubt the bodily self are suffering in themselves. They must awaken from the subjective realm of suffering and enter bodily into the Confession of God-Love.
We must devote ourselves to the Awakening of Man through the positive and free defense of our Way. Let us never collapse into self-destructive doubts. Let us join with all the friends and allies of Man to serve all beings with the Blessings of the Great One. Let us meet every trial that comes upon us with the strength of Truth. Let us do what is right for the sake of mankind, and let God determine the trial and all results for whatever purposes the very Divine will choose to serve in this world. Let us surrender into doubt-free and positive commitment to the One we cannot deny. Let us recognize the humor of it all, and so let us be ready to freely defend the Way with intelligence and vital strength. ■