The Realizer Beyond the Door
December 25, 1987
HEART-MASTER DA: So that’s what the dropping of the egg indicates. Well, Bue Ma at first appears to be a kind of benign figure, certainly is according to all appearances and Raymond’s first experience of her. But then, remember the scene in the theatre, crazy Bue Ma, trying to possess Raymond’s attention, by seeming even to be Quandra? To distract him by appearances in a theatre, by mere eroticism then, without love, by mere appearance then. So in that sense, she’s demonic or a kind of “engineering” of Raymond’s dissociation from love, from Quandra, from Realization, from feeling. And then he gets caught in this world of ritual, this Saint and Ear business, where apparently he’s been awaited for who knows how long.
Another aspect of the book is it’s hard to tell what age Raymond is at any time.
HEART-MASTER DA: He’s apparently a young boy in the beginning. How old? Seven years old? How old is he? He’s obviously a young boy, very young boy. I don’t suggest throughout the book his precise aging, now he’s seven, now he’s ten, now he’s fifteen, now he’s twenty-five, you see. But he apparently is older at Saint and Ear than he is in the first scene. And he’s fully equipped for a passionate relationship with a woman, so he’s not a child any longer, you see. So he does make such transitions without them being indicated in terms of age.
DEVOTEE: It seems like it’s a matter of a few days, at most.
HEART-MASTER DA: Hmhm. The whole book seems like a few days in some sense.
DEVOTEE: Yeah, it does.
HEART-MASTER DA: The insult that is time itself, which the Divine Lord comments on, you see, is cut into by the design of the book. The book itself, the whole process, the whole adventure transcends time, and is a kind of meditation on space, or on feeling, on the transcendence of time, the transcendence of mind in other words. So that’s why you can’t tell how old Raymond is, although obviously he is a young boy in the beginning, and he’s a youth, a man though at the end. But there’s no time inbetween. Time is transcended in the very form of the book.
Archetypes transcend time. They are always present in the mind. So, the entire Mummery is always in present time in some sense. So the transcendence of time, or mind then, is fundamental to the structure of the book. The book is about the transcendence of time, the transcendence of mind, the transcendence of the cosmos, you see, and the Realization of That which truly is space, Feeling Itself, Being Itself, Consciousness Itself.
It is about the transcendence of space/time, but it’s not just about it, the very form of the book in it’s language, in it’s sequences and so forth, transcend conception of time. That’s why if you read the book, and try to read it as a sequence, you see, hero, young boy, he gets older and older, and does this and that, you see, if you try to read it that way it’s constantly interferred with by paradoxes. Time is reduced to paradoxes. It’s not allowed to make its mark. And the hero transcends time ultimately. The book itself transcends time continuously from the very beginning.
DEVOTEE: Love-Ananda I was considering The Mummery in terms of the classic description of tragedy and also comedy in the Greek form…
HEART-MASTER DA: In the Greek form, yes.
DEVOTEE: Yes. And it is a perfect representation of both, in terms of what You just said about tragedy, classically in the theatre, the tragic figure overcomes himself through confrontation with difficulties. And through that confrontation, finds strength in himself and grows. But in The Mummery…
HEART-MASTER DA: Also, you see, in the Greek Tragedy only superior individuals can suffer tragedy. Tragedy has always occurred to kings, people of social prominance and so forth, you see, a unique individual. Well, Raymond is not that, he’s an ordinary guy in a middle-class family and so forth. What’s his uniqueness? His heart-force. That’s his heroism, that’s his uniqueness, altogether.
DEVOTEE: And it’s not just an overcoming of the personality, it’s total overcoming, it’s complete self-transcendence, it’s Realization. So it goes beyond the conventional description of a tragedy. It’s high, it’s the highest form of theatre.
HEART-MASTER DA: Birth is tragedy. That’s part of the point of The Mummery, you see. Raymond accepts birth at the very beginning, accepts life, he does work, hits his knee, falls out, participates in conditional existence through an act of complete submission. So he finds submission, through feeling-submission, is led into the universe, led into the world, finds even justification for complete attachment to the world, through a love for a woman. The epitome of attachment to the world is represented in his romance, if you will, with Quandra. But then that’s taken away. It seems arbitrarily, mysteriously, even. Why she’s dead is a mystery in The Mummery; how she got to be dead. It’s not explained, intentionally not explained, you see. It’s not a matter of explanation. It’s just so. It’s inevitable. It’s not a product of causes and effects, it’s an extraordinary gesture. It’s the death of the universe itself. It’s death itself. It’s the death of any individual’s discovery of the supreme reason to be attached to conditional existence. And the attachment between a man and a woman is the archetype for that.
A man falls in love with a woman, a man in love with a woman wants to live. Completely embraces life. There’s no disinclination towards life, is fully alive in that passionate attachment, you see. So, Raymond by his original submission finds complete reason, finds the absolute reason to just be alive, and it’s taken away, absolutely removed. Then the possibility of it’s still hung in front of him like a carrot in front of a horse, you see, dragged down through the Saint and Ear business, as if he’ll be reunited with her, you see. He finds a corpse in an insane ritual, a mummery in a church, promises, cycled back, unkept.
DEVOTEE: Love-Ananda, that scene where he’s walking down the steps, and You described the steps, You described the paint on the steps. You described the detail of what he’s experiencing, even leading him to what he loves, the observation of the details of the world itself.
HEART-MASTER DA: Yeah. Raymond throughout the book is constantly aware of the physical details, the space of existence, the space in which he lives, which is unrelieved basically, except for his love for Quandra. Now that’s a moment. It’s just one lay, one moment of passionate embrace, one moment of union. That’s all he’s got! Led to it and immediately withdrawn.
People have romantic attachments, fall in love and so forth. They’ve picked up a lot of sex, a lot of time together, a lot of household stuff. Raymond can’t even get into it from the beginning of his apparent marriage that’s suggested there. It’s not something he can embrace. He can’t own it. His feeling is too full. It is absolute. It is his commitment.
DEVOTEE: He also said, Love-Ananda, from the beginning of his apparent boyhood, that he was dead. He said that in the very beginning.
HEART-MASTER DA: He said, I already died. He said that to the old boy didn’t he? The shoe shine boy.
DEVOTEE: Right, and then he (inaudible). And then he goes through the entire rest of his adventure already in this disposition.
HEART-MASTER DA: So he knows from the beginning he’s submitting to conditional existence, mortality, as if he’s already died. In other words, he understands what that’s all about. His commitment is to feel without limit, to participate, without making conventional gestures. He cannot own Quandra, he cannot own what suggests to him that he be totally committed to conditional life, to human life and so forth. He can’t grasp it, he can’t own it. He can’t make it immortal. He can’t suffer any of the illusions of a man in love, even before he discovers Quandra dead. And then, ultimately, he discovers that of course. And suffers it, no doubt. But that suffering is a profound purifying force in Raymond’s case. It’s a kind of asceticism even.
My description of what takes place in the door at the end, the dropping of the egg, is a kind of asceticism, a renunciate life, freedom. It’s renunciation, absolute. No way back. No way to submit to an illusion. Even an illusion presented. Ultimately, he allows it to be so. He participates in conditional existence through feeling to the point where he absolutely agrees to what it is about in it’s limitation, without any withdrawal, without any illusions, without consolations and so forth. Then he’s completely free. It was in complete exhaustion of that process that he drops the egg. It’s not a casual gesture. It’s not a mental gesture, you see. It’s a sign of his renunciation, but it’s a sign of his Realization Absolute.
DEVOTEE: What a moment to be in where You are offering up our life with You. I feel like, I feel right now is a moment of tragedy in what’s been described, in terms of everything that’s occurring.
HEART-MASTER DA: Yes, My circumstance in this Communion and so forth, it’s Raymond in Saint and Ear.
DEVOTEE: But Love-Ananda, I know…
HEART-MASTER DA: You’re all in The Mummery, you’re all reciting the mummery of Saint and Ear. That’s the ritual that’s going on around Me now. And there’s no way to say that it’s any different, you see. It’s absolutely so! There’s not a one-liner even to present that suggests that it’s any different than that, not even Daniel can propose some promise or other that can distract anyone from the Truth of this present moment in My Work, in My life among you. It is Saint and Ear.
DEVOTEE: Love-Ananda, it’s been so clear to me for this entire time that literally it’s what this speech is in Your Company, because every motion of trying to come up in some egoic way to respond is flat – just flat – impossible. It’s just been so obvious through my participation in this study…
HEART-MASTER DA: I have already dropped the egg. But in some sense in your view, I am standing in the door, with the egg between My fingers, and you’re all praising Me and filing out to your ordinary lives. You’re all indulging in the ritual, in the mummery, the mock ritual, the mockery even. It’s just plain old mockery.
Even the other evening, in our cookie making evening and so forth, there was some obvious happiness in that and so on, as part of this celebration of God In Everybody, but on the otherhand, there’s these carols and so on, and not to say that shouldn’t have been done, you did it, and it was a natural gesture for you to make, to write those songs. But you took some Christian carols, and rewrote them with words somehow associated with me, with My own Work and Teaching and so forth, but you made a kind of comedy out of it, so it became a kind of mockery, you see, a mummery. What was that cookie baking evening? That’s Saint and Ear.
This whole Institution has been reduced to it. That really is the way it is at this moment. Hopefully not forever, but that really it is the way it is right now.
DEVOTEE: Love-Ananda, that’s what I wanted to say about Your comunications to everyone. I think the thing that stands out…
HEART-MASTER DA: You’ll have to talk louder for everybody to hear you.
DEVOTEE: What stands out is that, when there’s been communicating, they’ve communicated as an affirmation that’s not based on reality, not based on this feeling disposition.
HEART-MASTER DA: Whose affirmation? What affirmation?
DEVOTEE: Affirmation from the Institution of Your renunciation and Your retirement.
HEART-MASTER DA: I’m going to to take a break now. (Break in tape.)
Time’s up! Are those presents for the kids? Time’s up! DEVOTEE are you out there?
DEVOTEE: Yes, Love-Ananda.
HEART-MASTER DA: Come on. Come on DEVOTEE. Oh, Gregory’s not there. Oh, there he is. I’m used to seeing you sitting over there.
DEVOTEE: What I was going to say is that what has been so offensive in the reports that I’ve registered in my heart is the…
HEART-MASTER DA: It seems to Me the reports I’ve received have all been written by Evelyn Disk. (Laughter.) Or in our communion, the HSO. (Laughter.) The leadership, has begun to sound like Evelyn Disk. (Greg: Which was portrayed quite rightly…) Yes, Mathew portrayed Evelyn Disk very well tonight, and representing not only Evelyn Disk as a character in The Mummery, but representing Saint and Ear, the Church, the Institution.
Basically that communication made to Raymond Darling by Evelyn Disk in The Mummery, is the kind of communication I am currently receiving, through the leadership, let us say. In other words, those who communicate to Me. Of course, I’m assured that there are all kinds of people world-wide practicing and really responding and so forth. They are Moode Thom and Pascoe Moon, you see, those who are waiting, not even those who have seen the symbols like Evelyn. So they’re rather silent.
In other words, no one is coming forward to participate in the ordeal of Raymond Darling, the sadhana, the real process.
But there are lots of individuals happy to participate in the peripheral association with Raymond Darling, or Heart-Master Da, you see, or the Teacher, Da Free John, through this ritual composition that is The Free Daist Communion. That apparently is associated with something it’s been waiting for, but it’s not participating in the Ordeal itself yet. Of course, it’s appropriate that there be beginners, but there are only beginners. In other words, no one in that Communion, no matter how long they’ve been associated with me, even like Evelyn Disk, associated with Raymond Darling since he was a boy even, or for a long time in other words, no one is prepared to participate in that Ordeal itself, to do the sadhana, in it’s advanced and ultimate terms.
DEVOTEE: You said something I felt that was very critical in the description of The Mummery, was that in reference to these reports, we haven’t yet even accepted the reality, the reality of whether it’s a mummery. And then when you were describing The Mummery it was the description of the moment of tragedy. It’s like that right now, we are in a literal moment of tragedy…
HEART-MASTER DA: The tragedy of non-response.
DEVOTEE: A tragedy of non-response to the Guru.
HEART-MASTER DA: You have become Saint and Ear. The Free Daist Communion is Saint and Ear.
DEVOTEE: That’s literally true.
HEART-MASTER DA: That wants to have Me standing in the church with My fingers in the door. Yes, there’s suffering, and you engage in some sort of gestures, ritualized gestures and so forth, and go about your ordinary lives.
DEVOTEE: And still what the reports that come are is a matter of affirmation of Your retirement, an affirmation of Your renunciation, which is not true. It’s a tragedy, because they aren’t accepting the reality of what’s occurred such that they could then – based on the understanding that and standing in heart-feeling, accepting the feeling You Are – renounce. There’s no position that is renounced. There’s only the affirmation that they want to give You something. There’s no position of just literal renouncing.
HEART-MASTER DA: You don’t associate Me with the One who has dropped the egg. You’re associating with Me as the one who’s standing in the door. Who’s supposed to just do that, be visible to you, be a point of reference for you in your ordinary disposition. So you’ve in some sense become ordinary church goers, you see, sitting in the pews, and listening to the lecturers or the preachers or whatever. And I’m standing there. You have My whole life, all My Teaching Work before you and so on. You discuss it, and that’s appropriate for beginners. But no one has come forward to the front of the church and noticed that Raymond dropped the egg, and has gone with him.
DEVOTEE: And then we all left before he even did it.
HEART-MASTER DA: Right, they all filed out. He was alone there. So neither the leadership, in other words Evelyn Disk, nor the general membership, all those in the pews, have even noticed Raymond’s Victory, or what it implies, what it requires of others. They’re still in the ritual of waiting, the ritual of conventional association and so on.
DEVOTEE: Love-Ananda, I just got a feeling for what You look for in the community, and what you look for it to communicate to You, because to say You’re just retired, to just affirm Your Renunciation, is not doing anything. It’s literally walking out of the church, literally, and not participating with You, and not staying with that feeling place, and such a place that you would renounce, literally renounce, everything to You. That’s very stark to me in this moment. It’s as if …
HEART-MASTER DA: All the characters in The Mummery are called to observe this individual, participate in his Disposition ultimately, discover what it amounts to ultimately, and do likewise. But instead of that, those at Saint and Ear, they don’t do that sort of thing. They repeat the rituals over and over again, and they talk on and on. They write down with their pencils responses to the preacher’s questions and so forth.
They go on and on and on with the ritual of waiting, the ritual of conventional association and so forth. They don’t realize that the effort, the Ordeal of their hero in The Mummery, is the effort or Ordeal that they themselves must participate in. That’s the significance of Raymond coming to Saint and Ear. They’ve been waiting for him and so forth, you see. What are they waiting for? This great sign, this great message, this great opportunity, the great Truth to be said, to be demonstrated, so that they can go on. That’s what it’s really about. But that’s not what they do.
DEVOTEE: Love-Ananda, they walked out even before…
HEART-MASTER DA: Ready to come back on the next ritual occasion and do the same thing, have Raymond walk out from his breakfast, walk down the central aisle and go through his suffering and so forth, and stand in the door. They want to do this every week.
HEART-MASTER DA: They want to do this every day. So they don’t want the message of Raymond’s own life. They want their own lives and limitations to be justified, to be consoled.
DEVOTEE: They don’t want to feel conditional existence. They don’t want to feel what the reality of all of that is and what is beyond. They don’t want to feel that. And that’s everything.
HEART-MASTER DA: Hm hm. In other words, feeling is not their commitment.
DEVOTEE: No. That’s right.
HEART-MASTER DA: Doing, reacting, thinking, all the natural ordinariness of human life, this is what they want. But that’s also very difficult, and tends to possess your mind with tragic vision, negative or mortal vision. So they want to add to that religious mythology, religious gestures, religious consolation and so forth, you see, to make them feel better. But they don’t want that message to oblige them to do likewise. That’s the point at which people are balking. That’s the state of this Communion. And you can do The Mummery every year, you see, you’re doing it this year, and you may not have realized yet that The Mummery is your fact of life. The mummery, mock ritual, mock participation.
DEVOTEE: Love-Ananda, there is a lesson I’ve understood. What I’ve understood, especially since the last gathering when You spoke to me and my relationship to —, about what I’ve understood about renunciation, is that it’s not this formula You keep talking about, but it’s the real renunciation of everything that plays into my total strategies. And all of the things before that I was assuming was renunciation were like peripheral to, what You’re really demanding is…
HEART-MASTER DA: Conventional renunciation is a ritual style. Some feel they have to make gestures that we may call renunciation in the conventional sense in order to justify being consoled. Others don’t feel they have to do that so they live in the more ordinary sense, you see. But in that same communion in the pews you have the apparent renunciates and you have the apparently ordinary guys and so forth, but they all relate to the Realizer in exactly the same sense.
Real Renunciation is to participate in the Ordeal of the Realizer, to do likewise. To persist in that feeling disposition and to do the sadhana of it, to be purposed toward Realization through that disposition, to endure the necessary renunciation associated with it, you see. Not merely to associate with the Realizer, then, at the front of the church with His fingers in the door, but to participate in His Ultimate Realization, His Ultimate Victory. That obliges you to do the whole life as He did it. Or do your own life from this point on in that same spirit, based on that same disposition, you see. Well, who will do that?
Are those new earrings you have on? What about those bracelets? So you’re wearing all your God In Everybody trophies today. At the same time you’re wearing simpler dress otherwise. (Devotee: You asked for it.) Yes, all that’s appropriate, natural, and inevitable, but what has it got to do with this Great Ordeal? You’re celebrating God In Everybody in the pews at Saint and Ear. I, having dropped the egg, have no one to go on with. No one is doing likewise.
You have not retired Me from My Teaching Work merely, you see, you have excluded Me altogether, and obliged Me to be divorced from My own Work, which goes on from the dropping of the egg, you see. You’re giving Me no persons to embrace in that process. All I’ve got is Saint and Ear. I’m not going back to that door, back to that Tabernacle, back to that ritual, you see. Raymond went through it once, learned his lesson, you see. Well, maybe like Moode Thom, for the sake of the heart of others, I can say a thing or two, I can do some Teaching Work and so on, you see. But it has it’s term. What am I supposed to do, now that I’ve done enough of that Teaching Work to point out to you that I dropped the egg? There isn’t any more Teaching Work to be done. There’s just that Sign, but who will understand it, who will likewise?
You want to study it for a while, you want to think about it for a while, you want to examine your own life, your own case, you want to listen and so forth. Fine. And for most of the people in this world-wide gathering, that is totally appropriate in fact. But the fact is that there is not even one individual otherwise in the entire Communion who has responded to the Realizer beyond the door. And so that Realizer, Raymond beyond the door, has no further work to do, you see. You have retired Me absolutely to the precincts of My privacy. There isn’t anything more for Me to do in the Tabernacle, nothing.
DEVOTEE: Love-Ananda, what I was feeling about it is that first the tragedy must be accepted. And first you must accept the capacity to feel apart, when you feel this moment, when you feel the affirmation, what you feel just sitting in the pews, literally just feel that, and then…
HEART-MASTER DA: Or feel yourself standing in the pulpit, like Evelyn Disk. It depends on your position in this organization, you see.
DEVOTEE: Whatever it might be.
HEART-MASTER DA: Or moving the candles around like Moode Thom and Pascoe Moon, you see. Everybody’s got a different role in this Tabernacle, but everybody’s related to the Realizer in the same fashion.
DEVOTEE: Right. But then, based on …
HEART-MASTER DA: The same limited fashion.
DEVOTEE: …persistant feeling, Love-Ananda, beyond the tragedy of conditional existence, beyond the tragedy of what this world represents, and then, then, in accepting that reality, you can make the gesture of renunciation. Only then can you, because it feels to me…
HEART-MASTER DA: That’s My message to you! But who will do it? I’ve got a handful of people in Hermitage who’ve been affirmed as 1.3 DEVOTEEs. They have to demonstrate even that level of practice yet. We’ve got a handful in the world-wide gathering who otherwise have been suggested as 1.3 DEVOTEEs, 1.3 applicants I guess it is at present. What else, you see? That’s not enough, that’s not it. That’s just preparation for the Ordeal, you see.
DEVOTEE: Love-Ananda, I have absolute certainty that the whole Way is first, in 1.2, you come not to the capacity to go beyond your emotional-sexual drama. That’s, that’s secondary…
HEART-MASTER DA: It’s certainly part of it.
HEART-MASTER DA: It’s not the point though, (DEVOTEE: No.) but it’s definitely part of it, definitely.
DEVOTEE: It’s the capacity to feel…
HEART-MASTER DA: Look at Raymond Darling himself. His Ordeal can be seen in the context of the emotional-sexual life, you see. It’s a great archetype, it’s a great passion for human beings.
DEVOTEE: It is, and it was for me. But it’s a capacity to feel conditional existence as it is and move beyond it, and then…
HEART-MASTER DA: You are Given a greater Sign. All the
individuals in The Mummery are suffering from conditional existence, but they all also have a relationship to Raymond Darling in all of his moments of existence, right on to the dropping of the egg. That relationship is a unique factor in the lives of all those people, including all the countless numbers at the Tabernacle at Saint and Ear, you see. So all of those individuals not only are encountering the limits of conditional existence, they’re also encountering Raymond Darling in his great demonstration and his Ultimate Realization. That’s the Extra. That’s the Grace of DEVOTEEs in this Way.
There’s conditional existence itself, and how sensitive can you be to that, you see. But certainly you can be sensitive to it, and you can learn many lessons from it. But in addition, you have the relationship to the Realizer in your company. That’s the unique Extra, the unique force of Grace, you see, that grants you the capacity for sadhana, and therefore for Realization. In other words, the response to the Realizer is the unique Grace in your lives. You are not apparently so sensitive to conditional existence itself, such that you on your own would participate in that Great Ordeal that is Realization without any Grace intervening. The Grace has intervened in your lives.
DEVOTEE: That’s right.
HEART-MASTER DA: You, like all the characters in The Mummery, have this unique relationship to the Realizer who you call Da Free John, or Heart-Master Da, or Da Love-Ananda, you see, who also has dropped the egg. So your relationship to that One is that unique inspiration, that if you will respond to it, will make you into a renunciate, will allow you to do likewise, will instigate sadhana in your life, allow you to move on in the process and to Realize likewise, you see.
The Realizer is the unique equipment that people have, once a Realizer appears. Otherwise, all you have is conditional existence itself. But, in the context of conditional existence, you have yourself as that unique limit that retards your participation, your understanding, your capacity for self-transcendence, and so on. Then the Realizer appears and gives you a unique advantage. But even then you don’t respond, you see. But if you will, then you can move on. Until you do, you will not, or you’ll indulge in My Company, simply in the periperhal sense, in the form of a mummery.
You see, the book The Mummery is a criticism of you! It’s a criticism written, what eighteen years or more ago? A criticism of those who would eventually practice in My Company. It’s a prophecy that those who would practice in My Company would eventually come to the same moment as all those at Saint and Ear. And this is the moment. In fact, we’ve been in that moment for some years already, if not all the time since I began to Teach. So, who will come forward out of all those associates who have, not only the ordinary life, the usual world in their encounter, but have this relationship with this Raymond Darling, you see? Who will come forward? Who will respond to My dropping of the egg? Who will do the sadhana? That’s one by one, and it’s yet to be seen. Up-to-date, we have made Saint and Ear – again.
And The Mummery is a prophecy of that, just that, that you would do that. And you have done.
DEVOTEE: Love-Ananda, I realize that in my transition to 1.3, relative to understanding conditional existence and the transcendence of it, there’s a profound limitation in this affirmation process, because there is no acknowledging that the Guru, the Guru does the Yoga of transformation and that everything that occurs…
HEART-MASTER DA: For those who participate in His Company for real.
DEVOTEE: Right. The Guru is the One that transforms, based on (inaudible).
HEART-MASTER DA: The Guru is the unique inspiration in your lives – if you will respond. You also have conditional existence to give you lessons and through getting those lessons you may be inspired to transcend yourself and so on. But everybody’s in that position. You are in a unique position, those of you associated with me, practicing this Way of the Heart. You are in a unique position, but you’re not yet uniquely responding.
DEVOTEE: Love-Ananda, to come to the point of hearing is to be able to stand in feeling without defense, relative to anything,
literally, anything that may arise.
HEART-MASTER DA: Those who have heard, 1.3 DEVOTEEs, stand in the Tabernacle and don’t go home. They have not yet gone on with Raymond, having dropped the egg. They may, but they don’t leave. They stay in the Tabernacle.
DEVOTEE: They endure it. They endure that.
HEART-MASTER DA: They can’t leave, they can’t return to the ordinary life. So that’s the position of 1.3 DEVOTEEs, those for real 1.3 DEVOTEEs.
DEVOTEE: But then you realize the Guru does the Yoga of the entire process after that point, the entire process…
HEART-MASTER DA: That’s what they realize if they move beyond 1.3. Raymond drops the egg and goes where, does what, is what? Well, those who stay in the Tabernacle consider that. They are present to be uniquely inspired by the Great Demonstration. All others went home and never noticed it, you see. Well, to be a 1.3 DEVOTEE is to stay in the Tabneracle and notice it, and ultimately respond to it and do likewise. That is your possibility, as one who has heard. But when will you do it, you see. Just to be a 1.3 DEVOTEE is no guarantee that you’ll become a Devotee, you see. You could stand in the Tabneracle forever. There’s a kind of renunciation there in the Tabneracle, you see. Everyone else gone, Raymond gone, you’re just standing there, that’s a kind of renunciation, conservative signs exhibited in your life necessarily then as 1.3 DEVOTEEs. But who will go on? Who will become a Devotee? Who will go on to see?
Look at these signals around the necks of these ladies here. Did any of the rest of you see them? It’s an ear, then a multiplication sign, then an eye, then an equal sign, then an M. Hearing, not hearing plus seeing, hearing times seeing. Seeing multiplies the factor associated with Realization. Hearing multiplied by seeing, magnified by seeing, becomes Realization. M is, you know, even in The Dawn Horse Testament, I use the letter M as a way of serving your Realization of Divine Ignorance, or Realization itself. So, this red M is a sign for Realization itself, Divine Ignorance itself. Hearing multiplied by seeing becomes That, equals That.
On the back of these plates there’s a heart. Again an eye – an ear, an eye, and an M, without multiplication sign, or equal signs. Ear, Eye, M: “Here I Am”, which is written underneath it, the first line of The Dawn Horse Testament. Ear, I, M; Here I Am, and it is within a heart. Here I Am in the heart. (Devotee: Genius!) So on this plate that these ladies wear, the entire communication of the Teaching is represented in a unique yantra. But who will do it? Hopefully they will, but what about you? Up-to-date, I have dropped the egg, and everybody’s still a member of Saint and Ear. And some should be, because they’re beginners. Others should move on. Others even should have moved on by now, but none have.
There are some, it is suggested, who are up to 1.3.- I can only take your word for it, but they must also demonstrate the sadhana at 1.3, for all its conservative signs, and its unique sign of the great capacity for self-transcendence in life and meditation. And they must eventually become moved by the Realizer, moved at heart, moved to the heart disposition, to magnify, or multiply their self-understanding by response to the Realizer, by response to Transmission, by heart-devotion.
So it doesn’t make any difference if there are 1.3 DEVOTEEs in principle, that doesn’t change anything. They’re standing in the Tabernacle. Devotees make the difference. Those who do likewise. Those who embrace renunciation and the Heart-principle. Those whose renunciation or hearing is magnified, multiplied infinitely by seeing, participate in the disposition of the Realizer.
DEVOTEE: Love-Ananda, if hearing is true, if hearing is true (inaudible), I feel like there is no capacity to stand from the heart-feeling. In other words, there would be no capacity to…HEART-MASTER DA: That’s there to be discovered, but in principle, right.
DEVOTEE: If hearing is true, absolutely true, according to the scripture…HEART-MASTER DA: But there’s yet a discovery to be made at heart. (DEVOTEE: Yes, a great discovery.) In principle, there’s no refusal of the heart-principle in those who have heard. But
they must discover the heart-principle, through the application of hearing, by doing the sadhana of hearing.
DEVOTEE: Right. But, Love-Ananda, if you stand as the heart, willing to endure everything that conditional existence is, everything, in every moment, as transcendence, and go beyond it, you must move to that moment of seeing.HEART-MASTER DA: Yes, as I said, in principle. But this is to be discovered. And it’s not discovered by anyone except those who truly practice at the 1.3 level, those who have truly heard and do the sadhana of hearing.
DEVOTEE: That’s all I’m saying. If hearing is true…HEART-MASTER DA: Well, if those who are up to 1.3, are proposed to be up to it, it’s from among those who I will look to see Devotees, you see. I’ll look to see Devotees come out of that group. But none have come forward yet.
DEVOTEE: It’s inevitable at that point, that’s why we call it a fourth stage process.HEART-MASTER DA: It’s inevitable in principle, not in fact.
DEVOTEE: Not in fact yet.
HEART-MASTER DA: I mean, you’re 1.3 DEVOTEEs based on
your own presumption and the affirmation of your friends.
DEVOTEE: Hearing based on Your Principles.
HEART-MASTER DA: The sign is yet to be seen, observed. (Break in tape.)
In America? (Devotee: Yes.) To date? (Devotee: Well, a decade or so ago.) I guess I’ve heard the name. Somebody put that cat out. Look at her flashing her tail around and everything. Pick up that cat. Okay, shoot it. (Laughter.) Alright, somebody got her. Who’s that, Mukti? Okay, put her out.
DEVOTEE: Love-Ananda, another aspect of the way I felt the communication in The Mummery is just that there is literally no, no consoling message at all. Everyone left, You dropped the egg, and there’s no…
HEART-MASTER DA: And not just then, read the entire Mummery. There’s not a consoling word said from the beginning to end.
DEVOTEE: Right. Not at all. And there’s no like, “and we all lived happily ever after,” there’s nothing about that. There’s only…
HEART-MASTER DA: Nobody even lived happily inbetween.DEVOTEE: There’s only the sign of what we would do. That’s it.
HEART-MASTER DA: Conditional existence is conditional existence. What conditional existence is, is described constantly from the first word of The Mummery to the end. And the ultimate message of The Mummery is the transcendence of that. Conditional existence is not glorified, congratulated, or made the substance of consolation at any point in The Mummery. Nor in anyone’s life, except when they get deluded, quote. And that’s the difference between art and reality. In reality people do get deluded, in fact many people are deluded in The Mummery. But in The Mummery, the transcendence of that deludedness is consistantly expressed, principally through the character of Raymond Darling.
GREG: Another interesting thing, Love-Ananda…
HEART-MASTER DA: Even in real life that happens. The Realizer dropped by in your case…