Vision Mound Magazine – Adi Da Community



VISION MOUND

Volume 2 , Number 7

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 1978

Consider Yourself Critically

My purpose in associating with those of you who come to
me is not to entertain you, not to be believed in by you,
not to be worshipped in a nonsensical, superficial fashion,
so that you are never changed but only consoled. My purpose
in dealing with people, my purpose in communicating this
Teaching, is to make it possible for you to duplicate what I
have done. You are not to be eternally separated from me,
but to be in Communion with the Divine through me, to be
intimate with me in spiritual terms, through your practice.
In this way you may live and fulfill this practice and
create a community with one another out of the true
happiness of mature Divine living.

Everything about cultism that is negative is specifically
criticized in this Teaching. I do not want your enthusiasm
to be superficially generated by the books that I write. I
want you to consider them, consider the profound matters
they contain, consider yourself very critically. You should
very directly and rigorously come to the point of the same
insight that is expressed in these books. When you have come
to that point of insight into your own game, your own
childishness, your own adolescence, all of your immaturity,
then you will be able to take up the practice. You will be
able to participate fully in this culture through the forms
of adaptation that allow continued growth beyond your
present stage of life.

You must have come to that point of insight and then have
taken up the personal and moral disciplines that are natural
to that insight before you enter into my spiritual Company.
And you must come to the point of critical insight into the
qualities of the world to which you have adapted in your own
immaturity.

I am constantly trying to communicate every possible
consideration that belongs to this Realization and to its
practice. That is why I continue to write and to speak to
you. That is why I am always working creatively with the
symptoms and the circumstances of this Church to make it
more and more authentic, to find better ways for you to be
served in your maturity, to find better ways for the
institution itself to undermine and bypass the stupidity of
false religion.

 

 


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