Self-Understanding and the Logos
Self-Understanding and the Logos
Jordan Peterson on the challenge of western man-woman.
Those who have lost the connection to their roots suspect that things are not as they seem. They assume that things are worse than they seem, not better. Westerners in particular are always trying to surmount a negative psychological force, either through egoic-effort or by means of imaginary association with a separate sense of themselves and the world. They not only divide the world but their psyche and thereby cut themselves off from their own help. – Beezone
Carl Gustav Jung
Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
A public talk about his vision for creating an enlightened society of Shambhala warriors (Boston, 1982) – “It’s all up to you ladies and gentlemen” From video series available at Shambhala, Thus I Have Heard: The Teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.
“If you pay attention to the daily news, then you know the nature of the times, and there is no great solution for it. If people were serious about the devastation of the Earth, they would be investing themselves in cooperation and not making bad results. You must know, if you listen to the news at all, that such choices are not being made. Do not expect utopia to be announced on the daily news.
You do not notice the signs of the times. You are not noticing the shroud that is coming on the Earth because of your collective stupidity and Godlessness. The whole world is tuning into separateness and devastation. The general history to come is dark, and you should take the possibility seriously. Others in the past have lived in dark times, too. Just because the dark epoch is occurring on a bigger scale this time and appearing on TV does not mean that others have not lived through and suffered through and died in dark times. You still have this opportunity” … Adi Da Samraj
ADI DA SAMRAJ: A spiritual vision. Perhaps you imagined that to have a spiritual vision you have to see lights or some other world. Such is also a kind of spiritual vision. You must understand that a spiritual vision is a Transformed realization of what is most obviously before your eyes, before your senses, relieved of the knot of self-possession and un-Happiness. To see it relieved of that knot, Happy in God, is a wonderful vision. You can solidify that vision through your creative activity, through your cooperation with other devotees. The potential destiny of the Earth-world is to become a place of Divine Incarnation for all beings, a transformed world. This requires a great creative effort and evolutionary change, but this Earth is not divorced from the Divine, it is simply peripheral to the Divine Shine and therefore has a darkness in it that must be overcome through struggle. A Great Living Process – 1984
Adi Da talking to his devotees in 1993 about how the world and the circumstances of individuals and groups can be improved by the magnification of the attitude of cooperation. The attitude of cooperation is not to make things perfect as perfection or utopia is not in the cards. The purpose of making things better through the attitude of cooperation, is to serve the true potential of individuals (and groups) for the Great Affair.
“There are many signs that even the entire world, the earth itself, could be destroyed or made uninhabitable. But how different is that from some hundreds or thousands of years ago when people thought the limit of the world was the tree at the outer edge of the village and that village was threatened? For them , it was the confrontation with the end of the existing world. This confrontation, this dilemma has always been the case.”
Adi Da Samraj – The Law That Grants the Heart Strength
“The Bhagavad Gita says that “whenever the paths of life are corrupt, and whenever the Law of Association with God has been forgotten, I come.” The Divine Consciousness appears in the form of the Spiritual Master who accomplishes the righteous realignment of the Earth and all humanity with God.
My birth and the creation of this Communion are instruments of this same process, which has also been generated in times past. The Divine is always doing this kind of work in all the moments of history. The Revelation of God to Man is a process that goes on and on and on. Ultimately, you see, its function is to realign the entire world of Man to God, but the process will not come to an end just because some sort of sacred order has been established on Earth. Everything that exists in all the universes is being brought into alignment with God. The transforming process is a struggle, and until it is ultimately accomplished, the experience of beings is chaotic. Men and women may come to the point of yearning for the Divine Principle, but until the Divine Principle is fully established everywhere, we will not see an order of life based on the salvation of all beings.
Every human being must be made sensitive to the chaos in which he or she is living at the present time.” Work of the Spiritual Master
Beezone interview (clip of part IV) with James Steinberg on ‘this time’ and the incarnation of Adi Da Samraj.
The Great Tradition, Seven Schools of God Talk, The ‘current moment’, What did Chogyam Trungpa say about Adi Da and more on full part IV talk.
“Political conflicts no longer takes place on the scale of two tribes getting together and beating the shit out of one another. At this point, conflicts that in reality what amount to nothing more than silly, tribal skirmishes can destroy mankind. All of the horror in the daily news is nothing more than reports of tribal skirmishes. But they have the potential to destroy life on earth. That is what is so horrific about it”
“You are endlessly fussing, reacting, indulging yourself, looking for another reason to do so, confused by the daily news and worldly opportunity and insanity of subhuman civilization, so-called, that is destroying, killing, people night and day, perpetually. And you call that an argument to refuse the religious life, to refuse the Divine.
Your argument does not hold water. There is no argument in it, and yet you pretend to be intelligent. How many more times will I have to Address you about straightening out your life and accepting the purification of this devotional life, this self-understanding? You just will not grow up. And you have Me here talking to you about this. You do not know anything about it. You do not know the half of it. You do not understand what it is all about.
All the half-baked literature you read is not about it either. It is just a piece of it here and there—a little something rose up, somebody felt a little better, they made a big book, made a religion. It is lunacy everywhere, mayhem, separateness, everywhere dramatized in every form, including religion. After all the struggles of recent centuries, it seems that everyone is getting down to babbling to the death again about the theologies developed in the Middle-East and the Western world in the last 2000-3000 years. After all of that, it is going to come down to some armageddon of these separate theologies murdering everybody?
That is civilization? What does it have to do with the great esoteric Divine matter? Do not collect like mice to suffer this. Do not ignore Me, making nothing of My Revelation to you. You think you can bypass discipline and fail to straighten out your life-business and still be religious. What kind of insanity is that?”
The Crashing Down of My Divine Grace – Adi Da Samraj, February 1993.
“There is a process that is happening. It is the process of awakening and this process is the evolution of humanity. In other words, in order for there to be developed humanity, the fully human function as well as what is above it, there must be at the level of each individual, real observation of this activity of awakening (understanding). There can’t be any wholesale sort of blessing into understanding (awakening). It must take place as a real activity in every case.”
see: Life of Understanding – Week 2 – 1973
“The test of human existence is whether you will persist as love, whether you will transcend yourself; transcend your contraction, your flight from relationship, your limitation on love”.
Do What You Must Do
November 4, 1978 unpublished talk – Bubba Free John (Adi Da Samraj)
“If we lived in more or less holy times, you see, and there were true spiritual masters around we could perhaps live quite comfortably here. But that is not the way it is. The world is in a dreadful condition at this moment.
Transformation must occur in the consciousness of human beings, human individuals collectively. Collective humanity must become involved in the fulfillment of the Divine Law. If this does not happen, the earth is going to have to live through a cycle of purification that is devastating, absolutely devastating. It is almost inevitable. All the comfortable conditions that you value in your life at the present time have a very short life span considering the state of the world at this time.”
All clinging to old ideas is clinging to the old paradigm. All of that is completely fininshed in Me – and , Thus and Thereby, in all-and-All. When anyone finds that all of that is finished in himself or herself, then that person will begin to live the New Paradigm of My Divine Avaric Self-Revelation. That Nerw Paradigm Covers everything.
As long as people persist in the old paradigm, they are persisting in “tribalized ego-culture. No matter how they modigy their worlds to sound otherwise, “tribalized” ego-culture is still what they are about. All of that is finished. It is completed irrelevant and done. The year 2000 was the final end of “tribalized” ego-culture – for everyone.
The past pattern of humankind is finished. The past pattern of humankind must be shed.
It is not that the past pattern of humankind must merely be ended, with nothing replacing it. Rather, the past pattern of humankind must be replaced by That Which Is Supreme – That Which is Divine.
A Whole and new global culture and order of humankind must be born from this “ground zero”.
Aletheon – page 1724
“We are not controlled by what is less than we are in the scale of evolution except to the degree that we are confused by existence and recoiled from Life. When we discover the Truth of our existence, when we therefore become Life-positive, then we are obliged by that insight to adapt to what is inherent in us as Man but that we have not yet acknowledged in our personal existence. When you can laugh at the animal in yourself, when you can laugh at your present vitally obsessed state and transcend it then you can be responsible for your habits of living and for your moral, relational existence, and you can begin to adapt bodily to the Process of Life. It is then that evolution begins.”
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“God is not commanding history. You all are commanding history! If you would enter into some greater depth of Divine Communion, maybe you would have a more benign influence on history. But it is your business.”
ADI DA SAMRAJ: I told you a long time ago that the manifestation we are seeing is that every individual is declaring himself or herself to be an independent country. It is a very threatening, difficult time. Not to mention all the ecological disasters still in the offing. Everywhere fundamentalists of all kinds are agitating, and they all have guns.
Any ordinary person can kill people. It is not just the weapons of mass destruction but the weapons of destroying anybody that are a problem. Weirdos all over the place in the so-called civilized world, in America and elsewhere, are wiping people out on a whim, just because they are agitated and full of stress.
We are moving into a very, very dark time when great responsibility must be manifested all over the world. I know there have been some changes, but what I hear on the news suggests that the changes are not enough. The solutions, so-called, are more or less cosmetic and politically determined to discount the effort that must be made to avert the potential danger.
The Setting Sun – The Great Western Sun
Beezone edit and excerpt from There Is a Way – and Reality Itself is It
Adi Da Samraj talking to a group of devotees – December 4, 1992. Adapted and edited by Beezone
“You must get serious about your own suffering and the suffering of all other beings, and about the stupidity of all movements on Earth, whatever they are called – political, economic, religious. Whatever they are called, they are utter stupidity. There is no siddhi in them, no blessing, no unique capability invested in the world. There is Only This One who is here to do that. There is no other. The World is One. Either you will understand this, or you will not.
I am not here to tell you bad news. This is not a time to respond in fear. Fear and separation are what is creating this time. I am Here to Wake you up to the insanity of the present world situation.
I am here in the midst of the beginning of a terrible time, this grossness, to give everyone the option to bring an end to this madness. Either you will listen to me, hear me, change, or you will not. This is the opportunity for all mankind. It is so. Without a true response, what is to come is terrible.
It has gone too far. The suffering in this world is too great. This world of beings cannot afford neglect anymore. It is time you to stand firm. Stop deluding yourself, stop being mediocre, stop finding the loopholes in my Word. You do not have much more time of comfort. The world is closing in in its results. No one is superior to the Great Power. No one.
Accept no separation between us, nor between you and any another. None! Do not “oink” yourself into separation and stupid oblivion. Embrace what is True, Right and Real, practice love, tolerance and Truth. Do so diligently, consistently, with great intensity. This is My Admonition to you, and it is all I can Give you. If you want to ignore the truth of this time and the Great Opportunity you are obligated Respond to, the burdensome Yuga that is coming upon mankind will be visited upon you and all, and its consequences will be absolutely terrible. Listen to the prophecies of the ancient ones. The ones who have had their hearts planted on this earth. You will not hear this in the commercials on TV or the bulletin boards on the highway. They will tell you to continue to consume, continue to indulge yourself in your appetites for satisfaction and adventure. This is not a joke, this is the time you are in and you must respond in a different way than you are presently committed to.”
Adi Da Samraj – December 4, 1992 – Adapted and edited by Beezone
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Intelligent people cannot find God in such a mass of idiocy, so quite naturally they look for satisfaction elsewhere. Thus, people are preoccupied with all kinds of political and scientific idealism, as if politics and scientific and technological progress were the Way of Truth. They are absolutely not the Way of Truth. They never have been the Way of Truth. They are no more the Way of Truth than sex or any other satisfaction or fulfillment of function. None of that is the Way of Truth at all. It is the ordinary impulse of the ego, glamorizing itself by great enterprises.
If this trend toward political and scientific obsession is to be broken, some light must be brought to the whole affair of spiritual and religious understanding….If not, the world will be overwhelmed. It is almost inevitable now that it will be overwhelmed in any case. The world, even the Realm of Nature as a whole, is founded on a righteous Principle. Therefore, the world will be purified, without a doubt. The Force of the Divine pervades everything, and, therefore, It also purifies everything in one way or another. If human beings, while they have the benign capacity to enter into God-Communion, will not do so, but instead create a corrupt culture, a subhuman order, then the purification will not occur within the ordinary and benign course of natural processes…then great upheavals necessarily occur. That is how the righteous Law works. It is not just that we pay our dues for past activity. A righteous Principle is positively at work, constantly to purify and to reestablish order.
Thus, there are periods of great negative upheaval in the world, including natural disasters, wars, and conflicts of all kinds. On the one hand, during these periods, the world pays its dues for failing to live by the Law. On the other hand, these times of upheaval are the evidence of a continuous process of purification. They are themselves a demonstration of the Law. At the end of these periods, the Law is reestablished in righteousness.
It is very likely that we are entering into such a time of upheaval, because of the extent of the failure of human culture. There is simply no light abroad in the world today. There is nothing but corruption, nothing but the failure to accept the Way of God. There is absolutely no sign of the Way of Truth, except in rare instances of individuals and small groups of people. The Truth is essentially hidden and secondary. There is a long history of corruption in every area of human life, and the entire social structure of the world is devoted to subhuman ends and forms of self-indulgence. There are no signs of an imminent Golden Age in the disposition or condition of humanity at large. Rather, the signs are of the necessity for a great purification, a great reestablishment of order, a righteous readjustment of the whole world.
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Bubba Free John: I watched a T.V. program last night on which various national and international political figures…sat around talking with one another about the world situation, particularly the threat of nuclear war. It was very sobering to watch. One could really get a feeling for the tentativeness of our existence here. The world could be obliterated. August 1977 – You Must Become a Sacrifice
The prophetic demand of this time is for a new reformation, a new understanding, and a new discipline. But the method whereby all of this will be achieved is self-understanding and love. The brain and the navel contain the two principles at play in the body-mind and in the world of Man. But these two principles must be directed into a dynamic Cycle, a Circle around the heart, for it is from the feeling heart of Man that the Transcendental Divine Radiance Shines into the higher and lower parts of Man and even the world of Man. The Whole Bodily Synthesis of Evolutionary Love
“We are at the dead end of the ancient ways, and we are suffering from the inability to move fully into our right, human, and immortal destiny.” more..
The present-time human world is fragmented and stupefied, utterly misled by the grossest kind of deluded thinking about “reality”. The mass populations of the world are being seduced by the absurdities of “consumerism”. Human beings are, now and everywhere, entrenched in their commitment to absurd “consumer” notions about the potential of absolute “self”-satisfaction – and, otherwise, human beings are (based on their failures of “self”-satisfaction) overwhelmed by “gross realism” views that appear to sanction nihilistic despair, and even unlimited (and meaningless) violence.
The time is dark-but people do not see the darkness. Or, if they do see the darkness, they do not have any means to do anything about the darkness, so they just go along with it. The present-time darkness is a clear sign that the inherent self-organizing, self-correcting, and self-rightening principle is being prevented from happening. Otherwise, the manifestation of the self-organizing, self-correcting, and self-rightening principle would be readily in evidence. Truly civilizing principles are the evidence of a self-organizing, self-correcting, and self-rightening free energy. Reality-Humanity
The true social revolution is a cultural revolution, not a political or economic one. The political and economic necessities become relatively easy to organize once the Wisdom of the truly human cultural orientation is generally accepted. Until we all Awaken to the Situation and purpose of human existence, we will create no lasting peace or order, and each day will bring the world closer to the finite chaos of War and Bewilderment. But if the Wisdom of true Spiritual Adepts is “heard” in the human world, then the true revolution can begin, and all the dreadful destiny that now lies before us can be dissolved in the Heart of God.
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The Felt Intensity of the Time
“The acceleration of change is in you. This is how you read it. (the influence of the Divine). It (The Divine) is not changing. It is given. But you realize it by degrees. The more that perfect realization, the more that intensity is felt. It seems to be increasing but it’s not the intensity that is increasing. It is your realization of it.” Adi Da – 1974
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These are the worst of times. The Truth and its Way are inconceivable to the usual man, and all the media of daily life propagandize for a vulgar, subhuman world. Even the “peace” men seek is only a kind of uninspired political ordering of the lower man, and it is not founded on the spiritual transcendence of experience. It is not merely that the Truth has not been communicated. Even when it is communicated, it is not accepted. The Truth is unacceptable in this time and place.
These are the most sinister times. Every thing and every one is suspect. And what men suspect above all is God.
The Enlightenment of the Whole Body – p. 153
“in that new and future culture of Man. Religion will not be irredeemably distorted by the illusions of “subjectivity,” and science will not be irredeemably distorted by the illusions of “objectivity.” Rather, all human beings will engage in common disciplines of knowledge and of self-transcendence (or Ecstasy). It will be a higher human culture, established in the ultimately unknowable Paradox of the Divine Unity, the ultimate Identity of God and Man and the World. And the higher or religious and scientific dimensions of that culture will not be subservient to the vulgar subhuman drama of present-day economics and politics. Rather, the religious and scientific dimensions of the new culture of Man will be the very foundation of the culture-and all matters of economics and politics will be guided and determined by the higher Wisdom of that foundation itself.”
The New Reformation – Scientific Proof of the Existence of God Will Soon Be Announced By the White House!
Peace Letter – Adi Da’s Open Letter to Everyone
Cooperation and Doubt – An Essay by Adi Da on politics and freedom
Politics for Men and Women – Talk by Adi Da on politics
Jesus and Me – Politics and the times
1978 – Hawaii, Avatar Adi Da Writes the Essay
“This Teaching Is the Prophetic Fire of God’s Life, Not the Signal of a New Age of Peace”.
The Realization of Truth restores the heart to love and even humor, without irony. But love must also weep. I see the signs of great world conflict still ahead of us. It is not inevitable, but it is likely, unless Enlightened people grow in numbers and accept responsibility for the daily world. Childish revolutionaries and parent like Machines of State continue to conspire to enforce order by means of chaos. Since there are no nations made of responsible men and women, there are no nations of free men and women. Therefore, freedom will only arise after a long time of terrible and wonderful struggling.
…..murder for political reasons is something that human beings somehow feel is justifiable. War is murder. It is evil. War is not being carried on by people who think of themselves as evil or who are the embodiment of the “devil” or anything of the kind. Rather, political justifications are the excuses humanity comes up with for its conflicts.
Political conflicts no longer takes place on the scale of two tribes getting together and beating the shit out of one another. At this point, conflicts that in reality what amount to nothing more than silly, tribal skirmishes can destroy mankind. All of the horror in the daily news is nothing more than reports of tribal skirmishes. But they have the potential to destroy life on earth. That is what is so horrific about it.
W.C. Fields said that he thought the best thing to do about political conflicts an alternative to war would be to send two leaders out onto a hillside with socks full of horse shit and beat the hell out of one another. And the winner determines the outcome.
In the twentieth century more people were killed as a direct result of war than were counted in the entire population of the United States when I was born. This has been the most horrific and obscene period in human history. And while there are all the remarkable technologies and all the discoveries of great principles in the realm of nature that are the sign of human genius, the stupidity relative to the world system is extraordinary.
Look at the terrible situation in Africa the whole continent. Nothing being done for all these poor people. Terrible. Not just nothing being done for them in the social activist sense, but nothing being done to change the ceaseless chaos and the treating of human beings as if they are nothing.
Look at South America. Look at the chaotic interactions and such going on there now. And the Middle East. What can ever come to settle that? Every day it is another drama, another reason why they cannot come to any agreement. And in addition there are terrorists or disturbed, politically motivated individuals who want to draw attention to their cause by getting on TV. So much of the horror that takes places is little more than an effort to get on television. They hope that by getting on television the world will do something for their problem.
When the telegraph was invented in the nineteenth century, people noticed that you could telegraph news from a war front to someplace where people would hear about it in a short time. Likewise, you could communicate instructions over distance.
Well, one of the first things noticed is that the enemy could hear what you said. So they began putting out false information on the telegraph to mislead the enemy. And now we have television and newspapers and all the rest of it in the service of exactly the same tactic. Such public communications are intended to prompt your opponent to think a certain way, react a certain way, be willing to do something, make a concession whatever it is, it is all propaganda. Everybody lying and manipulating everybody else in an effort to satisfy their own ends.
Politics is played like a game without any ultimate human concerns being truly served. Each individual and nation plays it for the day for the sake of the advantage they can get in their conflict-negotiation at the moment.
(April 16, 2000)
AVATAR ADI DA SAMRAJ: Mankind is now in a state of delusion; that is a characteristic of this time. That is why I call it the “late-time”, or the “dark epoch”. Mankind is possessed by false views, illusions about life, that the purpose of life is some kind of self-directed or collectively directed intention toward fulfillment — utopian, or for the sake of the species, or even going into outer space, or some ultimate fulfillment — or whatever they advertise on TV.
Life, as being purposed toward fulfillment in the gross context of body, the nature domain, the potentials of the cosmic universe — all views that presume living on the basis of motivations, desires, intentions and patterns that are for that purpose are deluded.
Life is not of that nature. Mankind is not divine; Reality is Divine. Mankind inheres in That — but in and of itself, mankind is simply another primate species of animal in the earth world.
There is no ultimate fulfillment to be pursued. In The Knee Of Listening, 33 years ago, I Wrote about this very matter, looking for a new age of men and women, Speaking there specifically in these terms.
It is not this utopian drama of the future and all this perfection of human possibility, or fulfilling the life of egoity, the technological fulfillment, or any other kind of means of fulfillment in the cosmic sphere. That is not it.
Egoity must be transcended. Therefore, bondage to the body-mind is transcended in that process, because egoity is an activity of the body-mind.
The process is a Spiritual one, not merely a philosophical one. It involves the Profound Effort of Grace, Divinely, Avatarically Given, Extended from Me in My Regard of people, by the Work that I do in Spiritual terms.
Earth is a school, not a place of perfection. Even into the future, it is likely only a few in every generation will respond to the Divine Teaching. Perhaps it will always be so — or at least for decades, or millions of years. Therefore, let those who hear Me cherish the Truth and its Way. Let them find sanctuary, a hidden place or room, or let them practice the body of God without attracting the angular notice of the world. Let them find a way to preserve the Teaching and the Way of Life, even through the coming and ungraceful Age. Let them yield to the Life, and go to Real God, free of all that is yet to come.
The modern era is unique in that the old religious cults are gradually giving way to the new religion of political and scientific materialism. Everywhere we see moral and cultural decay, warfare, exploitation of environments and creatures, and the sufferings of an unenlightened humanity. The man or woman who is sensitive to our absurd commitment to chaos and suffering may well begin to question the usual round of our existence.
Adepts appear to reestablish the Way of Truth among human beings. The “method” of these World-Teachers is to draw living beings directly into the context of Realization. Here we must distinguish the ultimate Teaching or Realization from the Teachings based on the traditional solutions to the “problem.” A true Siddha is One who comes out of the God-World, not just one who emerges from some extraordinary state into a human birth with various powers or capabilities.
The true Siddha is One who lives in the God-Condition while alive in the manifest worlds. He is not extraordinary. He is simply living the appropriate form of life or the natural state. He appears extraordinary only over against those who are living from the point of view of karma, limitation, ignorance. But his assumption is that there is only Truth already, that there is only God already, that there are no world and no change of state to be sought as if they are the Truth. In this instant, whatever the apparent condition, Truth is the Condition, God is the Condition.
One who moves into relationship with such a Siddha has come face to face with Real-God and the God-Light. The Siddha, the Heaven-Born One, manifests the heaven Condition to his devotee. Thus, the devotee of such a Siddha lives the heaven Condition while alive, whatever condition he may apparently be living. The Siddha brings the heaven Condition into the world and lives it and makes it entirely available to those who will turn to Him, or Her. Such a One does not create the heaven appearance. In other words, he does not perform magic and make this world seem like the God-World.
This world remains what it is, whatever is its appropriate, lawful appearance. Perhaps he expands the range of some of its faculties, but essentially it remains what it is, what it latently is. It is just that the God-Condition becomes also the condition of the world in which the Siddha is appearing. This is the purpose of such Siddhas, to appear in the conditional worlds and live the real Condition there for those who turn to them.
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. All of mankind is suffering the doubt of the body, the world, and God. Our Defense of the Body in God – Adi Da Samraj – September 7, 1980
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 separative from the body and that requires denial of the body as the vehicle of delight and love and freedom in God.
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 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. Our Defense of the Body in God – Adi Da Samraj – September 7, 1980
Chapter 20 Original Knee of Listening Franklin Jones – p. 568-569
I am interested in finding men who are free of every kind of seeking, attendant only to understanding, who will devote themselves to the intentional creation of life in the form and logic of reality rather than the form and logic of Narcissus. Such men are the unexploitable presence of reality. They will not devote themselves to turning the worlds to dilemma, exhaustion and revolutionary experience, nor to the exploitation of desire and possibility, nor to the ascent to and inclusion of various goals, higher entities, evolutionary aims or ideas of spiritual transformation. They will create in the aesthetics of reality, turning all things into radical relationship and enjoyment. They will remove the effects of separative existence and restore the form of things. They will engineer every kind of stability and beauty. They will create a presence of peace. Their eye will be on present form and not on exaggerated notions of artifice. Their idea of form is stable and whole, not a gesture toward some other event. They will not make the world seem but a symbol for higher and other things.
They will constantly create the form of truth while conscious of present reality. Thus, they will serve the order of sacrifice and knowledge. They will evolve the necessary and good and make economic and wise use of all technology. They will not be motivated by invention but by reality, which is the present thing to be communicated in all forms. They will not pursue any kind of victory for man, any deathlessness or overwhelming survival. They will only create the conditions for present enjoyment, the communication of reality, the form in which understanding and real knowledge can arise, live and become the public foundation of existence.
Thus, I would find a new order of men who will create a new age of sanity and joy. It will not be the age of the occult, the religious, the scientific or technological evolution of men. It will be the fundamental age of real existence, wherein life will be radically realized entirely apart from the whole history of our adventure and great search. The age envisioned by seekers is a spectacular display that only extends the traditional madness, exploitability and foolishness of mankind. But I desire a new order of men who will not begin from all of that but apply themselves apart from all dilemma and all seeking to the harmonious presence of real existence.
I am equally certain that such a new order of men must arise as a force in the world in the present generation or else this world must suffer the karma of dissolution.
On November 28, 2004,
Bhagavan Adi Da Gathers with devotees in the Marble Hall and worldwide over the internet.
There in Bhagavan Responds to a devotee’s request for His Blessing to bring peace to his family and country of birth.
Parama-Sapta-Na Adi Da Samraj:
My Regard for the people of all traditions is constant and absolute—and for all-and-All, without exception. My Birth is an Amnesty. I am willing to Forget. But you must accept My Dharma, My Law.
If you want Real-God-Realization, then you must become My devotee. If you at least want to survive, you must become part of a new civilized order of global cooperation.
The best thing is to combine the two—a life of Realization, living in a ‘world’ of cooperation. This is how peace comes. Not by appealing to the Divine or the Avatar as a kind of ‘good-luck deity’.
When you go to your Master, you do not just ask for gifts to take home. You ask for Instruction, and you do not just say, “Well, You are a nice Master. Those were nice Instructions.”
No—if you ask your Master a question, understand you are obliged to do as I Say. You do what your Master Says. That is it.
You wanted a kind of peace, a kind of order, for those you know, for your country. Yes, I agree—and this Blessing is Offered, and these are the conditions.
You want Realization? I have Told you the conditions. You want peace on Earth? I have Told you the conditions. Those are My Conditions.
Do it or not. But if you do not do it, the Gifts you request, the Blessings you request, cannot and will not be Given. You will not be able to receive them.
Your fulfillment of My Instruction, My Law, is the means whereby you can conduct, receive, use, and celebrate My Blessing, My Gifts. And among them are conditions in this life such as you requested.
But, you see, they are not just handed out without responsibility. If you ask for Blessing, you must embrace the Instruction, the discipline. That is your part.
My Stride depends on your event. There must be a response to Me, for Realization as well as for the well-being of humankind.
Both are Offered.
DEVOTEE: Is there something different about Spiritual practice in this time? Traditionally, it is has been said that it is more difficult to practice in the Kali Yuga.
AVATAR ADI DA SAMRAJ: It makes absolutely no difference what yuga it is.
DEVOTEE: So this time is not different than any other time?
AVATAR ADI DA SAMRAJ: Absolutely not. This “late-time” (or “dark” epoch) has its particular signs and characteristics, but you should not call it any kind of “bad yuga” in order to justify your weakness in practice of the Way I Reveal and Give. Relative to what is required in order to practice, all yugas are, fundamentally, the same. The fundamental process of ego-transcendence is always required, no matter what the characteristics of the times, or the characteristics of the experience of the individual at any time. And, even though the present epoch is relatively “dark” and the time is “late”, I Am here!
I have Destroyed the impediment in this “late-time”—by My Avataric Divine Descent and Avataric Divine Self-“Emergence”, here and every where in the entire Cosmic domain. Therefore—now, and forever hereafter—it does not make the slightest bit of difference what yuga it is, because I Am here—now, and forever hereafter. Because I Am here, the “circumstance” of necessary ego-transcending practice is the relationship to Me. That is certainly the case for all who heart-recognize Me, and who heart-respond to Me by embracing the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Way of Adidam.
Peace Letter – Adi Da’s Open Letter to Everyone
Cooperation and Doubt – An Essay by Adi Da on politics and freedom
Politics for Men and Women – Talk by Adi Da on politics
Jesus and Me – Politics and the times