An excerpt from:
THE “BRIGHTENING” WAY TALK SERIES, The Yajna Discourses
of Santosha Adi Da (1995-1996)
Originally titled, There’s
No Escape, There’s Only Realization.
DEVOTEE: It feels as though, Beloved, that when
you relax the conceptual mind, the perceptual mind is felt
AVATARA ADI DA: Mm? And that’s a perception.
DEVOTEE: But it also shows you the deepest place
to relax into.
AVATARA ADI DA: Yes, well, what if you do that?
What if you relax …. perception, too? In other words,
where there is no contraction whatsoever.
If there’s no contraction, then you’re not merely
experiencing but in some inherent sense Realizing What Is ,
because you’re not adding anything. There’s no “you” in the
active sense affecting What Is. So you’re not experiencing
What Is through any kind of medium of thought or
It’s just It.
If you feel It utterly, then the perceptual mind that is
even aware of your own physical form relaxes and there are
no boundaries. And no separate self. [pause]
There are levels of emotion in it that follow, rather
formless-positive emotions, negative emotions. That’s just
another modification of Energy.
Feel through each of those.
Add absolutely nothing to What Is. [pause]
There’s a kind of anxiety at the root of it. That’s the
ego knot. Feel through it.
[very long pause, several minutes]
Now do you see how much further you’d have to go to allow
it completely? [Devotees answer that they do.]
So you have to do the sadhana, you see. [long