Nature of God and Spiritual Realization
Gorilla Sermon —
It is really
a simple matter. The usual person thinks: "This body and its psyche
are dying. This world is dying. Everyone is suffering, everyone
is seeking. There is mortality, there is frustration, and limitation."
But none of that is Truth. Those interpretations are not Truth.
The world itself is not Truth — nor is life, nor psyche and body,
nor death, nor experience. No event is (itself) Truth. All that
arises is an appearance to Consciousness Itself, a modification
of the Conscious Light that is Always Already the Case. All of
this is a dream, if you like. It is an appearance in Consciousness
Itself. Truth is Very Consciousness (or the One and Only Conscious
Light) Itself. Truth is to all of this
what the waking state is to the dreaming state. If
you awaken, you do not have to do anything about the condition
you may have suffered or enjoyed in the dream state. What happened
within the dream is suddenly not your present condition. It is
of no consequence any longer, once you are awake. If you persist
in dreaming, and your point of view remains that of the dreamer
and his or her role within the dream, then your possible actions
are numberless. But none of them will work to awaken you. They
will simply occupy you in the dream. They will modify the dream
state — but no action in the dream is the equivalent of waking.
There are simply forms of fascination, of occupation, of seeking
— until you awaken. Truth is simply Waking, No-illusion. Truth
is not a condition within this appearance. Truth has nothing whatsoever
to do with the mind, regardless of whether the mind is expanded
Parental Deity and the One to be Realized —
The Truth that
is to be Realized may be summarized simply as the Realization
that no matter what is arising, no matter how many others are
present, there is only One Being. This is precisely different
from the childish but common religious notion that even when you
are alone there is always Someone Else present, Who will look
out for you if you do the right thing. True freedom is not a matter
of striking a deal with an All-Powerful Parental Deity; no such
God exists. True freedom is in the Realization that there is only
God and You are That One.
— Remarkably enough, the reason you are so disturbed about the
facts of life that might make you fearful, sorrowful, and angry
is that whenever something arises that you might appropriately
be angry, fearful, or sorrowful about, you do not feel it completely.
You limit your feeling of even these reactions. And you certainly
limit your feeling of the circumstance, or the condition, that
is arising. You are always exhibiting the evidence of limited
feeling, obstructed feeling. If feeling becomes limitless, if
you do not contract, then feeling becomes Being Itself — no reaction,
no contraction, Feeling without limit. That Feeling goes beyond
fear, sorrow, anger, and conventional happiness and loving attitudes.
What is It? It is Love-Bliss. It is the Self-Existing and Self-Radiant
Force of Being, without the slightest obstruction. It is Divine
Realization via the Relationship with a Spiritual Transmitter (and,
More Specifically, a Divine Incarnation)
The ancient legends of Krishna and his gopis are an allegory of
Divine Distraction. As Krishna wandered about in the fields, the
women who tended the cattle would see Him from day to day, and
in spite of themselves they would wander away and leave their
posts. They completely forgot about the cattle. They wandered
about where they thought they might find Krishna, and when they
found Him they gazed at Him as He sat in the distance somewhere.
This legend is a play upon the romance between Krishna, or the
Divine manifest in human form — the Spiritual Master in God —
and these ordinary women, who became madly involved in an absolute
attachment to Krishna, and who, as a result of this attachment,
became more and more ecstatically absorbed in the God-State.
Divine Physics of Evolution —
The human Spiritual
Master is Divine Help to the advantage of those in like form.
When one enters into right relationship with the Spiritual Master,
changes happen in the literal physics of one's existence. I am
not just talking about ideas. I am talking about literal transformations
at the level of energy, at the level of the higher light of physics,
at the level of mind beyond the physical limitations you now presume,
at the level of the absolute Speed of ultimate Light. The transforming
process is enacted in devotees in and through the Living Company
of the Spiritual Master. The relationship between the Spiritual
Master and the devotee is not a matter of conceptual symbolisms
or emotional attachment to some extra-ordinary person. The true
Guru-devotee relationship is real physics. Therefore, because
they can make unique use of the Offering of that person's Company,
it is to the special advantage of people when some one among them
has gone through the real process of transformation that makes
a Realizer-Guru of one or another degree.
Baptism of Immortal Happiness
— The ego is such a heavy grip, such a clench on the Divine Light,
that Spiritual experience through Spiritual Transmission in life
does not amount to much for most people. They cannot make it part
of their existence. The
only thing that prevents the sublimity of Spirit-Communion with
Me in every moment of existence is the simple mechanism of self-contraction.
You must hear Me, therefore. You must observe the self-contraction
and understand it so thoroughly that you identify it as your own
action, so that you can meditate beyond it, or feel into the Spiritual
Life-Current that is beyond it, in your daily life. That is the
capability that must be regenerated in you. It does not exist
in you now because you have habituated yourself to shutting out
the Spirit-Force of God.
Bodily Location of Happiness
beings are always already Happy. You always know, at this very
moment you know exactly, what it would be to look and feel and
be and act completely Happy. Yet your attention is wandering from
that Happiness, wandering into the self-contraction, into the
not-self or the objects of self-contraction, the dilemma, the
problem, the troubles, the fear, sorrow, anger, mortal pursuits,
obsessions, desires, consolations of mind, emotion, body. That
is why you are un-Happy.
— You are always seeking, and you are full of stress in that seeking.
Your seeking is always an effort to achieve union with something.
And whenever you get this thing or the other, whatever it may
be, you get a good feeling. An orgasm is just such a good feeling.
Why do you read books? Watch TV? Try to figure things out? Why?
Because you are looking to come to the point of that good feeling,
where there is some sense of release from stress. But whatever
release you may achieve is not consequential, not final. When
you understand this point, then you can examine your own activity
further, and you will discover that the thing behind all this
stressful seeking for union is always a feeling of separation
from whatever it is you are pursuing. When you get that far with
the process of self-observation, when you feel that unhappiness,
that agonizing separation from everything you are seeking, then
you can begin to fruitfully examine how this feeling of separation,
or this separativeness, is your own activity.
When you find this out, then the unhappiness and the seeking fall
Limitations of Scientific Materialism
Asana of Science
anti-Spiritual, anti-religious, anti-psychic point of view, and
its Victorian, archaic materialism, and its prejudices against
other kinds of knowing —
of this is insidious, not merely nonsensical, because it has such
a profoundly negative effect on human beings. Many
scientists who adopt this dogmatic approach act as if they were
super-intelligent people with their tweedy, pipe-smoking, complicated
linguistic minds. This is the archetype of intelligence, is it
not? This is the way you are supposed to be if you are intelligent.
Well, this archetype does not necessarily represent intelligence.
It is just a pose, or asana.
Real intelligence must be fiercely capable of investigating every
aspect of existence, including the very process of knowledge that
is called "science".
Bridge to God (Even Science is a Magical Activity)
things and beings are a bridge to the Infinite. They are not simply
things in themselves, but they are in fact such a bridge. Merely
to think, then, in terms of the One Transcendental Being is not
necessarily to generate a process wherein the Power of God and
the Person of God, or the Being That Is God, is directly contacted
through practice of your Way of life. You must Awaken and discover
the Divine World wherein everything is a bridge to the Infinite,
One Being. That Awakening is what is primary. It is not merely
an awakening to the mental truth that there is only one God. It
is a matter of Awakening to the Nature of your Condition and therefore
to the Nature of the Condition of everything that you are observing.
Because that Awakening is primary, when it occurs you begin to
become sensitive to the world in a new fashion. And in that sensitivity
you will see in magical terms how various presences, beings, and
events — in gross visibility or only in subtle visibility, or
altogether invisible and only sensed — are bridges to this One.
Therefore, you may become aware of magical association with beings
or forces, states of presence and the like, that are actually
part of the magical apparatus of your association with the One
Great Tradition of Human and Spiritual Wisdom,
Practice, and Realization: A
Religious Ambivalence of the West — There
is something very negative implicit in the religious consciousness
of Western people. If you are a Westerner, "Is there a God?"
seems to be the question you should be asking in order to become
religious. But it is a completely absurd question. It has nothing
whatever to do with Spiritual life. This question has to do
with human beings, not with God. The question "Is there a God?"
reflects an immature, self-contracted state in human beings
for which they must become responsible. When one's own self-contracted
state is transcended, the reality of God is overwhelmingly obvious.
Death, and the Meaning of Life
— Spiritual life is about Realizing utter Love-Bliss, greater
Bliss than is realized through sex or any other conditional
experience. Such Love-Bliss is available before, during, and
after any conditional experience. If you Realize It, if you
devote your life to the Realization of That, then That is what
you get — a life of Communion with That, a life of Realization
of That. Then you will link your present life with What is Prior
to this life, whereas if you devote yourself to the human conditions
of existence for their own sake, you do not link yourself to
What is Prior to this life. You link yourself to the same thing
again. You perpetuate it, through reincarnation or simply through
repetition in one form or another after death.
Is A Perfect Insult
recent death of an other and the death of "I," which is yet to
come, are a perfect insult to all knowledge. If we rest in this
insult, then we are moved to the life of Wisdom, wherein no answer
and no experience can ever possess or define us. Wisdom presumes
the Paradox and the Mystery of existence. Wisdom is moved to the
Way of sacrifice, to love, to present happiness, and not to the
Way of ultimate knowledge. Knowledge is never more than knowledge
about — and knowledge about is confounded by death. There is no
knowledge about things that is senior to death. Death is the transformation
of the knower. It is fundamentally a process of the knower rather
than a process of his or her knowledge. Death is a process in
which the knower is transformed, and all previous or conditional
knowing is scrambled or confounded in the process of death. Therefore,
to consider death is fruitless, since the knower is what is changed
Maturity and Spiritual Growth
Wound of Love
— Love Does Not Fail For You When You Are Rejected or Betrayed
or Apparently Not Loved. Love Fails For You When You
Reject, Betray, and Do Not Love. . . . Therefore, The Most Direct
Way To Know Love In every moment Is To Be
Love In every moment. In The Way Of Adidam, My Devotee Is Founded
In This Capability By Virtue Of his or her Constant Communion
With Me (and, Thus and Thereby, With The Divine Person, Reality,
Secret of How To Change — True change and advanced human
adaptation are not made on the basis of any self-conscious resistance
to old, degenerative, and subhuman habits. Change is not a matter
of not doing something. It is a matter of doing something else
— something that is inherently right, free, and pleasurable. Therefore,
the key is insight and the freedom to feel and participate in
ways of functioning that are right and new. What is not used becomes
obsolete, whereas what is opposed is kept before you.
Fire Must Have Its Way
what have you learned in your whole life? Have you learned to
feel perfectly? To feel absolutely? Did you ever go through a
period of study in which you learned to feel to Infinity, to feel
Absolute Divinity? No, you learned all the reactive patterns of
life, all the desires for ordinary things. You knew them even
before you became familiar with them again in this body. You cannot
feel any better than you can feel, and you are addicted to feeling
less than love, to being less than ecstasy. When you come to see
Me, you will realize that you cannot feel any better than you
beings is always disturbing —
not necessarily the eating, but the witnessing
of the eating. There is nothing I can do about this, Aniello.
This world is dreadful. Do you have any idea what is happening
in conditional nature? All beings are My Own. Yet, you must sacrifice
them in order to live. You beings, you humans here, require the
murdering of living beings to eat and survive. You must come to
terms with this fact. To do so you must come to terms with your
own life and death and accept the fact that you are a sacrifice,
and that conditionally manifested existence is not merely a jolly
time. All of you could potentially die a painful death and live
a painful lifetime. By entering into relationship with Me, I am
Giving you another slice of possibility.
Sacred Purpose of Art
no great art without the sacred. There’s no true art without the
beautiful. For there to be the sacred, there must be the ability
to participate spiritually in Reality, beyond self. Great art
must be associated with the Divine. And for something to be beautiful,
there must be love. The subject must be, somehow or other, something
that anyone, in general, could love. Without the ability of an
art form to evoke the feeling of love in you, you cannot find
it to be beautiful.
Participation in true art should be self-transcending, should
permit that, should invite it. It also serves the observer, permits
the observer to transcend himself or herself. It’s not merely
the product of some hero who was able to transcend self and make
this art product and then you go and admire it. Participation
in some art forms should be a great exercise also — an exercise
that enables you to transcend your self.
the Camera: The Bright Reality Beyond "Point of View"
The human individual
in the midst of reality is like a camera in a room — perceiving
everything from a fixed "point of view." But what does the room
really look like? The room can be viewed from every possible "point
of view" in space-time — not merely from any particular "point
of view," or even a finite collection of "points of view." Therefore,
no "point of view" can reveal the room, or reality itself, because
every "point of view" is limited and essentially self-referring.
a New World Order and Human-Scale Community
Peace Law —
This letter is a call to righten the collective moral disposition
of humanity, and to establish a global cooperative order on that
basis. In this message to all, I call upon the leaders and educators
of humankind to actively embrace, and to universally declare and
promote, and to actively require the universal real fulfillment
of the simplest law and measure of humankind, which I have stated
in the form: "Cooperation + Tolerance = Peace". The acceptance
of this law as a universal discipline is the basis for (progressively)
resolving the current plight of humankind.
of the Way of Adidam
Avatar Bhakti Yoga
— I Have Summarized The Practice Of Ruchira Avatara Bhakti Yoga
(or The Turning Of The Faculties Of the body-mind To Me) In A
Great Admonition To All My Devotees: "Always Invoke Me, Feel Me,
Breathe Me, and Serve Me." To Invoke Me Is To Surrender The Faculty
Of mind To Me, At Its Root (Which Is attention). To Feel Me Is
To Surrender The Faculty Of emotion To Me, At Its Root (Which
Is feeling). To Breathe Me Is To Commune With Me Via The Cycles
Of the breath. To Serve Me Is To Constantly Turn To Me Via Every
Action Of the body, and In (and By Means Of) The By-Me-Given functional,
practical, relational, and Cultural Disciplines.
the Search for the Edible Deity —
eating gorilla finds a cabbage in the jungle, sits down like a
slob and munches away at the cabbage, and is completely benign,
completely peaceful. There is nothing threatening about this gorilla,
nothing dangerous about him. If some other gorilla or another
being comes near, he still has his food. He is connected to the
food source. He is not disturbed as long as that creature will
show that he also is eating. Therefore,
the eating gorilla is the image of the true man, the true woman.
He demonstrates the principle of true politics, of real human
existence, in which we are always presently connected to the Food
Source in Truth, and are always presuming connection, relationship,
"I love you." But the gorilla in the desert, or the
conventional man, is cut off from his food source through the
presumptive recognition of his separate existence, of his mortality.
He feels unloved. He is a dangerous beast. He is in conflict with
himself, struggling, looking for a way to be permanently sustained.
Carta Abierta a la Toda la Familia Humana —
una antigua tradiciùn en la que los maestros espirituales
genuinos ofrecen su ayuda profunda para la humanidad en momentos
de grandes calamidades. Al hablar con pasiùn profética y
desde las profundidades de su realizaciùn espiritual, estos
seres extraordinarios nos a adoptar un camino capaz de enderezar
las cosas. En
este momento tan difícil en la historia de la humanidad, Avatar
Adi Da Samraj, un Maestro Espiritual de importancia excepcional,
hace un llamado urgente a todas las naciones para que de manera
colectiva efectúen cambios en el mundo para beneficio de toda
la humanidad. Sus
palabras se originan en un deseo abrumador de ver a la humanidad
participando en la creaciùn de un nuevo destino en el que
la guerra no sea ya una opciùn, Avatar
Adi Da ofrece esta Carta Abierta
a toda la "familia" humana.
religieuze ambivalentie van het Westen — In het religieuze
bewustzijn van de westerse mens ligt iets heel negatiefs besloten.
Om als westerling religieus te worden, schijn je je te moeten
afvragen: "Bestaat er een God?". Dat is echter een volkomen
absurde vraag. Ze heeft absoluut niets te maken met een Spiritueel
leven. Die vraag gaat over mensen, niet over God. "Bestaat
er een God?" is een vraag die blijk geeft van een gemoedstoestand
van mensen waarvoor ze verantwoordelijkheid moeten leren dragen.
De vraag op zich hoeft helemaal niet beantwoord te worden.
Da und Adidam (das buch)
— Tief im Innern sehnt sich jeder Mensch nach Antworten auf die
existenziellen Fragen des Lebens: Gibt es einen Gott? Gibt es
etwas jenseits des Lebens? Warum gibt es so viel Leid? Was ist
die Wahrheit? Was ist die Wirklichkeit? Solange wir enthusiastisch
in die vielfältigen Möglichkeiten des Lebens verwickelt sind,
bleiben diese Fragen meist oberflächlich. Erst wenn wir direkt
mit dem Tod konfrontiert oder zutiefst darüber desillusioniert
sind, was die unterschiedlichsten Erfahrungen uns letztendlich
bringen können, lässt sich die. Auseinandersetzung mit den grundlegenden
Fragen des Lebens nicht mehr vermeiden. In solchen Momenten ist
das Herz offen und gibt sich nicht mehr mit den üblichen Tröstungen
zufrieden. Der Drang nach der Wahrheit, der Wirklichkeit und dem
Wirklichen Gott wird spürbar. Viele Menschen sind gegenwärtig
verunsichert und suchen nach einem tieferen Sinn des Lebens. In
dieser von Dunkelheit und Verunsicherung geprägten Epoche ist
der Ruchira-Avatar Adi Da Samraj in die menschliche Welt gekommen,
um eine einzigartige Spirituelle Kultur ins Leben zu rufen, die
nicht bloß auf Glaube, Legende und Mythologie beruht. Der Weg
von Adidam, den Er Offenbart und Gegeben hat, ist eine Göttliche
Offenbarung, wie sie nie zuvor gemacht worden ist. Adidam ist
keine konventionelle Religion, die auf irgendeinem Glauben beruht.
Adidam beruht auf einer konkreten Untersuchung, ist eine „Wirklichkeitsuntersuchung"
aller menschlichen Lebens- und Erfahrungsbereiche. Adidam ist
ein universelles Angebot, das jedem offen steht, der den Impuls
in sich spürt, über ein ich-bezogenes Leben hinauszugehen und
— hier und jetzt — in einen Göttlichen Prozess einzutauchen.
von Des Knie des Lauschens
— Adi Da Samrajs Autobiographie ist seit ihrem Erscheinen 1972
ein Standardwerk der spirituellen Literatur, das mit dieser Ausgabe
nun endlich wieder auf deutsch vorliegt. Die erste deutsche Übersetzung
war 1988 erschienen und seit vielen Jahren vergriffen. Adi Da
Samraj schildert in Das Knie des Lauschens die ersten dreißig
Jahre seines Lebens — von seiner Geburt als das „Strahlend-Helle"
bis zu seinem Göttlichen Wieder-Erwachen 1970. Der Leser wird
dabei in den Bann der außergewöhnlichsten spirituellen Prozesse
gezogen. Anhand seiner eigenen Lebensgeschichte offenbart Adi
Da Samraj die Begrenztheit mystischer Erfahrungen und die Sinnlosigkeit
jeglicher Suche. Er ruft stattdessen dazu auf, die Wirklichkeit
an sich wahr-zunehmen, die immer bereits existiert.
from the Knee Of Listening: Förstĺelsens Meditation — Världen
söker, ingenting annat. Allt sökande skapar ständigt ĺterkommande
lidande och separation. De skapas av identifierandets, avskiljandets
och begärets ständiga aktiviteter. Dessa är mekanismerna i att
lĺta bli att tillhöra eller att vara samhörig, att vara relaterad.
Och dessa tre utförs alltid pĺ varats olika plan, jämförbara med
vad som kallas ”chakras” eller skapande omloppscentrum, och i
de olika kropparna, sfärerna och upplevelserna. Sökarens medvetande
är förnimmelser av ständigt förändrad svĺrighet och valnöd. Och
i allt han gör undviker han alltid att vara samhörig.
Paradigmes: Critères pour une philosophie de la spiritualité
(par Roger Savoie) —
Je voudrais dans ce chapitre expliquer
aussi clairement que possible les trois critères qui constitueront
le fondement d'une
réflexion sérieuse sur la spiritualité: (1) la sagesse millénaire
(et toujours actuelle) des grands Maîtres spirituels de l'humanité;
(2) la théorie structurale-évolutive ou doctrine (d'Adi Da Samraj)
des sept stades de la vie; (3) le témoignage de la Grande Tradition
Da Samraj appelle la «Grande
synthèse de toutes les traditions) ou
Da A Adidam —
z nás má hluboko v sobě uloženou potřebu dostat odpovědi na základní
otázky existence života. Existuje Bůh? Co se děje po tomto životě?
Proč existuje utrpení? Co je Pravda? Co je Skutečnost? Dokud nadšeně
hledáme mezi možnostmi, které život nabízí, zůstávají tyto otázky
jen povrchní. Teprve když jsme přímo konfrontováni se smrtí, nebo
jsme hluboce rozčarováni tím, co nám životní zkušenosti přinášejí,
pak již není možné se konfrontaci s těmito základními otázkami