SACRED HISTORY for March 14th
1983 Adi Da Samraj Gathers with devotees and “Considers” the traditional ceremony of “fire-walking” as a metaphor for the passing of life-tests using the right “religious” means He has Given devotees.
His Divine Presence Parama-Sapta-Na Adi Da Says:
“Right ‘religion’ is supposed to make a difference in the event of difficult life-circumstances. You are not supposed to fail the tests of life, and then take ‘religion’ to yourselves, to comfort yourselves.
Right ‘religion’ is supposed to be what you bring into the circumstance of these life-tests, to utterly transform your participation.
However, you do not generally use ‘religion’ in your ‘fire-walk’—you try to avoid the ‘fire-walk’, or you simply fail the test and are weak and put in doubt by the evils or pains of life. So your only use for ‘religion’ is to make yourselves feel like (maybe) there is something greater to life. Thus, in the face of death, in the face of negative circumstances, in the face of the overwhelming news of what your status is in the natural ‘world’, you only console yourselves with ‘religion’. This has not, traditionally, been the ‘disposition’ toward ‘religion’.”
Adi Da goes on to Say:
“Real Spiritual practice, real ‘religion’, is a demonstration of the Spiritual Reality, in which you are not merely consoled by beliefs in lieu of the transcending of egoity, but by which you actually transcend yourself in very practical circumstances. This, rather than a ceremony like ‘walking on fire’, is something that truly ‘religious’ people, Spiritually oriented people, must submit themselves to every day. In every moment, you must (in effect) submit yourself to the ‘trial by fire’.
The fire, itself, is a symbol for the Spiritual Reality, and you must let It uphold you. People who ‘walk on the embers’ must not merely be walking on a flame that will burn the body, they must be carried by the Spirit-Power.
You all are obliged as My devotees, having ‘considered’ the Reality-Way I have Given you, to demonstrate It and be certain of It, certain of the Transcendental Spiritual Reality, by submitting yourselves to the test of ego-transcending devotional practice. Only by doing so do you become true members of the gathering of My devotees.
Your association with all other practitioners is solidified by your demonstration in the midst of the difficulties of life—not just the difficulties of life, but every moment in which you can either be the ego or transcend it. And that is every moment of existence.
It is only those who have passed through this ‘trial by fire’ who legitimately can belong to any right ‘religious’ or Spiritual community.
In the Reality-Way of Adidam, it does not involve walking on embers, but it does involve submitting yourself to the constant test of existence, putting yourself in the position where you must transcend yourself.
Thus, every day’s meditation is a ‘fire-walk’, every day of living is a ‘fire-walk’, and also, then, every circumstance of difficulty clearly is a ‘trial by fire’.” ~Pacific Harbour Inn, Viti Levu, Fiji
2006 Adi Da Samraj’s Gift of the preliminary “Perfect Knowledge” Listening-practice of “Transcendental Root-Standing” formally Communicated to devotees worldwide, 6:45 p.m. Fiji time. ~Adi Da Samrajashram
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