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SACRED HISTORY for August 8th

1982   Adi Da Samraj Gathers with devotees and “Considers” the life-choice of the Spiritual renunciate versus the choice of the usual “worldly” individual.

His Divine Presence Parama-Sapta-Na Adi Da Says:

“In the usual setting of life, people act and think chronically, constantly. They engage in motor activity and thinking constantly. They are always intentionally stimulating themselves physically, emotionally, and mentally. In the setting of the renunciate Spiritual community, however, there is no significant stimulation from without.

Therefore, instead of stimulating yourself or responding to stimulation from without to escape boredom, doubt, and discomfort, you may directly recollect and enter into the Condition of Bliss, or Happiness. In the renunciate Spiritual community, you can simply resort to the direct means of the Spiritual process and Realize the Native State of Bliss.

The secret of the disposition of Enlightened beings is to be so oriented to the disposition of renunciation that you do not choose anything except Bliss. You do not fall from It. You do not dissociate from It. You do not contract or collapse into the chronic difficulties that motivate you to seek fulfillment and release. Rather, you always remain in the Condition of Bliss. You always enter directly into the Prior Domain of Being.”

Adi Da goes on to Say:

“In the ‘world’, there exist taboos against pleasures in general, because pleasure looks too much like ecstasy. At the ‘root’ of these functional taboos against pleasure is the taboo against Bliss.

Life in the ‘world’ is organized around un-Happiness and the pursuit of Happiness, rather than around Happiness and the direct transcending of un-Happiness.

A different ‘program’ is operative in the ‘world’ than what is operative in the renunciate Spiritual community. The renunciate Way is not merely opposed to the habit of people who live in the ‘world’. It is not an egoic reaction to the common life. It is based on ‘self’-criticism, ‘self’-observation, ‘self’-understanding, and a clear appreciation of the choice people commonly make.”  ~Da Love-Ananda Mahal

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