SACRED HISTORY for July 24th
1987 Adi Da Samraj Gathers with devotees and Discourses on the sober disposition and Happy Realization that His devotees enjoy in their right and true practice of the Reality-Way of Adidam, which He has Established.
His Divine Presence Parama-Sapta-Na Adi Da Says:
“You would like for your present disposition, state, ‘experience’, consoled state of being, and so forth, to itself be Ultimate Realization, only needing to be named such. Then you would be happier, you would justify or get the visibility you always seek. But it is not It, and cannot be.
I, in My Disposition, would be willing to Grant you all eternal Realization now, and Do in My Disposition. But Realization is not that kind of ‘magic’. The Reality-Way of Adidam requires great ‘self’-understanding, and enthusiasm cannot replace it. And the energy of conditional being is not superior to Enlightenment Itself. It cannot replace It. But you want enthusiasm itself, the current energy of being, to replace the great somehow-seeming-dismal obligation and ordeal of ego-transcending practice that is before you. And it cannot replace it. And, of course, it is not dismal. That is what you must realize.
The Reality-Way of Adidam is, from the beginning, happy, a happy surrender to Great Help, Great Understanding, Great Discrimination, Great Capability, and at the beginning, a truly human capability, a truly humanized disposition. Even in the context of the first three stages of life, that is superior to the common course, is it not? It is superior to mere suffering, or submission to suffering, but it is not yet Enlightenment.”
Adi Da goes on to Say:
“You must understand the limits you yourself are imposing upon Enlightenment. That sobers your very being. It must, and only that sobering is the beginning of the Reality-Way of Adidam.
All beings are enthusiastic. Look at children. They would like to enforce their own vital happiness forever, and have it Realize the Divine. At some point, they must understand—they must be sobered by Reality. Growth requires a certain kind of pain, no doubt. But it must not destroy your happiness. Your enthusiasm must be governed by understanding, partitioned to the Law, submitted to Happiness Itself.
The ordeal of the Reality-Way of Adidam does not suppress humanity or the human being, but it sobers the human being, awakens the human being to virtuous or Real-God-Realizing activity and understanding, and ennobles the being, and, then, in the course of practice, glorifies Real God, Reality Itself, and Truth Itself.
The practicing ordeal itself cannot be bypassed. When you come to this understanding, you will be sobered from the beginning, and that sobering will make you serious, will intervene in the pattern of your mediocrity, will organize your good feelings, and ennoble your disposition, and give it capability, enable it, and fit it to the practice that is Real-God-Realizing, in other words, ego-transcending.
So, life-force enthusiasm, the happy quality of the human being (even as a conditional personality), is rising upon That Which Is Divine and Absolute. And that essence does well to be made into life. But it must be sobered. It must be set straight. It must be Awakened. It must be directed. Nothing else is ego-transcending practice, and nothing else Realizes the Truth, because the difference between the Truth and suffering is the transcending of egoity. Call it suffering, if you will, but what must be transcended is not merely negative ‘experiences’, but the ‘self’-contraction, the conditional ‘self’ itself.
Therefore, ‘Nirvana’ is nothing but the Realization of That Which Always Already Is, when the conditional ‘self’ is vanished, thoroughly understood, utterly transcended, and the being is established in its place, its own place, perfectly.
If the ‘universe’ has any ‘meaning’, that is its ‘meaning’. Its ‘meaning’ is its own transcending. When the Shakti dies, or submits to Consciousness Itself, the Ultimate Position, the Source Itself, then comes the Great Revelation.” ~Adi Da Samrajashram
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