SACRED HISTORY for April 24th

1978   Adi Da Samraj Writes the Essay “Sheep, Goats, Wolves, and the Manly Few Who Are a Sacrifice in God”, later published in The Enlightenment of the Whole Body.

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

“There has been so much popular communication and ‘hype’ about ‘true religion’, ‘secret’ esoteric Spiritual practices, and ‘Great Masters’ that such things have become part of the conventional ‘self’-imagery and ‘personal’ mind of countless ordinary people. Very few people demonstrate the kind of responsibility, real intelligence, and creative power necessary even to begin practice of a rightly ‘religious’ and Spiritual kind. But great numbers of childish and adolescent individuals embrace forms of exclusive cultism and ‘self’-glorifying belief.

Likewise, many people of that kind, unable to live as a true and consistent sacrifice, imagine themselves to be great, or worthy to dominate others. Many even imagine themselves to be Spiritual Masters.”

Adi Da then Concludes:

“Spiritual Masters are developed in the human plane only very occasionally, and the function of such a One is to regenerate the Teaching and the Way of devotion to the Spiritual Master. Any number of practitioners at various higher stages of human structural development may live at any point in time, and such individuals are not Spiritual Masters. They are only people on the Way. What is significant is the Way itself, not who is possessed of what signs of this and that ‘experiential’ attainment.

The true Spiritual Master has a unique service to perform for the sake of others. He or she shows the Way and clarifies the Teaching. All others must simply yield to the Spiritual Master in God in the Way that has been Revealed, and they must practice on the basis of a full understanding of the Revealed Teaching.

Once the Spiritual Master has done his or her Work, no individual has unique significance in relation to practitioners of the Way. Rather, all must turn to the Spiritual Master in God and serve one another on that basis.

Therefore, apart from the Original Creative Work of the Spiritual Master, what is significant is the practice and process in the gathering and culture of devotees. Those who call attention to themselves in the usual fascinating ways divert others from the Spiritual Master in God.

Negatively dominant characters feed on the energy and attention of others, which should instead be devoted to the devotional and practical exercise of the true Spiritual process in relation to the Spiritual Master in God.

In any case, ‘self’-glorified individuals have nothing to show but their own poor ‘experience’. But what truly must be found by all is the Love-Bliss-Fullness That Awakens only when the ‘self’ is surrendered entirely and cannot be found apart from the Spiritual Master in God.”  ~Muliwai, Oahu, Hawaii

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