SACRED HISTORY for August 10th
1982 Adi Da Samraj Gathers with devotees and “Considers” the transcending of boredom, doubt, and discomfort. In The Aletheon, this “Consideration” occurs as the Essay “The Perfect Transcending of Boredom, Doubt, and Discomfort”, in which His Divine Presence Parama-Sapta-Na Adi Da Samraj Says:
“The moment to moment transcending of boredom, doubt, and discomfort is fundamental to the life-context of the intrinsically ego-transcending demonstration of Transcendental Spiritual life in whole bodily devotional recognition-response to Me.
Ego-bound ordinary life is characterized by a constant seeking-effort to resist boredom, doubt, and discomfort—by exploiting the functional possibilities of the body-mind-complex to try to escape the moment to moment arising of the ego-states of boredom, doubt, and discomfort.
Among the many means commonly used in the seeking-effort to escape boredom, doubt, and discomfort are ‘techniques’ that are usually called ‘religious’ or ‘spiritual’. Apart from egoless Divine Self-Realization, ‘religious’ or ‘spiritual’ exercises are basically ‘techniques’ of consolation—‘methods’ applied by the ego-‘I’ (or the ‘self’-contraction) to escape its fundamental dis-ease, which constantly takes the form of boredom, doubt, and discomfort.
In the only-by-Me Revealed and Given ‘Radical’ (or Always ‘At-the-Root’) Reality-Way of Adidam (or Adidam Ruchiradam), the necessary context of whole-bodily-to-Me-turned recognition-responsive Transcendental Spiritual life in My Divine Avataric Company is ‘radical’ (or always ‘at-the-root’) ‘self’-surrender and the intrinsic (and moment-to-moment-demonstrated) transcending of egoity.
When the ego-‘I’ is always already (or intrinsically, rather than strategically, or by effort of seeking-‘technique’) transcended, the otherwise to-be-applied ‘methods’ for avoiding boredom, doubt, and discomfort by means of developing one’s egoic life—whether in exoteric or esoteric terms—are also (thus and thereby) transcended and relinquished.
Boredom, doubt, and discomfort are not merely to be endured and suffered. Rather, it is always necessary to directly and intrinsically transcend boredom, doubt, and discomfort, by directly and intrinsically transcending the ‘self’-contraction, so that—instead of being limited to boredom, doubt, and discomfort, and the motives of escape—you participate directly in the Transcendental Spiritual Divine Self-Nature, Self-Condition, and Self-State of Reality Itself. This directly participatory Reality-Way Is the Secret of the Real Transcendental Spiritual Process in My Divine Avataric Company.”
Adi Da goes on to Say:
“Through association with, and constant devotional recognition-response to, My Divine Avataric Influence, the Reality-Way of Adidam is lived as ‘radical’ devotion to Me, and (in due course) as a Transcendental Spiritual process, rather than an ego-based effort to escape some condition in which the ego is suffering.
The Reality-Way of Adidam is always the Way of ‘radical’ devotion to Me, never the way of the ego. It is the Way of ‘radical’ devotion to Me, conceived in Transcendental Spiritual terms, founded in Divine Reality, not the kind of cultic devotionalism in which egos seek relief from boredom, doubt, and discomfort.
If there is a feeling of separation from My Divine Avataric Influence, or a feeling that It is not profoundly effective, the reason for that feeling is the ‘self’-contraction. There is not sufficient turning to Me, not sufficient right-life obedience to Me, not sufficient surrender of separate ‘self’. And surrender is not some sort of emotional gesture. It is a total psycho-physical gesture. Therefore, it requires all aspects of practice, all of the functional, practical, relational, and cultural disciplines, the whole life of service to Me. All of these things are simply means for surrender of ‘self’ to the Transcendental Divine Being through My Divine Avataric Influence. When, by these means, you are in direct contact with My Divine Avataric Influence, when devotional Communion with Me is established, then the process is simply a matter of swooning into My Divine Avataric Influence.” ~Da Love-Ananda Mahal
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