SACRED HISTORY for August 28th
2004 Adi Da Samraj Gathers with devotees and “Considers” the error of using “experiences” to guide one’s practice of the Reality-Way of Adidam to guide one’s practice of the Reality-Way of Adidam. This “Consideration” was later published as “All There Is To It” in The Aletheon.
His Divine Presence Parama-Sapta-Na Adi Da Says:
“Merely because you have some kind of ‘experience’ does not mean that your practice of the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Reality-Way of Adidam (or Adidam Ruchiradam) should thenceforth be different. The practice of the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Reality-Way of Adidam is always, in any present moment, exactly as I have already and specifically Given you in My ‘Radical’ (or Always ‘At-the-Root’) Word of Teaching, regardless of what ‘experiences’ arise. That is all there is to it.
Notice how you tend to make your ‘experiences’ into questions—questions in which, basically, you want to ‘bargain’ with Me about how to practice, when you already know exactly what I have already Told you to practice. There is something about ‘experiences’ that leads you to be attached to them or to be glamorized or stimulated or distracted by them. In any and every moment, you tend to make the ‘experience’ of the moment the ‘point’ of your practice—and, thus, you start indulging in reveries about the ‘experience’. You do this with everything—blissful ‘experiences’, unpleasant ‘experiences’—such that everything becomes the ‘thing’ itself. Then you begin to wonder about the practice—and, as a result, you become weak in your understanding and application of the practice. In Reality Itself, it does not matter what your ‘experiences’ are, because the ‘experiences’ do not make any Reality-’difference’. ‘
Experiences’ make no Reality-‘difference’ whatsoever, and they pass in a moment. That is all there is to it.
You tend to approach Me as if saying something like: ‘Oh, what a wonderful, fantastic vision I had! I could tell You about it now. It happened forty-five years ago, but I remember it as if it were this morning.’ Yet, the ‘experience’ you remember does not make any ‘difference’ in Reality Itself. It is like yesterday’s lunch. Where is it? You have nothing to show for it.
Whatever arises, the practice in the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Reality-Way of Adidam is always specific to the moment—and, yet, it always remains the same, no matter what arises ‘experientially’. There are transitions in practice, of course, in which there are additional and new responsibilities—but, once any particular practice-transition is formally made, and it is, thus and thereby, formally acknowledged that you have some new responsibility in practice, then that new formal practice-responsibility (which is always only a further development of moment to moment whole-bodily-recognition-responsive devotional Communion with Me) is simply and consistently what there is to do. Not something else. Not something you ‘make up’. Not something your ‘experience’ suggests or seems to require as an alternative to the practice I have already formally Given to you.
‘Experiences’ make no ‘difference’ in Reality Itself. ‘Experiences’ are of no ultimate importance. They may be indicators of structures—gross, subtle, or causal esoteric-anatomy signs, and so forth. All kinds of ‘experiences’ may arise, but it makes no ‘difference’ in Reality Itself—and, therefore, it must not change or diminish the only-by-Me Revealed and already formally Given practice.
The practice of the ‘Radical’ (or Always ‘At-the-Root’) Reality-Way of Adidam must always be steadily conformed to My Word of Teaching. Therefore, always practice the Reality-Way of Adidam in straightforward obedience to Me as your Divine Avataric Master. Be always utterly turned to Me and surrendered to Me, and always persist unwaveringly, explicitly, and consistently in following My always specific Instructions—regardless of any protest or limitation or tendency or ‘experience’ that arises. That persistence is the necessary ‘heat’ that makes moment to moment practice right, true, and full of Reality-evidence. That is the necessary ordeal of ego-transcending practice. And that is what is always required of you, by Me Always staying in the ‘heat’ of the ordeal of right and true practice is how you will Really grow in My Divine Avataric Company—and not remain a lifelong beginner. That is all there is to it.” ~Adi Da Samrajashram
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