SACRED HISTORY for December 19th
1987 Adi Da Samraj Gives the Talk “Sadhana Hurts”, one of many fiery Talks He Gives during this time, about the necessity to endure the “pain”, or “heat”, of ego-transcending practice. In the passage published in The Aletheon, “Mere Concentration Versus True Surrender”,
His Divine Presence Parama-Sapta-Na Adi Da Says:
“To rightly and truly engage the ego-transcending practice of the Reality-Way of Adidam is (inevitably) demanding, and even (at times) difficult—but the practice is, itself, never mere and egoic suffering. Rather, the practice is the ordeal associated with the transcending of egoity.
It is the ordeal of right and true renunciation, right and true ‘self’-discipline. That ego-transcending ordeal of ‘self’-discipline is necessary. That ordeal is, itself, the substance of change, the alchemy of change. That ordeal is the ‘fire on the pot’—into which you must throw everything.” ~Adi Da Samrajashram
1996 Adi Da Samraj Gathers with devotees and Gives the Talk “Are You This Unit That Is Built to Die?”, later published in Drifted in the Deeper Land. In the passage published in The Aletheon, ~ “What Consciousness Is”,
His Divine Presence Parama-Sapta-Na Adi Da Says:
“Right practice of the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Reality-Way of Adidam is not about ‘self’-concern. Rather, right practice of the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Reality-Way of Adidam is, Ultimately, about Fulfilling the Native Impulse to Realize the Self-Nature—or the Inherent Nature, or the ‘Root’-Nature—of Reality Itself (Which Is That Which Is Always Already The Case).
Thus, right practice of the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Reality-Way of Adidam is not a matter of exercising concern for the body-mind-‘self’, or for the pattern of thoughts and perceptions, but of entering most profoundly into the depth of existence. The deeper the process becomes, the more removed it becomes from ordinary waking-state associations.”
Adi Da then Says:
“In due course, persistence in the ego-transcending practice I have Revealed and Given becomes a process at the level of the Depth Beyond the feeling-base, Beyond the functioning of discriminative intelligence and will, Beyond the observing-function, Beyond even the Witness-Consciousness As Witness—in the Deep Itself, Utterly Beyond and Prior to waking, dreaming, and sleeping.
People tend to relate to such Revelatory Statements as I have just Made with the perceiving-thinking ‘self’, or the ego, and think: ‘If I am the Witness of waking, dreaming, and sleeping, I must, right now, be the Witness of waking—and, therefore, the Witness-Consciousness is some kind of stand-offish observing of the waking state.’
However, the True Witness is deeper and more profound than all three common states (of waking, and dreaming, and sleeping). The Witness-Consciousness is not Realized in the waking state. In fact, the Witness-Consciousness is not Realized in the waking state, the dreaming state, or the sleeping state. If the Witness-Consciousness could be Realized in any of those three states, It would not be the Witness of all three states.
The Witness-Consciousness Is Always Beyond and Perfectly Prior. And the Way to enter into That Prior Beyond is to embrace the process of ever-deepening devotional Communion with Me, which (ultimately) becomes Communion with Me at the Threshold between deep sleep and What Is Beyond. Up to that point, My devotee will ‘Locate’ Me via My human Threshold-Form. My human Threshold-Form Is the Revelation-Pattern That Serves My yet-maturing devotee’s Realization of Me.
However, in the ‘Perfect Practice’ of the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Reality-Way of Adidam, There Is Only Me—humanly and As I Am—without the beginner’s ego-mind associated with My immature devotee’s ‘self’-presumed separation from Me. The ‘Perfect Practice’ of the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Reality-Way of Adidam is the practice-demonstration of Non-separation.
The ‘Perfect Practice’ of the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Reality-Way of Adidam takes place Beyond and Prior to the Doorway between deep sleep—and, thus, the totality of the three common states of waking, dreaming, and sleeping—and What Is Priorly (or Always Already) Beyond.
The ‘I’ as the functionary-observer of perception and thinking is not immortal, or eternal. Rather, the observing-‘I’ is always intrinsically associated with the moment to moment (and always temporary) pattern of the body-mind-complex (and, therefore, with the ‘fate’ of the body-mind-complex), both during the lifetime and beyond the lifetime.
Yet, the Reality-Condition of that ‘subjective’ feeling-awareness Is (Itself) Always Already Prior to and Beyond the body-mind-complex—and, therefore, Prior to and Beyond the separate-‘self’-function in the context of the body-mind-complex.
The Reality-Condition of that ‘subjective’ feeling-awareness Is Prior to waking, dreaming, and sleeping—or, in other words, Prior to all of the processes associated with the body-mind-complex.
What Is Always Already Deep, Prior, and Beyond Is What must Be Realized. Therefore, the practice of the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Reality-Way of Adidam is the practice of That Realization.” ~The Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary
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