SACRED HISTORY for August 9th
1987 Adi Da Samraj Gathers with devotees and “Considers” the purposes and consequences of social order in the common “world” and how it affects the individual, versus the ancient and Spiritual requirement for individuals to be “self”-disciplined and to transcend egoic “self”.
His Divine Presence Parama-Sapta-Na Adi Da Says:
“Suppression of the psycho-physical personality is not auspicious. However, it is a common social device. There is a common social and political expectation that people be orderly. That expectation tends to reach into the most personal level of everyone’s life. If the individual is not moved to be so orderly altogether, then the influence is felt as a repressive force, and the individual resists it. But, feeling he or she must conform, the individual becomes ‘self’-suppressive and rather neurotic—perhaps not so ‘self’-indulgent in comparison with others, but disturbed, stressful, cold, and capable of suddenly acting in a disturbed fashion.
Others, when confronted by the same demands, do not feel quite so obliged to be orderly. They find loopholes in the system somehow and so are more exaggerated in their behavior. They indulge themselves. They release the suppressed energy, or at least seem to, or are trying to, but they likewise do not relieve it. They merely indulge themselves, and in the process develop habits of ‘self’-indulgence that intensify the stress and intensify ego-possession over time, constantly regenerating the motive of seeking.
What must truly occur is that the individual must understand himself or herself, be rightly purposed, and make sense out of his or her life. If you do this, then your great purpose is not the same as the ‘civilized’ purpose, but it does not run counter to it, either.
An individual rightly purposed for ‘self’-understanding will find it rather easy (in general) to function happily in social relationships with others, and will be regarded (in general) to be a rather benign character. Nonetheless, the purpose to which that individual is fitted is not merely to be orderly for order’s sake. You must, therefore, discover the purpose in all this order that is socially transmitted to you and traditionally transmitted to everyone socially.”
Adi Da goes on to Say:
“You see in the demands for order, even in secular politics, the present-time representation of an ancient sacred principle, an ancient ‘dharma’ given to the people. A great philosophy in one form or another is at the origin of all these social rules. It was regarded to be appropriate in ancient times that individuals even in the earliest time of life maintain ‘self’-discipline, to purify themselves and not become exaggerated or lose balance, not merely for the sake of society—of course, that was a secondary purpose—but (ultimately) for the sake of Divine Realization, Divine Communion.
Discipline exists for the purpose of transcending egoity. When you are organized toward the possibility of transcending egoity, then you become capable of discipline, and the mood of being suppressed disappears.” ~Adi Da Samrajashram
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