SACRED HISTORY for September 3rd
1983 Adi Da Samraj Gathers with devotees and “Considers” the “self”-confinement of the ego-“I”.
His Divine Presence Parama-Sapta-Na Adi Da Says:
“The ego-‘I’ is ‘self’-destructive and ‘other’-destructive. The ego-‘I’ is a cornered rat. The ‘self’-contraction confines the ‘self’ to a lesser principle of existence, a separate being. Everything associated with it, then, becomes a kind of surrounding, a kind of trap, a confinement.
You alternate between the ‘self’-doubting, ‘self’-destructive orientation, and the ‘other’-doubting, ‘other’-destructive orientation until you become responsible, through ‘self’-observation, for this confinement, this knot of egoity, and become coincident with the Totality of Existence, Divine Existence. Then you can begin to grow again, and not only in human terms, in the ordinary sense, but Spiritually, in the highest human terms.”
Adi Da then Says:
“In Marpa’s biography, relative to his disciple Milarepa, he said that if he could only have brought his Spiritual son to despair one more time, utter despair one more time, Milarepa would not have had to be reborn. What is there to despair of? The ego, the ‘self’-contraction, its total design, its motivation, its destiny, its purposes, its commitments.
Even in the case of those who are relatively purified—purified beyond the level of ordinary people—they are still possessed of this fierce demon of separate ‘self’. You must despair of it utterly. Utterly. That does not mean that you must become chronically desperate.
It means, in the case of utter despair, that you relinquish it. And in that case, you are not sitting with nothing, but, rather, you coincide with the Grace of the Divine and are able to learn through Its Help.” ~Nukubati Island, Fiji
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