SACRED HISTORY for November 22nd
1987 Adi Da Samraj Gathers with devotees and “Considers” the commitment required to make one’s life into ego-transcending practice. In the passage now included in The Aletheon, “Mere Concentration Versus True Surrender”.
His Divine Presence Parama-Sapta-Na Adi Da Says:
“In your egoity, you are profoundly committed to having life ‘work out’. You think that life is supposed to ‘work out’—such that it fulfills your naive and culturally-propagandized presumptions about what constitutes ‘the good life’. At the same time, you confess that you feel an impulse to engage ego-transcending practice and Realize the Truth. Your persistence in this double-mindedness indicates that you are not functioning on the basis of the necessary most fundamental intelligent ‘self’-observation—that conditional existence is inherently limited, is filled with intrinsic suffering, cannot and is not going to fulfill itself, and is (in and of itself) fruitless. You cannot be committed to the process of Divine Self-Realization without the necessary foundation that is that intelligent ‘self’-observation.
As a socially-adapted ego-‘I’, you are grounded in the collective ideal and ‘self’-image of ‘the good life’—imagining you are born to be fulfilled, satisfied, kissed, cuddled, congratulated, and immortalized. No one who has ever Realized the Truth to any Real degree has ever functioned on such a basis. You must see through the absurdity of that socially-programmed proposition. Nevertheless, even in the midst of seeing through that absurdity, you remain both required and able to practice in the context of ordinary living—with love, with compassion, with a sense of humor, and also with a capability for delight—but free of the absurd vision of ‘self’-fulfillment and the equally absurd vision that the universe is going to fulfill itself.
To engage Real ego-transcending practice in My Company is to be obliged by a Great Purpose—not only ‘interested’, but obliged. In that case, every moment of existence becomes a test relative to that always heart-felt obligation.
Every moment of existence is either a moment in which you relinquish that obligation, and (thus and thereby) abandon the principle of ego-transcending practice, or else a moment in which you maintain and Really enact the principle of ego-transcending practice.
If you become weak, precious about yourself, ‘self’-conscious, reactive, and so on, you relinquish the principle of ego-transcending practice, and you relinquish your Great Purpose.
In the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Reality-Way of Adidam, to embrace ego-transcending practice is to constantly and readily pass tests—moment to moment, and all the time.
Practice in My Divine Avataric Company is not about ‘making an arrangement’ with life, not about ‘bargaining’ with ‘God’. Practice in My Divine Avataric Company is not about persisting in mediocrity.
Rather, practice in My Divine Avataric Company is about passing tests, such that the total body-mind constantly goes through ego-transcending changes and makes an always greater and always new ego-transcending demonstration.
Practice in My Divine Avataric Company is a ‘hard school’, a persistently ego-transcending life—based upon the Great Purpose of transcending all limitations, transcending the body-mind-complex itself, and transcending the cosmic domain itself.”
Adi Da goes on to Say:
“The only-by-Me Revealed and Given Reality-Way of Adidam is the transcending of everything, Liberation from everything, in the Utter Freedom of egoless Most Perfect Divine Self-Realization.” ~Adi Da Samrajashram
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