SACRED HISTORY for January 26th
1994 Adi Da Samraj Gathers with devotees and Reveals the fundamental practice, or Yoga, of “radical” devotion and the moment to moment process of turning the four principal psycho-physical faculties to Him in a Discourse later published as “The Basic Principle” in My “Bright” Form.
His Divine Presence, Parama-Sapta-Na Adi Da, Says:
“In the Reality-Way of Adidam, ‘self’-surrender is not (in any sense) a strategic effort to do something to the separate (and separative) ‘self’. Rather, ‘self’-surrender (in the Reality-Way of Adidam) is the devotionally Me-recognizing, and (altogether) devotionally to-Me-Attracted, and devotionally to-Me-responsive (rather than strategically ‘self’-manipulative) giving of the fundamental faculties of the body-mind (which would, otherwise, be preoccupied with separate and separative ‘self’) to Me (in and As My Divinely-Avatarically-Born bodily human Divine Form and Person)—in every moment, and under all circumstances.
That is ‘self’-forgetting. That is true surrender.
Even to strategically manipulate the separate (and separative) ‘self’ (itself), in order to surrender the separate (and separative) ‘self’, is nothing but an (inevitably fruitless) effort of the separate (and separative) ‘self’ to struggle itself.
It is always (in any moment) possible to turn the four principal faculties of the body-mind-complex to My Divinely-Avatarically-Born bodily (human) Divine Form and Person—because (in and of themselves) these faculties stand prior to their ‘objects’ (or apparent contents), and they are (therefore) never (themselves) bound to the egoic ‘program’ of the moment.
The mind may be thinking constantly—but the faculty of attention (itself) has no ‘object’ or quality, and (therefore) it can, itself, always be turned to Me. There may be reactive emotions arising—but the faculty of feeling is not (itself) disabled by any such ‘objects’, and (therefore) it can, itself, always be turned to Me.
The condition of the body may, at any moment, be disturbance, or dis-ease, or lack of well-being, in one or another respect (or function, or organ)—the faculty of the body (or the functional body itself, in total, or as a whole) can, itself, always be turned to Me.
The cycle of the breath can be affected by forms of mind, reactive emotions, and bodily states—but the faculty of the breath is not (itself) identical to the ever-changing contents of the body-mind-complex, and (therefore) it can, itself, always be turned to Me.”
Adi Da Goes on to Say:
“My devotee who is rightly, truly, fully, and fully devotionally practicing whole bodily devotional turning to Me does not, in any sense, strategically use (or seek with, or struggle with) the separate (and separative) ‘self’. Rather, My devotee who is rightly, truly, fully, and fully devotionally practicing whole bodily devotional turning to Me makes the separate (and separative) ‘self’ obsolete, by not using it (or, that is to say, by allowing the total body-mind, via its principal faculties, to simply turn to Me, in and As My Divinely-Avatarically-Born bodily human Divine Form and Person)—until (in due course), through Ecstatic Absorption in (and, Ultimately, Perfect Self-Identification with, and, Most Ultimately, Divine Self-Realization of) Me, the separate (and separative) ‘self’ vanishes in Me.
Always turn to Me, and (thus and thereby) surrender and forget yourself—rather than turn back on yourself (to see if anything is changing).
In that turning to Me, the separate (and separative) ‘self’ is forgotten. And, in that forgetting, in devotional Communion with Me, you make room for My Divine Avataric Blessing to Do Its Work, and you let the ‘thing’ become obsolete by non-use. The ‘programs’ of egoic habit do not persist unless you give them your life-energy and attention. If you give your life-energy and attention to Me (instead), then all your egoic ‘programs’ will, Ultimately, become obsolete and (literally) vanish. That Is the Divine Truth and the Divine Law.
This is the Basic Principle I have Worked, throughout all the years, to Help everyone understand—by Breaking you out of your egoic ‘point of view’, whereby you transform even the Reality-Way of Adidam into a version of egoity.
This is the critical understanding at the foundation of the Reality-Way of Adidam. It is the understanding that My devotees must demonstrate, by adapting to the process of Listening to Me that is at the beginning of the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Reality-Way of Adidam.” ~Adi Da Samrajashram
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