SACRED HISTORY for February 14th
1988 Adi Da Samraj Gathers with devotees, and, in response to a devotee’s confession of having “experienced” Atma Nadi, Discourses on the Real Renunciation required to Realize the seventh stage of life.
His Divine Presence, Parama-Sapta-Na Adi Da, Says:
“You are going to have to overcome it, because it is ‘objective’, it is conditional, it is about attention. You must understand it, that it is about attention. You may not be able to comprehend it. You cannot comprehend it at your current stage of practice-demonstration.
There is no attention in the seventh stage of life.
It is a great paradox.
Apparently, the seventh stage Realizer functions normally, moves the body about, talks, thinks. There is no attention, no mind, no limitation. What you are ‘experiencing’ are the ordinary vagaries associated with a certain level of practice. The Great Accomplishing-Power is Extraordinary Beyond measure, and It requires great renunciation, a death, that—if you could understand it now—you would flee from in terror! No one has a premonition of it, and when it happens, it happens so easily that there is no harm in it. It is a Release, Extraordinary Beyond measure and not common to humankind, but it is the potential of all beings.”
Adi Da goes on to Say:
“In the Reality-Way of Adidam, you have all kinds of ‘experiences’—interesting and unusual, even often extraordinary ‘experiences’—but they are not the phenomena of Realization, if you could even call Realization a phenomenon.
Realization requires Absolute Renunciation, the most extraordinary commitment and persistence, burning out all of your limits. Absolutely. It is an extraordinary suffering, this renunciation, but Sublime. And then—and you cannot even account for it—there is the Great Event of Awakening, Given by Grace. It is Incomparable and Obvious. But it has nothing to do with these various subtle and extraordinary and interesting ‘experiences’ you all have. It has nothing to do with any of that.
The seventh stage Realization is Incomparable and Beyond measure, and requires absolute death. Absolute Death.
That is why It cannot be chosen. It cannot be encountered. It cannot be strategically approached. One would not. No one wants to die. You do not want the body to die. You do not want the body to die! You do not want the mind to die. You do not want it to die—your consciousness, to die! Your consciousness must die for this Great Transition.
And how can I explain it?
It is a Paradox Beyond measure. It is Absolute Surrender. But you must do the ego-transcending practice. You must return to the renunciation. The ‘experiences’ ultimately mean nothing. You must discard them like crap. And, therefore, in due course you become indifferent to your ‘experiences’. They mean absolutely nothing. They distract you not. Your capability for renunciation gets magnified, to the point of this Death that cannot even be measured, that no one would have, except when It Happens. It is the one thing that should be chosen. It is not a death. It is a Birth.
But one cannot even choose It. One simply has to do the ego-transcending practice. All of so-called ‘you’ must be burned out, must die in the process.
That is it.
And it will happen by Grace, not by your trying to do ‘suicide’ to yourself. No, just do the ego-transcending practice. Do not ‘do yourself in’. Just do the ego-transcending practice. And then, by Grace, it will be Given to you.” ~Adi Da Samrajashram
1978 The Way That I Teach published
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