This section includes a small selection from the many thousands of Adi Da's Divine Utterances (which Adi Da sometimes humorously called "Holy Mutterances") that He spoke or wrote from 1972 to 2008: incisive, Revelatory aphorisms or brief passages that flow from Adi Da's Divine View of everything.
[Adi Da, pointing to His body:] This body is a P.A. system for God.
Avatar Adi Da Samraj, "Little-ji or Me", January 14, 1995
This Body is simply a Vehicle of a Unique and Universal Event of Conjunctions and Noticings. That Event Occurs Spontaneously, and It is not merely personal. In fact, That Event is not personal at all. It is all about everyone and everything. The Utterance provoked That Comes from This Body is from That Place, That Dimension. It is Beyond egoity, Beyond separateness. Reality Itself, the Divine Self-Condition Itself, Speaks through This Spontaneously. Through Conjunctions of all kinds, Spontaneous Utterances and Spontaneous Doings have been the Occurrence. It Is a Unique Manifestation.
Avatar Adi Da Samraj, December, 2005
The casual Words and Footsteps of the Divine Heart-Master Build a Bridge across the ocean of our bondage. Therefore, attend to This Divine Liberator every moment of your life.
Truth is an embrace, just as love is. You do not get argued into love. It is self-evidently right. One responds to truth as one does to love, simply through recognizing it. It is not about argument, not about the domain of mind, or of opposites.
There is a State of Being that is completely, unequivocally, permanently, infinitely Happy and Free — a State that cannot be lost under any conditions, in this world or after death. Such a State is not imaginary. It is the underlying Truth of existence.
Only the seeker takes the dilemma seriously. The waking state does not take your dreams seriously. It is not the least concerned with your dreams. And, fortunately, all beings are already alive with the Intuition of Reality. Therefore, all beings have an affinity with Sunlight, with the True Waking State — with Me.
Not a single circumstance of "experience" is the Truth. Love Is the Truth, Love Is Happiness, and It turns you toward the destiny of Real God. If you will enter into that Communion, you will vanquish the Evil One, you will make "holy war" on the lovelessness in the "world", you will demand the Spiritual conversion of the Earth, and you will absolutely transform human existence. So be free. Love God.
Above the clouds, There Is Always The Sun — Forever Free Of Earthly Weather. By Tendency, You Are Always Looking At the local weather, and Not At The Sun Itself. That Is What egoity Is About — Always Suffering The Changes Of The local Patterning That Is the body-mind In its egoic Bondage. Instead, You Must (In every moment) Turn To Me.
I was not born. I cannot die. I did not begin. I will not end. I Am. I Am Beyond form, quality, and description. I Am. I Am Consciousness. I Am Love-Bliss. I Am smaller than the atom. I Am larger than the universe. I Am. I Am. I Am.
There is only one event: Something arising. All arising is the same mysterious fascination. Only the Mystery is ever found, within and without. Therefore, all that a man or woman may confront is the process of arising, instant forever. When the valuation of one moment or condition over against another ceases by this insight, then profound sensitivity is felt relative to every instant of simple arising. And this sensitivity becomes ultimate and radical intuition of the Condition of this whole process of arising.
You keep waiting for some message to come that tells you why you are alive, why people suffer, where is it all going. . . but that is a waking state prejudice. The message of Reality is that neither arising conditions nor the sense of a separate "self" are necessary.
All religions are historical forms of the Single and Ancient Way of Distracted love for the Divine Person, especially as Revealed in the Life and in the Company and in the Person of Incarnate Adepts in their various degrees and stages of Realization. This is the Great Secret.
If we are truly serious about the matter of religion and spiritual practice, we must also be consistently self-critical. Religion and spirituality without self-criticism are merely forms of self-protecting enthusiasm, founded on uninspected fear.
What is pleasurable to me is the pleasure of surrender itself, love itself, sacrifice itself — and that is your pleasure, too. Apart from that, life is a torment, and we are dying, and that is the end of it.
You are mortal, and entirely subject to the Mercy of the Divine. You own nothing, and you know nothing. No technique of meditation leads to the Divine Being, and there is nothing to be believed that is the Truth. Rather, you must be touched in your feeling by the unspeakable suffering of this world and return everything to the Self-Existing and Self-Radiant Divine Person.
It has been My Intention to make books of My Word so profound that the mere reading of them could convert any being on earth (or anywhere else) from the egoic life of 'self'-possession, mortality, and darkness to the life of Divine Love-Bliss, without requiring the slightest qualification in the case of any being that moves or is.
In every moment, you know exactly what it would be to look and feel and act completely Happy. But you are waiting to be made happy by something that happens to you, some "experience" from "without", or some arbitrary opening "within".
Understand your un-Happiness. Then you will be capable of locating Happiness, and, having located Happiness, you will be capable of practicing the Way of Adidam, which is nothing but the devotion of life to Happiness.
What I have to say to anyone who is immediately facing death is the same as what I have to say to all. All are confronting the same situation. Life is brief and mortal — and you cannot make it not be brief and mortal. But you can change the purposes by which you live, and stop living for egoic purposes. You can become a renunciate and live a Divine life.
Everybody dies from time to time and simply falls into the subtler atmosphere of the earth and is born again. That's just the physics of this cycle of birth and death in which nothing really great is accomplished merely by dying.
The gross (physical) human body is, literally, a death machine. It is not merely, in fact (or as a result of some future conditions), going to die — it is (now, and from its beginnings) patterned to die. Indeed, it intends to die, and even makesitself die. It progressively bringsitself to death.
Thus, from the moment of its birth (and even from its conception), the gross (physical) human body — in and of itself — is not about life, but about death. Therefore to truly be about life requires a unique and profound disposition.
"Right Human Life Must Transcend the Materialist 'Culture' of Death" (September, 2003) Adidam
When the death time comes, you do not know necessarily, but the body-mind-complex knows exactly how to do it and is completely capable of it. . . So death is no big deal. Living is the big deal. Transcending egoity while you are here, while you are alive, that is the big deal.
Instead of fearing your death, intentionally use your life as a sacrifice. Make it a right and positive sacrifice, a service of love, of compassion, without self-concern. Not serving separate self — serving the Ecstasy of the Whole.
"The 'Reality' You Are Asking Questions About Is Your Own Illusion" (April 22, 1995) The Completing Discourses of the 25-Year Revelation
If the Adepts do not speak, the only voice that will be heard is that of ordinary people who are not God-Realized. The Adepts are the Sources of Spiritual life. Such individuals must therefore enter into the stream of society, to purify the culture and reestablish the process of God-Realization. If they do not speak and become influential, there is no hope at all for humanity.
The ego is such a heavy grip, such a clench on the Divine Light, that Spiritual experience through Spiritual Transmission in life does not amount to much for most people. They cannot make it part of their existence.
I am like the sunlight in the morning. I intensify the light of morning until you awaken. Until the light awakens a person, even the Light of Consciousness Itself, the person continues to dream, tries to survive within the dream, manipulates himself or herself within the dream, pursues all kinds of goals, searches, none of which Awaken you. . . I Myself, the One Who would Awaken you, am not an individual within the dream. I Am your Very Consciousness, Your Very Self-Condition. I Am the Real, the Conscious Light, the True Waking State, the True Divine Heart — Breaking Through the force of dreaming.
The Unconditional Reality Is Modified (but Only Apparently) As The conditional Reality. This Must Be Realized. Until This Truth Is Realized, all conditional experience Is A School With A Single Lesson. This Is The Lesson (The Lesson Of Life): "I" Cannot Become Happy. "I" Can Only Be Happy.
I Am Looking for men and women who will live free of every kind of seeking, attendant only to the consciousness of universal prior unity, who will constantly devote themselves to the responsible cooperative management of individual and collective human life in the Indivisible Form and Logic of Reality Itself, rather than the egoic and separative form and 'difference'-bound logic of egoity and illusion.
Such men and women are the unexploitable human presence of Reality Itself.
You must trust the process of your own life, whether it is to go mad, to become ill, to work, to succeed, or to die. Be free of fear. Surrender to the Person of God, the actual Living God. Trust the Divine altogether. Give yourself up emotionally to God. Do it to the point that the physically based fear of death vanishes on the basis of trust alone. Practice complete devotion and absolute surrender.
There is Only Light. Light Is All There Is. All That Is Is Light. . . Light, or God, Is The Literal or Inherent Condition, Substance, Reality, Quality, and Destiny Of all conditional worlds, forms, and beings.
To seek Truth is to deny Truth to begin with. To seek Truth is to avoid Truth, constantly. To seek Reality (Itself) is to deny Reality (Itself). To seek Reality (Itself) is to avoid Reality (Itself), by seeking It.
Know that I Bless you through and beyond time and space. Live a life of celebration. True life, ego-transcending life, is a celebration, a joyous occasion of meeting with others in the universal circumstance of prior unity and in the joy of Communion with the Indivisible Divine Reality.
The body is basically a food-cycle. If you change what you put into it, if you stop toxifying it, fundamentally, you will deal with disease.
The secret is to get the whole body into its natural state, in which it is naturally secreting all those substances that rejuvenate it.
The eating gorilla finds a cabbage in the jungle, sits down like a slob and munches away at the cabbage, and is completely benign, completely peaceful. There is nothing threatening about this gorilla, nothing dangerous about him. If some other gorilla or another being comes near, he still has his food. He is connected to the food source. He is not disturbed as long as that creature will show that he also is eating. Therefore, the eating gorilla is the image of the true man, the true woman. He demonstrates the principle of true politics, of real human existence, in which we are always presently connected to the Food Source in Truth, and are always presuming connection, relationship, "I love you." But the gorilla in the desert, or the conventional man, is cut off from his food source through the presumptive recognition of his separate existence, of his mortality. He feels unloved. He is a dangerous beast.
You must persist in the effort to always incarnate the virtues of non-reactivity, equanimity, unshakeable gravitas, constant sympathetic and selfless regard of all others, indifference toward the owning and controlling of things and others and events, and unwavering commitment to the Realization of Perfect Knowledge (or the State of Truth-Only), such that all your clinging is to these virtues alone, as if they were a kind of ambrosial nectar.
During the night of mankind, I Awakened as perfect, absolute, awesome Love-Bliss, in Which the body and the mind, even every functional sheath, boiled into a solder of undifferentiated Reality.
Consider what you know. You do not even know what a single thing is. Then rest-abide in that Ignorance, as whatever is the case, not within what arises, but as what arises, as the body itself, whatever is the case altogether (which is not knowable, but with which one is identical). Rest-abide in my Presence as whole body attention, not waiting within for changes, but in love. Do, feel this more and more perfectly. Radiate as whole body happiness. Be happy as the body altogether. Look, feel, act, be completely happy as whatever is the case, whatever the body is altogether, under the conditions of whatever is Persist in this under all conditions.
You may fantasize that Spiritual life is about living in caves, wearing your robes, and renouncing everything. Such a notion is just a dream. It is nonsense. True renunciation is here, in the body, suffering it, becoming Illumined by submitting to be a human being. The practice of such true renunciation is the agony of self-knowledge and knowledge of another.
Oh friends, do not fail to mind Me, in and out. I am the Sweetness, the taste of unmortal and unimaged Grace. I am only for a moment, not merely to save you all, but to call to the Wonder that I Am. And everyone Is as I Am, unless they fail to love Me.
The Truth That is to be Realized may be summarized simply as the Realization that no matter what is arising, no matter how many others are present, there is Only One Being. This is precisely different from the childish proposition that even when you are alone there is always "Someone Else" present.
Everything in the sacred domain is about ecstasy. Everything in the social (or secular) domain is about control of ecstasy and using the human faculties (of body, emotion, mind, and breath) for other (generally, non-ecstatic—or ego-based) business in the moment.
"My Call for the Universal Restoration of the Sacred (or Central) Domain of Human Life" Eleutherios
Any one and every one who doubts and quibbles about the necessity of a true Adept-Guru is, simply, not yet ready, willing, and able to enter the esoteric Ordeal of the advanced and the ultimate stages of life. And no mere verbal argument is sufficient to convince such doubters of the necessity of a true Adept-Guru.
No matter what arises — waking, dreaming, or sleeping, no matter what arises — you are the Witness of it, Prior to it, not bound, not separate, the Only Condition that is Self-Evident, that is non-separate and Indivisible.
I intend to make the most extraordinary statement of this time — one that will make all suffering, all fundamental error, unnecessary. A most practical communication that reduces all suffering to misunderstanding, and makes creative energy available in Perfect Freedom. I was born for this very thing.
What appears to be matter is a mode of energy. And if you get close enough to it, you find it to be energy. If you get more of a distant view, you feel it as stuff. But there is no stuff; there are only fields of energy.
The one thing you fear is death, because you are holding on to your egoic self. If you give up your egoic self by turning to Me (moment to moment), you die as the ego-"I". You transcend the physical and mental limitations of the egoic self.
Real meditation is death. If you enter into it most profoundly, you must let what you fear happen. You must be willing to move into the shuddering that you know represents the last moment of life and the loss of consciousness in this particular form. Ultimately, you must be able to let meditation be that profound.
Death is utterly acceptable to consciousness and life. There has been endless time of numberless deaths, but neither consciousness nor life has ceased to arise. The felt quality and cycle to death has not modified the fragility of flowers, even the flowers within the human body. Therefore, one's understanding of consciousness and life must be turned to that utter, inclusive quality, that clarity and wisdom, that power and untouchable gracefulness this evidence suggests. We must cease to live in our superficial and divided way, seeking and demanding only consciousness and life in the present form we grasp, avoiding and resisting what appears to be the end of consciousness and life in death.
Children also suffer, but they do show this Life-sign of a spontaneous commitment to the Motive of Ecstasy Itself, of True Joy. This is why their company is pleasing — because they, without all the baggage of adults (in their suffering at any rate), rather typically show the sign of this commitment that is fundamental to being human, to being born.
You will try all kinds of extraordinary healing methods, psychic methods, Yogic methods — anything to get rid of this root-sense of pain and agony that you have all the time. You will continue to pursue every kind of means until you realize that all you are doing is pinching yourself. When you realize that, you just take your hand away. There is nothing complicated about it at all.
You have been contracted upon yourself with emotional force, no amount of thinking, considering, desiring, exploiting and manipulating yourself in the world can affect that contraction. No awakening of the Kundalini touches it. It has nothing to do with Kundalini. You can have kundalini experiences until you are yawning with boredom, yet you will not have touched this emotional recoil at all.
The Divine Heart-Master Is the Supreme Help Offered by the Real and Ever-Living God. There is no Friend greater than the Divine Heart-Master. Therefore, body and mind should be entirely devoted to the Divine Heart-Master, so that attention is set free in His Heart of "Brightness".
All things and beings are a bridge to the Infinite. They are not simply things in themselves, but they are in fact such a bridge. Merely to think, then, in terms of the One Transcendental Being is not necessarily to generate a process wherein the Power of God and the Person of God, or the Being That Is God, is directly contacted through practice of your Way of life. You must Awaken and discover the Divine World wherein everything is a bridge to the Infinite, One Being. That Awakening is what is primary.
The city is the world as science creates it. It is the world of the left brain, the antimagical or non-psychic world. The forces and magical beings you can observe in a natural setting are eliminated there. It is a wholly controlled, "interfered with" environment. It is Man becoming the master, Man controlling all forces, Man eliminating the arbitrariness of change that Nature represents.
Science's anti-Spiritual, anti-religious, anti-psychic point of view, and its Victorian, archaic materialism, and its prejudices against other kinds of knowing — all of this is insidious, not merely nonsensical, because it has such a profoundly negative effect on human beings. Many scientists who adopt this dogmatic approach act as if they were super-intelligent people with their tweedy, pipe-smoking, complicated linguistic minds. This is the archetype of intelligence, is it not? This is the way you are supposed to be if you are intelligent. Well, this archetype does not necessarily represent intelligence. It is just a pose, or asana. Real intelligence must be fiercely capable of investigating every aspect of existence, including the very process of knowledge that is called "science".
To have no greater sense of Reality than the physical is to be like a trapped rat, trapped on all sides. . . So, obviously, the human being requires a Way. . . you need direct access to the Divine, even as a matter of ordinary sanity.
The only true religion is the religion that Realizes Truth. The only true science is the science that Knows Truth. The only true man or woman (or being of any kind) is the one that Surrenders to Truth.
If you enter into this process of self-knowledge and knowledge of another, it will break your heart. It did Mine! Yet as dreadful as it is, it is the best thing I ever did. The best thing that could possibly happen to you is that you become a raw nerve-end, a broken heart, unconsolable, with sorrow on your face — and ecstasy as well, no longer a conventional man or woman, no longer able to put on the social false face — incapable of it, with no argument, no anger, no feeling rejected, you responsible and you dying, and no absolutes coming to you through the bodies of others.
Everything you console yourself with is a lie. When you get down to the bottom of it, broken-hearted in your distress, maybe you will discover what “in love” is. It is not about what you must do. It is about transcending yourself, about not fulfilling yourself. And it is not amusing. It is passionate and it is terrible.
You must participate in death — and it is best to become congenial with it while alive. Begin to become involved in death as a psychic event, an energy-event — and (in due course) be relieved of your fear through the Spiritual process in My Avataric Divine Company.
If you practice ego-transcendence while alive — through the practice of the Way of Adidam that I have Revealed and Given to you — then the physical event of death is just another moment of a process that you have engaged all the while.
Though there are many historical traditions of religion and Spirituality, in Truth, there is one Great Tradition. . . . The Great Tradition of humankind is a universal tradition, because it is based on the One Reality — not only the Great, Indivisible Non-conditional Reality, but also the unity of conditional existence and the commonality and unity of human beings themselves.
Real spiritual understanding requires a practice and discipline and is a hard school, well as being a life of Grace, a life in which there is Great Help. This Help transcends the limits that you would bring to practice ordinarily. It is also a hard school or a difficult affair. It requires great responsibility, great attention for this exercise. . . .
You people are all weakening yourselves, consenting to be identified with your early-life complication, your early-life adaptations, your old adaptations, as if complication is your right. That is nonsense. What about your understanding? Change it, then! Do something else! Suffer the heat of it, and grow. Without heat there is no growth, there is no cooking, there is no alchemy, there is no change; things are not thrown into the pot; nothing happens.
The conditionally Apparent “world”-Process Of “Everything Changing” Is Simply The Natural “Play” Of Cosmic Life, In Which the (Always) two sides of every possibility come and go, In Cycles Of appearance and disappearance. Winter's cold alternates with summer's heat. Pain, Likewise, Follows every pleasure. Every appearance Is (Inevitably) Followed By its disappearance. There Is No Permanent “experience” In The Realm Of Cosmic Nature. One whose Whole bodily Devotion To Me Is Constant Simply Allows All Of This To Be So. Therefore, one who Truly Listens To Me and “Knows” Me Spontaneously Ceases To Add “self”-Contraction (and, Thus, “conditional-experience-causing” energy and intention) To This Relentless Round Of Natural and Futile Changes.
In this manner, worship and love and Realize only God, by worshipping God in, as, and through everyone and everything. Never be too proud to do this worship. Only this is surrender. Only this expresses true Realization.
I call you to investigate, observe, "consider", and confess all the signs of your early life, your reaction to your mother and father and all the rest. Clear all that up and, if your parents are still alive, work out forgiveness and the expression of love with them. By this you will purify yourself and all your future relations, and you will purify your parents as well.
Narcissus is a good symbol for suffering. He has separated himself from all relationships, especially the primary relationships of mother, father, loved-one, and environment. He confronts only his own image, which he does not re-cognize as such. Obviously, Narcissus doesn't know that the face in the water is his own image. He does not recognize his own image or quality as such. And suffering is in the failure of a man to re-cognize, to know again, his own distraction, which is his own state, his own quality,his own modification. When he re-cognizes it, he ceases to be enamored, fascinated and distracted. His drama is undone by simple and yet radical knowledge. If Narcissus understands his fundamental activity, his insane condition will come to an end.
So all that a man is suffering is fascination with the force of his own activity and experience, which represents to him the separate self sense (identification or "ego"), the field of differentiation (the conceptualized world), and the endless adventure of seeking (mysterious motivation or desire).
The "I"-thought (or the presumed-to-be-independent ego-self), and the world, and the "God"-idea are the three fundamental categories of Reality-as-reflection. As such, "ego-'I'", "world-out-there", and "God-everywhere" are the essential categories of egoic bondage — the tripartite package of world-mummery.
When you see that you are always seeking, understanding is emerging. When you see the pattern of Narcissus as all your motives, all your acts, all your seeking, understanding is emerging. When you see you are always suffering, understanding is emerging. When you see that every moment is a process in dilemma, understanding is emerging. When you see that every moment is a process of identification, differentiation and desire, understanding is emerging. When you see that every moment, when you are at your best as well as when you are at your worst, you are only avoiding relationship, then you understand. When you see that which already is, apart from the avoidance of relationship, which already absorbs consciousness prior to the whole dilemma, motivation and activity of avoidance, then you have finally understood.
Remove the TV stupidity from life, absolutely remove it. Do not submit to the universal doubt, the vision that the Earth is corrupt and is ultimately dominated by stupidity. Be strong. Be bright-foreheaded, God-Realized. Make the Earth sacred. To absolutely change everything is the ultimate Teaching.
The body-mind is a mere appearance floating in the Infinite Sea of Undifferentiated Happiness Which you visit, by My Grace, in Communion with Me, and even touch upon daily in the Grace of sleep. So much for death, then. So much for the daily news.
"The Infinite Sea of Undifferentiated Happiness" (August 15, 1995) The Completing Discourses of the 25-Year Revelation
First, surrender all stressful intentions to control, manipulate, change, escape, diminish, maintain, expand, or otherwise confront the experiential states of the body-mind. Let body and mind be as they will. Let physical states come and stay or go. Let states of mind come and stay or go. Let states of emotion come and stay or go. Just be aware of whatever is arising.
In and of itself, money is neither positive nor negative. Money is simply a sign of human energy. Money is made into a positive or negative sign depending on one's disposition toward it and toward life altogether.
The human individual in the midst of reality is like a camera in a room — perceiving everything from a fixed "point of view." But what does the room really look like? The room can be viewed from every possible "point of view" in space-time — not merely from any particular "point of view," or even a finite collection of "points of view." Therefore, no "point of view" can reveal the room, or reality itself, because every "point of view" is limited and essentially self-referring.
The compassionate Master does not do for others everything He can do within the bounds of propriety. The compassionate Master will do everything, whether in the realm of propriety or not, for the sake of Awakening others.
There is not anything that anyone does or has done that gives you a "right" — based on any principle whatsoever — to dissociate from that person or to deny yourself the quality of sympathy and compassion relative to that person. Never wish anyone eternal suffering — anyone!
Love Does Not Fail For You When You Are Rejected or Betrayed or Apparently Not Loved. Love Fails For You When You Reject, Betray, and Do Not Love. . . Therefore, Love. Do This Rather Than Make Any Effort To Get Rid Of The Feeling Of Being Rejected.
For those who Are Committed To Love (and who, Therefore, Always Commune With Me, The One Who Is Love-Bliss Itself), Even Rejection By others Is Received and Accepted As A Wound, Not An Insult. Even The Heart-Necessity To Love and To Be Loved Is A Wound. And Even The Fullest Realization Of My Love-Bliss Is A Wound That Never Heals.
Those who Love Are Love, and others Inevitably Love them. Those who Seek For Love Are Not themselves Active Love, and So they Do Not Find It. (And, Even If they Are Loved, they Do Not Get The Knowledge Of It.) Only The Lover Is Lovable.
Love is not mere attachment, or any kind of fascination with objects or others that represent the possibility of self-fulfillment. Love itself is renunciation of separate and separative self, in relationship to another.
What is the Truth? We are Happy. We live in God. The Great One is our very Being. We inhere in the Blissful, Forceful Being of the Starry God, the Wonder, the Mystery, the Person of Love. This is our Situation and our Destiny.
For human beings, death Is A Proposition and A Puzzle That Must Be Understood and Transcended (By Correct and Revealing Information, or Fullest Education, and By The Real Process Of self-Transcendence). There Is No Peace For human beings Until This Matter Is Resolved.
The true man or woman yields to the process of experience as to a lover. . . Experience, whether positive or negative, coincides with ecstasy in the case of devotees of the Real. They are sacrificed in any case, spoiled with wounds, and ultimately eaten by a mysterious lover. Lovers do not fear dissolution. . .
For such a one, knowledge is only a convention of ordinary order and thinking, whereas love is the method whereby the secret purposes of the universe are fulfilled.
Life is not leading anywhere. The earth has not been created in order ultimately to evolve into the Divine state. The earth is just what it is. It may become more glamorous, or it may just fall apart. It could become more glamorous, but that wouldn't make it Divine. This world is just a limitation like all of the endless infinities of billions of other worlds All of them are just limitations. Apart from all of that, and also absolutely coincident with it, is the Divine, and those who know the Divine, in whatever world they appear, are free, and that world becomes Divine theatre for them. They don't always look to go to some other world. They live in God and play out the present event. Such is the habit of wise men.
Emotion and sexuality are exactly the same thing. There is absolutely no difference between them. Whatever you are emotionally, you are sexually. Whatever you are sexually, you are emotionally. And whatever you are emotionally and sexually, that is what you are as a living presence.
The "Midnight Sun" Is the Hole in the universe. It is not (Itself) black. It Is the Hole in the black. It is Divine Being objectified, the Divine Self-Condition objectified. When there is passage into That Place (or the Divine Self-Condition Itself), there is nothing more to say.
The Man of Understanding is not "entranced". He is not "elsewhere". He is not having an "experience". He is not passionless and inoffensive. He is Awake. He is Merely and "Brightly" Present. He knows no obstruction in the form of mind, identity, differentiation, and desire. He uses mind, identity, differentiation, and desire. He is passionate. His quality is an offense to those who are entranced, elsewhere, contained in the mechanics of experience, asleep, living as various forms of identity separation, and dependence. He is acceptable only to those who understand.
What is simply not used is intrinsically obsolete — whereas what is opposed is constantly kept in front of you. The creative principle of true and positive change is a combination of always relaxed inspection (and discriminating awareness) of existing tendencies and, on that basis, an active, persistent, full feeling-orientation to right, new, and regenerative functional patterns. If this creative principle of true and positive change is practiced consistently and in ecstatic (or intrinsically ego-transcending) resort to Me, the Divine Avataric Master, free growth — demonstrated as habit-transcending true and positive change — is assured.
"Right Principle and Right Self-Management: The Secrets of How To Change" Part 9, The Aletheon
Everything transmits. The stones transmit, the sky does, the TV does. Since everything and everyone transmits states of existence, since life, or existence itself, is participation in transmissions of all kinds, the best thing you can do is to associate with the greatest possible Transmission. . . You become what you meditate on.
True prayer is simply moment to moment surrender or relaxation of the total body-mind-complex (beyond all physical, emotional, mental, and psychic contraction or recoiling tension), into the Infinite Being-Energy That Pervades you and your "experience" and the entire "world". If this is done moment to moment, then the All-Accomplishing Power of the Eternally Living Divine Reality becomes the Master and the Beloved and the Destiny of your existence.
Don't be angry and sorrowful and guilty and fearful. Rather, be uncomfortable; in other words, not satisfied, not satisfiable in the framework of ordinary living and you'll find Me, you'll hear Me, you'll practice.
The Spiritually alive personality is in some ways just like a child — not uninformed as a child is, but free by virtue of transcending adult information. You take your information too seriously and you do not take the Truth seriously enough. You should all be like Mickey Mouse.
Even though death rules to here, there is an indivisible eternal Sun over-head. And that eternal Sun is — beyond even all conditional visibility. . . . I Am that eternal Sun — the (Self-"Bright") Midnight Sun, apparently (and infinitely) above all-and-All, and always already free-Standing, beyond (or perfectly prior to) all-and-All.
Now, what have you learned in your whole life? Have you learned to feel perfectly? To feel absolutely? Did you ever go through a period of study in which you learned to feel to Infinity, to feel Absolute Divinity? No, you learned all the reactive patterns of life, all the desires for ordinary things.
Spiritual life is a crisis. Therefore, Spiritual life involves discomfort at times. . . The individual who is really using this process can be enduring this crisis almost continually, with great frequency and intensity — and, yet, like a soldier on the march, the person never misses a step, never becomes outwardly reactive. Such a person continues to function, and apparently only enjoys life.
I have not come to satisfy my devotees. A satisfied devotee is still the one he or she was. I am only interested in the utter, "radical" dissolution of that entire limitation that appears as my devotee.
Divine Enlightenment is a literal change of the whole body. . . The changes are as literal as evolving from a dinosaur to a human being, and they are as dramatic as that, but they principally occur at more subtle levels of the physics of the conditional being. There are literal changes in the nervous system, literal changes in the chemistry of the body, literal changes in the structural functioning of the brain.
I am Present in the same kind of bodily form as you — manifested in the same kind of physical condition, the same kind of nervous system, the same kind of brain. But in Me all these things are Raised to an Absolute level of Functioning, so that your entering into Communion with Me brings changes even at the level of the psycho-physical body that you present to Me.
If you really examine the characteristics of conditional Nature (or phenomenal existence), there is no justification for believing in the Parental Deity at all. It is simply not true to the facts of existence altogether that there is a Great Omniscient, Omnipresent, Omnipotent Being making everything happen. . . It is simply not so.
"The God Who Is Imagined and The God Who Truly Exists" The Aletheon
Remarkably enough, the reason you are so disturbed about the facts of life that might make you fearful, sorrowful, and angry is that whenever something arises that you might appropriately be angry, fearful, or sorrowful about, you do not feel it completely. . . If feeling becomes limitless, if you do not contract, then feeling becomes Being itself — no reaction, no contraction. . . . It is Love-Bliss. . . It is Divine Enlightenment.
The Divine Reality, or God, is not ultimately the Savior of our lives. The Divine is That to which our lives must be a sacrifice. Indeed, it is the intuition of the Divine that permits us to live as a sacrifice rather than a Narcissistic, reactive, and self-possessed struggle for ultimate survival.
"The Creative Function of Life-Frustration in the Process of Self-Sacrifice" Vol 1. No. 10, Vision Mound Magazine
While you live in conditional form, youmakemind — you create the psyche, through associations, repetitions, reinforcement. When you die and the body drops off, mindmakesyou — after death, you live in the world of mind as you have created it while alive.
"This Liberating Impulse" (February 1, 1985) Easy Death
Love, not reason, should make decisions. Decisions based on reason and not on love are karmic. Therefore, let the heart be your intelligence. The heart is unreasonable. The heart is "mad". And the heart is the ground I Call you to walk on.
The people who went to Jesus or Mohammed or Moses wanted to know what they should be doing to enjoy a future that would be Blessed by God. . . In the Orient, on the other hand, if they went looking for a Master, they wanted to know how the hell they could get out of here and bring an end to all this torment!
"The Religious Ambivalence of the West" (November 3, 1977)
The question "Is there a God?" reflects an immature, self-contracted state in human beings for which they must become responsible. When one's own self-contracted state is transcended, the reality of God is overwhelmingly obvious.
The essence of un-Enlightenment is concern for "self" — for its survival, well-being, pleasure, amusement, perpetuation, and so on. Enlightenment is not merely the transcending of "self" or the concern for "self". It is a matter of the Realization of Reality Itself, Which Is Always Already The Case. It is Inherently, in other words, without "self" and without a concern for "self".
True poetry cannot be exhausted. A great Teaching cannot be exhausted. You can approach it every day of your life, all day, every day, as long as you have the attention and energy for it, and still it cannot be exhausted. You could occupy yourself with only portions of My Wisdom-Teaching for your entire lifetime and still not exhaust it, because the Song of God is Infinite and cannot be contained.
You are seeing the results of all kinds of individuated activities, all kinds of wills — the "play", the "creative" force of beings, of "gods", not God. Thus, to worship them is to worship your unhappiness and your death. You must understand this, you must penetrate this, you must enjoy insight into this. Then you will See the Divine, Who Transcends "cause" and "effect", Who Is the "Substance", the Self-Nature, Self-Condition, and Self-State of all-and-All.
A different mode of My Work is Emerging. That is what My Divine Avataric Self-"Emergence" Time is about — Moving out of Submission into Standing Free, and Working with people who devotionally recognize Me and devotionally respond to Me, Working in a "world" in which I am devotionally recognized. It is a different kind of Work.
All have been Meditated by Me. All have been Embraced by Me. Now, on the basis of whole-bodily-responsive devotional recognition of Me, all limitations can be shed. This is how the Process Works in My Divine Avataric Company. That is the Process for the future.
You (necessarily) become (or conform to the likeness of) whatever you Behold, or Contemplate, or Meditate on, or even think about. Therefore. . . Contemplate Me, and always transcend even all thought by Meditating on Me.
The ego-transcending "point of view" actively acknowledges the principle of love. The individual who is functioning in an ego-transcending fashion presumes himself or herself to live in a "world" of love. In the "world" of relations, that one is alive in the Domain of Love. Love is the principle of functioning. It is the principle of relationship. Love is what is to be realized and expressed. You must overcome all limits upon it. Spiritual life is many things, but at the level of human relations, its essence is love.
Gathering on Nukubati Island, Fiji (June 29, 1983)
Above all, tension and fear must be relaxed during the death process (as it must be in the case of a woman in childbirth). You must relax and release, as when going to sleep — in a feeling of deep trust, love, and surrender to the Divine Reality on Which the process depends.
Therefore, in order for death to be an ecstatic transition for you, you must not only study and prepare for the specific and terminal process of death itself, but (while alive) you must also devote yourself to an ecstatic (or ego-transcending) way of life.
This is Wisdom: Always relax into the pains and circumstances of experience, and so remain in Communion with Life, rather than in confrontation with the modifications of Life. Relax into Life rather than react to experience. Do this consistently, under all circumstances, and thus remain always free, happy, Full of Life, and disposed toward loving self-release in all relationships. This is the Human Foundation of Morality.
Let us surrender into Infinity with all our friends and hold on to no thing or condition that ever appears. Let us forget all things in present Happiness, and so forgive the universe for all its playful changes. Let us always love one another, and so forgive one another for appearing, for changing, and for passing out of present sight. So be it.
You can't crush a triangle. You can only turn it on its side.
"Nothing feels as Good as No-Contraction"
Adi Da not only gave us countless, Divinely brilliant and often humorous aphorisms. He also gave us the following caveat, based on the ego's enamorment with aphorisms, mistaking the reading of brief passages for the gaining of true wisdom.
DEVOTEE: It is like the left and right (or the world of opposites). . . Life is suffering, and then there is God.
ADI DA: That is one way of putting it, in your humble one-liner fashion.
Humble one-liners are sufficient for most people to generate in them a sense of feeling consoled. They are like teddy bears.
So a lot of people reduce the religious life to something like one-liners that they pull out to snuggle with. But how can one settle for that couple of sentences worth of comprehension as the attitude of one's existence? It is a profound matter.
The only way to save yourselves from the destiny of religious one-linerism is to constantly and directly study My Teaching, read the great traditions, study them. Stay in the process of this great "consideration", instead of just sitting around and "smoking the pipe", rapping out dharma and consoling yourselves with your teddy bear knowledge.
Avatar Adi Da Samraj
There's no one-liner that is My Revelation. There's one Me that is My Revelation. But there is a lot of words, and a lot of responsive practice required.
Thus, Adi Da's Divine Utterances are wonderful invitations and goads, as "entry points" for learning more about His Wisdom-Teaching. They also can serve as brief "summaries" of much larger considerations that a devotee has gone through (each considering some aspect of Adi Da's Teaching) leading the devotee to practice on the basis of that extended Teaching. What these aphorisms cannot and should not become is a substitute for that much more substantive exploration and consideration of Adi Da's Teaching, and the inevitable change of life and practice that comes about when one truly combines oneself with Adi Da's Teaching.
To bypass Adi Da's full Teaching (and its full embrace in one's life) is to miss His Gift. So if, in reading this page of quotes, you have enjoyed dipping your toes in the Ocean of Adi Da's Wisdom, do what comes naturally, next: Dive in!