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Mantas has been a devotee of Adi Da since the early 1970's. She is a registered
nurse who at the time worked with the dying. Connie was taken through a remarkable
experience by Avatar Adi Da . . . Avatar Adi Da walked over to her during a gathering
at His House at The Mountain Of Attention, and asked her to lie down
on the floor next to Him. He lay flat on His back next to her and closed His eyes,
saying "Now do exactly as I do." Then, through silent Instruction, He guided her
through the patterns of conditional existence that are experienced in the death
story was taken from Chapter 8 of The
Promised God-Man Is Here, by Carolyn Lee.
there was an explosion of inner sounds. Then I felt the layers of the body-mind
release and fall away. "I" was separating out from the physical body and seemed
to fly upwards, whirling through dark space at an incredible speed. I was moving
toward an overwhelming, brilliant light. At one point, I recall slipping through
a kind of "grid" as a speck of consciousness.
For an instant,
I did seem to lose all self-awareness, but throughout the rest of the experience
I was aware of the most remarkable clarity. I found that I felt more familiar
and at ease traveling without the body than when I was dragging it along, anchored
to it by my usual physical-body identification. I felt myself to be alive as Consciousness,
at ease as the witness of mind and attention.
different moments in this Cosmic journey, I felt the deep urges of the body-mind
drawing me back towards embodiment, and I sensed the frustration of having no
physical body through which to enact or fulfill desires. This made a stunning
impression on me, and I remember feeling how foolish it would be to waste the
opportunity of a human lifetime to do the [spiritual practice] that could help
free me of the binding attachments I had now seen so clearly.
I became aware of a loud buzzing or humming sound as I slowly came back into [identification
with] the body-mind, taking on each layer [or sheath], starting with the most
subtle. The inner sounds quieted until once again I was aware of lying on the
When I opened my eyes, the face of Beloved Adi Da was
right next to mine, and He was grinning at me with a gigantic smile. He opened
His mouth and started to laugh. It was more than a laugh — it was a victorious
and triumphant Shout, glorious to hear. Instead of being awestruck by this remarkable
journey I had just taken with Him, I felt sheer marvel at Who He Is. I felt, "Yes!
There is this great scheme of conditional existence, of which human embodiment
is a part. But first, and most importantly, HE IS THE MASTER OF IT ALL!
And I have a relationship with That One!"
a word with me, Beloved Adi Da got up, walked to His Chair and began a discourse
on death and the "grid" through which we pass at death. This was one of the first
occasions at which Beloved Adi Da spoke of the total pattern of phenomena, or
Mandala, as He would later describe it. As always, He had one primary message
— no experience, high
or low, is the answer to our suffering. No "one" survives in the Great
Plastic of forms. Only Consciousness Itself persists, the Eternal "I", the Self-Existing
and Self-Radiant Condition of all, Beyond the grid of appearances.
story appears in the following sections:
Miracles, and Extraordinary Evidence and Easy