Adi Da Articles - page 2

Adi Da Articles - page 1

Consumer Mentality - There is no cheap “super-truth” or “clever method” for “every man."

Do Not Misunderstand Me - Adi Da Samraj
"Yes! There is no religion, no Way of God, no Way of Divine Realization".

Do Not Reduce This Institution to a Religion Business - Adi Da
a talk by Heart-Master Da Love-Ananda - October 18, 1981.

Dealing with Existence as it Truly Is - You do have to do this sadhana in the context of your ordinariness.

Best Thing to Do is to Be Uncomfortable - "You cannot avoid that discomfort. It is essential to your conditional life. You must find it, locate it, and really use it."

Beyond Doubt - Adi Da Samraj - "Intelligent people cannot find God in such a mass of idiocy, so quite naturally they look for satisfaction elsewhere."  

Double Bind - unpublished notes 1971 - Adi Da Samraj
"One who is beginning to understand first recognizes that he (she) is suffering, fundamentally unhappy, unsatisfied, and chronically in double-bind that cannot finally be consoled."

Do You Like Your Experience? "Do you like the experience you have, your experience altogether? Are you just coping?"

Ego Society and Peace - Adi Da's Appeal for World Peace
"Human beings in this “late-time” (or “dark” epoch) live in the “samsaric” (or un-Enlightened) world of egoic society—and this is why the signs of the times are so profoundly negative."

Awakening and Lesser Stages of Life - "It is not that only those who are in the seventh stage are enlightened."

Be Relieved of Your Seriousness - "We are under the incredibly absurd illusion that there is an objective world "outside" Consciousness and there is a 'me' inside this body."

End of Adi Da's Teaching - Adi Da - 1996 - "it was obvious...there was nothing more I could..teach."

Are There More Fish in the Ocean on a Sunny Day, or on a Cloudy Day? Adi Da Samraj - "The realm of possibility is infinite. There are endless conceivable and inconceivable realms of experience or embodiment that you could be involved in at the present time. But you are consciously involved only in this human one. You are involved in this human embodiment because you have desires"

Essential Matter - Questions
"I hate to tell you this, but when you really get down to the core of the Teaching you begin to realize that you are not going to be given any answers at all."

Establishing Firm Intimacy - "If you are ever going to establish a firm intimacy with anyone, you must deal with all these emotions and become emotionally clarified."

Everybody thinks that God is taking care of everything - Everybody thinks that God is taking care of everything. There is no such God. God Transcends everything. God is to be Realized. God is not your parent."

Failure of Adaptation and Function Life - "The roots of human failure to adapt and master functional life are in the childhood of men and women."

First Truly Human or Humanizing Stage of Development - Adi Da Samraj - "The actual or Realized Truth is not itself an answer to the emotional dilemma of our existence."

Five Points of View - Adaptation of Adi Da's The Five Possible Orientations (or Points of View)
"There are only five possible orientations, each built upon the one immediately previous to itself."

Fundamental Discipline of Love is to... - "Fundamental to the discipline of love is letting go. You are practicing attachment and using it as an excuse to immunize yourself. The discipline of love requires letting people go. I do not mean letting them disappear."

Future of Spiritual Practice - "Sadhana or spiritual practice begins in that place where you make this knot, the self contraction, this fundamental discomfort."

Hard Earth and Stone at my Foot - Franklin Jones (Adi Da Samraj) 1969 - "I resist and take flight from the material and life condition. The crux of the spiritual life for me now is to see and embrace this mode of reality. The material realm is relentless in its lawfulness."

How Should Your Create Your Life - Love Is Sufficient Wisdom

 

Humble One-Liners - Adi Da Samraj - "Life is suffering, and then there is God" - "That is one way of putting it, in your humble one-liner fashion."

Finding a order order of men (and women) - Knee of Listening - chapter 20
"I am interested in finding men who are free of every kind of seeking, attendant only to understanding, who will devote themselves to the intentional creation of life in the form and logic of reality rather than the form and logic of Narcissus."

"I Will Be Heard"

Prologue
The Knee of Listening

"I am not here to fight with you" - Adi Da: "You should also understand that I am not here to fight with you for any cause whatsoever. Whatever you choose, you are completely free to choose, and that is all there is to that."

Identification, Differentiation and Desire - Early teaching

Identifying with Consciousness and Being Consciousness - Can you think or imagine your way to enlightenment? Can you seriously investigate the nature of reality and discovery its Truth (or falsehood)?

Individuation as Politics - "So the politics of individuation is, apart from some of its merits one might presume, basically the politics of egoity. And it glorifies egoity."

Killing the Tiger - "Something in us wishes to remain a child, to be unconscious or, at most, conscious only of the ego; to reject everything strange, or else subject it to our will."

Knot of Self-Contraction - 1996
"It's not merely a sensation you're experiencing. It is an act you are performing. You are doing the self-contraction. It is not merely happening to you.".

Loss of Realization - Dialogue with Adi Da Samraj

Mood of the Heart - "I do not call men or women to my form, for I am not present as any form or power. There is no name or light that is my form or the way to me."

My Heart is Free - 1970 - Adi Da Samraj
"Sitting in my room a few minutes ago and suddenly know who I am. A magnificent flow moved through me, through the Flow of Everything."

Nobody Has Ever Turned to the Guru - "It is not so much that you turn to the Guru. The Guru turns to you. By the time you realize that you have turned, you have become nothing."

No "One" Survives Beyond That Moment - My Bright Word
"Truth is not a conditional state. Truth is not a perception or a thought. When there is truly no "difference", no "one" survives. If there truly is the Most Perfect Realization of Non-separateness, no "one" survives beyond that moment."

Offenses, Resistance and Outrage - "Most everyone will reach their cutoff point, the point where they will tend to stop, the point where practice tends to be sufficient for them or where further effort is too frustrating and too offensive."

Old Patterns and New Responsibilities - "Your present situation is only a reflection of patterns repeated from incidences of the past, frozen moments in time, repeating themselves over and over again."

Place Where Sadhana Begins - Adi Da Samraj - "You may want to forestall this observation."

Popular Meditation and Spirituality - "What is popularized, hyped, and commonly believed to be religion, spirituality, or meditation is invariably a form of self-meditation, self-glorification, and self-survival."

Prayer - 1978 talk - Adi Da Samraj
"If this prayer is made fully, psychically, heartfelt, bodily, truly, even intuitively with a sense of the rightness of it, then it is likely that these changes will take place."

Primary Sensation - "In every moment when you are motivated to seek, the root of the motivation is a sensation. That root-sensation is the self-contraction."

Realization of Love Changes All Emotional and Egoic Complexes - Ordeal of Self-Understanding - Adi Da Samraj.

Realization if NOT about Union - "Realization is not about someone realizing union with someone, or with anything. If there is any effort along those lines, it has nothing to do with Realization. It is precisely this effort that must be understood and transcended."

Right Effort - It's a contradiction and a paradox

"Attention itself is that fracturing. The objects are representations of the results of that fracturing, worked out in every possibility of duality."

Sacrifice Means to Make Sacred - "There are two ways of life. There is one lived by the law of karma, or change itself, in confrontation with the solid world, the appearing world; or there is the way of living from the point of view of Truth or the actual, the real condition."

Seeds - "Seeds are dormant possibilities of life and action. In the life of a practitioner seeds are possibilities or potentials inherent in various disciplines. Without disciplines there are no possibilities."

Sila/Equanimity - "As maturity develops over time, a positive equanimity begins to characterize the body-mind."

Stress - Adi Da Samraj - "You must find the ways to overcome the stresses, to transform the chemistry of the body literally, so that you can live long and without stress, both chemical and social, or cultural."

Transcend the Self Knot of Fear - Adi Da Samraj - 2006
"You cannot escape fear unless something changes about your understanding. ...you cannot get rid of fear. There is no intoxication, no diversion, nothing that will de-sensitize.. anything you do is temporary."

True Sincerity - "True sincerity is a quality that is naturally alive in a person who understands himself."

True and Real Spirituality

Truth, Romance and Delusion - "The true Spiritual process is not a kind process with which and to whom you can indulge in a romance!"

Understanding and Our Primary Activity - "There two aspects appearing side by side in the Knee of Listening; the yogic or phenomenal aspects, and the teaching relative to understanding."

Urge for Human Awakening - "Human awakening is the product of a inherent biological urge. This process of awakening is inherent in the psycho-biological structures of every human being."

Urge for Sanctuary - 1979 - Adi Da Samraj - "To create a human sanctuary for higher adaptation of the human species is a primal human urge. We inherently desire a human and natural environment in which we can live without the chronic production of stress chemistry."

What the World Wants and Does Not Want - "In general, what the "world" wants - and, therefore, what "religious" institutions tend to provide - is social association and optimistic talk."

What is Faith? -"When those who have lost faith in the exalted begin to suspect that things are not as they seem, they always assume that things must be worse than they seem, not better."

Whatever you have not transcended you must fulfill, that is the law. - There is only one Truth, but there are two ways to realize it.

Work It Out - "Work out the matter of forgiveness and love expression with them. By doing this you purify yourself and all your present and relations, and you purify your parents as well."

Yoga of Spiritual Practice -

"The spiritual Way depends first of all on establishing the receptive and descended personality as a functional vehicle of the Living Reality. This is the principle of the first three stages of life."

Attention and The Feeling of Relatedness - Adi Da Samraj - 1990 - " Attention, the feeling of relatedness and the Position of the Witness Consciousness."


 

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