Place Where Sadhana
- You may want to forestall this
Heart is the Hole in the
Da, 1976 -
How did I get involved in this
Mood of the Heart
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.
is its Essence?
- 1974 Talk - Bubba Free John (Adi Da
about the realization that would be true if we
would only commune with you. No doubt you've said
it a thousand times before."
people cannot find God in such a mass of idiocy, so
quite naturally they look for satisfaction
Earth and Stone at my Foot
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
- 1969 - Water and Narcissus
"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."
There More Fish in the Ocean on a Sunny Day, or on
a Cloudy Day?
"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"
suffering, and then there is God" - "That is one
way of putting it, in your humble one-liner
take a drug does not yield any great capacity for
recognition. Neither does conventional meditation
or the shocks of life.
Urge for Sanctuary
"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
first truly human or humanizing stage of
development is for us to...
or Realized Truth is not itself an answer to the
emotional dilemma of our existence"
best thing to do is to be
"You cannot avoid
that discomfort. It is essential to your
conditional life. You must find it, locate it, and
really use it."
Urge for Human Awakening
is the product of a inherent biological urge. This
process of awakening is inherent in the
psycho-biological structures of every human
thinks that God is taking care of
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."
You Like Your Experience?
like the experience you have, your experience
altogether? Are you just coping?"
Media and Information
media thrive on hype, propagandized states of
emotion and mind, and nondiscrimination responses
to every kind of advertised goods, persuasions, and
of Mind and the Brain
"if we put
ourselves into a position to explore the roots of
experiencing, we are going to enter into a realm of
mind in which we realize mind to be greater than
mere daily thinking and social
and Lesser Stages of Life
"It is not that
only those who are in the seventh stage are
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."
Discipline of Love is 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
if NOT about Union
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
am not here to fight with you...
"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
Patterns and New Responsibilities
situation is only a reflection of patterns repeated
from incidences of the past, frozen moments in
time, repeating themselves over and over again.
Setting Sun - The Great Western Sun
"This is the
late-time, the dark epoch, East and West. This is
the long-prophesied time of the setting sun, the
Western sun. This is the time of the decline of the
mind and the culture of the rising sun, the Eastern
- he ego-"I" is always seeking and arguing -
because it is inherently dissociated from Reality
Itself, Truth Itself, and Real God.
with Existence as it Truly
Is - You
do have to do this sadhana in the context of your
Serious About Your Suffering
""You must get
serious about your own suffering and the suffering
of all other beings, and about the stupidity of all
movements on Earth, whatever they are called -
political, economic, religious. There is no siddhi
in them, no blessing, no unique capability invested
in the world."
Meditation and Spirituality
popularized, hyped, and commonly believed to be
religion, spirituality, or meditation is invariably
a form of self-meditation, self-glorification, and
Should Your Create Your Life
GOD IS NOT A
GENTLEMAN AND I AM THAT ONE
"You can practice
Communion only by transcending fear, by actual,
literal, heartfelt surrender beyond all fear of
death and madness into the Transcendental
is a quality that is naturally alive in a person
who understands himself."
and Real Spirituality
cultures arising in this country have some feeling
for a fuller life. They represent a sympathy with
an aspect of the body-being that Western life has
tended to exclude...the subjective or emotional
aspect of the being"
Doubt is a very
interesting mental activity. It can be helpful when
judging a situation that may seem dubious but when
it's chronic and pervasive it can be
"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,
- Battles and Wars
me. I don't want to go into that..the paranoia,
discomfort something may be wrong...the fear of
ultimate confusion and despair. That fear is a
constant threat to us."
First Truly Humanizing Stage of
"The first truly
human or humanizing stage of development is to
transcend our dissociative emotional reaction to
the inherent limitations of the body-mind and its
"You must find
out that even the whole, even the 'I' as the body
is self-contraction. That's the first step. That's
the great discovery."
"In the Heart
there is no adventure and no world, no one who
thinks or acts, but there is only understanding. It
is no place, no affect, no reflection, no exclusive
force. It is perfect, unqualified existence,
consciousness and bliss"
"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."
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"
and Our Primary Activity
aspects appearing side by side in the Knee of
Listening; the yogic or phenomenal aspects, and the
teaching relative to understanding."
Failure of Adaptation and Function
"The roots of
human failure to adapt and master functional life
are in the childhood of men and women."
Future of Spiritual Practice
spiritual practice begins in that place where you
make this knot, the self contraction, this
of Spiritual Practice
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
"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
- "The best "term" of reference to Reality is
perhaps silence, no-thought, no-indication, or
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"
Resistance and Outrage
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. "
develops over time, a positive equanimity begins to
characterize the body-mind."
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"
- This is the basic question posed in The Knee of
as Politics -
politics of individuation is, apart from some of
its merits one might presume, basically the
politics of egoity. And it glorifies egoity.
The first great crisis of human existence is the
observation of the tentative minimal, and always
temporary association between life and
moment when you are motivated to seek, the root of
the motivation is a sensation. That root-sensation
is the self-contraction.
you have not transcended you must fulfill, that is
- There is only one Truth, but there are two ways
to realize it.
- If you are ever going to establish a firm
intimacy with anyone, you must deal with all these
emotions and become emotionally
- There is seemingly a 'paradox" or a 'contraction'
to the Dharma in trying to understand
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.
- To understand what Adi Da means when he uses the
word 'locate' in conjunction with the references to
Himself and/or Reality there can be said to be a
'process' in it's fuller comprehension.
- There is no cheap super-truth or
clever method for every
- There is a common understanding that spending
time in the company of a Guru is Satsang, something
like going to church.
- The true Spiritual process is not a kind process
with which and to whom you can indulge in a
- Can you think or imagine your way to
enlightenment? Can you seriously investigate the
nature of reality and discovery its Truth (or
- What does transcendence (n) or transcend (v)
mean? Does transcendence or transcend mean to go
beyond the limits of, to triumph, overcome or be
prior to or be beyond and above