THAT...scares 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.
THE FIVE SKANDHAS by Chogyam Trungpa

Bhagavan (Ramana Maharshi) ...said, "no man takes seriously the fact of death. He may see death around him, but he still does not believe that he will die. He believes, or rather, feels, in some strange way, that death is not for him. Only when the body is threatened does he fall a victim to the fear of death. Every man believes himself to be eternal, and this is actually the truth. This truth asserts itself in spite of man's ignorant belief that the body is the Self."
Here Lies The Heart by Mercedes D'Acosta


The following are various talks and essays by Adi Da Samraj on the nature of conflict and war(s), small (individual) ones and big (world) ones.

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In fact we see the drama of hunter and prey all over the world. Listen to the news! People are being killed all over the Earth every day, simply murdered in weird conflicts. Such a dreadful circumstance is just part of the unevolved state of Man. Everybody asks "Why are we doing this?" But nobody has come up with any reason to stop doing it! We could just as easily change our circumstance. Why dont' we just change it then? The animal is still in our hormones, you see. Our body chemistry is still keying us to live like the creature. Thus, we must have conflicts and opponents. We must eat and be devoured ourselves.

The Primal Urge for Sanctuary


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"Political conflicts no longer takes place on the scale of two tribes getting together and beating the shit out of one another. At this point, conflicts that in reality what amount to nothing more than silly, tribal skirmishes can destroy mankind. All of the horror in the daily news is nothing more than reports of tribal skirmishes. But they have the potential to destroy life on earth. That is what is so horrific about it"

Love is a Fierce Force


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"What can be seen in the outward conflicts in the world today are essentially the artifacts of the two halves (or the two brain-sides) of humankind—as if the brain’s two hemispheres were at war with one another."

The Necessity for Global Unity


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"The cultic tendency, both sacred and secular, causes (and has always caused) great social, cultural, and political trouble—as has been seen, in this “late-time” (or “dark” epoch), in the development of worldwide conflicts based on the exclusive (or collectively egocentric) orientation of the many grossly competitive religious traditions, political idealisms, and national identities."

Beyond the Cultic Tendency in Religion and Spirituality, and in Secular Society


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"The world of un-Enlightened human beings represents a Cult of Narcissus. Every feature of human knowledge and experience is an emblem of this Cult - unless the Cult itself is broken. We are all caught in the snare of egoity, all at war with ourselves, and one another, and the world, and total Nature, and the Transcendental Spiritual Divine Condition. How can this be doubted? How can we fail to take this observation into account"?

The Cult of Narcissus and The Culture of Participation


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"In the popular egalitarian "culture" of the first three stages of life, the Guru and the developmental culture of the Spiritual Way are taboo, because every individual limited by the motives of the first three stages of life is at war with personal vulnerability and need. The real ...process of understanding this conflict does not even begin until the egoic point of view of the first three stages of life is understood."

The Psychological Limitation of the First Three Stages of Life


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"The entire social and cultural game of anti sexual, "spirit against flesh" education is so monstrous, so opposed to incarnate happiness and human responsibility, as well as the ultimate transcendental sacrifice of the individual body-mind through moral and spiritual processes, that it must be considered the primary social and even philosophical issue of our time. We must all awaken from our loveless one-sidedness. The deluded religious and spiritual cultists are perpetually at war with the bodily life, choosing the brain-mind as if it were the Infinite. And the equally deluded anti-religionists, salt-of-the-earth political fanatics, and worldly humanistic social mechanics or scientific technocrats are perpetually at war with the higher, psychic, and spiritual dimensions of human experience."

Four Primary Principles of Conscious Childrearing


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"The "Devil," is the product of our anti sexual, inverted, self divided psychology. In him, the ancient superior man is made to wear the guise of Evil, and our conventional psyche rejects him and all that he represents to us, both consciously and unconsciously. But if we understand ourselves and cease to be self-divided, anti sexual, alternately at war with the body and with "Heaven," then we may also see the superior and even Divine qualities of Man underneath the superimposed vulgarities of Dracula."

The Taboo Against the Superior Man


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"The self is at war even with its own Help. Therefore, you will Realize this Truth only when you yield and become a sacrifice, through love, in all relations, and so also in the relationship to Grace - which is not within, nor even independently identical to any objective person, but which is given to us in the Paradox of the relationship to the Spiritual Master, which devours us like a wilderness fire."

The Way That I Teach


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"I am at war with the lingering childhood of Man. I make Holy War in the midst of our dreadful and universal preoccupation with Man himself. For it is only when Man is surrendered in the Transcendental Reality that he can grow up into his own higher consciousness, and only then may he truly and finally Intuit his Identity with what is prior to Man, which is the Transcendental Reality itself."

Brain Mysticism and the Radiant Power of Love


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"It is not in the interest of anyone for there to be the destruction of the possibility of human life. Therefore, it is not in the interest of anyone for any tribal faction of whatever nature to "win". Indeed, it is not in the interest of anyone for any tribal factions to be at war with one another.

The persistence of tribal conflicts must not be merely tolerated, as if it is just "the way it is". It does not have to be "the way it is". If the mode of tribal conflict is merely allowed to persist, it will destroy everybody."

Reality - Humanity


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"The true waking state is awake whole bodily, in a harmony, and also in every aspect of the brain-mind and the higher psyche. And unless we thus perfect our adaptation to the waking state, we will only seem awake-whereas we will be asleep in our deep psychic and intuitive being, or else at war with bodily existence via an irrational preference for the disembodied symbols of our own imagination.

The culture of the whole body and whole brain is infinitely superior to the culture of aggressive extroversion and the culture of conventional religious inwardness. The true Man is a spiritual being, yielded in his total body-mind to the Living Reality that contains and pervades the World-Process."

The Five Evolutionary States of True Man


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"In moments of real intuition your prior Condition is given. It is temporarily touched and felt via ...non-conventional perceptions and cognitions. When you return to the functional levels that are lived conventionally, the sensation that was gained in the previous extraordinary state lingers for awhile, but you have got to begin to use what is implied, what is truly shown to you in those extraordinary states. They are not the Truth. They are not to be held onto for their own sake, the way an addict holds onto his drug highs. They are actually statements about the truly unconventional nature of what you call the ordinary. If you do not then begin to comprehend the ordinary in unconventional terms, your extraordinary and spiritual experiences are not serving you. They are totally useless in that case, because they have nothing to give you in themselves but bondage to the forms of limitation they also represent, as well as a pattern of fascinated inclinations for the extraordinary in itself. Such a way of fascination, high or low, is at war with the realization of life in Truth."

The Crazy Horse - Garbage and The Goddess


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"The world-renouncing ascetic considers his born existence to be a problem. He feels himself always confronted by two great alternatives: Sex and God. He feels obliged to choose one or the other. He struggles to choose God. But the God he chooses is only an aspect of his own experience, a modification of his own body-mind. It is the God who is the opposite of sex, the alternative to sex, at the opposite terminal of the body.

The ascetic suffers himself as a problem. He considers his own body to be structured like a problem. There is sex, or the experience of the world, at one end. And there is God, the inner and higher mind, or the brain in itself, at the other end. He chooses what is within and above, and he abandons what is below and without. He is at war with himself, and even what he chooses as God is only a part of himself."

The Ascetic Problem and the Freedom of True Devotees


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"Everywhere in the world, all over the world, this conflict is to be made known. There is no longer to be any warfare nor any conflict, only sadhana, everywhere on the Earth - except among the Evil forces, of course, which, like chocolate pudding, are excessive! I invite all mankind to set aside their involvement with conflict, with ambiguity, with evil, with non-sadhana, with darkness, with all the tamasic qualities to which human beings are subject.

The world is always at war, but it does not know it. We have decided to draw the line and become conspicuous to the entire world and work out this apparent tragedy through victory. We invite the participation of the entire world in this conflict that will be carried out on forty-three small acres. There is no longer any necessity for conflicts in the world, no mediocre warfare, no aggravated meetings. We will do it all here, and Light will prevail."

The Chocolate and Vanilla Wars


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"Controversies and conflicts have characterized religious history, and thus the total history of mankind. Even so, the fullest and complete revelation of the inherently Perfect Truth Itself should bring an end to controversy and conflict."

The Dawn Horse Testament


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  Adi Da, Ramana Maharshi, Nityananda, Shridi Sai Baba, Upasani Baba,  Seshadri Swamigal , Meher Baba, Sivananda, Ramsuratkumar
"The perfect among the sages is identical with Me. There is absolutely no difference between us"
Tripura Rahasya, Chap XX, 128-133

 

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