Individuation as Politics


Saraswati
Adi Da Samraj

 Edited and adapted by Beezone
From The Brightening Way Talk Series
There's No Escape, There's Only Realization

 

"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."

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"This modern consciousness of individuation as it is politically made started a few hundred years ago. Its an extraordinary exaggeration of egoity made into politics. Of course, it has some attractive and positive elements, but it has great faults, and supports the culture of body-identification and so-called materialism and so forth, and dissonance from the structure, the purposes of right life, but also Ultimate Realization.

The body-mind of Man is structured for Enlightenment. It's structured to self-destruct in Where it Came From. But you are diverting yourself from that purpose, by identifying with the body-mind independently, separatively, egoically, in the self-contracted manner. You're becoming eccentric, falling out of the pattern. The structure, if allowed to fulfill itself, leads to perfect Realization, but you want to stop along the way. You want to be possessed of separate self and carry on an adventure from that frightened point of view.

That great pattern is structuring you like it structured the flowers and bees to go with them simultaneously, and every other form. You are structured in that particular fashion to experience in certain ways common to others, and then some may be unique, but to struggle in that limitation, to go beyond it. Your brains and other structures are purposed to allow the operation of the body-mind, even from a subtle level. But they're also purposed to keep out all kinds of things, all kinds of experiences, perceptions, that if you had them fully and directly, you couldn't function bodily, you couldn't function in the human form. So all kinds of experiences and perceptions, etc., shut off. It is possible to go beyond those structural knots and be purposed to do that for its own sake in order to have the experiences that result from it, but its not Liberation yet.

So right purpose is to transcend the knots in directedness to the Divine Person, and to allow the body-mind, all experience, simply to be a structure of inevitability. Align it rightly, lawfully, and then let it be. Then you have the sufficient purity to advance further, to grow beyond it."

 

"The ego whether individual or collective, is eventually reduced to sorrow and despair, because of the inability of life to generate Happiness and Joy and Immortality. And that self-contained depression finally becomes anger, or loveless confrontation with the total world....and, when anger becomes the mood of human societies, the quality of fire invades the plane of humanity. That fire is expressed as all of the aggression and competitiveness of mankind, including all of the ego-based politics of confrontation. And that ego-fire is, finally, summarized in the acts of war."

The Peace Law: An Open Letter by Adi Da Samraj

 

"So the politics of individuation is, apart from some of its merits one might presume, basically the politics of egoity. And it glorifies egoity. And the messages commonly given in such a disorderly hive, hiveless gathering, tend to support a point of view that keeps you from considering a greater resolution, a greater principle. It's all this "me, me, me independently doing my own thing" kind of business, failure to be aligned to the lawful structure of existence and oriented toward Ultimate Realization.

 

So its certainly appropriate and necessary to be individually responsible. That's a good democratic idea. But its also necessary to be combined by right life with the structure of existence and the ultimate purpose of existence. So you can't just have the politics of individuation. You must have the politics of cooperation and tolerance, but demonstrated by free individuals, rightly aligned individuals."

 

"To believe otherwise is to embrace fear, separation, unlove, and all the philosophy that presumes death, rather than Life, to be the Principle of Existence. The idea that "I" can, will, or must die is a false belief, even a deadly act, founded on the failure to fully observe, consider, and understand our experience."

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"So the culture and politics of individuation is abandonment of the structure that is universal and making the apparent individual separated being into the principle of existence. There must be some kind of a balance between participation in the universal and functioning clearly and freely as an individual individually responsible. But you must participate in the structure of reality, and be disposed in it such that you transcend all limitations ultimately.

A true democratic order, then, is responsible individuals in tolerant cooperation with one another, handling the business of life but keeping it straight and simple, supporting one another in the sadhana of going beyond. But if you reverse it, turn it away from that directedness, just focus on the individual, the single conditional manifestation, that is what egoity does. That's the fault from which you're suffering. You must reverse that orientation."

 

More:

"The reason that you are not responsible, the reason that you cannot deal with yourself, the reason you get crazy. It is your own reactivity, and you must become responsible for it. Every time you dramatize reactivity you are blaming something or someone and not being responsible for yourself."
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