Adapted and edited - Beezone
Adi Da Samraj - May 25, 1992
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. When there is no such effort, no pursuit of union, then there is Realization.
This does not mean that you can instantaneously argue yourself out of this motive. I am telling you that any process of such "consideration" must be a process of self-observation and self-understanding. You must come to the point where the motive to union itself is thoroughly understood and ceases to control your existence which requires the process of sadhana.
You would like to by-pass this understanding. You tend to superimpose the model of seeking, or non-seeking on your sadhana and then superimpose it on all relations and all functions, all aspects of life and think you're already enlightened.
I said many times before you must observe and understand this effort in the context of each stage of life. There are many varieties of this, some gross and some more subtle, depending on your stage of life. You cannot merely choose to bypass any stage. You must adapted to each stage and see what you're up to and understand it. The ego is very slippery.
You must understand this process very directly in a participatory manner. You cannot merely by "considering" my instruction assume the asana of the Realization of the seventh stage of life. You must do the sadhana.
"Everyone who has heard
me even a little bit is enlightened with a small "e.""