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Beezone Adaptation
of an unpubished talk by Adi Da Samraj

August 11, 1987
Original talk
'
The Law that Changes All'

 

 

For many human beings, even far into their adult life, so much of their lives are consumed with unaccomplished, unfinished business. Business of their lives that remain from an earlier strata of their undeveloped life.

How can one handle lifes unfinished business? By the straighener, self-understanding and Truth itself. Through self-understanding you will transcend the past, psychically, in the psycho-physics of things. You must release the dead and release the past. You must do so as you get older, you must do so in your youth. If you are a parent associated with children, you must understand your responsibility by helping them to overcome ghosts of the past, present and future. These ghosts exist in memory, in mind, in body, in reaction in the form of etheric forces in mind, feeling and body.

You must accomplish this purification in all forms of life. With one another, with situations that may seem profoundly disturbing. This purification is accomplished through love. Stand firm, take responsibility, handle your business, complete it and then release one another or situation. When you've done that business you can happily be free to grow. Until you've handled business your lifes responsibilities you'll have ghosts haunting you and you can not grow.

 

"You can't move on until you handle this business".

 

You must handle all business. I've know this all my life. I've always worked to handle business with everyone, in fact I've always worked to help other people handle business with one another. I've always handled business with my mother and father, but also worked to help them handle business with one another, however much they could.

Whatever business is left over from my mother, or my father now deceased, I don't know how available either one of them is to my consideration. But I have handled my business with them. You should do likewisein all your relationships. You must handle business. The residual effects will continue to affect you and you will take them into all new relationships. You can't get away.

You must notice what is affecting you, what habits you continue to dramatize. In one fashion or another, through the instrumentality of Truth itself, you must handle business. Even at a late date. You must. You cannot continue to grow. You can't move on until you handle business. Until there is nothing left over, nothing, unforgiven, nothing unspoken, nothing unthought. You must be physically, emotionally and mentally purified of memory, of insult, or engrams. You must be. There are great leaps you can make in that process. Self-Understanding, responsibility and Truth release great forces. All sorts of purification may show themselves but nonetheless you must endure the process. You must.

Notice everything, be insulted, notice every insult, be sensitive to everything. This has always been my policy. I suffer everything. I relieve myself of nothing. This body will not die with unfinished business, absolutely none. I will not allow this body to die with any unfinished business. Therefore I deal with it every day, every moment, I am sensitive to every gesture. It may seem to you to be impossibile but it's not too much, considered from the point of view of wisdom. One must be sensitive, and do the work. Invest yourself in the Truth absolutely. Handle all business, exhaust yourself in the process. You can not grow, truly, until you do.

 

REALIZATION

The more business you accomplish, the closer you are to Realization. What is Realization anyway? Realization is when all business is handled. When there is no more business, then you stand free. Until all business is handled, you have business to do. And there's no getting around it, no matter how much you idealize it. There's no getting around it. Your circles will reappear over and over again until you do. Therefore be sensitive, and get down to it every day.

 

"This is not only how your serve your own Realization, this is how you serve all beings.
Fulfill the Law by handling all business".

 

The first law of business is to transcend yourself, to notice and renounce your own demands and go beyond yourself. What is imposing itself upon you, you must be directed in that direction. Don't make subjective content out of it. It's another, others, the world, the past, memory, limits, it's not in you, its your associations. Be purified of them, through great commitment, based on your understanding, the realization of Truth at your stage of life.

Look at your life, investigate it, all the unfinished business of your life. If you were on your deathbed you would think seriously about doing so. You must handle life's business while you live. Don't wait till you're on your deathbed to tell your friend you love him or her. Invest yourself in the business of love, now, presently. Purify yourself with Truth, purify others. Relieve all beings from this imposition of insult of nature and unhappiness, and bad deeds. Be relieved and relive all, by the force of Truth. That's it. By the power of Truth you grow. Without its exercise you do not.

You have to handle your personal business, the business in your past, the business in your friendship, the business in your blood relations, the business in your intimate relations, the business in your friendly relations, your business with the world. This is sadhana. This is what makes it sadhana, you see, the concreteness of your obligations, founded on Truth. Until you get involved in that business you just sit around blaming others and situations for what you have not done. You may also sit around with a silly grin, trying to be religious, spiritual thinking things are fine. You're looking to be consoled. You must do sadhana. You must handle business. You have many concrete things in life that your are suffering, and others are suffering. Erase them by the power of Truth. That's the Way of the Heart, and nothing else, nothing less, at all. Every fraction of it.

You cannot grow and move on to the fourth stage of life until you handle the business of ordinary life of the first three stages of life. Don't you know? You all were trying to be spiritual, and you hadn't handled the first fraction of your business in life. You try to avoid the business of life by becoming "spirtual". You could renounce the business of life and become a renunciate. No. You become a renunicate by dealing with the business of life.

You can try all sort of games with yourself and others and it may work out for awhile. This strategy may work for a season but the business you are avoiding will return, over and over again, you cannot avoid it. The way out of it is to accomplish it, handle it and transcend it.

To be human is to love, forgive, concretely to handle all business, to purify, to set one's self and others free, to generate a circumstance for continued existence that is not time bound. This then will allow you to have time to invest yourself in timeless activities, meditation and other such growth activities. You are not free enough of time to indulge yourself in such activites because you have not yet finished business. You have much unfinished business, and your insensitive to the present, and you don't know what to say about the future other than hopefully wishes.

Unfinished business is the belonging, the sign, the modeling force of the consciousness, in time. To realize, to grasp the truth at whatever level of life you are presently involved in you necessarily, inevitably, inherently transcend time. This is growth. You are no longer the past. This is why some say I am not the body, I am not the mind. You are not the body and you are not the mind when you transcend time. But right now you are all about time, full of unfinished business, full of thoughts, full of reactivity, self-possessed, wondering, trying to find a loophole in this or that, trying to find some reason to feel good, distracted all without dealing with the reality of life's business, right in front of you.

This is my word to you ladies and gentleman and I strongly suggest you get on with it.

 

Adi Da Samraj - 1980

 

 

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