A Beezone enquiry into what Adi Da Samraj has written and said about "locating' the Source.
"This is My Teaching and it is resisted by egos"
What does it mean to 'Locate' the Spiritual Presence of What Is True, Real and The Source?
"If and when you Understand then you have entered into the stream and fire of the Way of Great Person, At and From The Heart, Divinely Stimulated and Awakened...and there is no doubt about that!"
"The "I" made the utterance to Invoke (Locate) Me, but it disappeared in the Beholding of Me."
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. And this fuller or wider comprehension can then be understood to be in a linear progression (not that it actually is). This progress goes along a line of understanding as something like:
First there is (1) purification, then there is the ability to (2) Locate and then have some form of (3) recognition. The (4) influence (Siddhi) demonstrates the law of (5) surrender (response - submission) to the (6) transmission and (7) baptism which then results in the (8) transformation of the practitioner.
The following are excerpts from the written and spoken word of Adi Da Samraj
"When real purification, rebalancing, enlivening, and clarification have taken place and the individual is collected in devotion to the Realizer and has proven it to the degree that he or she able to "Locate" the Spiritual Person of the Realizer, directly, then the sadhana is transformed, by virtue of the Realizers Spiritual Transmission."
Submission to the Source
"You have to keep examining yourself until you Locate your own activity, of which all of that is a result. That is the process of listening that becomes true hearing. You must go on from the periphery, the outer results of your seeking, to Locate your own action. You may progress by degrees, if you like, by steps, but you must get to the very core that is your separate and separative self, in action as the self-contraction. That is the process of listening and hearing. You must keep going one step behind whatever you are describing. You must get closer to the core action, the root-action."
- Heart Conversion Talk Series - 1993
"You must commit yourself to that situation of Divine Communion. In that Communion, through hearing and revelation, the recoil of self becomes weaker and weaker in your responsibility. You've got to Locate yourself in this incident of present Communion and adapt to It, that is basically what it is. You are tending to repeat old adaptation, but now you are free to adapt to this."
"In the egocentric form, conditional existence cannot "Locate" Happiness, Truth, or Reality, but it is confined entirely to the visions and sufferings of independent selfhood. Therefore, many who have seen this to be so have called humanity to escape conditional existence...what I Call for is self-observation, self-understanding, and self-transcendence, in the midst of...the play of conditional existence."
On Liberation from ego and egoic Society
Therefore, To "Locate" and Realize Real God, It Is Necessary To Contemplate The Total Cosmic Bodily Form, The Total Spirit-Presence, and The Ultimate State That Is Real God. And That Contemplation Must Progressively Become A Feeling-Sacrifice Of the conditional self, To The Degree Of Heart-Communion and Heart-Identification With The Self-Existing and Self-Radiant "Bright" Self-Condition and Source Condition That Is Reality, Truth, or Real God-The Divine Person.
The Dawn Horse Testament - Sutra 15 (parentheticals removed)
Instead Of Seeking Me (As If My Divine Person Of Inherent Love-Bliss-Happiness Were Absent From You), Always Commune With Me (Ever-Present, Never Absent, and Always Love-Bliss-Full and Satisfied). Thus, Your Me-"Locating" Relinquishment Of All Seeking Is Not, Itself, To Be Merely Another Form Of Seeking.
If You Always "Locate" Me (and, Thus, Immediately Find Me), You Will Not (In any instance) self-Contract Into the mood and strategy of inaction.
You Must Never Fail To act. Every moment of Your life Requires Your particular Right action. Indeed, the living body-mind is (itself) action. Therefore, Be Ordinary, By Always Allowing the body-mind its Necessity Of Right action (and Inevitable Change).
"Transcendental Realization requires, as a prerequisite, the purificatory release of karmic accumulations, or the tendencies of attention that limit and suppress the ability of attention to Locate its Ultimate Source-Condition."
What is the Conscious Process
"If you truly Locate the self-contraction in this Yoga of devotion to Me, you simultaneously Locate Me and discover the immediate means always available to you for going beyond that ego-knot. In the hearing practice, there's basically a single gesture, whatever it's accompaniments. It's a matter of standing in the position of that act, that self-contraction, that knot, not just experiencing it from some point of view outside it, and directly feeling beyond it. So that becomes the basis of practice once hearing is the case. It's a very direct gesture. It may be accompanied by Nama Japa or self-Enquiry, whatever, and "conductivity" practice,your whole life of practice,but still fundamentally it's this one gesture every moment. It's not working on the self-contraction from outside. It's standing in its position."
"Those who are only beginning their association with me in this Way are yet preoccupied with the initial obligation to listen to and hear or understand the Teaching. Therefore, they are also preoccupied with the struggle to adapt to the various disciplines that are their obligation. For these reasons, such people have not yet developed the means of Communion with the Adept's Transmission. And, for them, a formal relationship to me as the Teaching Source is their right form of association with me. But as their practice begins to develop, devotees also begin to "find" me, or Locate the Power of my Spiritual Transmission in their daily lives. For this reason, I make myself available to actual practitioners in various occasions or gatherings devoted to the Magnification of my Transmission."
"Use Your Ability To "Locate" Me By Means Of The Concentrated Study (and "Consideration") Of My Heart-Revealing Word
If (or When) You Are My Listening Devotee, My Hearing Devotee, or My Seeing Devotee, Use Your Ability To "Locate" Me By Means Of Devotional attention To The Stories Of My Effective and Liberating Work (Made By Sacrifice and The Ordeal Of Submission To the world and To all those who Resort To Me)
If (or When) You Are My Listening Devotee, My Hearing Devotee, or My Seeing Devotee, Use Your Ability To "Locate" Me By Means Of Devotional attention To My Physical Appearance (Itself, or As It Is Made Specifically Visible By Forms Of Representation, Even In the mind)
The Dawn Horse Testament
"The Influence, or Siddhi that you have entered into is the Power and Being in which all of nature is arising. And therefore it has its effect on all of the apparently objective conditions of your existence, just as it has an effect upon the subjective conditions. So in daily life, you notice this influence making changes, if your sensitive and really practicing in this company, in both the subjective and objective levels of your existence."
"Most people hardly even feel the great Force of God that pervades this universe. If you could "Locate" It, you would "Locate" Absolute Love-Bliss. Since endless time, I have always been Love-Blissful, I have always received the Divine Spirit"
Baptism of Immortal Happiness
"Instead of this effort of thinking to Locate something that will make you feel good and justify surrender, you should be actively surrendering, on the basis of hearing and seeing, submitting yourself whole bodily to this participatory disposition. This means you must submit bodily, release bodily contractions, submit without placing limits on the Living Current, on this Circle of conductivity. You must submit attention. To submit attention means you cannot let attention become fastened in thought. You must submit emotionally. To submit emotionally means you cannot let emotion assume a contracted form, become a reactive state. You must simply feel whatever is the case. You must put yourself in a position to be wholly vulnerable to whatever is the case, through feeling. Feeling is a kind of touch. Our communication with feeling is a circuit, in fact, that relates you to whatever is the case altogether, or Reality."
The Art of Spiritual Life
DEVOTEE: Is heart-felt attention something you can do? At times my attention will drift, and then I can return into service by centering in the heart. Is this a valid practice?
BUBBA: It is not a matter of centering. The mind could put its attention on the heart, but this practice is not a matter of attention on the heart, Heartfelt attention is attention from the heart. It is to return to feeling - the Presence from the heart. It is not a matter of directing the mind toward the center of, from body or the region of the heart itself, as if you are trying to get into your insides or to Locate your mind in the heart. Mind must become that attention, the heart must become that attention, the body must become that attention to the Presence. It is not a matter of going within.
Heart Felt Attention
"Sadhana hurts. It sublimes you. It intensifies and deepens meditation. It moves you into a greater sphere before you indulge in reactivity, before you indulge in self-contraction, before you indulge in the body-mind, before you indulge in conditional identification. There is a Supreme Place of Being Itself. That is Where you Locate yourself through sadhana, through discipline, through heat, through ordeal."
"Right (understanding) involves the exercise of will and discriminative intelligence—the actual exercising of that and examining things clearly, and "considering" this Teaching, as the way of embracing it.
This is what keeps you focused seriously, this capacity. Its not a matter of just riding on the body-mind and its adaptations. Discriminative intelligence and the will are in charge. So don't play the child with Me. I'm not your parent. This is what it takes.
Torque of Attention
The Witness-Consciousness Is Not egoic attention, Perpetuating itself Indefinitely By Seeking Fulfillment or Release in what arises. Consciousness Itself Cannot Be "Located" By Means Of the act of attention Nor Is consciousness itself "Located" At the conditional position of attention. The Witness-Consciousness Is Always Already Prior To the act of attention and the conditional position of attention. Therefore, Consciousness Itself Cannot Turn Inward or Turn Outward. The Witness-Consciousness Can Only Stand As It Is. The Only "Location" Of Consciousness Is Consciousness Itself.
Read more on this Ultimate Paradox in 'Counter Egoic Effort' - a Beezone Study