Seeds are dormant possibilities of life and action. In the life of a practitioner seeds are possibilities or potentials inherent in various disciplines. Without disciplines there are no possibilities. Seeds require an environment of 'germination' where the potential of the seed can be actualized. Practices and disciplines of body and mind are always the foundation of life if one is expected to grow.
What follows are some excerpts from talks and writings where Adi Da uses the term 'seed' or 'seeds'. The excerpts below have links to the original talk or essay and they are not related in any thematic way. The talks and excerpts cover various topics where the term 'seed' is used in many different ways and contexts.
"Materialism and the great threats with which humanity is associated now, apparently, need not go to their end and destroy, because at the seed of Life a Wedding has been made. Participate in these Nuptials and change the world. That is your work! Yours! I have done Mine, and, therefore, My business from now is to lie with the Lady. You Regard Me There, and do your work, it is yours. Yours-alone. I having done Mine, yours alone. You cannot afford to be fools anymore. For the sake of everyone, you cannot afford to do that".
"The qualities of the functional dimensions of gross consciousness may appear in the form of lights or light-forms, in various colors, corresponding to the hierarchy of subjective or internal functions apparent in the gross sphere. Such yogis prize above all the appearance of light that corresponds to their passage from the gross sphere into the subtle sphere (not just the finer side of the gross sphere, but the subtle or higher energy world in itself, which belongs to a totally different dimension of appearance and activity than the universes in the gross-physical sphere). This light (a spot, grid, flame, or chakra) corresponds to the higher-reflecting function of mind, which is turned to the subtle rather than the gross sphere via the sahasrar. This seed or door of the subtle realm appears behind and above the gross physical eyes. Some practitioners say that to pierce or transcend this door is the way toward the Self. The lesser ones claim that it is the only way to reach the Self, or that it is itself the highest realization of Truth".
"But in the instant of differentiation the most primitive archetype of all knowledge appears. It appears as a simple presumption of independent existence, consciousness, and pleasure over against all kinds of relations or objects, high and low."
The Enlightened or Inherent Being is inherently free of the self-knot, or the self-contraction, which is the seed of modification (or the urge toward objects). Thus, the Enlightened Being is Freely and always capable of recognizing and transcending all objects, including the body-mind. The Enlightened Being Stands Eternally in the Existence Place, the Transcendental Self-Position, Consciousness Itself, Self-Radiant, Infinite as Love-Bliss, or beginnings and endless Happiness.
"Liberation Through god-Realization Is Senior To Any Effort Of the conditional self To Be Lawful, Purified, Evolved, Fulfilled, Ended, or Released.
This Is The seed-Essence and Import Of Religion and Esotericism".
"The morality of love itself finds its seed form in the second stage of life".
"Study the Great Tradition of the esoteric spiritual, transcendental, and Divine Realization of Truth. Let every one who will study the Great Tradition understand that, although The Way Of The Heart is a new and most full revelation made under the circumstances arising during the physical lifetime bodily human form, it is also The Eternal and Ancient "Secret" Way that is the seed of all religions".
"The possibility of spiritual practice, and also growth in more or less conventional terms, begins when suffering moves you to acknowledge your own psycho-physical nature and the psycho-physical nature of the manifest worlds. Then everything in life begins to break up and loosen. A new kind of life can begin, perhaps with all kinds of episodes and adventures and even self-exploitation. But contained within the seed of that change is the possibility for God Realization. Contained within that acknowledgment of suffering is the possibility of knowing the Spiritual Master. And when the Spiritual Master is met, then your self-possessed adventure is interrupted".
"The individual self or "soul" Radiates or Expands from a fixed position in the region of the heart, in association with the upper middle section of the central nerve of the spinal column. The qualities of the soul, in its bondage to the body-mind, are expressed as the entire nervous system and body-mind. Just so, the soul in itself, prior to the body-mind, is the epitome of the nervous system. It is a " seed" or "spark" of Radiance, an atom of Original Light, located in the region of the nervous system associated with the heart core.
The soul is the witnessing consciousness of the body-mind, prior to the "I" of self, reference. It is eternally independent of the body-mind, and yet it shares the characteristics or tendencies of the body-mind by virtue of proximity and false identification with the body-mind".
"There must be Awakening from this reactive bind of self. That Awakening comes through sudden "hearing" and "seeing" of Truth. The Spiritual Master is Awake, and he, with all devotees in Truth, serves that same Awakening in others. But that Awakening is not only sudden and present. It is the seed of the ongoing Process of Life".
"The highest extreme of the ascent of attention is called "nirvikalpa samadhi," or total Absorption of self-consciousness in Radiant Transcendental Consciousness. But, in fact, the seed of differentiated self remains in such ascended Absorption of attention. Attention is yet extended outside the heart, or the root of self-consciousness, as a gesture toward an independent Object, and, therefore, such "samadhi" is not only temporary, but it remains a form of subject-object Contemplation".
"In the only-by-Me Revealed and Given "Radical" Reality-Way of Adidam Ruchiradam, devotional recognition of Me is the first, or principal, conversion.
Devotional recognition of Me is the recognition of egolessness-My Own Intrinsic egolessness.
When there is devotional recognition of Me and whole bodily devotional response to Me, My devotee (thus and thereby) coincides with My Own Intrinsically egoless Self-Nature, Self-Condition, and Self-State-Which Is the Divine Self-Nature, Self-Condition, and Self-State of Reality Itself.
Therefore, by means of whole bodily devotion to Me, there is participation in the Intrinsic egolessness of Reality Itself.
The entire process of the "Radical" Reality-Way of Adidam Ruchiradam, from the beginning, is an unfolding magnification of that seed, that conversion "at the root".
That seed -conversion is the conversion to Intrinsic egolessness.
That seed -conversion is devotional recognition of My State-and falling into My State through devotional recognition-response to Me.
The only-by-Me Revealed and Given "Radical" Reality-Way of Adidam Ruchiradam Is the devotional relationship to Me".
So the body takes its course. It should not be abused. Life should not be foreshortened.
You should allow it its course, as if indifferently, not clinging to it such that you will suffer a shock at the end of its life-but always Free, Already, not bound to that.
It has its time, its qualities, its perceptions-all of this business here.
Then that passes.
But there's always the Divine Condition.
If you remain Established in It, instead of in the realm of conditions, you are Free.
And at some point, the body-mind falls away from view, is Outshined.
That's not the Condition to fear. That is the Free Condition.
Established in the Witness and doing the "Perfect Practice", you become stabilized in your acceptance of That being the Totality of existence.
And no longer insist on the body-mind.
So its not repeated. It takes its course, but its not repeated. And it fulfills the law of cause and effect. But there's no seed in you of repetitions, no need of body-mind or world, because of the Divine Establishment.