the title and admonition Recognition of Me Is
Liberation in Adi Da's new book recently published by
the Dawn Horse Press as simple and straight-forward as is
sounds? Is it true that all one has to do is to Recognize or
'turn to Adi Da' and liberation will be given? Of course
not. But too often people think that it is that simple. The
statement and title is not an idealist admonition to "Just
follow this and you'll be given the great gift". It is a
call which must be fufuilled in time and by
The following may help understand
how Adi Da uses the term of Recognition in his latest book,
Recognition of Me Is Liberation.
there must be the consideration of my Argument,
beginning to know the self-contraction,
until true hearing
or real self-understanding
This understanding, or the process
of observing, re-cognizing, and inherently transcending the
self-contraction then becomes the basis of a continuous
practice and consideration in the midst of daily
Re-cognition - Enquiry
Recognition is the
principle of our play. You must recognize Me in the
form of your Condition, the Condition of all this
arising, the real Condition of it, the Condition of
conditions, the Condition of the body, the mind,
the self-sense, the very current of the being, and
be rested in It constantly.
You find yourself rested beyond the mind, resting
prior to the mind. You fall into the Heart beyond
Re-polarization of the being toe to crown rather
than crown to toe.
The process of non-verbal re-cognition, "knowing
again", of the self-contraction
My devotee suddenly awakens from the cramp of
heart-seclusion, and expands to see me. Sudden and
spontaneous acceptance and Divine Recognition of
all conditional forms and events, in and as The
Self-Radiant Love-Bliss Of Inherent Being.
Recognition is movement beyond the subtler
contractions that are mind and life-force. Then
contraction has no force and no implication
whatsoever and identity into a perfect disposition
that is infinite.
It is Reality
A method of seeking, but
there are stages.
Can not be done from the 'self-contraction'
In the later stages even the activity of
re-cognition is dissolved and resolved, an event
need not take place in any instant in order to
clarify or release one from the things that are
Where seeking is understood, there is the
re-cognition of a separation. And when that
separation is observed the person sees that what he
is suffering is not something happening to him, but
it is his own action.
Recognition is non-strategic. It is not associated
with strategic effort to exclude or include any
conditional form or event.
In Recognition the Divine Domain does not have any
objective features, but it is entirely and only the
inherently perfect self-condition itself.
The self-contraction is itself the very action
whereby objectivity, or Separation, and otherness,
and "difference", is evoked, and generated, and
established, and experienced, and known.
It is not idealism