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transmits. All of you are transmitters. Each one of you emits invisible forces.
These forces are locked up in your limited messages, and they reinforce the same
limitations in others . . . Realizers of one or another degree of Spiritual development
likewise by nature spontaneously Transmit what they are. . . . Those less evolved
Transmit their Realization, and those more evolved Transmit their Realization.
transmits. The stones transmit, the sky does, the TV does. Since everything and
everyone transmits states of existence, since life, or existence itself, is participation
in transmissions of all kinds, the best thing you can do is to associate with
the greatest possible Transmission. . . .
become what you meditate on.
as modern physics describes light from two viewpoints —
as waves and as particles —
so spiritual understanding is based on a view of the universe as both physical
and psychic; the cosmos is multi-dimensional, and psycho-physical: matter,
energy, and Consciousness. It is useful, even essential, to spiritual growth,
to be able to understand our relationship to everything both in physical terms
(see Avatar Adi Da Samraj's
The Divine Physics of Evolution
for a wonderful elaboration) and psychic terms. |
devotees sit before the Spiritual Master (or His photograph in the meditation
hall, or His image in their mind's eye, or simply the feeling of Him), what is
going on is usefully described using both a physical metaphor —
the metaphor of transmission —
and a psychic description —
the relationship between the Spiritual Master and the devotee. Yes, the Guru's
body is indeed a doorway to the Divine, a gateway to the Ultimate Dimension, transparent
to the degree that that one has transcended ego. But the process of "tuning
in" on the transmission pouring through that human doorway is not merely
mechanical, like turning a radio to the right station (although there are technical
aspects to it), but also involves a devotional relationship to the Spiritual Master,
that is human (because the Spiritual Master is actually alive in human form),
Spiritual (because the Spiritual Presence of the Master pervades the entire universe),
and Transcendental (because the ultimate form of the Divine Master stands prior
to space and time —
in "eternity", to use a traditional term).
the way we effortlessly respond to an attractive man or woman, or a gorgeous day
but more so —
the Master's Transmission attracts the devotee; it is Blissful; it is Happiness;
it is Delight. The devotee wants to be around the Master all the time, to be intoxicated
by the Master's Transmission; in short, the true devotee falls in love with the
Master. And the Transmission is not just a communication of energy but of Reality
itself. In other words, it is revelatory, and over time, the true nature
of everything is revealed more and more: who the Spiritual Master really is, and
what the entire world and self is ultimately. Through persistent devotional practice,
the devotee ultimately realizes exactly what the Spiritual Master has realized:
that there is only God, that separate "beings" and "things"
are not ultimately real in themselves, and that separation altogether is not ultimately
real. The Ultimate State is one of most perfect non-separation. This realization
coincides with perfect,
lasting, and infinite Happiness. Hence it is the only completely effective address
starting point of that devotional practice is contemplation of the Master's bodily
human form, based on having already felt and recognized, to some fundamental degree,
What is being transmitted through the Master's form, and constantly "re-tuning
in" again. Because the transmission through the Master's body can be "tuned
in" through any representation of it as well, photographic Murtis are a wonderful
gift in facilitating the practice of Divine contemplation.
functions of spiritual life take place in the form of a relationship! It is the
relationship between the devoted disciple and the Siddha-Guru. It doesn't take
place at the level of some philosophy or some technique that you apply to yourself.
It is a relationship and it appears only where it is alive, where it is actually
functioning in life. Therefore, many of the same functions that exist between
lovers exist between Guru and disciple.
I never thought of you, I would have very little opportunity to live this relationship
to you and to intensify it. This relationship could never take place if the only
time I ever contacted you was when I happened to be in the same room with you.
I must think of you. I have thought of you many times since I saw you last.
Just so, I expect you to think of Me.
these reasons, the disciple always thinks of the Guru. It is a necessary aspect
of their relationship. This thinking of the Guru, or even sitting in Satsang
by means of the contemplation of the Guru's picture, all such things are very
natural, homely, human, and real things to do. . .
you sit down for meditation without being aware of your Guru, then you are meditating
out of Satsang. There is no genuine meditation, no useful meditation, except
in the Condition of Satsang, the conscious awareness of one's Guru and
the Condition of relationship to one's Guru. There is a characteristic presence
that one senses. The Presence of the Guru is not felt or assumed visually. This
Presence transcends the Guru's picture, or even the Guru's physical form.
My life and after My death, devotees may continue to use My photographs as points
of contact with Me, but they should know that it is only truly contact with the
am Present in a Form that is established in every dimension of conditionality.
Therefore, for those who are bound to the body's point of view, I Appear bodily.
For those who are bound more subtly, in the subtler reaches of mind, My Spiritual
(and Always Blessing) Presence is also Revealed (and My Spiritual, Always Blessing,
Presence Pervades those realms). Therefore, in the Way of Adidam, sadhana [spiritual
practice] is Given as a Gift, by Me. Altogether, the sadhana is made possible
by Grace. And it is made simple and direct, not a matter of self-concern, but
simply a matter of the feeling-Contemplation of Me in the context of your own
tendency of attention. By means of this constant feeling-Contemplation, you will
be purified of the tendencies of attention, first bodily, then more and more in
mind, until equanimity (of the total body-mind) is established and attention can
be relinquished in its Inherently Perfect (and Perfectly Subjective) Source. That
(at last) is the "Perfect Practice" of the Way of Adidam.
Divine Form Is the "Bright", the Love-Bliss-Form That you can feel tangibly Touching
you, Surrounding you, Moving in you, Making all kinds of changes. That Is My Divine
Body. I can Manifest It anywhere, and Do, all the time. I Manifest My Self. My
True Body, My Eternal Body Is the "Bright" Itself, My Force of Person. This physical
Body here Is My Murti, My Agent. This physical Body is utterly Conformed to Me,
My "Bright" Divine Body, but this physical Body is Itself made of the elements,
and associated with subtle faculties, and all the rest. This physical Body, as
I Said, Is My Murti, My Agent. It is temporary. I am using It for the Purpose
of My Self-Revelation and for Instructing the world, but, even when this physical
Body is no longer animated, I will Be Bodily Present Forever. My Divine Body will
Exist Forever. Therefore, My devotees will be able to experience Me directly,
My "Bright" Body, My Very Person —
Forever. The principal form of contact with Me is through feeling and through
this tangible but inexplicable Touch. It even has a form to it that may be sensed
in a touch-like manner, subtly, not otherwise being perceived by any of the senses.
I call My own Divine Body "the 'Bright'". That does not mean you will necessarily
see it as "Brightness", but you might see it in some light-form. But even if you
are simply feeling Me, experiencing My Tangible Touch, you still know what I mean
when I call My Divine Body "the 'Bright'", because It Is Full and Radiant, Love-Blissful,
Infinitely Expansive. It has all the qualities of brightness.
your attention lies without confusion, that is what you realize. If you will give
Me your attention, through feeling-Contemplation of Me, if you will gravitate
toward Me in every moment, so that all your desiring, even your inevitability,
becomes superficial, then whatever quality arises from moment to moment will be
truly superficial. Its impact will be lost. It will not create egoic reaction
it will create heat only. The tendency will be frustrated, and instead you will
meditate on the fire, which is your attention to Me. If you will fulfill the discipline
I Give you for the sake of your Divine Liberation, then your attention to Me from
hour to hour will become more fiery, more intense, more loving, more sacrificial,
more absurd, less and less the character you are born to be and live and die.
is one Law: You become what you meditate on. This Law summarizes the Process whereby
I become your unique Advantage. As My devotee, although you perceive beings and
things and phenomena of all kinds, you are in Communion with Me. As My devotee,
you are concentrated in Me. In the midst of all that arises, you constantly give
your attention to Me through your practice of the Way of the Heart. When you Contemplate
Me with devotion, you are Contemplating the Divine Reality, Which is Full, Perfect.
When you feelingly-Contemplate Me, you are Contemplating the complete Divine Revelation.
I Am your unique Advantage. Simply by your feeling-Contemplation of Me in all
the moments of conditional existence, the total Spiritual Process may be activated
in you, by Grace, and then the advanced and the ultimate stages of life in the
Way of the Heart will be spontaneously manifested in you, not by your self-consciously
duplicating the signs of each of those stages but merely by your entering into
Communion with Me.
the degree you are reluctant to Contemplate Me with full feeling-devotion, to
the degree you stand aloof in your egoic self, your participation in Me is limited
and, therefore, you struggle through the evolutionary stages of life, very much
involved in your egoic self.
Am your Advantage, not because I Give you a process that you can apply to yourself
successfully if you bear down and give it enough effort —
I do not —
but because I Offer you a relationship with Me. Satsang with Me, Communion with
Me, makes the process of the Way of the Heart unique and capable of fulfillment
instantly. Instantly. Directly. In actual practice, of course, some time is involved,
typically because of the limitations in your devotion to Me. However, when I Speak
of the Way of the Heart, I am not Speaking of your continued conditional reappearances
ad infinitum. I am Speaking of a Process that may be fulfilled even in this lifetime
if you will truly use your Advantage with full understanding of what your relationship
with Me is all about, its significance fully Revealed to you. In that case, your
practice of the Way of the Heart is simply to Contemplate Me with full heart-feeling.
Then the various dimensions of My Sign will appear to you in vision, or natural
realization, spontaneously, and your devotional life will be full, not by your
effort but by My Grace.
(My) Body (or bodily human Form) Is the Teaching. My Wisdom-Teaching was Spoken
through It. My Wisdom-Teaching refers to many processes, all of which have taken
place in the context of this Body. Nothing has been Spoken to you, nothing has
been Taught to you, through This Body that has not been experienced by this One,
in this Body. All of it has been tested and proven in this Body. Nothing has been
Spoken to you that has not been tested and proven in this Body, and by this One
altogether, in and beyond this Body. Therefore, this One, bodily (in bodily human
Form), is the Teaching. The Teaching Word is a Communication through this Body.
The summary of My Wisdom-Teaching is before your eyes, and It need not be thought
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