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"You Have a Choice to Make"
Adi Da often spoke about the present world situation and how humankind must change if we are to avoid complete global disaster. He said again and again that global catastrophe can be avoided, or at least softened, but that everyone of us needs to change in the way we live together. He said we don't have much time left to choose what we will do. Again and again, in all kinds of ways, He proposed:
What will you do? You have a choice to make, all of you together, regardless of race or religion. . . the entire human family. . . You are fully capable of choosing a different, more benign, destiny than the path you’ve set yourselves upon. It is up to you. . .
In the early morning hours of December 26, 2004 (Fiji time), about five hours before the enormous calamity in Southern Asia and East Africa [the massive Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami], Adi Da concluded a long night of discussions with devotees worldwide via live internet feed. just as He was about to leave the room in the early hours of that morning Adi Da softly whispered, almost to Himself, "Blessings on those who pass today." Then, like a breeze, He rose and left.
A few hours later news came of the great tsunami that deluged so much of the world's coastline, killing hundreds of thousands of people, and many millions of non-humans, across the globe.
The next night, Adi Da talked at length about the event that generated this tsunami. He referred to the story of Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud, together in a room one time. It's assumed that the felt differences between them were so fierce that a bookcase actually cracked!
A different sign of conflict came when Jung asked Freud what he made of parapsychology. Sigmund was a complete skeptic:
occult phenomena were to him a "black tide of mud". But as they were sitting talking, Jung's diaphragm began to feel hot. Suddenly, a bookcase in the room cracked
loudly and they both jumped up. "There, that is an example of a so-called catalytic exteriorisation phenomenon", Jung retorted — referring to his theory
that the uncanny could be projections of internal strife. "Bosh!" Freud retorted, before Jung predicted that there would be another crack, which there was.
Mark Vernon, "Carl Jung, part 2", The Guardian, June 6, 2011
Adi Da proposed that, although it may never be proven, it should nevertheless be considered that the forces that created the earthquake and resultant tsunami may actually have been brought about, or supported, by the collective negative forces active in the psyche of mankind as a whole. . . all of the human conflicts going on in the world, our competitiveness, tribal rivalries, and wars with one another, the wanton worldwide destruction and tension increasing day by day — might this be sufficient negative energy to actually fracture the earth, throwing the edge of an immense ocean up onto dry land?
He said, "There are oppositions, energies colliding, there is terrible energy in the world. It needn't be believed that it cracked the earth, but suspicion must be raised."
When asked how He knew in advance about the imminent tsunami, and was moved to Bless all those about to die or suffer that day, Adi Da replied that there was no way he could really describe His spiritual work. He went on to briefly explain various of His perceptual capacities that might be understood by people, then paused and waved His hand over those in the room and concluded, "I also just see it in the 'flow'." He talked with powerful, urgent compassion and love for humans and non-humans, for all who died in the tsunami, all who survived, and for everyone who will die in any case.
He was as passionate as ever in calling for human beings to embrace truth, love, compassion, forgiveness, peace and tolerance, for all men and women to be made serious by the event of our lives. . . to not be naive and foolish, to not assume insoluble differences with each other, and to allow and energetically support all who live to be Free — equally, truly, and at Heart.
He said over and over again that it is not enough to merely believe in God. We must all truly Realize God, or the Very Divine, as our actual Condition, beyond belief or doubt.
another piece by Stuart Camps, read Serving the Transition of Dying Animals.