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|Volume 22/2: No Search
Adi Da: "You cannot achieve union with something or someone
you are separating yourself from. And, if the act of separation
is dropped, there is no separation— only the unlimited awareness
of Non-separateness, inherently. This is the disposition in
which to live."
22/1: The Awakening Sunlight
Adi Da: "When you become less concerned with your particular
search, your inwardness, your adventure, then you have simply
become more sensitive to your Real Condition. You have felt
the sunlight falling on your sleeping eyes. When your eyes
have opened in the morning light, everything will be obvious
to you—and you will know that you have never slept, that you
have never dreamed, that you have never been limited to any
thing that has appeared."
|Volume 21/4: Wherever
Your Attention Goes Is Your Destiny
Adi Da: "Notice anything you enjoy — anything whatsoever.
Initially, you enjoy it. Then, over time, repeating the enjoyment,
trying to get the pleasure out of it, the pleasure becomes greatly
reduced. What you are left with is the pattern reinforcing itself,
demanding repetition. . . "
|Volume 21/2: Be the Open
Adi Da: "Love is the action in which ego and all its reactions
are dissolved, since all such things are only contraction. .
. When Love is altogether True, when Its Radiance Shines so
hard it opens up the hand, then there is Only Real God —
and Real God Is Love."
20/4: Restore the Green Domain
A raw, dominantly green diet is not simply good for your health.
That raw, green diet is lawful. To adhere to the raw, dominantly
green diet is right life in the greatest sense of lawful participation
in the Earth-world and the universe.
|Volume 20/3: Be released
The Way in My Company is to Find Real God from the beginning
and let the entire process manifest on that basis.
Be resolved in Real God.
Be released in Real God.
Be changed by the Power of Real God.
20/2: Remember the One in Whom you are arising — until you
are only Joy
There is Truth — but you have to deal with death. If
it does not touch death, then it has nothing to do with Truth.
Truth has to deal with death now — because “now” is
a potential moment of death. A consoling belief that requires
death to be “some other time” is not good enough religion.
Religion must apply in the moment, and it must deal with death,
must be sufficient to be greater than death — far greater.
It must be Light, rather than darkness — and it must
be so now.
| Volume 20/1: Conscious
Light Is What Is
or Truth Itself,
or Real (Acausal) God is not 'within' you.
or Truth Itself,
or Real (Acausal) God
Is Consciousness Itself,
Which Is Always Already The Case.
There is no 'you' about it."
19/4: Look for something Greater
"Who has seen the madness of this 'world'? Who is disenchanted
enough with that madness to want to find a Spiritual Master?
For whom is this 'world' so much of a dead-end that it cannot
be accepted on its own terms, or for its own sake? Where is
someone for whom there must be a greater Reality— someone
who will be utterly devoted to finding It?"
19/2: Your Heart Is What I Speak To
"Always, spontaneously, the Heart moves into relationship.
It Moves through the structures of conscious awareness. It
Flows through. It Breaks Down the obstructions. The Heart
Itself Is Always Already Love-Bliss-Full and Happy."
| Volume 19/1: The Dog
In My House
"I also Teach the walls, the trees, the dogs. It is not that
I Give a verbal Teaching to them. My Communication to them is
non-verbal. Because It Is Reality Itself, My Divine Avataric
Teaching- Revelation and My Divine Avataric Transcendental Spiritual
Self-Transmission are usable and Realizable by all beings, and
even by every 'thing'. . . The dog in My House can do it. So
- Volume 18/4: I Am Eternally
"I will be here forever, every 'where' forever—absolutely. I cannot
leave. The Divine Domain is not some 'where' to go to. The Divine
Domain Is Eternal I Am Eternal, Merely Present. Transcend yourself
in place, in My Perpetual Company, Most Intimate with you."
- Volume 18/3: Are You The
One Who Is Living You Now?
"What is your conclusion about Reality, your actual present-time
presumption about Reality? Do you presume Reality Is Divine—or
not? This question is important, because your conclusion about
Reality is operative in every dimension of your life."
- Volume 18/2: There Is Only
"The Inherent Nature (or Self- Evident Condition) of existence—and,
therefore, of all human beings—Is Consciousness Itself."
- Volume 18/1: The Lesson
"Wisdom begins when one is made truly serious by this Lesson of
life: The achievement of Happiness is always minimal, temporary,
and ultimately unattainable. You cannot become Happy. You can
only be Happy."
- Volume 17/4: The Root of
"The Process Of “Radical” Healing Always Involves Three Phases—First,
The Purification Of Toxicity, Then The Re-Balancing Of the body-mind-complex
(and The Restoration Of psycho-physical Equanimity), and, Finally,
The Regeneration Of nerve-force (or Natural Life-Energy) and vital
- Volume 17/3: Dissolve in
My Current of Love-Bliss
"Commune with Me in whole-bodily-recognition-responsive Ecstasy.
Turn to Me whole bodily— Beyond all 'experience' and every thought.
Let Me “Live” you. Dissolve in My Divine Transcendental
Spiritual Current of Love-Bliss."
- Volume 17/2: Everything
"Everything transmits. The stones transmit, the sky transmits,
the TV transmits. Since everything and everyone transmits states
of existence – since life itself, or existence itself, is participation
in transmissions of all kinds – the best thing you can do is to
associate with the greatest possible Transmission. Since everything
is transmission, spend time in the Company of the One Who spontaneously
Transmits That Which Is Inherently Perfect and Ultimate. This
is the Great Rule, the Great Law, the Ultimate Principle of the
Great Tradition of humankind."
- Volume 17/1: Why Are Spiritual
"The Spiritual Master is a Transparent Reminder of the Divine
Reality, a Guide to the ecstatic Realization of the One Reality
in Which all conditions arise and change and pass away. The Spiritual
Master is not to be made into the merely 'objectified' idol of
a cult, as if the Divine Being were exclusively contained in the
'objective' person and 'subjective' beliefs of a particular sect.
Rather, right relationship to the Spiritual Master takes the form
of free devotional response to the Spiritual Master’s Radiant
- Volume 16/3: Real God Is
Not a Parent Figure
"It is simply not true to the facts of existence altogether that
there is a Great Omniscient, Omnipresent, Omnipotent Being making
everything happen—in charge of everything happening, and making
things turn out well for those who acknowledge That One and obey
certain moral principles. It is simply not so. It is not true
that there is such a Parental Deity controlling history, controlling
even all events, and working out a great 'success-plan' for humanity."
- Volume 16/2: The Secrets
of How To Change
"True and sustainable change and positive, mature human adaptation
are not made on the basis of any 'self'-conscious reaction-resistance
to old, degenerative, and immature habits. True and positive change
is not a matter of not doing something. True and positive change
is always a matter of doing something else— something that is
inherently right, free, pure and purifying, balanced and re-balancing,
truly regenerative, and (altogether) a matter of functional equanimity."
- Volume 16/1: Understanding
"Through the movement that is desire, people are constantly seeking
to create a connection, a flow of life-force, between the self-contracted
identity and everything from which it has differentiated itself.
The usual philosophy, religion, Yoga, Spirituality—all your strategies
(even your simple psychological strategies, your lifestyles) have
this same basic form, this same basic purpose. They are all attempts
to restore the flow of life-energy between this contracted, separated
one and everything from which it is differentiating itself. Thus,
all ordinary activity is founded in this dilemma, this self-created
- Volume 15/4: Be Drawn into
"Conditions or 'experiences' themselves do not determine (or 'define')
you. The Divine does. If you live in the Divine, any event, any
apparent condition, ceases to condition your quality and your
humor and make it something less. So one who has become Free in
the Divine is Truly Free. Such a one no longer has concerns about
whether he or she will appear or not appear, in what shape he
or she will appear, or anything like that. Such a one is Happy,
and the Divine is Sufficient for that individual. That is the
Condition to be in."
- Volume 15/3: True Humor
"Throughout my life, I have been moved to Communicate (or to Reveal,
to Transmit, and to Awaken) the fundamental Source and Substance
and Condition of True Humor to others. . . True Humor has only
one living Form (and one ultimately, or inherently perfect, Form),
Which is Real God, Perfect Truth, or Reality Itself."
- Volume 15/2: The True Condition
"The heart has a question. The heart must be Satisfied. Without
that Satisfaction – Which is necessarily Spiritual in nature –
there is no Real Happiness."
- Volume 15/1: Love Is the
"Love is the principle of functioning. It is the principle of
relationship. Love is what is to be realized and expressed. You
must overcome all limits upon it. Spiritual life is many things,
but at the level of human relations, its essence is love."