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In the present age, any authentic investigation into the Nature of Reality, Truth, and Real God must first confront the prevailing "dogma" of scientific materialismthis, because "science" is now widely ceded the status of being the final arbiter of Truth. According to the scientific materialist point of view, there is no "greater" dimension to reality beyond physically "objective" appearancesall is simply "matter", everything is reducible to a mortal materiality, and everything is ultimately explainable by means of the laws of a mechanistic science:
AVATAR ADI DA SAMRAJ: Why is mankind becoming even more and more hopeless? Because it is possessed (and ego-bound) by the belief in the "official" (or "authoritatively" propagandized) declaration of materiality-onlyand, on that basis, it doubts Truth (or feels materiality, and mortal "darkness", is the "Truth"), and it doubts Reality Itself (or feels materiality, and mortal "darkness", is the only "Reality"), and, therefore (or likewise), it doubts all religion.
Thus, in this time when the paradigm of materialism is dominant, serious consideration of the nature of Reality is more important than it has ever been before. Far from being a form of idle philosophical speculation, such consideration is a matter of the utmost urgency, which will determine the future mood and destiny of every one of usand of the world altogether.
The extraordinary Talks and Essays which comprise Real God Is The Indivisible Oneness Of Unbroken Light are a profound examination of Reality and Truth, and of the apparently irreducible conflict between science and religionand they are an equally profound description of Avatar Adi Da's unique Function as the Avataric Divine Realizer, Revealer, and Self-Revelation of Real God. Thus, this book is a Living Seed from which a new, participatory, and utterly benign destiny of humanity may begin to grow.
As with each of twenty-three "Source-Texts" of Adidam, Real God Is The Indivisible Oneness Of Unbroken Light begins with Avatar Adi Da Samraj's First Word, "Do Not Misunderstand MeI Am Not 'Within' you, but you Are In Me, and I Am Not a Mere 'Man' in the 'Middle' of Mankind, but All of Mankind Is Surrounded, and Pervaded, and Blessed By Me". In this remarkable Essay, Avatar Adi Da Samraj explains that His open Confession of Most Perfect Real-God-Realization is not to be misapprehended as a claim of the "Status" of the "Creator"-God of conventional religious belief, but, rather, His Divine Self-Confession is to be understood and appreciated as a Free Demonstration of the Fulfillment of esoteric Spiritual practicea Demonstration of the Most Perfectly Non-Dual Realization of Reality Itself. By virtue of this Free Demonstration, Avatar Adi Da Samraj makes clear that Most Perfect Real-God-Realization (or Divine Self-Realization) is the ultimate Potential and Destiny of all beings.
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