On Liberation from ego and egoic Society, or, Cooperation + Tolerance = Peace
Essay by The Divine World-Teacher, Ruchira Avatar Adi Da Love-Ananda Samraj
This Essay has, thus far, primarily Spoken to the necessity for such education and change at the level of the leadership and collective order of mankind. Now I must move on to consider the implications of this education at the level of individual practice.
The ego-I is self-contraction--or the conversion of conditionally manifested existence away from the free orientation to its Source (or Real Condition), and so back upon the individual center of functional experience. This conversion represents the orientation, habit, and destiny suggested by the traditional myth of Narcissus--which I Propose as the basic symbol for the individual (and the collective) process of egocentrism.
The egocentric form of conditional existence is a kind of entrapment that leads only to more and more elaborate (and confining, as well as deluding) states of limited and un-Enlightened psycho-physical personality. In the egocentric form, conditional existence cannot Locate Happiness, Truth, or Reality, but it is confined entirely to the visions and sufferings of independent selfhood. Therefore, many who have seen this to be so have called humanity to escape conditional existence itself by a strategy of self-suppressive means. What I Call for is self-observation, self-understanding, and self-transcendence, in the midst of free (and rightly disciplined) participation in the play of conditional existence. If this is done, the motives either to exploit or to escape the conditional self and world are inherently transcended. A more natural course of life-practice can develop (as I have thoroughly Described in My Avataric Word of Divine Instruction), on the basis of the orientation of self-transcendence (rather than self-exploitation or self-suppression). And that life-practice, engaged in a right, true, full, and fully devotional manner by My true devotee, leads (ultimately) to the Most Perfect (Love-Bliss-Full and Free) Realization of the Real (or Transcendental, Inherently Spiritual, Indivisible, Non-Separate, and Self-Evidently Divine) Condition, in Which there is Inherent (and not self-suppressive, or world-excluding) Transcendence of separate self and the conditional worlds.
You must observe and understand the separate and separative self as reactive psycho-physical contraction. You must see the self-contraction operating in (and as) the experience of pain and suffering, and in (and as) all the kinds of conditional desire, reactive emotion, conflict, gross competitiveness, and destructive aggressiveness, and in (and as) even all the arising patterns of thought, emotion, physicality, and seeking. On the basis of this observation and understanding of the separate (and, likewise, separative) self (or the individuated psycho-physical personality), you should freely abandon the principle and the strategies of egocentricity. And you should allow yourself to feel the inherent heart-Motive to yield the total body-mind (and every moment of attention) to the Condition That Precedes the self-contraction--Which Is That Which Is Always Already The Case (or the Transcendental, Inherently Spiritual, and Self-Evidently Divine Freedom, Love-Bliss, Happiness, Consciousness, and Being in and from Which the self-contraction is generated in each moment).
I Am the Divine Heart-Master of all and All. Those who rightly, truly, fully, and fully devotionally practice the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Way of Adidam (Which Is the Divine and True and One and Only by-Me-Revealed and by-Me-Given Way of the Heart) practice self-observation, self-understanding, and self-transcendence in every moment of conditionally manifested (and inherently relational, or non-independent, and inherently and entirely with-the-pattern-integrated and on-the-pattern-dependent) existence. By Means of that practice (the primary basis and form of which is the counter-egoic exercise of moment to moment devotional recognition-response to Me, or Divine Love-Communion with Me), the habit and the effects of egocentricity (or the reactive habit of presuming separateness and enacting separativeness) are (by Means of My Avatarically Self-Transmitted Divine Grace) directly, immediately, and (in the course of ongoing practice) progressively released--thereby liberating energy and feeling-attention for the only-by-My-Avataric-Divine-Grace-Given Most Perfect Realization of the Freedom, Love-Bliss, Happiness, Consciousness, and Bright Fullness of Self-Existing, Self-Radiant, Indivisible, and Non-Separate (and Self-Evidently Divine) Being (Itself), or Real God, the One and Only Real (and Ultimate, and Self-Evidently Divine) Condition of both self and not-self. And That Most Perfect Realization, Demonstrated Most Ultimately, Divinely Outshines conditional existence, and (Thus and Thereby) Translates the context of Being from the Cosmic domain of conditional Nature to My Bright Eternal Self-Domain of Divine Fullness.
I Call every one of mankind (and even all conditionally manifested beings) to This Way of ego-transcending (and Only-Me-Realizing) practice, the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Way of Adidam (Which is the Way of the Heart--of the Heart Itself--Revealed and Given only by Me). However, until (indeed) every one of Man (now, and forever hereafter) heart-recognizes Me, and heart-responds to Me with true devotion as My formally acknowledged devotee, at least the by-Me-Revealed-and-Given life-principles (of abandoning the gross style of ego-based political confrontations and ego-based social participation, or non-participation) must become a matter of active practical commitment on the part of the leaders and educators of mankind--or else humanity will collectively move toward intolerable enslavement and even nuclear (or otherwise war-made, and cleverness-made) destruction.
Therefore, I Call every one and all to consider at least the political and broad social fulfillment of My Avataric Divine Wisdom-Teaching, via the active embrace of every form of true and benign social and political cooperation and all-embracing social and political tolerance--since such cooperation and tolerance are the prerequisites for true social and political peace.
I Call upon all the leaders and educators of mankind (now, and forever hereafter) to actively embrace, and to universally declare and promote, and to actively require and measure the universal real fulfillment of My simplest Law and Measure of Man:
Cooperation + Tolerance = Peace.
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