On Liberation from ego and egoic Society, or, Cooperation + Tolerance = Peace
Essay by The Divine World-Teacher, Ruchira Avatar Adi Da Love-Ananda Samraj
Beyond This Call for universal fulfillment of My simplest Law and Measure of Man, I (now, and forever hereafter) Call (and Look) for those who can understand and utterly transcend the pattern and destiny of the separate and separative self--in this world and in all higher (or subtler) worlds. I am Calling (and Looking) for those who will go beyond the outward and bodily improvement of separate self and its world, and who will also go beyond the inward and ascending improvement of separate self in the higher (or subtler) worlds. I am Calling (and Looking) for those who will go directly to the Source-Condition of self and all worlds. I am here to Serve every one's basic understanding (and basic practical transcending) of the egocentric habit of living, but I am especially Looking for those who will formally embrace the full practice of the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Way of Adidam--so that the Way of Adidam may be fulfilled by them (especially in its formal renunciate forms), and formally passed on by them to future generations.
The fundamental basis (and principal form) of the practice of the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Way of Adidam is always present-time Divine Communion (Realized In and As devotional heart-Communion with Me), and the free (or non-problematic and non-strategic) renunciation (and inherent transcending) of separate self, based on the intelligence of direct self-understanding and the intensive practice-response (and always present-time devotional heart-Communion with Me) that is generated by true devotional recognition of Me. The only-by-Me Revealed and Given Way of Adidam is not a variation on (or a mere revision of) the traditional (or perennial) ascetical (or otherwise self-suppressive, or, in effect, self-destructive) path. The traditional (or perennial) path is not based on inherently ego-transcending understanding (and always present-time Divine Communion), but (rather) the traditional (or perennial) path is the path of every kind of seeking--and all seeking is based on the egoic (or self-contracted) presumption of a problem to be strategically escaped. In stark contrast to the traditional (or perennial, and, altogether, ego-based) path of ascetical (or otherwise strategically self-suppressive, or strategically self-destructive) seeking, the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Way of Adidam is characterized by non-seeking, and by truly counter-egoic (and always already ego-transcending and Divinely Infused) self-discipline, and by inherent freedom from all the self-manipulative and other-manipulative strategies of self-fulfillment (in any and all of the possible stages of life), and by a radical understanding (or root self-understanding) that is neither strategically self-destructive nor strategically world-denying. The only-by-Me Revealed and Given Way of Adidam is the Divine Way of the always already presently existing (and always already able to be functioning) heart in every one--and It is, therefore, based on the always present-time-existing participatory intelligence (expressed as devotional heart-recognition of Me), and the always present-time recognition-response of devotional love of Me, and counter-egoic surrender of self-contraction by Means of that devotional love of Me. And the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Way of Adidam matures (by Means of My constantly Avatarically Given Divine Spiritual Grace) as right, and truly human, simplicity (and, Most Ultimately, As Divine Love-Bliss, Which Is Divine Freedom).
The path of egocentricity is recognizable as separativeness, or the complex avoidance of relationship (or avoidance of the life-condition of inherent relatedness, or of universally patterned dependency within, and upon, the Indivisible Unity of Light-Energy Itself). Thus, the characteristics of the path of egocentricity are the struggle between the life-motives of childish dependency and adolescent independence, and the constant dramatization of every kind of seeking (based on chronic self-contraction, and the subsequent chronic sense of unfulfilled and threatened existence).
The egocentric life is characterized by delusion, fear, sorrow, anger, self-suffering, and the constantly alternating cycles of hope and despair relative to the ever-wanting need for reasons for hope, faith, and love. Even all the possible strategic religious resistance to "self" and world only reinforces the self-mind, because the strategy of resistance only duplicates suffering in its stark disciplines--but the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Way of Adidam inherently transcends confrontation with self and world.
The only-by-Me Revealed and Given Way of Adidam is the Way of Inherent Peace--not the perennial path of the search for Peace. That Inherent Peace inherently transcends every effort and sign of self-understanding, but It cannot be Realized except through radical self-understanding--served and fulfilled by Means of My Avatarically Self-Transmitted Divine Grace, and (Most Ultimately) Dissolved in Me, the Very Person That Is Divine Grace Itself.
This essay is part of Avatar Adi Da's book Eleutherios (The Only Truth That Sets The Heart Free) which is available to purchase from the Adidam Emporium.
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