The following verses are taken from Avatar Adi Da’s
“Source-Text”, Da Love-Ananda Gita.

True Religion, or Real-God-Yoga, is the practice of linking (or binding, or connecting, or “yoking”) oneself to Reality Itself (Which Is Truth Itself, and the Only Real God).

True Religion, or Real-God-Yoga, is the practice of consistently (and, Ultimately, Most Perfectly, and, therefore, Permanently) moving out of the disposition, and the presumption, and the very activity of separate and separative self, into the Love-Bliss-Full Condition of Oneness with That Which Is One, Whole, Absolute, All-Inclusive, and Beyond.

Therefore, I Call My devotees to truly surrender themselves in devotional feeling-Contemplation of Me, by surrendering the principal faculties (of body, emotion, mind, and breath) to Me—moment to moment, and in all circumstances.

The (moment to moment) surrender of the principal faculties to Me is the Essence of Ruchira Avatara Bhakti Yoga.

Action engaged in the ordinary (or egoic) manner is (necessarily) conditional, and (inevitably) karmic (or ego-bound and ego-binding). Therefore, such ordinary (or egoic) action (necessarily, and inevitably) reinforces limitation and separateness. Because this is so, My devotees must understand that, if they continue to engage in action in the ordinary (or egoic) manner, they will not be truly (and most fully) En-Light-ened and Set Free by virtue of their mere “association” with Me. My devotees must actually do the counter-egoic Yoga of actively yielding the principal faculties of the body-mind to Me (moment to moment, and under all circumstances), through ego-surrendering, ego-forgetting, and (more and more) ego-transcending feeling-Contemplation of Me.

When they (thus) surrender the principal faculties of the body-mind to Me, My devotees are no longer devoted to action (in and of itself), and to the effects of action (in and of themselves), but they are (instead) truly transcending themselves in the midst of conditions, and they are (thereby) progressively (but entirely without seeking) being purified of the effects of action—only and entirely through Me-recognizing responsive devotion to Me.

In the midst of daily living, and under all its various circumstances, there are demands on the body, demands on emotion, demands on mind, and demands on the breath. The conditions of existence make changes in all of the principal faculties, moment by moment. I Call My devotee to make Divine Yoga (or Freedom-“Bonding”) out of each moment—by using body, emotion, mind, and breath in ego-surrendering devotional feeling-Contemplation of Me.

All the mechanisms that would (otherwise) automatically conform to the conditions of egoic life (or to conditionality altogether) must be turned to Me. Through that turning, My devotee becomes “yoked” (or Freedom-“Bonded”) to Me.

Therefore, My devotee must be responsible for the principal faculties of the body-mind—in every moment, and under all circumstances.

Instead of wandering in the maze of thoughts, give Me the faculty of mind—which is epitomized by, and as, attention (itself).

Instead of being tossed about by the waves of emotions, give Me the faculty of emotion—which is epitomized by, and as, feeling (itself).

Instead of seeking bodily pleasure and avoiding bodily pain, turn the body toward Me, and (altogether) give Me the body—through full feeling-intention, enacted through constant devotional service to Me.

The faculties of mind (or attention), emotion (or feeling), and body are connected to one another via the breath—and, thus, the gesture of surrender to Me must also be done via the breath.

Therefore, altogether, in the right and true practice of Ruchira Avatara Bhakti Yoga, mind (or attention), emotion (or feeling), and body are given over to Me, and breathed in heart-Communion with Me.


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