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The traditional Yogic descriptions are the product of human devices, of human suffering, and of the human search to find a way "out". All kinds of paths (which are worthy, certainly) have been produced by human seeking--discovered in that process by great individuals. But every one of those paths is a way "back"--a path of seeking to Find God (rather than a Way based on Always Already Finding Real God).
The traditional Yogas are ego-based efforts to Find God. The Yoga of Adidam--Which I Give to you as a Gift--is the Yoga of Real God Come, Real God Visiting, Real God Invading, Real God Making the Yoga, Real God Who Is the Yoga, Real God Who Is the Only One Who Is, Real God Who Is That Which Always Already Is.
In the second Talk of Part One, Avatar Adi Da Speaks with several devotees about what it means to "locate" His Avatarically Self-Transmitted Divine Spiritual Body, clarifying the distinction between the effects of His Spiritual Presence and His Spiritual Presence Itself.
Part Three, the principal Text, "Divine Spiritual Baptism Versus Cosmic Spiritual Baptism", comprises five sections. In the first section, Avatar Adi Da describes Amrita Nadi--the ultimate essential structure of the human esoteric anatomy, which is "regenerated" in the Process of Most Perfect Real-God-Realization. And He explains that Spirit-conductivity is a necessary characteristic of practice, from the beginning of the Way of Adidam.
In the second section of Part Three, Avatar Adi Da Reveals that His Divine Spiritual Baptism (or "Hridaya-Shaktipat", meaning "The Divine Grace-Power [Shaktipat] Of The Inherently egoless Heart [Hridaya]") originates prior to all of conditional existence, always senior to conditionally (or cosmically) manifested Spiritual Baptism (or Kundalini Shaktipat). He describes how Kundalini Shaktipat is always associated with the first five stages of life, and with movements of attention within the realms of conditional possibilities. In contrast, He Reveals that His Hridaya-Shaktipat always works to dissolve attention in the Heart (the Divine Self-Condition and Source-Condition of all beings and things), by drawing His devotee to the "Perfect Practice" (or practice of the Way of Adidam in the context of the sixth and, then, the seventh stage of life).
In the third section of Part Three, Avatar Adi Da describes Ruchira Avatara Bhakti Yoga, which is the fundamental practice throughout the entire course of the Way of Adidam. He Reveals the extraordinary progression of the reception of His Hridaya-Shaktipat as His devotee's practice develops in the listening stages, and then in the hearing stages, and then in the seeing (or truly Spiritually Awakened) stages of practice. And He Reveals how all of that is preparation for the "Perfect Practice" of the Way of Adidam.
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