Wanting to Have a "World"
Avatar Adi Da explains that the reason we refuse to acknowledge our Real Condition is that there is no "world" in it. The Domain of Consciousness Stands Prior to all cosmic worlds (both this apparently physical world and all other realms of potential experience).
But we cannot conceive of "not having a world" at all.
"You Can't Get There from Here" —
Avatar Adi Da's Last Great Teaching Demonstration
Avatar Adi Da has Given preliminary practices to prepare His devotees for the depth of self-relinquishment necessary to make this ultimate transition to the "Perfect Practice".
While there are essential disciplines that bring equanimity to the body-mind and establish an openness to His Spiritual Transmission, the fundamental discipline is always that of devotional surrender to Him, of turning all the faculties of the body-mind to Him. This constant heart-felt practice of turning to Him makes it possible for Him to Work Spiritually to loosen the ego-grip — the fearful insistence on "having a world".
Throughout the years when He was actively creating the Way of Adidam, Avatar Adi Da took His devotees through a series of extended "Teaching Demonstrations", to help them examine and transcend the various "worlds" that were fascinating and ego-binding to them.
Each of these Demonstrations illuminated some fundamental dimension of their seeking, and made a lesson about right practice of the Way of Adidam.
All the while, He was emphasizing the same point: Understand that this is just another world of experience. It is not the ultimate Truth. There is no experience, literally none, that amounts to Truth, or the direct Realization of Reality, or Consciousness Itself.
Next: "You Can't Get There From Here" - continued
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The Only Truth That Sets The Heart Free
This new edition of Eleutherios is Avatar Adi Da's Supreme and Summary Instruction on His Great Offering of the "Perfect Practice" in His Divine Company.
It also contains His most recent Instructions to His devotees about the "preliminary root-practices of the Way of Perfect Knowledge", including "Reverse Enquiry".
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