The Seventh Stage of Life
The Freedom That Can Never Be Lost - Conclusion
Once truly Realized, the seventh stage of life is Just So, and that Freedom cannot be lost. But, until the "tiny interior tension" is penetrated and permanently dissolved, one's attention is glued to an apparently endless "grid" of appearances in which all the scripts of "I"-and-"other" play themselves out unceasingly:
Even at the point of Divine Self-Realization, the "Perfect Practice" continues — not based on any intention or effort of the apparent body-mind, but simply by virtue of the process inherent in Divine Self-Recognition.
The more the world is seen and known as merely the Conscious Light of Reality, the more that Light "takes over" and floods the entire View. While the world continues to arise, its pattern becomes indistinct — as in an over-exposed photograph — and there is an ever-greater self-relinquishment into the Light Itself, beyond the noticing of objects.
Such is the process that culminates in Divine Translation — the Ultimate Event that Avatar Adi Da describes as the "Destinyless Destiny" of every apparent being.
Of all the unfathomable Mysteries that have manifested in the course of Avatar Adi Da's Life, His Demonstration of Divine Translation has been the greatest.
He has explained that, in the case of a mere human being, there can be no possible return from that Event — the Obliterating "Brightness" of Reality utterly Assumes the body-mind, which drops away in death.
In His case, however, an unspeakable Miracle has occurred. Divine Translation has literally taken place — in a Shattering and All-Transforming Event that occurred on Lopez Island, Washington State, in April of 2000. And, since that time, He remains connected to the physical through a Divine Yoga known only to Him.
The mysterious thread that keeps Him associated with the body is made of Compassion. Avatar Adi Da is so Profoundly Invested in the Liberation of all that He cannot Disappear until He has Completed the Work for which He Came — the Work that will make Him Spiritually available to beings forever, beyond the Lifetime of His human Form.
That Work requires that there be some who enter into the "Perfect Practice" during Avatar Adi Da's human Lifetime, so that there is always a gathering of practitioners who are Awake to His Divine State, and who are thus able (collectively) to serve as "Instrumentality" for His Spiritual Transmission to all who will take up the Way of Adidam in the future.
Eleutherios is His Offering to you and to everyone of the opportunity to discover and seriously consider the Ultimate Way that He Teaches — which is the Way of Perfect Knowledge of Reality and Perfect Liberation from all the suffered illusions of merely mortal existence.
AVATAR ADI DA SAMRAJ:
Beginning: The Freedom That Can Never Be Lost
— from The Dawn Horse Press —
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".
Paperback: 736 pages