Searchless, Lawful Management of the Body
Searchless, Lawful Management of the Body
An Essay by Avatar Adi Da Samraj
Someone who rightly practices diet and fasting in the manner I recommend naturally enjoys physical well-being. Someone who exploits diet for pleasure has fun and then suffers. You may choose one or the other approach to life. You can have fun and suffer, or you can enjoy a continuous sense of well-being and enjoy freedom from the negative exaggerations of physical existence.
Fun and suffering are two sides of a self-replicating cycle. People who embrace the conventions of the social world in order to maximize fun and pleasure inevitably must struggle with mortality, disease, and bodily stresses. Most such people cannot even imagine living a principled physical existence in which they are naturally free of the cycle of pleasure, disease, and suffering. Ultimate Freedom, Transcendental Spiritual Freedom, is something else again, a Spiritual matter. Yet the natural bodily freedom of which I speak may be enjoyed by anyone. The usual person does not, in general, embrace the disciplining that bodily well-being requires unless he or she has no choice, having become so physically degraded as to be forced to change his or her habit of life. Only then does such a person choose to live—at least to a degree—in such a manner as to become healthy.
It is possible, however, to choose the lawful physical practice all your life. By tendency, people break out of such a practice into the fun-and-suffering worldliness that is everywhere propagandized in their society. Yet within a culture of practice of right life and physical well-being, every person is an example and an encouragement for every other person, an inspiration to lawful practices of all kinds, the practice of right life (including diet and health) as well as Spiritual life. Well-being should be the sign in such a culture of inspiration and expectation, a culture that transcends the dramatizing of reluctance to discipline the body-mind-"self" and the constant fascination with the results of an unprincipled life. In the culture of the "Radical" Reality-Way of Adidam (or Adidam Ruchiradam), right life is practiced, and the signs are shown in every person, for all to observe.
In a merely social gathering, people seek to preserve egoity and the habits of suffering. Listen to what people say. What do they constantly inspire in one another? The exploitation of egoity and the life of bondage to the body and the "world". The speech of every person in conventional society is propaganda. Good company, or the company of those who inspire and expect the practice of right life in one another, is fundamental to the practice of the Reality-Way of Adidam. Bad company does not so inspire. Generally speaking, people who are governed by the ego are bad company. Such people encourage one another toward a life that may seem attractive, but its attractiveness is only temporary and soon disappears.
Traditionally, it is said that the best thing that one can do is to spend time in the Company of the Realizer, the Master, and to live within the Master's Sphere—in other words, to live in the good company of those who practice devotion, right life, and Spiritual practice in the Company of the Master. Not only is the Master's Company the place of Spiritual Transmission, of Which the Master is the Source, but also in the Master's Sphere everyone exemplifies the Way of right life and encourages one another in the Way of right life and responds to one another's signs, thereby keeping one another accountable for the Way of right life that is Given by the Master. In the "worldly" circumstance, on the other hand, no such process of good company exists, even though the notion of the "good life" may be proposed and offered with smiles.
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— from The Dawn Horse Press —
The Searchless Raw Diet
by Adi Da Samraj
"Green Gorilla is an amazing book because it is simple yet comprehensive at the same time. Being the author of several raw food books myself, I found that I couldn't put this book down. Avatar Adi Da Samraj powerfully conveys the numerous benefits of the raw food diet. I am especially impressed with the way he ties overeating with ego-bound addiction to pleasure. I recommend that everyone read this book."
— Victoria Boutenko
author, Green for Life
6" x 9" Paperback: 184 pages
And visit www.rawgorilla.org for more about Green Gorilla, including additional excerpts from the book.
Related CDs from The Dawn Horse Press —
Renouncing The Search For The Edible Deity (CD)
A remarkable Discourse by Avatar Adi Da Samraj on how the shock of (apparently) independent existence initiates the false search for the "edible deity"—or the "food" that is perfectly sustaining. This CD is an excellent companion to Green Gorilla.