CD Excerpt:
"Guru As Prophet"


Guru As Prophet Sm


(as published in the book My "Bright" Word)




DEVOTEE: Beloved Master, when You use the word "prophet", You are describing a different function than Guru, but I do not think You are using it in the traditional sense of a person who foretells something.

AVATAR ADI DA SAMRAJ: That is not the traditional sense. That is the popular-magazine sense. The prophets of ancient Israel were not soothsayers. In fact, they criticized the entire resort to elemental powers and spirits. They did not foretell the future, in the sense of looking on your forehead and telling you that you are going to go on a trip around the world next year. When they told the future, they said, "Unless you people get straight, you are going to go through the fire next year." When I speak of My Function as Prophet, it is in that sense—as Critic, not as someone who exercises secondary psychic powers to foretell the future.

The true prophets have always existed, and the traditional Guru has always fulfilled very much the same kind of role that the prophet fulfilled. All that psychics can tell you, by interpreting the various phenomena they might perceive, is what might occur if you continue to be disposed as you presently are. Such is the tacky parlor-game of reading your tendencies. But you do not need to seek the fulfillment of your tendencies. Your tendencies have nowhere to take you but to zero, regardless of the trip around the world they may generate for you on your way there! Such "prophets" do not fulfill a critical function in the life of the person they are fascinating. Such "prophets" do not draw anyone into a new intelligence (or self‑perception) whereby the person might transcend the karmic tendencies that would otherwise produce future karmic events.

The true prophetic function is a critical function in which there is no fundamental concern for what is likely to occur if tendencies continue as they are. My fundamental concern as True Prophet is to Undo the entire force of tendencies (or karmic destiny) and to “reconnect” My devotee (in the present moment) to the Divine Self-Condition—and then again at this moment, and then at this moment. Then the entire realm of karmas has fundamentally no qualifying force whatsoever, regardless of how your life continues to unfold in the form of the usual destiny. As the True Prophet, I do not lead you to align yourself with karmic destiny. I always Lead you toward a position (relative to the entire force of your ordinary life) that undermines your previous assumptions.

The prophets of ancient Israel are representatives of authentic prophecy. They were all aggravated, annoyed, humorous, paradoxical. They sought to draw people to God-only, not to occupy people with psychism. Likewise, in My Prophetic Role, I Criticize all of the occult, psychic, and falsely popularized Yogic and religious hype that permeates society in this "late-time" (or "dark" epoch). Time has not fundamentally changed anything. People are still turned away from the Divine Condition, and they still want to find their way back by exercising the capability for experience. They do not want the prophet.


Next: Guru As Prophet : Part Two (Continued)

— from The Dawn Horse Press —

Guru As Prophet Guru As Prophet
by Avatar Adi Da Samraj

· Double-CD—nearly two hours long!
· Includes companion Talk from 1973, Money, Food, and Sex
· Great way to hear Avatar Adi Da's early recordings—newly re-mastered for CD in 2012

Track Listings:

Guru As Prophet
1. The True Guru Undermines Cultism
2. The Prophetic Function of the Guru
3. The Transforming Event of Real Intelligence
4. Love Is Unobstructed Energy

Money, Food, and Sex
1. Truth Begins from the Ground Up
2. Spiritual Life Is a Demand, Not a Form of Therapy
3. The Conditions for Understanding
4. The Guru Demands Self-Responsibility

Total running time: 50 minutes