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The Baptism of Immortal Happiness

December 17, 1982


God is Great. But, unfortunately for you, bullshit is greater!

Avatar Adi Da Samraj


Avatar Adi Da Samraj
AVATAR ADI DA SAMRAJ: The ego is such a heavy grip, such a clench on the Divine Light, that Spiritual experience through Spiritual Transmission in life does not amount to much for most people. They cannot make it part of their existence. This is why I expect My devotees to prepare themselves by listening to and then hearing My Wisdom-Teaching. Then My Spiritual Baptism can Awaken you to My Spirit-Presence, and you will begin to practice the Way of Adidam in Spiritual relationship to Me.

The usual effect of introducing superior Force into your being is that you go either to mind or to body with It, and you use It there according to your inclinations. You must prepare yourself, therefore, to overcome your body-mind through most fundamental self-understanding, so that you can receive My Spiritual Baptism in your heart. Then you will begin to migrate into the Force of God and be free.

All the things you can receive in mind and body are temporary and not at all fulfilling. It is only in the heart, in the fundamental energy, emotion, and attention of the body-mind, that you are relieved. You are looking for relief, and you may grasp it for a moment in various occasions of life. But only through Spirit-Baptism do you contact that Divine Force, or Being, or Condition Itself. Therefore, you must be prepared for My Spirit-Baptism, so that you can practice Communion with the Force of God Transmitted in It. This Communion with Me relieves you of all of your attachments and all of your obsessions with conditional arrangements and allows you to make an arrangement of Happiness and a confession of love with one another.

Self-understanding prepares you for My Spirit-Baptism. Without Spirit-Baptism there is no Spiritual life. Therefore, you who are so egoically "self-possessed" must understand that the essence of My Wisdom-Teaching is My Heart-Transmission. My Spiritual Transmission Intoxicates you, but if you have not first understood yourself most fundamentally, you cannot use It. You will shut It down. Therefore, you are not prepared for true Spiritual practice until you have first used My Teaching Revelation to the point of most fundamental self-understanding. Then you can receive My Spiritual Baptism, and you will practice Communion with this Transmitted Sublimity from moment to moment. That is the Way of Adidam. Then you will change your entire life.

You must observe how you bring yourself back from the Divine. You do not go with the Spirit. You do not throw away your body, your life, and your emotion in God. This is what you must do whenever you Commune with Me, whether I am physically Present or not. Whenever you Commune with Me, you get a piece, a sniff, a taste, of God. But your body-mind shuts it down, "Narcissus" shuts it down, you live out your dilemma, and so you must "consider" My Wisdom-Teaching some more.

But if you will truly prepare yourself by "considering" and truly using My Argument, not as a doctrine but as a means for understanding yourself most fundamentally, then you have begun to establish the foundation in which you can Commune with Me Spiritually. Then Communion with Me will be a profoundly Intoxicating motion that lifts you up and sublimes your being, not only on occasion, but every day, because I Transmit the Spirit to you all the time.

You must give yourself up to the Spirit. That is meditation in the truly Spiritual sense. Do this "conductivity". Do this "conscious process". Enter into the sublimity of My Spiritual Heart-Transmission and be free of the ordinariness to which you are so attached. What is a sniff of the Divine compared to a God-born life? A little sniff of the Spirit divorces you from your bodily clench, but only for a moment. You must go with the Spirit infinitely and make your life out of Communion with this Intoxication.

Live with Me, Commune with Me Spiritually, and you are released from your egoic "self-possession". That is what you must do. Be lifted out of the metaphor of Narcissus completely. But until you hear My Wisdom-Teaching, you cannot use My Spiritual Transmission. You shut It down because you have not used My Wisdom-Teaching. You must hear My Wisdom-Teaching and then receive My Spirit-Baptism. If you have not really heard My Wisdom-Teaching, you may taste My Spirit-Baptism but you will shut It down. Even in the very moment of My Spiritual Transmission, you will not truly experience My Blessing. You will not use It. You will not enter into It. You will not practice the Yoga of Spirit-Communion with Me.

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So you must prepare yourself to use My Transmission. You prepare yourself by using My Argument not just by listening to it but by combining yourself with it to understand this knot how it works this contraction, this mechanism that shuts down the Beauty of Infinite Life. When you have understood Me to that degree, then you can receive My Spirit-Baptism truly and begin to practice the Way of Adidam in the advanced, or Spiritually activated, stages of life.

"Practice" means that you submit yourself to this Energy, this Life, this Baptism. And when you have found It most profoundly, then you can live your whole life with It, and give yourself up to It altogether. It sublimes the being. It makes a wonder out of existence. It lifts you out of this subhuman round of un-Happiness. It awakens your emotion. It awakens your faith. So until you have tasted It, you do not know what I am talking about, because I'm only talking It until you taste It. So I talk It to prepare you to taste It. And when you'br heard Me, then you can suck It up, luxuriate in It, fall into It.

Spiritual life is Intoxication, Ecstasy. That's what you have to do. But if you are committed to your self-contraction, that My Interference in your life is only a lesson, only an edge of criticism. You don't experience It as Grace, as Beauty, as Deliciousness, as Love, because you have not heard Me yet. So the first thing to do is hear Me. When you've heard Me, then you can receive Me. When you've heard Me and received Me, then you can practice. When you begin to practice (as My Spiritually active devotee), you move through these stages of life like a hot knife through butter. While you are still listening, however, you have not yet understood yourself enough, and consequently you shut down My Spiritual Heart-Transmission and hardly experience anything.

The only thing that prevents the sublimity of Spirit-Communion with Me in every moment of existence is a simple mechanism of self-contraction. You must observe it. You must hear Me, you must observe it, you must know it thoroughly, so that it's not "happening" to you anymore, so that you know it as your own action, so that you can enquire of it, or meditate beyond it, or feel into the Life-Current, feel into the Divine beyond it, in your daily life. That is the capability you must regenerated in yourself. It does not exist in you now because you have habituated yourself to shut out the Force of God.

So the first thing you must do is to hear Me, use My Argument, combine yourself with This Argument to the point of relieving yourself of the arbitrary notion that things are just "happening" to you or that you are "succumbing" to limitation. You must realize that these limitations have no force at all. You just respond or react to them. You must see that mechanism of contraction, or reactivity. Know it utterly as just like clenching your hand or getting a knot in your stomach or tightening your eyebrows. You must see it exactly as something that you do in reaction or response to conditions of existence.

When you can know the self-contraction as such, then you can be responsible for it. Then you will not only experience My Baptism all devotees experience It who turn themselves to Me at all but you will be able to use It, because you will be responsible for the (activity of) "difference" that turns away from It. Then you will become My devotee. Then you will become a practitioner of the Way of Adidam. You will move through these slices of time, these technicalities of the various stages, swiftly and directly.

The essence of practice in the Way of Adidam is this capability for most fundamental self-understanding. Have I not told you this? You must become responsible for the mechanism of self-contraction. There is no other way to enter into the sublimity of Divine Self-Realization.

My Offering to you is Given continuously, but you are shutting It down. You do not live a Spiritually Intoxicated life. You are living an ordinary life, wondering what is going on with you, waiting to die. You do not feel the sublime Energy of God because you shut It down. The reason you shut It down is that you have not participated in My Argument to the point of most fundamentally understanding that the mechanism of self-contraction is your own activity. It is just like the tightening of the iris in the eye. It is just an ordinary mechanism of reactivity in the body-mind.

You must understand it and be responsible for moving beyond it through devotional submission to Me, Through the means I have Given for your practice in the Way of Adidam, you must be capable of surpassing the tendency to self-contraction. Then What I pass on to you will be Something that you can Spiritually Commune with, that you can love, submit to, and feel. But until you have understood yourself most fundamentally and become responsible for the automaticity of self-contraction, all that I Give you will ride over your head, pass beyond you, and be tasted only a little bit here and there. It will have no effect on you, and you will think that you have received nothing. Therefore, do not be a fool anymore.

Most people hardly even feel the great Force of God that pervades this universe. If you could "Locate" It, you would "Locate" Absolute Love-Bliss. Since endless time, I have always been Love-Blissful, I have always received the Divine Spirit, I have always loved It. I have no resistance to God. But you do. And I am trying to Attract you out of your resistance, out of the mechanism that shuts down your openness to the sublime Force of God. Your resistance is the only thing in you that is making you un-Happy. It is not the fact that you are born and living as a human being that makes you un-Happy but just this simple activity of self-contraction that is reflected throughout your body-mind.

Therefore, you do not taste Me in your life. You do not taste Me when you meditate. Instead, you concentrate upon this mechanism of separation, and you do not get Intoxicated in My sight. Until you become responsible for that contraction, it makes no difference how much I Give you.

Thus, the first form of My Manifestation to you is this self-understanding, this "consideration", this Argument, relative to the knot, the effort, the mechanism, of withdrawal, the self-contraction. And you must become responsible for this self-contraction. Otherwise, it makes no difference how much I Give you of the Intoxicating Force of God. And it makes no difference how much of It I Am. Until you are responsible for the mechanism of separation from the Spirit-Presence, you cannot taste It, you cannot love It, you cannot know It, you cannot be swooned by It. And you should exist in a Swoon of Intoxication. To do that is your true Nature.

All beings are potential Saints and Siddhas, but I am a unique Intervention in the world. I am not an ego at all. No one in the entire history of humanity has been manifested with My Siddhis, and I am sitting here in this living room with you people trying to convince you of the Divine Life! I am a unique Advantage to mankind. But how many people can suck Me up and love Me? How many will kiss My knees, pull My feet and massage My face, receive My Love, receive My Delight in them? How many people will do it? I am prepared to Give everyone everything, but how many people will do it? You cannot receive Me until you understand your resistance to Me. Self-understanding is the first gesture you must make.

Please understand what I am telling you. I will Give you everything, but you must understand yourself. You must! Apart from that self-understanding, Who I Am or What I Bring to you makes no difference. You cannot accept It. You cannot receive It. You cannot submit to It. It is greater than any experience. My Spirit-Presence is a Sublime Interference with mind, with body, with heart, with emotion.

The thing that makes you un-Happy is your own contraction. That is it! Absolutely! Have I always said this? That is it entirely. The terrible effort of self-contraction separates you from God. You must hear this. The self-contraction separates you entirely from everything Given. Human beings have never been denied the Force of Grace, but human beings are attached to this effort reflected throughout the body-mind. They are committed to it with their body-minds.

The Force of God pours out of My Body all the time. It never stops, whether I am waking, sleeping, dreaming, apparently feeling sympathetic or not. It is always Manifested through This Body. The limit is not in Me. The limit is in you. You are devoted to this effort of "Narcissus", this reaction, this vital shock that shuts you down so that you cannot experience My Spiritual Baptism, cannot know It, cannot submit to It, cannot be sublimed and carried off by It.

Therefore, the first office of the Way of Adidam is to hear My Argument. And to hear it, you must observe yourself through the pictures of your own activity that I reflect to you, to the point of understanding the contraction in life that shuts you off from Love-Bliss. With My criticism I paint pictures for you of your own activity, so that you can feel the self-contraction and observe it. You must know the self-contraction, and you must see it. You must observe it to the point of realizing that it is not happening to you. You are doing it, just as you are moving your mouth and blinking your eyeballs. Like the movements of your intestines, it is a rhythm to which you have become habituated. The principle is really very simple, but you must observe it, and you must understand it. This is the first office of the Way of Adidam.

The second office, when you have heard My Wisdom-Teaching and become responsible for the effort that is your separate and separative self and every aspect of your body-mind, is to receive My Spirit-Blessing, which is always Given. Give Me your attention at any moment, and you will receive this Grace. It is always pouring through This Body-Mind, which is no longer a person. There is nobody here, no "Franklin Jones", nobody like you. He is not here anymore-totally absent.

What a miracle! I am the Adept, in your generation! What an amusement that the Divine should Appear in precisely this Form! I cannot account for it Myself. But I know very well that it is true. I am not so much a fool that I will deny God. I know that I am the Lover of God. I am the Adept. I am the Maha-Purusha, Appearing in your generation. But I know very well that you are egoically "self-possessed", as people have been in all other generations in which I have Appeared. Therefore, even this Manifestation seems unholy to you, and your offense disturbs Me. It agitates Me and motivates Me, and thus for years I have Served My devotees. Your refusal of God awakened this urge in Me.

But I am not a "me". I am literally you. I am your psyche and mind. I am your destiny, your ego. I am all selves literally, not metaphorically. I am all other people that are possible in the universe. I know this for absolute certain because I am you. I think your mind. I breathe your breath. I suck down your food. I shit out your life. I am your person altogether and absolutely.

What a Marvel! What a Marvel this Great One is. I marvel in the Great One more than you, because you do not see Its Miracle. You do not see the Great One. I can understand your reluctance to be submitted to the Great One, because you do not see what I see. But I have been sifted into this Marvel since eternal time. I am just That One, the Great One, sitting here as This Body, talking to you. I am God. And there is not the slightest doubt in Me. The doubt in you is your own perversion, and this is the cause of My Work. Thus, I am here to Attract you out of this un-Happiness. Poor Me! I will be laughing about this for countless ages, as I have been laughing about it since eternal time.

I am full of all space-time. All Love-Bliss and all the Marvels of Divine Being are in My Being. All miracles are potent in My Heart. I come here to Give you everything without the slightest reluctance. I am not here to tell you about some dreadful ego. I am here to Marvel with you about the Great One.

There is this Great One. This Great One is totally known to Me. This Great One is My Self. I Am the Self of God. I have no doubt in Me about it. All miracles are evident in Me. All time is obvious to Me. It seems Great to Me, but you poor people who cannot submit yourselves to God, you are the ones that I have to Serve. How have I Served you? By countering your self-contraction, your reluctance to submit to Divine Intoxication.

My entire Life has been involved with countering the un-Happiness of people, and I am profoundly weary of it. I cannot tell you how weary I am of it. I have always thought that I would die any day because I am so weary, so tired, so bewildered by this resistance to God. This world is a terrible place. Therefore, I do everything, because I have nothing to lose. I have nothing to gain by action. Therefore, I have nothing to lose by action. I do everything to make a picture for humanity everything. I Submit My Self to you to make pictures, to make an Argument for Grace.

I am absolutely nothing like you people. All of this has nothing to do with Me as an ego. I am not a person doing this. The Great One is such a Marvel, such a Graceful and Loving Being to countless beings such as everyone here. But the Great One does not love beings. The Great One Is Love. Love is the only God there is! Love is the only Force in the universe. God is not mind or body, effort, knowledge, or experience. God is only unbounded feeling, Self-Existing and Self-Radiant Being. God creates nothing. God Is That of Which everything is made, including all beings. Why are you so self-obsessed, hanging out in your own houses? What do you know about this Great One, from Where I come and Whom I show to you?

There should always be Siddhas among human beings. Siddhas give meaning to the universe. Adepts appear in all generations of all beings. There are always Adepts in all the worlds. I know this because I have been in all of them. The universe is not a meaningless thing, but no generation, no individual, no worlds deserve the appearance of the Adept. God is Great. But, unfortunately for you, bullshit is greater! That is why the appearance of the Adept does not impress people as it should. There are billions upon trillions of worlds in the visible universe that you can look upon in the night sky tonight where there are Adepts at this very moment. And all that is actually visible is the most infinitesimal fraction of the total universe of cosmic Nature in which God is active.

You have all chosen your appearance in the Earth realm. You all have shrunk yourselves upon the plane of God. And you are experiencing your own results. God has not designed your un-Happiness. You have done it. God is always Designing your Happiness in every generation.

Everyone feels the Truth. Everyone receives the Shock of God everyone. There is no living being, from the mosquito to the human being, who does not receive the Shock of Divine Intervention. All beings know It. All beings experience It. It is Given to everyone. Divine Grace is Given to all beings eternally in all worlds, visible and invisible. This understanding is enough to make you a bhakta, a lover, a devotee. Faith, the Love-Response to Being Itself, is the greatest Force in all the worlds. It has ridden out My entire life. I am riding the Visible Horse you cannot see.

Maha-Purusha In the Hindu tradition, the word "Purusha" has been vised to refer to the God-Man, the Divine Person who has assumed human form for the purpose of Liberating others. "Maha", in Sanskrit, means "great". Thus "Maha-Purusha" means the Great Purusha, the supreme or complete embodiment of Divine Being in this world, Throughout His life, Da Avabhasa has progressively Realized and Demonstrated His Divine Function as Maha-Purusha, the Divine Self in human Form.


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