Perfect Realization and
the Ultimate Human Potential and Destiny:
The Perfect Happiness of "There Is Only God"
have no greater sense of Reality than the physical is to be like
a trapped rat, trapped on all sides. You just cannot endure the
confinement of mere mortality — your heart cannot accept it, you
see. To be in that disposition, to have that sense of Reality,
is obviously a disturbance. So, obviously, the human being requires
a Way — not merely a way out. A way out, yes in some sense — but,
for the integrity of your existence, you need direct access to
the Divine, even as a matter of ordinary sanity.
must, while alive, find out fundamentally what this is all about.
Ultimately, you must find the Source of all this — everything
that you are experiencing, everything that seems to be happening
to you. Otherwise, you're just caught up in a pattern, you're
allowing your life to be dictated by a pattern. And there's not
a lot of good news to say about organisms of your type in the
pattern of things. Haven't you noticed? It's all difficult and
brief and who-knows-what . . .
two views on what our greatest potential is as human beings — the
traditional religious view and the materialistic view — sell us
far short of our true potential. But because of the widespread political
and social influence of these viewpoints, we seldom hear of a greater
alternative, and tend to simply "go with the flow".
each of us is the Divine Consciousness, mistakenly trapped in identification
with a limited body-mind and perpetuated in that identity through
an unconscious, moment-to-moment act of separation, then our greatest
potential is to be restored to the Position and Identity of Divine
is an infinitely greater destiny than the purposes we tend
to organize our lives around (to the extent that we even have a
conscious purpose to our lives), or that tends to happen to us (if
our lives are more the "go with the flow" type). Avatar Adi Da Samraj
once humorously said, "if you go with the flow, you go down the
toilet!" It is an observation worth considering.
Greater Destiny and Ultimate Realization stems from the understanding
that each apparently separate being is the one Divine Consciousness,
trapped in a mistaken but self-perpetuating identification with
a limited body-mind.
something like dreaming, where, except for the occasional "lucid
we are certain that the dream is real and actually happening; we
take the dream very seriously, and act accordingly, until we wake
up and realize that we were in our beds the whole time, and are
completely free of the implications of the dream. It is for this
reason that the Buddhist tradition refers to Gautama the Buddha
as "The Awakened One".
one simply awakens from the dream, then, as the waking state is
already free of the "awful" that appears in dreams, one is already
free of the implications of the billions upon billions of deaths
that can be dreamed. The one who understands is simply one who
is awake. Such a one has no other specific and necessary peculiarities.
Such a one is not elaborate at all. It is the one within the dream
who is very complex, because he or she has so many things to do.
. . . Such a one may seem extraordinary and a paradox to the dreamer,
because the dreamer is very serious about all of this, but the
one who is only awake is not serious about it anymore. . . The
Divine Self is not behind all that appears. The Divine Self is
this, without a doubt. There is no separateness whatsoever. Therefore,
Divine Self-Realization is entirely compatible with human existence.
One who is Divinely Self-Realized is no longer suffering, no longer
inward, no longer award. The dilemma is gone.
Is Only God is the Great Realization: a perfect,
indivisible Unity of Consciousness and all that is arising
in It. There is no other, and therefore no center, no boundary
to Divine Self, no inside, and no outside. Thus this Greatest
of Realizations in no way corresponds to anything we are familiar
with as "experience", because there is no separate experiencer
experiencing an experience. All apparently separate things
and beings are instantly tacitly recognized as modifications
of one's Own Consciousness.
Awakening to Most Perfect Identity with the Divine Being is
the Restoration to complete and eternal Happiness, because
all separation — the source of unhappiness — has been transcended.
beings are always already Happy. You always know, at this very
moment, you know exactly, what it would be to look and feel
and be and act completely Happy. Yet your attention is wandering
from that Happiness, wandering into the objects of self-contraction,
the dilemma, the problem, the troubles, the fear, sorrow, anger,
mortal pursuits, obsessions, desires, consolations of mind,
emotion, body. That is why you are un-Happy.
the One who is Perfectly Happy cannot be conceived in ordinary
terms, because, despite the continued (peripheral) association
with a human bodily form, there is no separate being there.
It is not someone feeling "very connected" to everybody
and everything else (although that is a good Realization
along the way to Ultimate Realization). The Ultimate Realization
— which could be described variously as Most Perfect God-Realization,
Most Perfect Enlightenment, or Complete Awakening from the
dream of conditional existence — is far more profound. One
has to consider what exactly it means to have awakened out
of this "universe dream" altogether, and to awaken as the
Conscious Dreamer of all this:
is nobody here. . . nobody like you. Not here any more! Totally
absent! . . . I am not a "me". I literally am you. I am your
psyche and mind. I am your being, your destiny, your ego — I
am all selves. Literally. Not metaphorically. I know this for
certain because I am you! I am full of all space-time, all bliss,
all wonder. All the marvels of being are in My Being. . . .
And all miracles are potent in My Heart. . . . All time is obvious
is a great paradox, a great miracle, and a great aid to
all of us still suffering, that one who awakens is still
also (peripherally) associated with a human form that
we can see, and to whom we can readily relate. While still
alive, God appearing in human form — for that is what
such an Awakened One is — can perform utterly unique functions:
Revelation of God is constantly being directly Transmitted and
Revealed through that form.
the unending, wordless Transmission of Reality that ceaselessly
pours out of the body of the Spiritual Master, this association
of the Divine with a human form allows that form to be (literally)
"a P.A. system for the Divine" as Avatar Adi Da Samraj once
put it humorously, a Source of Communication and Teaching straight
from the very Heart of Reality.
He (or She) is God, and all space-time, and all beings are arising
in Him, by a simple act of attention (via His human form), He
can literally become anybody. He can then get a perfect reading
of their state in that moment — their thoughts, their emotions,
their physical state, everything. But, more than that, such
a Realizer is the means by which the actual Spiritual process
is progressed in His devotees: He literally becomes them and
then lives God as them. All that is required on their part is
that they yield their body-minds to Him — to His Transmission
— thus allowing Him to enter, pervade, and wash the otherwise
ego-separative being. (Many times I have experienced my Spiritual
Master putting His
attention on "me", and feeling my "self" dissolve in His Bliss.)
that God-Realization, the Realization that "I Am God,
and there is Only God", is our Ultimate potential, we
can clearly say some things about the progressive Realizations
that occur as milestones along the way, from the beginning
of genuine spiritual practice to the Ultimate Awakening:
an experience, a Realization of any degree involves a fundamental
and permanent shift in one's sense of (and conclusions
involves self-transcendence and a series of permanent shifts
in identity until the Ultimate Divine Identity is Realized.
involves a qualitative shift in self-understanding (since it
is the activity of self that is keeping one locked in one's
current limited sense of Reality).
involves learning how to accurately discriminate in one's feeling-awareness
between the limited feeling of "self" and the Unlimited Feeling