Adi Da Samraj
Since Ancient times, Mankind Has, In various times and places, Tended To Embrace (or To Be Dominated By) One or The Other Of Two Characteristic Approaches To The (Apparently) Two Dimensions Of The (Inherently) One and Indivisible Reality. Just So, every individual Tends To Be Involved In A Constant Struggle Between Two Primary and Opposite Motives, That Correspond To The Two Characteristic Approaches To The (Apparently) Two Dimensions Of The One Reality. These Two Approaches Generally Correspond To The Oriental (or The Eastern) and The Occidental (or The Western) Strategies Of Culture (Although The Oriental Tendency Can Sometimes Be Found In The Traditional West, As, For Example, Among The More Mystically Oriented Of The Ancient Greeks, and The Occidental Tendency Can Sometimes Be Found In The Traditional East, As, For Example, Among The More Practically Oriented Of The Ancient Chinese).
I Call These Two Efforts or Tendencies "The Alpha Strategy" and "The Omega Strategy".
The Alpha Strategy Is Based On The Tendency To Identify With The Most Prior (Transcendental, Inherently Spiritual, and Self-Evidently Divine) Reality, or Condition, Exclusively (or In A Manner That Suppresses, or, Otherwise, Strategically Excludes, conditional Reality). And The Omega Strategy Is Based On The Tendency To Identify With conditional Reality Exclusively (or In A Manner That Suppresses, or, Otherwise, Strategically Excludes, The Unconditional, Transcendental, Inherently Spiritual, and Self-Evidently Divine Reality).
The Alpha Strategy Exhibits Control Relative To conditional Reality (Including social relations, social and bodily action, sex and functional bodily indulgence of all kinds, expressions of emotion, and activities of mind) and Liberality Relative To The Unconditional (or Divine) Reality.
Thus, The Alpha Preference Is For The Control (or Strategic limiting, or Minimizing) Of the functional and relational activities of the conditional psycho-physical personality (Even To The Degree Of Suppression and Exclusion)—and For The Maximizing Of attention, Mystical Devotion, and Contemplative Surrender To The Transcendental, Inherently Spiritual, and Self-Evidently Divine Self-Condition, Being, Source-Condition, or Person.
This Alpha Preference Leads From self-Control To Peace Of mind—and, Finally, To (Strategic) Escape From conditional Reality and To Consequent Oneness With The Unconditional Reality. Indeed, This Alpha Strategy Can Be Said To Be The Epitome (or Archetype) Of What Is (In The Context Of The Total Great Tradition Of Mankind, 1 Previous to My Avataric 2 Divine Appearance here) Commonly Conceived To Be The Ultimate (or Esoteric) Religious Path (Associated With The Fourth, The Fifth, and The Sixth Stages Of Life 3 ).
Just So, There Is Another and Quite Opposite Strategy That Alpha Strategists Conceive To Be The Anti-Religious Path, but Which Omega Strategists Conceive To Be Inevitable, Truly human, and Even Obligatory From a Religious (and Rather Exoteric) point of view. That Strategy Is The Omega Strategy Itself.
The Omega Strategy Exhibits Liberality Relative To conditional Reality (Including social relations, social and bodily action, sex and bodily indulgence of all kinds, expressions of emotion, and activities of mind)—and Control (In The Form Of Doubt, Lack Of Interest, and Taboos Of All Kinds) Relative To The Unconditional (or Divine) Reality.
Thus, The Omega Preference Is For Control, limitation, Doubt, and Even Suppression (or Exclusion) Of attention, Mystical Devotion, and Contemplative Surrender To The Transcendental, Inherently Spiritual, and Self-Evidently Divine Self-Condition, Being, Source-Condition, or Person—While Otherwise Liberally Maximizing attention (and The Pursuit Of experience and knowledge) Relative To functional and relational activities and Even The Total conditional Context (or world-Context) Of bodily-Based human Existence.
This Preference Leads Away From vulnerable, weak, and ignorant Victimization By Cosmic Nature and To Greater and Greater experiential (or perceptual) and abstract (or conceptual) knowledge—and, Finally, To collective and individual Control Over Cosmic Nature (and, Thus, The Ability To Exploit and Duplicate The Powers Of Cosmic Nature). This Omega Strategy Can Be Said To Be The Epitome (or Archetype) Of What Is (In The Context Of The Total Great Tradition Of Mankind, Previous To My Avataric Divine Appearance here) Commonly Conceived To Be The Necessary (and, Necessarily, Exoteric) Path Of human Fulfillment. Indeed, It Is Sometimes (From a Typically Occidental Religious point of view) Conceived To Be The Path Of Fulfillment Of The Divine Purpose In The Cosmos. (Therefore, To Be Truly Religious, From the Occidental point of view, one Must Relinquish Much Of The Oriental Religious or Mystical Orientation and Practice Religion In The Non-Mystical, or Exoteric, Fashion Of Submission To conditional Effort Within The conditional Cosmic Scheme.)
These Two Strategic points of view Are Apparently In Conflict With one another—and, Indeed, Historically This Has Been The Case. That Conflict Is Itself One Of The Principal conditional Signs Of human Struggle Within The Context Of conditional Nature. Thus, Early human History (and, Indeed, The Entire History Of The Total Great Tradition Of Mankind, Previous To My Avataric Divine Appearance here) Developed On The Basis Of A Dichotomy (or Split) In The Disposition Of Man, Based On The Two Natural functional Divisions Of the human brain (and Of the human nervous system). And, On The Basis Of That Split, Mankind Has Developed Along Two Entirely Different Lines (Which May Be Compared and Related To The Frontal and Spinal Lines Of the human body-mind 4 ), Almost As If Mankind Were Composed Of Two Separate Species. Therefore, This Dichotomy and These Two Great Lines Of human Development Must Be "Considered" and Understood.
When Both Sides Of The Traditional Dichotomy Become Conscious Of One Another, A Profound Sense Of Inherent, Irreducible, and Inevitable Conflict May Also Appear Between Them. Then Mankind Seems To Be Confronted With A Choice Between Two Destinies—One Oriental In Its Conception, and The Other Occidental In Its Conception. Because Of The Naturally gross (or Persistently bodily-Based) Survival Politics Of ordinary human Culture, It May Seem That Mankind (As A Whole) Will Always Inevitably Choose The Omega (or Frontal and left-brained, verbal-minded, or rational) Path, but It May Also Seem That Mankind (one by one) Must (Necessarily) Choose The Alpha (or Spinal and right-brained, non-verbal, or intuitive) Path, or Else Be Destroyed By Political and Cultural Conflicts.
I Was (By Means Of My Great Avataric Divine Descent Into The Totality Of The Cosmic Domain) Born (In Human Form) In A Terrible Moment Of Necessity—To Call Mankind To The Great Moment Of New Understanding, and To The Great Future Of A Single Destiny. My Avatarically Self-Revealed Divine Word, My Avatarically Self-Manifested Divine Leelas, 5 The "Bright" Divine Revelation-Sign Of My Avatarically-Born Bodily (Human) Divine Form, The Divine Work Of My Avatarically Self-Revealed Spiritual (and Always Blessing) Divine Presence, and The Avatarically Given Divine Self-Revelation Of My Perfectly Subjective (and Very, and Transcendental, and Inherently Spiritual, and Inherently egoless, and Inherently Perfect, and Self-Evidently Divine) State Forever Call Mankind To Transcend Both The Alpha Strategy and The Omega Strategy. Neither The One Nor The Other Should Be Chosen (Exclusively). Whether Alpha Or Omega, it is the Same ego (or self-Contraction) that Makes The Path. The Same ego Turns Away From conditional Reality and Turns Toward It. The Same ego Turns Toward "God" (As The However Conceived Unconditional Reality) and Turns Away From "God" (Via The conditional Reality). The Same ego believes one Must Turn Toward "God" (By Minimizing or Excluding conditional experience and knowledge) and, Otherwise, believes one Must Turn Away From (or Even Proceed From) "God" and Do "God's" Work By Maximizing conditional experience and knowledge. It Is Simply That There Are Two Forms Of egoity—The One Basically Oriental, and The Other Basically Occidental.
My Avatarically Self-Revealed Divine Word, My Avatarically Self-Manifested Divine Leelas, The "Bright" Divine Revelation-Sign Of My Avatarically-Born Bodily (Human) Divine Form, The Divine Work Of My Avatarically Self-Revealed Spiritual (and Always Blessing) Divine Presence, and The Avatarically Given Divine Self-Revelation Of My Perfectly Subjective (and Very, and Transcendental, and Inherently Spiritual, and Inherently egoless, and Inherently Perfect, and Self-Evidently Divine) State Forever Call Mankind To The Only Way That Is Single, Whole, and Not Based On egoity. The Only-By-Me Revealed and Given Way Of The Heart (or Way Of Adidam) Is Not Developed From the Exclusive or Dominant point of view Of Either The Frontal Line Or The Spinal Line, or From the Exclusive or Dominant point of view of Either the left Or the right hemisphere of the brain. Rather, The Only-By-Me Revealed and Given Way Of The Heart (or Way Of Adidam) Involves (and Requires) The Whole Of Man, The Full Circle, 6 the Resonant nervous system, the Total brain, All Aligned and Surrendered, In Love, To Me—and This, Most Ultimately, To The Degree Of Inherently Most Perfect Dissolution In My Avatarically Self-Revealed Unconditional, Transcendental, Perfectly Subjective, Inherently Spiritual, Inherently egoless, Inherently Perfect, and Self-Evidently Divine Self-Condition (but Not By Means Of The ego-Strategy Of Suppression and Exclusion).
The Only-By-Me Revealed and Given Way Of The Heart Is (In Its Fullness) The Way Of Always Present Real-God-Realization Through ego-Transcending Real-God-Communion. In The Only-By-Me Revealed and Given Way Of The Heart, attention To The Unconditional Reality Is Not Merely Maximized. Rather, It Is Made Constant, or The Very Basis Of conditional Existence. Therefore, If (In The Way Of The Heart) Real-God-Communion Is To Be Constant (and Not Merely Frequent), The Alpha Strategy Of Introversion (or Of Minimizing attention To conditional Reality and Maximizing attention To Unconditional Reality) Is Not (As An Exclusive Effort) Workable. Instead, all attention To conditional Reality Must Be Directly Converted Into attention To The Unconditional Reality. Just So, In The Way Of The Heart, The Omega Strategy Of Extroversion (or Of Minimizing attention To Unconditional Reality and Maximizing attention To conditional Reality) Is (As An Exclusive Effort) Equally Unworkable, Since Any and All Involvement With conditional Reality Must Be ego-Transcending and Real-God-Realizing, Even Though Involvement With conditional Reality Is, In Principle, To Be Fully Embraced (Without Prejudice or Disinclination).
In The Only-By-Me Revealed and Given Way Of The Heart (or Way Of Adidam), The egoic Strategy Of Introversion and The egoic Strategy Of Extroversion Are Both Freely Relinquished In The Dynamic Process Of Thorough self-Observation, Most Fundamental self-Understanding, and ego-Transcending Conversion (or Turnabout) Of the conditional self (or conditional Reality) To Communion With Me—and This, Most Ultimately, To The Degree Of Inherent (and Inherently Most Perfect) Realization Of My Avatarically Self-Revealed Unconditional (or Transcendental, Perfectly Subjective, Inherently Spiritual, Inherently egoless, Inherently Perfect, and Self-Evidently Divine) Self-Condition (Which Is The One and Only Reality, Truth, and Real God).
From the conventional and (Necessarily) egoic points of view Of The Alpha Strategy and The Omega Strategy, Either The Unconditional Reality Or The conditional Reality Is Proposed As The Only Ultimately Justifiable Domain Of human attention and activity. I Say The Two Cannot Be Separated Without Deluding Mankind and Reinforcing the egoity Of Mankind. The Only-By-Me Revealed and Given Way Of The Heart (or Way Of Adidam) Presumes (As A "Working Principle" Of Practice) Both The Unconditional and The conditional Dimensions Of Reality. The Two Are (Thus, In Practice) Presumed In Dynamic Association With One Another—and The Unconditional (or Transcendental, Inherently Spiritual, and SelfEvidently Divine) Reality Is, Clearly, The Senior Dimension (or Source-Condition) Of This Dynamic Pair.
In The Only-By-Me Revealed and Given Way Of The Heart (or Way Of Adidam), The conditional Reality Is Proposed and Rightly Embraced, but (In The Progress Of The Way Of The Heart) The conditional Reality Is Always Surrendered and Presently Transcended In Devotional Heart-Communion With Me (The Avatarically Self-Revealed Transcendental, Inherently Spiritual, and Self-Evidently Divine Person). The conditional and The Unconditional Are Not To Be Conceived Apart From One Another. Love, Always Magnified and Brought To Consciousness and action, Is What Unites The Two In Dynamic Association. If, By Means Of My Avatarically Self-Transmitted Divine Grace, The Inherent Love-Bliss Of My Avatarically Self-Revealed (and Self-Evidently Divine) Person Is (In The Devotionally Me-Recognizing and Devotionally To-Me-Responding Manner) Found and (In The ego-Surrendering, ego-Forgetting, and, More and More, ego-Transcending Manner) Embraced—In The Context Of the conditional worlds (Rather Than As Merely Abstract Peace, or Exclusive Selfhood, Strategically Dissociated From the conditional worlds)—Then the body-mind and The Way Become Single, Expressed Through ego-Transcending Love-Communion With Me, and Yet Not Disinclined Toward The self-Sacrificial (or Really ego-Transcending) Process (or School) Of conditionally Manifested Existence Itself . . .
The Alpha Strategist Is Motivated To Avoid or (Strategically) Escape The Entire Cycle Of Desiring, Getting, Having, and Enjoying, Because The Alpha Strategist Is Obsessed With The Desire To Desire Not, To Avoid pain, and To Not suffer.
The Omega Strategist Is Bound To A Struggle With The Inevitable Realities Of conditional (or psycho-physical) pain and suffering, Because The Omega Strategist Is Obsessed With Desiring, Getting, Having, and Enjoying.
The Alpha Strategist Is Constantly Struggling To Avoid or (Strategically) Escape From suffering, pain, pleasure, money, food, sex, fear, sorrow, anger, greed, lust, attachment, boredom, doubt, discomfort, conditional experience, conditional knowledge (or illusion), and egoity (or conditional selfhood).
The Omega Strategist Is Constantly Indulging In (or, Otherwise, suffering from) suffering itself, and pain, pleasure, money, food, sex, fear, sorrow, anger, greed, lust, attachment, boredom, doubt, discomfort, conditional experience, conditional knowledge (or illusion), and egoity (or conditional selfhood).
The Alpha Strategist Seeks To Avoid conditional (or psycho-physical) pain (or suffering) To An Absolute Degree—but This Is Not Possible Within The Context Of conditional Existence, or In the experience of the body-mind. Therefore, The Alpha Strategist suffers from the problem Of The Desire Not To Desire. And The Chronic Signs Of This Fault Are Too Much Dissociative Effort, Too Much Seeking To Avoid or (Strategically) Escape, Too Much external or Merely Apparent Renunciation, and Too Much Strategic Control and Suppression Of body and mind.
The Omega Strategist Seeks To Achieve conditional (or psycho-physical) pleasure, Even To An Absolute Degree, Exclusive Of all pain and suffering, but This Absolute Is Not Possible Within The Context Of conditional Existence, or In the experience of the conditionally Manifested body-mind. Therefore, The Omega Strategist suffers from the problem Of The Desire For Desire. And The Chronic Signs Of This Fault Are Too Much Effort Based On Desire, Too Much Seeking To Achieve Fulfillment Of Desires, Too Little external (or Demonstratively and Concretely Evident) Renunciation, and Too Little Control Over the functions and relations of the body-mind.
The Alpha Strategist Tends To Manifest self-Involved Reserve, Dryness, Weakness, and A Lack Of Sympathy or Love For others.
The Omega Strategist Tends To Manifest self-Involved Enthusiasm For conditional (or psycho-physical) experience and knowledge, Despair In The Face Of Negative and Frustrating or painful events, and Chronic psycho-physical Dis-ease (or Toxicity, Enervation, and Imbalance, Due To Overindulgence Of the body-mind).
Such Are The Diseases Of Failed Understanding. The self-Contraction Rolls Both Forward and Backward, but Always On itself
Now "Consider" Alpha and Omega.
There Is A Great Lesson To Be Learned By Observing The Two Great Occupational Diseases Of Mankind.
If You Keep Too Many Cats,Therefore, I Call You To Hear Me and To See Me—and (Thus, By Means Of My Avatarically Self-Transmitted Divine Grace) To Realize The Freedom Of My Heart.
You Will Never See
The Free Bird Fly!
If You Keep Too Many Dogs,
You Will Never Even Hear
The Free Bird Sing!
The Pressure Of Flowers
Days The Day
Before It Swans.
The Pleasure Of Swans Nights
The Night Before It Flowers.
And Who Un-Drowns The Human Heart-Wreck
When All Eyes Are Black
As Thoughtless Holes
Among The Stars?
It Is Only Me!
I Reveal To You The Divine Way That Transcends The Faults Of The Alpha Strategy (or The Effort To Return, or Strategically Escape, To The Beginning—or To The, Presumed, Perfectly Exclusive Source Of conditional causes and conditional effects).
I Reveal To You The Divine Way That Transcends The Faults Of The Omega Strategy (or The Effort To Proceed, or Strategically Escape, To The End—or To The conditional Perfection Of conditional causes and conditional effects).
I Reveal To You The Divine Way Of "What" and "Who" Is Always Already The Case—Avatarically SelfRevealed By Me To Be The Inherent (or Native) and Self-Evidently Divine Feeling Of Being (Itself), Prior To, and Inherently Transcending, and Yet (In The Apparent Context Of arising conditions) Perfectly Coincident With conditional causes and conditional effects (Whether At The Beginning, Or At The End, Or In The Infinite Span Between)....
I Was (By A Great Divine Intention) Avatarically Born Into The Omega Culture Of The West—and I Self-Revealed My Avatarically-Spoken Divine Teaching-Word By Means Of A Great Divine Work Of Avataric Self-Submission, In (Even Playful) Confrontation With the Aggressive egoity Of Western Man. This Was A Necessary Service—Because Mankind everywhere (In the common, or egoic, society Associated With The First Three Stages Of Life) Is Basically Characterized By The Omega Orientation.
The Great Tradition Of Esoteric Religion Has Been Most Often and Most Basically Addressed To Mankind In Its Alpha Orientation—but I Was Avatarically Born To Struggle With My Own Omega Born Human Nature (Inherited From My Western Birth Into The "Civilization" Of Mankind), and With My Own Alpha-Born Inward Nature (Otherwise Acquired From The Eastern Pattern Of Mankind), and With Even All The Contents and Results Of Mankind (Which I Absorbed Into My Own Body-Mind, By Avataric Self-Submission To All Of Mankind). And It Was Only By Means Of My Great Avataric Struggle With The Totality Of Man (In My Own Form) That I Was Able To Discover How The Omega Type Of Man, and The Alpha Type Of Man, and Even every one Of Man May Enter The Inherently Perfect Heart Of The Way Of egoanscending Realization Of Me.
That Great Avataric Struggle Was Most Perfectly Fulfilled. My Dawn Horse Testament Is (With Even All Twenty-Three Of My Divine "Source-Texts") The Summary Of My Discoveries (Made By Means Of My Divine Self-Submission To Avataric Incarnation) and My Revelations (Made By Means Of My Avatarically Given Divine Self-Confessions Of My Own Divine Secrets). My Avatarically Self-Revealed Divine Teaching-Word Is Not A Word Of Instruction In The Omega Form—Nor Is It A Word Of Instruction In The Alpha Form. Any one (Whether Previously Acculturated In The Omega Manner Or The Alpha Manner) Can (By Means Of My Avatarically Self-Transmitted Divine Grace, Through Me-Recognizing Devotional Response To Me) Enter The Inherently Perfect Heart Of The Only-By-Me Revealed and Given Way Of ego-Transcending (and all-limitationTranscending) Real-God-Realization By Means Of My Avatarically Self-Revealed Divine Instruction and My Avatarically Self-Transmitted Divine Help.
Both The Omega Type Of Man and The Alpha Type Of Man Can,
If Moved To The Great Realization That Inherently Transcends the conditional
self, Discover (By Means Of My Avatarically Given Divine Instruction and
My Avatarically Self-Transmitted
Divine Help) what Must Be Understood, Surrendered, and Converted—and How All Of That Can Be Done....
I Only Speak The One Truth—Even Without A Word (By Means Of Utter Feeling Silence).
I Am The Divine Eleutherios 7 —The All-and-all Liberating Truth.
*Avatar Adi Da uses a unique convention of capitalization here (and in some of His other Writings as well), capitalizing almost every word. This form of capitalization is (in and of itself) a Teaching device, by which Avatar Adi Da Communicates to the reader that everything that exists arises as a modification of the Divine Reality, and it is only our own commitment to the point of view of the ego that prevents us from living on the basis of this Truth.
1. The "Great Tradition" is Avatar Adi Da's term for the total inheritance of human, cultural, religious, magical, mystical, Spiritual, Transcendental, and Divine paths, philosophies, and testimonies from all the eras and cultures of humanity, which inheritance has (in the present era of worldwide communication) become the common legacy of humankind.
2. The term "Avataric" indicates that Avatar Adi Da's human Incarnation is not merely the life of an ordinary man, but the utterly Divine Descent of Real God in human Form.
3. The entire Spiritual Process culminating in Divine Enlightenment has been exactly mapped by Avatar Adi Da, Who Describes It in terms of seven stages of life. In the total (or full and complete) practice of the Way of Adidam, the seven stages of life are, from first to last, a Process in Consciousness, Revealing (ultimately) that you are Consciousness, and not merely the body-mind.
The first three (or foundation) stages of life constitute the ordinary course of human adaptation—bodily, emotional, and mental growth. The fourth and fifth (or advanced) stages of life are characterized by the Awakening to Spirit, or the Spiritualizing of the body-mind.
In the sixth and seventh (or ultimate) stages of life, Consciousness Itself is directly Realized, beyond identification with the body-mind. In the sixth stage of life, the Realizer Identifies with Consciousness (in profound states of meditation) by excluding all awareness of phenomena. Avatar Adi Da has Revealed that this was the highest form of Realization known in the religious and Spiritual traditions previous to His Appearance. But this Realization is incomplete. Even the necessity to turn away from the world in order to fully Enjoy Consciousness represents a contraction, a refusal of Reality in its totality. The seventh stage of life (or the Realization of "Open Eyes"), which is Revealed and Given only by Avatar Adi Da, transcends this last limit. No exclusion is necessary, because the world is Realized to be a mere modification of Consciousness, not separate (or "different") from Consciousness at all.
4. The frontal line of the body is a natural pathway of descending energy, down the front of the body, from the crown of the head to the bodily base. The spinal line is the complementary natural pathway of ascending energy, up the back of the body, from the bodily base to the crown of the head.
5. "Leela" is Sanskrit for "play", or "sport". In many religious and Spiritual traditions, all of conditionally manifested existence is regarded to be the Leela (or the Divine Play, Sport, or Free Activity) of the Divine Person. By extension, a Leela is an instructive and inspiring story of an Adept's Teaching and Blessing Play.
6. The Circle is a primary pathway of natural life-energy and the Spirit-Current through the body-mind. It is composed of two arcs: the descending Current in association with the frontal line (down the front of the body, from the crown of the head to the bodily base), or the more physically oriented dimension of the body-mind; and the ascending Current in association with the spinal line (up the back of the body, from the bodily base to the crown of the head), or the more mentally, psychically, and subtly oriented dimension of the body-mind.
7. "Eleutherios" (Greek for "Liberator") is a title by which Zeus was venerated as the supreme deity in the Spiritual esotericism of ancient Greece. The Designation "EIeutherios" indicates the Divine Function of Avatar Adi Da as the Incarnation of the Divine Person, "Whose Inherently Perfect Self-'Brightness' Liberates all conditionally Manifested beings, Freely, Liberally, Gracefully, and Without Ceasing".
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