Space-Time Is Love-Bliss
A Talk by
Avatar Adi Da Samraj
Reality (Itself) Is The Only Real God. 1 Reality (Itself) is not merely what can be observed about this or that limited condition. Reality (Itself) Is the Condition of all conditions. Reality (Itself) Is That Which Is Always Already The Case.
Ordinary religion, ordinary science, and ordinary culture seek to experience, to know, to gain an advantage with respect to, and to gain control over what is mysterious, what is unknown, what is threatening. Ordinary religion, ordinary science, and ordinary culture want to achieve absolute power for human beings. The quest for power (or control) over the unknown is the collective egoic pursuit (or aggressive search) of mankind, in the midst of (and on the basis of) the universal human reactions of egoic fear, sorrow, and anger—or the universal denial of un-conditional relational love (and the universal non-Realization of the Love-Bliss That Is the Inherent Characteristic of Reality Itself). To affirm (as the world-culture of scientific materialism does) that this "All" of space-time is merely materiality—limited, dying, and, effectively, dead—is, itself, a kind of aggressive affirmation of power, a collective cultural manifestation of a dissociative (or self-contracted) disposition that is merely afraid, self-absorbed, and deeply depressed by sorrow and anger.
Matter is Light—not merely ordinary light (which can even change its speed, or fly about and be reflected on surfaces, and so on), but Fundamental Light, Light Itself, Which Is inherently Indivisible, inherently Unbroken. The conditional (or space-time) universes are a manifestation of the apparent breaking of Fundamental Light—a curious, simple, apparent "difference" (or division) within Fundamental Light (or Unlimited and Unconditional Energy, Itself). But Fundamental Light (Itself), or Unlimited and Unconditional Energy (Itself), Is Love-Bliss (Itself), the (Self-Evidently) Divine "Brightness". 2 Therefore, the Real Condition (or Reality-Context) of space-time (or the conditional, or Cosmic, or psycho-physical, domain) Is Love-Bliss (Itself). Space-time (and even the entirety of all beings, things, or conditions apparent within it) Is (in and As Reality Itself) Love-Bliss (Itself). Love-Bliss (Itself) Is Reality (Itself) and Truth (Itself). Love-Bliss (Itself) Is the Only Real God.
The conditional domain (or the Cosmic domain of space-time, and psycho-physical, conditions) cannot be comprehended in its own terms. In and of itself, the conditional domain is a "problem", and a goad to seeking. When the Irreducible, Indivisible, Unbroken "Brightness" of Reality is Realized, It is Found to Be Always Already The Case, and It is Found to inherently Transcend all of conditional existence, all of space-time, all of apparent limitation—all of the gross dimension (of apparent materiality), all of the subtle dimension (of subtler materiality, and of mind), and all of the causal dimension (of root-causation). 3
Space-time (itself, or in its totality) cannot be observed. The "Big Bang" was not an event that could have been observed. The "Big Bang" is not something that occurred in space (or in time). The "Big Bang" is the origin of space (and of time). To look at the "Big Bang" as an event in space (and in time) is already to look at it in egoic terms, and from a position after the event. To examine the "Big Bang" in conventional scientific terms is to assume a dissociated (and separate, and separative) position, as if the ego-"l" 4 (or the "observing" body-mind) were standing outside of space-time—but it does not. Egoity (and all of psycho-physical self, or body-mind) is, inherently and necessarily, an event in (and of) space-time. The body-mind is an event in (and of) space-time. That in Which the body-mind is occurring (or of Which the body-mind is a modification, or a mere and temporary appearance) necessarily (Itself) Transcends space-time, Transcends limitation, Transcends the apparent breaking of Fundamental Light (or of Energy Itself, or of Radiance Itself).
The presumption of "point of view"—as the "knower", and the "measure", of Reality Itself—is the fundamental error (or inherent limitation) of conventional science and conventional (or exoteric) religion. Those who publicly advocate the viewpoint of scientific materialism tend to speak in terms that "make nothing" of religion. Such advocates of the scientific materialist point of view are, in effect, still fighting with the Catholic Christian religious authorities at the beginning of the European Renaissance. They all, in effect, imagine themselves to be Galileo, "getting the goods" on exoteric religion—which is a "straw man", easy to criticize. Exoteric religion is filled with limitations, and scientific materialists "love" to "make nothing" of it.
In the view of some scientific materialists, religion is merely a kind of bizarre episode of human mind, an expression of a mind naturally fitted to very simple patterns of comprehension that, although they have an ordinary natural purpose, cannot comprehend the "big picture", or great Cosmic (and even pre-Cosmic, or non-Cosmic) matters. According to this point of view, religious statements are merely a kind of mental babbling, ultimately no more profound, or meaningful, than "Pass the salt" or "Walk down the block", or even random computer garbage"—and, therefore, religion is to be discounted (as a pre-scientific, or non-scientific, and, therefore, un-comprehending, mode of mind and language).
Anti-religionists, atheists, and so forth, generally do not talk seriously about great esoteric religion and Spirituality. They merely take delight in creating verbal conflict with "other" (or science-challenged) human beings. The reason why they seem to have so much energy for promoting their anti-religious (and inherently "dark" and hopeless) point of view is that, in doing so, they presume they are addressing (and academically "sporting" with) non-scientists, even exoteric religionists, people with non-scientific (and scientifically insupportable, and, therefore, it is presumed, irrational) views, and so forth. Like headstrong young college students, they derive great enjoyment from denying (and even officially" anathematizing) absolutely everything that the pious religionists merely believe. But, outside the circumstance of that adolescent debate, where would they get any energy for denying Reality Itself, in Its Greatness? Any fool can delight in abusive conflicts with public religionists of the ordinary and exoteric kind. But what about Truth? What about the Great Matter—Reality Itself?
In the human being, mind is, indeed, associated with simple functions in the natural domain, and so forth. That is one aspect of mind, certainly. But the entire human structure (and its every part) is also inherently One with Reality Itself, Coincident with Reality Itself. Beyond all its verbal chat and ordinary functioning, the human psycho-physical structure is One with What Is—and is, therefore, in its ego-transcending disposition, capable of Realizing (or, in various ways, experiencing) That in Which it Inheres, That in Which it is arising, That of Which it is an apparent modification. Such Realization (or experiencing) is the Domain of true religion—in other words, the Domain of esoteric (or Spiritual, and, ultimately, Divine) religion, of non-"public" religion, of the religion that is not about egoity, not about mere social personality, not about ordinary social interactions, not about ordinary cognitive processes.
A conditionally manifested form may be modified over time by interactions within the form's own structure, or it may be modified over time by interactions within the sphere of relations [and/ or conditions] apparently external to the form itself—but any and every conditionally manifested form is also, all the while, a manifestation within, and a manifestation of, That in Which it is arising. There is evolution, in the sense of the changing (or mutating) of forms, through internal and external interactions—but there is also the Condition of Unity, Which Is the Inherent Condition of every event, and Which Is the Source-State in Which, and from Which, all events proceed (one by one, and, also, simultaneously). All things (or all patterns, and, therefore, all conditionally manifested beings) arise in (and as an apparent modification of) the One (Self-Existing, and Self-Radiant, and Self-Evidently Divine) Reality (or Self-Condition and Source-Condition)—and, therefore (necessarily), their interactions (both internal and external) take place in That Domain (or Reality, or Real God) That Is Always Already The Case.
It is not merely that a bee appears, and (utterly independent of the bee) a flower appears, and, after a while of time, they (even arbitrarily, or accidentally) learn how to relate to (and combine with) one another. No! The "bee" and the "flower" arise (in some essential mode of their pattern of appearance) simultaneously, in the totally interrelated conditional pattern in which everything is arising. Plants cannot see bees—and, yet, plants (or their flowers) are found to take on forms that are attractive to bees (and that, in order to attract them, even look like bees)! If all aspects of "bee" and "flower" are merely external, and gross, and inherently separate from one another, then both would disappear long before they "learned", enough about one another to establish the natural relationship upon which each, in its natural fragility, depends for its survival.
There are changes and interactions among all conditionally manifested patterns and forms, but there is also simultaneity of appearance, universal inherent unity and interrelatedness, and Inherent Coincidence in the One Unbroken Light. This Greater Affair is the subject of true (or esoteric) religion. The noticing of the interactions and changes between forms, and so forth, is a compartment of human knowing (both ordinary and scientific). That noticing is interesting enough, as one of the things that human beings do, but such noticing is not an enterprise superior to true religion, nor is such noticing the Way of Truth (Itself) and of Reality (Itself).
A true science is not priorly committed to a philosophy of materialism. A true science is free enquiry. Therefore, there is a kind of true science exercised even by true religion. Of course, ordinary (exoteric) religion often takes the form of babble about things that, perhaps, are better described, comprehended, or investigated through the scientific method and language. In other words, there certainly is an immense amount of nonsense (or of arbitrary exoteric belief and doctrine) that is called "religion", but it is not the purpose of science merely to criticize (or even anathematize) the nonsense of exoteric religion. Rather, a true science must (and, inherently, does) coincide with true religion, because both true religion and true science are Founded on That Which Is Always Already The Case (and Which, therefore, Is Truth Itself, and Reality Itself). And That Which Is Always Already The Case need not (and cannot fruitfully) be sought. Therefore, if Truth is to be served (and if Reality is to be Known), That Which Is Always Already The Case must be priorly Acknowledged, and consistently Declared, and, altogether, fully Affirmed (or Really lived), whether one is practicing religion, or doing science, or simply passing the salt.
When it is Founded in Truth (or Reality Itself), science is no longer "scientific materialism", but is simply part of the human enterprise of observing (and coming to know about) conditionally manifested forms. There is nothing about true science, or even science in general, that is threatening to true religion. Science is very threatening to ordinary (or exoteric) religion—no doubt. But why should science be involved in an endless adolescent debate with conventional pious religiosity, or even religious nonsense? Part of the "darkness" of the present world-culture is that its present disposition (wedded to scientific materialism) supports a process that is destroying all modes of religion (both esoteric and exoteric). Of course, many religions are resisting that process, but, nevertheless, the dominant cultural disposition in this "late-time", or "dark" epoch, 5 is anti-religious—in the sense of being a criticism of exoteric (or conventional) religiosity.
In this "late-time", science presumes itself to be a kind of "esoteric" school, possessing what it regards to be a superior description of reality. That description of reality amounts, in the common scientific view, to an anathematizing of religion, and a declaration that reality is only material, and that, therefore, the human being is only material. Thus, the human being is presumed to be a dead-end of merely material appearances, rather than what the human being truly (or Really) is (in Reality, Itself), which is a process in or of (and, ultimately, Identical to, and not separate from) That (One, and Only, and Non-Separate, and Non-Dual, and Indivisible, and Indestructible, and Always Already Most Prior Reality, or Real Condition, of Conscious Light) within Which the human pattern is arising, and with Which the human pattern is Always Already Coincident.
To be My devotee is not to side with the sometimes "nonsense'' of conventional (or merely exoteric) religion, or with the lunacy of negative "cultism". Not at all! But to be My devotee is also not to be bound by the limited point of view of conventional science, or by any limited point of view whatsoever. If, as My devotee, you are inclined to do science, you can do so—just as you could be a baker, or a plumber, or whatever. Science is a kind of ordinary human enterprise, in that it is about the investigation of the signs and effects of broken (or conditionally manifested) light—or, in other words, of appearances. True religion, on the other hand, is the Way of always present-time Realization of Fundamental Light—of the inherently Unbroken, Indivisible, and Indestructible Light (or Divine Love-Bliss) That Is Reality Itself.
Therefore, there is no conflict between true religion and true science, any more than there is a conflict between true religion and life itself. However, science can be engaged egoically, and on the basis of wrong principles—just as life altogether can be so engaged. Therefore, science (like every other aspect of human life) must be corrected by the Discipline of Truth and Reality—if there is to be "Brightening" by Me (and, Thus and Thereby, Divine En-Light-enment). 6
When advocates of scientific materialism criticize religion as an inherently limited expression of cognitive mind, they are criticizing exoteric (or ordinary) religion, the religion that is a manifestation of the cognitive mind (or of human ordinariness). True religion is not a manifestation of the cognitive mind. True religion is not a manifestation (or invention) of any aspect of conditional existence (itself). True religion is a Revelation in the midst of conditional existence. True religion is a Revelation to conditional existence. Therefore, true religion is a Revelation to everything that the human being is. True religion is a Revelation that fits all aspects of the human being to Reality Itself. If you are (thus) fitted to Reality Itself—you can live life better. Therefore, you can do science better, too. You can do anything better—which is to say that you can do anything that is right, and you can do it in a true (or right) disposition.
STUDENT: Scientists have typically regarded science as a way to understand objective reality. But, more recently, some scientists have begun to regard consciousness, or subjective reality, as a rightful subject of scientific investigation.
AVATAR ADI DA SAMRAJ: When scientists investigate consciousness, they are investigating a function of the human operation of knowing. Thus, from the point of view of conventional science, consciousness is priorly presumed to be part of the human psycho-physical apparatus—and, on the basis of this presumption, consciousness is (in general) declared by scientists to be merely a functional aspect of what is (otherwise) only material, and (therefore) necessarily mortal.
However, Consciousness Itself (like Fundamental Light, Itself) Is a Transcendent Condition. Therefore, Consciousness Itself is not being (and cannot be) accounted for by means of scientific investigation into the human apparatus of knowing and experiencing. Consciousness may be being dismissed as a mere material function by certain scientific propagandists, but they are not truly dealing with Consciousness Itself (or Energy Itself, or Reality Itself). They are making merely conventional statements about functional consciousness, and they are, in so doing, also being mere propagandists, mere adherents (or "believers") of an inherently false philosophy—false because it is a view of Truth, and of Reality Itself, that is reduced by and to "point of view" (and, in particular, to the "point of view" of the gross physically based ego-"I" of the human organism). In other words, scientific materialists are not being true scientists, but mere (and would-be-"official") propagandists for scientific materialism (itself), which is a mode of presumed science (or of "rational" knowing) that is associated with the even ancient philosophical tradition of materialism. Categorical statements denying the Reality (and Transcendental, and Self-Evidently Divine, Nature) of Consciousness Itself are merely the evidence of the materialist philosophy being propagandized (and even irrationally "believed"), rather than the sign of free enquiry being rightly and effectively pursued.
STUDENT: The point of view of many neurophysiologists is that consciousness is merely an extension of brain chemistry.
AVATAR ADI DA SAMRAJ: What is brain chemistry? Brain chemistry is a modification of Light, of Energy. But when scientists say that consciousness is merely "brain chemistry", or that the body is only "matter", they think they are saying something profound and absolute that reduces everything to mortality—ultimately, to nothingness. The flesh-body, or brain chemistry, or any aspect of conditional existence can be addressed as a mechanistic matter, but brain chemistry Is (in its Inherent Coincidence with Reality Itself) Light—as all conditionally manifested form Is. Therefore, in order to truly (or in Reality) examine brain chemistry, the examination must be conducted in an entirely different (and, ultimately, necessarily religious and Spiritual) fashion.
On the one hand, it is obvious that human beings are, in some sense, "material". Therefore, there is an obvious legitimacy to the investigation (or rational examination) of the "material" nature of the human being (as a pattern of form). On the other hand, every conditionally manifested form is Always Already in the Condition of Inherent Unity with Fundamental Light—and, therefore, every conditionally manifested form is, simply, a modification of Fundamental Light. This Greater Truth is the Basis for the true religious and Spiritual approach to the investigation of conditional existence.
Even in your apparent materiality, you Are Energy. Energy is always conserved—It is Indestructible. Energy can be changed, but It cannot be destroyed. Therefore, you (As you Are) cannot be destroyed. You simply cannot. All kinds of transformations are possible, but that is all.
The scientific investigation of the material relationship between brain chemistry and cognitive processes does not account for the fact—proclaimed even by science itself—that brain chemistry is a mode of Light. All apparently material processes are, ultimately, a play of Light. You presently (and Always Already) Exist in a State of Indestructible Unity with Fundamental and Primary Light (Itself). Everything arising is Always Already in a State of Indivisible Unity with Reality (Itself). This is the Basis for a great (and truly free) enquiry. Therefore, This is the Basis for true science, and also the Basis for true (or esoteric, and truly Spiritual) religion.
Scientific materialism is egoic science. Scientific materialism is science wedded to the archaic (and false) philosophy, language, and symbolism of materialism. The concept of "matter" should have become obsolete with the passing of the nineteenth century. Since the discoveries of physics in the first half of the twentieth century, every schoolchild knows that "matter" is a mode of energy (or of light). And, yet, this universally accepted "equation" has not yet become a basis for the world-culture. The same science that declares E = mc2 is contradicting its own declaration by telling everyone that everything is merely "material"—and, thereby, communicating a "dark" and hopeless message.
Why is mankind becoming even more and more hopeless? Because it is possessed (and ego-bound) by the belief in the ''official'' (or "authoritatively" propagandized) declaration of materiality-only—and, on that basis, it doubts Truth (or feels materiality, and mortal "darkness", is the "Truth"), and it doubts Reality Itself (or feels materiality, and mortal "darkness", is the only "Reality"), and, therefore (or likewise), it doubts all religion.
In this "late-time", those who would affirm common (or merely exoteric) religion often have to become virtually insane in order to piously affirm it. If they are not informed in their understanding (and patterned in their lives) by true (and, necessarily, esoteric—and Really ego-transcending) religion, it is only by developing fundamentalist craziness, or fanatic "cultism", that people become "religious" in the face of what they (correctly) perceive to be the negative (and anti-religious, and false) scientific declaration that fills the common world.
The desperate, and even irrational, resort to exoteric believer's religiosity is not the Way of Adidam. My devotees are not Called to Me to become "cultists", to be mad, to be insane. My devotees are Called to Me to be made sane by My Spiritual Company. In devotional heart-Communion with Me, My true devotee (by right practice, and by exercising truly intelligent discrimination) overcomes all errors, all falsity, all negativity, all false views—whether religious, or scientific, or of whatever kind.
This overcoming of falsity and negativity must occur, because all of mankind is insane in this "late-time''. The craziness that may be observed in the world in this "late-time" is the manifestation of a universal (and, therefore, dangerous) collective human insanity that is becoming more and more profoundly destructive day by day. There is a profound conflict in the heart and mind of humanity in the present epoch—a conflict resulting from its own false and ego-made doctrines, its own aggressive and ignorant dissociation from Reality (Itself). The science of materialism and the ordinary religion of anti-materialism are equally false, and they are false for the same reason—because they are visions made by egoity. They are not manifestations of Truth, but merely products of the conditional suffering (and the defensive ego-efforts) of human beings.
The culture of scientific materialism is opposed to anybody having anything to do with mysticism and related endeavors, but it still has not found a way to control people as effectively as exoteric religion can. Therefore, the culture of scientific materialism still allows a "back door" for the continued existence of exoteric religion, as a means for the political and social controlling of people's pain-based motivations, and their pleasure-based motivations. In and of itself, scientific materialism does not provide a truly usable doctrine for motivating people to control their behavior along idealistic lines. In fact, quite the opposite! The materialistic message does not give people any real reason to be "good"! And that is why the times are so "dark" (or "bad")!
Religion is still a part of the materialistic world-culture, but it is reduced to being merely a means for encouraging people to positively socialize their behavior, and to reduce their pain-based activities and their pleasure-based activities to an acceptable (politically and socially prescribed and enforced) level. Exoteric religion does this through rather bold, even suppressive, methods—which control people (to some degree), but which do not, in any profound sense, make people "good" human beings. Merely exoteric (or pious and idealistic) religion does not make people either religious or "good" in any profound sense—any more than scientific materialism makes them "good", religious, and so forth.
On the one hand, many influential scientists constantly argue against (and, altogether, condemn) exoteric religion. On the other hand, they are still inclined to allow large-scale exoteric (and politically and socially prescribed and enforced) "official" religious institutions to function as the common controller of social behavior. Nevertheless, this is neither logical nor truly effective, because such scientists are, all the while, condemning the very basis on which exoteric religion attempts to convince people to control their social behavior. People are not failing to get this point! And this is why everybody is going mad. If "when you're dead, you're dead"—if there is nothing but a material process here—then what difference does it make what anybody does! You may as well be utterly ego-possessed and negatively indulge yourself as much as you can—while trying to avoid trouble as much as you can—and that's about it! And that is what everybody tends to be doing in this "late-time! And that is a very dangerous situation. It is a world-culture made of fear, sorrow, and anger—a world-culture that enshrines egoity, on both the individual level and the collective level, while pretending to be about something great.
Certainly, those who truly practice the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Way of Adidam (which is the one and only by-Me-Revealed and by-Me-Given Way of the Heart) are benign characters in their behavior. But this is not the case simply because My devotees are Called by Me to control their social behavior—as if that, in itself, is religion. The disposition of My true devotee is certainly humanly positive and life-positive, but that disposition does not come from mere adherence to "moral commands". It is the humanly positive and life-positive disposition itself—made true and real by his or her devotional heart-Communion with Me—that rightens My devotee. Without that disposition, My devotee does not have a right and true basis for volunteering for any kind of "socially disciplined" behavior.
If the universe is nothing but flying rocks, what difference does it make what you do, or what anybody does? It is all unsatisfactory, even terrible—and, effectively, dead! "Matter" is death! If that is all there is, who cares about anything?! And, indeed, that is precisely the disposition of mankind, as a whole, in this "late-time". And that is why this is such a "dark" and dangerous time.
If the disposition (or Real Circumstance) of the being is not Found to be Eternal, then there is no basis for rightness, there is no basis for sanity, there is no basis for well-being, there is no basis for right life, for a truly "good" life, for a consistently positive disposition of any kind—except whatever you can manufacture based on your fear of suffering. To "control" your "pain-and-pleasure"-based social behavior merely because you hope that everyone else will do the same—and that you will (therefore) be (in any case, only temporarily, and only maybe) safe—is not a profound disposition at work. Indeed, it is a very frightened disposition at work.
While humankind is collectively insane, and becoming more and more insane day by day, the mosquitos and the frogs and the fish are all still sane—unless they are confined, or trapped, or abused, or otherwise too much influenced by human beings who are insane. Thus, the insanity being manifested by humankind in this late-time" is not shared by the rest of the conditional domain (except where inordinate human influences have been imposed). Flowers are not insane, yet—except, perhaps, some hybrid varieties, "made" by human beings. Fish are not insane, yet— except, perhaps, some hybrid varieties that, because of their over-large heads (and such), cannot swim, and cannot eat, and, therefore, cannot survive. Even the "edible" animals are not insane, yet—except, perhaps, some enslaved varieties, buckled and fenced into feeding-confinements, unable to rest into Contemplation, because of the material stresses by which their human keepers mock and reduce their lives. These "invented" and enslaved non-humans have been manipulated into suffering and insanity through the intervention of insanely clever human beings! But, apart from such hybridization and enslavement, which does result in negative signs, the non-humans—including all the plants and trees—are not, yet, insane.
However, there is much inordinate influence by insane humanity that is affecting the larger picture of the world. Terrible weather patterns, terrible natural environmental patterns of all kinds, and even terrible (and powerfully "cure"-resistant) diseases are appearing all over the world, and these are the product of an over-powerful, insane humanity—which is an entire species confined to itself, an ego-machine that exploits and destroys all that is "good", and that (in its "dark" point of view) reduces even Reality (Itself) to a loveless "Thing" of meaningless motions and grotesque always already death.
There have always been insane human beings, but, in earlier times, they were not as powerful as they have become in this "late-time". It is only in this "late-time" that human beings have become capable of producing effects that can change even global weather patterns, and global ecological patterns of all kinds. But human beings have always been insane in the domain of politics, for example. For countless centuries, wherever human beings, in their egoity, have been capable of influencing conditional events, there has been insanity and conflict. But now, in its motion into the twenty-first century, the insanity of mankind is influencing even the larger picture of the human natural circumstance. And this must be changed—or there is going to be a terrible, horrific calamity on Earth! Such a calamity is not yet inevitable, but it will occur if there is not a fundamental transformation of mankind—in its heart and mind, and in its endeavors. A fundamental rightening of the world-process must occur, because mankind is now having a profoundly negative effect on the human world-process, and even on the larger natural domain of the world.
This is why I Describe this time as the "late-time", or the "dark" epoch. This epoch need not be so "dark" that every thing and every one is brought to an end, but such can be the dreadful outcome of the current human insanity! And, previous to this "late-time'', that immense potential did not exist in the human domain.
My devotees must serve the rightening of the entire world-process. In My twenty-three Divine "Source-Texts", I have Given (to all and All) the right understanding of all and All. In My twenty-three Divine "Source-Texts", I have Given the understanding that (if it is Embraced in right devotion to Me) makes the heart and the mind truly sane, and (thus and thereby) righters the total life of human activity. So rightened by their conformity to Me, My devotees are able to serve the rightening of all of mankind. And, in fact—now, and forever hereafter—I Call upon all My devotees to do so....
My devotees are the living Seed whereby the world rightening transformation can, and must, occur. Indeed, right devotion to Me Is the Substance of human rightness and of all the rightened worlds of all and All.
1. The term "Real God" indicates the True Source of all conditions the True and Spiritual Divine Person, rather than any egoic (and, thus, false, or limited) presumptions about "God".
2. By the word "Bright" (and its variations, such as "Brightness"), Avatar Adi Da refers to the eternally, infinitely, and inherently Self-Radiant Divine, Indivisible and Indestructible Light Itself.
3. Avatar Adi Da uses the word "gross" to mean "made up of material (or physical) elements". The gross (or physical) dimension is therefore associated with the physical body, and also with experience in the waking state.
The subtle is the dimension of energy and mind, associated with experience in the dreaming state. The word "subtle" indicates that this dimension is "refined"—in relation to the "gross" physical dimension.
The causal dimension is senior to and pervades both the gross and the subtle dimensions. It is the root of attention, or the essence of the separate and separative ego-"l". The causal dimension is associated with the nght side of the heart, specifically with the sinoatrial node, or "pacemaker" (the psycho-physical source of the heartbeat). Its corresponding state of consciousness is the formless awareness of deep sleep.
4. The ego-"l" is the fundamental activity of self-contraction, or the presumption of separate and separative existence.
5. "The 'late-time'" (or the 'dark, epoch") is a phrase that Avatar Adi Da uses to describe the present era—in which doubt of God (and of anything at all beyond mortal existence) is more and more pervading the entire world, and the self-interest of the separate individual is more and more regarded to be the ultimate principle of life. It is also a reference to the traditional Hindu idea of "yugas", or "epochs", the last of which is understood to be the most difficult and "dark". Many traditions share the idea that it is in such a time that the Promised Deliverer will appear.
6. En-Light-enment (or Enlightenment) is not just a state of mind, but rather it is an actual conversion of the body-mind to the state of Divine Consciousness Itself, or Light Itself. Thus, Avatar Adi Da and His devotees sometimes write the word "Enlightenment" with "Light" set apart by hyphens, in order to emphasize this point.
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