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    Default Conventional Monotheism vs. TRUE SPIRITUALITY

    The Parental Deity and
    the One to Be Realized

    Sri Avatara Adi Da Samraj
    February 7, 1983
    It is simply not true to the facts of existence altogether that there is a great, omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent Being making everything happen,
    in charge of everything happening and making things turn out well for those who acknowledge that
    One and obey certain moral principles. It is simply not so.
    . . . The Divine, or God, the One to be Realized, is not other than your real

    Avatar Adi Da

    Earlier today I was talking with a few people about
    their childhood upbringing and the religious ideas of their childhood. There is a common notion people associate with God, or the Divine, and that they identify as a basic religious feeling or concept. I described it as the feeling you may have that even when you are alone there is Somebody Else in the room. This notion is the antithesis of the point of view of real Spiritual life.

    Although I am speaking about God all the time, I am actually making a different proposition, or Speaking from a "Point of View" that is different from the conventional religious one. Perhaps, by contrast, it could be said that this "Point of View" is summarized in the notion that no matter how many people are in the room there is still only One Person there!

    In general, discussions about God or religion tend to be associated naively with this idea of the "Other" Power, the "Other" One, which corresponds to a rather childish or even infantile sense of reality. Children are not in general great metaphysicians or great mystics. They have some very primitive kinds of awareness as well as some remarkable kinds of awareness, which adults tend to dismiss, but when children communicate their feeling of God, they very often express a feeling that has been dictated to them by their parents. They naively describe reality according to a child's psychology, that free, child-made awareness of the total reality that is not natively associated with great, abstract propositions.

    ...more - http://www.aboutadidam.org/readings/...ity/index.html

    Last edited by zengrifter; December 26th, 2011 at 01:47 AM.

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    Sri Adi Da:

    "Will you surrender to the Reality in which you are arising, or will you defend yourself for the rest of your life? Will you contract, will you withdraw, withhold, dissociate, separate, turn upon yourself? Will you avoid all relations, contract from them? Will you react, or will you simply remain in the natural position prior to that recoil? Will you be present? Will you not avoid relationship? Will you shine as love to Infinity? Will you enter into complete Fullness of feeling relative to that Condition in which you are arising? Will you do that as a principle of existence, rather than what you are tending to do, which is to contract upon yourself and become afraid?
    "The recoil is the action that you perform, and it contains all suffering. But if you persistently remain present in relationship, then you begin to develop a different mind, you create a different form of life, and you become subject to a new understanding, a new Revelation. You begin to recognize the mere Presence of God. You begin to enjoy transformation of your conventional state by Divine Grace."

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    True Religion is the practice of consistently (and, Ultimately, Permanently) moving out of the disposition, and the presumption, and the very activity of separate and separative self, into the Love-Bliss-Full Condition of Oneness with That Which Is One, Whole, Absolute, All-Inclusive, and Beyond.
    —Avatar Adi Da Samraj

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    Deep insight into the nature of REALITY. Thanks ZG.

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