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Do Not Reduce This Institution to a Religion Business

Adi Da Samraj (October 18, 1981):

"People flock to organizations to get products that are hyped, thinking that they are getting

Happiness, or getting the ultimate Great Thing. But they are not getting true Happiness at all. The religion business exists to make the unattainable seem like a product that can be purchased.

I have been Teaching the Real Thing to people all these years, and I know what happens to people when they are confronted with the realities of Spirituality. Unless they are unusual people, they basically do not respond. They somehow can get attached to the Teacher, or

attached to whatever organization may seem to develop around the Teacher, because they are hopeful of something, or because in the context of belonging certain goods come

across so consoling that people do not mind being hangers-on." 

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