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!Of Course! Sadhana!

See link below, scroll down the page to first the audio file "The Way of Adidam - 2004"

Here Adi Da speaks in very detailed, concise and succinct terms about the entire Unique esoteric Reality Process, for beginners, serious practitioners and Realizers of His 7th Way of the Divine Heart.

DEVOTEE: Do you become responsible for the self-contraction at every level of your being?

AVATARA ADI DA: To be responsible with it at every level of your being is a different kind of a question. In other words it refers to the extensions of the self-contraction in all aspects of your life and experience, whatever it may amount to. Of course you have to do the sadhana in the context of all of those arisings. Hearing is the means to do so, hearing and all the other aspects of practice associated with it, and seeing. But you have to bring those arms to it to see them themselves be transformed. But in hearing itself and seeing itself, you’re already free of the bondage in some fundamental essential sense, so that your combination with it becomes intelligent and profoundly effective.

So relative to the expectation of outer changes, you have to do the sadhana in those circumstances or those contexts and have them be transformed. And that is certainly a part of everyone’s practice, then, even from the beginning.

But it is not that the purpose of the practice is to transform and perfect all aspects of your apparent personality. No, it is rooted in egoity, infiltrated by it, is the ego. So it is not there to be perfected. You simply conform it to your purpose of Realization. But it is transformed in various ways in the process. You have to deal with these arisings responsibly and feel beyond them. Of course, I should also say that sometimes many such changes can occur very spontaneously and very suddenly, and some powerful transition in practice can be the basis for that or arise coincidently with it.

So the body-mind must be purified sufficiently to release energy and attention for "Perfect Practice", but the body-mind itself does not have to become perfect as a prerequisite for the "Perfect Practice", and cannot itself become perfect anyway. It is Perfect only in its Inherence in the Divine Condition. But its not in itself perfectible. Its true, as considered in the Buddhist tradition: Everything that arises is unsatisfactory and changing. You cannot be satisfied with any conditional state or event or conjunction, because it will inevitably pass. It will go through changes. Your clinging to it, your search for it, is disturbance.

And then an additional insight is that, in any case, this self that is clinging to what is even changing and unsatisfactory has no substantial separate existence as a being. There is no such existing being as the separate one. Rather, what you notice as yourself-as the basis for your presumption of a separate, being a separate person-is a conglomeration of arisings that are constantly changing and do not amount to a permanent self. In other words, what is conditional is conditional. But you are presuming a permanent self somehow..."

Remember, at heart with every breath, this paradoxical esoteric Truth of Siddha Da

I am speaking to everyone when I speak into the tape recorder. There is “nobody there”, except “somebody” with a tape recorder. Why is that? I am not just speaking to whoever is in the room with the tape recorder. I am speaking to everybody, literally. I meditate everybody. I am everybody. And I am speaking to everybody, and not to everybody as egos at all. I am simply Revealing Myself in “everyone’s face”. Adi Da 2008


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