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Passion For A Community of Contemplatives

While watching this documentary: 

I could smell, taste and feel Da Love Ananda Mahal after having lived on this Kauai Sanctuary for more than 4 years in Beloved Adi Da's intimate Gurukula. I was also reminded of an essential calling Bright Adi Da asked all devotees to incarnate which included self sufficiency and cooperative community businesses. 

November 26, 1992

SRI DA AVABHASA: [to a departing retreatant] Let Me remember Your face. Come here within a year and tell Me your story then, tell Me then how much better it is. There will be no heaven on Earth for anyone. All of this dies. But that so much weight oppresses a few is not acceptable to Me. It is not! No Divine Law requires it. Therefore, I will not eat it! You enjoy Blessing in your life from now on.

There is so much suffering. Do you think God makes it? There is no such God who makes your suffering. It is just your own stupidity, all your contraries. It is unacceptable to Me that such poor people, such poor people, should suffer so much. All over the Earth there is suffering and-no, I do not want to talk about it, but I will not accept this oppression of the poor few.

I will take the weight from here.

I cannot endure the suffering of My devotees. I can make it lighter. Even in This Body such suffering is lighter than in yours. I will not accept your suffering. What do you know about it? You really do not know anything about it. Therefore, I will not talk about it.

To be naive and free and giving-that is the sign that humankind should give to one another, especially in so dreadful a time on Earth. There has not been a time as bad as this. There has not been. It is a very flexible time. Everything on any day can go one way or the other. People on Earth are dying every day, yet what do you know about them? These are not good times. The time is coming when the practice of esoteric prayer, esoteric Communion with the Divine Being, will not be tolerated. The time is coming when you will have to endure such intolerance.

All of you living in the community of My devotees have the potential, the possibility, of dealing with your practical requirements vigorously and directly to relieve one another of so much of the burden of your daily obligations. This is the sign that I am looking for in the communities of My devotees, which are not about the idealization of communalism, as I have said many, many times. The communities of My devotees are about relieving each and all of some portion of the burden of ordinary life so that your energy and attention are released for Contemplation of Me, for Divine Communion. This is the sign I am looking for among you.

But not yet – it has not happened yet. You are not urgent enough yet. You are not. You are still relatively complacent, relatively self-satisfied in your egalitarian, bourgeois calm."


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