The Search for Truth Is Absurd and Unnecessary
an excerpt from the Da Love-Ananda Gita
by Adi Da Samraj
It is commonplace for people to say they are “seeking the Truth”. It is even regarded as laudable and appropriately modest to Declare that one is only “seeking the Truth”.
However, the Way I have Revealed and Given to My devotees, Which is the Way of Adidam (or the Only-by-Me Revealed and Given Way of the Heart), Is the Way of non-seeking. The Way of Adidam Is the Way of No Seeking. Indeed, the consistent practice of non-seeking (or of no-seeking) is the fundamental discipline (or a principal aspect of the fundamental discipline) of the Way of Adidam.
Truth Is That Which Is Always Already The Case. That Which Is Always Already The Case Is (Necessarily) Reality. Therefore, Reality (Itself) Is Truth, and Reality (Itself) Is the Only Truth.
“Consider” the absurdity, the utter immodesty, of suggesting that you are “seeking Reality”!
The Only-by-Me Revealed and Given Way of Adidam is founded on the Assertion of the Finding of Truth, the Assertion of Communion with the Present Reality.
Thus, to practice the Way of Adidam is to Declare the Truth. To practice the Way of Adidam is to practice the life of Truth, not the search for Truth.
To seek Truth is to deny Truth to begin with. To seek Truth is to avoid Truth, constantly.
To seek Reality (Itself) is to deny Reality (Itself). To seek Reality (Itself) is to avoid Reality (Itself), by seeking It.
It is not immodest to Declare the Finding of Truth, because the Real Finding of Truth is, simply, the Finding (or the Acceptance and the Embrace) of Reality Itself.
Rather, to Find (and to Affirm) Truth (or to Accept and to Embrace Reality Itself) is necessary for right life, for true sanity, and for Real Happiness. Indeed, to Find and Affirm Truth, and (Thus) to Accept and Embrace Reality, is necessary for Unqualified Happiness—because Unqualified Happiness Is the Realization of Love-Bliss, and Reality (Itself) Is Love-Bliss. Unqualified (or Self-Existing, Self-Radiant, and Unlimited, or Un-conditional) Love-Bliss Is (Itself) That Which Is Always Already The Case—and Unqualified Love-Bliss (Which Is Happiness Itself) must (having, by Means of Divine Grace, been Found) be constantly Affirmed and Embraced—or else It can never Be Realized.
AVATAR ADI DA SAMRAJ: The Bhagavad Gita is one of the principal religious and Spiritual scriptures of the Great (collective) Tradition of mankind. In the Bhagavad Gita, the Divine Law is Declared, in the form:
“You cannot avoid action. Rather, you have the right—indeed, the obligation—to act. But you do not have a right to the fruits, or the results, of action.”
According to this Declaration, you must act. Even the natural patterns of the body-mind and the world make action necessary. But you must renounce the results of every action.
What does this mean? It means that you must purify your motives, such that, eventually, action ceases to be purposed to fulfill desires. Thus, the Divine Law, as It is Declared in the Bhagavad Gita, is a kind of prescription for seeking—even a prescription for seeking the state of no-seeking (in which state Truth, Reality, Real God, or Love-Bliss-Happiness is to be Realized). Thus, even all the traditional Declarations of the Divine Law prescribe the action of seeking as the means to, as a result, achieve the state of no-seeking, and, thus, the eventual Realization of Truth, Reality, Real God, or Love-Bliss-Happiness Itself. Indeed, all of the traditions within the Great (collective) Tradition of mankind are prescriptions for seeking Truth, Reality, Real God, or Love-Bliss-Happiness Itself.
The only-by-Me Revealed and Given Way of Adidam is unique. Its uniqueness can be described in many terms, but fundamental to Its uniqueness is the fact that the Way of Adidam is not a way of seeking for Truth, for Reality, for Real God, or for Love-Bliss-Happiness Itself. Rather, the Way of Adidam Is the Way of the always present-time Realization of Truth, Reality, Real God, or Love-Bliss-Happiness Itself.
To practice the Way of Adidam is to have always already Found Truth, Reality, Real God, or Love-Bliss-Happiness Itself. To practice the Way of Adidam is to live Truth, to live in Reality Itself, as a self-surrendering devotee of Reality (or Real God) Itself. Therefore, in Its essence, the Way of Adidam is self-surrender into always present-time (and not merely future-time) Realization of Love-Bliss-Happiness Itself.
In the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Way of Adidam, the Divine Law is (by Me) Declared in terms of Love-Bliss. Love-Bliss Is Reality Itself. If you withdraw from Love-Bliss, or if you withhold yourself from Love-Bliss, or if you deny Love-Bliss, or if you merely seek Love-Bliss—you, inevitably (and by that very act), suffer. As a practitioner of the Way of Adidam, you are My devotee. And, as My devotee, in constant Me-recognizing and to-Me-responding heart-Communion (and total psycho-physical Communion) with Me, you are in constant Communion with Me—the Divine Love-Bliss-Reality. Thus, as My devotee, you always already have the right—and, indeed, the obligation—of Love-Bliss Itself. But your obligation is not merely to seek Love-Bliss. Instead, your always present-time obligation is (by Means of devotional recognition-response to Me) to Realize (and Be) Love-Bliss, and so to animate (or live) Love-Bliss, constantly. You do this not by “inventing” Love-Bliss, not by attempting to self-generate Love-Bliss, but by Realizing Me, in always present-time direct heart-Communion with Me. If you withdraw from Me, you withdraw from Love-Bliss. If you withdraw from My always present-time Divine Self-Revelation (or Divine Self-Manifestation) of Love-Bliss, you suffer. Therefore, do not withdraw from Me, and do not seek Me, but, simply (devotionally), recognize Me, and (by that simple devotional recognition) be devotionally responsive to Me, always Love-Bliss-“Bright”, Divinely Self-Revealed before you.
Another aspect of the by-Me-Declared Divine Law can also be noticed in the experience of My devotee: If you cling to any thing or any one, you suffer. To withhold yourself (or to withdraw) from My Divine Presence of Love-Bliss is to suffer the present-time non-Realization of My Condition of Love-Bliss. Likewise, to cling to (or even to anticipate the loss of) any object (or other) in the midst of the act of feeling-participation in My Love-Bliss is, also, to suffer the present-time non-Realization of My Condition of Love-Bliss. My Divine Self-Condition of Inherent Love-Bliss Is egoless (and not contracted) Reality Itself.
The Bhagavad Gita Declares that you have the obligation to act, but you have no right to seek or to claim the results, or the fruits, of action. In contrast to this (or, rather, in Most Perfect Fulfillment of it), understand Me in terms of Love-Bliss. I Declare the Divine Law to you in My constant (and always present-time) Self-Revelation of the Divine Love-Bliss to you. Thus, as My responsively devotional (or always ego-surrendering, and ego-forgetting, and ego-transcending) devotee, you have the inherent and constant obligation of Love-Bliss. You have the obligation to Be your Realization of Me, in always present-time heart-Communion with Me, actively, moment to moment. But your participatory (or devotional) manifestation of Me must be egoless, because participatory (or devotional) Realization of Me Is, necessarily, egoless.
It is common “street-religion” to suggest that people should “love” one another, just as it is common “street-religion” to Declare you are “seeking the Truth”. But to “love” in the egoic manner is merely to withhold “love” in some instances, and to cling to the object of “love” in other instances. And, in both events (whether withholding or clinging), you (inevitably, and as a direct result of that deficient, or self-contracting, act) suffer.
The ego-“I” is (inherently) characterized by suffering. The self-contraction is suffering. The act of self-contraction is withdrawal from (or contraction away from) the Condition of Love-Bliss. Truth (Found and Declared, rather than merely sought and, thereby, denied) Is the present-time egoless Realization of Love-Bliss (Itself). And the proof of this Realization of Love-Bliss is in your animating (or living) of Love-Bliss (Itself).
To prove your heart-Communion with Me, and your always present-time Realization of My Love-Bliss, your participatory devotional manifestation of My Love-Bliss must be constant—such that you are not withholding love (or withdrawing from, or contracting away from, My Love-Bliss) in any instance, and such that you are not clinging to the other (and, thus and thereby, forgetting Me, and relinquishing self-surrendering devotional participation in My Love-Bliss-Condition) in any instance.
Love, Un-conditionally. Therefore, do not withdraw, or otherwise withhold, love from (or, in any sense or manner, contract from loving) any one at all, or even any thing (or any condition) at all, under any circumstances or conditions at all. Do this Real love by always (in every present-time moment) entering (Un-conditionally) into self-surrendering, self-forgetting, and, always more and more, self-transcending heart-Communion with Me (and always total psycho-physical heart-Communion with My Love-Bliss-Person)—in the midst of (and via) all relations, and under (and via) all circumstances and conditions.
Love, Un-conditionally. Therefore, do not cling to (or become bondage-bound to) any one at all, or even any thing (or any condition) at all, under any circumstances or conditions at all. Do this Real love by always (in every present-time moment) feeling to and through every one, and every thing, and every circumstance, and every condition—and (from thence) to Me (and, Un-conditionally, into My All-and-all-Surrounding and All-and-all-Pervading Love-Bliss-Person, Beyond every one, and every thing, and every circumstance, and every condition).
This only-by-Me Revealed and Given Divine Law of Real practice of Un-conditional love (not as a form of seeking, or of ego-effort, but as the Really counter-egoic responsive practice of heart-Communion with My Self-Revealed and Self-Transmitted Divine Love-Bliss-Person) Is the Inherently Perfect Basis for your always present-time Realization of Me, and for your (Thus) always present-time devotional Realization and devotional manifestation of Divine Love-Bliss-Happiness. Therefore, this only-by-Me Self-Revealed Divine Law of Real practice of Un-conditional love Describes the constant obligation of all My rightly, truly, fully, and fully devotionally practicing devotees.
My true devotees do not seek Me, and they do not deny Me. Their Embrace of Me is egoless. Their “Bonding” to Me is (inherently) non-egoic, and constantly counter-egoic—and, therefore, It is not binding.
All ordinary “bonding” is, characteristically, ego-based—it is about clinging to a conditional “other” (and, thereby, forgetting Me). As My true devotee, your “Bonding”-Embrace of Me is unique, because of your devotional recognition of Me, and your self-surrendering (and self-forgetting, and, more and more, self-transcending) devotional response to Me. It is not ego-based “bonding”, to the degree of bondage. It is devotional “Bonding” to Me, to the Degree of No-bondage.
Your devotional heart-Communion with Me purifies all relations in which you are animated, but It tests you profoundly. Your heart-Communion with Me tests you in your tendency to withhold yourself (or contract) from the Condition of Love-Bliss Itself, and It tests you in your tendency to cling to what is egoically “loved”.
You like to congratulate yourself, or feel good, about loving the ones you love, but it is serving you to do so—because you would not have them disappear or die. You would have your love of them (and their love of you) be constant (or never interrupted) and (thus) “forever”—but that cannot (as such) be so.
To cling to an other is (inevitably, and always presently) to suffer the merely temporary nature of all merely conditional existence (of both “self” and “other”). Nevertheless, to withhold (or withdraw, or contract) from an other is, likewise (inevitably, and always presently), to suffer the non-Realization of Love-Bliss-Happiness in the context of the present-time pattern of the conditions of merely conditional existence. Therefore, your always present-time devotional Communion with Me must be freely and fully manifested in all relations. You must never withhold love (or withdraw from, or contract away from, My Love-Bliss), and you must never cling to the other (and, thus and thereby, forget Me, and relinquish self-surrendering devotional participation in My Love-Bliss-Condition).
Mine Is the Fullest (and all-Completing) Declaration of the Divine Law: My devotee is not here to seek Me, but, in every present-time moment, to Commune with Me, and (Thus, devotionally, egolessly, and Non-separately) to Realize Me. Therefore, My devotee must always manifest Me in the responsively self-transcending manner—not by dissociation, and not by clinging-bondage, but by unqualified relatedness—by selfless, or directly ego-transcending, relatedness.
My Divine Self-Revelation and My Divine Law (or Way) Are the Great Secret of transcending egoic fear, sorrow, and anger. This Is the Great Secret of how to be free in relationships of apparent “bonding”. This Is the Great Secret of how to live, such that life is not about bondage.
The only-by-Me Revealed and Given Way of Adidam is not the way of seeking. It is not the way of self-contracted withholding (or of ascetical, or otherwise fearful, sorrowful, or angry, dissociation). It is also not the way of self-indulgent ego-bondage (or of self-indulgence itself, fearfully, sorrowfully, or angrily seeking others, or things, or conditions, and fearfully, sorrowfully, or angrily clinging to others, or things, or conditions). Rather, the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Way of Adidam Is the Way of constant (and constantly egoless) Love-Bliss-Communion with Me.
Love-Bliss-Communion with Me is the Great Secret of transcending your bondage to all others and all things and all conditions. Nevertheless, Love-Bliss-Communion with Me is not a matter of withholding yourself from all others and all things and all conditions.
Love-Bliss-Communion with Me is not about strategically dissociating from the gross physical body and its world of relations. Love-Bliss-Communion with Me is not about seeking to dissociate from the gross physical body or to leave this world. Love-Bliss-Communion with Me is not about seeking to be rid of any one or any thing or any condition.
Love-Bliss-Communion with Me is not about leaving any present relation in order to seek or find a “better” other! Thus, for example, My devotee should persistently regard his or her any present intimate partner, once chosen and confirmed in My Company, as his or her intimate partner according to the by Me Self-Revealed Divine Law (and, therefore, not as one who can be casually set aside, or, otherwise, relinquished without most profoundly self-testing personal and cultural “consideration”).
As My devotee, you should not regard your any present intimate partner to be there merely to fulfill your inclinations, such that you would leave him or her when you are frustrated in those inclinations. Persistently Accept your any present intimate partner, and all your loved ones, and all your friends, and even all My devotees as My Instruments—effectively there to serve My Purpose of bringing to an end all of your egoic impulse and suffering. Therefore, if your any present intimate partner frustrates you, this is very, very good! Such frustration clearly serves My Purpose—perhaps not your purpose (as the ego-“I”), but My Divine (and inherently egoless, and always counter-egoic) Purpose! This is how your (otherwise) egoic “bondings” become means for transcending ego-bondage—not by dissociating from them, but by living them in Communion with Me, and going through the ego-transcending Ordeal that all relations require of you in the devotional practice of Love-Bliss-Communion with Me.
The mass of things and conditions and beings is present now. You like some of it, and you dislike some of it. This is the character of the ego-“I”—the character (or conditional “persona”) who does not Know the Truth. That un-Knowing character withholds in some cases and clings in other cases. That, altogether and constantly, is exactly and always what the ego-“I” does.
My Declaration of the Divine Law is Stated in terms of Divine Love-Bliss (and of humanly activated love). Therefore, as My true devotee, you are not merely obliged to act (while having no right to the “fruits” of your action—whatever that may mean to you), but, rather, you are obliged to love (never withholding yourself from My Love-Bliss, and, likewise, never forgetting My Love-Bliss by self-contracted clinging to any other, or any thing, or any condition).
You cannot be free of your clinging to any other by dissociating from him or her, but only by entering into Love-Bliss-Communion with Me—so profoundly that you transcend your self-contraction (both as your motive of withdrawal and your motive of clinging).
In Communion with My Love-Bliss-Person, you have the obligation (and the urge, and the heart-capability) to love, under all circumstances, and in all relations. You have no right to (in any instance) withhold yourself from love, and you have no right to (in any instance) cling to any object of love. This is the Paradox of Truth, of Reality Itself, of Real God, of Self-Existing, Self-Radiant, Divine-“Bright” Consciousness Itself, Which Is Love-Bliss Itself, Me-Present.
My true devotee does not seek Me. My true devotee Declares Me, loves Me, Affirms that I Am. Your proper modesty is not in Declaring that you are seeking the Truth, but in Declaring and living the Finding of Truth, in Declaring and living the inherent Love-Bliss-Fullness of the One Who Is Always Already The Case. This is what it is to be a true man or woman, rather than a seeker (or an ego, separate and separative). You, as My devotee, must (by your manner and signs of living, and by your very mind, and your every word) constantly Affirm and Declare your Finding of Truth—not in the “gleeful” (or merely “cultic”) manner, but as My true devotee, who allows himself or herself to be tested by the Divine Law and Person of Love-Bliss Itself. Therefore, My devotee is not called by Me to animate mere “social” love, but to responsively manifest the Divine Love-Bliss Itself—My Own Person, Found and (in constantly present-time Communion) Realized in self-forgetting, and manifested in non-withholding and non-clinging.
For My devotee, non-clinging is not a matter of somehow dissociating from this or that one, or from this or that thing or condition that you might, otherwise, cling to. It is not that at all. Rather, for My devotee, non-clinging is a matter of manifesting My Love-Bliss, simply as the Radiance (Self-Revealed by Me) in his or her heart-Communion with Me, and living the Ordeal of tested ego-surrender to the (At Last) Most Perfect Degree, Such That his or her actively manifested Realization of My Love-Bliss goes (always more and more profoundly) Beyond all of death and change and ending, Beyond all egoic fear, sorrow, and anger, Beyond all withholding and all clinging.
Therefore, in the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Way of Adidam, My true devotee does not seek to leave this world, or to leave the gross physical body, or to reduce the gross physical body to a nothing of strategically achieved emptiness and desirelessness (or motionless-ness). Rather, in the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Way of Adidam, the present-time world and the present-time body are always Accepted—utterly, wholeheartedly, in Me.
OM SRI ADI DA LOVE-ANANDA HRIDAYAM
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