My Devotee Who Is Free In Me Is Absolutely and Not Just a “Little Bit” Free
from a talk by Avatar Adi Da Samraj
Previous to Most Perfect (or seventh stage) Awakening, it is not possible for any plane of conditionally manifested existence, high or low, to be Most Perfectly lived in Truth, or as an absolute fulfillment of the Divine Law.
In the course of the developmental process that precedes (and is preliminary to) Most Perfect Real-God-Realization in the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Way of Adidam, My fully practicing devotee conforms all aspects of his or her life to Me by living in accordance with the by-Me-Given forms of functional, practical, relational, and cultural self-discipline all of which demonstrate (and serve to magnify) the fundamental by-Me-Given (and counter-egoic) practice of Ruchira Avatara Bhakti Yoga.
And, as My devotee’s practice of Ruchira Avatara Bhakti Yoga matures, his or her life of self-discipline becomes more and more a matter of simple, and pleasurable, and humorous, and Truly Happy (and Divinely Lawful) responsibility.
Thus, one of the signs of right, true, full, fully devotional, and inherently and really counter-egoic practice of the Way of Adidam is the ever-increasing enjoyment of True Happiness—not merely in an exclusive, compartmented plane of super-consciousness (divorced from gross physical existence), but even in the context of ordinary gross physical life.
The only-by-Me Revealed and Given Way of Adidam is not about becoming less and less capable of enjoying gross physical life, or becoming more and more dissociated from it.
My true devotee is becoming (more and more) Divinely Illumined (or by-Me-“Brightened”) and (more and more) Truly Happy in the midst of conditional existence, and not more and more obsessively concerned with either the attainment or the avoidance of any particular aspect of conditional existence.
One who has (by Means of My Avatarically Self-Transmitted Divine Grace) Most Perfectly Awakened to the seventh stage of life is utterly Free of any suppressive, or puritanical, or life-negative orientation toward the body and its functions.
Therefore, he or she enjoys true pleasure in the midst of life.
One who has (by Means of My Avatarically Self-Transmitted Divine Grace) Most Perfectly Awakened to the seventh stage of life is utterly Free of any suppressive, or overly controlling, or life-negative orientation toward laughter, toward the mind, or toward genuine humor altogether.
Therefore, he or she enjoys true humor in the midst of life. And one who has (by Means of My Avatarically Self-Transmitted Divine Grace) Most Perfectly Awakened to the seventh stage of life is, altogether (and even psycho-physically), utterly Free in Real-God-Realization.
My devotee who is Most Perfectly Free in Me is absolutely (and non-dualistically) Free—not just a “little bit” (or dualistically, and as an ego) free.
Therefore, there is no need for such a one to be cut off from life.
The nature of his or her Freedom is not pleasurelessness and humorlessness
relative to the world.
Rather, in his or her Freedom, My seventh stage Realizer-devotee is absolutely capable of true pleasure, or Free (egoless) enjoyment, in the midst of the conditional forms that are arising, and absolutely capable of true (egoless) humor in the midst of life.
Such is the Fullness of Most Perfect Real-God-Realization. The pleasureless and humorless orientation to conditional experience that is traditionally often presumed to be a necessary prerequisite for “God-Realization” does not—in Truth, and in Reality—have anything to do with Real-God-Realization as I have Fully and Finally and Completely Revealed It to Be.
–Adi Da Samraj, excerpt from Ruchira Avatara Hridaya-Tantra Yoga