Naitauba: A Unique Place of Renunciation
All over the Earth people are murdering one another. All over the Earth people are starving, murdering, dying–all over the Earth, even in mighty America. All over the Earth. If only for the sake of humanity, cooperate with one another. And that will be the beginning of a new era. At least cooperate as My devotees.
It is the Kali Yuga, you see, when even esoteric Communion, esoteric prayer, is already against the law somewhere. How much longer will you be allowed to engage in the practices you now take so lightly? It could be that soon it will be against the law even to make such gestures. You will be obliged to seem to deny publicly all esotericism. It could be that you will be obliged to be exoteric, public characters.
Here on this Island of Naitauba it is My determination to make a Sign unlike the world. It is My determination to make this a place where the Dharmic Law is manifested clearly, so that every time you come here, dropped out of the world for a short time of retreat, you will find a unique place on Earth.
While I am here bodily and after This Body dies, it is My determination that this Island be such a place, so that forever My devotees can come here and find a unique circumstance of retreat from the world. Those who live here, who are Blessed with the possibility of being in residence here, must accept the unique discipline of being perpetually on retreat – for the sake of the whole world.
This is My Admonition. This is what all are Called to incarnate here. That is My Intention. Sri Love-Anandashram is My Great Hermitage Ashram, a unique place of renunciation. Those who live here must therefore make a unique gesture. You cannot live here in the usual way. And when you come here on retreat, you make a unique gesture of renunciation for awhile, for a few weeks.
If you have some understanding of the direction of the world then you will understand My Admonition that this must be a unique place. It must be so, so that when My devotees come on retreat they enter a unique place and they see in everyone here the signs of renunciation–not necessarily monasticism but renunciation for real.
–Avatar Adi Da Samraj, 1992