Are You Up To Something Profound?
(or, Chameleons Don’t Like Cocktail Parties)
Are you really content to be just these short-span organisms, or are you up to something profound? Because if you are not up to something profound, then it is enough for you to just be an organism. That is what you’re saying. Every moment in which you are not exercising yourself most profoundly, and I mean this in the real religious and Spiritual sense – you are just consenting to be the plastic process, the mummery of klik-klak of passing organisms.
You must be occupied with what is profound. Never abandon it.
Otherwise, you are just consenting to be some temporary bit of plastic. Push it in the slot every day, and it usually lights up. Sometimes a little dimmer, sometimes a little brighter, sometimes a little dimmer. But then one day you put it in and it rejects. Something comes up on the screen that says it is no longer applicable: “This card has been cancelled,” or something. “This account is empty.” And that’s that.
Just because you are alive doesn’t mean that you are profound, or that life is profound. And just because you are alive doesn’t mean that you are doing what is right, or right and free, or rightly disposed, or up to anything of significance at all – other than just rattling through, being part of a squeeze, the digestive system of the universe. You start up on the table, and you end up in the sewer.
And yet, in truth, nobody wants to be superficial. Everybody wants to be deep.
Understand this: it doesn’t feel good to be superficial. The chameleons don’t like it. They know inherently, it seems, that there is a depth that is the Well of Being, and just to be this fleshy “organism” guy out here in the elements, is not enough. The first thing the non-humans do in their Contemplation is get deeper than body consciousness. They spontaneously drop into depth. Their sign is naturally the one of depth being the Core of existence, not the superficiality.
Everything has to come from the center outward, from the depth outward. So you have to devote our life to this depth, to want to be in that – to Be in the Zone of Happiness.
–Adi Da Samraj, See My Brightness Face To Face, p. 168