Your Thoughts Are Figments of Your Own Contraction

ADI DA SAMRAJ: The mind is filled with representations, and not one of them is what it represents. What it represents is always beyond the mind. The mind is always chattering through representations. Everything it represents is outside itself or beyond itself. And otherwise all the mind is, is the chattering of the ego-“I”. 
The separate “I”-notion is the only direct experience of the mind, perpetually. This is the only thing the mind experiences, this one experience of separateness, separate ego-“I”. 
Every symbol, every conversation inwardly or outwardly expressed, is just the babble of that separate feeling, through representations seeming to associate with things that are utterly beyond itself.


The mind is self-contraction, 
a rehearsal of self-contraction, 
a ceremony, a ritual of self-contraction. 

The only experience of the mind is the sense of separate self. Every word in the mind represents something that is entirely outside itself and cannot be achieved unless the mind relaxes and the thing itself is entered into.
There are only two things the mind does apart from this constant of the self-contraction: the awareness of separateness and the representation of what is outside itself, chanting to itself like Narcissus whispering to himself while hanging over the pond, [whispering]:


Oh, my beloved, you are so beautiful. 
I think about you all the time. I look at you constantly. 
I cannot look at anything else. I cannot think of anything else. 
You are mine, my beloved.” 

And it is only him! It is either chatting to itself or making up words or images to represent something outside itself. The only experience of the mind is itself, its sense of separateness.
DEVOTEE: It is true, my Lord. It usually comes in the form of an insight, and I will really be attached to that insight or feeling that I did something that really . . .
ADI DA SAMRAJ: It is the mind experiencing yourself. The mind is stress, stress manifested at the level of what we call “mind” or “cognition”. The same experience is generated emotionally as all your reactions, to this, that, and the other thing, to which the sense of separateness is fundamental all the while. And as bodily conception, bodily sensation, it is always self-placed.


The sense of separation is always generated, experienced.
It is the only experience. 
Everything physical, emotional, and mental 
is one experience, of separateness, 
of ego-“I”, “I”, “I”, “I”…. 

There are mental representations of what is outside the mind. There are emotional representations of what is outside feeling. And there are physical sensations of what is outside the body. Yet it is one experience, constantly perpetuated, of separateness. 
Everyone has this one experience of self-contraction, the sense of separateness perpetually re-enacted, constantly rehearsed, dramatized, all the time dealing with representations only, the figments of its own contraction. You must find yourself out. This is so.


There is only one experience: 
the separate “I” sense, 
the sense of separateness manifesting illusions, representations, 
conversations with itself. 
It is madness, absolute madness, utterly without God. 
It is Narcissus at the pond, looking at himself and not knowing that it is him.

When you come to this understanding, by Grace, with all Help Given to you, your intelligence exercised, then you can break the spell, you can move up from the pond. It is just your reflection, you see. You open up and feel beyond, without the self-contracted forms of mind, emotion, and body. All that is felt beyond. The immense mystery of WhatIs cannot be comprehended because you do not know what even a single thing is.

Ruchira Avatar Adi Da Samraj
1993
©2010 The Avataric Samrajya of Adidam Pty Ltd.,
as trustee for The Avataric Samrajya of Adidam.
All rights reserved. Perpetual copyright claimed.

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