Attention Is Fastened In the Body-Mind


AVATAR ADI DA SAMRAJ: Western interpreters always want to argue that existence is just materiality and separateness and not a great Unity, and that anything that occurs for the human being is brain-based–as if there is some news about the fact that the brain has something to do with human experience, or that the physical body, with all of its components, has something to do with all human experience.

These materialists, who do not acknowledge the Unity of existence, think they are giving out some great news to mankind when they suggest that the brain and all kinds of other mechanisms in the body-mind have to do with whatever kind of experience may arise. That is all interesting and certainly true. It has always been true. Nobody has ever denied it. Yet these people think it is news. 



The problem is they want to say, 

“That’s it–the brain and all the features of the body-mind 

are the entire and only source of human experience,” 

because they view everything as separate. 


They do not understand the Unity of existence. They do not understand that human beings, with all of their features that control experience, or a part of their experience, participate in a grand Unity that is extraordinary. They have neither the experience nor the philosophical capability to understand it.

Of course all the structures in the brain and the body-mind participate in the experiences of human beings! But human beings are not separate in any absolute sense. Human beings arise in a grand Unity, and either they participate in that Unity and its Source, or they do not. If you become philosophically bound up in the notion of separateness, and lose the notion and understanding and experience of the grand Unity and its ultimate Source, then your cogitations fasten attention in the body-mind. 

Not only does such bondage affect your opinion but it affects your process of living. The body-mind can fasten on itself and be utterly controlled by its mechanical limitations, or it can feel beyond itself and participate in the grand Unity and its Source. It is either this, or That.


Adi Da Samraj



May 7, 1994




©2010 The Avataric Samrajya of Adidam Pty Ltd.,
as trustee for The Avataric Samrajya of Adidam.
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