You Don’t See the Signs of Late-Time?

You Don’t See the Signs of Late-Time?

ADI DA SAMRAJ: Terrible weapons, worldwide diseases, ecological disaster, political conflict, competition the rule of the day, deforestation, holes in the ozone layer, global warming, AIDS, stupidity, Godlessness, materialism–this is not the Golden Age! 

The principal movement of all the nations and groups in the world is to dissociate from one another. The population is growing. The practical requirements are being intensified. 

Happy downtown America is over! Its likeness in the world will not happen.
 It was always in the cards. 

You are going to die, anyway. There is no reason to be surprised about death. It will occur in darkness, as far as the world goes. 

You have the special Opportunity of My Company. Even though the times are as they are, and will continue to be so, you still have the great Opportunity. Therefore, we can celebrate as if we are in paradise together. The Heart is Paradise, regardless of the signs of the times. 

If you pay attention to the daily news, then you know the nature of the times, and there is no great solution for it. If people were serious about the devastation of the Earth, they would be investing themselves in cooperation and not making bad results. You must know, if you listen to the news at all, that such choices are not being made. 

Do not expect utopia to be announced on the daily news. 
You do not notice the signs of the times. 
You are not noticing the shroud that is coming on the Earth 
because of your collective stupidity and Godlessness. 
The whole world is tuning into separateness and devastation. 

The general history to come is dark, and you should take the possibility seriously. Others in the past have lived in dark times, too. Just because the dark epoch is occurring on a bigger scale this time and appearing on TV does not mean that others have not lived through and suffered through and died in dark times. 

You still have this Opportunity in My Company. Therefore, make much of it. That Opportunity is a Transcendental, a Divine, Happiness, a Heart-Happiness, to be made concrete in your relations with one another. It is a disposition to be manifested all of your life. More and more, all My devotees must override the signs of the times and just respond to Me. Do not expect utopia to happen on Earth. 

The times are dark. It will be so. Perhaps something better can be done–we will see. It requires that you also participate. In any case, the Way of the Heart is not about showing the signs of the times, or being reactive to them, or submitting to them in your person or in your worldly life. 

It is about responding to Me, living this holy life, transcending egoity, transcending the signs of the times, because the signs will get worse. Agreements have been made, which, perhaps, can somehow be rationalized to be positive in intent, but it is not so. The agreements made, hereafter to be manifested, will darken the entire Earth. 

I am the Light That you must find, the Opportunity That is Continuous, and it is up to you to make much of it in your personal life and in your collective life with one another. The times in which you will be doing this are dark, by universal agreement. You will have more and more to overcome in your disposition of devotion to Me. Do not expect the world to congratulate you for it, or to give you permission to do it. 

Who knows how long the Earth will be a survivable place for human beings? 
This is not the only world, in any case, and you were always going to die. 
Death is guaranteed, anyway. As the world takes on the color of death, 
you must more and more take on the color of the Heart. 

You all here, My devotees, must take Me seriously, must take God seriously, must take the holy life seriously, in spite of the signs of the times. Give Me your attention, and you are Happy. This is the secret in every moment, then. This is how you will ride out the darkening time. 

True life is about having nobody to blame. Respond, work it out, do it right, with no condemnation. Convert your life. Take the past, the present, and the future into account. Take Me into account, respond to Me, be converted in your life, and do differently from now on. Instead of blaming yourself, blaming others, blaming the past, blaming this, that, and the other thing, respond to Me and make right choices. 

Live the right life. Give energy to right life. Devote yourself to right life, the fundamental principle of which is heart-surrender to the Divine Realizer, to the Very Divine. As an expression of that surrender, associate with other beings as “self” rather than “not-self”. Realize the boat you are in–in high seas and great storms and the potential for death–and do what is right. 

People are going to lose their computers and their TV sets and their big money and their special occasion. Everyone, sooner or later, will be reduced to the purely human situation, and then they must choose God or not. The stupid materialism that presently rules the world will not last. Will not. Everyone will be ruined in the meantime, in any case. 

Only when everyone is ruined will people find out the Truth. 
That is how dark it must become. 

The life of self-transcending practice in My Company is no ordeal at all. Don’t you understand that the practice is to be joyous, loving Me, Remembering Me, forgetting all the rest? Yes, things must be dealt with, transcended, purified. Fine. Meanwhile you are not identified with those things. When you are forgetting those things, absorbed in Me, the ordeal is just peripheral. Make a life out of Communion with Me! We did not get together tonight to be dark! 

Stand at the center of the world, celebrating Me, 
celebrating your love for one another, made possible by your devotion to Me. 
Override the world. 

Do not be double-footed about fulfilling your obligation to Me–with one foot in the world and one foot in the Way of the Heart. Know for real what it takes, then. Not some oblivious notion about life–life is garbage in general, as things are going. To celebrate this occasion with Me and with one another, you must be happier than the world. You must be at the center of the world, knowing the world as it is, and forget about it and live for love. 

Do the life, and celebrate My Company, and never submit to the world, never submit to separate self. Submit to Me, Commune with Me, and forget about the world. That is the life of Joy. And it is the Law that must be manifested in every moment of your life, for all the years you live. Understand, then, and do this, for real. 

I just wanted to emphasize to you the reasons for Joy. Make your life out of Joy and forget the world, and forget yourself, and love Me. Love one another. Be full of love. 

Be full of the Happiness That Transcends the world. 

Avatar Adi Da Samraj 

spoken to us all eighteen years ago 

© 2011 ASA

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