You have been reading about the greatest alternative available to a human being:
You have been reading about how Perfect Happiness can be Realized:
The opportunity to be Perfectly Happy is not a common communication! Nobody talks about Perfect Happiness. We live in a death-denying culture that trains us to settle for fast food, a good movie, an orgasm, and a network of family and friends to keep one entertained, consoled, and relatively immunized in our ability to feel, until the day we die. But all of that is not the same as true happiness. At most it affords moments of happiness, here and there. It's mostly just passing time. Are you willing to settle for that? How about Perfect Happiness instead, regardless of the circumstance, now or hereafter (even at death, and beyond)?
Of course, you could ignore or dismiss what you've read here. You could choose to go with the flow. That would be the most common choice. If you were to ask most of your friends, almost certainly that would be their recommendation! In every generation, only a relative few have taken up serious, genuine Spiritual practice.
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On the transition from an egocentric life to a self-transcending life of absorption in the Divine:
You must go through the inevitable and natural crisis of that transition, and that is a profound matter. If it were not profound, most difficult, and something that people in general are not prepared for, human beings all over the world would have entered that stage of life by now. This crisis of transition is the most profound and unwelcome change that confronts humanity. That change has been unwelcome for thousands of years. . .
To come to the point where your life is a serious matter of real Spiritual practice is rare. Generally speaking, people are not serious. They are ego-possessed, preoccupied, distracted, thinking, talking, pretending. . . . To be serious — and to be serious in every moment, unable to be abstracted from Reality — is a profound matter. What will it take in your case?
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| | Most people have looked at the few genuine saints, sages, yogis, and Spiritual Masters of their own time either with suspicion — as though they were a little off their rocker to organize their lives around God and Spiritual practice — or with self-doubt: "I'm not up to what it takes." But here's something worth knowing: Avatar Adi Da Samraj has indicated that the two fundamental crises which every practitioner of a genuine Spiritual practice goes through at the beginning of true Spiritual life are: doubt of the saint or Spiritual Master; and self-doubt. After you have fully considered the opportunity of genuine Spiritual practice and have seen its value proven in so many exceptional human beings throughout history, you begin to recognize these crises for what they are — simply the resistance of the ego to ego-transcendence, resistance to our necessary next stage of human development. Once you recognize them for what they are, they cease to impede your Spiritual growth.
So a better choice would be to seriously consider the communication you've read about here: Perfect Happiness is possible; the means for Realizing Perfect Happiness is available in present time through the Way of Adidam. Read the material on this site in greater depth. Take a look at the books about genuine Spiritual practice, Adidam, and Adi Da Samraj. Talk with current practitioners of Adidam who live near you. They are a rare resource; as active participants in the Spiritual process (and not merely onlookers or dropouts, whose numbers, throughout history, have always been greater than the number of genuine practioners who "stay the course"), they can tell you firsthand about their experience of the Way of Adidam and about the Blessing and growth they have experienced over time by persisting in that Way. Attend some of the events, courses, workshops, or retreats offered by one of the Adidam regional centers or area study groups.
Beginning your practice of the Way of Adidam
If, right now, or through any of these means, you have a heart-response to Avatar Adi Da Samraj, the best thing that you can do next is to find out what is involved in entering formally into relationship with Him by beginning your practice of the Way of Adidam.
Finding other ways to help Adi Da Samraj's Work
If you do not feel ready to take up practice of the Way of Adidam at this time, but still feel moved to serve Avatar Adi Da's Spiritual Work in the world, you can help, through advocacy and patronage. You can also let others know about Adi Da Samraj and the Way of Adidam. (For instance, you can use the "email this page" option at the top and bottom of every web page on this site.) Your help is much needed and much appreciated!
It is no accident that you are here, reading this.
Take to heart these words from Avatar Adi Da Samraj, Who lets us know that He is our True Self — the Divine Self — appearing here in response to our own heart-need:
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I am like the sunlight in the morning. I intensify the light of morning until you Awaken. Until the light awakens you — even the Light of Consciousness Itself — you continue to dream, try to survive within the dream, manipulate yourself within the dream, pursue all kinds of goals, searches, none of which Awakens you. All ordinary means only console you and distract you within the dream.
I, Myself, the One Who would Awaken you, am not an individual within the dream. I Am your Very Self-Condition. I Am the Real, the Conscious Light, the True Waking State, the True Divine Heart — Breaking Through the force of dreaming. It is not that you are some poor person who needs some other poor person to help you out. It may appear to be so within the dream — but, essentially, I Am your own Most Prior Self-Nature Appearing within the dream in order to Awaken you.
Avatar Adi Da Samraj, Adidam
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