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The Future of My Work

Avatar Adi Da Samraj

November 1, 1981

The Knee of Listening is the first expression of the point of view of transcendence. This understanding is the summation of My life and sadhana and Teaching. My Teaching of others is a play with people who are disposed to turn their attention toward one or another kind of conditional state or object.

I have entered into Teaching occasions with people in all of the modes of their worldliness, and all the activities to which they devote themselves in the first three stages of life. Having entered into the mode of their attachment and their conventional orientation, I have instructed them in that moment. I have attempted to awaken them to a different orientation toward the gross conditions of existence a free orientation based on understanding the mechanics of Narcissus.

I have also entered into play with people relative to their fourth stage orientation toward Communion with the Divine through the Name, through God ideas, and through the Spiritual Master as a particularized form of Divine representation. I entered into criticism of all their fanciful ideas, misunderstanding, and wrong interpretation of My function and that of Adepts in the past.

The Garbage and the Goddess PeriodThe Garbage and the Goddess period is an example of my instruction relative to fifth stage phenomena, but all throughout my Teaching Work I have given people exercises to help them enter into the phenomena of the fifth stage of life as well as the necessary Transmission. Then I have criticized people's fascination with these experiences and helped them to apply the disposition of understanding.

I have generated this same kind of theatre relative to the sixth stage orientation the disposition toward the witnessing consciousness, within and exclusive of objects. I have given instruction such as intentional placing of attention in the right side of the heart, which I ultimately criticized.

The seventh stage of life is the state in which everything is recognizable in Truth. It is the condition of Realization in which everything appears as Reality, whereas in the first six stages of life everything appears as unreality. The world is unreal in the first six stages of life. It is Real in the seventh stage of life, but it is not necessary. It is not binding. It is utterly, tacitly recognizable in the Radiant Transcendental Being or Brahman. It is an utterly free condition. It is the Real condition of birth. From a certain point of view, birth is a matter of unreality, bondage, or suffering. In the first six stages of life it seems to be merely that. In the seventh stage of life, life is recognizable in Reality. Life is not seen as something necessary, or something that in itself is Real. Rather, life is transcended in bliss. It doesn't have the power to create the vision of unreality. In the seventh stage of life, we enjoy the Siddhi or the Power of the Vision of Reality as a perpetual realization, which cannot be destroyed by any feature of conditional existence.

My Work in the past has been to generate the Teaching, or intelligence of the Way, and its culture of discipline or practice. And so I had to work to help people awaken, or feel and intuit beyond the limit of the conventional self. I had to magnify to them the presence of the Radiant Identity. It was a process of awakening people through intelligent consideration of their self-contraction and the presumptions based upon it.

All of that involved an intimate, personal, theatrical relationship with people. And it is precisely that intimacy, that personal Work with people, that I have now abandoned.

In the present setting, individuals who consider this Way must choose that intelligence and culture of practice and they themselves must maintain certainty of that Presence.

My future Work is simply to magnify the Divine Presence universally, and, in My solitary Occupation, to surrender all beings and the total world in that Presence. My Work with individuals is in general finished, except where I may presume it. Thus, I may be recognized by devotees, but they must depend on the Agencies of the Teaching including the Community, the Holy Places and so forth rather than on Me, to turn them to the Radiant Identity.

So through the Work of My intimate play with individuals in the past, this intelligent consideration developed and the conscious process was created. Through magnifying the Divine Presence or Siddhi in their company, I established the conviction of Its existence in those who entered into this play with Me. And I've established various Agencies that not only communicate the Teaching, but which act as vehicles for this same Siddhi. Even the Teaching itself is a vehicle for that Siddhi. It is both an awakener of intelligence and a way of magnifying the Divine Presence and putting a person in touch with it.

So in the future, it is this Teaching and these Agencies to which individuals must resort who encounter this Teaching. On the basis of intelligent consideration and the contact that takes place through these Agencies, they must develop and maintain the certainty of the Divine Presence. If they will do, so then My future Work will also be effective in their case.

My future Work is not with individuals, to awaken intelligent understanding or to magnify this Presence in their individual company. My Work is simply to engage in the process of this Siddhi that magnifies and focuses the Divine universally, and in the plane of Earth. If people will make use of My Agencies, then they will also be served by Me.

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