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Invoking our relationship to Adi Da Samraj

Adi Da Guru Purnima Prayer, 2017

 

Da Guru Purnima Invocation, 2017, read in Land Bridge Pavilion, July 9

 

–To Beloved Bhagavan Adi Da, the Divine and Absolute Person of Love, we bow down

–To He Who has loved us and held us tight, and Who has straightened and purified us with His Fierce Sword of compassion, burning the brush of our egoity, and Who drives us deeper than our bodies and minds in His State of Silent Radiant Bliss, to that Divine Person, we bow down

–To He Who has endured our falsity, ordinariness, our disrespect and immaturity with a Staying Power and sense of humor unmatched by any Adept in history, to that Wounded Lover of Humankind, the only One Who Stood up for everyone, we bow down

–To He Whose Ecstasy and Divine Self-Confession brought the Living God Present before our eyes.  To He who Proclaimed that laughter is the only Suitable Mantra, whose very Name is that Giving, DA, that is the Radiant Prasad that is the Source of the universe, to that World-Friend, we bow down

–To All of the God-Realized Baptizers and World Teachers of Humankind, we bow down

–To Robert the Cat, Swami Rudrananda, Swami Muktananda, Swami Prakashananda, the Divine

Nityananda, Sri Rang Avadhoot, Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi and other Awakened servants of our Divine Guru Adi Da Samraj, we bow down

–To all heart-broken devotees and true worshippers of the One God in all His or Her Forms, we bow down

–To all suffering in this place of darkness and confusion, subject to natural fires and cyclones and natural disasters, and human intolerance and hurtful divisiveness, fundamentalism and cultism and gross materialism, we bow down in love and empathy and blessing,

–Surrendered at the Heart Place, all Beings in all worlds pray to the Infinite and Unknowable Grace of the Eternal Divine Person

–Immersed in the Infinite All-Pervading Force Field of Divine Life, free of fear, open-eyed, God-Confessed and surrendered, having bowed down through the Grace of the Divine Guru, we enter into relationship with the Heart Supreme.

–Oh Beloved Da, skilled in Discrimination, endowed with Compassion, Supreme Teacher, Bright-Heart—to that Realized One, the Master of our body-minds, we bring our attention

[below not read on Sunday this year]

Let us rejoice in the good company of one another, in the Sacred Ashram, and the Dharma of our Master Supreme

7 Comments

  1. James Bouryiotis

    July 11, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Yes. This is the freedom of speech we need. The admittance of the glory Adi Da Samraj’s infusement of those who recognize Him entails. Instead of creeping up slowly on the world as manifested—we are inspired to some Beyond that leaves the self behind, but the world a little Brighter.

  2. Beloved , reading these confessions of love and of heart rendering devotion, I simply cannot believe that You would turn anyone away. I have always believed that I was Your a true devotee, turning to You beyond every body mind thought and feeling, surrendering to Only You. And in that surrender I would feel You replacing me. So why would any person in community not see my love for You, Your love for me, our love working together for a better Place? If I didn’t see my egoic tendencies why would I resort to You? It is because I see those patterns and tendencies in me that are the reason why I love You so much, why I am goaded to grant You my attention. You are my Saviour. I long to be praising Your Name, DA, with others. I long to do puja with others. When my sadhana in the world has done its course, then………. I need You Lord, I need Your Heart embrace. May my heart be forever broken in You, Beloved Master of our hearts.

  3. Dear Beloved

    Living a life with you, not for You, but I emphasise WITH You, is the Greatest of Happiness. Conditional life becomes like a musical composition; just as a great performer plays each note from the place of great integrity, from that place of love and sincerity, each happening of conditional existence becomes a happening of love and integrity, a pleasure to enact, a pleasure, a joy to perform. In Satsang one cannot help but love all that arises, all that comes and goes in Your Room of Love.

    Thank You Lord once again for this revelation.

    Recently Beloved, I’ve been doubting our relationship due to the fact that my offering of becoming a formal devotee was rejected by the English community. Yes thoughts and feelings of rejection were felt, and being told this refusal was based on Your Instruction, I, quite ‘naturally’ began to feel that You rejected me too.

    Beloved, due to the obvious fact that I feel and see throughout each day, the real need that I have for You, for our loving relationship, I just cannot allow those Narcissistic thoughts and feeling to separate me from You any longer. I just cannot entertain them.

    Your Teachings have always embraced me, always. Your love for me has shone and shone throughout my life. It is You that brightens my functional life. It is You that allows me to serve others. It is You that gives me the strength and heart desire to live a life of love and self sacrifice.

    Beloved how could I function without You? How could I care for a child in a 90 year old body? How could I embrace him and clean up after his bodily accidents without You intervening, interfering with my Narcissistic patternings? How could I live a life of tolerance and compassion without You living me? How could I wake up each day without the real need to turn to You?

    Beloved, You are my Saviour. beloved You are that Relation that is forever with me, That Relation that will never disown me, that will never Separate form me.

    Beloved no matter what my sadhana involves, no matter where I live, no matter who comes into my life, It is our relationship that allows all of that to be a pleasure to live.

    With You I have nothing to prove. With You I have nothing to defend. With You I have no one to blame. With You I have nothing to fear or be anxious about. With You I see all of conditional existence as a Play.

    If community wishes to embrace me one day, I will welcome that embrace, as I welcome them in our embrace.

    I have always understood that the Way of the Heart is not an egoic way, is not a way of self fulfilment, but a way of self sacrifice, of self transcendence WITH YOU.

    Beloved You never leave me, even if I contract from You, You are always ready to embrace me once again.

    Beloved today I watched a little of a programme where a lady brought up some baby chimpanzees. When they were about 2 years old they left her care to go into the wildness of a safari park. Twenty years later the lady visited them, and Beloved, what a joy there reunion was to see. It brought tears to y eyes. The love the adult chimpanzees had for her was unbelievable. Their love was shown by Hugh smiles and wonderful hugs. The lady said that their hugs were better than any human hug she had ever had.

    Beloved Your Hug for me, and for all of us, is like the ones those chimpanzees gave; a pure, unconscious, no defence, embrace.

    Thank You Beloved.

    I know You and Your Love. I am more certain of that than I am about where my next meal will come from!

    Your True devotee,

    Peter xxxxxxxxx ((((((((BELOVED ADI DA))))))))))

  4. Slightly revised version of above.
    Dear Beloved

    Living a life with You, not for You, but I emphasise WITH You, is the Greatest of Happiness. Conditional life becomes like a musical composition; just as a great performer plays each note from the place of great integrity, from that place of love and sincerity, each happening of conditional existence becomes a happening of love and integrity, a pleasure to enact, a pleasure, a joy to perform. In Satsang one cannot help but love all that arises, embracing all that comes and goes in Your Room of Love.

    Thank You Lord once again for this revelation.

    Recently Beloved, I’ve been doubting our relationship due to the fact that my offering of becoming a formal devotee was rejected by the English community. Yes thoughts and feelings of rejection were felt, and being told that this refusal was based on Your Instruction, I, quite ‘naturally’ began to feel that You rejected me too.

    Beloved, due to the obvious fact that I feel and see throughout each day, the real need, great need, that I have for You, for our loving relationship, I just cannot allow those Narcissistic thoughts and feeling to separate me from You any longer. I just cannot entertain them.

    Your Teachings have always embraced me, always. Your love for me has shone and shone throughout my life. It is You that brightens my functional life. It is You that allows me to serve others. It is You that gives me the strength and heart desire to live a life of love and self sacrifice.

    Beloved how could I function without You? How could I care for a child in a 90 year old body? How could I embrace him and clean up after his bodily accidents without You intervening, interfering with my Narcissistic patternings? How could I live a life of tolerance and compassion without You living me? How could I wake up each day without the real need to turn to You?

    Beloved, You are my Saviour. beloved You are that Relation that is forever with me, That Relation that will never disown me, that will never Separate form me.

    Beloved no matter what my sadhana involves, no matter where I live, no matter who comes into my life, It is our relationship that allows all of that to be a pleasure to live.

    With You I have nothing to prove. With You I have nothing to defend. With You I have no one to blame. With You I have nothing to fear or be anxious about. With You I see all of conditional existence as Your Play.

    If community wishes to embrace me one day, I will welcome that embrace, as I welcome them in our embrace.

    I have always understood that the Way of the Heart is not an egoic way, is not a way of self fulfilment, but a way of self sacrifice, of self transcendence WITH YOU.

    Maybe I will never be an advance practitioner, never embracing many of the formal disciplines, that remains to be seen, but what I do know is that between now and my death we have a living and loving relationship.

    Beloved You never leave me, even if I contract from You, You are always ready to embrace me once again.

    Beloved today I watched a little of a tv programme where a lady brought up some baby chimpanzees. When they were about 2 years old they left her care to go into the wildness of a safari park. Twenty years later the lady visited them, and Beloved, what a joy there reunion was to see. It brought tears to my eyes. The love the adult chimpanzees had for her was unbelievable. Their love was shown by Hugh smiles and wonderful hugs. The lady said that their hugs were better than any human hug she had ever had.

    Beloved Your Hug for me, and for all of us, is like the ones those chimpanzees gave; a pure, unconscious, no defence, embrace.

    Thank You Beloved.

    I know You and Your Love. I am more certain of that than I am about where my next meal will come from!

    Your True devotee,

    Peter xxxxxxxxx ((((((((BELOVED ADI DA))))))))))

    PS. although I have nothing to prove, I will share this letter with others for sharing letters of love and affection are often an inspiration for others too.

    Sent from my iPad

  5. RUNNING AWAY

    Dear Beloved
    I failed You today. I do a public piano performance once a month, in my home, to about 20 people. I wish to shine because I know that it is You that is playing through me. I wish people to feel You while I play. However I kept separating myself from YOU. Consequently I suffered. Oh Lord I simply wanted to run away. (Running away is what I did all of my life.) I got so anxious and self-conscious at times. My suffering disturbed my playing, resulting in lots of wrong notes. I felt so uncomfortable. Tension in my mind created tension in my arms. It was a vicious circle. I had a picture of You and kept glancing over to You. I play so well With YOU, just as I function so well WITH YOU.

    Dear Lord, I did you a disservice. Old thoughts and feelings arose. I was reminded of my first piano performance at the age of 16, on stage at school. The music teacher asked me to perform. I prepared well. I got to the second page, stumbled and stood up, rushed off stage, threw the music into the teachers lap, saying something, and ran home crying my eyes out.

    I see that with You I have to stay in Place, no matter what. I have no where to run to. Although I wanted to get up and run away, I sat there today, and suffered the consequences. People said that I played well, or that they hadn’t noticed any mistakes! Beloved I wish only for You to shine through me. I understand that is a desire that can too interfere. So to contemplate You is the only remedy. Thank you Beloved.

  6. Beloved Lord of our hearts.

    You are the Heart.

    Beloved when there is no mind, there is Only You.
    When there is no separative act of division, there is Only You.
    You are the cure, the only Cure of the loveless heart.
    Beloved, being with You outshines this world, this crazy world of division.
    To be graced to receive You, to feel Your Presence, is Joy and Happiness beyond mind.

    Let us all unite in This Love, Your Love that never diminishes, that is Always presently the case.

  7. Remember the source

    I am the source,
    It is Me that is it,
    Don’t forget Me.

    You and a so called other arise within Me.
    It is in Me that all appears,
    It is Me that all comings and goings occur.

    Never forget Me for a single moment.
    Be blessed to know Me
    You know about so much, but do you know Me?

    Be single with Me
    Be my lover.
    All else comes and goes, but I Stay.

    Gravitate towards Me
    Be still with Me,
    Allow Me to distract you.

    I am the Source,
    I am your Source.
    Love Me and be stilled by Me.

    Don’t be a fool,
    Be not of the worldly mind,
    Be my Mind.

    I am you, not in the egoic sense,
    I am your True Self.
    Realise this and be Already Happy.

    Stop seeking,
    Stop being pulled here, there and everywhere,
    Be wise and Love Me Only.

    Once you have realised Me then all else is simply a Play,
    Then you’ll be With Me for ever, and I will enjoy you for ever,
    We will be Intimate Friends for ever.

    So be It.

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