The wisdom of Robert Adams #12

The nothing I’m referring to is, you don’t lose your individuality, your individuality expands and you become as omnipresence.

Now you may ask the question, “How can everybody’s individuality expand the same way? Then there’ll be trillions of individualities?” No! There’s only one individuality and that one is the Self. And that one is you. You are the ultimate Reality.

But right now with your finite mind, it’s difficult to comprehend that. This is why you have to understand that you are not your body-mind phenomena. As soon as you get rid of the body-mind concept, you become free.

Therefore you work on yourself. The spiritual sadhana that you do, is simply to awaken. To awaken to your Self, to the one Reality. In the one Reality, you can have a body or not have a body, it makes no difference. But even if you have a body, you really don’t have a body. The body only appears to the Ajnani, the person who has not realized Truth. It appears as if the Jnani has a body. It appears as if the Jnani is doing something. But the Jnani does nothing. The Jnani is immersed in consciousness and has become the Self, the total Reality, pure intelligence, absolute awareness, sat-chit-ananda.

– Robert Adams

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The Wisdom of Robert Adams #11

Ponder this very well. Your sadhana, your spiritual practice does not begin when you’ve gone to many teachers, and you’ve read many books. It actually begins when you give up everything. That’s when real sadhana begins, when you have surrendered everything, when you’ve emptied yourself of all knowledge, all desires for liberation. When you have become an empty shell, then your spiritual life begins. Until that time you’re only playing games with yourself.

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The Wisdom of Robert Adams #10

All is well. All is well. Drop all the pretending. Drop all your hurts. Drop the self pity. Drop everything, let go. Awaken, be free. Freedom is your real nature. You have always been that, yet you are allowing the thoughts to cover up that freedom so-it-appears. You are allowing your thoughts to tell you something else. And you’re caught up in the dreamworld believing it’s the real world.

-Robert Adams

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The Wisdom of Robert Adams #9

You’ve been hypnotized, mesmerized, to the grand illusion, the maya. Awaken to yourself. Awaken to the truth that you are free and you are nothing but freedom. Total absolute freedom from every conceivable thing you can imagine. Like boundless space you are totally free. Free of all so-called karmas, samskaras, samsaras, past mistakes, everything. You no longer have to suffer. You no longer have to be afraid of anything.

-Robert Adams

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The Wisdom of Robert Adams #8

Do not concern yourself whether you’re going to do anything wrong or right. You are just one of the many actors on the stage of life. Everybody has come here to play a role, so-to-speak. Some people have to be the good guys, some people have to be the bad guys. This is the reason we never judge anybody. This is the reason you should never call anybody evil or bad. It is really a role that they’re playing. And a person on the path of Jnana does not judge anybody or anything. They leave everything alone. They observe it, they watch it. Come to no conclusions. Good and bad is out of their vocabulary. Right and wrong has been transcended. This happens before you become fully enlightened.
There is absolutely nothing wrong in this whole universe least of all yourself. You no longer worry about yourself. For even though you still feel you are a piece of the body you understand that there is a grand bliss, a joy, an absolute reality that you can call God that takes care of you completely and totally when you surrender completely and totally to the source.
So you see you do not have to look after your life. You do not have to watch what you eat or watch where you go or watch what you do. For whatever you eat, wherever you go, whatever you do is the right thing for you at the moment. It is where you’re supposed to be. You are where you’re supposed to reap. Everything is in its right place. If you learn to have faith like this you will grow. But if you keep believing I am the doer and I have to make things happen, otherwise nothing will happen and I will fall apart, then you will be making things happen all of your life. There will always be something to make happen. It will never end. Yet this is also your role that you have to play here on this earth. This is the destiny that’s yours. To do what you’re doing right now.
So, the person who understands what I’m saying does not consider the question any more, “Is the world real or false?” Remember if you have to ask that question, then the world is real and you have to act accordingly.
In the same instance that person does not ask the question, “Is everything preordained?” For remember for whom are things preordained? Only for the ajnani, for the ignorant one.
The only freedom you’ve got is to turn within and not react to anything. This is your freedom, your total and complete freedom. And that is really a lot of freedom if you think about it. You can really see that you’re free, to that extent.
In other words whatever befalls you, you do not become upset, hurtable, angry, you merely observe it and watch it and you realize that is your stuff that you’ve got to get rid of. That is your stuff you have to go through. It makes no difference how deeply you’re suffering, if you’re suffering or how happy you are, if you’re happy. If you’re sick or healthy or you’re poor or rich. If you are married or single. If you are living in a hut or a mansion.
These things are irrelevant. For what is relevant is your reaction to these things.
The person who does not react grows spiritually and becomes Master of the world, so-to-speak.

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The Wisdom of Robert Adams #6

Life is very short in this body and all of the things
you’re going through will soon come to an end.
If you have not made any spiritual headway
you will be under the delusion of karma.
And you will return again and again in a delusory body form
going through many experiences that appear real to you.

The only way for it to come to an end is to give it all up now.
Make up your mind that this is going to become the year for you
to totally become realized. To awaken totally.
And by following the three precepts as outlined,
this will happen to you faster than you can breath,
if you allow it to.

Do not allow the world to run your life.
Do not let the world fool you.
All this is an illusion.
Be yourself. Know yourself.
Realize that you are Brahman, the pure awareness.
Your nature is pure consciousness
and one day you will have to awaken.
So why not begin now. Why wait?

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Seth Kelly Curtis

The Wisdom of Robert Adams #5

WHY SAGES ARE NEEDED FOR FINAL LIBERATION (SEE END)
Everything is preordained, as long as you believe you are the body. Everything is karmic, as long as you identify with the world and believe you are the doer.

But as soon as you start to turn within, as soon as you begin to listen to the still small voice within you, as soon as you start practicing self-inquiry, your life begins to change drastically. You become happy. You no longer search for happiness, for you are beginning to realize you cannot find it externally.

You may appear to find it. In other words, you may get married and you believe “This is great, I found what I’ve always wanted.” Then you may get divorced and you say “This is great, I finally got rid of that person.” You won the lottery and you say “This is great, I’m rich.” The IRS comes down on you, and you wind up in San Quentin, and you say “This is no good.”

All of these different things take place in your life. The world is not your friend. The world is a phenomena that belongs to a dream. You’ve got to be mature enough to ask the question “To whom does this world belong? Who lives in the world? Where did the world come from?”
and your answer to all the questions begins with I. “I live in the world. I partake in the world. I see the world.” And we’re back to I again. You finally get the idea that the whole world is hanging on I. The I has to be transcended.

You begin early in the morning, when you first wake up. Before you become aware of I, you notice that you are in a state of peace, of joy, even if for only a few seconds. I was not present. You are not aware of the world. Catch yourself tomorrow morning. It only happens in a flash, in a few seconds. Yet all of a sudden the world becomes real for you. I has awakened. Where did the I come from?

If you investigate you will see that your spiritual heart center is on the right side of your chest, and the I has come out of your chest, out of your spiritual heart, out of the source, becoming more powerful as it emerges and goes into your brain. Then you become aware of your body and you say “I am alive.” Once you become aware of your body and your mind, you become aware of the world, and then the universe.

Therefore the wise person catches the I before it goes any further. In other words as the I emerges from your chest, you abide in the I. To the extent that you can abide in the I, or focus on the I, something phenomenal will begin to happen. The I will reverse its course and begin to return to its source.

I will repeat this again. To the average person the I begins to become stronger and stronger when you wake up in the
morning. It emerges from your spiritual center and heads up your spine to your brain, where you become cognizant of the world. But for the spiritual aspirant who practices self-inquiry, you begin to watch the I doing this.
You abide in the I [stay with the “i”]
As you begin to abide in the I, it will reverse its course and head back to the center. When it heads back to the center, it will rest on the circumference of the center. That is as far as you can go by yourself. You will be in an effortless thought-free state. You will be in the void, as it tells you in Buddhism.

Yet most Buddhists think the void is self-realization. That’s a mistake. The void is when your I is resting on the circumference of your heart center. When that happens you’ve come a long way. You are a mature disciple. Yet the self has to pull the I inside the heart. Then you become liberated. This is very rarely done by the self or by yourself.
I’m speaking of the small self. Only in a very few, will the I go directly into the heart center and be extinguished.

That is why sages are necessary. That is why satsang is necessary. For the sage, who may be 1000 miles away from you, as long as you have a direct line to the sage mentally, the sage is omnipresent, all-pervading. Therefore the sage, and the self, and the guru and God are one. So that even if you are away from the proximity of the sage, if you have a close association with that particular sage, or that sage is your guru, the self, which is really the sage, will pull the I into the heart, and you will be liberated.
That’s how it appears to work. The rest is up to you.

-Robert Adam

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The Wisdom of Robert Adams #4

Get rid of your arrogance.
Develop humility. Become humble.
By that I do not mean become a doormat for people to step on.
In humility there is strength. You understand the truth, therefore you do not get involved in pettiness, in nonsense. The truth shall always prevail regardless of appearences.

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The Wisdom of Robert Adams #3

This is the point I’m trying to make. Everything is unfolding as it should. This planet is unfolding the way it’s supposed to. It’s not your business to run this planet. Your business is to try to get the hell off this planet, by awakening. But as long as you believe you’re part of the crowd you have to realize that you are on a third grade planet and go along with this until you get old and die. And according to your karma you go to another planet perhaps, which is a little more peaceful. You may go to a second grade planet. If you think this is bad, you ain’t seen nothing yet, or a first grade planet where things are really terrible or a fourth grade planet where things are improving. It’s like school. Maya is a university to educate the soul so-tospeak. There are different grades, different classes. But who needs to go through all this, the ego, the mind? Why do you allow this to be? Stop it now while you hear these things. You are fortunate that in your life that you’re able to hear these things. To understand that you’re not the body nor the mind nor the world. Do something about it, free yourself. Do not accept this any longer. Forget about this world. Don’t pay too much attention to your body. Do not think too much about having a good time or a bad time. You have to loose it and let it go. Let go of all the stuff that has been hounding you for years and years. Become free, happy. By knowing who you are. It’s only by knowing who you are that you become free and have unalloyed happiness. If you’re looking for happiness in this world you’ll be fooled all of the time. The world will show you happiness for a while and then it will pull it right out from under you and you’ll start crying and screaming again until more happiness comes your way. The same thing happens, again and again and again. And maya is laughing its head off because you are taking it all so seriously. You’re taking the world so seriously, you’re taking the world so seriously, why? Stop it, stop it right now. Quit while you’re ahead.

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Seth Kelly Curtis