November Illumination Blog
Welcome to The Original Robert Adams Official Pure Form Teaching Peace Sanctuary, in the warm brotherhood of global studentship.
"You must attain a sense of brotherhood with all of humanity. Our Mission on this Earth Is To Be of Service to Humanity."
The Robert Adams Infinity Institute for Compassionate Living is personally established by Robert Adams in 1997, now joyfully celebrating our twentieth anniversary.
Enjoy a dip or a full immersion into the teaching of his message of love, compassion and humility by his personal lineage and his selected Teachers in lifetime studentship of over three decades per his instructive, "to teach for generations to come." Enjoy a warm refuge of deep peace on the foundation of the emanation of Truth through The Three Virtues, upon which one may experience the classic 'fruits of your efforts' of Illumination; "Peace, Harmony, Omniscient Unchanging Love." in clear life guidance. A refuge of timeless rare wisdom that palpably lifts one into an experience of divine love , the gentle sage traditionally tenderly reserves his 'lessons' here for deep reverent 'personal experience' for those called to 'go all they way" rather than mass distribution, enabling one to embrace the complete life experience.
As we enter the holy-day season of rich festivities, family, brotherhood and joy, enthusiastically celebrated by this tender teacher, one is called to ponder.
"This is a very auspicious time. People around the world are thinking about God. Celebrate and be of good cheer. Be of service to others. If you look for peace, goodwill, joy, delight, you will find it. Therefore celebrate the holidays with Great Heart. Become a living conduit of loving kindness to others. By doing this, you will naturally emanate your True Self. Peace. Peace. Peace."
"Trust in the Supremacy of Goodness. In this world, the darkness will always be threatened by light. But the light will always prevail". Robert Adams
"In an immense honor, I was invited to Robert Adams family Thanksgiving, along with my three children. This was a life changing event that had a deep impact on me. I was immediately welcomed into a level of unusual warmth in deep family structure. His wife had created a graceful gala of beauty. It felt like a big nurturing hug. Their kindness was infectious. I linked it to a more evolved gathering where everyone was sincere, cared for and morally rooted. He was joyful with many children. They cared for them as their own. There was a special understanding.I had never experienced this generosity of spirit asking nothing in return in any spiritual environment. We ate a 'gourmet' vegetarian banquet. We sat at a long glass table on grecian columns. I really cannot describe the peace but it was a love that immersed everyone. We were in deep deep peace. I didn't know the original student group there, but they were so humble and devoted that I felt as if I knew them my entire life.
I understand why he said his wife lived spirituality rather than talked about it. They treated my children as precious jewels. Most groups don't. So gentle but engaging. He soon made all the children laugh for long periods of time. Their innocence of hearts recognizing one another I suppose. There was an Indian formality that I quickly became comfortable with. Afterwards he gave one of the most amazing dialogues I have ever heard. This while blowing bubbles with seven or eight kids! Those who wished sat in the candlelight lit living room of spiritual paintings and art tapestries.
I was told he did not have meat, cigarettes or alcohol in his home. But the plethora of offerings in banquet presentations made the meat not missed. Robert patted many on the shoulder and asked how they were doing. Serenely. With great care and gentleness. Very protective of his family. Extremely alert to everything in the room while relaxed and rather mystical. This was new for me. I was the last to leave (against my will LOL) after the moving talk. Truly 'heaven on earth'. Honoring God in everyone. There was never any rudeness or gossip or unkindness on any level amidst one another. A soft self restraint was there. In surrender to the best in human nature, it just sort of emerged. They brought out the best in all. This was the happiest Thanksgiving of my life."
Jen T. Thomas Los Angeles California,. Twenty- four year documented acknowledged student of Robert Adams
Reconciliation with The Animal Kingdom
Robert Adams on an Ahimsa Peaceful Diet:
"You must reconcile yourself with the animal kingdom. Your job is to protect the animal kingdom.
What right do you have to hurt an animal? Even as a child, I could not understand how anyone could hurt an animal. Your body does not require meat to be healthy. When you eat meat, you absorb the pain, the suffering, the terror of the animal. Therefore, live in peace, harmony, with all sentient beings. For all life is of the same source; omniscient love."
Immeasurable Strength &
"Your mortal consciousness is presently limited to the physical awareness. However, this will soon change. You will discover that the physical awareness is a veil covering the texture and substance of joy. Joy that permeates your being and all of life. Claim your heritage. Claim your True Nature as a being of immeasurable strength and beauty. Stand tall in the full power of who you really are. Beyond the changing circumstances of life. Here you will leave behind the suffering of 'illusion'. (* "By 'illusion', I refer to that which you identify fully with that is not eternal. You take correct action, you fulfill your responsibilities, yet you never forget who you really are. Part and parcel of the Supreme that does not change.")
Never tell anyone that they are not really suffering. Help them. Some tell others that they are not really suffering. Yet if the position were reversed, you would prefer that someone practically help you. This is the miracle of compassion. Compassion is the sister virtue to happiness. They are one and the same. They emanate from the same wisdom Supreme. The Supreme is not a fool. The Supreme Happiness exists equally within all. Not the chosen few. Therefore, it protects guides and frees all. There is a substratum of all existence. It is love. It is Absolute Reality Conscious awareness is the substratum of your existence.
If you say "I am above taking care of others, above working, I am above becoming involved in helping others', then you are originating from the human ego. For the perfection within has only one desire. If you can refer to it as a desire and that is to exist in utter humility and freedom from bondage to that which is of illusionary reality, from this perspective the quickest menorahs unfoldment is to completely surrender your ego and be open to complete transformation.
The Heart of Awakening
For you can talk absolute 'awareness' and 'enlightenment' and all of these terms, but when you are really in trouble, in pain, in need, your heart cries out to God! Genuinely and sincerely. It is this heart that is the Heart of Awakening. It is when you leave this heart that you descend into confusion and ego emerges. (* "Many people confuse these terms. Ego is simply the limited identification with the foils and foibles of being a mere human, enslaved by the flesh. You do whatever your confusion demands. When you identify with your divine Self, you make the effort to reflect only the quality of your true Self until this occurs naturally, devoid of effort.")
So, we are seeing very little of what is really going on here. To many, the irony of it all is that in the end, with all the theology, the terminologies, the religions, it is the nice person, the kind person, that is the most aware of the absolute functioning of the entire universe!
True love never changes. It does not 'go away because it never came from 'anywhere'. It is just something that 'is'. And you, (the real You) are That. And in this way, you treat others as you wish others to treat you. Serve everyone you meet. Ask what you can do to make their lives happier. In the ultimate, all of these processes are occurring in the journey towards realizing that you have nothing to awaken from other than your own mental limitations. Your habits. Your secret thoughts. Yet saying this, and Being this are two entirely different things. Meanwhile, be aware of becoming self-obsessed.
It is of value to be near happy people. People of pure heart. Put a smile on your face and emanate happiness to those most in need. Really do this. Try it this moment. When you put a smile on your face you are deciding to live in harmony with your true nature. With that unchanging reality of illumination.
The illumination within cannot help but burst through to all that it comes in contact with, for it resides in complete joy. Here you may find the refuge wherein lies all that you are seeking. When all suffering dissolves. It is from entering this silence within that we can remove ourselves from the travails of this world, and be born anew. As we are all illuminated from with, the moment of realizing our true state is at hand We feel this deeply. If we are honest with ourselves, we know that this earth is not our home. We know that pain and suffering are not our natural state. And we know that we are existing in Reality. Far more than we appear to.
It is only by holding our lives up to the clear reflection of Omniscient Truth, abiding in The Three Virtues, that the reflection comes back to us in none other than the radiant, all pervading Self. It is who we were all along. Our original state of existence. And the universe rejoices. An exquisite quality to life appears. It emanates from everyone. We just never saw it before.
In one burst of illumination, all that remains is happiness. Within and without Through and through. Beyond the ups and downs to this world. For it is of our natural state. Before the world got a hold of us. And, since compassion is the highest Truth, it becomes natural to simply do what must be done to humbly bring happiness to others. There is another world of reality where there is only perfection, love, bliss joy. With which do you identify? The choice is yours."
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Jewels of Pondering
"Ahimsa is not in difference to darkness. Quite the contrary. You intervene as a conduit of the Supreme. Of Goodness. You do not remain outwardly neutral. Yet in your heart you remain at peace. "
""Emptiness" is Fullness of God. Empty of the temporal. Fullness is love, bliss, benevolence. Never think that emptiness is a cold orb. Solitude. In God, all is unity. One."
From the book 'Just for Today' copyright Robert Adams Institute The Teaching of Robert Adams
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS?
"The purpose of human relationships is to establish peace, love. Joy. Therefore you feel a glimmer of that eternal happiness, that love, that is of The Eternal Supreme.
You learn to become selfless. Giving. Putting others before yourself. Protecting others. Serving others. Taking care of someone beside yourself. You utilze this opportunity to serve God in others.
The world says to put yourself number one and others number two. I say to put others first and yourself number two."
The Robert Adams
Sage in the Heart Meditation
Extracted from The Sage in the Heart Meditations. Book released 2014 copyright robertadamsinfinityinstitute (The Meditations of Robert Adams- one of Group One) Inst. Ladies Med. Classes
Imagine your heart on the right side of your chest. I am speaking of your Spiritual Heart. It has nothing to do with your chakras, or your physical heart. Say someone says, "Hey, you." You say, "Who, me? And you point to the right side of your chest. Because that is where the Spiritual Heart resides. You do it inadvertently. You don't think about it but you do it because that is where your Spiritual Heart is. You can see a ball of bright white light in your Spiritual Heart. A sphere of light, radiant, brilliant light. And in the center of the light, you may see your favorite saint or sage. Christians can see Jesus. (see the saint of your faith) Just by doing that alone, you will feel a sense of peace and relief. You will feel Good.
After a while you see your Sage expanding, expanding, expanding until you are totally immersed in the Sage The sage becomes as big as your body. See the sage expanding also. Expanding again. Further and further, and further. Go in with this until the whole universe is immersed in the Sage. Then, realize there is nothing but that Sage. And I AM That.
There is the whole universe immersed in the Sage. I AM is also immersed in the Sage.
"I and my father are One. If you have seen me, you have seen the Father." (Scripture)
That's a beginning.
"Peace is your real nature. But it has been covered up for years as the clouds cover the sun. You do not say that the sun does not shine any longer. You realize that in due time the clouds will dissipate and you will have the sun shining once more in all of its glorious splendor. So, it is with humanhood. There are certain people that because of God's grace, karma and they are able to understand the Truth about the world. About Reality. And these people become the peacemakers. For they become an example. By their very presence, peace falls." SOH
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Candlelight Book Circle
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Enjoying the emotions and intelligence of The Animal Kingdom for a Thanksgiving of Peace in the tradition of Ahimsa.
Wishing a joyful and truly thankful Thanksgiving in love to our Robert Adams Institute Global Student Family.
Enjoy a beautiful holiday.
In Love Omniscient,
The Robert Adams Infinity Institute for Compassionate Living
October Illumination Blog
CELEBRATING OUR TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY. ESTABLISHED BY ROBERT ADAMS
Welcome to the Robert Adams Institute October 2017 Illumination Blog.
Our global Studentship of over three decades welcomes you in a 'bright and shining' peace.
"I Welcome You With All My Heart."
Extracted from the Ladies Studentship Meditation Classes and the Book 'Just for Today'- copyright Robert Adams Institute Lesson Circle"
Just think of the things you thought about today. Just for today. Since you woke up. The things that went through your mind. The actions you took. The emotions you had. The worries you had. The feelings of sadness or joy, or any kind of feelings. Silence of the Heart - introspection Robert Adams
The Robert Adams Institute
World Peace Meditation
The Robert Adams Institute Global Studentship
You are Invited to Join Us in The Robert Adams Institute Peace Prayer
When: Sunday October 7, 2017 Seven p.m. and Eleven p.m. PST USA
How: Light a candle in the name of peace in your meditation area or any quiet room in your home.
7:00 -7:15: We will begin by singing the St. Francis Peace Prayer together simultaneously in unity.
7:15-7:30: We will follow with fifteen minutes of the respiration peace meditation of Robert Adams. Inhale “peace”. Exhale “peace”. You may softly repeat outwardly or within. We will dive into ‘the peace that passeth understanding’ in this powerful awakening of the reality of peace as our true nature, merely obscured as the sun by clouds, in the habits, samskaras (previous repetitive choices) and incorrect identification with “Man’s inhumanity to man” as reality."To enter into the deeper Presence of The Supreme, through the heart."
“Our Mission on this Earth is to Be of Service to Humanity.”
We invite you to close this powerful application with the joy of service, in selection of a current vehicle of peace that is practically assisting the suffering following the recent floods, hurricanes, volunteering to join the Robert Adams Benevolence Project in sending much need relief items to an assistance program. This may include baby items, hygiene items, clothing, blankets, socks, or other. Today, now, many are in need in Puerto Rico and Mexico for everyday items. "Alleviate the suffering of others in a practical manner. In this way you are naturally reflecting your true nature. Without compassion, there is no spirituality."
"Where is peace? Peace is your real nature. It is within you. Look for it and you will and it. Seek and ye shall find." Silence of the Heart
“Peace. Peace. Peace.
THE ORIGINAL BEAUTIFUL MUSIC AND CHANT OF ROBERT ADAMS
"Within you is an unimaginable beauty peace. An unfathomable peace that does not change.
Here is everything you have been looking for. The peace that passeth understanding. A peace that is not of this world.
Here, you will realize the reason for everything that has happened to you. Suffering will subside.
Take refuge in this peace. It is waiting for you. For this is the peace of the Supreme. "
A daily directed offering of beautiful, deeply moving inner ponderings and inspirations for 'complete transformation' interiorizing
the topics, meditations and poetry of Robert Adams. Founded on the Dialogues on reflecting 'the Light of God, bright and shining."
The Sanctity of Life
"Your Job Is To Preserve Life Whenever Possible."
"This life is a rare opportunity to unfold. An auspicious event. When you identify with the joy, the love, the compassion,
life, Truth, flows through you. Therefore, it behooves you to utilize this rare opportunity to be a vehicle of loving kindness.
Not in memorizing spiritual terminologies, or pronouncing your spiritual path. But in simple, everyday dharma, responsibilities.
Life is a found of joy if you will only find the origin of this joy. Your job is preserve life whenever possible. Honor life. You have
no right to take life; whether this is an animal, or any living being.
Love life. For each thought, word and deed is creating your experience on this earth. And you are free to create bliss.
Harmony. Peace. To realize that this is the origin of all life. It is all up to you. This is your gift of Free Will.
To reflect the true (divine) Self, God, or to reflect your humanhood; bad habits
cynicism, anger, arrogance, self aggrandizement, suffering .It is God, the Supreme that is Life exuding unalloyed happiness.
Therefore, utilize your life to bring this happiness to the world. This is why I say 'our mission on this earth is to be of service to humanity.'"
Robert Adams Happiness This Moment The Happiness Talks
THE CLEAN GENTLE LIFE
THE CAUSE OF SUFFERING ON THIS EARTH
“This earth was created for humanity to abide in peace. A conducive environment in which to evolve. This earth is like the third grade. (*Of evolvement.) People are still learning not to hurt one another. Thus, there is mass suffering. The cause of mass suffering is not due to God. It is man’s inhumanity to man. The vile actions we perpetuate upon one another. It is the choices we make each day- for they incur vast repercussions. On this earth we have been given everything we need to live in harmony. Peace. To take care of one another. We are our brother’s keeper. This is the way of Truth. It is the vile actions of humanity towards one another, towards the defenseless, the innocent, that creates great suffering. You can choose to identify with The Supreme, with the laws of living a gentle life, full of loving kindness, or to identify with the vile actions of this world-anger, meanness, aggression, arrogance, bothering other people. Believing you are winning by hurting someone.
Examine what you choose to identify with. How do you know when you are truly living in correct identification? By your actions to others. Your thoughts. Your words. What do you do all day? How are you bringing happiness to others? How are you of service to humanity? Many people tell me they are spiritual teachers. Yet in the West, this is simply a new care. Most charge exorbitant amounts for ‘retreats’. I do not give retreats. Everyone wants to be a teacher, but who wants to know God? Therefore, identify with humble service to others. Make life easier for others. When you are in correct identification, surrendering completely to the laws of Truth, you have no other choice but to act out of deep, abiding peace. Deep loving kindness. You are a conduit of divine intercession so to speak in the face of suffering, chaos, meanness. You are not passive. You are simply coming from a higher reality, one that is eternal, unchanging, all-pervading. This supersedes the ways of the world. You are not in denial. You are a vehicle of peace. The peace of God. The peace that passeth understanding.”
“Spend time amid the gentle and innocent things. For these are a reflection of the (divine) Self.
It is not good to live alone unless you are a monk or nun, always take care of something other than yourself. If you live only for yourself you become self-absorbed, and you think you are ‘spiritual’. Protect that which is a pure reflection of the Self. Purity. Joy. Peace. Beyond words. It is an interior realization. You do not have to withdraw from society, never go out, not own nice things, saying ‘I am non attached.' For you can do all of these things and still be a mean person inside.
One who knows, does not talk much about their goodness to others, for they are goodness itself, their radiance shines brighter than the sun. They have no other choice but to humbly help their fellow man. All darkness and suffering, chaos and confusion, are the result of man’s inhumanity to man. As you partake in such actions within yourself, you align yourself with equal darkness. This is the incorrect use of the gift of free will. Each action will reap its own fruit in due time. On this earth, the darkness will always be threatened by the Light. But the Light will prevail.”
Daily Life in the World
"Enjoy this life. Be of good cheer. Yet this life is very short. This life is a rare opportunity to unfold. Enjoy nature, the sunset, laugh, play, yet remember to dive deeply into God everyday. You will reflect a reality beyond this world. The world will lose its pull on you. You will naturally reflect loving kindness. A pure heart. For this is who You really are."
Our gift of free will results in our world reflecting our most minute choices. In contemporary culture our free will allows us to create beauty, benevolence or chaos, in our discernment of choices. The spiritual teacher is occasionally invited to attend a film with visiting foreign teachers or with *students. “A ‘student’ is one who follows this path implicitly. They are full of loving kindness to all. They go deep within, diving into God every morning and evening, until they feel the peace that passeth understanding. They follow the Golden Rule- do to others what you want others to do to you. In this way, they unfold.”)
“Enjoy the beautiful things of this world. But never forget who you really are.”
The classic ancient universal laws of illumination in all paths reflect the truth of the power of creating a life reflective of the joys of life. Often enjoying films, concerts and feasts with his own family weekly, was surrounded for the majority of his lifetime by his large multi-generational family, much as in the ancient tradition of the Vedic family. Many students expressed surprise at his jubilant air of lightheartedness and deep dedication to his personal family life, cherishing the wholesome innocence and joy on a level of full immersion in the beauty and ‘dharma’ of a reverence for this selected lifestyle. "No matter what is occurring in the world, cling to Goodness. Trust in the Supremacy of Goodness."
"Identify with The Virtues. Love. Compassion. Humility. Your Outer Life Will Begin to Reflect This Unchanging Truth."
The Teaching of benevolence in a rare contemporary awareness in a relaxed yet uncompromised guidance and understanding of modern culture offers an extremely rare example of classic traditional spiritual mores in the midst of everyday life, devoid of renouncing all in an alternative culture or withdrawal, yet not fully embracing the culture in its entirety, including ‘vile’ activities, media, exploitation, disrespect to women.. When taking his family to films, they often enjoys the Hollywood Bowl classical concerts, or an evening out in the famed cultural centers of Los Angeles, then attended a family film, even into their high school years, as he preferred the gentleness of humor, wisdom, and inspirational these that uplift into the qualities of the Self or attributes of godliness. On two separate occasions, he accepted an invitation to a movie with an acquaintance or student. On both of these occasions he unexpectedly attended films that surprisingly showed scenes, however brief, of startling violence, cruelty, or aspects disrespectful to the personal mores and values of ones nature of privacy.
Both were ‘hit’ films of the nineties, and on both occasions, he peacefully and discreetly stood up and motioned that he was exiting the room. As the personal experience of interior illumination is a rare and authentic one, the spiritual teacher naturally feels a natural adherence to the path of non-harm or Ahimsa, never mistaking ‘observance’ for tolerance of spiritual transgressions. One who adheres to divine principles is one that ‘always exhibits the qualities of Godliness’, “One who has been touched by God has not attraction whatsoever to cruelty, abuse, violence, man’s inhumanity to man.” In a culture where echos of the original spiritual guidelines are foggy or entirely invisible, Robert Adams clearly and without fanfare, pronouncement or unkindness, simply exited such environment, preferring a warm, light hearted family environment of laughter and children. .
Peaceful non participation is an ancient path on non harm. On both occasions the host was surprised that he did not simply ‘observe’ or passively accept the situation with neutrality. "Most Westerners do not understand terms such as 'non attachment', 'observance'. One does not simply 'observe' mans inhumanity to man." This was one of the many examples in which the beloved sage resonated his absolute and complete being of gentility and non-involvement in the qualities of a natural Brahmin in a world prone to every exploitation of debasement the ‘the minds aberrations and dark samskaras’ can imagine, naturally living in the reality of the words he transmitted. He simply shares his elevated consciousness. Robert Adams did like the star wars film series however and light hearted comedy films.
"THE LAWS OF RIGHT ACTION WILL ALLEVIATE SUFFERING." PEACEFULLY TAKING RIGHT ACTION IN OUR LIVES
"The Glory and Splendor" of life offers us crossroads of spiritual decisions. "Create a life bright and shining." An often shared, well known event occurred when he was speaking in a private home in Hollywood known for sponsoring famed spiritual teachers upon invitation. A young boy sat down in one of the front rows with his parent. After Robert Adams began speaking the host walked in and motioned for the boy to get up and give him his front seat. The boy looked stunned, confused and embarrassed, already in a foreign environment full of strange adults. The gentle teacher immediately spotted this interaction. He slowly and discreetly came down from the podium area and patted the boy on the back gently telling him there was no need for him to leave and to stay right where he was and enjoy the talk. Robert Adams slowly turned to the man and quietly said in his normal calm timber, “You may find another seat.” with a smile while he continued his talk. The host found another vacant seat against the wall and sat down to the surprise of everyone, assuming Robert Adams would be passive in such arenas without intervening. "Identify with the love. Identify with Truth."
A panoramic view of the city vista scene hilltop from which guest attendees enjoy brief weekly Dialogues attended by families, celebrities, students and global visiting teachers.
"See the world with the wonder of a child."
Living in Peace Today
"Become a Living Conduit of Peace. Create Peace Wherever You Are With Whomever You Are With."
"Regardless of what is occurring in the world, identify with the three virtues." protective nature of children and women was of the Vedic or age of chivalry in its full responsibility for another’s welfare in the harsh climate of the world. He often allowed children inside the podium as he spoke and blew bubbles with them, advising their often perpetually perplexed parents to “put children first.” "Your actions reflect your spiritual stature. A soft, radiant, ethereal manner of interacting without harm illuminates Truth, lifting souls into a direct experience of a loving, 'higher reality' of our natural state, shining on an interior level of truth. "The heart of God sees all."
"Become a living conduit of loving kindness in this embodiment." Offering examples of creating a life reflecting truth in gentle discernment lift everyone, in a softened yet seamlessly uplifted resonance to joy, brotherhood and love. In the formal traditional sage-student itinerary of a public talk, consisting of meditation, talk, question and answers, beautiful music, meditation, refreshments, many would begin normal conversations as they exited. One guest attendee was exiting with a female companion. He was discourteous. The Sage immediately turned around and softly, quietly instructed the individual never to curse at a woman, nor talk to anyone in the room like that again. This was a rare occurrence.
The room was quiet in respectful surprise, as such conversations/language were often considered par for the course in LA. While it is common to speak of 'peace' and 'love', many observe that it is less so to see one in a position of leadership actually go out of their way to live it. They quickly learned that although he loved to laugh at innocent humor with no one as the source of laughter in fun loving gentility, followed by answering the most complex and sophisticated, cynical, theological or debate- oriented inquiries with a few humble wise words of clear accurate truth, there was a zero-tolerance zone for crass verbal abuse, disrespect of another human being, gossip, actions contrary to the teaching they had come to lid ten to. "Truth is gracious. Gentle." In a fluid flow, never an air of suppression, disassociation, facades or in authenticity, there was a refreshing, cool clean clear wash of natural purity and soul kindness that melts defenses and excuses for poor behavior or meanness, as they simply dissolve in a stronger reality that is all encompassing on every level of being. Strangers become friends and defenses naturally melt in warm mutual support.
“The path of peace is not simply observing the suffering of others calmly. In the face of injustice, you speak the truth. You alleviate the suffering of others. For each action, each word, is either accelerating your unfoldment, or continuing learning through karma. This is why you must be very discerning. If you hurt someone, apologize. If you make a mistake, fix it. Use the gift of free will to accelerate unfoldment. Now. Today. This is a very beautiful path. It is full of love, the all-pervading imperishable love that is God. The Supreme. Yet you must make the effort. In small ways. Not by simply quoting words. By becoming loving.”
"Peace does not mean that you are passive. You are a doormat for no one. If you have to sue someone, sue them with love. Do not cultivate hate." "Always identify with the eternal virtues that do not change."
THE SHOES OFF HIS FEET.
BENEVOLENCE IN THE CITY
In Los Angeles, the beloved teacher resided in a lovely professional/family residential neighborhood within a gated community, in a three-story wooded complex of lush foliage and professional sports courts, directly across the street from a park known for its public classical concerts. Robert Adams walked with his much-loved royal companion Dimitri, a caramel Shih Tzu given to him by his daughter, three times daily, and attended the concerts with his family. Several generations lived next door with nieces, nephews within the home, in a light spirited traditional family lifestyle all gathering together each evening for a formal family dinner. In later years, upon suggestions by his private physicians, he moved across the street to smaller square footage enabling him to more easily navigate upon the arrival of illness of the body.
The lovely family concert park facing Robert Adams private two homes in family gated community where he counseled global students daily, later moving across the park utilized for daily walks with beloved dog Dimitri.
“To be an asset to this earth you must become a living embodiment of loving kindness. You are not a doormat, you do not allow others to abuse you, yet you remain humble, in peace. In Truth. Every day you do something beautiful for someone. You do not announce this. It must come from your heart. In this way, you are operating from an entirely different reality than that of the world, man’s inhumanity to man. You are operating from the realm of God. Thus you are protected. You have spiritual giants with you.” Robert Adams
"Always be benevolent." Robert Adams family regularly brought him brand new white athletic shoes, that were easy to wear, as he had formerly preferred white linen slacks and shirts, Indian kurtas and casually elegant clothing, meeting many visitors for counseling during the day, and interviews in the evening. As he rose each morning at sunrise for his entire adult life, he walked for miles, continuing well into outer illness to the stunned surprise of his physicians. Occasionally a homeless individual would approach him on his walks, in the park, or at a concert. Robert Adams would then notice that they often had no shoes or their shoes were falling apart. He would immediately hand him a few dollars, then remove the shoes, brand new Nikes or the brand of the day, and quietly hand them to the individual, who would be speechless, knowing the price of these shoes, would look at the shoes, look at Robert Adams, and either immediately put them on, or carry them away, perhaps to sell for a few dollars. Their faces lit up and softened when he spoke to them in passing, eyes clearing for a moment. This beloved Sages most loved aspect of nature was the ocean, and he often spoke in his beautiful rose garden. Yet his gentility and comfort with all shines with graciously equally in urban environments.
It was not an unusual crime for people to be held up for their ‘name brand’ shoes, jackets and watches in Los Angeles. He would always ask them how they were doing. He listened quietly and nodded. Just listened. Eventually, they sometimes developed a humorous relationship where he would greet them saying, “How’s life treating you?” as if there were no difference whatsoever in the ‘treatment’ life pronounced on each individual, and they would suddenly brighten up, cheerfully answering, “Not too bad. Not too bad at all.” Evidently feeling a sudden surge of optimism, sometimes wearing the very shoes he had given them.
“The one who has been touched by God is not going around quoting spiritual phrases, telling others what to do, debating and pontificating. He is the most humble of all. He is full of sweetness. The one who is of humble service is gracious, polite to all. Therefore, without fanfare, he is expressing his true nature. They are not speaking of ‘awakening’, ‘enlightenment’, “illusion”. Not at all. They are simply becoming love.”
“You must acquire a sense of brotherhood with all of humanity.”
"Never remain quiet when you words can comfort someone. Do not lecture people who are suffering. Ask how you can help." In his soft disarming innocent humor, it soon became a running joke that each family member wanted him to wear quality comfort shoes and would take turns quickly replacing the donated ones. His wife, an established designer with formal designs in most major department stores, was familiar with the top brands advised by his physicians for easiest mobility, adjusting them for easy use. Having Robert Adams return home with Dimitri into the beautifully landscaped active gated complex without no shoes on became a familiar sight to his family, and the neighbors.
A spiritual magazine dubbed him 'The St. Francis of the West', for his equally benevolent quiet actions in assistance to animals, never mentioning or talking about his actions. Oftentimes, when he would accept a dinner invitation or take his family out to eat, the same city traveling homeless man would spot him with his family on outings to the city museums, concerts, Century City, Beverly Hills, or even the beach, and heartily greet him as if he were his best friend in the world. And you got the impression, perhaps he is.
" PEACE PEACE PEACE."
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Our Personal Direct Experience
As we begin to enter into a more intimate relationship with the Eternal, The Supreme, our "humanity" gently expands into a broader experiential perspective. An awareness of an undercurrent of "The Light of a Thousand Suns' permeating all of life. All hearts. That life which does not change.
In the Eternal, we reside in an unchanging compassion, identifying with this reality as our reality.
This reality awaits our interior identification with divine Perfection as Truth. Our outer experience begins to reflect this realization. Rather than abandoning or irresponsibly neglecting our lives, we enrich our decisions, actions, words and daily consciousness with a deeper guidance. We naturally adhere to 'correct living'. "What is correct living? Live by The Golden Rule The ancient laws, the Yamas and Niyamas."
Robert Adams responds to inquiries on politics, war, natural disasters, upheavals in environment, with a twofold offering. First and foremost, dive deeply into God in increasing daily increments of formal meditation, inquiry and prayer until "the happiness begins to bubble up." "You feel that peace which passeth all understanding. A deep, blissful indescribably peace that cannot be shaken." Solid in this foundation that surpasses reading or discussions, debates or comparisons, we emerge freshly new and filled with the purity of the Eternal. We are a light unto this world, a 'living conduit of peace, loving kindness". We "leave the world better for being here." We rise above our circumstances. We shine.
Secondly, we take the outer position of justice, righteousness, peace. In all circumstances. The gentle sage speaks of those who assisted in alleviating the suffering off others in WWII, correcting the misunderstanding of passivity.
In times such as these, when outer uncertainty and moral ambiguity call us to retain the spiritual laws clearly, in supreme peace, we 'jump into God' daily, as that 'peace which passeth understanding' emerges as our experience. rather than words. The more we surrender to The Supreme, the lesser 'the pull of the world' on us, the stronger the solidity of our interior peace. We surrender. We serve. We love.
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True Surrender- Take it God
Student : Robert, can all of this come about if you just surrender?
Robert: Oh yes, definitely. If this appears to be complicated, all you have got to do is give it all up. Say, “Take it God. It is all yours.” And let go completely. There is no room for a question. You say, “Take this God. Take the whole burden. I no longer care.” But it is diffcult, because it means you have to give everything to God and not worry about a thing. To realize that God is taking care of it. That is true surrender.
"Take the time to scrutinize your self very carefully each day. Notice your thoughts, Your actions. Your heart. This life is very short.
What are you doing with it? I am calling you to a higher vision. Be happy. Enjoy the beauty of life. But lift yourself up. Surrender your bad habits, your anger, your fear,
to God. It is never too late to change your entire life. Rise above the toils and troubles of this world and feel the bliss, the love, the compassion of The Supreme."
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ATTAINING THE PEACE OF GOD
During Uncertainty: Remaining in the Peace Within, Clinging to Goodness Without
In this world, one who Knows, does not remain passive in the face of suffering, injustice, vile cruelty. This person dives deep within and remains in the eternal, unfathomable peace, palpable Reality, of God. With a sincere heart. Then, after they have gone deep, deep into this Truth, they take Right Action. The highest action. That which is of Good. God, The Supreme, is Perfect Goodness. The Supreme is not a void, an abyss, a callous uncaring emptiness. This is not the way. The One who Knows is naturally a vehicle for God, peace, Perfection. They cling to the three Virtues. In this world cling to Goodness. Goodness is eternal Reality. They remain in this supernal peace, trust, protection within. They take refuge in this. Not in the darkness of man’s inhumanity to man, vile injustice, cruelty. Thus, they receive divine guidance. And they become living embodiments of righteousness in the world. This lifetime is very short. Yet it is a rare opportunity to unfold. And in so doing, one must rise to the ultimate. Here. Now. Become holy. Not in appearances, but in your heart. This is not passivity. This is the path of evolved souls such as Gandhi, Mother Teresa, and so on. This is the way of the Eternal Self.
Always remember that ‘duality’ refers to the that which is temporal, not of eternal Truth, that which one is given free will to choose from in this world. Many people ask me about the existence of evil in the world. Of 'the shadow part' (so called) of humans and so on. Of course, there is no shadow side, no darkness, no evil in your True Self, your divine Self. Your eternal Self. Westerners become confused; they believe ‘duality’ means that nothing is good or bad in this world, it is all relative, it is not real, and of course, this is incorrect. Quite the contrary. One who Knows, clings to Goodness. Goodness is Ultimate Reality. If you wish to make choices that create suffering, participate in aggression, self-aggrandizement, anger, gossip, you are becoming enslaved to so- called lower energies. The pull of this earth is very strong. The world teaches that what is vile is good, and what is good is bad. Therefore, one who desires to unfold, to progress (You) can tell if you are progressing by your loving kindness.
The Beautiful Things of This World
This is why I say to enjoy the beautiful things of this world, alleviate the suffering of others, cling to Goodness. The purpose of the laws of this earth, of this universe, is to allow you to live a happier life. A life conducive to unfoldment. To transcend suffering. To cease creating karmas. Foremost, people live their lives creating and receiving karmic repercussions of past decisions. The chaotic repercussions of words and actions return in order for us to learn the law of loving kindness. Peace. Compassion. Forgiveness. You no longer think “What can I get out of this? What about me, me, me. How can I feel good?" You are no longer blind. You see the Truth. You do not ignore others suffering. You say, “What can I do to help?”
You do not remain passive. You see so- called evil and you do not become involved in such things. You help others to remove themselves from vile activities. You have discovered a happiness, a joy, that is not of this world. You begin to desire to do good. To bring happiness to others. You become very humble. And a radiance envelops you. Yet, in the West, this is not so. In the West, so- called spiritual seekers often become self-obsessed. They go from one teaching, book, teacher to another, to feel good. They do not apply themselves to the joy that is inherent within, awaiting them.
This is like the person who takes drugs in order to feel good. They believe that they are feeling ‘spiritual’. Yet true spiritual unfoldment can only occur through the natural freedom of the little self from identification with the external as reality. Freedom from their bad habit. Their meanness, their anger, their aggression. From a pure heart. You must make the choice. You must make the effort. This is why no one who Knows, would never tell someone to take drugs. The idea is not to feel good but to be good. The human mind and ego wishes to feel good artificially, but this is temporary. It has nothing to do with permanent illumination. The liberation of the soul from the confines of the mortal predicament. This is why the advanced spiritual teachings usually have very few adepts. Very few followers. Because you must have attained a certain level of goodness. Of mastery of the little self with a little s, of the body and the so- called lower emotions, before one can even begin such a path. This is why I say, you are here because of karma, it behooves you no to create any more. You do not have to remind such a person that they must follow the Yamas and Niyamas, because not doing so would never occur to them. They have no desire to hurt any living being, to bother anyone, to seek name and fame, self-aggrandizement. They have absolutely no attraction to any of these things. To harm another person is repulsive to them.
Therefore, one must begin at the beginning. The First Sign.
Now when you engage in such activities, taking drugs and such things, you are playing mind games and you believe that you are spiritual. Your human self, your ego, your mind, is focused only on me, me, me, what makes me feel good. This is the opposite of Truth. Of Ultimate Reality. Ultimate Reality is God, God, God, what is conducive to knowing God. To experiencing God. And of course this is requires loving kindness, serving others, putting others first. Participating in actions of holiness, selflessness, service, out of love. For the first sign of spiritual progression is loving kindness. If you want to know someone’s true spiritual stature, ask them to go out of their way to help someone else. For the result of correct identification with God, Truth, the Self, is an all-pervading compassion that encompasses everything. A tender heart. A warm heart. It becomes a privilege, an honor to help someone. To do the right thing in all circumstances. You cannot skip this. For this is fundamental. This is why I say, when you are following the ‘I’ in inquiry, when you are doing practices, working, speaking, don’t forget the love. For there is no Truth, no illumination, without love. Love is Ultimate Reality.
The Lords of Karma Are Always Watching
“You Are Here Because of Karma. It Behooves You Not To Create Anymore.” One should be practically experiencing the fruits of their efforts-you should be seeing an improvement in your outer life. Become a better mother, father, teacher, doctor, lawyer, friend. The world will lose its power over you, the power to make you forget who you really are. In the West, everyone wants to be a teacher, but who wants to know God?
Now of course, this is a very difficult truth for the West to realize. For the majority of people hear this with their ego and their ego becomes bigger, more arrogant, pompous. They believe they are above this world when they are not. They believe that if you help someone, if you take care of others, have a career, a profession, leave this world better for being here, that you are too involved in the world.
Nothing could be further from the truth. You must take care of someone other than yourself, rise above self- obsession, surrender your bad habits. Do not be like the person who said they can watch x rated movies because they are 'consciousness', it does not matter. That they can hurt animals, have a bad tempter, bother other people, yell at people while their driving, then go home and meditate. Discuss spiritual concepts. This is the opposite of what we are teaching. You wish to had a direct experience of the love, the bliss, the unimaginable beauty of The Supreme, God. You cannot do this while you are hurting people, thinking you can get away with something. You cannot get away with anything for the Lords of Karma are always watching. The Heart of God sees all. And you will reap what you have sown in due time. Why not become loving, holy, peaceful, now?
On The Topic of Evil in This World
For example, many people ask me, is there a power of evil in this world? Now that is a very interesting question. For it is very popular among intellectual pundits, theorists, spiritual experimenters, to become very pompous, superior. They will answer, 'there is no evil, there is no duality, it is all in your mind-it is all one.' Of course, this is incorrect. The duality is in the material plane. In the contortions of the human mind into vile activities, thoughts. It is in God, in Ultimate Reality, in your natural True Self, that there is only Good, and this is all there is in eternity. Now on earth, it is entirely different. On earth, you are under the laws of karma, and this is precise in order to hasten unfoldment. As you choose loving kindness, cling to goodness, your karma softens. Always trust in the Supremacy of Goodness. You are not here on this earth, in this embodiment, to say, “Oh, it does not matter what I do, good and bad are duality.” This is the ego. The pomposity of the human mind. You are fooling yourself, for The Supreme, Ultimate Reality is where you wish to be. This is who You really are. And in Truth there is only Good. In this world, the laws of right action deem that one performs and engages only in actions of Good. If one ignores the suffering of others, aggression towards others, cruelty, using spiritual words to say they are ‘unattached’, thinking you are above this by being cold hearted, you are mistaken. In this universe, there are a myriad of planes, levels, but your focus is on rising to the Ultimate, The Supreme. Yet this is not as it sounds. Does this mean there are not beautiful angelic heavenly realms, advanced realms of peace, compassion, love, holiness? Of course, there are, this earth is a so called lower plane of consciousness. Therefore, on this earth, you have man’s inhumanity to man, selfishness, vile activities, anger, aggression, all of those lower attributes that create immense suffering. When one participates in these actions, one activates this so called ‘energy’ and becomes enslaved to it, believing that they are in control. In actuality, they are enslaved. For they must express anger, jealousy, gossip, meanness, selfishness, each time it appears. They have incurred a bad habit. And the pull of this habit is controlling them. What reality are you expressing? Obeying? Therefore, when we ponder the question, is there evil in this world, we must be very honest. This world of duality is not the world of the Self, therefore The Supreme has no other qualities but Goodness. Duality always offers us a choice on this earth. And that is why we are here.
When we are engrossed in God, in love, in compassion, in peace, we are complete. There is no 'choice'. Then, to whom does the choice occur? Your human self. And you are in a human body to surrender. Surrender the human self to the divine Self. The Eternal Self. The Bliss-Full Self. The selfless Self. The Light of a Thousand Suns. This power will then guide your life, protect you. Spiritual giants will come to your aid.
Therefore, do not become vacant, passive, thinking you are going with the flow. You must be strong in Truth, Scrutinize your actions carefully. Are your actions, your words, your heart, pure, full of loving kindness? This world teaches that aggression, pomposity, hidden actions will 'win. something. Quite the contrary. Do not seek self-aggrandizement, or you will be subject to the lessons of this earth, suffering. You are of the eternal. Therefore your actions reflect the love of the Eternal that is unchanging, ever perfect. If you choose to follow your capricious mind, your human ego-not taking care of yourself, your hygiene, your loved ones, your house, your belongings- but in bothering other people, being angry, hurting others, believing that you can get away with something in this world, you are under a different energy so to speak. All negativity, all vile actions emit your state of consciousness. And people of that consciousness are attracted to this. Those of a holy consciousness are attracted to holy people, actions, thoughts. They wish to better themselves.
So, when you ask, is there evil in this world, know that this is indeed a world of duality so to speak. Yet there is only one eternal Supreme, God, in which there is no darkness. One primary evil we see is the product of the human contorted deluded mind. It attracts its likeness. Darkness attracts darkness. You must not fool yourself and think that your actions, your motivations, your intentions are not creating a precise karmic reaction. You use your free will to indulge in such vile actions, you simply become enslaved by the karmic repercussions. You attune to darkness, by your actions. You believe that you are ‘getting away with something’ , the delusion that you won something, and this goes on and on, until you stop such actions.
Good is God. Good is the nature of the Self. God is eternal, unchanging, all expanding. The good things in this world reflect Truth. They reflect a shimmer of Eternal Truth, The Supreme, for they are the nature of Omniscient Ultimate Reality. God. Cling to goodness in this world. Do not think you are above this. If you think that you can participate in vile activities, man’s inhumanity to man, that you can get away with something, you are fooling yourself. Remember, you are either consciously accelerating your spiritual unfoldment, or you are not. For since you are under law of karma, the law of eternal happiness, the law of freedom from enslavement to the bondage of suffering, you are simply creating immense future suffering.
As we say, the heart of God sees all. When you watch a vile movie participate in vile, rude, arrogant, conversations, activities, you are aligning yourself with the core of Maya Delusion. Suffering results. When you align your consciousness with the Goo in this world, selfless service, alleviating the suffering of others, leaving this world a kinder place for being here, you are aligned with God. Love. Eternal Reality. You are guided. Ever protected. Even if something unfair seems to occur, you are protected because you are in divine alignment, and you will rise above it. You are not attracted to darkness, hurting other people, mean words. Darkness holds no power over you. You are blessed.
You have risen.
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Silence of the Heart copyright Robert Adams. Robert Adams Institute
THE LAUGHING CHILDRENS STATUE
I retain many powerfully moving memories of two holiday festivities in Robert Adams home with inner circle students.
The first is the feeling of deep family love, Roberts light- hearted dancing with groups of children. His obvious deep enjoyment of laughter, a crowd of friends, and much 'happy noise'.
This was a little surprise as my only experience of outwardly sounding similar interpretations was a somberish superior speaking of 'silence' as a substitute for joy. So, watching
all of these adults open their hearts and enjoy rather than escape from the responsibilities and emotional connectiveness of family was life transforming. I recall that students always
gave him grandiose 'spiritual' gifts, a lot of nice statues from around the world, religious pictures and the like. My friend who introduced me gave him a little Buddha each year. He was
unusually gracious and patient with everyone. His manners were comforting. But one day I noticed there was only one, out of all of the dozens of Tibetan, Chinese and Indian
statues that he centered in a special place in his home. It was not an assumed choice. It was a white porcelain, ecstatically happy smiling ornately painted cheerfully brightly colored
laughing Buddha exuding warm bubbly joy, covered with children crawling around him and on his lap! Each child was ornately dressed, and his smile was ruby pink with laughing eyes. As I looked around the room at this teacher blowing bubbles with the children, making sure everyone was happy, dancing in a circle with toddlers, I understood. Love. Joy. Giving. Got i!
Donna Los Angeles CA.
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The Silence I Speak of
is the Presence of God
When I speak of The Silence, I do not mean not to talk, to be quiet. The Silence and happiness are the same. The Silence is the Presence of God. Bliss. Joy. Peace. Compassion. You can be deep in The Silence while working, laughing, playing. It is not a cessation of sound. If you are truly in the Silence, you are radiating joy. You would have no desire to tell anyone to be quiet. That is ego. Some of the most quiet people are the meanest people you will ever meet. Therefore, you wish to emanate the love, the bliss, the loving kindness of The Silence. Go deep, deep within, until you feel the peace that passeth understanding. The love that is beyond description. Peace. Peace. Peace."
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Welcome to our July Studentship Celebration. "I Welcome You With All My Heart."
Into the peace that passeth understanding, 'the happiness that bubbles up', we celebrate the summer Studentship activities, Lessons and Daily Pondering together in unity. "You must acquire a sense of brotherhood with all humanity." This month we ponder the beautiful, rare and powerful words on children and the sacred role of raising souls in Truth. The much requested Candlelight Circle returns with an immersion in the deeper devotions of Robert Adams in his own original format of lovely discourse gatherings, with Happiness ponderings, discourse, music, film and tea , with live exchange. May you "become a living embodiment of peace, loving kindness and supernal love" in the unfolding of interior awareness of omniscient love, the light that is the substratum of all existence.
In Peace Supernal, The Robert Adams Institute for Companionate Living
"Peace. Peace. Peace."
ILLUMINATION DAILY - SPIRITUAL JOURNALING - ILLUMINATION
"Awaken each morning pondering the Truth. Become this pondering. Dive into the Unimaginable Beauty within you. Scrutinize yourself honestly. You will become a living embodiment of loving kindness."
The Eternal Light
"Within You is The Light of a Thousand Suns.
Let the true sun shine forth. How do we do this?
By remembering to identify with the qualities of our true Self; God within our heart. Benevolence. Boundless compassion. Loving kindness. Omnipresent peace. Harmony. Joy. We do this everyday, regardless of what is happening to us. No matter what appears to have befallen us. For this power-this light Supreme, is stronger than anything in this world. It is eternal, unchanging. Therefore, as we begin to deeply identify with this in all circumstances, we begin to perceive the Light behind all of life. And we cannot help emanating this bright shining Light of Reality. Truth. We become a living conduit of that light Supreme. The sun always shining behind the temporal clouds. For That is who we really are.
"See the world with the wonder of a child."
Robert Adams Silence of the Heart
Subject: The Archived Quotes and Extracts of Robert Adams On Children
The Documented Pure Form Dialogues of Robert Adams copyright Robert Adams Institute
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Beloved spiritual Master and Sage Robert Adams, was noted by those remaining with him throughout his lifetime his Inner Circle, and guests at public Discourses for his tender protective instructives and care for children. The kindly Sage remained uninvolved with the spiritual groups which omitted 'the Heart of the Teaching, and instead increase the ego.’ Instead, the delightful Teacher preferred the company of the innocents of this world, residing in his large, beautiful family homes of extended family of three generations in the traditional Indian householder style, surrounded by children, several of which he adopted due to being abandoned and abused.
The collection of quotes and extracts stated in precision and direct reference by Robert Adams consist of his characteristic tender caring, detailed responses to questions by students and guests, as well as his own surprisingly committed clarification on the treatment and priority of children. One of the most well-known example of this tradition of stopping the Discourse completely if a child was disrespected or not treated gently, was the event in which a host approached a little boy sitting down in the front row and demanded that he immediately leave the seat, so adults could sit in that premiere seating. To the surprise of everyone present, The Master suddenly stood up- unusual in that he usually sat throughout the Discourse in the last days as his previously athletic form had been taken ill and was quite frail-left the stage podium area which never occurred in the formal student-sage setting of the ancients, and approached the boy.
“You sit wherever you want. You do not have to leave this chair.” He said gently and comfortingly in a soft voice with a fatherly pat on the shoulder of reassurance. To the further amazement of those who were latter day guests, often inaccurately generalizing this Master into the California vein of “nothing matters, nothing is real” contrary misinterpretation of true Advaita Vedanta-approached the one who had startled the child with soft rebuke, and said “You sit somewhere else.” He then returned to the stage podium, as his students observed the one and only time he had publicly firmly corrected Right Action in protection of the innocents. In later days, he softly and respectfully evicted two students for 'bad behavior' of unethical, rude abrasive manner.
Below we enjoy the most requested references of this internationally revered fatherly Master in regards to the sacred role or 'dharma' of guiding and raising children, particularly in the West, our modern-day culture of 'vile' environments.
The Pure Form Dialogues of Robert Adams on Children
Students Questions and Answers
S: Robert, I am expecting our second child and I have great trouble in finding the time and space to continue with these practices and the teaching you advise.
R: Congratulations! You look great! (Much laughter in auditorium, the inquirer is a male.)
S: Thanks. I mean my wife and I. How much time should I give to them and how much time do I give to spiritual unfoldment?
The Robert Adams Candlelight Circle Thursday Evening Videos and Discourse Restarts in September 2017. A wonderful evening of international studentship fellowship in live online Questions and Answers, Group Chai and blessed sweets, Beautiful Music and Special Meditation Videos to follow along with. "I Welcome You With All Amy Heart." RSVP Lesson Students. A joy filled Thursday evening immersion in a traditional Robert Adams lovely format. Family friendly for all ages.
"Happiness is your true nature.
Happiness is the substratum of your existence."
Happiness This Moment
ILLUMINATION DAILY - SPIRITUAL JOURNALING - ILLUMINATION
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What are Sri Adams favorite chants and songs? I know several he played but cannot place the titles. Peace..
Suri Donna Los Angeles Ca.
Warm greetings in brotherhood Suri. The gentle Sages favorite devotional chant played the most often is Door of My Heart and I Will Be Thine Always by Paramahansa Yogananda. His favorite song is What a Wonderful World, as sung by Louis Armstrong in his original recording, played regularly in his private residence and at Discourse. (go to inner circle icon on our new web page... Read More
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June Illumination Blog
A Great Compassion
"You must have a great compassion. A feeling of brotherhood with all of humanity.
We are here to alleviate the suffering of others. To be of selfless service to others. To become a living embodiment of loving kindness. Peace."
"Many people ask me why they have been on the spiritual path for so long and do not seem to be making much progress. It is because their compassion is not big enough."
"I Am Calling You To A Higher Vision."
Jump into God
In times of great disturbance, jump into God.
Go deeply into the Peace within.
Chant. Pray. Meditate. Until you feel that indescribable peace. Love. Do not identify with your problems, identify with God. Then, take action. You will be guided to make the highest decision for all concerned. You will be guided by a Great Compassion.
A Pondering Meditation Refuge
"Make a special place to ponder the lessons. A peaceful area. Light a candle, flowers, fragrance perhaps. Music. An image of the Sage in your Heart. Do nothing else but ponder the lessons each morning and evening here. Read each paragraph several times, Digest it, until it becomes a part of you. This will become very powerful. You will feel a great peace upon entering.
Simple Lesson Studentships Personal Pondering Home Sanctuaries
Questions and Answers
Q: Peaceful greetings to you. So thankful. In applying my lessons, totally awesome on a number of levels, I was wondering if you could guide on the Teaching on the national and international happenings now, the concerning injustices, and the general sense of discord. I do remember that Robert Adams and his family were a part of Amnesty International. The specific assumption in outlook is that one simply ignores and 'non reacts' but the discourse on peaceful protest contradicts.
A: "If one is placed in a situation where one can teach others the way of peace, or perhaps help alleviate the suffering of others, one should do so. As you know, I support the Buddhists who march against animal experimentation. This is a peaceful action of Truth. You harm no one. There is no hate. This is the way. One does not simply sit and observe people being abused, suffering, taken advantage of. It behooves you to create peace in whatever circumstance you are in, with whomever you are with, for this is the nature of The Supreme, this is who You really are. Do not utilize spiritual terminologies to excuse apathy. Cold heartedness. Yet do not allow these things to destroy you within, for deep within you have a great realization. You know that there is a peace that passeth understanding, that does not change.
And this peace, this Ultimate Reality, is within you, as you. And you turn to this. You dive deeply within this. And then you help wherever you can. In practical action. For as I have said, it is no coincidence that someone has been sent to you for help. It is your duty to help. And you remain peaceful. For example, animals cannot speak for themselves. Your job is to protect the Animal Kingdom. Therefore, If you can be of service in the alleviation of their suffering, do so. Do not misunderstand me. When I say leave this world alone, I mean to think higher thoughts. You become an embodiment of loving kindness. You do not say nothing is real, nothing matters. All that matters is my peace. For your peace is everyone elses peace. Anothers suffering is your suffering. Therefore, you become a vehicle of loving kindness. " Robert Adams
The path of Ahimsa, non harm, encompasses utilizing this embodiment, this lifetime to rise. To assist the upliftment of humanity "Our mission on this earth is to be of service to humanity." If one is so lead from within, by a higher calling of the supremacy of goodness, by a devotion to divine intercessory practices, do so. Yet we realize that it is God within us who brings this Good, and whom we are simultaneously serving. And in priority, we jump deeply into God prior to any action. Peace.
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Peace Be With You. "Peace. Peace. Peace."
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May Illumination Blog
The Power That Knows The Way Creates Miracles
Let the true sun shine forth. You see, you live in a universe which is self-sufficient. This means that all of your needs are met from within.
Trust in The Power That Knows The Way. But, this will only happen when you accept this Way.
If you think that your needs have to come from a person, place or thing, you always have a 'fight' on your hands, because you are 'hoping'; to get a better job, money, someone to come along and help you with some 'problem'. Yet, if you could only learn to rely on the 'Self' ("Divine Omniscient Lord within you, the Self") miracles would take place in your life.
Beyond People Places and Things
If you can only rely on the 'Self'. How do you rely on the 'Self'? By trusting Life. Not certain people, or to trust certain conditions, certain situations, I am saying just to trust Life. To trust life, you go beyond people, places and things.
The Substratum of Existence
You trust the substratum of existence. You trust Consciousness. You feel, and believe in your heart in The Power That Knows The Way. You came out of it! So You are That also. And you feel good about it.
Abide in The Power That Knows The Way
Abide in The Power That Knows The Way.
It is so simple, yet so hard for some of us. It is hard because we allow the thoughts to come to us. You have to control your thoughts, thinking. When you are free from such thinking, you will always abide in 'Consciousness' ( "Consciousness is another word for God, The Supreme Lord") which is The Power That Knows The Way.
And soon, you will find yourself becoming happier, happier and happier every day.
Happiness This Moment
Copyright Robert Adams
The Heart Center
"The Heart is a center of stillness, of absolute peace. When you rest your mind on your heart, you feel a joy and a bliss that overwhelms you, and you will Know. Surrender your mind to your heart, and you will feel it.
Your Heart is your real Self, and it will never fool you. If you tune in correctly to your Heart Center, your real Self will advise you, inform you of everything you need to know. Your Heart is the (divine) Self. God. Always listen to your Heart.
In a true surrender of the mind to the Heart Center, you will actually feel a bliss and a joy that you never felt before."
Karma and Compassion
An Authentic Original Dialogue by Robert Adams Preserved in original format by The Infinity Institute the only Source of the Message of Robert Adams
“Ponder the Transcripts daily
Meditate on each paragraph
Re- read the same paragraph
Allow yourself to absorb the Truth stated. “
What is Karma?
So much has been misunderstood about Karma.
Karma is not a punishment. Karma is a tool for understanding.
For compassion. We understand how our actions affect others.
Since most people do not understand how to behave correctly, how to have compassion, this helps us to understand.
It is an exacting law of the material world.
Many people tell me that they are beyond karma.
But as long as you are in a physical body, your body is under the laws of karma. There is no escaping it. You body includes your mind and emotions.
It will affect all of these areas to the extent that you yourself created on a previous occasion. It is really very simple.
Yet, you need to understand it, because it explains suffering.
Every true spiritual teaching explains the laws of right and wrong. The laws of karma. The Bible tells us that as we sow, we shall reap. Whatever we plant shall return.
If it did not, how could we understand a loving universe?
Man fools himself. He pretends that because our actions do not return right away, they are not going to.
Now you may ask, what creates karma? Everything. (Laughter)
Everything that is not of your True Nature creates return responses .
Just the way you gave them out.
Of course this occurs in the world of action and thought. Beneath it all,
Your Peace remains, unchanged.
Waiting for you.
Now this is very interesting.
This includes words, actions and thoughts.
Yes, thoughts. Uh oh. Some of you don’t like that.
Let’s say you have a nasty thought about somebody.
You may be smiling at them,
but in your mind you choose to entertain a nasty thought.
Now you know that your thoughts are part of your consciousness. So what is your consciousness doing? What is it doing everyday? What are you thinking about? What are your habits?
Do they speak of your True Nature?
Most peoples don’t.
They think no one can see or hear their thoughts, so it doesn’t matter. The problem is, that they also create karma.
“It means that you understand.”
This doesn’t mean that you refuse to see the truth.
What is going on. It means that you understand.
You are honest with each person you are with.
You are compassionate. You are kind. You are radiating love. You do not have bad habits. You never say ‘That’s their Karma.’
Thinking a nasty thought about someone can become a bad habit. And you attract nasty thoughts back.
And no one knows what is going on.
They just know that they are suffering.
Thoughts are real in the material world.
They are actually a part of the Karma's of the earth.
Therefore they attract repercussions.
Now this is not to create fear. It is to create freedom.
Freedom from bondage. The bondage of bad habits.
Without freedom from bad habits you cannot stop creating Karma. It is impossible.
Let’s say that you say one thing to people and secretly think something else. This means that you have created the habit of deception.
This creates Karma. Then one day you trust someone, and they say one thing to you and another thing to someone else. Something nasty.
Now you are hurt. Now you are suffering. Now you are confused. But you do not remember where it came from. You created it by doing it to someone else.
Each time we act against our True Nature, we create suffering.
This is why we have the law of Ahimsa. Not harming others. Not harming any other living being.
But you stop creating Karma when you do not ‘try’ anymore. You are simply not attracted to doing things that cause Karma.
You are becoming more anchored in your True Nature. Lovingkindness. Your True Nature does not want to harm anyone. Anything. Your True Nature is loving compassion. To all.
Each time we act against our True Nature, we create suffering.
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"Self scrutinization is important. Observe your thoughts, your actions, your relationships. Are they reflecting your True Self?
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The Silence I Speak of
is the Presence of God
When I speak of The Silence, I do not mean not to talk, to be quiet. The Silence and happiness are the same. The Silence is the Presence of God. Bliss. Joy. Peace. Compassion. You can be deep in The Silence while working, laughing, playing. It is not a cessation of sound. If you are truly in the Silence, you are radiating joy. You would have no desire to tell anyone to be quiet. That is ego. Some of the most quiet people are the meanest people you will ever meet. Therefore, you wish to emanate the love, the bliss, the loving kindness of The Silence. Go deep, deep within, until you feel the peace that passeth understanding. The love that is beyond description. Peace. Peace. Peace."
Life Guidance Through
Jewels of Living
by Robert Adams
1. "Never shrug anyone off."
2. "Never keep silent when your words can comfort someone."
3. "Cling to the Yamas and Niyamas." (* The ancient revelation of universal laws of right conduct)
4. "Never say "nothing is real". God, as the world, is Real."
5. "Be peaceful, gentle and strong."
6. "Never ignore darkness. Quite the contrary. One who Knows is the first to step in and help the innocent, the weak, the abused, those being taken advantage of. This is your duty."
7. "It is better to take care of others, a family, children than to become self -obsessed. If you do not live in a temple, meditating and immersing yourself in practices all day, take care of others."
8. "Anger is the first thing to go on the spiritual path."
9. "Even when you reach Illumination you still help people."
10. "Observe the beauty, the colors, the joy of living with great happiness. Yet in your heart, always live in Eternity. Unchanging Love. Fathomless Compassion. "
11. I t is only the ego that desires to pronounce their spiritual stature to the world. Be humble, focus on becoming a better person. Be careful when someone states that they no longer identify with their human identity, their ego, their name. So many tell me they are enlightened, expert on Advaita Vedanta, have broken through reality, all of these strange things. No one who has been touched by God would have any desire to say any of these things. They would be too immersed in the love, the joy."
12. "Never react in the same to karma. Be peaceful. Watch. Perform Right Action in all circumstances. Always strive for harmony. Yet do not be a doormat for others to take advantage of you. "
13. "Alleviate the suffering of others. The heart of God sees all. Nothing is hidden. "
14. "This is your opportunity to become pure, holy, full of loving kindness. Grace will then arrive."
15. "See the world with the wonder of a child."
16. "Always put children first. Protect children from the vile things of this world."
17. "Develop compassion for animals. If you really had compassion, could you eat meat?"
18. "Become an asset to humanity. Your job is to become a living embodiment of loving kindness. Why? Because this is your true nature."
19. "Do spiritual practices that elevate you everyday. That bring a direct experience of God. If you follow a true religion do the devotions, or sadhana, of your faith. But do something. Everyday."
20. "Take care of someone else. Otherwise, you become very self- absorbed and you think that you are progressing."
21. "Our mission on this earth is to be of service to humanity."
The Following Introductory Meditations are suggested to be done along with the Assertions before beginning ones day each morning, establishing an elevated perception of The Unimaginable Beauty Within. This deep experience of The Radiance Within is emphasized as being imperative to ‘allow the world to lose is hold on you.”, completing this multi layered Teaching with the solid foundation in experiencing Divine Reality ‘beyond words’. “Check yourself. What are you doing each day to progress?” Robert
I Am Pure Radiance
“Each morning upon awakening, do this meditation. Do this before the world gets a hold of you. Inhale deeply and slowly. Do this once again. If you wish, see a light, a light brighter than a thousand suns above your head. “I Am Effortless, All Pervading Reality. I Am beyond what I see, what I hear, what befalls me. I AM Pure Radiance.” Begin to feel this with all of your being. Dive deeper and deeper into this Reality until you feel the bliss. Say one sentence, until it becomes a part of you. The Bliss that is the Truth of who you are.”
The Sky Meditations
The Sky Meditations: (Robert Introduces several Sky Meditations within the context of his Teaching) “ If you can, go outside under the sky. The vastness of the blue sky. Gaze at the vastness. Realize that you are this Vastness. You are this Freedom. The body will come and go. It gives you the sacred opportunity to Unfold. But “YOU” are beyond this. YOU are vast, infinite, beautiful like the sky. Inhale slowly and deeply. Say this several times,
“ I Am Infinite, like the sky. I Am Vast, Eternal, Free. No beginning and no end. There is only Infinity. I AM That I AM. ”
April Illumination Blog
Peace be with you. Welcome to our April Daily Illumination Spring Blog and our 20th anniversary celebration year!
The Robert Adams Institute introduces three powerful new Online Master Classes on consecutive days for Spring
Brotherhood Original Format evenings. As spring arrives we are lifted into a new intensity of joyful dedication to
The Teaching of Robert Adams in his purest gift of living timeless Message, beginning with the moment we open our eyes.
Our Morning Practices online Master Class explores the precise morning 'jumping into God' techniques in Robert Adams Practices, including the immediate Pondering of the Lessons, The Three Primary Meditations including the much requested "Sage in the Heart Meditation'', joyful music and the original chants. We are lifted in The Supreme. The Sage directs: "When practicing, don't forget the love." For this spring rising into a beautiful personal experience of "going beyond the words into a direct experience of God" we fill each moment with the Truth; "Don't forget the love."
"The holy days are very powerful People all over the world are worshipping God.
Find the joy in this. Increase your practices. Be of good cheer and celebrate.
The teaching of Jesus is a teaching of illumination. Jesus is the master of compassion. The practices of all true religions are in harmony. For example, the repetition of the names of God,
whether you use prayer wheels, males, or the rosary, God The Supreme receives it all.
It hastens unfoldment. If your heart is pure. these are very good practices to experience ultimate Reality. God."
Easter With Father Celebrating Easters Message of Eternity
Amid the Teaching of Compassion Through the Holy Days A Personal Narrative of Years with the Gentle Sage Robert Adams
“It is good to do holy things, to worship, pray, go to religious events. This humbles you. It lifts you above this world. Give of yourself when you do this. Give your heart. These holy days have a very strong power. Many people are focused on God. If you really open your heart, you will experience God.”“Jesus is the master of compassion. If everyone did what Jesus taught, everyone would be illuminated. But who is willing to do this?" Robert Adams on religious holidays such as Easter. The Happiness Discourses
A Shared Personal Narrative on the Life of Robert Adams
Easter Sunrise Service With Father
Read by Robert Adams to his young children:
"I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible. But, in the end they always fall." Gandhi
"Whether visiting hospice with father to comfort, chant and sing with, counsel and hold their hands in deep meditation and prayer, celebrating with the homeless and abandoned children treated with the same respect as famed teachers, the undercurrent of selfless giving of comfort, care,,
the joy of spiritual expansion of eternal love, remained consistent. "Your job is to become a living embodiment of loving kindness in this world." In the Infinite there is no time, and fathers promise to return in love was honored, as his fathomless love permeated my ownhealing path with others."
The Presence of God is omniscient as imperishable Reality, reflecting the eternal love of the Supreme. This occurs in actions of selfless nobility and the purest love. It is here, now. Here, everything is transformed. Dad splashed deep, bright Light beyond this world on all circumstances, any darkness, rather than allowing it to simply 'be', taking great care to make us happy. The Return to the Light of purity, joy and kindness-he taught this pool of refuge was an option of transformation of all events of our lives, this depth of divinity was our teaching in all circumstances. An ambiance of light- hearted, naturally discerning wise joy prevailed as our solid, ever returning North star. In a gossamer like transcendence, dad responded as if was perfect everyday fare to have spiritual visions appear in your room as I did at a young age prior to having siblings. His natural upliftment of everything occurring into a lovely spiritual plane of supernal love was indeed, everyday fare. In depth, on this foundation, words like 'sacrifice' and 'loving kindness' were simply founts of joy that open the door to greater joys, while here on earth. Our father always rose before the sun every single day of his life. He would walk for miles or climb the nearby hills or mountains, even swim for miles in the ocean when we lived in an oceanfront home. .But holy- days (spiritual holiday family celebrations) were something special. The ancient nature of religious celebrations, festivities and happiness took over the day, and many friends, relatives, celebrated authors and teachers, joined us for his wonderfully special ease and boundless generosity in leading the path into warm welcome. Joy. Our home was permeated with the spirit of 'Where there is room in the heart there is room in the home.' We learned the sanctified joy of sincerely giving, welcoming and making others happy in a deep, supernal comforting hospitality. Continue Article Here
Copyright Robert Adams Infinity Institute. Excerpt The Infinity JOURNAL and Inner Light News
Extracted from the newly released Robert Adams 20th Anniversary Edition:
Illumination Daily. A beautiful daily spiritual journal with ponderings for self observation,
inspiration, morning uplift and strength for each day of the week. Illumination. Daily.
The Original Pure Form Dialogues of Robert Adams . Light on The Teaching.
Clarification on 'Non- Reaction' and 'Non- Resistance'
Q: Would you say that non-reaction and non- resistance are the cause of suffering?
Not in the way that you are saying. This is a very interesting point, a very important realization. For you see, the Western culture grasps these words, and the mind takes them literally. For example, many people ask me about the holocaust, they say, if one is realized, illumined, one would simply observe the whole situation without becoming involved or upset. Of course, the opposite is true. The one who Knows will be the first one to get in there and help. They are an emanation of Supreme Compassion. Truth. Right Action. You do not ignore injustice. Abuse. Vile actions. Now. Does one 'resist' suffering? It is natural to not simply accept so called suffering, because your true Self is Bliss, Peace, Love, the harmony of God. Therefore when this is not being experienced, one naturally attempts to return to this natural state. Yet you are guided, you take Right Action. If you are sitting on a tack will you not get up? Who will stay there and say “I am not resisting suffering.”?
Therefore, the point is not to 'not resist suffering', it is not to 'not react, this is not the point at all. The point is to rise above the suffering to the bliss, the love, the compassion, the radiance! The Light of a Thousand Suns that is beyond suffering. You wish to rise, not to stagnate in a state of non- action. Remember, this is an internal realization. Do not focus on where you do not wish to be, do not say “I am not suffering”, instead say I am surrendering completely to God, until I feel the joy,
the love, the bliss, that is beyond this temporal suffering. And you are very gentle with yourself. Therefore increase your practices until you are able to identify with the bliss of God. Until you really feel the peace that passeth understanding. This is available right now. It is up to you to identify with this through these sadhana practices that we have been doing.
Q: Good evening Mr. Adams. ("Good evening.") Thank you for your endless patience and kindness. There is a topic I present in my classes at University that is often contradictory in each individuals self- decided interpretation. But not necessarily with scripture. This regards the common reference by borderline meldings of general "awakening" interpretations. It is common to read the words "destruction of your life foundations you trusted, the range of frightening to boundary-less chaos, and feeling of emptiness with no divine order, all for the 'true' one who wishes to find enlightenment. You speak of the opposite. There is a 'gracious' unfolding. Nothing at all may change outwardly unless for the better as inwardly the light grows. Is this correct?
Yes. You must be very careful who you open yourself up to, for there are many people projecting their own past confusion as reality. Aggression, chaos, confusion, feeling lost, having chaotic relationships, making karmas, these things are of the human mind. They have nothing to do with spiritual unfoldment. One who is touched by God is immersed in attainment. Not loss. Not devastation. This is discernment. Many people have had such things in their past, have karmas with such imbalances. And call this 'spiritual'. Nothing of The Supreme, of true unfoldment, of illumination, is ever frightening, crazy, chaotic, makes you feel lost. It is just the opposite. If you focus your human mind on such things this is what you will experience. However, that is your personal decision. The fruits of your spiritual efforts are loving kindness. An inexplicable sense of deep, deep peace that does not change. An awakening to the Light of a Thousand Suns that is illuminating all temporal events. It is awaiting your surrender to The Supremacy of Goodness. You are filled to the brim with the bliss, the love, of God. You are guided by The Power That Knows the Way to beautiful relationships, the correct career. Your dharma. Happiness. The correct decisions based on compassion. This is how you were created to live. You were not created to suffer. That is the fruit of karmas. Then there is grace. When I speak of emptiness, I speak of emptying out all of the bad habits, the actions, the thoughts, that are not of the Self, The Supreme. And what is The Self? Omniscient all-pervading love. Humility. Dedication to your practices. Bliss Consciousness. Consciousness is another word for God. Happiness. This universe is a gracious one. You have many spiritual giants assisting you. They see your heart. But you must be honest with yourself. If you are truly unfolding, you are feeling peaceful. Safe. Surrendered to God. You are reflecting the qualities of the Self. Everything else that you have mentioned is of the projection of the minds karmas. Truth is a gentle unfoldment.
A Non Violent Diet of Ahimas "If You Really Had Compassion Could You Eat Meat?"
Q: You mentioned not eating meat. If I am not harming others, what difference does it make what my body does? Is this the correct perception?
This is incorrect. Your body does not require the dead flesh of an animal to be healthy. This is complete delusion. Your body is under your command and creates karmas. It sows as it reaps. This is the minds rationalization to transgress the laws of compassion. When you eat meat you absorb the animals terror, its pain. What right do you have to hurt an animal? You must reconcile yourself with the Animal Kingdom." "Even as a child I could not understand how anyone could hurt an animal." "If you really had compassion, could you eat meat? The thought would never occur to you. Your job is to protect the Animal Kingdom. To become a living conduit of loving kindness. This is your natural state."
The University Talks copyright Robert Adams
Root Characteristics “Samskaras”
“When one observes oneself deeply, scrutinizes oneself honestly, one finds many interesting things. Why is one person attracted to anger, and another is repulsed by this? Why is one person attracted to serve others, to loving teachings, teachers, people, and others to cold, arrogant, mean ways of thought? Why is one fearful and another knows no fear? Why is someone benevolent, gentle, caring for others, and another irritated by others? It is because you have developed these character qualities previously. And it is up to you to do something about it. If you are a sincere aspirant, if you are really devoted to unfoldment, this is a joyful thing to do. You are naturally surrendered. You offer up all karmas, samskaras, and you release them.
You wish to utilize your human predicament, your position, to become holy, pure, selfless, in a humble and natural way. Therefore, you observe your samskaras, and you must make up your mind to surrender those that are not of The Supreme up to God. You release them. And you never act on them again. Now the thoughts may come to you, but as you jump into God, they lose their power and they hold no attraction for you. You must do the work to rise above this mortal coil.”
You Have Risen
"Peace. Harmony. Delight. These things are not temporal. They are Ultimate Reality. This is the Eternal Sun behind the temporal clouds. It is up to you to choose this. How do you begin to personally experience this daily?
By immediately immersing yourself in God, The Supreme, for longer and longer periods daily with great joy. It is fun! You must rise, your have this power. To rise above suffering, you must leave ill will behind. You do not
pretend there is no darkness in this world, you become the Light, for this is who your truly are, unchanging, eternal, protected. It is within you, surrounding you, permeating you as indescribable love, this moment.
Here is the love, the peace, you have been seeking, yet you must rise, lift your humanhood
beyond those habits, actions, thoughts, that you are enslaved too. Instead of identifying with anger, resentment, gossip, meanness, vile actions, mans inhumanity to man, you now identify with That which
is of Ultimate Reality, of God, the virtues, the joy, the harmony, and that is where you place your actions. Your deeds. Your consciousness. And that is what emerges from you. You have risen. You begin to shed the
human pullings of your bad habits, this world, your previous actions, and you make peace wherever possible, you create happiness for others, you become a living conduit of loving kindness. This is a power. This is the
Truth. What Is Stopping You? Is Never Too Late to Begin To Transform Your Entire Life.
Remember who you are. Remember your intrinsic nature. Remember to Remember. All of your confusion is a shadow reality that has no substance. But the more you give it power, the more it enlarges. You correct your karmas, your mistakes, you do not ignore them. Then you begin to exist, to function on an entirely new level. A bright and shining level that will support you if you surrender your heart to God completely. This means all of your actions, decisions. You scrutinize your motivations, your words to others, your decisions, in order to emanate the holiness that you desire. And you rise! You reconcile yourself with the animal kingdom, the mineral kingdom, the human kingdom, deep, deep within. You make up your mind you will no longer participate in those activities that are not of Truth. That create complex karmic incoming repercussions. You are accelerating your evolution. You have risen above the lower attributes of your humanhood. If you make a mistake, you simply calmly go back and correct it. And the higher laws of this universe will rush into your life to assist you. Like attracts like. Think of all of the things you could have done with this life. You could have accelerated your spiritual progress exceedingly. Not by cutting people off, not by leaving people, places things behind. Not by going to
hundreds of teachers, retreats, workshops, but by becoming that which you seek. Actually becoming this. It is a beautiful process. A gracious, gentle awakening. You can become an asset to humanity. A happiness that never leaves would emerge. What is stopping you from ding this now? Ponder this. Peace. Peace. Peace. "
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The Sage Part II
P. Devi Introduces The Happiness Dialogues Through Her Years With Robert Adams.
Both simple and layered, his message resonates with all. A true modern mystic, practicality melds with gentle beauty, his own radiance a reminder. "This is not dry head knowledge. You must experience this yourself." "Suffering subsides as the happiness bubbles up." Something within responds. Many described a new awareness of love that fills the air with a deeply healing balm at his words. No questions go unanswered. This beloved Teacher takes personal time and care to go out of his way for anyone who approaches him, doing so with personal questions answered in this book. We enjoy a distinctive quality separating this transmission from mass generalizations of peace and 'awakening' given within todays maze of modern offerings, the solid specifics of how and why in a fresh purity of intent, shining disarming kindness. ("If you cannot say something good about someone, say nothing at all and thus you have blessed them with your silence." "You are not to be a doormat, yet you live a life of non- harm to all.")
Married and residing in daily family life for 43 years, he joyfully states "Do not remove yourself from your role. Become a living embodiment of love." This care appears consistently in his personal commitment to bring happiness to each individual rather than simply announce a Teaching, and leave one to their own devices: to the intellectually jaded, this rare combination of powerful mystical illumination accompanied by tender kindness, traditional values, and a self- effacing benevolence, confounds all traditional assumptions of 'getting' happiness.
Pondering the Timeless Question of Happiness: The Universal Laws
Our assumption that happiness is something to be found, is challenged here by the discovery that happiness is something already gloriously present, simply to be uncovered. The personal emancipation from the dilemma of human suffering is as simple as returning to the Kingdom from which we originated, That of Illumined Love, yet requiring something practical of us:_Living in this New Reality. A dedication to the actions that practically awaken our dormant happiness, and all of its fruits: sustenance, comfort, compassion, and love; the very definition of our true nature. The result is a sustaining, real, original happiness which the outside world cannot affect.
"The happiness that we experience on earth is barely a glimmer of the Unalloyed Happiness that is the Origin of your existence." Robert Adams.
Continued next month: Part III Introduction to The Happiness Dialogues and Happiness This Moment
To all those that remains eternally, in Truth. "True love never changes." The joy of surrendering to The Supremacy of Goodness is a deep reality, that expands infinitely. "There is no beginning, there is no end, there is only Infinity. Infinite Love." Robert Adams
Shankara: Yoga Sutra 2:29: "Following Yama Niyama is the basic qualification to practice. For holy text says "But he who has not first turned away for his wickedness, who is not subdued, he can never obtain the SELF, (God within). Katha Upanishad
Guidance for Bright and Shining Living Karma Free
"The yogi does not allow himself to take anything which does not properly belong to him, not only in the way of money, of goods but even such intangible
and yet highly prized things as credit for things that he has not done, or privileges which do not properly belong to him." J.K. Taimni
"The ancient wisdoms of joy, love, harmony are based on the laws of correct living, Right Action, the Yamas and Niyamas.
The Golden Rule. It is assumed one has this foundation prior to sadhana (spiritual practices of ones faith. Otherwise one is simply creating and experiencing karmas." Robert Adams
"Happiness is the Substratum of Your Existence. It is the nature of God. Yet you must surrender something in order to rise to a higher consciousness. so to speak. Therefore, adhere to Ahimsa, non- harm. Adhere to The Golden Rule. The Yamas and Niyamas. Happiness bubbles up."
Welcome to our 20th anniversary celebration year. Please join in with the Robert Adams Global Studentship in the daily morning singing of Robert Adams favorite Opening Song for many years in his classes. He often waved his hands joyfully leading the audience as if leading an orchestra. The words themselves express The Heart of The Master Teacher. "This has been my experience."
Let There Be Peace On Earth
Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me
Let there be peace on earth
The peace that was meant to be
With God as our father
Brothers all are we
Let me walk with my brother
In perfect harmony
Let peace begin with me
Let this be the moment now
With every step I take
Let this be my solemn vow
To take each moment
And live each moment
In peace eternally
Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin
How To Live: The Golden Rule
"How to live? Live by The Golden Rule. Do to others what you want others to do to you. This is a universal law. This is a holy law. This should guide all of your actions."
"How to live? You should read the great scriptures from beginning to end. Read the Bible. The Bhagavad Gita. The Laws of Right Action, behavior, are the same. This brings peace."
The Eternal Light
"Within You is The Light of a Thousand Suns.
Let the true sun shine forth. How do we do this?
By remembering to identify with the qualities of our true Self; God within our heart. Benevolence. Boundless compassion. Loving kindness. Omnipresent peace. Harmony. Joy.
We do this everyday, regardless of what is happening to us.
No matter what appears to have befallen us.
For this power-this light Supreme, is stronger than anything in this world. It is eternal, unchanging. Therefore, as we begin to deeply identify with this in all circumstances, we begin to perceive the Light behind all of life.
And we cannot help emanating this bright shining Light of Reality. Truth. We become a living conduit of that light Supreme. The sun always shining behind the temporal clouds. For That is who we really are.
Spread Sunshine to All
"As you are unfolding, spread sunshine to all you meet. Ask others what you can do to make their lives easier. In this way you will naturally emanate your true nature.
Try to do one act of selfless service, helping someone, asking nothing in return, everyday. Imagine how much good you will have done for the world in one year.
Many people memorize many spiritual terminologies, but that is of the mind. One act of selfless service for someone else, alleviating the suffering of others, is holy.
This lifts you out of your problems. This frees you from becoming self-absorbed.
You become a living embodiment of Truth. You become a conduit of a higher reality. Joy ensues."
God In The Workplace- A Simple Meditation
When you are working, you can imagine that all of the co workers are discourse-student attendees. A hard as it may be for some of you. If you are on a high spiritual path, this is not your world. The world of violence, of 'dog eat dog' so to speak, of mans inhumanity to man. You do not belong to this world. You belong to the world of Total Freedom, Total Joy and Bliss, pure Love, unalloyed Happiness. This is the world You belong to." "When I say to leave the world alone, I mean to think higher thoughts. Yet you do not cease to contribute good to this world, to alleviate the suffering of others in practical ways. Feed the hungry, the poor. "
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Is Worshipping God Good?
"Worshipping God is good. Worshipping makes your humble. Holy. Softens the heart."
"Jesus was able to say, 'I am with you always, even unto the end of the world." He realized he was 'Consciousness' (divinity) not the body. (*"Jesus is the Master of Compassion".) "The scripture says not to go to the alter to pray unless you have made peace with your brother. For in order to enjoy the fruits of your efforts, you must surrender yourself to peace. Make peace with all. You must do your part." "There is another world of Reality where there is only Perfection, love, bliss, joy. With which do you identify? The choice is yours. You are possessed by God. You can never get away from God, no matter how hard you try."
"The devotional (religions such as devoted Christianity, etc.) and the Jnanis (mental understanding) are all the same. a real Jnani is a devotee of the Self (God within) and the Self is everywhere. So you are really a devotional when you are a mental (Jnani) orientation. There is no differentiation.
Q: You are saying that the Mental orientation (Jnani) has a lot of love?
Answer: Yes. They are supposed to, or they would not be a mentally-inclined (Jnani) illumined one. They should be full of love an kindness, joy and peace.
Happiness This Moment
A Shared Documented Personal Narrative
“There are many writers, explorers, theorists and seekers, but only a handful of actual Master Teachers.”
My Early Journey Into The Teaching
He Shines Like a Beacon in an Unsteady World
When the internationally revered illumined Mystic, beloved Teacher, and rare modern- day Sage Robert Adams originally introduced The Happiness of The Eternal Now to Western audiences in remarkable depth over four decades ago, his deep warmth and ethereal radiance announced the presence of something extraordinarily different here.
Something far and beyond a mere philosophy, theology or interpretation of past spiritual offerings. far removed from ‘real life’. Here, sparkled a timeless, transcendent Truth from one who knew. His own fathomless reverberating happiness shines like a beacon in the darkness of an unsteady world. Yet he is a modern American mystic who happily lived his life in the suburbs.
“Happiness is your true nature.” Is happiness actually our natural state? Amid an abundance of cynical Westerners discussing, debating, and intellectualizing the concepts of love, awakening, peace and compassion, here was one who actually exists as love, happiness, peace.. emitting light. One who walked the walk. Great tenderness with great power.
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Emphasizing Peace as a Basic Requirement of Human Evolvement
What flooded out of this phenomenal gentle master teacher in unabashed eloquence and fluidity transformed so many lives, that increasing crowds began to gather around him, yet he sought none out. “I am not a guru. You must discover this for yourself. Try it and see if it works for you.” Refreshingly removed from substituting mere words for action, he remained quietly engaged in practical “service to humanity” through groups aiding the homeless children of Third World countries, providing for the local urban homeless population, and emphasizing peace as a basic requirement of human evolvement. A powerful Ultimate Truth speaks fluidly, purely and commandingly through him in words that reverberate deep within the soul- setting a rare Sage far and apart from contemporary offerings.
Here, in modern times, is the rare one who speaks from pure Illumination. Yet it is his gentle, touching transparent innocence in the frame of relaying loving Truth that is most moving. “Compassion. That is the most important thing.”
An internationally revered teacher of extraordinary humility, his consistent (and often startlingly uplifting) emphasis on “Bright and Shining” happiness, which is ‘The Substratum of Our Existence’, a topic few even claim to remotely imagine, resulted in a collection of his deeply moving Happiness Dialogues. These define the precise directives, experiences, and path to actually consciously return to our original nature of Unalloyed Happiness, as shared within this book. (Happiness This Moment) Here, the practicalities of contemporary challenges and so called ‘problems’, from loss to depression, are all addressed from a powerful and freeing perspective of Ultimate Truth, and a transparent, highly evolved selfless compassion.
The experience of an Original Full Format Talk of Robert Adams is a dip into the rare waters of sheer joy. Amid his own unique original format of Dialogue, Questions and Answers and music, the very air in the room palpably transformed, sweetened and uplifted as he guides his audience beyond intellectual concepts into the ultimate crux of his Message; an all-consuming love and happiness that exists beneath all appearances to the contrary.
Indeed, there is a ‘happy ending’, and he would share his experience freely if asked, with a fathomless twinkle, “This has been my experience. Try it and see if it works for you.” And work it does, as those unwilling to concede to life as it appears in unsteady times amid a joyless existence, are ‘trying it’ and finding that a deep, prevailing inner happiness does exist beyond external appearances, awaiting our attention.
We are invited to ponder the possibility that we emerge from “An Unimaginable Beauty” awaiting our humble daily access. This nourishing of the soul, the “Unfoldment into our True Nature of Unalloyed Happiness” is our destiny. Fresh, natural and lucid, life becomes extraordinary.
Amid an unusually refined, kindly, gentlemanly humility, his Presence of Truth touches the most caustic of hearts, continuing to increasingly transform lives throughout the world. Amid hundreds of completely extemporaneous, soul-permeating weekly talks and spontaneous audience questions and answers- from celebrities to professors, monks to moms, his disarming smile of seamless, transparent wisdom reaches out to lift others up to where he resides. There, we remember a beauty forgotten.
The Silent Sage
As tour buses stopped to point out the suburban hilltop scenic home of the resident saint, fondly called The Silent Sage, audiences gathered to hear this teacher, devoted husband, father, who reflected the purity and nobility of both a child and a prince, whispering of ancient, highly evolved wisdoms lived out as Reality- rather than spoken of in alternative concepts. Both simple and layered, his message resonates with all. A true modern mystic. Practicality melds with gentle beauty, his own radiance a reminder. “This is not dry head knowledge. You must experience this yourself.” Something within responds. Many describe a new awareness of love that fills the air with a deeply healing balm at his words. No questions go unanswered.
We enjoy a distinctive quality separating his transmissions from mass generalizations of ‘peace’ and ‘awakening’: the solid specifics of how and why in a fresh purity of intent, a shining disarming Truth through kindness. This care appears consistently in his personal commitment to bring happiness to each individual rather than simply announce a teaching, and leave one to their own devices.
From personally consoling a distressed student to actually removing his new white Nikes on the street to hand them out to the homeless man approaching him, he lives that of which he speaks. The words of one going far beyond the ‘concept’ of love, to exemplifying the reality of it strikes deeply indeed. In these Happiness Dialogues, we are treated to a solid feel for the origin of his entire Message to humanity: Awaken to the amazing possibility that happiness is our True Nature.
Extracted and edited by the author, P. Devi, original student of Robert Adams
The Robert Adams Infinity Institute for Compassionate Living Celebrating Our Twentieth Anniversary in Joyful Service
"Our Mission On This Earth Is To Be of Service To Humanity."
February Pure Form Original Discourse Talks
"Within You is The Light of a Thousand Suns.
Let the true sun shine shine forth!
Can you feel the sun?
It is in your heart."
Peace. Peace. Peace."
The Gaps of Pure Happiness
The Gaps: Originally Introduced to the West
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"You must find the Gaps of Pure Happiness. Unalloyed Bliss. Divine Daily Happiness. As soon as you awaken, before you get involved in the world, before you say 'I', there is a Space which is The Fourth Dimension of life. You begin by trying to expand that Gap, when the mind is rested in The Heart Center all night while you slept. You will rise above the world. This will induce expansion. You wish to naturally expand this into The Splendor and the Glory. The peace that does not fade. The pure happiness beyond human imagining. This is Ultimate Reality. This is the Supreme. God.
You Must Make An Effort: Holiness The saints and sages that you admire, they have done their homework. The mystical experiences of great love require us to make an effort. You must make an effort towards holiness, selflessness, humility, compassion, within your heart.
The Fourth State
The Fourth State of Consciousness Series Introduced by Robert Adams
Your Nature is Love.
As you Unfold, you will be able to see through the experiences to the Other Side.
And the Other Side is the Fourth State of Consciousness, besides dreaming, sleeping, waking. And in The Fourth State of Consciousness, there is always happiness.
For That is the substratum of everything you see. The choice is yours; to identify with the (outer) world or to identify with your Self (God love omniscient within). How do I focus my attention on God?
By remembering I AM is the first name of God. ('I AM includes all of life, not ones sole human self. Do not use I AM to get things, I AM is All').
Your Nature is Love. When you think of I AM you are invoking the name of God.
If something is disturbing you, if you feel out of sorts, you simply turn within and invoke the name of God by saying I AM. When you do this, you are really saying I AM Absolute Reality, Nirvana. You are coming into your True Identity as I AM.
You can tell if you are making progress by how happy you are becoming. You know something is working. Happiness is your real nature. I am speaking to you of a state of perfect peace and harmony.
A state of Absolute Goodness. This is a true state. It is real. It is real to me. Just as the world is real to you. If you really knew what was happening you would cry for joy, this universe loves you. For You are That, your Self. Therefore, your nature is Love. "
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FAQ Student Questions and Answers:
Is Robert Adams a 'disciple' of a saint such as Ramana Maharshi?
Robert Adams was blessed with deeply moving appearances of the great saint Ramana Maharshi in childhood, with accompanying life experiences of 'jumping into God' in spontaneous states of immersion in an indescribable deeply blissful, selfless, compassionate, timeless holy love as the root of all life, labeled in ancient traditions as states of 'samadhi', in mystic Christianity as heavenly ecstasy of God in visions, and the holy spirit. Upon later meeting him, these experiences were all confirmed by Ramana Maharshi.
The gentle sage Robert Adams has never referred to himself as a 'disciple' of anyone. "I teach only my own experience. You have asked me to share this with you. Try it and see if it works for you." "I began in mystic Christianity. I teach also the heart of devotion."
The great Saint Ramana Maharshi was introduced to the West at large though the classic ventage film The Razors Edge. Robert Adams regards this great Saint in the highest stature of Illumined ones per the ancient precepts of classic illumination. He often affiliates his compassion gentility and spiritual principles to that of the teaching of Jesus as in his Christmas and Easter videos. The shared love of gentility, the animal kingdom as one shared unity of God Consciousness, and non harm, are foundational. precepts.Harmony.with.all.Life.html
The gentle, kindly Sage is the sole American acknowledged in the East as well as the West as of illumined spiritual stature, sharing his own in depth experience in personal consciousness. Robert Adams visited the great saint Ramana Maharshi after spending time with another great saint of the era, in response to his dramatic, ecstatic states of divine consciousness that he had been experiencing spontaneously since childhood. Ramana did confirm his spiritual stature, personal experience. Due to his personal powerful emanation of kindliness, ethereal peace and pure perception, students began requesting his Teaching, in the ancient tradition applied to contemporary illumination.
An Anniversary Thank You!
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Jewels for the Day
"Never believe that you can 'get away' with anything. The Lords of Karma are always watching. Each action, word, thought brings a corresponding result."
"This life may be a dream, but it can be a joyful one."
"Discernment is not judgement. Wise discernment allows you to refrain from the vile things of this world. You live in a higher reality of omniscient loving kindness."
Jump Into God (*Jump Into God Series by Robert Adams)
"In order to experience the mystical states of true blissful, all pervading Supreme Love, you must make the effort daily to jump into God. What are the fruits of your efforts? A peace that lasts longer and longer. A feeling of loving kindness to all sentient beings. You do not ignore injustice, you are the first to get in there and help. But now you help from a reality of peace. You are a conduit of supreme goodness. You perform Right Action in all circumstances for you are guided by The Power That Knows the Way."
"How do you begin? Each day, awaken before the sun. Immerse yourself in the beauty, the peace, the delight, of God. Do not stop until you feel the peace. Then go about your business. Do not become self absorbed. It is better to take care of someone, to have a profession, than to memorize many spiritual terminologies, yet you live only for yourself. Therefore, be of great service, happiness, assistance to others, and you will find a great joy in this. For this is the very nature of your True Self."
"Within you is Unimaginable Beauty. Won't you discover this today?
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Happy New Year!
"As You Are Unfolding, Spread Sunshine To All You Meet. Peace. Peace. Peace."
It is Never Too Late
As we immerse ourselves in the joy of the season, we lift ourselves into the realms of palpable infinite divinity that surround and permeate us at each moment. In a natural, lovely and gentle graciousness, one that emanates the signature gift of the sage, we both surrender what is not of the divine realms, and anchor ourselves in That, that is. The fragrance of Ultimate Reality, emerges. We have a 'direct experience' of the world of the ancient 'saints and sages'. Here, we abide in Perfection. Let us move forward in unfoldment in "The Splendor and the Glory".
Robert Adams Institute Happy Birthday Week
Thank you for all of your hundreds of global birthday wishes, love and beautiful communiques.
Our Birthday Candlelight Program will be video live for Students on the evening of January 18th. Amrit Singh, Institute Party and Concert. Bethesda MD. Cathy Snider Pure Format Robert Adams evening class lead by Prem Devi, rare videos, live music, personal counsel, early Dialogue live, Questions and Answers, Cake and childrens choir.
A special blessing in reverence and fond sharing.
Dr. Blake Warners Pure Form Classes in Six Week Original Pure Format with videos and meditations will continue this year in Bethseda, MD.
Question: How can I get past everything that has happened to me, after I offer peace to all? How do I progress?
A New Years Discourse by Robert Adams
"Begin Anew It is never too late to completely transform your entire life for the better. It is entirely up to you. How do we begin? By completely surrendering all that is not of the Self (divine) to God. We humble ourselves. Say "Here God, take these bad habits, this anger, this meanness from me. And you surrender it completely up.
You begin a completely different life. A beautiful life. A loving life. What is stopping you? It is all up to you. This lifetime is a rare opportunity to unfold. Begin to immerse yourself in the bliss of God everyday. Regardless of what is going on around you, dive deeply into these meditations, practices, until you feel the love, the peace. Do this everyday. Things will begin to change for you. The outer circumstances will reflect the inner peace. You will be protected. Forgive everyone. Forgive yourself. Never limit yourself by age, nationality, what happened to you in the past. You are the child of The Supreme. A Compassionate God.
You can change everything for the better right now. Right this moment. Be of service to others. As you are unfolding, spread sunshine to all you meet. No matter what happens to you, never forget who You (divine Self) really are. Bliss is your birthright. Love, compassion happiness are your true nature. It is up to you to discover this. Won't you begin today? Peace. Peace. Peace."Robert Adams"
Keep Moving Upward - Always Keep Moving Upward
Keep Moving Upward "Always keep moving upward, no matter what appears to be happening to you. Do not identify with this, for this is not who you are. Keep moving upward. Keep unfolding. Keep progressing. Participate in those activities which lift you upward. Be with those people who are full of loving kindness, who are truly progressing. The pull of this world is very strong. But it cannot really affect you. That is why it is so important to begin each morning in Truth, joy, your meditation. Your practices. Do this until all you feel is peace. An unchanging, vast peace.
It is never too late to completely change your entire life. To transform yourself. To attain the greatest heights. Nothing in this world can stop you from attaining The Supreme. Nothing that has ever happened to you can stop you from attaining. But you must make up your mind to keep moving upward. No matter what. You will attain That, which is above all. Eternal. Omnipresent. Infinite. Love unimaginable. This is within you, now.
The Robert Adams Institute Tribute And Anniversary Celebrations
Welcome to the festivities! Robert Adams always joyfully includes feasts and festivities on many occasions in the warm joy of spiritual brotherhood, many with performing artists including musicians and poets."Be joyful, be of service to others. Your spiritual stature is shown by your peace, your radiant happiness, your loving kindness to others. It is good to sing, be happy, celebrate."
The Robert Adams Infinity Institute for Compassionate Living, his appointed teachers and lineage have provided his traditional feeding and hosting of good cheer in his celebrations for our international student family each year at hotel ballrooms through-out the United States, including his birthday celebrations, Tribute Weekends, and Three Virtues Events, each culmination in his traditional white candle ceremony, bubble blowing tribute, family style non-harm feast, and the deep Robert Adams Daily Meditations. In unity and brotherhood students gather together in joy.
"You must attain a sense of brotherhood with all of humanity. Peace. Peace. Peace." Robert Adams
Questions and Answers
What Is A ‘Student’?
Shelly Cannon, a three year student* : “What is a ‘student’? I know he refers to ‘the sincere aspirant’, the ‘seeker’, and student as ‘devotee’ or one fully engaged in the instructions ‘Whether you are a doctor or a dentist, a brick layer or a candlestick maker!” An acquaintance who simply read one book by Mr. Adams, is quite different than the Teaching, a student to our meditation class calls himself a student yet has not pondered the lessons, observe Ahimsa, nor does the daily practices. Am I incorrect? What exactly defines the word ‘student’ as differing from academia?
“The sincere aspirant is different from the student. The student is practicing these meditations, chanting, pondering the dialogues each morning and evening. Or they are practicing the devotions of their faith. But they are stopping the world and doing something everyday. Then they are offering pure selfless service. Service to others-the lonely, the hungry, the homeless- asking nothing in return. They are full of loving kindness. They are rising to a higher reality, one of omniscient love, in harmony with the power that knows the way. He or she becomes a living conduit of loving kindness. Radiance. They live in non harm, Ahimsa. They choose one path and take it all the way. They are no longer indulging in anger, meanness, gossip. They have risen.
The Sage: Robert Adams: “Choose one path and devote yourself to this. Take this all the way to the end. Pronounce your unfoldment, to no one, be humble and holy.”
“An Ancient Way for Modern Day”, the Sage emerges from the unusually deeper levels of Supreme experience, free of compromise of the foundations of the universal laws of Good Actions, non harm, the Yamas and Niyamas and The Golden Rule that traditionally fulfills a fundamental comprehension of the spiritual path.
“Robert Adams is the only teacher in the West that goes directly to Truth through pure love. If you want to lift yourself up into the golden realms of realization without being cult-y, (weird or irresponsibly drop out), you will love the lessons and this teacher.”
The Yogini Newsletter Sept. 2000 Boston Mass.
The Sage, Robert Adams: “The West uses this word to mean anything. A student of this Teaching awakens to ponder and meditate upon the Dialogues before the sun each day, until they feel the peace that passeth understanding. It is good to sing to God with joy. Do not stop until you feel the peace, the love, that is God, The Supreme. This changes your entire day. They repeat this again before bed. Do this for a minimum of thirty minutes to begin with.
Throughout the day, you inquire. You surrender all of your bad habits, anger, jealousy, gossip, meanness to God. The Self within. You can pray. Use beads. Japa. The rosary. No difference. Of course you can tell a true student by their loving kindness. Their gentleness. They go out of their way for others. For they are living on a higher plateau if you will. The pull of the world, mans inhumanity to man, is weakened. You perform your dharma, your job, with joy. You become a better doctor, lawyer, parent, painter.
A true student, serves others selflessly. This comes naturally. Alleviates the suffering of others. Feeds the hungry, helps the poor. Visits the housebound. Is a comfort to others. For this is the natural emanation of your True Nature. Check yourself. It is very easy to speak spiritual words; “I am a student, I am Consciousness”, but if you are still getting angry, hurting others, hurting animals, gossiping, yelling at people in traffic, it is just words. You must give up what is not of the true Self, of God, in order to rise higher. You must live in Ahimsa. Non Harm with all. This is your true nature.”
*The Lessons of Robert Adams consist of a sequential order of over 800 life-long Dialogues given publicly only once, sometimes twice a week in his only public teaching appearances. They are accompanied by personal questions and answers that may be submitted, The Candlelight Circle option video and meditation circle, and contemplative study Resource Reviews. Live Classes are held alternately as announced, traditionally in Georgetown, Santa Fe, Cow Hollow S.F., and Online Events.
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Daily Jewels of Truth
"Live by the golden rule."
"True love never ends."
Robert Adams Quotes on How to Live
"You can tell your spiritual stature by your loving kindness towards other people."
"You are here because of karma. It behooves you not to create any more."
"Become a living conduit of loving kindness."
"Within you is the Light of a Thousand Suns. Let the True Sun shine forth!"
"Discernment is not judgement. You must be very discerning in this world. Do not involve yourself in the vile things in this world."
Chopin and the Sage
Enjoy the beautifully personal sharing of the artistic and family life of Robert Adams, the beloved internationally renowned American Sage residing in the creative and celebrity studded city of Los Angeles. Nestled in the scenic and culturally diverse family suburbs with his large extended family, he devoted himself to a traditional, tender and often humorous priority of fatherhood above all. A documented, confirmed and videotaped series of his Presence in support of philanthropy, the arts, and the many animal protection causes is provided for students at the yearly celebrations. Robert Adams donated regularly to Amnesty International, various animal protection organizations, orphanages,and the classical music series held in his community.
"Sing with all your heart." Robert Adams
Enjoy The Personal Documented Student Narrative :Chopin and The Sage
"Attending years of Hollywood Bowl classical concerts with Robert Adams, with his deep love of music, was sheer bliss" writes a devoted friend and student.
"Music opens the heart." Robert Adams
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Personal Narratives and Videos.. Enjoy shared documented and personal touching narratives of these starlight evening concerts of Chopin, Beethoven and more, attended with the gentle revered beloved teacher, Robert Adams. All narratives are by students documented and archived to have spent ten to thirty years in consistent personal, regular studentship in the physical presence of beloved Robert Adams.
Chopin and the Sage. Part I
I was honored, happy, and warmly welcomed as extended family to join Robert Adams and his beautiful family to regular attendance at the Hollywood Bowl classical music concerts for several years. Sitting under the stars as the live music wafted through the warm evening air, there was a timeless sense of beauty of the soul. Just as the musical concerts of ancient times, resembling the higher realms of evolvement, these experiences were absorbed as living joy . Our favorite was Chopin. In later years when my gentle, spiritual life mentor and newly adopted father - friend experienced illness of his physical form, I drove him to his spiritual meetings, and we discussed my own spiritual background.
I drove everyone to concerts to continue our traditions, as this artistic, refined sage sat calmly in the back seat with his family, bringing his usual sparkling innocent levity to the evening. With the magic dust of deep compassionate caring, he always made everyone feel a sense of rising above their personal petty problems and identifications of importance. This occurred wherever he went. Everyone became kind and open, even strangers.
The sage always wore white linen suits or slacks and a white silk kurta, long Indian shirt. He lived family-Indian style in his large extended family of grandmothers, cousins, etc. all deeply bonded in warm laughter and good heartfelt humor, in a majestically decorated environment honoring him with love. The visiting and adopted nieces were always nurtured and enjoyed rather than left with baby sitters and told to be quiet, with a feeling of being in the adults way of fun and center of the joy of living. We would all ride in one large car. Often a guest or special visiting lifelong student would join us.
The car floated with fragrance of Robert Adams' sandalwood oil and his wife's floral perfume, as if we were in an exotic garden.Robert Adams played music all day long in his home, and we had many long talks about various composers and his love of drums and Indian drums/tablas. His living radiant example of noble fatherhood and manhood in such a protective and gentle selflessness echoed of the saints of the Ramayana and ancient Vedic male role models, without trying, simply being Brahman naturally, having already transcended the primal nature, being gentlemanly and gracious in all interactions.
My most vivid, timeless permanent memory is transcendent of time and space, as all rose into a sublime flow of sincere happiness. Robert Adams sat next to me in his chair, emanating a thick deep still peace, and saintly happiness, attracting the glances of those nearby viewing this tall, white -clad gentleman, hands folded in his lap, sparkling within as the stars above. Chopin melodies rippled through the air in the live performance at the Hollywood Bowl. In those moments, we all sat in peace, carried away in the music that as musicians and musicians of the heart, we heard deeply in our souls rather than observing from a listener performer perspective. His love for his family was traditional and protective, attending all of their private school music performances and meetings, while together they nurtured needy children, visited hospice to read the Gita and comforted those passing over with harp and Indian music played live.
Tonight, I knew this was a karmic blessing. On his birthday, I took this rare master, my dearest friend and father figure, and his beloved wife who was an internationally loved benevolent host, established designer and gourmet vegetarian nutritionist to a Beverly Hills restaurant with live jazz, the music of his youth. Robert also loved Judy Collins as a favorite whom he played often. His openness to positive music was humorous and fun- spirited, with Willie Nelson and traditional gospel dropped in on occasion in praise of the one consciousness of which we are all a part. In fact, whenever gospel came on a special on television, he loved to stand up and sing and clap! I once drove two of his children with us to a 'vintage' concert by the singer Mel Torme of my parents-grandparents generation, at Robert Adams request to enjoy an outing together.
A completely new venue for a young Californian exposed to rock, classical and traditional Indian music training, I understood his international global awareness, comfortable in many different international cultures as a wise sage of understanding beneath all outer coverings/distinctions of nationality, music genres, religions and clothes - straight to the heart. Later that year at my request we enjoyed a concert at UCLA including Larry Carlton a jazz guitar virtuoso.
"I do not teach only Advaita, but the heart of compassion." "This is a compassionate Advaita. Most people using these words have no idea what they mean. You cannot be a mean person, and be studying Advaita! It is impossible. It is a way of life. " Robert Adams
Generally, in his home he played only classical, jazz and chanting. He kept a true yogic self contained discipline, one that was not rigid but natural and admirable as a pure soul. This included always waking up before the sun rose to walk, and run, swim, even climb mountains, then he would sit with sacred scripture in his pale blue velvet chair that his daughter gave him for his birthday, often with one of his children. He kept a full daily schedule of global counseling requests.
Of all the outings I drove him to for over a decade (when he no longer drove), I must say a favorite was the classic famed West Hollywood Japanese restaurant with gardens overlooking the Los Angeles city twinkling with lights.
Robert Adams sat gracefully and still in his warm, welcoming overwhelming peace that flooded everyone in divine consciousness naturally and happily, often patting me on the shoulder and discussing my Kung Fu studies, focusing on the original spiritual origins of the pure art developed by monks and nuns to protect their temples from intruders. He would graciously converse with a sense of joy.
When I met him arriving from a religious background, he lived in a large, beautifully decorated multi-family three story home, but as his body was touched with illness and his children began upper school and Universities, it was suggested by his physician that he move into a contemporary three story town home in a professional neighborhood that was easier to navigate, and within walking distance to lovely parks, art shows and live Sunday concerts in the park. There, we would spread out colorful Indian spreads and his many family members and their pet companions would spend the day listening to music and strolling in the park.
They were closely intertwined with his lifelong Indian students, his original Inner Circle, in regular discourses and dinners, that remained a lifetime following, separate from the brief new four year urban audience of Los Angeles, in the early 1990's, On those sunny afternoons we would once again soak in the floating melodies of Chopin and other composers, and he would smile, a golden grin, and sit in complete contentment, surrounded by a rare old school protective love and purity. Sometimes a glance would stop time, in the presence of divinity.
The karmically ordained blessing of my greatest loves; music, family and this wonderful soul who looked upon me with a golden radiance of both simple camaraderie, and deep divine awareness of all that was occurring, continued a lifelong anchoring in residing amid saints. From the time of my arrival, until after graduate school, and then sitting with his family in his suite at his requested family seclusion during his visit to snow- covered Arizona. His hilltop suburban ranch home was surrounded by snowfall; the kindly, powerful clear all seeing Truth continued unchanged, in a peace beyond this sphere. One that transforms with love.
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