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The World Is Not a Warfare Drama of Good and Evil


ADI DA SAMRAJ: When the mechanics of egoity are transcended in “self”-understanding, then it becomes obvious that life is simply a “play” of opposites. Neither “Good” nor “Evil” finally wins.


Conditional Nature, in all its planes, is inherently a dynamic. The “play” of conditional Nature, in all its forms and beings and processes, is not merely seeking the apparent “Good” of “self”-preservation, nor is it merely seeking the apparent “Evil” of “self”-destruction. Rather, the “play” in conditional Nature is always in the direction of perpetuating the dynamics of the “play” itself— and, therefore, polarity, opposition, struggle, alternation, death, and cyclic repetition tend to be perpetuated as the characteristics of phenomenal existence. Therefore, the “play” of conditional Nature is always alternating between the appearance of dominance by one or the other of its two basic extremes. And the sign of this is in the inherent struggle that involves every conditionally apparent form, being, and process.


The struggle is this dynamic “play” of opposites, but the import of it is not the absolute triumph of either half. Things and beings and processes arise, they move, they are transformed, and they disappear. No conditionally apparent thing or being or process is ultimately preserved—nor, by contrast, is there any absolute destruction. Cosmic Nature is a transformer—not merely a “creator” or a “destroyer”.


To the ego, “self”-preservation may seem to be the inevitable motive of being. Therefore, a struggle develops to destroy or escape the dynamic of conditional Nature by dominating “Evil” with “Good”. This ideal gets expressed in the generally exoteric and Occidental efforts to conquer conditional Nature via “worldly knowledge” and power. However, it also gets expressed in the generally esoteric and Oriental efforts to escape the plane of conditional Nature by ascent from materiality to “Heaven”.


When the ego is understood and transcended, then conditional Nature is seen in the Light of Reality Itself. And, in that case, the egoic struggle in conditional Nature or against conditional Nature is also understood and transcended. Then life ceases to be founded on the need to defeat the dynamic of conditional Nature via conventional “knowledge”, power, immortality, or mystical escape. The “world” is no longer conceived as a drama of warfare between “Good” and “Evil”. The righteousness of the search for the “Good” as a means of “self”-preservation disappears along with the “self”-indulgent and “self”- destructive negativity of possession by “Evil”. In place of this dilemma of opposites, an ego-transcending and “world”-transcending equanimity appears. In that equanimity, there is an Inherent Self-Radiance That Transcends the egoic dualities of “Good” and “Evil”. That Self-Radiance Is the Free Radiance of egoless Love. In That Free Radiance, energy and attention are inherently free of the ego-bond, or the “self”- contraction, or the “gravitational effect” of phenomenal “self”-awareness. Therefore, dynamic equanimity, or the free disposition of egoless Love, is the “window” through which Real (Acausal) God may be “seen”—not in the conventional mode of “Creator”, the “Good”, the “Other”, or the “Heavenly Place”, but as the Real, the Self- Evidently Divine Self-Nature, Self-Condition, and Self-State of all-and-All.



The ultimate moment in the “play” of conditional Nature is not the moment of egoic success. The ultimate moment is beyond contradiction. It is the moment of equanimity, the still point in the midst of the wheel of Nature’s motions and all the motivations of the born “self”. The Truth—and the Real Self-Nature, Self-Condition, and Self-State—of “self” and cosmic Nature is Revealed only in that equanimity, beyond all stress and bondage of energy and attention.






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