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Winter 2018

Enjoy Robert Adams as Santa playfully directing Christmas Carols at Christmas party.


Let There Be Peace On Earth. Robert Adams opening and closing song at his early dialogues.

Cherish The Season.


"How To Live? 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."


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.
Robert Adams

Holiday Christmas Sharings

Dear Robert Adams Institute precious friends; thank you. This holiday time, thank you for everything you shine seamlessly for others! So grateful the sages site is live.I wanted to take a time for a shout out to my lesson student class so thoughfully hosted by Anna Li, And Roberts teachers leading us. As I reflect on this year and the many 'teachers' that appear, for the new year i realized Robert Adams is the end game. Though my peers mistakenly list him with current teachers, his loyalty to the purity of Vedantic ethics did not sway. When I stopped eating meat and smoking, as he said they just fell away'. Gently. LIke him. Smoking was hard. Eating meat was not. The meditations became easier.

Your vessel is crystal. I open your site everyday for my reflection. I recall that he said Westerners take and take, but often do not give and do not really change for better. This year, I will take this to heart. With sincere gratitude, Mira. (Miras blog "everything divine and more.') Chicago USA


Questions and Answers On Jesus




The Teaching of Jesus of Nazareth

Questions and Answers with Robert Adams

Q: You said that one can achieve the liberation of the soul, that is illumination, by devotion to Jesus.

RA: Yes

Q: Yet how can I believe the things I read in the Bible when you don't know if it has been changed...

RA: I said devotion to Jesus. If ones heart is pure, then the Truth of all true scriptures, words of pure Truth, is received. These scriptures are protected. Truth is protected. You will receive what you need. Focus on Jesus.

Q: If this is my path, can I do devotion and inquiry?

RA: Yes, If you are doing this correctly. There is no difference. Both must have surrender of the heart to the Supreme.

Q: What if I focus on consciousness of Christ, will I get the same result?

RA: No, for one is not the other. You want a personal surrender of the heart. To a pure being of selfless love. Absolute omniscient Truth. Nothing else. Yet the heart feels for human suffering. If that is your path, you must devote yourself completely with all of the love in your heart to the person and the path. He will guide you.

Q: I have a difficult time with understanding the crucifixion. This is alien to me. I sense that from your words, you understand this is hard to accept. What was the purpose of this?

RA: What is the purpose of giving up your life for your sick child? Love. Jesus said destroy this body (temple) and in three days I will raise it up. It is love. Selfless love. He knew the consciousness of man at the time. People do not like the truth of realizing what they are doing. By this, I mean the cruelty, the meanness. The vile activities. He showed them the supremacy of Goodness is God. This is how we are to live. Yet he made it personal. Most people do not like that. (laughter) Truth is how you live your life, not spiritual discussions, lectures or retreats. Satsang is how you live your life, not something you go to. He showed that the show of religious activities and laws was often cruel. True religion is pure loving kindness. He only did Good. Therefore, as the selfless voice and Will of God, he suffered in the physical out of a divine love for the souls he was teaching. He knew what was to come. But his love was stronger. This is beyond the comprehension of this earth. He remains. Beyond the crucifixion. This is understood by the great saints.


Q: As a child I felt very blissful in the church we went to, but then I believed that you can meditate outside or anywhere...but I didn't feel the same result..

RA: Yes. This is because places where groups of people are sincerely focused- experiencing God become filled with this. This takes over the worldly thoughts and problems. This is blessed. You feel this upon entering. You can meditate outside. But If you are not going deep, if you are not advanced, you may not feel it as strongly. This is the benefit of true religions. Churches. Temples. They are saturated with Absolute Reality, the Presence.

Q: You said the scripture says God is not mocked, as you sow you will reap. Is this the law of karma?

RA: Yes.

Q: I was reading last night that the end result of everything in the Bible if you do it correctly I mean, is joy. love. Is this the happiness that is our true nature, or is this a reward for acting in universal laws?

RA: This is the joy that is the backdrop of everything that is occurring in the temporal world. It is our real nature. Therefore, when we identify with this joy of God, act from this, speak from this, ponder this, it becomes our life. Happiness is our origin. It is not a vague neutral void. The love you feel for your loved ones, for that which is of your heart here on earth, is but a glimmer of the joy I am speaking of. It is beyond imagining.

Q: You said you began in mystical Christianity.

RA: Yes

Q: Did this include the blissful states of inner awareness?

RA: The blissful ecstatic states occur as God is experienced, in your path. The great Christian ecstatic saints were in this bliss. This happened from a great love.

Q: How would anyone develop a path or relationship with Jesus if it was so long ago and he was crucified?

RA: He is present here, right now. There is no death. He is beyond time and space. It is pure love. This path is personally given out of personal love. A true illumined being never goes anywhere. He is aware of you. It is a universal law. Knock and the door will be opened. Ask and you will receive. If your heart is pure, if you attempt to follow the divine laws of non harm in word and deed...you will perceive the presence more intensely.

Q: Do you believe in the formal prayers he advised, or speaking from your heart or just observing what is going on in the exchange?

RA: Do each and feel your heart. Which one is effective in your experience of omniscient love? The peace that passeth understanding? It is good to follow a formal prayer at times, for you surrender your human mind, into a higher activity. You apply yourself to the words as Absolute Truth, not mental repetition. This is powerful. This can be beautiful.

Extracted from The Teaching of Jesus, Silence of the Heart.




CHRISTMAS with Robert Adams

"Rejoice and be of good cheer! Bring happiness, comfort to others at this time of year. Dive even more deeply into God and you will reap the benefits of the mass consciousness that is focused on God at this time. Read beautiful scriptures. Enjoy the fun and festivities! Each time you bring happiness, each time you alleviate the suffering of others, is a holy act. Visit the housebound. Give toys to children. Be a conduit of joy."

"Many students always ask me how they can enjoy the holidays with all of the commercialism? Of course, I say that you will see what you look for. To give gifts to others is good. Instead of disliking what others are doing, be happy and rejoice. This is a very auspicious time. People all over the world are thinking about God. This is very good. Become as a child. See the world with the wonder of a child. Raise yourself above that which 'you', your mind, does not like. Observe your actions with great heart. Make Christmas beautiful for someone else this year. Serve others. Visit the poor and make their environment happy. Give them things that make their lives easier. Alleviate the suffering of children. Enjoy lighthearted festivities. Smile at everyone, from your heart. If you utilize this time of the year to become a living conduit of peace and harmony, to go out of your way for others, without thinking of yourself, without looking for a return, this will be a wonderful Christmas!"

"On Christmas we fill our house with children, toys, presents. This surprises many people. They think I want to be alone and quiet. There is a time for everything. You do not want to become self absorbed. Your ego becomes enlarged. You think "Oh I am really spiritual! I do nothing at Christmas I am going to meditate." Of course, you can do this whenever you wish, yet to go out of your way for others at this time is beneficial."





In Her Fathers Garden

"We always know it is officially Christmas when our father walked into the living room with his large fruit cake that arrived from the monastery made by monks that he ordered every year, and his dairy less egg nog. We knew that he would begin hiding presents around the house for the next few weeks. On Christmas morning the presents filled the living room and out through the door. Dad loves to bring joy to others and preferred the company of the gentle and pure, protecting and providing for abandoned and abused children. Mother and grandmother made huge exotic multi cultural feasts at a formal linen covered candlelit table that relatives, students and friends filled, more and more each year. Treating "The Guest as God" was taken literally in our family, as naturally as breathing air. A potent honor of the beauty of tradition melded with a love for the whimsical and humorous that naturally united hearts in innocence.

Touched by his adherence to the Vedic traditions of householder, his traditional yet deeply sensitive and loving celebration of the holy day included a morning Christmas service at a beautiful cathedral and a Christmas concert. We went to see the nutcracker ballet. He never canceled a family event for a public talk, and often had children on the stage with him as he spoke. Our most sacred memory is the highly colored fabric childrens bibles he gave us with our names engraved in them, my Mother Teresa large coffee table book of her life and activities which inspired me to begin a Mother Teresa co workers group in high school. The completion of this sense of the sacred, glowed in light of service in humility and joy in generously giving without thinking one is 'giving' when we always brought home a child from the local convent orphanage, the head nun knew our father well.

The child spent a Christmas day with us, covered in loving hugs, presents of uplifting, fairy tale beauty and inspiration, and ate until they could eat no more. Afterwards, the child sat with us and our family of loving animals in the candlelit beautifully decorated living room, and talked about his life concerns as father reassured him of his power to create a good, wonderful life, and that God was taking care of him. When we dropped the child back at the orphanage, the cheery, stout, selfless nun would wave happily at us hugging the child in welcome, and I noticed a spark of determination in her eyes to change suffering chidlrens lives, as she twinkled acknowledgement to my parents, knowing exactly how much more than a toy and a dinner that child received that Christmas.

It was a light to guide them through troubled darkness, their heart uplifted their faith ignited, and she was very aware of exactly where she was sending each child what each child needed the most. The childs expression had softened and changed to a quiet happiness by the time we dropped them home. Today, we do the same with the children in the local childrens home, offering a refuge of guidance, comfort and unconditional love, in the Reality of the uncompromised omniscient compassion that is our true Self, the heart of God.

Laila has been teaching with her father since a teenager, and currently teaches her fathers message internationally, residing and teaching extensively in religious womens community. She is an established artist/designer, in private practice in counseling within a childrens healing teaching, utilzied in the counseling community. She is the director of The Robert Adams Benevolence Project, presented with the Heart for Humanity award.











Autumn 2018


Illumination Blog





A Peaceful and Happy Thanksgiving to You.

"Your job is to be a friend to the animal kingdom. Your job is to protect the animal kingdom."

"Peace. Peace. Peace." Robert Adams


"Be grateful for everything that you have been given. Show gratefulness to others.

Be grateful for this opportunity, this life, that you have been given to unfold. So, on this Thanksgiving, be of good cheer. There is much to celebrate." Robert Adams


The Bliss Discourses

The Original Pure Form Bliss Consciousness Teaching By Robert Adams 

"When I say "Bliss is your birthright" I am speaking of the direct Presence of God as pure joy. Infinite Perfection. Selfless omniscient love. The direct experience of complete, supernal peace that is unchanging. Now. This includes mastery of the human condition through gracious existence in non: harm. Luminous omnipresence. Vibrant bubbling happiness that is beyond your imagination. Not an abstract happiness that is as a 'void'. An empty orb. A bliss as when you love someone multiplied a trillion times. This is the beginning of Bliss Consciousness. This is the nature of the pure Self. Of your divine Self.

I am not speaking of the human self.

This direct experience is attained by rising above the vile aspects of this world, above the human self with its foils and foibles, in a gentle unfoldment. The way you react when someone makes you angry. When you are selfish, believing that you must achieve something over others. Achieve name and fame, instead of inner unfoldment. Your human condition must reflect your inner experience. You cannot have both.

There are many people going around talking about 'bliss', giving three-hundred-dollar weekend retreats, saying 'You are bliss." that have absolutely no idea what this is. The unfathomable beauty that is infinite, eternal, unchanging. This is not for the masses. The masses do not want to go this deep.

You want to follow the highest, most pure, direct way, for there is only one way, and that is rising to a higher vision. Surrendering the human so called lower nature, mastering oneself, surrendering to a higher reality that is of purity. Love. Once you enter into this unchanging Reality, you never wish to leave. This is what all true religions call you to. There is a point where you only wish to become pure. Kind. If you follow a direct, authentic path established by true masters, you cannot fail. The problem is that Westerners think that they can omit the homework of the saints and sages, and simply become 'bliss'. Because they are talking about it. This is not so. 
The more you dive into this Bliss, this all-pervading complete perfection, the easier it is to dissipate the impurity of past samskaras. Your hidden motives, anger, resentments, jealousy, and rise to a higher level of consciousness. Permanently.


You wish to dwell amid the Supreme. The omniscient love that is Reality. This is not achieved by simply stating "I am Bliss." You must achieve holiness by gentle unfoldment. Guidance by one who has done so, for all great paths teach this. If you wish to actually experience your true state of Bliss Consciousness, you must take yourself in hand and follow a direct path of gentle unfoldment, for you cannot go around hurting people, having hidden motives, ruthless ambition, gossip, anger, and achieve bliss consciousness. Quite the contrary. 

This is a joyful path of gentle unfoldment into the Self. God. Self, through mastery of the human condition. This is achieved by precise, direct guidance. That lifts you into this state, and your entire outer life begins to reflect this. Goodness is attracted to you, Happiness becomes your friend. You are embarking upon the path of Truth. And if you are sincere, you are protected. Guided by the great spiritual giants. This is not a path of this earth. 

You are here because of karma

It behooves you not to create anymore. Be gracious, pure and full of loving kindness. Find joy, fun, and good cheer in your brief journey on this earth, but never forget who you really are. There are a lot of crazy cults, out there teaching nothing is real, it does not matter what you do, or that you can achieve bliss in one week. This has been going on since the beginning of time. Practice wise discernment.

The true sign of beginning to have a direct experience of Bliss Consciousness is the transformation of your human self. Bliss Consciousness permeates everything. Your life changes. You become kinder, gentle, peaceful. Other people do not make you angry, you are not attracted to mean people, gossip, vile actions. Your outer life begins to attract people of kind spiritual stature. You dissolve your bad habits. You rise.

When you have begun to truly experience Bliss Consciousness, you begin to realize a grand humility, a deep humility that brings you to tears, for you realize the grandeur, the magnificence, the love of God. And you no longer resist the Truth. The truth is that you are here purely due to karmas, in order to rise to selfless love.

Many ask me if all events are manifesting out of perfection. This is a very important understanding. Your ego, mind, has free will to make erroneous, mean, selfish, delusionary decisions. The results of this will arise. Is this from perfection? In the sense that one day you will learn the truth, one can say this. But this is not really accurate. Man's inhumanity to man, wars, vile actions to animals, these things are of man's free will, the darkness of delusion. Therefore, they are karmic events causing karmic events. Know this now. Do not accept this worlds vile actions as "Perfection".

Study the laws of Right Action. You will rise to a beautiful, sublime level of understanding. One that is beyond the mind. As you free yourself from involvement in karmic producing activities, you are blessed. You begin to operate on an entirely new level of existence that is so beautiful, so loving, so joyful. You cannot believe that you lived the former life at all. This is one's natural unfoldment. Bliss ensues. Everything is luminous, emanating joy. Happiness. You must seek this. 


Now, there is much talk of manifesting and creating. There is divine intervention due to prayer, there is Grace. You can utilize your mind to manifest things to an extent, but if you have not realized the ultimate Truth of the Supreme, where will this get you? For you will ultimately keep creating karmas that cause incoming repercussions of suffering, for you have not realized the great Truth. Therefore, your mind keeps thinking this manifestation will be the answer, but without awakening to wisdom of right action, the laws of good, the Golden Rule, how this universe works. You are coming from the mind. Your habits. Your deeply ingrained past samskaras. And you are not guided by The Power That Knows the Way. Therefore, you continue in a circle of ups and downs.

These are the basics

Many people approach me to tell me they are very confused by the word 'Consciousness', as it is often used as head knowledge, devoid of Truth. This is why one must have a true teacher to teach the beginning steps. Before one memorizes words like "Consciousness" and "Bliss Consciousness." Consciousness is God. Omniscient love. Compassion. Surrender to the Supremacy of Goodness. In the West, this is often used to mean simply existing in a neutral state.

This is very dangerous. For this often leads to the false thought that nothing is real, that there are no right or wrongs on this earth, just 'consciousness' and how you look at things. However, Consciousness manifests solely as Good. Compassion. Understanding. Selflessness for others. Giving to others of yourself, helping. Therefore, many create karmic repercussions by thinking anything you do is Consciousness, when it is actually Maya. Ego. Delusion. Man's distortion of free will. They have forgotten about the laws of karma. These are the basics. 


Without this understanding, one cannot experience divine bliss, the nectar of the Supreme. One stays in head knowledge, and becomes self-absorbed, thinking they do not have to correct themselves, behave responsibly, take care of other people, go out of their way to do the right thing. So, they erroneously believe everything they do is right. Coming from Consciousness. However, this is not so. On this earth, you are under the laws of karma. The ways of the body, the mind, are not always the ways of Consciousness, good, God.

Therefore, many simply look at Consciousness as another way to feel good. It's like using drugs to get high. They make you feel good for a while then when you come down you feel worse, anything that's temporary is an illusion. Consciousness is beyond that, but you must humble yourself to surrender all that is not of the highest good for all concerned, be a good person, understand the laws of The Yamas and Niyamas. Only then can you begin. Only then does the Light of a Thousand Suns reveal itself to you. And all is love.

As a flower gently unfolds its petals, it emits a beautiful fragrance. So it is with spiritual unfoldment. You cannot demand bliss. Bliss Consciousness is divine magnificence. It emits its fragrances as you begin to unfold. It is a natural progression.


What is bliss

Most people have no idea what Bliss is. The Bliss Consciousness of which we are referring is the direct experience of God of the ancient Masters, saints and sages that is beyond this world. Beyond all human imagining. Beyond any love you can conceive of. It includes all beings as this pure love. There is a unity of one heart in a great magnificence in which selflessness towards all, a desire to go out of your way to help others, is our natural state. There is no other option. This bliss is divine Grace.

The same bliss, the same joy, that exists within you, unchanging, eternal, also exists within the trees, flowers, all of nature. This joy is Ultimate Reality. Eternal. Omnipresent. All else fades in comparison. The more you surrender your human self to your true Self, the more you experience Bliss Consciousness. By meditating deeply, immersing yourself completely in The Supreme, Bliss arises. For this is the nature of God. This is your True Nature. Yet you must make the effort. When you truly surrender your heart to That Which Does Not Change, omniscient love, the bliss of which I speak becomes your personal Reality.

As you go deeper and deeper within your Heart Center, you find that Bliss Consciousness arises. There is no end to it. It just goes deeper and deeper. It expands more and more. It is your choice to engage in that which is not of this Truth in your daily consciousness, to identify with bad habits, mean actions and all of the foils and foibles of humanhood. When you surrender this, you begin to really unfold within. This is the bliss that is so pure that those who experience it cannot describe it. Cannot even speak of it. This is Perfect Reality, The Supreme. This does not separate you from others. You feel at one with others. You do not leave your responsibilities. You find joy in your responsibilities. This joy is right here and now, this moment. Right where you are. It is a holiness that lifts you into the Truth of your existence.

By 'Bliss', of course I refer to God. All Pervading Perfection includes you, your life and all of your problems, which are dissolved into the bliss, the happiness that is the substratum of your existence. Instead of being a manifestation of your human weakness, identification with problems, your life becomes a manifestation of complete perfection. In this perfection everything is directed by Good, the happiness of all involved." 

Robert Adams

Real Life -

more on the Robert Adams bliss discourses...

The Bliss Discourses embrace the extemporaneous talks of Robert Adams through over thirty years of introducing the truth of deep, unchanging pure Bliss Consciousness within, as revered globally by "true spiritual masters", traditions, ancient texts, temples, mystic Christianity, shared in his own personal experience. The 'real life' experience of a blissful, ecstatic, joy- permeated ever- present interior Presence that is 'warm hearted' in a compassion for all of life, is included in the majority of spiritual teachings yet called by different names. Identified as the nature of God, of our true Selves as God within, this Presence, 'satori', 'nirvana', 'spirit-filled' is experienced both inwardly and outwardly, often in nature, yet perceived in all of life. This defines the unchanging experience of Illumination, return to an eternal love, often experienced in deep prayer, meditation, devotion, inquiry and selfless service to others as a spiritual practice.
Robert Adams unique introduction of pure, direct, "Bliss Consciousness" in spiritual integrity, devoid of Western misinterpretations, in ethical spirituality, defines the sole Teaching honored by both orthodox and contemporary traditions due to its uncompromising inclusion of personal accountability: purity of ones human actions, ethics and daily consciousness, enabling one to "reap the fruits of your efforts', experiencing that of the 'saints and sages who dwell in Bliss Awareness" offered as an option to a common Western misinterpretations of disowning spiritual responsibility in an attempt to achieve a 'high' or disassociation with ones human identity. In this humble surrender, through natural means of the heart, one is open to the presence of "a direct experience" of "Bliss Consciousness" in a highly personal, loving life transforming unfoldment.

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Keeping On Track in the Cultural Climate

Finding Sanctuary and Well Being in the Reality of Unchanging Truth. Peace. Compassion. The Alleviation of the Suffering of Others.

"The pull of this world is very strong. You wish to rise above. This is why we do these methods everyday. To have a direct experience of God. Of Omniscient love. Beyond words."

In the current cultural climate of media saturation in the oppositional forces of justice/injustice, dishonor/honor, in which former fundamental activities appear forgone, we actively continue to immerse ourselves in "The Supremacy of Goodness", the Supreme, unchanging Reality of our origin of omniscient love, peace, compassion that supersede human chaos and "rationalization of transgression of spiritual laws of right action." The interior sanctuary of "The Supremacy of Goodness", emanates as becoming "a living embodiment of compassion in the world".

The personal experience of beloved Robert Adams Teaching offers a correct path of service, well- being, peaceful personal relationships, light hearted joyful radiance, reflecting our True Selves in the world, rather than in words. Robert Adams Teaching offers a gentle oasis out of confusion, in an internal solid realization of God within and without, while practically establishing an outward role in this lifetime as living embodiments of the Truth. How? intervening when possible to promote peace, loving kindness, peaceful resistance to injustice, the qualities of The Supreme. The following guideposts assist one on the core radiance lit pathway of Truth, while "becoming an asset to this world."

"The person who realizes Truth, does not passively observe injustice, cruelty, harm to others. He is the first one to get in there and help. Yet within, he is at peace. Remove yourself from unkind, violent, angry, resentful environments and relationships. I do not mean to run away. You correct your own actions. You apologize. You remove yourself. Do not remain in the company of arrogant, belligerent people. Do not participate in angry, aggressive actions. You are not passive. You are strong in peace."

"Do not intellectualize cruelty. Injustice. Aggression. This results in incoming chaotic repercussions. You will not know why this is happening to you. Remain in Truth. You do not choose right action, loving kindness, peace, depending on the reaction of others. You choose it because you have no attraction to anything else. You have risen. If you protest injustice, remain at peace within. Do so peacefully. Do not cultivate anger. Hate. Do as the Buddhists who protest the abuse of animals. In peace they march. If you must sue someone, sue them with love. Do not cultivate hate. Never believe you can 'get away' with anything in this world. The Lords of Karma are always watching."

Actions of Gentle Intervention

Robert Adams occasionally attends films. He quietly gets up and leaves the room if exploitative, cruelty, violence, 'adult' movies or fear driven agendas are featured. The humble sage leaves a public talk on extremely rare occasions. One is disrespecting a woman verbally, or in any way. Another is disrespecting a child. "Satsang is over." The gentle beloved Sage loves innocent humor and gentle whimsy. He encouraged children on the podium and stage with him, blowing bubbles and laughing.

"Never strike a child. Do not force children. Guide them with loving kindness. Always protect children from the vile things of this world."

"If you do nothing but discuss, debate, memorize spiritual terminologies, you will not change. It is by jumping into God everyday, until you feel the peace, the love."

"Never use spiritual terms to criticize someone. To judge someone. There are a lot of people going around saying "Be quiet! Be in Silence!" "That's your ego!" Of course, if your really realized what these words meant, you would have no desire to say them to others. You would be gently unfolding within. You would be gentle with others. People tell me they would just observe in the war. In the holocaust. Because everything is unfolding as it should. Quite the contrary. Someone who understood Truth, would be the first one to go in there and help! When you truly realize that everything is unfolding as it should, you realize that you are an embodiment of Truth. Compassion. Loving kindness. You have no other choice but to help others. For there are no others. There is just one Heart of God."

"Make up your mind everyday to do three things to find peace. Increase your daily meditations/practices. Do something for someone else asking nothing in return. Bring happiness to others. As you are unfolding, bring sunshine to all you meet. Do not do this for a reward. Do not care what others think. You are operating from an entirely different reality. You have risen. You are not operating from the thinking of this world, me first, what can I get out of it? You have found something better. Then be of good cheer. Smile. Do not become idle, thinking this is 'spiritual'. Make your home, your relationships, bright and shining. Do this from your heart. You will create a new life."

"Abide in the realization of the eternal nature of the virtues. Of Truth. This never changes. The world changes. Politics change. People change. But the Truth, within the world, people, nature, never changes. Therefore, look at the world with a sense of the eternal, yet actively become a vessel of peace, beauty, harmony, in the world."

Robert Adams










The Robert Adams Pure Form Original Teaching

Everyday Living. Transcendence of Anger (part one)

Question: When you were answering the psychologist’s questions about anger and the ethics of indulging in your own so called outlets, at the cost of others I found two things deeply meaningful. I would like to ask you about this.

Robert: Yes.

Question: The first was that in light of my path, the Vedas. It seems being in the same truth as the scriptures, “Stay away from an angry man”, the contradiction in modern psychology is that this is an essential part of our being. It’s good. This is so prevalent that it confuses. If you can speak on this. Because you have a very warm, light hearted nature I have never seen you angry or mean but you are on- point uncompromising on ethics such as non-harm. So not abusing or dumping on others, and a mastery of one’s character, if I am correct, is a reflection of the divine Self rather than defining oneself purely as a psychological human with no goal point, rolling from anger to greed to happiness to grief, with no resolution or divine intervention… Is this correct? How would one just adjust their equilibrium to really authentically live this way?

Robert: Yes. First of all, you must decide who ‘you’ really are. If you wish to identify completely with incoming fluctuating anger, rage, fear, selfishness, happiness, and so on, that is entirely your choice. But what right do you have to impose this on others? To take it out on another? You have no right. You can object, reason with them, remove yourself from any abuse. You are a doormat for no one.  Therefore, if one is truly honest with themselves, they find there is an enslavement to these forces, to anger, in that it is never fulfilled, it is never over, it is never finished. And it has an effect on your consciousness. The problem with psychology in this regard is that we are taught that we ‘are’ these fluctuating tempers, resentments, hidden motives, meanness, we must explore them, excite them, express them, to be well adjusted and so on. And look at the world! (laughter) Everyone is angry, and they think this frees them. Yet soon, it is time to be angry again.  



We then have the reality of energy, consciousness, karma. How this affects our life. All true religions teach that tempers, anger, and so on, is a detriment to spiritual unfoldment. Why? Because this aligns you with chaotic forces of confusion. Despair. Expressing it until you choose to express it again. And the cycle never ends. It is detrimental to interior unfoldment. This incurs more suffering. So. The idea is to identify with the root of it all. rather than the so-called symptoms. The human predicament. Which is karmic in nature- childhood suffering, a myriad of complex internal belief systems that say that what we ‘feel’ is who we are. Then there is spiritual maturity. We inquire of ourselves. What right do we have to verbally or otherwise abuse others with our anger? We observe that anger infuses more anger. It is a never-ending cycle. We must be very honest with ourselves. If we culture secret angers, resentments, envy, it is the same.

We are not denying anger. We are not repressing it. We are not disassociating ourselves. We are not being artificial. We have simply found something better.


Something immensely glorious. Something far more powerful, more therapeutic, if you will, than the never-ending mirage of ‘expressing’ whatever arises, whether it is beneficial to do so or not. As we unfold, we begin to lose interest in magnifying these feelings. Rationalizing bad behavior. For we have found there is a sublime, all-pervading reality that reveals anger, fear, self-righteousness, arrogance, aggressiveness, meanness- all these things we are taught to believe are a part of us- to simply be a vehicle of further suffering. But you must discover this for yourself. If you wish to. It is your choice. More... Transcendence of Anger Pt1 and Pt2



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"What right do you have to hurt an animal?"

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The Way of True Non-Attachment

"Do not use spiritual terminologies to behave badly. To have a cold heart or become callous. This is not the way of the Self. If you are acting from the Self, you are filled with compassion, loving kindness towards all sentient beings. This is your natural state. You cannot do anything else but alleviate the suffering of others.

Non-attachment is not ignoring injustice, abuse, harming animals. Westerners do not understand the meaning of these words. It is an interior realization. It is the retaining of peace within, while taking Right Action. If you were really practicing non-attachment, you would not be attracted to ignoring the suffering of others. You would have no choice but to intervene, in a calm manner. If you were being tortured, starved, abused, would you tell someone not to help you and to be 'non-attached'? Of course this is nonsense. This is a cold heart. You must have compassion." Robert Adams




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" I Welcome You With All My Heart."

"Om, shanti, shanti, shanti, om, peace. 
Hello. It's good to be with you again, to see your lovely smiling faces. Happy faces. Put on a happy face. (laughter)"

Welcome to the summer Robert Adams Daily Illumination Blog.

A blessed and beautiful summer to all.

Diving into the Waters of “The Splendor and the Glory.”


Robert Adams favorite beaches on his family holiday in Merida /Yucatan

“You have to really dive into the practice of unfoldment. You must do the practices, not simply read them” Robert Adams

Dive into the Depth of “The Splendor and Glory” of the Teaching and apply the Practices, do not simply read the quote. The seeker goes from one reading to another without changing; the sincere spiritual aspirant or devotee has found his spiritual home and dives deeply into the depth of the practices. He does this each morning and evening until something happens. Something wonderful. As you begin to internalize the Truth, the realization of the words become your reality. You perceive the Light, the Love, behind all changing outer circumstances.

The secret is to identify with the qualities of the real You, in each action, word and thought. This will gain momentum, and it will become effortless to become a warm hearted, generous human being.

You identify with this therefore, when you realize that You, the real ‘You,’ are the Light of Reality behind all events, you become full of compassion, loving kindness, always shining as the sun behind the changing clouds. Something beautiful happens. Everything outward begins to change. Your circumstances become better. Why? Because you are guided by The Power That Knows the Way, instead of confusion. You are no longer angry. Yet you are not repressed, apathetic, false, you have risen to a higher vision. A higher reality that takes care of everything, through you taking right action. So the difference is that you either read, memorize and intellectually quote spiritual truths for an entire lifetime, go to spiritual events and know ‘spiritual’ people, or you dive completely and totally into the practices, into the meditations, selfless service to others, compassionate inquiry, prayer, chanting, and you become very very humble. But you must dive in all the way. Dive deeply into God with all your heart. All your love. Surrender everything that is not of the true Self to God, sincerely. Then you will find that you exist in a world of unimaginable beauty. Bliss. Peace. Suffering subsides. You become an asset to this world by your loving kindness. Your benevolence.”    Robert Adams



Dive Into the Waters of


Welcome. As we share this summer’s beautiful images of one of beloved Robert Adams favorite family holiday summer vacations in the world of nature, the beauty of this manifestation of The Supreme, we are simultaneously invited to dive deeply into the cool, refreshing waters of eternal Truth that does not change, the substratum of our lives unseen, that allow us to uplift our earthly experience with gentle simplicity amid our dedication to “do something". "Do these methods every day and watch what happens. The happiness that is the substratum of your existence will come bubbling up. But you must take some action in this earthly life. You do not have to be a victim of circumstances".

In These Warm, Welcoming Summer Months, Dive into The Current That Knows the Way

"The current of divine reality will lift you up once you make the daily effort; the saints and sages, spiritual giants are aware of your efforts. You may walk along the sand,or dip a toe in, and that is all and well. Yet, if you truly wish to enter the mystical realms of God, trust in the Supremacy of Goodness. This has been the glorious truth since time immemorial in all great religions; you must make the effort to experience the lives of the saints and sages. Do not be satisfied with words. Dry head knowledge. A quote or verse. Do it today. I promise you, your life will improve immeasurably. You will find yourself among kind, loving people conducive to interior unfoldment."

“Many will memorize quotes, discuss, debate, find new quotes, but who will do the Practices, the Teaching? These are the ones who will find that something wonderful happens. You will have the consciousness of heaven on earth.  Won’t you begin today?”


Students,aspirants, friends, let us begin today. Today we have been ‘pre-ordained’ to receive the gracious offering; to rise above the day to day cultural climate of ‘man’s inhumanity to man’, ethical and moral ambiguity and resulting chaos, to be taken by the hand by a dear friend of genuine goodwill, one who abides in “the peace that passeth understanding’, that does not change” in contemporary times, uncompromising authenticity and purity of heart, and direct experience ‘in your personal life’.

As we travel through Merida Mexico with the Sage in these images of his favorite region to spend summers with his family, let us breathe in the all-pervading love, Truth, and wisdom to rise to a higher vision. In this summer’s warm days, light-hearted inclinations, we sit by the water and open to the infinite eternal, we ponder the Lessons, we “Pray and sing with all our heart to God.”
We “become benevolent.”
We “become of Great Heart.”
We “Discover The Unimaginable Beauty”
We create lives that are “Bright and Shining Like the Sun!”
And we rejoice.
Let us make up our minds today dive deeply into the pure waters of “True spiritual practices every day until we reflect the quality of our eternal Self, love, compassion and humility.”  
Happy Summer to all.

Love, Your Spiritual Family

The Robert Adams Institute


Enjoying a Summer Visit to Merida/The Yucatan With Robert Adams "See God in the Beauty of This World."


In ocean outings, each time he swam out into the ocean Robert Adams swam for miles until he was merely a dot in the distance. Love of the expansiveness, clarity and melding of sunshine and water sparkling in the latter day is a force of divine presence that he honors. "What is divine omniscience? As you begin to unfold, you begin to see the Light, the grandeur, the divinity, tenderness, behind the outward events and physical world. There is a divine love that is the Supreme, God. This is the beginning."

Robert Adams and Family- Summer Holidays in Merida Amid the Pyramids : Memories

“This Life May Be A Dream, But It Can Be a Joyful One.”

The gift freedom found in the realization that we may actually choose an unchanging, real and true, loving sanctuary, a refuge in “The Light of a Thousand Suns” within, the joy of the Supreme, throughout all circumstances, whether we have the option to change outer circumstances or not, defines the shared personal experience of Robert Adams. A rare contemporary example of radiant unchanging peace throughout great gain and loss, vibrant health unimaginable illness. A devotion to modern American family life in the traditional sense amid the worlds cultural chaos, throughout life, the crystalline clarity of aquamarine waters, bright cheery warm sunshine that reflected his personal warmth in gentle joviality to all, define the sages chosen nature surroundings. 

A beloved, buoyant, soft- spoken sage known for emanating an overwhelming ethereal peace that dropped artificial defenses and permeated the room with the presence of an inexplicable deep love, his original inner circle of students including an overseas group of British-Indian heritage’. Choosing to live near the ocean in a warm, brightly uplifting sunny area, he took his family to the beach often on weekends and during summers, on family holiday to Merida Mexico. Staying at a family resort, he often mentions his love of this time, the close family time together, and always visited the Mayan pyramids. As we enjoy a late summer visit to the favorite places of our beloved gentle Sage, let us together 'dive into the waters' of a deeper, committed daily refreshment in the practices of Truth.



Student: Thank you Robert. Last week you were speaking on the importance of helping the pained, the voiceless. This is not a common topic of most teachers, in California anyway, (much laughter) speak on. I wondered if you could help me in discovering if this applies to animals. I was in a spiritual group where I was told that my saving the whales and so called ‘worrying’ about animals was basically unimportant. Leave to the universe. When I did your Sage in the Heart meditation that you showed us, and listened, I felt in Consciousness that this was not true. Helping them was my path. To the point, what do you think of animal activism in the LA area?

Robert Adams: We must alleviate the suffering of all living beings. All of life is one consciousness, love. Service to the animal kingdom is an act of holiness. This alleviates selfishness.

Student: What is Mass Consciousness?
Robert Adams: Mass Consciousness is the underlying evolutionary consciousness of the masses of the world- at one particular time. Therefore, if you are living in a time when the majority of people think it is normal to torture and kill animals, to eat them, even though this is completely unnecessary, you will somehow feel it is OK, because the vibration-if you will- of everyone else is so strong that you just accept it. If you were born at a time when the people were highly evolved, where there was spiritual wisdom, this would not be a consideration for anyone. What I am saying is that the thought of doing such a thing would never occur to anyone, for as one evolves, causing suffering to any living being is unthinkable. So you have mass consciousness in business, in relationships, in religion, and so on. Now, since this earth plane is approximately on the level of the third grade in consciousness, when you begin to evolve into a more compassionate life in accordance with Right Action, you will find that you differ immensely from the majority of people, or the mass consciousness. As you unfold, you become stronger. 


The Beauty of Devotion to Meditation, Prayer, Compassionate Inquiry, Holy Music, Everyday

"The whole universe is in a state of flux. Nothing is solid. Nothing is permanent, nothing exists, the way it appears. Your body is a miniature universe. Your body is a replica of the entire universe. Your body is a microcosm of the macrocosm. This being so, then there's nothing permanent inside of 'you' . 'You' are not a permanent being. (* "Never confuse the You with a big Y with the you with a little y. YOU are eternal, omnipresent, pure compassion. The little you is the impermanent body.")

As you keep on practicing day after day, as you keep on doing your homework, the day will come when something happens. Many people give up too easy. Never look for results. This is why, even before you get to self-inquiry, another thing you have to develop is humility. Total humility. You forget about what people say, what people do. You observe the world, but do you not react to it, and you begin to practice every day. You begin to understand that the I-thought doesn't exist. It never did. This is why you do not concentrate on the I-thought. You concentrate on the source, which is the Self, God, consciousness. If this becomes difficult for you, you practice surrender. That's where the humility comes in. You surrender your body, your mind, your ego, your affairs to God, or to the Self, or to your heart. You no longer need or want anything. You give it all up to God. 


Everything I am sharing with you can be discovered and practiced. You can practice this. You will see that I'm saying the truth. It may not take you one day, or two days or a week. It may take you some time to do this. But if you keep watching in the morning when you get up, you will discover that the I comes from the heart, the spiritual heart in the right side of the chest, goes through the spine, up into the brain, and then you become a slave of the I. The I takes you through the day and through life. But now that you discover where it comes from, you begin to see that when I go to sleep, it reverses itself. It goes the other way. For when you go to sleep, just before you fall asleep, those few seconds before you fall asleep, you're in the same consciousness you where when you woke up in the morning, before you awakened, and became fully aware of the I. You are in the same place, the same position. But this time it's reversing, going the other way. The I is going from the brain, down the spine, back into the heart. 

This is called tracing the I. Following the I-thought. Now you've got something to work with. Now you've got something to do, keep you busy, keep you out of mischief. You begin to follow that I. When you are able to follow that I into the heart, in other words, when you are consciously in your waking state able to follow the I back into the heart, you will become free and liberated. This is your homework. This is what you have to do. All of you have to start doing this, have to practice this. Discovering the I, where it came from, tracing it back into the heart center. When it goes back into the heart center, and you're conscious, you're liberated, for there's no more I. It is the I that has been keeping you in bondage, the I. Follow this I. Do it, and become free. Peace. 

I'm going to start playing some different kinds of music. If you like this music, let me know and I will play more of it. 

(Robert Adams includes his love of music in the majority of his Dialogues. To enjoy his favorite songs, chants and prayers, see ICHANT and the CD area of this Home site.)

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Have a Passion for God

"If you keep turning within enough, and you cry for realization, you cry for God, you have passion for God, like you have for a football game! (laughter) something will give. And something will happen. But you have to have that passion. It has to come first in your life. And you start in the morning as soon as you open your eyes. Know the Truth. And the Truth will make you free.

You are not separate from the great saints and sages. If your heart, you want to experience God. Fully and completely. The Supreme love. So, when you are despondent, out of sorts, throw your whole heart into God-with everything you have.

Give God your heart and soul. All of your suffering. Jump into God, the first thing upon awakening in the morning until you feel the love, the peace. Meditate. Sing. Chant. Pray. If you cannot do anything else, surrender your whole heart to God. God will appear in the form that you love Him the most. God is here right now. The saints and sages, angels and great beings are here, aware of you, personally. Now. When you love God with all your heart, all separation disappears. You will feel God deeply within. And your entire life will reflect this. You will see everything with a new view. You will begin to perceive the bright and shining reality that is behind all of life."


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" So many people think that to find God they have to separate themselves from others, form their children, the people in the world, to have a solitary experience of expansion. Quite the contrary, you will find yourself becoming more attracted to serving others, to being warm hearted, a comfort to others, taking care of others beside yourself. Do not let your mind make you selfish. Expand your heart. God fills the sky with birds and the forests with animals and feeds them- The Supreme is the joy in the laughter of children. You will not find joy by yourself, looking for what feels good to you alone. The nature of the Self is the love, the joy that expands upon giving to others. Expand the love. Expand the kindness. Alleviate the suffering of others. In a normal, natural fashion. That is God."

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Enjoy a beautiful spring and summer pondering the transformative, uplifting talks in personal guidance. in the beauty of nature.

"It is never too late to completely change your life for the better. The easiest way to begin is to ponder, digest, again and again,

one passage from the discourses. You will begin to feel a deep peace where you felt fear. Anger. Sadness. It is all within you. Do this first thing in the morning upon awakening, and just before bed. Suffering will begin to subside. Happiness will begin to bubble up. The world will lose it hold on you.


This is a beautiful practice. Yet it is very powerful. Do not take this lightly. Go out in nature if you can. A peaceful place. Relax. This is a gracious, gentle path. If you do this each morning and evening, the same discourse everyday for a week, this

peace, this bliss, this compassion, all pervading love will become a reality for you. Go beyond words. Experience this yourself."

Robert Adams




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"When you begin to awaken, so to speak, to perceive the unimaginable beauty, love, harmony, that exists right here and now, each moment, in a myriad of forms, ever expanding, a great benevolence that assists you. Each layer unfolds as a petal to a flower. This occurs naturally. There is a Current That Knows The Way. Therefore as you being this process, consciously, you never cease to unfold here. You exist in an Ever Awakening Life. And this is beautiful." Robert Adams



"Your job is to preserve life whenever possible."




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"When the feeling of despondency arises, go outside into a beautiful part of nature. Identify with God as this reality. Allow the peace to arise. As you begin to identify with The Supreme, you will rise to a consciousness more conducive to right action in all circumstances."


Daily Guidance Questions and Answers


Q: When I attended his talks I was surprised to find he only spoke once a week, living a family life, always walking hand in hand with his wife. Did Robert Adams have a traditional wedding?

A: Yes, Robert Adams and his beloved wife had a traditional church formal wedding. He had a female operatic performance of Ave Maria. Later, upon having children, he had them formally Christened in the church. "One can participate in all the ceremonies, devotions of ones faith to accelerate unfoldment, but you must have a pure heart." Robert Adams


What Is the true path of 'non-reaction'? Clarification on This Topic In Correct Context. "Never just observe when someone is suffering. Never brush anyone off. Correct Non Reaction is an Interior Realization."

Q: Blessings to you. My understanding of his teaching of non reaction is an inner response of peace, then acting appropriately outwardly. Others say it is complete passivity. Can you clarify?

A: The Teaching of Robert Adams on the peaceful attunement of non reaction is primarily emphasized regarding ones incoming life circumstances, karmas, etc. Indeed, one lifts into omniscient divine peace, understanding, "The Power That Knows the Way", rising to a supreme reality as personal experience. One is then guided to alleviate the suffering of others; to take correct action.

"I do not mean to simply sit there and observe others suffering. To not respond to injustice, cruelty, your responsibility to others. It is an interior understanding. You rise above the event in a direct experience of God, The Supreme. We must be very honest with ourselves. We are not ignoring everything, becoming a non responsive, cold orb. Quite the contrary. One who truly realizes the gentle path of non reaction, is the most loving, caring, warm person of all. He is the first person to get in there and help others. For example, people always ask me about the war. They think that if one is realized, one would simply watch all the people being tortured, killed, running for help. This is false. Instead, one becomes a living embodiment of loving kindness, assistance. When you feel a natural pull to alleviate the suffering of all living beings, then you know that you are unfolding. For there is no separation from your heart and the heart of others."

"This is not for the public at large, but for those deeply called from their hearts to become a living embodiment of love, compassion, humility. For that is your True Self."

Q: Can you share in respect to the author, narratives why Robert Adams selectively chooses to distribute his talks only to those present, 'showed up', and a few friends? I know that his pamphlets are in spiritual temples in India with his conformation, where he is quite famous.

A: Please see the video accompanying the imagery of the globe, on our non profit legal page in which Robert Adams explains tenderly' for the foundational sacred reverence Robert Adams reserved his Teaching of his personal experience 'for those few called by a pure heart to take this all the way.", sharing Dialogue transcripts with only those present in public, non Inner Circle talks, and a few friends who felt a deep resonance to this gentle path of joyful transformation. Please see the required non profit legal page and his Dialogue sharings for the traditional Student Sage reverence shared in his joyful gatherings of music, refreshments and dialogue for pubic guests.


"Peace. Peace. Peace."


God, as the world, is Real.

Never Say Nothing Is Real;

"Never say nothing is real. God, as the world, is real."

The Joyful Dream

"This life may be a dream, but it can be a joyful one. Never forget the most important thing, love, compassion and humility. For this is the nature of your true Self."

What is non- attachment?

"If you really wish to practice non attachment, give up your anger, your belligerence, your arrogance. Your meanness, gossip, jealousy. That is non attachment. The West thinks this means to give your things away and announce it.

To have no responsibilities. To become selfish, self absorbed, thinking only about yourself. True non attachment is an interior realization. This is a very deep process. You care even more about others. A deep peace arises. You know who You really are."

"If you wish to know someones true spiritual stature, observe them when asked to go out of their way to help someone else with nothing in return. Alleviating the suffering of others in an everyday practical way is a holy act. This is true spirituality."


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Questions and Answers with Robert Adams

Q: You said that we should all read the world scriptures and become familiar with them. I have read the Bhagavad Gita. Do you have any suggestions for the Bible? I am unfamiliar with this.

Robert Adams: Proverbs. This is the foundation for life, in order to progress. Read all of the words of Jesus. This is a good beginning. Read everything that Jesus said.

Q: I am feeling a progression to apply "I am not the doer", (laughs) even if that sounds like a contradiction. It really calms down my nerves. How do I know if I am practicing this correctly?

Robert Adams: Yes. Most people do not understand this. If you, your human personality, fears, foils and foibles are not the doer, who is? God. You simply allow God to act through you. The Supreme. Of course, this takes surrender. Humility. Deep awareness of Truth. If God is the doer, then all that comes out of you is love, compassion and humility, for that is the nature of The Supreme. The Self. Not the human self, the divine, all pervading, omniscient Self. Love, compassion and humility is the nature of the Self. That is the emanation of the true Self. This is how you know you are doing this correctly. This is a very powerful practice. Throughout the day, you can compliment this with holy music, beautiful traditions, that which awakens The Supreme. This helps you remain in this practice.

Q: You know, I went to several similar sounding groups, and the emphasis is on the destruction of all that is familiar, the abandonment of your comfort zones, the chaos that results is good. This is not what you teach and I wonder if you could share your thoughts on this.

Robert Adams: Unfoldment is not acquired by force. By violence, mind games of abandoning things, people, feeling fear, chaos, all sorts of crazy ideas. This has nothing to do with God. Spiritual unfoldment occurs as a flower unfolds. God is merciful. With grace, harmony, complete understanding. It is an interior realization. Everything changes but it changes beautifully. Everything becomes more harmonious, peace increases. Relationships begin to reflect this awakening of the splendor and the glory. Never force anyone to do anything. You do not frighten people into awakening, become belligerent, arrogant, aggressive. You follow a true path of illumination and God will take over. You do not need to force yourself to feel these things, leave people, leave your career, become strange. For in true illumination, you will begin to see the Supreme in your relationships, you will become a better doctor, dentist, parent. You will become kinder, wiser. These things will happen. they happen naturally and of their own accord. Happiness will begin to bubble up. For happiness is the substratum of your existence. Do your practices with devotion and this will happen. Peace.


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A Moment of Refuge

"Take Refuge in the Peace that Passeth Understanding."

"Dive deeply into the peace that does not change. Do this every morning upon awakening and just before sleep. Here, you will find refuge in That; Peace Eternal. Here you will find the Unimaginable Beauty. It will begin to last longer and longer, until one day, it never leaves you. Peace. Peace. Peace. "

Robert Adams



Why Benevolence Is Most


“To become a benevolent person is most important. Benevolence is a necessary virtue for unfoldment. Why? Because benevolence is your true nature. You, the real You, are naturally benevolent. Naturally selfless, giving to others. Of peaceful intercession. A conduit of harmony, love, peace to all. A living embodiment of loving kindness. You go beyond yourself. Giving. Not just to yourself. This naturally brings peace and happiness. Joy. Because this is the nature of The Supreme. Since this is an aspect of your true nature, to express this outwardly is simply to express the Self. Your true Self. (God within, eternal all-pervading)

Therefore, the quality of benevolence must be acquired while you are in your human body. Never imagine that you can stay the way you are, without acquiring the virtues, and spiritually progress. The virtues are required for spiritual progression. They determine your actions. The easiest way to acquire this virtue, is by making up your mind to practice it. Simply do it.


It is far more important to become benevolent than to discuss theology, memorize spiritual terminologies, pronounce that you are Consciousness, a so- called ‘observer’, ‘non –attached’. For if you really understood what these words meant, you would have absolutely no desire to pronounce them to anyone. This would never occur to you. It is all an interior realization. Non- attachment simply means that within, you are not destroyed at loss, yet you are the most loving mother, father, sister, brother, friend, for you see God in everyone. And all Is love. You do not withdraw from the world, from relationships, responsibilities. You perfect them. This is your dharma. And acquiring the virtue of benevolence is a most important aspect of spiritual unfoldment. It does not matter if you ‘feel’ like doing this or not - for who is feeling this? Your true Self delights in giving. Alleviating the suffering of others. Being compassionate.


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Ignore the minds objections, rationalizations. Human selfishness. Self-absorption. Go beyond this. Do this consciously. Rise above your human tendencies and become a conduit of God. Your life will change profoundly. This is why I say, ‘I am calling you to a higher vision.’  You will be amazed at the results. If you begin to practice benevolence in your daily life, you will naturally be lifted above this world, for this is not a world of benevolence. Yet there is a higher world, so to speak, a more evolved consciousness, of which you will begin to feel a part of. This will guide you. Protect you.

People say to me, “But how can I begin to become benevolent, if I can barely handle my own problems?” Of course, the opposite is true. When you begin to become benevolent, your own so called problems begin to become less significant-they bother you less. You see the big picture so to speak. When you bring food to a group that is hungry every day, when you visit and talk to the housebound, the isolated, the lonely, make them laugh, bring sunshine into their lives, you become aware of your true Self. As you expand, the things that upset you lose their hold on you.

You can be benevolent with a friend by simply going out of your way for them, with no so-called reward. You can join organizations that feed the hungry, clothe the poor. Help the homeless children. Many so- called spiritual people become so self-absorbed in doing only the things that they enjoy every day, talking about spirituality, doing things to make them feel good, that they miss the point entirely. They stay in the same stage of unfoldment. There is no significant change. Benevolence is a joyful virtue. It is a bright and shining truth. For this is where the happiness that does not fade exists. This is the foundation of mysticism, the saints and sages, awakening, all of the things that you are searching for.   

You know this from the love you feel for your family, your children, your animals. This is a glimmer of the love that is our origin. Our eternal Self. We must have for each other. If you have a gift that brings joy, art, music, being of comfort and good cheer, then go somewhere where you can give this to others. Become benevolent of heart with your family, your friends, your co- workers. Do not think about what you will get out of it. It does not matter what response you get. You are doing this for God. Hand it all to God, and become his expression of loving kindness. You will find that things in your mental life, in your spiritual life, will begin to improve immeasurably. 


Question: How should we treat children?

Robert: How should you treat children? Treat children as if they were Gods. Love them with all your heart and with all your soul. If you really love children the love that you feel for them will encompass them also. And they will become loving children. I don't mean love them with a human idea of love. I mean really love them. With all your heart and all your soul. See them as a sacred being. See them as a God. And realize divine right action is pouring itself through them. See only the goodness in them. Become an example for them. Do not tell them to do anything that you wouldn't do yourself. Children become what they see not what they hear. Therefore if there is peace in your home, if there is love in your home, there is joy in your home, I mean real peace, real love, real joy they have to pick it up. It has to pour into them. And they will react with love and with peace and with joy. They will grow up to be kind, compassionate, beautiful human beings and this will become a new world.

So again become an example of love and compassion and peace. Whenever you look at them or think about them. Look at them with love and compassion and joy and peace and then you'll be surprised what happens.



"Always place children first."

"Never hit a child."

"Teach spiritual life by the joy and love that ensues."

"Become a conduit of loving kindness to your children. Protect them from the vile things of this world."



The Transcendence of Fear

by Robert Adams

“Never allow fear to reside. Do not culture fear. I am not saying to do foolish things or not take heed. I am saying that a Power That Knows the Way, The Supreme, God, will take care of you, guide you, protect you, if you will allow Him to do so. How do you do this? You refuse to think of yourself as a mere human, full of weakness, worries and hurt. This is an illusion. You, the real You, are none of these things. Now it is easy to say these words, but what do you really do when fear appears to be real? The first step must have been done previously. You have regularly, daily, identified with a direct experience of God, through your practices, meditations, prayers, and so on, until you have a realization of Absolute Truth through peace, harmony, love, that cannot be described. Because you have done this, you have mitigated, for want of a better word, your 'samskaras', tendencies, inclinations, to fear. It is dissolving into a greater Truth. Eternal Reality. Everything else begins to lose its power over you.

Then you are put in a position where fear seems to appear. You do not identify with this fear. You do not say “I am afraid.”  The fear is not yours. Who are you without the fear? Do you not see the truth that it is entirely up to you to fear? Now, many people who are not ready for this truth become arrogant and tell other people not to be afraid. Never tell someone else what to do. Never tell a child they cannot be afraid, comfort them. We are talking about you. A student on this path. We are humble. Kind. Gentle. Therefore, you refuse to identify with fear. You refuse consciously to accept fear. Simply and naturally. If you are of a devotional nature, you instantly surrender the fear up to God." Here God, I surrender this fear up to you entirely. Take it from me. I identify only with you. With your qualities, virtues.” And you really do it.


You do this until you no longer feel the fear. You do this every time the fear appears to arise.  (pause) So. What are you doing? You are refusing to identify, on any level, with fear. You do not say ‘my’ fear, ‘I’ am fearful, because the real 'You' is eternal, all-pervading, omniscient love, Absolute Perfection. Beautiful. Pure. Holy. Everything else has been covering up the real You, your holiness, because you choose to identify with it, to act upon it, to believe that this is who you are. This is impossible. The body feels a protective response to harm, for you to remain safe. The right thing to do arises naturally. You however, know who You really are. No matter what happens to you never forget who You really are. Identify immediately with who You are.

Never become cold, removed, uncaring to others, saying “I am observing so I have no fear." Those who understand this path, know that you are only practicing true observation when you are observing the situation from a deep, unfathomable love, for that is your real nature. This love will lead you to right action-not ignoring the situation in apathy. Be very careful. Do not fool yourself. Identify with who You really are, not who you are not. It is easier for you to immediately identify with the qualities of the true Self than to 'try' not to be afraid. Of course, your progression will depend upon your samskaras, your character qualities. If you are unusually inclined to fear, then you simply increase these practices. You will get out of it exactly what you put into it. I can assure you my friend, that if you refuse to identify with fear, if you realize it has absolutely no power on its own, it will lose its hold on you. But what will you identify with?

Identify with All- Pervading Reality. Eternal love omniscient. Identify strongly with the sage in the heart, on the right side of your chest. See Jesus, or the sage of your heart, right there. Expand it, expand it, until he is larger and larger. Rest in the sage. Take refuge in the sage. Hand everything over to the sage. Do this with all your heart. See yourself far above the appearance of fear, as if you are the sun looking down at the clouds dissipating. You thought you were the clouds, but in Absolute Reality, you, were the sun all along. Feel this strongly. Let’s do this right now. (Silence. Meditation.)


Do you feel this? Do you feel this with all of your heart? We are very practical here. I can assure you that if you do this regularly the appearance of fear, the belief in fear, will loosen its hold on you. Jump into God immediately. The secret to this is that you are identifying with feeling, That which is beyond all temporal human appearances, and That is God. As it is said, if God is for you, who can be against you? If you are truly on a path of spiritual progression, you are engaging only in actions of humility, loving kindness, peace. 'Right Action'. You would have absolutely no attraction to anything else. Therefore, fear has no place in your life, no power. Know this and be free.

Peace. Peace. Peace.


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Student Q&A

Question: I really enjoyed the two fabulous online live courses on The Three Virtues and The I Thread to the Heart, a topic I have just discovered that speaks to me. Info on more?

Answer: Yes. Please request listing for RSVP on the webinar courses in the message box on the Institute Intro pg. The world chanting instrument and vocal classes will soon begin.

Question: The daily schedule of the sage is interesting in his mix of the ‘norm’ and speaking to an international audience. Can you talk more about his daily lifestyle and diet schedule? Was he vegetarian? I read the original sharing and wanted to read more, as a couple of us visited on rare occasions and were struck by his light, and husband primary role, when he wore a Walt Disney cap on his walks through the park.- Jim Austin
Answer: Robert Adams gently, in a relaxed but unswerving manner, resides in adherence to the ancient Vedic scriptural precepts in truth rather than just form and lecture. Naturally inclined to the beauty of form and self structure, similar to in religious environments, he always arises before the sun. He was raised in a deeply religious structured environment of diet and devotions with a strong and loving mother. He would walk for miles or climb a large hill in the early dawn, returning to walk with his beloved Dimitri, a dog given to him as a gift from his daughter and named by another child, often with various family members. The evenings would find him in his large, pale blue velvet 'birthday' chair emanating an overwhelming sense of peace and the room over looking a beautiful oriental water garden was filled with a profound peaceful stillness associated with deep God contact. Occasionally he would read the ancient scriptures with one of his children, several adopted relative’s or his wife. The weekdays centered around scheduled counseling appointments, from international visitors to local celebrities and those in need of guidance, with break for lunch-either at a local restaurant or with his family in a formal dining setting.

The beautiful narratives of his private residence are often shared. The beloved sage resided in Vedic or Indian style of extended family. He resides with or next door to his children for the majority of his lifetime in a lively, laughing, artistic/musical household. He joined his wife and family members for formal family breakfasts at their long glass dining table. She would prepare a fresh fruit tropical salad and his favorite seven grain cereal, often spiced as in Indian ashrams with several spices. Fresh pineapple or lemon and orange juice was often included. His beloved wife dedicated her life to him in a devout, loving and boundless manner of dedication, while they shared modern equal roles, amid a rich sparkle of laughter and kindred spirits. He respected her gifts and nurturing spiritual perceptions in counseling mothers for challenging life events, adopting/raised several relatives in need. The diet is most akin to a fresh natural basis with macrobiotic grains-often Indian dishes, never varying from a vegetarian foundation, substituting non dairy whenever possible, such as in his celebrative holiday fare, bringing home non dairy egg nog, etc. Beloved Mrs. Adams had her own radio show on nutrition and vegetarianism as a young woman, and taught gourmet vegetarian cuisine prior to her design career. Robert Adams and Mrs. Adams hosted years of legendary, beautiful feasts and celebrations in the ancient adage of "The guest is God."


"What Right Do You Have To Hurt An Animal?" Robert Adams

"No Realized Person Would Ever Hurt Another Being." Robert Adams

"This is a path of Ahimsa." Robert Adams

"Do not use spiritual words to excuse bad behavior. Do not say you are 'observing' and 'unattached' when others are suffering. This is delusion of the mind." Robert Adams

"Your body does not require meat to be healthy. As I have said, when you eat meat you absorb the suffering, the terror, the pain of the tortured animal." Robert Adams

"This is a path of non-harm. Your job is to protect the Animal Kingdom." Robert Adams

"The compassionate you become, the more clearly you feel Gods direct guidance." Robert Adams

"As you begin to unfold, you begin to see God in all living beings. And since all of life originates from the same love, you feel love for all. It would never occur to you to harm anyone or anything. When you become aware of the suffering imposed upon helpless animals, you can do nothing but help them. You begin to become a conduit of compassion." Robert Adams

Question: Is it true that a vegetarian diet is more conducive to making progress on the spiritual path?

Robert: "This is a contradiction. Automatically if you're practicing sadhana in the right way you will turn to vegetarianism. You will begin to see that the eating of dead flesh is unnecessary. It will come by itself. You will not be interested in killing cows or chickens or pigs or having them killed for you by the butchers. This makes you are finer human being. It makes you pure to an extent.

But a totally realized being avoids meat. Their meals are very simple. They eat to survive. And the food supply that they need is very little. Unless they're doing something to help someone or to show someone something. So the answer is again a truly self-realized being avoids meat, they don't even think about it. They do not gravitate to those things. But spiritual aspirants, even those who are high on the path may eat meat. So I suggest you try to stay away from meat if you can."

On occasional days, due to his beloved wife’s successful established design career requiring her attention, he would prepare what the family called ‘Dad’s cereal’, making enough to serve everyone else in the home. He used only glass cooking pots. Robert Adams possessed a notable ‘sattvic’ or highly evolved personal ambiance of relaxed and cheerful natural purity, cleanliness, self-responsibility and careful order of all of his actions in a gentle, soft manner. Always cooking his seven-grain organic cereal at a low heat, he also prepared his personalized green drink of several green powders in fresh juice.

Again, he offered preparation for any family member or guest present. Eating slowly at the long buffet table, he would on rare occasion read the newspaper and comically ask who tore out the holes in the paper, because his children often removed significant articles or reviews. After listening to music that was always playing at a soft or louder volume in the house, he would prepare to take visitors from around the world for pre-arranged counseling appointments. His wife arranged appointments globally by phone, and guests would be treated to a one hour personal counsel session, followed by her warm and hospitable formal British afternoon teas with refreshments, or a beautiful formal Indian supper of several courses, live musicians and discourse.

On weekends Robert Adams took his family out to eat Thai, Indian or Mexican food in local restaurants primarily visited by the surrounding corporate buildings and the Encino community. He would comically place his name with the maitre d as "Famished. Mr. Famished!" and was fondly known as such locally. An appreciator of festivities, his love for having many children and animals around him, many people to care for and love, holds him beloved to the hearts of thousands today throughout the world. He never asked children to be quiet, never chided others or spoke harshly, deeply adored and revered by his children and wife, yet maintained the highest standards of impeccable responsibility in respecting others- not allowing students to disrespect one another, particularly women and children, in his environment. He enjoyed special treats, cakes or Indian sweets at parties or on occasion. (See online course: "Diet and Daily Living Now" offered twice Orly.)

"Peace. Peace. Peace."

A soft civility and his uncompromising honoring, rather than discussing, of the 'Vedic' or a higher evolved lifestyle simply and naturally emanated from him. This would stun theologians and intellectual debaters into a quiet respect for his humble lack of personal agenda or ‘convincing’ anyone of anything. He would merely present a possibility to engage, an invitation to explore the subject matter. “I am not a guru. You have asked me to share my experience. Try it and see if it works for you.”
Weekend outings would be followed by attending a live concert, alternated with days at the beach in Malibu, or at his relative’s home amid, the parks and meditation grounds in Rancho Palos Verdes and Pacific Palisades.

Devoted entirely to his family and the upbringing of his children in private religious schooling, now all in the professional therapeutic or spiritual teaching paths, Robert Adams never went anywhere without his family other than latter day public discourses that were not a part of his original Inner Circle lifelong friends of classes and students that met regularly with him. In addition, he regularly engaged in dedicated involvement in animal protection groups, the local classical music arena, members of the Hollywood Bowl and the museum. He is known for quietly supporting children’s orphanages and for his assistance in organizations for the majority of his lifetime, all continued in his ongoing Benevolence Project.  

Question: Did Robert Adams receive requests to ‘take over’ or run famous, long standing spiritual (names famed organization community) groups? 

Answer: Robert Adams received several such requests. He refused them all.

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Student Sharing

"Ponder This"

On the Application of the Writings of Saint Teresa of Avila

to the Personal Practice of the Teaching of Robert Adams


The privilege of this teaching has shone bright  light on my understanding of the path of my upbringing. Thank you for this opportunity to share my journey with you. The practices and peaceful presence of Robert Adams has been a real grace to me. It has opened kernels of previously misunderstood wisdom. To some, this appears oddly in contrast with my own spiritual pathway. After attending several of his talks, I found this persons deep peace complimentary to what I had found solace in for many years, the life of the saints.

I was a regular retreatant at religious retreats throughout the country. Here I would find  the ‘me’  of childhood  when I  had felt the presence of God.  I have found myself consistently returning to the writings of Saint Teresa of Avila as a stepping stone to a more concentrated relationship. As I contemplated Robert Adams talks and shared a few words with him, I felt the same peace of the saints that had arrived at the retreats. How could this be?

It was different from other spiritual speakers, because he already was what he was talking about. Many people have described this, that I am aware of. Some that never met him or personally heard him - trying to represent him with unrecognizable imagined neutrality. Like a 'nothingness’ that bore no relation to him. Perhaps they misunderstood his contemplative message, separating him from his own Teaching. After the first talk, I felt called to contemplate my books on the saints. ‘The saints’ that had provided me with so much solace. This courteous teacher was almost self- effacing in his humble approach.  But his light that warmed the room made us feel privileged. Robert Adams had two things that he always returned to that were familiar with me, contemplation and pondering.

He said it every week I was there. Don’t just listen, don’t just read, ponder it, ponder it, ponder it. Soak it up. Become it. Set aside time everyday for the ponderings as I have shown you. Pray for the depth of it to come upon you. Just wait. It will. Wait for it to reveal itself to you. Yes this takes a humble patience, but that is the way wisdom comes in the path of the saints. For emphasis he would stop and lead the pondering. His Self Inquiry.

"Pondering, contemplation, are always practiced in peace. Love. Surrender. Humility." Robert Adams

I asked Robert Adams if there was a contradiction in the essence of Vedanta and my way of the contemplation of the saints. He only spoke of  the wisdom of the saints in the Catholic books I was reading as being possible for me. As if he was ‘peering into my soul. This was experienced by many. That is what I was secretly thinking. He never tried to demean it or sway me to the Vedanta orientation. So I began to do some of his suggestions. I have never been with real peace and purity with the many priests and spiritual advisors I have encountered, in my career or getting counseling. What I got from attending Robert Adams talks and then reading his teachings was a new depth of understanding the word ‘contemplation’. Pondering.

I had never felt capable. It was interesting, but I generally felt the faster and more I read bios the more I would get it. So in the end it was pondering and contemplation that awakened in me, exactly the path I was on, that I had pursued, and read about, but I never really did until I met Robert Adams.  
Today, through the Robert Adams Institute classes, I have come across his original feeling of peace I had forgotten.  I continue on the path of adding contemplation and choosing pondering as my go- to of instant peace. But I do it completely differently than before I received advice from Robert Adams. He WAS the peace I pondered. Without the veil of being ‘different’ in superiority,  clearly there was the sense of a beautiful dove landing upon a dark field.

I continued asking for guidance in my reading.. I listened to the All is Well pondering and then opened my precious retreat books. I was immediately lead to paragraphs speaking only on pondering and contemplation! This synchronicity always occurred at his talks. I felt that familiar clean clarity. When you are receiving truth you know it.  
St. Teresa. I read her since high school. Robert Adams says you have to want God with all your heart. This is how I feel with her. Sometimes I read the Robert Adams Illumination booklet and then cross over to St. Teresa. Then back again.

“The particular aspect …. that must be present in any person called to Carmel is that of an inclination to meditate in the heart. All the other aspects of Marian life and devotion can be present….they are however, secondary to this aspect of  Marian Devotion."
I had been doing the Robert Adams Sage in the Heart Meditation with Christ as his main method for years!
 “Meditate on the Heart. The Heart Center.” Robert Adams says.
 “ Practice The sage in the Heart Meditation”
 Was he somehow guiding me now? He always refers to ‘the sincere aspirant’.

 “Entering within’ is the means by which we find Christ in prayer.”  St. Teresa. My experience of Robert Adams teaching is that everything is within you. That is, in another dimension reached by rising.
“Within you is everything you have been looking for.”
This was the Robert Adams talks I had attended. This soft, clear pathway to an interior heaven.

Then there is his emphasis on both not letting the mind go totally 'crazy' with everything that occurs to it, but guiding and uplifting it as you completely transcend it. That was too far above me until I came across this:
‘Recollection as the cure for the distracted mind.’ by Saint Teresa of Avila

Together with Saint Teresa  I got new union of wisdoms that was returning me to my old background. I got enthusiasm. Yes this was real when I washed dishes and walked and also volunteered in church.
“ He granted me the prayer of quiet.” Saint Teresa

Any nagging doubts I had on the harmony of the two paths, had been dissolved in the power of their truths. This seemed aimed at me. The emphasis on the intellect becoming 'simplified' was of the same point as Robert Adams.
In the saints, I encountered the  “sleep of the faculties” where it all becomes experiential. Her emphasis on the internalization of the entire experience mentions 'stillness' that is natural and uncontrived. That is where we all go who taste this teaching;

“You have to experience it for yourself. I can show you where the vein of gold is but you must dig for yourself. You have asked me to share my experience with you. Try it and see if it works for you. You will experience the fruit of your efforts. It is all up to you. You must have  your own experience.” Robert Adams

I am hoping my sharing of the compatibility of the writings of Saint Teresa with the emphasis on contemplation and pondering, will offer companionship for anyone raised in this great tradition or has found a new dimension in their experience with Robert Adams teaching. To simply sit and contemplate both alternately, completes my deepest soul.

Thank you.

Laura Atwood


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January / February

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The Happiness Talks

Robert Adams thirty years of Dialogues includes a great emphasis on "Happiness is the substratum of your existence." The in- depth experiential directives include 'How to Live".

Q: Is it better to accept everything that happens in this world as Gods Will or to protest?

R: Happiness does not imply that you ignore others suffering. Quite the contrary. When you have a true realization of the bliss, the love of God, deep in your heart, you feel others suffering as your own. There is no separation. Therefore, you naturally wish to alleviate the suffering of others.  You may choose to take actions to show compassion. Yet you retain peace in your heart.

Be like the Buddhists who protest experimentation on animals. Animals cannot speak for themselves. So, the monks march for hours to protest. Yet they maintain a peace within. If you protest, do not cultivate hate. There have been many evolved ones, saints and sages, who protest injustice. Yet deep within, they remain in supreme love. It is not Gods Will for people to hurt others, to hurt animals, to participate in vile activities. This is man’s free will. Therefore, you become a living conduit for loving kindness in this world, for that is the nature of your true Self.

Q: I know so many students who gather together to discuss this stuff and meditate but they are known to be 'jerks' in the way they talk to others and behave. Is this my business?

R: If it is brought into your life, if you are observing others being abused, it behooves you to peacefully intercede in removing that person or protecting another. It is your business to note these things in yourself, and insure that you will not succumb to this falsity. The two cannot coincide. You must take yourself in hand and see God in each person. There is a difference between quoting wisdom and living it. You must be very honest with yourself. The Lords of Karma, God, sees all. If your heart is surrendered to God, this will not be hard.


The Morning Meditations to Music

"Always begin your meditations upon awakening. You can do the Sage in the Heart meditation to peaceful music if you wish. You can do the I AM Meditation, inquiry to peaceful music. This opens the heart. Do this when you feel upset. When doing compassionate inquiry, never forget the love. Without the love, you cannot progress." Robert Adams

"You must develop a sense of brotherhood with all of humanity.

Always take care of someone other than yourself. Do not isolate yourself from humanity. Unless you reside within a temple, doing devotions all day, you will become self absorbed. Selfish. The mind becomes focused only on you. This is why you must go out of your way regularly for others. Alleviate the suffering of others in practical ways. The idea is not to cut yourself off from others, but to love them more in the human embodiment, as a vehicle of loving kindness. Many people live alone and believe that they are spiritually progressing because they are not involved with others. This is the mind focused only on itself. When you open your heart, you experience the heart of God. This is the Self."





A Tribute

Happy birthday dear Robert, and thank you to his wife for all the wonderful years of his birthday banquets in selflessness that she provided to all of us (and continues to do so.) His noble example of husband and father I observed impacted me greatly.  His rare example of deep regard for Vedic role of father and husband, protectiveness, peaceful kindly radiance in health and non health caring only for others, and strong honor is revered by all...

(Introductory speech presented today by The Robert Adams Non Profit Board at Georgetown Birthday Banquet.)

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Happy New Year

New Vol 3 Lesson Series


Setting our path for the New Year. The most important thing. A New Beginning.

Happy New Year! Joy to All for the New Year. The joyful release of the Volume Three Pure Form Dialogue Lesson Series April 2018. Welcome Lesson Student Family!




True Love Is Eternal

True love is eternal. True love never changes.
The world changes. People change. The seasons change. Appearances change. Although this outwardly appears to be temporal, when we look deeply, we see the unchanging Supreme. Omniscient love. A great benevolence, all -permeating joy, upon which all else, all change, is a superimposition.

Eternal life.

Life always renews itself, for life is eternal. Unchanging. Infinite. All of life originates from this infinite unchanging Omniscient divine love. Therefore, since this eternal love is within us, as us, our true Self, when we love another with this love, this is true love. And true love never changes. -Robert Adams


The Original Pure Form Dialogues of Thirty Years

"Ponder the Lessons each morning and evening. Read and reread each paragraph until it becomes a part of you. Practice the meditations daily, until you feel the deep peace. Suffering subsides. Life becomes easier. Light a candle, have fresh flowers. Prepare a special place only for pondering the Lessons. " Robert Adams

A Meditation on The Original Pure Form Lessons of Robert Adams in thirty years of extemporaneous transmissions of the personal experience of illumination sequentially prepared "for the sincere aspirant" through his Institute by internationally revered Sage Robert Adams. This is the personal experience of the beloved Sage, Robert Adams, in his gentle pure format of 7-11 pages each.

Each Thursday Evening our Global Lesson Student Family ponders one of the original thirty years of extemporaneous transmissions of palpable upliftment and peace personally prepared by Robert Adams for his own Institute teaching, receiving his blessings in the grace of the originator and his pure lineage. Robert Adams own sequential 30 yr. directives of ponderings are celebrated.

"Jump into God everyday. You cannot merely sit in silence, you must make the effort to have a direct experience of that peace that does not change. The omniscient love of the Supreme. This is a practical Teaching. You must rise above your earthly predicament. I am calling you to a higher vision. As you rise you will discover that your outer life changes for the better. Suffering subsides. You will be guided by The Power That Knows the Way. You must ponder these Dialogues everyday." Robert Adams (Below, enjoy a pondering extract from an original pure form Robert Adams Lesson.)

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Pondering Here


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The Karma Talk.


The realities of intercessory Grace and Compassion within the foundational karmic imprints featured in our personal life experience; relationships, environments,inherent overt blessings.

"For whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." Corinthians

A complimentary gift for the New Year. Enjoy Robert Adams extemporaneous Dialogue on this topic in contemporary clarity and precision. A beloved favorite of students worldwide, featured in orthodox spirituals traditions, U.S. spiritual communities, valued in personal spiritual introspection, this full- spectrum, easy to digest, touching explanation of the foundation of our earthly lives is life transformative in its freedom. The opportunities for compassionate intercession, humble, wise understanding in order to 'cease creating complex repercussions,' are all anchored in compassion.

Why are we here? Why did this happen to me? Why am I with this person? Do we really reap what we sow? How does that work exactly in my everyday life, career, family, relationships? In a clear, concise and contemporary illustration, Robert Adams explains the in-depth intricacies of the universal laws of compassion, Grace, and the karmic foundations of our life terrain in relation to a deep understanding of our personal path. " All true religions teach this Truth." "The law of grace and compassion can intercede karmas. You are here because of karma. It behooves you not to create anymore. Never tell anyone 'that is your karma', instead, ask what you can do to help. Compassion is the greatest truth." Robert Adams

This anciently revered life law is traditionally not limited to belief in long- coming obscure return of lessons to learn compassion, (the word 'karma' being associated with Eastern tradition only) but supplies a rare understanding of the deeper content and narrative in our own lives here and now, freeing us from being confused recipients, to purposely making beneficial decisions.

"Peacemakers who sow in peace will reap a harvest of righteousness." James

Significantly emphasized within Biblical and other world scriptures, the universal laws of self creation in our own direct experience according to reverence for the laws of compassion- the foundation of reaping what is sown- as a seed reaps a specific fruit, offers a beautiful opportunity to recreate our daily experience anew each morning by sowing that which is 'conducive to harmony, peace."

"Whoever refreshes others will be refreshed." Proverbs

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How Our Human Alignment

With Divine Laws Quicken

Inner Illumination

The Basic Foundations of a Spiritual Life: Questions and Answers with Beloved Sage Robert Adams

Q: Robert, you never comment on other paths other than last week stating Jesus is the master of compassion, that is a path to illumination. What do you feel about things out there such as local tantric yoga...(inquirer mentions names of groups and teachers) :

A: Robert Adams: I do not discuss such things. These things have absolutely nothing to do with this Teaching. If you are attracted to such things, then this path is not your path. I do not teach of the flesh. This is a teaching of the heart. Of service to others, rising to a higher reality. One of your true nature, love, compassion and humility. There are all kinds of cults and vile interpretations of Truth. The question is: who are you and what Teaching are you following? There are people who say it does not matter if you torture animals and eat them, yet when you know this is wrong, you are transgressing the laws of compassion. Creating karmas. Similarly, when you are pre- ordained to come upon the Yamas and Niyamas, the laws of correct living, and you get involved in all sorts of crazy things with the body, many relationships, you become a part of that level of consciousness. You are pulled down by these things, because they are not of Absolute Reality, your eternal Self which ever abides in loving kindness, purity, joy, putting others before yourself, rising above such things. You want to transcend such things, not activate them. Your character naturally becomes a vessel of gentle surrender to God, clean living, holiness. (* See "Why Worshipping God is Good")

Therefore, I have nothing to do with such things. You have asked me to share my experience with you. There are all sorts of crazy things out there that having nothing to do with true spiritual progression. Pursuing the senses will not get you there. That is this Teaching. That is why I said last week that the mother who nurtures her children and cares for others her whole life or the doctors who truly loves and helps others but are not involved in any formal spiritual path, are evolving quicker than those who talk about spirituality and do not follow spiritual laws. The Golden Rule. Self restraint. Grace. Humility. Lead as pure a life as possible. Do not become involved in mixing all of these different interpretations and paths together for you will receive the fruits of none. Try to stay around the innocent, good people of this world. Strive for holiness." Robert Adams- Happiness This Moment Talks

The Foundation: "Trust in the Supremacy of Goodness. Follow the Golden Rule. The Yamas and Niyamas."

Lesson Student Letter: My fiance is 'all over the place' with sections of teachings he extracts from who knows where. He often refers to the word Advaita which appears to include anyone who uses it. I like that Robert Adams said he teaches the compassionate heart of this. I tend to follow my upbringing of right and wrong, and the values of my family. He says I need to expand this. There are so many interpretations. Robert Adams speaks so kindly, what are his views on this?

Robert Adams teaches the classic Vedic, similar to and often with Christian, moral and ethical foundational principles in a vibrant, philanthropic and contemporary loving family life from his own experiences. Robert Adams responded to versions that extract the spiritual foundations of this wisdom with the words "Quite the contrary. You must be a good person first. You must follow the virtues of loyalty, selflessness, dedication to caring for others."

The Teaching of Robert Adams is unrelated, unaffiliated and contrary to many publications and teachers, 'neo-advaitsts' in which 'anything goes', as he mentions in over seventeen Discourses. Robert Adams is the only Teacher confirmed personally by a world revered saint, featured in the classic vintage movie Ramana Maharshi, and introduced this path in his experience to the West prior to any general exposure in such arenas. His genteel, light hearted yet stunning perceptive wholesomeness and protectiveness towards women, children and a clean lifestyle is documented by students to include leaving violent or explicit films, denouncing drugs, cults, etc. Below is a detailed sharing of such.




Student: What do I need to do to get the fastest progression? It doesn't matter how I live if I am doing meditation or self-inquiry, right? How much importance do you place on the 'so called' rules of religion with illumination, like in relationships, the body, etc.?

Robert: "It is entirely up to you to do the things that speed your progression in realizing your true nature, in experiencing God. Nirvana. Heavenly Bliss. Sat Chit Ananda. However you must do certain things. Give up certain things. You must give up your bad habits that keep you in body consciousness-that holds you back from realizing your true Self in Truth. You cannot let the body do whatever it wants to do. You must live by the laws of the Self.

Student: OK, so what do I have to do to get to Nirvana today? (Laughter from the audience)

Robert: 'You don't have to do anything, ("You, as a human being on the other hand, must master yourself.") You are the Self right now. You just don't realize it because your consciousness is limited to everything external. The senses tell you what to do. All the Saints and Sages you admire lived by the holy laws not because they had to do it, but because they were honest at some point about their humanity and what they needed to do to master the body in order to live a holy life. To live by The Golden Rule. There are golden rules in every True Religion. They all say basically the same thing. As I say, the Saints did their homework. Have you done your homework? (laughter)

In ancient wisdom, there are the Yamas and Niyamas. Follow This." Robert Adams

"Make all decisions reflective of God, the divine Self, which is Goodness, Purity, Peace. Do not be like the man who said "I am consciousness so it does not matter what I do", so he went to see pornographic movies!" This is not a teaching of the flesh or the senses which lead to chaos and confusion. This is not the way. This pulls one down to the pull of the earth and on-going karmas. We wish to rise to a higher vision, to unimaginable beauty within that does not fade. Remove yourself from the vile things of this world and become a living conduit of peace, love, harmony." Robert Adams - Silence of the Heart Garden Talks.

“Cling to the Yamas and Niyamas. This will bring grace. Suffering will subside. You will stop incoming chaotic repercussions. Right action will take place in your life. Peace will ensue."

" It is imperative to observe that all of your decisions are in alignment with your True Self. The ever conscious, ever blissful, omnipresent Self. God within you. The Supremacy of Goodness. All decisions create incoming repercussion for this is a compassionate universe. Therefore you must master your body in order to to be aligned with your True Self to make your best decisions. This alleviates karmas. You wish to attain the heights of happiness. Bliss. Therefore you must give up your bad habits, anger, greed, resentment, revenge, harming others.

The Body Knows How to Assimilate, But You Must Choose Correctly. Happiness Ensues

The body knows how to digest, assimilate nutrients on its own. Yet you have to choose the correct foods. It is all up to you. In the same way, when you choose to rise through deep and regular practice that enables you to easily identify with the Self rather than the body, happiness ensues. For you are on a higher plane so to speak than this earth. It is a gentle, interior realization. You are no longer attracted to many relationships, drugs, and so on. For you have found the vein of gold. All true religions explain this. From the Bible to the Vedas. This alleviates suffering. It is a gentle awakening." Robert Adams

Student: Are you saying there are higher and lower energies?

Robert: For want of a better word. If you perform actions of the flesh, you are of the consciousness of the flesh. If you rise to the Bliss of holiness, you are of the Consciousness of Truth. It is very simple, natural. Align yourself with the higher things of this world, purity, for this is your true nature. Be gentle and benevolent.

Enjoy the Universal Laws of happiness, in 'The Splendor and the Glory" guiding one towards the happiness, peace that does not disappear, is eternal. These ancient guidelines enhance an environment "conducive to progression", helping one in the practices of meditation, self inquiry, "rising to a higher vision" of joyful living. Beloved Robert Adams is the sole American revered globally for his humble, quiet honoring of the classic Vedic wisdoms through his own natural gentility rather than lecture.



"Cling to the Yamas and Niyamas. You will cease making incoming chaotic repercussions in your life. This hastens unfoldment." Robert Adams

The Universal Guidelines on Adhering to Creating Happiness in Daily Life

1. Non-injury,: Kindness, friendliness, and thoughtful consideration of other people and things. The conscious awareness of each living being as a manifestation of God. Not harming any living being by thought, word, or deed.
2. Truthfulness, satya: Commitment to being truthful in thought, word and deed. Making choices true to spiritual integrity, ethics. Refraining from betraying promises.
3. Non-stealing, asteya: To refrain from coveting, taking, having jealousy in mind, word and deed. Clarity as to what is yours and what is belonging to others. To refrain from taking what has not been given to one freely.
4. Divine conduct, brahmacharya: Mastery and redirection, restraint of the physical inclinations. Respecting the body. Traditionally refers to the ancient vows of celibacy to intensely and full-heartedly direct all focus to spiritual practices.
5. Patience, Ksama: Tolerance with people and patience in all life circumstances.
6. Steadfastness, dhriti: Perseverance, overcoming fear, indecision.
7. Compassion, daya: Loving compassion and understanding to all living beings.
8. Honesty, straightforwardness, arjava: Renouncing deception and wrongdoing.
9. Moderate appetite, mitahara: Neither eating too much nor consuming meat, fowl or eggs. Consuming fresh, wholesome vegetarian foods that vitalize the body.
10. Purity, saucha: Avoiding impurity in body, mind and speech.


1. Remorse, Hri: Modest and humble, showing shame for misdeeds.
2. Contentment, santosha: Seeking serenity and contentment in all circumstances in life.
3. Giving, dana: Tithing and giving generously without thought of reward.
4. Faith, astikya: Believing firmly in God, the Teacher and the path to enlightenment.
5. Worship of the Lord, isvarapujana: The cultivation of devotion through daily worship and meditation in your faith.
6. Scriptural listening, siddhanta aravana: Studying the Teachings and listening to the wise words of one’s lineage.
7. Cognition, mati: Developing a spiritual will and intellect with the Teacher’s guidance.
8. Sacred vows, vrata: Fulfilling religious vows, rules and observances faithfully.
9. Recitation, japa: Repetition of the name of God.


Just for Today

For The New Year

copyright Robert Adams Infinity Institute book 'Just for Today'

The Robert Adams Ladies Meditation Class








S: Robert, is there a reason why you are a vegetarian? Does it have a practical benefit in your practice?
Robert Adams: There are so many ways to explain that. When I was about thirteen years old, I had eaten meat until that time. And then one day my mom gave me a steak, and I just blurted out, "I don't eat dead flesh." And I've never eaten it since.
Now if you are in the body, and you believe you are the body, you have to look at the moral reasons. What right do we have to kill these thousands of cows and pigs and chickens, so we can stuff our face with dead flesh? Think about that.

Right now there are cows standing in line to get killed. {hamburger chain} alone uses millions of cows a year. All these cows are grown and they put them in a feedlot, and torture them with all kinds of antibiotics, and then slaughter them, so we can eat them.
Morally it does not seem right. It has been proven that a pig is 'smarter' than a dog. It makes a better 'pet'. Would you like to see your dog or your cat slaughtered and people eating them? You have preference. All animals are the same. On one level, the reason the world is degenerating is because of what we are doing to all of the animals and the earth. But that is on one level. So you have to take it for what it is worth.

(Enjoy further extended dialogues with beloved Robert Adams on his love for animals in continuing narratives, classes, posts, blog, and 'Harmony With All Life'.)



The Spiritual Journal

As we enter into the New Year, our self observance, daily joys, practices, unfoldments, shine with a new dedication.

The ceremonial refreshment of taking a few moments to record our life experience in significance, held up do our hearts goals, provides a lifetime reflection.







"Your true stature is shown by your actions. Try to do something selfless, something for someone else, everyday. Won't you begin today? You will find that joy ensues." Robert Adams

As we open to a new year of this 'rare opportunity to unfold", we ponder the possibilities of the direct experience of true, omniscient love in everyday practical actions. "It is all up to you."




Light on Robert Adams

Questions and Answers for

Life Guidance


When we go beyond the superficial in 'seeking; to surrender to a true transformation within by The Supreme, God, in gentle precision and application of the ways of Truth, each word, phrase, and topic reveals a completely new layer of meaning to our hearts. Here, we can dip a little deeper into the accuracy and clarification of Robert Adams most utilized terms and topics within the context of his question and answer sessions amid audience and student questioners. In a clear, often humorous sharing of his own personal experience in the classic tradition of spiritual illumination as honored 'by all true religions' this modern American sage offers an upraised path of peace and purity amid modern complexities, and corrects pop term generalizations to achieve direct responses within.


“Most Westerners have difficulty comprehending the true meaning of these words, for they do not understand the origin. The foundation. They have not had a personal, direct experience of the bliss. The love. The compassion. It is all head knowledge. Therefore, the mind or ego grasps the words for the little self; memorizing spiritual words, self -aggrandizement, pronouncement of ones spiritual head knowledge to others, and so on. It inflates the sense of personal ‘I’ rather than reducing it. It behooves you to simply go within until this becomes your personal experience. One who knows has no desire to pronounce that they know to others. Their love, their humility, their compassion for others emanates to all. Their actions emanate this love.”
Robert Adams 

The Silence "The Silence and Happiness. They are the same. Being quiet is not The Silence." Robert Adams

Q: “Should I spend a lot of time in silence literally? Do I meditate in this time?  I have a job and family.”

Robert: Being quiet is not the same as being in The Silence. This is very important. Do not mistake being quiet for The Silence. As you know, there are many people who are very quiet, who are some of the meanest people you will ever meet. They are always telling other people to be quiet! (laughter) They want their house to be quiet, their children to be quiet. Their husband or wife to be quiet. But where is their mind? Where is their heart? Where is God? The Silence is the Presence of God. It is an interior realization. Therefore, when you are in The Silence, there is no separation-You, the real You, are the love. The compassion, the bliss, the happiness. The harmony. There is no separate ‘you’, for you have returned to your Self. Your divine Self.

Sometimes when we are pondering these things, the birds begin singing very joyfully outside. Many come and they all sing together. Sometimes someone wants to shut the window. To make them be quiet. Of course, if you were in The Silence, you would feel the joy of the birds singing. This would be a source of great bliss. There would be no separation.


Questions on Discernment of Teachers

Q: I have a question about teachers. I went to India and there is a very popular teacher who has a community and he is usually peaceful but about once a month he suddenly screams at people and is verbally abusive. He goes at peoples flaws and just picks on them in a rage. Then he says it is just Shiva working through him and if they are afraid of Shiva they cannot grow spiritually. What do you think of that?

Robert: I do not discuss other teachers.

Q: But do you think this method is OK, I mean of course it is hard to accept…it feels wrong..

Robert: No one who has been touched by God, The Supreme, would be attracted to rage, insulting people, having a temper. They would have absolutely no desire to participate in such things. This is cult nonsense, craziness. A true teacher has no desire to teach by hurting, insulting. Abusing people. They no longer have such things inside of them. Such things would never occur to them. That is kindergarten. Therefore, one chooses environments conducive to unfoldment. Environments of peace. Loving kindness. In order to unfold, one masters their humanity.

Q: But what about Shiva? (A spiritual tradition of the East)

Robert: It seems there are a lot of people saying they are Shiva! (laughter) Someone else who came from a visit to India to see a Western teacher asked me about this.  Of course, when you speak of rages, tempers, this is simply a rationalization to behave badly. This has absolutely nothing to do with Shiva. Nothing at all. Shiva does not need us to hurt one another. To be angry. This is the human mind rationalizing craziness. Do not worry about Shiva. Shiva does not need your help. Focus on your own unfoldment. Be honest with yourself. Anger is the first thing to go on the spiritual path. Tempers, rage, meanness. You feel injustice, compassion for others- you guide others if they ask, yet you act in accordance with the laws of peace.


Your heart, your true Self knows the truth. One who has been touched by God is not attracted to such things. A sincere spiritual aspirant knows. This (verbal abuse) is not the Way. One does not condone such things. One speaks the Truth in accordance with spiritual laws.  Now. You will attract the environment of you own consciousness. If you were raised around such things, vile words, anger seems normal to you. If you have samskaras of tempers, anger, rage, you will accept such environments until you yourself transcend this behavior. To one who has no qualities of anger, abuse, who has surrendered such things, such environments are naturally unacceptable to them. They have no attraction to such things. One offers Truth in peace. Therefore, if one is in abusive environments, one leaves or peacefully requests the angry person to leave. Your true Self has no attraction to such things.   

Q: Thank you. That is what I originally felt. But then many people said this was my ego…

Robert: Forget about using the word ‘ego’ and ask “How can I become more peaceful? Full of loving kindness? Pure? ” Your true Self reflects only harmony, peace, love. You are not a doormat. You can discern that which is not of Truth. You do not simply accept vile behavior. You take refuge in the Truth. You will attract different environments.

Q: In traditional religion, the word ‘pure’ means different things. How do you define this?

Robert: All of the qualities of the Self, God are pure. Eternal. Unchanging. This is why I say I am calling you to a higher vision. The physical realm pulls you into self-absorption.  ‘What is in it for me? What feels good for me?” The Truth is already in ecstatic bliss consciousness, abiding omniscient love. Unchanging peace. But you must do the work to experience this. This is why true religions, illumined awareness, explain that living purely, unselfishly, mastering the human self, is of great merit. That which you choose becomes your master.




Q: How do ‘rules’ or do’s and don'ts of religions affect illumination like the conservative laws of the yamas and niyamas in relationships? Why does that matter to be pure in the end result?

Robert: If you indulge in all sorts of temporary relationships, activities, exploit others, you identify with this (physical) awareness. You become entirely enslaved in the physical delusion of chasing mirages. This has a pull. It affects your consciousness. So of course these traditions help you to refrain from involving yourself in such things, creating karmas. You become pure. If you keep your heart pure, your actions pure, you trust in the supremacy of goodness, then you become this Truth. So purity is God. The Supreme. The Self. Cling to this as much as possible. No matter what has occurred in the past, if you choose this now, everything will change for the better. The pull of this world, vile activities, is very strong. Choose to be around pure things. Environments. Animals, children, laughter, nature. You must be very honest with yourself. You can be in a beautiful, quiet ashram, be very quiet, and be the meanest person. Full of vile thoughts, gossip, mean actions. It is an interior choice. You can work in a big company, be kind to people, take care of your family, and do deep sadhana (practices) and you are ahead of the person in the ashram. Purity is in your heart. Your true motivations. The heart of God sees all.

Q: You take a traditional stance in line with ancient scriptures on life, drugs, and activities, but I was wondering why so many American teachers skip this and simply accept all behaviors. I know it makes for a wider audience but Patanjali and the Yamas emphasize negative effects or so I read of omitting this aspect. Also it is difficult to find spiritual association in the West that is not conjoined to the post sixties drug-indulgence combining with true spirituality other than in ashrams…

Robert: If you are a sincere aspirant you will be guided to the pure Truth. No one who is illumined will tell you to take drugs. This has nothing to do with true awakening. With finding God. Realizing God. This is a mind/head game of breaking into different 'spheres' for want of a better word, out of selfishness. You will lose attraction for such things. This holds no attraction to the sincere aspirant. Unfoldment is a natural, gracious realization. What is to be revealed will come naturally. As each petal unfolds a new awakening emerges. This must be done by your human adherence to surrender. To laws of correct living. 

Q: You said that the intellectualization of spirituality is dangerous. Can you elaborate on this?

Robert: Yes. We were referring last week to the dry head knowledge. Of course, this is useless. You can memorize hundreds of scriptural quotes, theology, historical information. But if you have no direct experience of God you are simply in your own mind. If you have no humility, a warm heart, sincerity, loving kindness, you are fooling yourself. We must be very honest with ourselves.

There are many people going around saying nothing is real, everything is illusion, they are nothing, just enter the void. It is very funny. If they really understood, through their experience of the Self as I have shown you through the practices, they would have no desire to pronounce this. To seek recognition. Who is saying this if they are nothing? The void is not Realization. You don’t want just to enter the void and stop there. You want to still the mind and awaken to the truth of the realization of the truth of your eternal existence, Sat Chit Ananda, ever conscious bliss awareness. Be who You really are, full of loving kindness, compassion, benevolence, humility.

“No thing” simply means no thing that is temporal. With just a little head knowledge people want to become teachers.  This is why we say the kind person is already progressing more than the person with years of so called spiritual knowledge. For he is manifesting his true nature already. Those with no heart are simply creating samskaras, karmas, for nothing is hidden from the Lords of Karma.

Q: The bandharas and all of the celebrations you have are very festive. Joyful. I know this is the tradition, and there is the simplistic tradition...which is more beneficial?

R: No difference. It is all in your heart. Many paths celebrate with great happiness, decorations, gatherings. It is a joyful emanation of the Self. Or you may be a monk who has taken vows of poverty, solitude, and that is your path. The most important thing is to ask your self, where is your heart? For that is where you will find God. Always return to the Heart Center.


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Warm love in omniscient peace to all for a wonderful New Year in Truth.

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