SKETCH OF ROBERT ADAMS IN 1996 BY JANE ADAMS
Don’t hold onto the point that you have something to overcome, because you’ll always have something to overcome if you do that. When your mind seems to resist, don’t feed it any more power by thinking its resisting. Its a drawback. But simply inquire: “to whom does it resist?” And don’t think about it but just inquire. Remember, do not believe that there’s anything that you have to overcome for you’ll spend eternity overcoming. There is nothing that exists that you have to overcome.
Thoughts are not your friend. They do not really belong to you. Dive deeper, deeper within yourself. Try to understand who you are by diving deep within yourself. Do not look to man. Do not look to the universe. Do not look to things. Look to your self. Only you can know yourself. No one can really help you. In the last analysis you have to give up all reactions to this world. Surrender yourself totally. How do you surrender yourself? By letting go, letting go of all the concepts, letting go of all the ideas, letting go of the beliefs, letting go of all your prejudices, all of your emotions. Just drop it. If you can do this, all of your sadhana, all of your meditations, all of your prayers, are no longer necessary.
There is no-one on this earth who does anything. The whole universe is a puppet show. We’re dancing the dance of Shiva. We think we’re something important. But we’re really nothing as we appear. Your job is to observe to watch, to see what’s going on and not to react to anything that is happening but to stay separate from the happenings. To separate yourself from what is happening. What’s happening is happening to the ‘I’, to the ego, not to you. Nothing can ever happen to you. For your true nature is Brahman, absolute reality, pure awareness. This is what you really are whether you like it or not. Yes you are God whether you like it or not. Whether you care or you don’t, you are God. So what are you going to do about it. All you really have to do is to know who you are, to know yourself. Not intellectually, not physically, but consciously. When you see yourself consciously as God you will see the whole universe as your Self. Everything in this whole universe will become you. There will be no separation between you and your fellow man, the animals and the minerals and the flowers. It will all be one. They’ll be you. You are that!