SKETCH OF ROBERT ADAMS IN 1996 BY JANE ADAMS
There is absolutely nothing in this world that can rise up against you if you understand who you are ! It is when you believe that you are human, when you believe you are a body and a mind, then and only then do you begin to have problems. But if you stop thinking, if you allow yourself not to think, where are the problems? The problems are in the thoughts. Your body is in your thoughts. Your experiences are in your thoughts. Where else would they be? And ultimately the thoughts do not exist. There are no thoughts. There is no mind. So you’re playing games with yourself. This is God’s divine leela, the play of consciousness.
You must always have gratitude for the way you are. Don’t feel sorry for yourself. Love yourself just the way you are. By loving yourself just the way you are you will transcend those things that have appeared to annoy you, to bother you, to cause you pain. They will all go. You will no longer be aware of them. Let go of everything. Have no desires whatsoever. Dive deep within the Self. Do not react to the outside world or to your body. All is well.
Ramana Maharshi ended the story by telling me that: To be calm is the greatest asset in the world. It’s the greatest siddhi, the greatest power you can have. If you can only learn to be calm you will solve every problem. This is something you must remember. When you are perfectly calm, time stops. There is no time, karma stops, samskaras stop. Everything becomes null and void. For when you are calm you are one with the entire energy of the universe and everything will go well with you.
I want to let you in on a little secret. There are no problems. There are no problems. There never were any problems, there are no problems today, and there will never be any problems. Problems just mean that the world isn’t turning the way you want it to. But in truth, there are no problems. Everything is unfolding as it should.