love rats, Aniello. I Embrace them — rats,
mice, walls, amoebas, frogs — I
Embrace everybody. I Love everybody. I want to Wake
Up every being into this Ecstasy in the midst of death.
I have no righteousness in Me, no moral righteousness
on any point. I am willing to become incredibly ridiculous
to Wake you Up. I do everything! I have no moral righteousness
in Me, no un-Love. I make no distinction between beings
— humans, rats, amoebas —
this day a remarkable dialog took place between Adi Da Samraj
and Aniello Panico, who, at that time, was serving in the kitchen
at Adidam Samrajashram in Fiji. Aniello had discovered a large
the corpses of five mice, whose heads had been chewed off. Repelled,
Aniello had asked Adi Da for one of the cats on the island to
"take care" of this rat.
Now, everybody here would call it a mouse, but I'm from New
York, and I know it was a rat! He was easily six inches long.
He was looking at us and thinking he was as cute as Mickey Mouse.
ADI DA SAMRAJ:
They are cute, Aniello. I don't mind them.
But, Master, he wasn't alone. There were four or five little
mice with their heads eaten off! This killer was trying to look
cute, as if he were at Disneyland, but that devil had eaten
those little mice's heads off.
ADI DA SAMRAJ: Eating
beings is always disturbing —
not necessarily the eating, but the witnessing
of the eating. There is nothing I can do about this, Aniello.
This world is dreadful. Do you have any idea what is happening
in conditional nature? All beings are My own. Yet, you must
sacrifice them in order to live. You beings, you humans here,
require the murdering of living beings to eat and survive. You
must come to terms with this fact. To do so you must come to
terms with your own life and death and accept the fact that
you are a sacrifice, and that conditionally manifested existence
is not merely a jolly time. All of you could potentially die
a painful death and live a painful lifetime. By entering into
relationship with Me, I am Giving you another slice of possibility.
not become overly disgusted by the manifestations of non-human
creatures, Aniello. Accept your own state and the fact that
you, in a sense, eat heads and require the pain of beings to
live. Beyond that, know that you must accept the pain of life
and death. You are a sacrifice. To exist in this form is revolting,
treacherous, and potentially painful. Some few may slide through
with comparatively little pain and die in bed, but of the beings
on this planet, how many do?
beings are not gods and goddesses here. All suffer the fate
of animals. All must come to terms with this and, out of compassion,
relieve as many as possible from that destiny.
you know how many dreadful deaths human beings have suffered
compared to your mice? There have been much worse. And how many
fear death? How many fear that kind of death? Everyone does.
All are meat and can be eaten. Luckily for you, you get to Commune
with Me and live the Truth and be Delighted and experience Ecstasy
while manifest in mortal form.
you have the potential to do something different, but you do
not have the potential to not sacrifice. Conditionally manifested
existence is participation in sacrifice, and there is no reason
to be righteous about that fact. You should be humbled by the
knowledge. You cannot even breathe without sacrificing self-conscious
beings. You cannot walk or move, you cannot live from day to
day, without taking life in some form. You may eat an orange
or a bit of lettuce in your salad.
at your plate. Look at the sacrifice. Do not be guilty about
it. Know it. You are not yet so different from the rat. You
eat heads, too. You are revolting. You are flesh. You are to
be sacrificed. You are a sacrifice in your most precious form,
that to which you would most dearly cling. You are! Be revolted,
but be illumined by your knowledge. Make changes. Devote your
sacrifice to changing existence. Do not be happy about it, but
do not be righteous either. This is My advice, Aniello.
love rats, Aniello. I Embrace them
rats, mice, walls,
I Embrace everybody.
I Love everybody. I want to Wake Up every being into this Ecstasy
in the midst of death. I have no righteousness in Me, no moral
righteousness on any point. I am willing to become incredibly
ridiculous to Wake you Up. I do everything! I have no moral
righteousness in Me, no un-Love. I make no distinction between
humans, rats, amoebas
beings are suffering the obligation to be eaten. I want to Give
you the alternative, even though you may be eaten and even though
you eat in the meantime. I want to Give you the Vision of My
Glory, Wake you Up, Give you Ecstasy, the Experience of Happiness
and Fullness, even while you are dying, not to mention while
you live. This is a real and very important matter. I am not
here to deny you the knowledge of what you are experiencing
and what other beings experience. I am here to sensitize you
to what all other beings experience, what other forms —
like these curtains and that fan
though they may not even appear to be conscious.
think there is no consciousness in these so-called objects.
There is nothing but Consciousness Itself, everything threatened
by the fact of existing in conditional form. I have great Love,
Compassion, Feeling. I do not look down on the rat, Aniello.
That poor sucker breaks My Heart! And you should feel likewise,
if you love Me. I am here to sensitize you to your own sacrifice
and the sacrifice of others. I am here to Call you beyond it,
not to deny it. A lifetime here is so short. The logic of existence
itself, when you know Me, transcends these murders, this ugliness,
these limits. Where do you think you are? You deny the rat your
love? I deny no one. I draw no lines around Me. I Love all!