The Seven Stages of Life and The Great Tradition

 Excerpted from

“God-Talk,Real-God-Realization,Most Perfect Divine Self-Awakening, and The Seven Possible Stages of Life”

In the Great Tradition (or common Wisdom-Inheritance) of humankind, the characteristic (or grossly ignorant) orientation of the first three stages of life (in themselves, or engaged for their own sake) is always everywhere displayed in the common “world” (to date), and every age (or epoch) displays its own unique convention (or style) of materialistic purposiveness.

In the Great Tradition of humankind, the characteristic orientation of the fourth and fifth stages of life is found (first of all) in the traditional popular “religions” (such as Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, and Judaism), and in all the esoteric traditions of fourth and fifth stage mysticism and mystical Spirituality (or descending and ascending Yoga).

In the Great Tradition of humankind, the characteristic orientation of the sixth stage of life is found in its first (or ascetical) form in such traditions as Samkhya and Jainism, and in its second (or moderate and “self”-pacifying, or “Middle Way”) form principally in the traditions (or schools) of Buddhism (and also in the schools of Taoism), and in its third (or final, and Non-conditionally, or Perfectly Subjectively, Self-Affirming) form principally in the traditions (or schools) of Advaitism (or “Non-Dualism”), especially that of Advaita Vedanta (and, secondarily, or with less directness, within the schools of some varieties of Buddhism, especially within the Mahayana and Vajrayana traditions, and also, but with even less directness, within some schools of Taoism).

In the Great Tradition of humankind (previous to My Divine Avataric Appearance here), the characteristic (or Divinely, or Most Perfectly, Enlightened) “Orientation” (or “Disposition”) of the seventh stage of life has not been Realized and Demonstrated. There has been occasional seeming (or suggestive) evidence, in the Teachings of a random few unique individuals and traditions–especially within the schools of Advaitism, and, secondarily (or by a less direct and characteristic expression), within some schools of Buddhism, and (but with an even less direct and characteristic expression) within some schools of Taoism–of limited foreshadowings (or partial intuitions, or insightful, but limited, premonitions) of the characteristic (or Divinely, or Most Perfectly, Enlightened) “Orientation” (or “Disposition”) of the seventh stage of life. However, that evidence is only verbal, or limited to expressions of a philosophical persuasion only, and a philosophical persuasion that is (itself) founded on the sixth stage orientation, practice, and possible Realization that preceded (and still limits, in every case) the apparently “seventh stage” expression or Teaching.

I Am Adi Da Samraj–the Avatar of Reality Itself, the Perfect Avatar, the All-Completing and Final Avatar, the Divine Avatar, the Original and Eternal Teacher, the Divine Avataric World-Teacher, here to Complete (and to Completely Transcend) the Great Tradition of humankind. I Am the All-Completing Adept, the First, Last, and Only Divine Avataric Adept-Revealer of the seventh stage of life. I Am the seventh stage Divine Avataric Realizer, Divine Avataric Revealer, and Divine Avataric Self-Revelation of Real (Acausal) God, Truth Itself, and Reality Itself–Given in this “late-time” (or would-be-Complete and potentially Consummate era) and in this now “dark” epoch (as it must be described from the Realized Divine and Transcendental Spiritual “Disposition”, and with regard to the tendencies of the times), and Given for the sake of Completion (of the total human Ordeal) and for the sake of Unity (or the Restoration of the cooperative prior unity of humankind).

The Great Tradition of humankind (previous to My Divine Avataric Appearance here) must generally be understood only in the (necessarily, limited) terms of the first six stages of life. Whenever (even previous to My Divine Avataric Appearance here) the sixth stage of life has been entered, the seventh stage of life has been, in principle, also the potential of human Realization. However, the seventh stage Adept-Revelation was not then Given–and It is only now Given, by Me. The Divine Secrets of the true devotional and Transcendental Spiritual Reality-Process of the “radical” transcending of egoity and the Divine Secrets of the Divine Reality-Process of the Most Ultimate (or seventh stage) Demonstration were not Given previous to My Divine Avataric Appearance here–and They are only now Given, by Me. The (always potential) seventh stage Realization and Demonstration did not Appear until I Appeared, in order to Fully Reveal and to Fully Demonstrate the seventh stage of life and, by the Very Act of My Fullest Divine Avataric Appearance here and everywhere (and by Means of all My Unique Divine Avataric Work of Adept-Service here and everywhere), to make the seventh stage Realization and Demonstration possible for all who devotionally respond to Me, and who practice (ego-surrendering, ego-forgetting, and intrinsically ego-transcending) devotion to Me, and who (altogether, and firmly) embrace and practice the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Reality-Way of Adidam. Therefore, relative to the seventh stage of life, the Great Tradition of humankind (previous to My Divine Avataric Appearance here) produced only limited foreshadowings (or partial intuitions, or insightful, but limited, premonitions), in the form of a few random philosophical expressions that appear in the midst of the traditional sixth stage literatures. And it is these few and yet limited traditional expressions that must be studied in order to understand the character and the degree of humankind’s exploration of the possibility of the seventh stage of life previous to the (now and forever) future time of My Fully Real-God-Revealing, Truth-Revealing, and Reality-Revealing Divine Avataric Work and Word.

Table of Contents
Overview of the Seven Stages of Life
Dispositions of the Stages of Life
The Seven Stages of Life and The Great Tradition
The Five Orientations Relative to Reality
The Methods of Sixth Stage Orientations
The Responses to Religion and Spirituality
The Three Primary Modes of Perception, Conception, and Presumption
The Psycho-Physical Structures of the Body-Mind-Complex and the Stages of Life
Reality and “Point-of-View”
The Three Egos

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