Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:44

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To forgive is Godlike. The fellowship between Man and God is forgiveness. The fellowship between Man and Man when we hurt each other is forgetfulness. How can we forget between Man and Man? He gives us a way out in a very dynamic action of involvement, “Confess your faults to each other.” In other words, show and accept your frailties as human beings. When you hurt each other, recognize that you are human beings. We’re liable to make these mistakes. We are liable to be involved in such an action and by confessing our faults to one another… He doesn’t say confess your faults to God, confess them to one another, look at each other, face each other. This is where the involvement of Man comes in. This is where the karmic action of deliverance comes in. We can reconcile ourcells (ourselves) by facing each other and God does not condemn us. Therefore we are already forgiven in God. It is our human counterpart that condemns us. Therefore Peter asked his Master, “How many times one should forgive his fellow man?” Master replied to him by saying, “Seventy times seven.” That’s 490 attempts and walk the extra mile before sundown. That would indicate you have to get this confrontation over within 24 hours.
— Adano Ley (Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:44)

Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:42

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Some people pray for us to wake up faster than we do, you know? One woman prays for her husband to wake up and one husband prays for the wife to wake up and it goes on night and day, praying for the other person to wake up and when we wake up, we are waking up into the involvement of our own personal deliverance. We are taking ourself into harness. We are uniting ourcells (ourselves) or yoking ourcells (ourselves) to the Divinity. So karma, again, should not be looked upon as punishment / reward process. It should not be looked upon as means of avoiding the issues. It is that one true action that deliver us by love while in the action through our own nature and creativity. That is how we must look at karma all the time and remember the story of that monk, “I put her down, you’re still carrying her.” It is that you have to keep in mind, that an action performed out of love that delivers you at the same time from a self criticism or self tearing down, self punishment, is an action that has value. It’s an action that extends its boundaries into every form of life. This is the karma we’re talking about. Let’s look at one action of Karma involving the Master Jesus. When on the cross He said, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” But He didn’t say, “Father, forget them for they know not what they’re doing.”
— Adano Ley (Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:42)

Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:40

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Within our Soul nature, the likeness of the Creator is implanted. Therefore He’s the greatest optimist. He cannot destroy His creation and He cannot destroy His devils, so He allows His creation to gain victory over the devils. If we say God created Satan, then why does He not destroy Satan? Love does not destroy love. Can the owner of the store get rid of the manager of the store who may act as a sort of a dictator in the store? Even when his son goes down there, a 10 year old kid that’s going to inherit it? That 10 year old kid eventually going to say to the manager one day, “I fire you,” but that’s his prerogative and the dad is not going to intercede either. Equally true the Christ Intelligence emanating from the Divinity is like that. When the Soul gains that awareness, It can say to the lower nature that opposes its journey, “I fire you now, I am free from you. I no longer get involved with you. I know all your ruses and all your tricks. I can see through you for the first time.” What are we saying to ourcells (ourselves)? Because we are involved with life, our creativity, our intelligence, our divinity, starts to flow for us to see the ridiculousness and the stupidities at times of being involved with things that really tend to tear us down. We wake up.
— Adano Ley (Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:40)

Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:38

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So be prepared that when He comes now the image may not be the one you are accustomed to. The new image may bring a greater involvement. You see? Or He may take on that space suit when they land a man on some other planet, you know. This is what the involvement of the Soul entails. Every opportunity we are given to have an embodiment, not because we have unfulfilled desires that places us in that embodiment, should we fear or worry. We should take up the challenge where we are, in whatever form we are, and face it, thus delivering ourcells (ourselves). If a great Master can deliver himself from the humble environment of a manger, equally true any individual finding himself in the back streets or the ghettos or in the best homes, can still make that challenge and get through. It all involves self involvement and reliance on the divine will to work through you. We can’t turn loose of divine will and no Master does. Even every prayer they would utter or teach us, it is always “Thy will be done,” but they accept divine predestination as divine will in action. They don’t condemn it or look upon it as fatality. It is the way it was designed for us to test ourselves and the Creator knows that within His creation He has planted the seed of creativity for self deliverance if the creation would accept it.
— Adano Ley (Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:38)

Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:36

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In your daily confrontations, in your daily involvements, crisises, that decision you make while on your two feet… As they say, “thinking on your two feet…” That’s why I love America so much. We think on our feet and we do it ourselves. The deliverance of “do it yourself” is the key to overcoming the karma. Any religion that don’t give you the opportunity to free yourself immediately, now, in consciousness, is holding you back. The Science of the Soul is not a new science. It is that particular process through which the soul gains its own deliverance by its own activities and Jesus was one “do it yourself” man, “pick up your cross and follow me.” You know? “And the things I do you do also and greater things you shall do,” no limitation. If Masters of Truth tell us the truth and we don’t recognize it, when are we going to recognize it? Are we still going to be shouting, “Come back and teach us?” I know if I was in that position I says, “teach yourself,” but I don’t think they would want to do that. They would love to come back to enlighten us on the truth, but the enlightenment would be again par example, par involvement. They would involve themselves, they would take on the humble garb of the body, fight the crucial problems. In fact they may eliminate the robe and the beard and the long hair and the sandal and take on the Ivy League suit and the briefcase.
— Adano Ley (Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:36)

Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:34

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A man shot a friend and the arrow is sticking out in the shoulder. The brother of the friend says, “That’s his karma, leave it there.” The man who shot him says, “No, if you break the arrow, he may die of blood poisoning.” Do you know what the man with the arrow sticking in his shoulder says? “Look please, get a knife and cut it out.” We see what the involvement is. We will argue, debate, as to what to do when we are faced with the crisis, but the commonsense is the only true action, is the only true karma there is. It’s the karma of self deliverance. You don’t have to burden the mind or pray night and day for that kind of conscious deliverance from something that we are supposed to get involved with. The Creator knew that when He placed us. The creative principle is a threefold principal. Earlier in the day I said, “We are a three fold function.” A coin has three sides, the top and the bottom, and the other side around it. Karma is understood in a two-way manner by eastern/western people, but seldom do they see the third way which is the true way out. They know it as punishment and reward or they know it as “what you do, you get back,” but they do not know it as the conscious total involvement that leads to self deliverance. It’s the first time it’s been emphasized, yet it has been with man all the time through the very acts that man performed that delivered man from his dilemma.
— Adano Ley (Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:34)

Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:32

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There’s always some way to punish yourself or reward yourself, but until it was understood that it was the means that we got to be involved for our own salvation, for our own deliverance, we have to get involved with the love for Man and the divinity in Man, karma had no place as a real science, as a real law, to compensate us for our existence. We can understand it better. I’ll tell you a little story. There was two monks walking along, they came to a little brook and there was a woman standing and she wouldn’t cross over because she would wet her clothes. Two monks walk right up, one reached down, picked the woman up, took her across the brook, put her down, and kept on walking. The other monk looked at him and said, “How could you, how could you, our brother monk, a total renunciate, a spiritual person, do a think like that? Embrace the woman, handle her, put her down, aren’t you ashamed of yourself?” This went on for two or three hours. The other monk just kept going. Eventually the monk turned to him and says, “You know brother. All I did is to lift the woman, take her across, place her there, but you are still carrying her.” (laughter) Now you see what the Involvement is?
— Adano Ley (Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:32)

Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:30

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Then we can say to that person, “You are free. I am free.” And within our Souls we are all free, free men all, lord of ourcells (ourselves). There is no freedom without the involvement and there is no karma until you get involved and if running away from one’s involvement is a happy heaven, it’s very sterile. It’s so sterile in fact, it gets boring. If we are afraid of the devils that we have created, then let us get involve and see if the devil will face us. The Hindu people, the Tibetan people, they call them the demons of the mind. When the student is going up in the inner realms and you know what the guide or the guru tells him? “Fight the demon.” In other words, if you’re in England you would say, “Get on your horse St. George and face your dragon.” See? We have all handed down in fairy tales, fables, and so forth, the right action, the right involvement with the consciousness. Face it. Yukteswar says, “Face your devils, they’ll cease to bother you.” Forget the past, it’s finished. Now is the time to take up the action. Now is the time to take up the gauntlet, work. Karma is seldom understood, either in Eastern countries or Western countries as the total involvement between Man and God. It was never really revealed as that total involvement until Krishna told Arjuna to take up the bow and fight. It was always looked upon as some excuse or some way to pass the buck.
— Adano Ley (Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:30)

Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:28

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Master Jesus threw one bombshell into our lap. They brought a blind man to Him one time and the blind man they ask, “Did his father sin or did he sin? Who sinned?” In other words, did the father karma got involved in this or the man’s own karma is involved in this? You know what He said? He said, “Neither.” That really rooked everybody because it cut loose all the false concepts pertaining to karma. It cut to the very root. That the Involvement, if there was no challenge, the Son of God acting through the body form would have no way to demonstrate Its divinity. He says, “This is unto the glory of God.” We must have the challenge, we must have the involvement, to face up, to call upon the greater self to confront the so called limited mind and its ways of trapping itself and getting involved and condemning itself. It is that love that reaches down for the first time that has no way to reward or punish. It’s the love that lifts us, regardless if we understand it or not, strictly for the glory of the Divinity in us. This is what karma really is. It is the action brought about that involves us with life that frees us from the very things we think life holds back us from. Until we get involved with it, we are not free. We can’t tear down something and patch it up and say, “I made a mistake. I hope this will compensate.” We have to get involved in the action to extend the boundary lines of love by making others see this love through our own actions.
— Adano Ley (Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:28)

Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:26

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When one plucks us out, we owe them a debt. When we pluck ourcells (ourselves) out, we owe God thanks for allowing us to discover the capacity within ourselves to pluck ourselves out of the action. Otherwise we don’t owe anything. We are Soul. We are the Divine Quality made to express right now in action but until we involve ourselves with the action we are not going to change. We are going to remain idly hoping for someone to lift us out, or sitting on the fence, twiddling our thumbs, and saying, “It can’t be helped. There’s nothing I can do.” So I throw up my hands in a fatalistic way, “Let it happen.” But until we get involved and to see the true course of what karma is and why karma is an actual law that compensates itself by Divine Love, we will not know it. We will hope, we will imagine, we’ll try to make all types of mental prognostications, or excuses.
— Adano Ley (Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:26)