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He knew His creation can only gain strength, can only achieve the triumph of renewal of Self, the complete realization of itself by being involved. The philosophy that tells you not to get involved, not to get trapped, tested, confrontation, is not a genuine philosophy. It’s the one that tells you go in there, find out for sure if you are truly Soul, if you can stand the pressure and work with the pressure and call on your Divine Creativity, the Divine Will, to surround you and face the obligations, you have the true philosophy. Then you have found that why the Creator made you. He made you to demonstrate the divinity of your nature while in action in His creation. The creation is not a place to idly lay away and fall asleep. It’s a place where we’re constantly tested to discover our divinity. We would not know if we have a divinity if we had no challenge, if we had no involvement, if we never made mistakes, and never tried to correct them. We would never know.
— Adano Ley (Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:10)
So what did I learn? Enjoy Now because that’s all I got. The nostril that breathes is the divinity that is me and there is nobody out there to punish me for good or bad because there is no good or bad. The good or bad is my game I play with myself thinking I’m important or unimportant. When in actuality, God became me and He’s having a ball allowing me to make an ass of myself believing I’m doggone stupid or ignorant or all kind of muck-up. And all He did tell me from the start of creation, “Go forth, multiply, and have dominion, but don’t setup your franchise.” So multiply means produce yourself as much as you want – trillions upon trillions of times, have dominion – play the game of running the show, but don’t hang on to nothing. So oh boy, is that a game? (somebody says, “It’s all a show.”) Yeah, and when you live it out by going through it, He says “Here, keep your suit. Don’t trade it back in. I don’t need it. It’s already yours.” You can modify it, make it look male, female, skinny, young, fat, or aged, but it’s all here. Permanent suit, it’s called Living Soil. See I don’t have a Soul, I’m Soul, Living Soil, 144 elements in an immortal… (end of tape).
— Adano Ley (Andys House Q3 – No Date – 1:00)
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Now we would never get involved if we were told to do as we please. The only way we going to get involved is when we are told not to do what we please. “Don’t eat the apple,” don’t do this, don’t do that. Most unique psychology devised by the Creative Intelligence to get His projection, Soul / Man, to be involved with His creation. Without the challenge, without the confrontation, without the anxiety, the tension, the pressures, there are no involvement. It is because of that the law of karma is valid. The involvement, the confrontation, the facing up to yourself, the organizing of life, trying to straighten out the divine mess. Putting order into a chaotic omni-directional universe, flowing in every direction. We want to set order to it. This is the great Divine Plan. Getting the Soul to get in there and straighten out. Put corn in one line, put squash in one line, put peas in one line, put all the pine trees in one line. You even may go ahead and call it the involvement of self pollution, but it is the essential part of the Soul’s growth, why It was designed, to be involved. If we think He designed us not to be involved, not to get strung out, in this marvelous plan of existence, it’s not true.
— Adano Ley (Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:08)
Let us take Master Jesus and use one of His affirmations pertaining to health. “Come unto me all ye that travail and are heavily laden and I will refresh you.” I’ll repeat it again. You’ll notice there is no negative implication in those words. “Come unto me.” Leave what you’re doing. Leave the various association with the negative thought conditions and come, that means surrender, unto your Christ self within you. You have an ache and a pain, the ache or the pain can be very very depressing. The attachment to it because of association from previous aches and pains, you may not automatically want to release or let go, but “come unto me” means drop it, detach for a second, and let your consciousness go up to the vital life power which is the Christ in you, the God power, and let it regenerate you, regenerate those areas of your mechanism that are clogged up, locked up, overworked, and fatigued. So what can be clogged up or blocked up in this mechanism, except the sensory nature? The very sensory nature that is relating or telegraphing “ache or pain” to the mind. I bang my hand and there’s a sensation here so my senses remember. I saw I did it, I felt I did it, I heard I did it, I can smell it too is possible, or even taste it.
— Adano Ley (Techniques In Prayer Healing – May 7, 1972 – Tape 1 – 0:15)
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I’ll let these people come in first… Lots of seats here in the front you know. It’ll save me from straining my throat. As I said, tonight’s lecture is called The Involvement. You know the word karma is so overworked and “as you sow you reap,” that’s all overworked and then we find ourselves asking ourselves the question, “What it’s all about?” So it’s Involvement, the second phase of the Science of the Soul. Why we are thrown into creation. If you realize the Creator made Man last. He did not make him first. Think for one moment, if he made Man first, where would He put him? How would He sustain him? What would Man have to compare with? There would be no planetary systems, no plant life, no animal life, no form of sustenance. Man would be sitting on a beautiful throne called void. Interesting? But Man was made last. He was the last act of creation, putting you in a very unique position in the whole of creation, everything was made for you. So now how can you have karma if you were made last? This seems to be a contradictory question. If you were made last, how would you have karma? If you are made first, how can you have karma? But because we are made last, we were turned loose with free will to get involve with the creation.
— Adano Ley (Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:04)
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Before we can actually go in to that type of understanding, we must calibrate our minds because the minds are restless before you got here you see? Trying to fight the freeway, red light: not possible, yellow light: to go or not to go, and go like hell (laughter). So to calibrate the mind is to center it here at the point between the eyebrows and let’s keep your consciousness there (short meditation). Thank you. Tonight our second lecture based upon the Science of the Soul. Our early one was called the Origin. I’ll call the second one Involvement. You may know it as the Law of Karma or you may also know it as “a man so that he reaps,” or an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, cause and effect, but getting down to the nitty-gritty, that’s what my name is, it’s Involvement. Why the Creator threw us into the big mess. It’s the big mess: Matter acting on Matter, Energy acting on Matter, Consciousness acting on Matter, Energy acting on Energy, Consciousness acting on Energy, Consciousness acting on Consciousness, Beingness acting on Consciousness, Beingness acting on Beingness. What a mess He threw us in.
— Adano Ley (Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:02)
Host Introducing Adano: Although they are not sponsoring this particular series, however our speaker is well known to ARE members (Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment) and to many of our visitors. The Reverend Adano Christopher Ley was guest speaker for our series here concerning Eastern and Western teachings this past July and it was at this time that many of us learned to respect and love him. We’re so happy and honored to have him with us in our midst tonight. Reverend Ley is a native of British Guiana and of Chinese, Indian, Spanish, and Mongolian descent. He came to this country when he was 15 years old. He studied comparative religions, various Yogic techniques, meditation, and prayer techniques among the Indians of North and South America. He and his wife are founders and leaders of the All Faith Fellowship of Tyler, Texas. In October of 1969, Reverend Ley it was initiated into Swami-hood in the ancient order of the Saraswati. He was given the title and the name of Swami Nityananda Saraswati. It is my privilege to present him to you, Swami Nityananda Saraswati. (applause) Adano speaks: Thank you. As you know, for Swamis this is not a lecture. Most people they get together and lecture but for us it’s called Satsanga. Sat is truth, Sanga is fellowship with the truth. The reasons are: 1) We have a physical communication, 2) There’s a mental communication, and 3) There’s an extrasensory communication going on all at the same time.
— Adano Ley (Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:00)
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Question: Do you adhere to any particular diet? Adano’s Answer: The simplest one, it’s called Solar Nutrition. I try to obey the laws of nature. In the morning I eat fruits and nuts. In the middle of the day, I eat the vegetables that grow above the ground. At night I try to eat those that grow under the ground. Question: Why? Adano’s Answers: Well, nature made them to grow in that sequence and if we gonna to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner, why not eat it in the same sequence? I find it helps me better. I don’t know if other people… I remember meeting a monk in South Carolina and everyone asked him, “Are you a vegetarian?” He was a Catholic monk. He said, “Yes, but don’t ask me to explain why I’m a vegetarian.” He says, “because if you want a scientific dissertation, I will go into hours of it, the pros and the cons. If you want to know why I shouldn’t kill and eat a dead animal, I can go into the humanitarian act of it. The only reason why I’m a vegetarian and why I live a simple life is because it’s economical.” I guess we should be going. (Applause)
— Adano Ley (Origins – October 9, 1971 – 1:25)
I’ll tell you this story about eating. There was a Swami in a house and some people didn’t know… even in India they don’t even know that Swamis don’t eat meat. So that goes to show you even where the origin of the Swami… He was sitting down and along came some friends, they brought food with the students, but they gave him a big chunk of meat, bread, and everything. Well he ate the meat and the bread and everything and all the disciples were looking around and one said to himself, “no wonder Master can walk so fast and so good in the sun. We are eating fruits and vegetables and here he is eating all that meat. No wonder he’s got so much pep and go. He’s getting all the protein.” So the Master read his thoughts. After it was all finished he turned to the boy and he says, “You know, tell me you think you can eat what I can eat?” Well naturally if you are in the presence of another human being how would you react? You’ve never seen a miracle, but here’s the first challenge, “can you eat what I can eat?” So the boy says, “Yes Master” “All right,” he says, “next time when we stop to eat, you eat what I eat. The rest of you boys, you eat your fruit and vegetables.” So they’re going along that day through the hot sun and the Indian sun is so hot you know. Eventually they arrive at a blacksmith shop and the blacksmith invited them for supper. So while the table is being prepared he told the blacksmith, he says, “these boys here eat only fruits and vegetables,” and then he walked over and he says, “I’ll give myself a little hors d’oeuvre of hot nails, a piece of charcoal,” you know, from the from the spit, and he kept eating and he says, and then he looked around and says, “hey, I thought you wanted to eat like me, come on,” and that cured him. Once you have realized God, it’s not what you eat or you don’t eat. This is why Jesus… We must not put ourselves in the place of Jesus right away by saying… because he says “what you eat will not defile you, but what you say comes out of you, that’ll defile you.” He is at a level where his consciousness is total in control with the divine law. Therefore he’s above that law, but he does not do that to impress us and we have to realize that he did not eat any of the substances until he came back from the grave. There is no mention that he ate meat before resurrection. There’s only one reference of him eating fish and honey after resurrection. Look it up. People come up with the idea that Jesus ate meat. There’s no evidence of before, it’s evidence after, and they can only point to that evidence after. You see?
— Adano Ley (Origins – October 9, 1971 – 1:22)
Question: Getting back to food. Many of the Saints would not eat physical food and sustain, would you please explain? Adano’s Answer: Well that would… That question should be in… coming up on tonight’s, but alright. Master Yogananda said this in his writings, “When the individual has reaped the largest harvest possible, called God, in his consciousness then he doesn’t have any need to eat or not to eat and eating is merely a formality to show the world that you’re human. Yet Saints do this primarily to help us to appreciate God in the form of matter, but the Saint, after realizing God and knowing that Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceed out of the mouth of God. Not on an intellectual basis, on a realized, bio-physiological basis. It must be physiologically incorporated into his being that he can actually trap cosmic energy photosynthetically through the medulla and utilize it, then he can dispense of the use of that energy now in a physical way like bread or butter or cheese. So it is unimportant to him.
— Adano Ley (Origins – October 9, 1971 – 1:20)