Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:52

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Baptism is truly initiation, but because in the early Christian days due to the various conflicts, persecution, many of the children of the early Christians died from diseases and so forth and they felt that these children were not getting some inner upliftment so they went ahead and started baptism at an early age and a commitment to some individual with divinity awakened in him to take care of that child to see when it reaches a certain age it would impart the knowledge. Now we don’t have that type of behavior here because we seem to outgrow it in a Churchianity way, not in a Christianity way. We have that type of behavior in the Eastern countries, the Guru Disciple relationship. The Guru is the Godparent. He intercedes, He supervise, the journey of the Soul back to God. Now Christian thought has the Guru Disciple relationship, Master Jesus and his disciples. Now there’s a difference between Christianity and Churchianity. Christianity, when you come face-to-face with its true workings, you are in the divine light of the godparent or Master Consciousness. When you truly meditate, you are under that protection. Every action is superseded or guided by that light. In the Eastern country it’s the same. Therefore many people would travel miles to go to see a Master or a Realized Man just to get that blessing or that particular current of contact, so that intercession is made from that dimension. Now the Godman will never say He is God. The person meeting him will have an experience within his own consciousness and he would recognize that there’s a certain force or quality passing through.
— Adano Ley (Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:52)

Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:50

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The poet once put it this way. “Lives of great men all remind us we should make our lives sublime, going on ahead of us leaving footprints on the sands of time.” Before we can recognize our own present incarnation, and our present involvement, there are many who have walked the path ahead of us with a total dedication to that brotherly love, “I am my brother’s keeper.”
Audience: What percentage would be the elder brother, what percentage would be… presuming you knew the creative force, God?
Adano: What percentage of them exist?
Audience: No no, my question was is who would be the intelligence or what would be the intelligence that would intercede in karma? You said God and then you went about explaining “Godmen.” Now do you mean God or do you mean the men that you just talked about?
Adano: God is not a person. He’s the Unmanifest Conscious Love. Now for that Unmanifest Conscious Love to intercede in your life it has to flow through a form. That is a Godman. Now that Godman has a name in all religions of the world. They are called Godparents. Well let me go one step further. When we are christened in a church, we say that we should have somebody to act as a godparent for the child. It was not devised strictly just as a means to pass the buck from the parent to some other individual.
— Adano Ley (Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:50)

Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:46

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Now, here we see true deliverance in the law of action, not waiting for some Divinity to compensate or correct or reward. If we are Divinity in action and if we are facing Divinity as our counterparts, then by the involvement with each other we can resolve and deliver ourselves from our mistakes. Thank you. (Applause).
Adano: Questions? Five-minute break, ok.
Adano: Now is that critical moment when you find out or you don’t find out: Question and answers. Yes? Audience: One word that you didn’t mention at all tonight and I know that Cayce doesn’t like when people ask him to define that word…
Adano: What word?
Audience: And that is the word Grace. Because in your definition of Karma, I think that covers Grace very nicely too.
Adano: Well, can I borrow your pencil for a second?
(Adano throws the pencil up in the air and lets it fall.)
What law is that? Predestination.
(Adano throws the pencil up in the air and catches it.)
What law is that? Intercession. Now you call it gravity or you call it predestination, you call it grace, or intercession, or you may call it divine abortion. (Laughter). When the satellite was going up, they aborted, that was grace for those astronauts. The word may seem very loose, but intent is that sometime an action that may be detrimental to one’s own beingness, can be interfered by another consciousness acting upon it for your own well-being. This is Grace. So we should be thankful when it happens.
Audience: Would you mind saying who that other consciousness is?
Adano: God.
Audience: As an anthropomorphic being?
Adano: No. Don’t let us kill ourcells (ourselves) that we are so unique going through this marvelous framework of existence that the Creative Intelligence has not implanted other beings with total hundred percent free will to act upon the Creation. Sheep have shepherds to take care of them. Souls going through the Creative Light have elder brothers on the path who watches over us. They are called the Saints or God Realized Men or the Masters. They’ve walked the path before.
— Adano Ley (Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:46)

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)