Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 1:04

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Audience: Would not a better a better definition of this action be the modification of karma rather than grace? Which the dictionary defines as an unmerited gift from God.
Adano: Stealing my cue… I never liked to use the word modification because they always accuse me, “that’s Adano’s words.” For years I’ve always said, “grace is modification of karma.” You know, the Catholic Church teaches an id (idea) goes like this. “I believe in the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, and the life eternal.” Let us look at it objectively from the Eastern view and from modern thinking. As a Soul, we should believe in the communication with highly evolved Beings, Master Souls, Godmen. A two way communication does exist. This is not imaginary, it does exist. The Godman, in total awareness, exists in the three dimensions: the physical, the astral, the causal, and you can have a two-way communication with Him. Secondly, to believe in the forgiveness of sins. That is to say, you can accept the capacity to modify your own thought patterns and your repercussions of your thought patterns by involving yourself, taking up your cross, and acting it out, working it through. Grace is the triggering agent of voluntary action of the individual to deliver himself from his own personal commitments. Would that satisfy you now as Grace? That voluntary action that delivers you from the commitments which you’re involved with?
Audience: Thanks very much.
— Adano Ley (Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 1:04)

Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 1:02

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Now, each one of us has a link to God via some Godman. We don’t know it until we encounter it. When we encounter it, then we realize that is what is happening and is happening all the time. Now, we do something and we’re going to face the consequences of it. Then a God Realized Soul who knows the consequences can lead to detrimental action, detrimental results, but there have been certain compensations, certain inner reactions between both parties, then the God Realized Man can shift the wavelength that both of you face each other with an involvement that does not climax itself in fatality. Now, in your own heart and mind you say “Thank God, it could’ve been worse.” As you grow up in spirituality and you face that Godman in the inner life, you may meet Him on the inner life or you may meet Him in a physical way and He will recognize you and you may recognize Him or you may get a dream about Him or a vision about Him, and He may impart that information to you. Then you suddenly realize, “Hey, wait a minute, what goes on? How is this world run? Who is running this world?” You may say that Godman is an angel, but He doesn’t have wings and the scripture says, “The angels minister to man to carry out God’s grace.” That’s another way the scriptures write it, but if you’re looking at it from every angle, we are not left alone. There is an intercessory force and there’s an intelligent force, or entity, at work. Not a Being sitting on a throne directing.
— Adano Ley (Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 1:02)

Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 1:00

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You’re planting and reaping exactly what you planted. If you planted goodness at one moment when you were very angry, though you may get anger back in some form, goodness will come in to. If you hurt somebody and there’s a little compassion for that person inside, a hurt will come back to you in some form, but a compassion will come back again because it has to balance itself out. Grace will come back in terms of action, you see? If you hit somebody, then afterwards you have remorse of hitting that person, you said, “gee whiz, I should make up but I don’t feel to go make up with him now,” but you have remorse. Karma or the action is set up, but at the same time the next action is set up, the compensation is set up, because the remorse. Now if he was to come back and hit you because you’ve already set up in your own thoughts some compensation, if he was really going to kill you, when you confront him and get involved you may get in a scuffle but then it may not harm you, something will come or you may be drawn away from that area where there’s no confrontation. Something will start to lock in. The very built-in law of compensation will start to work in your life to avoid a final conflict. Now, Realized Masters can see this. They don’t like to get involved with people and then be blamed unless there is a commitment.
— Adano Ley (Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 1:00)

Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:58

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Now He said, “You see Me, you see the Father.” The mere memory of His existence in a form is sufficient enough to warrant drawing the grace from Him. That’s enough…
Audience: I accept what you’re saying totally.
Adano: Alright.
Audience: But there’s a great deal said about grace and there’s one point I would like to clarify. You’re implying that grace in this case might come through, to use a very loose term, a Master. Now, the question that comes to my mind is then the Master’s obviously using what is called divine wisdom, energy, and so on in application for your grace. Is this divine intelligence functioning in a tutorial manner saying, “All right, give him some grace then,” or is it in a different law that the Master had learned to use? Then, if it is, then my prayer should not be so much to this indifferent intelligence, as it is my attempting to live the way that the Teacher, Master, Guru, whatever would like. Am I wrong or right?
Adano: “As a man sow, that he reaps.” This is going to shock you now. The grace that you are receiving, you already planted to receive it back from yourself, but the pruning of the grace in order for you to receive it in time, comes by the intercession of the gardener who’s looking after the plants in the garden. That is to say Godmen, who can see into the totality of life, can see when grace is needed to be speeded up in each individual life and They, in turn, help to speed it up, but you have planted it yourself.
— Adano Ley (Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:58)

Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:56

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In the case of a great Saint by the name of Babaji. He had a disciple that lived around 1900, 18-1900. His name was Lahiri. This disciple did not know who was guiding his life. Many things occurred in his life and he gave credit to God and one day, when he encountered Babaji, Babaji said to him, “You are my disciple. You have always been by disciple. Though you went away into many incarnations, I still followed you like a mother hen. I still took care of you. Till now you’re an engineer and a married man and this is the age I need you that you can help people who are married to give them consolation that they are not left abandoned in the world of consciousness or manifestation. So go out back into the world, don’t retreat, live your earthly life, but teach the art of meditation.” Now this bond is so great, the Guru-Disciple relationship, the Master-Disciple relationship. This is where the grace comes from, a relationship with a Master. Master Jesus gave that bond before He died. He made that pledge, “As many as received Him, to them gave He the power to become Sons of God.” As many who turn in consciousness to the Christ, their life are supervised, monitored, directed, nurtured, by that Master Consciousness. We are never left alone.
— Adano Ley (Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:56)

Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:54

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That quality is love which he cannot begin to encompass and that love he would begin to relate it as a Divinity in everything. Eastern experience calls that Cosmic Consciousness or Samadhi. In the Christian church it was called illumination, enlightenment. When the Enlightenment occurs in us, we know beyond all doubt, that the path is paved by other intelligences supervising us. When Buddha was in the body they ask Him, “Are you the only Buddha?” You know what was His reply? He said, “No, 27 are taking care of me.” Interesting, 27 are taking care of me. Meaning this, there will always be God realized men in the world among us. We are all drawn to the Divine Source and we are committed. Jesus used this term, “The sheep knows the shepherd and the shepherd knows the sheep.” The shepherd is a God realized person already. He’s shepherding us. He’s supervising us. He’s the elder brother. He has gained the Cosmic Light, the true illumination. He understands this whole process of creation. He may exist before our birth or during our birth or during our whole total existence. He may exist long before we ever came and we have a commitment to Him. It’s never broken because we are assigned to Him.
— Adano Ley (Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:54)

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)