Right Association 13
According to the knowledge passed down by You, and our personal observation and experience, the problem is rooted in our ignorance about the nature of the Self, our belief that either the material body, the mind, the intellect, or the ego, is the self. This is the of the illusion of Maya. The reality is, we are eternal spirit. I am no body, going nowhere, doing nothing.
As we become conscious of the fact that the self is nonmaterial, and that our salvation lies in taking refuge in You, we resolve to work out our salvation with diligence by submitting all we think, feel, will, say, and do to You. This spiritual practice helps us associate with You. Through association with You, The Most Pure, our consciousness is gradually purified and we are reestablished in our original pure conscious state of existence.
You are our original nature. Eternally free from the vice, sin and corruption of the ephemeral world, You do not discriminate among the variegated sentient beings. You treat all equally. Justice is administered by Your Law, Karma. As we sow, so we reap.
You are the life force of all, and the Source of our salvation. Salvation in You is to live an infinite life of bliss and discernment. Thank You for allowing us the intelligence to be devoted to associating with You by serving You through all sentient beings.
The body, although not the self, is the habitat of the self, and is thus the temple of the Supreme Eternal Spirit. Gradually, we see the Self in a very different light. We are spirit, in quality one with You, our Supreme Spirit, the Supreme Being of all. This Spirit is The Most Pure and is the Source of Freedom, Justice/Karma, and the limitless virtues of Truth, Righteousness, Love and Peace.
To the extent that our existence is purified by association with You, the greater we are edified and we realize the Beloved Community, Your Kingdom, here and now. This is our original, constitutional position.
We are fixing our mind on You by associating with You, and are realizing a state of consciousness we had forgotten. It is increasingly blissful, completely natural, and transcendental to the worlds of illusion.
We are interested in positive change. Seeing the Self or Soul as eternal spirit, in quality one with You, is the quintessence of positive contemplation, which leads to positive change.
We have inadvertently fallen into the material contamination. This we know. When we are completely out of the fallen condition, by associating with You, if we are so inclined, we can determine how we fell into the quagmire of illusory existence. As for now, we are concentrating on how to stay evermore free of the quagmire by associating with You in all we think, feel, will, say, and do.