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The Hermitages and Sanctuaries of Adidam:
Adi Da Samrajashram


Adi  Da on Adi Da Samrajashram
Adi Da on Adi Da Samrajashram

Adi Da on Adi Da Samrajashram
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Adi Da Samrajashram — The island of Naitauba in Fiji. Adi Da Samrajashram is Avatar Adi Da's principal Sapta Na Sannyasin Hermitage. It was the principal site of Avatar Adi Da's Teaching and Revelation Work from 1983 to 1999. Adi Da has acknowledged that, because of the intensity of His Spiritual Work there, Adi Da Samrajashram is now the primary place from which His Divine Spiritual Blessing flows to the world.


Adi Da Samrajashram
 

Naitauba is not just a piece of land. It is a Divine Place. That is how it will be for as long as the sun shines and rises and sets and the grass grows and the wind blows. Forever — as ever as there can be in this world.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj



The island of Naitauba
The island of Naitauba

The island of Naitauba
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Cylone WinstonTropical Cyclone Winston — On February 20, 2016, tropical cyclone Winston struck Naitauba, causing great devastation. This Category 5 cyclone was the strongest ever recorded in the entire Southern Hemisphere, with winds gusting to nearly 200 miles per hour, creating eight-foot high waves. Longtime devotee residents of Adi Da Samrajashram confirmed that they had experience many cyclones on Naitauba, but had never seen anything like the force of this cyclone. Some of the temples and sacred places were severely damaged, including Aham Da Asmi Sthan. Extraordinary Eyes was completely destroyed. Adi Da's My House at Lion's Lap was damaged. Many building lost all or some of their roofs. The Fijian village of Ciqomi and the devotee village of Qaravi were greatly damaged. The full extent of the damage is still being determined.


This page contains the following sections:

  1. History of names for Adi Da Samrajashram
  2. Logos associated with Adi Da Samrajashram
  3. Partial list of special periods of Adi Da's Work here
  4. Partial list of Holy Sites
  5. Partial list of books created while Adi Da was living here
  6. Naitauba-related videos and pictures
  7. Websites associated with Naitauba
  8. Music associated with Naitauba
  9. Stories on this site associated with Adi Da Samrajashram


Come Here to Me in My Holy House and Ground — Adi Da Samrajashram, the Island of Naitauba (in the Fiji Islands), Where the Sun rises to begin every new day of the "world".

Avatar Adi Da Samraj, The Aletheon


The 'Root'-Place, the Source-Point is here, at Adi Da Samrajashram, where people will have that most immediate contact with Me beyond My physical Lifetime. This is the Principal Seat, the Blessing-Seat, the Source-Position — in perpetuity. People are to come to Me, where and As I Am. That is how I will Transform humankind and the Earth-'world'.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj, November 20, 1993


Devotees waving to Adi Da (in boat) on the beach of Adi Da Samrajashram
Devotees waving to Adi Da (in boat) on the beach of Adi Da Samrajashram

Devotees waving to Adi Da (in boat) on the beach of Adi Da Samrajashram
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Adi Da Samrajashram has been the Place of My Divine Avataric Self-Submission and My Divine Avataric Self-Revelation-Work. Now It is the Place where the Forever Era of My Divine Avataric Blessing-Work has Its Primary Seat. The right relationship to Me — altogether right and full — should have its focus here. The culture of Adidam in its rightness should have its focus here. That culture of Adidam should be everywhere, but it should have its focus here. This is its Seat of origin.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj



2013 marked a unique conjunction of many extraordinary Events in the Miraculous Life and Work of Bhagavan Adi Da to both Spiritually Acquire Naitauba and Bodily Take His Eternal Stand of Blessing Radiation and Transcendental Spiritual Transmission for all time at Atma Nadi Shakti Loka (The "Brightness").
  • October 23: The Twentieth Anniversary of Bhagavan Adi Da’s Fijian Citizenship
  • October 27: The Thirtieth Anniversary of Naitauba Padavara
  • October 27: The Twentieth Anniversary of the Empowerment of Padavara Loka
  • November 4: Bhagavan Adi Da’s 74th Jayanthi Celebration
  • November 19: The Twentieth Anniversary of the Empowerment of Atma Nadi Shakti Loka
  • November 27: The Fifth Anniversary of Bhagavan Adi Da’s Divine Mahasamadhi
  • November 30: The Fifth Anniversary of Bhagavan Adi Da’s Interment at The "Brightness" Temple

1. History of Names for Adi Da Samrajashram


  • Adi Da Samrajashram (late 2007? - present)

  • Is-Da Loka (February, 2007? - late 2007?)

  • Adi Da Samrajashram (March 1, 2006 - February, 2007?)

  • Adidam Samrajashram (late 1997? - March 1, 2006)

  • Adi Da Samrajashram (June 1, 1997 - late 1997?)

  • Adidam Samrajashram (? - June 1, 1997)

  • Ruchira Buddha Dham (November 6, 1996 - ?)

  • Adidamashram (June 16, 1996? - November 6, 1996)

  • Adi Da Purnashram (June 14, 1996? - June 16, 1996?)

  • Adidamashram (March, 1996? - June 7, 1996?)

  • Adi Da Purnashram (late 1994? - March, 1996?)

  • Avatara Dau Loloma Purnashram (1993? - late 1994?)

  • Sri Love-Anandashram (December 23, 1988 - 1993?)

  • Translation Island (September 15, 1983 - December 23, 1988)

2. Logos associated with Adi Da Samrajashram


Adi Da Samrajashram logo
Logo associated with Adi Da Samrajashram
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3. Partial list of special periods of Adi Da's Work here


  • Indoor Yajna (April, 1987 - March, 1988) — The "Indoor Yajna" refers to the Instructive Work engaged by Avatar Adi Da Samraj from April 1987 to March 1988 at Adi Da Samrajashram in Fiji, during which He comprehensively recapitulated His Teaching Work, and significantly updated His Source-Literature (most especially The Dawn Horse Testament). The term "yajna" is Sanskrit for "sacrifice". Adi Da's devotees use the word, by extension, to mean Adi Da's travels of Blessing, which were a sacrifice on His part. In "Indoor Yajna", Adi Da "traveled" by sending the transcripts and audiotapes of His Discourses to His devotees around the world while remaining at His Sapta Na Sannyasin Hermitage in Fiji.

  • Avataric Divine-"Self" Emergence (began January 11, 1986) — More formally: Avataric Divine Self-"Emergence". On January 11, 1986, Adi Da passed through a profound Yogic Swoon, Which He later described as the Yogic Establishment of His Avataric Divine Self-"Emergence". Adi Da's Avataric Divine Self-"Emergence" is an ongoing Process, initiated at His Birth, in which His Avatarically-Born bodily (human) Divine Form has been (and is ever more profoundly and potently being) conformed to Himself, the Very Divine Person, such that His bodily (human) Form is now (and forever hereafter) an utterly Unobstructed Sign and Agent of His own Divine Being. For Avatar Adi Da's extended description of His Avataric Divine Self-"Emergence", see Part Three of The Knee Of Listening.

4. Partial list of Holy Sites and other locations


  • The Outshining Brightness
  • Sukra Kendra (at The Outshining Brightness)
  • Sukra Kendra (at the Matrix)
  • Sukra Kendra (at Lion's Lap)
  • Aham Da Asmi Sthan — previous names: Da Avabhasa Chakra.
  • Temple Adi Da

    Temple Adi Da, 2013
    Temple Adi Da, 2013

    Temple Adi Da, 2013
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    Temple Adi Da, 1989: The Giving Coat
    Temple Adi Da, 1989 ("The Giving Coat")

    Temple Adi Da, 1989 ("The Giving Coat")
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  • Lion's Lap

    Lion's Lap
    Lion's Lap

    Lion's Lap
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  • Indigo Swan
  • Samraj Mahal
  • Da Ashvamedhanath Bhavan
  • The Matrix
  • Is-Happen-That-Is
  • Padavara Loka
  • Baptized Each One
  • Agni Lingi Sthan
  • My House (Lion's Lap)
  • Silver Hall
  • Picture Perfect
  • Owl Sandwiches
  • Field of Emphasis
  • Radiant Cows
  • Dome Hall (Lion's Lap)
  • Via Feeling (the Ashram kitchen)

5. Partial list of books created while Adi Da was living here



6. Naitauba-related videos and pictures



Qaravi: aerial view of the village where devotee residents live
Qaravi: aerial view of the village where devotee residents live

A double rainbow over Qaravi (aka She Likes It A Lot)
A double rainbow over Qaravi (aka "She Likes It A Lot")


7. Websites associated with Naitauba


Adi Da Samrajashram Magazine

Adi Da Samrajashram Magazine — This online magazine communicates the stories of the Graceful Process of living in Avatar Adi Da's Divine Company at Adi Da Samrajashram. It celebrates the major historical events of His Liberating Work, and depicts the incarnation of the sacred culture of Adidam after His Blessed human Lifetime of Spiritual Instruction.
Naitauba Island: Sacred Hermitage Sanctuary of Adi Da Samrajashram — The official site associated with Adi Da Samrajashram. Sights and sounds, news, ways you can help support Naitauba.

Naitauba Island
The Naitauba Organic Farm

The Naitauba Organic Farm — The Fijian island of Naitauba is the location of Adidam's principal Sapta Na Sannyasin Hermitage, Adi Da Samrajashram. Naitauba is a 2000-acre freehold island in Northern Lau, Fiji. The farm on Naitauba, which grows food for those who reside on and make pilgrimage to Naitauba, has its own website. The farm regularly needs equipment — your help is much appreciated!
The Naitauba Reef Initiative — Adi Da called for devotees to monitor the state of Naitauba's coral reef, and take all necessary steps to preserve it for the future. This site is dedicated to that purpose. You can help!
 
The Naitauba Reef
Facebook Group

Adi Da Samrajashram (Naitauba, Fiji) — The Facebook Group for Adi Da Samrajashram.


8. Music associated with Naitauba



Naitauba, Naitauba

Naitauba, Naitauba — Composed and sung by Kathleen Ewart, singing in Adi Da's voice about the Spiritual purpose of the island of Naitauba.

Fijian Meke — Adi Da, devotees, and Fijian residents regularly held celebrations together during Adi Da's lifetime. This audio clip is from a Fijian meke (dance) performed in 2002.

RealAudio (10:46)


Fijian Meke

About mekes: Until the early 1800s, Fiji was strictly an oral culture with no written language. Meke ("dance") was considered a gift from the Vu, the ancestral gods, to help the Fijians preserve their traditions and stories. Meke was used for instruction, memorization, and cultural education, and to explain the history of the Fijian people.


Fijian tapa cloth pattern


9. Stories on this site associated with Adi Da Samrajashram


A Devotee's Journey into Death and Back — In December 1983, two months after Adi Da's arrival at Adi Da Samrajashram (on the island of Naitauba in Fiji), an accident occurred that would have been fatal without Avatar Adi Da's Intervention. The story of that incident is told by two people: Frans Bakker, one of the doctors involved; and Tom Closser, the devotee to whom the accident occurred, who describes his near-death experience, and a profound lesson about how "guilt" can become a self-destructive impediment to growth.

A Devotee's Journey into Death and Back
Avatar Adi Da's Extraordinary Connection to Events in the World

Avatar Adi Da's Extraordinary Connection to Events in the World — Bill Dunkelberger tells a story of Avatar Adi Da's extraordinary connection to events in the world.
The Mad Talking Dance — A story from Leroy Stilwell about Adi Da spontaneously speaking the thoughts of devotees around Him.

The Mad Talking Dance
Touching the Body of the Divine Being

Touching the Body of the Divine Being — Licensed osteopathic physician, Ross Keen, DO, describes the utterly unique experience of doing "body work" on Adi Da.
A Conversation with Adi Da Samraj about His uniqueness as a Seventh Stage Adept Realizer — Don Webley was the first devotee to speak extensively to Adi Da Samraj about the Uniqueness of His Teaching and His Realization. Don recounts that 1993 conversation with Adi Da Samraj, when He openly Confirms that He is the "first, last, and only" seventh stage Adept.

A conversation with Adi Da Samraj about His uniqueness as a seventh stage Adept Realizer
Just Free and Happy

"Just Free and Happy" — Kathleen Ewart describes how Adi Da used the circumstance of dancing to instruct her in the Master-devotee relationship and the inherent ecstasy of surrender to the Guru.
Club Rat — Chris Tong tells the story of how Adi Da created a most unusual evening, and how He used music to open Chris's heart.

Club Rat
The Ancient Walk-About Way, Crazy Wisdom, and the "Teaching Years"

The Ancient Walk-About Way, Crazy Wisdom, and the "Teaching Years" — Section about Fijian spiritual recognition of Adi Da.
Exactly That Same Embrace — Jane Attardi tells how Adi Da used the circumstance of dancing to reveal to her a lifelong pattern of "masculine" aggressiveness that she used to prevent herself from being vulnerable as a woman.

Exactly That Same Embrace
Extraordinary Eyes

Extraordinary Eyes — Emily Grinnell describes how Adi Da used the circumstance of His own dancing to reveal Himself as the Divine Person to her.


Radiance: painting of Naitauba by Nara Wood
Radiance: painting of Naitauba by Nara Wood

Radiance: painting of Naitauba by Nara Wood
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