Is Adi Da still spiritually active, now that His human lifetime is over?
answer: Very much so! In fact, the entire purpose of His human lifetime was
to make Himself and the Way of Adidam available to all beings, in perpetuity.
Let's consider Adi Da's words about this, as well as the experiences of devotees
(and non-devotees) after His human lifetime.
Da Describing the Period After His Human Lifetime
the very beginning of His work with devotees, Adi Da was very aware that His human
lifetime was finite, and that the great purpose of that lifetime was to establish
the Way of Adidam for all time, so that His Presence and Spiritual
Transmission would always be accessible to human beings in all future generations:
bodily (human) Form is not required forever. It is required only for the time
of Revelation, the establishment of this Divine Avataric Way, such that, at some
appropriate moment, the bodily (human) Form can be relinquished and dissolved.
Then devotees will have understood how this is the Way of associating with the
Power of My Eternal Samadhi, My Eternal Presence and Person of a Spiritual and
Ultimate Nature, Which cannot be gone — Which cannot and will not be withdrawn.
I will be Present then, exactly as now, not diminished. I cannot separate from
the conditional domain. I Am its Very Source. I Am Perpetually Present. This is
My Revelation to you.
Avatar Adi Da Samraj
Is How I Got To Here (April 16, 1995)
comes from a view of Adi Da as an ordinary person, whose human lifetime is now
over; or as an extraordinary Realizer and Spiritual Master, who is now in some
"other plane" and may or may not have chosen (or may or may not be able)
to have contact with us here in the "material plane" now that He has
passed on. But the fullest answer to your question is based on the understanding
that Adi Da is neither of these. Rather, devotees of Adi Da receive
the Revelation that Adi Da is the human incarnation of the Divine Person.
The Divine Person was, is, and will always be Eternally Present. But that fact
was not of any practical use to any of us without our ability to find the
Eternally Present Divine. Thus the true and ongoing significance of Adi Da's human
lifetime was that He provided us with the means — the Way of Adidam — by which
we could always locate Him (the Eternally Present Divine Person), without requiring
Him to be alive in human form forever:
am teaching you about it in My physical lifetime so that after My physical lifetime
you will have this learning, the cultural supposition, this understanding, this
to do, and I won't have to be physically present. But you will know that I will
be Present. I will be with you, you see, not gone forever.
I have helped
you by My physical Incarnation to identify or locate Me as I've always been, which
you never noticed before. And I will have taught you about how to notice Me, having
Thereafter, you will be able to associate with Me
as I was before, but now that you have noticed it, you will be able to locate
Me forever. I will never leave you or ever be dissociated from you or ever be
separate from you. . . And after my My physical lifetime I will be in the same
Play with you, exactly as present with you. . . You will have My Murtis
and My Holy locations and so
Avatar Adi Da Samraj
Taught You How To Notice Me (December 7, 1994)
can read much more of what Adi Da said about this in our section, Adi
Da's Divine Mahasamadhi and Adidam In Perpetuity.
On the Phrase,
One clarification: When you ask, "Is
Adi Da spiritually active?", it conjures up images of Adi Da "up"
in the Divine Domain, looking down, and intending and doing various "spiritual
things" with living human beings. Adi Da has made clear that that is not
the way it works. He is simply, merely Present. But that All-Pervading Presence
combines with human beings here (particularly those who are putting their attention
on Him) in ways that have all kinds of miraculous consequences — none of which
require any "attention" from Him. It's a
little bit like His lightbulb analogy:
you walked into a room, and there were a light shining in the ceiling, it would
be shining in all directions. You would see the light at one point, depending
on your position in the room, and say "It's shining on me", as if in some sense
the lightbulb noticed you! But in fact the lightbulb is radiating in all directions
Avatar Adi Da Samraj,
Sphere of My Inherent Radiance, July 3, 1988
you see Me in some visionary sense, or I say something and you hear it without
My being physically there, well that is interesting. Examine that phenomena and
feel everything about it. On the other hand, do not identify the experience with
Me. I am not the experience. At most it is an effect of My Presence. I am simply
My Presence, My Person. I remain, the experience does not — it is gone. . . .
these phenomena are of interest. They may and should be hopefully inspiring to
your practice, but they are not, in and of themselves, to be identified with Me.
So I do not care what I said in your dream, you see. That is not the point. The
point is I said it, not what I said. Do not imagine that your vision of Me in
a dream is Me. You will be looking for Me in your dreams from that time on, trying
to see Me again. Whereas in the moments you are not seeing Me in your dreams,
I am still here — so I am not in the form of some experience.
I will not
always be here in this Bodily Form. There will be photographs and all the rest,
but I will not be physically animated. I will be present, however, just as I am
now and accessible by the means, specific means I have indicated, and those are
the means that are to be tested.
Avatar Adi Da Samraj
Revelation Discourse, December 21, 2004
So when we
respond, "Yes, He is spiritually active", it is in this sense of His
being merely Present, but that Presence — because It has Emerged here — having
numerous, active consequences, particularly when people actively respond to (and
combine with) It. The gist of your question is, "Can He still help people
Realize the Divine?" And the answer is: Absolutely! To make that eternally
possible was the purpose of His human lifetime. And His Eternal Presence —
and the means for locating His Eternal Presence: the Way of Adidam — is sufficient for that Greatest of Purposes.
The Experiences of
Devotees and Non-Devotees After Adi Da's Human Lifetime
As we write
this, only a brief time has passed since Adi Da's Divine Mahasamadhi. We are only at the very beginning
of the period of history that post-dates His human lifetime. But we can already
confirm everything Adi Da said through the already unfolding story of His continuing
impact on both devotees and non-devotees alike:
- We have gathered together many
stories specifically associated with the time of Adi Da's
Divine Mahasamadhi, in which both devotees and non-devotees confirm
His Presence. Here's
Alaya Gernon: I received a phone call from a devotee
advising me of [Adi Da's] Mahasamadhi. I cried solidly
for three days and nights — it felt beyond self. I then
had the most remarkable experience. I had not been able
to look at the Murti for a day or so — not properly, because
I felt so upset. Then when I finally was able to do so,
within minutes the Murti changed to simply light as it
often does for me. Suddenly, within the Murti, a foot
and thumb appeared. The thumb then extended and burst
into my third eye, and again I experienced a crashing
current and fell back. Since that moment, I have continued
to turn to Beloved Adi Da and have had several remarkable
'experiences' which are astounding and a mystery. On reading
The Boundless Self Confession, I can now understand
totally what can only be described as a Great Sacrifice
for the sake of all.
- Every day, Adi Da's devotees around the world continue to receive
Adi Da's Transmission and practice the Way of Adidam on that basis.
of the stories of the continuing experience of Adi Da's Presence
after His death are quite humorous, like His
sister's story of a picture of Adi Da coming to life one day
and blinking at her! She felt He was reassuring her
that He was still present, and always would be.
stories report the same kinds of miracles that occurred throughout
Adi Da's decades of work with His devotees. For example, in one
story, Anne Henderson describes how, one night in January,
2013, Adi Da was suddenly in the room, transforming it and her
with His Love — and she was instantly, Gracefully relieved of
a reactive pattern that she had suffered for decades.
Many devotees have visited Adi Da's Mahasamadhi
site, The "Brightness"
and attest to the extraordinary power of His Transmission there.
It is an Eternal Intention that I Demonstrate and
Speak about during My physical Lifetime, a Work to
go on forever. I Established a Place of My Radiation.
It is the Place where this Body in Its end-time will
be fitted. I have Accounted for everything. My Mahasamadhi
Site will ultimately become the Principal Locus on
the Island. The "Root"-Place, the Source-Point is
here, at Adi Da Samrajashram, where people will have
the 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,
I went up back to the "Brightness" Temple in the
early afternoon. . . . The entire area seemed to vibrate
with a tangible Presence that was very familiar to
me as Bhagavan's Spiritual Form. As I sat down on
the ground, I became conscious of the fact that this
was only about thirty feet away from the chamber in
which Bhagavan's physical form was buried. Soon the
feeling of intimacy with my Master started increasing
significantly. There was a quickly growing feeling
of very tangible Love-Bliss energy in the body. I
noticed this energy entering my hands — which were
place on the ground in front — moving up and filling
the entire body with the most blissful Love-Touch.
The feeling of the intimacy of touch was the most
outstanding part of the experience. . . .There were
frequent incidents in my life as devotee in the past
of feeling Bhagavan's Love touch, very typically in
the heart region. I never had the opportunity though
to be physically touched by Bhagavan Adi Da, but what
was happening now was new, it was . . . both. . .
. Weeping with tears of joy, I fell into a swoon that
lasted for hours.
M. M., Touched
- Many people around the world who are not Adi Da's devotees (at
this point) write to us, wanting to let us know that Adi Da is
having a great and undeniable impact on their lives. Here is just
I want to share testimony that Da is still present. I
received a CD of Adi Da. I have been making Mahamantras
to Him, and something very obvious is happening in my
life! People are "breaking my heart", showing to me my
obsessed areas. They are reflecting to me my "shadow"
. . . that same "shadow" I have always been
denying to myself . It is a hard but growing process....
Reality is not what I thought!
Fernando S., Mexico City, Mexico, February,
record experiences of Adi Da's influence. For example, Buddhist
teacher Jenna Sundell writes on her personal blog of Adi
Da appearing in a dream (on November 10, 2011) and saying
mysteriously: "ten more years". It may require waiting
until November 10, 2021, to understand fully what that was about!
- The first generation of new devotees who have never seen Adi
Da alive in human form has begun. We are gathering together their
stories (on this site), to confirm in living terms that, just
as He was while alive, Adi Da is still available to all His devotees,
including those who will come to Him in the years and centuries
after His human lifetime. Here are just some of those stories.
We anticipate many more down the line!
Ortega — Nicole tells the story of how she discovered
Bhagavan Adi Da. While doing so, she recounts two remarkable
dreams. In the first, the whole human condition is revealed
to her in a kind of metaphor. In the second dream, Adi Da
appears to her, and connects with her directly and personally,
correcting a false, cultic view of Him that she had previously
Rykov — "Never has God Revealed Himself so fully
as in the form of Adi Da Samraj. This was absolutely undeniable.
I had read and seen many spiritual teachers, but Adi Da was
completely different. He didn't just teach a philosophy or
technique for meditation. He is a Real Force, Revealing the
Truth as Himself. He is the Form of Perfection. Enlightenment
is not only possible, but is our present condition, Alive
as Adi Da. He is here to Give the Gift of true ego-transcendence
to all those willing to enter into relationship with Him.
It has been an incredible Grace to have the opportunity to
live in Communion with the Divine Reality, Adi Da Samraj,
especially at a young age. There is no better life to look
forward to than one of serving His Divine Work. His Gifts
of Revealing Himself have become the greatest Blessing in
my life. May all beings be Blessed to feel His Divine Presence.
What a wonder that He is here!"
Pandit — "Recently, a friend of mine who has been
responding to Adi Da, asked me if I thought it might be more
beneficial to become a student of a living Guru, as in a Guru
who is physically alive. I immediately thought, Adi Da must
be the most Alive and Active Guru that exists! I couldn't
help but feel how much of a 'Living Guru' Adi Da really Is,
even now. I thought it was a particularly striking question
and was surprised by my immediate, intuitive response. I just
felt how true it was, and how much of a Divine Gift He Is
to all beings, forever. He is a wonder and a miracle; the
Divine Blessing-Presence and Person of Reality Itself."
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