On August 5, 1994, Adi Da was moved to leave the island of Naitauba
and begin a period of wandering in Fiji. Ruchiradama Nadikanta, who was part of the small group
of devotees accompanying Adi Da, describes the time:
have always noticed that, in each and all of Beloved Adi Da's
Acts. . . He is always only Giving His extraordinary Blessing.
This fact was completely obvious during this Yajna. The trip was His constant Divine Play. There
were only two things going on: On the one hand, there was
His daily Fierce Calling, to His devotees everywhere, to resort
to Him absolutely, rather than resorting to ourselves and
to our ordinary searches and distractions. On the other hand,
there were continual forays into the land and culture of Fiji,
through visits to parks, gardens, and other scenic places,
and countless small shops full of Fijian handicrafts and Indian
religious images and traditional Indian clothing. On these
trips, Beloved Adi Da constantly Gave the Fijian and Indian
cultures His Blessing-Regard.
Many Fijians receive Adi Da's Darshan at
"The Garden of the Sleeping Giant" in Nadi, August
In the midst of all of this, Beloved Adi Da was also doing
intensive Work on the manuscripts of many of His "Source-Texts". It was this Work that provided
the first signs of the transformation that this time would
bring. He Worked on His Manuscripts daily and for many hours
at a time.
Beloved Adi Da also once again adopted the traditional sannyasin color of orange, as He had in 1986 [shortly
after the initiation of His Divine
"Self"-Emergence, on January 11, 1986]. The first day
He went dressed in orange into the public, it was to Nadi,
one of Fiji's principal cities. There, Beloved Adi Da moved
into the heart of Indian culture in Fiji, visiting one tiny
Indian shop after another.
It was astonishing to me to walk with Beloved Adi Da, clad
in sannyasin orange, in the streets and shops of Nadi. I had
travelled with Him in the United States and Europe during
the 1986 Yajna, where there had been so little understanding
of His renunciate sign — and even a biased reaction to this
sign of renunciation. In Nadi and in Suva, by contrast, the
Hindus especially understood His Sign. When we entered a shop,
everyone would quietly and respectfully gaze at Beloved Adi
Da and He would just stand or sit there and Grant His Darshan
to everyone who gave Him their attention.
In the shops, He looked at all the images associated with
Indian Spirituality — even all the popular "street"
images of the various Hindu deities. I felt Avatar Adi Da
Granting His Blessing to the entire tradition of Indian Spirituality
by this means. He likewise inspected all the mechandise in
the Fijian shops, Granting His Blessing to the traditional
Fijian culture by so doing.
On September 7, 1994, Fiji time (September 6, 1994, Western hemisphere
time), at His temporary residence in Pacific Harbour, on the Fijian
island of Viti Levu, Adi Da stayed secluded in His room, where He
had recently spent many hours writing. Ruchiradama Nadikanta attended
The house was totally still. At one point, Beloved Adi Da
called me into the room. The curtains were drawn, and the
room was dim and unlit. He was not doing any of the Work on
His Manuscripts that I had become accustomed to His doing
each day in recent weeks. He was simply sitting in the large
upholstered chair we had placed in the room for His use. Beloved
Adi Da's Force was so focused and concentrated in the room
that the room itself felt almost unapproachable to me. I felt
as though I was being pushed out, as when the heat from a
fire blasts you backwards out of a blazing space. I served
Him simply and left the room.
When Ruchiradama Nadikanta entered again in the evening, answering
His call, the same overwhelming Transmission-Force was Radiating
from Him. Avatar Adi Da was seated at His desk with the lights turned
on. She sat at His Feet. He did not look at her at first. But then,
after a few moments, He slowly turned His head.
The face of Beloved Adi Da Samraj was so full of Passion
and the Sign of Perfect Love for all beings that I was overwhelmed
by the vision of His Sacrificial Ordeal in His Work with His
devotees. I was reminded of that same heartbreaking Love for
the billions of humanity that had overwhelmed Beloved Adi
Da more than eight years before, when His Divine
Self-"Emergence" was initiated on January 11,
1986. I felt certain that some extraordinary Process was taking
place in Him.
Avatar Adi Da later confirmed that this was true. September 7,
1994, He said, had marked the most important transition in His Life
since January 11, 1986 — the Yogic Establishment of His Divine Self-"Emergence".
It was the Completing, He said, of His "Effort" to Descend
(or "Emerge") in the cosmic Domain, an "Effort"
that had been going
on since His birth. Although January 11, 1986, was the most
significant moment in that Process, the moment when His Divine Being
had combined with His human body most perfectly, He acknowledged
that He felt a further resolution had occurred. His Body was even
more "refined" by the potency of His Divine Spiritual
Presence, and He did not feel any remaining movement to Submit to
His devotees in order to serve them.
Adi Da returning to Adi Da Samrajashram, September 12, 1994
On September 12, Avatar Adi Da Samraj returned to Adi Da Samrajashram
as swiftly as He had left it on August 5, and, some days later,
He further described the significance of September 7:
In 1986, I Instructed My devotees that they had to change
their way of relating to Me, and the process of that change
has characterized the struggle of the last nearly nine years.
At the time, I accepted a certain struggle, even though it
was almost unbearable. I had to endure it, and I Communicated
to My devotees in the midst of it. That was the initial process
of My Divine "Self"-Emergence.
In early September of this year, and just as suddenly as
the signs appeared in January 1986, the signs in My Body indicated
a similar dramatic change.
This Body is in an extremely refined state. My devotees should
approach Me only to conduct Me Spiritually, not to engage
in any conventional form of relating to Me. I must put this
Body in a different situation now. It was refined by My Divine
"Self"-Emergence. It must not be put in a position
of conventional or social relatedness any longer, or I will
lose this Vehicle. You will lose It. You cannot even imagine
what has been required to prepare this Vehicle and provide
Avatar Adi Da Samraj
September 21 and 23, 1994
On October 11, one month after
the September 7 event, Adi Da would hear and see the name, "Adi
Da", His Principal Divine Name.
On October 15, as a sign of the great change that had occurred in His Work altogether, Adi Da would
also now assumed "Santosha Da" as one of His Names. "Santosha"
means "satisfaction" or "contentment", qualities
associated with a sense of completion. And, as Adi Da pointed out,
these qualities are equivalent to no-seeking, which is the fundamental
principle of His Wisdom-Teaching.
On November 4, Adi
Da would have the image of Santoshi Ma Installed at the Outshining
Brightness Temple. He observed that the Yogic force and equanimity of the
posture of Santoshi Ma — seated firmly, in balance, bearing simultaneously
the powerful signs of sword and trident (representing the overcoming
of the ego) and the gentle signs of the bowl of sweets and the Blessing
mudra of the hand (representing the Free Gift of Divine
Grace) — reflected His Divine Qualities and His Completeness.
The years that unfolded after September 7, 1994, showed more of
the meaning of that Event as a true Completion of Avatar Adi Da's
fundamental Work to Teach and Reveal the secrets of His Incarnation.
The focus of those years became His Writing. Even while Adi Da continued
to gather with devotees — as He did regularly for more than six
months in 1995, and frequently thereafter — He was more and more
concentrated in Completing His esoteric Instruction and His Divine
Confessions about Himself for the sake of His Source-Literature
and all the future generations of His devotees, beyond His human
Adi Da would also later make the startling Revelation that the
Event on September 6, 1994 fully and finally established His Eternal
Spiritual Presence in all the conditional realms.
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