Audio excerpt from Adi Da's talk, "Sex, Laughter, and Real-God-Realization" (now available on CD).
Sexuality, humor, and Awakening to the Divine Condition are three forms of ecstasy, or unbounded feeling, that disrupt the conventional sense of “order” in society. Pleasure undoes the body. Humor undoes the mind. And Realization undoes the sense of “self”. The Fullness of Real-God-Realization Comprehends and Transcends the limitations of social norms, spiritual presumptions, and self-identification, granting the capability of Real Happiness and True Freedom.
poster: DawnHorsePress length: 05:03 date added: June 23, 2012 event date: December 23, 1973 listens: 747; listens this month: 30; listens this week: 12
An excerpt from "Guru As Prophet", a humorous and penetrating Discourse from the very earliest years of Avatar Adi Da’s Teaching-Work. Adi Da speaks of the Guru's role as prophet in the world, which is to create "an aggravation, a criticism, an undermining of the usual life". He speaks of how the Guru in the function of prophet is always working to produce a condition in which people's illusions may be undone.
poster: DawnHorsePress length: 04:34 date added: June 23, 2012 event date: January 18, 1973 listens: 775; listens this month: 27; listens this week: 9
An excerpt from "Money, Food, and Sex", a humorous and penetrating Discourse from the very earliest years of Avatar Adi Da’s Teaching-Work. Adi Da criticizes the typical conception of Spirituality as having nothing to do with the realities of day-to-day life and says that taking responsibility for money, food, and sex creates the foundation practice of genuine spiritual practice.
poster: DawnHorsePress length: 05:49 date added: June 23, 2012 event date: June 20, 1972 listens: 867; listens this month: 24; listens this week: 8
An excerpt from "The Avon Lady", a humorous and penetrating Discourse from the very earliest years of Avatar Adi Da’s Teaching-Work. Adi Da explains how there is no search and no dilemma when one is in Satsang (the company of the Guru).
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An excerpt from "Walking the Dog", a humorous and penetrating Discourse from the very earliest years of Avatar Adi Da’s Teaching-Work. Using the analogy of a man walking his dog to describe the usual man's self-indulgence and sub-consciousness, Avatar Adi Da Samraj humorously expounds on the true nature of our own egoity.
The Dawn Horse Press has released a new CD from Naamleela Free Jones, Hear My Heart Call, an album of improvisatory “piano chants”, featuring beautiful piano interpretations of devotional songs.
This is Naamleela's first solo album of original piano music. It is a richly expressive album of piano improvisation based on the melodies of devotional chants. Many of the melodies are familiar to friends and devotees of Adi Da Samraj, and all were offered in His Company on numerous occasions over the last thirty or more years. In this unique album, Naamleela spontaneously brings to life the devotion in these chants, subtly reinterpreting them as beautiful piano pieces filled with love and profound heart feeling.
The song heard here is "Paramahansa". Click here to hear Jaya's version of this song.
Produced in 2005, this album is one of Naamleela's most original and creative musical works. The songs were composed over a period of five years, to the ecstatic sacred poetry of Adi Da Samraj. Bringing together her training in both Eastern and Western music, and featuring several guest artists, a unique environment of natural and modern sounds, and the talents of Grammy-nominated producer Damian Taylor, the result is an exquisite melding of words, meaning, music, and beauty.
The music of Naamleela Free Jones reflects a sacred orientation unique in today's world. From the inception of her musical life, at the age of five, Naamleela has had the repeated opportunity of playing for her Spiritual Master and Father, Adi Da Samraj. In fact, Naamleela has always played the piano as a devotional offering to Adi Da, and all of the pieces on this album are ones she has played for Him. This initial compilation of Western Piano Classics was recorded as a gift to Adi Da Samraj in April of 1997 in one day. Two additional pieces were recorded in April of 1999 and have been added to this second edition of the album.
Made by Naamleela Free Jones as a gift for Adi Da Samraj and recorded in honor of the 10th anniversary of her first CD, Hers To Me. Again, for this second album, she chose many of her favorite pieces that she has played for Adi Da Samraj over the years.
Naamleela Free Jones collaborates with dhrupad singer Felix Woldenberg in this beautiful mantric album. Together they chant 80 variants of the Da Naama Mantra with uniquely skilled intonation, unfolding from traditional alap through rhythms and modern harmonies. This is a special form of contemplation, especially for those who know of Adi Da Samraj.
Naamleela Free Jones and Tamarind Free Jones have a unique sensitivity in their invocation of Adi Da Samraj, as they have been chanting and practicing sacred music together in His Company since an early age. This album features a beautiful selection of their original devotional chants written and offered on Naitauba Island, 2004.
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