Adi Da speaks about how the disciplines in the Way of Adidam should be based not on idealism but on self-understanding and the impulse to self-transcending God-Realization. Right discipline is not anti-relational or "righteous". It is associated with the radiant disposition, not the self-contraction.
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Excerpts from discourses throughout Adi Da's lifetime in which He explains the term "self-contraction" and the necessity of coming to a full and radical understanding of the action of this mechanism in order to begin true spiritual practice in His Company.
Adi Da responds to an Israeli devotee's question about people's response to the communication of the Adidam Mission that Adi Da is "The Promised God-Man" and its relationship to the overall communication of His Word and Work.
Adi Da talks about how the self-contraction creates the sense of a separate narcissistic 'me' over against everything else; and how this relates to sadhana (ego-transcending practice) in the Way of Adidam.
While travelling in New Zealand in 1988, Adi Da speaks about going beyond a mediocre life. Rather than merely going "with the flow" (allowing the body-mind to dictate one's existence), one can live an intentional life of true Spiritual practice, in which the body-mind and its mediocre destiny are transcended in the Divine.
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While travelling in New Zealand in 1988, Adi Da answers a question about the dilemma of bicultualism and difference-making in conventional society. He elaborates on how society does not have a basis of cooperative community and also speaks of the necessity to transcend all reactiveness in relation to daily relations and circumstances.
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