In this 1973 talk, Adi Da Samraj responds to a question from a student about the tendency to either suppress, rise above, or indulge emotional states. He makes clear that "doing something else" - namely, the sadhana - is a different (and inherently right) alternative to all these other choices, in every moment.
Adi Da Samraj speaks about the action and suffering of self-contraction, which creates the sense of being a "separate self". He uses the metaphor of the closed fist to demonstrate the action and consequences.
Adi Da talking to devotees in New Zealand in 1988.
Interview with Meg McDonnell poster: TheBeezone length: 58:40 date added: March 31, 2013 event date: March 27, 2013 event speakers: Meg McDonnell, Ed Reither views: 437; views this month: 36; views this week: 11
Beezone's Ed Reither talks to Frank Marrero (author of The View from Delphi) on the origins of theater, and discusses the topics of Eleutherios, Orpheus, Greek mysteries, The Upanishads and the connection to the Greeks. The discussion revolves around the transition from mythology, rhapsodies and prosaic thought and communication and its relationship to Truth (Aletheon) and the connection to Adi Da Samraj's Literature, Theater and Image Art.
In this discourse, Adi Da proposes that all human lifetimes are a “quest for the historical self”. He describes how this search is based on the activity of “self”-contraction — the erroneous presumption of an actual, defined, knowable “self”.
Adi Da talks about fear, and the response to existence and the search that is the response to it.
Fear of Life poster: TheBeezone length: 05:50 date added: October 18, 2012 event date: September 18, 2004 views: 657; views this month: 29; views this week: 6
Adi Da speaks about the fear of death being a characteristic of life and identification with the body-mind. Adi Da relates this to the fundamental condition of ignorance and the nature of reality. He draws His listeners into considering that the ego has a more fundamental context than even death, as the most primal action of the human condition.
Adi Da on the fear and self-contraction that underlies every moment of egoic life.
Ego as Process poster: TheBeezone length: 00:35 date added: October 6, 2012 event date: 1972 views: 486; views this month: 17; views this week: 4
Adi Da describes the ego as a process or action, and our suffering as the result of that action ("pinching oneself"). Therefore, merely analyzing the "I" thought (for example) is not sufficient for self-transcendence. Transcendence of the act that is ego is a matter of counter-egoic behavior.
Adi Da offers His unique renderings of the Dharma of the great sages of Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism, including Gotama Sakyamuni, Nagarjuna, Shankara, and Ribhu. Rather than simply translate their teachings from available source texts, Avatar Adi Da respeaks them as one who has personally realized their truth. He reveals that the Buddhist “Nirvana” and the Advaitic “Brahman” point to the same Transcendental Condition. Avatar Adi Da’s rendering restores to these texts the profundity intended by the Spiritual Masters who created them.
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