Adi Da gives this talk on the first "Guru Day" (Da Purnima), in July, 1973.
"True inner happiness is free, perfectly free, radically free and so has the capacity for life. Action is where we are suffering. The core of difficulties is an action that we are performing. It is a process, not a thing. So the fundamental transformation is apparent, obvious at the level of activity.
We think because all of these traditional ideas about spiritual life that spirituality has got something to do within. The book that I’m working on now, I’ve thought of calling it, 'The Myth of Within'. . . because the only reason we go about this trying to free 'the one within' is based on this dilemma. There is no such one! So to generate spiritual life for the purpose of inwardness effecting upon one’s inner life is a false principle, one that we easily tend to because of our traditional notions of spiritual life."
Adi Da Samraj speaks about the action of self-contraction, which creates the sense of being a "separate self" - whereas, in Reality, no matter what arises, you are only and merely the Witness Consciousness.
This talk is from the first occasion in many years in which Avatar Adi Da spoke directly to a gathering of His devotees in California. Questions from devotees about intimate, familial, and social issues are met with Avatar Adi Da's Compassion and Humor, as well as His Liberating Wisdom.
Perfect Attraction poster: frank marrero length: 04:38 date added: April 14, 2013 event date: April 26, 1983 language: English views: 1742; views this month: 11; views this week: 2
Adi Da Samraj talks about the unique significance of the appearance of the Adept and the purpose of His Divine Incarnation as the Perfect Adept who draws beings into relationship with Him, via the process of enchantment.
Audio is from the talk, Enchantment, April 26, 1983.
Accompanied by a slideshow of pictures of Adi Da.
There Is Only God poster: frank marrero length: 04:54 date added: January 21, 2013 language: English views: 1779; views this month: 11; views this week: 6
Adi Da Samraj draws the listener into consideration of the mystery of life leading to contemplation of the Only True Condition which is the Reality of Consciousness Itself.
Self-Understanding poster: frank marrero length: 12:39 date added: November 30, 2012 language: English views: 2040; views this month: 22; views this week: 8
Devotee Frank Marrero shares a leela of his time in Adi Da's Company. Many years later, he has come to see that Adi Da was teaching him about self-understanding and samadarshan: "The vision of sameness - a vision that penetrates beyond the apparent differences between beings to their transcendental nature."
Adi Da (at 2:30) clarifies the distinctions between the first six stages of life and the seventh stage Realization. He focuses on the distinction between the most advanced Realization of the sixth stage of life, sixth stage Sahaja Nirvikalpa Samadhi, and the seventh stage Realization. Sahaja Nirvikalpa Samadhi is demonstrated by Ramana Maharshi, for example, and suggested by texts such as the Ashtavakra Gita, the Ribhu Gita, and the Tripura Rahasya (all mentioned by Adi Da in this clip) which Adi Da calls "premonitory" relative to the seventh stage of life. Sahaj Nirvikalpa Samadhi differs from the less advanced trance samadhis of the sixth stage in that one recognizes conditional existence as arising in the Self, and one can function in the world open-eyed. Even so, there is still a separation between Self and world. The seventh stage Realization is signalled by the regeneration of Amrita Nadi, and the complete dissolution of any difference between Consciousness and Its Radiance. Consequently, the lifetime of the seventh stage Realizer is signed by a progressive Outshining of conditional existence that goes through four stages: Divine Transfiguration, Divine Transformation, Divine Indifference, and Divine Translation.
For more about samadhis like sixth stage Sahaja Nirvikalpa Samadhi, click here and here.
Adi Da speaks of the condition after death in which mind determines one's circumstance, without the limitations of the body, brain and unconsciousness. He recommends that devotees direct their attention to sadhana so that the purification process gives one wisdom that frees one from karmic limitations.
This talk is published as "After Death, Mind Makes You", in the book, Easy Death.
Adi Da Samraj takes a devotee through a consideration about death. He points out that ultimately all fear is a form of the fear of death, a condition which is inherently associated with identification with the body-mind. He then speaks of the transcendence of the body-mind and the fear-free State in which He abides and Which He offers to all.
Satsang, or the Company of the Awakened One, is the Way, the Truth, and Reality Itself. Adi Da not only communicates this truth verbally; He sits in silence communicating His Divine State, illustrating what He is talking about.
The occasion was a Prasad Day in May, 1973, in the backyard of a devotee's residence in Los Angeles.
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