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Our multimedia library currently contains 763 YouTube video clips and audio clips about (or related to) Adi Da and Adidam.[1] Enjoy! videoindicates a video, and audio an audio. Special categories of interest include:
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Serving My Mother's Deathvideo
part 4 of Death Is a Living Process

poster: Wisdom Tools for Humanity
length: 16:07
date added: April 15, 2017 New
event date: February 11, 2015
event speaker: Rachel Kuhn
views: 282; views this month: 282; views this week: 64
An excerpt from the February 11, 2015 Adidam Webinar, "Death Is A Living Process". In this clip, Rachel Kuhn talks about serving her mother's death, after her mother had suffered with multiple sclerosis for many years. She tells a story of how love overwhelmed the fear of death and the trauma of living a difficult life.

To view the entire "Death Is a Living Process" webinar, click here.
comments: 4

The Knowledge Of Lightvideo
poster: mentalmelt
length: 27:13
date added: April 16, 2017 New
event date: February 3, 1985
views: 57; views this month: 57; views this week: 37
Excerpt from the talk, "The Knowledge Of Light", given by Adi Da on February 3, 1985. The talk begins with Adi Da quoting from The Dawn Horse Testament: "There Is Only Light. Light Is All There Is. All That Is Is Light." He then considers Einstein's description of reality as Light, the relationship between Light and Consciousness, and the implications of this understanding on real Spiritual life.

An excerpt from this talk is available on the CD, Awaken To Brightness.

The painting, "Adi Da", is by renowned, visionary artist, Alex Grey. He tells the story behind his painting here.

The background music is two tracks from the album, Time Machines, by Coil:
* 2,5-Dimethoxy-4-Ethyl-Amphetamine (DOET/Hecate)
* 7-Methoxy-ß-Carboline (Telepathine)

The Heart of Understandingvideo
part 1 of Death Is a Living Process

poster: Wisdom Tools for Humanity
length: 02:47
date added: April 15, 2017 New
views: 130; views this month: 130; views this week: 36
Adi Da recites "The Heart of Understanding", the Prologue to His autobiography, The Knee Of Listening. "The Heart of Understanding" also is the Prologue to His book, Easy Death.

The recitation is accompanied by photos of Adi Da.

"The Heart of Understanding" is extraordinarily good news: death itself can be transcended! The death of the body-mind is not a problem, and is utterly acceptable, if one realizes and stands as Consciousness Itself, in which all mortal forms and limited worlds are arising.

In the final words of "The Heart of Understanding", Adi Da reveals that He is That: Consciousness Itself. Because this is so, He transmits that Revelation to all beings, and provides (and is) the means whereby all of us finally can be free of mortality and the mortal vision.

This excerpt is track 1 of the CD, Death and the Purpose of Existence, a collection of talks and recitations that exemplify Avatar Adi Da’s essential Wisdom-Teaching on death and dying.

The album is available through iTunes, Microsoft, and The Dawn Horse Press.
death   poem   Knee Of Listening  

Death Is A Living Processvideo
part 3 of Death Is a Living Process

poster: Wisdom Tools for Humanity
length: 16:00
date added: April 15, 2017 New
event date: February 11, 2015
event speaker: Angelo Druda
views: 119; views this month: 119; views this week: 35
An excerpt from the February 11, 2015 Adidam Webinar, "Death Is A Living Process". In this clip, Angelo Druda talks about the stages of death, based on Adi Da's wisdom in His book, Easy Death, and the familiar stages of grief introduced in the groundbreaking work of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross.

To view the entire "Death Is a Living Process" webinar, click here.

Angelo Druda has conducted seminars on Easy Death for thousands of people around the world for over two decades. He is a certified practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a member of the Australian Natural Therapist Association, and a senior educator in Mate Moce, the Ministry established by Adi Da Samraj to instruct human beings about the death process, and serve their transition. He is the author of The Tao of Rejuvenation and The Easy Death Workbook.

Introduction narrator: Deb Helleren
Introduction music: "Drifted in a Deeper Land", from Ray Lynch's album, Nothing Above My Shoulders But the Evening.
death   webinar  
comments: 1

An Introduction to Avatar Adi Da Samrajvideo
part 1 of Reality, Truth and Conscious Light

poster: AdiDaVideos
length: 13:37
date added: June 2, 2016
views: 1617; views this month: 145; views this week: 32
Adi Da's entire human lifetime was a unique demonstration of His Eternal Form — the State He calls the "Bright", the Conscious Light that is Reality Itself.

From His birth on November 3, 1939 on Long Island in New York, to His passing from the body on November 27, 2008, on the Island of Naitauba, Fiji, His Life is the story of the Intervention of the "Bright" in human time.

The fruits of Avatar Adi Da's Lifetime are the establishment of a new and unique possibility for the transformation of all beings and the world itself. His Revelation is of the Divine Reality, which is always Shining — like the sun — as the Prior Condition of every one and every thing.

Adi Da has always said that the Way He Teaches is an ego-transcending relationship, rather than an ego-serving technique. The Way is founded on devotional recognition and response to Him. It is a silent, wordless intuition in the heart of one’s being—not a matter of mere belief, ideas, or techniques to seek for fulfillment (whether material or spiritual). To all who respond to Him with devotion and self-discipline, Adi Da Reveals the Very Divine Condition—the Love-Bliss-Light of Consciousness Itself.

This video provides a brief overview of Avatar Adi Da's life and work, and is an invitation to enter into Spiritual relationship to Him for the sake of Divine Realization.

Adi Da: "I Demonstrate Totality to here. I Reveal Reality Itself, Which Is Divine in Its Totality—not fractioned by humankind, not changed or limited by humankind. I Function in an egoless Transcendental Spiritual (and, Thus, Super-normal) Manner. I am not here limited as a gross (physical) phenomenon. When I am Really 'Located', My Transcendental Spiritual Self-Transmission is literal and undeniable. My Transcendental Spiritual Self-Transmission Is the 'Proof' that Reality—and the 'world' altogether—is of an entirely different Nature than people otherwise suppose."

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The Grace Of Sufferingvideo
part 1 of The Grace of Suffering

poster: AdiDaVideos
length: 04:52
date added: March 26, 2017 New
event date: January 18, 1976
views: 282; views this month: 189; views this week: 32
In this seminal discourse (at The Mountain Of Attention), from the early years of His Teaching Work, Adi Da speaks about the inevitable process of self-revelation and self-understanding that prepares the being for true Spiritual life.

The full talk is available on the CD, The Grace of Suffering, and on DVD as Volume 2 of the 25th Anniversary DVD Series.
CD   DVD  

Die Bedeutung der spirituellen Praxisvideo
poster: Adi Da Videos Deutschland
length: 12:50
date added: April 15, 2017 New
event date: October 12, 2004
views: 97; views this month: 97; views this week: 32
In this excerpt from an Avataric Discourse from October 12, 2004, on Adi Da Samrajashram, Adi Da addresses the inevitability of death, the life of profound purpose that outshines mortality, and how living life as a sacrifice in the Divine is the key to the death process.

Contains German subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check German.

The full Avataric Discourse can be found on the DVD, The Wordless Condition Prior to "I".
Avataric Discourse   death  

You Must Fulfill the Law!video
poster: Na Kara
length: 21:36
date added: April 16, 2017 New
event date: 1978
views: 43; views this month: 43; views this week: 30
An excerpt from the 1978 talk, "The Truth of Our Existence Is Love". In this talk, Adi Da addresses the limits of both worldly knowledge and mystical experiences. He points out how the true test of our human existence is whether we will persist as love in every moment.

The talk was published in the book, Compulsory Dancing.

Love and Sex in the 1960svideo
part 2 of Readings from Tasting The Moon

poster: Tastingthemoon
length: 07:35
date added: April 7, 2012
event speaker: Meg Fortune McDonnell
views: 8029; views this month: 100; views this week: 28
Devotee Meg Fortune McDonnell reads from her book, Tasting the Moon: Adventures in the Meaning of Life. This story is excerpted from the chapter titled "On the Road," which goes on to describe the ferment of the sexual revolution, beat poetry, living theater, and alternative lifestyles of the early 1970's.

Music courtesy of Naamleela Free Jones, from her CD, Eyes In Other Worlds.
Meg Fortune McDonnell   Tasting the Moon   On the Road   devotee book  

Adi Da's Divine Life and Work: Ruchiradama Nadikantavideo
part 1 of A Tribute to the Life and Work of Adi Da Samraj

poster: AdiDaVideos
length: 25:39
date added: November 3, 2012
event date: November 28, 2009
views: 4614; views this month: 96; views this week: 28
An overview of Adi Da's life and work by Ruchiradama Nadikanta, a long-time devotee. She is a member of the Ruchira Sannyasin Order, the order of fully renunciate practitioners in Adidam.

Excerpt from First Evening: Track 2 on the DVD, A Tribute to the Life and Work of His Divine Presence, Adi Da Samraj. More than 7 hours long, this Tribute DVD was filmed on the occasion of the first Anniversary of Adi Da's Divine Mahasamadhi, when devotees, family, and friends of Adi Da Samraj gathered at Adi Da Samrajashram, Fiji (Adi Da's principal Hermitage), to acknowledge Adi Da as the Divine in human form, to praise His Greatness, and to express their heart-felt gratitude for the Blessings they have received from Him.

A list of all the tracks on this DVD can be found here.
Leela   Ruchiradama Nadikanta   Mahasamadhi   tribute   DVD  
comments: 2

How To Serve A Dying Personvideo
part 2 of Death Is a Living Process

poster: Wisdom Tools for Humanity
length: 10:42
date added: April 15, 2017 New
event date: May 31, 1980
views: 122; views this month: 122; views this week: 28
Excerpt from a talk given by Adi Da in Land Bridge Pavilion at The Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary, on May 31, 1980.

In this discourse, a student of Adi Da asks Him for suggestions to help her dying mother. Adi Da then responds both with compassion and also with very practical advice on how to serve the dying.

[The recording of Adi Da's voice is slightly distorted, but understandable.]

The Five Reality-Teachingsvideo
poster: 2012spirit
length: 06:26
date added: July 3, 2010
views: 6681; views this month: 95; views this week: 27
One of the core practices of The Transcendental Spiritual Way of Adidam in relationship with His Divine Presence Adi Da Samraj. Part of "The Teaching Manual of Perfect Summaries", in Part 11 of The Aletheon. The musical recitation appears on the CD, The Teaching Manual of Perfect Summaries.
Reality-Teachings   The Teaching Manual of Perfect Summaries   Aletheon   CD  

You Don't Love Mevideo
part 1 of The Yoga of Human Emotional-Sexual Life

poster: Wisdom Tools for Humanity
length: 08:47
date added: March 25, 2017 New
views: 297; views this month: 196; views this week: 27
An audio excerpt from Adi Da Samraj's early talk, "Renouncing the Search for the Edible Deity", accompanied by more recent photos of Adi Da.

Adi Da: "When we look out into the universe we feel insulted, rejected, unloved. And so we make philosophy out of our apparent independence. Fundamentally, it is not our experiences in particular relationships that tell us we are not loved. Some people do not love us, surely, but nevertheless we are simply, always, and already philosophically disposed to believe that we are not loved. It is our interpretation of existence, not on the basis of any relational experience we have had with other human beings, but on the basis of our apparent independence itself. Our sense of independent bodily existence means separation to us, whereas, you see, it is really only the sense of independent bodily existence. When you become strong — if you ever can become truly strong — autonomous, able to take a deep breath, then you stop interpreting the universe as a form of rejection, as a great parent from whose company you have been expelled, under whose domination you live, who has rejected you and does not love you. Everyone is simply born into the conventional condition of independence and everyone interprets that condition as rejection, as 'you don't love me.' "

"Renouncing the Search for the Edible Deity" is available as a CD here. A transcript is also available online and as a chapter in the book, The Yoga Of Right Diet.

Diet as Regenerative Processvideo
part 1 of The Searchless Raw Diet

poster: Wisdom Tools for Humanity
length: 04:24
date added: March 19, 2017 New
event date: May 24, 1983
views: 369; views this month: 118; views this week: 26
Adi Da gave this talk on May 24, 1983, in Fiji. In it he describes how all processes (including diet) associated with transformation of the body-mind (making it an appropriate yogic vehicle compatible with the Transcendental Spiritual Way of Adidam) necessarily first go through purification and rebalancing phases (for as long as they take) — associated with Fire — before they enter the regeneration phase — associated with Light. Knowing this helps one persist in the fire of the purification and rebalancing phases to the point where one comes out the other side.

The life of devotion to Me Is both a Communion with Light and a Purification by Fire. There may be many years of This Fire-Light in My Divine Avataric Company, and you should welcome all of them.

That commitment to Fire and Light must be your exercise of life — in every moment, and under all circumstances.

Where There Is Light
There Is Heat.
Where There Is Heat
There Is Fire.
Where There Is Fire
There Is Light.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj
"The Way of Light Is The Way of Fire", The Aletheon

searchless diet  

Death Is Not the End of Anythingvideo
poster: CDBaby
length: 09:14
date added: January 18, 2017
event date: January 14, 1995
views: 461; views this month: 100; views this week: 25
This is an excerpt from Adi Da's talk, "Death Is Not The End Of Anything", on January 14, 1995 at Adi Da Samrasjashram. This talk appears as a chapter in Adi Da's book, Easy Death.

Adi Da: "You cannot get in touch with Reality Itself (or Truth Itself) without dying — in the sense of relinquishing the egoic self. Most people think they will do that at the end of the physical lifetime. They do not deal with Reality (or Truth) in life, yet they imagine they will deal with It at death. They will not — if they have not dealt with It while alive. They will not want Reality (or Truth) in death any more than they wanted it while they lived. To Realize Reality Itself, 'you', the ego, must die — because 'you' is a knot, a gesture, an act of separating from Reality. What is called 'you' is an action of dissociation from Reality. I call it 'the ego', 'the self-contraction'. It avoids Reality."

This excerpt is track 7 of the CD, Death and the Purpose of Existence, a collection of talks and recitations that exemplify Avatar Adi Da's essential Wisdom-Teaching on death and dying.

The album is available through iTunes, Microsoft, and The Dawn Horse Press.

Note: This video may not be playable in every country.
death   CD  
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