A talk from 1978 in which Adi Da criticizes cultic behaviour, particularly in relation to the Spiritual Master. He admonishes devotees to consider the childish basis of the religion they were bought up in (or influenced by), and see that their religious upbringing always suggested the impossibility of ever truly knowing the Divine Itself.
An early talk in which Adi Da Samraj talks about our constant fundamental response to existence in the face of the chronic threat to the bodily being. This leads to the experience of the fearful separate self. He offers an alternative to conventional consciousness as the means of transcendental spiritual truth.
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In this talk from 1978, Adi Da notes that cultism is rooted in the childish need to believe and to depend on a person, group, myth, or symbol — without assuming responsibility for oneself. He then points out that the tendency to create a cult (of whatever kind) is present in everyone, every level of human society and culture. Adi Da criticizes the tendency toward cultism in the world at large and within His community of devotees. He calls His devotees to understand and relinquish all modes of false and childish dependency on Him as a Spiritual Master, and to make only the most serious and mature approach to Him, for the great purpose of Spiritual Awakening and Divine Enlightenment.
In this talk, Adi Da offers guidance on how to relate and serve children in the process of fully maturing and becoming a loving, balanced human being, capable of relating to others and to the Divine Itself.
This talk excerpt can be found on the CD, Remember About Being Happy: Instructions to and about Children. On this CD, Adi Da gives humorous and loving answers to questions from children and speaks of the freedom and the responsibility that parents and guides must grant to children for the sake of their “growth and out-growing”.
In 1978, in Land Bridge Pavilion at The Mountain Of Attention, Adi Da answers a young boy's question about His energetic feet, pointing out that Enlightenment is not merely inner happiness but a whole bodily state. (He answered questions from young people for an hour.)
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