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21 matches for: event year 1978
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You Must Not Believe In Mevideo
poster: EvenStar303
length: 15:32
date added: October 8, 2017 New
event date: December 16, 1978
language: English
views: 42; views this month: 42; views this week: 26
In this talk from December 16, 1978, Adi Da Samraj criticizes cultism and a cultic relationship to Him.

Czym jest kult?video
poster: Adi Da Video Polska
length: 19:00
date added: June 2, 2017
event date: December 16, 1978
language: Polish
views: 611; views this month: 72; views this week: 39
[Contains Polish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Polish.]

Adi Da krytyka kultu religijnego. Dyskurs ten, wydany w 1978 roku, jest jednym z jego podsumowań na ten temat.

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Adi Da criticized religious cultism, long before the subject gained any popular attention. (For an audio clip of His earliest criticisms — in June, 1972 — click here.) This discourse, given in 1978 at The Mountain Of Attention, is one of His summary addresses on the subject. Adi Da observes that the primary characteristic of a cult member is shared enthusiasm (like enjoying the energy of the crowd at a football game). For example, in "the cult of the Spiritual Master", everybody is enjoying the enthusiasm (their own and each other's) associated with having "found" the great Master; but no one is actually engaged in significant deepening of the devotional and spiritual relationship with the Master, and practicing on that basis — hence no Spiritual growth or Realization occurs.

Adi Da: "My purpose in My Teaching is to make it possible for you to duplicate what I have done — not to be eternally separated from Me, but to be in Communion with Me — to be intimate with Me in Spiritual terms, so that you, yourself, may live this practice, and fulfill it in your own case."
tags:
cult  

Adi Da Speaks to a Young Devotee about How to Lovevideo
part 2 of The Yoga of Human Emotional-Sexual Life

poster: Wisdom Tools for Humanity
length: 09:03
date added: March 26, 2017
event date: October 28, 1978
language: English
views: 632; views this month: 58; views this week: 23
Adi Da answers a question from a 10-year-old boy who wants to not be so angry and "righteous" all the time. Adi Da reveals some basic secrets about the nature of love. A very sweet exchange. From the talk, "Remember The Mystery In Which You Live", given by Adi Da on October 28, 1978, in Land Bridge Pavilion at The Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary in Northern California.

The excerpt of Adi Da talking is followed (at 6:36) by commentary by longtime devotee Abel Slater.

The Fire Must Have Its Wayaudio
poster: DawnHorsePress
length: 04:46
date added: November 27, 2015
event date: July 17, 1978
language: English
listens: 1480; listens this month: 58; listens this week: 31
This clip is an excerpt from Adi Da's talk, "The Fire Must Have Its Way", which was given on July 17, 1978. In this talk, Adi Da clarifies that real Spiritual practice is not about "feeling good", but an intense purification of all limits on feeling. This fire of purification occurs by coming into contact with the Pure Radiance of the Spiritual Master. By persistently granting feeling-attention to Avatar Adi Da’s Living Divine Presence, all ego-patterns are "burned up" by His Grace—ultimately enabling egoless participation in the Perfect Ecstasy of Real God.

An additional (videoed) excerpt from this talk is available here.

The full talk is available on the CD, The Fire Must Have Its Way.

The talk also appears in written form in the book, My "Bright" Sight.
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CD  

The Truth of Our Existence Is Love (Portuguese Subtitles)video
part 3 of The Truth of Our Existence Is Love (Portuguese Subtitles)

poster: sourcetemplebrazil
length: 10:19
date added: August 20, 2015
event date: 1978
language: Portuguese
views: 1429; views this month: 45; views this week: 14
Adi Da's talk, "The Truth of Our Existence Is Love", was published in Compulsory Dancing.

Adi Da: "There's something you must understand about the circumstances of existence: that they are part of your discipline. They don't arise arbitrarily, even though they may seem to be accidental and unfortunate. The entire universe of experience is contrived. Everything that occurs in your life is a form of test, and is completely appropriate for the stage of your evolution and self-transcendence."
tags:
portuguese  

The Truth of Our Existence Is Love (Portuguese Subtitles)video
part 2 of The Truth of Our Existence Is Love (Portuguese Subtitles)

poster: sourcetemplebrazil
length: 10:42
date added: August 20, 2015
event date: 1978
language: Portuguese
views: 1320; views this month: 45; views this week: 13
Adi Da's talk, "The Truth of Our Existence Is Love", was published in Compulsory Dancing.

Adi Da: "There's something you must understand about the circumstances of existence: that they are part of your discipline. They don't arise arbitrarily, even though they may seem to be accidental and unfortunate. The entire universe of experience is contrived. Everything that occurs in your life is a form of test, and is completely appropriate for the stage of your evolution and self-transcendence."
tags:
portuguese  

The Truth of Our Existence Is Love (Portuguese Subtitles)video
part 1 of The Truth of Our Existence Is Love (Portuguese Subtitles)

poster: sourcetemplebrazil
length: 10:00
date added: August 16, 2015
event date: 1978
language: Portuguese
views: 1364; views this month: 49; views this week: 16
Adi Da's talk, "The Truth of Our Existence Is Love", was published in Compulsory Dancing.

Adi Da: "There's something you must understand about the circumstances of existence: that they are part of your discipline. They don't arise arbitrarily, even though they may seem to be accidental and unfortunate. The entire universe of experience is contrived. Everything that occurs in your life is a form of test, and is completely appropriate for the stage of your evolution and self-transcendence."
tags:
portuguese  

What is Cultism?video
poster: AdiDaVideos
length: 19:00
date added: January 2, 2014
event date: December 16, 1978
language: English
views: 3093; views this month: 67; views this week: 32
Adi Da criticized religious cultism, long before the subject gained any popular attention. (For an audio clip of His earliest criticisms — in June, 1972 — click here.) This discourse, given in 1978 at The Mountain Of Attention, is one of His summary addresses on the subject. Adi Da observes that the primary characteristic of a cult member is shared enthusiasm (like enjoying the energy of the crowd at a football game). For example, in "the cult of the Spiritual Master", everybody is enjoying the enthusiasm (their own and each other's) associated with having "found" the great Master; but no one is actually engaged in significant deepening of the devotional and spiritual relationship with the Master, and practicing on that basis — hence no Spiritual growth or Realization occurs.

Adi Da: "My purpose in My Teaching is to make it possible for you to duplicate what I have done — not to be eternally separated from Me, but to be in Communion with Me — to be intimate with Me in Spiritual terms, so that you, yourself, may live this practice, and fulfill it in your own case."
tags:
cult  

The Asana of Scienceaudio
track 4 of The Liberating Word of Avatar Adi Da Samraj, Volume 1

poster: DawnHorsePress
length: 08:56
date added: May 12, 2013
event date: October 25, 1978
language: English
listens: 1858; listens this month: 28; listens this week: 15
Track 4 of the free, downloadable CD, The Liberating Word of Avatar Adi Da Samraj, Volume 1.
tags:
CD  

Remember The Mystery in which You Liveaudio
track 3 of The Liberating Word of Avatar Adi Da Samraj, Volume 1

poster: DawnHorsePress
length: 06:19
date added: May 12, 2013
event date: October 28, 1978
language: English
listens: 2140; listens this month: 43; listens this week: 15
Track 3 of the free, downloadable CD, The Liberating Word of Avatar Adi Da Samraj, Volume 1.

Adi Da answers a question from a 10-year-old boy who wants to not be so angry all the time.
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CD  

Remember The Mystery in Which You Livevideo
poster: AdiDaVideos
length: 06:45
date added: October 30, 2012
event date: October 28, 1978
language: English
views: 1704; views this month: 30; views this week: 11
Adi Da answers a question from a 10-year-old boy who wants to not be so angry all the time. Very sweet exchange from 1978!
tags:
children  

The Spiritual Master as Godvideo
poster: TheBeezone
length: 02:08
date added: September 30, 2012
event date: October 1978
language: English
views: 1617; views this month: 31; views this week: 18
Adi Da Samraj talks about the misunderstandings people can have about the ecstatic speech of the Spiritual Master.

[Sound quality is poor.]

On Cults and Cultismaudio
podcast 5 of The Radical Truth Audio Series

poster: AdidamPodcasts
length: 12:45
date added: March 17, 2012
event date: 1978
language: English
listens: 3629; listens this month: 80; listens this week: 24
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.
tags:
Radical Truth Audio Series   cults   cultism  

Grant Children Freedom and Responsibilityaudio
poster: DawnHorsePress
length: 02:40
date added: August 19, 2011
event date: 1978
language: English
listens: 2331; listens this month: 28; listens this week: 9
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”.
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CD  

The Truth of Our Existence Is Lovevideo
part 3 of The Truth of Our Existence Is Love

poster: jef108
length: 10:19
date added: January 1, 2010
event date: 1978
language: English
views: 1614; views this month: 29; views this week: 6
Adi Da's talk, "The Truth of Our Existence Is Love", was published in Compulsory Dancing.

Adi Da: "There's something you must understand about the circumstances of existence: that they are part of your discipline. They don't arise arbitrarily, even though they may seem to be accidental and unfortunate. The entire universe of experience is contrived. Everything that occurs in your life is a form of test, and is completely appropriate for the stage of your evolution and self-transcendence."
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