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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.
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CD   DVD  

Sex Is Fundamental ego-Identityvideo
part 3 of The Yoga of Human Emotional-Sexual Life

poster: Wisdom Tools for Humanity
length: 04:59
date added: March 26, 2017 New
event date: January 21, 2005
views: 274; views this month: 153; views this week: 25
Adi Da: "Sex is fundamental ego-identity, lived. And generally speaking, it is a problem for everyone. . . The social pattern of 'self' and 'other' is founded upon emotional-sexual patterning to a very great degree. . . So it certainly is an important dimension of bondage, and therefore an important aspect of sadhana. The Perfect Practice is not based on any reference to the body-mind, or any method of the body-mind."

In this Avataric Discourse (from January 21, 2005), Adi Da explains why the Perfect Practice (the most advanced development of the Way of Adidam) has nothing to do with sex (or the ego-"I" altogether), and is not a "method" of the body-mind or something to be applied to the body-mind. The Self-Condition prior to the body-mind is the domain of the Perfect Practice. The Self-Condition is not a separate "self", but the Nirvanic Condition that is always already the case, and that inherently transcends the body-mind.

This excerpt is from the DVD, Beyond Sex, Science, and self. A CD version is also available.
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Avataric Discourse   Perfect Practice   DVD   CD  

Why One Needs A Teachervideo
part 2 of Reality, Truth and Conscious Light

poster: Wisdom Tools for Humanity
length: 07:03
date added: March 18, 2017 New
event date: December 27, 1988
views: 234; views this month: 94; views this week: 15
In this video clip from the 1988 talk, "What Is Your Intention?", Adi Da criticizes the "do-it-yourself" approach to spirituality that is popular in the world today, and speaks about why a teacher is necessary.

The full talk is available on the DVD, The Commitment To Real-God-Realization.

For more on this subject, read our article, Why Great Spiritual Realization Requires a Spiritual Transmission Master.
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DVD  

Das getrennte Selbst Ich ist eine Illusionvideo
poster: Adi Da Videos Deutschland
length: 06:46
date added: January 2, 2017
event date: July 7, 2005
views: 366; views this month: 96; views this week: 18
"Das getrennte Selbst Ich ist eine Illusion" ("The Separate Self Is An Illusion") is a video excerpt from an Avataric Discourse given by Adi Da on July 7, 2005 in Land Bridge Pavilion at The Mountain Of Attention.

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.

The complete Avataric Discourse is available on the DVD, Relinquish the Mummery of This World.

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

What is Fear of Death?video
poster: AdiDaVideos
length: 14:09
date added: November 22, 2016
event date: September 18, 2004
views: 607; views this month: 93; views this week: 23
Throughout the years of His Divine Avataric Teaching-Revelation, Avatar Adi Da spoke at length in response to devotees' questions on all subjects relative to the human circumstance — including death, and all the sorrow and fear inherent in the circumstance of human mortality.

This video excerpt is from an Avataric Discourse given by Adi Da on September 18, 2004. In this Discourse, Adi Da points out that all fear is fear of death or fear of extinction. This fear is like a constant background noise, from which we constantly try to distract ourselves with the games of life. Adi Da describes the choice we face: to live in fear, the "native mood of the ego" — or to realize the profundity of the inherently fearless Condition.

Avatar Adi Da calls us to a surrendered life that is about Realization and all that is relevant to Realization, including compassionate service. Such a surrendered life is the key to an "easy" death.

This excerpt is from track 6 ("Enter the Inherently Fearless Condition") of the two-and-a-half-hour DVD, Easy Death — Discourses on the Ultimate Transcending of Death and Everything Else.

This DVD compilation of ten talks spans thirty-four years of Avatar Adi Da's Work. It includes His compassionate Instruction about:
- the sorrow of loss
- the fear of death
- serving the dying person
- how to practice during and beyond the death process
- the Ultimate Demonstration of Divine Translation (or Most Perfect Realization of the deathless Condition).

From His Perfect Disposition of Absolute Freedom, Avatar Adi Da Samraj reveals the greater process within which death occurs, and the Ultimate Demonstration of What Is, Prior to life and death.
tags:
death   DVD   Avataric Discourse  

You Do Not Thinkvideo
poster: AdiDaVideos
length: 06:53
date added: October 1, 2016
event date: October 10, 2004
views: 589; views this month: 91; views this week: 19
This is an excerpt from the DVD, Locate What Is Real, an Avataric Discourse given by Adi Da on October 10, 2004.

In this excerpt, Adi Da explains how all the beings and things we tend to presume have an independent existence are in fact only apparitions arising in a single, universal Consciousness and are modifications of a single, underlying Divine Reality. Adi Da notes that the presumption that we are generating our actual thinking process is a part of this apparition. He says that even thoughts themselves are only an activity arising in Consciousness, and, if we truly examined this activity, we would notice that we are not generating the thinking process.

On the full DVD:
* Adi Da describes how Reality is the true “first experience” for everyone — more fundamental to existence than identification with the apparently “born” being.
* He speaks about how music and other arts can function as extensions of Spirituality.
* He talks about Ramana Maharshi and the sixth stage orientation, in contrast to His seventh stage Reality-Way.
* He addresses a devotee’s experience of emotional trauma, and how such events can affect one’s life.
* He describes His own Submission, in His early life, to the process of Christian mystical experience.
tags:
Avataric Discourse   DVD   sixth stage traditions  

The Trap of Experiencevideo
poster: AdiDaVideos
length: 04:35
date added: September 14, 2016
event date: September 1, 2004
views: 718; views this month: 54; views this week: 10
In this excerpt from an Avataric Discourse given on September 1, 2004, Adi Da addresses the fact that people tend to value good experiences and shun the bad ones. Adi Da reveals that all experience — positive or negative — is inherently binding (which may come as a surprise to many).

This video clip is an excerpt from the DVD, Beyond The Trap of Experience.
tags:
Avataric Discourse   DVD  

The Fundamental Purpose of Existencevideo
poster: CDBaby
length: 07:10
date added: October 24, 2015
event date: April 1, 1988
views: 1054; views this month: 41; views this week: 10
An excerpt from the talk, "The Fundamental Purpose of Existence", given by Adi Da on April 1, 1988.

This excerpt is available as track 3 of the CD, The Impulse to God-Realization, a collection of talks focusing on Adi Da's clarifying Wisdom on the Impulse to Realize God that is inherent in all beings, and His Divine Offering and Instruction on the Ultimate Means to cultivate this heart-Impulse, thereby allowing it to become the guiding force of one's entire life.

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

The entire talk is available on the DVD, The Fundamental Purpose of Existence.

Note: This video may not be available in every country.
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CD   DVD  

Remember The Mystery (Portuguese Subtitles)video
poster: sourcetemplebrazil
length: 04:35
date added: August 8, 2015
views: 1960; views this month: 71; views this week: 18
Slideshow showing Adi Da's relationship with children, with images/words from His book for children (and adults): What, Where, When, How, Why, and Who To Remember To Be Happy.

Soundtrack is Ray Lynch, "What To Remember To Be Happy", from his album, Truth Is The Only Profound.

This video is an excerpt from Second Evening: Track 6 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.
tags:
Mystery   children   tribute   Ray Lynch   DVD   portuguese  

Beyond the Familiar (Portuguese Subtitles)video
poster: sourcetemplebrazil
length: 07:23
date added: August 8, 2015
event date: October 29, 2004
views: 1441; views this month: 51; views this week: 15
Adi Da Samraj discusses the notion of familiarity and its transcendence in the Way of Adidam.

This is an excerpt from a longer evening of consideration with Adi Da (October 29, 2004), which can be found on the DVD, The Illusion of Familiarity.

This talk excerpt is followed by a clip of Darshan of Adi Da (at 5:53).
tags:
Avataric Discourse   DVD   portuguese   Darshan  

There Are No Historical Selvesvideo
poster: DawnHorsePress
speakers: Avataric Discourse, DVD
length: 08:05
date added: May 6, 2015
event date: November 6, 2004
views: 1550; views this month: 50; views this week: 13
Video excerpt from an Avataric Discourse given by Adi Da Samraj at Adi Da Samrajashram, on November 6, 2004. In this excerpt, a devotee asks how beings in other realms can relate to Him.

The complete Avataric Discourse (nearly four hours long) is available on the DVD, There Are No Historical Selves. In this Discourse, Adi Da elaborates His assertion that although we refer to others as "you" and ourselves as "I", we have never really experienced any such separate entities. Furthermore, the self-reference is a reference to a fiction, a convention from the society of egos.
tags:
Avataric Discourse   DVD  

The Basket of Tolerance and The Great Traditionvideo
poster: TheBeezone
length: 05:25
date added: May 6, 2015
event date: 2004
views: 1214; views this month: 36; views this week: 12
In this excerpt from an Avataric Discourse from October 19, 2004, on Adi Da Samrajashram, Adi Da talks about the Great Tradition. He describes The Basket of Tolerance as a tool for transcending religious provincialism and the limits of one's cultural upbringing. Through use of such a tool, one is relieved of one's "belief systems", but is also made increasingly aware of the Reality-based Way that truly liberates.

The complete Avataric Discourse is available on the DVD, Human History Is One Great Tradition. Also available on CD.
tags:
Great Tradition   Avataric Discourse   DVD   CD  

Image-Art Testimonial: Stanley Hastingsvideo
part 11 of A Tribute to the Life and Work of Adi Da Samraj

poster: AdiDaVideos
speaker: Stanley Hastings
length: 25:06
date added: March 31, 2015
event date: November 29, 2009
views: 3454; views this month: 123; views this week: 24
This video appreciation of Adi Da's Image-Art begins with a testimonial from devotee Stanley Hastings, who grew up in the Adidam community and is the Co-Director of Da Plastique (the group that presents Avatar Adi Da's Art to the public), and who worked with Adi Da on His Divine Image-Art.

Then, at 9:34, we hear various art professionals express their appreciation of Adi Da's Image-Art.

This is followed (at 13:14) by a slideshow of photos drawn from some the Exhibitions of Adi Da's Image-Art, from 2001-2009.

The video concludes (at 18:58) with a slideshow of photos of Adi Da creating His Image-Art from 1998-2008. Background music is Naamleela Free Jones, "I Served to Priest the Pharaohs", from her album, Eyes In Other Worlds.

This video is an excerpt from Second Evening: Track 11 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.
tags:
image-art   Stanley Hastings   Mahasamadhi   Tribute   DVD  

The Key to the Death Processvideo
poster: AdiDaVideos
length: 12:59
date added: February 12, 2015
event date: October 12, 2004
views: 1494; views this month: 35; views this week: 10
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.

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

The Guru Is Sufficientvideo
poster: AdiDaVideos
length: 12:41
date added: December 20, 2014
event date: July 15, 1973
views: 1860; views this month: 54; views this week: 10
In this rare historical footage from 1973, Adi Da speaks about the relationship with the Guru in Satsang (the Company of the Awakened One) as the Way of Truth, and Reality Itself.

Adi Da: "During My 'Sadhana Years', whenever My Guru asked Me to do something, I would do that. The rest of the time, I would sit there and be absorbed in Him. And there was nothing else I could do. The Guru is sufficient — and the devotee of the Guru is one who knows that."

The occasion of the talk was a Prasad Day on July 15, 1973. This talk, originally recorded on reel-to-reel film, was given by Adi Da in Los Angeles, California — beginning at the Ashram center on Melrose Avenue and then moving to the backyard of a devotee’s house — only a year after His formal Teaching-Work began.

The full talk is available on the DVD, The Guru Is Sufficient.

[Note: Audio quality can be improved if one uses headphone/buds and turns sound down.]
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