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Samadhi at Banyan Bayvideo
poster: Gerald Sheinfeld
speaker: Gerald Sheinfeld
length: 05:52
date added: October 15, 2017 New
language: English
Gerald Sheinfeld, describing an occasion of Darshan of Adi Da at Banyan Bay, on Naitauba, Fiji, in February, 2005: "Just by Adi Da's Free Presence all sense of separation fell away. The awareness was prior to the act of ego-'I'. The feeling had no separate self-sense to it, it was simply Reality. The Love-Bliss natural state of perfectly free Conscious Being."

Gerald tells many more stories of his life of more than 45 years with Adi Da in his book, At the Feet of the Spiritual Master. Some of these stories are also available in audio form on his downloadable album, At the Feet of the Spiritual Master.
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CD   DVD  

Preparing to Go to India with Adi Davideo
poster: Gerald Sheinfeld
speaker: Gerald Sheinfeld
length: 05:06
date added: October 15, 2017 New
language: English
Gerald Sheinfeld tells the story of how Adi Da prepared him to accompany Him on His blessing trip to India in 1973.

Gerald tells many more stories of his life of more than 45 years with Adi Da in his book, At the Feet of the Spiritual Master. Some of these stories are also available in audio form on his downloadable album, At the Feet of the Spiritual Master.
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CD   DVD  

Organizing a Book of Stories about Adi Davideo
poster: Gerald Sheinfeld
speaker: Gerald Sheinfeld
length: 01:54
date added: October 15, 2017 New
event date: October 1, 2017
language: English
A short video about how longtime devotee Gerald Sheinfeld organized many stories — from his diary over 40 years in Adi Da's Blessing Company — to create a new book, At the Feet of the Spiritual Master, and a CD with the same title.
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CD   DVD  

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

After My Lifetimevideo
poster: Ariel Hartman
length: 33:01
date added: October 8, 2017 New
event date: April 16, 1995
language: English
An excerpt from the two-CD set, After My Lifetime — a collection of Adi Da's talks (1974–2004) in which He considers the passing of His physical body, the significance of this Yogic Event, the ever-present Gift of the direct relationship to Him, and the never-ending Nature of His Work to Bless and Awaken all beings.

The audio excerpt is accompanied by photos from the occasion. This turns into a video clip of Adi Da speaking from 21:00 - 25:46, and then returns to photos of Adi Da speaking.

For more about this double CD, read the special article on the Adidam Revelation Magazine.

"I Am the Infinite One. And This Body was My Means, for a while, to make this plain to you — that is all. I Appear through every element in every plane, every domain within the cosmic domain. This is So. It is Eternally So. Always will be So, therefore. Always was So — but you did not notice Me directly. This is My first and consequential Incarnation to inform you about My Infinite and Eternal Nature and Work."

—His Divine Presence, Adi Da Samraj (July 11, 1995)
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Mahasamadhi   CD  

Puja at Da Love-Ananda Mahalvideo
poster: An Hana
length: 09:22
date added: October 8, 2017 New
event date: September 22, 2015
language: English
Fire Puja on September 22, 2015 at the Fire Keeper holy site, Da Love-Ananda Mahal.

pujarist: Neeshee Pandit
vocals: Stephan Blas
harmonium: Paul Jones
guitars: Aaron Nakagawa
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music  

The Work of Adi Da Samraj: A One Minute Summaryvideo
poster: Adi Da Videa cestina
speaker: Anthony Costabile
length: 01:22
date added: October 8, 2017 New
language: Czech
[Contains Czech subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Czech.]

Longtime devotee and Adidam educator, Anthony Costabile, summarizes the purpose of Adi Da's lifetime succinctly, and describes how the practice given by Adi Da authenticates itself.

For more about Adi Da's Teaching, click here.

For more about Adi Da's Spiritual Transmission of Divine Enlightenment, click here.

For more about Adi Da's Work with human beings after His lifetime, click here.

For more about how Adi Da made the Offering of Adidam available for all beings for all time, click here.
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Czech  

Creciendo con Adi Da: Rachel Kuhnvideo
poster: Videos de Adi Da
speaker: Rachel Kuhn
length: 06:16
date added: October 8, 2017 New
event date: November 29, 2009
language: Spanish
[Contains Spanish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Spanish.]

Tributo a Adi Da.

Devotee Rachel Kuhn, who grew up in the Company of Adi Da, offers this testimonial to His life and work.

Excerpt from Second Evening: Track 7 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.
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Rachel Kuhn   Mahasamadhi   tribute   DVD   Spanish  

Związek z Adi Da Samraj po Jego śmiercivideo
poster: Adi Da Video Polska
speakers: Anthony Costabile, Dennis Coccaro
length: 08:55
date added: October 5, 2017 New
language: Polish
[Contains Polish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Polish.]

1. Wieloletni uczeń Adi Da mówi o tym jak obecność Mistrza przejawia się po Jego odejściu. 2. We fragmencie rozmowy Adi Da zapewnia uczniów o Jego duchowej obecności po zakończeniu Jego fizycznego życia. 3. Wspomnienia ucznia o doświadczeniu bezpośredniej obecności Adi Da po Jego śmierci.

This video begins with longtime devotee, Anthony Costabile, describing how the relationship to Adi Da is manifesting after the end of Adi Da's human lifetime.

Then at 2:29, Adi Da also speaks on this subject. This is an excerpt from a talk He gave on April 16, 1995, "Love is How I Got To Here". You can read a transcript of much more of this talk here. The talk is also available as a CD here.

At 6:43, another longtime devotee, Dennis Coccaro, talks about the direct relationship to Adi Da after His lifetime.

For much more about Adi Da's human passing and Eternal Presence, visit our section, Adi Da's Divine Mahasamadhi and Adidam In Perpetuity.
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CD   Polish  

Łaska Cierpieniavideo
poster: Adi Da Video Polska
length: 13:12
date added: October 5, 2017 New
event date: January 18, 1976
language: Polish
[Contains Polish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Polish.]

Adi Da mówi o tym, że kiedy człowiek zrozumiemie, że zwykłe życie jest niewolą i ograniczeniem, wtedy praktyka duchowa staje się możliwa.

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.


This is a beautiful talk by Adi Da. But it IS very compressed, making quite a few points in a short space, and depending to a significant degree on a familiarity with Adi Da's spiritual teaching. Here are some notes that may help.

Throughout the talk, the technical term, "sadhana" (spiritual practice), is used.

Genuine spiritual practice is not about belief systems, mere rituals, or a little "peace of mind", but rather about actually locating the Divine, through the tangible Transmission of the Spiritual Master.

After a recent illness, a devotee mentions to Adi Da that he notices how the physical suffering of illness was distracting enough that he was not "able" to find Adi Da's Transmission when he is ill.

Adi Da acknowledges this, and responds with three more general points.

1. The illness didn't "make" the devotee lose the thread of practice; rather, he allowed himself to be distracted from God by the illness. When the devotee gets this, and sees how he himself is "doing" the turning away, he'll be able to "do better next time" by not turning away even when ill.

2. Until Divine Enlightenment — in other words, until there is no limit on one's spiritual practice — sadhana (spiritual practice) is always only reflecting back to devotees the remaining limits in their practice: where they are still turning away from the Divine, where they still need to become responsible for not turning away.

In the beginning, the "turning away" is very "crude": even mere physical suffering is enough to distract one from God. (If we find ourselves saying, "what do you mean, MERE physical suffering?" that definitely identifies us as spiritual beginners! :-) ) But as one grows in practice, and ceases to turn away in such a crude manner (as one becomes a "saint", "yogi", "sage", etc.), one discovers that one is still turning from the Divine at an even subtler level of the being (in the mind, the psyche, etc.)

It is only when that "turning away" has been inspected, understood, and transcended in every dimension of the being that Divine Realization occurs.

In this sense, for the genuine spiritual practitioner, physical suffering — along with every other circumstance that reveals to us our turning away from the Divine — is truly a Grace, enabling us to grow in our practice.

3. Where we are turning away is a reflection of what we are identifying with: the body, the mind, the soul, etc. (For example, if physical illness is enough to distract us from God, then the physical body is what we currently are identified with.) God-Realization only occurs when all "identities" less than God are understood and transcended.

In this sense, "there are no winners in God" — the Way is not about seeking, accomplishment, or winning, but rather about surrender to God, sacrifice of self, and ego-death. There's no "one" left to "win"! But the One Who Remains is perfectly, eternally happy.
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CD   DVD   Polish  

Palvojat Kertovatvideo
poster: Adi Da Videot Suomi
speaker: James Steinberg
length: 15:06
date added: October 5, 2017 New
event date: November 28, 2009
language: Finnish
[Contains Finnish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Finnish.]

Longtime devotee, James Steinberg, offers a testimonial to the life and work of Adi Da Samraj.

Excerpt from First Evening: Track 4 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.
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Finnish   DVD  

Not-Two Is Peace: Introductionvideo
poster: The Adi Da Foundation
speaker: Rolf Carriere
length: 00:49
date added: October 5, 2017 New
language: English
In His book, Not-Two Is Peace: The Ordinary People's Way of Global Cooperative Order, Adi Da speaks to the necessity of re-establishing human civilization based on principles of mutual trust, cooperation, tolerance, "prior unity", and the limitless participation of all humankind in transforming its own destiny.

A brief introduction to this book by Rolf Carriere. Rolf worked with the United Nations and the World Bank from 1971 till 2005, mostly in Asia. His last field postings were as UNICEF Country Representative in Bhutan, Burma, Bangladesh and Indonesia, and he also served for seven years as UNICEF's Head of Health and Nutrition in India. Before his retirement in 2005, he was the first Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), a public-private-people's partnership based in Geneva. He is currently Senior Adviser (pro bono) to Non-Violent Peace-Force and to EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program. He recently gave a TED talk (at TEDxGroningen) on the use of EMDR to heal trauma on a global scale.
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world peace  

Perché Occorre un Guruvideo
poster: Video di Adi Da, Canale italiano
length: 07:03
date added: October 5, 2017 New
event date: December 27, 1988
language: Italian
[Contains Italian subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Italian.]

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.

Adi Da reminds us that, historically, all the world's spiritual traditions have taught that Spiritual Realization requires the help of a Spiritual Realizer. This is actually built into the laws of how Spiritual Realization works, and can't be changed just because times and cultures change, just because we don't happen to like the way the laws work or what they require of us, etc. For this reason, Adi Da makes the point that, nowadays, our resistence to authority, and addiction to "do it yourself" approaches, represent unfortunate hindrances to our own Spiritual growth: if we simply go with the flow and let these culturally instilled programs dominate our life choices, they will keep us from Realizing our greatest destiny.

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   Italian  

Miksi Ihminen Tarvitsee Guruavideo
poster: Adi Da Videot Suomi
length: 07:03
date added: September 21, 2017 New
event date: December 27, 1988
language: Finnish
[Contains Finnish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Finnish.]

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.

Adi Da reminds us that, historically, all the world's spiritual traditions have taught that Spiritual Realization requires the help of a Spiritual Realizer. This is actually built into the laws of how Spiritual Realization works, and can't be changed just because times and cultures change, just because we don't happen to like the way the laws work or what they require of us, etc. For this reason, Adi Da makes the point that, nowadays, our resistence to authority, and addiction to "do it yourself" approaches, represent unfortunate hindrances to our own Spiritual growth: if we simply go with the flow and let these culturally instilled programs dominate our life choices, they will keep us from Realizing our greatest destiny.

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  

Sztuka Adi Da Samraj, Wystawy Sztuki we Włoszechvideo
poster: Adi Da Video Polska
speakers: Stuart Gibson, Achille Bonito Oliva, Teresa Romero, Cristina Acidini, Monica Bietti, Paula Crema, Gary Coates
length: 12:23
date added: September 21, 2017 New
language: Polish
[Contains Polish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Polish.]

Ten film dokumentuje dwie ważne wystawy sztuki, w których pokazano dzieła Adi Da: Biennale Weneckie i Cenacolo Di Ognissanti we Florencji.

Więcej informacji na temat sztuki Adi Da Samraj można znaleźć pod adresem www.daplastique.com.

Two important art exhibitions in which Adi Da was invited to participate were the Venice Biennale (2007) and the Cenacolo di Ognissanti in Florence (2008), where His Art was exhibited in the same room as the famous large fresco by Domenico Ghirlandaio of "The Last Supper".

Narrated by Stuart Gibson. Additional comments from Achille Bonito Oliva (translated into English by Teresa Romero), Cristina Acidini (Superintendent of Museums, Florence, Italy), Monica Bietti (Assistant Superintendent of Museums, Florence, Italy), Paula Crema (artist), and Gary Coates (Professor of Architecture).
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Image-Art  
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