In this 1982 talk (available on the CD, The Cosmic Mandala), Adi Da speaks about what is required — in the death process, and in life — in order to transcend the mechanism of attention and Realize the Divine Self-Condition.
In this talk excerpt, Adi Da tells us that, to Realize permanent Happiness, we can make use of the natural motivation toward release from un-happiness.
In the death process, He recommends engaging the discipline of relaxation and release of the hold on body, mind, and all states of attention, thereby surrendering and transcending fear.
At Da Love-Ananda Mahal, on December 17, 1982, Adi Da gives the talk, "The Baptism of Immortal Happiness".
"The ego is such a heavy grip, such a clench on the Divine Light, that Spiritual experience through Spiritual Transmission in life does not amount to much for most people. They cannot make it part of their existence. This is why I expect My devotees to prepare themselves by listening to and then hearing My Wisdom-Teaching. Then My Spiritual Baptism can Awaken you to My Spirit-Presence, and you will begin to practice the Way of Adidam in Spiritual relationship to Me."
An audio talk from 1982 accompanied by images of Adi Da. This talk was later published in the book, The Dreaded Gom-Boo.
This talk considers that all religion seeks to cure us of an unreal disease, which Adi Da humorously calls the "Dreaded Gom-Boo". This disease is our constant presumption that we have somehow "fallen from Grace" and are in need of the salvatory "cure" of religious belief.
Adi Da uproots this religious conceit and illusion by Confessing (based on His Own Realization) that we are always already present and alive in and as Divine Being. The "good news" of Adi Da's Way of Adidam is that, in present Communion with the Divine (made available through Adi Da's Spiritual Transmission), we need not seek to be cured, but must only feel, observe, understand, and renounce the very activity of seeking itself, and thus be restored to our native Happiness and Freedom.
Audio excerpt from Adi Da's talk, "Sex, Laughter, and Real-God-Realization" (now available on CD).
Sexuality, humor, and Awakening to the Divine Condition are three forms of ecstasy, or unbounded feeling, that disrupt the conventional sense of “order” in society. Pleasure undoes the body. Humor undoes the mind. And Realization undoes the sense of “self”. The Fullness of Real-God-Realization Comprehends and Transcends the limitations of social norms, spiritual presumptions, and self-identification, granting the capability of Real Happiness and True Freedom.
Adi Da Samraj talks about combining oneself with His Argument to the point where one loses sympathy with the painful self-contraction, and one can see that it is one's own activity, and completely unnecessary. Transcendence of the self-contraction allows one to Realize the Native State of Prior Happiness.
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Adi Da Samraj has often praised J.S. Bach as one of the truly authentic composers of sacred music in the Western tradition. In this album, Naamleela Free Jones and several other devotees of Adi Da Samraj (the John Mackay Trio) create jazz interpretations of several of Bach's classic piano preludes. This music invokes a sacred sphere of Happiness inspired by Adi Da's great Love and Blessings.
Classic animation from the 1930's. This was one of Adi Da's favorite cartoons, because of its depiction of Light and Happiness dissolving and outshining the force of egoity.
"Everyone transmits. All of you are transmitters. You reinforce these limitations in one another and you transmit them to one another. Each one of you emits invisible forces that are locked up in limited messages that reinforce the same limitations in others . . . Realizers of one or another degree of Spiritual development likewise by nature spontaneously Transmit what they are. . . . Since everything and everyone transmits states of existence, since life, or existence itself, is participation in transmissions of all kinds, the best thing you can do is to associate with the greatest possible Transmission above all. . . . That is the great rule, the Great Law, the Ultimate principle of the Great Tradition."
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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Darshan of Adi Da, accompanied by Adi Da's recitation of His poem, "We are waiting for something to happen to this", from Crazy Da Must Sing.
We are waiting for something to happen to this. Outside the Heart, there is only confusion and fear. All of this has become unnecessary, unequal to the Truth. Knowing this something force of our existence. We think that true appearance is in another drastic place. Seeing this dilemma and the something powerful implied somehow within it and around. There is only in the solution in the satisfactions elsewhere. Unless something happens to all of this.
Therefore, men have tussled with the two hands of adventure. Either to turn an extraordinary something here. Or else to make unusual escapes into another power, another timed, or timeless place. This is the whole account of man.
But there is a possibility between these means. There is another understanding, another adventure. If only we understand the harm in which we act. The origin of all this fearful desperation. The ordinary term in which we view the thing itself. There is a prime dilemma formed within the mind that sees the world and turns away. That turns away and turns within the life, but always turns upon the pivot of a single doubt. Within this doubt, two arms of possibility enlarge the man. One intends the world, intending magnificent life, ending in perfect happiness. One intends another life, more than life itself, beginning and ending in perfect truth. Therefore he sees all things in double terms. In opposites and contradictions, high and low. And he makes final appearance in neither kind. But forever agonizes the play of his dilemma until he dies. This is the kind he seems.
But one who understands, is free of doubt. He sees the world the same. The mind in which he sees the world is single as the Heart. He does not act upon the wheel evolving and involved, two forces on a spike. He always understands the source-ful act that turns men in and out. This is what he always does. But others act upon the thing he understands. Therefore, he is not in trouble. This is the only mood of his adventure. What should he wait to happen? Where should he go? What elsewhere? What event? All the places are a single world for him. Where others go, where others wait is all a single field of single action and no trouble. Therefore, neither high nor low, unmoved from the beginning, not turned, he stands as the Heart. This is understanding. And the image of His life.
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In this discourse, Adi Da Samraj suggests that the Way He offers is not based on this assumption of separate self, but rather identification with that that is transcendent from the body-mind, the Divine Self-Condition.
The devotee asking the question of Adi Da was a former student of Zen Buddhism, so in this discourse Adi Da refers to some metaphors that are part of the Zen Buddhism Tradition.
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