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The Spiritual Process Has Always Been Lived In Difficult Timesvideo
poster: AdiDaVideos
length: 10:16
date added: March 3, 2018 New
event date: November 28, 1981
language: English
views: 364; views this month: 114; views this week: 32
This is a video excerpt from Adi Da's classic talk, "The Bodily Location of Happiness", which He gave on November 28, 1981. This talk was originally published in the book, The Bodily Location Of Happiness. The full talk is available on DVD and on CD, and as an online transcript.

ADI DA: Life is foolishness. This is no time, in any case, to be tolerant of foolishness. The world is mad, and these are dreadful times. Things are not going to be easier in the years ahead. The spiritual process has always been lived in difficult times. Therefore, the spiritual process tolerates no fool. The spiritual process itself will spit you out. It is not an easy attainment, but a profoundly difficult affair. Even what you have listened to today has been heard by only a fraction of the human race in all of history. The opportunity to practice is extremely rare, and the fulfillment of practice is practically unknown.

In some sense you could say this life is hell. . . The nature of this hell is that we are self-possessed. We are born in un-Happiness and we do not transcend it readily. We constantly pursue Happiness through all kinds of incredibly complex means, and we never attain It. . .

If Spiritual Realizers did not turn about and Teach, this would truly be a hell instead of being like a hell. It would truly be a hell if there were no possibility of Enlightenment, if there were no Teaching, no Spiritual Masters, no sacred Way, no sacred community, no capacity for understanding or self-transcendence.
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CD   DVD  

Venez à Moi par le Coeurvideo
poster: Vidéos d'Adi Da
length: 05:54
date added: February 10, 2018
event date: March 8, 1984
language: French
views: 393; views this month: 88; views this week: 18
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In this clip, "Venez à Moi par le Coeur" ("Approach Me from the Heart"), Adi Da speaks to devotees in the Manner Of Flowers (at the Mountain Of Attention), during the "Love of the God-Man" Celebration on March 8, 1984. Adi Da talks about praise speech, ecstasy, and Satsang.

The full talk can can be found on the DVD, Approach Me From the Heart.

Some of the questions Adi Da addresses in the full talk are: What is a Divine experience? Who is God that God could be identified over against anything whatsoever? Who is a Spiritual Master if He can find Himself apart from God, such that He could say: “This piece is Me and this piece is God”? How could such distinctions continue in the consciousness of one who has Realized the Divine?
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French  

La Pérdida y Dolor Humanovideo
poster: Videos de Adi Da - Español
length: 15:14
date added: February 5, 2018
event date: October 3, 2004
language: Spanish
views: 429; views this month: 113; views this week: 29
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Una charla de Adi Da Samraj acerca de la Realización como la unica liberación de la pérdida humana. 3 de Octubre de 2004 en Naitauba, Fiyi.

In this excerpt, "La Pérdida y Dolor Humano" ("Human Loss and Pain"), Adi Da Samraj talks about the pain of loss, and about liberation. This is in response to a devotee's question about the Devotional Prayer Of Changes and the death of the devotee's grandchild.

This video excerpt is from the DVD, Easy Death. Subtitles in English, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Polish, Czech, and Hebrew.
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Spanish   death   Devotional Prayer of Changes   DVD   Avataric Discourse  

Za hranice sexu, vědy a sama sebevideo
poster: Adi Da Videa, čeština
length: 08:33
date added: January 30, 2018
event date: January 21, 2005
language: Czech
views: 502; views this month: 116; views this week: 42
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Adi Da Samráj oslovuje fakt, že konečné osvobození či dosažení Realizace nelze nikdy dosáhnout pomocí sexu, vědy nebo náboženství! Tvrdí, že ve skutečnosti "Realizace nemá nic společného s komplexem těla a mysli“. Jedná se o přímou účast v samotné Skutečnosti, která předchází veškerou činnost vykonávanou tělem-myslí.

In this Adidam Revelation Discourse from January 21, 2005, Adi Da reveals that Liberation cannot ever be achieved through sex, science, or religion! And He makes the astounding assertion, “Realization has nothing to do with the body-mind.”

Watch this DVD for Adi Da's Instruction on True Freedom, which He says is discovered only in the utter transcending of “point of view”, by means of the Transmission of Reality Itself. "The 'self'-contraction, the 'point of view', the 'point-of-view'-machine and what it presumes to be Reality, the illusions of Reality created by 'point of view' — these are the important matters to be understood. The 'you' to which you refer as 'I', the ego-'I', is a 'point-of-view'-machine. It is subject to the illusions of the cosmic apparition, the illusions that 'point of view' itself is subject to — space-time, mass, and so forth."

The DVD, Beyond Sex, Science, and "self", is available from The Dawn Horse Press. Subtitles in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Czech, and Hebrew. A CD version is also available.
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Czech   Avataric Discourse   Perfect Practice   DVD   CD  

Bóg nie jest w nas, ani poza namivideo
poster: Adi Da Video Polska
length: 07:20
date added: January 6, 2018
event date: July 15, 1973
language: Polish
views: 378; views this month: 66; views this week: 20
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Jedno z najwcześniejszych nagrań video z Awatarem Adi Da. Tutaj mówi o Wolnym stanie w pełni Urzeczywistnionej Istoty, który, jak wyjaśnia, nie jest ani w nas, ani poza nami.

"Bóg nie jest w nas, ani poza nami" ("God is neither within nor without") is an archival talk from July 15, 1973. One of the earliest video recordings of Avatar Adi Da speaking. Here He talks about the Free State of the fully Realized being, which is neither inward nor outward.

Adi Da: "God is neither within nor without. This is the principle of Satsang [the relationship with the Guru]: the Divine already present, the Divine lived with, the Divine as your Condition."
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Polish  

How Magical! How Profound!video
poster: AdiDaUpClose
length: 17:33
date added: January 6, 2018
event date: February 4, 1994
language: English
views: 744; views this month: 156; views this week: 69
An extraordinary, ecstatic talk given by Adi Da on February 4, 1994, at Adi Da Samrajashram, about the nature of the Guru-devotee relationship, when truly and fully lived and animated, as Adi Da Himself illustrates here.

The talk was first published in the book, Ishta.

The Virtue of Positive Disillusionmentvideo
poster: AdiDaVideos
length: 19:38
date added: January 3, 2018
language: English
views: 998; views this month: 138; views this week: 29
In this excerpt from a never-before-published discourse, Adi Da speaks about the necessity to become disillusioned with mortal life in a positive sense. Positive disillusionment is emerging when one begins to understand and relinquish the stressful and ultimately futile search for personal survival, worldly happiness, and ultimate life fulfillment. Only then can one be drawn into recognizing, learning about, and ecstatically participating in Reality Itself, in relationship to a True Realizer.
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Avataric Discourse  

L'Unità Umanavideo
poster: Video di Adi Da, Canale italiano
length: 09:45
date added: December 24, 2017
event date: August 22, 2004
language: Italian
views: 450; views this month: 88; views this week: 23
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"Unità Umana" ("The Unity of Humankind") is an excerpt from the Avataric Discourse of August 22, 2004.

Adi Da describes how humankind is a single family, a single species in "diaspora" — dispersed across the earth as the result of migrations from a single point of origin (in Africa) thousands of years ago. Making much of superficial differences due to race, nation, religion, language, tribe, political system, etc. obscures this more fundamental, deeper reality of the unity of humankind. For the sake of everyone's survival, humankind must begin to live on the basis of its unity, and establish a global cooperative order that includes and serves everyone.
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Italian   Avataric Discourse  

Why One Needs a Guruvideo
poster: Adi Da Videa cestina
length: 07:03
date added: December 21, 2017
event date: December 27, 1988
language: Czech
views: 607; views this month: 169; views this week: 44
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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   Czech  

L'Emplacement Corporel du Bonheurvideo
poster: Vidéos d'Adi Da
length: 12:23
date added: December 20, 2017
event date: November 28, 1981
language: French
views: 777; views this month: 184; views this week: 50
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Un discours classique donné par Avatar Adi Da en 1981 sur la nature du Vrai Bonheur et la façon dont il peut être Réalisé d'un moment à l'autre, mais pas en le recherchant.

This is a video excerpt from Adi Da's classic talk, "The Bodily Location of Happiness" (French: "L'Emplacement Corporel du Bonheur"), which He gave on November 28, 1981. This talk was originally published in the book, The Bodily Location Of Happiness. The full talk is available on CD.

The talk communicates several core insights:

1. Everybody is intuitively familiar with happiness. You don't have to be a devotee of Adi Da! This was part of the reason Adi Da chose "happiness" as the focus of this Teaching period: because the subject was so accessible. Everyone knows what it's like to be happy (at least a little). It's just that most people are not aware that Perfect, Eternal Happiness is possible and Realizable. (And it certainly isn't, through ordinary human means.) Adi Da: "All beings are always already Happy. You always know, at this very moment you know exactly, what it would be to look and feel and be and act completely Happy." The esoteric reason everyone is familiar with happiness is because everyone is always, already happy. And the esoteric reason everyone yearns for complete happiness is because complete happiness is realizable — and everyone's heart knows that.

2. Adi Da's "Lesson of Life":"You can't become happy; you can only be (already) happy." People are always seeking for happiness. The "pursuit of happiness" (not happiness itself!) is even enshrined as an "unalienable right" (alongside life and liberty) in the preamble of the United States Declaration of Independence. Its author, Thomas Jefferson, knew better than to think a government could guarantee happiness itself — hence only the guarantee of "the pursuit of happiness". Only a Divine Incarnation can guarantee Happiness Itself.

Adi Da reveals that happiness is the native state of beings. It is already the case. Every attempt to seek for it (mis-identifying the source of happiness as some object or other) in fact serves to dissociate one from it. Adi Da: "You think that you can seek Happiness and find it. Your search for Happiness is itself a confession of un-Happiness. You cannot realize Happiness by persisting in un-Happiness, persisting in the method of un-Happiness. All seeking is an expression of un-Happiness, all seeking is the method of un-Happiness, the practice of un-Happiness. This must be understood. It is not merely true — it must be understood."

Self-understanding allows one to get this point. Based on self-understanding, one can devote oneself to Happiness rather than to seeking for It and settling for the little bit of Infinite Happiness that "bleeds through" the clench of ego into conditions. This ultimately enables the Eternal Realization of Infinite, Perfect Happiness. Adi Da: "Understand your un-Happiness. Then you will be capable of locating Happiness, and, having located Happiness, you will be capable of practicing the Way of Adidam, which is nothing but the devotion of life to Happiness."

3. The Transmission of the Divine Guru is How One Locates Happiness. The subtitle of the book, The Bodily Location Of Happiness, is: "On the Incarnation of the Divine Person and the Transmission of Love-Bliss". In other words, you can't apply "The Lesson of Life" by somehow "locating" happiness directly, by yourself (or in yourself). Happiness is our native state, but that doesn't mean it can be located by an egoic, "do it yourself" process. We locate happiness directly as a Grace-given Gift, through devotion to the Transcendental Spiritual Transmission of Adi Da. Adi Da: "Happiness is presently the case. In this moment you are already Happy. Sitting with Me, locate this Happiness." We locate our "Native State" by recognizing and submitting to our "Native Person" — our Very Self appearing here in bodily (human) form.

4. It is a Process of Whole Bodily Location. "The bodily location of Happiness" is not primarily a reference to some place where Happiness resides in the body (although Adi Da teases His listeners with this idea: "Look for it in your toes, in your fingers, in your shirt, in your head"). It refers to a process ("the bodily location of Happiness" = "the locating of Happiness with the whole body-mind") that involves the surrender and transformation of every aspect of the body-mind, immersed in the Perfectly Happy State of the Divine Guru, through recognition of Him as the Divine in every moment. Then the secondary and supportive practices of the Way of Adidam become means for staying immersed in that Divine State in every moment: "Having located Happiness [having recognized Adi Da as the Divine], you will be capable of practicing the Way of Adidam, which is nothing but the devotion of life to Happiness [Adi Da, recognized as the Divine]. The practices of this Way are not methods for attaining Happiness, but they are the expressions of Happiness. The disciplines of money, food, and sex are not a way to become Happy. Discipline is difficult enough — why should we also burden it with the obligation to make us Happy!"
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happiness   CD   French  

Souvenez-Vous du Mystère dans Lequel Vous Vivezvideo
poster: Vidéos d'Adi Da
length: 06:44
date added: December 18, 2017
event date: October 28, 1978
language: French
views: 423; views this month: 87; views this week: 23
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Adi Da répond à une question d'un garçon de 10 ans qui veut "ne pas être autant en colère tout le temps".

In this video clip, "Souvenez-Vous du Mystère dans Lequel Vous Vivez" ("Remember The Mystery In Which You Live"), 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.

This is Track 3 of the free, downloadable CD, The Liberating Word of Avatar Adi Da Samraj, Volume 1.
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CD   French  

L'Essence de La Voie d'Adidamvideo
poster: Vidéos d'Adi Da
length: 05:38
date added: December 16, 2017
event date: April 12, 2004
language: French
views: 469; views this month: 80; views this week: 22
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Adi Da décrit pourquoi les religions conventionnelles et les approches spirituelles conventionnelles échouent à Réaliser le Divin.

"L'Essence de La Voie d'Adidam" ("The Essence of the Way of Adidam") is an excerpt from an Avataric Discourse given by Adi Da at Adi Da Samrajashram on April 12, 2004.

Adi Da describes why conventional religious and spiritual approaches fail to fully realize the Divine. He then summarizes, in a simple way, the practice He offers: the Reality-Way of Adidam.
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Avataric Discourse   French  

Qu'est-ce que le Sectarisme?video
poster: Vidéos d'Adi Da
length: 19:00
date added: December 9, 2017
event date: December 16, 1978
language: French
views: 369; views this month: 73; views this week: 19
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Adi Da critique le sectarisme religieux. Ce discours, donné en 1978, est une de ses allocutions récapitulatives sur le sujet.

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, "Qu'est-ce que le Sectarisme?" ("What Is Cultism?"), 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."
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French  

La Nécessité d'Avoir Un Gourouvideo
poster: Vidéos d'Adi Da
length: 07:03
date added: December 4, 2017
event date: December 27, 1988
language: French
views: 430; views this month: 64; views this week: 20
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Adi Da Samraj parle de l'approche "à-faire-soi-même" à la spiritualité qui est populaire dans le monde aujourd'hui, et de la nécessité d'avoir un maître/gourou.

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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French   DVD  

La Condición Perfecta Esvideo
poster: Videos de Adi Da
length: 22:29
date added: December 3, 2017
event date: July 7, 2005
language: Spanish
views: 543; views this month: 76; views this week: 23
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Discurso por el Maestro de todo el mundo, Adi Da Samraj.

"La Condición Perfecta Es" ("The Perfect Condition Is") is a video excerpt from an Avataric Discourse given by Adi Da Samraj on July 7, 2005, in Land Bridge Pavilion at The Mountain Of Attention.

Adi Da talks about the presumption of the egoic "separate self" sense that is the root of human suffering. He contrasts this with our actual Position in Truth: the Position of Conscious Light.

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. (This video excerpt is from Part 3 of the DVD.)

At 19:58, a formal Darshan occasion begins (at Adi Da Samrajashram) and continues to the end of this video clip.
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Avataric Discourse   DVD   Spanish  
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