Ruchiradama Nadikanta is offering these recitations as a New Year's gift to everyone. Feel free to share these recitations. You can also download them from this page. For more recitations from Not-Two Is Peace, click here.
To every person, everywhere, this time of year and ever, let's bring peace and joy to all and celebrate together.
We may seem to be different We may seem to be many But at the core of all our hearts is a single human family.
Let us embrace this time of year And let us make much beauty Let us celebrate each other and the light that guides us truly.
No matter what our country No matter what our creed Cooperation is our freedom Indivisibility our need.
Though many peoples of the world see differences everywhere, The heart of beings is unfurled when unity's declared. Even in the darkness of the night, All of humankind is bright Oh when we celebrate the Light-in-Everybody, Light-in-Everybody.
Love Comes To Here in Time, And Numbers All the Things of Beauty in the House. A Single Room Is Shown To Be –A Unity, Within and Every Where. No Point of View is Stood Apart. No Word Is Made To Say, This Space Is Empty, or, This Place Is Full. Only Light Itself Is Come –A Merest Touch of Brightness Neither Mind Nor Body Can Deny. It Is the Heart’s Explanation of Reality. It Is Reality, Plain Spoken To the Heart –and By the Heart Alone. It Is the Beautiful, Itself.
On July 22 and 23, 2012, the Florence Dance Company presented a multimedia spectacle entitled Not-Two Is Peace. The performance at the Bargello Museum in Florence, Italy brought together image-art by Adi Da Samraj, original ballet by the Florence Dance Company, and live music — a dynamic exploration of the principles of world peace and prior unity as described in Adi Da's book, Not-Two Is Peace.
Part Two of the performance featured music for solo piano, composed and performed by Naamleela Free Jones, and presented here in this commemorative recording. The CD also features photographs from the performance as well as the city of Florence.
Devotee Rachel Kuhn, who grew up in Adi Da's community, gives her testimony about her relationship to Him.
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.
Beyond Culture poster: delphiyes length: 32:14 date added: May 26, 2012 event date: 1988 views: 405; views this month: 21; views this week: 4
While travelling in New Zealand in 1988, Adi Da answers a question about the dilemma of bicultualism and difference-making in conventional society. He elaborates on how society does not have a basis of cooperative community and also speaks of the necessity to transcend all reactiveness in relation to daily relations and circumstances.
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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.
A commercial (from Theo Cedar Jones) for Adi Da's book, Not-Two Is Peace, which describes how the human race can save itself by adopting a new form of global cooperative culture based on "prior unity".
A theatrical performance and recitation by devotee Theo Cedar Jones from Adi Da's book, Not-Two Is Peace. The essay being recited is Principles Regarding A Global Cooperative Forum: On The Dangers Of The Old "Tribalisms" and The Necessity For A Global Cooperative Forum Based On The Prior Unity of Humankind.
Dance by Isabelle Sjahsam and Maria LaMance of Artface Performance Group.
Recitation by devotee Theo Cedar Jones from Adi Da's book, Not-Two Is Peace. The essay being recited is Principles Regarding A Global Cooperative Forum: On The Dangers Of The Old "Tribalisms" and The Necessity For A Global Cooperative Forum Based On The Prior Unity of Humankind.
This is the finale of A Difficult Man: The Miraculous Activities and Radical Spiritual Teachings of Bubba Free John, an explosive and joyful film documenting the activities of Adi Da and the community of His devotees. The film includes dramatic footage taken on "The First Great Guru Day" (Da Purnima) described in Chapter II of the book, Garbage and the Goddess.
A Difficult Man was produced and directed by Gregory Hoblit, who would later go on to be the Emmy Award-winning executive producer for such well-known television series as Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, and NYPD Blue. (A Difficult Man was his first film.)
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Devotee Ben Grisso, who grew up in the Adidam community, and who worked with Adi Da on His Divine Image-Art, offers this testimonial to Adi Da's life and work.
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.
In this excerpt from the talk, The Great Secret, Avatar Adi Da speaks about how growth in Spiritual terms depends on fulfilling the impulse of the heart: to live the sacred life by always living in contemplation of the "Sat-Guru", or Spiritual Master.
Adi Da: "So practice is not what you do alone when you are home. Practice is what you do with Me. Wherever you may be, you must find the Space of My Company. This is the Secret...you find It by "locating" that Attractiveness Itself, being attracted by It, being moved by It.
So this is a concentrated life, a life of contemplation, a life of being attracted, a life of gravitating toward the sacred domain... The movement of the heart is always to be right here, to be right where the Sat-Guru is. So the devotee finds every opportunity to do just that."
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