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.
In "Enter the Inherently Fearless Condition", a video segment from September 18, 2004, Avatar 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 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.
In this discourse from May 31, 1980 at The Mountain Of Attention, a student of Avatar Adi Da asks Him for suggestions to help her dying mother. Adi Da then responds both with compassion and also with very practical advice on how to serve the dying.
poster: AdidamPodcasts length: 12:57 date added: March 17, 2012 event date: February 1, 1985 listens: 736; listens this month: 24; listens this week: 1
In this talk (from Feb. 1, 1985), Adi Da describes what actually happens during and after the death process. While we survive death, that fact is of no consolation. At death, there is the falling off of the physical body, but the mind, psyche, and personality created and reinforced during one's life (and previous lifetimes) continue. Without the anchor of the body, we drift aimlessly into the disturbances of mind and psyche that remain. Therefore, what occurs after death is directly associated with what one does in life.
This talk is also published as "This Liberating Impulse" in the book, Easy Death.
poster: AdidamPodcasts length: 34:44 date added: March 17, 2012 listens: 834; listens this month: 29; listens this week: 5
This podcast is drawn from two talks.
In the first excerpt (from 1985), Adi Da describes how the habits of attention, while alive, determine what happens in and after death. He dispels the myth, "When you die, you go to heaven." He gives a clear picture of how the death process works, and why spiritual life is absolutely necessary in serving that process.
In the second excerpt (at 12:55), devotee Carolyn Lee relates a wonderful story from 1983. While in Adi Da's physical Company in Fiji (five hours from any hospital), a devotee has a near-fatal accident. For the full (text) version of this story, read A Devotee's Journey into Death and Back.
poster: AdidamPodcasts length: 16:53 date added: March 17, 2012 listens: 903; listens this month: 33; listens this week: 4
Adi Da Samraj responds to a question from a devotee who had lost a grandchild and was asking for some understanding that might ease his sorrow. Adi Da describes how there is no answer to the pain of loss, except for Divine Realization.
poster: TheBeezone speakers: Ed Reither, James Steinberg length: 12:59 date added: February 13, 2011 event date: January 26, 2011 views: 1196; views this month: 21; views this week: 3
Ed Reither of The Beezone interviews longtime devotee James Steinberg. James tells how, even though he came to Adi Da because He was "a teacher who can deal with me", nonetheless there were moments when James resisted Adi Da's "dealing" with him. He tells the story of one such moment and how studying the details of the Guru-devotee relationship in the spiritual traditions helped move him into right relationship with his Guru.
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