The DVD, I Am Always Already Free, commemorates the Divine Mahasamadhi of Avatar Adi Da, which occurred on His Hermitage Island, Adi Da Samrajashram, on November 27, 2008. This DVD is a very beautiful and deeply moving treasure.
This video excerpt is the first track, "Now, and Forever Hereafter". It is a slideshow created immediately after Adi Da's Passing, which includes photographs and video clips from the last month of His life.
On February 24, 2013, Dutch devotee Tom Jacobs (currently a resident of Adi Da Samrajashram) was featured on the popular Dutch TV program, De Reünie ("The Reunion"), which is seen by two million viewers.
Each episode of De Reünie focuses on the lives of a few members of a particular school class from decades ago. This week featured members from Tom's class - including Tom.
The full interview explores Tom's life as a devotee of Adi Da Samraj, and then explores a tragedy in Tom's early life (the trauma of which was completely relieved by Adi Da, as Tom describes). The interview is in Dutch, but English subtitles have been added. The interviewer (and show host) is Rob Kamphues. For a fuller account of how Tom found Adi Da (written by Tom), click here.
Andrew writes: "Bhagavan Blessed the release of rescued sea turtles, shipped to us by a neighboring island, for safe release into the waters off Adi Da Samrajashram. The turtles are hunted now more vigorously by humans than in the past, so in addition to the natural forces with which hatchlings must contend, there are now human adversaries as well. This occasion with Bhagavan broke many hearts."
Adi Da Samraj talks about the unique significance of the appearance of the Adept and the purpose of His Divine Incarnation as the Perfect Adept who draws beings into relationship with Him, via the process of enchantment.
Audio is from the talk, Enchantment, April 26, 1983.
Anything was allowed to happen in the performance, and no rehearsal was required. The performers were open, concentrated, and ultimately, surrendered to the Ruchira Avatar Adi Da Samraj, permitting His Divine Transmission to dance the dancers and play the musicians.
John Wubbenhorst on lead flute, Michael Sheppard on electronic keyboard, Steve Zerlin and Byron Duckwall on various stringed instruments, and Ken Anoff with hand-held drums launched into a piece that ran for 75 minutes. The dancers began seated facing each other on the 8 X 16 foot raised stage they'd built for the occasion. From low-key, seated movements they took perhaps 6 minutes to develop their movements into a standing dance which acknowledged the portrait of Adi Da Samraj off stage left and climaxed in a slow but spectacular partnering sequence in which Tom carried Susana on his shoulders and lowered her to the floor by bending forward from the hips with a straight spine, a risky show of strength. The intensity of that early climactic moment galvanized the attention of the audience and lifted this improvisation out of any association it might have had with the lazy or casual.Later in their improvisation, Tom and Susana managed passages of rhythmic intensity, flinging their arms to the musicians' tight, fast tempos. We always expect professionalism from the Everts, but we were surprised at how successfully they maintained our interest in the extended improvisation.
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.
The Heart poster: BrightBehindMe length: 07:19 date added: November 19, 2012 views: 368; views this month: 17; views this week: 2
This is an artistic original composition offered in response to a devotee's study of The Nine Great Laws of Radical Devotion To Me" with particular reference to Adi Da's Word: "If you truly enter into devotional Communion with Me, you 'Know' Me in the Non-localized sense — and you are (Thus and Thereby) Un-bound, by Me, from your own localized existence as well."
Soundtrack: the hymn, "Lord of the Dance". Performers: Colin Decio (voice and instruments). Colin is the winner of the John Ireland Chamber Music Prize. Ingrid Prosser (voice - mezzo soprano). Ingrid is from New Zealand. Words by Sydney Carter (who wrote them in 1967, inspired partly by Jesus of Nazareth, but also partly by a statue of Shiva as Nataraja). Set to the tune of the American Shaker song, "Simple Gifts".
From the performers: "The Divine World Teacher Adi Da Samraj was born on November 3, 1939. This is our gift to the Divine Person on the Anniversary of His birth."
A slideshow with pictures of Adi Da Samraj from the early days of His Formal Teaching Work to the 1980's, historical photos covering a broad period of His Work.
Soundtrack is a devotional piece by devotee John MacKay.
Excerpt from First Evening: Track 8 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.
The soundtrack is "Devotion Increases The Recognition Of Me", an original composition from a devotee. From the composer: "This is a song I wrote and recorded for my Beloved Heart-Master, Adi Da Samraj. The words are from a discourse by Bhagavan, published in The Nine Great Laws of Radical Devotion To Me."
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