What makes Avatar Adi Da’s seventh stage Revelation utterly unique? To find out, listen to this CD set and learn about Adi Da’s singular seventh stage Way as He describes It directly and in the context of other genuine esoteric traditions. These Discourse excerpts are an incredible resource for understanding Adi Da’s seventh stage Way with the guidance of His “map” of the six stages of life, which correlates to the structures of the human being.
Disc 1 is a collection of Discourse excerpts in which Adi Da clarifies His seventh stage Way by distinguishing it from other esoteric traditions.
Disc 2 is a single Discourse in which Adi Da describes the signs and requirements of His seventh stage Way.
Adi Da (at 2:30) clarifies the distinctions between the first six stages of life and the seventh stage Realization. He focuses on the distinction between the most advanced Realization of the sixth stage of life, sixth stage Sahaja Nirvikalpa Samadhi, and the seventh stage Realization. Sahaja Nirvikalpa Samadhi is demonstrated by Ramana Maharshi, for example, and suggested by texts such as the Ashtavakra Gita, the Ribhu Gita, and the Tripura Rahasya (all mentioned by Adi Da in this clip) which Adi Da calls "premonitory" relative to the seventh stage of life. Sahaj Nirvikalpa Samadhi differs from the less advanced trance samadhis of the sixth stage in that one recognizes conditional existence as arising in the Self, and one can function in the world open-eyed. Even so, there is still a separation between Self and world. The seventh stage Realization is signalled by the regeneration of Amrita Nadi, and the complete dissolution of any difference between Consciousness and Its Radiance. Consequently, the lifetime of the seventh stage Realizer is signed by a progressive Outshining of conditional existence that goes through four stages: Divine Transfiguration, Divine Transformation, Divine Indifference, and Divine Translation.
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A devotee asks Adi Da a question about the various forms of Realization in the Zen tradition. Adi Da replies by giving an elaborate description of the understandings within the Zen and other sixth stage traditions, relative to His schema of the seven stages of life.
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