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Beyond the Familiar (Portuguese Subtitles)video
poster: sourcetemplebrazil
length: 07:23
date added: August 8, 2015
event date: October 29, 2004
language: Portuguese
Adi Da Samraj discusses the notion of familiarity and its transcendence in the Way of Adidam.

This is an excerpt from a longer evening of consideration with Adi Da (October 29, 2004), which can be found on the DVD, The Illusion of Familiarity.

This talk excerpt is followed by a clip of Darshan of Adi Da (at 5:53).
tags:
Avataric Discourse   DVD   portuguese   Darshan  

The True Nature of Realityvideo
poster: AdiDaVideos
speaker: Nick Elias
length: 03:13
date added: August 5, 2015
language: English
In this excerpt from the film, "Reality, Truth and Conscious Light", Adi Da describes Reality from the "point of view" of Conscious Light. (The excerpt includes a clip of Adi Da speaking, from an Avataric Discourse on November 11, 2005. A longer excerpt can be watched here.)

The complete film, "Reality, Truth, and Conscious Light" can be viewed at our "Reality, Truth, and Conscious Light" introductory events, held worldwide. Click here to locate an event near you.

Narrator: Nick Elias
tags:
Avataric Discourse  

The Gift of Ripeningaudio
poster: DawnHorsePress
length: 03:25
date added: July 19, 2015
event date: December 19, 2004
language: English
This audio clip is an excerpt from an Avataric Discourse by Adi Da on December 19, 2004. The Discourse is available as a CD: The Gift of Ripening.

By listening to this Discourse, you will receive Avatar Adi Da’s Guidance in understanding your level of ripeness. And such a realistic (rather than idealistic) assessment is an essential element in preparing for the process of Realizing True Happiness He Offers — the process of the “transcending of all conditionality in the Self-Radiant Conscious Light that is the 'Bright'”.

Quotes from this CD:

Adi Da: "Realization is not "caused". It is Given. It is made tacitly obvious. I can, through interaction with you and by being accessible to you, ripen you, so to speak, for this Spiritual Apprehension of Reality. And I am made available to you through this Bodily Sign which gives a focus for the faculties in the process of them being purified and relieved of their patterns."

Adi Da: "Divine Self-Realization is not just some happy-hunting-ground metaphor in the mind. It is not just a light. It is not the light at the end of the tunnel that people see in the death process. That is not it either. Do you have any idea how many tunnels there are, how many lights there are, how many 'worlds' there are to the left and right, how many ends of that tunnel there are? You have no idea. You do not know what it is about, generally speaking."

Adi Da: "Anything in the mind or of the mind is not true. So all of your pursuit of 'answers' or states of mind or content for your thinking is fruitless — but what are you going to do about it?. . . You do not even necessarily notice that your thinking is a matter of seeking. You think there are some kinds of thinking that may be said to be motivated by a search, but you do not think that thinking is seeking. And yet it is always seeking. Thinking is itself seeking. So if the Way is not seeking nor can the Truth be Realized by seeking, then thinking has nothing to do with it and you should just forget about thinking from now on — but you cannot do that, can you? You are already thinking, even though I just told you that. . ."
tags:
CD   Avataric Discourse  

There Are No Historical Selvesvideo
poster: DawnHorsePress
speakers: Avataric Discourse, DVD
length: 08:05
date added: May 6, 2015
event date: November 6, 2004
language: English
Video excerpt from an Avataric Discourse given by Adi Da Samraj at Adi Da Samrajashram, on November 6, 2004. In this excerpt, a devotee asks how beings in other realms can relate to Him.

The complete Avataric Discourse (nearly four hours long) is available on the DVD, There Are No Historical Selves. In this Discourse, Adi Da elaborates His assertion that although we refer to others as "you" and ourselves as "I", we have never really experienced any such separate entities. Furthermore, the self-reference is a reference to a fiction, a convention from the society of egos.
tags:
Avataric Discourse   DVD  

The Basket of Tolerance and The Great Traditionvideo
poster: TheBeezone
length: 05:25
date added: May 6, 2015
event date: 2004
language: English
In this excerpt from an Avataric Discourse from October 19, 2004, on Adi Da Samrajashram, Adi Da talks about the Great Tradition. He describes The Basket of Tolerance as a tool for transcending religious provincialism and the limits of one's cultural upbringing. Through use of such a tool, one is relieved of one's "belief systems", but is also made increasingly aware of the Reality-based Way that truly liberates.

The complete Avataric Discourse is available on the DVD, Human History Is One Great Tradition. Subtitles in English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Chinese, Japanese, and Hebrew. Also available on CD.
tags:
Great Tradition   Avataric Discourse   DVD   CD  

The Key to the Death Processvideo
poster: AdiDaVideos
length: 12:59
date added: February 12, 2015
event date: October 12, 2004
language: English
In this excerpt from an Avataric Discourse from October 12, 2004, on Adi Da Samrajashram, Adi Da addresses the inevitability of death, the life of profound purpose that outshines mortality, and how living life as a sacrifice in the Divine is the key to the death process.

The full Avataric Discourse can be found on the DVD, The Wordless Condition Prior to "I".
tags:
Avataric Discourse   death   DVD  

The Grace of Turning to Meaudio
poster: AdiDaUpClose
length: 05:03
date added: December 13, 2014
event date: 2004
language: English
In this excerpt from the double CD, The Grace of Turning to Me, Adi Da describes how "turning to Him" — the moment-to-moment turning of the faculties of the body-mind to Him — must be based on the Graceful recognition of Him as the Divine and response to Him based on that recognition.

On this double CD, Adi Da uses every Compassionate Means in His Manner — sometimes Humorous, sometimes Fiery — to Call His devotees, again and again, to be sensitive to the Grace-Given and spontaneous heart-Attraction to Him, and thereby turn to Him, the Divine in human Form — rather than to the endless content of the body-mind, which only reinforces egoic bondage and the illusion of separateness. In this way, Avatar Adi Da Masterfully Reveals the secret of True Liberation in His Avataric Divine Company.

The talks on this double CD were drawn from Avataric Discourses that took place in 2004.
tags:
avataric discourse   CD  

Sixth and Seventh Stage Non-Dualismvideo
poster: TheBeezone
length: 21:18
date added: December 3, 2014
event date: 2006
language: English
In this excerpt from an Avataric Discourse given at The Mountain Of Attention in early 2006, Adi Da responds to a devotee's question about the difference between sixth stage and seventh stage non-dual Realization. He also distinguishes between the "imperfect" sixth stage practices in the Great Tradition, that involve the body-mind in a conditional activity of turning the faculties to Consciousness Itself; and the Perfect Practice of the Way of Adidam, which does not involve the body-mind at all, but involves a Self-Abiding in Consciousness Itself that is an Acausal Gift of the Divine.
tags:
Avataric Discourse  

This Must Be Realizedvideo
poster: AdiDaVideos
length: 09:48
date added: August 19, 2014
event date: November 11, 2005
language: English
In this Discourse (which took place on November 11, 2005 at The Mountain Of Attention), Avatar Adi Da answers a devotee's question about the human condition. He criticizes reductive viewpoints (scientific, religious, etc.) that try to account for a multi-level phenomenon (such as evolution) in terms of just one level (the gross level of bodies), ignoring other levels that participate in the phenomenon (the impact of subtle or "mind" level influences on evolution, the impact of molecular level influences on evolution, etc.). He also criticizes the presumption that everything can be explained, and points out that the multi-level phenomenon that is life and experience is (when fully examined) so complex that it is "irreducible", beyond comprehension. Beyond all the apparent (and incomprehensible) arising that is conditional existence is the indivisible Conscious Light in which all is arising. To Realize Conscious Light is to be liberated from all need for explanations. As Adi Da puts it: "When It is Realized, it becomes entirely clear what everything is and how it is happening."
tags:
Avataric Discourse  

Realization in the Company of a Mastervideo
poster: TheBeezone
length: 13:58
date added: July 1, 2014
event date: September 2004
language: English
Adi Da talks about how being in the Company of a Spiritual Realizer is the best possible use of one's life, but it doesn't guarantee Realizing the Master's State, because Realization depends on the practitioner as well.

[Note: The video ends a bit abruptly, in the middle of a sentence.]
tags:
Avataric Discourse  

Beyond Sex, Science, and self (Dutch Subtitles)video
poster: AdiDaVideosNL
length: 09:59
date added: May 21, 2014
event date: January 21, 2005
language: Dutch
[Contains Dutch subtitles. For the version without subtitles, click here.]

Adi Da: "Sex is fundamental ego-identity, lived. And generally speaking, it is a problem for everyone. . . The social pattern of 'self' and 'other' is founded upon emotional-sexual patterning to a very great degree. . . So it certainly is an important dimension of bondage, and therefore an important aspect of sadhana. The Perfect Practice is not based on any reference to the body-mind, or any method of the body-mind."

In this Avataric Discourse (from January 21, 2005), Adi Da explains why the Perfect Practice (the most advanced development of the Way of Adidam) has nothing to do with sex (or the ego-"I" altogether), and is not a "method" of the body-mind or something to be applied to the body-mind. The Self-Condition prior to the body-mind is the domain of the Perfect Practice. The Self-Condition is not a separate "self", but the Nirvanic Condition that is always already the case, and that inherently transcends the body-mind.

This excerpt is from the DVD, Beyond Sex, Science, and self. Subtitles in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Czech, and Hebrew. A CD version is also available.
tags:
Avataric Discourse   Perfect Practice   DVD   CD   Dutch  

The Secret of Experienceaudio
poster: DawnHorsePress
length: 06:41
date added: April 8, 2014
event date: 2004
language: English
This is an audio excerpt from the CD, The Secret of Experience.

The CD contains excerpts from two Avataric Discourses (December 5, 2004, and August 13, 2004), in which Adi Da addresses the questions: What kind of experiences might you notice arising in the course of esoteric practice or via Spiritual Transmission? What is the secret to relating to them rightly?

On December 5, 2004, when asked by a devotee about a particular experience, Avatar Adi Da contrasts the self-authenticating nature of the experience with the attitude of having a question about the experience.

On August 13, 2004, Adi Da speaks about the potential of blissful experience to create unrealistic presumptions about the self and about real practice.
tags:
CD   Avataric Discourse  

Beyond Fear of Deathvideo
poster: AdiDaVideos
length: 25:38
date added: March 30, 2014
event date: September 18, 2004
language: English
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.

This video excerpt is from an Avataric Discourse given by Adi Da on September 18, 2004. In this Discourse, Adi Da points out that all fear is fear of death or fear of extinction. This fear is like a constant background noise, from which we constantly try to distract ourselves with the games of life. 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.
tags:
Avataric Discourse   DVD   death  

You Are The Question You Askvideo
part 2 of You Are The Question You Ask

poster: DawnHorsePress
length: 08:00
date added: February 27, 2014
event date: August 20, 2004
language: English
A video excerpt from part 1 ("A Question Too Boring to Answer") of the DVD, You Are The Question You Ask, which was drawn from Adi Da's Avataric Discourse of August 30, 2004.

In addition to some of His most potent Instruction about the nature of devotional turning to Him (previously only available on CD), in this DVD, Avatar Adi Da addresses a broad range of topics including:

  • how questions themselves are a signal of the ego-activity that is at the root of the questioner's suffering and seeking

  • practice in the later phase of life

  • the great potential for unity in this “dark time” of pervasive conflict

  • esoteric and exoteric Christianity


Adi Da: "It is wholly appropriate for you to be asking these questions, because you are trapped and bound and confused. And when you Realize Me Perfectly, then you will no longer be trapped and bound and confused. And the apparent arising of the 'world' will not be a 'problem'. In fact, ultimately, there will be no apparent arising of the 'world'. It will be self-evidently so. There is only the Divine Self-Condition Itself — Self-Existing and Self-Radiant. There is only the 'Bright'. Only. Always already, only."

[Note: There is an overlap of about 2 minutes with Part 1 of this video series.]
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DVD   Avataric Discourse  

Beyond Sex, Science, and selfvideo
poster: AdiDaVideos
length: 09:59
date added: December 16, 2013
event date: January 21, 2005
language: English
Adi Da: "Sex is fundamental ego-identity, lived. And generally speaking, it is a problem for everyone. . . The social pattern of 'self' and 'other' is founded upon emotional-sexual patterning to a very great degree. . . So it certainly is an important dimension of bondage, and therefore an important aspect of sadhana. The Perfect Practice is not based on any reference to the body-mind, or any method of the body-mind."

In this Avataric Discourse (from January 21, 2005), Adi Da explains why the Perfect Practice (the most advanced development of the Way of Adidam) has nothing to do with sex (or the ego-"I" altogether), and is not a "method" of the body-mind or something to be applied to the body-mind. The Self-Condition prior to the body-mind is the domain of the Perfect Practice. The Self-Condition is not a separate "self", but the Nirvanic Condition that is always already the case, and that inherently transcends the body-mind.

This excerpt is from the DVD, Beyond Sex, Science, and self. Subtitles in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Czech, and Hebrew. A CD version is also available.
tags:
Avataric Discourse   Perfect Practice   DVD   CD  
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