Satsang, or the Company of the Awakened One, is the Way, the Truth, and Reality Itself. Adi Da not only communicates this truth verbally; He sits in silence communicating His Divine State, illustrating what He is talking about.
The occasion was a Prasad Day in May, 1973, in the backyard of a devotee's residence in Los Angeles.
Adi Da speaks about how the disciplines in the Way of Adidam should be based not on idealism but on self-understanding and the impulse to self-transcending God-Realization. Right discipline is not anti-relational or "righteous". It is associated with the radiant disposition, not the self-contraction.
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Adi Da speaks about how the disciplines in the Way of Adidam for observing and transcending the egoic patterning of the body-mind should be based not on idealism but on self-understanding and the impulse to self-transcending God-Realization. Right discipline is not anti-relational or "righteous". It is associated with (and an expression of) devotion and the radiant disposition of Love-Bliss in His Company, not the self-contraction.
Adi Da compassionately explains the function of discipline in a variety of ways. Disciplines in the Way of Adidam are intended to be enacted in the context of recognition of and response to the Divine. God cannot be Realized without self being transcended. Disciplines are for the purpose of self-transcendence or the transcendence of the limit that is the self-contraction. "To realize That which transcends limit requires the discipline of limit."
Ego as Process poster: TheBeezone length: 00:35 date added: October 6, 2012 event date: 1972 views: 330; views this month: 29; views this week: 7
Adi Da describes the ego as a process or action, and our suffering as the result of that action ("pinching oneself"). Therefore, merely analyzing the "I" thought (for example) is not sufficient for self-transcendence. Transcendence of the act that is ego is a matter of counter-egoic behavior.
Ego Death poster: delphiyes length: 56:00 date added: August 6, 2012 event date: January 1, 1979 views: 379; views this month: 29; views this week: 5
An early talk from Adi Da, in which He speaks about the true spiritual process of ego death. Adi Da compares this to the mystical and seeking paths of inward or outward experiences in which the seeker is following the path as a reaction to life itself.
In this occasion at The Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary from October 6, 2005 (the last time Adi Da spoke formally, in response to a devotee's question about practice), a longtime devotee, Cheech Marreo, who recently has had an automobile accident, asks Avatar Adi Da a question about the role of karma in his life and practice. Adi Da, in turn, points to something even more fundamental than the universal law of cause and effect. He also clarifies that the old saying, "through suffering comes wisdom", is just not true. If it were it so, He asserts with amusement, then everyone would be wise — because everyone suffers. Mere suffering makes no difference, unless there is availability to Reality.
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