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: 492; views this month: 20; views this week: 8
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: frank marrero length: 56:00 date added: August 6, 2012 event date: January 1, 1979 views: 566; views this month: 22; 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.
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.
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