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The Unity of Humankindvideo
poster: AdiDaVideos
length: 09:46
date added: July 27, 2013
event date: August 22, 2004
language: English
Excerpt from the Avataric Discourse of August 22, 2004.

Adi Da describes how humankind is a single family, a single species in "diaspora" — dispersed across the earth as the result of migrations from a single point of origin (in Africa) thousands of years ago. Making much of superficial differences due to race, nation, religion, language, tribe, political system, etc. obscures this more fundamental, deeper reality of the unity of humankind. For the sake of everyone's survival, humankind must begin to live on the basis of its unity, and establish a global cooperative order that includes and serves everyone.
tags:
Avataric Discourse   peace  

Meditation Techniques Don't Touch Fearvideo
poster: AdiDaVideos
length: 14:45
date added: July 27, 2013
event date: August 23, 2004
language: English
Excerpt from the Avataric Discourse of August 23, 2004 at Adi Da Samrajashram.

Adi Da explains how ordinary meditation techniques accomplish nothing more than relaxation. They don't touch the egoic identification with the body-mind. Only the Way of Adidam (practiced in every detail) does that. Practice of the Way of Adidam does not require one to stop fear (which continues to serve a useful, practical role for the survival of the body-mind). But in every moment of real practice of the Way of Adidam, one is released from identification with the body-mind, and so one is not bound by any fear the body-mind may be experiencing.
tags:
Avataric Discourse  

The Glasses of Consciousnessvideo
poster: frank marrero
length: 07:43
date added: July 15, 2013
event date: August 30, 2004
language: English
At Adi Da Samrajashram, Adi Da gives an Avataric Discourse.

He speaks about the illusion of the separate self and the true position in which everything is arising - your own position determines the nature of reality.
tags:
Avataric Discourse  

Myths, Realizers & Divine Revelationaudio
poster: DawnHorsePress
length: 09:08
date added: June 22, 2013
event date: November 25, 2004
language: English
On November 25, 2004, at Adi Da Samrajashram, one of Adi Da's devotees asks Him: "Is there any way to know . . . what is the relationship of ancient Realizers to the traditions that they were associated with?"

Avatar Adi Da responds by illustrating the process of myth-making around Realizers, both in ancient and modern times. He explains that, regardless of what is historically true of any Realizer, any tradition can be understood in terms of the underlying structure of the human being. Throughout the Discourse, Adi Da makes use of examples from numerous traditions including Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, and Christianity.

Adi Da: "Traditions do not really depend on there having been an historical individual, whether or not there was one. They can nonetheless still be understood in terms of the structure of the psycho-physical anatomy. And the psycho-physical anatomy, not mythology extending from it, but the psycho-physical anatomy itself — and this is My Instruction to you, to all — that structure itself determines what is regarded to be religious truth, or esoteric truth. Underneath it is a structure, not merely Truth. That structure must be transcended, or there is not Truth Realized."

In this excerpt, Adi Da specifically talks about the Christian tradition, and the importance of distinguishing a "faith" (or system of beliefs) from factual observations of phenomena throughout recorded history.

The full Discourse is now available on the 2-CD set, Myths, Realizers, and Divine Revelation.
tags:
avataric discourse   CD  

The Separate Self is an Illusionvideo
part 1 of Avataric Discourse: July 7, 2005

poster: frank marrero
length: 06:38
date added: May 26, 2013
event date: July 7, 2005
language: English
Video excerpt from an Avataric Discourse given by Adi Da Samraj on July 7, 2005, in Land Bridge Pavilion at The Mountain Of Attention.

Adi Da Samraj speaks about the action of self-contraction, which creates the sense of being a "separate self" - whereas, in Reality, no matter what arises, you are only and merely the Witness Consciousness.

This talk is from the first occasion in many years in which Avatar Adi Da spoke directly to a gathering of His devotees in California. Questions from devotees about intimate, familial, and social issues are met with Avatar Adi Da's Compassion and Humor, as well as His Liberating Wisdom.

The complete Avataric Discourse is available on the DVD, Relinquish the Mummery of This World.
tags:
Avataric Discourse  

No one Is Thinking These Wordsvideo
poster: AdiDaVideos
length: 35:02
date added: March 20, 2013
event date: July 7, 2005
language: English
In this Discourse, Avatar Adi Da responds to a question about the "problem" of mind and the presumption of a separate "self".
tags:
Avataric Discourse  

The Wordless Condition Prior to Ivideo
poster: DawnHorsePress
length: 12:13
date added: February 27, 2013
event date: October 12, 2004
language: English
On the evening of October 12, 2004, Avatar Adi Da not only answered His devotees’ questions (ranging from the capacity of discrimination to living a Divinely Purposed life), He also addressed the chronic self-reference "I" in the patterns of speech. He pointed out that there is no actual experience of such a one, though language and thought are built upon the illusion of a separate "self". Adi Da contrasted this ego-based condition to the Wordless and Thoughtless State of the Divine.

This 12-minute excerpt is from the DVD, The Wordless Condition Prior to "I", which presents Adi Da's entire Avataric Discourse of October 12, 2004 (approximately 3 hours and 36 minutes altogether).
tags:
Avataric Discourse   DVD  

Realization Is the Only Liberation from Lossvideo
poster: AdiDaVideos
length: 15:15
date added: January 21, 2013
event date: October 3, 2004
language: English
Adi Da Samraj talks about the pain of loss, and about liberation. This is in response to a devotee's question about the Devotional Prayer Of Changes and the death of the devotee's grandchild.

This video excerpt is from the DVD, Easy Death. Subtitles in English, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Polish, Czech, and Hebrew.
tags:
death   Devotional Prayer of Changes   DVD   Avataric Discourse  

Self-Contractionvideo
poster: TheBeezone
length: 00:53
date added: November 30, 2012
event date: 2004
language: English
Adi Da speaks about our failure to notice the Divine Reality and why this is so: self contraction of the body-mind as "Narcissus", the separate self.
tags:
self contraction   Avataric Discourse  

The Way That Begins With Realizationaudio
poster: DawnHorsePress
length: 07:30
date added: November 23, 2012
event date: 2004
language: English
Excerpt from the 2 CD set, The Way That Begins With Realization.

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.
tags:
CD   Avataric Discourse   seventh stage  

Sixth and Seventh Stage Realizationvideo
poster: TheBeezone
length: 02:35
date added: November 4, 2012
language: English
Adi Da Samraj describing his Realization of Nirvikalpa Samadhi at Swami Muktananda's ashram in India in 1968 and how it differed from His Seventh Stage Realization in the Vedanta Temple in 1970.

special terminology: siddhi; all-and-All

This clip is excerpted from a longer clip which can be found here.
tags:
Avataric Discourse   stages of life   sixth stage traditions   seventh stage traditions   Nirvikalpa Samadhi  

You are More Than Just the Body and Mindvideo
part 1 of You Are The Question You Ask

poster: AdiDaVideos
length: 07:42
date added: November 4, 2012
event date: August 30, 2004
language: English
A video excerpt from part 6 ("The Glasses of Consciousness") of the DVD, You Are The Question You Ask, which was drawn from Adi Da's Avataric Discourse of August 30, 2004.

Adi Da talks about how human beings presume that they are just a body and a mind, and this creates the mistaken sense of separation from others and the Divine.

special terminology: self-contraction
tags:
Avataric Discourse  

The Recognition of My Statevideo
poster: AdiDaVideos
length: 10:30
date added: November 3, 2012
event date: October 20, 2004
language: English
In this talk ("Tacit Recognition Of My State") Adi Da describes what He means by recognition of Him (as the Divine), and response to Him on that basis.

special terminology: Ruchira Avatara Bhakti Yoga; Murti forms; Samadhi.

This excerpt is part of the longer DVD, The Divine Is Not The Cause. Subtitles in English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Chinese, Japanese, and Hebrew. A CD version is also available.

For more about the significance of recognition in becoming Adi Da's devotee, click here.
tags:
Avataric Discourse   recognition   DVD   CD  

The Unique Signs of the Seventh Stage Realizationvideo
poster: frank marrero
length: 19:38
date added: October 31, 2012
language: English
Adi Da Samraj responds to a question from devotee Ruchiradama Nadikanta while she speaks about the Ashtavakra Gita, a text within the sixth stage tradition of Advaita Vedanta.

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.

For more about samadhis like sixth stage Sahaja Nirvikalpa Samadhi, click here and here.
tags:
Avataric Discourse   stages of life   sixth stage traditions  

The Quest for The Historical Selfvideo
poster: TheBeezone
length: 04:05
date added: October 31, 2012
event date: 2004
language: English
In this discourse, Adi Da proposes that all human lifetimes are a “quest for the historical self”. He describes how this search is based on the activity of “self”-contraction — the erroneous presumption of an actual, defined, knowable “self”.

The full DVD, The Quest for the Historical Self, can be purchased at the Dawn Horse Press.
tags:
Avataric Discourse   DVD  
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