A mini-documentary about the extraordinary life lived by Antonia (Toni) Vidor, the daughter of famous, old-Hollywood director King Vidor. Antonia was born into privilege, enduring her parents' stormy marriage and "spectacle" life. Ultimately, she would come to choose a radically different life, coming to rest with her Spiritual Teacher, Adi Da Samraj.
Love Comes To Here in Time, And Numbers All the Things of Beauty in the House. A Single Room Is Shown To Be –A Unity, Within and Every Where. No Point of View is Stood Apart. No Word Is Made To Say, This Space Is Empty, or, This Place Is Full. Only Light Itself Is Come –A Merest Touch of Brightness Neither Mind Nor Body Can Deny. It Is the Heart’s Explanation of Reality. It Is Reality, Plain Spoken To the Heart –and By the Heart Alone. It Is the Beautiful, Itself.
On July 22 and 23, 2012, the Florence Dance Company presented a multimedia spectacle entitled Not-Two Is Peace. The performance at the Bargello Museum in Florence, Italy brought together image-art by Adi Da Samraj, original ballet by the Florence Dance Company, and live music — a dynamic exploration of the principles of world peace and prior unity as described in Adi Da's book, Not-Two Is Peace.
Part Two of the performance featured music for solo piano, composed and performed by Naamleela Free Jones, and presented here in this commemorative recording. The CD also features photographs from the performance as well as the city of Florence.
An audio talk from 1982 accompanied by images of Adi Da. This talk was later published in the book, The Dreaded Gom-Boo.
This talk considers that all religion seeks to cure us of an unreal disease, which Adi Da humorously calls the "Dreaded Gom-Boo". This disease is our constant presumption that we have somehow "fallen from Grace" and are in need of the salvatory "cure" of religious belief.
Adi Da uproots this religious conceit and illusion by Confessing (based on His Own Realization) that we are always already present and alive in and as Divine Being. The "good news" of Adi Da's Way of Adidam is that, in present Communion with the Divine (made available through Adi Da's Spiritual Transmission), we need not seek to be cured, but must only feel, observe, understand, and renounce the very activity of seeking itself, and thus be restored to our native Happiness and Freedom.
Devotee Frank Marrero shares a leela of his time in Adi Da's Company. Many years later, he has come to see that Adi Da was teaching him about self-understanding and samadarshan: "The vision of sameness - a vision that penetrates beyond the apparent differences between beings to their transcendental nature."
Adi Da Samraj describes how the Guru-devotee relationship is based on the Realization of the Realizer. Contemplation of His Bodily Sign is the means by which all His Gifts are received and by which the devotee duplicates the Realization of the Realizer.
"When All Is Gone To Love" is Track 6 of the CD, Danavira: Giver of Light. This is an album of joyous holiday music for Danavira Mela, the season of Light-in-Everybody — or any time of year you’re moved to dive into an uplifting stream of devotional rhythm!
"When All Is Gone To Love" credits: Words: JoAnne Sunshine Vocals: JoAnne Sunshine and Mel McMurrin Guitar: David Epstein Flute, Keyboards: John Mackay Arranged by: John Mackay Recorded by: David Thompson, Lake County Mixed by: David Thompson and John Mackay
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.
In late 2002 and early 2003, Adi Da Samraj created the photographic suite, Quandra Loka. The images are generally multiple exposures on a single black-and-white frame of film. Adi Da then created configurations (diptychs, triptychs, and polyptychs) from the single frame images.
Music is "Facing Beloved", from the CD, Facing Beloved, with John Wubbenhorst (bansuri), Subash Chandran (ghatam) and Ganesh Kumar (kanjira). This piece is based on a melody from J.S. Bach (siciliano) with elements of Raga Kirwani.
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This is an artistic original composition offered in response to a devotee's study of The Nine Great Laws of Radical Devotion To Me" with particular reference to Adi Da's Word: "If you truly enter into devotional Communion with Me, you 'Know' Me in the Non-localized sense — and you are (Thus and Thereby) Un-bound, by Me, from your own localized existence as well."
Adi Da admonishes devotees to understand that spiritual practice cannot be done merely by reading books and presuming an imaginary relationship with the Guru or the Divine. But Adi Da points out that real spiritual life is practice based on direct Spiritual Transmission. It requires a direct relationship with the Guru. Historically very few people have been willing to do what it takes, and have opted instead for an imaginary relationship.
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