poster: AdidamPodcasts length: 20:50 date added: October 5, 2010 event date: 1976 listens: 2054; listens this month: 62; listens this week: 18
Adi Da Samraj communicates his "Bright" Realization and the purpose of His liberating work through poems He wrote between 1971 and 1976, published in the book, Crazy Da Must Sing.
On August 12, 1982 (two weeks after writing the last poem), Adi Da read aloud the collected poems from Crazy Da Must Sing to a group of His devotees in a single session. His recitations of some of those poems are included in this podcast. A recording of the entire occasion (with His reading of all the poems) is available on this CD from the Dawn Horse Press.
poster: AdidamPodcasts length: 10:25 date added: October 5, 2010 event date: April 1986 listens: 1915; listens this month: 48; listens this week: 15
In this historical recording from April, 1986, Adi Da Samraj recites the final section of His Love-Ananda Gita (now called The Lion Sutra and published in Part 15 of The Aletheon). In it, Adi Da communicates His most "radical" transcendental teaching regarding true renunciation of the egoic motive of separation and Realization of the Divine Self-Condition.
poster: AdidamPodcasts length: 09:45 date added: March 17, 2012 event date: January 21, 2005 listens: 1188; listens this month: 41; listens this week: 15
In this talk excerpt, Adi Da addresses the fact that Truth or God-Realization is not dependent on, nor does it have anything to do with, the functions and activities of the body-mind. It cannot be achieved through sex, science, or even religion.
poster: AdidamPodcasts length: 25:49 date added: March 17, 2012 event date: 1972 listens: 1102; listens this month: 53; listens this week: 22
In an excerpt from His historic talk from 1972, "Money, Food, and Sex" (now published in My "Bright" Word), Adi Da addresses the dilemma those taking up "spiritual life" encounter when bringing discipline to the areas of money, food, and sex.
poster: AdidamPodcasts length: 12:45 date added: March 17, 2012 event date: 1978 listens: 1092; listens this month: 37; listens this week: 22
In this talk from 1978, Adi Da notes that cultism is rooted in the childish need to believe and to depend on a person, group, myth, or symbol — without assuming responsibility for oneself. He then points out that the tendency to create a cult (of whatever kind) is present in everyone, every level of human society and culture. Adi Da criticizes the tendency toward cultism in the world at large and within His community of devotees. He calls His devotees to understand and relinquish all modes of false and childish dependency on Him as a Spiritual Master, and to make only the most serious and mature approach to Him, for the great purpose of Spiritual Awakening and Divine Enlightenment.
poster: AdidamPodcasts length: 12:29 date added: March 17, 2012 listens: 1079; listens this month: 47; listens this week: 24
Adi Da writes: "Adidam is not a conventional 'religion'. Adidam is not a conventional way of life. Adidam is about the transcending of the ego-'I'. Adidam is about the Freedom of Divine Self-Realization. Adidam is not based on mythology or belief. Adidam is a Reality-practice. Adidam is a 'Reality consideration' in which the various modes of egoity are progressively transcended. Adidam is a universally applicable Way of life. Adidam is for those who will choose it, and whose hearts and intelligence fully respond to Me and My Offering. Adidam is a Great Revelation and it is to be freely and openly communicated to all."
This podcast contains excerpts from two talks, in which Adi Da clarifies that the Way of Adidam is based solely on the inherent heart-response to His Transcendental Spiritual State. That heart-response leads to the self-understanding and willingness to take up the real ego-transcending practice.
poster: AdidamPodcasts length: 16:53 date added: March 17, 2012 listens: 925; listens this month: 41; listens this week: 15
Adi Da Samraj responds to a question from a devotee who had lost a grandchild and was asking for some understanding that might ease his sorrow. Adi Da describes how there is no answer to the pain of loss, except for Divine Realization.
poster: AdidamPodcasts length: 16:40 date added: March 17, 2012 event date: 2005 listens: 911; listens this month: 42; listens this week: 17
In this excerpt (from an Avataric Discourse from 2005), a devotee asks Adi Da a question about the nature of the ego and what is causing the sense of self-separation. In response, Adi Da describes how the Divine is the substance of all that arises, not the "cause" of anything. Our own activity (of separating from the Divine) causes the assumption of separation.
poster: AdidamPodcasts length: 19:02 date added: March 17, 2012 listens: 890; listens this month: 40; listens this week: 14
This podcast is drawn from two talks.
In the first excerpt (from the talk, What Is Your Intention?), Adi Da speaks of the indispensable need for a true and fully accomplished Spiritual Realizer if anyone hopes to discover the ultimate nature of Reality and Truth.
In the second excerpt (at 8:40), Adi Da explains the true way of recognizing Him, the Spiritual Master, and how it is that felt recognition that ultimately becomes the Way of Perfect Liberation.
poster: AdidamPodcasts length: 34:44 date added: March 17, 2012 listens: 857; listens this month: 40; listens this week: 16
This podcast is drawn from two talks.
In the first excerpt (from 1985), Adi Da describes how the habits of attention, while alive, determine what happens in and after death. He dispels the myth, "When you die, you go to heaven." He gives a clear picture of how the death process works, and why spiritual life is absolutely necessary in serving that process.
In the second excerpt (at 12:55), devotee Carolyn Lee relates a wonderful story from 1983. While in Adi Da's physical Company in Fiji (five hours from any hospital), a devotee has a near-fatal accident. For the full (text) version of this story, read A Devotee's Journey into Death and Back.
poster: AdidamPodcasts length: 25:21 date added: March 17, 2012 listens: 838; listens this month: 34; listens this week: 11
In this discourse Adi Da calls us to understand the doctrines and spiritual attainments of humankind not as separate traditions or paths but as a whole: a single "Great Tradition". He also urges humankind to transcend merely belief-based religious myths, dogma, and "religious provincialism" which only support egoic separation and conflict.
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