In December 1983, two months after Adi Da's arrival at Adi Da Samrajashram (on the island of Naitauba in Fiji), an accident occurred that would have been fatal without Avatar Adi Da's Intervention. The story of that incident is told by two people: Frans Bakker, one of the doctors involved; and Tom Closser, the devotee to whom the accident occurred, who describes his near-death experience, and a profound lesson about how "guilt" can become a self-destructive impediment to growth.
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This is the finale of A Difficult Man: The Miraculous Activities and Radical Spiritual Teachings of Bubba Free John, an explosive and joyful film documenting the activities of Adi Da and the community of His devotees. The film includes dramatic footage taken on "The First Great Guru Day" (Da Purnima) described in Chapter II of the book, Garbage and the Goddess.
A Difficult Man was produced and directed by Gregory Hoblit, who would later go on to be the Emmy Award-winning executive producer for such well-known television series as Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, and NYPD Blue. (A Difficult Man was his first film.)
poster: antoniavidor speaker: Toni Vidor length: 05:02 date added: February 2, 2012 views: 1048; views this month: 37; views this week: 10
Toni Vidor talks about healing a non-human friend, the German shepherd, Megan in 1980, at Adi Da's request. She describes a fundamental lesson she learned: if oriented properly, the devotee healer serves as a conduit for Adi Da, and Adi Da does the healing, with an efficacy and speed not otherwise possible.
For much more about Toni's relationship with her Spiritual Master, Adi Da, read her book, Beyond The Illusion.
Adi Da: "It's amazing how controlled people are, in their whole pattern of feeling and living, by patterns that have affected their emotional-sexual impulses, activities, thoughts, concerns. The process of people's experience of life is so arbitrary in many respects. . . . It's just a shuffle of shapes!"
A Sudden Door poster: madjym length: 03:22 date added: June 23, 2012 views: 402; views this month: 10; views this week: 1
Devotee Jym Daly creating a portrait of Adi Da Samraj.
Jym writes: "Life can carry on in its pattern for what seems like forever, then in one moment there can be a sudden door. The spiritual process is one which makes the door a constant presence."
"In November 2010, a group of musicians traveled to the sacred hermitage island of Adi Da Samrajashram (Naitauba, Fiji) for spiritual retreat. We played daily at many of the holy sites on the island. We particularly fell into a blissful mood when playing on the veranda of our Guru's house."
"There, in the open air, with fresh breezes blowing, gentle waves washing, and birds chirping, we fell into deep devotion as we played. The music on this recording was spontaneously created on these occasions." —John Wubbenhorst
In celebration of the month of Da Naitauba (October), this album is currently on sale from the Dawn Horse Press at 40% off through October 31.
Achille Bonito Oliva speaks (Italian) at the opening of Adi Da Samraj's solo exhibition, 'Orpheus and Linead', at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York - September 9, 2010. Translated by Teresa Romero.
"Adi Da has a flexibility in his expression that encompasses all the art forms and techniques of the East and West. His work is a multiplication of space in time and time in space.... He's like a barman shaking Western space in the fluidity of Eastern concepts and forms. Adi Da wants to ultimately affirm art as a form of, a spiritual representation of the Divine nature of man, which can articulate a new vision of space and a new vision of time. This relationship between the East and West is very important. In a historical moment such as this, it is important to affirm, as a fundamental value of art at this time, the coexistence of differences."
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