The Sacred History of Adidam







The Sacred History of Adi Da's Life and Work is an extraordinary, unique, immense, and ongoing Divine Story, with many dimensions, and many thousands of participants.

One dimension of that Sacred History can be found in the various biographies that have been written to date, that focus on the primary events in Adi Da's Life and Work. You can read the brief biography on this site; or read any of these books: Adi Da, The Avatar of What Is, and The Promised God-Man Is Here. Of special significance is Adi Da's Own Autobiography, The Knee Of Listening.

A different dimension of that Sacred History is told through the thousands of people that Adi Da's Life and Work touched, during His human lifetime and after. This site is filled with such stories.

In this section, we concentrate on specific moments in the Sacred History of Adi Da and Adidam, as seen through the eyes of the people who were were there (including, when possible, Adi Da's Own Words). The moments are arranged in chronological order. Some of these moments are represented by Celebration presentations, since Adidam's annual cycle of Celebrations commemorates the key Events in Adi Da's Life and Work. Some of the moments are associated with Adi Da giving a Discourse, or a new book by Adi Da being published.

What you see below is just the tip of the iceberg . . . Over time, we will be adding many more years, and many more stories and historical recounts associated with each year.

   
 

Today in Adidam History

   
       
    To visit the page associated with each of the years below, click on either the year or the picture associated with that year.    
         
   
1939

1939
Adi Da's Conception and Birth.

   
         
   
1959

1969
Acknowledgement by Swami Muktananda.

   
         
   
1970

1970
Adi Da's Divine Re-Awakening.

   
         
   
1972

1972
Opening of the Melrose Ashram in Los Angeles. Publication of The Knee Of Listening.

   
         
   
1973

1973
Adi Da gifts His devotees with His Supreme Word: "The Heaven-Born Gospel of The Ruchira Avatar".

   
         
   
1974

1974
In Northern California, Persimmon (now known as the Mountain Of Attention) is acquired, and prepared as a Sacred Sanctuary. Adi Da moves to Persimmon. The Garbage and the Goddess Period takes place — a period of lessons relating to the search for self-fulfillment in the area of both sexuality and mystical experience. The Free Community Order (FCO) days. Devotee Cooperative Community experiment in San Francisco with cooperative households, income sharing, cooperative businesses, etc.

   
         
   
1979

1979
The Day of the Heart. Sacramental Services introduced. Adi Da takes the name, Da Free John. He Calls devotees to right recognition of Him and relationship to Him. He enters into consideration about the entire life of relating directly to the Divine, even beyond His Bodily Appearance. He has devotees experiment with traditional forms of sacramental worship.

   
         
   
1980

1980
Adi Da at Tumomama Sanctuary in Hawaii. In March, Adi Da returns to the Mountain Of Attention. Church renamed The Crazy Wisdom Fellowship. Scientific Proof of the Existence of God Will Soon Be Announced by the White House! is published. In November, Adi Da returns to Tumomama Sanctuary in Hawaii. Creation of the Esoteric Order and the First Council. Planting and Empowerment of Grace Leans at Tumomama.

   
         
   
1982

1982
Adi Da at Tumomama Sanctuary in Hawaii. The Dreaded Gom-Boo Period. The Hermitage Order. An intense period of consideration of the nature of the Spirit Current, the Spiritual Practice of Surrender, Spiritual esotericism. An attempt to establish the esoteric order on the basis of genuine Spiritual Practice and Spiritual Surrender.

   
         
   
1983

1983
Charlie's Place. Namali. Nukabati. Ordeal of Being Retreat. Lessons about the seventh Stage of Life. Adi Da first sets foot on Naitauba.

   
         
   
1986

1986
The Initiation of Adi Da's Divine "Self"-Emergence. Adi Da takes the name, Da Love-Ananda.

   
         
   
1989

1989
Adi Da leaves Adi Da Samrajashram to visit the Mountain Of Attention. Return to the Vedanta Temple.

   
         
   
1990

1990
Crashing Down retreats at Adi Da Samrajashram (Naitauba, Fiji), where Avatar Adi Da Samraj specifically wanted devotees to experience Him in the form of the literal, tangible descent (often quite powerful and overwhelming) of His Spiritual Presence into their bodies.

   
         
   
1992

1992
Retreat circumstance for the consideration of renunciation, movement into the Spiritual practicing stages, and the resolution of emotional-sexual persona.

   
         
   
1993

1993
"Ishta" Gatherings. Considerations on human self-understanding, the spiritual process, and the foundation and primacy of devotion.

   
         
   
1999

1999
The "Brightness" period. Avatar Adi Da lived for 42 days and nights at The Outshining "Brightness" Temple during the Kosovo crisis. Beloved Adi Da writes "I (Alone) Am the Adidam Revelation" (also known to devotees as "The Lineage Essay").

   
         
   
2000

2000
The Divine Avataric Translation.

   
         
   
2007

2007
Adi Da takes the title, "Sapta Na", and establishes the Sapta Na Sannyasin Order.

   
         
   
2008

2008
The Divine Mahasamadhi.

   
         
   
2010

2010
The New York City gallery premiere of Adi Da's Image-Art.

   

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