Is No "Other"
Regan lives in Sydney, Australia and has been a devotee of Adi Da since
1984, when he read Adi Da's book, Scientific
Proof of the Existence of God will soon be Announced by the White House!.
Sydney, at 1pm on Thursday 27th November (2pm Fiji time), I had finished a business
meeting and lunch at Barrack Street, in the financial part of the city. These
business meetings/lunches occur every Thursday.
Normally I would have caught
a train straight home to the northern leafy suburbs where the local Adidam Centre is
situated. But at this time, a great peace descended on me and on the whole city,
it seemed, and I was urged by a compelling impulse to walk to Martin Place, a
large open pedestrian plaza, where people were walking, sitting, gathering and
having lunch. I sat down and became aware that there was no "other", just equanimity,
Love-Bliss Happiness. Even the elements were becalmed, the sun was warm, not hot,
there was no wind, a stillness. There was no me, no other, but rather a matrix
of Blissful Conscious-Light. I sat there for two hours feeling a descent of this
Light into the body. I was not motivated to move, in some sense unable to move.
I recognised this feeling and descent as Beloved Adi Da's Grace-Given Divine Presence,
suddenly Given by Grace, unearned and unexpected, but then again, occurring in
the midst of my practice of always simply turning to Him and invoking Him.
two hours, I got up and walked to catch the train home, because there was no reason
to stay, no reason to leave. It made no difference. Adi Da's Presence was All
Pervading Love-Blissful. And it remained so as I travelled home. At 4.30pm Sydney
time, I received a phone call from another devotee in Australia letting me know
that Adi Da had relinquished the body at about 4pm Sydney time. From that time,
I gathered with other devotees and participated in the world-wide vigil.
though there has been great sorrow and tears, I feel nothing changed. In fact,
I feel a magnification of Beloved Adi Da's Presence almost as though now that
He is Released from any concerns for bodily existence, He is now most fully the
All-Pervading Spiritual Presence and the Inherently Perfect State that He Is.
RETURN TO "ADI DA'S DIVINE
MAHASAMADHI AND ADIDAM IN PERPETUITY"
For a related
story by the author, read His