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La Nature de la Souffrance Humainevideo
poster: Vidéos d'Adi Da
length: 06:06
date added: July 9, 2018
language: French
event speaker: Nick Elias
views: 357; views this month: 36; views this week: 14
[Contains French subtitles. If the CC icon ("Subtitles/closed captions") has a red line under it, the subtitles should appear. If you don't see them, just press the CC icon to turn them on.]

La Nature de la Souffrance Humaine ("The Nature of Human Suffering") is an excerpt from the video presentation, "Reality, Truth, and Conscious Light".

Darshan of Avatar Adi Da begins at 2:34.
Darshan   French  
comments: 1

Growing Up as a Devotee of Adi Da: Megan Andersonvideo
part 10 of A Tribute to the Life and Work of Adi Da Samraj

poster: AdiDaVideos
length: 06:39
date added: July 7, 2018
event date: November 29, 2009
language: English
event speaker: Megan Anderson
views: 558; views this month: 63; views this week: 29
Devotee Megan Anderson, who grew up in the Company of Adi Da, offers this testimonial to His life and work. She also describes how she was encouraged by Adi Da to take up her service to Him as one of the key editors of His Word, and how He personally guided her growth into human maturity.

Excerpt from Second Evening: Track 7 on the DVD, A Tribute to the Life and Work of His Divine Presence, Adi Da Samraj. More than 7 hours long, this Tribute DVD was filmed on the occasion of the first Anniversary of Adi Da's Divine Mahasamadhi, when devotees, family, and friends of Adi Da Samraj gathered at Adi Da Samrajashram, Fiji (Adi Da's principal Hermitage), to acknowledge Adi Da as the Divine in human form, to praise His Greatness, and to express their heart-felt gratitude for the Blessings they have received from Him.

A list of all the tracks on this DVD can be found here.
tribute   Megan Anderson   DVD   Tribute   Mahasamadhi  

Sacred Sighting: August 14, 2008video
poster: AdiDaVideos
length: 04:25
date added: July 5, 2018
event date: August 14, 2008
language: English
views: 304; views this month: 24; views this week: 13
Sacred Sighting of Adi Da Samraj on August 14, 2008, on Adi Da Samrajashram.

This Place Is Not a Utopiavideo
poster: AdiDaVideos
length: 10:38
date added: July 4, 2018
event date: October 6, 2005
language: English
views: 478; views this month: 45; views this week: 17
Excerpt from an Avataric Discourse given by Adi Da Samraj on October 6, 2005, at the Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary.

ADI DA: "I find people's sorrows and losses to be heartbreaking and terrible and an immense burden and I am sympathetic and bless people in their trouble. However you must understand that is the nature of this place. This is not utopia, it is not paradise. It is a place of death, endings, suffering, brief amusements. It is not enough and merely to react to your difficulties for overlong and try to make an entire life out of it is fruitless. You do have to move on beyond that reaction to any moments suffering and loss. You must know the place you’re in and live in accordance with that knowledge instead of being sympathetic with some false view of the world or self or trying to idealize some aspect of potential experience, indulging in what amounts to addictions, repetitions of experiences, in order to avoid the knowledge of what is inherent in life, as well as all the hell that is coming on earth and is here. You will not be fulfilled.”
Avataric Discourse  

L'Enfance d'Adi Davideo
poster: Vidéos d'Adi Da
length: 04:00
date added: June 30, 2018
language: French
event speaker: Nick Elias
views: 339; views this month: 17; views this week: 7
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A brief video clip about Adi Da as a young child, including Adi Da's Own commentary.

Mitä Tapahtuu Kuoleman Jälkeenvideo
poster: Adi Da Videot Suomi
length: 15:23
date added: June 29, 2018
event date: December 12, 1988
language: Finnish
views: 285; views this month: 33; views this week: 13
[Contains Finnish subtitles. If the CC icon ("Subtitles/closed captions") has a red line under it, the subtitles should appear. If you don't see them, just press the CC icon to turn them on.]

Tässä erittäin raitistavassa puheessa Adi Da käsittelee sitä tosiasiaa, että se, mihin huomiosi kohdistuu eläessäsi muokkaa huomiotasi ja kohtaloasi elämän jälkeen.

Mitä Tapahtuu Kuoleman Jälkeen ("What happens after death") is published as "After Death, Mind Makes You", in the book, Easy Death.

In this sobering discourse, Adi Da speaks of the condition after death in which mind determines one's circumstance, without the limitations of the body, brain and unconsciousness. He addresses the fact that where one's attention is fixed during life affects attention and destiny after life. He recommends that devotees direct their attention to sadhana so that the purification process gives one wisdom that frees one from karmic limitations.
death   Finnish  

One More Monkeyvideo
poster: CDBaby
length: 08:25
date added: June 18, 2018
event date: 1988
language: English
views: 456; views this month: 22; views this week: 11
Avatar Adi Da gave this talk in 1988. The jumping off point for His talk is some mathematical ideas about number and infinity (including different kinds of infinity) that He studied while He was a student at Columbia University. Adi Da makes the point that all such ideas (even the idea of infinity) are limited abstractions motivated by the human need to control. In contrast, Reality Itself is not limited, and is always already free.

This audio excerpt is track 3 on the CD, Reality Is Beyond "Point of View".

Siunattu Kärsimysvideo
poster: Adi Da Videot Suomi
length: 13:12
date added: May 11, 2018
event date: January 18, 1976
language: Finnish
views: 546; views this month: 48; views this week: 14
[Contains Finnish subtitles. If the CC icon ("Subtitles/closed captions") has a red line under it, the subtitles should appear. If you don't see them, just press the CC icon to turn them on.]

Adi Da puhuu tilanteesta, jossa ihminen ymmärtää tavallisen elämän sitovuuden ja rajoitukset, joka mahdollistaa hengellisen harjoituksen.

In this seminal discourse (at The Mountain Of Attention), from the early years of His Teaching Work, Adi Da speaks about the inevitable process of self-revelation and self-understanding that prepares the being for true Spiritual life.

The full talk is available on the CD, The Grace of Suffering, and on DVD as Volume 2 of the 25th Anniversary DVD Series.
Finnish   CD   DVD  

Jeho Učení Jako Přenosvideo
poster: Adi Da Videa, čeština
length: 17:55
date added: May 10, 2018
event date: January 2016
language: Czech
event speakers: Jonathan Condit, Megan Anderson
views: 755; views this month: 88; views this week: 27
[Contains Czech subtitles. If the CC icon ("Subtitles/closed captions") has a red line under it, the subtitles should appear. If you don't see them, just press the CC icon to turn them on.]

Jonathan Condit, vedoucí redakce Adi Da Samráje, mluví o “úloze duchovní literatury Adi Da Samráje”. Dále Adi Da mluví o procesu svého učení jako o přenosu a na závěr následuje rozhovor s jednou jeho žákyní, která mluví o tom, jak se v jejím případě přenos projevuje.

This video clip, "Jeho Učení Jako Přenos" ("His Teaching as Transmission") includes:

  • Commentary from Jonathan Condit (at 0:00) — Jonathan Condit was Adi Da's senior editorial assistant, and is Senior Editor for the Adidam Editorial Department. Jonathan talks about "The Function of the Spiritual Literature of Adi Da Samraj", and how Adi Da's Teaching works as Transmission of His Transcendental Spiritual State, and serves the Spiritual Realization of the reader.

  • Excerpt from an Avataric Discourse by Adi Da (at 5:35) — The Discourse is "My Teaching is a Direct Transmission of Me", from October 28, 2005. Adi Da talks about how His Teaching Word is a form of Spiritual Transmission, that enables Divine Communion with Him (if the devotee is in the right devotional disposition), in the same way that a Murti photograph does, or any of the other forms of Agency that Adi Da has created for this purpose.

  • Commentary from Megan Anderson (at 12:44) — Megan Anderson is an editor in the Adidam Editorial Department. Megan talks about Adi Da's great, final masterpiece, The Aletheon as the purest communication and Transmission of Adi Da Himself (among all His many, extraordinary books), and describes receiving the Revelation of Adi Da as she was proofreading The Aletheon before its publication.

Adi Da: "My Reality-Teaching is unparalleled Spiritual Transmission, occurring under the most extraordinary circumstances. It is not the product of an ordinary mind or a kind of scholarly commentary. It is a direct expression of Spiritual Transformation, of Spiritual Power, of Transcendental, Inherently Spiritual, and (necessarily) Divine Being, Consciousness, and Love-Bliss. It does not arise in Me or through Me in any ordinary fashion. It is an utterly spontaneous and Transcendental Spiritual Event."

For more on how to best make use of Adi Da's Teaching, read the article, The Gift of Study. For more on the Transmission associated with the Teaching, visit our section, The Mantric Force of Adi Da's Word and read our section on Adi Da as Spiritual Transmission Master. For more on Adi Da's unique use of the English language, read our article, Transcendental Orthography as a Teaching Device.
Avataric Discourse   Czech  

Jednota Lidstvavideo
poster: Adi Da Videa, čeština
length: 09:45
date added: May 10, 2018
event date: August 22, 2004
language: Czech
views: 497; views this month: 42; views this week: 13
[Contains Czech subtitles. If the CC icon ("Subtitles/closed captions") has a red line under it, the subtitles should appear. If you don't see them, just press the CC icon to turn them on.]

Avatár Adi Da klade důraz na to, jak je důležité si uvědomit, že jsme jedna lidská rodina. Volá po rozvoji humánního kooperujícího uspořádání. Podotýká, že jednota je nám vrozená a ví se, že to tak je. Naléhavě nás žádá, abychom se sešli a vyřešili to.

"Jednota Lidstva" (The Unity of Humankind) is an excerpt from the Avataric Discourse of August 22, 2004.

Adi Da describes how humankind is a single family, a single species in "diaspora" — dispersed across the earth as the result of migrations from a single point of origin (in Africa) thousands of years ago. Making much of superficial differences due to race, nation, religion, language, tribe, political system, etc. obscures this more fundamental, deeper reality of the unity of humankind. For the sake of everyone's survival, humankind must begin to live on the basis of its unity, and establish a global cooperative order that includes and serves everyone.
Czech   Avataric Discourse  

Retreat at the Mountain Of Attentionvideo
poster: Mountain Of Attention Retreats
length: 01:46
date added: March 13, 2018
language: English
views: 652; views this month: 30; views this week: 15
Come on retreat at the Mountain Of Attention! Retreat at the Mountain Of Attention is a unique opportunity to drop out of one's regular life and obligations, and devote a period of time exclusively to reinvigorating and intensifying one's practice of the Way of Adidam. And there is no better place to go on retreat than one of the Empowered Sanctuaries of Adidam, that are everywhere filled with Adi Da's Blessing-Power.

For more about upcoming retreats at the Mountain Of Attention, visit our Special Events page or write us at
Mountain Of Attention  
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The Spiritual Process Has Always Been Lived In Difficult Timesvideo
poster: AdiDaVideos
length: 10:16
date added: March 3, 2018
event date: November 28, 1981
language: English
views: 1014; views this month: 60; views this week: 21
This is a video excerpt from Adi Da's classic talk, "The Bodily Location of Happiness", which He gave on November 28, 1981. This talk was originally published in the book, The Bodily Location Of Happiness. The full talk is available on DVD and on CD, and as an online transcript.

ADI DA: Life is foolishness. This is no time, in any case, to be tolerant of foolishness. The world is mad, and these are dreadful times. Things are not going to be easier in the years ahead. The spiritual process has always been lived in difficult times. Therefore, the spiritual process tolerates no fool. The spiritual process itself will spit you out. It is not an easy attainment, but a profoundly difficult affair. Even what you have listened to today has been heard by only a fraction of the human race in all of history. The opportunity to practice is extremely rare, and the fulfillment of practice is practically unknown.

In some sense you could say this life is hell. . . The nature of this hell is that we are self-possessed. We are born in un-Happiness and we do not transcend it readily. We constantly pursue Happiness through all kinds of incredibly complex means, and we never attain It. . .

If Spiritual Realizers did not turn about and Teach, this would truly be a hell instead of being like a hell. It would truly be a hell if there were no possibility of Enlightenment, if there were no Teaching, no Spiritual Masters, no sacred Way, no sacred community, no capacity for understanding or self-transcendence.
CD   DVD  

A los Pies del Maestro Espiritualvideo
poster: Videos de Adi Da - Español
length: 08:43
date added: February 13, 2018
language: Spanish
event speaker: Gerald Sheinfeld
views: 982; views this month: 69; views this week: 17
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Tras haber ido a Adi Da en Febrero de 1972, antes de la inauguration del primer ashram de Adi Da, y participar como devoto a lo largo de los años de Su Enseñanza Formal y el Trabajo de Bendición, el señor Sheinfeld fue testigo de toda la vida de Enseñanza, Instrucción y Bendición Espiritual de Adi Da Samraj. Las historias de Gerald dan una visión única de la relación Gurú / devoto, llena de la Sabiduría transformadora de Adi Da y Su humor penetrante del corazón.

Gerald Sheinfeld, a devotee of Avatar Adi Da since the early 1970's, tells a wonderful story about how he found his Guru, Adi Da Samraj and his immediate recognition of Adi Da's unique state of Freedom, Happiness, and Liberation. Gerald speaks about how that recognition of Adi Da has the capacity to awaken others to that state of Prior Unity.

Gerald tells many more stories of his life of more than 45 years with Adi Da in his book, At the Feet of the Spiritual Master. Some of these stories are also available in audio form on his downloadable album, At the Feet of the Spiritual Master.
Spanish   CD   DVD  

Venez à Moi par le Coeurvideo
poster: Vidéos d'Adi Da
length: 05:54
date added: February 10, 2018
event date: March 8, 1984
language: French
views: 941; views this month: 70; views this week: 17
[Contains French subtitles. If the CC icon ("Subtitles/closed captions") has a red line under it, the subtitles should appear. If you don't see them, just press the CC icon to turn them on.]

In this clip, "Venez à Moi par le Coeur" ("Approach Me from the Heart"), Adi Da speaks to devotees in the Manner Of Flowers (at the Mountain Of Attention), during the "Love of the God-Man" Celebration on March 8, 1984. Adi Da talks about praise speech, ecstasy, and Satsang.

The full talk can can be found on the DVD, Approach Me From the Heart.

Some of the questions Adi Da addresses in the full talk are: What is a Divine experience? Who is God that God could be identified over against anything whatsoever? Who is a Spiritual Master if He can find Himself apart from God, such that He could say: “This piece is Me and this piece is God”? How could such distinctions continue in the consciousness of one who has Realized the Divine?

La Pérdida y Dolor Humanovideo
poster: Videos de Adi Da - Español
length: 15:14
date added: February 5, 2018
event date: October 3, 2004
language: Spanish
views: 1061; views this month: 83; views this week: 20
[Contains Spanish subtitles. If the CC icon ("Subtitles/closed captions") has a red line under it, the subtitles should appear. If you don't see them, just press the CC icon to turn them on.]

Una charla de Adi Da Samraj acerca de la Realización como la unica liberación de la pérdida humana. 3 de Octubre de 2004 en Naitauba, Fiyi.

In this excerpt, "La Pérdida y Dolor Humano" ("Human Loss and Pain"), Adi Da Samraj talks about the pain of loss, and about liberation. This is in response to a devotee's question about the Devotional Prayer Of Changes and the death of the devotee's grandchild.

This video excerpt is from the DVD, Easy Death. Subtitles in English, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Polish, Czech, and Hebrew.
Spanish   death   Devotional Prayer of Changes   DVD   Avataric Discourse  
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