This excerpt is from the 1978 talk, The Truth of Our Existence Is Love". In this talk, Adi Da points out the limits of both worldly knowledge and mystical experiences. He points out how the true test of our human existence is whether we will persist as love in every moment.
Adi Da reminds us that, historically, all the world's spiritual traditions have taught that Spiritual Realization requires the help of a Spiritual Realizer. This is actually built into the laws of how Spiritual Realization works, and can't be changed just because times and cultures change, just because we don't happen to like the way the laws work or what they require of us, etc. For this reason, Adi Da makes the point that, nowadays, our resistence to authority, and addiction to "do it yourself" approaches, represent unfortunate hindrances to our own Spiritual growth: if we simply go with the flow and let these culturally instilled programs dominate our life choices, they will keep us from Realizing our greatest destiny.
Cheech's Story poster: Chandirah length: 10:39 date added: January 28, 2009 language: English event speaker: Cheech Marrero views: 3678; views this month: 20; views this week: 4
This is the beautiful story of how our friend, Cheech Marrero, found Adi Da. Cheech has been around Adi Da for a long time, since the early 1970's, and is a great example of what a person becomes after living a life around a great Spiritual Master like Adi Da.
The Bright poster: Chandirah length: 06:27 date added: January 28, 2009 language: English views: 4547; views this month: 33; views this week: 3
A beautiful compilation, with photographs and Darshan video footage of Adi Da Samraj. The Darshan occasion is at The Mountain Of Attention in the summer of 2005. The photos are from Adi Da's early years and from the 1970's.
poster: AdidamVideos length: 08:49 date added: January 28, 2009 language: English views: 5341; views this month: 35; views this week: 5
Bhagavan Adi Da Samraj discusses the unattainability of Divine Self-Realization by effort of the individual body-mind, and the necessity of Grace, by which an individual is able to spontaneously respond to His Free Gift.
This talk excerpt is followed by a clip of Darshan of Adi Da (at 6:48).
poster: AdidamVideos length: 07:36 date added: January 28, 2009 language: English views: 6788; views this month: 50; views this week: 8
In this discourse, Adi Da Samraj suggests that the Way He offers is not based on this assumption of separate self, but rather identification with that that is transcendent from the body-mind, the Divine Self-Condition.
The devotee asking the question of Adi Da was a former student of Zen Buddhism, so in this discourse Adi Da refers to some metaphors that are part of the Zen Buddhism Tradition.
What Is Sin? poster: filmco24 length: 06:45 date added: January 27, 2009 event date: 1978 language: English views: 3001; views this month: 22; views this week: 1
Adi Da explains how the root of "sin" is not this or that particular errant human behavior, but rather, the anti-spiritual act of separation from God through self-possession. Real communion with the Living God frees one from "sin" and self-possession, and restores sanity.
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