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Is an ant an ego?video
poster: AdiDaVideos
length: 18:44
date added: August 10, 2018
event date: October 20, 2004
language: English
views: 509; views this month: 28; views this week: 12
In this humorous and profoundly insightful Avataric Discourse (given by Adi Da on October 20, 2004 at Adi Da Samrajashram), Adi Da considers the difference between self-consciousness and egoity, referring to both humans and non-humans (including dogs, ants, and trees).

ADI DA: [Laughs] You generally attribute egoity to human beings, but you wonder about everything else. For instance, what about not something relatively inert like a rug or even just standing there and not seeming to be particularly responsive, like a tree. But what about a dog? Is a dog, do you think dogs are egos when you see them, just as readily as you think of human beings as egos? But, why do you draw the line? I mean how far does it go? Where do you stop thinking of living entities, at least, as egos? Do you just presume everything bigger than a cricket is an ego? Or is everything that moves in your, from your perspective experientially or in your natural presumptions, how far do, does the fact of egoity extend in your presumption.

Well, is an ant an ego in your presumption?

The word “ego” is actually a Greek word which means “I”. I consider it with you and talk about it in terms of self-contraction and so forth, but, so that’s the elaboration on its meaning, but the word simply means “I” which means the reference, self-reference, the reflexive, reflexive pronoun as it’s called of self-reference. So, does an ant feel self-referential?

You observe them protecting themselves and struggling with others. Couldn’t do so without some kind of self-consciousness, could it? So, you naturally presume that even something like an ant is, is a self, an ego, self-aware. Does something have to move from its spatial location? Does it have to be able to take a walk or, such as an ant or a human being, or can a tree? Does a tree have self-consciousness, exhibit self-consciousness. . .

What about trees? They are entities with apparent self-consciousness of a kind. They are in that sense, egos. But are they egoic? Are they functioning egoically? Are they feeling that they are in bondage and moved to seek as human beings are and as you feel in your own case, you see? Trees don’t seem to behave, generally speaking, in quite that way. They are self-conscious as organisms, but they don’t seem to be particularly disturbed about being trees. They seem more characterized by some kind of contemplation in which they don’t feel disturbed.

But if you observe non-humans, virtually all of them show signs of setting themselves apart and entering into a contemplative state that resembles some kind of a samadhi or meditative condition.

Why do you think human beings are disturbed? You see, why is human egoity what it is? If you observe how it appears in evidence in non-humans, suggests that human beings are the way they are because they’re confined, and not just confined by walls and bars. Some people are, and they get very disturbed there, and walk back and forth or get catatonic.

Your bondage is your own activity, and it also extends from conditions. Conditions can reinforce or seem to justify self-contraction. But still what you’re suffering is self-contraction itself.

So, human beings are actually confined, and they are self-confined, and otherwise, also, living in various modes and degrees of confinement by conditions of life and in fact, human beings feel confined by bodily existence, because however healthy you may be at the moment, you know you’re going to die, and are potentially, potentially, you could suffer any number of great happenings. And you anticipate that inevitably, you will, sooner or later, experience some fundamental difficulties that you would prefer not to have to endure, including disease and death.

Well, everything that’s physically living is going to die. The trouble, the difference is does it drive you crazy, make you seek, or are you at ease, because you haven’t lost touch with what transcends that possibility?
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Avataric Discourse  
comments: 1

La Unidad de la Humanidadvideo
poster: Videos de Adi Da - Español
length: 09:45
date added: July 17, 2018
event date: August 22, 2004
language: Spanish
views: 386; views this month: 25; views this week: 5
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Un extracto del Discurso de Avatar Adi Da Samraj.

"La Unidad de la Humanidad" ("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.
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Spanish  

Ty nie myśliszvideo
poster: Adi Da Video Polska
length: 06:53
date added: July 15, 2018
event date: October 10, 2004
language: Polish
views: 298; views this month: 13; views this week: 1
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W tym wykładzie z 10 października 2004 r. Adi Da Samraj wyjaśnia, w jaki sposób wszystkie istoty i rzeczy, o których z przyzwyczajenia zakładamy, że są niezależnymi i oddzielnymi bytami, są w rzeczywistości tylko przejawem modyfikacji powstających w jednej, uniwersalnej Świadomości i są modyfikacjami jednej, niepodzielnej Boskiej Rzeczywistość. Avatar Adi Da zauważa, że nawet nasz proces myślenia jest przejawem tego procesu. Mówi, że same myśli są tylko działaniem powstającym w Świadomości, i gdybyśmy naprawdę zbadali tę aktywność, zauważylibyśmy, że NIE generujemy procesu myślenia.

This video excerpt, "Ty nie myślisz" ("You Do Not Think") is from an Avataric Discourse given by Avatar Adi Da on October 10, 2004, on Adi Da Samrajashram.
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Avataric Discourse   Polish  

L'Essenza nella Via di Adidamvideo
poster: Video di Adi Da, Canale italiano
length: 05:38
date added: July 15, 2018
event date: April 12, 2004
language: Italian
views: 342; views this month: 15; views this week: 2
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Adi Da spiega il perché religioni convenzionali e avvicinamenti spirituali non riescono a Realizzare pienamente il Divino.

"L'Essenza nella Via di Adidam" ("The Essence of the Way of Adidam") is an excerpt from an Avataric Discourse given by Adi Da at Adi Da Samrajashram on April 12, 2004.

Adi Da describes why conventional religious and spiritual approaches fail to fully realize the Divine. He then summarizes, in a simple way, the practice He offers: the Reality-Way of Adidam.
tags:
Avataric Discourse   Italian  
comments: 1

Nutzt Euer Lebenvideo
poster: Adi Da Videos Deutschland
length: 18:15
date added: July 14, 2018
event date: June 3, 1988
language: German
views: 349; views this month: 18; views this week: 3
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In this talk, "Nutzt Euer Leben" ("Use Your Life") from 1988, Adi Da discusses death, and how, through consideration, we can (and should) very readily come to the certainty that we survive death. Given that certainty, we then should practice not merely for the sake of improving one's circumstance while alive, but in the context of Eternity, relative to the Great Matter in God: the Realization of the Divine.
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death   German  

Līlā de James Steinbergvideo
poster: Vidéos d'Adi Da
length: 15:06
date added: July 14, 2018
event date: November 28, 2009
language: French
event speaker: James Steinberg
views: 462; views this month: 36; views this week: 10
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James Steinberg, un dévot de longue date d'Adi Da, raconte comment il est venu à Lui.

Excerpt from First Evening: Track 4 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.



tags:
French   James Steinberg   Tribute   Mahasamadhi   DVD  

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: 409; views this month: 22; views this week: 2
[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.
tags:
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: 629; views this month: 29; views this week: 10
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.
tags:
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: 328; views this month: 9; views this week: 2
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: 535; views this month: 20; views this week: 5
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.”
tags:
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: 378; views this month: 15; views this week: 6
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A brief video clip about Adi Da as a young child, including Adi Da's Own commentary.
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French  

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: 328; views this month: 12; views this week: 4
[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.
tags:
death   Finnish  

One More Monkeyvideo
poster: CDBaby
length: 08:25
date added: June 18, 2018
event date: 1988
language: English
views: 494; views this month: 16; views this week: 4
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".
tags:
CD  

Siunattu Kärsimysvideo
poster: Adi Da Videot Suomi
length: 13:12
date added: May 11, 2018
event date: January 18, 1976
language: Finnish
views: 602; views this month: 25; views this week: 7
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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.
tags:
Finnish   CD   DVD  

Jeho Učení Jako Přenosvideo
poster: Adi Da Videa cestina
length: 17:55
date added: May 10, 2018
event date: January 2016
language: Czech
event speakers: Jonathan Condit, Megan Anderson
views: 894; views this month: 61; views this week: 22
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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.
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Avataric Discourse   Czech  
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