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Is "God" the "Creator" of Conditions?video
Episode 2 of The Radical Truth Video Series

poster: AdidamVideos
length: 07:16
date added: January 28, 2009
language: English
views: 3967; views this month: 38; views this week: 7
Adi Da Samraj examines the presumption of the "Creator-God" idea.

This talk excerpt is followed by a clip of Darshan of Adi Da (at 5:59).
tags:
Darshan   Avataric Discourse   Creator   God   Radical Truth Video Series  

The Essence Of The Way Of Adidamvideo
Episode 5 of The Radical Truth Video Series

poster: AdidamVideos
length: 08:49
date added: January 28, 2009
language: English
views: 5467; views this month: 63; views this week: 9
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).
tags:
Darshan   Radical Truth Video Series   grace   seeking   ego   method   divine   techniques   thinking   heart   communion   reality   devotion  

The Divine Image-Art of Adi Da Samrajvideo
poster: satsang
length: 05:57
date added: January 28, 2009
language: English
views: 3868; views this month: 38; views this week: 7
Vast body of photographic images never before produced by any kind of artist. A new view of Reality.
tags:
image-art   Divine Realizer   Satsang   Yoga   Meditation   Spiritual   Photography  

The Grace Of Sufferingvideo
poster: filmco24
length: 07:24
date added: January 28, 2009
event date: 1976
language: English
views: 6051; views this month: 64; views this week: 10
The full talk is available as Volume 2 of the 25th Anniversary DVD Series published by the Dawn Horse Press.

This is a beautiful talk by Adi Da. But it IS very compressed, making quite a few points in a short space, and depending to a significant degree on a familiarity with Adi Da's spiritual teaching. Here are some notes that may help.

Throughout the talk, the technical term, "sadhana" (spiritual practice), is used.

Genuine spiritual practice is not about belief systems, mere rituals, or a little "peace of mind", but rather about actually locating the Divine, through the tangible Transmission of the Spiritual Master.

After a recent illness, a devotee mentions to Adi Da that he notices how the physical suffering of illness was distracting enough that he was not "able" to find Adi Da's Transmission when he is ill.

Adi Da acknowledges this, and responds with three more general points.

1. The illness didn't "make" the devotee lose the thread of practice; rather, he allowed himself to be distracted from God by the illness. When the devotee gets this, and sees how he himself is "doing" the turning away, he'll be able to "do better next time" by not turning away even when ill.

2. Until Divine Enlightenment — in other words, until there is no limit on one's spiritual practice — sadhana (spiritual practice) is always only reflecting back to devotees the remaining limits in their practice: where they are still turning away from the Divine, where they still need to become responsible for not turning away.

In the beginning, the "turning away" is very "crude": even mere physical suffering is enough to distract one from God. (If we find ourselves saying, "what do you mean, MERE physical suffering?" that definitely identifies us as spiritual beginners! :-) ) But as one grows in practice, and ceases to turn away in such a crude manner (as one becomes a "saint", "yogi", "sage", etc.), one discovers that one is still turning from the Divine at an even subtler level of the being (in the mind, the psyche, etc.)

It is only when that "turning away" has been inspected, understood, and transcended in every dimension of the being that Divine Realization occurs.

In this sense, for the genuine spiritual practitioner, physical suffering — along with every other circumstance that reveals to us our turning away from the Divine — is truly a Grace, enabling us to grow in our practice.

3. Where we are turning away is a reflection of what we are identifying with: the body, the mind, the soul, etc. (For example, if physical illness is enough to distract us from God, then the physical body is what we currently are identified with.) God-Realization only occurs when all "identities" less than God are understood and transcended.

In this sense, "there are no winners in God" — the Way is not about seeking, accomplishment, or winning, but rather about surrender to God, sacrifice of self, and ego-death. There's no "one" left to "win"! But the One Who Remains is perfectly, eternally happy.
tags:
suffering   Divine   DVD  

Adi Da Tributevideo
poster: DattatreyaSivaBaba
length: 07:28
date added: January 28, 2009
language: English
event speaker: Dattatreya SivaBaba
views: 3840; views this month: 43; views this week: 9
A tribute to Adi Da from Dattatreya Siva Baba after Adi Da's Divine Mahasamadhi.
tags:
Dattatreya   Siva   Baba   Tarpanam   light   body   guru   spiritual   tools   Adi   Da   master   Shiva  

You Can't Get There From Herevideo
Episode 3 of The Radical Truth Video Series

poster: AdidamVideos
length: 07:36
date added: January 28, 2009
language: English
views: 6970; views this month: 93; views this week: 16
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.

The excerpt is from the DVD, Human History Is One Great Tradition. Subtitles in English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Chinese, Japanese, and Hebrew. A CD version is also available.

This talk excerpt is followed by a clip of Darshan of Adi Da (at 6:21).
tags:
Darshan   DVD   CD   Adi   Da   Samraj   Video   Avataric Discourse   Radical Truth Video Series   Spiritual-Master   Happiness   Divine   Self   Transcendence   sixth stage traditions  

What Is Sin?video
poster: filmco24
length: 06:45
date added: January 27, 2009
event date: 1978
language: English
views: 3059; views this month: 26; views this week: 6
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.
tags:
God   sin   spiritual   separation   self possession   communion   sanity  

Give the ego gone to Mevideo
poster: jef108
length: 03:01
date added: January 27, 2009
event date: July 10, 2005
language: English
views: 5854; views this month: 65; views this week: 12
Darshan of Adi Da, as He sits at three locations at The Mountain Of Attention (the second is in front of Ordeal Bath Lodge; the third is at The Manner Of Flowers).

Give the ego gone to Me.
Find out My Self-of-Radiance,
Which Is All-Love-As-Bliss.
Let the ego be Un-Happened—
now.
tags:
ego   egoless   Divine   Darshan   shaktipath   bliss   god   siddha   guru   silent blessing   spirituality   beauty   poetry  
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