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Our multimedia library currently contains 866 YouTube video clips and audio clips about (or related to) Adi Da and Adidam.[1] Enjoy! videoindicates a video, and audio an audio. Special categories of interest include:
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La Nature de la Souffrance Humainevideo
poster: Vidéos d'Adi Da
length: 06:06
date added: July 9, 2018 New
language: French
event speaker: Nick Elias
views: 119; views this month: 119; views this week: 119
[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.
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 New
event date: November 29, 2009
language: English
event speaker: Megan Anderson
views: 234; views this month: 234; views this week: 101
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  

Nutzt Euer Lebenvideo
poster: Adi Da Videos Deutschland
length: 18:15
date added: July 14, 2018 New
event date: June 3, 1988
language: German
views: 85; views this month: 85; views this week: 85
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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.
death   German  

Līlā de James Steinbergvideo
poster: Vidéos d'Adi Da
length: 15:06
date added: July 14, 2018 New
event date: November 28, 2009
language: French
event speaker: James Steinberg
views: 83; views this month: 83; views this week: 83
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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.

French   James Steinberg   Tribute   Mahasamadhi   DVD  

This Place Is Not a Utopiavideo
poster: AdiDaVideos
length: 10:38
date added: July 4, 2018 New
event date: October 6, 2005
language: English
views: 201; views this month: 201; views this week: 66
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  

Love and Sex in the 1960svideo
part 2 of Readings from Tasting The Moon

poster: Tastingthemoon
length: 07:35
date added: April 7, 2012
language: English
event speaker: Meg Fortune McDonnell
views: 10240; views this month: 206; views this week: 56
Devotee Meg Fortune McDonnell reads from her book, Tasting the Moon: Adventures in the Meaning of Life. This story is excerpted from the chapter titled "On the Road," which goes on to describe the ferment of the sexual revolution, beat poetry, living theater, and alternative lifestyles of the early 1970's.

Music courtesy of Naamleela Free Jones, from her CD, Eyes In Other Worlds.
Meg Fortune McDonnell   Tasting the Moon   On the Road   devotee book  

The Universal World-Prayervideo
poster: AdiDaVideos
length: 03:32
date added: April 28, 2015
language: English
event speaker: Jacqueline Clemons
views: 4453; views this month: 204; views this week: 54

Beloved, Inmost Heart of every heart,
do not Let our human hearts be broken
by our merely mortal suffering here —
but Make our mortal human hearts break-Free
to an unconditional love of You,
that we may, Thus, love all living beings
with Love's own True, and Truly broken, Heart.

Composed by Jacqueline Clemons and Nick Milo, and sung by Jacqueline Clemons, this soulful rendition of Adi Da's prayer for world peace, "The Universal World-Prayer", was sung many times at The Parliament of the World's Religions in Cape Town, South Africa, in December, 1999.

The song accompanies a slideshow of pictures of Adi Da.

The song can be found on Jacqueline's album, In the Garden of Fear-No-More.

For more on how Adi Da created The Universal World-Prayer, read our article on the celebration of The Great Sovereign-Avataric Holy Day of Eternally Established World-Blessing.

Adi Da's Universal World-Prayer coincides with His Instructions to not "live the Law backwards": trying to love others (or attempting to bring about world peace), while failing to first love God (and have our love of others be the overflow of our communion with God).
music   peace   CD  
comments: 4

L'Essenza nella Via di Adidamvideo
poster: Video di Adi Da, Canale italiano
length: 05:38
date added: July 15, 2018 New
event date: April 12, 2004
language: Italian
views: 54; views this month: 54; views this week: 54
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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.
Avataric Discourse   Italian  

The Avon Lady, excerpt 1audio
part 1 of The Divine Siddha-Method Audio Series

poster: AdidamRevelationMagazine
length: 05:35
date added: January 30, 2014
event date: June 20, 1972
language: English
listens: 5218; listens this month: 173; listens this week: 53
"The Avon Lady" is a classic talk given by Avatar Adi Da in the early years of His Teaching-Work. In this humorous and penetrating discourse, Avatar Adi Da offers basic instruction regarding the nature of seeking and the Awakening Function of the True Guru.

In this audio excerpt entitled “There Is Already No Dilemma”, Avatar Adi Da describes the human egoic drama of separation, suffering, and seeking. All pleasures, distractions, and experiences reinforce that same drama of the apparently separate self. But the True Guru does not support the search, does not promise any fulfillment of that search. That is the uniqueness and the invaluable quality of the True Guru. Adi Da compares the True Guru to an unusual elevator – where one steps in, expecting to go up (toward Spiritual attainment or some other fulfillment), but instead the bottom drops out. This is why the search begins to fall apart once there is recognition of the True Guru. Then the real Spiritual process can begin.
comments: 1

Mummery Documentary: Part 1video
part 1 of Mummery Documentary

poster: OrpheumTrilogy
length: 14:30
date added: February 11, 2012
event date: January 2000
language: English
views: 5597; views this month: 146; views this week: 45
The First Room Theater Guild presents a one hour documentary on the making of the first full theater production of Adi Da's epic work, The Mummery, in January, 2000, at The Mountain Of Attention.
Orpheum   Mummery   theater   theatre  
comments: 3

The Sunshine Makersvideo
poster: frizz lefryd
length: 07:43
date added: May 8, 2010
language: English
views: 5798; views this month: 183; views this week: 43
"The Sunshine Makers" is a classic from the golden age of animation. Released on January 11, 1935, the cartoon was directed by Ted Eshbaugh, the first artist/technician to figure out how to create animated cartoons in color. This restored print is the highest quality available, and is from the DVD, Toddle Tales & Rainbow Parade Cartoons.

"The Sunshine Makers" is the third cartoon in the "Rainbow Parade Series", which was produced by Van Beuren Studios to compete with Walt Disney's "Silly Symphonies". The series consisted of 27 full color, animated shorts, and was distributed to theaters by RKO between 1934 and 1936. (You can watch more of these here.)

"The Sunshine Makers" later became a regular on 1950's television, after the sale of RKO's film library. In his book, Of Mice and Magic, well-known film critic Leonard Maltin writes that his childhood (in the 1950's) included "countless viewings" of the cartoon.

"The Sunshine Makers" is also one of Adi Da's favorite cartoons, because of its depiction of Light and Happiness (magnified and spread by the "Sunshine gnomes" in the cartoon) dissolving and outshining the force of egoity (the "gloomies").

In his article, "The Sunshine Makers cartoon from 1935", James Steinberg writes, "Bhagavan Adi Da loved that cartoon! He thought that it showed the simplicity of the argument of the open hand and the closed fist, or that our un-happiness is just something that we presume. Just like He used to tell us when we came to The Mountain of Attention, or came to see Him altogether, that we could 'leave it at the gate'. There is no reason to presume the dilemma in the face of the Divine (or truly altogether). We used to watch 'The Sunshine Makers' cartoon with Him when we had to watch it on a 16mm projector. I saw it multiple times with Bhagavan and He would laugh heartily as it was shown and watch our faces to see our reactions beaming with Happiness. He always used to tell us that we could just 'drop it in the moment' (our self-contraction) and that it was 'just an act'."

Further notes on the cartoon:

* It's a musical! Almost all speech is set to music.

* At 0:43: The "Sunshine gnomes" start their morning with a conscious exercise routine that begins with bowing down to the Transcendental Sun (the source of their sunshine): "Hail, His Majesty, the Sun!"

* At 7:00: When the "gloomies" refuse to "take their medicine", the gnomes force "sunshine" down their throats. In the words of the great Spiritual Master, Sri Ramakrishna: "There are three classes of physicians: superior, mediocre, and inferior. The physician who feels the patient's pulse and just says to him, 'Take the medicine regularly' belongs to the inferior class. He doesn't care to inquire whether or not the patient has actually taken the medicine. The mediocre physician is he who in various ways persuades the patient to take the medicine, and says to him sweetly: 'My good man, how will you be cured unless you use the medicine? Take this medicine. I have made it for you myself.' But he who, finding the patient stubbornly refusing to take the medicine, forces it down his throat, going so far as to put his knee on the patient's chest is the best physician. This is the manifestation of the tamas of the physician. It doesn't injure the patient; on the contrary, it does him good."
cartoon   animation  
comments: 2

The Ribhu Gitaaudio
volume 1 of The Gnosticon Discourse Series

poster: DawnHorsePress
length: 10:44
date added: November 6, 2010
event date: December 11, 2005
language: English
listens: 4919; listens this month: 105; listens this week: 42
This is a track from the CD, The Ribhu Gita, the first volume in The Gnosticon Discourse Series from the Dawn Horse Press.

In a historic occasion at Walk About Joy (near Tat Sundaram Hermitage) on December 11, 2005, Avatar Adi Da Samraj reads His own renderings of portions of the epitome Non-dualist text, The Ribhu Gita. He then offers illuminating Instruction on the specific distinctions between the revelation communicated in this great text and the “Perfect Practice” of Adidam.

The collection of Avatar Adi Da’s renderings and related discourses became the seed of His book, The Gnosticon, in which He thoroughly examines the Transcendental Teachings of the ancient Sages in relation to His Transcendental Spiritual Way of Adidam.
Ribhu Gita   Gnosticon   CD  

At The Feet of the Spiritual Masteraudio
poster: Gerald Sheinfeld
length: 78:54
date added: June 13, 2016
event date: April 2016
language: English
event speaker: Gerald Sheinfeld
listens: 3592; listens this month: 228; listens this week: 42
From July, 2015 through May, 2016, longtime devotee Gerald Sheinfeld embarked on a worldwide "Leela Tour" spanning 50 locations in 10 countries. (The tour stops are listed below.) The tour was in anticipation of the release of Gerald's forthcoming book, At The Feet of the Spiritual Master: Stories from My Life with Avatar Adi Da Samraj.

In April, 2016 (close to the end of his tour), Gerald hosted several events at The Mountain Of Attention. This hour-long audio clip contains excerpts from those events — so if you were unable to attend any of Gerald's events. . . here is a taste!

Gerald has been a devotee of Adi Da since the beginning of Adi Da's work with devotees. He accompanied Adi Da on His 1973 trip to India, and has participated in countless sacred occasions and events in the company of Adi Da in the intervening years — so he has many stories to tell.
Gerald Sheinfeld   CD   DVD  
comments: 1

Diet and Climate Changeaudio
poster: A Better World Radio
length: 66:42
date added: April 1, 2016
event date: March 30, 2016
language: English
event speakers: Mitchell Rabin, Abel Slater, Dina Lautman
listens: 3549; listens this month: 173; listens this week: 41
[Show actually begins at 00:56, after a commercial and a brief excerpt from Mozart's Symphony No. 40.]

In this episode of the radio show, A Better World, host Mitchell Rabin conducts a Round Table discussion on the relationship between diet and climate change. He raises the tremendous possibility for both personal-planetary transformation and spiritual growth.

Joining Mitchell are Abel Slater and Dina Lautman. Abel and Dina have been devotees of Adi Da for over 25 years, and have spent significant time in Naitauba, Fiji at Adi Da’s principal Hermitage Sanctuary, Adi Da Samrajashram, where they received direct guidance from Adi Da, both in practical life wisdom and esoteric spiritual practice. Now based in New York, they also travel extensively throughout the world presenting Adi Da's spiritual teachings about right life, including diet, sexuality, meditation and conductivity. Recently, they have been focused on raising awareness about the benefits of the raw vegan diet by promoting Green Gorilla raw treats across the U.S. and around the world.

What occurs at the micro level of each individual's diet is effectively magnified at the macro level of the collective global ecosystem. Today, over 70 billion land animals are killed annually to support human meat consumption. A recent United Nations environmental impact study determined that livestock is the source of 18% of global greenhouse gases, now exceeding emissions from all transportation sources globally, which account for 17% of global greenhouse gases. Meat consumption is growing exponentially and is increasingly jeopardizing the health of the planet. Today’s Round Table will address these issues in depth. This conversation and the information we consider is vital to our personal health and to the collective survival of our species and all sentient life.

comments: 1

Sacred Sighting: August 14, 2008video
poster: AdiDaVideos
length: 04:25
date added: July 5, 2018 New
event date: August 14, 2008
language: English
views: 155; views this month: 155; views this week: 39
Sacred Sighting of Adi Da Samraj on August 14, 2008, on Adi Da Samrajashram.
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