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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: 632; views this month: 176; views this week: 56
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.
tags:
CD   DVD  

The God Who Truly Isvideo
track 8 of Death and the Purpose of Existence

poster: CDBaby
length: 10:24
date added: January 21, 2017
event date: March 28, 1994
language: English
views: 2408; views this month: 171; views this week: 69
An excerpt from "The God Who Truly Is", a talk given by Adi Da on March 28, 1994 at Adi Da Samrajashram. The complete talk can be found on the 2-CD set, Love Is How I Got To Here / The God Who Truly Is.

In this talk, Avatar Adi Da describes the Way of Adidam as the utter transcendence of fear — including fear of being without a body or world (in the Divine State of Infinite, Eternal Love-Bliss). He speaks about finding True God as Source rather than "Creator", and He describes the mechanism that is actually responsible for generating the conditional universe. Adi Da closes with spontaneous and ecstatic poetry, communicating the Sublime Peace that is Realized in His Sphere of Love-Bliss.

This excerpt is track 8 of the CD, Death and the Purpose of Existence, a collection of talks and recitations that exemplify Avatar Adi Da's essential Wisdom-Teaching on death and dying.

The album is available through iTunes, Microsoft, and The Dawn Horse Press.

Note: This video may not be playable in every country.
tags:
CD   death  

The Truth of Our Existence Is Lovevideo
part 3 of The Truth of Our Existence Is Love (Portuguese Subtitles)

poster: sourcetemplebrazil
length: 10:19
date added: August 20, 2015
event date: 1978
language: Portuguese
views: 1915; views this month: 81; views this week: 37
[Contains Portuguese subtitles.]

Adi Da's talk, "The Truth of Our Existence Is Love", was published in Compulsory Dancing.

Adi Da: "There's something you must understand about the circumstances of existence: that they are part of your discipline. They don't arise arbitrarily, even though they may seem to be accidental and unfortunate. The entire universe of experience is contrived. Everything that occurs in your life is a form of test, and is completely appropriate for the stage of your evolution and self-transcendence."
tags:
portuguese  

The Truth of Our Existence Is Lovevideo
part 2 of The Truth of Our Existence Is Love (Portuguese Subtitles)

poster: sourcetemplebrazil
length: 10:42
date added: August 20, 2015
event date: 1978
language: Portuguese
views: 1727; views this month: 92; views this week: 38
[Contains Portuguese subtitles.]

Adi Da's talk, "The Truth of Our Existence Is Love", was published in Compulsory Dancing.

Adi Da: "There's something you must understand about the circumstances of existence: that they are part of your discipline. They don't arise arbitrarily, even though they may seem to be accidental and unfortunate. The entire universe of experience is contrived. Everything that occurs in your life is a form of test, and is completely appropriate for the stage of your evolution and self-transcendence."
tags:
portuguese  

The Truth of Our Existence Is Lovevideo
part 1 of The Truth of Our Existence Is Love (Portuguese Subtitles)

poster: sourcetemplebrazil
length: 10:00
date added: August 16, 2015
event date: 1978
language: Portuguese
views: 1830; views this month: 65; views this week: 32
[Contains Portuguese subtitles.]

Adi Da's talk, "The Truth of Our Existence Is Love", was published in Compulsory Dancing.

Adi Da: "There's something you must understand about the circumstances of existence: that they are part of your discipline. They don't arise arbitrarily, even though they may seem to be accidental and unfortunate. The entire universe of experience is contrived. Everything that occurs in your life is a form of test, and is completely appropriate for the stage of your evolution and self-transcendence."
tags:
portuguese  

Beyond the Familiarvideo
poster: sourcetemplebrazil
length: 07:23
date added: August 8, 2015
event date: October 29, 2004
language: Portuguese
views: 2410; views this month: 91; views this week: 46
[Contains Portuguese subtitles.]

Adi Da Samraj discusses the notion of familiarity and its transcendence in the Way of Adidam.

This is an excerpt from a longer evening of consideration with Adi Da (October 29, 2004), which can be found on the DVD, The Illusion of Familiarity.

This talk excerpt is followed by a clip of Darshan of Adi Da (at 5:53).
tags:
Avataric Discourse   DVD   portuguese   Darshan  

The Gift of Disciplinevideo
poster: sourcetemplebrazil
length: 09:48
date added: July 19, 2015
language: Portuguese
views: 1981; views this month: 96; views this week: 53
[Contains Portuguese subtitles.]

Adi Da: "The sadhana of discipline arises in the context of the Way of God-Realization. It is a gesture made in that context, in response to the Divine. What is discipline anyway? It is the process of self-transcendence, of breaking through limit."

From the audiocassette, The Gift of Discipline.
tags:
CD   portuguese  

The Bright and the self-contractionvideo
part 5 of James Steinberg on the Guru-Devotee Relationship

poster: jaspervanlaar
speaker: James Steinberg
length: 00:53
date added: May 16, 2015
language: English
views: 2532; views this month: 104; views this week: 56
Longtime devotee James Steinberg describes Spiritual Realization as transcendence of "ego" — transcendence of the self-contraction — through surrender to the Guru, Who is the "Bright" Divine Reality, and Who Transmits the "Bright" Divine Reality to the surrendered devotee.

This brief video clip is one of a series of short clips from James, accompanying an event tour in Europe, in April, 2015.

Rolf Carriere on Not-Two Is Peacevideo
poster: DaPeace
speaker: Rolf Carriere
length: 04:22
date added: October 30, 2013
event date: 2013
language: English
views: 3113; views this month: 92; views this week: 44
Rolf C. Carriere, former official with UNESCO and currently Senior Advisor to the Non-Violent Peace Force, describes his experience reading Adi Da's books communicating social wisdom, including The Transcendence of Ego and Egoic Society and Not-Two Is Peace. He also describes his conversation with Beloved Adi Da in Cape Cod, Massachusetts (in May, 1996), and his experience of serving as Adi Da's spiritual instrument in the right times and places so as to affect human history in a positive manner.
tags:
peace  

Death, Fear, and Realizationvideo
poster: frank marrero
length: 26:49
date added: October 11, 2012
event date: September 18, 2004
language: English
views: 2194; views this month: 22; views this week: 6
Adi Da Samraj takes a devotee through a consideration about death. He points out that ultimately all fear is a form of the fear of death, a condition which is inherently associated with identification with the body-mind. He then speaks of the transcendence of the body-mind and the fear-free State in which He abides and Which He offers to all.
tags:
Avataric Discourse   death  

Ego as Processvideo
poster: TheBeezone
length: 00:35
date added: October 6, 2012
event date: 1972
language: English
views: 1855; views this month: 30; views this week: 11
Adi Da describes the ego as a process or action, and our suffering as the result of that action ("pinching oneself"). Therefore, merely analyzing the "I" thought (for example) is not sufficient for self-transcendence. Transcendence of the act that is ego is a matter of counter-egoic behavior.
tags:
self-contraction  

Losing Sympathy with the Self-Contractionaudio
poster: TheBeezone
length: 03:21
date added: August 18, 2012
language: English
listens: 2072; listens this month: 43; listens this week: 21
Adi Da Samraj talks about combining oneself with His Argument to the point where one loses sympathy with the painful self-contraction, and one can see that it is one's own activity, and completely unnecessary. Transcendence of the self-contraction allows one to Realize the Native State of Prior Happiness.

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tags:
self-contraction  

Money, Food and Sexaudio
podcast 20 of The Radical Truth Audio Series

poster: AdidamPodcasts
length: 25:49
date added: March 17, 2012
event date: January 18, 1973
language: English
listens: 4210; listens this month: 70; listens this week: 32
In an excerpt from His historic talk from 1972, "Money, Food, and Sex" (now published in My "Bright" Word), Adi Da addresses the dilemma those taking up "spiritual life" encounter when bringing discipline to the areas of money, food, and sex.

The complete talk is now available as a CD.
tags:
Radical Truth Audio Series   discipline   money   food   sex   CD   right life   self-transcendence  

The Way of Funaudio
poster: DAbase
length: 54:00
date added: October 19, 2010
event date: 1987
language: English
listens: 4924; listens this month: 81; listens this week: 28
Adi Da's very humorous and wonderfully instructive talk from 1987, The Way Of Fun, about how, after being around His devotees, He "finally got it", that "it's time for the Siddhas" to adapt to modern times, "time for the Truth to change". This new way ("The Way of Fun") — for realizing God without requiring self-transcendence — will "require nothing of you except to really dig those Divine Vibes." The talk is Adi Da's masterful reflection of how the ego is always trying to revise the Way into something that is self-fulfilling rather than self-transcending, something that has no requirements and no difficulties, and that takes no time at all. "So whatever kind of association you have with Me . . . as long as it's fun, you're happy to do it. But if it requires anything of you, your resistance comes on immediately."

For more on this theme, read our article, The Way of the Bone.

The Gift of Disciplinevideo
poster: jonobono
length: 09:49
date added: June 6, 2010
event date: July 2, 1988
language: English
views: 2876; views this month: 54; views this week: 23
Adi Da: "The sadhana of discipline arises in the context of God-Realization. It is a gesture made in that context, in response to the Divine. What is discipline anyway? It is the process of self-transcendence, of breaking through limit."

From the audiocassette, The Gift of Discipline.
tags:
discipline  
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