are just beginning to Awaken.
I am like the sunlight in the morning. I
intensify the light of morning until you Awaken.
Until the Light Awakens
you, even the Light of Consciousness Itself, you continue to dream, try to survive
within the dream, manipulate yourself within the dream, pursue all kinds of goals,
searches — none of which Awaken you.
Those who are Awakening in Truth begin
to notice something. They begin to recognize the signs. They begin to recognize
the activity of dreaming. They begin to sense something very unusual about Me.
I Am your own True Self-Nature Appearing within the dream to Awaken you.
Am your Awakening, and your Always Already Conscious State.
Adi Da Samraj, The
Ancient Walk-About Way
purpose of this site is to communicate an unprecedented, Transcendental Spiritual
Opportunity: the Revelation
of the Divine through the human form of Adi Da Samraj. Adi Da's Incarnation provides
the means — the Way of Adidam — by which all of us can Awaken and Realize our greatest possible
destiny: Divine Enlightenment. Be sure to read our stories about how
others first found Avatar Adi Da, as well as accounts of devotees' personal
understanding and experience of who Adi Da is.
(We offer not only written stories from devotees but video
While every story of how each person found Adi Da
— and how each received the Revelation that He is the Divine Person — is a little
different, one thing that all of these stories have in common is that every
such person began to immerse themselves in Adi Da in every way possible .
. . and that prepared the way for the Revelation to Gracefully occur in their
Everyone who comes into right association
with Me is Given the Gift of heart-recognizing that I Am the Self-Existing and
Self-Radiant Divine Person, the Source and Blessing Presence of Love-Bliss.
Adi Da Samraj
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do sense something very unusual when they become aware of Adi Da. Some describe
a direct knowing, before any thought or word, that He is not a separate being
— even though being separate seems to be a fact of existence. Some report overwhelming
bliss when they see Avatar Adi Da in a dream, without
even knowing His name. And some may not use any of these words to describe
what they feel, but still they sense something very unusual about Him. Such an
unexpected moment can be quite astounding. In an instant the heart awakens and
knows that the feeling of separation is not true. Real God actually exists — and
this is not just a matter of belief.
Our strong recommendation
is this: if your heart is responding to what you are receiving on this site, then
do immerse yourself in Adi Da, to the point where the
Revelation occurs in your own case! While there are all kinds of silly (and
even destructive) forms of obsession in which one can enmesh oneself in this life, genuine
obsession with Real God — Divine
Distraction by the very Source of one's existence, made accessible through
a human Incarnation of God — is the great (but secret) impulse buried in the heart
of everyone. And that impulse, that obsession — if one lets that
heart-impulse awaken and take over one's life — will, at long last, set the heart
Real life is obsession with That which is
Beyond life, That Which is, miraculously, somehow Shown in life but Which moves
you beyond it. . . . I am just the Divine One, just the Living One, Showing Itself
here. I am just this Shakti, this Form, this Divine Sign. Be obsessed! Be governed
by this Vision. That and nothing else, is devotion to Me. . . . You must become
Mad with this devotion. Everything is purified by it. It is the one Great Principle
of existence. All I am doing in this conversation with you tonight is Giving you
permission to do so. You will do what you will.
Avatar Adi Da Samraj, "How
Magical! How Profound!", Ishta
How to immerse yourself in Adi Da
Da's Divine State can be felt through His written and spoken Teaching. He can
be felt through photographs and recordings, through His Art
and the Sanctuaries
that He has empowered, and in any moment that He is truly remembered. There are
many ways to immerse yourself in Adi Da, and we'll now list some of them.
return to this site frequently and explore it in its entirety. It contains a wealth
of extraordinary communications about what happens when one takes up the practice
of the Way of Adidam and enters into a devotional and spiritual relationship with
Avatar Adi Da Samraj. Join our Facebook group, or follow us
on Twitter. We regularly add new materials to this site, and we
let you know through these means.
FAQs about taking up the Way of Adidam. Many of the most common questions
people have about the process of becoming a devotee are addressed there.
is beyond the scope of this site (or any site) to paint more than a sketch of
the Way of Adidam — our site focuses more on devotees' stories of the living
of Adidam (through our relationship with Adi Da). You can then continue to flesh
out that overview by visiting sites like the
"About Adidam" site, and the
official Adidam site, and by watching
videos or listening to audios of Adi Da talking about the Way of Adidam. You
can also subscribe to the Adidam
Revelation Magazine, a free online publication, which publishes new articles
twice a month.
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practice of the Way of Adidam. They serve as touchstones
that help devotees connect with Adi Da and His Transmission
throughout the day. Photographs of Adi Da can also help
those who are considering becoming Adi Da's devotees —
many are available here.
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Adidam Study Group
We highly recommend corresponding with
devotees in your area, as well as meeting them in person and visiting the regional
center nearest you. Check out our regional
to see who is in your area or what events or classes might be
occurring — since the contacts in your area are real people with extraordinary
experiences to share, we provide not only names but faces, and when we have it,
their story of how they themselves found Adi Da. Our contact page also lists Facebook and Meetup groups,
whenever one has been created for a particular region. Become a member of an Adidam
study group (also listed on our regional
); they're available in many areas, and offer a regular (usually
monthly) program where you can meet with devotees and others like yourself who
are interested in learning more about Adi Da and Adidam. And visit our Special
for some additional, unique public events.
one of the
Empowered Sanctuaries of Adidam is a very special opportunity — Adi Da has
transformed these Holy Places into Agencies of His Divine Transmission, and so
visiting them is like walking into a tangible Force Field of Spiritual Blessing.
Do take advantage of any opportunity you can to visit a Sanctuary. For example, The Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary
currently invites the public to four Celebrations each year: The Anniversary of Adi Da's Teaching Work (April), Da Purnima (July), Adi Da's Birthday (November), and Da Mahasamadhi (November). You can also visit the Adidam
Bookstore on The Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary, which is open to the public.
Contact Adidam Kauai
to find out about organizing a guided tour of the Da
Love-Ananda Mahal Sanctuary in Kauai, Hawaii. They hope to have a complete
center available to receive public and visitors in the near future.
potent is the opportunity for taking a retreat — an extended period of "dropping
out" from conventional life — in a sacred place Blessed by Adi Da:
The principle of retreat. What is
the cure for any moment of confusion? Step out, step aside, re-establish your
practice, your self-discipline, your meditation. Always to establish the religious
life you must step aside, step out, go on retreat, in effect organize your life
on the basis of Truth, the right Principle, the Great Process. Do it for real,
and then reintegrate yourself with your ordinariness, but not as an ordinary man
or woman — as just such a devotee of Mine, just such a practitioner of the "Radical"
Reality-Way of the Heart. You must set your life right on the basis of the right
Principle, directly, and then re-invest yourself in the complexities of life.
Retreat is constantly necessary. You must constantly refresh your fundamental
practice. Never let yourself be overwhelmed by the conditions of ordinary life.
Never. This is also the traditional approach. It has always been understood to
be so. When life becomes overwhelming, you must stand apart, go on retreat. Get
the Great Instruction. Embrace it truly. And then leave your retreat.
Adi Da Samraj, August 24, 1992
just as useful for those interested in exploring the possibility of becoming a
devotee of Adi Da, as it is for those who are already His devotees. Many of the
offer retreats for the public. The
Man of Radical Understanding Retreat Center at The Mountain Of Attention (in
Northern California) offers a variety of retreat possibilities throughout the
year. The European Danda
(in Maria Hoop, Netherlands) also offers four-day retreats four times a year.
(Visit our Special Events
page to learn more about past and upcoming retreats.)
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If you are moved by Adi Da and His great and ongoing Work of liberating all beings, but you are not yet ready
to become His devotee, becoming a patron of His Work is a traditional and honorable alternative. You can learn more about
the many ways to help His Work here.
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of us who are Adi Da's devotees are Graced beyond comprehension to have access
to the Revelation of Adi Da in every moment of every day. It is our obligation
and our great delight to be able to "pass the Prasad", as Adi Da
would say, and share this Greatest of all Opportunities with you. May Adi Da's
Love and Blessings Awaken your heart to the Perfect Happiness it has always yearned
Adi Da Up Close staff