all the great and true Spiritual Masters — from Gautama Buddha to Jesus of Nazareth
— what Adi Da Samraj has brought into the world is not merely a new belief system
or another set of spiritual techniques or religious rituals. Like the Spiritual
Masters of past ages, Adi Da Samraj's primary offering is an extraordinary and
very tangible Spiritual Transmission, that directly Communicates the Greater
Reality Itself. When Jesus said merely "Come follow Me" to two ordinary
fishermen, they dropped everything to follow Him, in response to His Transmission.
When Krishna played His flute, the gopi cowherds left their cattle to follow Krishna,
in response to His Transmission. When Gautama Buddha held up a flower, Kasyapa
smiled, "enlightened" on the spot (thus beginning the tradition of Zen
Buddhism), because of the Buddha's Transmission.
the great and true Spiritual Masters are not merely "preachers" or charismatic
(but otherwise ordinary) human beings; they are necessarily Transmission Masters
of varying degrees and kinds. Their Words simply reflect what is directly communicated
by their Spiritual Transmission. Just how extraordinary Adi Da Samraj's Transmission
is (and how unique an opportunity it represents), is something we hope will become
clearer as you browse this site.
Transmission and Transmission Masters
Based on their reception of this Transmission (and the accompanying heart-recognition
of the Transmitter), otherwise ordinary human beings can enter into a Spiritual
relationship with Adi Da Samraj, becoming His devotees, and practicing the Way
nature of a Spiritual relationship with Avatar Adi Da Samraj
Through that Spiritual relationship, their reception is deepened, first to the
point of steady Communion with the Divine, and then ultimately to the point of
Divine Realization Itself — Perfect Happiness Itself — the greatest of all human
destinies, and the destiny for which every heart longs.
different types of human destiny and Spiritual Realization
felt Beloved Adi Da's Spiritual Transmission thick in the room. I simply looked
at Him, and saw Him as the center of a field of tangible, visible, Love-Blissful,
Conscious, breathable Light. I felt myself go through a kind of 'door'. On the
'other side' was the most extraordinary perception of my beloved Spiritual Master
that I had ever experienced. It was primarily a feeling-recognition of Him, a
swoon of love in which He was simply Energy, Light, and Divine Love-Bliss. He
radiated a visible, even tangible Light that was so attractive that I felt my
entire being captured by and attracted to Him. There was no longer a sense of
being a separate self — just the profound peace of realizing that there is nothing
to seek, nowhere to go, nothing to attain. This was Reality itself, and it was
not separate from 'me'. I had no sense of my usual persona or contracted self.
It was like waiting all your life for a package to arrive, and then when it comes,
you aren't there! But you are so happy that you don't mind at all."
the course of that process, the sense of being a "separate self" or
"ego" is revealed to be an artifact of our own egoic activity. It is
not a solid thing or structure, or some "homunculus" ("little man")
or "soul" inside the body. The "separate self" is understood
to be untrue (in that it is not who we really are), unnecessary (in that it is
the result of an action we can stop doing in any moment), and destructive (in
that it is the source of our unhappiness, that is, our feeling of separation from
the Divine and all others). For this reason, the Way of Divine Realization necessarily
coincides with understanding and transcendence of "self": there is no
Realization of the Divine Identity without letting go of identification with all
forms of "me" less than the Divine.
The practice of Adidam has many details, even as there are many aspects in the
human life and body-mind to be transformed (diet, meditation, intimacies, work,
etc.). But the heart of the devotee's practice is the Spiritual relationship with
Adi Da Samraj; the purpose of all the "secondary" practices is to bring
one's life and body-mind into greater balance, freeing up increasingly greater
energy and attention for the Spiritual relationship. Put another way, the purpose
of all the disciplines is to transform every moment in life — whether one is eating,
sexing, meditating, doing business, or whatever — into Divine Communion.
secondary and supportive disciplines of Adidam practice
as we do, in a materialistic culture — in which doing something "spiritual"
competes side by side with going to a good movie for what to do on a Saturday
night, and in which both are just as easily forgotten for the next experience
— most of us will have many questions and doubts about a genuine and serious Spiritual
life, ranging from: "But does God and a Greater Reality even exist?"
to "What is Spiritual Transmission?" to "What exactly is a Spiritual
Master?" to "What will I have to give up to do this practice?"
This website is aimed at addressing some of those basic questions, as well as
clarifying and fleshing out who Adi Da Samraj is, and the extraordinary opportunity
of a Spiritual relationship with Avatar Adi Da Samraj.
questions of spiritual beginners and people interested in Adidam
But always prior to all of these questions of the mind is a fundamental question
of the heart, as it yearns for Perfect Happiness.
heart has a question.
The heart must be Satisfied.
Without that Satisfaction
Which is necessarily Spiritual in Nature —
there is no Real Happiness.
can we do about the fact of our own mortality? What does happen
after we die?