Adi Da Samraj: The Way of Perfect Happiness


In an age adamantly committed to the viewpoint and life of materialism, Adi Da Samrajhas appeared like a  Storm of fresh rain in a Spiritual desert.
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Adi Da Samraj

All the great and true Spiritual Masters offer their devotees a tangible Spiritual Realization of a Greater Reality, and a destiny greater than merely mortal, material existence. Divine Realization Itself Perfect Happiness Itself, Complete Awakening from the dream of mortal, limited existence is the greatest of all human destinies, and the destiny for which every heart longs.

The different types of human destiny and Spiritual Realization

Why settle for less than Perfect Happiness?

The Nature of Reality: Perfect Happiness is Perfectly Possible

Like 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.

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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.

Spiritual Realization requires a Spiritual Master


"I 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."

Michael Shaw, devotee


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 of Adidam. 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.

The devotional and Spiritual relationship to Avatar Adi Da Samraj

In the course of practice in the Way of Adidam, 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 Spiritual necessity for self-understanding and self-transcendence

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 devotional and 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 devotional and 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.

Practice in the Way of Adidam

The seven stages of life / Growth in the Way of Adidam

The opportunity of Divine Realization Perfect Happiness is only possible because Avatar Adi Da Samraj is a Spiritual Master of the ultimate kind: a complete Incarnation of the Divine. Only the Divine in Person can Awaken individuals to their Divine Nature.

The nature of Divine Incarnation

Living, 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 devotional and Spiritual relationship with Avatar Adi Da Samraj.

Common 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. And that "question" can only be completely satisfied by Perfect Happiness Itself.


The heart has a question.
The heart must be Satisfied.
Without that Satisfaction
Which is necessarily Spiritual in Nature
there is no Real Happiness.

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And that is why Adi Da Samraj is here: to help every one of us Realize Perfect Happiness.


Avatar Adi Da SamrajHow Could I Deny Heart-Vision To My Loved-One?

How Could I Delay The Course Of My Beloved?

Like An Intimate Family Servant, I Dearly Serve My Devotee.

Like A Wealthy Friend, I Freely Give To My Devotee.

Like A Mad Priest, I Even Worship My Devotee, With Love Itself.

Like An Innocent Boy At First Love, I Would Awaken My Devotee In Radiant Chambers.

Where The Wound Of Love Churns and Never Heals, I Wait, Longing To Celebrate The Brilliant Sight Of My Devotee.

Come Slowly or Quickly but Surely Come To Me.

Touch My Divine Heart, and I Will Widen You To God-Knows-Where. . . .

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Given such an opportunity. . . what will you do?

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Adi Da  

ADI DA will rank as a classic in the spiritual field, telling the remarkable story of an extraordinary Being a writer, a playwright, artist, visionary, philosopher, photographer, and most important of all, a Spiritual Master of the highest order.

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THE WAY OF ADIDAM. The five fundamentals of an ecstatic life of Communion with God. A guide to the unique devotional and Spiritual relationship offered by Avatar Adi Da Samraj.

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The Way Of Adidam

We are pleased to announce the premiere public showing of  the photographic art of Adi Da Samraj. Up to now, it has only been possible to view Adi Da Samraj's art by special invitation, and His large-scale works have never previously been made available for purchase. This exhibition represents a unique opportunity for collectors and lovers of art. The premiere exhibition is currently on display at Louis Stern Fine Arts Gallery, in West Hollywood, California, from April 8 through May 10.

The Photographic Art of Adi Da Samraj


I am not working with photography as it is. I want to go beyond its limiting conventions in such a way that I can convey to the viewer a feeling for the inherently "Bright" Field and Nature of Reality, and a sense of transcending the objects of subject-object perception by conveying the feeling of forms arising as modifications of Fundamental Conscious Light.

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This site is brought to you by The Practical Spirituality Press, out of appreciation for the extraordinary gift of Adidam, created by Avatar Adi Da Samraj for the Spiritual benefit of all beings. The purpose of this site is to provide easily accessible information about Adidam for interested newcomers. The official Adidam site,, is currently oriented primarily toward Adidam practitioners, and its public section is currently under development.

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