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.
different types of human destiny and Spiritual Realization
settle for less than Perfect Happiness?
Nature of Reality: Perfect Happiness is Perfectly Possible
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.
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.
Realization requires a Spiritual Master
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."
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.
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.
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
in the Way of Adidam
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.
nature of Divine Incarnation
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.
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
heart has a question.
heart must be Satisfied.
that Satisfaction —
is necessarily Spiritual in Nature —
is no Real Happiness.
And that is why Adi Da Samraj is here: to help every
one of us Realize Perfect Happiness.
Could I Deny Heart-Vision To My Loved-One?
Could I Delay The Course Of My Beloved?
An Intimate Family Servant, I Dearly Serve My Devotee.
A Wealthy Friend, I Freely Give To My Devotee.
A Mad Priest, I Even Worship My Devotee, With Love Itself.
An Innocent Boy At First Love, I Would Awaken My Devotee
In Radiant Chambers.
The Wound Of Love Churns and Never Heals, I Wait, Longing
To Celebrate The Brilliant Sight Of My Devotee.
Slowly or Quickly —
Surely Come To Me.
My Divine Heart, and I Will Widen You To God-Knows-Where.
. . .
Given such an opportunity. . . what will you
what you can do