Practice in the Way of Adidam


Searchless beholding of Avatar Adi Da Samraj

Surrender of the faculties, supported by all the secondary disciplines, forms the foundation of the Way of Adidam. From our first day as a formal devotee of Avatar Adi Da Samraj, we engage our life of devotional Communion with Him by turning the faculties of the body-mind to Him. Over time, we adapt to the full range of life-positive disciplines that establish equanimity in the body-mind, and free up energy and attention for more profound Contemplation of Adi Da Samraj. These foundation practices prepare us to enter the Spiritual dimension of life and practice.

The Spiritual dimension of practice in the Way of Adidam begins with searchless Beholding, and is Spiritually Initiated by Avatar Adi Da Samraj. He explains why He calls the practice "searchless":


It is impossible to seek the Truth, and, as a result of the seeking of It, Find It.

It is impossible to seek Reality Itself, and, as a result of the seeking of It, Find It.

Therefore, you must transcend the search itself.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj, Da Love-Ananda Gita


Searchless Beholding is the Spiritually Awakened practice of Ruchira Avatar Bhakti Yoga or searchless surrender of the faculties to Avatar Adi Da Samraj. It is a practice that can only be engaged on the basis of Spiritual Initiation by Avatar Adi Da Samraj Himself. That Spiritual Initiation is given by Him in occasions of silent Beholding of Him, in which you sit facing His physical human form and directly receive His Spiritual Transmission face-to-face. This direct Spiritual Initiation is Offered by Avatar Adi Da on special Initiatory retreats to those formally practicing devotees who have completed the initial "student-beginner" period of study and adaptation to the disciplines and the basic practice altogether. This preparatory period can be as brief as nine to twelve months.

Once you are Spiritually Initiated by Avatar Adi Da Samraj into the Spiritual practice of searchless Beholding, simply by maintaining that practice (along with all the supportive disciplines), Avatar Adi Da Samraj's Spiritual Transmission will spontaneously grow you through all the stages in the process of Divine Awakening.

In Avatar Adi Da's descriptions of searchless Beholding (below), He speaks of His "Ruchira Shaktipat" which is another name for His unique Spiritual Transmission and He uses the fullest name for "Adidam": "the Way of Adidam Ruchiradam".


The Way I have Revealed and Given is not any form of seeking.

The Way I have Revealed and Given is, most fundamentally, a matter of merely Beholding Me.

To merely Behold Me is to be constantly engaged in devotional resort to Me.

Merely Beholding Me is the fundamental (and always primary) practice of the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Way of Adidam Ruchiradam.

The Way of Adidam Ruchiradam is searchless Beholding of Me, without self-reference or strategic self-manipulation, and, altogether, such that My Avataric Divine Spiritual Blessing is effortlessly and tangibly experienced . . .

Searchless Beholding of Me is a Spiritual matter.

Searchless Beholding of Me is a whole bodily (or total psycho-physical) reception of the Self-Existing and Self-Radiant Divine Conscious Light of My own Spiritually Self-"Bright" Person.

Ruchira Shaktipat (or Hridaya-Shaktipat) is the Process (or Mechanism) by Which I Spiritually Transmit My Divine Conscious Light into the conditionally manifested realms.

Thus, fully established practice of the Way of Adidam Ruchiradam is, altogether, a practice engaged within My Ruchira Shaktipat Circumstance.

Adidam Ruchiradam is not a technique, but a relationship.

Adidam Ruchiradam is a relationship (to Me) in which I Spiritually Transmit Myself to you, and you receive (and respond to) My Divine Spiritual Self-Transmission (or Ruchira Shaktipat).

Adidam Ruchiradam is searchless Beholding of Me.

Searchless Beholding of Me is the Essence of Satsang [the relationship] with Me.

Searchless Beholding of Me is heart-recognition of Me.

Searchless Beholding of Me is the fully developed Essence of Ruchira Avatar Bhakti Yoga.

Searchless Beholding of Me is participation in My Divine Spiritual Self-Transmission.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj



In the Only-By-Me Revealed and Given Way of Adidam, Everything (and All Of Divine Self-Realization Itself) Is Given (By Me) As A Gift.

When You Searchless Behold Me, You Do Not "Do" Anything.

When You Searchlessly Behold Me, You Only (Tacitly, or Merely By Turning To Me) Receive Me.

When You Searchlessly Behold Me, You Simply (Effortlessly and Spontaneously) Become (Spiritually) Saturated With Me Like A Sponge Soaking Up Water.

Such Is The Avatarically-Given Divine Simplicity Of The Only-By-Me Revealed and Given Way Of Adidam.

In . . . My Twenty-Three Avatarically Self-Revealed Divine "Source Texts", I Have Accounted, In Words, For The Entire Unfolding Devotional and Spiritual Process In My Avataric Divine Company but That Real and True Devotional and Spiritual Process Is Not, Itself, A Matter Of Words (or concepts, or thinking, or philosophy).

The Real and True Devotional and Spiritual Process In My Avataric Divine Company Unfolds Only In The Context Of The Devotional-and-Spiritual Relationship To Me In Which I Self-Radiate (or Avatarically Self-Transmit) The Spiritual Force Of My Own Avatarically Self-Revealed (and Self-Evidently Divine) Person To My Devotee, who Then (On That Basis) Responds To Me, By Fulfilling The Various Instructions I Have Given Relative To The Structures and Patterns and Experiences and Developments Of The Unfolding Devotional-and-Spiritual Process In My Avataric Divine-Spiritual Company.

In The Devotional-and-Spiritual Relationship To Me, There Is To-Me-Responsive Devotion, and There Is Tangible Reception Of My Avatarically Self-Transmitted Divine Spiritual Blessing. Essentially, There Is Not Anything Else.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj
, The Dawn Horse Testament Of The Ruchira Avatar


Even from the beginning of their practice, devotees may feel the Spiritual "effects" of Adi Da Samraj's Spiritual Presence in and on their body-minds. They may feel the movement of energy; they may experience "kriyas", in which their body is moved or "shaken" in various ways; they may spontaneously moan or make noises; they may see visions, hear sounds, or smell scents; and so on.


Even in the case of beginners in the Way of Adidam, many experiential signs, or spontaneous effects, of My Spiritual Heart-Transmission may appear during occasions of Darshan of Me (in my physical Company). Such experiential signs may include spontaneous kriyas, spontaneous mudras, spontaneous tears, spontaneous tears, spontaneous laughter, spontaneous Yogic movements, spontaneous pranayama [breathing], and other such spontaneous psycho-physical evidence of My Spiritual Heart-Transmission. There may also appear other characteristic signs in the mind. The mind may spontaneously become quiet, or questions may disappear. There may be spontaneous understanding and illumination, and difficulties and questions may spontaneously be resolved. And there may be visions. . . .

In any case, whatever signs do arise, your self-surrendering, self-forgetting, and self-transcending practice of feeling-Contemplation of Me must continue. If you cling to experiences, then the having of any experience becomes dissociation from Me. Indeed, the experience of any "thing" tends to become egoic. Therefore, if you are My true devotee, then, no matter what arises, you must surrender to Me, you must forget your separate and separative self through feeling-Contemplation of Me, and you must transcend your separate and separative self in ever-deepening Communion with Me.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj



If you are not actively Remembering Me, you are, necessarily, actively remembering your separate and separative self.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj


Turning attention and feeling to the effects of Avatar Adi Da Samraj's Spiritual Presence is not searchless Beholding of Avatar Adi Da Samraj. It is simply another form of self-meditation, not different in kind from turning attention and feeling to the usual and more common thoughts, emotions, and bodily sensations.

The great Gift of Avatar Adi Da Samraj's human Incarnation is that His very body serves as a tangible means for attracting, capturing, and absorbing our attention and feeling.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj has always emphasized that Contemplation of Him proceeds first by Contemplating His bodily (human) Form. Then, over time, through that Contemplation, one is led to Contemplate His Spiritual Presence not the effects of His Spiritual Presence, as noticed by and felt in the body-mind, but He, Himself, in Spirit Form. Through that Contemplation of His Spiritual Presence, one is finally led to Contemplate His Very State: the Awakened State, the State of Divine Enlightenment.


Searchless Beholding, which is the primary practice, is searchless Beholding of My bodily (human) Form. It is not searchless Beholding of some abstraction from Me. It is not searchless Beholding of My Spiritual Presence.

Experience is structured by the patterning of the body-mind, by the self-contraction. Whatever people have on their minds can become the basis for modifying My Transmitted Presence into various kinds of experience or thoughts or presumptions.

Therefore, coming [on retreat] and sitting in My Transmission Hall is not a meditation exercise in which people come in and engage in some sort of practices whereby they indulge in or play with the body-mind the self-contraction, in other words, the "point-of-view" machine. It is about turning to Me, turning to Me in My bodily (human) Form.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj




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