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Anniversary of Beloved Adi Da’s Passing

“This bodily (human) Form is temporary Means — and, after the Lifetime of This bodily (human) Form, the Reflections of It, the Murti-Forms (and so on), will, like the Leelas Generated by My Appearance in This Form, be forever Instructive and Useful as “Points” of concentration, Means Whereby to enter into Communion with Me.

“I will still be Merely Present then.”

 — His Divine Presence Bhagavan Adi Da Samraj

OM SRI PARAMA-SAPTA-NA ADI DA LOVE-ANANDA HRIDAYAM

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Remembering Adi Da Samraj, a 5 Year Retrospective

Adi Da Samraj, a spiritual master, writer, and artist of international renown, passed away in his hermitage in Fiji, on November 27, 2008 of natural causes. He was 69 years old. He founded an entirely new way of spiritual practice, to which he gave the name “Adidam“.

Remembering Adi Da Samraj

Adi Da was a prolific writer and artist with over sixty published books and hundreds of thousands of works of art. The book that Adi Da designated as his most important work is The Aletheon, which he worked on intensively for the final two years of his earthly incarnation, bringing all of his most essential spiritual and philosophical communications into a final form. He completed his work on The Aletheon on the morning of his passing. 

In the early 1970s, Alan Watts, philosopher and author of numerous books on religion and philosophy, acknowledged Adi Da as “a rare being,” adding, “It is obvious, from all sorts of subtle details, that he knows what IT’s all about.”

In the 1980s, Wittgenstein scholar Henry Leroy Finch wrote: “If there is a man today who is God-illumined, that man is Avatar Adi Da Samraj. There exists nowhere in the world, among Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, or any other groups, anyone who has so much to teach. Avatar Adi Da is a force to be reckoned with, a Pole around which the world can get its bearings.” 

From his birth (on Long Island, New York, in 1939), Adi Da manifested unique signs of spiritual illumination. He described his early years as being focused in two fundamental activities. His first focus was to discover the process by which any human being can realize the Truth of “Reality Itself”. His second focus was to develop his own ability to communicate the Truth of “Reality Itself”–through verbal means and also through artistic means.

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Happy Jayanti Adi Da!

Baby Adi Da BirthdayOn this auspicious day November 3, 1939 the Great Sage Adi DA Samraj was born, the conscious descent of Avataric Light, existing in a Condition of continual Radiance and Joy. And when, as an infant, He acquired the capability of language, He gave a name to this Condition, calling it simply “the ‘Bright’”. His naming of the “Bright” was the beginning of His Work of Teaching, Truth and Reality.

diwali-greetings-8This year beloved Adi DA’s ‘Jayanti’  (divine birthday) is especially auspicious  as it synchronizes with the start of the Hindu Diwali and New Year, and a unique solar eclipse as well.

Diwali, which starts the New Year for many, is the largest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. Known as the festival of LIGHT, it’s marked by four days of celebration that literally illuminates India and the world with its brilliance.

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TED Talks and the ‘War on Consciousness’

Awareness is more fundamental than body, than emotion, than mind.

Most fundamental is not what we are aware of—but that we are always aware.

That constant reality of awareness is what Adi Da Samraj calls “Consciousness Itself“.

Ted Talks War on Consciousness

The TEDx Talks that began on the concept of spreading great ideas, has degenerated to a new priesthood of status quo dogma. “The TED organization doesn’t want you to hear the really important, breakthrough advancements in scientific thinking, and to enforce that intellectual ignorance, it has resorted to censoring and suppressing two of the most important scientists our world has ever produced,” opines Mike Adams at his NaturalNews blog.

Does TED Talks now have an anonymous board of “scientific advisors” who wield increasing control of the TED Talks from behind a veil of secrecy.

Has TED become just another vehicle of idea suppression?

Perhaps the most prominent victim of TED censorship and idea suppression to date is Graham Hancock, author of the now-censored TED Talk ironically titled, “The War on Consciousness.”

As one can see in this talk, the idea that humans “might” have this nebulous underpinning called consciousness was apparently so offensive to the TED Talks high priests that they suppressed and “removed it from circulation.”

TED Talks responds:

“Some speakers use the language of science to promote views that are simply incompatible with all reasonable understanding of the world.  Giving them a platform is counterproductive. [So] we’ve appointed a board of scientific advisers. They are (deliberately) anonymous, for obvious reasons.”

Keep in mind that, throughout history, “scientific advisors” once insisted the Earth was flat. “Scientific advisors” claimed inhaling mercury would cure the flu. “Scientific advisors” once thought there were only four vitamins necessary for complete human nutrition, etc.

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Never Forget Hiroshima and Nagasaki!

This is the planet we exist on and in, yet we continually avoid the truth about atomic weapons; we close our minds to their monstrous reality – 100s of 1000s or even millions of innocent civilians incinerated in a sudden flash and many more to die slower.  Nuclear weaponry is a reflection of our nightmare-shadow side.  It must be faced head-on and discharged.  The atomic bomb lies within us all.

According to the Great Sage Adi Da Samraj, “ … the explosion of great nuclear bombs merely represents the archetype of anger itself. And it is for this reason that the possibility of a nuclear holocaust, in the extreme moment of the now rising political confrontations, is an irrational—and, therefore, entirely possible, if not inevitable—event.”

Never Forget Hiroshima & The “World’s Greatest Bomb”

Most Americans 68 years ago on August 6, 1945, got their news from the radio, which transmitted the copy from Truman’s statement shortly after the historic first atomic war event.  Immediately after the radio announcements, newspapers’ banners proclaimed:

“America’s Atom Bomb, World’s Greatest, Hits Japs!”

Greg Mitchell at HuffPost notes: “Hiroshima did contain an important military base, used as a staging area for Southeast Asia, where perhaps 25,000 troops might be quartered. But the bomb had been aimed not at the “Army base” but at the very center of a city of 350,000, with the vast majority women and children and elderly males…. Indeed, a U.S. survey of the damage, not released to the press, found that residential areas bore the brunt of the bomb, with less than 10 percent of the city’s manufacturing, transportation, and storage facilities damaged.”

never forget Hiroshima and NagasakiPresident Truman’s first words on the subject set the narrative:

“Sixteen hours ago an American airplane dropped one bomb on Hiroshima, an important Japanese Army base. That bomb had more power than 20,000 tons of TNT. …The Japanese began the war from the air at Pearl Harbor. They have been repaid many fold….It is an atomic bomb. It is a harnessing of the basic power of the universe.”

Takapart.com’s Oliver Lee debunks the 3 overriding myths of U.S. justification for such a heinous act of barberism –  Read more

What is Consciousness Itself? …

… YOU are! (we are)

“You must become a person who does not need illusions to live. And if you are going to be a person who does not need illusions to live, you must become capable of eliminating, or releasing, the ‘self’ contraction and all accumulations. You must become a renunciate — not an ascetic — but a releaser, a true renunciate. Renunciation in the Reality-Way of Adidam is the capability for ‘self’ release. It is to cease to be an accumulator, or an owner, and (instead) to be a released being in the Real Condition.”   –  Adi Da Samraj

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723 – The Handbook for Peace

The old moral, social, and political “order” of humankind is now dead. A new and true and right Way of order of humankind is, now, and forever hereafter, necessary. This Free Declaration is the Seed-Utterance of that new and necessary Way of true and right (and truly globally, totally, and universally cooperative) order.

— Adi Da, World Friend

On this day, July 23, 2006, Adi Da declared a decisive moment in human history for the sake of global cooperation, tolerance, and peace.  From His essay “723:  The Free Declaration of The Universal Moral, Social, and Political Laws of True and Necessary Civilization” (pp 251 in Not-Two Is Peace):

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Review of Tasting The Moon

Going well beyond the bestselling Eat Pray Love, Tasting The Moon tells the story of a “no holds barred” pathway through life—from the author’s eccentric childhood, through the tumultuous 60s, to the ashram of Adi Da Samraj, her spiritual Guru whom she discovered in the 70s.

tasting the moonWith disarming and raw candor, Meg Fortune McDonnell recounts the ego-deaths and transformations she went through as she followed her unorthodox teacher around the globe—and to uncharted spiritual dimensions not located on any map.*

 — *From the publisher

To connect her riveting confessions to current events, McDonnell draws on diverse references from “Vanity Fair” to “The Buddhist Bible” and Alanis Morisette to Ramana Maharshi, deftly tracing the recent epoch of our collective spiritual quest along with her personal adventures.

The three decades McDonnell spent under the tutelage of her enigmatic master were filled with sometimes hair-raising, sometimes hilarious, ultimately uplifting explorations of everything, including: what vampires tell us about the taboo against the spirit and what it really means to be “sexually liberated,” healing debilitating Oedipal wounds and thawing the icy character that freezes out love, uncovering new gender roles and empowering female strengths, dancing as tribal prayer for world peace, recurring and mysterious synchronicities, what true beauty is—in art, friends, & avatars, and blessing meant for everyone.

A fascinating life, masterfully told.

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World-Friend Adi Da Says: Not-Two IS Peace!

In Not-Two Is Peace, Adi Da has given humanity a remarkable gift: the explanation for our global human dilemma and its necessary remedy — through embrace of principles He elaborates in this book. These principles can be summarized as follows:

Not-Two Is Peace– Act on the basis of “everybody-all-at-once” — rather than on the basis of egoity and “tribalism”

– Engage a lifetime of ego-transcending schooling in what He calls “zero-point education”

– Establish a “Global Cooperative Forum”: a representative collective of “everybody-all-at-once”, acting in the best interests of humanity as a whole and the earth-world in its totality

Adi Da’s message in Not-Two Is Peace is not merely that human beings should resolve the world’s urgent crises, but that we must do so in a radically new way.

He speaks to many of the same global issues discussed by numerous contemporary authors, but His writing addresses these issues at the “root” level, thereby elucidating the fundamentally egoic forces behind humanity’s dangerous trajectory.

Not-Two Is Peace by World Friend Adi Da

In so doing, Not-Two Is Peace proposes a profoundly new paradigm for world change and a cohesive program of solutions that reflect Adi Da’s comprehensive and penetrating understanding of the workings of the earth-world.

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Sublime Bodily Form and Image-Art

Slideshow of the Sublime Bodily Form and Image-Art of Avatar Adi Da Samraj.

Soundtrack is Krishna Das’ song entitled “By Your Grace/Jai Gurudev”, 2010

Prior Unity and The Global Cooperative Forum

The message of Not Two IS Peace is not merely that human beings should work to resolve the world’s urgent crises, but that we must do so in a radically new way. At its core, this book is a call to uncover an entirely new disposition within ourselves, a fundamentally different consciousness, from which to engage the grave global challenges arrayed before us.

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The striking notion put forth in this book is that what humanity must now grow beyond is nothing less than the fundamental orientation of searching for solutions to the world’s problems. Adi Da’s core argument is that the orientation of trying to find or create unity and peace out of all the divided interests of separate groups of people is “not it”— and is, in fact, no longer workable. Rather, what humankind desperately needs today is a profoundly new paradigm, which is summarized here as the principle—and working-presumption—of “prior unity”.

Prior unity is not just a philosophical concept or ideal. It is the structure of existence itself, as ancient seers have declared and even modern physics has demonstrated. To experience and presume prior unity obviates the search to “cause” or “create” unity or peace. The work becomes one of enacting and magnifying the prior unity that is already the felt reality. It is to enable the inherent prior unity of people to come forth on all levels of the world stage. It is a profoundly different context within which to work.

The practical means proposed by Adi Da for manifesting this prior unity is a “Global Cooperative Forum“. This forum would serve the common interests of all of humankind, because it would operate on the basis of the new paradigm of prior unity, which would grant it a unique and inherent moral integrity.

All the fundamental global matters would be in its purview, but approached as one living process, rather than as a multiplicity of competing issues. Participation in the forum would depend upon people’s ability to set aside their personal, national, religious, ethnic, or other forms of identity, to accomplish the work at hand. The paradigm of prior unity would grant them the capacity to merely be there as human beings representing all of humankind.

Adi Da is not naive. He simply speaks the truth as he sees it, with no withholding and no armoring. He is fully aware of the complexity of establishing and maintaining such a forum. Extraordinary leadership, vast programs of education and immense structures of communication will be required. But Adi Da points out that this is the very moment in human history where global interconnectedness—exemplified in today’s technology, such as the Internet—can provide the means to shift the consciousness of humanity in a finite period of time. Nothing even remotely like this has ever been possible before.

The means exist, but the clear message and force of mobilization to use that means for the universal good has yet to emerge. Adi Da is emphasizing that the people themselves—we, the six billion inhabitants of earth—can, and must, cooperatively enact our fundamental will to survive, be free and preserve the Earth.

It is essential that morally enlightened individuals with the skills and connections to bring this forum into being come forward and combine with like-minded others to bring the profound truths stated in the book Not-Two Is Peace into a living form. Adi Da is entirely blessing and empowering humankind with his spiritual influence to make this leap.

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carolyn_lee2Carolyn Lee received her B.A. in 1970 from Sydney University. After being awarded the Sydney Moss Travelling Scholarship, she was awarded her Ph.D. at London University in musicology. She was subsequently appointed St Leonard’s Research Fellow at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and senior lecturer in Music in the National University of Ireland (University College, Cork). She has been a devotee of Avatar Adi Da Samraj since 1985. She has been serving the publication of Adi Da’s Teaching and chronicling His life and work.

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Transcendental Realism – The Art of Adi Da

Adi Da Samraj ArtAdi Da Samraj (1939-2008) created art for over forty years with a single intention: the visual communication of truth, and the means to draw the viewer beyond separateness into the paradox of “indivisible unity.”

Artistic Process – Adi Da began his first serious photographic work in the early 1960’s. From the mid 60’s to 90’s he produced a diverse body of drawings, paintings, and sculptural forms. 1998 marked the beginning of an intensive six-year period of photographic and videographic work, moving from black and white to highly saturated color, and featuring multiple exposures composed in-camera. His primary bodies of work from this period use the figurative form and other archetypes to address the deepest issues of human existence.

In 2006 the artist moved to digital technology, while still combining hand-drawn and painted forms as well as photographs within his compositions. In November 2007, Adi Da Samraj reached what he described as the “final resolution” of his entire artistic process. This turning point enabled him to create non-representational art by using a unique method he named “Orphic Font,” or abstractions constructed from “collages of pictographs.” Adi Da felt this work to be the culmination of his artistic work and philosophy, the fully realized expression of “transcendental realism.”

Exhibitions and Critical Acclaim – Full-scale fabrications of Adi Da Samraj’s images have included many forms of media, from monumentally-scaled paints on aluminum, to large-scale pigmented inks on canvas, photographic and videographic works, sculptural light boxes, plasma screen installations, and projected performance events.

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Transcendental Divine Imagery Art of Adi Da Samraj

Adi Da Samraj ArtAdi Da Samraj (1939-2008) created art for over forty years with a single intention: the visual communication of truth, and the means to draw the viewer beyond separateness into the paradox of “indivisible unity.”

Artistic Process – Adi Da began his first serious photographic work in the early 1960’s. From the mid 60’s to 90’s he produced a diverse body of drawings, paintings, and sculptural forms. 1998 marked the beginning of an intensive six-year period of photographic and videographic work, moving from black and white to highly saturated color, and featuring multiple exposures composed in-camera. His primary bodies of work from this period use the figurative form and other archetypes to address the deepest issues of human existence.

In 2006 the artist moved to digital technology, while still combining hand-drawn and painted forms as well as photographs within his compositions. In November 2007, Adi Da Samraj reached what he described as the “final resolution” of his entire artistic process. This turning point enabled him to create non-representational art by using a unique method he named “Orphic Font,” or abstractions constructed from “collages of pictographs.” Adi Da felt this work to be the culmination of his artistic work and philosophy, the fully realized expression of “transcendental realism.”

Exhibitions and Critical Acclaim – Full-scale fabrications of Adi Da Samraj’s images have included many forms of media, from monumentally-scaled paints on aluminum, to large-scale pigmented inks on canvas, photographic and videographic works, sculptural light boxes, plasma screen installations, and projected performance events.

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