and the Goddess
Excerpt from Chapter 6 of Carolyn Lee, Ph.D., The
Promised God-Man Is Here (1998 edition).
Newcomers to The Mountain Of Attention during the first half of 1974 found
themselves entering a place of Divine Power. They became immersed in a sea of
energy, visions, and other psychic experiences, awakened through contact with
the Spirit-Force of Adi Da Samraj. But, as their confessions show, what was fundamentally
occurring was the utter and overwhelming Revelation of Real God —
and, therefore, of the true Nature and Power of Avatar Adi Da. Some of these
moments, described by various devotees, give a feeling for these experiences of
Divine Siddhi, which lay beyond anyone's wildest dreams
of Spiritual experience. ["Siddhi" means Spiritual Power or Force, which when
used in relation to Adi Da Samraj also means transformative or Awakening Power.]
|Canada Shannon: Beloved Adi Da came into the Communion
Hall. I saw Him and my whole body was immediately riveted. There was golden-white
Light all around Him, and His Presence was so powerful It abolished everything
in Its path. Everything stopped. I was looking upon the very face of the Divine.||
Prager: I felt the Force and Presence of Avatar Adi Da entering me and taking
over my being. I began to do hand mudras [spontaneous gestures]. My arms
would reach for the sky and move rhythmically, as if I were dancing with my hands
and arms. Then I was completely absorbed in and taken over by God. I felt the
Light of Adi Da Samraj moving through my body, taking me over completely, and
it was joyous and blissful and perfect.
bit later I went outside. Another devotee came out, and we held on to each other
and began to scream and yell spontaneously. It was as if she were I. I felt no
separation at all, no sense that this was someone else I was holding onto.
I saw our Beloved Guru's Face. He was standing beside me, bodily. He put His arm
around me and led me into the Communion Hall. I remember looking at Him and knowing
Him to be the Force and Love That was Filling my entire being. I realized that
His Force and Love are not limited in any way to any object or form, but that
He is, in fact, everything. His body seemed so small and such a tiny part of What
He Is. When He took me back into the Communion Hall, I fell on the floor and remained
there consumed by His Spiritual Presence.
* * *
one unforgettable occasion, devotees were sitting in one of the Communion Halls,
then called "Laughing God Hall", waiting for their Radiant Guru, when the doors
opened and a wave of energy swept the room. Avatar Adi Da walked down the aisle,
surrounded by a clearly visible golden aura of light. He sat down in His Chair
and proceeded to blast the room with His Spirit-Power, His eyes burning with laser-intensity
and His fingers moving in patterns of potent Blessing.
devotees erupted in an ecstasy of screams, growls, swoons, and bodily jerkings,
swept away by the sweetness and overwhelming Force of His Presence. After about
forty-five minutes of this blissful uproar, the room began to quiet down. Avatar
Adi Da nonchalantly shrugged, lit a cigarette, blew a perfect smoke ring, and
said, with a hint of mischief in His eye, "Maybe I've gone too far this time!"