— A principal reference used by Adi Da to indicate the unique nature of the Revelation, Realization, and Way available in His Company.Spiritual.
A process is "Spiritual" if it involves a tangible, Grace-Given Spiritual Transmission pervading the body-mind. Such Spiritual Force is conducted in "the Circle of conductivity". "Fourth stage" practices are associated with the descent of Spiritual Force down the frontal line of the body. "Fifth stage" practices are associated with the ascent of Spiritual Force up the spinal line of the body. The ultimate Realization associated with the traditional Spiritual practices is fifth stage conditional Nirvikalpa Samadhi
, the ascent to perfect communion with the Matrix of Light infinitely above the head. Adi Da summarizes these practices in His book, The Pneumaton
("The Book of Spirit").Transcendental.
A process is "self-transcending" if it is associated with transcendence of some aspect of the body-mind self complex. Different practices are associated with different forms and degrees of self-transcendence. Generally one is identified with the "body". Some self-transcending practices enable one to stand as the subtle body (or "mind"), transcending the physical body. Some enable one to stand as the causal body (or "self"), transcending both mind and body. And some practices — the Transcendentalist practices — allow one to stand as Consciousness Itself (in the Realization known as Jnana Samadhi
), prior to the entire body-mind-self complex. In terms of esoteric human anatomy, that Realization is associated with the right side of heart. The Transcendentalist practices and Realizations are associated with what Adi Da calls the sixth stage of life. He summarizes these practices in His book, The Gnosticon
("The Book of Knowledge").Transcendental Spiritual.
The Spiritual traditions and the Transcendentalist traditions each realize part of Reality, to the exclusion of the rest of Reality: the Spiritual traditions enable perfect Communion with Light, but without the Realization of Consciousness; the Transcendental traditions enable perfect Identification with Consciousness, but without the Realization of Light. Adi Da's seventh stage Realization is that of Conscious Light — the simultaneous Realization of both Consciousness and
Light ("Shiva" and
one is identified with Consciousness Itself, but one also recognizes all things and beings as a modification of Consciousness Itself. Thus Adi Da refers to this Realization as "Transcendental Spiritual". In terms of esoteric anatomy, the Realizer is simultaneously associated with the right side of the heart and
the Matrix of Light infinitely above the head; the radiant, S-shaped, esoteric channel known as Atma Nadi (see right), that links the right side of the heart with the Matrix of Light above has been awakened and regenerated. Adi Da's seventh stage, Transcendental Spiritual Realization and Revelation is unique in the history of the world's religious and spiritual traditions. It is now Realizable by all through the practice of the Reality-Way of Adidam. Adi Da summarizes the seventh stage Realization and Way in His book, The Aletheon
("The Book of Truth").God-Realization.
All the great Realizations of the esoteric traditions are associated with some form of God-Realization. The Spiritual traditions Realize God as Light; the Transcendentalist traditions Realize God As Consciousness; and the Transcendental Spiritual tradition of Adidam Realizes God as Conscious Light.