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Our multimedia library currently contains 946 YouTube video clips and audio clips about (or related to) Adi Da and Adidam.[1] Enjoy! videoindicates a video, and audio an audio. Special categories of interest include:
   
   
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Guru jest stabilną stałą w życiowych wzlotach i upadkachvideo
poster: Adi Da Video Polska
length: 09:58
date added: March 3, 2019 New
event date: July 29, 1973
language: Polish
[Contains Polish subtitles. If the CC icon ("Subtitles/closed captions") has a red line under it, the subtitles should appear. If you don't see them, just press the CC icon to turn them on.]

This video clip, "Guru jest stabilną stałą w życiowych wzlotach i upadkach" ("The Relationship To The Guru Is The Constant In Life") is an excerpt from the DVD, The Relationship To The Guru Is The Constant In Life.

By tendency, people are bound to the natural cycle of ups and downs. Neither bodily pleasures nor spiritual pursuits result in True Freedom from this constant phasing. One path merely accentuates the descending (or bodily) experiences and the other, the ascending (or subtle) experiences.

In this Discourse, Avatar Adi Da reveals with absolute clarity how the relationship with the Guru gives freedom from this trap—because the Guru is the Manifestation of the Condition that is Prior to this mechanical cycling, not part of it.

Watching this DVD will transport viewers to a special moment in Adidam history. July 29, 1973, was the day Avatar Adi Da left Los Angeles for a Yajna (sacred journey) through India and Nepal. He returned as “Bubba Free John”, His first spontaneously revealed Teaching-Name. Thus, this was the last Discourse He gave as “Franklin Jones” (Avatar Adi Da’s birth name).
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Polish   DVD  

Nähere Dich Mir Von Deinem Herzenvideo
poster: Adi Da Videos Deutschland
length: 06:34
date added: March 3, 2019 New
event date: March 8, 1984
language: German
[Contains German subtitles. If the CC icon ("Subtitles/closed captions") has a red line under it, the subtitles should appear. If you don't see them, just press the CC icon to turn them on.]

In this clip, "Nähere Dich Mir Von Deinem Herzen" ("Approach Me From Your Heart"), Adi Da speaks to devotees in the Manner Of Flowers (at the Mountain Of Attention), during the "Love of the God-Man" Celebration on March 8, 1984. Adi Da talks about praise speech, ecstasy, and Satsang.

The full talk can can be found on the DVD, Approach Me From the Heart.

Some of the questions Adi Da addresses in the full talk are: What is a Divine experience? Who is God that God could be identified over against anything whatsoever? Who is a Spiritual Master if He can find Himself apart from God, such that He could say: “This piece is Me and this piece is God”? How could such distinctions continue in the consciousness of one who has Realized the Divine?
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German   DVD  

Adidam Is Not Religiousvideo
poster: Adi Da Videos
length: 10:17
date added: March 2, 2019 New
event date: January 21, 2005
language: English
A video excerpt from an Avataric Discourse, given by Adi Da on January 21, 2005, at Adi Da Samrajashram.

The full Discourse is available on the DVD, Beyond Sex, Science, and "self".

ADI DA: "Religion" belongs to a domain of efforts that are "point-of-view"-based, cosmological in nature, associated with myths of apparent Reality as perceived. None of that has anything to do with the Realization of Reality Itself.
tags:
Avataric Discourse  

The Coincidence of All Phenomenavideo
track 2 of Reality Is Beyond Point of View

poster: CDBaby
length: 08:15
date added: February 16, 2019 New
language: English
This talk excerpt is track 2 of the CD, Reality Is Beyond "Point Of View", a selection of talks by Adi Da (from the 30 years of His formal Teaching-Work) on the true nature of Reality. Brings together samples from His vast Divine Instruction relative to the true nature of Reality — as the unknowable Condition that is Always Already the Case, prior to the presumption of a separate “point of view”.

The album is available through iTunes, Spotify, and The Dawn Horse Press.

Note: Due to distribution policies set by CDBaby (and beyond the control of this website and Adidam), this video may not be playable in every country. However, sometimes, even when you can't play it on this page, you may be able to play it on YouTube: click here.
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CD  

Notice Thisvideo
poster: AdiDaUpClose
length: 03:00
date added: January 22, 2019
language: English
From a presentation about the Silver Hall at Adi Da Samrajashram. Edited by Alan Corne.

Adi Da recites His "Five Reality-Teachings", as we watch scenes from Adi Da Samrajashram, followed by Darshan of Avatar Adi Da.

Notice this:

1. You are not the one who wakes, or dreams, or sleeps.

2. You Are the actionless and formless Mere Witness of the three common states — of waking, dreaming and sleeping — and of all the apparent contents and “experiences” associated with the three common states, of waking, and of dreaming, and of sleeping.

3. You are not the body, or the doer of action, or the doer of even any of the body’s actions or functions.

4. You are not the mind, or the thinker, or the doer of even any of the actions or functions of mind or of body-mind.

5. No matter what arises — whether as or in the state of waking, or of dreaming, or of sleeping — you Are the actionless, and formless, and thought-free Mere Witness of attention itself, and of every apparent “object” of attention, and of any and every state of “experience”, and of the entirety of whatever and all that arises.

Always intensively “consider” these Five Reality-Teachings.

Always intensively observe and notice every moment of your “experience” — whether waking, dreaming, or sleeping — and, thus and thereby, “consider” and test and directly prove these Five Reality-Teachings in the moment-to-moment of your every kind and state of “experience”.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj, pp. 559-561, The Gnosticon
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Darshan  
comments: 1

The Paradox of Realizationvideo
poster: TheBeezone
length: 22:36
date added: January 22, 2019
event date: 1975
language: English
In this talk from 1975, Adi Da talks about the physical, subtle, and transcendental levels of Spiritual Realization.

Quello che Accade Dopo la Morte E' Determinato dal Come Si E' Vissutivideo
poster: Video di Adi Da, Canale italiano
length: 15:23
date added: January 21, 2019
event date: December 12, 1988
language: Italian
[Contains Italian subtitles. If the CC icon ("Subtitles/closed captions") has a red line under it, the subtitles should appear. If you don't see them, just press the CC icon to turn them on.]

"Quello che Accade Dopo la Morte E' Determinato dal Come Si E' Vissuti" ("What Happens After Death Is Determined By the Way You Live") is published as "After Death, Mind Makes You", in the book, Easy Death. It is from a talk given by Adi Da on December 12, 1988 at Adi Da Samrajashram.

In this sobering discourse, Adi Da speaks of the condition after death in which mind determines one's circumstance, without the limitations of the body, brain and unconsciousness. He addresses the fact that where one's attention is fixed during life affects attention and destiny after life. He recommends that devotees direct their attention to sadhana so that the purification process gives one wisdom that frees one from karmic limitations.
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death   Italian  
comments: 1

Love Is How I Got To Herevideo
track 8 of The Impulse to God-Realization

poster: CDBaby
length: 08:58
date added: January 19, 2019
event date: April 16, 1995
language: English
This audio excerpt is from a talk given by Adi Da on April 16, 1995, in Hymns To Me, at Adi Da Samrajashram.

Adi Da describes how the preparatory stages of practice of the Reality-Way of Adidam are associated with attention, and how the attachment to attention and all its objects prevents the Realization of Reality As It Is. He goes on to describe the unique advantage that His bodily Incarnation provides in the process of such Realization, for all time, and how the relationship to Him occurs — directly and personally — beyond the life of His human Form.
tags:
CD  
comments: 1

You Can Suffer Or You Can Lovevideo
track 7 of The Impulse to God-Realization

poster: CDBaby
length: 06:10
date added: January 18, 2019
language: English
In this talk excerpt, Avatar Adi Da speaks about how one must understand the tendency to presume oneself to be a victim, and must transcend all limitation in the process of Real-God-Realization.

ADI DA: You can suffer, or you can love. You can complain, or you can surrender. You can abuse, or you can bless. It is really just that simple. True maturity, God-Realizing maturity, manifests great compassion, great love, great help, endures greatly.
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CD  

The Thirsting Heartvideo
track 6 of The Impulse to God-Realization

poster: CDBaby
length: 06:29
date added: January 13, 2019
language: English
In this excerpt, Adi Da compares the thirsting heart of the devotee truly moved to God-Realization to a cat in heat.

This excerpt is track 6 of the CD, The Impulse to God-Realization, a collection of talks focusing on Adi Da's clarifying Wisdom on the Impulse to Realize God that is inherent in all beings, and His Divine Offering and Instruction on the Ultimate Means to cultivate this heart-Impulse, thereby allowing it to become the guiding force of one's entire life.

The album is available through iTunes and The Dawn Horse Press.

Note: Due to distribution policies set by CDBaby (and beyond the control of this website and Adidam), this video may not be playable in every country. However, sometimes, even when you can't play it on this page, you may be able to play it on YouTube: click here.
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CD  

The Taboo Against God-Realizationvideo
track 5 of The Impulse to God-Realization

poster: CDBaby
length: 12:05
date added: January 6, 2019
language: English
ADI DA: "So what is the struggle, then, that has been going on in your consideration all these years? It's really a struggle between your acknowledgement of the impulse to transcend yourself, and Realize that which can be Realized only in that case. . . your struggle between that motivation, and your rather standard and continuous and obsessive orientation to fulfill yourself."

This excerpt is track 5 of the CD, The Impulse to God-Realization, a collection of talks focusing on Adi Da's clarifying Wisdom on the Impulse to Realize God that is inherent in all beings, and His Divine Offering and Instruction on the Ultimate Means to cultivate this heart-Impulse, thereby allowing it to become the guiding force of one's entire life.
tags:
CD  

Where Is Happiness? Retreat Testimonialvideo
poster: Debra Helleren
length: 02:36
date added: January 5, 2019
language: English
event speakers: Dennis Duff, Alexis
Alexis talks about her "Where Is Happiness?" Retreat at the Man Of Radical Understanding Retreat Center (behind her) at the Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary in Northern California.

Everybody wants to be happy, but how do you actually "do" happiness? Please join us to find out more about true happiness in the free two day retreats that we offer in many locations around the world.

The retreats are based on, and inspired by, the Wisdom of Adi Da Samraj. They include guided meditations, yoga lessons, video presentations, group considerations, personal stories, contemplative walks, and delicious vegetarian meals.

The retreats are hosted by a team of experienced and long time practitioners of Avatar Adi Da’s Teachings who guide the retreat program in an inspiring fashion.

The complete weekend program (including workbook and materials) is offered for free. You only pay a contribution for food, drinks and your possible lodging during the weekend. Costs can differ depending on the location.

For more about these free weekend-long retreats, click here.

The next retreat dates at the Mountain Of Attention are: March 2-3, 2019; and May 18-19, 2019.
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retreat  

The Pattern Becomes Obsoletevideo
poster: AdiDaVideos
length: 08:22
date added: January 4, 2019
event date: July 29, 1973
language: English
Video excerpt from an early discourse by Adi Da Samraj on July 29, 1973.

This video clip is an excerpt from the DVD, The Relationship To The Guru Is The Constant In Life.

Adi Da would later make a similar communication in a very memorable way in “The Divine Avataric Self-Disclosure” (in The Aletheon):

ADI DA: The conditionally Apparent “world”-Process Of “Everything Changing” Is Simply The Natural “Play” Of Cosmic Life, In Which the (Always) two sides of every possibility come and go, In Cycles Of appearance and disappearance. Winter’s cold alternates with summer’s heat. Pain, Likewise, Follows every pleasure. Every appearance Is (Inevitably) Followed By its disappearance. There Is No Permanent “experience” In The Realm Of Cosmic Nature. One whose Whole bodily Devotion To Me Is Constant Simply Allows All Of This To Be So. Therefore, one who Truly Listens To Me and “Knows” Me Spontaneously Ceases To Add “self”-Contraction (and, Thus, “conditional-experience-causing” energy and intention) To This Relentless Round Of Natural and Futile Changes. . . Intrinsically egoless Self-Realization Of Me Is Possible Only When a living being (or body-mind-“self”) Has Whole bodily Ceased To React To The Always Changing Imposition Of Cosmic Nature. . . Those who Perfectly “Know” Me Tacitly Understand That whatever Is Not Always Already (or Eternally) Self-Existing and Self-Radiant Only Changes. . . Those who Perfectly “Know” Me Acknowledge (Tacitly, and With every Whole bodily act) That What Is Always Already The (One and Only) Case Never Changes. Such True Devotees Of Mine (who Perfectly “Know” Me) Perfectly Realize That The Entire Cosmic Realm Of Change—and Even the To-Me-Surrendered Whole body (itself)—Is Entirely Pervaded By Me (Always Self-Revealed As That Which Is Always Already The Case).

For more about Adi Da’s principle that what is not used becomes obsolete, read His Essay, “Right Principle and Right Self-Management: The Secrets of How To Change”, in The Aletheon.

comments: 1

The Process Of Spiritual Transmissionvideo
track 4 of The Impulse to God-Realization

poster: CDBaby
length: 05:28
date added: January 1, 2019
event date: July 1988
language: English
In July 1988, during several talks at the Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary in northern California, Avatar Adi Da Samraj described the first six stages of life (based upon His own seven-stage schema), and the unique and Graceful process of real Spiritual Transmission. This audio excerpt is from one such occasion.
tags:
CD   DVD  

Sacred Sighting: December 23, 2006video
poster: AdiDaUpClose
length: 17:54
date added: December 23, 2018
event date: December 23, 2006
language: English
Darshan (Sacred Sighting) of His Divine Presence Adi Da Samraj on December 23, 2006, at Adi Da Samrajashram.
tags:
Darshan  
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FOOTNOTES
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Thanks to the many videographers who took the footage, to the many editors who created these videos and audios, and to the 123 people and organizations who posted these videos and audios on YouTube and other places on the Web. Special thanks to Lynne Thompson, who did a lot of the data entry for our audio/video database.


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