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podcasts of Avatar Adi Da Samraj.

Truth is Prior to the Body/Mind

9:45 - published 15 January 2012
In this discourse Adi Da Samraj adresses the fact that Truth or God Realization is not dependent on, nor does it have anything to do with, the functions and activities of the body mind.

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Be Purposed to Realization -
Beyond Race, Gender, or Any Form of 'self'-Identity

21:13 - published 31 July 2011
In this discourse, a devotee asks Adi Da Samraj about her practice of Adidam as an African-American woman in a predominantly white community. Read a transcript

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Money, Food and Sex

25:49 - published 25 November 2010
In an historic discourse from 1972, Adi Da addresses the dilemma those taking up "spiritual life" encounter when bringing discipline to the areas of money, food, and sex.

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Helping the Dying

12:05 - published 4 October 2010
In this discourse given May 29, 1980, a student of Avatar Adi Da asks for suggestions to help her dying mother. Adi Da responds both with compassion, and also with very practical and useful advice.

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The Responsibility for Love

19:02 - published 24 July 2010
This podcast is an excerpt from a 1977 discourse of Adi Da Samraj, in which he responds to a devotee's question about the difficulty — and apparent inability — to love.

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"My Work is Urgent"

16:10 - published 22 May 2010
Adi Da speaks to the crisis mankind is in and the urgency for true spiritual practice, the disposition that undermines mankind's assumption of separation.

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Adi Da's Reading of His Love-Ananda Gita

10:25 - published 4 April 2010
In this historical recording of April of 1986, we hear Adi Da Samraj reciting the final section of his Love Ananda Gita. In it Adi Da communicates his most "radical" transcendental teaching regarding true renunciation of the egoic motive of seperation and Realization of the Divine Self-Condition.

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"While You Live You Make Mind
— When You Die Mind Makes You"

12:57 - published 28 December 2009
While we survive death, that fact is of no consolation. At death there is the falling off of the physical body, but the mind, psych and personality created during one's life continue. Without thie anchor of the body, we drift aimlessly into the disturbances of mind and psyche that remain. Therefore what occurs after death is directly associated with what one does in life.

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Adi Da's Poetry: Confessional Poems of Liberation and Love

— written and recited by Adi Da Samraj
20:50 - published 25 October 2009
Adi Da Samraj communicates his "Bright" realization and the purpose of his liberating work through poems He wrote between 1971 and 1976. The poems included in this podcast were selected from the full collection of Adi Da's poetry.

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The Death of Adi Da Samraj

23:52 - published 12 July 2009
On November 27th, 2008 Adi Da Samraj passed from His body in His hermitage sanctuary in Fiji. This extended podcast includes:

  • a chronicle of this time of His passing
  • an audio excerpt from 1999 of Adi Da speaking about His physical death and continuation of His spiritual and world work
  • interviews with devotees who made the pilgrimage to Fiji for this event

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The Commercialization of Religion

17:31 - published 28 December 2008
The consumer mentality has infiltrated the area of religion. We hear from the media and the popular psyche that you can buy religion and become "spiritual" without real change — and this presumption is false. In this episode, which includes two segments from discourses and a recitation from His Teaching, Avatar Adi Da brings His unique clarity and offers commentary on the matter.
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All Religious History is One Great Tradition

25:21 - published 22 September 2008
In this discourse Adi Da calls us to understand the doctrines and spiritual attainments of mankind as a whole, not as seperate traditions or paths. He also urges mankind to transcend merely belief-based religious myths, dogma, and "religious provincialism" which only support egoic separation and conflict.
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The Romanticism of Science

20:10 - published 29 April 2008
Does religion have the answer to truth... or does science explain it all? In this discourse Adi Da Samraj speaks to what science can serve and what are the limits in its endeavor to discover the truth about Reality.
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Transcending the Mood of Doubt

20:18 - published 25 Jan 2008
Doubt is not a sign that we may have been betrayed in some way. Adi Da Samraj describes the "solution" to doubt - identifying with the Divine Itself, beyond the temporary cycles of the body and mind and beyond the sense of being a separate self.
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The Only Way Beyond Fear

22:59 - published 10 Dec 2007
Fear is an inherent characteristic of identification with the mortal body. Adi Da explains that such fear cannot be escaped, but that identification with the body can be understood and utterly transcended in the Divine Self-Condition.
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What Is Adidam?

12:29 - published 21 Jun 2007
Adi Da clarifies that the Way of Adidam is based solely on the inherent heart-response to His spiritual state. That heart-response leads to the self-understanding and willingness to take up the real ego-transcending practice.
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"God" Is Not The Cause

16:40 - published 9 May 2007
The Divine is the substance of all that arises, not the "cause" of anything. Adi Da describes how our own activity causes the assumption of separation.
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On Cults and Cultism

12:45 - published 16 Apr 2007
Adi Da notes that cultism is rooted in the childish need to believe and to depend on a person, group, myth, or symbol — without assuming responsibility for oneself.
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Death and the Purpose of Existence

34:44 - published 9 Mar 2007
In this discourse, Adi Da Samraj elaborates on the way that the habits of attention, while alive, determine experience after death.
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Beyond Death, Sorrow, and Loss

16:53 - published 24 Feb 2007
Adi Da Samraj responds to a question from a devotee who had lost a grandchild and was asking for some understanding that might ease his sorrow.
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The Need for The Spiritual Master

19:02 - published 4 Feb 2007
Adi Da Samraj speaks of the indispensable need for a fully accomplished spiritual Realizer if anyone hopes to discover the ultimate nature of Reality and Truth.
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The "Bright"

19:10 - published 19 Jan 2007
Adi Da reads His own description of the unique State of Spiritual Freedom He has enjoyed since His birth.
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