Adi Da: His Teaching and His Way of Perfect Happiness


Adi Da






Adi Da's Teachings have tremendous significance for humanity . . .
He represents a foundation and a structure for sanity.
Robert K. Hall, co-founder of The Lomi School
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Adi Da has created a body of spiritual literature that is unprecedented and full of Spiritual Revelation. His intention has been to make books so profound:

that the mere reading of them could convert any being on earth (or anywhere else) from the egoic life of "self-possession", mortality, and darkness to the life of Divine Love-Bliss, without requiring the slightest qualification in the case of any being that moves, or is. I am not apart or separate, you see. Nor are you. This secret is in these books.

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Many have recognized the extraordinary nature of Adi Da Samraj's Teaching:

Adi Da Samraj and his unique body of teaching work offer a rare and extraordinary opportunity for those courageous students who are ready to move beyond ego and take the plunge into deepest communion with the Absolute. Importantly, the teaching is grounded in explicit discussion of necessary psychospiritual evolution and guides the student to self-responsibility and self-awareness.

Elisabeth Targ, M.D.
professor, School of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

However, like all the great and true Spiritual Masters from Gautama Buddha to Jesus of Nazareth what Adi Da Samraj has brought into the world is not merely a new belief system or another set of spiritual techniques or religious rituals. Like the Spiritual Masters of past ages, Adi Da Samraj's primary offering is an extraordinary and very tangible Spiritual Transmission, that directly Communicates the Greater Reality Itself. When Jesus said merely "Come follow Me" to two ordinary fishermen, they dropped everything to follow Him, in response to His Transmission. When Krishna played His flute, the gopi cowherds left their cattle to follow Krishna, in response to His Transmission. When Gautama Buddha held up a flower, Kasyapa smiled, "enlightened" on the spot (thus beginning the tradition of Zen Buddhism), because of the Buddha's Transmission.

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All the great and true Spiritual Masters are not merely "preachers" or charismatic (but otherwise ordinary) human beings; they are necessarily Transmission Masters of varying degrees and kinds. Their Words simply reflect what is directly communicated by their Spiritual Transmission. Just how extraordinary Adi Da Samraj's Transmission is (and how unique an opportunity it represents), is something we hope will become clearer as you browse this site.

Spiritual Transmission and Transmission Masters

Based on their reception of this Transmission (and the accompanying heart-recognition of the Transmitter), otherwise ordinary human beings can enter into a Spiritual relationship with Adi Da Samraj, becoming His devotees, and practicing the Way of Adidam.

the nature of a Spiritual relationship with Avatar Adi Da Samraj

Through that Spiritual relationship, their reception is deepened, first to the point of steady Communion with the Divine, and then ultimately to the point of Divine Realization Itself Perfect Happiness Itself the greatest of all human destinies, and the destiny for which every heart longs.

the different types of human destiny and Spiritual Realization

"I felt Beloved Adi Da's Spiritual Transmission thick in the room. I simply looked at Him, and saw Him as the center of a field of tangible, visible, Love-Blissful, Conscious, breathable Light. I felt myself go through a kind of 'door'. On the 'other side' was the most extraordinary perception of my beloved Spiritual Master that I had ever experienced. It was primarily a feeling-recognition of Him, a swoon of love in which He was simply Energy, Light, and Divine Love-Bliss. He radiated a visible, even tangible Light that was so attractive that I felt my entire being captured by and attracted to Him. There was no longer a sense of being a separate self just the profound peace of realizing that there is nothing to seek, nowhere to go, nothing to attain. This was Reality itself, and it was not separate from 'me'. I had no sense of my usual persona or contracted self. It was like waiting all your life for a package to arrive, and then when it comes, you aren't there! But you are so happy that you don't mind at all."

In the course of that process, the sense of being a "separate self" or "ego" is revealed to be an artifact of our own egoic activity. It is not a solid thing or structure, or some "homunculus" ("little man") or "soul" inside the body. The "separate self" is understood to be untrue (in that it is not who we really are), unnecessary (in that it is the result of an action we can stop doing in any moment), and destructive (in that it is the source of our unhappiness, that is, our feeling of separation from the Divine and all others). For this reason, the Way of Divine Realization necessarily coincides with understanding and transcendence of "self": there is no Realization of the Divine Identity without letting go of identification with all forms of "me" less than the Divine.

self-understanding and self-transcendence

The practice of Adidam has many details, even as there are many aspects in the human life and body-mind to be transformed (diet, meditation, intimacies, work, etc.). But the heart of the devotee's practice is the Spiritual relationship with Adi Da Samraj; the purpose of all the "secondary" practices is to bring one's life and body-mind into greater balance, freeing up increasingly greater energy and attention for the Spiritual relationship. Put another way, the purpose of all the disciplines is to transform every moment in life whether one is eating, sexing, meditating, doing business, or whatever into Divine Communion.

the secondary and supportive disciplines of Adidam practice

Living, as we do, in a materialistic culture in which doing something "spiritual" competes side by side with going to a good movie for what to do on a Saturday night, and in which both are just as easily forgotten for the next experience most of us will have many questions and doubts about a genuine and serious Spiritual life, ranging from: "But does God and a Greater Reality even exist?" to "What is Spiritual Transmission?" to "What exactly is a Spiritual Master?" to "What will I have to give up to do this practice?" This website is aimed at addressing some of those basic questions, as well as clarifying and fleshing out who Adi Da Samraj is, and the extraordinary opportunity of a Spiritual relationship with Avatar Adi Da Samraj.

common questions of spiritual beginners and people interested in Adidam

But always prior to all of these questions of the mind is a fundamental question of the heart, as it yearns for Perfect Happiness. And that "question" can only be completely satisfied by Perfect Happiness Itself.

The heart has a question.
The heart must be Satisfied.
Without that Satisfaction
Which is necessarily Spiritual in Nature
there is no Real Happiness.

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