turning to Me and My Transmission of My Own Spiritual Presence
— My "Bright" Spiritual Transmission in response to you — these
two together, that is Adidam.
Way of Adidam has unique characteristics, and they are
all based on the tangible Spiritual Transmission Given
by My Avataric Divine Grace. They are not based on philosophy
or thinking or techniques. The entire process in My Company
is based on the devotional and (in due course) Spiritual
relationship to Me, and not on any technique of seeking.
you want to know that this process in My Company is true,
then experience Me. That is all. It is not about believing
something or merely thinking that it is so. It is a matter
of approaching Me as a devotee, in this searchlessly Me-Beholding
manner of true devotion.
the devotee, that is sufficient. The mere devotional Beholding
of Me being sufficient for My devotee, I Reveal Myself
to him or her through various signs. The Way of Adidam
is simply the process of My devotee being given over to
Me, combined with Me. Altogether, the Way of Adidam is
the process of manifested conditions being given over
to their Source. That is it — being surrendered in the
Divine Source. Not the "Divine Source" as a
philosophical principle or an abstract idea, but as a
tangible Person here, Avatarically Self-Manifested, Speaking
to you now.
Avatar Bhakti Yoga: Surrender of the four lower faculties of
the body-mind to the Divine
order to fully receive Avatar Adi Da Samraj's Transmission,
the body-mind has to be in a very specific position and disposition.
Avatar Adi Da Samraj describes this “surrendered position” in
terms of a specific orientation for each of “the four lower
faculties” of the human being: mind, body, emotion, and breath.
Adi Da Samraj calls the practice of turning the four faculties
of the body-mind to Him in every moment, Ruchira
Avatara Bhakti Yoga.
of the higher faculties
The four faculties cannot surrender themselves. Activation of
the higher faculties — awareness, heart-response, discriminative
intelligence, and will — is essential. The right Spiritual functioning
of the human being in relation to God only comes about when
all the faculties are submitted according to a given, natural
us to come into contact with God and Reality altogether, through
the relationship with the Spiritual Master.
forms conclusions about how to re-organize one’s life based
on this greater feeling-awareness. Such conclusions would remain
mere “good-heartedness” if not for the accompanying presence
of a strong
which connects the higher and the lower faculties. It is by
virtue of a developed will that discriminative intelligence
submits the lower faculties to God.
secondary and supportive disciplines in the Way of Adidam
The core of practice in the Way of Adidam is the moment-to-moment
contemplation of Avatar Adi Da Samraj Himself, and His Spiritual
Transmission. However, engaging disciplines that curb our otherwise
endless and overt seeking, and require us to feel instead are
critical to allowing self-understanding to proceed to the point
of hearing and, ultimately, God-Realization. The ego is a primal
action (the self-contraction), compounded by all kinds of secondary
actions, and therefore its undermining requires counter-egoic
actions or habits to be put in place with consistency.
Beholding of Adi Da Samraj—Searchless Beholding is
the Spiritually Awakened practice of Ruchira Avatar Bhakti Yoga
— or searchless surrender of the faculties to Avatar Adi Da
Samraj. It is a practice that can only be engaged on the basis
of Spiritual Initiation by Avatar Adi Da Samraj Himself. That
Spiritual Initiation is given by Him in occasions of silent
Beholding of Him, in which you sit facing His physical human
form and directly receive His Spiritual Transmission face-to-face.
This direct Spiritual Initiation is Offered by Avatar Adi Da
on special Initiatory retreats to those formally practicing
devotees who have completed the initial "student-beginner" period
of study and adaptation to the disciplines and the basic practice
altogether. This preparatory period can be as brief as nine
to twelve months.
our practice of the Way of Adidam, there comes a moment of Grace
when we are stably shifted in our identity, from being a Spiritual
practitioner practicing absorption in
the Divine Being, to being a practitioner practicing Identity
with the Divine, standing as, what Avatar Adi Da Samraj
calls “The Witness-Consciousness”. Thus begins the first stage
of the Perfect Practice. The Perfect Practice has three stages,
all taking place in the Domain of Consciousness, that is, in direct
relation to the Awakened State and the Divine Person in His Ultimate
Identity as Consciousness:
everything in Consciousness, Recognizing all objects in and
The third stage
of the Perfect Practice is Divine Enlightenment: complete Awakening
from the dream of limited existence.