with Avatar Adi Da Samraj: Revelations, Miracles, and Lessons
practice in Adidam is all about living
with Avatar Adi Da Samraj, whether in His physical
company, or at a distance. Through "staying in the Room"
with Adi Da Samraj, His devotees grow in their recognition of
Who He Is, and are thus in an ever better position to Realize
Adi Da Samraj's Spiritual Realization. The process of living with
Avatar Adi Da Samraj reflects to devotees their human and spiritual
shortcomings, all of which are obstacles to spiritual growth,
and all of which must be understood and transcended in order for
spiritual progress to occur. Here are some of the stories told
by devotees, of their life with their Guru. They range from tales
of extraordinary miracles to miracles of human transformation.
One thing becomes clear as you read these stories: Avatar Adi
Da Samraj's Grace is a spontaneous manifestation of love for His
devotees; He works His "Divine Magic" in as many ways
as there are devotees. In short, spiritual practice and spiritual
realization in Adidam is all about the relationship
between Avatar Adi Da Samraj and His devotee. And almost always,
in order to deal with His devotees' egoic patterns for real, Adi
Da has had to get under their skin. . .
December 1983, two
months after Avatar Adi Da's arrival at Adidam Samrajashram
(on the island of Naitauba in Fiji), an accident occurred
that would have been fatal without Avatar Adi Da's Intervention.
The story of that incident is told by two people: Frans
Bakker, one of the doctors involved; and Tom
Closser, the devotee to whom the accident occurred,
who describes his near-death experience, and a profound
lesson about how "guilt" can become a self-destructive
impediment to growth.
Rogers became a devotee of Avatar Adi Da in 1973.
She spent many years serving in His personal Company. She
is presently a member of the community of Adi Da's devotees
in Lake County, California. Here she tells of how Avatar
Adi Da Samraj revealed to her that He is the Divine Person,
the "hole in the universe" revealing the Divine
also realized that the devotee's reception of Adi Da Samraj's
Spiritual Transmission does not require any physical or
social interaction with Adi Da Samraj: "He Transmits
this Power by His mere existence. Just as on the night at
Red Sitting Man, I knew that Adi Da does not have to be
active. He does not have to look at me. He does not have
to speak to me. He does not have to deal with me or Teach
me or Instruct me or do anything to me. I knew He is merely