The Reality-Way of Adidam
The Dome Temple, Da Love-Ananda Mahal, Kuaii
“The Reality-Way of Adidam” will introduce you to the “radical” Process of constant Divine Communion, non-seeking, and literal En-Light-enment (or Realization of Reality Itself) that is the Gift of Avatar Adi Da Samraj.
Over the weeks of the course you will be “considering” a new understanding of Reality—not the mere conventional world of facts and events, appearances and accepted notions, but a form of Reality that is deeper, utterly profound, all-pervading, and self-evidently True.
It is a form of Reality that is “non-dual”—beyond notions of self and other, beyond all forms of merely conventional knowledge, but a Reality that can be unquestionably and directly Realized, through Avatar Adi Da’s Grace.
Thus, as you study and discuss these lessons, you will come to a deeper understanding of Reality Itself—the True Nature of existence, as It has been Revealed by Avatar Adi Da, and the Process of Realizing (or Actualizing) It.
Everything you will read and “consider” is based in the Teaching-Revelation of Avatar Adi Da, and everything about the Reality-Way of Adidam is a direct Gift from Him. As you will come to understand, Adidam is a constant process of relationship to Him—a process of recognition-response, or direct recognition of the “Bright” State that Shines through Him, and As Him, and the devotee’s spontaneous, heart-felt response. This is the foundation process at the core of every aspect of the Reality-Way of Adidam.
The text for this course is the Dawn Horse Press book entitled The Reality-Way of Adidam: The Divine Process That Outshines All Seeking in the Perfect Freedom of Reality Itself.
Here is how the study in this course is divided up:
is an introduction to the course, and includes discussion of Part One of the book: “The Giver of Adidam”. The readings here introduce Avatar Adi Da Himself, and the Reality-Way of Adidam. (You should complete Assignment One, including the readings and questions, prior to the first class meeting.)
AmAdidam”, a compilation of important passages from Avatar Adi Da’s Revelation-Word that appears in the latter part of the book.
focuses on the section titled “The First Dimension: ‘Radical’ Devotion”. As you will see, “Radical” Devotion (or recognition-response) to Avatar Adi Da Samraj is the key to every aspect of Adidam. Also studied in this session is “I
explores “The Second Dimension: Right Life” In this session, you will study Avatar Adi Da’s Description of how recognition-response becomes the literal basis for every daily activity—and how His Divine Grace thus is enabled to Infuse every moment of one’s life.
In this session we will also study Part Four, “The Uniqueness of Adidam”. These writings explore the aspects of Adidam that are unique, and compare and contrast the Reality-Way of Adidam with previously established traditions of religion, Spirituality, and Transcendental Teachings.
Session Four (the final course session) is study of “The Third Dimension: Perfect Knowledge”. Here we “consider” how “Radical” Realization—or “Perfect Knowledge”—arises on the basis of “radical” devotion and right life for the practitioner of Adidam.
We will also study the section entitled “The Demonstration of Adidam”, which shows how the Reality-Way of Adidam matures from the beginnings of practice all the way through to the furthest reaches of Divine En-Light-enment (or seventh stage Realization), which is Avatar Adi Da’s unique Gift.
Encountering Avatar Adi Da and His Reality-Teaching is a unique experience, and it is helpful to be prepared for this.
On the one hand, you may find yourself responding with an immediate ecstasy of heart-recognition, the intuition that Reality Itself is Appearing to you in and via human Form. On the other hand, when first encountering the Pure egoless Force of Reality that Avatar Adi Da Transmits and, literally, Is, it is possible to feel disoriented or uncomfortable—Avatar Adi Da’s Wisdom, and His Very Presence run counter to what is accepted in the world as the unquestioned foundation of day to day life. In any case, something authentic and profound is offered through this course, and you should feel free to simply allow the process to unfold however it may for you.
It is our hope that in your written responses and in your class sessions on this course that you will freely discuss any and all of your feelings and thoughts. Adidam is not a “belief system”—it is an esoteric practice based on direct experience and personal confirmation of Avatar Adi Da’s Teachings.
Please ask any questions you may have—whether you think they are “intelligent” or not, “advanced” or “simple”. Asking questions can serve your own understanding, and the understanding of others in the class as well (including the instructor!).
This course is intended to provide you with the space to “consider” these matters at depth, to give you a safe space apart from the daily noise to feel your heart’s deepest wants and needs.
Required reading for the course: The book: The Reality Way of Adidam
- Prerequisites: The Da Avatar course
- Duration: 4 weekly sessions
- Cost: US$100If you need the required reading material:
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Available Session Start Dates
- LMI102.1: Monday, November 6, 2017;
4:00 PM Pacific US; 7:00 PM Eastern US
Instructors: Paul Augspurger
- LMI102.2: Saturday, November 11, 2017;
The European Danda, Maria Hoop, Limburg, NL;
10:00 AM CET
Instructors: Walter Brew & Perola Goncalves