Recognition of Adi Da > Touching
the Body of the Divine Being
Touching the Body of the Divine Being
Ross Keen, D.O.
Ross Keen is a licensed Osteopathic physician in
New Zealand. He is also trained in Naturopathy, kinesiology, Rolfing,
acupuncture and numerous forms of massage. He has been a devotee
of Adi Da Samraj since 1992. Ross is 60 years old.
was first asked to do my form of body work on Adi Da Samraj only
six months after I became a devotee, while on retreat on Adi Da's
Hermitage Island of Naitauba. This was entirely unexpected, so I
was initially somewhat discombobulated and definitely nervous.
I came into the room where Adi Da lay on the massage table, and
after bowing before Him, I saw Him looking at me. This was the
first time I had been this close to Him, and it was like looking
into infinity. At the same time I could sense vast power, wisdom
and bottomless compassion, which helped to put me at ease. When
I put my hands on Adi Da, I experienced the shocking perception
that He had no emotional armoring to His Body at all. This
was unique. I had never felt this before, not even in babies.
I knew that He was entirely vulnerable to me, and that tacit knowledge
was both surprising and wonderful. He was demonstrating to me
Who He was, on the level that I could appreciate.
Over the years that I continued to do the bodywork with Adi Da,
it became obvious that He was doing the Work on me —
using this medium to compassionately serve my practice of devotional
resort to Him. He also grew my practice of bodywork in unique
ways and took it to places that I could not have imagined, all
with hardly a Word Spoken, although He often would use His Divine
Humour in dealing with me. At times He would take me to an indefinable
“spiritual realm”, where it was obvious I was dealing with a Being
completely beyond my comprehension, yet I could intuit that this
was the Divine Being, and could feel the unparalleled Gift He
was Granting me. Other times, I was just Ross as a separate ego-self,
and the stark comparison was painful. But at these times, I did
not feel any judgment from Adi Da, just His compassionate Love,
and this would simply turn me back to Him.
I feel incomparably Graced to have received such a Gift from Adi
Da, and I am most humbly grateful.