Many people have found their way to Avatar Adi Da Samraj over the past few decades, both during and after His human lifetime.
The stories of how they found Him are moving and often extraordinary, even miraculous. This section contains over fifty stories,
that are hopefully representative of the thousands of people who have found Adi Da and received His Blessing.
some, while the encounter would not result in their becoming devotees,
it would transform their lives in a profound way. For
example, well-known futurist Barbara
Marx-Hubbard describes how she draws upon the 'Adi Da Frequency'
to help her work in creating a better and more conscious future
for humanity. Robert
Hall, co-founder of the Lomi School, says that Adi Da's Teaching
has been a source of major support for him in the continuation
of his personal Vipassana meditation practice, and Adi Da has
always represented for him an example of the truly Realized individual.
Paul Muller-Ortega, Professor of
Religion and founder of the Blue Throat Yoga school, writes of
feeling in Adi Da's company "an ancient bond of connection
to him" and after Darshan with Adi Da, there remains "a memory
and an inner feeling of Him that I carry with me daily."
For others, finding Adi Da was the discovery of
their Spiritual Master. From black liberation movement veteran Greg
Wells, who was also a lifelong spiritual seeker; to Frank
(Cheech) Marrero, who was imprisoned at Rikers Island Penitentiary, awaiting
trial for a crime he had not committed and a likely sentence of 20 or 30 years,
when a miracle occurred their stories tell how they finally found what their
hearts were seeking (whether they knew it or not when they first encountered Adi
Da). It was only then that the real adventure a life dedicated not to seeking
for God but to Realizing God (made always presently available through Adi Da) could begin at last.
people find Adi Da reflects who He is. We're
used to stories about human lives that confine themselves to the
familiar laws of nature. But some of the stories below
unfold in a way that suggest Adi Da was already in devotees'
lives, working with them on profound levels, long before they
even knew of Him (in the "normal" way). For example,
Hart describes how Adi Da began appearing to her in visions,
long before she knew who He was; Chris
Tong tells how Adi Da literally walked into his life when
he was still a baby, back in the late 1950's. That "supernormal"
manner is exactly how Adi Da describes the way He works. And He
is able to function in that manner because He is the
human incarnation of the Divine Person in whom everything
and everyone is arising:
. . . I have been Meditating everyone throughout all the years of This Divine Avataric physical Lifetime here and even throughout all time previous to This Divine Avataric physical Lifetime here. In Meditating everyone, I Take On each and every one to Myself. . . All have been Meditated by Me.
All have been Embraced by Me. . . In all times and places, My devotees will appear Finding Me after I have Already Entered into Perfect Coincidence with them, having Meditated them.
Avatar Adi Da Samraj
"The Boundless Self-Confession", The Aletheon
This is how people come to Me to become
My devotees, or (otherwise) come to Me for Blessing. They become associated with
one or another aspect of My world-Work. It is Prior Meditation. In other words,
I Priorly Coincide with everyone and everything, and then Signs emerge. This is
how I Work. This is My Divine Avataric Nature Showing Itself in the larger world-picture
. . . And this is, in fact, how people end up coming to Me.
relationship to Me does not begin simply when people formally enter into the gathering
of My devotees. My Work begins before people even come into My Divine Avataric
Company. Some recognize and know that, and there are rather dramatic signs of
it. In other cases, individuals are simply drawn to Me and have nothing in mind
to say why, other than they heard about Me and were moved.
Adi Da Samraj, February 2008
"Tell Everyone My Leela Everywhere"
Adi Da Samrajashram
Magazine, Vol. 1, #1
Stories below marked with
are either all video or contain video supplements.