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Santosha Adi Da (1995-1996) – Gathering “Considerations” with Beloved
Adi Da Samraj, at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort and the Manner of Flowers,
December 29 and 30 1995, and January 3, 1996.


The Yajna Discourses of Santosha Adi Da (1995-1996)


A Mastered Life

A Gathering “Consideration” with Adi Da Samraj

Sugar Bowl Ski Resort, California

December 29, 1995

In late December, Beloved Adi Da Samraj went on a
“holiday” to the Sugar Bowl Ski resort, staying at a ski
cabin owned by the family of one of His devotees. After a
day out around the resort, Bhagavan Adi Da called all the
devotees serving on the trip to the cabin, where they all
gathered in the living room with Him. After some small talk,
one of his devotees started talking about his relationship
with his intimate partner.

DEVOTEE: Beloved, I look at my relationship with wife as
a Gift from You.

ADI DA SAMRAJ: Well, fine. It can be understood in more
than one way, however.


ADI DA SAMRAJ: It can be understood in more than one way,
more than one fashion. There are some people whom I hardly
ever hear from, except every now and then they send Me a
card thanking Me for their new relationship and telling Me
what a Gift it is from Me. The I’vewpoint behind that is
that I am here to Bless the self-satisfaction game, and they
found something new to imagine they are going to be
satisfied by. And they’re really thanking Me for Giving it
to them.

To understand intimate relationship truly as a Gift from
Me, you must understand it in relationship to Me, and as a
Gift of sadhana for real. You don’t have to be a celibate
renunciate in this Way. It’s always an individual question
relative to that matter. To practice this Way, as a general
principle, it’s not necessary to become a celibate
renunciate. It may be necessary in the individual case. In
every other case, the sadhana cannot truly be effective
unless emotional-sexual life becomes sadhana, Yoga.

Due to Adidam’s copyright restrictions the remainder of the talk has been removed