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SACRED HISTORY for August 1st

1984  Adi Da Samraj Gives the Talk “Art Is Love”, in which He Says:

There is no great art without the sacred.

There is no true art without the beautiful. For there to be the sacred, there must be the ability to participate Spiritually in Reality Itself, Beyond the egoic ‘self’.

Therefore, true art must be associated with the Divine. For something to be beautiful, there must be love, and there must be something of a culture of love.

True art invites participation. It is part of a cultural exercise that can also take the form of the living process, the association between the Adept-Realizer and devotees.

Therefore, the highest activity of a human being occurs in the case of Enlightenment, in the case of the Adept-Realizer Who is Working to Enlighten others, to Awaken others. This is the Great Art Form of humankind.”  ~Adi Da Samrajashram

2008  Adi Da Samraj Blesses the rendering of His Name “Adi Da” in Chinese characters. ~Adi Da Samrajashram

TRANSCENDENTAL REALISM: The Art of Adi Da Samraj

Quandra Loka represents the pinnacle of Adi Da’s photographic method. Almost all of the images in this suite are complex multiple exposures, typically involving more than two (and even as many as ten or more) superimposed layers. He created each of these multiple-exposed images entirely in camera, in a natural environment (mostly underwater) without artificial lighting, and without the aid of any digital or darkroom manipulation.

True art heals. True art restores equanimity.
Art must regenerate the sense of well-being.
That is its true purpose.

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