Da Avabhasa was the primary Name used in public by Avatar Adi Da Samraj from 1991 through 1994.
In 1991, Avatar Adi Da was presented with a song praising Him as Avabhasa. Avatar Adi Da Received the words of this song as an acknowledgment of Who He Is, indicating, on the last day of April 1991, that He accepted Da Avabhasa as one of His True Names, and the principal Name by which He was to be called. Though it is no longer used as His primary Name, Da Avabhasa is still an appropriate reference to Avatar Adi Da.
Avabhasa in Sanskrit means brightness, appearance, lustre, light, knowledge. The root of the word is bhas (with a long a) which means to radiate, to become manifest, to come forth, to shine, to beam, to be resplendent or brilliant, to show oneself, to appear. The first syllable ava is the same as that of Avatar, and it means to descend. Thus the complete word avabhasa means shining towards, shining down, shining upon, or showing oneself.
Thus, the Name Da Avabhasa, expresses the original Divine Nature of Adi Da and His Descent into the world. He is the Bright, the Divine Condition of Love-Bliss-Light that He fully enjoyed in His infancy. His Brightness is the Radiance of Amrita Nadi, the Current of Immortal Bliss that rose up in Him after His Divine Re-Awakening. And His Brightness is also the All-Consuming Fire of His Divine State.
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