An Overview of
Aham Da Asmi (Beloved, I Am Da)

by The Adidam Writer’s Guild

The principal Text of Aham Da Asmi (Beloved, I Am Da)—Part Three of this first of the Divine “Source-Texts” of Adidam—comprises one hundred and eight extraordinary verses. These verses are a poetic elaboration of the Divine Self-Confession that the Divine World-Teacher, Ruchira Avatar Adi Da Samraj, Communicated—via an open letter to all of His devotees—on September 13, 1979. Three days after Writing this historic letter, Avatar Adi Da walked into the view of an assembly of hundreds of His devotees (and, for the first time, invited public) who had gathered to see Him. A collective gasp was heard, as hundreds broke out in spontaneous weeping—weeping for joy as they beheld Real God Appearing before them in human Form. The Incontrovertible Divinity of Ruchira Avatar Adi Da Samraj was literally Shining out from—and even as—His own Body.

Avatar Adi Da moved to His Chair, allowing all to Contemplate Him as He Sat silently. After some time, He started to Speak, and during that exquisitely beautiful Discourse, for the first time, He Spoke His Name “Da” for all to hear. The Initiatory Force of Avatar Adi Da Speaking His Name aloud will never be forgotten by those who were Graced to be in His Company on that glorious occasion.

Avatar Adi Da Speaks His Great and Final Revelation in the ancient language of Sanskrit: “Aham Da Asmi”. This is the Heart-Awakening Declaration, “I Am Da.” “Da” is the Name of the Divine Source and Person, meaning, (as Avatar Adi Da Declares in verse 4 of Part Three) “The ‘Divine Giver’, That Gives Itself To All and all, and That Gives Even All to all”.