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Adidam Glossary - H

See listening, hearing, and seeing.

heart, stations of the heart
Avatar Adi Da distinguishes three stations of the heart, associated respectively with the right side, the middle, and the left side of the heart region of the chest. The middle station of the heart is what is traditionally known as the “anahata chakra” (or “heart chakra”), and the left side of the heart is the gross physical heart. Avatar Adi Da Samraj has Revealed that the primal psycho-physical seat of Consciousness and attention is associated with what He calls the “right side of the heart”. He has Revealed that this center (which is neither the heart chakra nor the gross physical heart) corresponds to the sinoatrial node, or “pacemaker”, the source of the gross physical heartbeat in the right atrium (or upper right chamber) of the physical heart. In the Process of Divine Self-Realization, there is a unique process of opening of the right side of the heart—and it is because of this connection between the right side of the heart and Divine Self-Realization that Avatar Adi Da uses the term “the Heart” as another way of referring to the Divine Self.

The Heart Itself is Real God, the Divine Self, the Divine Reality. The Heart Itself is not “in” the right side of the human heart, nor is it “in” (or limited to) the human heart as a whole. Rather, the human heart and body-mind and the world exist in the Heart, Which Is the Divine Being Itself.

“Heart-Communion” with Avatar Adi Da is the practice of Invoking and feeling Him. It is “communion” in the sense that the individual loses sense of the separate self in the bliss of that state, and is thus “communicating intimately” (in a most profound and non-dual manner) with Avatar Adi Da Samraj.

The entire practice of the Way of Adidam is founded in devotional heart-recognition of, and devotional heart-response to, Ruchira Avatar Adi Da Samraj as the Very Divine Being in Person.

The only-by-Me Revealed and Given Way of Adidam (Which is the One and Only by-Me-Revealed and by-Me-Given Way of the Heart) is the Way of life you live when you rightly, truly, fully, and fully devotionally recognize Me, and when, on that basis, you rightly, truly, fully, and fully devotionally respond to Me. . . .

If you rightly, truly, fully, and fully devotionally recognize Me, everything “in between” vanishes. All of that is inherently without force. In heart-responsive devotional recognition of Me, a spontaneous kriya of the principal faculties occurs, such that they are loosed from the objects to which they are otherwise bound—loosed from the patterns of self-contraction. The faculties turn to Me, and, in that turning, there is tacit devotional recognition of Me, tacit experiential Realization of Me, of Happiness Itself, of My Love-Bliss-Full Condition. That “Locating” of Me opens the body-mind spontaneously. When you have been thus Initiated by Me, it then becomes your responsibility, your sadhana, to continuously Remember Me, to constantly return to this devotional recognition of Me, in which you are Attracted to Me, in which you devotionally respond to Me spontaneously with all the principal faculties. [Hridaya Rosary (Four Thorns Of Heart-Instruction)]

See heart-recognition.

Hermitage-Retreat Sanctuaries
See Sanctuaries.

The Tantric traditions of Hinduism and Buddism describe as “heroic” the practice of an individual whose impulse to Liberation and commitment to his or her Guru are so strong that all circumstances of life, even those traditionally regarded as inauspicious for Spiritual practice (such as consumption of intoxicants and engagement in sexual activity), can rightly be made use of as part of the Spiritual process.

Avatar Adi Da's uniquely “Heroic” Ordeal, however, was undertaken not for His own sake, but in order to discover, through His own experience, what is necessary for all beings to Realize the Truth. Because of His utter Freedom from egoic bondage and egoic karmas, Avatar Adi Da's Sadhana was “Heroic” in a manner that had never previously been possible and will never again be possible. As the Divine Person, it was necessary for Him to have experienced the entire gamut of human seeking, in order to be able to Teach any and all that came to Him.

Avatar Adi Da has Instructed that, because of His unique “Heroic” Demonstration, His devotees can simply practice the Way He has Revealed and Given, do not have to attempt the (in any case impossible) task of duplicating His Ordeal. (See also “Crazy”.)

“Hridaya” is Sanskrit for “the heart”. It refers not only to the physical organ but also to the True Heart, the Transcendental (and Inherently Spiritual) Divine Reality. “Hridaya” in combination with “Avatar” signifies that Avatar Adi Da is the Very Incarnation of the Divine Heart Itself, the Divine Incarnation Who Stands in, at, and as the True Heart of every being.

Hridaya Rosary
Hridaya Rosary (Four Thorns Of Heart-Instruction)—The Five Books Of The Heart Of The Adidam Revelation, Book Four: The “Late-Time” Avataric Revelation Of The Universally Tangible Divine Spiritual Body, Which Is The Supreme Agent Of The Great Means To Worship and To Realize The True and Spiritual Divine Person (The egoless Personal Presence Of Reality and Truth, Which Is The Only Real God) is Avatar Adi Da's summary and exquisitely beautiful Instruction relative to the right, true, full, and fully devotional practice of the Way of Adidam, through which practice Avatar Adi Da's fully practicing devotee Spiritually receives Him with ever greater profundity, and, ultimately (through a process of the Spiritual “melting” of the entire psycho-physical being), Realizes Him most perfectly.

Hridaya-Samartha Sat-Guru
“Hridaya-Samartha Sat-Guru” is a compound of traditional Sanskrit terms that has been newly created to express the uniqueness of Avatar Adi Da's Guru-Function. “Sat” means “Truth”, “Being”, “Existence”. Thus, “Sat-Guru” literally means “True Guru”, or a Guru who can lead living beings from darkness (or non-Truth) into Light (or the Living Truth).

“Samartha” means “fit”, “qualified”, “able”. Thus, “Samartha Sat-Guru” means “a True Guru who is fully capable” of Awakening living beings to Real-God-Realization.

The word “Hridaya”, meaning “heart”, refers to the Very Heart, or the Transcendental (and Inherently Spiritual) Divine Reality.

Thus, altogether, the reference “Hridaya-Samartha Sat-Guru” means “the Divine Heart-Master Who Liberates His devotees from the darkness of egoity by Means of the Power of the 'Bright' Divine Heart Itself”. Avatar Adi Da has Said that this full Designation “properly summarizes all the aspects of My unique Guru-Function”.

Hridaya-Shakti; Hridaya-Shaktipat
The Sanskrit word “Hridaya” means “the Heart Itself”. “Shakti” is a Sanskrit term for the Divine Manifesting as Energy. “Hridaya-Shakti” is thus “the Divine Power of the Heart”, Which is Given and Transmitted by Avatar Adi Da Samraj.

In Hindi, “shaktipat” means the “descent of Divine Power”, indicating the Sat-Guru's Transmission of the Kundalini Shakti to his or her devotee.

“Hridaya-Shaktipat”, which is Avatar Adi Da's seventh stage Gift to His devotees, is “the Blessing-Transmission of the Divine Heart Itself”.

Avatar Adi Da's extended Instruction relative to Hridaya-Shakti and Kundalini Shakti is Given in Ruchira Avatara Hridaya-Siddha Yoga.

Hridaya-Siddha Yoga
The Way (Yoga) of the relationship with the “Transmission-Master of the Divine Heart” (Hridaya-Siddha), Ruchira Avatar Adi Da Samraj.

“Hridayam” is Sanskrit for “heart”. It refers not only to the physical organ but also to the True Heart, the Transcendental (and Inherently Spiritual) Divine Reality. “Hridayam” is one of Avatar Adi Da's Divine Names, signifying that He Stands in, at, and as the True Heart of every being.