In early 1998, Avatar Adi Da spent a concentrated period of
two months giving hundreds of hours of instruction to a small
group of devotees. His discourses during this period wove
a beautiful tapestry of themes related to the Spiritually
Awakened process in the Way of Adidam. Adi Da referred to
these discourses as "The Overnight Revelation Of Conscious
Light". And as has always been the case, whenever Adi
Da would talk on a subject, He would also directly Spiritually
Transmit to His listening devotees the corresponding Revelation.
Avatar Adi Da uses the phrase "Conscious Light"
to communicate the indivisibility of Consciousness (or Being)
and Light (or Energy), which is directly obvious when the
ultimate nature of Reality is Realized. Adi-Dasya Ruchiradama
Nadikanta (a senior devotee of Avatar Adi Da and a member
of the Free Sannyasin Order) was one of the devotees present
during these discourses. She describes what it was like to
RUCHIRADAMA NADIKANTA: Again and again, as He spoke
or sat silently, His own Spiritual Person flooded into
our body-minds and drew us into this Sea of Divine Light.
He was penetrating the body-mind through to the toes,
permeating every cell with His Love-Blissful Radiance.
He opened the nervous system, so that the body-mind
became like an open cup from toe to crown, a receptacle
for His Luminous Infusion. The spine would become erect
with this upward-turning response to Beloved Adi Da's
"Brightness". Sometimes, the experience of this Bliss
was so intense that it felt like the cells of the body
were being cracked open.
Then, within this Sphere of "Brightening", Beloved
Adi Da would Reveal the Secret of the Non-"Difference"
between Consciousness and Energy (or Light). Suddenly,
not only Beloved Adi Da, but the room, the objects,
the persons, and the entire pattern of arising would
appear as a Field of Light and be Recognized as Conscious
Light, as Self-Existing and Self-Radiant Consciousness
Itself. This is Divine Self-Recognition, [Ultimate Enlightenment].
And our Beloved Guru was allowing us a glimpse of That.