March Illumination Blog
Welcome to our 20th anniversary celebration year. Please join in with the Robert Adams Global Studentship in the daily morning singing of Robert Adams favorite Opening Song for many years in his classes. He often waved his hands joyfully leading the audience as if leading an orchestra. The words themselves express The Heart of The Master Teacher. "This has been my experience."
Let There Be Peace On Earth
Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me
Let there be peace on earth
The peace that was meant to be
With God as our father
Brothers all are we
Let me walk with my brother
In perfect harmony
Let peace begin with me
Let this be the moment now
With every step I take
Let this be my solemn vow
To take each moment
And live each moment
In peace eternally
Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin
How To Live: The Golden Rule
"How to live? Live by The Golden Rule. Do to others what you want others to do to you. This is a universal law. This is a holy law. This should guide all of your actions."
"How to live? You should read the great scriptures from beginning to end. Read the Bible. The Bhagavad Gita. The Laws of Right Action, behavior, are the same. This brings peace."
The Eternal Light
"Within You is The Light of a Thousand Suns.
Let the true sun shine forth. How do we do this?
By remembering to identify with the qualities of our true Self; God within our heart. Benevolence. Boundless compassion. Loving kindness. Omnipresent peace. Harmony. Joy.
We do this everyday, regardless of what is happening to us.
No matter what appears to have befallen us.
For this power-this light Supreme, is stronger than anything in this world. It is eternal, unchanging. Therefore, as we begin to deeply identify with this in all circumstances, we begin to perceive the Light behind all of life.
And we cannot help emanating this bright shining Light of Reality. Truth. We become a living conduit of that light Supreme. The sun always shining behind the temporal clouds. For That is who we really are.
Spread Sunshine to All
"As you are unfolding, spread sunshine to all you meet. Ask others what you can do to make their lives easier. In this way you will naturally emanate your true nature.
Try to do one act of selfless service, helping someone, asking nothing in return, everyday. Imagine how much good you will have done for the world in one year.
Many people memorize many spiritual terminologies, but that is of the mind. One act of selfless service for someone else, alleviating the suffering of others, is holy.
This lifts you out of your problems. This frees you from becoming self-absorbed.
You become a living embodiment of Truth. You become a conduit of a higher reality. Joy ensues."
God In The Workplace- A Simple Meditation
When you are working, you can imagine that all of the co workers are discourse-student attendees. A hard as it may be for some of you. If you are on a high spiritual path, this is not your world. The world of violence, of 'dog eat dog' so to speak, of mans inhumanity to man. You do not belong to this world. You belong to the world of Total Freedom, Total Joy and Bliss, pure Love, unalloyed Happiness. This is the world You belong to." "When I say to leave the world alone, I mean to think higher thoughts. Yet you do not cease to contribute good to this world, to alleviate the suffering of others in practical ways. Feed the hungry, the poor. "
Happiness This Moment copyright
Is Worshipping God Good?
"Worshipping God is good. Worshipping makes your humble. Holy. Softens the heart."
"Jesus was able to say, 'I am with you always, even unto the end of the world." He realized he was 'Consciousness' (divinity) not the body. (*"Jesus is the Master of Compassion".) "The scripture says not to go to the alter to pray unless you have made peace with your brother. For in order to enjoy the fruits of your efforts, you must surrender yourself to peace. Make peace with all. You must do your part." "There is another world of Reality where there is only Perfection, love, bliss, joy. With which do you identify? The choice is yours. You are possessed by God. You can never get away from God, no matter how hard you try."
"The devotional (religions such as devoted Christianity, etc.) and the Jnanis (mental understanding) are all the same. a real Jnani is a devotee of the Self (God within) and the Self is everywhere. So you are really a devotional when you are a mental (Jnani) orientation. There is no differentiation.
Q: You are saying that the Mental orientation (Jnani) has a lot of love?
Answer: Yes. They are supposed to, or they would not be a mentally-inclined (Jnani) illumined one. They should be full of love an kindness, joy and peace.
Happiness This Moment
A Shared Documented Personal Narrative
“There are many writers, explorers, theorists and seekers, but only a handful of actual Master Teachers.”
My Early Journey Into The Teaching
He Shines Like a Beacon in an Unsteady World
When the internationally revered illumined Mystic, beloved Teacher, and rare modern- day Sage Robert Adams originally introduced The Happiness of The Eternal Now to Western audiences in remarkable depth over four decades ago, his deep warmth and ethereal radiance announced the presence of something extraordinarily different here.
Something far and beyond a mere philosophy, theology or interpretation of past spiritual offerings. far removed from ‘real life’. Here, sparkled a timeless, transcendent Truth from one who knew. His own fathomless reverberating happiness shines like a beacon in the darkness of an unsteady world. Yet he is a modern American mystic who happily lived his life in the suburbs.
“Happiness is your true nature.” Is happiness actually our natural state? Amid an abundance of cynical Westerners discussing, debating, and intellectualizing the concepts of love, awakening, peace and compassion, here was one who actually exists as love, happiness, peace.. emitting light. One who walked the walk. Great tenderness with great power.
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Emphasizing Peace as a Basic Requirement of Human Evolvement
What flooded out of this phenomenal gentle master teacher in unabashed eloquence and fluidity transformed so many lives, that increasing crowds began to gather around him, yet he sought none out. “I am not a guru. You must discover this for yourself. Try it and see if it works for you.” Refreshingly removed from substituting mere words for action, he remained quietly engaged in practical “service to humanity” through groups aiding the homeless children of Third World countries, providing for the local urban homeless population, and emphasizing peace as a basic requirement of human evolvement. A powerful Ultimate Truth speaks fluidly, purely and commandingly through him in words that reverberate deep within the soul- setting a rare Sage far and apart from contemporary offerings.
Here, in modern times, is the rare one who speaks from pure Illumination. Yet it is his gentle, touching transparent innocence in the frame of relaying loving Truth that is most moving. “Compassion. That is the most important thing.”
An internationally revered teacher of extraordinary humility, his consistent (and often startlingly uplifting) emphasis on “Bright and Shining” happiness, which is ‘The Substratum of Our Existence’, a topic few even claim to remotely imagine, resulted in a collection of his deeply moving Happiness Dialogues. These define the precise directives, experiences, and path to actually consciously return to our original nature of Unalloyed Happiness, as shared within this book. (Happiness This Moment) Here, the practicalities of contemporary challenges and so called ‘problems’, from loss to depression, are all addressed from a powerful and freeing perspective of Ultimate Truth, and a transparent, highly evolved selfless compassion.
The experience of an Original Full Format Talk of Robert Adams is a dip into the rare waters of sheer joy. Amid his own unique original format of Dialogue, Questions and Answers and music, the very air in the room palpably transformed, sweetened and uplifted as he guides his audience beyond intellectual concepts into the ultimate crux of his Message; an all-consuming love and happiness that exists beneath all appearances to the contrary.
Indeed, there is a ‘happy ending’, and he would share his experience freely if asked, with a fathomless twinkle, “This has been my experience. Try it and see if it works for you.” And work it does, as those unwilling to concede to life as it appears in unsteady times amid a joyless existence, are ‘trying it’ and finding that a deep, prevailing inner happiness does exist beyond external appearances, awaiting our attention.
We are invited to ponder the possibility that we emerge from “An Unimaginable Beauty” awaiting our humble daily access. This nourishing of the soul, the “Unfoldment into our True Nature of Unalloyed Happiness” is our destiny. Fresh, natural and lucid, life becomes extraordinary.
Amid an unusually refined, kindly, gentlemanly humility, his Presence of Truth touches the most caustic of hearts, continuing to increasingly transform lives throughout the world. Amid hundreds of completely extemporaneous, soul-permeating weekly talks and spontaneous audience questions and answers- from celebrities to professors, monks to moms, his disarming smile of seamless, transparent wisdom reaches out to lift others up to where he resides. There, we remember a beauty forgotten.
The Silent Sage
As tour buses stopped to point out the suburban hilltop scenic home of the resident saint, fondly called The Silent Sage, audiences gathered to hear this teacher, devoted husband, father, who reflected the purity and nobility of both a child and a prince, whispering of ancient, highly evolved wisdoms lived out as Reality- rather than spoken of in alternative concepts. Both simple and layered, his message resonates with all. A true modern mystic. Practicality melds with gentle beauty, his own radiance a reminder. “This is not dry head knowledge. You must experience this yourself.” Something within responds. Many describe a new awareness of love that fills the air with a deeply healing balm at his words. No questions go unanswered.
We enjoy a distinctive quality separating his transmissions from mass generalizations of ‘peace’ and ‘awakening’: the solid specifics of how and why in a fresh purity of intent, a shining disarming Truth through kindness. This care appears consistently in his personal commitment to bring happiness to each individual rather than simply announce a teaching, and leave one to their own devices.
From personally consoling a distressed student to actually removing his new white Nikes on the street to hand them out to the homeless man approaching him, he lives that of which he speaks. The words of one going far beyond the ‘concept’ of love, to exemplifying the reality of it strikes deeply indeed. In these Happiness Dialogues, we are treated to a solid feel for the origin of his entire Message to humanity: Awaken to the amazing possibility that happiness is our True Nature.
Extracted and edited by the author, P. Devi, original student of Robert Adams
PART TWO: Upcoming April Blog
Questions and Answers
What are the true signs of spiritual progression?
“Self scrutinization is very important. You must be very honest with yourself. The signs of spiritual progression are an increased peace that lasts longer and longer. A loving kindness for others. You become gentle, humble, pure. This is natural. Use your time to bring happiness to others. Alleviate the suffering of others in a practical way. Always be of good cheer. You are guided, protected. There are spiritual giants who are assisting you. God sees the heart.” “You are drawn to do the right thing at all times. You naturally follow the Golden Rule.”
We thank you for your beautiful prayers in sincere application for your student family requesting such. The brotherhood shared in loving letters, counsel and celebrations awaken joy. We celebrate our twentieth anniversary this month with immense joy, honor and delight in the warm ‘divine connection’ with our Robert Adams Institute Studentship globally in twenty years of “Bright and Shining Glory.” May this be a path of true joy to you. “Our Mission On This Earth Is To Be Of Service To Humanity.”
In Omniscient Love,
The Robert Adams Infinity Institute for Compassionate Living
The Robert Adams Infinity Institute for Compassionate Living Celebrating Our Twentieth Anniversary in Joyful Service
"Our Mission On This Earth Is To Be of Service To Humanity."
February Pure Form Original Discourse Talks
"Within You is The Light of a Thousand Suns.
Let the true sun shine shine forth!
Can you feel the sun?
It is in your heart."
Peace. Peace. Peace."
The Gaps of Pure Happiness
The Gaps: Originally Introduced to the West
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"You must find the Gaps of Pure Happiness. Unalloyed Bliss. Divine Daily Happiness. As soon as you awaken, before you get involved in the world, before you say 'I', there is a Space which is The Fourth Dimension of life. You begin by trying to expand that Gap, when the mind is rested in The Heart Center all night while you slept. You will rise above the world. This will induce expansion. You wish to naturally expand this into The Splendor and the Glory. The peace that does not fade. The pure happiness beyond human imagining. This is Ultimate Reality. This is the Supreme. God.
You Must Make An Effort: Holiness The saints and sages that you admire, they have done their homework. The mystical experiences of great love require us to make an effort. You must make an effort towards holiness, selflessness, humility, compassion, within your heart.
The Fourth State
The Fourth State of Consciousness Series Introduced by Robert Adams
Your Nature is Love.
As you Unfold, you will be able to see through the experiences to the Other Side.
And the Other Side is the Fourth State of Consciousness, besides dreaming, sleeping, waking. And in The Fourth State of Consciousness, there is always happiness.
For That is the substratum of everything you see. The choice is yours; to identify with the (outer) world or to identify with your Self (God love omniscient within). How do I focus my attention on God?
By remembering I AM is the first name of God. ('I AM includes all of life, not ones sole human self. Do not use I AM to get things, I AM is All').
Your Nature is Love. When you think of I AM you are invoking the name of God.
If something is disturbing you, if you feel out of sorts, you simply turn within and invoke the name of God by saying I AM. When you do this, you are really saying I AM Absolute Reality, Nirvana. You are coming into your True Identity as I AM.
You can tell if you are making progress by how happy you are becoming. You know something is working. Happiness is your real nature. I am speaking to you of a state of perfect peace and harmony.
A state of Absolute Goodness. This is a true state. It is real. It is real to me. Just as the world is real to you. If you really knew what was happening you would cry for joy, this universe loves you. For You are That, your Self. Therefore, your nature is Love. "
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FAQ Student Questions and Answers:
Is Robert Adams a 'disciple' of a saint such as Ramana Maharishi?
Robert Adams was blessed with deeply moving appearances of the great saint Ramana Maharshi in childhood, with accompanying life experiences of 'jumping into God' in spontaneous states of immersion in an indescribable deeply blissful, selfless, compassionate, timeless holy love as the root of all life, labeled in ancient traditions as states of 'samadhi', in mystic Christianity as heavenly ecstasy of God in visions, and the holy spirit. Upon later meeting him, these experiences were all confirmed by Ramana Maharshi.
The gentle sage Robert Adams has never referred to himself as a 'disciple' of anyone. "I teach only my own experience. You have asked me to share this with you. Try it and see if it works for you." "I began in mystic Christianity. I teach also the heart of devotion."
The great Saint Ramana Maharishi was introduced to the West at large though the classic ventage film The Razors Edge. Robert Adams regards this great Saint in the highest stature of Illumined ones per the ancient precepts of classic illumination. He often affiliates his compassion gentility and spiritual principles to that of the teaching of Jesus as in his Christmas and Easter videos. The shared love of gentility, the animal kingdom as one shared unity of God Consciousness, and non harm, are foundational. precepts.Harmony.with.all.Life.html
The gentle, kindly Sage is the sole American acknowledged in the East as well as the West as of illumined spiritual stature, sharing his own in depth experience in personal consciousness. Robert Adams visited the great saint Ramana Maharishi after spending time with another great saint of the era, in response to his dramatic, ecstatic states of divine consciousness that he had been experiencing spontaneously since childhood. Ramana did confirm his spiritual stature, personal experience. Due to his personal powerful emanation of kindliness, ethereal peace and pure perception, students began requesting his Teaching, in the ancient tradition applied to contemporary illumination.
An Anniversary Thank You!
Deep appreciation to friends of Amma for your beautiful letters and Benevolence Project service in food distribution. Peace. Peace. Peace.
Jewels for the Day
"Never believe that you can 'get away' with anything. The Lords of Karma are always watching. Each action, word, thought brings a corresponding result."
"This life may be a dream, but it can be a joyful one."
"Discernment is not judgement. Wise discernment allows you to refrain from the vile things of this world. You live in a higher reality of omniscient loving kindness."
Jump Into God (*Jump Into God Series by Robert Adams)
"In order to experience the mystical states of true blissful, all pervading Supreme Love, you must make the effort daily to jump into God. What are the fruits of your efforts? A peace that lasts longer and longer. A feeling of loving kindness to all sentient beings. You do not ignore injustice, you are the first to get in there and help. But now you help from a reality of peace. You are a conduit of supreme goodness. You perform Right Action in all circumstances for you are guided by The Power That Knows the Way."
"How do you begin? Each day, awaken before the sun. Immerse yourself in the beauty, the peace, the delight, of God. Do not stop until you feel the peace. Then go about your business. Do not become self absorbed. It is better to take care of someone, to have a profession, than to memorize many spiritual terminologies, yet you live only for yourself. Therefore, be of great service, happiness, assistance to others, and you will find a great joy in this. For this is the very nature of your True Self."
"Within you is Unimaginable Beauty. Won't you discover this today?
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Happy New Year!
"As You Are Unfolding, Spread Sunshine To All You Meet. Peace. Peace. Peace."
It is Never Too Late
As we immerse ourselves in the joy of the season, we lift ourselves into the realms of palpable infinite divinity that surround and permeate us at each moment. In a natural, lovely and gentle graciousness, one that emanates the signature gift of the sage, we both surrender what is not of the divine realms, and anchor ourselves in That, that is. The fragrance of Ultimate Reality, emerges. We have a 'direct experience' of the world of the ancient 'saints and sages'. Here, we abide in Perfection. Let us move forward in unfoldment in "The Splendor and the Glory".
Robert Adams Institute Happy Birthday Week
Thank you for all of your hundreds of global birthday wishes, love and beautiful communiques.
Our Birthday Candlelight Program will be video live for Students on the evening of January 18th. Amrit Singh, Institute Party and Concert. Bethesda Md. Cathy Snider Pure Format Robert Adams evening class lead by Prem Devi, rare videos, live music, personal counsel, early Dialogue live, Questions and Answers, Cake and childrens choir.
A special blessing in reverence and fond sharing.
Dr. Blake Warners Pure Form Classes in Six Week Original Pure Format with videos and meditations will continue this year in Bethseda, Md.
Question: How can I get past everything that has happened to me, after I offer peace to all? How do I progress?
A New Years Discourse by Robert Adams
"Begin Anew It is never too late to completely transform your entire life for the better. It is entirely up to you. How do we begin? By completely surrendering all that is not of the Self (divine) to God. We humble ourselves. Say "Here God, take these bad habits, this anger, this meanness from me. And you surrender it completely up.
You begin a completely different life. A beautiful life. A loving life. What is stopping you? It is all up to you. This lifetime is a rare opportunity to unfold. Begin to immerse yourself in the bliss of God everyday. Regardless of what is going on around you, dive deeply into these meditations, practices, until you feel the love, the peace. Do this everyday. Things will begin to change for you. The outer circumstances will reflect the inner peace. You will be protected. Forgive everyone. Forgive yourself. Never limit yourself by age, nationality, what happened to you in the past. You are the child of The Supreme. A Compassionate God.
You can change everything for the better right now. Right this moment. Be of service to others. As you are unfolding, spread sunshine to all you meet. No matter what happens to you, never forget who You (divine Self) really are. Bliss is your birthright. Love, compassion happiness are your true nature. It is up to you to discover this. Won't you begin today? Peace. Peace. Peace."Robert Adams"
Keep Moving Upward - Always Keep Moving Upward
Keep Moving Upward "Always keep moving upward, no matter what appears to be happening to you. Do not identify with this, for this is not who you are. Keep moving upward. Keep unfolding. Keep progressing. Participate in those activities which lift you upward. Be with those people who are full of loving kindness, who are truly progressing. The pull of this world is very strong. But it cannot really affect you. That is why it is so important to begin each morning in Truth, joy, your meditation. Your practices. Do this until all you feel is peace. An unchanging, vast peace.
It is never too late to completely change your entire life. To transform yourself. To attain the greatest heights. Nothing in this world can stop you from attaining The Supreme. Nothing that has ever happened to you can stop you from attaining. But you must make up your mind to keep moving upward. No matter what. You will attain That, which is above all. Eternal. Omnipresent. Infinite. Love unimaginable. This is within you, now.
The Robert Adams Institute Tribute And Anniversary Celebrations
Welcome to the festivities! Robert Adams always joyfully includes feasts and festivities on many occasions in the warm joy of spiritual brotherhood, many with performing artists including musicians and poets."Be joyful, be of service to others. Your spiritual stature is shown by your peace, your radiant happiness, your loving kindness to others. It is good to sing, be happy, celebrate."
The Robert Adams Infinity Institute for Compassionate Living, his appointed teachers and lineage have provided his traditional feeding and hosting of good cheer in his celebrations for our international student family each year at hotel ballrooms through-out the United States, including his birthday celebrations, Tribute Weekends, and Three Virtues Events, each culmination in his traditional white candle ceremony, bubble blowing tribute, family style non-harm feast, and the deep Robert Adams Daily Meditations. In unity and brotherhood students gather together in joy.
"You must attain a sense of brotherhood with all of humanity. Peace. Peace. Peace." Robert Adams
Questions and Answers
What Is A ‘Student’?
Shelly Cannon, a three year student* : “What is a ‘student’? I know he refers to ‘the sincere aspirant’, the ‘seeker’, and student as ‘devotee’ or one fully engaged in the instructions ‘Whether you are a doctor or a dentist, a brick layer or a candlestick maker!” An acquaintance who simply read one book by Mr. Adams, is quite different than the Teaching, a student to our meditation class calls himself a student yet has not pondered the lessons, observe Ahimsa, nor does the daily practices. Am I incorrect? What exactly defines the word ‘student’ as differing from academia?
“The sincere aspirant is different from the student. The student is practicing these meditations, chanting, pondering the dialogues each morning and evening. Or they are practicing the devotions of their faith. But they are stopping the world and doing something everyday. Then they are offering pure selfless service. Service to others-the lonely, the hungry, the homeless- asking nothing in return. They are full of loving kindness. They are rising to a higher reality, one of omniscient love, in harmony with the power that knows the way. He or she becomes a living conduit of loving kindness. Radiance. They live in non harm, Ahimsa. They choose one path and take it all the way. They are no longer indulging in anger, meanness, gossip. They have risen.
The Sage: Robert Adams: “Choose one path and devote yourself to this. Take this all the way to the end. Pronounce your unfoldment, to no one, be humble and holy.”
“An Ancient Way for Modern Day”, the Sage emerges from the unusually deeper levels of Supreme experience, free of compromise of the foundations of the universal laws of Good Actions, non harm, the Yamas and Niyamas and The Golden Rule that traditionally fulfills a fundamental comprehension of the spiritual path.
“Robert Adams is the only teacher in the West that goes directly to Truth through pure love. If you want to lift yourself up into the golden realms of realization without being cult-y, (weird or irresponsibly drop out), you will love the lessons and this teacher.”
The Yogini Newsletter Sept. 2000 Boston Mass.
The Sage, Robert Adams: “The West uses this word to mean anything. A student of this Teaching awakens to ponder and meditate upon the Dialogues before the sun each day, until they feel the peace that passeth understanding. It is good to sing to God with joy. Do not stop until you feel the peace, the love, that is God, The Supreme. This changes your entire day. They repeat this again before bed. Do this for a minimum of thirty minutes to begin with.
Throughout the day, you inquire. You surrender all of your bad habits, anger, jealousy, gossip, meanness to God. The Self within. You can pray. Use beads. Japa. The rosary. No difference. Of course you can tell a true student by their loving kindness. Their gentleness. They go out of their way for others. For they are living on a higher plateau if you will. The pull of the world, mans inhumanity to man, is weakened. You perform your dharma, your job, with joy. You become a better doctor, lawyer, parent, painter.
A true student, serves others selflessly. This comes naturally. Alleviates the suffering of others. Feeds the hungry, helps the poor. Visits the housebound. Is a comfort to others. For this is the natural emanation of your True Nature. Check yourself. It is very easy to speak spiritual words; “I am a student, I am Consciousness”, but if you are still getting angry, hurting others, hurting animals, gossiping, yelling at people in traffic, it is just words. You must give up what is not of the true Self, of God, in order to rise higher. You must live in Ahimsa. Non Harm with all. This is your true nature.”
*The Lessons of Robert Adams consist of a sequential order of over 800 life-long Dialogues given publicly only once, sometimes twice a week in his only public teaching appearances. They are accompanied by personal questions and answers that may be submitted, The Candlelight Circle option video and meditation circle, and contemplative study Resource Reviews. Live Classes are held alternately as announced, traditionally in Georgetown, Santa Fe, Cow Hollow S.F., and Online Events.
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Daily Jewels of Truth
"Live by the golden rule."
"True love never ends."
Robert Adams Quotes on How to Live
"You can tell your spiritual stature by your loving kindness towards other people."
"You are here because of karma. It behooves you not to create any more."
"Become a living conduit of loving kindness."
"Within you is the Light of a Thousand Suns. Let the True Sun shine forth!"
"Discernment is not judgement. You must be very discerning in this world. Do not involve yourself in the vile things in this world."
Chopin and the Sage
Enjoy the beautifully personal sharing of the artistic and family life of Robert Adams, the beloved internationally renowned American Sage residing in the creative and celebrity studded city of Los Angeles. Nestled in the scenic and culturally diverse family suburbs with his large extended family, he devoted himself to a traditional, tender and often humorous priority of fatherhood above all. A documented, confirmed and videotaped series of his Presence in support of philanthropy, the arts, and the many animal protection causes is provided for students at the yearly celebrations. Robert Adams donated regularly to Amnesty International, various animal protection organizations, orphanages,and the classical music series held in his community.
"Sing with all your heart." Robert Adams
Enjoy The Personal Documented Student Narrative :Chopin and The Sage
"Attending years of Hollywood Bowl classical concerts with Robert Adams, with his deep love of music, was sheer bliss" writes a devoted friend and student.
"Music opens the heart." Robert Adams
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Personal Narratives and Videos.. Enjoy shared documented and personal touching narratives of these starlight evening concerts of Chopin, Beethoven and more, attended with the gentle revered beloved teacher, Robert Adams. All narratives are by students documented and archived to have spent ten to thirty years in consistent personal, regular studentship in the physical presence of beloved Robert Adams.
Chopin and the Sage. Part I
I was honored, happy, and warmly welcomed as extended family to join Robert Adams and his beautiful family to regular attendance at the Hollywood Bowl classical music concerts for several years. Sitting under the stars as the live music wafted through the warm evening air, there was a timeless sense of beauty of the soul. Just as the musical concerts of ancient times, resembling the higher realms of evolvement, these experiences were absorbed as living joy . Our favorite was Chopin. In later years when my gentle, spiritual life mentor and newly adopted father - friend experienced illness of his physical form, I drove him to his spiritual meetings, and we discussed my own spiritual background.
I drove everyone to concerts to continue our traditions, as this artistic, refined sage sat calmly in the back seat with his family, bringing his usual sparkling innocent levity to the evening. With the magic dust of deep compassionate caring, he always made everyone feel a sense of rising above their personal petty problems and identifications of importance. This occurred wherever he went. Everyone became kind and open, even strangers.
The sage always wore white linen suits or slacks and a white silk kurta, long Indian shirt. He lived family-Indian style in his large extended family of grandmothers, cousins, etc. all deeply bonded in warm laughter and good heartfelt humor, in a majestically decorated environment honoring him with love. The visiting and adopted nieces were always nurtured and enjoyed rather than left with baby sitters and told to be quiet, with a feeling of being in the adults way of fun and center of the joy of living. We would all ride in one large car. Often a guest or special visiting lifelong student would join us.
The car floated with fragrance of Robert Adams' sandalwood oil and his wife's floral perfume, as if we were in an exotic garden.Robert Adams played music all day long in his home, and we had many long talks about various composers and his love of drums and Indian drums/tablas. His living radiant example of noble fatherhood and manhood in such a protective and gentle selflessness echoed of the saints of the Ramayana and ancient Vedic male role models, without trying, simply being Brahman naturally, having already transcended the primal nature, being gentlemanly and gracious in all interactions.
My most vivid, timeless permanent memory is transcendent of time and space, as all rose into a sublime flow of sincere happiness. Robert Adams sat next to me in his chair, emanating a thick deep still peace, and saintly happiness, attracting the glances of those nearby viewing this tall, white -clad gentleman, hands folded in his lap, sparkling within as the stars above. Chopin melodies rippled through the air in the live performance at the Hollywood Bowl. In those moments, we all sat in peace, carried away in the music that as musicians and musicians of the heart, we heard deeply in our souls rather than observing from a listener performer perspective. His love for his family was traditional and protective, attending all of their private school music performances and meetings, while together they nurtured needy children, visited hospice to read the Gita and comforted those passing over with harp and Indian music played live.
Tonight, I knew this was a karmic blessing. On his birthday, I took this rare master, my dearest friend and father figure, and his beloved wife who was an internationally loved benevolent host, established designer and gourmet vegetarian nutritionist to a Beverly Hills restaurant with live jazz, the music of his youth. Robert also loved Judy Collins as a favorite whom he played often. His openness to positive music was humorous and fun- spirited, with Willie Nelson and traditional gospel dropped in on occasion in praise of the one consciousness of which we are all a part. In fact, whenever gospel came on a special on television, he loved to stand up and sing and clap! I once drove two of his children with us to a 'vintage' concert by the singer Mel Torme of my parents-grandparents generation, at Robert Adams request to enjoy an outing together.
A completely new venue for a young Californian exposed to rock, classical and traditional Indian music training, I understood his international global awareness, comfortable in many different international cultures as a wise sage of understanding beneath all outer coverings/distinctions of nationality, music genres, religions and clothes - straight to the heart. Later that year at my request we enjoyed a concert at UCLA including Larry Carlton a jazz guitar virtuoso.
"I do not teach only Advaita, but the heart of compassion." "This is a compassionate Advaita. Most people using these words have no idea what they mean. You cannot be a mean person, and be studying Advaita! It is impossible. It is a way of life. " Robert Adams
Generally, in his home he played only classical, jazz and chanting. He kept a true yogic self contained discipline, one that was not rigid but natural and admirable as a pure soul. This included always waking up before the sun rose to walk, and run, swim, even climb mountains, then he would sit with sacred scripture in his pale blue velvet chair that his daughter gave him for his birthday, often with one of his children. He kept a full daily schedule of global counseling requests.
Of all the outings I drove him to for over a decade (when he no longer drove), I must say a favorite was the classic famed West Hollywood Japanese restaurant with gardens overlooking the Los Angeles city twinkling with lights.
Robert Adams sat gracefully and still in his warm, welcoming overwhelming peace that flooded everyone in divine consciousness naturally and happily, often patting me on the shoulder and discussing my Kung Fu studies, focusing on the original spiritual origins of the pure art developed by monks and nuns to protect their temples from intruders. He would graciously converse with a sense of joy.
When I met him arriving from a religious background, he lived in a large, beautifully decorated multi-family three story home, but as his body was touched with illness and his children began upper school and Universities, it was suggested by his physician that he move into a contemporary three story town home in a professional neighborhood that was easier to navigate, and within walking distance to lovely parks, art shows and live Sunday concerts in the park. There, we would spread out colorful Indian spreads and his many family members and their pet companions would spend the day listening to music and strolling in the park.
They were closely intertwined with his lifelong Indian students, his original Inner Circle, in regular discourses and dinners, that remained a lifetime following, separate from the brief new four year urban audience of Los Angeles, in the early 1990's, On those sunny afternoons we would once again soak in the floating melodies of Chopin and other composers, and he would smile, a golden grin, and sit in complete contentment, surrounded by a rare old school protective love and purity. Sometimes a glance would stop time, in the presence of divinity.
The karmically ordained blessing of my greatest loves; music, family and this wonderful soul who looked upon me with a golden radiance of both simple camaraderie, and deep divine awareness of all that was occurring, continued a lifelong anchoring in residing amid saints. From the time of my arrival, until after graduate school, and then sitting with his family in his suite at his requested family seclusion during his visit to snow- covered Arizona. His hilltop suburban ranch home was surrounded by snowfall; the kindly, powerful clear all seeing Truth continued unchanged, in a peace beyond this sphere. One that transforms with love.
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