Spirituality and DeathwithJulie Anderson

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Julie Anderson, a former Playboy centerfold model, was an intimate companion of Adi Da Samraj from 1976 until 1992. During that time she was known as Kanya Samarpana Remembrance (also Swami Dama Kalottara Devi, and a number of other names). Her article, “The Real Practice of Guru-Devotion,” was published in the Free Daist Magazine in 1992.

Following up on her previous two interviews in which she shared details of life in the household of Adi Da Samraj, she describes her experiences surrounding the death of her mother, the near-death and then death of her guru, Adi Da, and other major life changes that could be thought of as ego deaths.

00:00:00 Introduction

00:08:25 Adi Da’s 1986 near-death experience

00:27:38 The one reality, consciousness itself

00:35:47 Easy Death

01:00:33 Spiritual practice as an ordeal

01:09:36 Ego death

01:37:18 Religion vs. the spiritual path

01:44:41 The death of Adi Da

02:07:08 Postmortem influence of Adi Da

02:11:22 Conclusion

(Recorded on January 23, 2024)

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Published on February 5, 2024

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