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A Classic Example of the Wikipedia concept of References[edit]

There are certain claims by "Adi Da" that give him gravitas that are false... but... they are documented here by "references" (ooohhh aaahhh) which are simply books that quote Adi Da making the false claim.

My knowledge is first hand, I know people directly in all the organizations involved, but since I have not written a book, it's "Original Research" (hisssss) and so how can I contradict a book ? I'd like to just insert the word "allegedly" but I think that will simply be deleted by the next Adi Da fan who reads it.

A lot of the page is clearly written by Adi Da fans, as ironically the text of the page casts doubt on other teachers in exactly the same way, lol. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.122.66.138 (talk) 22:12, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

I guess it's in the eyes of the beholder; although if you read carefully, you'll see how every claim he or others make is couched that way, which is to say they are claims, not independent realities. As emphatically NOT an Adi Da fan, I worked pretty hard fighting, and working WITH, many quite dogmatic devotees to get this page into a neutral shape. It used to read as a straight up Adidam pamphlet. I ended up reading about 30 sources (that's just books; dozens more web sources), including all independent appraisals and histories out there, to get a full picture of this guy (whom I consider utterly pathological, and pretty much a menace.) I feel that conclusion (he's nuts) is fully possible from reading this entry - as is thinking he might indeed be the sole embodiment of God, if you are open to such notions (anyone who believes he is the most enlightened being who ever lived, as this article clearly states he claimed, is in mine and I think most people's eyes either pathologically lying or profoundly psychologically broken.) It's been reviewed numbers of times by senior editors, who finally signed off on it as a "Good" page, which is quite an accomplishment if you know how that works. If you have new sources, or specific points you'd like to discuss, bring it, by all means! Otherwise...Tao2911 (talk) 15:44, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
This might be a reference to "He then returned to India for a month-long visit in early 1969, during which Swami Muktananda authorized him to initiate others into Siddha Yoga." First, "Siddha Yoga" did not exist until 1974. Second, Da's claim is that Muktananda appeared in his mind in a vision and told him to teach (in "Knee of Listening" which I no longer own). There is no corroboration of this from Muktananda or his group, and all other people who taught on Muktananda's behalf were told to do so verbally. 162.205.217.211 (talk) 20:41, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

(To the above, I have a 1973 copy of The Knee of Listening, using the words "Siddha Yoga" as taught by Baba Muktananda, so this term was in use before 1974. Fact Check) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 118.208.86.124 (talk) 02:45, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

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Sources for art exhibition in New York[edit]

Hi Tao, I noticed you removed the sentences about the art exhibition in New York because of a lack of citations or references. As you know it is unusual for an art gallery to keep a full list of exhibitions going back a number of years. Below are a number of sources announcing the art exhibition held at the Tagore Gallery of Adi Da's art. These are non-Adidam sources. Hopefully that will be sufficient to put back a simple sentence about the New York exhibition. Thanks.

https://issuu.com/sundaramtagoregallery/docs/samraj

http://www.sundaramtagore.com/attachment/en/575562f5cfaf34762c8b4568/Press/5755639ecfaf34762c8b7528

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sundaram-Tagore-Gallery/159018997454676

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMT_060UoUY

https://www.artslant.com/ny/events/show/119392-orpheus-and-linead

jasonriverdaleJasonriverdale (talk) 18:04, 3 August 2017 (UTC)