Talk:Adi Da

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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.

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

Any real evidence of abuse?[edit]

Claims have been made about abuse of followers concerning a number of spiritual leaders, including Adi Da in this article in section Public controversies. Is there any definitive and reliable evidence for or against such claims for Adi Da? Such claims about currently living spiritual teachers should be taken seriously, but should only be acted on if such evidence exists, since anyone with any sort of peeve can make a fraudulent public claim of abuse. Therefore, the existence of such reliable references in the case of Adi Da could be helpful in researching claims about currently living spiritual teachers. David Spector (talk) 16:18, 18 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Judging by the references and footnotes in the article, most of which refer to a few court cases from 1985 that went nowhere, the answer to your question is no. There is no real evidence of abuse anywhere else either as far as I can tell. Harold the Sheep (talk) 06:08, 19 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
We don't evaluate the cases. We report the sources - which in this case are all highly reliable, secondary and tertiary, and thoroughly vetted. The article accurately reflects the nature of the accusations, the results of the lawsuits, the defenses of the accused, etc. Some devotees are back and actively trying to hagiograph the page again, I see. It has been stable for years, after being heavily reviewed and debated, with admins stamping it a "good" page, which hardly ever happens. Leave it alone.Bearmountainxoxo (talk) 19:01, 11 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
The OP asked whether there was any definitive or reliable evidence of abuse and the answer to that is clearly 'no there isn't'. There are reports in newspapers from the time about civil cases that were dismissed or dropped, and then forgotten about. There has been nothing about these cases since.
Of course we don’t evaluate the cases. In this case, there’s nothing much to evaluate anyway. Who would care enough to evaluate them?
Re "Leave it alone", I'm personally not that interested in changing it, although it is badly written, undue, and so obviously an attempt to insinuate something or other. I tend to think that discerning readers can judge these things for themselves. Harold the Sheep (talk) 06:05, 31 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]