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Recently Published Books


The Gift of the Eight-Part Admonition
November, 2015

Prior Unity
My Bright Sight
The Eternal Stand
The Knee of Listening, Kindle Edition
eBook edition

The Gift of Truh Itself

We Are Consciousness Itself
Notice This
Always Enact Fidelity To Me
The Nine Great Laws Of Radical Devotion To Me
The Sacred Space of Finding Me
The First Three Stages of Life
Right Life Is Free Participation In Unlimited Radiance
The Pneumaton
Transcendental Realism
Recognition Of Me Is Liberation
       
The Reality-Way of Adidam
The Gnosticon
The Aletheon


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Adi Da and Adidam
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Coming Soon. . .


The Dawn Horse Press
will be publishing all of the following books in the near future:

I Am Here: The Revelation-History, in Form and Word, of the Divine Avataric Incarnation of Conscious Light A book celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Adi Da's Birth.


The Divine Siddha-Method Of The Ruchira Avatar — My "Bright" Word (early formal Discourses: 1972–1973) and My "Bright" Sight (a selection of key Discourses given in the years 1973-1995) are the first two of the four volumes comprising the series, The Divine Siddha-Method Of The Ruchira Avatar. The remaining volumes are forthcoming:

My Bright FormMy "Bright" Form — Two concentrated series of Discourses, given in the years 1992 - 1994.
 
My Bright RoomMy "Bright" RoomA single concentrated series of final summary Discourses, given in the years 2004 - 2005.

 



First Congregation Disciplines The three-volume series, Right Life Is The Context of Divine Beholding (Right Life Is Free Participation In Unlimited Radiance, The Sacred Space Of Finding Me, and Always Enact Fidelity To Me) is Adi Da's Word on disciplines embraced by all of His Second Congregation and First Congregation devotees. Disciplines that are only embraced by members of the First Congregation will be presented in future publications.



The Dawn Horse Testament of the Ruchira AvatarThe Dawn Horse Press is close to releasing a greatly expanded version of The Dawn Horse Testament.


The Basket Of ToleranceThis is a book like no other: simultaneously an unprecedented Spiritual Revelation and an extraordinary intellectual accomplishment. It focuses on the immense variety of historical expressions of the religious and Spiritual search, from prehistoric times to the present. The core of this book is a bibliographical listing of 5,000 documents (in all media: print and audio-visual), meticulously ordered by Avatar Adi Da in an elaborately subdivided sequence, to form a continuous "Argument". (Note: a very early pre-publication edition of The Basket Of Tolerance was released in 1991. However, The Basket Of Tolerance has undergone major expansions and revisions since that time.)

The Books of Adidam: Overview


Adi Da working on The Aletheon in Glass Pear (February 18, 2007)
Adi Da working on The Aletheon in Glass Pear (February 18, 2007)


The source and purpose of Adi Da's Teaching. Adi Da's books are very often the first way people are introduced to Him. (Read for example all the stories on this site that illustrate the important role played by Adi Da's autobiography, The Knee Of Listening, in prospective devotees' developing relationship with Him.)

The greatest gift anyone ever gave me was a book Written by this Great Avatar. The greatest event that ever occurred in my life (of now 74 years) was the heart-connection with Him, with Adi Da Samraj. Should I live to be 200, I could never repay the many Blessings He has showered upon my life. (And it just keeps coming!) Thank You, Beloved Lord!

Leonard Mehlmauer


This was very intentional on Adi Da's part:


You have no idea what it took to make these Books. There is not even a single word of "bullshit" in any of My Twenty-Three Books. Not a single lie or variation on it. Not a single untruth or suggestion of it, not a moment of withholding of the Most Perfect Loving Communication of the Being. Not a moment of denial of the esoteric Truth, to anyone born. No regulations, no fences, no common, ordinary, everyday language, in the sense that Truth has to be reduced to some sort of "picture-story", to somehow convince you that life is about love. That is not what My Books are about.

My Books are a Free and Absolute Revelation, without the slightest cavil, withholding, or irony. It has been My Intention to Speak My Word so clearly, so profoundly, that no being on Earth, or anywhere else, could be deprived of Truth. It has been My Intention to make Books of My Word so profound that the mere reading of them could convert any being on Earth, or anywhere else, from the ego-possessed life of mortality and darkness, to the life of Divine Love-Bliss — without the slightest qualification, in the case of any being that moves or is.

This has been My Intention, this is what I have been Doing, this is the significance of My Years of "Consideration". For Me, it is a single thread of Argument, a single Conversation, without the slightest softness of mind, lack of comprehension, or forgetting. It has been a consistent, every-day, twenty-four-hour-a-day, Conversation with Me, for all these years. From the night I Sat on Melrose Avenue and Spoke, to this night, it has been a single Conversation, in which I do not regard any being to be a fool. I just cannot do so. That is why I Speak as I do. Because I take everyone seriously. Always have. It is what has given absolute Integrity to My Divine Avataric Life and Word.

So these Books are My Personal Word to each of you. And to every being, from now and forever. My Personal Word.

Lots of Words! But I think you can dig the Company, right? I mean, you cannot read five, ten, fifteen of My Books, and still remember them all. You have to go back and read them some more, and the rest of the Twenty-Three. And then there is all the supportive texts. You people have a lot of reading to do! I am Talking about detailed reading and practicing, day after day, all your life!

So, My Intention with these Books is to Give them to everyone, not to have them in My room, nicely printed, merely. They must fall through your hands to everyone on Earth, and fall out of your mouths to everyone on Earth — and everywhere else. Because sooner or later, all of you will go everywhere else. Remember Me, and you will bring Me with you, and serve beings. Not a fraction of what is required for your Realization of Me has been denied to you. Nor will it ever be. So these Books go to all, with My Blessing.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj, April 1988


[Adi Da, pointing to His body:] This body is a P.A. system for God.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj, "Little-ji or Me"
January 14, 1995


[The same communication, but more detailed, and specifically referring to Adi Da's books:] I Spontaneously Uttered the "Picture" that is My every "Source-Text" of Divine Avataric Word — each of Which is a by-Me-Given Means Whereby I Speak from and As the Reality-Position That Is Prior to egoity, Prior to the body-mind-complex, Prior to conditional existence, and Prior to time and space. Therefore, My Written Word Is the Speech (or Direct Self-Presentation) of Intrinsically egoless (and Self-Evidently Divine) Transcendental Spiritual Conscious Light Itself — the Most Perfectly Self-Awakened (and Self-Evidently Divine) Self-Consciousness, the Heart-Word of Reality (Itself), Which Is the by-Me-Divinely-Avatarically-Self-Transmitted Inherent (and Tacit) Self-Apprehension of Being (Itself).

Avatar Adi Da Samraj
"The Forever-Spoken Word of Reality Itself"
Part One, The Aletheon


My Divine Avataric Teaching-Word Is an Extension of My Person and Realization and Condition. It Is My Act of putting into language modes of My Intrinsic Self-Apprehension of Reality Itself.

I am not talking about something that is merely logically so. What I am Revealing is not a matter of theory, and not a matter of ideas. What I am Revealing is Spoken from the “Place” Where “It” Is Always Already Self-Evidently The Case. My State corresponds to What I otherwise philosophically Propose. I am not proposing a philosophical theory and then “going looking” for it. I am not suggesting, “This Truth is logically the case, so we should look into it some day.” I could not even be Writing My Revelation-Word if Realization were not Always Already The Case in Me and As Me. Most Perfect Divine Self-Realization Is the Basis on Which I have been Doing all My Divine Avataric Work.

I am not merely speaking philosophy in the academic sense, within the domain of mere ideas. I am Speaking on the Basis of My Own Demonstrated Realization, Which Corresponds to My Intrinsically egoless State — the Self-State of Reality Itself.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj
"Indivisible Perfect Space"
Part Twenty, The Aletheon


To read (or Listen to) and understand My Divine Avataric Word is to be Acausally Released from having to exercise the egoic vision and separate and separative "point of view".

Therefore, read, and Listen to, and recite, and feel (rather than merely think) the Words of My Divine Avataric Message . . .

My Divine Avataric Word is a Form of My Divine Agency — an Extension of Myself, a Means Whereby I Bless all-and-All.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj
"The Forever-Spoken Word Of Reality Itself"
Part One, The Aletheon


Here is a video introduction to some unique characteristics of Adi Da's Teaching:



The need for regular study of Adi Da's Teaching. An interesting aspect of Adi Da's Teaching is the need for regular study, if the Teaching is to be effective in one's practice, because of the profundity of the Teaching itself (it can take a while to grasp), and because of the force of the ego:

You cannot confront My Reality-Teaching only once a month. You must deal with it in some form every single day, because a new form of the ego's game appears every single day. You will buy your game every single day. Therefore, you cannot have read one of My Books last month and still have it working on your behalf, because you only remember a few key phrases. You must continually return to My Reality-Teaching, confront My Reality-Teaching. This is why study is so important. . .

Understanding arises in the midst of intense, regular, and frequent confrontation with My Wisdom-Teaching, My Arguments, and My Instructions. The kind of study that is required of you . . . is the continual, daily confrontation with My Wisdom-Teaching that requires you to observe your tendencies, your strategies, the games that prevent your Happy enjoyment of a life of understanding. Such study requires conscious participation, not only of mind. And, as self-observation begins to arise in the midst of such study, you will begin to see in yourself the flowering of understanding.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj


No matter how many times you read (or Listen to) My Divine Avataric Word, every time you read It (or Listen to It) you will "experience" unique and distinct responses, unique and distinct "subjective" activity, and a distinctly unique circumstance altogether. Nevertheless, the reason that My Divine Avataric Word is (in Reality) new every time you approach It is not simply that you are always going through changes. Rather, the reason My Divine Avataric Word is always new (and Always Now) is that It Is the Direct Self-Utterance of Reality Itself—Which Is Always Already Prior to time, space, "location", "point of view", and ego-"I".

Avatar Adi Da Samraj
"Listen to My Word", The Gift Of The Eight-Part Admonition


The secondary role of Adi Da's Teaching in relationship to Adi Da Himself. Extraordinary and essential as it is, Adi Da's Teaching — in the form of His books (or CDs, videos, etc.) — is only secondary. It is a support for (and bridge to) Adi Da Himself. Adi Da makes this point very clear, and cautions readers of His Teaching not to miss Him (or dissociate Him from His Teaching) while they are appreciating His Teaching. The primary principle of the Way of Adidam is not to absorb concepts or perform techniques one reads about in Adi Da's books. The primary principle of the Way of Adidam (which is communicated by all His books) is "you become what you meditate on"; therefore, recognize and meditate on Adi Da's Divine Person and State (which He is eternally Transmitting to all beings), to the degree where you too Realize His Divine State.


My Word is My Form, an extension of My Agency. It is not a substitute and not independent of Me..... Do not abstract yourself from My Word. Immerse yourself.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj, The Aletheon


If (or When)
You Are My Formally Practicing Devotee,
Use Your Ability
To "Locate" Me
By Means Of
The Concentrated Study
(and "Consideration")
Of My (Always Me-Revealing)
Divine Avataric Word.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj, The Aletheon


When people hear words, they characteristically expect to think about them. However, the purpose of listening to My Words, and also to My Leelas, is not merely to be able to think about them. The fundamental purpose of listening to My Leelas and My Words is the magnification of the tacit devotional recognition-response to Me. That magnification of the tacit devotional recognition-response to Me is the fundamental evidence that My devotee is rightly and truly sighting Me and rightly and truly listening to My Leelas and My Word.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj, The Sacred Space of Finding Me (p. 289)


[On the necessity of the Divine Transmission Master for Spiritually and Transcendentally Transmitting with is described in the Teaching:] Those who are without profound understanding of the Great Spiritual Process very often like to dissociate the Teaching from the Teacher. Therefore, in this time of body-based dilettantism, Teachings are very often valued, but the Teachers are not — the Guru-devotee relationship is often not valued. It should be understood, however, that what makes the Teaching valuable is the Realization of the Realizer. You come to the Realizer not merely for his or her words of Instruction but to Realize what the Realizer has Realized, and is now Realizing.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj


I also Teach the walls, the trees, the dogs. It is not that I Give a verbal Teaching to them. My Communication to them is non-verbal.

Because It Is Reality Itself, My Divine Avataric Teaching-Revelation and My Divine Avataric Transcendental Spiritual Self-Transmission are usable and Realizable by all beings, and even by every "thing"—including something as apparently inert as a wall, or a room, or a building. . .

Human beings tend to make overly much of My Teaching-Revelation as a verbal matter—as something with which to entertain their minds. My Teaching-Revelation is actually a process, not merely a verbal Communication. My Teaching-Revelation Is the process of "radical" devotion and right life that Is "Perfect Knowledge"—because that entire process is in devotional Communion with Me, transcending (and Free-Standing, Always Prior to) the "point of view" (or conditionally and psycho-physically "located") position.

The dog in My House can do it. So can you.

My verbal Address is certainly usable to human beings. Because human beings exercise the verbal mind, the verbal mind must be Addressed by Me. However, if you merely "think about" My verbal Address, you are wasting your life in the "talking school".

The Process of Divine Avataric Self-Realization is of a Perfectly (or Always Priorly) egoless Transcendental Spiritual Nature. If you understand what the Reality-Way of Adidam is about, then you will apply yourself and adapt quickly, and look to mature in the process readily. There are real requirements, to be sure, and they are not to be compromised—but they can be fulfilled by anyone.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj, ""I Am Perfectly Beyond The East and Perfectly Free In The West"
Part 20, The Aletheon


The verbal Teaching, then, is simply a service to aspirants — words of Instruction. The fundamental Teaching, however, is the Sign of Realization, the Realizer himself or herself. In the "Radical" Reality-Way of Adidam, then, This Body is the principal Form of My Instruction, not only the books I have made through This Body. The books are important, yes — but I Am the Teaching. In the Reality-Way of Adidam, My Realization is the Teaching — not merely My Words of Instruction.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj
"My bodily (human) Form Is (Itself) the Teaching"


If people do not respond to Me, on the basis of devotionally recognizing Me, they are merely responding to My Words — and that is not the basis for right practice of the Reality-Way of Adidam. . . .

If you reduce Me, or the Reality-Way of Adidam, to words, then you do not respond to Me. You do not turn to Me. Instead, you merely turn to the words, respond to the words — and, thus, you turn back in on your own mind.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj
"The Ancient Walk-About Way"
Part 10, The Aletheon


In the Ancient Walk-About Way, there were not any Teachings. Long ago, there was not even the context of language in which to articulate Teachings. Teachings were not the point. The Realizer was the point — recognizing the Realizer — and that is all.

The Spiritual Master is the Teaching, as I have Said. I Am the Teaching. Those who devotionally recognize Me are living the Reality-Way of Adidam. It does not matter how many books I have Written that they read. Mere study of My Divine Avataric Teaching-Word cannot change anyone if it is looked at in the context of ordinary ego-bound functioning.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj, October 20, 2008




Adi Da's books. Avatar Adi Da's literary, philosophical, and practical writings consist of over sixty published ("in print") books — including The Knee Of Listening, His Spiritual Autobiography; and The Dawn Horse Testament, His magisterial Revelation of the entire Spiritual Process from beginning to end.


Introductory books. The Reality-Way Of Adidam and The Gift Of Truth Itself provide a comprehensive introduction to Adi Da and the Way of Adidam. The eBooklets in the Truth For Real Series are very accessible introductory talks or essays by Adi Da on specific topics of general interest.


The Five Principal Books of Comprehensive Address. Adi Da did a tremendous amount of writing in the years 2005-2008. Just two weeks before His Passing, He designated the five books that He wrote during that three-year period as "the Five Principal Books of My Forever Comprehensive Seventh-Stage Address to all-and-All":

The Five Principal Books of Comprehensive Address

The Aletheon — The Divine Avataric Self-Revelation of His Divine Presence, Avatar Adi Da Samraj. In its simplest sense, "The Aletheon" means "The Book of Truth", and is a comprehensive description of the Divine Nature of Reality, the seventh stage Way of Adidam, and Adi Da's Divine Incarnation here which (when He is recognized as the Divine by Revelation) makes the seventh stage Way possible.

special presentation | table of contents

The Gnosticon — The "Perfect Knowledge" Reality-Teachings of His Divine Presence, Avatar Adi Da Samraj. "The Gnosticon" means "The Book of Knowledge". In The Gnosticon, Avatar Adi Da examines the Transcendentalist Teachings (Teachings about the nature of Consciousness) of the Great Sages — associated with the sixth stage of life — in light of His own Revelation of the seventh stage, Transcendental Spiritual Reality-Way of Adidam.

special presentation | table of contents | Carolyn Lee's introduction

The Pneumaton — The Transcendental Spiritual Reality-Teachings of His Divine Presence, Avatar Adi Da Samraj. The Pneumaton ("The Book of Spirit") examines the Teachings associated with the fourth and fifth stages of life (particularly as exemplified by the traditions of Christianity and Hinduism), in light of Adi Da's own Revelation of the seventh stage, Transcendental Spiritual Reality-Way of Adidam. The Pneumaton includes His rendering of the essential Spiritual import of the New Testament Gospels.

special presentation | table of contents | Jonathan Condit's introduction (part 3)

Not-Two Is Peace — The Ordinary People's Way of Global Cooperative Order. Adi Da wrote Not-Two Is Peace out of concern for humanity's current plight. It contains His vital wisdom on the root of human conflict: the limits and errors of conventional religion and politics. He points to the necessity of re-establishing human civilization based on principles of mutual trust, cooperation, tolerance, "prior unity", and the limitless participation of all humankind in transforming its own destiny.

Transcendental Realism — The Image-Art of egoless Coincidence With Reality Itself. This book brings together all of Adi Da Samraj’s writings on art. It includes details on the methods, meaning, and purposes of His work, His penetrating insight into the present-day culture and purpose of art, and specific recommendations on how to participate ecstatically in art. Adi Da also intensively considers the error of presuming oneself to be separate from a work of art — He invites every individual to be drawn beyond this illusion of separateness into the ecstatic, living process of participating in His image-art.

The twenty-three Courses. The twenty-three "Courses" structure serves as the primary "conceptual coathanger" for organizing the entirety of Adi Da's Wisdom-Teaching.

The first Course is comprised entirely of Adi Da's two principal Summary "Source-Texts": The Aletheon and The Dawn Horse Testament.

The remaining twenty-two Courses are divided into two groups:

  1. The Heart of The Adidam Revelation — consisting of five Courses, which, together, present a comprehensive overview of the entire process of the Reality-Way of Adidam.

  2. The Companions of The True Dawn Horse — consisting of seventeen Courses, each of which elaborates on particular topics from the first Course.

For much more about the twenty-three courses, click here.


Related articles

The Gift Of Study — How to read and make best use of Adi Da's books. "All My Reality-Teaching is intended to be a direct address to you. A relationship with Me, in other words, is the context of My Reality-Teaching. This is what you must come to understand and appreciate. Therefore, make the study of My Reality-Teaching into a form of relationship with Me and do not just think about ideas by reading My Books."

Transcendental Orthography as a Teaching Device — In His books from the 1990's and later, Adi Da made use of a unique capitalization scheme He had evolved, in which He capitalized words that would not ordinarily be capitalized in English. He also used quotation marks in an unconventional manner. This article elaborates on both devices.

The Books of Adidam: Index


Avatar Adi Da receives the publication of The Spectra Suites, 2007
Avatar Adi Da receives the publication of The Spectra Suites, 2007

The stories and articles on this website draw upon and refer to a wide range of books by Adi Da Samraj, or about Adi Da Samraj and Adidam. Many are currently available in print (through The Dawn Horse Press), while some are out of print, and others are yet to be released. This section lists (in alphabetical order) the books mentioned on this site, and indicates whether they are currently in print.

All the books below are by Avatar Adi Da Samraj, or are devotee-edited compilations of His essays and talks, with introductions, articles, and stories based on His wisdom and Revelation.

Note: Over the course of His life and work with devotees, Adi Da has taken on a number of different names. The author's name on each of the books below reflects this. Adi Da has explained how His changing names reflects the progressive changes in His Spiritual Work and His Revelation. For more about Adi Da's names, click here.



Adept-Realizers are The Root of All Esoteric Traditions

Adept-Realizers Are The Root of All Esoteric Traditions

By His Divine Presence, Avatar Adi Da Samraj

an eBooklet in the Truth For Real Series

November 5, 2013

Kindle edition
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Adi Da: The Promised God-Man Is Here

Adi Da: The Promised God-Man Is Here

By Carolyn Lee, Ph.D.
(written under the direction of the Ruchira Sannyasin Order of Adidam Ruchiradam)

A shortened and updated version of the 1998 edition.

August 2004 edition
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The profound and miraculous Story of the Divine Life and Spiritual Revelation of Avatar Adi Da Samraj — including excerpts from His written and spoken Word and stories told by His devotees.


Adidam

Adidam: The True World-Religion Given by the Promised God-Man, Adi Da Samraj.

written and compiled under the direction of the Ruchira Sannyasin Order of Adidam Ruchiradam

February 2004 edition
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Adidam offers a clear and concise explanation of the five fundamentals of the Way of Adidam, as given by Avatar Adi Da Samraj. It answers the questions, "Who Is Adi Da Samraj?" and "What is the Way that He Offers?", and provides a simple introduction to the unique Spiritual relationship with Adi Da Samraj for those who are just discovering Him and His Wisdom-Teaching. Adidam communicates the five esoteric aspects of the Way of Adidam in direct terms, and is illustrated with powerful excerpts from Avatar Adi Da's Teaching.


Aesthetic Ecstasy

Aesthetic Ecstasy

by Adi Da Samraj

May 2007 edition
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Aesthetic Ecstasy is a collection of five remarkable essays by Adi Da Samraj on the subject of art, many of which were written by Him in response to comments on and consideration about the collateral exhibition of His image-art at the 2007 Venice Biennale.

Aham Da Asmi

Aham Da Asmi (Beloved I Am Da): The "Late-Time" Avataric Revelation Of The True and Spiritual Divine Person (The egoless Personal Presence Of Reality and Truth, Which Is The Only Real God)

The Ruchira Avatar, Adi Da Samraj

2003 edition
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In Aham Da Asmi, Adi Da Samraj fully Reveals Himself as the Avataric Incarnation of the Living Divine Person and He elaborates on the Spiritual significance of this All-Embracing Divine Confession, which is the foundation of His entire Revelation of the esoteric Way of Adidam.
 
Aham Da Asmi (in Sanskrit) over the brass gates leading to the inner courtyard of Aham Da Asmi Sthan
"Aham Da Asmi" (in Sanskrit) over the brass gates
leading to the inner courtyard of Aham Da Asmi Sthan
(click to enlarge)

The Aletheon

The Aletheon

The Divine Avataric Self-Revelation
of His Divine Presence, Avatar Adi Da Samraj

September, 2009

     

One of Adi Da's "Five Principal Books of Comprehensive Address".

Available in two formats:

  • An eight-volume boxed paperback set: order here
  • A single, hardbound book in a slipcase (limited edition): order here


During the final two years of a Lifetime that had been utterly devoted to the Communication of Truth, Avatar Adi Da created His supreme Scripture — a book of oceanic depth and magnitude. This final and greatest Instruction by Avatar Adi Da spans over 2300 pages.


Related books currently in print:

  • Atma Nadi Shakti Yoga — essays from The Aletheon . . . more

  • The Boundless Self-Confession — essays from The Aletheon . . . more

  • My Final Work of Divine Indifference — essays from The Aletheon . . . more

  • The Gift Of Truth Itself — essays from The Aletheon, especially selected for newcomers to Adi Da's Wisdom-Teaching . . . more

  • Perfect Philosophy — essays from The Aletheon . . . more

  • Reality Itself Is The Way — essays from The Aletheon . . . more

  • The Self-Authenticating Truth — essays from The Aletheon . . . more

  • The Seventh Way — essays from The Aletheon . . . more

  • Surrender self By Sighting Me — essays from The Aletheon . . . more


The All-Completing and Final Divine Revelation To Mankind

The All-Completing and Final Divine Revelation To Mankind: A Summary Description Of The Supreme Yoga Of The Seventh Stage Of Life In The Divine Way Of Adidam

by Ruchira Avatar Adi Da Samraj

November 2001 edition
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The ultimate secrets of Divine Enlightenment — including the four-stage process of Divine Enlightenment, culminating in Translation into the Infinitely Love-Blissful Divine Self-Domain.


Always Enact Fidelity To Me

Always Enact Fidelity To Me

The Foundation Emotional-Sexual Disciplines In The Divine Reality-Way Of Adidam

by His Divine Presence, Avatar Adi Da Samraj

Volume Three of
Right Life Is The Context Of Divine Beholding
(Adi Da's Word on disciplines embraced by all of His Second Congregation and First Congregation devotees)

August 2012 edition
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Avatar Adi Da’s Final Wisdom-Instruction on the true Yoga of emotional-sexual life.

Adi Da: "I Am the One Who has made it possible for human beings to totally comprehend the emotional-sexual dimension of existence, and to completely transcend egoic reactivity, and to truly grow beyond the ordinary emotional-sexual limitations that the "worldly" mind represents, and (by all of this) to have an altogether — and in Reality — sane life."


Related books currently in print:


Alzheimer's Caregivers

Alzheimer's Caregivers: The Choice of Love

by Eileen Haight

2012 edition
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Kindle edition
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How would you respond if your loved one was undergoing the ordeal of Alzheimer’s disease, or some other end-of-life circumstance? Now you can read the story of two ordinary people who discover that the love and happiness of their life together was not lost by the “mere intrusion” of long-term illness and death. Devotee Eileen Haight shares how, in the midst of losing her husband to Alzheimer's, she learned about love, caring, devotion, healing, wisdom, and transformation through Avatar Adi Da's Instruction and Blessing.

The Ancient Walk-About Way

The Ancient Walk-About Way: The Core Esoteric Process of Real Spirituality and Its Perfect Fulfillment in the Way of Adidam

by The Divine Avataric Great Sage, Adi Da Samraj

March, 2007 edition
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Kindle edition
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available for other ereaders:

nook
iPad
Sony Reader
Kobo
     

In this beautiful collection of essays — which includes “Perfect Adidam”, and “The Seventh Stage Revelation”, as well as some earlier Writing — Avatar Adi Da draws the reader through a “consideration” of the ancient tradition of heart-response to the living Realizer, and of His Unique and All-Completing Appearance in that tradition. Beloved Adi Da begins with a foundation “consideration” of the Purpose and Principles of the Guru-devotee relationship; He then communicates how to cultivate life-conditions that allow the being to enact its inherent heart-response to Living Truth; and, finally, He describes the unique Signs and Qualities of His Appearance and Offering, and of those who fully heart-respond to Him.

  • Read excerpts here.


Atma Nadi Shakti Yoga

Atma Nadi Shakti Yoga: The Intrinsically egoless Transcendental Spiritual Reality-Way of Adidam Ruchiradam

essays from The Aletheon

by His Divine Presence, The Divine Avataric World-Teacher, Ruchira Avatar Adi Da Samraj

2008 edition
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Atma Nadi Shakti Yoga is Avatar Adi Da’s quintessential communication of the Process by which any and all living beings may Realize the Ecstasy of Perfect Oneness, or Prior Unity, with Reality Itself (or Truth Itself). This book can help the reader appreciate and comprehend the absolute uniqueness of Avatar Adi Da’s Offering, and it tangibly conveys His profound Blessing-Transmission. Includes thorough appendices and glossary to introduce the new reader to the language and paradigms of Avatar Adi Da’s Reality-Teaching.


The Avatar Of What Is

The Avatar of What Is: The Divine Life And Work Of Adi Da.

by Carolyn Lee, Ph.D.

July 2007 edition
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A summary overview of Avatar Adi Da’s Life and Work — from the foretelling of His Birth, though His years of "Learning humankind", the more than thirty-five years of His unique Avataric Teaching-Work, to His current Compassionate Blessing-Work, this is the extraordinary story of Adi Da’s Divine Intervention in the world.


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Profound summer beach reading
profound summer beach reading
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Basket Of Tolerance (pre-publication edition)

The Basket Of Tolerance: The Perfect Guide to Perfectly Unified Understanding Of The One and Great Tradition Of Humankind, and Of The Divine Way Of Adidam As The Perfect Completing Of The One and Great Tradition Of Humankind [Bibliography]

by the Avataric Great Sage, Adi Da Samraj

unpublished

The Basket Of Tolerance: A Guide to Perfect Understanding of the One and Great Tradition of Mankind

Given By Heart-Master Da Love-Ananda

1991 "pre-publication" edition
out of print

     
Note: Adi Da Samraj will sometimes make a "pre-publication" edition of one of His books available in advance (sometimes long in advance) of an official release, primarily so that devotees have immediate access to it.


Related books currently in print:

  • The Basket Of Tolerance Booklet Series — selected essays from The Basket Of Tolerance.
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Beyond the Illusion

Beyond the Illusion: A Spiritual Autobiography

by Antonia Vidor

February, 2012 edition
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available for other ereaders: Nook
     

In 1998, Adi Da Samraj Gave Toni Vidor the name "O.G.", or "Ogee" (OH-jee). He said this stood for "Old Growth". She was hopeful that the name pertained to spiritual growth as well as the ancient and venerable redwoods in the Tat Sundaram region He so enjoyed. Then, in 2004, Bhagavan Adi Da suggested to Toni that she write about her life. And now, after many years of hard work—and in the very first formally acknowledged book of testimonial stories by a devotee—anyone who wants to has the opportunity to read Ogee’s remarkable autobiography.

As the eldest child of film director King Vidor and actress Eleanor Boardman, Toni Vidor grew up amidst the glamour of Hollywood’s Golden Era. After college, she rejected the life offered by her parents’ wealth and fame. From the late 1940s to the early seventies, she was an equestrian, healer, as well as a pioneer of alternative living. During this time, a process awakened in her that triggered a steady stream of psychic phenomena, some ecstatic, others terrifying. She became a spiritual seeker and met a dazzling array of teachers, none of whom satisfied her thirst for spiritual truth. With remarkable honesty and insight, Toni tells of her life as the devotee of Adi Da. She recounts in vivid terms the miraculous phenomena in His Company, as well as the ordeals of the beginning spiritual practitioner. Versed in the traditions of esotericism, she describes the inner workings of the relationship between the disciple and a true Adept-Realizer — the hard realities and personal trials as well as the ecstasies and profound revelations that come with a life dedicated to the genuine spiritual process.


The Bodily Location of Happiness

The Bodily Location of Happiness: On the Incarnation of the Divine Person and the Transmission of Love-Bliss.

by Da Free John

January 1982 edition
out of print

     
There is no miracle to come from science that will make you Happy. There is no blessing power left in religion. People are un-Happy. Therefore, they are all seeking Happiness. Ask yourself, "Where is Happiness?" In this book, Adi Da considers the only real "answer" — our bodily location of Happiness through Communion with Him — and the awakening and spiritual conversion of human beings.
The Bodily Sacrifice of Attention

The Bodily Sacrifice of Attention: Introductory Talks on Radical Understanding and the Life of Divine Ignorance.

by Da Free John

1981 edition
out of print


Bodily Worship of the Living God

Bodily Worship of the Living God: The Esoteric Practice of Prayer Taught by Da Free John

by Da Free John

January 1983 edition
out of print

     

Each of the devotional practices communicated here by Adi Da to devotees involves the participation of every part of the bodily or psycho-physical being. They are unlike conventional prayer and other problem-centered devotional practices which only seek, but do not presently enjoy, the Bliss and Fullness of Divine Communion. The devotions of this Way are simply natural ways to exercise the body, emotion, breath, and attention of the living being in ecstatic Love-Communion with the Living and Transcendental Divine.


Related books:

  • Ishta — Extensive instructions on turning to faculties of the body-mind — body, emotion, breath, and attention — to Adi Da in devotional response.
The Boundless Self-Confession

The Boundless Self-Confession:
essays from The Aletheon

by His Divine Presence, Avatar Adi Da Samraj

April 2009 edition
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Written only a few months before He passed from the body (in November 2008), this book brings to culmination a lifetime of Revelation writings by the Ruchira Avatar about the eternal meaning and purpose of His Appearance, revealing profundities that are ultimately unfathomable. But the heart knows. The heart, as His Divine Presence says, “is where everyone comes to Me”.

—from the Introduction by Carolyn Lee

The Boundless Self-Confession appears as Part Twenty-Four of The Aletheon.


Breath and Name

Breath and Name: The Initiation and Foundation Practices of True Spiritual Life

by Bubba Free John

1977 edition
out of print

     
Breath and Name describes a beginner's practice that prepares the body, emotions, and mind for more advanced spiritual practice. But even this beginner's practice is a "seventh stage Way" based on "prior enlightenment", intelligence, and freedom from childish and adolescent habits and illusions.

The Bright Field

The Bright Field: The Photographic Art of Adi Da Samraj

Over 80 duo-tone illustrations.
88 pages, softcover

2001 edition
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The first publication of Adi Da's image-art. This large-format book presents black-and-white photographic image-art from 2000-2001 and includes 12 very different suites. Adi Da presents his images in suites, rather than as single images. Each suite can have anywhere from a few images to several hundred. Each suite is very different in quality: a "meditation" on a rock that rises out the of the ocean, a series of sensual and playful images set in a city, a look at human personalities as "shattered" phenomena, and so on. Every suite takes the viewer on an artistic, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual journey. Most of Adi Da's images in this book are highly sophisticated and complex multiple exposures, often involving more than two (and even as many as ten or more) superimposed layers, shot in camera.

The Complete Yoga of Human Emotional-Sexual Life

The Complete Yoga of Human Emotional-Sexual Life: My "Reality Consideration" of True Emotional-Sexual "self"-Understanding, Right Sexual Yoga (Both Solitary and with Another), Right Intimate Relationship, and Celibacy — Revealed and Given by Me for the Sake of Everyone

by The Avataric Great Sage, Adi Da Samraj

2004 edition
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This book contains a potent summary of Adi Da’s instruction on emotional-sexual matters — including His compassionate instruction on transcending negative sex-patterning, emotional immaturity, and all forms of seeking through sex and relationship. Adi Da calls all to a non-problematic, positive practice that is compatible with the Transcendental Spiritual process of Realization in His company.


Related books:

  • Always Enact Fidelity To Me: The Foundation Emotional-Sexual Disciplines In The Divine Reality-Way Of Adidam

  • Love of the Two-Armed Form: The Free and Regenerative Function of Sexuality in Ordinary Life and the Transcendence of Sexuality in True Religious or Spiritual Practice.

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Compulsory Dancing

Compulsory Dancing: Talks and Essays on the Spiritual and Evolutionary Necessity of Emotional Surrender to the Life-Principle.

by Da Free John

April 1980 edition
out of print

     

The problem of the usual Man is emotional dissociation. The body-mind or psycho-physical being that is the usual Man is automatically tending to contract upon itself, to be differentiated from all experiential phenomena, to possess and fill its emptiness with the objects of all experience, to protect itself with all knowledge, to separate itself from the mysterious emotional demand of all relations and events.

The Salvation or Happiness of Man is in emotional conversion, or the conversion of the heart from the automaticities of self-possession to the conscious Realization of Ecstasy, or self-transcending Love-Communion with the Universal Principle or Being that is Life. Such emotional conversion is awakened through constant study and hearing of the Teaching of Truth and constant seeing or intuiting of the Living Divine Presence in the Company of the God-Realized Man and the Community of devotees of the Living God.


Conscious Exercise and the Transcendental Sun

Conscious Exercise and the Transcendental Sun

by Da Free John

August 1993 edition
out of print

     

A new edition of this book is in development, that will include additional forms of conscious exercise that Adi Da has developed over the years, including "Da Chi Gong" and "Da Fours".

Conscious Exercise and the Transcendental Sun is a manual for those who practice the spiritual Way taught by Adi Da. Through Adi Da's Grace, we know what it is to look, feel, and be completely happy. Conscious exercise is simply a way of practicing this whole bodily happiness under all conditions, without reason. It utilizes the natural laws of body, breath, and attention to realign us, consciously and instantly with the "Transcendental Sun". The disciplines offered in this book include basic ways to stand, sit, walk, and breathe with energy and delight; brief and natural routines of calisthenics, hatha yoga, and surya namaskar; and a basic practice of pranayama, or control of the life-force in breath that can be done at random throughout the day.


Conversion

Conversion

by Bubba Free John

September 1979 edition
out of print

     

Our fundamental responsibility is literal and deep psychic Love of the Presence of Life. We must surrender to Life in order to be full of Life. The Life-Current is the "Holy Spirit", the Divine Effulgence or Grace whereby we may be Transfigured and made One with the Living and Eternal Divine Reality. But we may be thus Transformed only if we transcend all emotional contraction upon the self and, instead, Radiate as Love of the Life-Principle or Living Person that is God. It is emotional conversion to Life that heals our dis-ease.


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Crazy Da Must Sing

Crazy Da Must Sing, Inclined To His Weaker Side: Confessional Poems of Liberation and Love.

by Da Free John

June 1982 edition
out of print

     

The poems in this book are the confessions of the Divine incarnate, as lover and spiritual warrior. They tell of Adi Da's lifelong struggle to Liberate beings from the siege of Narcissus, or the mood and activity of self-possession that prevents Enlightenment. The Enlightement of beings is Adi Da's Divine Purpose, and the dramatic play of His Work with devotees is the subject of these poems. Adi Da wrote most of these forty-nine poems between 1971 and 1976.


Related items:

  • On August 12, 1982, Adi Da read aloud the collected poems from Crazy Da Must Sing to a group of His devotees in a single session. A recording of that occasion is available on this CD.
  • Many musical compositions and recitations based on these poems have been created by devotees.
Da Love-Ananda Gita

Da Love-Ananda Gita (The Free Avataric Gift Of The Divine Love-Bliss): The "Late-Time" Avataric Revelation Of The Great Means To Worship and To Realize The True and Spiritual Divine Person (The egoless Personal Presence Of Reality and Truth, Which Is The Only Real God).

by the Ruchira Avatar, Adi Da Samraj

January 2005 edition
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(Previously published as The Love-Ananda Gita)

     
Avatar Adi Da Reveals the secret simplicity at the heart of Adidam — relinquishing our preoccupation with ourselves (and all our problems and our suffering) and, instead, Contemplating Him, the "Bright" Divine Person of Infinite Love-Bliss.

Da Upanishad

Da Upanishad: The Short Discourses on self-Renunciation, God-Realization, and the Illusion of Relatedness

by Heart-Master Da Love-Ananda

September 1989 edition
out of print

     
Adi Da appears as a man; but He is no more confined to His physical frame than the light of the stars is attached to their surface. He is in fact the unobstructed Embodiment of the very Divine Existence That is worshipped in every Sacred Tradition, and under many Names. In His Da Upanishad, Adi Da Reveals His essential Wisdom-Arguments and the fundamental disciplines that will enable "even the least qualified of living beings" to Awaken to the Eternal Divine Self, by His Graceful Blessing. In these concentrated and sublime essays, He offers an unsurpassed description of both the precise mechanism of delusion and the nature, process, and ultimate fulfillment of Transcendental Divine Realization.


The Danavira Mela Book

The Danavira Mela Book: The Season Of "Light-In-Everybody" As Celebrated In The Company Of Bhagavan Adi Da Samraj

by Naamleela Free Jones

2008 edition
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In this special holiday book, Naamleela Free Jones shares the unique seasonal traditions that Adi Da, her father and Guru, has developed on this basis. She offers an intimate glimpse into the joyous time of Danavira Mela, or the season of “Light-in-Everybody", in the Company of Avatar Adi Da Samraj during His Lifetime. Naamleela makes readily available the abundance of gifts Avatar Adi Da has Given as means to participate with Him during this season, for eternal time, including specific instruction on each aspect of this celebration of Him. There are rare and intimate photographs of Avatar Adi Da as a child (including some never previously published) and over the years of celebrating Danavira Mela with devotees, as well as communications from Avatar Adi Da on the significance of this celebration.

The Dawn Horse Testament of The Ruchira Avatar

The Dawn Horse Testament Of The Ruchira Avatar

by the Ruchira Avatar, Adi Da Samraj

August 2005 edition
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Avatar Adi Da's paramount "Source-Text", this Great Divine Testament is unparalleled in its magnitude and depth. It represents the fruit of Avatar Adi Da's Immense Work of Teaching and Revelation over more than three decades. An extraordinary Scripture, containing Avatar Adi Da's detailed Revelation of every aspect of the process culminating in Divine Enlightenment.
     
Adi Da signing copies of The Dawn Horse Testament before Gifting them to residents of Adi Da Samrajashram, 1985.
Adi Da signing copies of The Dawn Horse Testament before Gifting them to residents of Adi Da Samrajashram, 1985.

Adi Da's signature in one of the earliest copies of The Dawn Horse Testament.
Adi Da's signature in one of the earliest copies of The Dawn Horse Testament.

Adi Da receiving the first edition of The Dawn Horse Testament in 1985
Adi Da receiving the first edition of The Dawn Horse Testament in 1985

Adi Da receiving the first edition of The Dawn Horse Testament in 1985
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Earlier editions:

The Dawn Horse Testament: 1987
The Dwan Horse Testament: 1991
1985
September, 1991


Death I a Living Process

"Death Is a Living Process": The Mate Moce Guide to Serving the Dying

Based on the Wisdom Teaching of
The Ruchira Avatar, Adi Da Samraj

2005 edition
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A practical resource for practitioners of Adidam. This guide is offered by the Mate Mace Ministry of Adidam as a practical companion-volume to Avatar Adi Da's "Source-Text", Easy Death. In Easy Death, Avatar Adi Da touches on every aspect of His Divine Wisdom relative to the death process, based in His unique experience and Spiritual Revelation. This guide focuses on the more practical questions that might arise in putting Avatar Adi Da's Wisdom into practice in life-and-death circumstances.

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Divine Distraction

Divine Distraction: A Guide to the Guru-Devotee Relationship

by James Steinberg

November 1991 edition
out of print
(new edition forthcoming)

     

"Anyone who really wants to know what it is to live in a continuing and transforming relationship to a Spiritual Master should read Divine Distraction. It takes one as far as a book can go. Nothing that is essential gets glossed over or left out. The laments and the laughter, the risks and the realizations are all there. And by turns they attract, touch, and caution the reader that simply everything is at stake in such a relationship. At every level the Master meets the dilemmas of his devotees and transforms them into opportunities for realization".

Gene R. Thursby, Professor of Religious Studies
University of Florida


The Divine Mahasamadhi of Parama-Sapta-Na Adi Da Samraj

The Divine Mahasamadhi of Parama-Sapta-Na Adi Da Samraj

introduction by William Tsiknas and Naamleela Free Jones

April 2009 edition
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This booklet contains Avatar Adi Da's own words about the event of His death. It reveals the deep significance of His Divine Mahasamadhi and His ongoing Transcendental Spiritual Regard of all beings.


In the last weeks of His life, the Master had been full of energy and creatively active with His artistic work. He had been lovingly and humorously engaging devotees. Longtime devotees had come to Naitauba to be with Him on retreat. Musicians from India had come to Naitauba to perform for Him. He had gathered with devotees and retreatants to view His art. In the final weeks of His earthly incarnation, His life and work had manifested a great ease. And, then — just as spontaneously, gracefully, and mysteriously as everything else He had ever done — the Great Master dropped the human body with the ease (as He Himself had predicted) of "an apple falling from a tree".

— from the Introduction by William Tsiknas and Naamleela Free Jones


Do You Know What Anything Is?

Do You Know What Anything Is?
Talks and Essays on Divine Ignorance

by Da Free John

June 1984 edition
out of print

     
We are not what we think. In any moment, we presume many things about ourselves and the world. Our lives are based on countless assumptions about "the way things work". But all of this knowledge binds us to an erroneous belief in our own un-Happiness. "Divine Ignorance" (or "Perfect Knowledge", as He would also call it later), as taught by Adi Da, is the direct intuition of our actual, native Condition, beyond the prison of knowledge and experience.

The Dreaded Gom-Boo

The Dreaded Gom-Boo, or the Imaginary Disease That Religion Seeks To Cure.

by Da Free John

February 1983 edition
out of print

     
In this remarkable book, Adi Da presents a startling and humorous insight: All religion seeks to cure us of an unreal disease, which Adi Da humorously calls the "Dreaded Gom-Boo". This disease is our constant presumption that we have somehow "fallen from Grace" and are in need of the salvatory "cure" of religious belief. Adi Da uproots this religious conceit and illusion by Confessing (based on His Own Realization) that we are always already present and alive in and as Divine Being. The "good news" of Adi Da's Way is that, in present Communion with the Divine (made available through Adi Da's Spiritual Transmission), we need not seek to be cured, but must only feel, observe, understand, and renounce the very activity of seeking itself, and thus be restored to our native Happiness and Freedom. The insightful, liberating message of this book cuts through thousands of years of religious and mystical dogma and beliefs by revealing a radical spiritual way eminently suited to the needs of modern men and women.


Drifted in the Deeper Land

Drifted in the Deeper Land: Talks on Relinquishing the Superficiality of Mortal Existence and Falling by Grace into the Divine Depth That Is Reality Itself.

by Avatar Adi Da Samraj

July 1997 edition
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This remarkable book discusses fundamental human questions: "What is experience for?" "Why isn't it a lot better?" "Am I just built to die?" "What is 'I' anyway?" It probes our uninspected presumptions about how we live and what really ends when we die. This book beautifully communicates how Truth and profound religion are to be found in a process of letting go more and more into the "Deeper Land" — the place of Divine Depth and Consciousness that is beyond all experience and suffering.


Easy Death

Easy Death

by the Ruchira Avatar, Adi Da Samraj

August 2005 edition
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Whether you are approaching your own death, facing the death of a loved-one, or are simply in need of understanding the purpose of this brief and mortal life, you will find in the pages of Easy Death a most extraordinary and unique Help — Real Help, not mere consolation or impermanent philosophy, given in the Wisdom, and in the human Form, of Avatar Adi Da Samraj. For Adi Da was born in and as and from the "Bright" Reality in which there is neither birth nor death, and His entire lifetime has been spent unlocking that Ultimate Condition from limited views of the ego, in order to offer a way for anyone to Realize It directly. His human body has endured and "seen" the entire death process and all the after-death states and has entered into What Is, Beyond all of that. There is no greater Authority on matters of death and ultimate transcendence.


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Easy Death Workbook

Easy Death Workbook: A Study Companion to Avatar Adi Da's Masterpiece on Death and Dying, Easy Death

author: Angelo Druda
editor: Chris Tong

1995 edition
out of print

     

A marvelous tool for the study of Avatar Adi Da's Easy Death, guiding the reader through a very personal exploration of the conventional, Western view of death and the enlightened alternative; reincarnation and what takes place after death; preparing for death by using your life rightly; and the death transition as practiced in the religion of Adidam.


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The Eating  Gorilla Comes in Peace

The Eating Gorilla Comes in Peace

by Da Free John

June 1979 edition
out of print
(new edition forthcoming)

     

You can always trust an eating gorilla. Having found his food, he has put aside all effort and concern for survival. He has surrendered his eccentricities, his obsessive urges, and the tension in his most characteristic qualities. He has become submissive to the ordinary motive and desire that is real hunger, since he is now certain of its satisfaction. He is essentially benign, playful, even lovable. He is simply eating. And he trusts any others who may be present or who may approach, as long as there is sufficient food and they also stop to eat it.

Human beings are not generally "eating gorillas". Food is in doubt. Eating is no ordinary affair of hunger and assured satisfaction. Trust, love, peace, and meditation, the essence of the plainest fare when we are in our natural ease, are now a rare occasion, a private matter, for the gourmets and ascetics who populate our human table. Food is only a ceremony, a link to Life and its Source. When food is in doubt, so also are Life, Truth, and the Divine. Food is a link to Eternal Life. But happiness as Eternal Life depends on our ability to be satisfied, at ease in our relations, surrendered in love, and a sacrifice to Infinity through devotional meditation, or release into the Current of Life to its Source.

This extraordinary book demonstrates:

  • How the true principle of health is Love, or the feeling-connection to Infinite Life.
  • How reactive emotion is the root of all food obsessions and common health failures.
  • How the life-energy received and distributed through the breath is the primary form of human food.
  • How the regenerative vegetarian diet is the best daily diet for health and well-being.
  • How we can compensate for physical and emotional imbalances through right diet and health practices.
  • How diet is a necessary aspect of a pleasurable, mature, and regenerative sex life.
  • How to use fasting, herbal remedies, and dietary modifications to purify and regenerate the body.


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The cover art is a play on Rousseau's famous painting, La Bohémienne Endormie (The Sleeping Gypsy).

Henri  Rousseau, The Sleeping Gypsy (1897)
Henri Rousseau, The Sleeping Gypsy (1897)

Henri Rousseau, The Sleeping Gypsy (1897)
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Eleutherios

Eleutherios (The Only Truth That Sets The Heart Free)

by the Avataric Great Sage, Adi Da Samraj

May 2006 edition
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Eleutherios contains Avatar Adi Da’s most esoteric offering of the “Perfect Practice” of the Way of Adidam. This “Perfect Practice” takes place in the domain of Consciousness Itself, prior to the body and the mind. Eleutherios is an address to the great human questions about God, Truth, Reality, Happiness, and Freedom.


Earlier editions:

Eleutherios: July 5, 1982
 
The Liberator: October, 1995
Eleutherios: April, 1998
 
July 5, 1982
 
October, 1995
April, 1998
 

Eleutherios (Greek)
Eleutherios (Greek)
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Enlightenment

Enlightenment and the Transformation of Man:
Selections from Talks and Essays on the Spiritual Process and God-Realization

by Da Free John

September 1983 edition
out of print

     

There are really only two ways communicated in the whole world: the Way of living as Enlightement, and the way of living as the phenomenal self. If you are going to live as Enlightenment, you must understand this convention of the phenomenl self, with all the mechanics of existence you have built upon it. Therefore, you must undergo the Sacred Ordeal of transition from this conventional self presumption and its habit energies into the disposition where Enlightenment is tacitly obvious and you are related to phenomena in Freedom.

It is an Ordeal into which we may be inserted with understanding, in a disposition of Freedom and surrender. Or we may face it while remaining in the self-knot, with a certain level of philosophical understanding, but nevertheless struggling with the conditions of existence, until we achieve sufficient purity [freed-up energy and attention] to engage the Way in higher terms. In the traditional setting, this second kind of struggle tends to be the way. In our setting, understanding is the principle of the Way from the beginning.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj



The Eternal One

The Eternal One:
The Divine Mahasamadhi of The Divinely Translated Master, Parama-Sapta-Na Adi Da Samraj

by Ruchiradama Quandra Sukhapur Rani Naitauba

November 2009 edition
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The Eternal One commemorates the extraordinary events surrounding Avatar Adi Da's relinquishment of the physical body, and describes the beginning of the yearlong worldwide vigil period established to honor his Divine Mahasamadhi and celebrate his Eternal presence. This full-color 320 page 81/2" x 11" book has countless photos of Adi Da Samraj during His physical Lifetime, and also includes many images from the events after His Passing.


The Eternal One

The Eternal Stand:
Celebrating the Establishment of Adi Da Samrajashram, the Hermitage-Island and World-Blessing-Seat of His Divine Presence, Avatar Adi Da Samraj

August 2014 edition
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The spectacular story of how Avatar Adi Da transformed a six-square-mile island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean into the most Empowered Sacred Space and Hermitage Ashram on the planet. A gorgeous, "coffee table" edition, with riveting first-person accounts and a wealth of vibrant full-color photographs. Prepared in honor of the 30th anniversary of Avatar Adi Da's arrival at Naitauba in 1983.


The Enlightenment of the Whole Body

The Enlightenment of the Whole Body:
A Rational and New Prophetic Revelation of the Truth of Religion, Esoteric Spirituality, and the Divine Destiny of Man

by Da Free John

June 1978 edition
out of print

     

Since ancient times it has been acknowledged that the true Spiritual Master is a special manifestation of the Divine Reality. Such individuals are born for their Work. They "evolve" quickly, and they generally begin instructing others while still relatively young. Adi Da is such a rare, "Heaven-Born" Spiritual Master. The Enlightenment of the Whole Body is Adi Da's Song to the All-Pervading Life and Transcendental Consciousness of the Divine Person — Who He is, and for Whom He is the living Agent among men.

If we were to combine the most God-inspired Scriptures of Man into a single, focused, completely considered and authoritative expression, this is the kind of book that would emerge. It contains all the moral and prophetic fire of the Old and New Testaments; the philosophical majesty of the greatest Hindu and Buddhist literature; and the Ecstatic Humor or Transcendental Freedom of the most Illumined testimonies of Divine Life that have ever appeared in the East or the West. Adi Da's Confession of God-Realization is authentic poetry of Divine Transfiguration, comparable only to the Divine Utterances of Masters such as Krishna, Jesus, or Gautama.

If you allow Adi Da's Revelation to enter your life, you will also enjoy the Enlightened Happiness that is the Heart of all experience.



Feeling Without Limitation

Feeling Without Limitation: Awakening to the Truth Beyond Fear, Sorrow, and Anger

by Da Avabhasa (The "Bright")

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A Discourse in which Avatar Adi Da describes all the ways in which people try to make themselves feel good — from eating dinner to believing in God — even though none of these methods can create permanent Happiness. Avatar Adi Da explains why the key to both human happiness and Spiritual Realization lies in the ability to Feel without limitation, and He details the unique process that makes this possible.


My Final Work Of Divine Indifference

My Final Work of Divine Indifference: Wherein I Constantly Abide Only As I Am, in Divine and Avatarically Responsive Transcendental Spiritual Regard of all-and-All

essays from The Aletheon

by the Avataric Great Sage, Adi Da Samraj

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Four essays in which Adi Da Samraj describes His perfect Retirement into Divine Indifference, Free of any necessity to Teach. That Retirement did not signify an "end" to His Work altogether — rather, it was a Sign of His Freedom to be entirely concentrated in His most profound Work of forever Blessing all beings and things.


The Fire Gospel

The Fire Gospel: Essays and Talks on Spiritual Baptism.

by Da Free John

December 1982 edition
out of print

     

The Fire Gospel affirms the ancient spiritual Way that underlies mankind's great religious and spiritual heritage: Spiritual Baptism. Adi Da's message not only serves to illuminate our understanding of the method of Spiritual Baptism employed by the Great Adepts, but it is also a calling to take up the spiritual Way in His Company, through recognition of Who He is.

Like all of Adi Da's works, The Fire Gospel is refreshingly free of the archaisms of popular religious belief and doctrine, as well as the limitations of the modern conceptual mind of scientific materialism. Instead, Adi Da's radical Way combines intelligent discrimination with spiritual Ecstasy to grant the reader the Vision of the non-separation of self, world, and the Divine Reality.


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The First Three Stages of Life

The First Three Stages Of Life: Serving the Right, True, and Free Development of Children and Young People and Completing the Human Work of Individuation, Socialization, and Integration for Adults.

Presenting Instructions Given By His Divine Presence, Avatar Adi Da Samraj

Compiled by Meg Fortune McDonnell,
for The Vision Of Mulund Institute

An Adidam Practical Wisdom Guidebook

August 2011 edition
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What is the most important, enduring gift that one can give a child? Asked this question, almost everyone will say that they want to give children the ability to be happy. And they are right. There is nothing more important to give to any child — or, truly, to anyone, of any age. Read on to find out how this book can help you learn to do this — for your child, your young friends, and for yourself.



Forehead, Breath, and Smile

Forehead, Breath, and Smile: An Anthology of Devotional Readings from the Spiritual Teaching of Master Da Free John.

by Da Free John

September 1982 edition
out of print

     
Adi Da has indicated how there is an additional Force that comes from reciting His Word, beyond reading it on the page. Forehead, Breath, and Smile is a collection of readings specifically chosen for formal recitation by devotees.


The Four Fundamental Questions

The Four Fundamental Questions: Talks and Essays About Human Experience and the Actual Practice of an Enlightened Way of Life.

by Da Free John

October 1980 edition
out of print

     
This book considers the fundamental questions of our existence. It does not merely give "answers" to these questions. Instead, this book is a consideration, a process of self-examination that you may engage by entertaining the questions Adi Da puts to you. The consideration in itself will not "enlighten" you. However, if you consider these questions carefully and continually, they will inevitably lead you to take up a way of life that is essentially enlightened, happy, and free.


Four Primary Principles of Conscious Childrearing

Four Primary Principles of Conscious Childrearing

Based on the Teaching of Da Free John
Prepared by the Education Department of The Johannine Daist Communion

1985 edition
out of print

     

The four principles of conscious childrearing presented in this book are:

  1. Intimacy is the Healing Principle
  2. The Principle of Attraction
  3. Discipline is an Act of Love within the Culture of Expectation
  4. Transcending Sexual Neurosis in Childhood


Garbage and the Goddess

Garbage and the Goddess: The last miracles and final spiritual instructions of Bubba Free John.

by Bubba Free John

1974 edition
out of print

     

An amazing account of miraculous phenomena manifested by Adi Da during 1974 for the sake of teaching His devotees fundamental lessons.

My Teaching work over the last two and one half years has thus been associated with inner and outer miracles, but it was all a way to demonstrate how the fulfillment of experiential life in individuals does not amount in any sense whatsoever to illumination. The arising of miraculous or extraordinary experiential phenomena does not produce the enlightened man, the wise man. Enlightenment or radical understanding depends entirely on the conscious process, not the experiential one.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj, August 11, 1974



The Gift of the Eight-Part Admonition

The Gift of The Eight-Part Admonition: The Practice Manual for Avatar Adi Da's Third Congregation Devotees

by Avatar Adi Da Samraj

2015 edition
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A potent collection of Avatar Adi Da's Word to illuminate the meaning and guidance contained within His simple and direct Eight-Part Admonition relative to the relationship with Him. An invaluable primer for those who are considering formal practice of the Reality-Way of Adidam in this form—and for anyone to be refreshed in the devotional core of the relationship with Avatar Adi Da.



The Gift of Truth Itself

The Gift of Truth Itself: The Ever-Living Means Whereby Everyone Can Realize Truth or Perfect Happiness

by Avatar Adi Da Samraj

2013 edition
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This book is a compilation of selections from The Aletheon that are chosen for accessibility to the general public. The essays form a concise consideration of the cultural, religious, and social forces that have shaped the presumptions of Western civilization about Truth and Reality.



I Give You the Gift of One Another

I Give You the Gift of One Another: The Call to ego-Transcending Cooperation and the Creation of Authentic Intimate (Local) and Global Community

by Ruchira Avatar Adi Da Samraj

2000 edition
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Outlines the principles of True (Human Scale) Community in the Way of Adidam. I Give You the Gift of One Another is not only full of extraordinary Wisdom, but also comprehensive in its coverage of all aspects of cooperative community. Included is Instruction on the nature of the ego; practicing in cooperative association; the culture of expectation and inspiration; political ideas; and renunciation. The only book the Dawn Horse Press has published specifically on community.


The Gnosticon

The Gnosticon

The "Perfect Knowledge" Reality-Teachings
of His Divine Presence, Avatar Adi Da Samraj

April, 2010

One of Adi Da's "Five Principal Books of Comprehensive Address".

available in two formats:

     

"The Gnosticon" means "The Book of Knowledge". In The Gnosticon, Avatar Adi Da examines the Transcendentalist Teachings (Teachings about the nature of Consciousness) of the Great Sages — associated with the sixth stage of life — in light of His own Revelation of the Transcendental Spiritual Reality-Way of Adidam.


Related items:

  • The Reality-Teachings of the Advaitic Sages (3-CD set) — Part of The Gnosticon Discourse Series. . . order here

  • The Ribhu Gita (CD) — Part of The Gnosticon Discourse Series. . . order here

  • The Perfect Tradition — essays selected from The Gnosticon . . . order here

  • Religion and Reality — essays selected from The Gnosticon . . . more

  • The Liberator — essays selected from The Gnosticon . . . order here

  • The Ancient Reality-Teachings — essays selected from The Gnosticon . . . order here

  • The Way Of Perfect Knowledge — essays selected from The Gnosticon . . . order here

  • Radical Devotion — essays selected from The Gnosticon . . . more


God Games

God Games

compiled by the devotees of Adi Da Samraj

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Games created to ground children in feeling the Mystery. Based on the Wisdom and Instruction of Adi Da Samraj.

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The God In Every Body Book

The God In Every Body Book: Talks and Essays on God-Realization.

by Da Free John

September, 1990 edition
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This small book contains Adi Da’s Instruction about the origins of conventional religion (especially as a projection of the parent-child relationship), and how the individual may be drawn beyond childhood and adolescence into a direct Realization of the Divine. It also includes the Talk “True Surrender Is a Koan”, which is a direct and humorous address to the dilemma of every beginner in Spiritual practice: “How do I surrender to God”?


God Is Not a Gentleman And I Am That One

God Is Not a Gentleman And I Am That One: Ecstatic Talks on Conventional Foolishness versus the Crazy Wisdom of God-Realization.

by Da Free John

1983 edition
out of print

     

The speech of a God-Realized Adept is always Ecstatic. At times, this Ecstatic speech is given especially dramatic expression. Then it becomes a direct testimony to our inherent Freedom and unreasonable Happiness. Such speech has power to break the spell of our egoic enchantment. It draws us out of our ordinary concerns and Awakens in us the intuition of our prior Enlightenment.

This book is a collection of such Ecstatic communications of the Divine Avatar, Adi Da Samraj, selected from over ten years of His Teaching Work.



Green Gorilla

Green Gorilla: The Searchless Raw Diet

Given By His Divine Presence The Divine Avataric World-Teacher Ruchira Avatar Adi Da Samraj

August 2008 edition
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Avatar Adi Da’s fundamental recommendation relative to diet is the searchless raw (fructo-vegetarian) diet. It is "searchless" in the sense that it is simply lawful management of a body in Communion with the Living Reality, free of the need to use food as a means to solve any kind of problem or seek any kind of ideal in body or mind.


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He-And-She Is Me

He-And-She Is Me:
The Indivisibility Of Consciousness and Light In The Divine Body Of The Ruchira Avatar

by Ruchira Avatar Adi Da Samraj

2000 edition
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One of Avatar Adi Da's most esoteric Revelations — His Primary "Incarnation" in the Cosmic domain as the "He" of Primal Divine Consciousness, the "She" of Primal Divine Light, and the "Son" of "He" and "She" in the "Me" of His Divine Spiritual Body.


Hear Me Heart-Deep

Hear Me Heart-Deep:
A Guide to the Listening Hearing-Process in the Way of the Heart

by Sri Da Avabhasa (The "Bright")

1992 edition
out of print

     
Hear Me Heart-Deep is a course that covers the stages of practice in the listening-hearing process, what occurs in "listening", and the most common pitfalls that delay devotees' practice of the Way of Adidam. It focuses on Adi Da's critical argument of Narcissus and His Calling to feel beyond the self-contraction. It also includes important supportive arguments, such as those of conceptual and perceptual mind and Divine Ignorance. Although the course is primarily based on The Dawn Horse Testament, it is full of additional readings, including many oral communications from Adi Da from 1991-1992.


His Divine Presence

His Divine Presence: In Celebration of the Divine Avataric World-Teacher Ruchira Avatar Adi Da Samraj

compiled by the devotees of Adi Da Samraj

2008 edition
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A magnificent selection of the most potent Darshan images of Adi Da Samraj from 2000 to 2008, often from occasions of fullest worship of His Bodily Form. Also contains exquisite excerpts from His written teaching. Many of the photographs are only available in this special publication.



Hridaya Rosary

Hridaya Rosary:
Four Thorns of Heart Instruction

by the Ruchira Avatar, Adi Da Samraj

2000 edition
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A beautifully precise and exquisitely poetic description of the Spiritual Process in Avatar Adi Da’s Company — the devotional (and, in due course, Spiritual) relationship to Him and the reception of His Spiritual Transmission, or Spirit-Baptism. In breathtakingly beautiful poetry, Avatar Adi Da Samraj sings of the "melting" of the ego in His “Rose Garden of the Heart”.

Hridaya Rosary appears as Part Thirteen of The Aletheon.

Adi Da receiving the just-published Hridaya Rosary at The Mountain Of Attention in 1997
Adi Da receiving the just-published Hridaya Rosary
at The Mountain Of Attention in 1997
(click to enlarge)


The Hymn of the True Heart-Master

The Hymn of the True Heart-Master

by Adi Da (The Da Avatar)

April 1996 edition
out of print

     

The Hymn Of The True Heart-Master is a free rendering by Adi Da Samraj of the traditional Guru Gita, an ancient Hindu text which proclaims that the relationship between the Guru and the devotee is the Supreme means of Divine Self-Realization. This book celebrates that relationship — and invites every reader into its God-Realizing embrace.

Re-published under the title:
Ruchira Avatara Gita

Earlier editions:

The Hymn of the Master: July, 1982
The Hymn of the True Heart-Master: April, 1992
July 5, 1982
April, 1992


I Is The Body

I Is the Body: Considerations on the Radical Enjoyment of Enlightenment

by Bubba Free John

1976 edition
out of print

     
From a talk given by Adi Da on July 26, 1976.


"I" Is The Body Of Life

"I" Is the Body of Life: Talks and essays on the art and science of equanimity and the self-transcending process of radical understanding.

by Da Free John

1981 edition
out of print

     

This book is specifically intended for people making the difficult transition from "ordinary" life to the Great Process of the Way of God-Realization.

The most difficult stage is the one of transition from lawless, subhuman existence to the responsible beginning of spiritual life. After that, the whole affair is more creative and freely voluntary. Thus, in the earliest stages of life, where personal, moral, and religious preparation is developed, much attention still remains in reactive and self-indulgent physical, emotional, and mental patterns. But as the stages of true practice of the Way develop, there is less and less of the mechanical and self-conscious attachment to the structures of the body-mind. As the Way develops, the entire lower body-mind becomes Awake in the prior Fullness of the Divine. Thus, social, dietary, sexual, and other areas of habit and obsession gradually relax and are sublimed through ecstatic Communion with the Divine.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj



The Incarnation Of Love

The Incarnation Of Love: "Radical" Spiritual Wisdom and Practical Instruction on Self-Transcending Love and Service in All Relationships.

by Da Avabhasa (The "Bright")

April 1994 edition
out of print

     
Everyone wants to experience the happiness of loving and being loved — and in this remarkable book, Adi Da offers insight and practical instruction on the "discipline of love" — discovering the true source of love, and transmitting that love to all others. Readers will find fascinating essays on: receiving the love of God; on loving without demands or expectation; on overcoming guilt, anger, and fear; and on the unique practice of "the wound of love" — the open-hearted, vulnerable, "in-love" participation with all of life.


Ishta

Ishta: The Way of Devotional Surrender to the Divine Person.

by Da Avabhasa (The "Bright")

February 1998 edition
out of print

     
Ishta is a comprehensive handbook on the life and practice of religious devotion. It describes the traditional background of devotion to one's chosen Deity (or "Ishta"), explains why such devotion is still as necessary today for the spiritual practitioner as it has always been, and reminds us that the reward of this devotional yoga is the Freedom of self-forgetting absorption in The Divine Itself. This book is a must-read for serious spiritual aspirants of any faith who need inspiration and guidance in the path of devotional love. But most specifically, it is an excellent introduction to the practice of "radical" devotion in relation to Adi Da as one's Ishta Guru.


The Knee of Listening

The Knee Of Listening: The Divine Ordeal Of The Avataric Incarnation Of Conscious Light.

The Spiritual Autobiography Of The Ruchira Avatara, Adi Da Samraj

May 2004 edition
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Kindle edition
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The Knee Of Listening is Avatar Adi Da’s Spiritual Autobiography. It tells the miraculous story of His unique Incarnation and Revelation in the West for the sake of Liberating all beings.

Earlier editions:

The Knee Of Listening: 1972
The Knee Of Listening: June, 1973
The Knee Of Listening: April, 1978
1972
(CSA Press)
June, 1973
(Dawn Horse Press)
April, 1978
     
The Knee Of Listening: July, 1984
The Knee Of Listening: April, 1992
The Knee Of Listening:  September, 1995
July, 1984
April, 1992
September, 1995

The Knee Of Listening has transformed the lives of thousands of people since it was first published in 1972. Here are just a few of those people (and their stories): Anthony Costabile, Chris Tong, Neeshee Pandit, Martin Goulding, Donald Webley, Alicia Aguilar, Dan Sleeth, Victor Lagasse, Wes Vaught, Tom Williams, Cheech Marrero, George Greer, Dennis Coccaro, Ann Walsh, Crane Kirkbride, Marvin Carpenter, Jane Lind, and Rex.


Linda PerezI found The Knee of Listening in 1973. Upon reading it, Adi Da spoke to my heart immediately. I instantly recognized that what He was saying was the Real Truth and it resonated with my heart. And that's why I came to Him as Sat-Guru. . . I went to Los Angeles where Adi Da's Ashram was located at that time and became His devotee.

Linda Perez


Adi Da training Aniello Panico to teach the first Knee Of Listening course
Adi Da training Aniello Panico to teach
the first Knee Of Listening course
(click to enlarge)
  The Knee Of Listening

[On the meaning of the title:] The [beginning practices of the Way of Adidam] constitute the "knee" of listening, the foundation preparation of free and true attention.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj, The Paradox of Instruction


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The Lesson

The Lesson: A Study Guide to the Radical Teaching of Master Da Free John for Students of The Laughing Man Institute.

4 volumes, prepared by the Editorial and Educational Staffs of the Johannine Daist Communion

1982-84 edition
out of print



The Lion Sutra

The Lion Sutra: On Perfect Transcendence Of The Primal Act, Which is the ego-"I", the self-Contraction, or attention itself, and All The Illusions Of Separateness, Otherness, Relatedness, and Difference

by Adi Da, The Da Avatar

April, 1996 edition
out of print

     

The Lion Sutra now appears as Part Fifteen of The Aletheon.

In The Lion Sutra, Adi Da calls the reader to transcend the "disease of separation and seeking" that is the egoic self, and to "Swoon in Consciousness Itself." This book is the most concise presentation of Adi Da's "Radical" Argument "Seeking and attaining are a Total loss, and loss itself is the Only discovery of gain", and a direct and uncompromising invitation to self-transcendence and Divine Self-Realization.

Earlier edition:

Love-Ananda Gita
June 22, 1986

This earlier edition was titled, Love-Ananda Gita. (Adi Da would later use that title for a different book.) The three black, horizontally aligned circles signify the three stations of the heart.



Look at the Sunlight on Water

Look at the Sunlight on the Water: Educating Children for a Life of Self-Transcending Love and Happiness

by Da Free John

1983 edition
out of print



Love and Blessings

Love and Blessings: The Divine Compassionate Miracles of Avatar Adi Da Samraj

compiled and edited by Bill Gottlieb

March 2006 edition
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In Love and Blessings, twenty-five of His devotees tell heart-breaking stories of human need and Divine Response. A soldier in Iraq, a woman going blind in Holland, a son with his dying father in Australia, a woman with cancer in America — these and others tell how they asked Adi Da Samraj for His Blessing-Regard and the miraculous process that ensued. These stories are also about Adi Da's Liberating Blessing-Grace, which He offers as a Gift for the sake of Awakening all beings beyond any suffering of the body and mind to the Prior Condition of Eternal Freedom and Happiness.


Love of the God-Man

Love of the God-Man: A Comprehensive Guide to the Traditional and Time-Honored Guru-Devotee Relationship, the Supreme Means of God-Realization, As Fully Revealed for the First Time by Adi Da Samraj.

by James Steinberg

1990 edition
out of print



Love of Me Must Be the Measure of Your Intimacies

Love of Me Must Be the Measure of Your Intimacies: Recent Instructions on Emotional-Sexual Responsibility and Adapting to the Practice of True Intimacy

from The Divine World-Teacher and True Heart-Master, Da Avabhasa (The "Bright")

1993 edition
out of print



Love of the Two-Armed Form

Love of the Two-Armed Form: The Free and Regenerative Function of Sexuality in Ordinary Life and the Transcendence of Sexuality in True Religious or Spiritual Practice.

by Da Free John

May 1985 edition
out of print



Love, Wisdom, and Happiness in the First Three Stages of Life

Love, Wisdom, and Happiness in the First Three Stages of Life: Booklet 1 of the Conscious Childrearing Series

compiled and edited by The Vision Of Mulund Institute

Based on Instructions Given by Adi Da Samraj

1995 edition

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Detailed, practical instruction and Wisdom on the first three stages of life: individuation (1-7 years); socialization (8-14 years); and discrimination and integration (15-21 years). Includes Talks and Essays by Avatar Adi Da on conscious child-rearing.


The Love-Ananda Gita

The Love-Ananda Gita
(The Wisdom-Song Of Non-Separateness)


The "Simple" Revelation Book of
Heart-Master Da Love-Ananda

July 1989 edition
out of print

Re-published under the title:
Da Love-Ananda Gita



The Master Dancer

The Master Dancer

by devotees of The Divine World-Teacher and True Heart-Master Da Avabhasa (The "Bright")

January 1993 edition
out of print



A Mastered Life

A Mastered Life: Talks and Writings on the Laws Inherent in the True Guru-Devotee Relationship to Be Lived with The Divine World-Teacher and True Heart-Master, Ruchira Avatar Adi Da Love-Ananda Samraj

1997 edition
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The Method of the Siddhas

The Method of the Siddhas: Talks on the Spiritual Technique of the Saviors of Mankind.

by Adi Da (The Da Avatar)

September 1995 edition
out of print

Re-published under the title:
My "Bright" Word

     

In this extraordinary compilation from His earliest Discourses, Avatar Adi Da communicates an exquisite summary of His "radical" Teaching-Revelation, and He passionately offers everyone the Gift of the heart-relationship to Him (or Satsang with Him), as the True Means of Divine Liberation.

Earlier editions:

The Method Of The Siddhas: July 1973
The Method Of The Siddhas: April 1978
The Method Of The Siddhas: July 1987
July, 1973
April, 1978
July, 1987
   
The Method Of The Siddhas: December 1992
The Method Of The Siddhas: September 1995
December, 1992
September, 1995

Note from the September 1995 edition:
When the Talks in The Method of the Siddhas were first given, Adi Da was speaking to brand new devotees and the public, and He therefore used language accessible to people with no real experience of Spiritual practice. Thus, in preparing people to rightly enter into the relationship to Him as Guru, He would most often speak of this relationship in general terms, referring to "the Guru" and "the disciple".

However, as was clear to His devotees even at the outset of His Work, Adi Da has always been the only Guru who completely fits the description of "the Guru" in The Method of the Siddhas. Thus Adi Da no longer speaks of "the Guru" and "the disciple", but, rather, of "I" and "My devotee". Now, more than twenty years later, when Adi Da's Work is established, and thousands acknowledge Him as the Da Avatar and can testify to the authenticity of His words, Adi Da openly expresses Who He Is. And so, like the [1995] edition of Adi Da's Spiritual autobiography, The Knee of Listening, this [1995] edition of The Method of the Siddhas presents Adi Da's full communication about Himself as the supreme Siddha-Guru.

[Adi Da would take this one step further in retitling The Method of the Siddhas (with "Siddhas" still plural) as My 'Bright' Word: Discourses From The Divine Siddha-Method Of The Ruchira Avatar.]



Money

Money: The Commitment of Life-Force in the Forms of Effort and Love.

instructions from Da Avabhasa

Produced by The Education Department of The Free Daist Communion. Editor: Chris Tong

1994 edition
out of print


My Bright Sight

My "Bright" Sight: Discourses From The Divine Siddha-Method Of The Ruchira Avatar — The Divine Reality Way of Adidam Is An ego-Transcending Relationship Not an ego-Centric Technique

by Adi Da Samraj

October 2014 edition
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Open this book to discover a portal into another world. Allow yourself to be transported into Avatar Adi Da’s radiant sphere, each page shining with His Word or Form. Now, for the first time in one book, you can enjoy Discourses from a wide range of His Teaching-Submission Years (1973 to 1995). Many of these 21 Talks have never been published in a book — or even in a printed form before!

Enhancing the core theme of “Sighting” is a 16-page gallery adorned with 23 exquisite, seldom-seen sightings of Avatar Adi Da, chronologically arranged, one from each of those Teaching-Submission Years.

My "Bright" Sight is Volume II of the four-volume series, The Divine Siddha-Method Of The Ruchira Avatar:

My Bright Word1. My "Bright" Word — Original formal Teaching Discourses, given in the years 1972-1973.
 
My Bright Sight2. My "Bright" Sight — A selection of key Discourses, given in the years 1973-1995.
 
My Bright Form3. My "Bright" Form — Two concentrated series of Discourses, given in the years 1992 - 1994. (forthcoming)
 
My Bright Room4. My "Bright" Room — A single concentrated series of Discourses, given in the years 2004 - 2005. (forthcoming)

My Bright Word

My "Bright" Word: Discourses From The Divine Siddha-Method Of The Ruchira Avatar

(Previously published as The Method of The Siddhas)

by Adi Da Samraj

July 2005 edition
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In this extraordinary compilation from His earliest Discourses, Avatar Adi Da communicates an exquisite summary of His "radical" Teaching-Revelation, and He passionately offers everyone the Gift of the heart-relationship to Him (or Satsang with Him), as the True Means of Divine Liberation.

My "Bright" Word is Volume I of the four-volume series, The Divine Siddha-Method Of The Ruchira Avatar:

My Bright Word1. My "Bright" Word — Original formal Teaching Discourses, given in the years 1972-1973.
 
My Bright Sight2. My "Bright" Sight — A selection of key Discourses, given in the years 1973-1995. (forthcoming)
 
My Bright Form3. My "Bright" Form — Two concentrated series of Discourses, given in the years 1992 - 1994. (forthcoming)
 
My Bright Room4. My "Bright" Room — A single concentrated series of Discourses, given in the years 2004 - 2005. (forthcoming)

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Naitauba Padavara Melq

Naitauba Padavara Mela: 1983 - 2003

by Adi Da Love-Ananda Samraj

2003 edition
16-page full color pamphlet
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A stunning celebration pamphlet, released for the twentieth anniversary of Naitauba Padavara (in 2003), and brimming with gorgeous images and articles.

The Nine Great Laws Of Readical Devotion To Me

The Nine Great Laws Of Radical Devotion To Me: Readings from The Aletheon, The Dawn Horse Testament, and Eleutherios, as well as Selected Discourses and Spoken Instructions

by His Divine Presence, Avatar Adi Da Samraj

June 2012 edition
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In the heart of all of Bhagavan's devotees, there is an absolute certainty that there is something greater than self and world. That certainty comes from the Sighting of Bhagavan’s Holy Form. Bhagavan's Nine Great Laws of "radical" devotion tell us how to live by that certainty, which is Divine and Holy, by always manifesting a sacred and right relationship to His Holy Person. The demonstration of the Nine Great Laws of "radical" devotion is founded in the awareness that Bhagavan Adi Da is not localized to His Incarnation-Body. He Is His State. He Is Samadhi — always existing as the Divine Conscious Light.

from the Introduction
by Ruchiradama Quandra Sukhapur Rani Naitauba

Nirvanasara

Nirvanasara: Radical Trancendentalism and the Introduction of Advaitayana Buddhism

by Da Free John

April 1983 edition
out of print

No Remedy

No Remedy: An Introduction to the Life and Practices of the Spiritual Community of Bubba Free John

compiled and edited by The Dawn Horse Communion in collaboration with Bubba Free John

February 1976 edition
out of print

 
There exists a great possibility for all of us, in which the adventure of suffering comes to an end and only God or the Divine Reality is known. As you will discover in this book, it is not necessary (or even useful) for you to become "pure" or "holy". There is literally no remedy, no action you can perform, spiritual or wordly, that can bring an end to your suffering and sense of limitation. It is far better and wiser to live in direct relationship to the Divine. Such a way begins and goes on forever in the happiness of God, and that is exactly what life in the Company of Avatar Adi Da Samraj is all about.
 
Not-Two Is Peace

Not-Two Is Peace: The Ordinary People's Way of Global Cooperative Order

by The World-Friend, Adi Da

February 2009 edition
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Kindle edition
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available for other ereaders:

nook
iPad
Sony Reader
     

One of Adi Da's "Five Principal Books of Comprehensive Address".

The uniquely comprehensive address to the global crises of our time. The World-Friend Adi Da wrote Not-Two Is Peace out of concern for humanity's current plight. Not-Two Is Peace contains Adi Da's vital wisdom on the root of human conflict: the limits and errors of conventional religion and politics. He points to the necessity of re-establishing human civilization based on principles of mutual trust, cooperation, tolerance, "prior unity", and the limitless participation of all humankind in transforming its own destiny. Also included is Adi Da's "radical" argument for transcending egoity along with his urgent call to found the Global Cooperative Forum—a new type of human order. This forum will allow humankind to become conscious of itself as one great coherent force—the only force capable of requiring and implementing systemic changes the world needs. This third edition is essential study for anyone concerned about the state of global affairs.

 
Niet-Twee Is Vrede

Niet-Twee Is Vrede: Hoe Gewone Mensen tot een Wereldwijde Samenwerkende Orde komen

door de Wereld-Vriend, Adi Da

2015 edition (Dutch)
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Notice This

Notice This: The Five Reality Teachings of
His Divine Presence, Avatar Adi Da Samraj

December 2012 edition
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Notice This is a depthful contemplation of "Perfect Knowledge", with Adi Da's "Five Reality-Teachings" as the core structure of the consideration. Over half of the book is never-before-published material, including, notably, Discourses that Adi Da gave to a small gathering of devotees at Tat Sundaram Hermitage in late 1998 and early 1999.

This is the final book in the five-book series of core instruction on the foundation practice established in the Second Congregation of Adidam, whose three primary elements are "radical" devotion, right life, and "Perfect Knowledge". The first four books in the series covered "radical" devotion and right life (Recognition of Me Is Liberation, Right Life Is Free Participation In Unlimited Radiance, The Sacred Space of Finding Me, Always Enact Fidelity To Me).

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The Only Complete Way To Realize The Unbroken Light Of Real God

The Only Complete Way To Realize The Unbroken Light Of Real God

by The Divine World-Teacher, Ruchira Avatar Adi Da Samraj

December 2000 edition
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The entire course of the Way of Adidam—the unique principles underlying Adidam, and the unique culmination of Adidam in Divine Enlightenment.


Open Eyes

Open Eyes: The Revelation of the World As God

A Tribute To Master Da Free John on the Tenth Commemorative Celebration of the World-Proclamation of The Way of Understanding

1982 edition
out of print



The Orders of My True and Free Renunciate Devotees

The Order of My Free Names: The Self-Revelation of the Incarnate Divine Person, Adi Da, and How to Call Him By Name

March 1996 edition
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The Orders of My True and Free Renunciate Devotees

The Orders of My True and Free Renunciate Devotees

by The Avataric Great Sage, Adi Da Samraj

April 2008 edition
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This book is both a beautiful exposition of the nature of Perfect Freedom and a practical guide to maintaining, in perpetuity, the cultural integrity of the Way of Adidam. Avatar Adi Da describes, at length, the signs of true renunciation in the Way of Adidam and the means whereby His Great Revelation can be carried throughout all time.


Orpheus and Eurydice

Orpheus and Eurydice: Catalog of solo exhibition at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Beverly Hills, 2011

by Adi Da Samraj

2011 edition
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This limited edition publication was produced to complement the exhibit, Orpheus and Linead, by Adi Da Samraj, at the Sundaram Tagore Gallery in Beverly Hills, in 2011. Many of the images, photographs, and quotes are published here for the first time. Through the words of Adi Da Samraj and a personal narrative, Ruchiradama Nadikanta offers an intimate understanding of Adi Da's vision for the featured Suites, as well as key aspects of the archetypal visual language of Transcendental Realism.

The secret of Orpheus is hidden (or encoded) in the images — the secret of the flight out of the hell and into the Earth-world, and, ultimately, into the Divine Domain of Conscious Light.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj



Orpheus and Linead

Orpheus and Linead: Catalog of solo exhibition at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York City, 2010

by Adi Da Samraj

2010 edition
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The catalog reproduces the eleven monumental pieces in the exhibition, together with other works from Adi Da's suites Orpheus One and Linead One. An artist’s statement and an essay by the curator, Achille Bonito Oliva, accompany the full-color reproductions.


The Paradox Of Instruction

The Paradox Of Instruction: An Introduction to the Esoteric Spiritual Teaching of Bubba Free John

Bubba Free John

1977 edition
out of print



The Parental Deity and The One To Be Realized

The Parental Deity and The One To Be Realized

By His Divine Presence, Avatar Adi Da Samraj

an eBooklet in the Truth For Real Series

November 5, 2013

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Perfect Abstraction

Perfect Abstraction

The “Radical” Way of No-Ideas

by The Avataric Great Sage, Adi Da Samraj

August 2008 edition
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This collection of essays comprises additions by Avatar Adi Da Samraj to His book Transcendental Realism since the publication of Aesthetic Ecstasy in August/September 2007. Thus, this booklet is intended to add to and accompany both of those texts.


Perfect Philosophy

Perfect Philosophy: The “Radical” Way of No-Ideas
essays from The Aletheon

by The Avataric Great Sage, Adi Da Samraj

July 2007 edition
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Avatar Adi Da inspects the root-error that is the inherent limit in all traditional forms of knowledgeand He reveals the process that originates and operates beyond this limit.

Perfect Philosophy appears as Part Fourteen of The Aletheon.

The Pneumaton

The Pneumaton

The Transcendental Spiritual Reality-Teachings
of His Divine Presence, Avatar Adi Da Samraj

March, 2011

available in three formats:

     

One of Adi Da's "Five Principal Books of Comprehensive Address".

Read our special presentation on Adi Da's masterpiece, The Pneumaton.

The Spiritual (or fourth-to-fifth stage) dimension of existence — Avatar Adi Da's examination of the devotional and Spiritual traditions of humankind (particularly as exemplified by the traditions of Christianity and Hinduism),and the Transcendental Spiritual Reality-Way of Adidam Ruchiradam. Includes His rendering of the essential Spiritual import of the New Testament Gospels. "Pneumaton" (pronounced "NEW-ma-TON") means "Book of Spirit".

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  • Up? — essays selected from The Pneumaton . . . more


The Practice of Ecstasy with Children
 

The Practice of Ecstasy with Children: Booklet 3 of The Conscious Childrearing Series

compiled and edited by The Vision Of Mulund Institute

Based on Instructions Given by Sri Sri Bhagwan Adi Da, The Da Avatar

1995 edition

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Prior Unity
 

Prior Unity: The Basis For A New Human Civilization

by The World-Friend, Adi Da

March 2015 edition
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This book’s message is that the impulse to peaceful, cooperative coexistence is humanity's "true north". The impulse comes from our root-intelligence as one single species, and, at the same time, reflects the inherent unity of all life.

Prior Unity includes carefully chosen excerpts from Not-Two Is Peace and other published texts, as well as a significant percentage of never-before-published Spoken Instructions that span many years of World-Friend Adi Da's lifetime.

To satisfy what human beings truly want and need (security, and the opportunity for unlimited participation in our social, cultural, and economic life), and to ensure a benign future for life on earth, we have no choice: We must transcend what separates us and build on the deep foundation we all share, which is our prior, or already-existing, unity.

For a first book we recommend Prior Unity. For more on the topic, please read Not-Two Is Peace.


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The Promised God-Man Is Here

The Promised God-Man Is Here

by Carolyn Lee, Ph.D.

1998 edition
out of print

related book currently in print:
Adi Da: The Promised God-Man Is Here

The Quandra Loka Suite: 52 Views

The Quandra Loka Suite: 52 Views

Adi Da Samraj

May 2003 edition
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Stunningly produced, the large-format catalog pictures the entire series of 52 fabricated artworks from the Quandra Loka Suite, which are currently being made available for purchase. (To purchase Avatar Adi Da's artwork, please visit www.daplastique.com.)



Radical Devotion

Radical Devotion

New Writings by the Avataric Great Sage, Adi Da Samraj

A Supplement to The Way Of Perfect Knowledge (Book 5 of the “Perfect Knowledge” Series)

November 2006 edition
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This book contains the new Reality-Way Teachings given by Adi Da in August and September of 2006. With these new essays, Adi Da elucidates both the continuity of the Way of Adidam with the Great Tradition of religious and Spiritual Instruction (and in particular with the ancient tradition of the sighting of the Realizer) and the utter uniqueness of the Way that He Offers, which transcends “point of view” from the beginning.

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Radical "Transcendentalism"

"Radical" Transcendentalism: The Non-"Religious", Post-"Scientific", and No-Seeking Reality-Way of Adidam

by The Avataric Great Sage, Adi Da Samraj

June 2007 edition
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A potent exposition of the unique nature of Avatar Adi Da’s Reality-Way of Adidam, and the fullness of its practice. “Radical" Transcendentalism breaks down the barriers that human beings have erected to the direct experience of Reality Itself. Adi Da Samraj offers His Revelation of Reality that is free of illusions and full of Divine and Spiritual Blessing.


Real God Is The Indivisible Oneness Of Unbroken Light

Real God Is The Indivisible Oneness Of Unbroken Light: Reality, Truth, and The “Non-Creator” God In The True World-Religion Of Adidam

by Ruchira Avatar Adi Da Samraj

November 2001 edition
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Reality Is All The God There Is

Reality Is All The God There Is: The Single Transcendental Truth Taught by the Great Sages and the Revelation of Reality Itself

by Avatar Adi Da Samraj

2008 edition
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Rather than simply translate the teachings of the dharma of Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism, Adi Da respeaks them, revealing that the Buddhist "Nirvana"; and the Advaitic "Brahman" are the same transcendental condition. His transmissions restore to these texts the profound communication intended by their creators. The great sages proclaimed a state of spiritual realization that exceeded worldly dualism and mystical seeking. Their reality spoke of abiding in a state of consciousness only. Avatar Adi Da revives these declarations and reveals His own description of a Transcendent Reality — the realization of Reality As It Is, free of all forms of the ego.


Reality Itself Is The Way

Reality Itself Is The Way

Essays from The Aletheon

by The Avataric Great Sage, Adi Da Samraj

April 2008 edition
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In these nine essays selected from The Aletheon, Adi Da Samraj describes the reasons for His Incarnation in the West and further distinguishes His Way — of the Direct Revelation and Realization of Reality Itself — from all other “seeking-‘methods’” found in the Great Tradition. Also included is a potent, and sometimes poetic, consideration of the “Perfect Practice”, His irrefutable description of the inherently destructive and “dark” nature of egoity, and His Offering of the Means by which “everyone and everything can be utterly transformed by being turned . . . to Reality Itself”.


The Reality-Way Of Adidam

The Reality-Way of Adidam: The Divine Process That Outshines All Seeking in the Perfect Freedom of Reality Itself

Given by His Divine Presence, Avatar Adi Da Samraj

2010 edition
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This introductory book is written for those who are moved to learn about the way of life Adi Da Samraj has given to all who would enter into the Divine Process that outshines all seeking.

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The Rebirth of Sacred Art

The Rebirth of Sacred Art: Reflections on the Aperspectival Geometric Art of Adi Da Samraj

Gary J. Coates

2013 edition
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In 2008, the city of Florence invited Adi Da Samraj to exhibit four monumental pieces of His aperspectival geometric art in the Cenacolo di Ognissanti, a space containing the renowned perspectival fresco of The Last Supper by the Renaissance master Domenico Ghirlandaio. The spatial juxtaposition of these two radically different kinds of art from two very different eras provided a unique opportunity for Professor Gary J. Coates to write this book that considers the nature, meaning, and purpose of Adi Da's art.

In addition to Professor Coates' essay, this book contains Adi Da's essay, “The Maze of Ecstasy”, also written in response to the Cenacolo exhibition. When these two essays are read together, they provide a comprehensive framework for understanding the place of Adi Da's art within the context of the unfolding of Western art, consciousness, and culture.


Recognition Of Me Is Liberation

Recognition Of Me Is Liberation

The "Radical" Conversion To Intrinsic egolessness In The Divine Reality-Way Of Adidam

by His Divine Presence, Avatar Adi Da Samraj

July 2010 edition
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Essays include updated sutras from the forthcoming final (and significantly expanded) edition of The Dawn Horse Testament, readings from The Aletheon, and never-before-published Discourse material from 1998, 2004, and 2005.

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Religion and Reality

Religion And Reality

Essays from The Gnosticon

by The Avataric Great Sage, Adi Da Samraj

September 2006 edition
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Read excerpts here.


Right Life Is Free Participation In Unlimited Radiance

Right Life Is Free Participation In Unlimited Radiance

The Functional, Practical, Relational, and Cultural Disciplines In The Divine Reality-Way Of Adidam

by His Divine Presence, Avatar Adi Da Samraj

Volume One of
Right Life Is The Context Of Divine Beholding
(Adi Da's Word on disciplines embraced by all of His Second Congregation and First Congregation devotees)

May 2011 edition
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Avatar Adi Da’s most up-to-date Wisdom on the Reality-Way of Adidam’s functional, practical, relational, and cultural disciplines — all in one book.

Table of Contents plus 3 essays

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Ruchira Avatar Gita

Ruchira Avatara Gita: The Avataric Way Of The Divine Heart-Master

(Previously published as The Hymn of the True Heart-Master)

by the Ruchira Avatar, Adi Da Samraj

December 2004 edition
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Avatar Adi Da Offers to every one the ecstatic practice of devotional relationship to Him, explaining how devotion to a living human Adept-Realizer has always been the source of true religion, and distinguishing true Guru-devotion from cultism.


Ruchira Avatara Hridaya-Siddha Yoga

Ruchira Avatara Hridaya-Siddha Yoga: The Divine (And Not Merely Cosmic) Spiritual Baptism in the Divine Way of Adidam

by Ruchira Avatar, Adi Da Samraj

December 2004 edition
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On the Divine Heart-Power (Ruchira Shakti) uniquely Transmitted by Avatar Adi Da Samraj, and how it differs from the various traditional forms of Spiritual Baptism, particularly Kundalini Yoga.

Includes the essay, "Divine Spiritual Baptism Versus Cosmic Spiritual Baptism".



The Sacred Space of Finding Me

The Sacred Space of Finding Me

The Cultural Disciplines Practiced In The Sacred Domain of The Divine Reality-Way of Adidam

by His Divine Presence, Avatar Adi Da Samraj

Volume Two of
Right Life Is The Context Of Divine Beholding

(Adi Da's Word on disciplines embraced by all of His Second Congregation and First Congregation devotees)

November 2011 edition
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This book is fundamental and final Instruction from Bhagavan Adi Da for the true and free devotional culture of Adidam. It is compiled principally from The Dawn Horse Testament, but also from other "Source-Texts" and Avataric Discourses.


"Only a sacred culture gives human beings the potential to live a life ecstatically dedicated to existence in Truth. The Divine Instructions in this book are the means Given by His Holy Person, Da, to exist in the domain of sacred culture. They are the means that enable His devotees to find Him as the Divine Eternal Source of Reality Itself and to participate in the Sacred Space of That Reality."

— From the introduction by
Ruchiradama Quandra Sukhapur Rani Naitauba


Description of the sixteen parts of this book

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Santosha Adidam

Santosha Adidam: The Essential Summary Of The Divine Way Of Adidam.

by Ruchira Avatar, Adi Da Samraj

October 2001 edition
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Avatar Adi Da's extraordinary and comprehensive Instruction on the relationship between the seven stages of life and the "five sheath anatomy" of the human body-mind—including the physical body, the pranic body, the lower brain-mind, the superconscious mind, and the causal body.

Avatar Adi Da examines how the functional, practical, and relational self-disciplines of the Divine Way of Adidam relate to each of the five sheaths and to each of the seven stages of life.



The Scale of the Very Small

The Scale of the Very Small: Establishing Yogic Responsibility for Your Reproductive Potential (Including Regenerative Sexuality and Orgasm, Birth Control, Conscious Conception, Pregnancy, Birth, and Infant Care)

by the Ruchira Buddha, Avatar Adi Da Samraj

1997 edition
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Avatar Adi Da’s Instruction on how and why we incarnate, death and reincarnation, conscious conception and birth control, Spiritually sensitive pregnancy and infant care.


Scientific Proof of the Existence of God Will Soon Be Announced by the White House!

Scientific Proof of the Existence of God Will Soon Be Announced by the White House!

by Da Free John

December 1980 edition
out of print

     
Prophetic Wisdom about the myths and tools of mass culture and popular religious cultism, the new priesthood of scientific and political materialism, and the secrets of Enlightenment hidden in the body of Man.


See My Brightness Face to Face

See My Brightness Face To Face: A Celebration of the Ruchira Buddha, Avatar Adi Da Samraj, and the First 25 Years of His Divine Revelation-Work.

compiled by the devotees of Adi Da Samraj

July 1997 edition
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A lavishly illustrated year-by-year documentation of the extraordinary Spiritual saga of Avatar Adi Da’s Work with His devotees. Covering the years 1972 to 1997, See My Brightness Face to Face includes abundant excerpts from Avatar Adi Da’s Talks and Essays, as well as numerous stories about Him told by His devotees — with a wealth of photographs on every page.

Note: The title of this book comes from the Epilogue of The Dawn Horse Testament:

And I Would Have all beings Hear My Word (That Calls The Heart To My Heart-Grace), and See My "Brightness" (Who Is Not "Other") Face To Face, and (By This Great Fortune) Grow To Realize The Divine Heart-Secret Of Existence (Even Now).

Adi Da receiving the just-published See My Brightness Face to Face in 1997
Adi Da receiving the just-published See My Brightness Face to Face in 1997
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The Self-Authenticating Truth

The Self-Authenticating Truth

Essays from The Aletheon

by The Avataric Great Sage, Adi Da Samraj

2007 edition
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The essays in The Self-Authenticating Truth illuminate Avatar Adi Da’s Calling for the “radical” simplicity of the devotional Way of Adidam, and profoundly magnify the philosophical “consideration” He brings to humankind. Reality Itself — Revealed as Adi Da Samraj in human Form — is the Self-Authenticating Truth and “Perfect Knowledge” that liberates all minds and hearts from bondage.


The Seven Gifts of Da Avabhasa's Grace

The Seven Gifts of Da Avabhasa's Grace: An Introductory Course of Study on the Way of the Heart.

instructions from Da Avabhasa

Produced by The Education Department of The Free Daist Communion. Editors: Radha Webley and Chris Tong

1994 edition
out of print



The Seven Stages of Life

The Seven Stages of Life: Transcending The Six Stages Of egoic Life, and Realizing The ego-Transcending Seventh Stage Of Life, In The Divine Way Of Adidam.

by Ruchira Avatar, Adi Da Samraj

December 2000 edition
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The stages of human development from birth to Divine Enlightenment. How the stages relate to physical and esoteric anatomy. The errors of each of the first six stages of life. Avatar Adi Da's Self-Confession as the first, last, and only seventh stage Adept-Realizer.


The Seventh Way

The Seventh Way

Essays from The Aletheon

by The Avataric Great Sage, Adi Da Samraj

April 2008 edition
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These essays selected from The Aletheon are among Avatar Adi Da's most sublime and profound Utterances. Everything in this book was originally Spoken by Avatar Adi Da, as spontaneous and ecstatic discourse to His devotees — during the final decade (from mid-1995 to mid-2005) of His immense outpouring of Teaching-Instruction. During Avatar Adi Da's Years of Teaching (from 1972 to 2005), He engaged those who approached Him in thousands of hours of such Instructive Discourse. That great period of Instruction spontaneously came to a point of definitive Fullness in 2005, since which time Avatar Adi Da has ceased to engage the mode of Instructing His devotees by Speaking to them in response to their questions.


Sky Goes On Forever

The Sky Goes On Forever
A Book about Death for Children Based on the Wisdom-Teaching of Heart-Master Da Love-Ananda

by Molly MacGregor

December 1988 edition
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Space-Time Is Love-Bliss

Space-Time Is Love-Bliss

By Ruchira Avatar Adi Da Samraj

a booklet in the original Truth For Real Series

April 2001 edition
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On the false and ego-made doctrine of "matter only".



The Spectra Suites

The Spectra Suites

by Adi Da Samraj

May 2007 edition
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Between 1998 and 2006, Adi Da Samraj focused on camera-based imagery, creating a highly complex body of work (in both black-and-white and color) that now exceeds 60,000 images and a great many hours of videotape. The Spectra Suites is a consequence of His work from that great library. In these suites, Adi Da Samraj combines digitally generated imagery with images He created using still and video cameras. To achieve each finished work He then meticulously crafts every detail by digital means. Each of the ten Spectra Suites is based on one or more of His fundamental images — many of which are a powerful visual and philosophical complexity.

The Spectra Suites
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The Super-Physics of Divine Enlightenment

The Super-Physics of Divine Enlightenment

By His Divine Presence, Avatar Adi Da Samraj

an eBooklet in the Truth For Real Series

November 4, 2013

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Surrender self By Sighting Me

Surrender self By Sighting Me

Essays from The Aletheon

by The Avataric Great Sage, Adi Da Samraj

April 2008 edition
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In these essays selected from The Aletheon — completed by Adi Da Samraj in August of 2007 — He gives succinct and potent instruction to His devotees on the nature of the devotional relationship to Him as it occurs in the Process of Realization in His Company. Among the essays is Adi Da’s delightful instruction in “The Way That I Teach The Dog In My House”. The priceless instruction contained in this book illuminates the essentially non-verbal process of spontaneous devotion to Him. He has described this anciently-known process of turning to the Realizer on sight as “the Ancient Walk-About Way”.


The Teaching Manual Of Perfect Summaries

The Teaching Manual Of Perfect Summaries: The Revelation of The Preliminary "Perfect Knowledge" Teachings of His Divine Presence, The Divine Avataric World-Teacher, Ruchira Avatar Adi Da Samraj

August 2008 edition
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The Teaching Manual Of Perfect Summaries appears as Part Eleven of The Aletheon.


The Testamental Hymn of the Master

The Testamental Hymn of the Master: A Confessional Recitation on the Mystery of the Spiritual Master and His Revelation of Secrets

by Master Da Free John

September 8, 1984 edition
out of print



There Is No Individual self that Dies

There Is No Individual self that Dies

By His Divine Presence, Avatar Adi Da Samraj

an eBooklet in the Truth For Real Series

November 4, 2013

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Transcendental Realism

Transcendental Realism: The Image-Art of egoless Coincidence with Reality Itself.

by Adi Da Samraj

August 2010 edition (greatly expanded: see below)
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One of Adi Da's "Five Principal Books of Comprehensive Address".

Adi Da's writings on the methods and purposes of His art.

Read a special companion article for this book, that contains images, excerpts, and more.

This largely expanded edition brings together all of Adi Da Samraj’s writings on art. It includes details on the methods, meaning, and purposes of His work, His penetrating insight into the present-day culture and purpose of art, and specific recommendations on how to participate ecstatically in art. Adi Da also intensively considers the error of presuming oneself to be separate from a work of art — He invites every individual to be drawn beyond this illusion of separateness into the ecstatic, living process of participating in His image-art.

Included are ten new essays which Adi Da wrote in the final year of His life in addition to all of the essays published in Aesthetic Ecstasy, Perfect Abstraction, as well as the first edition of Transcendental Realism. Also new is a series of black-and-white photographs of Adi Da working in His studio, and a greatly expanded color-insert — 24 pages of high-quality stunning replications of His image-art.



The Transmission of Doubt

The Transmission of Doubt: Talks and Essays on the Transcendence of Scientific Materialism through Radical Understanding.

by Da Free John

April 1984 edition
out of print



The Truly Human New World-Culture of Unbroken Real God-Man

The Truly Human New World-Culture Of Unbroken Real-God-Man: The Eastern Versus The Western Traditional Cultures Of Mankind, and The Unique New Non-Dual Culture Of The True World-Religion Of Adidam.

by Ruchira Avatar, Adi Da Samraj

November 2001 edition
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The Eastern and Western approaches to religion, and to life altogether — and how the Way of Adidam goes beyond this apparent dichotomy.


 
The new Truth For Real eBooklet series: Talks and Essays from the Teaching-Word of Avatar Adi Da Samraj

November 2013 Kindle editions


This series includes 6 eBooklets:

The greatest longing of the human heart is to know Truth Itself. Not the mere “facts” of any given situation, but the ultimate Truth, the truth of our very being and existence, the truth that liberates us from all ignorance and suffering. Such is Truth for Real. Throughout His lifetime (1939–2008), Avatar Adi Da Samraj was passionately devoted to communicating this Truth to the world — and to establishing the eternal means whereby all human beings can Realize the ultimate Truth, and thus be set free. Each booklet in the Truth for Real series contains an Essay or Talk in which Avatar Adi Da articulates a key aspect of His total Revelation of Truth. Many thousands of people who have encountered Avatar Adi Da’s Words have been struck by their profound depth and illuminating clarity — and even more so by the extraordinary discovery that His Divinely Enlightened State is tacitly communicated in every sentence.



 
The original Truth For Real booklet series: Talks and Essays from the Teaching-Word of Avatar Adi Da Samraj

April 2001 editions

This series includes 13 booklets:
  1. The Dual Sensitivity at the Origin of The Divine Way Of Adidam
  2. The Unique Potential of Man Is the Progress of self-Understanding and self-Transcendence
  3. Beyond the Cultic Tendency in Religion and Spirituality, and in Secular Society
  4. The Great Esoteric Tradition of Devotion to the Adept-Realizer
  5. A Call to Freedom of Choice in Religion and in Sexual Practice
  6. Sex, Laughter, and Real-God-Realization
  7. I Call you to Go Beyond the "Oedipal" Sufferings of Childhood
  8. Feel Love's Wound
  9. Cooperative, Human-Scale Community and the Integrity (Religious, and Altogether) of Civilization
  10. The Alpha Strategy and the Omega Strategy
  11. There Is Only Real God
  12. My Call for the Universal Restoration of the Sacred (or Central) Domain of Human Life

The greatest longing of the human heart is to know Truth Itself. Not the mere “facts” of any given situation, but the ultimate Truth, the truth of our very being and existence, the truth that liberates us from all ignorance and suffering. Such is Truth for Real. Throughout His lifetime (1939–2008), Avatar Adi Da Samraj was passionately devoted to communicating this Truth to the world — and to establishing the eternal means whereby all human beings can Realize the ultimate Truth, and thus be set free. Each booklet in the Truth for Real series contains an Essay or Talk in which Avatar Adi Da articulates a key aspect of His total Revelation of Truth. Many thousands of people who have encountered Avatar Adi Da’s Words have been struck by their profound depth and illuminating clarity — and even more so by the extraordinary discovery that His Divinely Enlightened State is tacitly communicated in every sentence.



The Universal Non-Religious Message of Jesus of Galilee

The Universal Non-Religious Message of Jesus of Galilee

By His Divine Presence, Avatar Adi Da Samraj

an eBooklet in the Truth For Real Series

November 4, 2013

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Up?

Up?: Beyond the Beginner's Spiritual Way of Saint Jesus and the Traditions of Mystical Cosmic Ascent via Spirit-Breath

by The Avataric Great Sage, Adi Da Samraj

2007 edition
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Up? is Adi Da's in-depth consideration of the traditional modes of Spiritual mysticism (as Revealed by such Spiritual Adepts as Jesus of Galilee), in contrast to traditional modes of Transcendental Non-dualism (as Revealed by the Great Sages of India) — as well as His own Revelation of the unique Spiritual-and-Transcendental Way of Adidam.


Vegetable Surrender

Vegetable Surrender
or Happiness Is Not Blue

by Heart-Master Da and two little girls
illustrated by Molly MacGregor

September 1998 edition
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A humorous and instructive story written by Adi Da Samraj for young children. Onion One-Yin and his vegetable friends embark on a search for someone who can help them solve their problems — and discover the secret of how to be happy, right now! Illustrated with black and white line drawings.

Vegetable Surrender at the European Danda
un-Surrendered Vegetables
at the European Danda
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Vegetable Surrender at the European Danda
Vegetable Surrender
at the European Danda
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The Way Of Divine Communion

The Way of Divine Communion: The Foundation Practices of The Free Communion Church

by Bubba Free John

July 1976 edition
out of print



The Way That I Teach

The Way That I Teach: Talks on the Intuition of Eternal Life

by Da Free John

April 1984 edition
out of print



We Are Consciousness Itself

We Are Consciousness Itself: A Communication of Truth Freely Offered to All

from Avatar Adi Da Samraj

January 2013 edition
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Science says we are the body.
Psychology says we are the mind.
Religion says we are the soul.
But what are we — in reality?
We are Consciousness Itself.


What Is The Conscious Process?

What Is The Conscious Process?

by Da Free John

December 1983 edition
out of print



What, Where, When, How, Why and Who To Remember To Be Happy

What, Where, When, How, Why, and Who To Remember To Be Happy

by Avatar Adi Da Samraj

February 2000 hardcover edition
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A unique Spiritual text for children (of all ages) that leads them through the contemplation of who we are, what we know, what death is, and what true happiness is.

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The World As Light

The World As Light: An Introduction to the Art of Adi Da Samraj

by Mei-Ling Israel

May 2007 edition
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The Yoga of Consideration and the Way That I Teach

The Yoga of Consideration and the Way That I Teach

by Da Free John

1982 edition
out of print

 



The Yoga of Right Diet

The Yoga of Right Diet

by the Avataric Great Sage Adi Da Samraj

September 2006 paperback edition
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Comprised of summary Instruction on dietary practice and "radical" healing given by His Divine Presence, Adi Da Samraj. Includes various early, key Talks—such "Renouncing the Search for the Edible Deity" and "Diet is not the Key to Salvation"—that have been updated to conform to all of Avatar Adi Da’s current language and Instruction.


Your First Philosophical Gesture Is  You Do Not  Love Me

Your First Philosophical Gesture Is "You Do Not Love Me"

By His Divine Presence, Avatar Adi Da Samraj

an eBooklet in the Truth For Real Series

November 4, 2013

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Differences in Adi Da's Teaching Over Time

Old Books
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Adi Da's Teaching was communicated in many forms and stages of development, starting in 1970 and ending in 2008. This section considers questions about both real and apparent changes in Adi Da's Teaching over the years. Some differences signify actual changes made by Adi Da over time, while other differences reflect different ways Adi Da communicated the same underlying point at different times.

 
A Framework for Exegesis: Understanding Adi Da's Word in Context — To rightly understand a particular passage of Adi Da's Teaching Word, we must know exactly when He wrote or spoke it, and the context in which He wrote or spoke it. And to pin down that context, it is useful to evaluate the talk or essay or passage along seven different dimensions, which are presented and described in this article.   http://www.adidaupclose.org/FAQs/contextualization.html

Views on other Adepts
Question: Has Adi Da changed His views on other adepts over the years? In His autobiography, The Knee Of Listening, 1973 edition, He expresses great respect towards Ramana Maharishi and calls Maharshi His teacher. After that, when He developed his "seven stages" framework, Ramana (and the Buddha) were given "seventh stage status". But later yet, after 1991, it seems like He "demoted" them to sixth. Can you provide some clarification here?

   
 
Is Adidam a Religion?
Question: It seems at times Adi Da has described the Way of Adidam as a religion, and at other times has said it is not a religion. So is Adidam a religion, or not?
 

Use of the term, "Avatar"
Question: In 1974, Adi Da said, "The world is the Avatar, the totality of human beings is the Avatar." Many years later, He would describe Himself as Avatar. How do we reconcile these?

 

Scientology and The Knee Of Listening

  Scientology and The Knee Of Listening
Question: I heard that there was a chapter in the original Knee Of Listening in which Adi Da described the time he spent in Scientology, and that this was later removed. Was this because He didn't want anyone to know about His association with Scientology?

Adi Da working on The Aletheon in Glass Pear (February 18, 2007)
Adi Da working on The Aletheon in Glass Pear (February 18, 2007)

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