scholar James Steinberg
has been a devotee of Avatar Adi Da Samraj since
1973. He has been personally schooled by Adi Da in the entire Great Tradition
of humankind's religious and spiritual literature. He is a sought-after speaker
and radio program guest. He is also the author of the books, Love
of the God-Man and Divine
Distraction, both about the Guru-devotee relationship (on which he is
a world authority). James has been Graced to live with Adi Da Samraj in His Island
Hermitage, Adi Da Samrajashram in Fiji, and at The Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary in California.
He has represented Adi Da Samraj in meetings with spiritual luminaries worldwide,
and is a regular visitor to India in completion of a variety of Sacred projects.
James attended Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley,
graduating in 1972. He has two daughters and lives in California.
will speak to us not only from the perspective of his extensive study of the Spiritual
traditions via books and personal encounters with many genuine gurus in India
and elsewhere, but also, and more significantly, from his grace-filled life as
a devotee of Adi Da Samraj.
one wishes to understand the sea, ask a sailor, a lover of the sea. By the same
token, if one wishes to understand the heart and nature of the Guru-devotee relationship,
ask a real devotee devoted to a real Guru, a teacher and Master of the heart.
James Steinberg is such a devotee, whose scholarship bows before insights and
knowledge that could only be gained from this living relationship.
M. Kennedy, Ed.D., Psychologist