His Divine Presence, Avatar
Adi Da Samraj,
Has Departed from the Body
In the early evening of Thursday, November 27, 2008,
His Divine Presence, Avatar Adi Da Samraj, Departed from the Body.
He was in His Fijian Hermitage, Adi
Da Samrajashram (the Island of Naitauba).
His Passing was entirely peaceful and free of any struggle.
He Passed of natural causes. At the time of His Passing, He was
Working in His Art Studio, surrounded by devotees who were engaged
in serving His Artwork.
On November 30, 2008, His Body was interred in the most
sacred Place of Adidam: the "Brightness" — the secluded
Temple which Avatar Adi Da established in 1993 (at Adi Da Samrajashram)
as His burial place.
On the morning of His Passing, He had completed His
Writing of The Aletheon,
the book which He designated as "first and foremost" among all of
His Writings. Avatar Adi Da worked on The Aletheon intensively
for the last two years, bringing all of His most essential Spiritual
and philosophical communications into a final form. The Aletheon
is scheduled for publication by The
Dawn Horse Press in 2009.
His Divine Presence bequeathed to humankind a Legacy
of Inexhaustible Profundity and Limitless Blessing-Power.
Avatar Adi Da's Primary Gift is His own Eternal Transcendental
Spiritual Being. The Primary Purpose of His human Lifetime was to
Establish the means by which any and all beings could be truly connected
to Him and in devotional Communion with Him, for the purpose of
perfectly Realizing the Divine State. Thus, He Worked with utmost
intensity, throughout His entire Life, to develop and establish
His Transcendental Spiritual Way: Adidam, or (more fully) the "Radical"
(or Always "At-the-Root") Reality-Way of Adidam Ruchiradam.
Most fundamentally, the Reality-Way of Adidam is the
devotional relationship to Avatar Adi Da Samraj as one's Divine
Avataric Master. That Way was established and elaborated by Avatar
Adi Da in the greatest possible detail, during His human Lifetime.
Thus, His precise Instruction relative to all aspects of His Way
will always guide and align practitioners of His Way, in the process
of always deepening Communion with Him.
Avatar Adi Da's literary, philosophical, and practical
writings consist of over sixty published 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.
His Divine Presence 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
Examination of World Religions
Over a period of many decades, His Divine Presence undertook a
massive examination of the world's religious traditions, culminating
in an annotated bibliography of approximately 10,000 items, entitled
The Basket of Tolerance. A briefer "epitome" version of The
Basket of Tolerance is scheduled for publication by The
Dawn Horse Press in 2009.
Avatar Adi Da also created original translations of traditional
Spiritual texts, translations in which He brings out the deepest
meaning of the original texts. The recent publication, Reality
Is All the God There Is (published by Inner
Traditions) presents His translations of texts from the traditions
of Buddhism and Advaita Vedanta.
Avatar Adi Da's writings on fundamental practical areas of human
life, examined from the Spiritual perspective, include Green
Gorilla (published by The
Dawn Horse Press), relative to raw diet, and The
Complete Yoga of Emotional-Sexual Life (published by Inner
Avatar Adi Da's principal literary work is His trilogy entitled
The Orpheum. In the late 1990s, poet Robert Lax said of The
Mummery Book (the opening volume of the Orpheum Trilogy),
"Living and working as a writer for many decades, I have not encountered
a book like this, that mysteriously and unselfconsciously conveys
so much of the Unspeakable Reality." The Orpheum is also
presented in the form of cutting-edge theatre — as shown online
In addition to His Writings, Avatar Adi Da gave thousands of hours
of recorded Discourse. Many key Discourses have already been published
by The Dawn
Horse Press on CD and DVD. And many more will be published on
an ongoing basis.
Adi Da was a prolific artist, producing a remarkable body of work in different media, most intensively in the years since 2000. He was invited
to show His work in a solo exhibition at the 2007 Venice Biennale,
and also as part of the 2008 Winter in Florence Festival. Noted
art critic Donald Kuspit has written, "It is Adi Da Samraj's imaginative
triumph to have conveyed the illusions created by discrepant points
of view and the emotionally liberating effect when they aesthetically
unite . . ." Among the publications of Avatar Adi Da's art are The
World As Light, Transcendental
Realism, and The
Spectra Suites. His artistic work can be viewed online at
Work with Non-Humans
As an expression of His Deep Love for and Constant Blessing of
all beings and things in the entirety of the natural world, Avatar
Adi Da founded and developed Fear-No-More
Zoo. His Divine Presence created an extensive body of Wisdom
about the Spiritual nature of non-human beings, and of the non-human
world altogether, for the sake of humans' ongoing understanding,
respect, and stewardship of all life. Avatar Adi Da's Vision of
Fear-No-More is one wherein human and non-human exist equally, at
heart, within one diverse sacred culture.
Call for World Peace
Another dimension to Avatar Adi Da's far-reaching Legacy is the
social wisdom embodied in His book Not-Two
Is Peace (published by The
Dawn Horse Press; excerpts are available online at Da-Peace.org).
In it He Calls for the establishment of a Global Cooperative Forum
that mobilizes "everybody-all-at-once" on the basis of recognizing
the prior (or inherent) unity of the entire human family. He proposes
that such a forum is the necessary and effective means for addressing
the world's most pressing issues. Information about this initiative
is available online at Da-Peace.org.
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