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    Default Remembering Beloved Adi Da Samraj 1939-2008

    My Guru has entered His 'Maha Samadhi'. zg
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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Adi Da Samraj Passes from the Body

    Naitauba, Fiji – November 29, 2008

    Adi Da Samraj, a spiritual master, writer, and artist of international renown, passed away in his hermitage in Fiji, on November 27, of natural causes. He was 69 years old. He founded an entirely new way of spiritual practice, to which he gave the name "Adidam".



    Adi Da was a prolific writer and artist with over sixty published books and hundreds of thousands of works of art. The book that Adi Da designated as his most important work is The Aletheon, which he worked on intensively for the last two years, bringing all of his most essential spiritual and philosophical communications into a final form. He completed his work on The Aletheon on the morning of his passing. The Aletheon is scheduled for publication in 2009.

    Spiritual Teacher

    In the early 1970s, Alan Watts, writer of numerous books on religion and philosophy, acknowledged Adi Da as “a rare being,” adding, “It is obvious, from all sorts of subtle details, that he knows what IT’s all about.”



    In the 1980s, Wittgenstein scholar Henry Leroy Finch wrote: “If there is a man today who is God-illumined, that man is Avatar Adi Da Samraj. There exists nowhere in the world, among Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, or any other groups, anyone who has so much to teach. Avatar Adi Da is a force to be reckoned with, a Pole around which the world can get its bearings.”

    From his birth (on Long Island, New York, in 1939), Adi Da manifested unique signs of spiritual illumination. He described his early years as being focused in two fundamental activities. His first focus was to discover the process by which any human being can realize the Truth of “Reality Itself”. His second focus was to develop his own ability to communicate the Truth of “Reality Itself”--through verbal means and also through artistic means.

    Adi Da graduated from Columbia University in 1961, with a BA in philosophy, and from Stanford University in 1966, with an MA in English literature.

    In 1964, Adi Da began a period of intensive practice under a succession of spiritual masters in the United States and India. Eventually, in 1970, after a final period of intense spiritual endeavor, Adi Da spontaneously became re-established in the continuous state of illumination that was his unique condition at birth.

    Author

    Adi Da's literary, philosophical, and practical writings consist of over sixty published books. These include many masterpieces of spiritual illumination, 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.



    Over a period of many decades, Adi Da 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 in 2009.

    Adi Da also created original translations of traditional spiritual texts, translations which bring out the deepest meaning of the original texts. The recent publication Reality Is All the God There Is presents his translations of texts from the traditions of Buddhism and Advaita Vedanta.
    Adi Da's writings on fundamental practical areas of human life, examined from the spiritual perspective, include Green Gorilla (relative to raw diet) and The Complete Yoga of Emotional-Sexual Life.

    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 theatrical form—as shown online at www.mummerybook.org.

    Artist

    Adi Da was an extraordinarily prolific artist, producing over 100,000 works, primarily 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 Adi Da's art are The World As Light, Transcendental Realism, and The Spectra Suites. His artistic work can be viewed online at www.adidabiennale.org and www.daplastique.com.



    Call for World Peace

    Another dimension to his far-reaching legacy is his contemporary social wisdom embodied in the book Not-Two Is Peace. In it he calls for the establishment of a Global Cooperative Forum that mobilizes "everybody-all-at-once" on the basis of recognizing the 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
    www.globalcooperationproject.org

    Spiritual Way

    Adidam, the spiritual way founded by Adi Da, is practiced by thousands of individuals worldwide, with centers in many parts of the world. Information about Adi Da and Adidam is available online at www.adidam.org.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zengrifter View Post
    My Guru has entered His 'Maha Samadhi'. zg
    Sorry to hear about the passing of your Guru. If Maha Samadhi means that he is with God, he must have been a good man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aslan View Post
    Sorry to hear about the passing of your Guru. If Maha Samadhi means that he is with God, he must have been a good man.
    Beloved Adi Da is not 'with' God - He IS God. His Divine Siddhi (force) is now untethered from His physical sheath and is
    permeating All of Existence. He has not 'passed' - He has Arrived - "It Is Accomplished". DA-alluejah!! zg(and DA-men)
    Mahasamadhi - From Wikipedia:
    Mahasamādhi (not to be confused with samādhi) in Indian religions is the state of consciously leaving one's body. A realised yogi(ni) who has attained the state of Nirvikalpa Samadhi, will when timely, consciously exit from the body. This is known as Mahasamadhi. This is not the same as physical death that happens for an unenlightened entity, person or animal. Mahasamadhi is also not to be equated with suicide. Advanced practitioners prepare for Mahasamadhi incrementally though their practice of samadhi: where they die in their sadhana practice or discipline in preparation for death.

    Mahasamadhi occurs only once, i.e: when the realised practitioner or yogi finally decides to cast off their mortal frame their karma is extinguished.

    A realised practitioner or yogi may enter into Mahasamadhi only if they have attained the nondual state of Nirbhikalpa Samadhi where duality of subject and object is resolved.

    Each realised practitioner or yogi enters and prepares for Mahasamadhi in a unique fashion.
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    ADI DA FROM WIKIPEDIA:

    Adi Da Samraj (November 3, 1939 – November 27, 2008)[1], born Franklin Albert Jones in Jamaica, Queens, New York City), is a contemporary and controversial guru, spiritual writer, and artist[2], and the founder of the new religious movement currently known as Adidam. He also used names such as Bubba Free John, Da Free John, Dau Loloma, Da Love-Ananda, Da Avadhoota, Da Kalki, and Da Avabhasa.[3] Adi Da taught that he was an "Avataric Incarnation", the "Da Avatar", a uniquely full and complete manifestation of the Divine Person unprecedented in human form, and that his life and teaching fulfill and transcend the limitations of what he termed the "Great Tradition" of human spirituality.[4][5]

    Adi Da's teaching is summarized as follows: suffering is the result of the (false) presumption of separateness. This assumption forms the basis of all conventional human activity, and must be undone. The ego is identified by Adi Da as the activity of separativeness, which is enacted in every moment. Ultimately, there is only one divine consciousness, which is the state to be realized. This can be done by turning one's attention to the realizer of the divine in every moment, thereby receiving the grace of spiritual blessing and transmission. [6] Adi Da described himself as the most spiritually realized being to appear in human history,[7][8][9][10] the "First, Last, and Only Seventh Stage Adept", "Promised God-Man", and "Divine World-Teacher".[7] He states that the ego cannot undo itself, which is why divinity in the form of the spiritual master appears in human life. He describes the ultimate condition (or prior condition) as love-bliss, self-radiant indivisible conscious light. More simply, he refers to it as the Bright. In this realization, all egoic tendency is "outshined", or made completely obsolete.[11]

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    Quote Originally Posted by zengrifter View Post
    Beloved Adi Da is not 'with' God - He IS God.
    Baloney! He was Franklin Albert Jones, born in New York City, on November 3, 1939, died November 27, 2008.

    Some of your persuasion do not see it as you do:

    Definition and Meaning of Maha Samadhi

    Maha Samadhi is the final conscious abandoning of physical body. To achieve Maha Samadhi all karma needs to be completely dissolved - requiring that that individual has at least achieved self realization or soul realization before being able to realize Maha Samadhi.

    All - even smallest pieces of attachment or karma are surrendered to God and dissolved in divine love to merge with an an ocean of love and be uplifted into worlds beyond karma or become one with God. http://www.kriyayoga.com/english/enc...ahasamadhi.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by aslan View Post
    ,,,dissolved in divine love to merge with an an ocean of love and be uplifted into worlds beyond karma or become one with God.
    Only God can become One with God because there Is ONLY God. zg(od)

    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 . . .


    There Is Only Real God *
    By Avatar Adi Da Samraj

    ----

    The Apparently individual (or Separate) self Is Not Self-Existing.

    The Apparently individual (or Separate) self Is Not Immortal.

    The Apparently individual (or Separate) self Is Not a "spark" (or an
    Eternal fraction) Of Self-Radiant Divinity, and Somehow Complete (or
    Whole) In itself.

    Only Real God 1 —The Inherently egoless Divine Person—Is Self-
    Existing, Immortal, Eternal, Non-Separate, Indivisible, Complete,
    Whole, and Self-Radiant.

    The Apparently individual (or Separate) self Is Not inwardly (or in
    and of itself) Perfect, a "soul" (or A Perfect individual
    Consciousness), and Somehow Full Of Divine Qualities (Such As
    Inherent Happiness, Unconditional Love, Infinite Bliss, and Boundless
    Energy).

    Only Real God—The Inherently egoless Divine Person—Is Perfect
    Consciousness (Non-Separate, Indivisible, Full Of, or Characterized
    By, The Qualities Of Inherent Happiness, Unconditional Love, Infinite
    Bliss, and Boundless Energy).

    The Truth (That Sets The Heart Free) Is Not That the Apparently
    individual (or Separate) self (or ego-"l" 2 ) Is itself Immortal and
    Divine, or That some fraction or dimension of the Apparently
    individual (or Separate) self Is Immortal and Divine—but The
    Truth
    (That Sets The Heart Free) Is That There Is Only Real God (The Real,
    The Truth, or That Which Is Always Already The Case).

    The Apparently individual (or Separate) self arises conditionally,
    and Yet it Always Already Inheres In Real God.

    The Apparently individual (or Separate) self is the (Total, Complex)
    conditional body-mind (or Apparent psycho-physical personality).

    The (Total, Complex) Apparently individual (or Separate) self is
    arising in three Primary (and Coincident) forms—the gross (or the
    physical), the subtle (or the etheric, the mental, and the deep
    psychic), and the causal (or the Root-essence of the conditional
    self). 3

    The (Total, Complex) Apparently individual (or Separate) self is
    arising As An Apparent Modification (and Contraction) Of The Eternal
    Self-Radiance (or Inherent Spirit-"Brightness" 4 ) Of Real God and As
    An Apparent Contraction Of The Transcendental (or Self-Existing)
    Consciousness That Is Real God.

    The individual (or Separate) self (As Well As every other Apparent
    being and every other Apparent form or process Manifested Within The
    Cosmic Mandala 5 ) arises conditionally—but, Nevertheless, Always
    Already Inhering In Real God. Because Of This, no individual being or
    Apparent form is Ever Finally destroyed (or ended) In This Drama Of
    worlds. Every Apparent (or conditional) one and every Apparent (or
    conditional) thing is a process, a continuum of changes, that
    Persists Even Through and Beyond dissolution or death—Because
    Separation From The Transcendental (or Eternal), and Inherently
    Spiritual, and Inherently egoless, and Self-Evidently Divine
    Condition That Is Real God Is Not Possible.

    However, mere continuation Is Not Happiness Itself (or The Inherent
    Realization Of Love-Bliss). Merely To Persist As an Apparently
    Separate form or process, Unconsciously Inhering In The Eternal
    (Real) God, Is Only To Contemplate limitation. The self-limited
    personality, Confined To the Apparent display of causes and effects,
    Is Stress-Bound To Seek Fulfillment and Release, Either By Exclusive
    Involvement In The Illusions Of inwardness (As If the conditional
    self, Dissociated From body and mind, Were itself The Immortal Love-
    Bliss) Or By Extroverted and Apparently Inclusive Indulgence Of body
    and mind In The Illusions Of conditional experience and conditional
    knowledge (As If The Mandala Of The conditionally Manifested Cosmos
    Were, Itself, The Immortal Love-Bliss).

    The Immortal (and Self-Evidently Divine) Love-Bliss Is Realized
    Neither By Exclusive Identification With the inward self-position Nor
    By Apparently Inclusive Immersion In the conditional (or phenomenal)
    realms. To Realize The Self-Evidently Divine Self-Condition (and
    Source-Condition) That Is Love-Bliss Is Necessarily A Matter Of
    Transcending the (Entirely self-imposed, or self-Presumed) limits On
    Love-Bliss (Itself), To The Degree (Most Ultimately) Of Inherent, and
    Inherently Most Perfect, and Inherently egoless (and Inherently Most
    Perfectly egoless) Identification With Love-Bliss (Itself).

    Therefore, The Only-By-Me Revealed and Given Way Of The Heart (or Way
    Of Adidam) Is Never A Matter Of Identification With the subjective or
    the objective limitations of the conditional self-position (or ego-
    "l"). In The Right, True, Full, and Fully Devotional Practice Of The
    Only-By-Me Revealed and Given Way Of The Heart (or Way Of Adidam),
    Both The subjective and The objective Illusions Created By the self-
    Contraction Are Transcended—and This Through The Process Of Real
    (and
    Most Fundamental) self-Understanding, Which (By Means Of My
    Avatarically 7 Self-Transmitted Divine Grace) Becomes Ecstasy (or ego-
    Transcendence) In Real God (or ego-Transcending Communion With The
    One In Whom the conditional self and the conditional worlds Are
    arising, or Appearing To arise, As Apparent Modifications Of Itself),
    and Which (Most Ultimately, By Means Of My Avatarically Self-
    Transmitted Divine Grace) Realizes Divine Enstasy (or Awakening To
    Inherent, and Inherently Most Perfect, Identification With My Self-
    Evidently Divine, or Perfectly Subjective, Self-Condition, In Which
    every conditional, or phenomenal, appearance, including the body-mind-
    self, Always Already Inheres).

    Real God Is Not The Creator.
    Real God Is The Liberator.
    Real God Is Not The Way In.
    Real God Is The Way Out.
    The Way Of Real God
    Is Not The Way Of
    self-Seeking,
    self-Increase, and
    self-Success.
    The Way Of Real God
    Is The Way Of self-Sacrifice
    (or ego-Transcendence).

    Therefore, The Only-By-Me Revealed and Given Way Of The Heart (or Way
    Of Adidam) Is The Great Process Of Devotional self-Sacrifice In Real
    God (By Means Of ego-Surrendering, ego-Forgetting, and, Always More
    and More, ego-Transcending Feeling-Contemplation 8 Of My Real-God-
    Revealing Avatarically Born Bodily Human Divine Form, My Avatarically
    Self-Revealed Spiritual, and Always Divinely Blessing, Divine
    Presence, and My Avatarically Self-Revealed, and Very, and
    Transcendental, and Perfectly Subjective, and Inherently Spiritual,
    and Inherently egoless, and Inherently Perfect, and Self-Evidently
    Divine State). And, By Means Of This Great Process, the Total psycho-
    physical self Of My Devotee Is Surrendered To The Progressive Ordeal
    Of (Most Ultimately, Inherent, and Inherently Most Perfect) Divine
    Self-Realization.

    The Only-By-Me Revealed and Given Way Of The Heart (or Way Of Adidam)
    Is The Great Process Of Transcending the objective (or conditionally
    externalized) point of view and the conditionally subjective (or
    conditionally internalized) point of view, By Means Of My
    Avatarically Self-Transmitted Divine Grace, Through Progressively ego-
    Surrendering, ego-Forgetting, and ego-Transcending Feeling-
    Contemplation Of (and Feeling-ldentification With) My Real-God-
    Revealing Avatarically-Born Bodily (Human) Divine Form, My
    Avatarically Self-Revealed Spiritual (and Always Divinely Blessing)
    Divine Presence, and My Avatarically Self-Revealed (and Very, and
    Transcendental, and Perfectly Subjective, and Inherently Spiritual,
    and Inherently egoless, and Inherently Perfect, and Self-Evidently
    Divine) State—Such That, Most Ultimately (By Means Of My
    Avatarically
    Self-Transmitted Divine Grace), the (Apparent) conditional body-mind
    and the (Apparent) conditional world Are "Viewed" From (and Divinely
    Self-Recognized In and As) The (Inherently Perfect) Divine Subject-
    Position (or The Self-Existing and Self-Radiant Self-State, or Self-
    Condition, Of Self-Evidently Divine Being, Itself). And The Only-By-
    Me Revealed and Given Way Of The Heart (or Way Of Adidam) Necessarily
    Proceeds By Stages Of Revelation, Corresponding To The First Six
    Stages Of Life 9 (While Perhaps, By Means Of My Avatarically Self-
    Transmitted Divine Grace, Effectively Bypassing Some), Until The
    Realization and The Demonstration Of The Only-By-Me Revealed and
    Given Seventh Stage Of Life.

    The Heart (Itself) Was Never "Created"—Nor Is There Ever
    any "creature" There. Therefore, The Way That Practices and (At Last)
    Most Perfectly Realizes and Is The Heart (Itself) Is The
    (Necessarily) Esoteric Way That Transcends The Illusions Of "Creator"
    and "Creation"—By Transcending the ego-"I".

    The One and Only By-Me-Revealed and By-Me-Given Way Of The Heart (or
    Way Of Adidam) Is The Esoteric True Way (or True World-Religion) That
    (In The Truly Counter-egoic, and More and More Profoundly ego-
    Transcending, Manner) Practices and Realizes and (At Last, Most
    Perfectly) Is The Heart Itself Therefore, Even From Its Beginnings,
    The Only-By-Me Revealed and Given Way Of The Heart (or Way Of Adidam)
    Is Entirely Free Of ego-Based, ego-Serving, ego-Affirming, ego-
    Developing, and merely conventionally (or exoterically) religious
    (or "subject-object"-Based) views and presumptions.

    The Divine Heart Is One and Only. Therefore, The One and Only By-Me-
    Revealed and By-Me-Given Esoteric Way Of The Heart (or Way Of Adidam)
    Is, Even From Its Beginnings, The Always and Immediately ego-
    Transcending Way Of One—and Not The Way Of "self' and "Other" (or
    Of
    Any "Two" At All).



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    Notes

    * Avatar Adi Da uses a unique convention of capitalization here (and
    in some of His other Writings as well), capitalizing almost every
    word. This form of capitalization is (in and of itself) a Teaching
    device, by which Avatar Adi Da Communicates to the reader that
    everything that exists arises as a modification of the Divine
    Reality, and it is only our own commitment to the point of view of
    the ego that prevents us from living on the basis of this Truth.

    1. The term "Real God" indicates the True Source of all conditions,
    the True and Spiritual Divine Person, rather than any egoic (and,
    thus, false, or limited) presumptions about God.

    2. The ego-"I" is the fundamental activity of self-contraction, or
    the presumption of separate and separative existence.

    3. Avatar Adi Da uses the word "gross" to mean "made up of material
    (or physical) elements". The gross (or physical) dimension is
    therefore associated with the physical body, and also with experience
    in the waking state.

    The subtle is the dimension of energy and mind, associated with
    experience in the dreaming state. The word "subtle" indicates that
    this dimension is refined—in relation to the "gross" physical
    dimension.

    The etheric is the dimension of life-energy, which functions through
    the human nervous system. Our bodies are surrounded and infused by
    this personal life-energy, which we feel as the play of emotions and
    life-force in the body.

    The causal dimension is senior to and pervades both the gross and the
    subtle dimensions. It is the root of attention, or the essence of the
    separate and separative ego-"I". The causal dimension is associated
    with the right side of the heart, specifically with the sinoatrial
    node, or "pacemaker" (the psycho-physical source of the heartbeat).
    Its corresponding state of consciousness is the formless awareness of
    deep sleep.

    4. By the word "Bright" (and its variations, such as "Brightness"),
    Avatar Adi Da refers to the eternally, infinitely, and inherently
    Self-Radiant Divine, Indivisible and Indestructible Light Itself.

    5. The Sanskrit word mandala (literally, circle) is commonly used in
    the esoteric Spiritual traditions to describe the hierarchical levels
    of cosmic existence "Mandala" also denotes an artistic rendering of
    interior visions of the cosmos. Avatar Adi Da uses the
    phrase "Mandala of the Cosmos" (or "Cosmic Mandala") as a reference
    to the totality of the conditional cosmos.

    6. Avatar Adi Da uses the phrase "Most Ultimate(ly) or "Most Perfect
    (ly)" in the sense of "Absolutely Ultimate(ly)" or "Absolutely Perfect
    (ly)", indicating a reference to the Divinely Enlightened stage of
    life.

    7. The term "Avataric" or "Avatarically" indicates that Avatar Adi
    Da's human Incarnation is not merely the life of an ordinary man, but
    the utterly Divine "Descent" of Real God in human Form.

    8. Avatar Adi Da's term for the essential devotional and meditative
    practice that all practitioners of the Way of Adidam engage at all
    times in relationship to Him. Feeling-Contemplation of Adi Da Samraj
    is Awakened by His Grace—through Darshan (or feeling-sighting) of
    His
    Divine Form, Presence, and State. It is then to be practiced under
    all conditions, and as the basis and epitome of all other practices
    in the Way of Adidam.

    9. The entire Spiritual Process culminating in Divine Enlightenment
    has been exactly "mapped" by Avatar Adi Da, Who Describes It in terms
    of seven stages of life. In the total (or full and complete) practice
    of the Way of Adidam, the seven stages of life are, from first to
    last, a Process in Consciousness, Revealing (ultimately) that you are
    Consciousness, and not merely the body-mind.

    The first three (or foundation) stages of life constitute the
    ordinary course of human adaptation—bodily, emotional, and mental
    growth. The fourth and fifth (or advanced) stages of life are
    charactenzed by the Awakening to Spirit, or the Spiritualizing of the
    body-mind.

    In the sixth and seventh (or ultimate) stages of life Consciousness
    Itself is directly Realized, beyond identification with the body-
    mind. In the sixth stage of life, the Realizer Identifies with
    Consciousness (in profound states of meditation) by excluding all
    awareness of phenomena. Avatar Adi Da has Revealed that this was the
    highest form of Realization known in the religious and Spiritual
    traditions previous to His Appearance. But this Realization is
    incomplete. Even the necessity to turn away from the world in order
    to fully Enjoy Consciousness represents a contraction, a refusal of
    Reality in its totality. The seventh stage of life (or the
    Realization of "Open Eyes"), which is Revealed and Given only by
    Avatar Adi Da, transcends this last limit. No exclusion is necessary,
    because the world is Realized to be a mere modification of
    Consciousness, not separate (or "different") from Consciousness at
    all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zengrifter View Post
    Only God can become One with God because there Is ONLY God. zg(od)
    Not true. I am not "one" with you on this. Becoming one with someone does not necessarily imply identity, merely agreement. To be "at one" or to "atone" means the same, to be in agreement with another, often used with respect to the reconciliation of humans with God. I am one with God when I am in total agreement with Him. Your statement is not one with God's truth, it is at "odds" with God and His Truth.

    There is only One God. However, there is also quite a bit more than God. You yourself are an example of something that is not God. Neither are you one with God. If I were God, which I am not, I would temporaily turn you into a toad, to prove my point. However, this example is not available to me. Perhaps the one true God will deem it in His mercy to demonstrate this truth. I am sure He loves you more wildly than you can imagine. You ought to show a little creaturely defernce to Him. He is your best friend, bar none, yet you persist in ignoring His separate existence as if you yourself were the "end all" of creation. Pride comes before the fall. Come down, now, before you hurt yourself!
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    There is only One God. However, there is also quite a bit more than God. You yourself are an example of something that is not God. Neither are you one with God. If I were God, which I am not, I would temporaily turn you into a toad, to prove my point. However, this example is not available to me. Perhaps the one true God will deem it in His mercy to demonstrate this truth. I am sure He loves you more wildly than you can imagine. You ought to show a little creaturely defernce to Him. He is your best friend, bar none, yet you persist in ignoring His separate existence as if you yourself were the "end all" of creation. Pride comes before the fall. Come down, now, before you hurt yourself!
    You are locked into a belief-system born of chronic contraction and rested in a mythologized illusion of separateness wherein
    you pine for the fantasy of a future eternal life as an eternal 'other' in a future 'other' place. None of that is Truth or Reality.

    Issa said: "The Kingdom fo God is Within." (ie, NOT SEPARATE FROM YOURSELF) zg
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    Baloney! He was Franklin Albert Jones, born in New York City, on November 3, 1939, died November 27, 2008.
    Right, and Yeshua was just a msihugana rabbi carpenter. zg

    Adi Da was born November 3, 1939, on Long Island, New York. His birth was an intentional embrace of the human situation, for the sake of revealing the Way and the Means of perfect liberation. “Avatar” is the One who appears in human form as a direct manifestation of the Reality that is beyond all cause and effect, transcending time and space. The mystery of such a manifestation is beyond comprehension, but Adi Da can be recognized at heart as the fulfillment of the ancient intuitions of Avatar.
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    Adi Da Samraj November 2008

    On Liberation from ego and egoic Society,
    or, Cooperation + Tolerance = Peace


    An Essay by The Divine World-Teacher,
    Ruchira Avatar Adi Da Love-Ananda Samraj


    The un-Enlightened (or egocentric) body-mind-self is founded on the activity of self-contraction. The self-contraction is expressed as the effective differentiation of the presumed “self” from the Transcendental, Inherently Spiritual, and Self-Evidently Divine Self-Condition and Source-Condition, and from every other form of presumed (or, by means of self-contraction, defined) “not-self”. And the self-contraction is, likewise, expressed (via the self-contraction-definition of “self” as independent and separative) as the constant concern and search for the preservation of the (presumed-to-be independent) “self” (or ego-“I”). The self-based (or self-contracting, and would-be-self-preserving) orientation toward existence is manifested as the psychology of search and conflict relative to all that is presumed to be “not-self”—some and all of which is sometimes desired and sought, and some and all of which is sometimes feared (or reacted to with the seeking effort of avoidance), and even all of which is always limited, mortal, passing, inexplicable, and (therefore) inherently unsatisfactory. Therefore, the psychology of self-contracted (and, as a result, egocentric) existence is inherently disposed to seek control and dominance over all that is presumed to be “not-self”. For this reason, individual egocentric lives are a constant expression of heart-felt (and total psycho-physical) anxiety (and even the primitive ego-moods of fear, sorrow, anger, and every kind of un-love)—and individual human actions are, on that primitive basis, always a more or less mechanical (or uninspected and irresponsible) display of strategic techniques of self-manipulation (intended to preserve “self”) and other-manipulation (intended to control, or dominate, “not-self”). And the collective (or group) life of egocentric human beings is, likewise, dominated by the same exclusiveness, the same emotional base, the same inherent unsatisfactoriness, and the same motives toward self-preservation, and toward control of what is “outside”.

    Human societies are always tending to be modeled after the un-Enlightened pattern of the individual ego. The political and social systems of the present-day world are not generated by literally En-Light-ened (or even highly “evolved”) leaders, ideals, or institutions. Human beings in this “late-time” (or “dark” epoch) live in the “samsaric” (or un-Enlightened) world of egoic society—and this is why the signs of the times are so profoundly negative.

    The entire world is now nearly out of control with egoic motives. Mankind, indoctrinated by materialistic philosophies, ego-serving technologies, and gross political idealisms, is possessed by the mechanical and emotionally negative efforts of self-indulgence (and anxious release-seeking efforts of all kinds), and chronically depressed by the frustration of the Spiritual and Divine impulses that are the inherent characteristics of the heart of every living being. The ego-“I”, whether individual or collective, is eventually reduced to sorrow and despair (or chronic life-depression), because of (and as an experiential result of) the inability of life (in and of itself) to generate Happiness and Joy and Immortality. And that self-contained depression finally becomes anger, or loveless confrontation with the total world and every form of presumed “not-self”—including even (and especially) the Transcendental, Inherently Spiritual, and Self-Evidently Divine Self-Identity (or One and Only and Non-Separate Self-Condition), Which is “locked away”, by means of conventional (or merely exoteric) ideas of “God Apart”, and is (thereby) made into an “Other” by the egoic mind. And, when anger becomes the mood of human societies, the quality of fire (or the primitive and destructive intent of the frustrated ego) invades the plane of humanity. That fire is expressed as all of the aggression and competitiveness (and all of the resultant sufferings and painful illusions) of mankind, including all of the ego-based politics of confrontation. And that ego-fire is, finally, summarized in the acts of war.

    MORE- http://www.beezone.com/AdiDa/egosocietypeace.html
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    A time for celebration, nothing at all negative there, as his eternal spirit enters another dimension, the same one each of our eternal spirits will ultimately pass to.

    I, too had a Guru who passed on. Baba Muktanda. An American Guru, Charles Canon (Master Charles) continues Baba's vedic tradition. Canon is based in an ashram in Virginia. (Synchronicity Foundation.)

    I finally got over it and eventually moved on from the Indian Guru thing. These days, I just love The Teachings of Abraham. Absolutely inspiring. Very truthful. Simple. No old belief data. Cutting edge.
    Namaste

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    I'm sorry to hear of his passing from here Zen. He was my eldest sister's guru also, we have had many a conversations on his teachings. Excuse my ignorance Zg but is there someone that could continue with his teachings. May his spiritual teachings continue in each one of his followers. blackchipjim
    " That we may meet in a better place after this!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackchipjim View Post
    I'm sorry to hear of his passing from here Zen. He was my eldest sister's guru also, we have had many a conversations on his teachings. Excuse my ignorance Zg but is there someone that could continue with his teachings. May his spiritual teachings continue in each one of his followers. blackchipjim
    Like Katweezel said, celebration not sorrow. Who is your sister? PM me.

    And NO - no lineage to succeed Him. Only ALL of the Sangha (community). zg
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    VINTAGE ADI DA TALK ON VIDEO -
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katweezel View Post
    These days, I just love The Teachings of Abraham. Absolutely inspiring. Very truthful. Simple. No old belief data. Cutting edge. Namaste
    Teachings of Abraham = "cutting edge"? Do tell. Namaskar. zg
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