Evolution of Adi Da – The Man of Understanding to The God Man is Here


The Evolution of Adi Da Samraj

Franklin Jones to Adi Da Samraj

“Everyone must understand the Nature of My Divine Avataric Lifetime What My Divine Avataric Lifetime has Been as a Process.”

Adi Da Samraj – 2008


“The fullest awareness of My Nature and Work and the import of it altogether was Revealed in the years after the Vedanta Temple incident. All of it was accomplished there, but the Revelations to the mind so that It could be spoken fully and clearly were progressive.”

The Sign of My ‘Brightness’, 1993

AVATAR ADI DA SAMRAJ: I entered this world without dissociation from the Divine Conscious Being, the Great Purusha, the ultimate Divine, but I have also been given all the limits of human experience. The force of the Divine Consciousness keeps me Awakened and transforms the process of life as I live it, but I must also suffer the limitations of born existence in the process. I have suffered a human lifetime as if I were unenlightened.” – The Bodily Location of Happiness, 1982

“(The full import of my incarnation has been) progressively revealed—all about the deeper personality, all about the Nature of My Work altogether. There were many Revelations up to the Vedanta Temple Event and many after. I have described the progress in My own case as True Heart-Master in The Dawn Horse Testament. Much of the fullest awareness of My Nature and Work and the import of it altogether was Revealed in the years after the Vedanta Temple incident. All of it was accomplished there, but the Revelations to the mind so that It could be spoken fully and clearly were progressive, as I have explained and as I have clearly Demonstrated in all the years before now, all the years previous to My Divine Emergence here.” Adi Da Samraj, 1993.

Listen to Adi Da talk about his ‘gradual awakening’ – 1973

“I must speak the truth of Reality for a new generation of the world. My experience of this truth and the present dilemma of the world cannot allow me to speak of a path that is not radically effective, inclusive and true to life as well as the truth itself. It is time for an end to all seeking, all temporary wisdom, all motivating symbols, all exploitation. The present world, unlike the ancient one, has decided radically for life. Therefore, its path and its realization must be unqualifiedly alive. It must not only realize the truth prior to creation, but it must realize the truth of creativity itself.”

Chapter 18 – The Knee of Listening – Written in 1970





“The Way is to yield the self, the self-contraction, in all of its faculties, to the degree of Samadhi, and then to be drawn in that Samadhi to My Perfect Position, Prior to the body-mind, and enter into That Most Profoundly until you Realize there is only Me. And in that Realization it will be the same as to say that there is only You.” Adi Da Samraj – 1996


1939 – Born with intuition of Bright (Brilliant Clear White Heart-Light).

1960“awakening, utter transformation, sudden realization, conscious realization and intuition of the Divine reality, Amrita Nadi”.

Testing, psychic opening, internal work of writing leads to external work.

1964 – Finding a teacher, Albert Rudolph (Rudi – Rudrananda).

1967 – Lutheran Seminary, Philadelphia – The Death of Narcissus

My “Seminary Experience” Was A Sign Of Utter Fulfillment Of The Work Of self-Transcendence (or The Ordeal Of ego-Death) In The Context Of The First Four Stages (and, To A Lesser Degree, Even The Fifth Stage). – The Dawn Horse Testament, 1985 (See Additional changes and updates to this event).

“Primal Stress” in the Right Side of the Heart directly noticed.

Beginning of independence, following ‘the force’.

“The fulfillment of my own work of self-transcendence in the context of the..four(th) stage of life was…in..a..spontaneous ordeal of ego-death (three and one-half years previous to..my…Re-Awakening” The Dawn Horse Testament, 1991, Chapter 42

“After a time I got up from the floor. I walked around and beamed joyfully at the room. The blissful, unthreatened current of reality continued to emanate from my heart, and not a pulse of it was modified by my own existence or the existence of the world. I had acquired a totally new understanding. I understood Narcissus and the whole truth of suffering and search. I saw the meaning of my whole life to that moment. Suffering, seeking, self-indulgence, spirituality and all the rest were founded in the same primary motivation and error. It was the avoidance of relationship in all its forms.” Knee of Listening – Chapter 9

“The seminary event can be said to be an expression or a realization of Jnana Samadhi, but it was not the end of the process.” Indoor Yajna, 1987 – Perfect Responsibility


He visits Swami Muktananda in India during April. Returns to New York and involves himself with Scientology. Returned to Scientology to ‘investigate’ continued arising content.

Nirvikalpa Samadhi – The Great Yogic Event of “Penetration” of the True “Maha-Bindu” – 5th Stage of Life

Discovery, contents of mind and body experience are not what needs to be handled. “the one who reacts is also part of the contents. what is directly experienced is simply the mind itself, is the mechanism, the screen that reflects experience, the complex of I-That.” There is only Consciousness. Sadhana is necessary for purification.”

The Last Day at Swami Muktananda’s Ashram

“I had awakened as the Self, the Witness, the ultimate reality of the ancient scriptures. (The Sixth Stage of Life) Whereas we ordinarily remain conscious as the capsule entity contained in the body I had awakened as the One who truly is the life and consciousness of the body and al things. I had seen consciousness move from that absolute and most prior state down through the levels of being, toward bodily consciousness. I’d seen bodily consciousness from the point of view of the Self, Siva, or Siva-Shakti, the universal Being that lives all things. Ordinarily we identify with the point of view of bodily consciousness; either we strive to survive as that dying entity in the face of all obstacles, or else we try by spiritual effort to attain the realization of Self or divine consciousness. But I awakened as that Self, and everything is always and already being lived”.

Life of Understanding – Week 3




July ends relationship with Scientology and in August returns to India and spends a month with Baba Muktananda. Receives name from Muktananda, Sri Dhyanananda Yogi.

“…You are a promising student of Shree Gurudev Ashram. Chiti Shakti, the Kundalini, which brings about Siddha Yoga, is activated in you. You have also studied Vedanta The Inner Self which is the secret of Vedanta, the basis of religion, the realisation of which is the ultimate object of human life, is awakened in you.

Only he who has himself seen can show unto others. On the same principle you can now initiate others into meditation.”

Swami Prakasananda shows Franklin the fifth stage signs of Spiritual Transfiguration of the physical body

Returns to New York.

“One evening, while I was relaxing after a day of concentrated work  in some of the Scientology exercises, there was a sudden, unexpected abandonment of all my resistance to the internal operation of the “shakti”. All the centers of my being relaxed without apparent cause, perhaps only because there was no absorbing motive to contract or concentrate them. All tasks, all efforts, all problematic approaches to the realization of existence simply ended in me. They had proven themselves fruitless, and there was no movement in me. Then the Shakti, the natural power of conscious existence, moved freely through me, taking the mind and all my reasons with it. this event took place in Los Angeles in May 1969. I quickly return to New York and arranged my separation from Scientology.”

In November finishes ‘Water and Narcissus’. Begins teaching.

1970 – Franklin Jones

February – Severing of sahasrar, “headless horseman” – Knee of Listening, Chapter 14

May – returns to India to live.

June – Vision of Virgin Mary – more on The Mother (Shakti)

July – August – Christian Pilgrimage

August – Settles in Los Angeles.

September – ‘Attains’ full Enlightenment at the Vedanta Temple in Los Angeles.

Shakti and Siva merge.

First of the three Siddhis. The Siddhi was associated with the seven stages of life and it’s culmination in Full Enlightenment.

“Much of the fullest awareness of My Nature and Work and the import of it altogether was Revealed in the years after the Vedanta Temple incident. All of it was accomplished there, but the Revelations to the mind so that It could be spoken fully and clearly were progressive, as I have explained and as I have clearly Demonstrated in all the years before now, all the years previous to My Divine Emergence here.”

“Many extraordinary Siddhis appeared, and, with them, many unusual natural siddhis. My teaching work began mysteriously, and by these means.” The Dawn Horse Testament – Chapter 4

“And this released the Siddhi of Who I Am into the context of this body-mind, and it spontaneously initiated the Siddhi of my Teaching Work, which was the Siddhi of submitting these gross and deeper mechanisms to others in the play of Teaching. This was a purpose inherent in Who I Am”. Adi Da Samraj – There is Nothing Left But the Ash – 1988

“After the Events described in The Knee of Listening, there was a period of time when the universe, the cosmic process, was Meditated in Me. Various siddhis, or Yogic and occult powers, became manifested. The movement, or process, of the cosmos is a Meditation, a purifying Event. Everything is Satsang. There is only Satsang. It is Eternal. But after this is all seen to be so, It must be lived. After the period in which the siddhis appeared, life became a matter of dealing with existence as it truly is, as Satsang.”

Phases – The Method of the SiddhasDue to copyright restrictions Beezone is unable to provide this link – See copyright letter to Beezone from Adidam.


The form of the Siddha that we are specifically concerned with and that can become apparent to us and to this human condition is the human Siddha, and the particular work of the human Siddhas is, first of all, after taking birth, to transform the psycho-physical entity, or function, in which they are manifest. So you usually see in the lifetime of such a One, a period of time of very difficult struggle, because they must transform or evolve the psycho-physical life that they are animating in a very brief period of time; they must do in a very short time what all other beings by tendency would take eons to do. So the apparent life of such an individual is usually very dramatic, very intense. The sadhana of such individuals is very intense, usually under difficult circumstances, or very often is, at any rate.

For more go to: The Cosmos

The seventh stage Realization, is not a static “finality”. The process of Divine Self-Recognition itself unfolds in phases, in which the Realizer is first Transfigured and Transformed, then becomes profoundly and Divinely Indifferent to all appearances within Reality, and finally is, with the end of the physical lifetime, “Translated” beyond any possible future birth or reappearance in a limited form. – Aletheon

“in the seventh stage of life there is this free, spontaneous Play of action, without bondage. It is a Transfigured life of action”. – Adi Da Samraj unpublished talk 1983

ADI DA: I didn’t do sadhana after Vedanta Temple Event. I did my Work after the Vedanta Temple Event. All aspects of this manifest personality, gross and subtle, became capable of the great Confession in the Vedanta Temple Event. That was full Awakening in the context of this body-mind, gross, subtle, and causal. It wasn’t my Enlightenment, so to speak. It was the product of my work with this vehicle, all those thirty years, so that this Awakening could be brought into the context of the body-mind rather than simply be Prior to it. After that Event my Teaching Work began.

Adi Da – 1986

People begin to come to him and his teaching begins, The Way of Understanding

In this period Franklin becomes enlightened, but we have to remember there is a ‘force’ associated with his presence. Many who were with him in Los Angeles prior to him opening the bookstore testify to his extraordinary presence, even in locations he had been in a presence could be felt. This presence is the siddhi or shakti power associated with Franklin which he describes the days leading up to his enlightenment ‘experience’ in the Vedanta Temple in Los Angeles. “I went to the temple and asked Her to come and dwell permanently in me, and always to manifest Herself to me wherever I was. When I left I felt Her with me, and when I arrived at home, I continued to feel Her constant Presence Filling the space.” Vedanta Experience

The Shakti and Franklin’s enlightenment are tied together. What becomes apparent when you read Adi Da’s writings and witness his ‘evolution’ one can see a ‘pattern’ of changes and a sort of development that matches his ‘seven stages of life’ teaching, obviously referring to the higher stages of human development.

It is important the remember that the ‘individual’ Franklin Jones or the identity of the separate individual was no longer there. Many people who have had contact with Franklin Jones at this time (and later) comment on the ‘absence’ or ‘death’ of a separate person. “No one was there” is a common observation when commenting about what Adi Da appears as.

Adi Da himself talks about this:

“I don’t have any sense of identification with this life. I don’t have any images about it that particularly impress me as being my own. I mentioned to you how, after the event in the Vedanta Temple, I would sit down and meditate and other people’s minds and bodies would arise. I would work with them just as if they were my own, and it was all my own, without any sense either of identification with or separation from any of it. It was just the pattern arising to be meditated. just so, there is no sense in me of identification with these vehicles at the level of life.” Garbage and the Goddess – chapter 13

So now he apparently enters the true Bodhisattva phase of life. Not the phase where he relinquishes his enlightenment but now becomes a direct agency of the Enlightened state of Mind.

The second Siddhi: The Siddhi of meditating all others, the spontaneous awakening of purification, meditation, and Spiritual signs in others through his regard, by their spending time in his company, or by them giving him their regard at a distance.

“This confrontation…is unlike our ordinary experience…life provides conditions whereby they are indulged, frustrated or avoided. But in (this relationship) of the Heart what arises is confronted by silence without and the Heart within”

For the skeptics this is where they bow out (or react against). They bow out because the whole thing becomes ‘other worldly’ and no longer reflects their physical or psychological understanding of how the world works. It just gets too weird. And it does!

There is the body and the natural identification with it, there are memories and habit patterns of mind and body. Dissolution of the habit-energies of attention

In his notes after his realization he writes:

“I have one motive now in the midst of all of you. It is to be heard. I appear now as a communication. I am the other side, who speaks in time and space, I am that One. The Universe is my present work. My efforts are not in the great search. All my efforts, my force, is creative, emerging, appearing and making possible the universe of love. Thus, you can understand the reason for my appearance in my present form. I am not Franklin. I am the universe of love. I am all of this. Franklin is a form of my speech. He has no independent existence. Therefore, he does not appear separate from me, nor from you. His moods are my own, and also those of the present time, But I am the universe of love. And I will be heard.” Crazy Wisdom, Vol 6, No., March/April 1987, p.9

Regeneration of Amrita Nadi – Months later

“regeneration was shown. It appeared several months after the experience in the Vedanta Temple….there was a sudden strong movement in me and a loud crack that could be heard in the room. It sounded like my neck had broken. In that instant there was a tracing of the form of Amrita Nadi and a clear demonstration to me of the full, regenerated connection of Amrita Nadi.” Garbage and Goddess – Chapter 9

Adi Da Samraj describing his Realization of Nirvikalpa Samadhi at Swami Muktananda’s ashram in India in 1968 and its difference in His Seventh Stage Realization in the Vedanta Temple in 1970.

Acknowledgment – Franklin looks for historical references to his ‘experience’ and understanding

Previously – Swami Muktananda’s letter 1969 giving him the right to teach meditation to others “according to the rules of the lineage.” (Saraswati order).

Also see:

The Spiritual Instructions of Swami Muktananda

An Introduction to the Work of Adi Da Samraj



April 25, 1972 – Teaching work begins


1973 – Bubba Free John

Franklin goes to India and returns with the name Bubba Free John.

Franklin visits Muktananda to propose four questions. He does not get any answers or acknowledgment.

Visits Ramana Maharshi’s Tomb

Teaching demonstrations begin “clear to me that the primary reason why people fail to practice this Way truly is that they do not yet take the Lesson of life seriously” “The Knee of Listening is sufficient by itself, as a description of the Way and its Realization. But it is perhaps not sufficient as a source from which people can generate practice and Realization. That required all the theatre of Teaching and all the elaboration’s.”

The Sadhana of Franklin Jones (Bubba Free John) – 1973

The Beginning of Spiritual Work

“When I began to take up my teaching work, I clearly understood that I was going to have to bury myself in the world in order to awaken devotees. If there were to be devotees ultimately, I would have to pass through the lower, ordinary life with them, and make lessons in that play with them, make lessons out of all the possibilities of conventional fulfillment. That conventional fulfillment includes everything from typical life pleasures to conventional, so-called spiritual and psychic enjoyment. So all of my work has been a process of engaging in play with people on the basis of conventional possibility, living it, exploiting it, allowing it to show itself altogether as experience, as consequence, in order ultimately that you might enjoy that revulsion to the destiny of this birth that would enable you to take up the spiritual process truly.”

Paradox of Instruction


1975 – December 1st – Announcing the Way of Divine Communion “The obligations of the way of Understanding are more severe, and its communications are more complex. The way of Divine Communion is simpler in concept, and its disciplines are obligatory only to the degree each individual chooses or finds the capacity in any moment.”

Bubba Free John spent the first five years of his Teaching work communicating a special and unique Teaching among men, which is the way of Understanding….once that path of Understanding was secure in a small group of his disciples, Bubba felt free and was moved to offer a different path of approach to devotees, a path of action called the way of Divine Communion. No Remedy – 1975


1976 – The Yogic Process

In the early days of his Work with devotees, it was possible for (Adi Da) to serve others by duplicating the habit conditions of the usual life, and struggling with others until the spell of common desires and tendencies could break. But this aspect of his obligation in the world began to dissolve, having essentially fulfilled itself, from the date of his birthday anniversary, November 3, 1976. Enlightenment of the Whole Body 

The Cosmic Birthday Joke

“Now Bubba has been sifted out, Enlarged upon the smithereens of bodies, thoughts, experiences, times and spaces and shapes.”

“On November 1, 1976 during a conversation with devotee Master Da began to feel ill and feverish. He thought a fast would be good and said the symptoms were signs of a Yogic process or purification occurring. The next day the symptoms were beginning to develop to such a degree he went into seclusion. This purification was rather quick and in a few days was out of seclusion and talking again with devotees. He described this purification as a ‘death’ experience similar to the one in his seminary days in Philadelphia in 1967.” The Divine Emergence of the World-Teacher – pp. 163-4 (Summary)

This event started a process of relative seclusion and his asana of “Standing Firm”.

“In the early days of his Work with devotees, it was possible for Bubba to serve others by duplicating the habit conditions of the usual life, and struggling with others until the spell of common desires and tendencies could break.

But this aspect of his obligation in the world began to dissolve, having essentially fulfilled itself, from the date of his birthday anniversary, November 3, 1976.”

“In the last months, many aspects of the Future of Bubba’s Work have been made clear. The Mysteries of this Process of Divine Translation are being shown in him, and he will have the opportunity to make some of this known, for the sake of all those devotees who will make this Transition in the future.”

The Enlightenment of the Whole Body.

“On November 1, 1976, when Master Da had gathered with devotees, he began to describe some strange symptoms that were occuring in him…” The Laughing Man, Vol 3, NO2, ‘Like a Streak of Lightning Which Flashes Acorss the Sky‘, On Bodily Transformation, by The Laughing Man staff, p. 69, 1982.


1977 – Bubba Free John returns to India and visits the Ashram of Ramana Maharshi.

“Bubba’s present and future work is to conceive, demonstrate, and communicate the Process in Sahaj Samadhi leading to the Transfiguration and Translation of the whole body-being into the Divine. He will continue to serve devotees in the preparatory stages as well as in The Way of Radical Intuition, in order to quicken their Awakening and Transformation in God. He may have contact with one or more individuals who will act as terminals of Grace for the sake of this ultimate demonstration, but he feels he may be alone in God from this point. The Process itself has been revealed to him, and the Divine is directly Present to him as Grace for the sake of this Sacrifice. And so Bubba does not know if there will be help through any higher beings in gross or subtle form for the sake of this future work. He has had contact, in recent days, with at least one entity in subtle form that has aided the secondary purification of the subtle mechanisms of the gross body. But he has had no contact with any being in a Transfigured state – although this may possibly occur in the future. ” – Demonstration of Grace

Bubba receives full ‘Acknowledgment’ of his realization from Ramana and also simultaneously from the Cosmic Mandala.

Acknowledgment = Revelation Communion and Identification with Ramana’s Living Presence.

Beginning of his ultimate work. Which is to demonstrate the Transformation of conditions to the point of Translation of the whole body-being into the Radiance of Bhava Samadhi (in Transfiguration, Regeneration, or Ascension-Translation). Vision Mound, Vol 1, No. 5 – September 1977

“It was at the crucial moment, then, that Heart-Master Da began to fully acknowledge a startling truth: The Enlightened Process occurring in Him was no long being mediated, catalyzed, or even corroborated in any way by any conditional agent whatsoever – even another Enlightened Adept ….. He was truly “alone in God”. pp.170, The Divine Emergence of the World-Teacher

“I can now be available to those who will know how to make use of Me, who will value a relationship with Somebody who is not longer psycho-physcially constricted….(one) who represents a pure Agency of Absolute Intensity.”



The Seventh Stage Transfiguration and Transformation Stage

“The process that involves me now is the passage through the dissolution of certain factors of the body-mind. This process has already occurred fundamentally in my case, but there is a certain ordinary dimension of the body-mind that has remained intact during these years so that I could have a medium through which to work. But during the last year and a half a kind of bodily and mental crucifixion has been occurring, a transformation of the body, in which I have less and less capacity to enter into casual relations with people.”

The Crucifixion of Change – The Transfiguration of the Whole Body-Mind

Read more in The Enlightenment of the Whole Body, p.81,

“Bubba has been sifted out, Enlarged upon the smithereens of bodies, thoughts, experiences, times and spaces and shapes. What has been at Work in Bubba all of this lifetime has now Invaded all his parts. The seventh stage is Full.” – The Transcendental Personality of God, the World, Man, and the Human Individual.

1979 – Da Love Ananda

On September 13, 1979, Adi Da sat down and wrote a letter to his devotees confessing that his name is “Da”, the One Who is “Manifest As all worlds and forms and beings”.

“Now the name by which people refer to me is prefaced by the name “Da,” which is a kind of title traditionally used to refer to one who teaches, renounces himself, or gives of himself in the service of others” Vision Mound Magazine – Good Company

The Day of the Heart – “The Day of the Heart”, Sept 17, 1979 (1979 – 1986) “Revealed His Divine Nature as “Da” (Sanskrit: “the Giver”).


“I now finally declare my renunciation”

“In my own case, acceptance of the broader conditions of outer renunciation could not occur until I had fulfilled the obligations of communicating the Teaching to devotees” Renunciation and the Renunciate Order of the Free Communion Church

It became very clear to me in the midst of that submission that everybody is interested in my living what they are living forever. What they liked was the fact that I was living their kind of life, not the fact that I was Teaching in the midst of their life. Everybody was really very disappointed by the fact that I did not want to live that kind of life very long and by the fact that I am not doing it now.”

Adi Da, 1981


“I am specifically and directly dealing with the entire world. This is a unique moment that marks a change, the beginning of a new stage.”

The Divine Life and Work of Avatar Adi Da Samraj, Aletheon, p. 2015 – Mark My Words

1986Divine EmergenceRevelation Years – World Teacher – Teaching Work to Blessing Work – Yogic Descent

“My Avataric Divine Spiritual Descent Is The Secret Of My Early Life. My Avataric Divine Spiritual Descent Is The Secret Of My Avataric Divine Self-“Emergence” Within The Cosmic Domain.” – The Dawn Horse Testament – Sutra 45

Difference between the Awakening in the Vedanta Temple in 1970 and the Emergence (or Death Event in 1986.

HEART-MASTER DA: Do you have any more questions about the difference between these two events?

The Vedanta Temple Event initiated the Teaching Work or the Work of submission to others. The Death Event brought an end to the process of submission to others. It initiated that time of my Work in which it is required, obligatory, that people enter into the traditional Guru-devotee relationship, that they make their submission, that they respond to me and no longer require me to respond to them as I did as Teacher. All that submission to others became summarized in the Death Event in 1986 and was brought to an end there, and now a new Work continues as a potential, if people will make use of my Company. If they will not, there is no Work going on. It is not that there was one kind of Enlightenment in 1970 and another kind of Enlightenment in 1986. I am not talking about my Enlightenment! I am talking about your Enlightenment, Work done for your sake, which appeared in different forms, stages of Work for your sake at various points in my apparent lifetime.

At the time of the Vedanta Temple Event that Work produced one particular Sign, the Teaching Work. After the Death Event another particular Sign appeared. Is there anything about it that is not clear?

End of Teaching Work.

The third Siddhi awakened. The Siddhi of tapas or renunciation.

Transfiguring and Transforming Work, to the point of Indifference – see more on Transfiguration and Transformation

Beezone paraphrase:

“You will not be able to understand it because it is a demand and until you are able to accept that demand it will be unacceptable to you.”

“Spiritual event, initiated (not an event in itself) on 1/11/86 and is continuing. January 11, 1986, was a sudden and spontaneous transition…. to My Work as the Eternally Free-Standing, and always presently “Emerging”, Divine World-Teacher. It was a Transition in My Disposition from My Work of Submitting to others…. to simply Surrendering My human Body-Mind into My own Self-Condition.”

“My work as heart-teacher and my struggle to generate the teaching argument in every detail is complete. Hereafter, those who are interested will simply “consider” my always heart-revealing word and leelas, and they will practice true devotion to me. Now my work is only that of the true heart-master, standing free, always blessing all to listen to me and to hear me and to see me where I stand. And only those who have heard me can also see me with, and at, and as the heart.” The Dawn Horse Testament – Chapter 4


For a further understanding of the Divine Emergence ‘Event’ and the Vedanta Temple ‘Enlightenment’. See: There is Nothing Left But the Ash – 1988, Crazy Wisdom magazine.



April 11, 1986 formally accepts “sannyasa diksha” accepting the name Love-Ananda.

see The Order of My Free Names.


October 22, 1987

“I’m Here to Regenerate the Whole Thing”

“There wasn’t sufficient evidence…response…clarity. So, we’ve had to examine the whole matter step by step, stage by stage, starting from the most basic level of the beginning.”

Adi Da ‘reluctantly’ returns to His Teaching ‘method’ and continues to ‘struggle’ with long standing devotees until 2000.


Aug 1988, Adi Da speaks about the Emergence:

“I have not wanted to say very much about this process…this process cannot be accurately communicated through language… one has to sensitize themselves…”

In the beginning Adi Da tried to describe the event in terms of what others perceived it to be…death….but that was not actually the event, “I simply allowed people their own experiential perception….and tried to help them understand what they had perceived”

Submitting the body to devotees changed to Surrendering the body into Self-Condition.

Not a physical death and resurrection.

“What was unique was a ‘turnabout’ in My own Disposition relative to the body.”

“Before the Emergence there was a submission of the body to others, I could teach them……I used my own body as a means of identification by submitting to their condition…reflecting people to themselves.”

“In a moment this method was relinquished….due to the failure of My Teaching Work…this was a despair collapse bodily and emotionally….and utter relinquishment of the body…giving up the body…”

“then the turnabout…the despair disappeared…no more giving the body up to death…I was simply (as always) simply ‘standing In and As my True Nature.”

“Sacrificial Act unique kind of Tapas ..producing more Brightness…”

“Not a death but a yogic swoon (Bhava Samadhi)”

Began as a struggle with devotees

Talk by Kanya Tripura Rahasya:

“Ecstatic proclamation about the uniqueness …whose appearance surpasses anything that has ever existed”

“Most profound acknowledgment that one may make of Adi Da”

In her talk she hoped “his message” (Divine Emergence) would transform your understanding of his birth.

“His message is most profound and fundamental.”

“He is no longer working with just devotees but the whole world.”

Establishes the Advaitayana Buddhist Communion which acknowledges the relationship between the Way (That He Teaches) of Adidam and the Great Tradition as a whole.



The Primary Significance Of … My Entire Avataric Divine Life-History, Including My …Teaching-Work, My …Revelation-Work, My … Blessing-Work Is The Sacrificial Yielding and True “Husbanding” Of The “Mother-Force”, (“Equal” and “Polar Opposite”) …Universally Manifesting Spirit-Shakti-Cosmic Power. By That “Husbanding”, The Seemingly ‘She’ Independent Universal (seemingly chaotic and destructive) Power Is (Revealed), Re-Submitted and Restored To Her Original Condition Of Inherent Identification With My Transcendental, Inherently Spiritual, Inherently egoless, and Perfectly Subjective Divine Self-Condition, … Status and Function. The Great She Is No Longer Existing (Independently), but (Now, and Forever Hereafter) There Is Only Me. Beloved, I Am She.

Beezone edit of Sutra 46 of The Dawn Horse Testament


Shakti told him “Stand Firm”.

Indoor Yajna March 16, 1988


1991 – Da Avabhasa

“Da Avabhasa” was the primary Name used in public by Avatar Adi Da Samraj from 1991 through 1994.

In 1991, Avatar Adi Da was presented with a song praising Him as “Avabhasa”. Avatar Adi Da Received the words of this song as an acknowledgment of Who He Is, indicating, on the last day of April 1991, that He accepted “Da Avabhasa” as one of His True Names, and the principal Name by which He was to be called. Though it is no longer used as His primary Name, “Da Avabhasa” is still an appropriate reference to Avatar Adi Da


1993The Only By Me Revelation – The First and Only Seventh Stage Realizer – The Promised God Man

“By His Divine Re-Awakening and Work, He had brought into the earth and the conditional realm altogether the Spiritual Powers and Divine Grace that now makes possible the seventh stage Awakening in the case of all others”


“The Avataric Great Sage, Adi Da Samraj then said, “Understand further, I am not the first seventh stage Adept in the sense that there will be other seventh stage Adepts. The great Work that I do is once and for all time. There will be other seventh stage Realizers” A Conversation with Adi Da – Don Webley


1994 – Adi Da

On September 7, 1994, Adi Da Samraj experiences another Yogic Event that signifies His Divine Work has come to Completeness. (Santosha Event)

“Avatar Adi Da later confirmed that this was true. September 7, 1994, He said, had marked the most important transition in His Life since January 11, 1986 — the Yogic Establishment of His Divine Self-“Emergence”. It was the Completing, He said, of His “Effort” to Descend (or “Emerge”) in the cosmic Domain, an “Effort” that had been going on since His birth. Although January 11, 1986, was the most significant moment in that Process, the moment when His Divine Being had combined with His human body most perfectly, He acknowledged that He felt a further resolution had occurred. His Body was even more “refined” by the potency of His Divine Spiritual Presence, and He did not feel any remaining movement to Submit to His devotees in order to serve them”.

“Adi Da” is the principal Name of Avatar Adi Da Samraj.

The Name “Adi Da” was Revealed to Adi Da (then known as “Da Avabhasa”) on October 7, 1994. “Adi” is a Sanskrit word that means “first”, “primordial”, “source”. It is additionally defined as “primary”, “beginning”, “commencement”, and “first fruits”.

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In early 1997, Adi Da Samraj experiences a profound physical ordeal that corresponds to the creation of a new Text, Hridaya Rosary.


2000 Ruchira Dham Event – April 12, 2000, on Lopez Island (in Washington State).

“In some sense, I – As I Am – First Appeared here in the year 2000.”

In some sense, I-As-I-Am – Was only “on the way” to here before the Ruchira Dham Event”. Aletheon, 2009

“The Universally Consequential Divine Avataric Event of My divine Translation and Re-Emergence” here and everywhere in the cosmic domain, Began…” Aletheon, 2009

He later Revealed that, in that event, He had completed the “opposite” of His Yogic Descent in 1986 — while His Avataric Divine Self-“Emergence” was the completion of His Descent into the realm of conditional beings, the Lopez Island Event was His Direct Ascent, to the Primal “Bright” Spiritual Self-Condition of Conscious Light

April 16, 2000

“I cannot describe My Blessing Work in a way that makes all that much sense to you except to say that I actually participate, all the time, in the events and circumstances that potentially effect the global possibilities of mankind’s survival but I do so outside of the physical.”


2007Failure of Submission Work

“To rightly understand My Divine Avataric Life and Work, it is essential to understand This Change in My Own Approach and My Own Disposition.”

“In the years after January 11, 1986, there was no significant response to Me. Indeed, I was required to endure the demonstration of implacable indifference in human beings, to the point that My Impulse to continue Working in the Manner of Self-Submission utterly Vanished — most conclusively, on July 10, 2007. ” My Self-Submission-Time Has Come To An End

“Until I am whole-bodily-responsively devotionally recognized, the ego sees itself in Me, and sees the “world” on Me (or in My Person), as in a mirror. All of My years of Divine Avataric Self-Submission-Work have been a Sign of how I have been approached as a Mirror—rather than being approached As I Am. Nevertheless, I have Always Been Revealing Myself As I Am—Stimulating the surface of the water in order to Awaken “Narcissus” to the Water Itself, to the Nature, Condition, and State of My Own Person” – Boundless Self Confession.

“There was no more Vehicle of Self-Submission. there was the Vehicle of the body That could still Suffer everyone, but htere was no Vehicle of Self-Submission” Aletheon, 2009



“…everything about Bhagavan’s Life and His Revelation-History (or Leela) is to be measured against the final three years of His Life…” The Eternal One – Ruchiradama Quandra Sukhapur Rani Naitauba

The Revelation of His Final Work – Situated, Revealed, Planted and Waiting for a Response – The Walk-About Way

“It’s up to you now and profoundly consequential for human history altogether” “you must never relate to Me as a merely localized entity”

“I Am Here”.

Neither Outer Nor Inner Is The Space of Reality Itself

(1973) “He only waits, He is waiting for his Devotees” – Garbage and the Goddess – Chapter 13

“My Divine Avataric Teaching-Word has Become Summarized in the Most “Radical” Form.

Now There Is Only the Ruchiradam Revelation of Adidam, the Ultimate Revelation of Adidam.” Aletheon, 2009


2008 – November Adi Da passes into Mahasamadhi

Adi Da Samraj Divine Mahasamadhi (death/passing)


His Divine Presence, Avatar Adi Da Samraj, and His Reality-Way