Formal Announcement – Mahasamadhi of Adi Da Samraj

Formal Announcement –

December 1, 2008

His Divine Presence,

Avatar Adi Da Samraj,

Has Departed from the



In the early evening of Thursday,
November 27, 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

His Body will be interred in the
most sacred Place of Adidam-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

Spiritual Way

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. 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 to

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

The Gnosticon: The “Perfect
Knowledge” Reality-Teachings of His Divine Presence, Avatar
Adi Da Samraj

ThePneumaton: The Transcendental
Spiritual Reality-Teachings of His Divine Presence, Avatar
Adi Da Samra j

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

Transcendental Realism: The
Image-Art of egoless Coincidence With Reality

Prepublication editions of The
Aletheon, The Gnosticon, and The Pneumaton-as well as the
second edition of Not-Two Is Peace and the first edition of
Transcendental Realism-are currently available from
Dawn Horse Press

Examination of world

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


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

Literary Works

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 at

Spoken Discourses

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.

Artistic Works

Avatar 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 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

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

Call for World

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).
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

Two Is Peace


“I Will Not Be Gone”

Many times during His Lifetime, His
Divine Presence, Avatar Adi Da Samraj, prepared people to
rightly understand the significance of His Bodily Lifetime
and the fact that His Bodily Lifetime would inevitably come
to an end at some point. In the following passages from His
Essay “I Am The One Who Has Always Been Here”, written in
1995, Avatar Adi Da Speaks of His Eternal Transcendental
Spiritual Existence, His Everlasting Regard for all beings,
and His Constant Blessing-Grace.

I Will Be here Forever.

I Will Be every “where”

I Cannot Leave, For My
Transcendentally Spiritually “Bright” Divine Spherical
Self-Domain Is Not Some “Where” To “Go To”.

My Divine Self-Domain Is

I Am Eternal, and I Am Always
Already Merely Present-here, and every “where” In The Cosmic

By Means Of My Divine Avataric
Incarnation here, I Have Given you My Divine

My Divine Secret Is This: I Am
Eternally Present, and I Am Omni-Present.

My Bodily (Human)
Avataric-Incarnation-Form Has Its time, Whereby I connect
(or Freedom-“Bind”) you (and every one, and all, and All) To

When The Time Of My Divine Avataric
Incarnation is Fulfilled, Then I Am “Retired” To My Eternal
Form-The Divine-Body-Power Of My Divine Self-State Made
Infinitely Intact In The Cosmic Domain (Forever).

And Then, Forever, As Ever Before, I
Will Be Not Gone, Not Absent-For I Am, Forever, The Same
Person, The Same Personality, all-and-All-Surrounding and
all-and-All-Pervading, As I Am Now.


I Love you Now.

I Will Love you every “then” and

And I Always Loved you.

That Is How I Got To here (and every


“I Am The One Who Has Always Been
Here” (from the book Aham Da Asmi)

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