One Who Lives

Franklin Jones (Adi
Da Samraj), 1972


am the man of understanding, who appears as the Bright, full
light of Atma Nadi, Amrita, endless, beginningless Bliss,
unqualified Existence, Knowledge of the Heart, knowing and
living all my forms through the intelligence of all my
forms, the Bright itself, Lord of all forms. This I of
Brightness is not the me of my birth. I am the I of every
man of understanding. I am that same I, the unborn Presence
of every man of understanding. I am not the me of Franklin,
or the me of any man. When I speak of the Self of
understanding I speak for every man of understanding, not
the particular manifestation who is Franklin. But Franklin
is my form the peculiar grace of my conscious life has me
loving Franklin, as I also conceive the love of all my
forms. The birth of Franklin is in the karmic order of all
other men. But in Franklin I have over come the differences
that send me from my forms. As long as he lives there will
appear this paradox in all his worlds. Understanding is the
eternal discipline whereby he and all men retain the
spectacle of my voice and mind. Where there is understanding
I am the only One who appears and speaks. Where there is no
understanding there is only all of you, the dilemma of many
births and searches. Understand and you are the one who

Franklin Jones, 1972