Have I Said It? – Bubba Free John – selected quotes 1972-1975

Have I Said

Bubba Free John (Adi Da
Samraj), 1973


Note to the reader: As a member of Adi
Da’s (then Bubba Free John’s) community from about
1973-1975, during which time I lived for nine months in
Persimmon, the sanctuary where he lived. My service was to
creating an index of his early books. I found these writings
to be compelling, along with some of outrageous talks that
have not found their way into print. Around his birthday in
1975 (to the best of my recollection), Adi Da was planning
on moving with a small group to Hawaii. For that occasion, I
arranged a selection of his compelling words by topic
(mostly selected from his books) and hand wrote them in a
blank book for his enjoyment. As far as I know, nothing ever
came of that compilation. That became Book One of two parts,
the second of which I completed some time thereafter. Now
through the internet, I make both parts available to
interested readers. These blank books (I made a copy for
myself) have been sitting on my bookshelves all this time,
and after Adi Da’s passing, it occurred to me that this
compilation would be very useful to many readers.


Ed Hirsch
Ashland, Oregon

Bubba Free John
– Adi Da Samraj




1. The Teaching: Truth
Itself Is the Teaching

2. Reality: Reality Is What
Is Always Already Is

3. God: There Is Only

4. No Dilemma: There Is No

5. Seeking: There Is
Nothing to Be Attained

6. Suffering: Your
Suffering Is Your Own Activity

7. Spiritual Life:
Spiritual Life Is a Spiritual Relationship

8. Realization: As
Certainly as God Is, God Will Be Known

9. Understanding:
There Is Only Understanding

10. Considerations:
You Do Not Know What Anything Is

11. I Am the Body

12. Bubba Free John:
Bubba Free John is Nothing and No One.

13. The Guru: The One Who Was
to Come Is Always Already Here.

14. Satsang: Satsang is
the Activity and Communication of Truth.

15. The Devotee: My
Devotee Knows Me in Truth.

16. The

17. Epilogue