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The Knee of Listening

First edition: 1972

©1972 Franklin Albert Jones

(Begun prior to 10/10/70).

Sree Hridayam Siddhashram, (yellow cloth);

CSA Press, GA. ©1973.

Standard Book Number: 0-87707-093-8.

LOCCCN: 72-83720.

Prologue: The Heart Of Understanding.

Part One: The Life Of Understanding.

Part Two: The Meditation Of Understanding.

Part Three: The Wisdom Of Understanding.

Epilogue: The Man Of Understanding.

(These sections are identical in the following three editions:)

Paper: 6/73, reprinted 10/73.

The Early Life and Radical Spiritual Teachings of Franklin Jones.

ISBN: 0-913922-00-5.

Forward by Alan Watts.

Photographic section following page 160.

Revised: 4/78. ©1978 Vision Mound Ceremony.

The Early Life and Radical Spiritual Teachings of Bubba Free John.

(silver paper)

Preface to the revised edition:

On Hearing The Knee of Listening.

Why Franklin Jones Took the Name Bubba Free John.

Reprinted: 7/84. ©1984 The Johannine Daist Communion.

The Early Life and Radical Spiritual Teachings of Franklin Jones (Da
Free John).

Publisher’s Note.

(271 pp.)

(Original editions were a abridgement of the original manuscript to
half its length.)

The New Standard Edition unabridged: 4/92.

The Early Life Ordeal and The “Radical” Spiritual Teachings of The Divine
World-Teacher and True Heart-Master, Da Avabhasa (The “Bright”).

©1992 Sri Love-Anandashram (Naitauba) Pty Ltd, as a trustee for
the Sri Love-Anandashram (Naitauba) Trust.

ISBN: 0-918801-69-9 (cloth).

ISBN: 0-918801-47-8 (paper).

LOCCCN: 92-014186.

(Complete original manuscript with new forward etc.)

Three quotes: (from) Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, Swami Nityaswarupananda’s
intro to Ashtavakra Samhita, and the early-life journals of Da Avabhasa.

Forward by Bill Gottlieb.

Intro: He Is the One:

The Unique Life Story and Divine Emergence of the Divine World-Teacher,
Da Avabhasa (The “Bright”) by His devotees: The Incarnation of the Divine
Person.

Sri Da Avabhasa’s Ordeal and His Purpose.

The Great Event: Sri Da Avabhasa’s Divine Emergence.

Find Him.

Prologue: The Heart Of Understanding.

Part One: The Life Of Understanding.

1. The “Bright”.

2. The Listener.

3. Hearing.

4. The Seeker.

5. The Understanding on the Beach.

6. The Passage to the Guru.

7. The Meeting and the “Work”.

8. The Idea of Release from Narcissus.

9. The Death of Narcissus.

10. The Abandonment of Effort in India.

11. The Problem of the Mind, and the Year of Waiting for Grace.

12. The Return to India, and the Problem of Spiritual Consciousness.

13. Shakti in America, New Problems, and the Return to India.

14. The Third Trip to India, and the Reappearance of “Christ”.

15. The Diary of Pilgrimage.

16. The Inheritance.

17. The End of All Seeking.

18. The Way Becomes Conscious.

Part Two: The Meditation Of Understanding.

19.

I. The Transformation of the Seeker’s Meditation into “Real” Meditation.

II. The Process of “Real” Meditation.

Part Three: The Wisdom Of Understanding.

20. The Wisdom Of Understanding.

Epilogue: I Am the Man of Understanding.

Notes to the Text.

The Divine Mysteries of the Man of Understanding: A Key to Understanding
the Great Stages of Da Avabhasa’s Entire Life and Liberating Work as the
True Heart-Master. Compiled, with commentary, by devotees of Sri Da Avabhasa
(The “Bright”)(unpublised original preface, DHT).

1. Sri Da Avabhasa’s Birth and Destiny as the Divine World-Teacher
and True Heart-Master (2/5/89, 4/12/74, 9/15/82).

2. Sri Da Avabhasa’s Entire Personal History Is a Demonstration of
the Seventh Stage of Life, or Already Perfected God-Realization (5/18/79):
The Seven Stages of Growth and Outgrowing.

3. The Assumption and Demonstration of Relatedness by the One Who Is
Always Already Free (12/23/78).

4. “It Is All Right to Be God-Born”: Sri Da Avabhasa’s Encounter with
Rang Avadhoot and Swami Prakashananda (9/79).

5. Love-Ananda: The Name and Attributes of the Avataric Incarnation
(3/28/86).

6. The Yoga of the “Bright” Is Amrita Nadi (4/19/77).

7. “My Life Is for Those Who Must Come-Where Are You?” (post 9/10/70
essay).

8. The “Burial” of “Franklin Jones” and the Appearance of Bubba Free
John (questions to Swami Muktananda and responses)(8/73).

9. The Teaching Miracles of the Divine Friend “Bubba”.

10. The Great Demonstrations of Divine Transformation in the Seventh
Stage of Life (4/12 _/74): The Four Unfolding Phases of the Seventh Stage
of Life.

11. Crucifixion of Change-Moving toward Divine Indifferance (77, 3/78).

12. The “Crazy” Confession “I Am Da” (9/13/79, 9/16/79, DHT).

13. Serving the “Avatar of Reluctance”: “More Like You Than You Are”
(1/22/83, 9/15/82).

14. The Avataric Incarnation’s Freedom from Death and His Certainty
of Divine Translation (4/23/84).

15. The Divine Emergence of the World-Teacher, Sri Da Avabhasa (The
“Bright”) (1/27/86, 8/15/88).

16. Darshan of the Long-Awaited Divine Man (8/25 & 26/90).

17. The Divine Heart-Husband and the Divine Goddess (3/13/88, DHT,
1/26/92, 3/11-13/92).

“A Unique Advantage to Mankind”: An Invitation to a Direct Relationship
with Da Avabhasa, by Carolyn Lee.

Further Notes to the Reader.

The Sacred Literature of Da Avabhasa (The “Bright”).

Index.

(605 pp.)

New
Standard Edition, popular format: 9/95.

The Early-Life Ordeal and the Radical Spiritual Realization of the Divine
World-Teacher, Adi Da (The Da Avatar).

©1995 The TDL Trust Pty Ltd, as a trustee for The TDL Trust.

ISBN: popular format 1-57097-023-8.

LOCCCN: 95-70839.

(Adi Da went over the 1992 edition “with great detail, expanding His
account of many incidents and adding new accounts of others.”)

The Secret of The Knee of Listening, by devotees of Adi Da, the Da Avatar:
The Early-Life Ordeal and the Radical Spiritual Realization of the Divine
World-Teacher, Adi Da (The Da Avatar):

The “Bright”.

“Forgetting” the “Bright”.

“Who Do You Think Franklin Is?” God-Realization.

The Immense Bond of Guru-Love.

Radical Understanding.

The Divine World-Teacher.

Note on the Editions of The Knee of Listening.

Prologue:The Heart of Understanding.

1. The “Bright”.

2. The Listener.

3. Hearing.

4. The Seeker.

5. The Understanding on the Beach.

6. The Passage to the Guru.

7. The Meeting and the “Work”.

8. The Idea of Release from Narcissus.

9. The Death of Narcissus.

10. The Abandonment of Effort in India.

11. The Problem of the Mind, and the Year of Waiting for Grace.

12. The Return to India, and the Problem of Spiritual Consciousness.

13. Shakti in America, New Problems, and the Return to India.

14. The Third Trip to India, and the Reappearance of “Christ”.

15. The Diary of Pilgrimage.

16. The Inheritance.

17. The End of All Seeking.

18. The Way Becomes Conscious.

19. The Transformation of the Seeker’s Meditation into “Real” Meditation.

20. The Process of “Real” Meditation.

Epilogue: I Am the Man of Understanding.

The Divine Life and Work of Adi Da, the Da Avatar, Since 1970, by His
devotees:

The Teaching Years, 1970-1986 (METH).

Meeting Avatara Adi Da.

The Teaching Work Becomes “Crazy” (1/3/74).

Garbage and the Goddess.

Confronting the Dragon of Sex (1975).

The Beginning of Sacramental Worship (1978, 9/13/79).

Tumomama (4/7/82, 11/23/82).

Finding Hermitage (10/28/83).

The Revelation Years, 1986-1994 (1/27/86).

The Divine Demand (1/27/86).

Ishta-Guru-Bhakti-Yoga (3/22/86).

“I Am You”.

Establishing the Religion of Free Daism.

Confrontation with “Narcissus” (4/2/93, 4/8/93, 12/20/93, 2/4/94).

The Past and the Future of the “Bright” in the World.

The Subtle Vehicle of Avatara Adi Da’s Appearance (BoT).

The All-Completing Avataric Incarnation.

Divine Completeness (UPAN).

The Eternal “Bond” (12/7/94).

The True World-Religion of Divine Enlightenment.

The Kiln of “Brightness” (4/30/95).

An Invitation to the Way of the Heart.

The Regional Centers of the Free Daist Avataric Communion.

The Sacred Literature of Adi Da, the Da Avatar.

An Invitation to Support the Way of the Heart.

Further Notes to the Reader.

Index.

(621 pp.)

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