Have I Said It? – Dilemma

Have I Said It?

Franklin Jones, 1973 (Adi Da Samraj)

Note to 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 create an index of his early books. I found these writings to be compelling, along with some of the 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, 1974 – Adi Da Samraj, 2008


Chapter 4

No dilemma

There is No



There is no dilemma.

There is only the sensation,

The appearance,

The assumption of dilemma.

We are never at any moment

In the dilemma we fear

Ourselves to be.


There is no separation,

No radical dilemma.

There is no dilemma.

There is nothing

About the present

That is not truth.

All of this is not

A dilemma

From the beginning.

It is simply Reality.

It couldn’t be more obvious.

There is no dilemma.

There is one Reality,

Without differentiation.

It is full,

It is blissful,

There is no danger,

And there is no curse.

There is no prior guilt,

No praise, no blame.

There is only enjoyment.


There isn’t this crazy asylum.

There is only enjoyment.

Everything is a form of Bliss.

Consciousness is just a ride.

There is no dilemma.

There is no real contraction.

There is only the enjoyment

That is Truth,

What is always already the

There is no dilemma.

There is no one superior

To the other,

No problem,

No jealousy,

No distinction.

There is only enjoyment.

Reality is no-seeking,

No dilemma,

Real knowledge,

Real meditation

And real Consciousness.

Real existence

Is apart from

Every kind of seeking.

It is from the beginning

Radically free

Of any goal

Of liberation or salvation.

It is unqualifiedly free,

Present, active,

Creative and alive.


There is no dilemma

And no search.

There is enjoyment

And the creative play of

In perfect, unqualified

When there is no seeking, no

There is only unqualified knowledge and

That is Reality.

Reality is fullness,

No dilemma,

Silence and brightness

Or creative force.

It is always there.

This is the greatness of

Of understanding,

For it disarms all fear,

All circumstance,

All dilemma.

It is always already the case.

Grace is eternally generated.


There is only God, Truth and

And there is no complication,

There is no limitation,

There’s no suffering,

There’s no destiny

Even in the midst of

Destinies, worlds,


Births and deaths.

Everything is moving together

As a single design

With a single intent.

Nothing happens to you

That is not appropriate.

All events serve truth.

From the beginning,


Not merely at the end,

Life is already founded

In the form of Reality.

Life or the world

Is being manifested

In this moment.

It was not manifested

Billions upon billions

Of years ago.

It is manifested at this


And may be known as such.


Reality is not properly

The goal of striving.

It is the very source,

Foundation and motivation

Of real creative life.


Which is conscious Reality,

Is the ground

Of all creativity,


And evolution.

A man’s perfect food is Truth.

This is literally so.

Truth is not just a concept.

Truth is the living force

Of Reality.

It is intensity.

Truth is love.

Reality is love.

This is love.

We are,

At any moment,

Always and already free.

We are always already “there.”

This is it.

There is no dilemma.

There is only Reality,


It is not somewhere else.

It is not hidden within us,

Nor behind the world.

It is only obvious.

There is no higher world

That is the special and

Communication of truth.

All worlds communicate truth

In exactly the same way,

So there is no special

In any world beyond here.

There is no radical difference

Between the higher

And lower worlds.


There is no radical advantage

In any kind of experience.

In fact there is no such a

Of separation.

It is unreal.

No one has ever literally

Such a world.

Experience is void.

It is without form,

Without qualification,

Without limitation

Or center.

No one

Actually perceives

The conditions

Wherein any thing

Or any one

Becomes known

As an entity.

In fact, the only

Experience is one of

Absolute infinity.

It is the one experience.

That is the only thing

Anyone has ever known.


We never actually know

Ourselves to be separate.

We never go through a process

Of actually knowing that.

There is nothing else

That is ever experienced

Or known

But this one enjoyment of

By reality,

Which is reality.

All experience

Is of that same nature.

It is all a subtle design,

A spontaneous,

Paradoxical process.

All experience

Is meditation,

It is the process of reality,

Its form, its contemplation.

When this understanding

Meditation becomes endless,

And every kind of experience

Becomes blissful,

Conscious, and free.


Have I Said It?

Franklin Jones, 1974 (Adi Da Samraj)


The Teaching



No Dilemma



Spiritual Life




“I” Am the Body

Bubba Free John

The Guru


The Devotee

The Community