Siddhas – The Realization of All Spiritual Masters


I say unto you, Before Abraham was born, I am

Gospel of John, 8:57

“True Siddhas, are the manifest expressions of the Divine work, the Divine process, and this work is going on endlessly. It’s coincident with the other work of creation or reflection itself. It’s coexistent with it always. It’s not a once-and-for-all process, there’s not just one Siddha, one event of the Divine work. It’s continuous activity, and all beings actually serve this activity, it’s just that there are periodically and randomly the appearance of Siddha has who assist the affair in a particular way.”
The Cosmos – Adi Da Samraj, 1973 (The Life of Understanding, Week 1)

“So all the wise have said
this. There is the Infinite, the Unborn, the Radiant,
the Untouched, the Undying, the Divine, the
All these
different words Nirvana, and on and on, the One
All kinds of
language has been used to point to what is beyond
psycho-physical existence, and therefore beyond the
suffering of conditional existence.
communication has been made by all the wise.

And a serious examination of things,
done by anyone they can become thus wise, given right

Adi Da Samraj – Torque of
Attention, 1996





“That is why it is said there are so many
masters. They are always available.
They can always intervene. They can always be called upon.”
Why Are There So Many Masters?



Listen to Adi Da Samraj




“How does one introduce a great
adept (maha-siddha), a living Buddha, and his compassionate,
prophetic teaching? In the following essay I have given my
own answer to this question. I have tried to keep myself
open to, and to faithfully represent, the teaching of Master
Da Free John (Adi Da Samraj), while at the same time
endeavoring to remain sensitive to the naturally skeptical
posture which, I suspect, most readers will maintain while
perusing this volume (of Nivanasara).”

Georg Feuerstein, From Scholarship
to Understanding
to Nirvanasara


and come no more. . . . come not at all, never,

Pontius Pilate concludes his speech to Jesus by sentencing
Jesus to burning at the stake after his interrogation.
Grand Inquisitor, The Brothers
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky 1879



You must be insane
to make such a claim
We will have you examined
and certified
before a court of law
by God!


“Ana al-Haqq”, “I am the Truth”,
proclaimed Mansur Hallaj, the Persian mystic.
(Mansur Hallaj fell a martyr to his faitha faith that
embraces nothing more than the one living truth animating
the hearts of mystics in all ages and in all parts of the

“There is nothing wrapped in my
turban but God,” – “There is nothing in my cloak but
These utterances led to a long trial, and his subsequent
imprisonment for 11 years in a Baghdad prison. He was
publicly crucified on March 26, 922.


Let’s set the record straight once and for all, so you won’t
be confused.
Adi Da’s Confession that
He is God



“Realization by the Blessing-Grace of a Realizer is the
great secret of the Great Tradition of humankind. That is
the ancient secret tradition. It has always been

Adi Da Samraj – The
Ancient Reality Teachings




“A Transcendental Adept or true
Spiritual Master is a Transparent Reminder of the Living
One, a Guide to Ecstatic Remembrance of the One in Whom all
conditions arise and change and pass away. Such an Adept is
not to be made into the Idol of a Cult, as if God were
exclusively contained in the objective person and subjective
beliefs of a particular sect. Rather, right relationship to
an Adept Spiritual Master takes the form of free ecstatic
surrender to the Living Divine based on recognition of the
Living One in the Revelation of Freedom, Happiness, Love,
Wisdom, Help, and Radiant Power that Shines in the Company
of the Adept. Right relationship to a true Spiritual Master
is the most fundamental basis of the universal process that
is true religion, and there is no basis for “religious
differences” at the level of actual practice and

Idols – Scientific Proof
of the Existence of God Will Soon Be Announced by the White
House! – Adi Da Samraj



“..the only sense in which you
must understand my ecstatic speech to you. It is not about
me. It is the realization that comes with
“me-transcendence,” self-transcendence. If people look at me
and say “You are God” but really do not have any feeling for
God otherwise, then they are falsely aligned to me and they
make an idol out of me. They have not realized that I speak
ecstatically, that I realize God through self-transcendence
and that that Realization is the same Realization all may
enjoy. There is a usefulness that I may serve in your life
of God-Communion, but it is not at all the same as your
making an idol out of me and basing your happiness on some
sort of consoling objectification of me as Divine.”

– Vision Mound
Magazine 1980


The Realization of All Spiritual Masters

“As My conditionally Manifested
human body-mind, (itself) Am Not

Da Asmi

“…our eternal and prior Nature and Condition is known
to be the Divine. Bubba teaches the same Truth indicated by
the great spiritual and religious teachers of history, such
as Jesus, Gautama, Krishna, and, more recently, Ramana
Maharshi, Shirdi Sai Baba, Ramakrishna, and Bhagavan
Nityananda. Bubba represents the fulfillment of the work of
the transcendent line of “Siddhas,” the completed ones who
have served mankind in Truth. He represents the radical,
complete, and most specific living expression of the Nature
and Condition of God, man, and the world, and of the
graceful Divine Process, wherein that Nature and Condition
is always already enjoyed as one’s own. Bubba has said of
himself: “The Form of the Lord is manifested fully in me.”
For those who have come to him, his Teaching is simple: “I
am the Heart. Always live with me. Always meditate on

– Garbage and The Goddess


“…people (have) religious ideas
of their childhood….I describe it as the feeling you may
have……when you are alone (in a room) there is somebody
else in the room (with you). This notion is the antithesis
of the (my) point of view….. Although I am speaking about
God all the time, I am actually making a different
proposition, or speaking from a point of view that is
different from the conventonal religious one. Perhaps, by
contrast, it could be said that this point of view is
summarized in the notion that no matter how many people are
in the room there is still only One Person there!”
the One to Be Realized
– Feb
7, 1983


“Guru as God is not the human
individual, ego, magnifying itself dramatically to itself
and thinking it is God exclusively over everyone else. That
sort of confession of divinity is insanity.”

of Understanding, Week 11



“God has zero influence, as you
well know! God is simply the eternal or absolute Condition.
In itself, the Divine has no influence, no effect upon these
karmic lives. They are going on according to their own laws.
It is only when the agency of the Divine appears in the
levels of manifestation that it can take responsibility for
the transformation of these lives, these

So you must understand that the
Guru is not of the kind that at death returns to the soup.
The Guru is a specific agent and he continues to have
functions in the gross plane, in the subtle plane, in the
causal plane, in all the transcendent planes. The Guru
reaches down through all these dimensions and appears as an
effect, an influence, in all places, independent of his
gross consciousness.”

Are Not That Either


“God manifests as the Guru for
specific purposes, to form a specific function. And each
Guru, true Guru is a manifestation of the Divine function
appearing in a particular way and a particular time and
place. And God is not Exclusively identified with that
function, so that he can only be recognized in the form
forever, or that particular Guru is the only Guru who ever
lived, or the best who ever lived and all that sort of
nonsense. The Divine is continually operating, and the Guru
is a peculiar form of his operation.”



Whenever a rare individual has truly
Realized the Transcendental Self-Condition, that Realization
has never been the result of any conditional effort. Rather,
true Realization is always the spontaneous Self-Evidence of
Non-conditional, Tacit Self-Apprehension of the Intrinsic
Self-Condition of Realityand, as such, true
Realization is always the specific Evidence of the
Non-conditional Grace of Reality Itself (generally,
Self-Transmitted by the Non-conditional Spiritual
Blessing-Regard of an Adept-Sage).

The Single Transcendental Truth Taught by the Great Sages of
Buddhism and AdvaitismADI DA SAMRAJ



THE COSMOS – Section
(see below for
full talk)

by Franklin Jones – Adi Da Samraj –

the form of the Siddha that we are specifically concerned
with and that can become apparent to us and to this human
condition is the human Siddha, and the particular work of
the human Siddhas is, first of all, after taking birth, to
transform the psycho-physical entity, or function, in which
they are manifest. So you usually see in the lifetime of
such a One, a period of time of very difficult struggle,
because they must transform or evolve the psycho-physical
life that they are animating in a very brief period of time;
they must do in a very short time what all other beings by
tendency would take eons to do. So the apparent life of such
an individual is usually very dramatic, very intense. The
sadhana of such individuals is very intense, usually under
difficult circumstances, or very often is, at any

For more go to: The

See: Idols


“The Divine is just as fitted to
this world as the human Guru….Present and functional. The
Guru is a bit of business, a movement, serviceable. He can’t
be denied. He presses the Divine Siddhi in upon the world.
The Divine itself from the point of view of humanity is
relatively passive, except thru agency, in the case of the
human Guru. He is just like another guy except he has been
wiped out …he’s not some great human being….He pressed
himself upon the world, upon individuals…He upsets people,
not on purpose but because is is ‘exposing’ the game of
Narcissus. He is Light. He/She is light water falling in,
falling down upon this human drama called life.”

adapted –
is the Guru Necessary


“The Event of Truth is not in
itself made as a consequence of the Spiritual Master’s act
of drawing the Light down in the form of his own life-force
and then arbitrarily giving the experience of his life to
others. …Therefore, the fundamental dimension of this
Power of the Divine Master is not Force, but mere Presence.
Every form of Force is secondary, and, ultimately, a
conditional expression. The Heart is perfect, direct, and
there is no Force that may be identified with it. In the
midst of the fundamentally silent and moveless communication
of the Heart, the Divine Power in Ignorance, this Intuition
or radical Understanding of our real Nature, Condition, and
Life-Process may be Realized…..It is not a matter of any
experience whatsoever….. That radically intuitive
Realization has no qualities of which we can speak. There is
nothing to be recommended about it that would make sense to
anybody who is not already drawn to it.”

and Name pp. 21-22


“…(the Guru) is not
communicating matters of fact, or information, or images, or
impressions. He is always working that process of
dissolution. That is the fundamental force of all of his
activity, so you can’t rely on the Guru for any kind of
significant and fixed information. The Guru is a source of a
process, and that is entirely what he is. All other
communications are secondary, and they will lead you by
tendency to make assumptions in limitation, to assume the
point of view of perception and cognition which arises in
the mood of the ego. But the process in which the Guru
involves you in the meantime is destroying the separate self
sense and destroying the viewpoint of conventional cognition
and perception”.

and the Goddess


“It is also true
that the world is the Avatar, the totality of human beings
is the Avatar. It is humanity as a whole that is the Avatar
in human form, not some specific human individual. No
apparent or exclusive manifestation is in itself the Avatar.
Only the whole is the Divine manifestation without
exclusion. Therefore, the Guru is not the Avatar in that
exclusive sense. Mankind is the Avatar. I am his Heart. When
the Avatar realizes his true Nature and Condition, when he
realizes me, he will cease to be hidden. He and this
Community of which I speak will become one and the same at
last. Then his sadhana is fulfilled, and he will manifest
his Beauty in the world for the sake of all beings. Only
then will he live freely and do his Divine work”.

and the Goddess




The primary force and “root” of all
the esoteric traditions of humankind are the
Adept-Realizers, those who actually Realize (to one or
another degree) the Spiritual and Tran-scendental Nature of
Reality. Adept Realizers (in their various degrees and kinds
of Realization) appear in all times and places, and they
become associated with the complex social and cultural
structures existing in their immediate

Throughout their lifetimes, both
before and after their Realization, such Adepts move into
the existing culture and associate with its influences.
Thus, while the teaching of any Adept is, of course, an
expression of his or her actual Realization, the Adept’s
words also reflect and comment upon all kinds of cultural
complexities and ideals. Where Adept-Realizers appear, they
transform the existing culture, eliminating some aspects of
traditional “religious” and Spiritual life and emphasizing
others. The Spiritually Realized Adept is a motion in the
midst of the stream of conventions. of the Adept-Realizers.
Apart from the Adepts, there is no tradition of


In all “religious” and Spiritual
traditions, a great deal is made of some key individual.
There is no great Spiritual tradition that is without a
person at the center of the process. How that person is
interpreted through the cultural and intellectual lore of
each tradition varies, but such an individual always exists.
In other words, the Truth is not separable from a special
human function that is perceived in the form of the
Adept-Realizer, or Spiritual Master (or Guru).


The Adept-Realizer, or Spiritual
Master, has many functions-to exemplify the Way, to argue
the Way, to Bless devotees, and (thus) to interfere with the
usual attitude and disposition of devotees, and to Transmit
Spiritual Influence tangibly to devotees so that they will
then, having understood themselves, be capable of Spiritual
growth. The function of the Spiritually Realized Adept,
therefore, does not come to an end with the arising of any
particular result. The Adept-Realizer (or Guru) is the
continuous and unending resource and resort of his or her


One who Functions as Adept Spiritual
Master (or as a Realizer-Guru) exercises the Guru-Function
only in relation to those who are his or her devotees. If
the Adept addresses public society at all, he or she may
also (in the public setting) assume the role of prophet –
which is, essentially, an aggravation, a criticism, an
undermining of the usual life.


Adept-Realizers of one or another
degree of Spiritual development spontaneously Transmit That
Which they have Realized. That Which they have Realized
Transmits Itself – subtly as well as in the gross physical
dimension – by what they do, by what they are, by what they
feel. Thus, accordingly, Adept-Realizers Transmit their
degree of Realization. Such Transmission is inevitable, and
Such Transmission is an absolute Law. This is why,
traditionally, it is said that the best thing anyone can do,
among all the things everyone must do – and you must do many
things – the best among them, the chief among them, is to
spend time in the Company of an Adept-Realizer, or Spiritual

Everything transmits. The stones
transmit, the sky transmits, the TV transmits. Since
everything and everyone transmits states of existence –
since life, or existence itself, is participation in
transmissions of all kinds – the best thing you can do is to
associate with the greatest possible Transmission. Since
everything is transmission, spend time in the Company of the
One Who spontaneously Transmits That Which Is Inherently
Perfect and Ultimate.

This is the Great Rule, the Great
Law, the Ultimate Principle of the Great Tradition of


Devotional allegiance to the
Adept-Realizer, or Spiritual Master, is the greatest
function of existence and the single advantage not only of
human beings but of all beings. The devotional relationship
to the Spiritual Master is participation in a unique
function that appears in the realm of cosmic (or
conditional) Nature.

Only the ego will deny the Spiritual
Master. The ego wants to “do it” himself or herself. Do what
exactly? Be himself or herself – separately and untouched.
Since you become what you meditate on, you should meditate
on, or Commune with, the Absolute – which, in the bodily
(human) form of the Spiritual Master, is your greatest


No thought or figure or any
perception arising in the mind is, in and of itself, Real
(Acausal) God. No thing, no body, no moment or place is, in
and of itself, Real (Acausal) God. Rather, every moment,
place, thing, body, or state of mind inheres in the Divine
Reality and Truth That Is Real (Acausal) God. Thus, all
conditions become Reminders that draw the devotee into
Divine Communion.

The Spiritual Master is a
Transparent Reminder of the Divine Reality, a Guide to the
ecstatic Realization of the One Reality in Which all
conditions arise and change and pass away. The Spiritual
Master is not to be made into the merely “objectified” idol
of a cult, as if the Divine Being were exclusively contained
in the “objective” person and “subjective” beliefs of a
particular sect. Rather, right relationship to the Spiritual
Master takes the form of free devotional response to the
Spiritual Master’s Radiant State.




“My meditation is absolute. It is
what is being reflected to you in these ridiculous
conversations. Nor is my existence particular. I am
manifested in particular but the confession I make to you is
of a condition that is not particular. It is the
Avatar,2 in this moment. There could be Avatars
all over the yard, you know! I do not know who they are. The
Avatar is simply God present, God present and speaking
through an ordinary manifestation”.

Way That I Teach


Also see:
Evoution of Adi Da


Chapter 4 – The
Bhagavad Gita – Verse 7-9

Whenever there is a decline of Dharm
(Righteousness) and a predominance of Adharm
(Unrighteousness), O Arjun, then
manifest Myself
. I appear from
time to time for protecting the good, for transforming the
wicked, and for establishing world order (Dharm). (4.07-08)
The one who truly understands My transcendental appearance
and activities (of creation, maintenance, and dissolution),
supreme abode and is not born
again after leaving this body, O Arjun. (4.09) Many have
become free from attachment, fear, anger, and attained
salvation (Mukti) by taking refuge in
becoming fully absorbed in
thoughts, and becoming purified by the
. (4.10)


“So perfect realization, perfect
spiritual death manifests as Guru, Self and God. These three
transcendent qualities. And these three are the three forms
of realization. These three are the three forms of spiritual
experience. This “I” is not the limited “I” and it’s a
paradoxical “I”. It’s not a limited self.
It’s the
speech or the word of the divine. It’s not the point of view
of some human individual making great claims. It is the
spontaneous speech of that form itself”.
Life of Understanding – Week 11



“It is not
necessary to be living always near a guru….. as so many
seem to think. What is really necessary is to meet him on
this physical plane once only, even if it be just for five
minutes. After that can be received (in other
ways)…this is because the real guru is not the
Brunton’s Notebooks, Chapter 6: Student-Teacher





“There are three kinds of
instructors for people in spiritual work. The first we would
call a spiritual friend. We enjoy spending time with the
person, and in some way we feel this companionship adds
something to our life.

The second is what we normally
think of as a teacher or instructor. Within the context of
our association with a particular spiritual person, we
become interested in his (or her) philosophical perspective,
the “teaching” he gives. We begin to cultivate an
intellectual rapport, and we have a certain appetite to
absorb the ideas, attitudes, and cultural context that such
a person exists in.

In the third and highest level of
relationship, a guru/disciple relationship, there is more
than a meeting of the minds, there is a meeting of the
hearts and souls, a co-penetration of the energy of two
beings. In that co-penetration (or union) one spirit

At this level of relationship, we
are beyond our mind. We are beyond our self. The individual
that we were doesn’t really function any more. Even though
that person still exists, it is a whole different heart, a
whole different spirit, that functions.

We don’t become the other person.
The guru/student relationship does not exist for you to
become me, or me to become anybody else. It exists in order
to reveal that the master that exists within the teacher is
the same master that exists as the essence of the student –
and not only that, but as the essence of Life

These three levels – spiritual
friend, instructor, guru – exist at the same time, one
within the other; one thing emerges and blooms and blossoms
into another. We begin to understand that it is not the
physical presence of a teacher, and not his mind or his
personality, but the living, creative essence of that
teacher, which is the fundamental event we want to learn
about and merge into. Doing so liberates us”.

Five Keys to Mastery (1987) by SWAMI
American meditation master and abbot of Nityananda Institute


“The modern era is unique in that
the old religious cults are gradually giving way to the new
religion of political and scientific materialism. Everywhere
we see moral and cultural decay, warfare, exploitation of
environments and creatures, and the sufferings of an
unenlightened humanity. The man or woman who is sensitive to
our absurd commitment to chaos and suffering may well begin
to question the usual round of our existence.

Adepts appear to reestablish the
Way of Truth among human beings. The “method” of these
World-Teachers is to draw living beings directly into the
context of Realization. Here we must distinguish the
ultimate Teaching or Realization from the Teachings based on
the traditional solutions to the “problem.” A true Siddha is
One who comes out of the God-World, not just one who emerges
from some extraordinary state into a human birth with
various powers or capabilities.

The true Siddha is One who lives
in the God-Condition while alive in the manifest worlds. He
is not extraordinary. He is simply living the appropriate
form of life or the natural state. He appears extraordinary
only over against those who are living from the point of
view of karma, limitation, ignorance. But his assumption is
that there is only Truth already, that there is only God
already, that there are no world and no change of state to
be sought as if they are the Truth. In this instant,
whatever the apparent condition, Truth is the Condition, God
is the Condition.

One who moves into relationship
with such a Siddha has come face to face with Real-God and
the God-Light. The Siddha, the Heaven-Born One, manifests
the heaven Condition to his devotee. Thus, the devotee of
such a Siddha lives the heaven Condition while alive,
whatever condition he may apparently be living. The Siddha
brings the heaven Condition into the world and lives it and
makes it entirely available to those who will turn to Him,
or Her. Such a One does not create the heaven appearance. In
other words, he does not perform magic and make this world
seem like the God-World.

This world remains what it is,
whatever is its appropriate, lawful appearance. Perhaps he
expands the range of some of its faculties, but essentially
it remains what it is, what it latently is. It is just that
the God-Condition becomes also the condition of the world in
which the Siddha is appearing. This is the purpose of such
Siddhas, to appear in the conditional worlds and live the
real Condition there for those who turn to them”.


“…the Guru is an agent of the
Divine work, not because he has all kinds of heroic
accomplishments in his psyche, but because he has become
nothing. All the assumptions you want to make about the
Guru, because of your present and chronic state of conscious
awareness, are fundamentally false.”

The Crazy Horse – Garbage
and the Goddess


Also see:

Evoution of Adi Da

to historical Siddhas and Great Masters

Da on the necessity for a teacher