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Adi Da 101
Sense and Presence Born in Paris in 1924, Jacques Lusseyran was blinded at the age of eight. While still a teenager, he became active in the French Resistance against the Nazi occupation, and was subsequently imprisoned at Buchenwald: of the 2,000 French prisoners there, he was among only 30 who survived until liberation.
“I do not understand why so many thousands of people–who have heartily expressed to me the opinion that my own written works express great clarity, judgment, and understanding–balk and look in disbelief when I speak ecstatically of Adi Da.”
“I read (In Search of India) and it had a profound influence on me. In it I learned for the first time about Ramana Maharshi, a great Indian saint and sage.”
The Book The Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are by Alan Watts
“The legend of the ‘Mighty Atom’ lives on in the form of Slim “The Hammer Man.”
Jeff Forrester - Writer, Poet, Philosopher, Dharma Practioner, and Devotee
Can Gurus Awaken Individuals? A Beezone Enquiry
"The single most important factor responsible for the most fundamental differences between the worldview of Western industrial countries and all other human groups throughout history is not the superiority of materialistic science over primitive superstition, but the profound ignorance of modern humanity concerning holotropic states of consciousness." - The Way of the Psychonaut
"It is difficult for anyone to orient himself in thepresent-day whirligig of thoughts, opinions, preconceptions,prescriptions for a happy life, creeds, philosophies, anddogmas."
Joseph Cambell and the Sacred Function of Mythology
Welcome, Sister Death - On the Remarkable Departures of Illumined Beings
"What I call the “Great Tradition” is that entire mass of traditions, reflecting all of the seven stages of human existence, that is the common inheritance of all of mankind in this time of universal communication, interrelatedness, and interdependence." - Adi Da Samraj
Early Modern Europe, 1450-1789 Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks - Chapter 10
R.D. Laing – Interview with George Feuerstein (1982)
Principal Lesson of Adi Da’s Trip to India in 1977
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
"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."
"“I have heard,” said Confucius, “that there are three sorts of virtue. To be tall and beautiful and thus the idol of all. To be possessed of all-embracing wisdom. To be possessed of valor"
Baba Bholanath – Sri Ramani Mohan Chakravarty joined in Ma's lila in the beginning of the year 1909 when Shree Maa's parents were anxiously on the lookout for a bridegroom for their eldest daughter who had just entered Her teens
Beezone's notes on 'Bare Attention' or 'Free Attention' - The Secret of Attention
Reflections on Water How Thoreau's Walden Pond Mixed with the Ganges and Yoga First Came to America with Swami Vivekananda - Peter Malakoff
The Nature and History and The Great Art of Alchemy - "“The changing of bodies into light, and light into bodies, is very comfortable to the course of nature, which seems delighted with transmutations.” - 'Opticks' - Sir Isaac Newton
Yogi Ramsuratkumar – The Godchild – Truman Caylor Wadlington

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William Lutz – Double Speak

“Double-speak” refers to language that is intentionally ambiguous, misleading, or deceptive. It’s often used to obscure the truth or manipulate perceptions by presenting information in

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The Clock is Ticking

*** Yesterday, as I delved into Daniel Sheehan’s assertion regarding C. Crane Brinton’s purported declaration of containing ‘The Single Most Important Idea in Intellectual Western

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Two Headed Possibilities

“Your best intentions are not sufficient and will not win. Your best intentions are always countering your alternative or worst intentions, or at least bad

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The Myth of Analysis

  This essay is mostly a commentary on The Myth of Analysis by James Hillman, a collection of three essays that were originally given as talks during the

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The Great Assembly

The Great Assembly   The below larger thanka is a spherical portrayal of the Paths of Buddhism. It illustrates another version of the Great Assembly

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Transcending Materialism

TRANSCENDING MATERIALISM Originally published in the first issue of ‘Garuda” journal devoted to presenting the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism and the work of Chogyam Trungpa,

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A Letter to Yahweh

Dear God, It’s me, Seán. I’m sure you’re crazy busy with all the planets and maybe even some parallel universes you’ve created and must look

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The Gateless Gate

From ‘Audio Buddha“ Narrated by: Peter Coyote   The Gateless Gate (The Gateless Barrier), is a collection of 48 Zen koans compiled in the early

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Etymology. The root word stupid, which can serve as an adjective or noun, comes from the Latin verb stupere, for being numb or astonished, and

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