VIDEO OF AVATAR ADI DA
Avatar Adi Da describes how a clear understanding of the true nature of life results in what he calls “positive disillusionment”:
The teaching of Truth is for those who are disillusioned in the positive sense, who have been sobered in their lives by grasping the nature of existence and being cured of search.
—Avatar Adi Da
November 23, 2005
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Call for World Peace
Throughout his life, Avatar Adi Da called for cooperation, tolerance, and peace among all people for the sake of our fragile planet and the many creatures living on it. He did this not as a political figure, but in his role as “World-Friend” to humanity and to all living beings.
As a human being, recognizing the prior unity of the world, you must have concern for Earth itself, and all the species within it, and all life within it, all structures and forms and processes that are part of the world, including all the non-humans.
—Avatar Adi Da
Not-Two Is Peace
Avatar Adi Da’s devotees feel that he is important. What do other people have to say?
From the day I first encountered the writings of Adi Da (as Da Free John) in the mid-80s, I knew that I was reading a contemporary religious genius. In my opinion, the total corpus of his twenty-three Source-Texts constitutes the most doctrinally thorough, the most philosophically sophisticated, the most culturally challenging, and the most creatively original literature on radical nonduality currently available in the English language.
—JEFFREY J. KRIPAL
J. Newton Rayzor Chair in Philosophy and Religious Thought, Rice University;
Author, The Serpent's Gift: Gnostic Reflection on the Study of Religion and Esalen: America and the Religion of No Religion
At this critical moment in the history of the human family, when the very foundations of civilization are being challenged, there is a message of compassion being spoken by one grounded in enduring wisdom and true discernment. In Not-Two Is Peace, Adi Da writes of the urgent need for a new form of global discourse, based on the recognition of the underlying unity of humankind. Such discourse would renew the ideals that originally underlay the foundation of the United Nations. And it would require humankind as a whole to listen to the ordinary people all over the world who are in dire need of greater human security.
Former Senior Advisor, United Nations High Commission for Refugees
Who is Adi Da Samraj? I cannot say. But I do know that he offers a timely and especially essential message—a message animated by timeless and universal truths. His written work and his art are a whisper reminding us of the necessary and infinite that define us. He is one of the great secrets and comforts of the last century.
UN Senior International Expert on Museology and Cultural Policy;
Former Director of the UNESCO Hermitage Museum Development Project;
Secretary of the International Advisory Board of the State Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia)