is the Avataric Great Sage, Adi Da Samraj? In
a very real sense, the Way of Adidam is all about getting to know
who Avatar Adi Da Samraj is, better and better. Indeed, taking up
the Way of Adidam is based on a degree of genuine recognition of
who Avatar Adi Da Samraj is, in Spiritual terms. There are extraordinary
Spiritual Revelations ahead, for all those who take up this Spiritual
practice! And the final Revelation — the most extraordinary, and
the most intimate — is that Avatar Adi Da Samraj is our Real Self,
the Real Self of all of us apparently real, apparently separate
selves. He is appearing here in human form to Awaken us from this
dream of mortality and limited existence to the Perfect Happiness
of Infinite Divine Existence, our True State. We discover this most
perfectly when we have been Awakened most completely.
But let's begin
this story of Avatar Adi Da Samraj with what is most obvious and
most immediately accessible. The first two Revelations are ones
that can be objectively assessed. The last three Revelations are
Spiritual in nature, and only come through actual practice of the
Way of Adidam.
say the least, Avatar Adi Da Samraj is an
extraordinary genius: an acclaimed writer, playwright, artist,
photographer, social and spiritual visionary, philosopher, and
founder of the religion of Adidam. But
these accomplishments, extraordinary as they are from a conventional
viewpoint when taken together, are just an "indicator"
that this is no ordinary human being. They serve as a "calling
card" to the world, beckoning the discerning reader to find
out more about the Source of such an immense, powerful, and practical
of a New Era of Humankind
could such a human being produce so many accomplishments in so
many areas? In this era of specialization, such a thing is very
rare; one must master an extraordinary amount of knowledge and
capability simply to reach the point of accomplishment in just
a single area of human specialization. With less human history
behind him, Leonardo had it easier in his time!
The only way to have such an impact across so many areas is to
introduce a radically new view that represents a fundamental
paradigm shift in the way we view everything.
We have seen only one such major shift before in the history of
Western civilization: in the transition from the childhood of
humankind to its adolescence, when the Christian religio-political
world view gave way to scientific materialism. The new paradigm
shift heralded by Avatar Adi Da Samraj is from the adolescence
of humankind into its full maturity, its adulthood: in spiritual
terms, its entry into the fourth
stage of life.
Transmission Master of the Highest Degree
While extraordinary, and beneficial in their own right, the
accomplishments mentioned earlier are completely secondary to
Adi Da Samraj's primary purpose, which is Spiritual in nature,
and is directly revealed when one sits before Him (as recounted
by devotees here).
Adi Da Samraj is working to draw a significant number of people
(and ultimately, all of humankind) into a new era of Spiritual
maturity through the radically potent means of a direct, tangible,
and unique Spiritual Transmission.
Incarnation / Avatar
evolve Spiritually, some
of their own initiative (which tends to be a very slow route,
and only can go so far), and some with the help of a being whose
Spiritual Realization is greater than their own (which
enables accelerated growth, and can move someone beyond egoically-inherent
limits on Realization).
But one cannot Fully Awaken
from the dream of conditional existence itself by one's own initiative.
The ego can move around to various corners of the dream ("physical"
realms, "spiritual" realms, etc.), but it cannot wake
itself out of the dream.
One can only be Awakened with the help of Someone Who is already
Awakened. But how then did that
person Awaken? As one considers this puzzle, It becomes clear
that the only way Awakening can be initiated in the dream is when
the Awakened State Itself "crosses over" into the dream
because no "part" of the dream can cross over into the
Awakened State on its own. (You can —
and do —
cross over into your dream state at night, but no character in
your dream can cross over into your bedroom!) But unlike our normal
"waking state" the Awakened State is the State of Perfect
Non-Separateness, in which there are no "things" and
"beings", only the Divine Being.
Thus, there is only one way that the Awakened State can intrude
into the dream: the Divine Being must
incarnate in the dream to initiate the Awakening process
within the dream.
Adi Da Samraj is just such a Divine Incarnation or Avatar. That
He is the Very Divine, in Person, is a Spiritual Revelation which
authenticates Itself, in the same way that your knowing you exist
right now is a truth that authenticates itself. (Note that you
can't prove your own existence
or that of anyone or anything else —
logically, philosophically, or scientifically. For example, science
simply presumes material things and beings exist, and then reaches
conclusions about these things and beings based on their presumed
existence. But that you can't prove your own existence doesn't
keep it from being obviously so to you. Just so, the Revelation
of the Divine Being.)
Real Self —
Most intimate of all is the final Realization of Who Avatar Adi
Da Samraj is: He is our Real and Very Self, here to Awaken us
from this dream of mortality, limited existence, and limited "self",
into the Perfect Happiness of Infinite Divine Existence, our True
State. Our Real Self has taken human form so as to be absolutely
tangible to us, in a way that "abstract God" cannot:
Adi Da Samraj is here in Person to ring in our ears like an alarm
clock, and to kiss us like the Prince did Sleeping Beauty. He
is here to get us to forget our "false self" and remember
our Real Self more and more, until we Awaken as
our Real Self.