In the depth of every human being, there is a profound need for answers to the fundamental questions of existence. Is there a God? What is Truth? What is Reality? The Knee of Listening has transformed the lives of thousands of secular and religious seekers since it was first published in 1972, because it answers all of these questions.
This autobiography shows, with incomparable wisdom and clarity, a life moved by the divine, and a being of such unheard-of greatness that many readers are left amazed and touched by this book.
Adi Da's spiritual autobiography tells the miraculous story of his unique Incarnation and revelation in the West for the sake of liberating all beings. To read it is to find the very heart of reality--tangibly felt in your own heart as the deepest truth of existence. It is the great mystery that you are invited to discover.
This edition includes an expanded description of Adi Da's early-life, leading up to his divine re-awakening in 1970 and the secrets of his birth in 1939. It also has new revelations about the spiritual work of the great realizers in his lineage, and Adi Da's unique demonstration of the seventh stage of life. The profound events of "Yogic death" (in 1986, 1999, and 2000) that occurred after his divine re-awakening--events that completed his process of incarnating the divine conscious light are new as well to this edition.
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"... a kick a** book - that really gets to the core of what life, suffering and God Realization is all about.
"... an amazing story of the an actual and real spiritual awakening and transformation..."
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From time to time, there is a book that challenges, and eventually changes, the entire perspective of a civilization. The Knee Of Listening is such an epoch-making book. Appearing at the beginning of the third millennium of the common era, it carries a revelation that has the potential to transform all future time.
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ROGER SAVOIE, Ph.D. Philosopher, writer, and translator; author, La Vipere et le Lion: La Voie radicale de la Spiritualite "The Knee of Listening" is without a doubt the most profound Spiritual autobiography of all time.
From Amazon readers of a previous edition of "The Knee of Listening" a kick a** book - that really gets to the core of what life, suffering and God Realization is all about.
"... an amazing story of the an actual and real spiritual awakening and transformation..."From the Author:
From Chapter One:
Even as a baby, I remember only crawling around inquisitively with a boundless Feeling of Joy, Light, and Freedom in the middle of my head that was bathed in Energy moving unobstructed in a Circle — down from above, all the way down, then up, all the way up, and around again — and always Shining from my heart.
It was an Expanding Sphere of Joy from the heart. And I was a Radiant Form — the Source of Energy, Love-Bliss, and Light in the midst of a world that is entirely Energy, Love-Bliss, and Light. I was the Power of Reality, a direct Enjoyment and Communication of the One Reality. I was the Heart Itself, Who Lightens the mind and all things.
I was the same as every one and every thing, except it became clear that others were apparently unaware of the "Thing " Itself.
Even as a little child, I recognized It and Knew It, and my life was not a matter of anything else. That Awareness, that Conscious Enjoyment, that Self-Existing and Self-Radiant Space of Infinitely and inherently Free Being, that Shine of inherent Joy Standing in the heart and Expanding from the heart, is the "Bright".
And It is the entire Source of True Humor. It is Reality. It is not separate from anything.
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Book Description Ashram, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110877070938