Adi Da Samraj The Gnosticon

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The Gnosticon

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This book was conceived by Adi Da Samraj at the end of 2005. He was first moved to make his own rendering, or 'interpretive translation', of a traditional Advaitic text, The Heart of the Ribhu Gita, in order to elucidate (and thereby honor) its full meaning.

Adi Da Samraj then did the same with other great teachings from the traditions of Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism. In each case, he brought the essence of the instruction to the fore, with elegance and illumined understanding. Texts whose meanings were only partially (or cryptically) expressed even in the original suddenly shone forth, like rough gems cut by an expert hand.

Such was the original kernel of The Gnosticon, an anthology of these masterful 'translations', together with discourses about the traditional texts, given by Adi Da Samraj.

In the course of 2006, Avatar Adi Da transformed the nature of the book by adding many of his own teachings relative to 'Perfect Knowledge' of Reality, such as Eleutherios and The Teaching Manual of Perfect Summaries, as well as essays on 'radical' devotion and right life. In order to present these Reality-Teachings in their full context as the apex of human wisdom, Adi Da Samraj also added essays he had written over the years about the more preliminary stages of human understanding, including commentaries on popular 'God'-religion.

Avatar Adi Da's final work on The Gnosticon (only months before His passing in November 2008) included the addition of the essays Atma Nadi Shakti Yoga and The Boundless Self-Confession.

The words of Adi Da Samraj, as his devotees and others can confess, carry a potency that is vastly beyond the verbal meaning, a force that can activate fundamental transformations in the being. This potency is not restricted to hearing him speak. He invests himself spiritually in all of his writing. That transmission of his person can be received through reading any of his books--and certainly this 1200-page masterwork, The Gnosticon.

From the foreword to The Gnosticon:

Adi Da Samraj has created a body of work that surpasses in its force and insight that of any other author and teacher of our time. . . . The present book [is] a mature document that culminates forty or more years of reflection and articulation on Adi Da Samraj's part. I can only add my own humble invitation to all to plunge into its ecstatic waters and savor The Gnosticon.

Paul E. Muller-Ortega, professor of religion, University of Rochester, author, The Triadic Heart of Shiva

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About the Author:

On November 27, 2008, Adi Da Samraj, departed from the body. He passed on to humankind a legacy of inexhaustible profundity and limitless Blessing-Power. Adi Da's primary gift is his own Eternal Transcendental Spiritual Being. The primary purpose of his human lifetime was to establish the means by which any and all beings could be truly connected to him and in devotional communion with him. Thus, he worked with utmost intensity, throughout his entire life, to develop and establish his Transcendental Spiritual Way.

Adi Da's literary, philosophical, and practical writings consist of over sixty published books including The Knee of Listening, his Spiritual Autobiography, The Dawn Horse Testament, his magisterial revelation of the entire Spiritual Process from beginning to end, and The Aletheon, his final (and first and foremost) book. In addition to his writings, Adi Da gave thousands of hours of recorded discourse. Many discourses have been published by The Dawn Horse Press on CD and DVD.

Adi Da was a prolific artist, producing a remarkable body of work in different media. He was invited to show his work in a solo exhibition at the 2007 Venice Biennale, and also as part of the 2008 Winter in Florence and his work will be shown in New York. Among the publications of Adi Da's art are The World As Light, Transcendental Realism, and The Spectra Suites.

Another dimension to Adi Da's far-reaching legacy is the social wisdom embodied in his book Not-Two Is Peace. In it he calls for the establishment of a Global Cooperative Forum that mobilizes 'everybody-all-at-once' on the basis of recognizing the prior (or inherent) unity of the entire human family. He proposes that such a forum is the necessary and effective means for addressing the world's most pressing issues.

In Praise of Adi Da Samraj

'I regard Heart-Master Adi Da as one of the greatest teachers in the Western world today.'
--Irina Tweedie, Sufi teacher; author, Chasm of Fire

'He is a great teacher with the dynamic ability to awaken in his listeners something of the divine Reality in which he is grounded, with which he is identified, and which in fact, he is.'
--Israel Regardie, author, The Golden Dawn

'It is obvious, from all sorts of subtle details, that he knows what IT's all about . . . a rare being.'
--Alan Watts, author, The Way of Zen, Man and Woman, In My Own Way

'I regard the work of Adi Da and his devotees as one of the most penetrating spiritual and social experiments happening on the planet in our era.'
--Jeffrey Mishlove, Ph.D. host, PBS Series Thinking Allowed and author.

'Through his words I have experienced a glimmering of eternal life, and view my own existence as timeless and spaceless in a way that I never have before.'
--Richard Grossinger, author, Planet Medicine, The Night Sky

Praise for Not-Two Is Peace

'Absolutely brilliant. Undauntingly honest. Staggeringly bold. A breathtaking call to humankind to wake up'
--Charmian Anderson, Doctor of Transpersonal Psychology and author.

'Profound wisdom on the root of human conflict, and the path away from a grim destiny. An astonishing gift'
--Jonathan Lynch, Professor, Pennsylvania State University

Praise for Avatar Adi Da's Transcendental Realism Art

'It is a rare artist who can convey, convincingly, the sense of being face to face with the source of being. Adi Da can clearly live in the depths without succumbing to their pressure, bringing back pearls of art to prove it.'
--Donald Kuspit, Critic, Professor of Art History and Philosophy, State University of New York at Stony Brook.

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