Avataric Birth

Avatar Adi Da Samraj was born on Long Island, New York, on November 3, 1939. His birth name was “Franklin Albert Jones”.

From His birth and throughout His infancy, Avatar Adi Da enjoyed a unique State which He called “the ‘Bright’”:

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.

At the age of two, Avatar Adi Da made the spontaneous choice to relinquish the “Bright”—to be an apparently separate person relating to apparently separate others. He made this choice out of what He has called a “painful loving”, a sympathy for the suffering of human beings.

Avatar Adi Da was responding to the great impulse behind His Birth—to make the “Bright” known to every one. The only way that He could fulfill this Purpose was to intentionally “forget” the “Bright”, to experience life from the ordinary human point of view—and then, in the midst of that limited condition, to find the Way to recover the “Bright”.

My Avataric Birth Is A Conscious and Intentional Act Of Divine Self-Submission—Whereby My Self-Existing and Self-Radiant Divine Condition Of Being Becomes Self-Revealed Through the limiting conditions of a body-mind In this world.

—Avatar Adi Da Samraj

The Dawn Horse Testament Of The Ruchira Avatar


Avataric Birth | Early-Life | Beginning of the “Sadhana Years” | Lineage
Re-Awakening | Teaching Work | Divine Self-“Emergence” | World-Blessing Work
Forerunners | Summary Dates