Bubba Free John
Avatar Adi Da Samraj was known as Bubba Free John from 1973 until 1979.
Avatar Adi Da took this name upon His return from a trip to India in 1973. Free John is a rendering of His born name, Franklin Jones, and Bubba, an affectionate nick-name from Avatar Adi Das childhood, means brother.
Avatar Adi Da has said that Bubba Free John was a name that came to Him spontaneously when He decided to begin the Sacrifice of submitting to the ordinary patterns of humankind for the sake of His Teaching Work. As Bubba Free John, Adi Da Samraj became the brother of His devotees, extending unreserved friendship to those who came to Him.
During His years as Bubba, Avatar Adi Da lived among His devotees and extended Himself to them in every area, passionately involving everyone around Him in the most profound evaluation of every aspect of human and Spiritual life. Always Radiating In His own irresistible Humor and Love, Adi Da Samraj was waiting patiently for His devotees to understand that their Attraction to Him, their beloved Heart-Friend, was their only source of lasting Happiness.
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