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1973: A Chronicle of Avatar Adi Da's Divine Revelation Work
In early 1973, Avatar Adi Da Samraj began to introduce some of the basic (and traditional) religious disciplines to His devotees. He gave many Talks in the small meditation hall of the Melrose Avenue Ashram, which were published later in the year, in the book The Method of the Siddhas.
Later, during the summer, He traveled to India, accompanied by Gerald Sheinfeld. During that trip, undertaken as "the necessary discipline that I must observe in order to maintain the connection to all the intimate Spiritual sources of this work", "Franklin" sent a letter to all His devotees announcing His new Name, "Bubba Free John".
By adopting the Name "Bubba", a childhood nickname meaning "brother", Avatar Adi Da was giving a sign of the unique manner of His Teaching Work that was about to appear--of seeming to take on all of the concerns and preoccupations of His devotees, and thereby Instructing them directly and personally relative to all their problems and limitations. This Work would continue for the next six years.
AVATAR ADI DA SAMRAJ: As the True Guru, I am not different from Truth. I
am simply the Function of God. I am not an idol, a fascination. I do not
attach individuals to My conditional presence, but instead I lead people
to Enjoy the Perfect Presence and Reality in the Condition of relationship
Talks, Writings, and Stories from 1973
- Guru as Prophet, an excerpt from The Method of the Siddhas
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- I Only Move Where There is Fire, a Talk by Avatar Adi Da
Given on June 28, 1973
- The Heaven-Born Gospel of Avatar Adi Da Samraj,
an excerpt from The Method of the Siddhas
- Reminiscences of 1973, told by Gerald Sheinfeld
- Reminiscences of 1973, told by Lydia Depole
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