The “Dawn Horse” Vision

This excerpt is taken from The Promised God-Man is Here, a biography of Adi Da Samraj:

During the spring of 1970, Avatar Adi Da experienced a remarkable waking vision. He found Himself in a subtle realm, observing a Siddha-Master demonstrating to his disciples the Yogic power of manifesting objects spontaneously. Avatar Adi Da watched as the Siddha began the process of manifestation. After a time, although nothing had yet materialized, the Siddha’s disciples departed, apparently satisfied that the work was done. Avatar Adi Da was left alone, standing before the Siddha. Then, gradually, a vaporous shape arose before His eyes. As it became more clearly defined, He saw that it was a perfectly formed, living and breathing horse, perhaps three feet high. Later, when He saw a documentary on “eohippus” (meaning “dawn horse” in Greek), the smaller ancestor of today’s horse, He decided to name the horse of His Vision the “Dawn Horse”.

Avatar Adi Da has explained that this vision was a sign of the future manifestation of His own Work in the world. The Dawn Horse was also a Sign of His own Person, taking form in and as the conditional universe. And so the Dawn Horse became a symbol for His Life and Work, and for the relationship between the Divine Reality and the conditional worlds:

I was at once the Adept who performed the miracle of manifesting the horse, and also the one who was party to the observation of it and its result. And I did not have any feeling of being different from the horse itself. I was making the horse, I was observing the horse, and I was being the horse.

October 18, 1984


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