From the Introduction:
The Answer to Human Prayers
If you turn to the teachings of the principal religions--Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, and others--you will find a common prophecy: An All-Surpassing God-Man will come, either as a supreme Avatar, or the final Prophet, or the Enlightened One. In many traditions, it is said this Spiritual Deliverer will appear during the darkest times, when humanity has lost its connection to God, Wisdom, and Truth.
Among Buddhists are those who call that Expected One "Maitreya"; among Hindus, the "Kalki Avatar"; among Christians, the "second coming"; among Jews, the "Messiah". What is common among these great religious traditions is their promise of a future Bringer of Light, one who will restore us to our purpose in both the natural and Spiritual orders.
In our time, we have seen these religious traditions meeting each other on the crowded, now "globalized" world stage. It is obvious that no common portrait exists of what the Promised God-Man will be like. Would he or she be political, like a Messiah, or contemplative, like a Buddha? Align with an existing religion, or start from scratch? Preach absolute tolerance, or war on unbelievers? Would this one, upon seeing the benighted condition of humanity, even bother to announce his or her appearance?
This book answers all these questions and more, for its message is that the God-Man Promised for all humankind is actually here in the person of Avatar Adi Da Samraj. This is the confession of His devotees, those who have found Him and chosen to live in Spiritual Communion with Him. And this is also His own confession.
His devotees have discovered Avatar Adi Da to be the Living Presence of the Divine Reality that is the source of all religion. He is the Transmitter of Perfect Divine Consciousness--here to duplicate His Realization of the Divine Condition in those who turn to Him for His Spiritual Blessing. He is the Divine Avatar, or the mysterious appearance of the Divine Being in a human form--born to Enlighten all who turn to Him for Spiritual Help, and ultimately to Draw them into the eternal "Place" of Infinite Happiness, which He calls His "Divine Self-Domain". And He is the Giver of the Way of Divine Enlightenment--which He has named "the Way of Adidam".
Only Revelation Brings an End to Doubt
Avatar Adi Da refers to the Divine Being as "Real God", "the Only One Who Is", to distinguish Real God from historical concepts and religious dogmas about God. Spiritual Communion with Real God is the subject and goal of all the esoteric religious traditions--as opposed to exoteric traditions, which preach belief in historical mythologies, and tend to ask merely for behavioral changes. By contrast, Avatar Adi Da is here to transform the very consciousness of ordinary people into Divine Consciousness, through Spiritual Communion with Him.
However, "The Promised God-Man is here" is not a statement to merely be believed, in the same way some religious groups insist upon adherence to their dogmas. To merely believe this statement (or any religious statement) is to miss the point entirely. The Truth of this confession is authenticated only in its revelation, directly and unmistakably, in one's living experience.
You have in your hands the evidence, in several forms, for the living Revelation of Avatar Adi Da Samraj. The first form is His Teaching-Word. You may come to the conclusion, as many others have, that only Real God in Person could let loose such a wide, wise ocean of Wisdom, unparalleled in its confession of Divine Ecstasy. You will also read of the amazement and joy that accompanies the Spiritual recognition of Adi Da Samraj by ordinary men and women--and of the devotional response and conversion that followed in their lives. And you will read, in the miraculous events of His own life, a dramatic Spiritual ordeal and passionate demonstration of Divinity unsurpassed by any in human history.
What Is Avatar Adi Da Like?