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The Dawn Horse Testament of the Ruchira Avatar: The Testament of Divine Secrets of the Divine World-Teacher, Ruchira Avatar Adi Da Samraj Hardcover – August 30, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-1570971686 ISBN-10: 1570971684 Edition: 3rd

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  • Hardcover: 1410 pages
  • Publisher: The Dawn Horse Press; 3 edition (August 30, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1570971684
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570971686
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 7.4 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,168,886 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A marvel to be treasured by the spiritual, religious, and scholarly of our times and of all ages to come. --Lee Sanella, author, The Kundalini Experience

A marvel to be treasured by the spiritual, religious, and scholarly of our times and of all ages to come. --Lee Sanella, author, The Kundalini Experience

A marvel to be treasured by the spiritual, religious, and scholarly of our times and of all ages to come. --Lee Sanella, author, The Kundalini Experience

About the Author

On November 27, 2008, Adi Da Samraj, departed from the body. He passed on to humankind a legacy of inexhaustible profundity and limitless blessing-power. Adi Da's primary gift is his own eternal transcendental spiritual being. The primary purpose of his human lifetime was to establish the means by which any and all beings could be truly connected to him and in devotional communion with him. Thus, he worked with utmost intensity, throughout his entire life, to develop and establish his transcendental spiritual way.

Adi Da's literary, philosophical, and practical writings consist of over sixty published books including The Knee of Listening, his spiritual autobiography, The Dawn Horse Testament, his magisterial revelation of the entire spiritual process from beginning to end, and The Aletheon, his final (and first and foremost) book. In addition to his writings, Adi Da gave thousands of hours of recorded discourse. Many discourses have been published by The Dawn Horse Press on CD and DVD.

Adi Da was a prolific artist, producing a remarkable body of work in different media. He was invited to show his work in a solo exhibition at the 2007 Venice Biennale, and also as part of the 2008 Winter in Florence. And his art was displayed in a 2010 exhibition at the Sundaram Tagore Gallery in New York City. Among the publications of Adi Da's art are The World As Light, Transcendental Realism, and The Spectra Suites.

In praise of Adi Da Samraj

'I regard Heart-Master Adi Da as one of the greatest teachers in the Western world today.'
--Irina Tweedie, Sufi teacher; author, Chasm of Fire

'He is a great teacher with the dynamic ability to awaken in his listeners something of the divine Reality in which he is grounded, with which he is identified, and which in fact, he is.'
--Israel Regardie, Author, The Golden Dawn

'It is obvious, from all sorts of subtle details, that he knows what IT's all about . . . a rare being.'
--Alan Watts, Author, The Way of Zen, Man and Woman, In My Own Way

'I regard the work of Adi Da and his devotees as one of the most penetrating spiritual and social experiments happening on the planet in our era.'
--Jeffrey Mishlove, Ph.D. Host, PBS Series Thinking Allowed and author.

Praise for Not-Two Is Peace

'Absolutely brilliant. Undauntingly honest. Staggeringly bold. A breathtaking call to humankind to wake up'
--Charmian Anderson, Doctor of Transpersonal Psychology and author.

'Profound wisdom on the root of human conflict, and the path away from a grim destiny. An astonishing gift'
--Jonathan Lynch, Professor, Pennsylvania State University


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Adi Da was born in New York at the outbreak of World War II. From 1983 he lived principally in Fiji and became a Fijian citizen. The author of over sixty books on spirituality and a prolific artist, he also had profound attention for world affairs, particularly during the last decade of his life, as summarized in Not-Two Is Peace.
Adi Da was born in a unique spiritual state. As a young man, he immersed himself in the traditions of human wisdom and spirituality. His Western studies included university degrees--in philosophy from Columbia and in literature from Stanford. Following his university years, he intensively engaged both Western and Eastern forms of spiritual practice.
In 1970, at the age of thirty, Adi Da was re-established in the illumined condition he had known in his earliest life. He began to offer formal instruction in spiritual practice to those who came to him, creating (out of a free interactive participation with his devotees) what is now an unprecedented body of spiritual, philosophical, and practical writings (find the most current offerings at the Dawn Horse Press website), as well as an immense body of visual art (the website dedicated to Adi Da's art is called Daplastique). In 2007, his artwork was exhibited at the 52nd Venice Biennale, and subsequently in several other exhibitions, including in Florence, New York, and Los Angeles.
As spiritual teacher, artist, and "World Friend", Adi Da is not a conventional figure. He is not political in any ordinary sense of the word. Rather, his address to humanity comes from his lifelong communication of the truth of human existence. He is making clear the species-endangering forces of limitation in our world, the means to go beyond them, and the great urgency of this "going beyond".

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Neeshee Pandit on September 2, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This text contains the Written-Word of who I consider to be the most Enlightened being to walk the Earth. It is full of His Revelation for the sake of mankind and all sorts of esoteric profundities are hidden and revealed in this profound text.

However, I would not recommend this Text be an introduction to anyone interested or curious about Adi Da Samraj. This is for those who have read a decent amount of material and familiar with His Language. The Language He uses is entirely unique and therefore challenging to new and even old readers. The Dawn Horse Testament is full of His most challenging Language, containing rarely any lowercase characters, etc. This is because it is His "Source-Text". Through it, He intends to make His Ultimate Revelation and Proclamation to man, completely and perfectly. Conventional language is simply not enough to accurately communicate what is ultimately beyond itself and the entire body-mind complex. So Adi Da Samraj speaks with a unique tongue, and it is at times difficult, discouraging, and easily dismissed as "jargon", but if you really read with an open heart and mind then you will see that these difficult words are what is necessary for supreme accuracy and to really convey the beauty, depth, profundity of Reality without anything missing.

This is no ordinary book. This is the greatest Text ever written in the history of man. It will intimidate you and challenge you until there is no "you" left!

Be ready. This book is not for egos. This book is for those who are truly read to receive the Ultimate Revelation of Reality, freely Given to them, if only they will be a sacrifice to it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By E. Perkins on January 31, 2009
Format: Hardcover
If you want to know Adi Da's full teaching on enlightenment this is the book for you. It covers everything from meditation to love. It is not an easy book to read, but reading it aloud I have found that the divine speaks through the words and touches my heart in a way that other words have never done. It also confronts my sensibilities and my need to hold on to illusions in my self and the world. It is a serious spiritual book by a serious spiritual teacher and should not be taken lightly. Adi Da has become so aware of the divine that he no longer separates the divine from 'him'. Therefore, he gives us a glimpse at the world of the divine that is not available elsewhere.
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By Ramesh Parmar on April 17, 2013
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I have been the follower of Bhagawan Adi Da since last six years. I have been looking for this book for some time. It is providing more information which is more helpful to me. Thank you.
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6 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Poulin on March 8, 2007
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Adi Da is definately a deep spiritual teacher. I love to learn from. This book has a lot of meaning of being, even just holding the book. Reading it is quite the opposite. The arrogance says a lot. When a teacher of this caliber makes it all about him with no humility, I pass.

I would suggest some of his DVD or The knee of listening instesd.
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