- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Dawn Horse Pr; 1st edition (February 1983)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0913922749
- ISBN-13: 978-0913922743
- Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,386,091 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Dreaded Gom-Boo or the Imaginary Disease That Religion Seeks to Cure Paperback – February, 1983
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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".
Top Customer Reviews
Heart-Master Da uproots this religious conceit and illusion by Confessing that we are always already present and alive as Divine Being. The "good news" of his Way is that we need not seek to be cured but must ony feel, observe, understand, and renounce the very activity of seeking itself and thus be restored to our native Happiness and Freedom.
The insightful, liberating message of this book cuts through thousands of years of religious and mystical dogma and beliefs by revealing a radical spiritual Way eminently suited to the needs of modern men and women.
--- from book's back cover
Da's Teachings are remarkably consistent in terms of recognizing the folly of seeking, self-contraction, etc. However he was always innovating how he might impart that. This book is a prime example of that. It shows him as Guru as Artist. Always innovating the vehicle. Great!!!