So you'd like to...

explore the best of adi da(aka da free john)

A guide by Shashank Singh (Lawrence, KS)

Products sampled from this guide:
If youíre interested in Adi da it can be difficult traversing through his many books, especially since a lot of great books are out of print. Iím creating a list that I would have liked to come across when I began reading Adi Da. Hope it helps you. Iím creating links of older editions of some books, simply because I think they are better or at least more accessible to a general reader.

Essential reads:
Best edition of his autobiography Knee of Listening: The Early-Life Ordeal and Radical Spiritual Realization of the Divine .......,

Early and central talks on spiritual practice My "Bright" Word,

An early articulation of his whole way, the first summation text Enlightenment of the Whole Body: A Rational and New Prophetic Revelation of the Truth of Religion, Esoteric Spirituality, and the Divine Destiny of Man,

A glimpse into some of the more conventionally experimental ways of relating along with important spiritual talks Garbage and the Goddess: The last miracles and final spiritual instructions of Bubba Free John,

The first clear articulation of his seven stages The paradox of instruction: An introduction to the esoteric spiritual teaching of Bubba Free John,

On scientific materialism and the physic nature of reality Transmission of Doubt,

On sexuality and emotional participation in reality along with communion with the divine Love of the Two-Armed Form,

On diet, vitality and emotional balance The Eating Gorilla Comes in Peace: The Transcendental Principle of Life Applied to Diet and the Regenerative Discipline of True Health,

A great ecstatic text about his way, the middle summation text The Dawn Horse Testament: The Testament of Secrets of the Divine World-Teacher and True Heart-Master, Da Avabhasa (The Bright) (The Bright/ New Standard)

An allegorical play/poem about the universal adventure and folly The Mummery Book: A Parable of the Divine True Love, Told by Means of a Self- Illuminated Illustration of the Totality of Mind

Easy Death,

on art and its purpose: Transcendental Realism: The Image-Art of egoless Coincidence With Reality Itself

Not the greatest biography but its adequate and the best so far Adi Da: The Promised God-Man Is Here: The Authorized Concise Biography of Avatar Adi Da Samraj,

Consideration of Hinduism(especially Vedanta) and Buddhism in relation to his seven stages teaching(focusing in this volume particularly on stage 6 and aspects of stage 7), including original ecstatic translations of sacred literature and commentary upon them: The Gnosticon

Exploration of ascending mysticism(stages 4-5), with large sections of commentary on Jesus' teachings: The Pneumaton

Last major work he wrote, a summation of his teachings The Aletheon.


A couple great accounts by students of their time with Adi Da as well as the story of their own fascinating lives:

Love's Sacrifice and the Ordeal to Become Human: 30 Years with my Spiritual Master, Adi Da

Tasting the Moon: Adventures in the Meaning of Life



Other older books: The Dreaded Gom-Boo or the Imaginary Disease That Religion Seeks to Cure,
Fire Gospel,
Conscious exercise and the transcendental sun: Principles and routines of daily exercise practiced by members of the Dawn Horse Communion, the spiritual community of Bubba Free John,
Scientific Proof of the Existence of God Will Soon Be Announced by the White House! Prophetic Wisdom About the Myths and Idols of Mass Culture and ... of Enlightenment Hidden in the Body of Man,
Nirvanasara: Radical Trancendentalism and the Introduction of Advaitayana Buddhism,
The way that I teach: Talks on the intuition of eternal life.

Some more recent books worth reading: The Dawn Horse Testament of the Ruchira Avatar: The Testament of Divine Secrets of the Divine World-Teacher, Ruchira Avatar Adi Da Samraj,
The Spectra Suites,
Love and Blessings,
The Seven Stages of Life: Transcending the Six Stages of Egoic Life, and Realizing the Ego-Transcending Seventh Stage of Life, in the Divine Way of ... Seventeen Companions of the True Dawn Horse),
The Truly Human New World-Culture of Unbroken Real-God-Man (The Seventeen Companions of the True Dawn Horse),
The All-Completing And Final Divine Revelation to Mankind (The Seventeen Companions of the True Dawn Horse),


if you like these you should read all of the dawn horse companions.



To really appreciate Adi Da you have to explore his message in audio/video format. Here are a couple, but its now easy to find most of his stuff for free online if your look around a bit :-)

CD: Understanding, A Talk by Ruchira Avatar Adi Da Samraj.

DVD: The Illusion of Familiarity

Works by others that can help one understand ADi Da's teaching and give them context(also great in themselves):

A few other Great Teachers:

Talks with Ramana Maharshi: On Realizing Abiding Peace and Happiness
The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
The Book of Secrets
I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism (Shambhala Library)
Miracle of Love
God Speaks
Daughter of Fire: A Diary of a Spiritual Training with a Sufi Master
Autobiography of a Yogi

Some general maps and guides to the spiritual domain:

Coming Home: The Experience of Enlightenment in Sacred Traditions
The Life Divine
Sex, Ecology, Spirituality: The Spirit of Evolution, Second Edition
Pointing Out the Great Way: The Stages of Meditation in the Mahamudra Tradition
The Yoga Tradition: Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice

A few more popular accounts of spirituality that might be useful to some
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
A Course in Miracles: Only Complete Edition - Preface, Text, Student Workbook, Teachers Manual, Clarification of Terms, & Supplements 3rd Edition (H)
Paths to God: Living the Bhagavad Gita
Falling into Grace: Insights on the End of Suffering

Products mentioned include:
1.  Knee of Listening: The Early-Life Ordeal and Radical Spiritual Realization of the Divine .......  by Adi Da
Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars   (18)
  See buying options  Add to wishlist
2.  My "Bright" Word  by Adi Da Samraj
$24.95 Used & New from: $16.00
4.2 out of 5 stars   (5)
Add to cart  Add to wishlist
3.  Enlightenment of the Whole Body: A Rational and New Prophetic Revelation of the Truth of Religion, Esoteric Spirituality, and the Divine Destiny of Man  by Adi Da Samraj
Used & New from: $24.87
4.3 out of 5 stars   (6)
  See buying options  Add to wishlist
4.  Garbage and the Goddess: The last miracles and final spiritual instructions of Bubba Free John  by Adi Da Samraj
Used & New from: $59.00
5.0 out of 5 stars   (5)
  See buying options  Add to wishlist
5.  The paradox of instruction: An introduction to the esoteric spiritual teaching of Bubba Free John  by Adi Da Samraj
Used & New from: $99.99
5.0 out of 5 stars   (1)
  See buying options  Add to wishlist
6.  Transmission of Doubt  by Georg Feuerstein
Used & New from: $0.41
5.0 out of 5 stars   (2)
  See buying options  Add to wishlist
7.  Love of the Two-Armed Form  by Adi Da Samraj
Used & New from: $15.99
4.0 out of 5 stars   (2)
  See buying options  Add to wishlist
8.  The Eating Gorilla Comes in Peace: The Transcendental Principle of Life Applied to Diet and the Regenerative Discipline of True Health  by Adi Da Samraj
Used & New from: $1.66
5.0 out of 5 stars   (3)
  See buying options  Add to wishlist
9.  The Dawn Horse Testament: The Testament of Secrets of the Divine World-Teacher and True Heart-Master, Da Avabhasa (The Bright) (The Bright/ New Standard)  by Adi Da Samraj
Used & New from: $28.66
3.9 out of 5 stars   (7)
  See buying options  Add to wishlist
10.  The Mummery Book: A Parable of the Divine True Love, Told by Means of a Self- Illuminated Illustration of the Totality of Mind  by Adi Da Samraj
Used & New from: $99.00
4.0 out of 5 stars   (4)
  See buying options  Add to wishlist
11.  Easy Death  by Adi Da Samraj
$19.94 Used & New from: $11.00
4.3 out of 5 stars   (21)
Add to cart  Add to wishlist
12.  Transcendental Realism: The Image-Art of egoless Coincidence With Reality Itself  by Adi Da Samraj
$19.95 Used & New from: $5.00
5.0 out of 5 stars   (3)
Add to cart  Add to wishlist
13.  Adi Da: The Promised God-Man Is Here: The Authorized Concise Biography of Avatar Adi Da Samraj  by Carolyn Lee
Used & New from: $0.03
4.0 out of 5 stars   (1)
  See buying options  Add to wishlist
14.  The Gnosticon  by Adi Da Samraj
$75.00 Used & New from: $45.00
5.0 out of 5 stars   (2)
Add to cart  Add to wishlist
15.  The Pneumaton  by Adi Da Samraj
$75.00 Used & New from: $49.93
5.0 out of 5 stars   (1)
Add to cart  Add to wishlist
16.  The Aletheon  by Adi Da Samraj
$180.00 Used & New from: $150.00
5.0 out of 5 stars   (4)
Add to cart  Add to wishlist
17.  Love's Sacrifice and the Ordeal to Become Human: 30 Years with my Spiritual Master, Adi Da  by Dennis Leroy Stilwell
Used & New from: $98.97
4.5 out of 5 stars   (14)
  See buying options  Add to wishlist
18.  Tasting the Moon: Adventures in the Meaning of Life  by Meg Fortune McDonnell
$23.16 Used & New from: $18.94
4.5 out of 5 stars   (14)
Add to cart  Add to wishlist
19.  The Dreaded Gom-Boo or the Imaginary Disease That Religion Seeks to Cure  by Adi Da Samraj
Used & New from: $1.41
5.0 out of 5 stars   (4)
  See buying options  Add to wishlist
20.  Fire Gospel  by Adi Da Samraj
Used & New from: $14.92
  See buying options  Add to wishlist
21.  Conscious exercise and the transcendental sun: Principles and routines of daily exercise practiced by members of the Dawn Horse Communion, the spiritual community of Bubba Free John  by Da Free John
Used & New from: $14.00
5.0 out of 5 stars   (1)
  See buying options  Add to wishlist
22.  Scientific Proof of the Existence of God Will Soon Be Announced by the White House! Prophetic Wisdom About the Myths and Idols of Mass Culture and ... of Enlightenment Hidden in the Body of Man  by Adi Da Samraj
Used & New from: $2.86
4.0 out of 5 stars   (4)
  See buying options  Add to wishlist
23.  Nirvanasara: Radical Trancendentalism and the Introduction of Advaitayana Buddhism  by Adi Da Samraj
Used & New from: $17.99
5.0 out of 5 stars   (2)
  See buying options  Add to wishlist
24.  The way that I teach: Talks on the intuition of eternal life  by Adi Da Samraj
Used & New from: $5.34
5.0 out of 5 stars   (1)
  See buying options  Add to wishlist
25.  The Dawn Horse Testament of the Ruchira Avatar: The Testament of Divine Secrets of the Divine World-Teacher, Ruchira Avatar Adi Da Samraj  by Adi Da Samraj
Used & New from: $139.99
4.4 out of 5 stars   (5)
  See buying options  Add to wishlist
26.  The Spectra Suites  by Donald B. Kuspit
Used & New from: $49.98
5.0 out of 5 stars   (2)
  See buying options  Add to wishlist
27.  Love and Blessings  by Bill Gottlieb
$19.95 Used & New from: $0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars   (3)
Add to cart  Add to wishlist
28.  The Seven Stages of Life: Transcending the Six Stages of Egoic Life, and Realizing the Ego-Transcending Seventh Stage of Life, in the Divine Way of ... Seventeen Companions of the True Dawn Horse)  by Adi Da Samraj
$21.95 Used & New from: $8.31
5.0 out of 5 stars   (4)
Add to cart  Add to wishlist
29.  The Truly Human New World-Culture of Unbroken Real-God-Man (The Seventeen Companions of the True Dawn Horse)  by Adi Da Samraj
$21.95 Used & New from: $4.95
5.0 out of 5 stars   (1)
Add to cart  Add to wishlist
30.  The All-Completing And Final Divine Revelation to Mankind (The Seventeen Companions of the True Dawn Horse)  by Adi Da Samraj
$24.95 Used & New from: $3.06
5.0 out of 5 stars   (1)
Add to cart  Add to wishlist
31.  Understanding, A Talk by Ruchira Avatar Adi Da Samraj  by Adi Da Samraj
$14.95 Used & New from: $7.95
5.0 out of 5 stars   (1)
Add to cart  Add to wishlist
32.  The Illusion of Familiarity [Multiple Formats] [Dolby] [NTSC]  DVD ~ Adi Da Samraj
$29.95
5.0 out of 5 stars   (1)
Add to cart  Add to wishlist
33.  Talks with Ramana Maharshi: On Realizing Abiding Peace and Happiness  by Maharshi Ramana
Used & New from: $6.33
4.9 out of 5 stars   (39)
  See buying options  Add to wishlist
34.  The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna  by Swami Nikhilananda
$31.95 Used & New from: $14.44
4.8 out of 5 stars   (59)
Add to cart  Add to wishlist
35.  The Book of Secrets  by Osho
Used & New from: $19.44
4.8 out of 5 stars   (100) | 2 customer discussions
  See buying options  Add to wishlist
36.  I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj  by Maharaj Nisargadatta
Used & New from: $3.96
4.8 out of 5 stars   (309) | 2 customer discussions
  See buying options  Add to wishlist
37.  Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism (Shambhala Library)  by Chogyam Trungpa
$15.13 Used & New from: $8.65
4.6 out of 5 stars   (90)
Add to cart  Add to wishlist
38.  Miracle of Love  by Ram Dass
Used & New from: $16.95
5.0 out of 5 stars   (28)
  See buying options  Add to wishlist
39.  God Speaks  by Meher Baba
$24.37 Used & New from: $18.00
4.7 out of 5 stars   (30)
Add to cart  Add to wishlist
40.  Daughter of Fire: A Diary of a Spiritual Training with a Sufi Master  by Irina Tweedie
$15.16 Used & New from: $5.26
4.6 out of 5 stars   (25)
Add to cart  Add to wishlist
41.  Autobiography of a Yogi  by Paramahansa Yogananda
$11.25 Used & New from: $1.47
4.6 out of 5 stars   (1,272) | 3 customer discussions
Add to cart  Add to wishlist
42.  Coming Home: The Experience of Enlightenment in Sacred Traditions  by Lex Hixon
Used & New from: $7.34
5.0 out of 5 stars   (12)
  See buying options  Add to wishlist
43.  The Life Divine  by Aurobindo
$23.76 Used & New from: $11.29
4.7 out of 5 stars   (34)
Add to cart  Add to wishlist
44.  Sex, Ecology, Spirituality: The Spirit of Evolution, Second Edition  by Ken Wilber
$30.36 Used & New from: $9.36
4.4 out of 5 stars   (38)
Add to cart  Add to wishlist
45.  Pointing Out the Great Way: The Stages of Meditation in the Mahamudra Tradition  by Daniel P. Brown
$22.95 Used & New from: $14.80
4.7 out of 5 stars   (10)
Add to cart  Add to wishlist
46.  The Yoga Tradition: Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice  by Georg Feuerstein
$21.49 Used & New from: $8.21
4.3 out of 5 stars   (49)
Add to cart  Add to wishlist
47.  The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment  by Eckhart Tolle
$8.92 Used & New from: $3.65
4.4 out of 5 stars   (3,178) | 14 customer discussions
Add to cart  Add to wishlist
48.  A Course in Miracles: Only Complete Edition - Preface, Text, Student Workbook, Teachers Manual, Clarification of Terms, & Supplements 3rd Edition (H)  by Helen Schucman
$22.82 Used & New from: $18.44
4.5 out of 5 stars   (865) | 8 customer discussions
Add to cart  Add to wishlist
49.  Paths to God: Living the Bhagavad Gita  by Ram Dass
$9.09 Used & New from: $1.97
4.8 out of 5 stars   (40)
Add to cart  Add to wishlist
50.  Falling into Grace: Insights on the End of Suffering  by Adyashanti
Used & New from: $9.93
4.8 out of 5 stars   (161)
  See buying options  Add to wishlist

More Actions

Discover more about this author
 See all of their So You'd Like to...guides
Make your own guide
 Create a So You'd Like to...guide
View your page on Amazon.com
 Go to Your Profile page

About this Guide

 

Author

Shashank Singh (Lawrence, KS)
Qualifications: a fan and reader
Last updated: 8/31/11
Report abuse
    

More So You'd Like to...

 

understand ken wilber's integral theory understand ken wilber's integral theory

understand ken wilber's integral theory: A guide of 50 items by Shashank Singh

   

More Listmania!

 

Books That Helped Me To Experience The Kingdom Of Heaven Books That Helped Me To Experience The Kingdom Of Heaven

Books That Helped Me To Experience The Kingdom Of Heaven: A list of 40 items by Clifford Brown

Essential Hindu Scriptures Essential Hindu Scriptures

Essential Hindu Scriptures: A list of 39 items by J. Buterbaugh "Hermes Trismegistus"

Tarot Books Tarot Books

Tarot Books: A list of 32 items by Midnight Tarot

My Motivational Word Collection My Motivational Word Collection

My Motivational Word Collection: A list of 39 items by Island

Mystical Investigations Mystical Investigations

Mystical Investigations: A list of 40 items by Yamout