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Profound treatise on non-duality,
This review is from: Reality Is All The God There Is: The Single Transcendental Truth Taught by the Great Sages and the Revelation of Reality Itself (Paperback)
Like Osho and Gurdieff Adi Da Samraj (aka Da Free John aka Franklin Jones) was a 'crazy wisdom Master' apparently doing whatever he could to shatter the normal image of an Enlightened sage. But don't let that fool you, like the other two mentioned he was a true fountain of wisdom and eternal Truth.
This book might be one of the finest introductions and expositions of non-duality. Based on classic texts from the Buddhist as wel as the Advaitic traditions. Amongst them texts traditionaly attributed to Nagarjuna and Adi Shankara. And commented and interpreted in Adi Da's unique way.
He has his own writing style - using lots of Capital Letters (and parantheses)- which might annoy some but which feels organic and actually helpful to me. Not an easy read for sure but something you savour in small parts over a longer period of time.
And rather typical he places him self in a category of his own - the only(?)one who has reached the seventh stage of human development - but that's ofc the kind of stuff you has to put up with and smile at. Don't let that distract from the depth of the wisdom presented here.
Far beyond what is presented at the 'satsang circuit' by people like Tony Parsons, Premananda, Nathan Gill this is true Insights into the eternal Wisdom of non-duality.
This book is also released as The Ancient Reality-Teachings ("Perfect Knowledge" Series Perfect Knowledge Series)
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Initial post: Dec 19, 2013 7:25:06 PM PST
rain cloud says:
I'm glad you got something from this but he's a bit too goofy for me. oh, sorry, gotta' run, I have to change my costume and my name. oh, I see you're from Copenhagen. i'll bet that's a beautiful place. I've heard it's a real compassionate society. you're lucky. take care.
Posted on Dec 26, 2014 11:14:33 PM PST
Keith L. K. says:
Thank you for your review, but because of it I won't buy the book. Read about what Osho did in Oregon--he shattered the normal image of an Enlightened Sage alright, complete with a hundred Rolls Royces and having his followers try to poison the city of The Dallas, Oregon, and a whole lot of other things.
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