“My entire life has been spent in working to establish the basis for a new and comprehensive culture.”
Read Avatar Adi Da’s essay: I Am Here to Awaken a Bright New Age of Global Humankind
The Life and Work of Avatar Adi Da Samraj
Avatar* Adi Da Samraj (1939 – 2008) is an extraordinary presence and a unique intervention in human history. He lived entirely for the purpose of revealing the Truth of our human existence, and to make the perfect realization of Reality and Truth possible for all. He worked through many mediums to fulfill His great purpose, producing a vast body of spiritual, philosophical, and literary writings, artistic images, and gifts of practical wisdom and Spiritual Blessing to all of humankind.
Essential to Avatar Adi Da’s Teaching is that Reality Itself is an indivisible “Prior Unity”, and that living beings only seem to be discrete and separate entities. Uninspected forces and habit-patterns govern virtually all of our thoughts, feelings, and actions. These create—and continually reinforce—the primary perceptual and philosophical illusion that we are each a detached and independent “self”, irreducibly separate from the external world and all “others”.
Avatar Adi Da revealed and fully demonstrated that, in truth, all beings and things are “merely apparent modifications” of Consciousness Itself—the Prior Condition in which everything seemingly appears and ultimately vanishes.
During his lifetime, Avatar Adi Da Samraj created a truly immense legacy—including unparalleled spiritual, philosophical, and practical wisdom, powerful works of literature and visual art, and invaluable guidance on how to bring peace to the world. He intended that these gifts serve the transformation of human culture and establish global civilization on an entirely new basis—founded in prior unity and the true, egoless (or non-separate and indivisible) nature of Reality.
Something entirely new is required—something comprehensively right. My entire life has been spent in working to establish the basis for a new and comprehensive culture and to bring about a "Bright" transformation of the totality of humankind based on Prior Unity. My image-art is a summation, in artistic terms, of the work I have done. Similarly, the books I have written are a summation, in literary and philosophical terms, of that same lifetime of work. My lifetime of work has always been about the rightening of human existence, and the transcending of what is binding human beings and leading them on a destructive course. What is now required is an epochal change in the history of human endeavor. A transformation of human understanding and of human processes altogether must occur.
—Avatar Adi Da Samraj
Avatar Adi Da’s communications of Reality, Truth, and Beauty are profoundly relevant to people of all cultures, faiths, and traditions, and to the future of humanity and the world altogether.
Everything is arising in That Which Is Indivisible and Self-Evidently Divine. This is a Spiritual matter, not a religious matter. It is a profoundly human matter, not a subject for disputes or “tribal” differences. That Which Is One and Self-Evidently Divine Transcends all religions, all differences....
A new kind of human consciousness is required—based on the working-presumption of Prior Unity, and on an understanding of the indivisibly single world in which everyone is living. This involves not only the notion that there is such a single world, but it requires grasping the necessity for cooperation, and the necessity to function on the basis of an understanding that the Earth is a single system, and humankind (likewise) is a single whole.
—Avatar Adi Da Samraj