The Teaching Literature

My Person and My Teaching Are the ... Revelation-Address to the "Root"-Impulse to Reality-Realization That Is Always Already At the heart of every one and all.

— Avatar Adi Da Samraj
The Aletheon

Total Guide Through Life

The books of Avatar Adi Da Samraj contain all the Instruction a human being could possibly need in order to live a real and true and profound life.

  • What (or Who) is God?
  • What is Enlightenment (or Liberation, or Realization)?
  • What prevents human beings from being Enlightened?
  • What actually happens after death?
  • What really makes Spiritual life "Spiritual"?
  • What is the right place for science in modern life?
  • How can one really love?
  • Can a sexually active life be compatible with serious Spiritual practice?
  • What foods should one eat?
  • How can people live in right cooperation with each other?
  • What is the right and true function of art?

These and countless other fundamental questions are answered in the Reality-Teaching of Avatar Adi Da Samraj. And what He Offers are not answers in the sense of mere book-learning, but real Instruction in how to live a transformed life.

Avatar Adi Da Worked throughout His Life to create a body of Teaching Literature that would address every aspect of human life and Spiritual practice. The fullness of the Literature that He brought into being is a principal aspect of His Legacy and an unprecedented Gift to humankind.

Final Revelation-Books

Avatar Adi Da began His great outpouring of writing when He was a student at Columbia University in the late 1950s. And He wrote virtually continuously from then until the final day of His human Lifetime.

The last three years of His Life — 2005-2008 — were marked by a tremendous flood of new writing, culminating in a series of five new books. Just two weeks before His passing in November 2008, He designated those books as "the Five Principal Books of My Forever Comprehensive Seventh-Stage Address to all-and-All":

1. The Aletheon

The Divine Avataric Self-Revelation of His Divine Presence,
Avatar Adi Da Samraj

The Divine (or seventh stage) Reality-Truth —
Avatar Adi Da's completing exposition of the Seventh Stage Way of Adidam Ruchiradam, and His culminating Revelation of Truth. His "Master Scripture", incomparable in scope and profundity. "Aletheon" (pronounced "a-LAY-thee-ON") means "Book of Truth".

The Aletheon is forthcoming from the Dawn Horse Press, to be published as an eight-volume boxed set, Fall 2009.

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2. The Gnosticon

The "Perfect Knowledge" Reality-Teachings of His Divine Presence, Avatar Adi Da Samraj

The Transcendental (or sixth stage) dimension of existence —
Avatar Adi Da's examination of the Transcendentalist Teachings of the Great Sages, in light of His own Revelation of the Transcendental Spiritual Reality-Way of Adidam Ruchiradam. Includes His renderings of key texts from the traditions of Buddhism and Advaita Vedanta. "Gnosticon" (pronounced "NOSS-ti-CON") means "Book of Knowledge".

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3. The Pneumaton

The Transcendental Spiritual Reality-Teachings of His Divine Presence,
Avatar Adi Da Samraj

The Spiritual (or fourth-to-fifth stage) dimension of existence -
Avatar Adi Da's examination of the devotional and Spiritual traditions of humankind (particularly as exemplified by the traditions of Christianity and Hinduism), in light of His own Revelation of the Transcendental Spiritual Reality-Way of Adidam Ruchiradam. Includes His rendering of the essential Spiritual import of the New Testament Gospels. "Pneumaton" (pronounced "NEW-ma-TON") means "Book of Spirit".

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4. Not-Two Is Peace

The Ordinary People's Way of Global Cooperative Order

Core Wisdom relative to the most essential matters of the first three stages of life - Avatar Adi Da's vital Wisdom on the root of human conflict, the limits and errors of conventional religion and politics, and the necessity and means for global cooperation, tolerance, and peace via the "working-presumption of prior unity".

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5. Transcendental Realism

The Image-Art of egoless Coincidence With Reality Itself

Art as the non-verbal communication of Reality-Realization —
Avatar Adi Da's writings on the tradition and purpose of true art, and on the profound artistic, philosophical, and revelatory elements of His own image-art.

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Earlier Revelation-Books

The Dawn Horse Testament

In addition to The Aletheon, Avatar Adi Da's other Paramount Text is The Dawn Horse Testament, in which He summarizes, in comprehensive detail, the entire course of practice of the Reality-Way of Adidam.

The Aletheon and The Dawn Horse Testament Are the Summary of My Divine Avataric Self-Revelation of Truly human, and Spiritual, and Transcendental, and Divine Reality-Truth.

— Avatar Adi Da Samraj
The Aletheon

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Grouped around the core Scripture of The Dawn Horse Testament are two constellations of books in which Avatar Adi Da Gives His full Instruction on many different essential aspects of the Transcendental Spiritual Process of Adidam:

1. The Heart of The Adidam Revelation

A series of five books comprising Avatar Adi Da's full Revelation-summary of the foundation elements and the unfolding process of the Reality-Way of Adidam.

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2. The Companions of The True Dawn Horse

A larger series of books, each of which elaborates on some aspect of Avatar Adi Da's communication in The Dawn Horse Testament.

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Right-Life Instruction

Avatar Adi Da offered practical wisdom for every area of life — examining every practical topic in terms of its significance in relation to the real Spiritual process.

His texts on right-life practice include address to:

  • world peace
  • death and dying
  • diet
  • exercise
  • sexuality
  • "radical" healing
  • cooperative living
  • childrearing
  • and more...

Address to the Great Tradition

Avatar Adi Da spent many decades (beginning in the 1960s) examining literature relating to all the religious and Spiritual traditions of humankind — as well as literature on the many different approaches to money, food, sex, health, social wisdom, and other practical matters.

Through the course of His Lifetime, Avatar Adi Da reviewed approximately 100,000 books, articles, and audio-visual materials, designating those that were of abiding interest as part of a uniquely organized library, which He named The Basket of Tolerance.

Through the highly structured bibliographical listing of The Basket of Tolerance — and also through His more than 100 accompanying essays on many topics relating to the Great Tradition of humankind — Avatar Adi Da Samraj shows how the stages of life are illustrated not only in individual cases, but also in the cultural evidence of history.

In The Basket of Tolerance, Avatar Adi Da comprehensively demonstrates how the vast and varied process of humankind's wisdom search can be understood in terms of a single progression of six stages of life, with the potential for the Realization of the seventh (or Divinely Enlightened) stage of life. Avatar Adi Da's unique Revelation of the seventh stage of life is the total, whole-bodily Realization of the Truth that makes sense of all human experience.

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