Reality Is All The God There Is

Reality Is All The God There Is

The Single Transcendental Truth Taught by the Great Sages and the Revelation of Reality Itself

Contemporary renderings of the dharma of the great sages of Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism from the Realized Spiritual Master Avatar Adi Da Samraj

• Includes transmissions of wisdom teachings of the great sages Gotama Sakyamuni, Nagarjuna, Shankara, and Ribhu

• Presents classic texts of spiritual realization from the perspective of a Realized Teacher

• Provides insight into the ultimate realization possible when dualistic consciousness has been transcended

In this book Avatar Adi Da Samraj offers his unique renderings of the dharma of the great sages of Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism, including Gotama Sakyamuni, Nagarjuna, Shankara, and Ribhu. Rather than simply translate their teachings from available source texts, Avatar Adi Da, himself a Realized Master, respeaks them as one who has personally realized their truth, revealing that the Buddhist “Nirvana” and the Advaitic “Brahman” point to the same transcendental condition. Avatar Adi Da’s transmissions restore to these texts the profound communication intended by the spiritual masters who created them.

The ego nurtures the illusion of separation, an illusion that cannot be removed by the ego’s own efforts. It is only the spiritual master who makes possible the realization of egoless consciousness. The great sages proclaimed a state of spiritual realization that exceeded both worldly dualism and mystical seeking. They had awakened to a reality that spoke of abiding in a state of consciousness only. Avatar Adi Da brings these remarkable declarations back to life and then concludes with his own unique description of a realization that transcends even these extraordinary utterances--the realization of Reality As It Is, free of all forms of the ego’s search.
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  • Inner Traditions | 
  • 224 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781594772573 | 
  • September 2008
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Chapter II

There Is A Non-Conditional Condition To Be Realized

The Reality-Teachings of the Buddhist Sage Gotama Sakyamuni

Adi Da Samraj has drawn the texts in this chapter from the Pali Canon, the primary collection of early Buddhist scriptures. The Pali Canon is grouped into three sections, or “baskets” (pitaka), relating to (1) the rules of monastic discipline (Vinaya-pitaka), (2) the discourses of Gotama Sakyamuni (Suttapitka), and (3) further teachings (Abhidhamma-pitaka). Adi Da has rendered selected verses of various texts found in the second “basket”, containing the...
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About the Author

Avatar Adi Da Samraj

Avatar Adi Da Samraj (1939-2008) was born on Long Island, New York. In 1970, after a period of intense spiritual endeavor, he spontaneously became reestablished in the continuous state of illumination that was his unique condition at birth. After his reawakening, Adi Da began to teach. His philosophical, practical, and literary writings consist of more than 70 published books and his students have established Adidam centers around the world. Avatar Adi Da Samraj departed the body on November 26, 2008, in his hermitage sanctuary in Fiji.

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