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The Reality-Teachings of the Buddhist Sages (CD)
The Gnosticon Discourse Series (Vol. 3)
3-CD set—over three hours long!
On a rainy afternoon at the Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary in 2006, Avatar Adi Da Samraj Gave what would be His final Discourse in this form (with questions and answers) to His devotees, for the sake of all. He began the occasion with exquisite recitations of His Renderings of key statements from the Buddhist Sages Gotama Sakyamuni (known as “the Buddha”) and Nagarjuna.

Play a 7:08 minute clip from the Discourse

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Adi Da’s Renderings bring these traditional Buddhist texts to life in a unique manner. As He speaks these ancient gems of instruction, the truth of each text comes through and penetrates the heart. While listening, you might feel that you are now not only in the room with Adi Da Samraj, but also with the Buddhist Sages Gotama Sakyamuni and Nagarjuna!

Adi Da also speaks at length about the history of Advaitism and Buddhism, clarifying that the Truth each of these traditions proclaim is the same Truth—the Truth of Reality Itself. He says, “As I have presented these texts to you, they speak in a manner that shows the utter compatibility of the two traditions, of Buddhism and Advaitism. And there is not the slightest “difference” between the Truth one is proclaiming and the Truth the other is proclaiming. Not the slightest. Nonetheless, these traditions speak within the mode of the developmental stages of life. . . . There is a Completing Utterance to be made and that is the Nature of My Teaching.”

Adi Da Samraj also makes clear that the true meaning of these texts is diminished when translated by someone who has not Realized the Truth of the text. In making these Renderings He has worked to speak these traditional texts plainly, as One who has Realized the Truth of the text, such that their unique power of Illumination can be received.

At the end of the Discourse, Adi Da calls all to become sensitized to the terrible effects of egoity—on the individual and the global scale. Many of those who were with Him on that rainy day left feeling their absolute need for Realization—for which Adi Da Offers Means, Blessing, and Compassionate Help. He said, “Your whatever-degree of seriousness is what is bringing you to Me now and that is the basis for the “Bond” you make with Me, wherein the relationship to Me can work for the sake of your Awakening. And I am here always to increase that seriousness in you, that urgency in you.”

A Guide to the 3-CD Set:

Disk One
consists of two Renderings by Avatar Adi Da:

1) “There Is A Non-Conditional Condition To Be Realized: The Reality-Teachings of The Buddhist Sage Gotama Sakyamuni"
2) “The Transcendental Truth of Reality: The Reality-Teachings of The Buddhist Sage Nagarjuna"

Discs Two and Three contain the Discourse Avatar Adi Da Samraj gave to His devotees directly after He had first recited His Renderings of the Reality-Teachings of Gotama Sakyamuni and Nagarjuna. This Discourse, entitled “The Book of The Gnosticon”, is Part Seven of The Gnosticon.

During His Discourse, Adi Da makes the startling Revelation that there is absolutely no difference between the Reality-Truths attributed to these two Buddhist Sages and the Reality-Truths attested to by the great Sages in the tradition of Advaita Vedanta, such as Sri Shankara:

In Truth, there is no conflict between true Buddhism and true Advaitism. There is no conflict whatsoever. There are different languages and terminologies and whatnot. But you could see, by listening to My Renderings of the Teachings that I have presented in the form of these texts, that they are speaking in common and in the same "room", and there is no basis for a conflict between them.
                        —His Divine Presence, Avatar Adi Da Samraj
Adi Da also emphasizes that His Teaching about to egoity is a unique Teaching, based on most fundamental understanding of egoity. His is a "radical" Teaching, "at the root" of what egoity really is. This preciseness cannot be found in Buddhism or any other tradition. And His Revelation is entirely prior to egoity—whereas the great Reality-Teachings of Buddhism and Advaitism yet arise in the context of egoity.

Avatar Adi Da further clarifies that in Buddhism (and other traditions) there is a stream of teachings that have shown or demonstrated an understanding of the nature of egoity, and the transcending of egoity. However, they are not identical to His Teaching.
He then urges us to find this out for ourselves:

If there were the equivalent of My Teaching, in all of Its parts and in summary, I would tell you. There is not. But it is not simply that I am saying so. Look at It yourself. This Revelation is All-Completing and Unique. And that does not mean that It has nothing to do with what came before. It is continuous with what came before, and completes it, and Criticizes aspects of it, and so on. But there is no equivalent of My Teaching in the Great Tradition, nor is It to be found in the totality of the Great Tradition.
                        —His Divine Presence, Avatar Adi Da Samraj
Details about the Renderings on Disc One:

Rendering One: The Reality- Teachings of The Buddhist Sage Gotama Sakyamuni

This collection of texts Rendered by Adi Da has been drawn (by Him) from the Pali Canon, the primary collection of early Buddhist scriptures. The Pali Canon (so called because it is recorded in the Pali language) is grouped into three sections, or "baskets" (pitaka):

a) relating to the rules of monastic discipline (Vinaya-pitaka)
b) the discourses of Gotama Sakyamuni (Sutta-pitaka)
c) further teachings (Abhidhamma-pitaka)

Adi Da Samraj has Rendered selected verses of various texts found in the second "basket", containing the discourses and dialogues ascribed to Gotama Sakyamuni (c. fifth century bce). The texts of the Pali Canon were first preserved and transmitted orally by Buddhist monks and were later codified on palm-leaf manuscripts, likely around the time of the Common Era or somewhat before.

Rendering Two: The Reality- Teachings of The Buddhist Sage Nagarjuna

The Mahayanavimsaka, or "Twenty Verses on the Great Vehicle", is traditionally ascribed to the Buddhist philosopher Nagarjuna, who lived in South India in the second to third century ce. There is insufficient evidence to definitively establish the historicity of this ascription. Nagarjuna founded the Madhyamaka school of Buddhism, a philosophical movement which emphasized the doctrine of the Middle Way (madhyamaka), and the teaching of emptiness (sunyata-vada). Originally composed in Sanskrit, the text survives in multiple variants in Sanskrit, Chinese, and Tibetan, which differ in the number and content of the verses.

About The Gnosticon Discourses

In the fall of 2005, Avatar Adi Da Samraj began to create His own Renderings of numerous principal texts from the traditions of the great Non-dualist Sages. As He completed each new Rendering, Avatar Adi Da would gather with His devotees (in person and via the internet) to first read His new work and then to Discourse on the distinctions between the Realization (and methods) described in the Non-dualist text and His own Reality- Revelation and Way. He thus clarified, with exacting detail, the specific qualities that make His Revelation and Way utterly unique in the Great Tradition of religious, Spiritual, and Transcendental Instruction.

The collection of Avatar Adi Da’s Renderings, therefore, are not mere translations, but Transmitted Revelations of the true and intended meaning of these great texts.

Click here for The Ribhu Gita (CD), Volume One in The Gnosticon Discourse Series.

Click here for The Reality-Teachings of The Advaitic Sages (3-CD Set), Volume Two in The Gnosticon Discourse Series.

About The Gnosticon, Companion Book to this CD Series:

Click here for a look inside this remarkable text. You will find the Table of Contents, the introduction by Carolyn Lee, PhD, and how to order.

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