Avatar Adi Da Samraj
Avatar Adi Da Samraj is an entirely unique Being.
He is the Divine Light Itself — the Divine "Brightness" —
Appearing in this world in human Form.
"Avatar" means "one who has crossed down from the Divine realm, entering
the world in order to Bless and Liberate beings". This is exactly who Adi Da
Samraj is, and exactly what He has done (and will always do).
Thus, to speak of Avatar Adi Da Samraj is to speak of the very Divine Being —
who has always been (and will always be) Spiritually Present everywhere, and who
is miraculously alive on earth in our time, in a humanly embodied Form.
Avatar Adi Da Samraj was born by Divine Intention, in response to countless human
prayers. He took birth in order to make two Great Revelations — His own Self-Revelation
(as the Very Divine Person) that the Divine Is Real, and His Revelation of the Way
by which human beings can Realize eternal Oneness with Him.
His Intention to do the physically Incarnate Work of Blessing and Liberation came
to fruition on November 3, 1939, when His humanly manifested Form was born (on Long
Island in New York). Throughout His first two years, He existed in a state of constant
Spiritual Radiance and Joy, without any sense of separate self (or ego).
Eventually, however, it became obvious to Him that others did not enjoy that state.
So, in a specific moment at two years of age, He spontaneously chose to "become"
a human ego, to become the human child that His parents had named "Franklin
He did this in order to experience, firsthand, what the human "problem" is, and
to discover how that "problem" can be overcome. His impulse was to make
it possible for everyone to enjoy the supremely blissful state of Divine "Brightness"
that He had known since birth.
Avatar Adi Da's remarkable gesture at two years old initiated His effort to "learn"
and understand human existence. That effort was to last twenty-eight years.
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