Avatar Adi Da
The Avatar of What Is —
The Divine Life and Work of Adi Da
by Carolyn Lee, PhD
The Miracle of the Avatar
From Chapter One,
In Sanskrit, the word "Avatar" means "One who has crossed down".
A unique Intervention is indicated — not merely a man or woman who has attained enlightenment by Spiritual effort, or even a reincarnating Master, but a direct appearance, in physical form, of the One Supreme Reality and Infinite Consciousness.
That such a miracle could occur, when most sorely needed, lay deep in the Indian psyche, as Upasani Baba's outburst indicated.
But what kind of process could possibly enable That Which is Limitless to coincide with a limited human form? There has never been a description of such a process, because the tradition of the Avatar is associated with appearances for which there is no historical record.
Speaking out of His own tacit knowledge of what such an Intervention requires, Adi Da has emphasized that the appearance of the Avatar is not some kind of magic — the Divine Being suddenly deciding to appear as a man — which is what many traditional myths imply.
Rather, such an appearance can only manifest within the laws of the human structure.
A human being is not just the outwardly appearing person, born of the parents. There is also a deeper self, a subtle energy-pattern that is shaped by all previous lifetimes.
For there to even be the possibility that the Divine would be able to conjoin with a specific human form, it is not just a human birth that is required, but a uniquely-equipped deeper self combining with that birth.
In Adi Da's words:
In the form of the baby boy, born to Frank and Dorothy Jones, a Western body was combined with the deeper self of Ramakrishna-Vivekananda, representing the highest Spiritual Realization of the East married to the great impulse to serve in the West.
And by some unfathomable mystery, That Which Is was moved into association with this extraordinary deeper self, allowing the miraculous emergence of Reality Itself, into visible human form.
And so, rightly understood, Adi Da is not a "reincarnation" of Masters who lived before Him. Rather, He is the very Source-Condition in which they appeared:
— from The Dawn Horse Press —
The Avatar of What Is
by Carolyn Lee PhD
The extraordinary story of Avatar Adi Da's Divine Intervention in the world — from the foretelling of His birth, through the more than thirty-five years of His unique Avataric Teaching-Work, to His compassionate Blessing-Work.
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