Human beings cannot punch their way out of the bag of their fixed and separate viewpoints.

They must be Shown Reality and Helped to Realize It.

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The Ancient Walk-About Way

The Core Esoteric Process of Real Spirituality and
Its Perfect Fulfillment in the Way of Adidam
— by the Divine Avataric Great Sage, Adi Da Samraj


Walk About IconIn The Ancient Walk-About Way, Ruchira Avatar Adi Da discusses the function of the Realizer and the unique advantage of the relationship with the Realizer.

The title essay in the book, "The Ancient Walk-About Way", establishes Avatar Adi Da's spiritual offering in continuity with the most ancient forms of religion and spirituality: the spontaneous, non-verbal heart-response to the sight of an illumined Being.

In other essays in this book, Avatar Adi Da Samraj describes the three fundamental aspects of the Wisdom-Way He has Revealed:

  • "radical" devotion to the One Who is supremely Attractive
  • right life of "self"-discipline (or ego-renunciation)
  • the practice-demonstration of "Perfect Knowledge" of Reality Itself, which liberates the being from bondage to the presumed separate "self", presumed separate "world", and presumed separate "God".

As Megan Anderson describes in her introduction,

"Avatar Adi Da Samraj is here to make possible the Gift of Most Perfect Realization of the Divine Reality for those who embrace Him most seriously. His Gift Reveals all experience as utterly transparent to the Divine Reality That Is Always Already the Case."

The Ancient Walk-About Way
Introduction - Part 1 by Megan Anderson

The Unique Advantage for Humankind

Since ancient times, human beings have desired Revelation of What is Greater than their daily experience of pain and pleasure, Greater than their "survival mode" disposition toward all that comes between birth and death.

Some human ideas of a Great Reality are recorded in the histories and artifacts of civilization; some of them are perhaps lost forever, buried either by the earth itself, or by the twists of time and cultural habit. But again and again the core impulse of the human being has come to the fore, the search for a form in which to relate to the Great Mystery of existence.

From time to time, that longing has found expression in the direct human relationship with one who has actually— to whatever degree — Realized the Truth of existence, rather than just wondered about it.

Where such exceptional beings have appeared, they have been noticed and praised, supplicated for wisdom, worshipped and cherished for the help they could offer in the process of seeking the Ultimate Truth.

The One Who Speaks to you in this book makes unnecessary any further human seeking of any kind. These essays are a celebration of Perfect Divine Revelation, founded in a unique and Absolute Knowledge of Reality Itself.

The Appearance of Avatar Adi Da Samraj is the Direct Intervention of Truth in the world of appearances. Through His Divine and Avataric Incarnation, Avatar Adi Da Samraj Offers both the Unqualified Knowledge of Existence and the greatest Helping Means for such Knowledge to manifest.

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The Ancient Walk-About Way

The Core Esoteric Process of Real Spirituality and
Its Perfect Fulfillment in the Way of Adidam
— by the Divine Avataric Great Sage, Adi Da Samraj

"Devotion to the Realizer is the ancient Way of true Spiritual life.

"Devotion to the Realizer is the 'pre-civilization Way', which existed before any recorded history, during a time when human beings were, essentially, merely wandering all over the Earth.

"Devotion to the Realizer has always been the fundamental Means of human Spirituality."

— Avatar Adi Da Samraj

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5½ x 8½ paperback; 144 pages
ISBN: 1-57097-221-4