Even as a baby, I remember only crawling around inquisitively with a boundless Feeling of Joy, Light, and Freedom in the middle of my head that was bathed in Energy moving unobstructed in a Circle — down from above, all the way down, then up, all the way up, and around again — and always Shining from my heart.
It was an Expanding Sphere of Joy from the heart. And I was a Radiant Form — the Source of Energy, Love-Bliss, and Light in the midst of a world that is entirely Energy, Love-Bliss, and Light. I was the Power of Reality, a direct Enjoyment and Communication of the One Reality. I was the Heart Itself, Who Lightens the mind and all things.
I was the same as every one and every thing, except it became clear that others were apparently unaware of the "Thing" Itself.
— His Divine Presence, Avatar Adi Da Samraj
The Knee of Listening, Avatar Adi Da's Spiritual Autobiography, tells the extraordinary story of His unique Incarnation and Revelation in the West for the sake of liberating all beings. The Knee of Listening has transformed the lives of thousands of secular and religious seekers since it was first published in 1972.
The current edition of The Knee of Listening includes:
The account of Avatar Adi Da's early life from His birth to His Divine Re-Awakening
The secrets of Avatar Adi Da's "Pre-History" (before His birth in 1939)
Revelations about the Spiritual Work of the great Realizers in Avatar Adi Da's lineage and His unique Demonstration of Most Perfect Divine Enlightenment
The profound events of "Yogic death" (in 1986, 1999, and 2000) that occurred after His Divine Re-Awakening (in 1970) — events that completed Avatar Adi Da's process of Incarnating the Divine Conscious Light