"I bow down to the most sublime of speakers, the completely awakened one who taught..."

Humble salutations to the Great Masters of all Ages!

'Salutations to that Reality which inheres as the Self in all, from which all the creations are projected, in which they have their being and into which they are finally dissolved! Salutations to that Intelligence which inheres as the Self in all, from which the knower, knowledge and the known, the seer, sight and the seen, the doer, cause and deed, are manifested! Salutations to that Supreme Bliss which inheres as the Self in all, which constitutes the life of all and from whose unfathomable depths happiness is sprayed as fine particles in Heaven or on Earth (where on the sum-total of happiness is not equal to a particle of that unalloyed, natural Bliss). The Siddhas (invisible and immortal beings of the noblest order) proclaimed.'

Siddha Gita Yoga Vasistha

What Does Adi Da Mean When He Uses the Term 'The Great Tradition'?

Five Skandhas
Chogyam Trungpa

"To understand more precisely the process of confirming the solidity of I and other, that is, the development of ego, it is helpful to be familiar with the five skandhas, a set of Buddhist concepts which describe ego a five-step process."

Why Study the Great Tradition - Adi Da
"The reason such critical study is useful is that you already have all kinds of inherited, thought-up, and propagandized ideas that correspond to ideas that can be found in the traditions. Thus, you can see how those ideas traditionally get elaborated as a way of life, and you can see their limitations."

1976 Interview with Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein

Sharon Salzberg


Bhagavan Nityananda - Vision Mound Magazine - May/June 1980 - Meg Krenz - and more....  

Thank God I'm a Buddhist
Adi Da Samraj

Awakening to the Self - The Cakras and the Three Hearts

of Nagarjuna

The Wisdom of Adi Da

Sri Yogi Ramsuratkumar - Begger Saint
"The person that came to be called Sri Yogi Ramsuratkumar was born on December 1, 1918, along the banks of the Ganges in a village adjacent to Kashi.."

Gist of Hinduism - 1897 - Swami Vivekananda
"The Vedas do not owe their authority to anybody, they are themselves the authority, being eternal -- the knowledge of God"

Godavari Mataji
"In 1941 Sati Godavari Mataji assumed the mantle of her Guru Shri Upasani Baba Maharaj with the strength, simplicity and dignity of a realized being"

Esoteric Christinity - by Norman D. Livergood - " About 25-30 C.E. a mystical teacher named Jesus began to tell people...."

Yoga a Buddhist Perspective - Herbert Guenther
"Both the yogißvara and the rnal-'byor dbang-phyug are said to be or likened to a dancer. In the one case the emphasis is on the concrete person/god as a dancer, in the other case the emphasis is on the whole's or, psychologically speaking, the Self's dancing out its potential."

Jamgon Kongtrul the Great
Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's Guru

Lama Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche - Doctor, Artist, & Teacher

Karma - Reginal Ray - Shambhala Sun
"Buddhism highlights two types of karma."

Siva Sutras c. 800 C.E.
"The Aphorisms of Siva, or Siva Sutras (SS), are a late reiteration of the Vedic view of consciousness."

References to the intuition of The Heart as the spiritual core of Being

Man and Woman - Vishnu Bhagavata
She is language; he is thought -She is prudence; he is law -He is reason; she is sense

Internet Source of Sacred Texts - Link

Rig Veda - Link

Scared Texts of Hinduism - Link

Advaita Vedanta Research Center - Link

Katha Upanishad - Link

Ramana Maharshi - Various articles on or about India's great sage on the Beezone

Advaita, Ramana and the talking School - Da Free John, 1982
If people didn't fully study my Teaching they might tend to associate and even identify it with some of the traditional exercises ...

Tripura Rahasya - ...beyond the Trinity
Tripura Rahasya was considered by Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi as one of the greatest works that expounded advaita philosophy

For those who have forgotten the wisdom and humor of Alan Watts - The Book - Chapter One

Training the Mind - Chogyam Trungpa


Sri Seshadri Swamigali - Contempory of Ramana Maharshi
"Sri Seshadri Swamigal was known for his great spiritual eminence and for his yogic power through tapas."

Sadguru Shri Vasudevanand -1854-1913
Shri Vasudevanand Saraswati (Tembe) Swami, the great saint and ascetic who revived the ancient Dattatreya tradition

Devatma Shakt - Kundalini
Divine Power. by Swami Vishnu Tirtha Maharaj

Sadguru Sri Gnanananda - Sage and great yogi
"Shri Sivarathnagiri Swami He transferred all His powers of penance to His Priya-Shishya and christened him as Shri Gnanananda Giri"

Innermost Essence - Maha ati - Trungpa
"The maha ati [Tib.: dzogchen], which is beyond conceptions and transcends both grasping and letting go, is the essence of transcendental insight. This is the unchanging state of non meditation in which there is awareness but no clinging. Understanding this, I pay ceaseless homage to the maha ati with great simplicity."

Rang Avadhoot - 1898 - 1968
"There was another great being called Ranga Avadhut.."

Talks with Ramana Marharshi - 1935-6
"What more is there to say, but to advise one and all to read this book and try to make it a part of themselves? Not one word to be passed over lightly, or one conversation to be dismissed as superfluous.''
Sadhu Arunachala, Major A. W. Chadwick

Ramana Maharshi - The Teaching and Realization - Adi Da Samraj
"Ramana Maharshi was a principal modern example of a Great Sage (or a true Realizer of the Inherent Samadhi of Consciousness Itself) within the (originally) Upanishadic tradition of Advaita Vedanta"

Mighty Atom - Reminiscing about the Mighty Atom & Slim Farmam
"The last of the Great Strongmen (The Mighty Atom) returned in the person of Slim "The Hammer Man" Farman."

Upasni Maharaj's last meeting with Meher Baba - with pictures
Friday, October 17, 1941 was a significant day in spiritual history. Upasni Maharaj and Meher Baba met in a secluded hut at Dahigaon

Gandhi - Seven Sins

1. Wealth without work....

Upasani Baba Maharaj - 1870 - 1941
"Sai Baba moulded Upasani Mahraj into His own likeness and once told him, "You must plant trees that will live for many centuries - from which people will derive benefit,"

Upasani Baba's Prophetic Announcement - 1939
Change in Dharma is the specified work of an Avatara and Lord Shri Krishna has emphatically declared that He would incarnate himself if and when Dharma is in chaos and needs reform.

Meher Baba - God to Man and Man to God
"God-realization is different from all other states of consciousness because they are experienced through the medium of the individual mind, whereas God-consciousness is not dependent upon the individual mind."

Shri Yogeshwarananda - How he met his Guru
"On his arrival at the cave he saw a lustrous figure sitting in a lotus pose and meditating. He had spread some earth on two logs of wood and covered it with the bark of a tree, and was sitting on that seat. His pose was quiet and absolutely motionless"

Understanding Jesus - Lost Christianity' and the Seven Stages of Life.

Jesus and The Law of Sacrafice - 1982
...great teachers communicated...the notion of this law of sacrifice ...Jesus... was the sacrifice of self, the sacrifice of one's being in the form of love and sacrificial acts toward others

Ajna Chakra - by Swami Nityabodhananda a disciple of Swami Satyananda Saraswati.

Chogyam Trungpa's Oxherding Pictures - Garuda (1971)
The Search for the Bull - The inspiration for this first step, which is searching for the bull, is feeling that things are not wholesome, something is lacking.

Killing the Tiger - The Trial of Manhood and Womanhood.

Heart Center - The Bliss Sheath
Science of Soul - A practical exposition of ancient method of visualisation of Soul (Atma Vijnana), Swami Vyas Dev Ji.




References to the intuition of the Heart as the spiritual core of Being.

Science of Soul - Shri Yogeshwarananda - The Introduction
"How is Jivatman, the individual soul which is concealed by the combination of three bodies, to be realised...." that is the subject of this book.

Lankavatara Sutra - a principle text of Mahayana Buddhism
The Doctrine of Mind-Only - The Conception of No-Birth - The Triple body of the Buddha -The Tathagata.

Three Stations of the Heart - Adi Da describes as the three stations of the heart
"It Is Basically Made Of Three Parts, Indicated By The Left Side, The Middle Station, and The Right Side."

Bihar School of Yoga Magazine Archive's - The magazine of the Bihar School of Yoga - Great resource on Yoga.

Transcending Madness
The Six States of Bardo
Chogyam Trungpa.

Maitri - Marvin Casper 1975
"Maitri can be translated as 'love'. It means a warm, friendly attitude. In making friends with someone, it means accepting their neurosis as well as their sanity."

CTR - Chronicles of Chogyam Trunpa Rinpoche

The Chronicles of CTR is a growing online community with a common passion: the life and teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

High History of Buddhism - Rick Fields - Soma and Buddhism
"..As Hajicek-Dobberstein says, "Some contemporary non orthodox Buddhist 'alchemists' find precedents in Mahasiddhas Nagaijuna and Aryadeva, who agreed, We need to eat the alchemical medicine. . . Orthodox scholars may object but they can no longer 'Just say No."

Osel Tenzin - The Vajra Regent
"The Vajra Regent Ösel Tendzin was born in Passaic, New Jersey, in 1943..."

Ma Devaki - Devotee of Sri Yogi Ramsuratkumar
"I can tell you this about Devaki she has always been a rare devotee.."

Mandukya Upanishad - shortest of the major Upanishads
"The restless mind cannot think of the transcendental Reality without the help of a concrete symbol. Thinking is possible only through symbols."

Shirdi Sai Baba - Leelas of Sai Baba of Shirdi.

Chogyam Trungpa Rimpoche - "why the outbreath....."
"My first recollection of the Vidyadhara was when he gave..."

Bodhisvatta Vow - c. 800 C.E. - Kishitigarbha Vow Sutra

Bodhisattva - Trungpa and Adi Da's Comments
From Adi Da and Chogyam Trungpa Rimpoche on the nature of the Bodhisattva.

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche - Quotes from Billiant Moon Forward

Margaret Sanger - Meeting Ramana Marharshi - 1930's
"When I came into the Maharshi's presence it was as though electricity had passed through my body I felt when I bowed I would be calmed, yet when I looked into those eyes, he was like a flame "

Paul Brunton - The Maharshi and His Message
You have been in a spiritual trance for nearly two hours, he informs me. His face, seamed with years and lined with old cares, breaks into smiles as though he rejoices in my own happiness".

The Message of the Practice Lineage - 1975 talk by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche on 'Line of the Trungpas' - Adi Da's Comments
Published in The Vajradhatu Sun - 1990..

Yoga Nidra- Adi Da - 1999

The Soul's Journey - A description of the Holy Path of the Creation

The Ashtavakra Gita or the Song of Ashtavakra, - also known as The Song of the Eightfold Cripple, the Ashtavakra Gita or the Ashtavakra Samhita scripture which documents a dialogue between the Perfect Master Ashtavakra and Janaka, the King of Mithila.

Krishnamurti - On The Teaching of J. Krishnamurti - Bubba Free John - The Dawn Horse Magazine - 1975

The Character of the Liberated Man - The Yoga-Vasistha - "Qualities, characteristics and behaviors of a Liberated Man (or Woman)".

The Way of Divine Communion and Traditional Yoga - Vision Mound Magazine, 1977
the Way of Divine Communion...duplicates the eightfold ("ashtanga") process of yoga described by Patanjal - except that "samadhi," or the ultimate Unity, is the foundation and core of the practice rather than its result.

Transcending Madness - Chogyam Trungpa
"There seems to be quite a misconception as to the idea of bardo, which is that it is purely connected with the death and after-death experience. But the experience of the six bardos is not concerned with the future alone; it also concerns the present moment. Every step of experience, every step of life, is bardo experience."

You Will Not Discover Wisdom Watching Other

Why Are There So Many Masters? - Adi Da 1995 - Pranamayakosha, the etheric body and the first siddhi.

Shakti - Adi Da's relationship and Revelation in relation to the feminine principle.

Bliss Sheath - From Science of Soul
"We have already described the physical form and size of the heart in an earlier chapter. Here we have to show how the lord of the five sheaths, Jivatman, the individual soul, abides in the Bliss Sheath situated in the space of the heart, the reservoir of blood"

The Tradition of Truth Is The Tradition of The Adepts

Swami Prakashananda
"A vessel of happiness...a beautiful being who breathed the spiritual force in such a way that it saturated his entire body." - Adi Da Samraj.

Perfect Liberation, the Bodily Center of Liberation and the Mahanarayana Upanishad

1990 Article on
Yoga in America

The Changing of the Guard - Western Buddhism in the Eighties

Rich Fields


Shri Guru Leelamrit

Theos Bernard

Transcending Madness

The Six States of Bardo Chogyam Trungpa

Einstein the Religious - Written by Eugene T. Mallove (June 9, 1947 – May 14, 2004), for the Washington Post - April 1986.

The Brightness of
16th Karmapa

Kaula Tantricism of
Abhinava Gupta
Non-Dual Shaivism of Kashmir

Paul Muller-Ortega

The View from Delphi is a series of rhapsodies on the spiritual foundations of Western thought.

Full Alphabetically listed articles on Beezone


"So all the wise have said this..."



  Adi Da, Ramana Maharshi, Nityananda, Shridi Sai Baba, Upasani Baba,  Seshadri Swamigal , Meher Baba, Sivananda, Ramsuratkumar
"The perfect among the sages is identical with Me. There is absolutely no difference between us"
Tripura Rahasya, Chap XX, 128-133

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