Have I Said It?

Bubba Free John (Adi Da Samraj), 1973


Note to the reader: As a member of Adi Da's (then Bubba Free John's) community from about 1973-1975, during which time I lived for nine months in Persimmon, the sanctuary where he lived. My service was to creating an index of his early books. I found these writings to be compelling, along with some of outrageous talks that have not found their way into print. Around his birthday in 1975 (to the best of my recollection), Adi Da was planning on moving with a small group to Hawaii. For that occasion, I arranged a selection of his compelling words by topic (mostly selected from his books) and hand wrote them in a blank book for his enjoyment. As far as I know, nothing ever came of that compilation. That became Book One of two parts, the second of which I completed some time thereafter. Now through the internet, I make both parts available to interested readers. These blank books (I made a copy for myself) have been sitting on my bookshelves all this time, and after Adi Da's passing, it occurred to me that this compilation would be very useful to many readers.


Ed Hirsch
Ashland, Oregon

Bubba Free John - Adi Da Samraj




1. The Teaching: Truth Itself Is the Teaching

2. Reality: Reality Is What Is Always Already Is

3. God: There Is Only God

4. No Dilemma: There Is No Dilemma

5. Seeking: There Is Nothing to Be Attained

6. Suffering: Your Suffering Is Your Own Activity

7. Spiritual Life: Spiritual Life Is a Spiritual Relationship

8. Realization: As Certainly as God Is, God Will Be Known

9. Understanding: There Is Only Understanding

10. Considerations: You Do Not Know What Anything Is

11. I Am the Body

12. Bubba Free John: Bubba Free John is Nothing and No One.

13. The Guru: The One Who Was to Come Is Always Already Here.

14. Satsang: Satsang is the Activity and Communication of Truth.

15. The Devotee: My Devotee Knows Me in Truth.

16. The Community.

17. Epilogue

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  Adi Da, Ramana Maharshi, Nityananda, Shridi Sai Baba, Upasani Baba,  Seshadri Swamigal , Meher Baba, Sivananda, Ramsuratkumar
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