About how Adi Da transformed my life and my joy in telling others about Him
About meeting my Spiritual Master and great lessons about true happiness
About the Book
Even from ancient times it has been a mystery for most people to understand why some respond to the profound attractiveness of an enlightened person. In these stories I tried to help everyone feel that attractiveness. It comes spontaneously as a deep heart feeling in response to Adi Da's Brightness. Adi Da has always said, "When the truth is heard and felt the heart knows it to be true". What happens is the enlightened Spiritual Master Avatar Adi Da can be felt in each of His stories.
These Leelas show the progress of greater and greater awakened recognition of His egoless enlightened state and the awakened spontaneous devotional response.
The Stories from My Life with Avatar Adi Da Samraj are not part of an ancient tradition where it was accepted for devotees to exaggerate or even make up stories about the greatness of their Guru, or Spiritual Master. None of the stories in this book are exaggerated or made up. These stories are true accounts of events that I experienced firsthand. The Divine Avatar Adi Da Samraj works at all levels of Consciousness, so while I understood things that related to my own separate perception, He was also working to transcend the illusion of identification as a separate being. He was (and is) communicating His Divine State of Consciousness Itself. His Divine State of Consciousness is very different from a “separate being", for it is perfectly egoless.
These Leelas take the mystery out of enlightenment. They show that enlightenment is the Divine condition of all, but it is the condition that is prior to the separate illusion of ego-I. Adi Da's living demonstration and His teaching fully explain it all and reveal how all separation from our true love-bliss, egoless reality is transcended as a free gift. There is no greater gift than the freedom from all that is less than true love.
Drawing from several decades of service directly to Avatar Adi Da, Gerald's Leelas are a treasure chest full of insightful, funny and moving stories.
These leelas were beautiful. They captured Adi Da’s love and vulnerability, as well as the sacrifice he made to submit to all beings for the sake of our realization.
Gerald's Leelas about Avatar Adi Da were very enlightening and filled my heart with Joy.