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The Eating Gorilla Comes in Peace: The Transcendental Principle of Life Applied to Diet and the Regenerative Discipline of True Health

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The pressures and frustrations of our man-made world appear as universal disturbance and chronic disease. But the keys to vitality, longevity, and Spiritual illumination are always present in our own bodies. This book is the result of years of enlightened experimentation with the bodily factors that produce and maintain physical and Spiritual health. Its unique insights an ...more
Paperback, 565 pages
Published November 13th 1979 by Dawn Horse Press (first published February 1979)
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Oct 10, 2013 Keith rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Daists, hippies
Recommended to Keith by: Michael Sage
As Ken Wilber put it, one can no more afford to ignore the work of Adi Da than one can afford to become his student. This edition of his teachings on dietary practice predates the tendency of the First, Last, and Only Seventh-Stage Realizer to Capitalize virtually Every Damn Word, in an Obscure Pattern like some mad dyslexic german, and it is therefore far more readable than much of his later work. Also, while the book is certainly intended in part as a recruiting tool for their community, The D ...more
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I loved this book. It's quite heavy going so you'll probably plough through slowly.
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Adi Da Samraj, born Franklin Albert Jones, has published works on his own spiritual system–variously referred to as "Adidam" or "The Daist Free Communion"–under a variety of adopted names, including Bubba Free John;, Da Free John, Heart-Master Da Love-Ananda, and Avadhoota Da Love-Ananda Hridayam.
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“Part of the apparently conventional nature of our relationships is the threat of separation and death. This body dies. That body dies. We can rejuvenate, feel better, live longer, but, even so, in this world everybody dies. That is why we do spiritual practice, because we are conscious of the destiny of our separation. We are willing to fulfill the law of love, but on the other hand what we love dies. That is why this is one of the realms of suffering. This world is not a heaven. This is not a place of fulfillment. Thus, we must yield to the true Condition. We must not become dependent upon the conventional aspect of our relations. We must recognize our relations. We must identify with the Condition of the loved one.

You must become established in the real Condition, or you will never be satisfied. You will be driven to all kinds of preoccupations and great schemes, trying to become victorious or immortal, for immortality's own sake, simply because you cannot deal with the fact of death. But death is an absolute message in this realm. It obligates us to recognize or identify one another in Truth, and we are not relieved of that obligation in this place.”
“Fear of death is fear of surrender to Infinity.
Learn to surrender, to exist at Infinity while alive, and fear of death dissolves.
Fear of death is fear of the Unknown.
Realize the Wonder, the Eternal Unknowability of the Totality of Existence, and fear of death is transcended.
If happiness or freedom depends on the Answer to the Question, then there can be no happiness or freedom.
The Question cannot be satisfactorily or finally Answered.
For one who abides at Infinity, happy and free, at ease with his Ultimate Ignorance, the Question and the Answer are equally unnecessary.
What began will come to an end.
What is Wonderful is not threatened.
The Process of the Totality of Existence is Transcendental and Eternal.
Only a fraction of the Whole can pass away in any moment, since only a fraction of the Whole appears in any moment.
Therefore, the Heart Itself is always already Full of Wonder and Love.
"I" is the body-mind, the fraction of the Whole that is now appearing and will soon disappear.
"I" must be surrendered to the Heart, to the Whole, which is Infinity, Wonder, and Love.”
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