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Finding Adi Da Samraj

Many people have found their way to Avatar Adi Da Samraj over the past few decades. The stories of how they found Him are moving and often extraordinary. From a lifelong spiritual seeker such as former monk, Crane Kirkbride; to a successful businessman like Aniello Panico, who "had it all", and was living the good life, but was also on the verge of committing suicide their stories tell how they finally found what their hearts were seeking. It was only then that the real adventure of their life in God could begin for real.

Marvin Carpenter has been a devotee of Avatar Adi Da Samraj since the beginning of 1975. He is currently living in northern California near the Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary. He is an insurance broker and lives with his intimate partner and teenage daughter. This is his story of finding Avatar Adi Da.  
Marvin Carpenter
Greg Wells

Greg Wells A highly educated veteran of the black liberation movement, Greg spent years as a spiritual seeker, trying to discover how he could live a fulfilled life. Read his insightful account of how he finally found God in the Person of Adi Da Samraj, and came to understand that Adi Da was the Spiritual Master he had been looking for since he was a small boy.

Carolyn Lee As someone with an academic career in the humanities, Carolyn was familiar with the highest intellectual and artistic achievements of Western civilization. But she was quite unprepared for what happened in her first meeting with Adi Da Samraj.  
Carolyn Lee
Aniello Panico

Aniello Panico In his thirties, Aniello had it all: he was a successful businessman, he had a loving wife and four great kids, a beautiful home, three new cars, and interesting friends. He appreciated good literature, classical music, and the arts. He was living the good life. And he was also on the verge of committing suicide. Aniello tells what brought him to this point, and how he found his Spiritual Master, Adi Da Samraj, in the nick of time.

Barbara Marx-Hubbard Barbara is the founder and executive director of The Foundation for Conscious Evolution. Called by Buckminster Fuller "the best informed human on the concept of futurism", she is an internationally known lecturer and author. Here is the story of how Barbara found Adi Da Samraj.  
Barbara Marx-Hubbard
Robert K. Hall, M.D.
Robert K. Hall, M.D. Robert K. Hall, M.D., is a psychiatrist and physician of the body/mind, a lay Buddhist priest, poet and meditation teacher. He is the author of Out of Nowhere, and the co-founder of The Lomi School and Lomi Clinic. Here is how he found Adi Da Samraj.

Patrick Mahoney Avatar Adi Da has described the various stage of development we go through in our lives with Great Compassion, and also with Great Humor. In fact, like many sages and wise men, the often obvious Twinkle In His Eye and His Spontaneous Humor are Signs of His Free State. Patrick found Avatar Adi Da's Humor the very thing that attracted him in the first place.


Patrick Mahoney

Crane Kirkbride
Crane Kirkbride After years of searching and experimentation in the Hindu tradition, joining a religious order and finding his life still wanting, Crane discovered Avatar Adi Da and the answer to his lifelong quest for Happiness and Self-Realization.
Cheech Marrero In 1967, Cheech Marrero was imprisoned at Rikers Island Penitentiary, awaiting trial for a crime he had not committed. At a plea bargaining session, he was told that if he pled guilty, he would receive "only" 20 or 30 years, instead of life without parole. Cheech was at the lowest point of his life. He decided to end it all. Just as he was about to do it, a miracle occurred.

Cheech Marrero


Anthony Costabile

Anthony Costabile In 1974, Anthony Costabile was a young seeker, living in the Denver/Boulder area, and given to browsing spiritual bookshops. As he was browsing in the yoga and spirituality section of one of those shops, Adi Da's The Knee Of Listening suddenly "fell" off the shelf, landed on the floor in front of his feet, and changed his life.

Bill Somers In the early 1980's, Bill Somers had already realized what he had held to be his life's ambition: to be principal clarinetist in a symphony orchestra. But this accomplishment was not enough for Bill, after all; his heart was not satisfied. And that was a good place to be! It led him to his Spiritual Master.

  Bill Somers

Terry Henry

  Terry Henry Terry was a longtime successful Christian minister who read Avatar Adi Da's books for years, applying what he learned to his work in the church. All his life experiences, religious and mundane, both high and low, finally coalesced, and led to his leaving the ministry and becoming Avatar Adi Da's devotee.

Dennis Coccaro After years of searching and practicing world religions, Dennis discovered Adi Da Samraj when he heard a radio broadcast-interview which featured some of Adi Da's early devotees. The profound and beautiful relationship that ensued continues to this day.


Dennis Coccaro

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