Easy Death: Spiritual Wisdom on the Ultimate Transcending of Death and Everything Else

North Atlantic Books, 2005 - 499 .
In 1983, the first edition of Easy Death appeared to wide acclaim. Many people in the professions associated with death and dying expressed their immense appreciation, and the book was hailed by death-and-dying pioneer Elizabeth Kübler-Ross as a masterpiece. The second edition of the book was published in 1991, bringing together more of Avatar Adi Das remarkable Wisdom about death given in the years since the first edition. As Adi Da Samraj essentially retired from active verbal Instruction in April 2000, this third edition of Easy Death stands as a summary communication of His Teaching on matters of life and death.

The contents of this new edition draw from both previous editions, from new Talks and Writings, and from the remarkable stories of Avatar Adi Das Spiritual Work with the living and the dying that has continued without cease since the second edition. The volume also contains several excerpts from Avatar Adi Das principal Source-Text, The Dawn Horse Testament Of The Ruchira Avatar, on the question of death. And perhaps the most significant additions to the third edition are the sections describing Avatar Adi Das own direct consideration and experience relative of the esoteric process of death and Realization.

If you are open to the Blessing that flows through the pages of Easy Death, you will find yourself drawn into a heart-conversation as alive and intimate as any secret exchange between Guru and disciple in ancient times.

from the Editors Preface to the Third Edition

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About the Cover
xii
EDITORS PREFACE to the Third Edition
xix
PROLOGUE 1
6
The Truth About Death
14
There Is No Individual self That Dies
22
Easy Death
29
Feel Me Infinitely Above and Shoot Straight to Me
36
PART 1
56
The Gross Personality the Deeper Personality
193
Divine Descent
207
PART V
221
Always Serve the Process of Release
229
Death Is a Living Process
235
Death Is a Ceremony for All
241
Death Is an Entirely Different Event
244
As You Approach Death
266

The Body Wants to Allow Death
64
Get Up from Bed and Drop Dead
70
Be Fearless
84
What Is More Than Wonderful Is Not Threatened
97
Every Being Is Moved to This Immense Peacefulness
103
PART II
113
After Death Mind Makes You
123
The Supreme Healer
138
The Cosmic Mandala
150
The Penetration of the Cosmic Mandala
161
PART IV
169
The Mystery of a Human Birth
184
Transcending the Ritual of Sorrow
279
The Death of Derek the Birth of Grace
293
The Understanding That Overcomes Suffering
310
Use Your Life
326
The Significance of Renunciation
340
Death Is Not the End of Anything
345
Death and Light
371
The Great Event of Divine Translation
394
APPENDIX A
408
APPENDIX B
424
Notes to the Text of Easy Death
443

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From his birth (on Long Island, New York, in 1939), Adi Da Samraj has always manifested unique signs of spiritual illumination and of artistic and literary inspiration. Today, he is seen by a number of people worldwide as an avataras the Divine Heart-Master, the Very Incarnation of Truth Itself.

After having earned a BA from Columbia University and an MA from Stanford University, Adi Da began a period of intensive practice under a succession of spiritual masters in the United States and India. Eventually, in 1970, after a final period of intense spiritual endeavor, Adi Da spontaneously became reestablished in the continuous state of illumination that was his unique condition at birthand that re-awakening signaled the end of his thirty years of spiritual quest. In 1972, he began to teach in living dialogue, creating a vast repository of wisdom.

To date, his literary, philosophical, and practical writings consist of over sixty published books (The Knee of Listening,Easy Death,andMy Bright Wordamong his most popular). Many of his discourses are also available on DVD and CD from The Dawn Horse Press.

Since 1998, he has created a massive body of artwork using the media of photography, videography, and digital technology. He states that his intention as an artist is to offer a visual communication of the truth of "Reality Itself. His collateral exhibition at the 52nd Biennale di Venezia (2007), Transcendental Realism, marks the first time his work is being shown to the public at large.