Guruphiliac: The Fattest Avatard On YouTube

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The Fattest Avatard On YouTube

File under: Wackadoo Gurus and The Siddhi of PR

Behold the most inflated windbag of corpulently grandiose nonsense the world presently knows and his flushed-their-brains down the toilet devotees:

The power of spiritually-avaricious ignorance is mind-blowing. Were we to harness it as a source of energy, it would be perpetually renewable and put the whole petroleum industry right out of business.


At 11/08/2006 12:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds and looks like another Osho copycat. Same egomaniac packaged in a fat white pink skin. The FreeJohn bozo has been around for decades and shares many of the same character flaws as the celebrated Osho. What's new. Nothing.

At 11/09/2006 7:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

("The Blade" here) If you are a satirist (like Jody, and, to an extent, myself) I'd say there's one profoundly unsatisfying aspect of Adi Da: you can't satirize him well because he's a self-satire. All your finest tools are useless because they are redundant. It's like trying to satirize Laurel and Hardy.

However, even though it's hard, some people have done a great job at it. Check

At 11/09/2006 11:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The main proof of Adios Duh being a siddha is how else could such a fat faced bald guy with huge beer gut get so many girls.

At 11/09/2006 2:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They refer to DFJ as being 45 years old which would make that broadcast from 1984 or '85.

At 11/10/2006 12:07 PM, Blogger cchinma devi said...

Must be an old clip. He has had at least six different name changes since then.

At 11/11/2006 2:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The following link presents:

Georg Feuerstein mentions his wife's seduction by "Heart-Master" Adi Da Samraj (Franklin Jones). Describes how Frank uses alcohol and subtle coercion to delude and seduce his devotees. Argues the deluding nature of alcohol and cigarettes, in that alcohol suppresses the nervous system, and cigarettes constrict the circulatory system and emotional centers.

Argues that rather than performing any real spiritual function, Adi Da's actual impact is the destruction of devotees' self-esteem, friendships, finances, and mental and emotional health.

Presents commentary by Feuerstein regarding when to leave a guru.

Presents an overview of Abraham Maslow's argument that "deficit needs" (food, safety, sense of belonging, esteem) must be met before "being needs" (peak experiences, Self-realization) can be attained. Depicts Maslow's work as one of many that offers insight into the harm and delusion caused by the cultic practices and depraved "shock therapy" engaged by Franklin Jones.

Presents a humorous post from the Daism Forum regarding Frank's getting women high on marijuana and Jack Daniels and then seducing them in his "Divine Bedroom".

At 2/18/2010 11:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is an amazing collection of adolescent comments by people who have absolutely no idea Who Adi Da IS! an apt analogy would be if these same people made rude comments about albert einstein because he claims that light and matter are two forms of the same energy that comprises evident reality. in other words, if you haven't entered into an in-depth study of Adi Da's Teaching or albert einstein's physics, you'll save face among more mature people than yourselves by keeping your uninformed mouths shut until you have taken the trouble and applied the hard discipline necessary to become qualified to comment at all. as someone once said, if you don't know about the topic being discussed, it's better to keep your mouth shut and have everyone wonder why you aren't saying anything than to open your mouth and prove your ignorance. futther, as my very wise grandfather told me me when i was a little boy, 'try to find something positive to say about everyone; and if you can't say something good about someone, then don't say anything at all...there's enough negativity in this need to add more'. as a 28 year devotee of Adi Da Samraj (and therefore as someone who IS in a position to make informed comments about Him), i recommend you spend a few years (or even a few weeks) studying /The Aletheon/ (the summary volume of Adi Da's total Divine Teaching Word)...and if you have the discipline and salt to do that much, i'd be very surprised if you come around to anything other than profound respect for Adi Da Samraj and His Gifts to all who live and suffer and die in this realm of limtation and sorrow, as well as a profound sense of personal shame and sorrow for the unkind and uninformed casually disrespectful comments you have made on this website about a Being Who is WAY Beyond your capacity to even imagine. may you be so Blessed!

now then: are you even straight and balanced enough to post this comment on your blog? hmm?

At 2/19/2010 12:54 AM, Blogger guruphiliac said...


Hmm on this: Da was a brilliant realizer who succumbed to his own grandiosity and found himself quite disappointed when his expectations for his satsang were not realized. But none of that has any effect on his efficacy as a guru. By being the representation of divinity that his devotees bought into, he served the purpose those devotees put him up to. As an Ishta-devata, Da worked great for Californian enlightenment seekers. He was crazy enough to pass muster with the druggies, but grandiose enough to attract many sincere seekers looking for a bit of that ol' guru magic. And many of them got that, but only because they were implicitly primed for it by the accepted fact of Da's divinity.

So, you may have realized a great and wondrous sadhana under discipleship with Da, but that doesn't mean he wasn't without his faults and foibles as a human being. It's kind of what makes him cool in my book. I'd put Da on the same shelf as Osho, who I also like. But while he was alive, I wasn't going to let that grandiosity slide without adding a bit of my own.

At 7/10/2010 10:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i must say that sitting in the same room with Adi Da even once transformed me to the core. He seems to have the unique ability to reflect wherever you are at, and that's what you see in him. I approached Him with a deep respect and love, and He responded in kind, all without words, but with a blissful radiance that has combined with me in a way that has never gone away since then. i have nothing but gratitude for what He gave. Don't be a fool. You see what you are looking for. This world is entirely an apparition, projected by the mind. The heart knows better.

At 7/10/2010 10:21 PM, Blogger guruphiliac said...

This world is entirely an apparition, projected by the mind.

Your bliss-giving Da was just as much a part of that apparition as anything else in it. Your own bliss was projected from you, back to you, all by way of the permission you gave yourself looking at Da and believing he had something to give you.

At 12/26/2010 3:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I enjoy the way that this little stream of thought (above) turned into some "real" consideration on the nature of enlightenment and its relationship to human life. The comment that Adi Da transformed "Anon" to the core in Satsang is a great sharing of the fact that one candle does indeed light another, as happened between St John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila, or perhaps between Ramana and a mountain. On one level of reality its true that such capacity is there to "share" awakening. Yet from another perspective its also true as Jody said "You already are Bliss" and you gave yourself permission etc. Then it was expressed that Adi Da is a great Realizer AND yet he was flawed. These very flaws are great teachings in themselves. (Although no "one" realizes anything, The One realizes itself, through the vehicle of the body mind within its own dream)
So, another great element to this little chat. Finally, it left off with “All being a projection of mind” and Adi Da also being an integral part of the Total Play of phenomenality, itself an apparition, and may I add the Unmanifest and Manifest ARE forever- one in essence yet diverse in appearance. So good to see such healthy discussion. Jai MA

At 2/17/2011 9:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Adi Da was brilliant. I read several of his books. And obviously he had soul swooning darshan. But I can not get around all the perverse sexual behavior and drugs. That part was really screwy.

At 2/04/2020 7:42 AM, Blogger Moesy Pittounikos said...

These comments sound like people who are terrified Adi Da will return to pick their souls as well as their pockets.

Most comments are attacking the man comments.. Did you know that Albert Einstein married his first cousin? So imagine people rushing relativity theory by pointing out that Albert was a tad pervy! So this is the definition of an attacking the man rather his ideas.

Adi Da is a paradox. The scandalous stories are shocking. But his followers were very intelligent themselves..

Out of all the cult guys out there, Adi Da Samraj had the most impressive blurbs.. Alan Watts called him a avatar, Ken Wilber called him the Transcendental Spirit and in the first edition of Easy Death, Georg in Feuerstein argued that Da can tell you about the mystery of actual death!

I have purchased a few of his books and the guy was obviously a brain box. They say when you sat in a room with him, he can zap you in an instant, sort of thing!

I wonder that now that he is dead, and so your wallet is safe, whether it is worth reading some of his books?


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