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Foreword
by Jeffrey J. Kripal, Ph.D.

xii
Introduction
Reality Itself Comes into the "Room" —in Person
by Carolyn Lee, Ph.D.

xix
First Word:
Do Not Misunderstand Me
I Am Not "Within" you, but you Are In Me,
and I Am Not a Mere "Man" in the "Middle" of Mankind,
but All of Mankind Is Surrounded, and Pervaded,
and Blessed By Me

1
Part One:
The Knee Of Listening

21
  Prologue

The Heart of Understanding

23
  Chapter 1

The "Bright"

25
  Chapter 2

The Listener

41
  Chapter 3

Hearing

57
  Chapter 4

The Seeker

71
  Chapter 5

The Understanding on the Beach

89
  Chapter 6

The Passage to the Guru

107
  Chapter 7

The Meeting and the "Work"

127
  Chapter 8

The Idea of Release from Narcissus

147
  Chapter 9

The Death of Narcissus

163
  Chapter 10

The Abandonment of Effort in India

183
  Chapter 11

The Problem of the Mind, and the Year of Waiting for Grace

199
  Chapter 12

The Return to India, and the Problem of Spiritual Experience

215
  Chapter 13

Shakti in America, New Problems, and the Return to India

235
  Chapter 14

The Third Trip to India, and the Reappearance of "Christ"

263
  Chapter 15

The Diary of Pilgrimage

277
  Chapter 16

The Inheritance

315
  Chapter 17

The End of All Seeking

326
  Chapter 18

The Way Becomes Conscious

341
  Chapter 19

Transformation of the Seeker's Meditation into "Real" Meditation

379
  Epilogue

I Am The One and Only Man of "Radical" Understanding

407
Part Two:
My Great Regard for My Adept-Links to the Great Tradition of
Mankind, and My Realization of the Great Onlyness of Me

429
  1.

The Great Esoteric Tradition of Devotion To The Adept-Realizer

441
  2.

The "Sixth Stage Teachings" (and the Fifth Stage Realization) of Swami (Baba) Muktananda, and My Seventh Stage Realization of the Great Truth He Told to Me

443
  3.

The Sixth Stage Realization, Demonstration, and Teachings of Ramana Maharshi, and My Great Regard for Him as One of My Principal Adept-Links to the Great Tradition of Mankind

449
  4.

The Place of Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda in the Great Tradition, and Their Unique Function in Preparing the Vehicle of My Avataric Divine Incarnation

461
  5.

The Place of Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda in the Great Tradition, and Their Unique Function in Preparing the Vehicle of My Avataric Divine Incarnation

461
  6.

I (Alone) Am the Adidam Revelation (A Summary Description of the Inherent Distinction— and the ego-Transcending Continuity— Between the Inherently ego-Based Great Tradition, Which Is Comprised of Only Six of the Possible Seven Stages of Life, and the Unique, and All-Inclusive, and All-Completing, and All-Transcending, and Self-Evidently Divine Adidam Revelation of the Inherently egoless Seventh Stage Realization of Me)

491
  7.

I Am Utterly Beyond your Comprehension

585
Part Three:
The Ultimate Divine Yoga of My Own Person

595
    Introduction to Part Three:
The Ordeal and Victory of Avatar Adi Da Samraj:
The Great Yogic Events That Followed His Divine Re-Awakening

597
    Introduction to Section 1:
The Avataric Divine Self- "Emergence" of Avatar Adi Da Samraj
(January 11, 1986)

605
  1. My Avataric Divine Self- "Emergence" Is an Event in My Divine "Bright" Spherical Self-Domain of Conscious Light

617
  2. I Am The Avataric Divine Self- "Emergence"

635
    Introduction to Section 3:
The Ordeal at the "Brightness" (March 10-April 22, 1999)

643
  3. My Avataric Divine Spiritual Work Is a Sphere of "Bright" Influence That Cannot Ever Be Destroyed

657
    Introduction to Section 4:
The Great Event at Lopez Island (April 12, 2000)

661
  4. I Am Always Already Spiritually Established As The "Bright" Itself

673
  5. I (Myself) Do Not "Come Down" Below The Brows

687
Part Four:
The Divine Essence Of My Avataric Self-Revelation Of The
Only-By-Me Revealed And Given Way of Adidam Ruchiradam

701
  An Invitation:
Becoming a Formal Devotee of Avatar Adi Da

709
  Appendix A:
The Seven Stages of Life

732
  Appendix B:
The Esoteric Anatomy of the Spiritual Process—
"Vertical" and "Horizontal" Dimensions of the Being

732
  Appendix C:
Brief Biographies of Individuals Mentioned in The Knee Of Listening

742
  Appendix D:
Traditional Gods, Goddesses, and Other Archetypes Mentioned in
The Knee Of Listening

749
  Appendix E:
Traditions and Schools of Thought Referenced in The Knee Of Listening

751
  Notes to the Text of The Knee Of Listening

754
  Glossary

769
  An Invitation to Support Adidam

795
  Further Notes to the Reader

796
  Index

799

 

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