Adidam is showing signs of decline in several key areas: The Fear-No-More Zoo,
The Orpheum Tent, Seigler Springs road at the Mountain of Attention Sanctuary,
and the Bright Room Tent, for example.
In addition, I heard a report that the numbers of devotees and the
amount of dollars coming in have been declining in Adidam each
month. The number of devotees worldwide has remained stagnant
for years at around a thousand. This number is too small to sustain and protect
everything that devotees are supposed to sustain and protect. To fulfill our service
to Adi Da in protecting His Way for future generations, we have to address whatever
is in the pattern of the gathering of devotees that prevents growth in numbers.
Adidam can't save itself from within its existing pattern. Something new must
emerge. If it is true that the only thing that can save the world from
destruction is the Global Cooperative Forum, then it could also be true that the
only thing that can save Adidam is the Global Cooperative Forum.
Adidam is stuck in the "old pattern", the same way the ego culture of the world is
stuck in the old pattern. The only way out of this is if some people decide to agree
that they affirm prior unity, and agree to serve the interests of everybody-all-at-once. These
are the people who are in the position to openly begin the process of the Global Cooperative Forum.
People who openly create a culture of prior unity are an essential part of the "something new"
that must emerge.
Given the many urgent global matters that the Global Cooperative Forum will have to address,
including the systematic reduction and elimination of warfare and nuclear weapons, why would
creating a conversation with Adidam also be a top priority for the Global Cooperative Forum?
A top reason for the G.C.F. to get involved in the self-rightening and saving of
Adidam, is that the Way of Adi Da is the only means for humans to be free of
ego and ego culture, and thereby eliminate the source of warfare (and all the other ego-made
global threats) at the root, at the ego itself. Adidam has a unique historic
role to play in helping humanity convert from the ego culture to the ego
transcending Way of life. Therefore, we have to save Adidam if we want to save
the world, because saving the world requires that humans get access to both ego transcending Wisdom,
and the ego transcending Way of life, of which Adidam is the ultimate source.
By engendering the Global Cooperative Forum with our intimate communities and
applying the Forum to a specific issue, such as saving Adidam, we help insure
the future of Adi Da's world Work, which improves the chances for human survival
But how does this process actually work?
When anyone has read Not-Two Is Peace, and publicly affirmed Prior
Unity, he or she is in the position to help create a context for a certain kind of
conversation to happen. That conversation happens in the context of Prior Unity,
non-separateness, and "no enemies". This is a uniquely neutral atmosphere in
which all interested parties can bring up any issue and be heard in a non-tribal
When the people of Adidam have resort to conversations in this context, the
problems and issues of Adidam can be dealt with in a self-rightening and
self-managing manner, as always, with the guidance of the Sacred Authority of
Adidam (the Ruchira Sannyasin Order). This will allow Adidam to righten itself
from within a new pattern, the pattern established by the Global Cooperative
Of course, this does not mean that the Global Cooperative Forum has any
special interest in or association with Adidam, any more than it has with any
other religion. The Global Cooperative Forum is involved with Adidam primarily for
public health reasons. Inevitably, the Global Cooperative Forum will
involve itself with issues within and between many other religions as well,
whenever there are compelling public health reasons to do so, i.e. whenever the
actions of those religions have a major impact on humanity.
I propose that all people who share a passionate interest in the future of Adi Da's Way, create and
participate in an open online discussion forum, perhaps built along the lines of www.nottwoispeace.info, in
order to facilitate the creation of a cohesive global constituency committed to the betterment of Adidam.
Love and blessings,
Theo Cedar Jones