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Related Books by James Steinberg

James SteinbergJames Steinberg has been a devotee of Avatar Adi Da since the early 1970's. He has been a principal presenter of Adi Da's communications to the gathering of devotees. In the '70s and '80s, James was the librarian for the Laughing Man Library. He has been a principal spokesperson for Adi Da to other religious and spiritual groups and prominment individuals. James has also continually served Adi Da Samraj's sacred projects in India. James is one of Adidam's principal educators and public representatives. He has written the comprehensive Love of the God-Man, and its more abbreviated version, Divine Distraction, about the Guru-devotee relationship.

Divine Distraction

Divine Distraction: A Guide to the Guru-Devotee Relationship

by James Steinberg

November, 1991
Dawn Horse Press
out of print

new edition: forthcoming

This book is both moving and detailed, providing all the essentials of the Guru-devotee relationship. We often think of great Spiritual Masters and the religious traditions that formed around them in terms of teachings, rituals, and disciplines. This book makes crystal clear that, in fact, the heart of the relationship between the disciple and master has always been the reception by the disciple of a tangible, ego-dissolving Spiritual Transmission from the Master. Words alone (and even merely human charisma) could not account for fisherman walking away from their families and professions to follow a man who said only, "Come, follow me." Nor could the merely visible account for the gopi women instantly leaving their cattle to follow Krishna. Rather, these ordinary people were overwhelmed and utterly distracted by tangible Spiritual love. The possibility of such a genuine Spiritual Master being accessible today the primary communication of this remarkable book is enough to make one's hair stand on end!

Love of the God-Man

Love of the God-Man: A Comprehensive Guide to the Traditional and Time-Honored Guru-Devotee Relationship, the Supreme Means of God-Realization, As Fully Revealed for the First Time by Adi Da Samraj.

by James Steinberg

Dawn Horse Press
out of print


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