Brazil’s fourth largest city, Belo Horizonte, teaches humanity an important lesson. A city population of 2.5 million that once had a high percentage living in abject poverty, and 20% of the children hungry for basic nutrition essentially become a proud testament of true democracy by voting out hunger.
“Hunger is not caused by a scarcity of food but a scarcity of democracy.” — Frances Moore Lappe
When I lived in Belo in the late 90s the city was already 5-years along in an important experiment – by will of the voters Belo had declared food to be a right of its citizenry. The new municipal administration declared in return: “If you are too poor to buy food in the market—you are no less a citizen, and you will eat.”
From the moment of His birth November 3, 1939, Adi Da Samraj existed in an unspeakable Condition of constant Radiance and Joy.
And when, as an infant, He acquired the capability of language, He gave a name to this Condition. He called it simply “the ‘Bright'”. His naming of the “Bright” was the beginning of His Work of Teaching the Truth about Reality.
Beloved Adi Da has recommended that everyone be told this joke on their birthday each year:
A person jumps out of a skyscraper window. On the way down, someone shouts out from a window as the jumper passes by: “How’s it going?”
The jumper responds: “So far, so good!”
Moral of the ‘joke’? —
“For human beings, death Is A Proposition and A Puzzle That Must Be Understood and Transcended (By Correct and Revealing Information, or Fullest Education, and By The Real Process Of self-Transcendence). There Is No Peace For human beings Until This Matter Is Resolved.”
— Avatar Adi Da Samraj, from Eleutherios
Today is November 3rd, the Jayanti (birthday) of Beloved Adi Da Samraj. We wanted to post something about Beloved Da’s teaching-transmission, as well as have it relate to His and everyone’s birthday.