From the Foreword to Easy Death
by Richard Grossinger, author
Planet Medicine and Embryogenesis
(pp. xv - xvi)

Since I began reading spiritual literature at the age of nineteen, . . . no book has changed my view of the universe more profoundly than Easy Death. Adi Da Samraj has spoken directly to the heart of our human situation — the shocking reality of our brief and unbidden lives. Through his words I have experienced a glimmering of eternal life and view my own existence as timeless and spaceless in a way that I never did before.

We live under the shadow of death; we cannot evade it; we cannot minimize it. Science, politics, and the modern media all try to propagandize us into seeking absolute fulfillment on this plane, but any happiness achieved on that basis will be superficial and transient.

We exist in preparation for an extraordinary experience that everyone has undergone, even the ordinary aunts and uncles we view in old photographs: "They have been zapped out of this experience."* They have gone on this mysterious journey, no matter what and how they lived. And we will follow them, each and every one of us.

Yet Adi Da Samraj is extraordinarily thorough in his criticism of false assurances — things we tell ourselves that will make no difference in the end.

The actual experience of death will overwhelm any planning, any memory. The cosmic shock of death will not suddenly enlighten us and make it possible for us to transcend. We should not rely on the inevitable improvement of our insights in a purgatory or heaven, or some vague guess of another chance after reincarnation.

One may nurture the best of intentions for merging with higher planes, but under the actuality of the transition between lives, everyone will be returned inevitably to where they really are. The universe has no other way:

You cannot even hold on to your philosophy or your mantra when you pass by a crosslegged nude on a couch!

So what do you think happens from life to death and back to life again . . . in the midst of such a profound event as psycho-physical death? **

The answer lies in full joyful surrender before death. Adi Da Samraj's "easy death" is a willing, conscious giving back of life. You surrender not because there is nothing left in the end and you are obliterated and extinguished anyway, but because there is nothing to keep and the law that has given you life in the beginning requires surrender at its end. . . .

* See page 70 in Easy Death
** See page 21 in Easy Death

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