The Seven Stages of Life

The entire Spiritual Process culminating in Divine Enlightenment has been exactly mapped by Avatar Adi Da, Who Describes It in terms of seven stages of life. In the total (or full and complete) practice of the Way of Adidam, the seven stages of life are, from first to last, a Process in Consciousness, Revealing (ultimately) that you are Consciousness, and not merely the body-mind.

The first three (or foundation) stages of life constitute the ordinary course of human adaptation—bodily, emotional, and mental growth. The fourth and fifth (or advanced) stages of life
are characterized by the Awakening to Spirit, or the Spiritualizing of the body-mind.

In the sixth and seventh (or ultimate) stages of life, Consciousness Itself is directly Realized, beyond identification with the body-mind. In the sixth stage of life, the Realizer Identifies with Consciousness (in profound states of meditation) by excluding all awareness of phenomena. Avatar Adi Da has Revealed that this was the highest form of Realization known in the religious and Spiritual traditions previous to His Appearance. But this Realization is incomplete. Even the necessity to turn away from the world in order to fully Enjoy Consciousness represents a contraction, a refusal of Reality in its totality. The seventh stage of life (or the Realization of "Open Eyes"), which is Revealed and Given only by Avatar Adi Da, transcends this last limit. No exclusion is necessary, because the world is Realized to be a mere modification of Consciousness, not separate (or "different") from Consciousness at all.


The Seven Stages of Life
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The First Three Stages of Life
(The Foundation Stages)

The Fourth and Fifth Stages of Life
(The Advanced Stages)

The Sixth and Seventh Stages of Life
(The Ultimate Stages)

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The First Three Stages of Life
( excerpted from Essay below )

The Seven Stages of Life
( from Book of the same name, below)


The Seven Stages of Life
( The Seventeen Companions of the True Dawn Horse: Book Ten;
"Source-Text" )


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