Da Free John
Question and Talk sessions.
The majority of Da Free John’s talks require at least an intermediate to advanced level of wisdom to be fully understood and appreciated. Also, it is important that you keep an open mind. You may not agree with the ‘guru’ approach to wisdom – and that’s fine. But on this website, we are here to glean wisdom and understanding from all reasonable sources and allow people to decide for themselves, what works for them.
‘Franklin Albert Jones’ appeared in the great scheme of things in America in 1939 and departed in 2008 while living in Fiji.
Throughout his life he changed his name numerous times and was known as Bubba Free John, Da Free John, Da Love-Ananda, Da Kalki, Da Avadhoota, Da Avabhasa, Adi Da Love-Ananda Samraj or Adi Da. For the purpose of this site, the name ‘Da Free John’ was chosen which he used at the time of writing his first books – ‘The Dawn Horse Testament’ and ‘The Knee of Listening’.
During his adolescence he served as an acolyte in the Lutheran church and aspired to be a minister, though after leaving for college in the autumn of 1957, he expressed doubts about the religion to his Lutheran pastor. In the years that followed, he began to comprehend some of the deeper aspects of life and then share these insights with others. Over time he allowed a self-styled guru movement to form around his teachings which was to be the basis of his life. It was however during the 1970′s and 80′s – the beginning of the ‘New Age’ movement – and a time of very active use and experimentation of drugs and sex – that he was accused of some very controversial behaviour by his followers and lawsuits were issued.
Nevertheless during his teaching life he still gave some insightful and educational talks which could prove helpful to others and so a selective range of his videos have been included on this site.
“Truth: His teaching is not from the point of view of experience. His teaching is from the point of view of truth. Truth already realized. The unattainable (because it is always present) Reality.”
“Seeking: there is nothing to be attained. There is no growth into reality – there is only reality. You cannot be more and more absorbed into the truth. It is the principle of one’s life – the reality, not merely the goal. It is not that Consciousness must evolve. Consciousness must be lived.”
“Ego: The ego does not exist. It is a model of interpretation. It is a way of making sense out of nonsense.”
Talking about the ‘Ego’
Talking about God and Consciousness
The Test of human existence
The following subjects link to the appropriate video or article which may also include commentary, polls, questions and related information.