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Chris Tong Chris Tong, Ph.D., is the founder of The Practical Spirituality Press (which publishes his "Practical Spirituality" book series), and the director of The Institute for Real God, The COTEDA Institute for Global Accord, and FIRM (The Foundation against Intolerance of Religious Minorities). He received his BA summa cum laude from Columbia University in 1978, and his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1988. From 1984 to 1994, Chris was a professor of computer science at Rutgers University, a world-renowned researcher in Artificial Intelligence, recipient of major government research grants, and co-editor of a state-of-the-art series of books about his field. After leaving academia in 1994, his successful entrepreneurship (including the creation of several web service companies) led to his receiving the NRCC's 2002 National Leadership Award and being appointed special advisor to the NRCC's Business Advisory Council. Chris has been a devotee of Adi Da Samraj for nearly twenty years. He accompanied Adi Da in His world travels during 1995-96, and has served in many positions within Adidam, including co-director of the Adidam Mission, production manager of the Dawn Horse Press, head of the Lay Renunciate Order, co-chair of the Samrajya Board, creator of Adidam's original, award-winning website in 1994, and composer and musical director for the performance of Adi Da Samraj's Mummery Book in Fiji, 1995.

 

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Beyond Believing

     
Chris Tong and his wife   When I talk to people about my wife, I never say, "I believe my wife exists!". I don't have to: I know she exists. But curiously, that is the most common thing we say about God: "I believe in God". As a "believer", how certain are you of the reality of God? Why settle for just believing in God, when the tangible experience of God would transform your life?

The Offering of Perfect Happiness

 
All the great Spiritual Masters have been Transmission Masters: they literally transmit their Spiritual Realization to their devotees, communicating a state that is happier than the usual worldly destiny. The greatest of all Spiritual Masters are the Divine Incarnations, those rare occasions when the Divine appears in its Own "dream" as a character, for the sake of Transmitting the greatest Realization of all the state of Perfect and Eternal Happiness which coincides with awakening from the Dream. In this article, we make the case that Avatar Adi Da Samraj is just such a rare Divine Incarnation, here to remind all of their greatest possible destiny, and to awaken all beings to that Divine State of Perfect Happiness.  
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Beyond Globalization: May the Best Culture Win!

     
  As the great spiritual master Adi Da Samraj has emphasized, cooperation and tolerance are the necessary foundation stones for a new world order. To fully understand their importance, we first examine the old "cold war" world order and the current "post-cold war" world order, and track the consequences of the absence of one or both of these foundation stones, and the implications for the future. Globalization is not an end unto itself. At best, it is the "ground" in which, practicing cooperation and tolerance, we can "plant" and "grow" new cultures.

 

 
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