The Basket of Tolerance is a summary of the collective wisdom and understanding of humankind.
Avatar Adi Da has revealed that all cultural traditions are actually part of the “common inheritance” or collective treasure of humankind, which He has named “The Great Tradition.” To truly understand the human condition, and the history of the various human cultural endeavors (both ordinary and extraordinary), we must see all the traditions within this Great Tradition as a single totality. To serve this understanding, Avatar Adi Da has comprehensively organized works exemplary of these traditions, both written and audio/visual, into a library called “The Basket of Tolerance.” See samples from The Basket of Tolerance.
The organizing framework for The Basket of Tolerance is Avatar Adi Da’s paradigm of The Seven Stages of Life. This unique schema is not the product of mere philosophical or intellectual speculation. Rather, this model was developed on the basis of Avatar Adi Da’s own spiritual practice and Divine Self-Realization.
This model includes a thorough explanation of the esoteric anatomy and physiology of the higher stages of psycho-physical development as well as a complete phenomenological description of every possible kind of Spiritual experience known to arise in the course of the total process leading to Most Perfect Divine Self-Realization in the context of Avatar Adi Da’s unique Revelation, the seventh stage of life.
Avatar Adi Da says, “If it is embraced in its totality, ‘The Basket of Tolerance’ should prove itself to be a useful and valuable resource for right study and right understanding of the historical traditions of truly human culture, practical self-discipline, perennial religion, universal religious mysticism, esoteric (but now openly communicated) Spirituality, Transcendental Wisdom, and would-be Most Perfect (or Divine) Enlightenment.”