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The Eternal Stand


The Eternal Stand
Celebrating the Establishment of Adi Da Samrajashram,
the Hermitage-Island and Word-Blessing-Seat
of His Divine Presence, Avatar Adi Da Samraj

 Adi Da Samraj Blessing Prasad


Excerpt from the Introduction
by Ruchiradama Quandra Sukhapur,
senior devotee in the Ruchira Sannyasin Order


Avatar Adi Da’s Birth and Revelation-History in this world occurred for one purpose—to Awaken every one to the Divine Domain, the Conscious Light That Is His Very Form and State…. Adi Da Samrajashram (the Island of Naitauba, in Fiji) is a manifestation and pure vehicle of Avatar Adi Da’s Divine Intention in this world.Adi Da Samrajashram is a Transmission-Center, the place on Earth where Avatar Adi Da’s Blessing-Work has its primary Seat. Prayers and invocations are made here twenty-four hours a day, in temples and holy sites created by Avatar Adi Da. His Divine Presence is Eternally Alive at this most Holy Hermitage-Island, and He can always be “Located” at heart, for all time—here and everywhere.

Adi Da Samrajashram Is My Place of Hermitage, Where I have Come, Stepping out of the “world”—simply to Be As I Am.

This Island-Hermitage Is the Principal Place that I Am here to Empower in this “world”.

This Island-Hermitage Is a Holy Place of Divine Self-Realization.

This Island-Hermitage Is a Place of transcending separate “self”.

This Island-Hermitage Is the Principal Seat of My Divine Avataric Self-Radiation to the “world”.

My Hermitage Is a Place of Transmission and a Place of serious practice.

—January 1, February 25, and August 7 and 11, 2006
Adi Da Samrajashram*

We invite you to enter into the living story of Avatar Adi Da’s great Work to establish His true Hermitage on Earth—the principal place on Earth through which His Eternal Divine Awakening-Work continues, and is magnified, beyond the time of His physical Lifetime. The Eternal Stand—a groundbreaking new publication from the Dawn Horse Press—celebrates and chronicles Avatar Adi Da’s Establishment of His Hermitage-Island, Adi Da Samrajashram, in the Fiji Islands.

This book is unlike any other published by the Dawn Horse Press.

It brings together hundreds of intimate, vivid photographs, Avatar Adi Da’s own Word on the significance of His Hermitage-Island, and personal testimonies from over 40 devotees—many of whom were present with Avatar Adi Da during the search for Hermitage and through His Spiritual Acquisition of the Island of Naitauba. Every page is alive with the force of Avatar Adi Da’s Leela—or Revelation-History—allowing you to witness and contemplate the mystery of Avatar Adi Da’s Work to Establish His Place of Eternal Blessing.

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All modes of Avatar Adi Da’s Work on the Island of Naitauba are depicted—including His empowerments of sacred sites all over the Island, His creation of the renunciate orders and a culture of true Spiritual practice, and His own Yogic Transformations—as the remarkable story of what evolved there over 25 years is conveyed. The Eternal Stand thus provides a unique window into Avatar Adi Da’s Divine Nature, His Process of Self-Revelation, His Work with devotees and the world, and His Establishment of a true hermitage.

We invite you to explore more details of this extraordinary Revelation-history by viewing and enjoying the accompanying pages of this article:

  • Page 2: An Orientation to The Eternal Stand (offering a summary explanation of Avatar Adi Da's Hermitage-Work)
  • Page 3: The full text of “The Disposition of Radiance As The Way of Life”, pages 147-48
  • Page 4: A description of the beginning of the retreat process, pages 194-97
  • Page 7: The full Table of Contents


— from The Dawn Horse Press —

 The Eternal Stand The Eternal Stand
Celebrating the Establishment of Adi Da Samrajashram,
the Hermitage-Island and Word-Blessing-Seat
of His Divine Presence, Avatar Adi Da Samraj

Pictures that tell a story—The Eternal Stand comes alive with over 500 images!
Maps document the unpredictable and ecstatic journey that Avatar Adi Da and his devotees took through the Fijian Islands in the search for true hermitage.
Testimonials and leelas (sacred stories) by over 40 devotees from around the world including Fiji.
An accounting of Avatar Adi Da's completing work in the final years of his physical Lifetime, including nine pages of stunning reproductions of his image-art.
In the back you will find the Reference Resource section that includes guides to holy sites, the sacred culture of Adidam, and Fijian pronunciation, as well as a glossary, a graphic timeline, and more!

Softcover, 416 pages
Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 1 inches
First edition (August, 2014)
ISBN 978-1-57097-340-6