The Eternal Stand
An Orientation to The Eternal Stand
The Motive to Create Hermitage
From the very beginning of His Teaching-Work, establishing Hermitage was always Avatar Adi Da’s impulse:
As is described in the introduction, there is a precedent for Adept-Realizers creating a legacy of empowered places and objects in order to perpetuate their influence after their lifetimes. Avatar Adi Da’s own Work to establish means—or “Agency”—that would effectively Transmit His Blessing even after His human Lifetime was always a matter of utmost importance and deep urgency for Him.
The search for a set-apart holy place for Avatar Adi Da began in the late 1970s. Although two Sanctuaries had been established by that time (the Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary in California, and Da Love-Ananda
Mahal in Hawaii), the nature of Avatar Adi Da’s further Work required a completely secluded place where there was no possibility of outside intrusion by the world at large. Ruchiradama Quandra Sukhapur Rani, the senior renunciate devotee in Adidam and a primary participant in all the events narrated in the book, explains in the introduction: “…it soon became clear that an even more remote circumstance was required in order for Avatar Adi Da to create a Hermitage that could be set apart from all ego-influence, a place prepared to be conformed entirely to Avatar Adi Da’s State and to become a pure Locus of His Blessing in the world.”
Naitauba—“Fundamental Means Whereby I Will Transform The World”
In early 1983, Avatar Adi Da spontaneously initiated a great period of “wandering” in the Fiji Islands in search of His true Hermitage. The Eternal Stand gives a full accounting of this extraordinary period, through photographs and testimony from many of the devotees who traveled
with Him. During this time, Avatar Adi Da instructed devotees on the nature and purpose of true renunciation and the Spiritual Purposes of a true Hermitage.
After many months of wandering with a small group of renunciates in the Fiji Islands, devotees located the island of Naitauba and proceeded, despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles, to secure the island as a gift to their Heart-Master. The Eternal Stand brings to life the incredible
ordeal and ecstasy of this process of acquiring Naitauba and the momentous occasion of Avatar Adi Da’s arrival at the beach on Naitauba on October 23, 1983. This was an exceedingly happy and auspicious moment in the history of His Work.
The Place Where Avatar Adi Da Is Eternally Alive
The Eternal Stand traces Avatar Adi Da’s great Work, from 1983 until the end of His human Lifetime, to transform the Island of Naitauba into a pure Agent of His Divine Blessing-Transmission. He Accomplished this through many means—including remarkable Spiritual events (demonstrated in His own Body), the unceasing outpouring of His Blessing-Transmission, His Spiritual Empowerments of holy sites all over the Island, and by founding His Ruchira Sannyasin Order—the body of His
most mature renunciate practitioners who would manifest His Divine Reality-Way and protect and preserve all His Divine Gifts into the future.
Adi Da Samrajashram is the Seat of Avatar Adi Da’s Blessing-Work, now and forever. He has prepared this unique Transcendentally Spiritually Empowered Place and pattern of existence for the sake of the Liberation of all beings for all time:
— from The Dawn Horse Press —
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!
Softcover, 416 pages