Book Excerpts

The Eternal Stand

Entering the Giving Coat

Entering the Giving Coat at the beginning of a Darshan occasion

A devotee offers testimony about a Darshan occasion in November

MARY WALTRICH: Beloved Adi Da sat before us, very still with Force and Power. He was Love displayed before us, Giving to us, penetrating us with His Transmission that was subtle, invisible, yet with a power that I could not understand but only feel. I was no longer my “own”. I was His. And He is me. And I felt that nothing has ever touched my heart as it was touched in His Company.

Beloved Adi Da looked Submitted in Love, utterly vulnerable, without mind, completely given over. Then He looked directly at the Prasad, with such Love, and He collected water from a bowl nearby in His cupped hands, then opened His hands and let the water fall onto the Prasad. He did this repeatedly, Blessing the Prasad. Full of Siddhi and Sweetness, He collected the large wooden bowl of Prasad and held it in the curve of His arm, to the side of His chest. With an inviting wave of His hand, He motioned the Ruchiradamas to come to Him, then came all the women, then the men, and finally the children.

Granting Darshan in the Giving Coat

Granting Darshan in the Giving Coat


— 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