Book Excerpts

The Eternal Stand

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Distributing Prasad

Distributing Prasad to each devotee
The Giving Coat
1990

Leaving the Giving Coat

Leaving the Giving Coat at the end of a Darshan occasion
1989

He stood tall and strong, His legs slightly apart, belly full. He looked awesome and powerful, but also soft and utterly vulnerable. He placed His hand in the bowl, turning His head and glancing in the direction of the Prasad. Then He shifted His Glance to each devotee as He placed the Prasad with His hand into the open hand of each devotee who came forward in turn. Each one bowed in gratitude and moved to return to their seat. He repeated this motion rhythmically, mindlessly, lovingly.

When everyone had received Prasad and had been seated again, Beloved Adi Da stood in front of us all for a moment as if to be sure that everyone had received His Blessing. It broke my heart to see Him, gently looking to make sure that all His devotees had received His personal Heart-Transmission. Then He left. We all bowed and then turned to watch Him walk off across the lawn until we could not see Him any more.

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— 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


$65