At home today the Siddhidata Kulam gave their report. Sadhaka Adinatha has been putting in a lot of work coordinating with a surveyor, and getting all of our property line points literally “nailed down” with clear protected markers. And lots of work in our gardens as well.
Here are pictures of Bodhinatha’s departure yesterday afternoon.
He and Yoginathaswami overnighted in Honolulu in order to catch a very early morning flight on China Airlines direct to Singapore with a three-hour layover Taipei airport. It is a 19 hour long haul and he is still in the air as we write today’s TAKA.
Aum Aum Aum
At this time each year Palaniswami designs Aums and borders for all the next year’s Hinduism Today pages. This one came off a T-shirt worn by a visitor to the monastery.
This one was inspired by a painting on a wall in India. If anyone has really creative aums, swami says to send them to him at email@example.com
Saiva Siddhanta Church Wailua Mission Gets Ready for Ganesha’s Birthday
Here are a few photos from the Wailua Mission, Saturday August 16, making clay Ganesha’s for Ganesha Chaturthi at the Sendan home.
We will let the clay dry; then paint the Ganesha’s and put them on the home shrine until September 2.
Sri Sri Sri Jayendra Puri Mahaswamigal — Special Slide Show
In remembrance of the visit of our brothers from India Sadhaka Satyanatha has prepared a Pic Lens Slide show covering their stay. It now works in Safari too!
Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas: "The Difference in Practice of Theism and Monism" (September 3, 2014)
During a puja we're in Theism, to receive the blessings of the Deity. After a puja we can go within our self in meditation, giving up the idea of an external Deity, Monism. Monistic Theism: Advaita Ishvaravada. Advaita means the Monism; Ishvara means the Theism.
In Shum we use two words that relate to that: shumif and dimfi. First, perfect your Theism. Then become a monist. That's called Saiva Siddhanta; one leads to the other.