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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: "Not Getting Upset, Viewing Reaction from Higher Faculties" (September 14, 2014)
A measure of how serious we are in making spiritual progress is that we've learned the lesson from experience. Develop the ability to watch the mind think, understand the patterns of emotional action and reaction. Have the sense that you are a divine being to root out imperfections. Becoming upset is a temporary suspension of our higher faculties; transmute the energy into the third eye.
Master Course, Living with Siva, Lesson 149;
Master Course, Merging with Siva, Lesson 152;
Yogaswami, Words of our Master
"Eight Features of the Natha Sampradaya" (September 17, 2014)
We have to discover that part of us that is the Self. One of the important benefits of temple worship is it softens the ego. Recognize and love a Being greater than us, building humility. Go to Lord Murugan; His worship strengthens the kundalini. There's a power in learning through listening, shruti, that which is heard. Tradition, sadhana and tapas, informs, inspires, awakens potential.