With Ganesha’s blessings, today we put the northeastern corner of the rajagopuram’s first course into place. These stones will provide support for the massive, gold-leafed marvel that will adorn Iraivan Temple’s entrance, signaling to all that this is where Lord Siva manifests with great power. It is the structure behind the five-headed cobra.
Selvanathan Sthapathi officiates the ceremony. Sthapathis have training not only in the physics and metaphysics of sacred architecture, but also in the mystical arts of blessing the construction.
Lord Ganesha, in a murti made of turmeric, blesses the ceremony. The vibration was so subtle, so sublime. Iraivan Temple is truly becoming a living temple, with its own inner sound and devonic workers.
Gold, silver, copper and small gems are placed under the stone. Each has a special vibration, empowering the temple in subtle ways.
Many are happy to be on the roof of Iraivan Temple for the first time.
All together, we move the stone into place. Big smiles! It’s a special feeling to be part of something so sacred and so long-lasting.
The stone is set in place and will stay there for the next thousand years.
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.