All is well at home today. The sun came out, more stones were lifted up to Iraivan and we had a tour group this morning.
After days of heavy rain the devas were cooperating today with the schedule crane stone lift at Iraivan temple
Sixteen stones were put up for the third course of the Rajagopuram
The ground team rigs the next stone to go up. These are mostly small pieces.
Also, today we loaded up sand, gravel and a cement mixer to stay on top of the temple roof. This will save the silpis many hours of lifting cement by the old bucket and pulley method.
Today we also wanted to bring you a special presentation from Skanda Shashti day that was lost on our server… (some may have noticed a few days of TAKA missing after November 2nd…)
It was a most auspicious day for the monastic order because three new Sadhaka took their vows after several years of dedicated study, preparation and begging by our monastery wall. From left to right our three new monks are Sadhaka Nandinatha, Sadhaka Tandavanatha in the middle and Sadhaka Rajanatha.
The most auspicious day for the monastic order when three new Sadhaka took their vows after several years also give a infinite remembrance to my family as Kayshana was ear pierced during the period Skanda Shashti.
Unless kundalini is active, the deepest meditative states are not available to us. But to activate kundalini, Gurudeva tells us we must invoke the grace of Lord Ganesha and Lord Murugan. "Yoga is internalized worship which leads to union with God." Experience the inside of you in a profound way. This requires dispassion. The popular term "kriya yoga" usual refers to a form of pranayama, but the original kriya yoga is defined by Sage Patanajli as the practice of three of the niyamas: tapas, svadhyaya and Isvarapranidhana. To achieve samadhi we practice yoga, steady restraint of mental activities, austerity, meditation, detachment, self study and worship of God. Communion with the Ishta Devata, the chosen God is a key and also Gurudeva tells us: the Deity chooses you.
Master Course, Dancing with Siva, Lesson 39
Master Course, Merging with Siva, Lesson 5
Patanjali's Yoga Sutras