People who come to the Aadheenam become part of the local scenery. They add their colors, looks and sounds to enrich our small monastery, not unlike the flowers that grow in so many ways in our gardens.
It is rare to find a place on earth where different people meet harmoniously and with a feeling of love and respect.
Appa helps his big son see through our binoculars. And what the boy sees…
…widens his eyes in astonishment.
Many souls in silent meditation after the Siva puja in Kadavul.
Some other forms of Siva adorn the Aadheenam. The Self is in them, too.
Religion needs to be of the present. Mankind is evolving spiritually; mass consciousness is rising. When we go to the temple, in the right spirit, contributing devotion and prana, being open to the blessings of the Deity; it purifies the mind. The Hindu religion focuses on the mind; purifies it; controls it, subdues the ego, makes us more humble.