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.
"Stand strong for Saivism." The nature of life for Saivites is to turn work into worship, to turn the secular into the sacred. Each day give a little extra warmth, humanness and upliftment to others. Every day is a holy day, all day long. We want to follow our religion even in our dreams. If we help someone, we're worshiping. Wherever we are, that's a place of worship. "To the Saivite Hindu all of life is sacred. All of life is religion."