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.
The divine is in everyone. "See everyone as God." Even in the terrorist, even in the criminal, the seed of divinity is there. Over many lifetimes that divinity is supposed to grow. Bring in devotion, that moves out emotion, displaces anger. As Chellapaswami said: "Oru pollaappum illai." We should accept everything that happens because nothing is wrong.