On a normal day, almost everyday, the Nani Kaua Falls and Pond look so serene, the water clear and the pool reflecting an amazing emerald green color.
But not this week! Once ever couple of years, a flood rages through, turning the water to cocoa brown and the gentle falls to a raging torrent. Logs and even giant trees come down. It rained for four days and nights. It reminded the monks how close we live to Siva’s raw and natural world. Right outside our windows. It was so exciting we made a one-minute video to share, which includes “Moby Tree,” a giant beast that is now beached on the shore. Below we present the normal and HD versions.
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"Temples with multiple deities can be confusing, especially for today's Hindu youth. For clarity, we need to bring forward a more precise understanding of the different Hindu denominations and how the different Gods are viewed from within each denomination. For spiritual advancement it is best to focus on one deity and get to the vibration that deity. When we hear teachings from various Hindus, it is important to understand and identify which denomination they are speaking from. This will avert confusion when that teaching gets contradicted in a different context where someone is talking about the same subject but from a different philosophical background."
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