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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Within our Saiva Siddhanta Holy Scriptures the Saiva Agamas explain the basis of temple ceremonies and worship plus yoga and jnana. The Tirukural was considered by Gurudeva to be "the most accessible and relevant sacred text." In it are practical and helpful guidelines for our conduct in every day life. The point of family life is to gain steady improvement, forever, in self control in the midst of responsibilities in the fulfillment of family dharma. Meanwhile, not taking detachment too far but taking it in the sense of spiritually looking for happiness, not outside in other people or possessions, the world, but inside ourselves and then sharing it with family and friends. "We regard the writings of our satgurus as scripture."
Path to Siva, Lesson 20
Tirukural, Introduction and Contents
Tirukural, Chapter 15 Possession of Self-Control
"The temple enables us to feel the presence of God, Gods and devas." We use our inner eyes to see what's going on in the temple, the three worlds. In the temple we're being good dvaitists in the dimfi perspective, focused in bhakti upon God Siva. In meditation we're monists, in the shumif perspective. We claim our oneness with Siva, Sivoham, I am Siva. In surrender, shrinking the ego through devotion, we have a realization that we're not the doer, that Siva is doing it all. Siva's energy comes through our soul.