Bodhinatha and Shanmuganathswami left today for a six city trip across the US.
This month’s Chitra puja was held at noon today.
We were all blessed with an extra strong boost of Gurudeva’s presence and shakti. One has to be here to know the sweet inner fragrance of love that flows from him from the inner worlds to all of us when this puja is performed.
Video Team on the Job
Yesterday, Senthilnathaswami and Sadhaka Satyanatha shot Bodhinatha’s scenes for the July edition of the monastery monthly video.
Bodhinatha also read his Publisher’s Desk from the Hinduism Today October/November/December 2008 issue on camera, and gave an introduction for a new quarterly HHE video.
Shanmuganathaswami spoke on camera for the HHE video. Arumugaswami also spoke on camera briefly for a video presentation on the second Hindu history lesson the monastery is producing, covering Hindu India from 300 to 1100 ce. It was our biggest video shoot yet!
New Sculpture Project Initiated Today
One of Gurudeva’s dreams was to have a full life-sized sculpture of the creators of the Iraivan temple. This was going be of Himself, Ganapati Stapathi with silpis. Today Palaniswami introduced the idea to a bronze artist whose work we have seen recently on Kauai. This is something that will take time to unfold in the months and years ahead.
There is a continuity between the dominant states of consciousness you are in at the time of death and what you experience after death. The goal is to aim for a higher world. When the momentum winds down that's when we are reborn. We function in about three chakras and from that group we can go up or down. Closing off the lower chakras is the work that needs to be done, it can only be done in a physical body. Keep up regular sadhana, japa, worship and working within oneself.
Master Course, Merging with Siva, Lesson 294
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