Tour day today… and so many people! The monks want to thank our local ladies for hosting everyone. Kulamata Isani Alahan writes:
“What a beautiful day for a tour! Mt. Waialeale was in full view the entire morning. Many local guests joined us today and about a fourth were returning to visit again.”
Group photo in two shots.
Himalayan Academy Student Leanora Orr in pastel blue, observes the stone carving demonstration. She offered her time today to help keep our guests on the path to and from the entrance to the temple and back.
Kulamata Amala Seyon offered her help by answering any questions our many guests may have.
Guests receive a souvenir sample of the red and white granite stone and fill out donation envelops. We explained that Iraivan is built by donations from around the world.
This is Kauai resident Mimi a retired MD and Healing Touch practitioner.
Unless kundalini is active, the deepest meditative states are not available to us. But to activate kundalini, Gurudeva tells us we must invoke the grace of Lord Ganesha and Lord Murugan. "Yoga is internalized worship which leads to union with God." Experience the inside of you in a profound way. This requires dispassion. The popular term "kriya yoga" usual refers to a form of pranayama, but the original kriya yoga is defined by Sage Patanajli as the practice of three of the niyamas: tapas, svadhyaya and Isvarapranidhana. To achieve samadhi we practice yoga, steady restraint of mental activities, austerity, meditation, detachment, self study and worship of God. Communion with the Ishta Devata, the chosen God is a key and also Gurudeva tells us: the Deity chooses you.
Master Course, Dancing with Siva, Lesson 39
Master Course, Merging with Siva, Lesson 5
Patanjali's Yoga Sutras