In the Press shop the last days of production of the April issue of Hinduism Today are still underway. Periodically we print other items on the same sheet as the cover of Hinduism Today as the cost for 4-color printing on quality paper when we do it this way is incredibly low. In the printing business its called a “gang job” where you “gang up” many different items on the same sheet of paper.
We frequently do charity jobs for our local county as it Gurudeva set a pattern for the monastery to contribute to the local community from behind the scenes.
One of these initative’s he started years ago was the “Aloha Card” which has become a key tool for our county tourism marketing of the island of Kauai.
We have printed 100’s of thousands of this little card over the past 15 years and it continues. The Mayor’s office recently ran out and we are doing a reprint.
This card will end up in the hands of people all over the world as it is given out here on Kauai through numerous channels and also distributed as far away as in Tokyo when Kauai representativeS go there to help promote tourism to our little paradise in the middle of the Pacific.
We will be printing about 180,000 of these next month. That should last a while!
Kindness, expressed with tenderness. Lokahi
Unity, expressed with harmony. `Olu`olu
Agreeable, expressed with pleasantness. Ha`aha`a
Humility, expressed with modesty. Ahonui
Patience, expressed with perseverance.
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