Our team of hired Philipinno gardeners. The come periodically to help with the upkeep of the grounds. These are elderly grandmas who continue to put in a good days work even as they continue to add years to their lives. Working outside keeps them ever young.
Gurudeva had a great vision to put funds into an endowment for Iraivan, even as we built the temple. Now the endowment is able to provide income for families like these. It’s tough times economically so we’re very happy to be able to provide some employment.
Bodhinatha continues with his weekly series of commentaries on The Path to Siva. In this past Sun One talk, he elucidates the four key beliefs in Hinduism, the three pillars of Sanatana Dharma and Gurudeva's three stages of faith. Primary to Hinduism is the key belief that God is within each of us. To have a well-rounded understanding and experience of Hinduism, to make spiritual progress, adhyatma vikasha, we need scripture, humility, temple worship, devotion. To fully experience God we need the guru to give the spark for meditation and deeper wisdom.