After the Raja Gopuram stone lift at Iraivan Temple this morning, we gathered at the home of Kulapati Deva and Kulamata Amala Seyon’s beautiful home to work on the Wailua Mission fund raiser, the rudraksha project.
We begin with a lovely puja to Lord Ganesha in the garden.
Bramacharini Lila Devi holding up some of the malas that were made
Outside Tandu Sivanathan, his granddaughter, Lela and Deva Seyon work on putting beads on the racks so they can be power washed.
Our karma yoga project is followed by a healthful organic South Indian feast. Here Uma Sivanathan prepares a salad grown in her garden.
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.