We bring you a few photos from Shama Kumaran’s hosting last phase.
Throughout January visitors and pilgrims continued to arrive almost daily from all parts of the globe to witness the great Iraivan Temple in progress.
Three couples arrived from Canada on the recommendation of Hindu friends and were, by their own words, “amazed” by all they saw. All agreed “we had no idea such a beautiful and peaceful place existed here on Kauai -- its heavenly!”
Still basking in the Darshan from the powerful morning puja in Kadavul Temple, pilgrimaging Hindu families were taken on a tour of the Iraivan Temple and gardens.
Today Sivakumar and Abirami Lakshmanan (right) and Vijay Kumar and Lalitha Sridhar (left) braved spontaneous showers to tour the temple property.
Sivakumar and Abirami Lakshmanan are originally from Karaikudi and Chennai in Tamil Nadu. They now live in Boston, MA. Lalitha is from Bangalore and Vijay is from Delhi. They now live in Beaumont, TX. All spoke Tamil and were able to chat with the silpis much to their delight. Both couples said they found out about our center here on the internet
Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas: "Not Getting Upset, Viewing Reaction from Higher Faculties" (September 14, 2014)
A measure of how serious we are in making spiritual progress is that we've learned the lesson from experience. Develop the ability to watch the mind think, understand the patterns of emotional action and reaction. Have the sense that you are a divine being to root out imperfections. Becoming upset is a temporary suspension of our higher faculties; transmute the energy into the third eye.
Master Course, Living with Siva, Lesson 149;
Master Course, Merging with Siva, Lesson 152;
Yogaswami, Words of our Master
"Eight Features of the Natha Sampradaya" (September 17, 2014)
We have to discover that part of us that is the Self. One of the important benefits of temple worship is it softens the ego. Recognize and love a Being greater than us, building humility. Go to Lord Murugan; His worship strengthens the kundalini. There's a power in learning through listening, shruti, that which is heard. Tradition, sadhana and tapas, informs, inspires, awakens potential.