It was lovely grand tour day with over 100 divine souls eager to see the marvel of Iraivan and the breath taking botanical gardens at Kauai Aadheenam.
It seems the economic slow down has had little effect on our visitor traffic. Here is everyone just after arrival gathering at the lookout over the Wailua River.
The tour host today was Kulamata Amala Seyon. Here she is explaining the beliefs of Saivism at the Siva Vinadhara mound
Guests were enthralled and listened intently to the beliefs and followed with profound questions including “What are the denominations of Hinduism?”
Our guests shown slowly wandering from the ponds near Rishi Valley all the way to the temple taking in the awe inspiring beauty.
Because of the work on the roof, guests must look from a distance. Here on the West side of the temple,they are learning about the unique carvings and the in depth thought that goes into each piece of stone.
Coming around to the East side. Here they learn about the sacred Rudraksha trees and seeds.
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.