Today's weekly tour brought over 80 guests to Siva's beautiful botanical gardens at Kauai Aadheenam. Before walking out to see the gardens and temple, Kulamata Amala Seyon explains details of Iraivan Temple project at the sandalwood model and photo display.
Guests observe the silpis fitting the floor stones and handrail on the North end of the temple.
Group photos of our visitors.
Because of the large groups coming for the weekly tour, the silpis give two carving demonstrations so visitors can see the work up close.
This family is visiting from San Diego, CA where they have Hindu friends that have explained aspects of Hinduism
This couple came to see the progress after their last visit three years ago. They were impressed with the temple progress.
The always awe inspiring green jade flower in full bloom.
"There are three kinds of karma: the karma of all deeds done in our past lives; the karmas we bring into this birth to experience; and the karmas we are making by our actions now."
Karma is an automatic system of divine justice. Karma is self-created destiny; a consequence or fruit of action, karmaphala. By accepting not reacting, performing karma yoga, karma can be softened, mitigated. Seeking the grace of God and guru in the right spirit, the mind focused on the Deity and open to blessings, receiving the intense grace of the Deity in a powerful pilgrimage can actually eliminate karma.
Path to Siva, Lesson 31.
Tirukural, Section IV, Destiny, Commentary by Gurudeva.