Tour day brought about sixty five guests with many thought provoking questions.
Near the Four Sages at the feet of Dakshinamurthi.
Walking up the slope beneath the Rudraksha Trees to avoid the muddy grounds near the temple, guest enjoy a view from higher ground. All seemed interested in seeing the rare hand carved sanctuary of the Divine.
Dr. John Lydgate, retired instructor of World Religions at the local Community College, visited today. He and his friends are featuring Kauai's Hindu Temple in the new publication, Pacific Journal.
The silpis demonstrate stone carving for the guests.
A series of group photos feature our visitors under the protection of the tent as the tropical rains bless us.
Radiating the light of Siva within their eyes and smiles, all seemed appreciative or the opportunity to visit the sacred site of Iraivan.
Devotees of Amritanandamai enjoyed the tour and were interested in learning about the puja schedule.
Guests take a turn at carving the white granite.
A family from Ohio are thoroughly enjoying their second visit to Kauai Aadheenam.
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.