The silpis on their way back to India from Kauai arrived for satsang at the home of Aravindraj in Malaysia. Welcome!
The Pada Puja begins, abhishekam items are poured and arati is performed. It is such a great blessing to be able to perform the padapuja to our satguru!
After the puja, everyone prostrates
The silpis later comment that they feel blessed to be able to attend. They actually sing a song for the satguru, which they often sang while at the aadheenam.
An elder garlands the silpis to honor them. They have done such a wonderful job of building Iraivan Temple. The silpis themselves commented that the experience of building Iraivan Temple was unlike any other and wondered if they would ever get a chance to do something like this again. They spoke about the many blessings they received and prayers that were miraculously answered while they were away from their families to serve our great God Siva on Kauai. Jai to the wonders of Iraivan Temple!
…and jai to the Kailasa Parampara who made this all possible!
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.