Vikas and Shreya Ghelani visited Kauai for the first time from San Jose, California. They were eager to converse with Bodhinatha and had several good questions for him, like how to control thoughts from running wild, not worrying about future, etc.
Our Hawaiian sunny, hot days of spring/summer are just getting started. The ground has dried up and now it's easy to do abhishekam at the Narmada Lingam without getting our feet muddy and slipping. Shreya worships after bathing the lingam.
And then Vikas
Another hot day with temps in the high 80′s and a hazy layer of ‘vog’ floating over Kauai from the volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Guests Vikas Ghelani and Shreya Bhati (right) from California with four friends for a tour of the Iraivan Temple.
Sri, Sri, Sri, Shankara Baba from Chennai (center) is traveling across the United States visiting his devotees. Today he was a guest of the Kauai Aadheenam and arrived with approximately ten devotees from the Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Temple in San Jose, CA.
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.