Our monthly July Ganesha Homa at the Spiritual Park… here the huge homa pit through which are sent thousands of letters into the inner worlds requesting help from the "devas" or angels beings under the guidance of Lord Ganapati.
As usual every single space accommodates devotees inside the Mandapam.
Outside the huge crowd is a common feature now…
Devotees seated inside the tent outside…
Worship at the Narmada lingum has become a 'must' or devotees attending Homa.
Devotees coming up the newly built steps….
Others patiently queuing up at the small Ganesha shrine with their trays of offerings….
Our Sishyas are always busy at this shrine breaking hundreds of coconuts….
Devotees everywhere ….
From left in front, Kulamatas Kulagan, Sornambal and Kavita
Brah Vel Mahalingum giving a testimony about his travel for six months Task Force to Kauai Aadheenam.
Another testimony from Mr. Kumar who happily obtained a upward positive change in his job.
Kulapati Manon reading one of the Guru's teachings on the "role of women".
Some devotees going down the new water front…
A little rush of new buyers at the Himalayan Academy sales Booth outside ….
A couple from Mumbai, India. They are coming to the Spiritual Park for the second time and said it is such a peaceful place for worship. They went home with their new copy of Dancing With Siva.
The ceremony over, members, HA students and other volunteers stay behind to help cleaning up the whole place…
Within our Saiva Siddhanta Holy Scriptures the Saiva Agamas explain the basis of temple ceremonies and worship plus yoga and jnana. The Tirukural was considered by Gurudeva to be "the most accessible and relevant sacred text." In it are practical and helpful guidelines for our conduct in every day life. The point of family life is to gain steady improvement, forever, in self control in the midst of responsibilities in the fulfillment of family dharma. Meanwhile, not taking detachment too far but taking it in the sense of spiritually looking for happiness, not outside in other people or possessions, the world, but inside ourselves and then sharing it with family and friends. "We regard the writings of our satgurus as scripture."
Path to Siva, Lesson 20
Tirukural, Introduction and Contents
Tirukural, Chapter 15 Possession of Self-Control
"The temple enables us to feel the presence of God, Gods and devas." We use our inner eyes to see what's going on in the temple, the three worlds. In the temple we're being good dvaitists in the dimfi perspective, focused in bhakti upon God Siva. In meditation we're monists, in the shumif perspective. We claim our oneness with Siva, Sivoham, I am Siva. In surrender, shrinking the ego through devotion, we have a realization that we're not the doer, that Siva is doing it all. Siva's energy comes through our soul.