Work continued on the Peace Pole over the past retreat, scheduled to be delivered tomorrrow to the Hanapepe Matsunaga Peace Garden. After the hexagonal pole was roughed in with the chain saw and power planer, next it was finished off with Japanese planes. One of the placques is placed for position.
The top of the pole is pointed so that no birds will sit there.
Next, we routed in recesses for each of the six placques.
Test fit with the Japanese version of “May Peace Prevail On Earth.”
Next we use glue with epoxy to fasten them to the pole.
After oiling and making a simple stand the pole sits in front of Kadavul absorbing the shakti of Kadavul before going out to the community.
Underneath the Japanese there is a stainless steel plaque with Braille and a notice “Sponsored by the Interfaith Roundtable of Kauai” where the plan to create and put these poles into the community was born and nurtured.
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.