Today we honored Chidambaram Sthapati who has completed his stay at Kauai Aadheenam and is returning to India the day after tomorrow. He is a beautiful soul and has been working on the Iraivan temple for seventeen years. Without him, the temple would not exist. In India he was the chief architect at the carving site and then here on Kauai he has been instrumental in the completion of the main structures.
Bodhinatha honored him today for his wonderful service.
Thank you Sthapati!
~~~~~~~~~~~ END OF PHASE
Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming two-day retreat,
until Dvitiya Tithi, Sun One, Thursday, July 23rd.
Religion needs to be of the present. Mankind is evolving spiritually; mass consciousness is rising. When we go to the temple, in the right spirit, contributing devotion and prana, being open to the blessings of the Deity; it purifies the mind. The Hindu religion focuses on the mind; purifies it; controls it, subdues the ego, makes us more humble.