Dasan and Shakti Mahadeva returned to Kauai to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary, and met near Kadavul temple with the gardeners.
Flowers for Siva. Such bright souls Siva calls to His Island Home.
And other bright souls are here to watch after all the little things, visitors, the MiniMela, and more. Shama and Isani are noble examples of the ancient Tamil adage about service to God. Adiyarku adiyain, I am but the servant of the servants of the Lord.
The river is quieting down after our tropical storm of the past few days.
In the garden today, we have the rarely seen Peanut Butter fruit and flower. Yes, it tastes just like the gooey peanut stuff.
Into the kitchen comes the fresh gifts from the garden. Green peppers.
Anbe sivamayam Satyame parasivam.Prostrations to lord Ganesa.Salutations to Kualmati Isani and Brahmacharini Sharma.You are my role models in my heart.We are blessed to benifit from your selfless service. You both look lovely next to Lord Ganesa.
I always think of how amazing that is like magic to plant food and flowers and see the results. I have great respect for you who tend a garden to arrive at such beauty and of course mouthwatering possibilities(yum yum)Like Grurdeva might say(smile)
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.