Don’t we all love beautiful bugs! My favorite is the “Wolf Spider” — a full-grown adult can measure as much as 4 inches across. They are completely benign to humans, making meals of other bugs that would otherwise litter things inside your house. They do not make a mess with webs all over the place, but move around discreetly fulfilling their dharma by chomping on cockroaches and other smaller bugs. This one captured by our photographer on the bamboo window screen in the Ganapati Kulam shared his appreciation for being here with us.
Lord Siva is the Supreme Being of the universe, not one of many gods. To Saivites Siva is the supreme being; to Vaishnavites Vishnu is the supreme being. The soul starts with experiencing the world. On one side the soul is pulled by veiling grace toward the world. On the inside the soul is pulled by revealing grace toward God. Resolving karma, maturing in the world, fulfilling dharma, we move toward imperturbability, realization, moksha.