The Wailua mission held their monthly “Iraivan Morning” this month in the Banyan Mandapam outside of Kadavul temple yesterday.
Uma Sivanathan, and two Master Course students, Faith Collier, and Leonora Orr, making jewelry from rudraksha beads
Tandu Sivanathan, Aran Sendan, and and Master Course student, Justice Collier, filling the racks with rudraksha beads to be pressure washed
Some of the items to be blessed at the Temple and then offered for sale in the Mini Mela. Through this seva, the mission has raised thousands of dollars for Iraivan temple and blessed countless pilgrims with rudrakshas that go home with them, carrying the blessings of Lord Nataraja from Kauai back to their lives in the world.
Bodhinatha continues with his weekly series of commentaries on The Path to Siva. In this past Sun One talk, he elucidates the four key beliefs in Hinduism, the three pillars of Sanatana Dharma and Gurudeva's three stages of faith. Primary to Hinduism is the key belief that God is within each of us. To have a well-rounded understanding and experience of Hinduism, to make spiritual progress, adhyatma vikasha, we need scripture, humility, temple worship, devotion. To fully experience God we need the guru to give the spark for meditation and deeper wisdom.