Today our Siddhidata Kulam gave their report. Yoginathaswami shared drawings in progress for the design of the giant teak doors for Iraivan and also the enormous yalli side buttress pieces for the steps on the South end of the Nandi Mandapam of Iraivan temple. His kulam also detailed the wide array of sivathondu they did, taking care of the garden, picking all our fruit and vegetables, taking care of all the equipment and storage of a vast array of tools and supplies to keep the Aadheenam physical infrastructure functioning: 3 road vehicles; 1 farm tracker, forklift, skid steer, 4 utility vehicles, 2 dozen or so air conditioning, dehumidifers and refrigeration units, washing machines, drier, all the electrical appliances and plumping, weedwackers, chainsaws, welding tools and more and more. This on top of the total logistical support for Iraivan temple construction, maintenance of our land and waterways, oversight of building permits, outside contractors… the list goes on and on. The scope of what our Siddhidata Kulam does is mind-boggling and they do a great job! Thank you!
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.