Today we received some photos from the team in Colorado who are putting the final patina on the amazing bronze model of Iraivan temple. We will share the entire story of this work next month. For now enjoy Gurudeva’s sweet words spoken in 1999 as he envisions the spirit of Iraivan and its effect on the world:
“Iraivan’s foundation is coming alive. Light is vibrating through it. It is a remarkable sight to behold. Something we never expected or anticipated. What is happening is yet to be known. Seemingly, it is of itself a Being, beautiful to behold, to be approached with awe. Yet, its only form is the form of itself, radiating light in billows and rays, as of many-colored
The final patina is lovingly applied by Debbie Bakel of Loveland, Colorado. Her work enhances that of the glorious artistry of the sculptor. Patinas by Bakel is readily found in the Internet and for those sisters and brothers in or near Loveland, Colorado, we are certain she would welcome your visit.
The soul body plus the essence of the soul, Parashakti and Parasiva, together equals the totality of the soul. The essence of the soul is being Siva and the soul body is becoming Siva. The soul body is maturing, growing. We suffer until we learn to control our body, mind and emotions achieving imperturbability even if we find out the world is going to end tomorrow. Calmness is a platform for meditation.