Today the Siddhidata Kulam detailed their work at lunch. But the main event was Brahmachari Vel Mahalingam’s speech to the monastery, done with much humor and joy as he detailed testimony of his experience with Gurudeva and his gratitude and appreciation for all the monks and being able to stay at Kauai Aadheenam. He returns to Mauritius during our coming retreat.
Meanwhile the stream of visitors continued today. We have about 40 people in the temple for puja. Many of Dattatreya Baba’s students are still on the island and coming to the temple.
"Stand strong for Saivism." The nature of life for Saivites is to turn work into worship, to turn the secular into the sacred. Each day give a little extra warmth, humanness and upliftment to others. Every day is a holy day, all day long. We want to follow our religion even in our dreams. If we help someone, we're worshiping. Wherever we are, that's a place of worship. "To the Saivite Hindu all of life is sacred. All of life is religion."