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.
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.