The weekly tour continues to draw local guests as well as visitors to the beautiful Garden Island. All feel the serenity and remark about the healing of their spirit after visiting the gardens.
Guests gather to learn about the beliefs of Hinduism. Guests questions are always welcomed as they offer the host an opportunity to share insights that are of interest to entire group.
One guest remarked that everything is blooming, everywhere she looked there were flowers. Here is an unusually flowering plant over looking Nani Kaua falls
This tree is in full bloom.
The Green Jade vine is in full bloom with many blossoms covering it's host tree.
Guests listen attentively as Kulapati Deva Seyon shares the concepts of karma, dharma ahimsa, reincarnation and no intrinsic evil.
Guest enjoy the view of Rishi Valley with Iraivan Temple in the distance. Many guests ask when will the temple be completed. The answer is that the Iraivan Temple is built by the love offerings that visitors are inspired to give. The projected completion date is the year 2017.
Unless kundalini is active, the deepest meditative states are not available to us. But to activate kundalini, Gurudeva tells us we must invoke the grace of Lord Ganesha and Lord Murugan. "Yoga is internalized worship which leads to union with God." Experience the inside of you in a profound way. This requires dispassion. The popular term "kriya yoga" usual refers to a form of pranayama, but the original kriya yoga is defined by Sage Patanajli as the practice of three of the niyamas: tapas, svadhyaya and Isvarapranidhana. To achieve samadhi we practice yoga, steady restraint of mental activities, austerity, meditation, detachment, self study and worship of God. Communion with the Ishta Devata, the chosen God is a key and also Gurudeva tells us: the Deity chooses you.
Master Course, Dancing with Siva, Lesson 39
Master Course, Merging with Siva, Lesson 5
Patanjali's Yoga Sutras