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.
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.