The stream to the Aadheenam is turned off while the county repairs outlets deep in the edges of the giant Wailua Reservoir one mile north of the Aadheenam. It is a reminder of how precious the irrigation system on Kauai is, and how important it be maintained into the future.
This is one of the ponds closest to the edge of the pali cliff that falls off into the Wailua River Valley. The Aadheenam sits just back of the edge and our “pali path” walks are built right at and over the edge.
Now is the time to fix serious leaks that have eroded a lot of soil underneath the pond and sidewalk.
The Siddhidata Kulam has been working hard on this project now for over a week. We filled in as best we could last week and then had some rains. The rains filled in the ponds and were a useful test and showed us were we ha other leaks to repair.
Here is Sadhaka Rajanatha. The Siddhidata Kulam has become quite adept at concrete work.
Inspections under the pali path showed some serious cracks and had we let them go, the side walk might have been seriously compromised at this point next to the pool
Our SK team has poured in some pilings that should will keep the walk secure for years to come. The key will be to make sure there is no water flowing underneath in the future.
"Temples with multiple deities can be confusing, especially for today's Hindu youth. For clarity, we need to bring forward a more precise understanding of the different Hindu denominations and how the different Gods are viewed from within each denomination. For spiritual advancement it is best to focus on one deity and get to the vibration that deity. When we hear teachings from various Hindus, it is important to understand and identify which denomination they are speaking from. This will avert confusion when that teaching gets contradicted in a different context where someone is talking about the same subject but from a different philosophical background."
Bodhinatha reviews the main characteristic of Saivite philosophy and practice with an indepth focus on the four stages of religions evolution, chariya, kriya, yoga and jnana. He highlights how this shows that Saiva Siddhanta is unique and quite from the modern practice of Hinduism as Vedanta