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.
Within our Saiva Siddhanta Holy Scriptures the Saiva Agamas explain the basis of temple ceremonies and worship plus yoga and jnana. The Tirukural was considered by Gurudeva to be "the most accessible and relevant sacred text." In it are practical and helpful guidelines for our conduct in every day life. The point of family life is to gain steady improvement, forever, in self control in the midst of responsibilities in the fulfillment of family dharma. Meanwhile, not taking detachment too far but taking it in the sense of spiritually looking for happiness, not outside in other people or possessions, the world, but inside ourselves and then sharing it with family and friends. "We regard the writings of our satgurus as scripture."
Path to Siva, Lesson 20
Tirukural, Introduction and Contents
Tirukural, Chapter 15 Possession of Self-Control
"The temple enables us to feel the presence of God, Gods and devas." We use our inner eyes to see what's going on in the temple, the three worlds. In the temple we're being good dvaitists in the dimfi perspective, focused in bhakti upon God Siva. In meditation we're monists, in the shumif perspective. We claim our oneness with Siva, Sivoham, I am Siva. In surrender, shrinking the ego through devotion, we have a realization that we're not the doer, that Siva is doing it all. Siva's energy comes through our soul.