Here are Manohar and Bharti Manchandia. They were a joy to have on the tour. They just purchased the Trilogy and had a spontaneous meeting at the Minimela with Bodhinatha asking him to come and bless their land and efforts to build a Hindu Temple on the over 100 acres they own in Louisiana.
Another large group of soulful guests who came to see and touch one of the wonders of the modern world, Iraivan Temple.
The “Emperor of Prussia” is still in full bloom.
Beautiful carpet of Blue Rudraksha fruit is always an amazing site for our guests.
These bright souls are dedicated teachers in the TM organization. Marty Howe far right is Deva Seyon’s cousin. The gentleman in the back row on the right is a professional photographer Marty Hulsebos ,who carried a professional lens about two feet long. He is going to forward to us some of the incredible photos he took.
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.