The Siddhidata Kulam is really focused on repair of the pools and streams that catch the water from the stream and take it over the pali down to the rivers. Years of erosion have been exposed and rock walls are being complete renovated.
A huge job! Sadhaka Nilakantha digging out mud with ear-muffs on to protect the ears from the noise of the jack hammer and pressure washer.
Pressure washing silt away from the banks.
The lava rock walls have big gaps between and behind the stones. These are being cleaned out and then completely re-cemented in place.
Bodhinatha continues with his weekly series of commentaries on The Path to Siva. In this past Sun One talk, he elucidates the four key beliefs in Hinduism, the three pillars of Sanatana Dharma and Gurudeva's three stages of faith. Primary to Hinduism is the key belief that God is within each of us. To have a well-rounded understanding and experience of Hinduism, to make spiritual progress, adhyatma vikasha, we need scripture, humility, temple worship, devotion. To fully experience God we need the guru to give the spark for meditation and deeper wisdom.