Some of our local concrete worker friends came on August 1st to pour a concrete and rebar foundation for the new entrance archway. It’s just behind the Nepali Ganesha shrine.
On the last day of August the silpis began the process of placing the foundation stones for the new arch gateway at the monastery entrance.
Mixing mortar by hand and wiggling the stone into place with a bar. The placement and leveling of these foundation stones are mission critical for the arch. Stay tuned as the project progresses to a beautiful now entry to Kauai Aadheenam.
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.