Mahogany seedlings (foreground) are being repotted to larger pots today the team of Philippino elderly ladies who come to work at the Aadheenam from time to time.
The seedlings were started from home grown seeds procured from some of our island friends.
Wire and bricks will hold the repotted seedlings upright for a year or so. Then they’ll be planted at Himalayan Acres when they’ve grown tall enough. Way off in the future they, along with trees already planted there, can be sold to help finance the activities of the monastery.
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.