Last phase our tour day brought a beautiful happy group today discovering the infinite depths and wealth of Kauai Aadheenam!
One of the wonderful opportunities of meeting so many people on the tour group is we get to hear some sweet stories. Elisa told us an inspiring story about her stay in India for one year serving at an orphanage near Bangladesh. One of the many things she did to serve the children was to go around to all the shops in the area until she had purchased sixty two-inch Ganeshas which she gifted to each child personally. They had nothing like that for themselves and it was an enormous delight to each one of them. Elisa was still glowing from her wonderful experience with these beautiful children.
Mr. and Mrs. K Venkateswaran are visiting from San Francisco. Gurudeva met them years ago and sent them a Ganesha Murthi to help start the Livermore temple. They kept the Deity in there home until the Temple was completed.
Sonu and Anmol coming from Chicago are on their honeymoon visiting Kauai. They heard about the temple after they arrived here on the Island and were so happy to have this blessings. Kannan our silpi was asked to join them in the photograph.
Focus on being a soul, not the body, mind and emotions. When we think of ourselves as a soul we're able to move forward and get closer and closer to Siva. That's the whole idea of Saiva Siddhanta. A negative self-concept is an obstacle. We can change our self-concept through applying Gurudeva's teachings, affirming every day that we are a divine being. Vasana daha tantra: Going back and understanding experiences; clearing up the reactions to the past.