Today the Siddhidata Kulam gave their report at lunch. We are sending the four tires from our caterpillar skid steer to Honolulu to be filled with rubber. This is a major innovation for our land maintenance vehicles because it means this piece of equipment will never again have a flat tire!
The team continues work on several key projects: a new fence line on the Northwest edge of the property between the Iraivan land and the adjacent University of Hawaii agricultural station. Hopefully this will help prevent entry of our porcine friends (wild boar).
Work continues out front by the walk where the koi pool is that is adjacent to the pali (valley cliff-face going down to the river. The team is repairing 20 years of erosion that has hollowed out the earth beneath the walk and pool there.
October is here and nights are cooling down slowly so the team is also working on preparing the garden for winter crops: broccoli and cauliflower. As we head into fall we also will be seeing our seasonal fruits: lots of guavas star fruit right now, and soon oranges and grapefruit.
Unless kundalini is active, the deepest meditative states are not available to us. But to activate kundalini, Gurudeva tells us we must invoke the grace of Lord Ganesha and Lord Murugan. "Yoga is internalized worship which leads to union with God." Experience the inside of you in a profound way. This requires dispassion. The popular term "kriya yoga" usual refers to a form of pranayama, but the original kriya yoga is defined by Sage Patanajli as the practice of three of the niyamas: tapas, svadhyaya and Isvarapranidhana. To achieve samadhi we practice yoga, steady restraint of mental activities, austerity, meditation, detachment, self study and worship of God. Communion with the Ishta Devata, the chosen God is a key and also Gurudeva tells us: the Deity chooses you.
Master Course, Dancing with Siva, Lesson 39
Master Course, Merging with Siva, Lesson 5
Patanjali's Yoga Sutras