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.
The letter "Ya" in the Panchakshara Mantra, Namasivaya, stands for the soul. Bodhinatha uses the Panchakshara Mantra to show how the soul is initially drawn by Siva's veiling grace, which leads the soul to maturity through experience in the world. Then comes Siva's revealing grace. When we've had enough of the world, Siva's grace pulls us toward God. The mantra also has the simple, two-syllable form. Si- Reflecting on God the Transcendent Absolute, Va-God as the All Pervading Consciousness