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.
Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas: "Not Getting Upset, Viewing Reaction from Higher Faculties" (September 14, 2014)
A measure of how serious we are in making spiritual progress is that we've learned the lesson from experience. Develop the ability to watch the mind think, understand the patterns of emotional action and reaction. Have the sense that you are a divine being to root out imperfections. Becoming upset is a temporary suspension of our higher faculties; transmute the energy into the third eye.
Master Course, Living with Siva, Lesson 149;
Master Course, Merging with Siva, Lesson 152;
Yogaswami, Words of our Master
"Eight Features of the Natha Sampradaya" (September 17, 2014)
We have to discover that part of us that is the Self. One of the important benefits of temple worship is it softens the ego. Recognize and love a Being greater than us, building humility. Go to Lord Murugan; His worship strengthens the kundalini. There's a power in learning through listening, shruti, that which is heard. Tradition, sadhana and tapas, informs, inspires, awakens potential.