Very bright souls today on our public tour! Ganesha held back the rain until the last minute of the tour. “Ringing that bell does work” we heard one guest say. (We always ring Ganesha’s little bell before we start and ask for fair weather if possible!)
The silpis are almost at the end of tenure on Kauai. They have become like part of the family here -- so bright and happy to greet the guests and demonstrate their love of carving.
We catch two humble karma yogis in action. Tandu and Toshadeva are so dedicated to bringing Rishi Valley into full bloom by planting hundreds of baby Alamanda.
It is simply astounding how Bodhinatha can step off a plane after traveling around the world, take one little afternoon to rest up and then be back to his relentless service!
Walking away with a Trilogy -- personally signed by Bodhinatha, is the optimum blessing and guaranteed to change the life of our pilgrims.
The trilogy is so heavy we offer free shipping to our tour guests so they don’t have to worry about weight limits when they return to the airport. A truly inspiring day.
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.