Mayor Bernard Carvalho visited again to day with an important group:
Current Island-Wide Established Visionary Leaders ~ Core Group
Representatives of Kauaian Systems and Movement Leaders in Service with Positional and Personal Power, Purpose and Passion
Yoginathaswami give the mayor a shawl.
Core Leader Group Members attending today:
Bernard Carvalho, Jr. ~ Government, Mayor, County of Kaua`i Bill Arakaki ~ Kaua`i County Public Education, Superintendent of Schools Mason Chock ~ Leadership Kaua`i, Team Challenge Kauai, Pres. Kathy Clark, RN, BSN, MBA, FACHE, ~ Medical, President and CEO, Wilcox Memorial Hosp. Helen Cox ~ Higher Education, Chancellor, Kaua`i Community College/U of Hawaii, Barbara Curl ~ Non-Profit ~ Kaua`i Aloha Foundation, Founder and President Laurie Ho ~ USDA-NRCS-Resource, Conservation and Develop Program, Coordinator Susan A. Kanoho ~ Visitors Industry, Executive Director, Kaua`i Visitors Bureau
Char Ravelo ~ Health, Inspiration Journal, Kaua`i Health and Wellness Association/KHWA and Kauai Wellness Expo., President and Founder; OC16 TV -- INSPIRATION Program
Diane Zachary ~ Community Development, Kaua`i Planning and Action Alliance, CEO
Others members are: Puna Dawson, Randy Hee( KIUC -Ill ), Warren Haruki (pending)
Pat Griffin, President of Lihue Business Association
Neil Clendeninn, Chairman of Lihue Tomorrow, Lihue Business Association
George Costa, Director, Office of Economics Development, County of Kauai
Randy Francisco, President and CEO, Kaua`i Chamber of Commerce
Palmer Halfdahl, AIA, Pres. of Kauai Assoc. of Architects, VP, Lihue Business Assoc.
John Latkiewicz, PhD., Director of Small Business Development Center, U of H/KCC
Ken Stokes, The Kauaian Institute
Yoginathaswami shares with him the meaning of shawl.
Bodhinatha shared with everyone the core legacy of Gurudeva.
Gurudeva gave us the teachings in the form of his books, primarily the Trilogy.
Gurudeva established Kauai Aadheenam and the monastic order to teach the teachings, and he established endowments to ensure their long term survival.
Paramacharya Palaniswami shared with everyone how the Hindu Solidarity mission of Hinduism Today, which promotes all Hindu organizations and leaders, has gained worldwide recognition.
Arumugaswami explained how the monastery has helped the local community through our behind the scenes leadership work on Kauai, especially our work with the East Kauai Water Coop and the Kalepa Land Coalition. Both of these organizations were supported by the monks and two key areas of our life on East Kauai were sustained as a result: the irrigation system, so crucial for farming and the Aadheenam, and the positive development of the 6,000 acres across the river from Iraivan, that is now back in the hands of Kauai residents.
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Within our Saiva Siddhanta Holy Scriptures the Saiva Agamas explain the basis of temple ceremonies and worship plus yoga and jnana. The Tirukural was considered by Gurudeva to be "the most accessible and relevant sacred text." In it are practical and helpful guidelines for our conduct in every day life. The point of family life is to gain steady improvement, forever, in self control in the midst of responsibilities in the fulfillment of family dharma. Meanwhile, not taking detachment too far but taking it in the sense of spiritually looking for happiness, not outside in other people or possessions, the world, but inside ourselves and then sharing it with family and friends. "We regard the writings of our satgurus as scripture."
Path to Siva, Lesson 20
Tirukural, Introduction and Contents
Tirukural, Chapter 15 Possession of Self-Control
"The temple enables us to feel the presence of God, Gods and devas." We use our inner eyes to see what's going on in the temple, the three worlds. In the temple we're being good dvaitists in the dimfi perspective, focused in bhakti upon God Siva. In meditation we're monists, in the shumif perspective. We claim our oneness with Siva, Sivoham, I am Siva. In surrender, shrinking the ego through devotion, we have a realization that we're not the doer, that Siva is doing it all. Siva's energy comes through our soul.