Sadhaka Adhinatha brought this papaya to breakfast this morning. We asked Muruganathaswami to pose for us.
It is as big as a basketball!
The Siddhidata Kulam has been carefully collecting seeds from the trees that are most productive in our often very damp weather. We are slowly developing our own breed of Kauai Aadheenam papayas, cultivars whose seeds grow true generation after generation.
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Jai Ganesa!My it looks delicious.What a beauty.Its so rewarding to see the efforts of those who trust God Siva to provide all their needs namely our MONKS.You give us hope.Thank you Grudeva.Thank you Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and thanks to all who work to keep such a peaceful and bountiful place in everyway for all of us. I am grateful. Aum.
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.