The Siddhidata Kulam gave their report. Yoginathaswami is coordinating another huge project to upgrade the main electrical service from the outside powerlines into the Aadheenam. He is doing drawings and coordinating with a local electrical engineer and the local power company’s engineer from Kauai Island Utility Cooperative. Kulapati Easvan Param has kindly offered his seva to this project had has come over to Kauai to assist Yoginathaswami with the drawings and logistical planning. Once the project is detailed enough to go there will be a lot of new conduit placed underground, new power boxes to be installed here and there.
It’s a huge job. Easvan is planning to return to Kauai with a team from California, possibly Easan Shankar and Jothi Param to be here to help the Siddhidata Kulam when the job finally hits the ground.
On the garden side, Sadhaka Adinatha reports on the continuing work of growing food for the Aadheenam. Sadhaka Tejadevanatha is in charge of a lot of vehicle and equipment maintenance along with Sadhaka Rajanatha and the whole team gets together periodically to take care of grounds maintenance in different areas.
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.