On March 2nd we had a big tour. Kulapati
Deva Seyon has the story:
Countdown before rush hour!
Robert, our very gracious parking attendant awaits the coming wave of
guests. Robert protects our neighbors from cars blocking their driveways
or mail boxes and keeps Public Tour Day as transparent as possible.
Hams Zee Vat and his wife Sylvia from
Lawai, with guests Tineke Dros from Holland and Elvrine Chow from Kapaa.
Members of the Sierra Club, they met Gurudeva years ago when He was
invited to give talks to their group. “We knew he was very special -- we
could feel His shakti!”
The Ganapati Kulam building (the eagles
nest) from the the Ritau flag pole.
The tour reservations were booked solid as
is the pattern now-a-days.
Wondrous sights for our visitors.
These beautiful families are now Iraivan
temple builders. Madhav and Sheela Jambotkar from Louisiana, Vishnas,
Arati and Neil Godbole from Saratoga California
Ravi and Sheela Rahavendran happened to be
in the Mini Mela when Bodhinatha arrived for his book signing and had
some Rudraksha’s blessed.
Vasant and Lata with their daughter from
Maryland take advantage of this rare opportunity to chat with
Unless kundalini is active, the deepest meditative states are not available to us. But to activate kundalini, Gurudeva tells us we must invoke the grace of Lord Ganesha and Lord Murugan. "Yoga is internalized worship which leads to union with God." Experience the inside of you in a profound way. This requires dispassion. The popular term "kriya yoga" usual refers to a form of pranayama, but the original kriya yoga is defined by Sage Patanajli as the practice of three of the niyamas: tapas, svadhyaya and Isvarapranidhana. To achieve samadhi we practice yoga, steady restraint of mental activities, austerity, meditation, detachment, self study and worship of God. Communion with the Ishta Devata, the chosen God is a key and also Gurudeva tells us: the Deity chooses you.
Master Course, Dancing with Siva, Lesson 39
Master Course, Merging with Siva, Lesson 5
Patanjali's Yoga Sutras