Sadhaka Adinatha and the Siddhidata Kulam team have amended this raised bed in the garden with rich compost and some chicken manure in the bottom of this trench, in preparation for planting ginger.
Covering over the seed by hand.
Next the “seed” is placed and covered: roots from a previous bed that were saved. Each these will generate a new plant that will provide many pounds of fresh ginger.
Now all we have to do is water and wait patiently as Siva-Shakti does all the rest of the magic.
Planting root vegetables in the tropics is challenging because the rats can be so agressive that we never get a crop. Happily these short fat carrots made it in wonderful condition. Sadhaka Rajanatha happy with an abundant harvest. Nutrition does not get any better than this! Thanks to the Siddhidata Kulam!
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Every day I look so forward to seeing your beautiful pictures of the monastery. The nature there feeds my soul so deeply, no to mention Bodhinatha’s eyes.
I want to come back as a monk and live at the monastery!
Om Sivaya. The carrots are beautiful. Does it help to discourage the rats when the veggies are planted in raised beds? Or do the rats just work down from the top? I have more trouble with raccoons in my veggie beds, but rats love young developing avocados!
Om Om, ~anjali
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.