A beautiful group of souls on today’s tour. Many heartfelt testimonies of “thank you” and appreciation to the monks for opening their home and gardens for all to enjoy this morning.
We count about 80 in this picture and there were others who came later.
The gardens of Kauai Aadheenam lend their own silent message of love to our guests as they walk by.
Bodhinatha makes it a point to promote inter-religious harmony on Kauai and around the world. Joining us today was a local group from St. Raphael Parish in Koloa. Their church, built in 1841 is the first Catholic church built on Kauai. Ironically their pastor is from South India.
Jan Maire and Joeseph. Residents of Colarado and Lawaii, respectively. They have recently returned from South India where they pilgrimaged to many temples including the “Arupadaiveedu” of Lord Muruga. They are modeling their new Rudraksha purchases!
Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas: "Not Getting Upset, Viewing Reaction from Higher Faculties" (September 14, 2014)
A measure of how serious we are in making spiritual progress is that we've learned the lesson from experience. Develop the ability to watch the mind think, understand the patterns of emotional action and reaction. Have the sense that you are a divine being to root out imperfections. Becoming upset is a temporary suspension of our higher faculties; transmute the energy into the third eye.
Master Course, Living with Siva, Lesson 149;
Master Course, Merging with Siva, Lesson 152;
Yogaswami, Words of our Master
"Eight Features of the Natha Sampradaya" (September 17, 2014)
We have to discover that part of us that is the Self. One of the important benefits of temple worship is it softens the ego. Recognize and love a Being greater than us, building humility. Go to Lord Murugan; His worship strengthens the kundalini. There's a power in learning through listening, shruti, that which is heard. Tradition, sadhana and tapas, informs, inspires, awakens potential.