Beautiful clear skies on a warm spring day brought more eager souls to investigate the wonderments of Kauai Aadheenam.
Very special guests today: T.S.Seshadai and his large extended family from Maryland. A long history with the Aadheenam through both Gurudeva and Bodhinatha he is the former President at the Murugan Temple of North America. His family was a delight to have on the tour.
Mr. and Mrs. Gupta from Texas with their precious little one Nayan
After the tour at the Minimela… a line up for Bodhinatha’s blessing and signature on books today.
Both computers in action at our very busy Minimela with Kulamata Amala Seyon (left), Saroja Devi Manickam (center) on pilgrimage from Colorado helping out and Kulamata Valli Alahan on the right.
Michael Wasylkiw (bottom right), Michael Kempinski (middle) and Steven Cohen are all from the East Coast. They pooled their funds to sponser a stone for Iraivan! So impressed with his meeting with Bodinatha several months ago, Michael Wasylkiw, came back to purchase the Trilogy and sign up for a formal study of the Master Course. He works on Wall Street.
The extended family of T.S. Seshadai, with Satish and Rajasree up front
The letter "Ya" in the Panchakshara Mantra, Namasivaya, stands for the soul. Bodhinatha uses the Panchakshara Mantra to show how the soul is initially drawn by Siva's veiling grace, which leads the soul to maturity through experience in the world. Then comes Siva's revealing grace. When we've had enough of the world, Siva's grace pulls us toward God. The mantra also has the simple, two-syllable form. Si- Reflecting on God the Transcendent Absolute, Va-God as the All Pervading Consciousness