After getting up at 4 AM and taking a long flight, Bodhinatha and Shanmuganathaswami arrived safe and sound.
As soon as he drove up light showers fell to bless us all.
~~~~~~~~~~~ END OF PHASE
Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming two-day retreat,
until Dasami Tithi, Sun One, Friday, June 10th.
Pada puja at the temple.
Arriving monks always go to Kadavul for arati and blessings from Lord Ganesha, Lord Muruga and Lord Nataraja, welcoming them home.
"Stand strong for Saivism." The nature of life for Saivites is to turn work into worship, to turn the secular into the sacred. Each day give a little extra warmth, humanness and upliftment to others. Every day is a holy day, all day long. We want to follow our religion even in our dreams. If we help someone, we're worshiping. Wherever we are, that's a place of worship. "To the Saivite Hindu all of life is sacred. All of life is religion."