Pradeep Chand is here. He has his own company Hawaiian Pacific Trenching. Pradeep is a master of earth works and is digging a trench for the incoming electrical conduit.
Pradeep can carve the earth to 1/2 inch tolerances!
Yoginathaswami oversees the project. In the back you can see the new service wall in action with panels mounted.
John works for Pradeep. He says “I’m a happy man!”
Why the electrical upgrade you may ask? It’s very simple. The current infrastructure was installed in the ’50′s. Over the past six decades we have added more and more electrical outlets on the monastery side of the incoming electrical “pipe.” And although there is plenty of power on the outside to meet the needs on the inside we have to upgrade a whole need incoming line to meet the demands.
Pradeep is concentrated…no time to pose for the camera…
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.