The Siddhidata Kulam team is pushing very hard these past few days. The underground work is somewhat disruptive so they are driving hard to complete it in as short a time a possible. We are blessed now to have fairly dry weather, so it is really good to get all these done before we have any torrential down pours that would fill everything up with water.
after the first layer of dirt is put back into the trenches, a plastic caution tape is laid in on top. This then is also covered over.
Any future attempts to dig down will find this tape first, alerting equipment operators to stop because pipes or conduits are below.
Now the team is working on the boxes and switch that lie underground in different locations.
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.