A great project accomplished by Kauai Aadheenam was the digitization of the Agamas. The digitized manuscripts were carefully stored in a single TB hard disks. This big drive called the Agama Drive consists of as many as 10,200 palm leaf manuscripts,1200 transcripts, 350
rare and old books -- most of them related to the Saiva Agamas. 15 copies of this priceless Agama Drive were presented to 15 Sivacharyas in a memorable Meet held
at GRT Grand Hotel, Chennai on the 16th July 2011 by H H Satguru Bodhinatha Veylan Swami, Guru Maha Sannidhanam of Kauai Aadheenam.
Young student-priests of Sivacharya community who are going to complete their study in various patasalas have been given this Drive for the continuation of the work. Each patasala has been assigned a particular Mula Agama for typing, comparative reading and edition.
To put them on the right path, a meeting of the students was arranged by Dr Sabharathnam and Dr Abhiraman. It took place on the 27th August 2011 at Sivagama
Kendram, near Kalikambal Temple, Chennai. Dr Sabharathnam demonstrated to the students how to proceed with the contents of the Agama Drive. Dr Abhiraman explained the importance of the manuscripts and on how to deal with them.
The meeting was inaugurated and blessed by Swami Caitanya Nishtananda, the disciple of Swami Dayananda.
These photos depict the series of this event.
The meeting served its purpose. In the review meeting held on the 16th October 2011 at the same venue, the Sivacharya students presented a commendable report of their project work.
Swami Caitanya Nishtananda
Dr. Abhirama Sundaram
Dr. S.P. Sabharathnam
Filming the event
Dr. Sabharathnam shows the hard disc drive containing some ten thousand palm leaf bundles in digitized form, including most of the important Agamas.
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.