Yesterday was this week’s tour day. Among the visitors was a group of local retired school teachers. Dedicated to education and serving our youth they were a delight to meet and talk with.
With the recent publishing of the Guru Chronicles, our guests now have access to a book which will bring alive the power and presence of our line of Mystical Masters and an introduction to the Hindu way of life in a way that is both potent and entertaining. With Bodhinatha en route to Mauritius Sadasivanathaswami, graced our visitors by personally signing their copy and adding his whimsical insights to the production of the book.
Shwetha Hegde on the left is visiting from Mumbai and was very inspired with Gurudeva’s vision. Such a wonderful soul. Her family built a temple from the ground up just outside of Bangalore. Her daughter Natasha, middle, who lives in California was inspired to bring her mother to Kauai. Neil Vaz from California is also traveling with them.
Mr. and Mrs. Pillai, and Mr. G. K Palat and wife Meera are visiting from Virginia. So happy when they got off the cruise ship in Nawiliwili harbor to find out there is a Hindu Temple on Kauai. As destiny would have it -- it was Tour Day which allowed them free access to Iraivan and a meeting with Sadasivanathaswami after the tour.
Such a beautiful group of souls today on our public tour. So respectful and grateful to the monks for opening the gates of the monastery and sharing their divine perspective.
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.