Our team is very busy and reports barely having time to connect to the internet and when the time comes there may be no way to connection. Bodhinatha has managed to send some reports for Saturday, Sunday and Monday:
Om Sivaya, everyone,
Another busy day. First activity was a homa and abhishekam to the Siva lingam at the Spiritual Park. The ceremony included thirteen vishesha dikshas, two arul sishya pledges and one brahmacharya vrata. All present poured some river water over the Narmada lingam as part of the ceremony. Many members commented it was just like the homas they see on TAKA that take place in Kadavul Temple.
Then a drive to Ebene which is the Mauritius cybercity to the Link Hotel there. Ebene is a bit south of Port Louis.
In the afternoon there were two activities at the hotel, first a seminar for Master Course students and second a workshop for Saiva Hindu Religion children’s teachers. These were from 3 -- 7 PM. This is the first time we have used the conference rooms at this hotel. It was a good quality facility. It is great when after a long event there is no place to go except upstairs in the same hotel!
Today was the Family Fun Day at Domaine de Lagrave. It is a nature preserve with a private facility on it that offers different adventures. The adventure we chose was a two hour treasure hunt. The members divided into six groups and sought out treasure with map and compass in hand. This was followed by lunch. Next we met all the youth and children and took pictures of them for the SSC website.
Today the swamis made some business visits in the morning seeing our auditor and a representative of our bank. In the evening we had dinner at Kulapati Mougam’s restaurant in Curepipe.
The blessings of Lord Murugan awaken wisdom which resides in his chakra. "Pray to Lord Murugan to unravel the great mysteries of the universe." When we get emotional we lose touch with our wisdom. Murugan inspires penance to soften karmas and purify the mind, chitta-shuddhi. If you do kavadi in the right spirit, to get the full blessing, have in mind specific misdeeds, apologize to the deity, learn from it, promise to do your best. Visions are still happening. Feeling the energy of the deity is stronger during festivals such as Skanda Shashti.