On our Siddhidata day, Arumuganathaswami, Natyam Satyanatha processed about 130 pounds of freshly picked and ripened noni in this old-fashioned cider press. Yield was 9 gallons, which is good. The fresh juice has to be kept refrigerated; it is tastier than the fermented type.
Filling a jar. Noni juice is a wonderful tonic and a good support for your immune system.
Jai Ganesa!!Looks like fun using that “apparatus”t for squeezing the juice. That is a lot of work but so well worth it. Glad our Monks are taking such excellent care of themselves. It gives me joy to see your happy smiling faces while you work. Thank you Gurudeva. Thank You God Siva. Thank you Guruji.Aum
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.