Long-time devotee and supporter of Kauai’s Hindu Monastery, Dr. Narayana Rao of Illinois, has written an enthusiastic article on our monastery and our work, especially the construction of Iraivan temple. It is in the Telegu language and appeared in the March, 2012 issue of the Telegu Association of North America magazine. It describes how this monastery came to exist in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, who founded it, its mains features and claims to fame. Dr. Rao pilgrimages regularly to the monastery, once bringing 14 members of his family along with him. Click here to get a PDF of the article in its entirety.
The soul body plus the essence of the soul, Parashakti and Parasiva, together equals the totality of the soul. The essence of the soul is being Siva and the soul body is becoming Siva. The soul body is maturing, growing. We suffer until we learn to control our body, mind and emotions achieving imperturbability even if we find out the world is going to end tomorrow. Calmness is a platform for meditation.