Our Siddhidata Kulam continues work on the Maha Fence project along the north boundary line between
San Marga land and the adjacent University of Hawaii Agricultural Research station land. This boundary runs from Kuamo'o Road on the east from the highway at the Rudraksha grove and parking lot, all the way down to the Wailua river below iraivan. It is registered on our property maps as being 2,849 feet long. Over 1/2 a mile!
This area has been completely left to go wild for decades. The previous fence line was virtually gone. It has been increasingly important for us to establish some security measures to protect San Marga and iraivan from intruders as well as wild boar whose population on Kauai now, estimated to be about 66,000 out number humans! Our Siddhidata Kulam undertook the Herculean job of removing all the trees that were on along the fence line. The original giant and very beautiful Blue Gum trees and Norfolk Pines were not the problem. Over the years, large numbers of invasive species had taken root. Every single Java plum tree was infested with roque banyan. Albezia trees, which are official pests in Hawaii (as they take over and destroy native habitat) had grown to sometimes 3 feet in diameter and 60 feet tall. It is only about a 15 foot swath to be cleared, but the amount of jungle to be removed is enormous! This job, had it been contracted out would probably have cost $100,000.00. Instead the SK has been putting on their boots twice a week now for nearly a year and slowly whittling away, and they are nearing completion.
In recent days we are seeing some assistance from the Univerisity of Hawaii Ag station workers who are happily helping the monks with a small bull-dozer and an occasional high-lift.
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Careful planning, perseverance and the right tools: three things I´ve always seen on every project managed by the Monks of Kauai´s Hindu Monastery. An important lesson to all of us. Congratulations to the dedicated team of workers!
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.