Kauai’s Hindu Monastery brings you news from January 2017, including: the monastery’s Ardra Darshana celebrations. This grand yearly festival goes beyond our monthly Nataraja abhishekam to include several hundred more gallons of milk, yogurt, honey, panchamrita and rose water; a visit from hula guru Kehaulani Kekua and her group of students who offered their devotion to the aina, or the “land or “country” in the Hawaiian language; and lastly we focus on Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami’s monthly upadeshas from Kadavul Hindu Temple.
Dharma is religious patterns which when followed promote the wellbeing of the individual, the family and society. Patterns so that the soul matures and gets closer to God, closer to realizing the Divinity within. Dharma is: "The orderly fulfillment of an inherent nature or destiny," working on instinctive, intellectual and intuitive natures. Destiny is fixed: Realization. Personal dharma, "your own perfect pattern in life", is different for the sannyasin and the householder.