Mathavasi of the Day – Natyam Rajanatha

Natyam Rajanatha serves in the Ganapati Kulam, helping with the monastery's publications work and learning from the kulam's sannyasins. He is responsible for seven article pages of Hinduism Today magazine each quarter and is also a big part of our digital world, focusing mainly on updating and improving our Himalayan Academy site. His work in the kulam is supplemented by his familiarity with web coding and his love of words. On retreats, Natyam helps Kumarnathaswami in the woodshop and also assists in our agricultural work on Himalayan acres. Natyam is one of the monks who performs the monthly Chitra pada puja honoring Gurudeva's mahasamadhi and is also one of the those who chant Sri Rudram during the weekly morning fire ceremony. He is often found on the 12am or 3am vigil rotations in Kadavul Temple, an austere but delightful responsibility. Today Natyam is working on Hinduism Today, as this is the last month of this production cycle. Here he is working on the next Global Dharma section, gathering and writing stories to keep Hindus informed about events around the world.

Loving Ganesha

This morning was Chaturthi, an astrological period which occurs twice a month, four days after the full and new moons. This is the time when Ganesha's shakti can most easily be felt. At such a time we thought to bring you this short message from Loving Ganesha:

The Second Letter from Lord Ganesa

Keep track of your paces, for your walk makes marks. Each mark is a reward or a stumbling block. Learn to look at the step you have made and the step you have not made yet. This brings you close to Me. I'm not doing anything. If I were any place, I would not be. You are someplace, doing something. You are not.

Insofar as this is a fact, there then is some semblance of Me in you. If you are not what you apparently are and you keep track of your paces fore and aft in your mind, the karma balancing out the dharma is nothing.

Always live as nothing, and your mission is fulfilled immediately. You do not have to live long, but live well while you live. Be sum total at any point in time.

The mind through which you think you travel, or of which you think you are, is not. The awareness of which you think doth travel, or which you think is aware, is not. Therefore, what is?

That is a mystery, to the mind, to awareness, but can be solved by you and Me coming close together. Let's do it now.

Love, Lord Umaganesh

Hanuman Jayanthi

Recently during Hanuman Jayanthi, the small Hanuman murti which resides in kaduval was decorated in his sideshrine. He received an array of offerings including many flowers and tasty foods. Jai Hanuman!

Celebrating Satguru Siva Yogaswami

This morning at Kauai Aadheenam the monastics observed a short puja for Satguru Yogaswami's Mahasamadhi during the Ashlesha nakshatra, at his corner shrine in the Guru Peedam. Local devotees were invited to take part in the puja, which including the the chanting of Yogaswami's 108 names. It was followed by Natchinathanai singing and blessings from Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami. Click here to read about Yogaswami's life and teachings in The Guru Chronicles.

A Visit from Bobby and Kathy Page

Several days ago, Bobby and Kathy Page arrived on Kauai for a short stay. The two artists are part of the team in Colorado who are helping to create the bronze statues of Gurudeva, Ganapathi Sthapati and the shiplis, which will reside close to Iraivan Temple. The two visited the monastery and attended the Ganapati Kulam's morning meeting. They expressed their joy at visiting the monastery and were very happy to see the completed statues in their new home. Aum Namah Sivaya

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