Today we take time to appreciate the monasteries greenhouse, from which so much of our fresh produce is sourced. As some may know, tomato plants can only go do long before they must be replanted in order to continue their usual production. This month we are just beginning to see the fruits from our newest tomato plants. Also our lettuce and other greens are being produced continuously.
Our February 2020 news video covers recent events at Kauai Aadheenam including our observance of Thai Pusam and Mahasivaratri, as well as the recent progress on the construction of Iraivan Temple and the recent new vows taken by two of our monks.
As the world faces the pandemic, as cities and nations close their borders, as families hunker down in their homes, Gurudeva's wonderful vision of the cosmos can serve as a life raft.
Four more of his affirmations are offered today. They speak of identity and of loving sharing.
Several days ago the monastery witnessed a powerful lightening storm, which brought with it tremendous rains throughout the night. Many suggest this was the Wailua's largest surge in the last 50 or 100 years. By 2:00am the flooding river had broken the state river gauge and would soon remove trees and strip bare the the banks of plants and silt, leaving only rock. Though none of us saw it while it was at full hight, the massive instant landscaping was more than obvious the next morning. Thankfully it didn't quite reach our large banana patch!
Our just-released "The Devotional Bhakti Movement" is the eighth song in Hinduism Today's History of Hindu India Music Video series.
It is a song for children intended to complement the third of our popular History of Hindu India documentaries, "Hindu India: 1000 to 1850." The documentary and song, the second of three for this time period, neatly supplement the study of India and the Hindu religion in American middle schools. An easy way for students to understand the widespread devotional movement which countered the impact of foreign invasions and alien religions upon India.
Produced by Hinduism Today
Music: Aks and Lakshmi (youtube.com/EclipseNirvana)
Lyrics: Dragan Stojkovski
Video and subtitles: Igro Burenkov (upwork.com/fl/burenkov, email@example.com)
Complete History Series Playlist
Part One, Song One, "Let's Go Back 6,000 Years:" youtu.be/YHS7dyN6sgM
Part One, Song Two, "That's What Hindus Believe" https://youtu.be/PAzBZa-FBOo
Part One, Song Three, "Hindus Love Celebrations" youtu.be/URoNuvY1wx
Part Two, Song One, "Ten Centuries of Progress" https://youtu.be/pFOTcm0Jq_4
Part Two, Song Two, "City and Village Life" https://youtu.be/CsNaeE4bgBY
Part Two, Song Three, "Sanskrit Culture Blossomed" https://youtu.be/z3zfjXNDIEU
Part Three, Song One, "Hard Times Fell Upon India" youtu.be/H8U-A-2BXrw
Part Three, Song Two, "The Devotional Bhakti Movement" youtu.be/dnlXj0IobIw
Thanks to Digital Dharma Drive donors, Gurudeva's preeminent book on Saivism is now an audiobook. Click on the light grey icon on the lower right on the book to show a table on contents. Go here to bookmark it on the web for future listening.
Today we listen to Gurudeva as he urges us to be what we already are, awareness--a witness to all experiences, good, bad and neutral.
Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads from the Himalayan Academy publication "The Guru Chronicles," drawing examples from it to illustrate the power of positive affirmation which can be particularly useful in times of inner and outer challenges.
Archives are now available through 2001. Light colored days have no posts. 1998-2001 coming later.