Bodhinatha is in his second day of a long and arduous journey home from Africa. He arrives in Hawaii tomorrow morning.
Innersearch Asian Odyssey 2008 Retrospective
February 4th, 2008: It’s the last day of the 2008 Asian Odyssey. Everyone gathers in the hotel lobby for our final outing, a trip to the Leela hotel for our Finale breakfast.
Innersearchers take this opportunity to say their goodbyes and thank yous to Bodhinatha.
It has been a wonderfully special journey and everyone is a little sad to say goodbye to their newfound spiritual friends.
An amazing journey for Babu Chandreswaran and he has lots of stories to share with the young boys at the orphanage in Sri Lanka plus everyone else in the community that are eagerly awaiting his return.
We gather on the beach area at the Leela to first perform our traditional Innersearch “Who you are makes a difference.”
Palaniswami explains how it works. You place a ribbon on someone and you tell them why they have made a positive difference in your life and everyone around them.
Innersearchers pair up and head off to share their gratitude towards one another.
In Patanjali's comments on the niyamas he speaks on religious action, kriya, bringing about samadhi and attenuating the kleshas. We think we have to be detached from that which we are attracted to but we also need to overcome aversion. It's easier to be finite, to have a past and a future than to be infinite, without past and future, so, we're clinging to life. The kleshas are the root source of karma. Quiet mental activity produced by the kleshas through meditation and achieve santosha, peace of mind. "Men of discrimination see sorrow in all experience."