All is quiet at the Aadheenam today. No photos have come in from Bodhinatha stay in Toronto. He writes of his day yesterday:
“Morning Siva homa 9:30 -- 12:30 with some 200-300 in attendance, afternoon darshan session with devotees at the hotel, evening keynote presentation on some what is Hinduism topics, about 30 in attendance. A successful day.”
~~~~~~~~~~~ END OF PHASE
Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming two-day retreat,
until Dvitiya Tithi, Sun One, Wednesday, June 4th.
Today is Andre Garzia’s last full day on Kauai. He has been working closely with Sivakatirswami and other monks on a variety of IT projects: migrating our websites to a new web server, extracting 30 years of Hinduism Today HTML article archives into a consistent XML format for re-deployment into a new archives on a future Hinduism Today web site redesign, getting our ecommerce engines on the web server updated and a number of other important projects.
While here he’s had a good exposure to Hinduism and today he spent the whole day with the mission members, getting some cooking lessons and joining everyone for their monthly “Rudraksha Satsang” (pictures of which will come next phase.)
We would to thank Andre for his dedicated spirit, humble, cooperative presence and his intuitive code brain! Without him we would have been completely lost in the face of many challenges we faced in the past three weeks.
This TAKA is coming to you from a new web server, host name:
We bring you an new YouTube video today, testimony on the significance of Hindu Heritage Endownment in the mind of some dedicated donors.
We found these picture from Vaikasi Vishakam on our camera… the powerful and uplifting abhishekam to Lord Muruga on these highly auspicious days must be personally experience to be understood.
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."