At home today the Siddhidata Kulam gave their report. Sadhaka Adinatha has been putting in a lot of work coordinating with a surveyor, and getting all of our property line points literally “nailed down” with clear protected markers. And lots of work in our gardens as well.
Here are pictures of Bodhinatha’s departure yesterday afternoon.
He and Yoginathaswami overnighted in Honolulu in order to catch a very early morning flight on China Airlines direct to Singapore with a three-hour layover Taipei airport. It is a 19 hour long haul and he is still in the air as we write today’s TAKA.
Aum Aum Aum
At this time each year Palaniswami designs Aums and borders for all the next year’s Hinduism Today pages. This one came off a T-shirt worn by a visitor to the monastery.
This one was inspired by a painting on a wall in India. If anyone has really creative aums, swami says to send them to him at [email protected]
Saiva Siddhanta Church Wailua Mission Gets Ready for Ganesha’s Birthday
Here are a few photos from the Wailua Mission, Saturday August 16, making clay Ganesha’s for Ganesha Chaturthi at the Sendan home.
We will let the clay dry; then paint the Ganesha’s and put them on the home shrine until September 2.
Sri Sri Sri Jayendra Puri Mahaswamigal — Special Slide Show
In remembrance of the visit of our brothers from India Sadhaka Satyanatha has prepared a Pic Lens Slide show covering their stay. It now works in Safari too!
Click to view a show of Sri Sri Jayendrapuri Mahaswamiji At Kauai Aadheenam
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."