The Siddhidata Kulam offers some photos of our new task forcer at work. Brahmachari Vel supplicates before Pancha Muka Ganapati in Anna Purna garden.
He performs a simple arati
Sadhaka Rajanatha rings the large garden bell taking part in the sweet ceremony
Arati is over and Vel does Namaskaram to Ganesha
Namaskaram to TAKA viewers. Vel spent three hours cleaning and oiling the Vegetable Garden Ganesha. Thank you Vel for love and devotion to Ganesha. Jai Ganapati
For several Days now Brahmachari Vel has been focused on rust proofing the scaffolding of Iraivan Temple.
Vel brings the scaffolding back to its former brilliant yellow color. This process occurs every few years due to the heavy rain and moisture in Kauai which cause most metal to rust. Thank you Vel for your push to finish this vital project.
Good conduct is right thought, right speech and right action." Apply T-H-I-N-K: true, helpful, inspirational, necessary, kind in our thoughts, words and deeds. "Conduct ourself properly within ourself." Encourage rather than discourage. Praise rather than criticize. Speak an abundance of sincere inspirational words.
"Namaste" and "vanakkam," core practices of greeting. Recognizing that God is within everyone, the same God within me is within you. A Hindu concept not necessarily believed by other religions. Bowing to God is one of the ways we strengthen our humility and lessen our sense of ego and pride.
For peace in the world stop the war in the home." The key to world peace is inside the individual. The most important thing I can do today is be peaceful. Harmony, peace and tolerance radiate out to the community from the home and from the Hindu temple. "Everything is all right, right now." Affirmation is a useful tool to move out of a disturbed state of mind. Practice being in the eternal now.