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.
"Adjust yourself to the realization that you are a divine being, a self-effulgent, radiant being of light."
Jyoti is the Sanskrit word for inner light. To bestow on devotees terms that were more specific, Gurudeva developed the Shum Language of Meditation. In Shum the word for the light that lights up the mind is balikana. During Shum meditation there is an indrawing of forces to realize balikana, a moon-like glow, leading to iftye a deeper kind of inner light which, in turn, leads to milinaka, a sustained iftye which doesn't go away and can be sustained after we've finished our meditation.