Glowing in the Inner Worlds

It’s a rainy Sun Six at Kauai Aadheenam. Lord Siva’s devas have been very diligent in watering the plants these days. We can hear and feel resounding thunder from here — how grandiose nature is!

It’s winter, which means quite warm and pleasant temperatures but lots of water falling from the sky.

Something our TAKA readers have not yet seen. These are Bodhinatha’s new silver tiruvadi, the sannyasin’s sandals.

This beautiful work is made in silver, in the traditional way of a Satguru’s tiruvadi.

Their silver cast is not made to display material wealth. Yogaswami, master to us all, lived in the most humble conditions and Gurudeva set up our order to live with very little.

But know that every metal has a vibration of its own, and our sacred scriptures tell us that silver and gold can actually be seen from the inner planes and attract devas.

That is why some Deities are covered in kavachams, sacred metal clothing, like this Ganesha in Swedesboro, New Jersey. We received this photo from Kumarswami Dikshitar.

From Lemurian Scrolls, Chapter 4.56:

56 ¶We had a gold substance that came from the ground, and silver, too. This gold and silver could be seen, even in the Third World, glowing. The people in the surrounding countryside would dig it out of the mountains, find it in their rivers and streams and bring it to us. Walking through the monastery and temple, one could see large piles of gold and silver here and there, and in the Third World, each monastery and temple could be easily distinguished because of the vast quantities of gold and silver it contained. It glowed there as a marker of the destination point so that Deities and devas would know where to come.

What Is on our Screens Today

In this last month of Hinduism Today’s quarterly cycle, the Ganapati kulam is very focused. Kumarswami is working on a special Publisher’s Desk from Bodhinatha that will serve as a complete introduction to Hinduism.

Senthilnathaswami was dislodged from his desk by our renovation work, but beautifully letting the river of live take him, he ended up with the best view we know of.

He spent many weeks focused on the new HT website and is now working on our Video News update.

Paramacharya Palaniswami has been recording his Hinduism Today Video for the January issue. More than 4,100 people have watched last issue’s video.

And we all send you a warm aloha from Kauai Aadheenam!

Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming two-day retreat,
until Sun One, January 5, Gurudeva’s Jayanthi.

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