Our Siddhidata Kulam has done a marvelous and thorough job on the stream the flows through the Aadheenam. Being build right on the edge of the cliffs we call the “pali” that forms the valley of the Wailua River, it is important that we secure the land 50 to 100 feet back from the edge from erosion.
The Siddhidata Kulam is ensuring that all the water stays in the channel and the soil beneath stays put!
Inspector of all things 10 inche above ground, Pandian kitty says “Wow, what an amazing job and I did not have to lift a paw!”
What is Sivatri and the Nature of Nirvikalpa Samadhi
Mahasivaratri: A time of striving to realize Parasiva. In our teachings yoga is the restraint of mental activity (chitta vritti). Nivritti marga-the path of renunciation. Pravritti marga-the path of action or life in worldly society. Ashrama dharma, a mental resting place within the 4 ashramas in life. The day before the new moon, as in monthly Sivaratri, nivritti energy is strong, an excellent time for austerity and meditation. Six Shum words defined related to meditation-withdrawal: kashum, nikashum, shumnikashum, bishumnikashum, abibishumnikashum, haiiaiibishumnikashum. Drawing energy up in to the transcendental Source of energy. Imkaif: Absence of awareness aware of itself. Nonexperience.
Master Course Trilogy, Dancing with Siva, Sloka 97.
Twelve Shum Meditations-Gurudeva's Introduction to the Advaitin.