Yes! it’s finally happening! The monastery entrance archway is being installed. Yoginathaswami and the silpis continued their work today. Here they’ve installed one of the pillars with the help of the forklift.
How wonderful to see a physical marking of the power and grandeur that everyone senses upon stepping into the life-changing grounds of the Kauai Aadheenam. They look as though they were out for a cleaning and are being reinstalled! So natural! Jai Gurudeva!
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."