The contractor finished most of the work on the new Minimela building in Mauritius.
One November 19th, Soondeeren Arnasalon was at Spiritual Park on Friday 19th to receive the keys to the new store.
A view from the front.
Entering from the back upper story onto the second floor.
Some exterior clean up of the construction site debris still has to be done.
The inside was finished to perfection. Kulapati Anba Dayananden Valayten is also on hand to inspect the new facility.
Here is an additional store room that has yet to be completed.
It is interesting to see the unfinished look and how this room will also be transformed soon.
to look like this one. Testing the lighting. Now we will begin bringing in all the book cases, display case, check out station and more.
Congratulations to everyone for this important upgrade and new addition to the property in Mauritius. The many 1000’s of visitors will now have a better venue for perusing and buying our books and religious supplies.
Treat the guest as God; the guest's heart is more sensitive than the most sensitive flower. If we generously give to others, we will attract more wealth in this and future lives. Siva's followers serve holy men, honor elders, help each others families and grow together in Godliness. Giving to a temple builds punyam; you are helping the temple help humanity. "Charities merit cannot be measured by gifts given, it is measured by measuring the receiver's merit."
We need to perfect Ishvarapujana, personal worship, before we can expect to do really well in meditation. "The idea of Ishvarapujana, worship, is to always be living with God, living in Siva in God's house..." Learn the spirit of the puja, learn the spirit of devotion, get deeply into worship in the home. During puja, we're giving prana and devotional energy to the Deity; we receive blessings in return. God isn't living in your house, it's God's house and you are living in it.
The three stripes of vibhuti across the forehead signify trying to purify ourselves from the influence of anava, karma and maya. There are two ways we're attached to the world, that which gives us pleasure and pain. We're slowly changing our karma over a period of many lifetimes through wise action in the present. With humble action we work on lessening the ego-sense rather than enhancing it.