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.
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.