On Wednesday, Bodhinatha and Senthilnathaswami drove from Midland to Austin, Texas. In the evening, Bodhinatha gave a presentation on The Guru Chronicles, our latest book, sharing stories from the book about the lives of the spiritual masters of our Kailasa Parampara, including Gurudeva, Yogaswami and the Rishi from the Himalayas. The beautiful presentation was met with rapt attention by the 15 or so people who attended at Casa de Luz, a macrobiotic vegetarian restaurant and book shop with event rooms that are frequently used for yoga classes, spiritual teachers, healers and others. At the end of the presentation, Bodhinatha took questions and signed books.
Tropical storms are amazing, wet, powerful, sustained. One is hitting our island the last few days, full of thunder that sends cats scurrying and lightening that makes the night like midday for a tenth of a second. Did you know that thunder is caused when lightening turns the channel through which it travels to a 36,000 degree furnace? The resulting shockwave hits the denser and colder surrounding air, and creates the sonic boom. (OK, scientists now think there may be an electromagnetic component to all this) Rains of this intensity usually come in November and December, so this is unusual. We have had some 5-12 inches of rain each day, flooding our ponds, drowning our plants, reshaping our roads and giving us waterfalls never seen before. the little Nani Kaua Falls on the pond below has 30,000 gallons of water flowing over it EVERY SECOND! So, we wondered, how much rain is falling on our 363 acres. Taking 10 inches as the rainfall, we calculate 101,000,000 gallons, A DAY! How much is that? Enough to fill 6,700 tanker trucks OK, we collect up one days' rainfall and, using our Idea Factory employees, put it in 12-ounce bottles. Then we sell Kauai Pure Rainwater for 1 cent a bottle (with the bottles donated this can work). At these prices, we corner the bottled water market for a few days and sell every single bottle. We clear $10,800,000. A Day! Enjoy the slideshow and know we are still knowing this is Siva's Perfect Universe.
The 97-year median for the discharge of SF (south fork) Wailua is 49 cubic feet per second; today it was 20,000 cubic feet per second
On Saturday we had a special tour for a wonderful group of probably 75-100 bright souls, brought to the monastery by Laurie Reyon of California (http://www.lauriereyon.com). As the group's interests include the akashic record, ancient Lemuria, crystals and the essential divine unity of all existence, Yogi Jothinatha gave an enthusiastically received talk on Lemurian Scrolls, the book that Gurudeva read from the akashic record in the early 1970s. Laurie stood up at one point, almost in tears of joy, to share her delight at findlng this confirmation and elaboration of her own inner experiences. Although the rains had been torrential, they let up after Yogi's talk and we had good weather throughout our tour out to Iraivan Temple. Many came into the MiniMela afterwards to buy books and crystals. Satguru Bodhinatha is presently in Texas, but Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami graciously signed their books and spoke with each who approached.
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