Promoting Kauai’s Aloha

Recently we arranged to reprint 1000, 16 x 20 inch Aloha poster for all of the island’s 700 school classrooms. You may recall that Gurudeva, in collaboration with then Mayor Marianne Kusaka, designed a poster in 1998 for use in the local schools as a way of passing on the meaning of the Aloha Spirit to the children of Kauai. It features five Hawaiian words that begin with the the five letters of the word Aloha and the quote “Aloha, It’s Kauai’s Spirit.” The five words, popularized by a respected Hawaiian elder, Auntie Pilahi Paki, are: Akahai – meaning kindness (grace), to be expressed with tenderness; Lokahi – meaning unity (unbroken), to be expressed with harmony; ‘Olu‘olu – meaning agreeable (gentle), to be expressed with pleasantness; Ha‘aha‘a – meaning humility (empty), to be expressed with modesty; and Ahonui – meaning patience (waiting for the moment), to be expressed with perseverance.


2 Responses to “Promoting Kauai’s Aloha”

  1. Isani Alahan says:

    Mahalo for the beautiful offering to the children on Kauai. The words of the Hawaiian Queen Lili’uokalani are rich with wisdom and beauty. Aloha the spirit of Kauai.
    Aum Shanti.

  2. vinaya alahan says:

    It was true then. It is true now. Mankind is in dire need of the spirit of Aloha. May it take root and grow in hearts the world over.
    Aum Namah Sivaya!

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