The Joys of Tour Day

Reflections on Tour Day from a local shishya:

"It never ceases to amaze, the brilliance of our Gurudeva! He could have established his monastery on Kauai and remained remote, kept the gates locked and trained his monks in cloistered seclusion without any intrusion or distraction from the outside world. But he seized the opportunity to reach out to those from every walk of life and welcome them in. "Come in and look around, see how the monks live, see how they worship and live, and what they believe—that the soul is a spark from God." It is a breath of fresh air for countless visitors. It is a sacrifice, having people walking through and around Kadavul, their monastery center, seven mornings a week, or for the guided tour—all over the property once a week. A big sacrifice for the quiet work that the monks do. But listening to our guests, their appreciation, their wonderment, in seeing such dedication to spiritual life and their appreciation for the positive message Hinduism has for the world—then you get it, you catch what Gurudeva could see as clear as the morning Sun."

3 Responses to “The Joys of Tour Day”

  1. vinaya alahan says:

    Aum. I am ever grateful that Gurudeva chose to be an Upadeshi, sharing his wisdom of the path to the Self with all of us mired in the desires & illusions of the world. Jai, Gurudeva! Jai!
    Aum Namah Sivaya

  2. Terrie Best says:

    Gurudeva went around the world and roared like a lion. He changed my life. I’m so grateful. When I read that monastery tours are the monks’ sacrafice, that recognition brought tears to my eyes too. Thank you from the bottom of my lotus heart! My life is rich because of the work you all do for humanity.

  3. Rajendra Giri says:

    Jai Gurudeva!

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