After a 9,000 mile sea voyage, Hanuman reach the Kauai shores and was brought up the hill on July 9, 2013. He was carefully taken down from the truck and laid in a display area on the Northwest corner of Iraivan Temple. The elephants arrived on the same truck, eager to get out of their shipping cages and move about. Hanuman would sit here in this spot for over three years. He thought he was waiting to be installed, to go from this on-my-back resting position, to the upright stance for which he was designed. But that was not what happened, as Chapter Three reveals.
Good conduct is right thought, right speech and right action." Apply T-H-I-N-K: true, helpful, inspirational, necessary, kind in our thoughts, words and deeds. "Conduct ourself properly within ourself." Encourage rather than discourage. Praise rather than criticize. Speak an abundance of sincere inspirational words.
"Namaste" and "vanakkam," core practices of greeting. Recognizing that God is within everyone, the same God within me is within you. A Hindu concept not necessarily believed by other religions. Bowing to God is one of the ways we strengthen our humility and lessen our sense of ego and pride.
For peace in the world stop the war in the home." The key to world peace is inside the individual. The most important thing I can do today is be peaceful. Harmony, peace and tolerance radiate out to the community from the home and from the Hindu temple. "Everything is all right, right now." Affirmation is a useful tool to move out of a disturbed state of mind. Practice being in the eternal now.