This upcoming full moon is Lord Hanuman’s Jayanti.
A wonderful time to inwardly connect with this powerful God of Service and Devotion.
Aum Anjaneyaya Namah
Swinging through the trees is my delight.
Romping in the leaves is my instinctive mind.
As you play in the force fields of your emotions,
I hang and scratch myself.
We are the same in that respect.
As you maneuver through your intellect,
I sit with eyes wide with a banana in my mouth,
Accruing dismay at what you have become
And think you are.
My inner body is Supreme, as tall as Mount Kailas.
I trample the earth.
My footprints are everywhere.
Have you seen them in your mind?
They look like humility.
For I am the funniest,
the lowliest of creatures,
Tall and short, big and small,
Somehow able to be of service to Him,
my Siva. He is very busy. He keeps me upon my toes.
He makes me almost Human.
For I cannot be instinctive around Him,
Nor can I think like you do, or I used to.
He is free, and I’m alert.
He doesn’t see me, but I serve Him.
My timing is perfect.
I learned that because I fear Him,
Because I love Him, my Siva.
Take heed of this message.
I applies to me and you.
These constant reminders are the sandal and the shoe
Which support us from the blisters on the path,
Of our ego and His wrath.
I love my Siva.
I would do anything for Him.
He keeps me swinging toward His favor.
And I love my Siva;
I don’t know who I am.
I gave me up long ago
When I let go
The last branch.
On the evening of Mahasivaratri, 2021, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives a detailed discourse about the nature of Self Realization. This is a high-resolution version of the talk in the below live stream.
Aum Namah Sivaya
Kauai Aadheenam’s 2021 livestream of the monks’ Mahasivaratri observance includes an upadesha by Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami followed by a short abhishekam to the small crystal Siva Lingam that resides at the base of Lord Nataraja in Kadavul Temple. Our livestream begins at 10:00pm aadheenam-standard-time, March 10th.
January 27th at 4:30pm the aadheenam celebrates Thai Pusam with a puja and abhishekam to Lord Murugan in Kadavul Temple. Join us live:
Several days ago the monastery celebrated Thai Pongal with a short event at Iraivan Temple. On this day the sun enters the sign of Makara (Capricorn), beginning the Tamil solar year. Chinnu cooked some wonderful pongal for everyone along with some delicious vadai. Once Satguru and the monks had arrived Chinnu performed an arati, thus concluding this celebration of abundance. This was of course followed by an abundance of prasadam. Aum Namah Sivaya.
Aum Namah Sivaya
On December 29th, the monks of Kauai Aadheenam celebrated Ardra Darshanam with an early-morning homa, followed by an abhishakam to Lord Nataraja, concluding at noon that day. This day is considered one of the most auspicious days of the year, with Siva's dancing star of Ardra being in alignment with our moon, the Earth and the Sun. It is a time when we worship Siva in divine form, as opposed to Mahasivaratri, when we try to realize Siva as our own formless perfection. Aum
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