The Gods Build Temples Worldwide
Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami , 1998-08-23
Gurudeva talks about the eclipse, high energy, moving Iraivan temple forward. Today's Homa was to this purpose and for the foundation. The Gods know how to build a temple. Live in the eternity of the moment. Appreciation and love, make a difference to bring in the new age. One God, one World.
Greetings and Aloha everyone. This day is a very special day for us. We have just had a wonderful fire homa-puja and the date is the 23rd of August. We are in the middle of an eclipse, the energy is very high and we are feeling very good. We are using this energy to move Iraivan temple forward.
We are trying to raise $275,000 to complete the foundation. An enormous foundation, one pour of three feet of cement that balances out the tremendous weight of the hundreds of tons of white granite, beautifully carved from Bangalore. Iraivan, Chola-style temple.
So, we are doing this homa today to get the vibration going and the inspiration going, because we don't know how to build a temple. The Gods live in the temples, so they know how to build temple. They have built over 800,000 temples around the world. That is as many as Hindu temples that I know we have. But some say, there are over 1 million and if you were to include the small shrines, probably two million. If you were to include the shrines within the homes, probably 5, 6, 7 million. They say that, if you were to count, there are 3 million Swamis, sadhus and Gurus. These are the ministers of Sanatana Dharma.
Well, today is a wonderful day for you. I rambled on a bit too long, I think and we are running out of time.
Live in the eternity of the moment and express gratitude for all the goodness in your life. We hope that our electronic ashram and my speaking to you through cyberspace is something you can be grateful for. I am grateful for you tuning into the electronic ashram. Come again tomorrow, the day after tomorrow, the day after that. We welcome you, we love you, we appreciate you. We are grateful for you that you are living on this planet and during your lifetime you can make a difference to bring in the New Age. The New Age, the Golden Age of beauty, peace and harmony, where love reigns supreme. One God, One World.