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Pihanakalani Haleakala - House Of The Sun - Summit Sunrise Maui
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Jelal-ud-Din Rumi has said centuries ago, that before man fire, water, earth, air, are objects; before God they are living beings that work at His command. The meaning of what Rumi has said is that all objects, all places are as gramaphone records: what is put into them they speak; either your soul hears it or your mind, according to your development. . . Sufi Master, Hazrat Inayat Khan
Haleakalā is a large erosional valley at the summit of Haleakala volcano, East Maui. It formed after the rimrock lava flows were erupted around the top of the volcano about 145,000 years ago, give or take about 10,000 years.
Gazing into the mouth of the volcano, imagine many of the puu, the cinder cones and spouts are up to 500 feet high, and Haleakalā is sleeping, dormant in perceived inactivity since 1792 . .
Here I am standing at the summit at around 10,000 feet above sea level where you may see West Maui far down below in the distance on a bright and shiny morning.
Much like many other cultures of the world Hawaiians believe the highest points on our islands are the most sacred. Of the four major Hawaiian islands, traditions state that the highest and most sacred places are Mauna Wai'ale'ale on Kaua'i, Mauna Ka'ala on O'ahu, Mauna Haleakalā on Maui, and Mauna Kea on Hawai'i, Mauna Kea being the most sacred place of all because it is the highest
Kilakila O Haleakalā
- Ala hea ka la -
Elevation appx 10,000 feet above sea level.
A beautiful blue morning over the clouds on the summit of Haleakalā - Sacred House of the Sun
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July 1st, 2012
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