I am very very very happy to inform YOU that we had a wonderful satsang at my home yesterday 13th Nov 2008. We started with a Pada Puja followed by singing of Natchintanai songs;Homam;Talk on “cleanliness” by Kulapathi Manon;viewing of newsletter DVD and finally had a nice meals cooked especially for our Kuthumba by Anjeeni Devi.
Anjeeni devi very happy to host this week satsang
What Happened Today at the Monastery?
. Pada Puja-milk abhisegum
Final Arathi-the presence of our beloved Satguru Bodhinatha was deeply felt
The Homam was an intense moment where everyone chanted the SIVA mantra 108 times
After we sang some Natchintanai songs. After the Homam, Kulapathi Manon talked about “Cleanliness” ;then all present
viewed the newsletter DVD
At the spiritual park we have been working on some beautiful stone steps.
Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas: "The Difference in Practice of Theism and Monism" (September 3, 2014)
During a puja we're in Theism, to receive the blessings of the Deity. After a puja we can go within our self in meditation, giving up the idea of an external Deity, Monism. Monistic Theism: Advaita Ishvaravada. Advaita means the Monism; Ishvara means the Theism.
In Shum we use two words that relate to that: shumif and dimfi. First, perfect your Theism. Then become a monist. That's called Saiva Siddhanta; one leads to the other.