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.
In Patanjali's comments on the niyamas he speaks on religious action, kriya, bringing about samadhi and attenuating the kleshas. We think we have to be detached from that which we are attracted to but we also need to overcome aversion. It's easier to be finite, to have a past and a future than to be infinite, without past and future, so, we're clinging to life. The kleshas are the root source of karma. Quiet mental activity produced by the kleshas through meditation and achieve santosha, peace of mind. "Men of discrimination see sorrow in all experience."