Bodhinatha arrived home save and sound after a long trip on the mainland.
It is always a joyous day when all the monks are all back home together with our Satguru in residence
Senthilnathaswami was Bodhinatha’s traveling companion and has be posting the photos from the trip while traveling
Lord Murugan in Kadavul temple looks wonderful today…
Sadhunathan Nadesan came by today to meet with Sivakatirswami. Sadhunathan assists with various operations on our web server and has been a key member of our web team for decades.
Heavy rains the last few days have filled our reservoirs, rivers and saturate the soil. The plants are happy.
Our Spiritual Park and Monastery on the Island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean
This morning hundreds of cars brought their flow of religious passengers to the Park. The kulapaties are seated on each side of the Homa to make the traditional offerings.
The whole area is full of devotees as usual.
Devotees immersed in worship…
The huge flame going up consumes hundreds of written prayers at a time…
Kulapati Kothan addressing the crowd wth a message from Satguru Bodhinatha.
Devotees listening with interest….
Offerings being made there…
Meanwhile new devotees keep coming and our ladies are taking care of their offerings.
The crowd outside…
The spiritual vibration is high too at the small Pancha Mukha Ganapati Shrine.
A nice place near the small pond is OK for some to follow the Homa ceremony…
Down the steps too…
The Himalayan Academy outside Booth is a busy place too especially when the Homa is over.
Distribution of sweets at the main gate for outgoing devotees.
Meanwhile Lord Siva in its formless form is worshipped with deep devotion..
One day worshipping at the Sivalingum will give the feeling of being in India. The first new concrete steps down the river are there already. More are to come now…
A view upward the slope…
A view dowward the river… beautiful!
This whole place will have a completely new look once all the steps have been constructed and when flowers and foliage have been planted there…. A exciting walk for all devotees down the river to get their water for abhishegum.
Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas: "Not Getting Upset, Viewing Reaction from Higher Faculties" (September 14, 2014)
A measure of how serious we are in making spiritual progress is that we've learned the lesson from experience. Develop the ability to watch the mind think, understand the patterns of emotional action and reaction. Have the sense that you are a divine being to root out imperfections. Becoming upset is a temporary suspension of our higher faculties; transmute the energy into the third eye.
Master Course, Living with Siva, Lesson 149;
Master Course, Merging with Siva, Lesson 152;
Yogaswami, Words of our Master
"Eight Features of the Natha Sampradaya" (September 17, 2014)
We have to discover that part of us that is the Self. One of the important benefits of temple worship is it softens the ego. Recognize and love a Being greater than us, building humility. Go to Lord Murugan; His worship strengthens the kundalini. There's a power in learning through listening, shruti, that which is heard. Tradition, sadhana and tapas, informs, inspires, awakens potential.