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.
Within our Saiva Siddhanta Holy Scriptures the Saiva Agamas explain the basis of temple ceremonies and worship plus yoga and jnana. The Tirukural was considered by Gurudeva to be "the most accessible and relevant sacred text." In it are practical and helpful guidelines for our conduct in every day life. The point of family life is to gain steady improvement, forever, in self control in the midst of responsibilities in the fulfillment of family dharma. Meanwhile, not taking detachment too far but taking it in the sense of spiritually looking for happiness, not outside in other people or possessions, the world, but inside ourselves and then sharing it with family and friends. "We regard the writings of our satgurus as scripture."
Path to Siva, Lesson 20
Tirukural, Introduction and Contents
Tirukural, Chapter 15 Possession of Self-Control
"The temple enables us to feel the presence of God, Gods and devas." We use our inner eyes to see what's going on in the temple, the three worlds. In the temple we're being good dvaitists in the dimfi perspective, focused in bhakti upon God Siva. In meditation we're monists, in the shumif perspective. We claim our oneness with Siva, Sivoham, I am Siva. In surrender, shrinking the ego through devotion, we have a realization that we're not the doer, that Siva is doing it all. Siva's energy comes through our soul.