Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami is back at the Aadheenam, which is great news for us all.
We welcome the guru with a small padapuja, a traditional way of honoring the blessing of having him with us.
Sannyasin Arumugaswami has wonderful stories to tell about our efforts to translate the Saiva Agamas into English. Many luminaries of Saivism rushed to thank Bodhinatha, and offer their support, during this trip.
An arati is performed at the temple, alerting the Gods and the Devas that the travelers have returned.
The soul body plus the essence of the soul, Parashakti and Parasiva, together equals the totality of the soul. The essence of the soul is being Siva and the soul body is becoming Siva. The soul body is maturing, growing. We suffer until we learn to control our body, mind and emotions achieving imperturbability even if we find out the world is going to end tomorrow. Calmness is a platform for meditation.