It was a magnificent day at the Aadheenam as we celebrated Guru Purnima with an early morning home and worship of our beloved Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami.
And don’t miss his latest Upadesha posted today. (see right side bar for links)
~~~~~~~~~~~ END OF PHASE
Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming three-day retreat,
until Dvitiya Tithi, Sun One, Sunday, July 20th.
Light showers in the early morning brought an auspicious rainbow to bless the annual celebration of the greatness and blessings of having a living spiritual preceptor.
Yogi Jivanandanatha and Sadhaka Satyanatha perform the sacred ceremony, attend by the monks and sishya on Kauai.
Jai Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami ki Jai!
For those who may have missed yesterday’s video of our new monthly web cast, we are running this again over the retreat, along with another YouTube video of a drilling a hole in stone at Iraivan.
Monthly Video Summary
The monks have finished the first edition of our new monthly video and are happy to present it here. This month, Bodhinatha tells us of his travels to Arizona, Illinois, California and Ontario, Iraivan Temple gets a floor and a ceiling, a silpi departs the monastery after five years of service, hundreds of guests come from all walks of life, monks go on a high-tech educational voyage to New York and California, the nation of Nepal, the world’s last Hindu kingdom, goes secular, and we enjoy a video message from Gurudeva about sadhana and willpower.
YouTube only allows us to embed a somewhat mediocre quality version here on our web page (below). If you would like to watch it in higher quality (including HD) or download it to play on your iPod Video, iPod Touch or iPhone, use this link. Subscribe to our video podcast in iTunes here. (HD version of the podcast is here for those with high bandwidth.)
Stay tuned in the next few weeks for the July edition!
How To Drill Through Granite
Sadhaka Dandapani and Sivakatirswami have been working on a new slideshow presentation and technology, using PicLens (FireFox or Internet Explorer only). Click here to view the Maha Innersearch Asia Odyssey Show.
Key concepts: Naalupadasaivam: "A Saiva doctrine that the initiate should pass successively through charya, kriya, yoga and jnana stages and thence obtain moksha." The charya pada, the dasa marga, path of servitude. Sharing the world of God. The kriya pada, satputra marga, true son's way. Nearness to God. The yoga pada, sakha marga, way of the friend, experiencing inner light, sharing the superconscious mind. We talk to God. The jnana pada, san marga, sayujya patavi, union with God. There is no difference between Siva and the soul. God is our dearest Beloved. The three types of temples provide training and experience leading to worship and meditation in the Atma kovil.