Bodhinatha read from Gurudeva’s commentary on the Mamasani — Monthly Shum Meditation. It was about the esoterics of going deep into pure awareness, aware only of itself and the importance of refining the outer nature so that when the power of inner states flows, as it naturall does, back out to the outer nature, we are not de-stabilized in our meditation. For more, stay tuned for the audio and transcript in the days ahead.
Lord Siva is the Supreme Being of the universe, not one of many gods. To Saivites Siva is the supreme being; to Vaishnavites Vishnu is the supreme being. The soul starts with experiencing the world. On one side the soul is pulled by veiling grace toward the world. On the inside the soul is pulled by revealing grace toward God. Resolving karma, maturing in the world, fulfilling dharma, we move toward imperturbability, realization, moksha.