Dr. and Mrs. Yoganathan visited Kauai for the first time from Melbourne, Australia. They are originally from Jaffna, Sri Lanka, and knew Yogaswami before they moved to Australia in the 80s. They commented that Kadavul Temple feels very sacred, and appreciated that it's not in the middle of a noisy city.
For Satguru speaks fans, today we posted a new upadesha by Bodhinatha, see the right side bar.
Vaidyisa Bala from Edmonton, Canada, concluded his annual pilgrimage to Kauai today. He enjoyed attending Sivaratri festival and other pujas, and wandering the grounds.
Hari Kumar, his wife Julie and stepson Philip visited Kauai for the first time from Hamilton (near Toronto), Canada. Hari Kumar is from Malaysia originally and Julie from Montreal. They attend the local Richmond Hill Ganesha Temple.
No Responses to “Darshan with Bodhinatha this morning”
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.