We received these photos and testimony from Toronto where Yogaswami’s devotees celebrated his Maha Samadhi yesterday.
“We are very delighted to share some of the photos taken at Satguru Yogaswamy
Maha Samadhi Pooja observance held at Sangamam Hall, Toronto amidst the presence
of many Yogaswamy devotees.”
We felt the presence of Satguru Yogaswamy and Satguru Bodhinatha Veylan Swamy amongst us with a miraculous occurance.
While the message from Satguru
Bodhinatha Veylan Swamy was being read to the congregation, petals of flowers
from the charam strung around Yogaswamy and Lord Siva fell intermittantly four
times on Satguru Bodhinatha Veylan Swamy’s picture. Many devotees witnessed this
and relished the presence and thoughts of the great Satgurus in astonishment.
It was a very moving experience for all the devotees.
Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas: "The Difference in Practice of Theism and Monism" (September 3, 2014)
During a puja we're in Theism, to receive the blessings of the Deity. After a puja we can go within our self in meditation, giving up the idea of an external Deity, Monism. Monistic Theism: Advaita Ishvaravada. Advaita means the Monism; Ishvara means the Theism.
In Shum we use two words that relate to that: shumif and dimfi. First, perfect your Theism. Then become a monist. That's called Saiva Siddhanta; one leads to the other.