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.
"Temples with multiple deities can be confusing, especially for today's Hindu youth. For clarity, we need to bring forward a more precise understanding of the different Hindu denominations and how the different Gods are viewed from within each denomination. For spiritual advancement it is best to focus on one deity and get to the vibration that deity. When we hear teachings from various Hindus, it is important to understand and identify which denomination they are speaking from. This will avert confusion when that teaching gets contradicted in a different context where someone is talking about the same subject but from a different philosophical background."
Bodhinatha reviews the main characteristic of Saivite philosophy and practice with an indepth focus on the four stages of religions evolution, chariya, kriya, yoga and jnana. He highlights how this shows that Saiva Siddhanta is unique and quite from the modern practice of Hinduism as Vedanta