A big smile to Mauritius from Beloved Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami.
Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and Shanmuganathaswami just stepping into the gangway from the plane.
Bodhinatha is welcomed at the SSR Airport VIP Lounge by our kulapaties..
A souvenir photo at one of our granite plates donated by Kauai Aadheenam to Mauritius.
The chairman of the Airport of Mauritius (left) had one of these plates fixed at the Arrival Passenger Terminal at the SSR International Airport. It reads: " Mauritius-The Rainbow island of Beauty and Harmony." A nice welcome to foreigners coming to the island!
Shanmugathaswami meeting devotees at the airport.
A little crowd is there to welcome Bodhinatha.
Sishyas are happy to see Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami back to Mauritius and are happily moving forward to greet the Guru with garlands and flowers.
Everyone is chanting devotional songs honoring the Guru.
An unusual devotional joy at the airport which quickly attracted the attention of onlookers…
The last devotee to touch Bodhinatha's Feet
Time now to leave the airport…. after this brief contact with the sishyas. Watch TAKA for forthcoming events of Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami’s visit to Mauritius. Aum.
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.