Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami arrives in the North at the residence of Kulapati Sivakumaren Mardemotoo where sishyas of the Mardemootoo and Manick kutumbas have met.
An arati in Sivakumaren's home shrine.
The Silent Guru radiating His Darshan to the group…
Natchintanaii singings uplifting everyone…
The Natchintanaiis remind the sishyas of Sivayoga's great saying: "Know Thyself by Thyself".
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Three youth taking their Brahmachariya vratas vowing to remain pure and chaste until marriage.
The Guru tying the sacred Bhahmachariya cord around Sivarathna Manick waist.
Now the turn for Dayananda Canagasaby….
…and for Suganda Caramben
Next was the turn for our young ladies to take up their Brahmachariya vows….
Here is Basanti Mardemootoo
……… Darshini Peruman
and Geeradevi Canagasaby….
The satsang ended with Chandrasekaran Arnasalon and Ariadassy Canagasaby taking their Arulsishya vows. It was a nice meeting with the Satguru on that evening.
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.