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.
"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