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.
Unless kundalini is active, the deepest meditative states are not available to us. But to activate kundalini, Gurudeva tells us we must invoke the grace of Lord Ganesha and Lord Murugan. "Yoga is internalized worship which leads to union with God." Experience the inside of you in a profound way. This requires dispassion. The popular term "kriya yoga" usual refers to a form of pranayama, but the original kriya yoga is defined by Sage Patanajli as the practice of three of the niyamas: tapas, svadhyaya and Isvarapranidhana. To achieve samadhi we practice yoga, steady restraint of mental activities, austerity, meditation, detachment, self study and worship of God. Communion with the Ishta Devata, the chosen God is a key and also Gurudeva tells us: the Deity chooses you.
Master Course, Dancing with Siva, Lesson 39
Master Course, Merging with Siva, Lesson 5
Patanjali's Yoga Sutras