One of the major events in Mauritius was a seminar on "What is Hinduism" at the Swami Vivekananda International Convention Center. Over 300 participants attended…
The day before the seminar at SVICC, Kulamata Kavita Mardemotoo and Mrs Vani responsible for our Spiritual Park Mini iMela had a meeting with Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and Shanmuganathaswami about the the Spiritual Park database at the residence of Kulapati Rajen Manick at Goodlands.
Shanmugathaswami and Rajen going over Mac database applications for the Spiritual Park.
Young Sivarathna Manick offering a painting of Lord Ganesha he made himself to Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami.
The Manick family for a souvenir photo with Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami ….
On Saturday April 11 a public seminar was organised at the Swami Vivekananda International Convention Center for the general Hindu public of the island. The seminar started with an arati to Lord Ganesha, performed by Shanmuganathaswami.
Every participant stood up during the arati…
Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami opening the seminar ….
Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami talk was supported by a wonderful powerpoint presentation.
Participants listened attentively.
Time for the coffee break…
For many it was their first experience of a spiritual seminar.
Many young couples attended the event…
Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami about to answer a few questions from the participants.
A souvenir photo before lunch at the bust of Swami Vivekananda. More photos of this SVICC event in next TAKA. 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.