Today marks the 2,733rd day since Gurudeva's Great Departure into his world of light, and we all gathered in Kadavul Temple for Chittra Puja.
Here he is at Tiruchendur Temple in 1981, holding Murugan's insignia.
It was a milestone, the 100th Chittra Puja held to honor his life and teachings and all the spiritual gifts he bequeathed to us. So, we have seen 100 moons pass above, in 7.5 years.
Much has happened, and he would be proud of all his shishya around the world. Proud they are upholding their vratas, the power of the sampradaya. Proud they are growing each day through sadhana and meditation. Proud they are all working together as a spiritual fellowship to bring forth the great teachings of the Self within all.
Thank you, Gurudeva. A hundred times thank you, for planting the seeds of Sivadhyanam and Sivathondu in our hearts, for showing us that the world is perfect, even in its seeming imperfection.
Potriyan Sivanathan, our young task forcer from Malaysia is a bright, cheerful and dedicated young man. He has just come out from the puja ready for a new day.
The Aadheenam was bathed in beautiful spring light.
” Salutations to Shri Guru, who by imparting the power of Self knowledge burns up all the karmas acquired through countless lifetimes. Salutations to Shri Guru merely by remembering whom knowledge arises spontaneously. He is all attainments.” – GURUGITA
Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas: "Not Getting Upset, Viewing Reaction from Higher Faculties" (September 14, 2014)
A measure of how serious we are in making spiritual progress is that we've learned the lesson from experience. Develop the ability to watch the mind think, understand the patterns of emotional action and reaction. Have the sense that you are a divine being to root out imperfections. Becoming upset is a temporary suspension of our higher faculties; transmute the energy into the third eye.
Master Course, Living with Siva, Lesson 149;
Master Course, Merging with Siva, Lesson 152;
Yogaswami, Words of our Master
"Eight Features of the Natha Sampradaya" (September 17, 2014)
We have to discover that part of us that is the Self. One of the important benefits of temple worship is it softens the ego. Recognize and love a Being greater than us, building humility. Go to Lord Murugan; His worship strengthens the kundalini. There's a power in learning through listening, shruti, that which is heard. Tradition, sadhana and tapas, informs, inspires, awakens potential.