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: "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.