Jai Ganapati. May the Lord of categories remove all obstacles for a dynamic and supercounscious 5-day phase.
As instructed by Gurudeva, we begin our phase with a homa. This one was unusually powerful.
Many had some experience to share after the homa was over and the shakti had subsided, its rays moving out from Kadavul Temple to bless the world.
Bodhinatha’s talks were about the June Mamsani. He talked about our nerve centers, from the gross physical nerves to the very subtle chakras above the sahasrara. By feeling ourselves as energy, we have a new perspective in life.
The June Mamsani is a wonderful meditation. We will post Bodhinatha’s bhashya soon.
This is a table of some of our 72,000 nadis, or subtle energy currents. A human being is an undiscovered powerhouse, a wonder for the meditator to explore.
Leaving Kadavul temple early in the morning, we are greeted by the sight of Iraivan Temple, a little hidden behind the trees, a palace of mysticism and devotion.
A little bird sings the dawn of a new day.
Rishi Tirumular in blissful samadhi, the serenity of his smile speaking of inner joys. Yogaswami said it well, “You must taste God like one tastes sugar-candy.”
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