Darshan meeting with Saravan Veylan who has completed his law schooling and is now an intern at a law firm in Vancouver. He is following in his father's foot steps who is a prominent lawyer in Edmonton, Canada. Well done, Saravan!
Manikam Senthivel family took such good care of Bodhinatha during his stay in Vancouver. His meals were prepared with love and cooked in the traditional Tamil style. Thank you to the entire family for the wonderful meals.
Bodhinatha enjoys an early morning walk.
Bodhinatha stands by two elephants smaller but a bit similar to the elephants that have been carved in India for Iraivan temple
The city of Vancouver is underegoing a makeover for the 2010 Winter Olympcs. Above is an electric train station that will run from the airport to down town Vancouver. New buildings have sprouted up all over the city.
Olympic stores are all over selling, you guessed it, Olympic gear.
Sumi is one of several Olympic mascots. Bodhinatha flies to Calgary next. See you tomorrow.
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