Before departing, Bodhinatha was shown the future site for a temple.
A few minutes outside of the city nestled in the farm land of Calgary, 42 acres has been purchased by three Hindu groups. One of those groups, The Murugan Society, will be building a Murugan temple. They plan to purchase a large trailer building and use that to house Murugan and start the worship. Fund raising for a permanent temple will commence. Bodhinatha has been invited back to see the temple project. Jai Muruga!
Bodhinatha is shown the future Site of Calgary’s Murugan temple
Our two hosts, Panch Panchalingam on the left and Raj Pillai on the right, have been instrumental in pushing this temple project forward. We look forward to seeing Murugan's new Canadian home.
A short flight to Edmonton and two more uplifting events.
Hopefully you will come through my province, Alberta, again Sri Bodhinatha. It was disappointing to have missed your counsel at the center there, because currently I’m in another part of the province, further south (called Lethbridge).
I’m so glad to hear of a temple being built here, and to know that you were at the site is just really awesome.
Jai Guru Bodhinatha
Aum Namah Sivayah
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.