It is Sun Five at the Aadheenam. Bodhinatha is back and resting before taking up the many communications and work that he does guiding along the mission of the Kailasa Parampara and developing teachings when he is here at the Aadheenam.
He said that the journey to Malaysia was uplifting and commented that we have a new young inspired generation of 18-25 year olds coming up in Malaysia who have an interest in the teachings.
Two members in Malaysia took significants steps on the Saiva Neri. Our dear sister Brahmacharini Gowri Nadason received her Vishesha Diksha initiation from Bodhinatha, making her a full Diksha Sishya in our fellowship. This is an important stage in spiritual life when the devotee comes into a deeper relationship with God Siva through the inner process of kriya yoga that unfolds through daily puja and worship.
And young Puventhiran took his Arul Sishya vrata vows, being one of the first of our young teenagers who have reached the age of 18, who, having been children of members, now step up on their own volition, to become sishya of the parampara on their own two feet, so to speak, instead of just being under their parents wings.
At home here, our visitor traffic has slowed a bit as everyone has now gone back to work for the fall quarter, bringing vacation travels to an end. All the monks are busy as bees in the sublime atmosphere here.
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.