Scott Road Sri Kandaswamy Temple Chairman, Mr Perumpalam greets Bodhinatha.
Our Kulapatis having light conversation prior to Bodhinatha’s arrival.
Rishipathi Kuppusamy Appasamy performs Arati!
Bodhinatha went for a quick tour to a number of booths decorated with attractive fund raising items and Iraivan Temple promotion items.
Attractive fund raising items!
Kulapathi Selvarajoo incharge of Himalayan Academy books corner.
Meanwhile, the registration team members busy updating participants information at the registration counter.
Guru Parampara photo welcomes all seminar participants.
Children sprinkles Bodhinatha with flower offerings along the path, leading to the main stage.
Bodhinatha performs arati offering to Gods and Gurudeva.
Rishipathi Appasamy Kuppusamy’s opening speech.
Bodhinatha delivers HH talk on Hindu Toods For Success.
Bodhinatha gave a wonderful talk to an appreciate and attentive crowd from a different perspective about how to succeed in life with religious and spiritual tools/practices as a guide.
A section of the seminar participants. They’re about 400 people attended this seminar. Many of them braved a heavy downpour at downtown Kuala Lumpur!
There are many new participants attended this seminar. Noticeable among them are many non-Indian brothers & sisters whom had participated as well took part with great interest. They enthusiastically followed Bodhinatha’s talk till the end.
Within our Saiva Siddhanta Holy Scriptures the Saiva Agamas explain the basis of temple ceremonies and worship plus yoga and jnana. The Tirukural was considered by Gurudeva to be "the most accessible and relevant sacred text." In it are practical and helpful guidelines for our conduct in every day life. The point of family life is to gain steady improvement, forever, in self control in the midst of responsibilities in the fulfillment of family dharma. Meanwhile, not taking detachment too far but taking it in the sense of spiritually looking for happiness, not outside in other people or possessions, the world, but inside ourselves and then sharing it with family and friends. "We regard the writings of our satgurus as scripture."
Path to Siva, Lesson 20
Tirukural, Introduction and Contents
Tirukural, Chapter 15 Possession of Self-Control
"The temple enables us to feel the presence of God, Gods and devas." We use our inner eyes to see what's going on in the temple, the three worlds. In the temple we're being good dvaitists in the dimfi perspective, focused in bhakti upon God Siva. In meditation we're monists, in the shumif perspective. We claim our oneness with Siva, Sivoham, I am Siva. In surrender, shrinking the ego through devotion, we have a realization that we're not the doer, that Siva is doing it all. Siva's energy comes through our soul.