Jai Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami! We bring you the second series of photos of Guru Jayanthi celebration at the Spiritual Park of Mauritius.
The Tiruvadi decorated with flowers.
Arati to the Holy Sandals….
Kulapati Manon reading the Guru’s message.
Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami says on the power of affirmation: “Gurudeva’s use of the word haphazard reminded me of the affirmation keynote we have created. Part of it reads: “The idea behind affirmations is that through the repetition of positive statements, we can improve our self-concept, make greater progress on the spiritual path and, in general, increase our magnetism to success. To progress spiritually, a positive self-concept is essential. For this, the use of affirmations can be quite helpful.”
A keynote presentation prepared by Rajen Manick entitled “Words of Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami” consisted of extracts from Upadeshas of Bodhinatha on several aspects of our Guru’s teachings.
A special Jayanthi cake was baked for our Beloved Bodhinatha.
Kulapati SK Moorghen was invited to cut the cake for this occasion…. while everyone chanted “Happy Birthday to Bodhinatha”.
Another birthday cake….
Then the front of the peedham was cleared to allow sishyas to prostrate at the Tiruvadi.
Happy faces …. Kulapati Manon and Kulapati Valaytan.
Little Omvathi and her mother Anjeeni Devi Peruman.
Dinner was served on this occasion.
Ravindrah Doorgiat going around with his tray of cakes…the kids present were delighted.
A quiet evening on the steps of the Ganesha Mandapam….. and enjoying a meal together.
Down the steps of the Ganesha Bridge.
A feeling of siva sambandan pertaining the whole place….
On the whole Guru Jayanthi was a very nice ceremony for the sishyas of the island. Everyone enjoyed the darshan of the Guru and the real family bond of all the sishyas of our sampradaya.
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Focus on being a soul, not the body, mind and emotions. When we think of ourselves as a soul we're able to move forward and get closer and closer to Siva. That's the whole idea of Saiva Siddhanta. A negative self-concept is an obstacle. We can change our self-concept through applying Gurudeva's teachings, affirming every day that we are a divine being. Vasana daha tantra: Going back and understanding experiences; clearing up the reactions to the past.