Some special preparations are being made for the November 11-14 Mahasamadhi Observations. One is an interactive art project (which is a bit of a secret but you will see it on TAKA when it is unveiled. Here, Indian artist S. Rajam sketches Gurudeva at the homa, offering ghee into the fires of consciousness. Pilgrims will color it.
Nigel Sivam drew this delightful version, with Lord Ganesha attending (who wouldn't want to be there for a satguru's Siva homa).
Another batch of ancient photos have been scanned and just arrived.
Gurudeva meets with other visiting dignitaries.
His 1987 arrival in Mauritius, greeted by the Sivacharya and leaders of the nation.
Lord Siva is the Supreme Being of the universe, not one of many gods. To Saivites Siva is the supreme being; to Vaishnavites Vishnu is the supreme being. The soul starts with experiencing the world. On one side the soul is pulled by veiling grace toward the world. On the inside the soul is pulled by revealing grace toward God. Resolving karma, maturing in the world, fulfilling dharma, we move toward imperturbability, realization, moksha.