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.
"Stand strong for Saivism." The nature of life for Saivites is to turn work into worship, to turn the secular into the sacred. Each day give a little extra warmth, humanness and upliftment to others. Every day is a holy day, all day long. We want to follow our religion even in our dreams. If we help someone, we're worshiping. Wherever we are, that's a place of worship. "To the Saivite Hindu all of life is sacred. All of life is religion."