Toshadevi Nataraja with her daughter Velika. Toshadevi is an ardent student of the Master Course and gives powerful testimony on how much Gurudeva’s teachings have affected her life. She is also a dedicated supporter of Iraivan. She came on this pilgrimage all the way from beautiful island of St. Lucia. Her daughter Velika is is in university in New York and they are having some quality time together. Velika is a student of pediatric psychology and working on some programs that address issues of domestic violence. They send a big “Aloha” to the rest of their family who could not join them. Mother and daughter are having quality time together.
Tina Desai from Ontario, Canada has complete Level Three of the Master Course and is firmly committed to becoming a sishya of Bodhinatha and joining the fellowship of Saiva Siddhanta Church. Tina tells the amazing story of how her father subscribed to the New Saivite world when she was just 18 years old in 1979, how she was raised on Hinduism Today and knew from the start that Gurudeva, Bodhinatha and the Kailasa Parampara are her spiritual home.
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Prostrations To Lord Ganesa! Jai Satguru Bodhinatha!Jai Gurudeva . Thank you ladies for the kind comments. It really was a happy time for both of us. words cannot express our gratitude for this opportunity. It feels wonderful to be a part of this devoted family of Saivite Hindus. Dear Padmaja I missed seeing you and your Lovely Pooja. Last year I enjoyed making the decorations with you and the group. I learnt alot from you.Aum shanti
Anbe sivamayam Satyame parasivam.! Prostrations to the Precious feet of our Dear Satguru Bodhinatha! Congratulations to you My Sister Tina. Your are a fine example of what I am striving to be . Thanks for your kind heart, considerate nature,and selflessness. May you be blessed always. Aum shanti
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.