On Saturday 14th November sishyas of Mauritius gathered at the Spiritual Park to celebrate Gurudeva's Mahasamadhi. It was a special moment for everyone present. We bring you as few photos of the ceremony.
Tirthadeva conducted the pada puja while a complete silence pervaded the Ganesha Mandapam.
The Holy Tiruvadi which is carefully kept and worshipped inside the private shrine of the Dharmasala, has been brought into the Mandapam for this auspicious event.
Sishyas sitting, quietly immersed in the Guru's Darshan.
The ceremony was conducted at 3.00 PM at a time when the Park is quiet and with not so many visitors around.
Everyone had their eyes on the pada puja…
Natchintanaii devoutly sung filled up the atmosphere with a high spiritual vibration.
Lord Pancha Mukha Ganapati oversees all that is happening between the inner worlds and the Mandapam.
The presence of Gurudeva is felt in everyone's heart
Devotees listening to Kul manon giving a talk reminding on how Gurudeva started His saivite mission in Mauritius years ago and emphasized on a few key events of the past.
Time for a final arati after a keynote presentation on Gurudeva's teachings.
Kulapati Kulagan has been carefully coordinating this event.
Prostration to the Holy Feet of Beloved Gurudeva.
Natchintanaii chanting continues….
Our ladies happy to be together after the ceremony…
One of our keynote items…..
The keynote multimedia presentation with music, film excerpts, photos, graphics etc… stressed on a few key practical quotes from Gurudeva.
Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas: "Not Getting Upset, Viewing Reaction from Higher Faculties" (September 14, 2014)
A measure of how serious we are in making spiritual progress is that we've learned the lesson from experience. Develop the ability to watch the mind think, understand the patterns of emotional action and reaction. Have the sense that you are a divine being to root out imperfections. Becoming upset is a temporary suspension of our higher faculties; transmute the energy into the third eye.
Master Course, Living with Siva, Lesson 149;
Master Course, Merging with Siva, Lesson 152;
Yogaswami, Words of our Master
"Eight Features of the Natha Sampradaya" (September 17, 2014)
We have to discover that part of us that is the Self. One of the important benefits of temple worship is it softens the ego. Recognize and love a Being greater than us, building humility. Go to Lord Murugan; His worship strengthens the kundalini. There's a power in learning through listening, shruti, that which is heard. Tradition, sadhana and tapas, informs, inspires, awakens potential.