We come to the end of another phase of activities with all mission fronts moving forward dynamically. Inner and outer striving, everyone working on themselves on the inside and with each other on the outside, Bodhinatha leading the way and Gurudeva guiding us from within, such a wonderful path is this Saiva Neri path.
Dr. Manickavel in Chidambaram is translating a book called “Yogaswami” which tells of Yogaswami’s life. Manickavel sent this to us the other day.
Thuravikalin Thiruvatikalukku Vanakkam.
Sending the attachment of the Next chapter Darshan of Vivekananda and Guru 5 doc.
Please allow me to jump to the last page of the book.
“We all belong to one religion and caste.
There is no difference among us.
We are pure and remain in God.
Differences and different changes are peculiar nature of Truth.
Elders says it is Maya.
Only those who conduct themselves in ara neri (ethical/Dharma) realize this truth, others will not understand.
It is repeatedly emphasized that we treat all life as our own life.
So, everything rests in discipline.
Stay in ara neri and think all are I and progress though wonderful experiences.
You will realize that, you are not the materialistic physical body but intelligent mental body and beyond.”
I could not resist sharing this rare gems, which I had never come across.
Thuravikalukku Mikka Nandri.
We remain in the service of Aatheenam,
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ END OF PHASE
Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming three-day retreat,
until Dasami Tithi, Sun One, Thursday, November 26th.
I am very new to worshipping Siva. I feel as though I have come across a great treasure box that was always in my house. Reading this I feel that every day of my life I will find a new jewel under yet another jewel. Thanks you for making this jewel apparent to me.
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.