Balakrishnan Shegar of the Hindu Centre in Singapore discussed plans to introduce Bodhinatha to a larger audience of Singaporeans next year.
Avani Sukhadia Robinson and Nathan Mudrick have been studying the Master Course. They came from Sedona, Arizona especially to see Bodhinatha and get some good advice on their future plans.
Ravi and Meena Annamalai with sons Aaditya and Krithi from Fremont, California. They were devotees of our Palaniswami Temple on Sacramento Street in San Francisco during the 80s. After the temple was moved to Concord they have continued to worship Murugan there.
Sundari and Easan Katir have been with us every day for a week helping to host the many, many Hindu families that come to Kauai for the year end holiday season. They look forward to seeing some of the new friends they have made when they get back home to Silicon Valley.
Vasanthie and Sagie Naidoo from Durban, South Africa booked a cruise on the Golden Princess just so they could stop on Kauai to see Bodhinatha and invite him to return to their country soon.
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.