A Master Course student from Mauritius prepared this image as a gift to Bodhinatha on Guru Purnima. Click here or on the photo to see a large size image.
The student writes:
“I’ve used raw images from the web that are of low resolution. However, the concept behind it is very profound and mystical.
“The concept is as follows:
“Sitting on the Lotus flower, a symbol of spiritual evolution, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami is the only person (mystical spiritual master) to be guiding us along the spiritual path by lifting our consciousness so that, we too, as the lotus which was once in gross consciousness to blossom and to expand fully in sublime higher consciousness.
“Moreover, there is a constellation of stars around the lotus flower as if spinning around Satguru are representation of thousands of souls (devotees) worldwide following the teachings of Satguru and at the same time performing their utmost dharma by pulling more souls to our sampradaya by sharing Saiva Siddhanta knowledge. Added to this, a very bright spot of light can be seen with the AUM, symbol in the middle. This is depicting our beloved Supreme Lord Shiva. Having Himself realized Shiva, Satguru illumined with bright white light is guiding other souls to merge with Siva and this is illustrated by a stream of stars (souls) converging towards Supreme Lord Shiva.
“Eventually, we can find some other bright stars (smaller in size) scattered around the Primal Soul. In fact, they have already realized the soul, attained Samadhi and free from rebirth. Yea, they are indeed illumined souls like Gurudeva, Siva Yogaswami, Maha Rishi Nandinatha and other great souls of other lineages still in the “seva” to our indomitable Hindu faith…Its no doubt, one day, all the stars (souls) will surely merge with Lord Shiva. Aum anbe shivamayam, satyame parashivam.
“Glory to Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami….we love you.”