Bodhinatha met today with two Level One Master course students, John Stern and Larry Otis. Both men have years of background in meditation and sadhana and are serious about their spiritual unfoldment and plan to move forward into Level Two of the study.
Larry Otis has called himself a Siva worshipper for many years, having associated with Kashmir Saivism for many years. He’s happy to find Gurudeva’s teaching which offers the fullness of Saiva culture and be able to be in direct touch with a spiritual preceptor. He does sadhana daily, and loves the Master Course
Lord Siva is the Supreme Being of the universe, not one of many gods. To Saivites Siva is the supreme being; to Vaishnavites Vishnu is the supreme being. The soul starts with experiencing the world. On one side the soul is pulled by veiling grace toward the world. On the inside the soul is pulled by revealing grace toward God. Resolving karma, maturing in the world, fulfilling dharma, we move toward imperturbability, realization, moksha.