This is the end of a productive phase. Though it was not tour day the temple was very busy. Two groups arrived including a group from Germany.
Anticipation of Bodhinatha’s visit to Mauritius is running high as many members will be receiving initiations on this trip. After years of diligent study and sadhana, these dedicated Saivite souls will hear the Holy Panchakshara Mantra from the lips of the Satguru or be initiated into the powerful practice of personal daily Saiva Atmartha puja which puts them firmly on a foundation for the performance of the deeper raja yoga practices.
~~~~~~~~~~~ END OF PHASE
Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming two-day retreat,
until Navami Tithi, Sun One, Sunday, January 24th.
Bodhinatha continues with his weekly series of commentaries on The Path to Siva. In this past Sun One talk, he elucidates the four key beliefs in Hinduism, the three pillars of Sanatana Dharma and Gurudeva's three stages of faith. Primary to Hinduism is the key belief that God is within each of us. To have a well-rounded understanding and experience of Hinduism, to make spiritual progress, adhyatma vikasha, we need scripture, humility, temple worship, devotion. To fully experience God we need the guru to give the spark for meditation and deeper wisdom.