Sishyas of Mauritius meet at the Spiritual Park of Mauritius for a social gathering on the 3rd Sunday every month. Last Sunday, it was a special event .
Welcoming the sishyas, senior Kulapati Manon said that Sunday was dedicated to Brahmachari Vel Mahalingum who had arrived to Mauritius after a six month task force stay at Kauai Aadheenam.
Bhahmachari Vel Mahalingum talked about all the salient aspects of his travel on board to Kauai and his six months stay at the Aadheenam. He described how he has been working on various projects as well as cakes and coconut buns he had the opportunity to bake for the monks of Kauai Aadheenam.
Everyone listened attentively to what Vel had to say on his visit to Kauai.
Vel then showed a few photographs he brought from the monastery's archives.
He concluded showing a Thank You note which Bodhinatha and all the monks had signed for him in appreciation for the all the good deeds he had been accomplishing at the Aadheenam.
A lunch was then served to all present.
Sishyas eating in the shady areas…
These are moments when sishyas are able to meet and have casual conversations.
The Spiritual Park is quiet too on that Sunday. Most visitors were there for worship early in the morning.
Here are the Martinez couple originally from Ireland and UK. They are enrolled Master Course students now staying in Mauritius. They have been visiting Kauai Aadheenam once and they say their wish is to one day settle in Kauai island.
Preparations are going on for Bodhinatha's visit to Mauritius next month and the Himalayan Academy is finalising details of the seminar on Saivism Bodhinatha is having on the 14th March 2010 at the Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre.
Devotees wishing to join Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami for the seminar on March 14 can contact the Himalayan Academy on (230)2838422 or email us at email@example.com
"Temples with multiple deities can be confusing, especially for today's Hindu youth. For clarity, we need to bring forward a more precise understanding of the different Hindu denominations and how the different Gods are viewed from within each denomination. For spiritual advancement it is best to focus on one deity and get to the vibration that deity. When we hear teachings from various Hindus, it is important to understand and identify which denomination they are speaking from. This will avert confusion when that teaching gets contradicted in a different context where someone is talking about the same subject but from a different philosophical background."
Bodhinatha reviews the main characteristic of Saivite philosophy and practice with an indepth focus on the four stages of religions evolution, chariya, kriya, yoga and jnana. He highlights how this shows that Saiva Siddhanta is unique and quite from the modern practice of Hinduism as Vedanta