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
Within our Saiva Siddhanta Holy Scriptures the Saiva Agamas explain the basis of temple ceremonies and worship plus yoga and jnana. The Tirukural was considered by Gurudeva to be "the most accessible and relevant sacred text." In it are practical and helpful guidelines for our conduct in every day life. The point of family life is to gain steady improvement, forever, in self control in the midst of responsibilities in the fulfillment of family dharma. Meanwhile, not taking detachment too far but taking it in the sense of spiritually looking for happiness, not outside in other people or possessions, the world, but inside ourselves and then sharing it with family and friends. "We regard the writings of our satgurus as scripture."
Path to Siva, Lesson 20
Tirukural, Introduction and Contents
Tirukural, Chapter 15 Possession of Self-Control
"The temple enables us to feel the presence of God, Gods and devas." We use our inner eyes to see what's going on in the temple, the three worlds. In the temple we're being good dvaitists in the dimfi perspective, focused in bhakti upon God Siva. In meditation we're monists, in the shumif perspective. We claim our oneness with Siva, Sivoham, I am Siva. In surrender, shrinking the ego through devotion, we have a realization that we're not the doer, that Siva is doing it all. Siva's energy comes through our soul.