This concludes a short dynamic phase. The county is working on the reservoir and all our ponds and streams have been shut off. The Koi fish were moved to safe keeping until the water is turned on again. Meanwhile we are taking this opportunity to do some much needed repairs of leaks that will help prevent erosion in the future. Yoginathaswami and Sadhaka Rajanatha are healthy and doing well in their whirlwind visit to India. This is Sadhaka Rajanatha’s first visit to India and he is having a great time there.
The Ganapati Kulam gave their news. The digital edition of Hinduism Today, April 2010, is to be released officially next week. This involves work by the team, getting the PDF ready, recording Bodhinatha’s Publisher’s desk and getting various little pieces in place to push the web site forward to the next issue. Every three years we upgrade computer equipment, so there are lots of boxes arriving. Arumugaswami is getting ready for a month long trip with Bodhinatha to Mauritius and India. Work proceeds on the Parampara book, daily TAKA etc.
Please keep an eye on the right side bar as we catch up missing Bodhinatha talks. Today we posted links to a marvelous upadesh on the transmutation of prana through the chakras as one matures and grows old gracefully.
Don’t miss it!
~~~~~~~~~~~ END OF PHASE
Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming three-day retreat,
until Tritiya Tithi, Sun One, Tuesday, March 2th.
Unless kundalini is active, the deepest meditative states are not available to us. But to activate kundalini, Gurudeva tells us we must invoke the grace of Lord Ganesha and Lord Murugan. "Yoga is internalized worship which leads to union with God." Experience the inside of you in a profound way. This requires dispassion. The popular term "kriya yoga" usual refers to a form of pranayama, but the original kriya yoga is defined by Sage Patanajli as the practice of three of the niyamas: tapas, svadhyaya and Isvarapranidhana. To achieve samadhi we practice yoga, steady restraint of mental activities, austerity, meditation, detachment, self study and worship of God. Communion with the Ishta Devata, the chosen God is a key and also Gurudeva tells us: the Deity chooses you.
Master Course, Dancing with Siva, Lesson 39
Master Course, Merging with Siva, Lesson 5
Patanjali's Yoga Sutras