At home today we were happy to greet Yoginathaswami and Sadhaka Rajanatha who returned from a dynamic nine day journey to India. This was Sadhaka Rajanatha’s first trip to India and he is shining with the darshan of having touched base with the roots of his faith. He was completely overwhelmed and fell immediately in love with the culture and temples of Tamil Nadu. “The darshan in some of the temples was so thick it was like smoke. If it were smoke you would not be able to see. Thanks to Nellaiappan and Yoginathaswami being able to communicate with the priests were able to see the Deities up close. We spend an entire day at Chidambaram. It was incredible!”
It is always a wonderful thing to see what happens when a Saivite soul, born in America, puts his feet on the sacred ground of our Mata Bhumi, Mother India and meets the Gods face-to-face in our holy temples. He says: “I am back, but a piece of me is still in India. It is like I left something there and am still connected.”
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Come back soon, Sadhaka! Meanwhile, start learning Tamil. Remember you said you would “speak fluently next time!” I will always remember that glow on your peaceful face! You are an inspiration! Aum AUM
Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas: "Not Getting Upset, Viewing Reaction from Higher Faculties" (September 14, 2014)
A measure of how serious we are in making spiritual progress is that we've learned the lesson from experience. Develop the ability to watch the mind think, understand the patterns of emotional action and reaction. Have the sense that you are a divine being to root out imperfections. Becoming upset is a temporary suspension of our higher faculties; transmute the energy into the third eye.
Master Course, Living with Siva, Lesson 149;
Master Course, Merging with Siva, Lesson 152;
Yogaswami, Words of our Master
"Eight Features of the Natha Sampradaya" (September 17, 2014)
We have to discover that part of us that is the Self. One of the important benefits of temple worship is it softens the ego. Recognize and love a Being greater than us, building humility. Go to Lord Murugan; His worship strengthens the kundalini. There's a power in learning through listening, shruti, that which is heard. Tradition, sadhana and tapas, informs, inspires, awakens potential.