During his second day visit to Mauritius, Satguru Bodhinatha attended the first satsang in the north at the residence of Kulapati Mardemootoo, where Church members and sishyas of the Mardemootoo and Manick kutumbas had gathered.
Sishyas come forward to prostrate at the Holy Feet of Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami.
It was a great moment of joy for everyone to meet the Guru that evening. These are especially powerful moments when the spirit of the Kailasa Parampara descends upon the satsang through the pada puja to the Guru and then initiations are given in the traditional way. Here we see our Saiva Agama tradition in living manifestation.
Sishya Indranee Veerasamuy receives vishesha diksha. This is the last initiation making one a full “chela” -- disciple and carries with it the responsibility to perform daily Siva puja and uphold the mission of the Kailasa Parampara. The initiate is also now guided in their meditations through the Shum language.
The Arnasalon couple read their vow for Vishesha diksha….
Bodhinatha places His hands on the head of Soundiren Arnasalon, and was followed by Vijayam Arnasalon.
Sishya Amravadee Kownden receives Samaya diksha… the Guru initiating the sishya into the chanting of Namasivaya.
Here is member Naden Caramben
Kulamata Sornambal Mardemootoo…
Kulamata Kavita Mardemootoo….
Bodhinatha 's talk stressed on intelligent communication in the family between parents and children and also between spouses.
Intelligent communication allows better opportunities to solve problems, when bothparties have had a time-out to cool down the emotions.
Later after the satsang, Bodhinatha privately met each of the families present. It was another great day for our Beloved Satguru in Mauritius.
Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas: "The Difference in Practice of Theism and Monism" (September 3, 2014)
During a puja we're in Theism, to receive the blessings of the Deity. After a puja we can go within our self in meditation, giving up the idea of an external Deity, Monism. Monistic Theism: Advaita Ishvaravada. Advaita means the Monism; Ishvara means the Theism.
In Shum we use two words that relate to that: shumif and dimfi. First, perfect your Theism. Then become a monist. That's called Saiva Siddhanta; one leads to the other.