We have no photos today from Mauritius, no doubt because everyone is super busy there. Today is the 14th in Mauritius and Bodhinatha is giving his all-day seminar program and the beautiful, modern Vivekananda Center.
Yesterday there was another important Satsang for the Flacq Mission at the home of Kulapati Anba Vaylayten and a number of important initiations were given as sishya advance to Samaya Diksha and Vishesha Diksha.
When we come back to TAKA on Sun One, Bodhinatha and the monks will be in transit again, on their way to a big adventure in India. Although we are headed for a retreat if photos are posted from Mauritius, we will post them here, so stayed tuned.
~~~~~~~~~~~ END OF PHASE
Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming two-day retreat,
until Prathama Tithi, Sun One, Tuesday, March 16th.
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.