Bodhinatha is now on his way to Delhi having completed the mission in Mauritius. Highlights of events in Mauritius will be coming through photos in the days ahead. This trip was a great step forward for many of the sishya received initiations taking them deeper on the path of Saiva Neri. Bodhinatha’s meeting with students and the all day seminar at the Vivekananda Center also nurtured a large group along the path. The monks at Kauai Aadheenam want to thank all the members in Mauritius for their hard work and 150% dedication to make the trip such a success! Now: a report from there on some of the events.
We are sending a few photos of Bodhinatha’s activities in Mauritius. On Saturday morning Bodhinatha paid a courtesy visit to the Human Service Trust in Callebasse. Then Bodhinatha paid another visit to the Rama Krishna Mission.
Another meeting which took place in Floreal was one with trainee catalysts who are actually teaching the Saivite Hindu Religion to the youth.
Among other important points raised, Bodhinatha stressed on the need for catalysts to clearly explain to parents that the SHR class is a saivite course and to give them an orientation on saivism.
Roshan and Vandana Nathoo hosted the meeting at their residence.
Another meeting was held at another centre in the Cyber City at Ebene for active Master Course students who who have enrolled themselves to study with Bodhinatha. Many of them are about to complete their Level One and Two study of the Master Course.
The centre looks very beautiful and uplifting inside.
The group had some refreshments after the meeting.
Here is Bodhinatha in the lobby area of Sheraton Four Seasons Hotel, a few metres from the centre where the meeting with Master Course students took place.
Earlier during the day, Bodhinatha paid a courtesy visit to members of the Mauritius Tamil Federation in Moka. Several topics were raised regarding the way temples are organised in Mauritius through the federation and there were a few points raised on Saivism.
The president of the MTTF has asked Bodhinatha to sign the federation Visitors’ Book.
A photo with kulapatis and members of the federation.
Bodhinatha for a souvenir with the representative of the MTTF. In the background one can see a statue of Tiruvalluvar seated.
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