We share with you a few more photos of the Bodhinatha seminar on Saivism which was so uplifting to everyone. Those who have studied Saiva Siddhanta had their faith reinforced, while newcomers were really happy to know the true nature of the one Supreme God Siva who is the creator, the preserver and destroyer of all existence.
Each of Bodhinatha's explanation was accompanied by an appropriate visual display from the projector.
Lunch time in the atrium where all participants sat down in a relaxed family spirit.
It was also an opportunity to meet new people and make friends….
Acharya Arumugaswami sat at a table with a few participants.
Bodhinatha and Sadhaka Nandinatha at the same table with the kulapatis.
This day will do doubt be a memorable event for all those who were present on that Sunday.
At the end of the event, Bodhinatha wanted to have a souvenir photo with everyone present.
Devotees come forward to be Blessed by the Guru.
One participant wants her pocket copy of Dancing With Siva be signed by Bodhinatha.
Meanwhile, while the participants were waiting for their turn to meet Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, Sivarathna and Padmasri some live saivite songs creating a temple like atmosphere in the amphitheater.
Two participants, the Moodley couple (in the middle), made it all way from South Africa to attend the seminar in Mauritius. They wanted a souvenir photo with Rajen and Premila before leaving for the airport.
Sishya Vimala Munian….
Dr. CM Pillay, editor of a local Hindu monthly publication…
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Within our Saiva Siddhanta Holy Scriptures the Saiva Agamas explain the basis of temple ceremonies and worship plus yoga and jnana. The Tirukural was considered by Gurudeva to be "the most accessible and relevant sacred text." In it are practical and helpful guidelines for our conduct in every day life. The point of family life is to gain steady improvement, forever, in self control in the midst of responsibilities in the fulfillment of family dharma. Meanwhile, not taking detachment too far but taking it in the sense of spiritually looking for happiness, not outside in other people or possessions, the world, but inside ourselves and then sharing it with family and friends. "We regard the writings of our satgurus as scripture."
Path to Siva, Lesson 20
Tirukural, Introduction and Contents
Tirukural, Chapter 15 Possession of Self-Control
"The temple enables us to feel the presence of God, Gods and devas." We use our inner eyes to see what's going on in the temple, the three worlds. In the temple we're being good dvaitists in the dimfi perspective, focused in bhakti upon God Siva. In meditation we're monists, in the shumif perspective. We claim our oneness with Siva, Sivoham, I am Siva. In surrender, shrinking the ego through devotion, we have a realization that we're not the doer, that Siva is doing it all. Siva's energy comes through our soul.