After a fruitful visit to the island of Mauritius, meeting sishyas and paying courtesy visits to various Hindu religious organisations and Government representatives, Satguru Bodhinatha left the island after a short seven day visit.
On the departure day, sishyas met in Mahebourg to say farewell to Bodhinatha.
The residence of Brah Vel Mahalingum served as a meeting point for that occasion.
Brah. Vel performing arati in his home shrine to welcome the Guru.
Brahmachari Vel Receiving the holy ash from the Guru.
Everyone made it a must to be a Mahebourg in the far south of the island to listen to Bodhinatha last message.
Before Bodhinatha's talk sishays happily sung natchintanaii as a one minded group focussed on the greatness of the the SivaGuru.
Somandiren led the group…
In His brief talk Boddhinatha showed appreciation for the warm welcome of Mauritius sishyas during this 2010 visit. Regarding plans for 2011, Bodhinatha says one main activity will be focussed on the children of sishyas who are growing so fast and need to be nurtured, as well as other activities for members and regular Master Course students studying with Bodhinatha.
Jai Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami!
Sishyas coming forward to Bodhinatha for Blessings.
Kulapati SK Moorghen….
Awaiting for their turn to meet the Satguru for the holy ash and Blessings…
A souvenir shield was presented to Bodhinatha by the Mauritius Tamil Temples Federation.
Goodbye to all, says smilingly Beloved Bodhinatha. … Thank you Bodhinatha. Aum.
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.