Sadhu Paksha continues at the Aadheenam. Bodhinatha, Acharya Arumugaswami and Sadhaka Nandinatha arrived home in excellent health having come safely through a myriad of events and experiences and many mission accomplishments, for the next few phases, TAKA will consist of photos and slideshows from the mission/pilgrimage. They may not all be in chronological order. We hope you enjoy our new wide format.
We have a few photos sent from Swamimalai. Bodhinatha’s visit to see the avudaiyar was staged as a major event.
Selvanathan Stapathi who designed the Avudaiyar and Kubera Stapathi who manifested it with his team of metal craftsmen hail this piece as something unique in the history of temple sculpture in recent times.
Bodhinatha speaks at the event. Seated is
Thiru Nellaiappan, our Liaison Officer in India, who continues to do a brilliant job facilitating all our work and events in Tamil Nadu. Thank you Nellaiappan!
Inspecting the avudaiyar with media present to document the event
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.