It is the end of our phase and a dynamic phase it was indeed. Hinduism Today July issue is off to the printer in Missouri. It is another stunning issue. The three feature stories: Rites of Passage in Nepal, Insight: Hindu Healing, Mauritius Hindu Renaissance are visual feasts and remarkable accounts that convey the richness and power of our ancient faith! Hinduism Today, Tomorrow and Forever!
Meanwhile you will all be seeing the slide shows from India. We have been working backwards in time. Stay tuned for next phase when the story of Bodhinatha’s stay in North India will unfold in these slide shows.
~~~~~~~~~~~ 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 Dasami Tithi, Sun One, Friday, March 24th.
though you may see a few Tweets along the way.
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