On May 29, 2010 Bodhinatha gave a seminar presentation entitled “Seeing God & Tapping Your Intuition.” The venue was the Scott Road Sri Kandaswamy Temple in Kuala Lumpur from 7:00pm to 9:45pm. The seminar was free. Over 500 attended the event and book launch of “Gurudeva's Spiritual Visions.”
In the seminar Bodhinatha used examples of how his preceptor, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (affectionately known as Gurudeva), used intuition as a major tool for making important decisions and seeking inner knowledge. He presented ways to identify and use our own intuition to help make the right choices and decisions in life.
Some of these examples were derived from Bodhinatha's latest publication, Gurudeva's Spiritual Visions, which was officially launched at the seminar. This wonderful book covers fourteen of Gurudeva's great mystical visions of God Siva, Lord Ganesha and Lord Muruga. The book is available here…
Bodhinatha gave vibuthi to all those present after the seminar. He also signed many books, including 135 of Gurudeva's Spiritual Visions. Here Bodhinatha blesses a small murthi of Gurudeva. Kulapati Balu Sivaceyon (center) stands by and assists.
The procession of devotees coming forward for vibuthi prashadam went past midnight. We thank all of those who participated in making the event a grand success.
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