Sadhakas and Yogis are officially known as “Postulants” in our monastic order. Their vows are taken for two years at a time and renewed in July or January each year.
Today eight of our monastics renewed their vows for another two years.
They all read together their sacred pledges of Purity, Obedience, Humility and Confidentiality, known in Tamil as: Tirikarannasutti, Taalvu Enum Tanmai, Pannivu, Rahasiyam.
Sadhaka Haranandinatha, Sadhaka Adinatha, Sadhaka Nilakantha, Sadhaka Tejadevanatha, Sadhaka Satyanatha, Sadhaka Nandinatha, Sadhaka Rajanatha and Yogi Jothinatha have all vowed to continue their life of service and dedication in Lord Muruga’s Army of the Within, as Gurudeva used to call his monks.
Jai to the brave souls who lay down the personal lives to serve and realize God Siva! And thanks to Gurudeva and Bodhinatha for being there for all of us!
The experience of ananda in savikalpa samadhi has to cease before you can have the deeper nirvikalpa samadhi. Agitations of the mind are released by the attainment of shanti in the anahata and vishuddha chakras. Only man can experience Satchidananda, the all pervasiveness of God. Understanding where we are in consciousness. The realization of one's self as a soul is the first stage of Self Realization, then Satchidanada, then Parasiva.
Master Course, Merging with Siva, Lesson 365
Master Course, Dancing with Siva, Lesson 1
Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, Cessation of Bliss