Guru Purnima 2010, Mauritius, Part II

We bring you the second part photos taken during Guru Purnima celebration in Mauritius. The ceremony was attended by sishyas consisting mainly of our members and MC students.

Sivayogaswami’s lofty Natchintanai songs filled the whole Mandapam with a spiritual vibration which reminds everyone of the greatness of a Satguru…

The abishregam part of the pada puja being over, everyone gets prepared to chant the 108 names of Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami.

It is always a joy to attend the Guru puja.

Master Course Level 2 student, Ramsamy Pillay Samoo on the right has been selflessly helping as a building engineer in the many infra-structural projects at the Park. He is also looking forward to be trained as a SHR catalyst.

Brahmachari Vel Mahalingum, our officiating priest for this event performs the final arati while devotees chanted the Guru Mantra.

Kulapati Manon Mardemootoo read and explained Bodhinatha’s message sent on that occasion for members and students:

Om Sivaya to all our members and students gathered today. In reflecting upon Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami s teachings, certainly a message that he stressed in Mauritius was  positive discipline or as we titled it in our Hinduism Today article a few years ago  parenting with love.

The essence of this approach to parenting is what I call  calm, intelligently conceived communication. The opposite is  emotional, ill-conceived communication.

It is not possible to intelligently conceive our communications if we are upset; it is also not effective to communicate with our children when they are upset, as their ability to understand and remember what we are saying is lessened while they are upset. We need to wait until all involved have calmed down.

Following this simple guideline helps minimize unpleasant disagreements between family members.

Many blessings for an enjoyable Satguru Purnima.

Om Namasivaya,
Bodhinathaveylanswami

One item during the ceremony was the award of certificates to our newly trained catalysts who are teaching the Saivite Hindu Religion to youth.

Here is Roshan Nathoo receiving his certificates from Kulapati and Kulamata Koothan.


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