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.
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.
Key concepts: Naalupadasaivam: "A Saiva doctrine that the initiate should pass successively through charya, kriya, yoga and jnana stages and thence obtain moksha." The charya pada, the dasa marga, path of servitude. Sharing the world of God. The kriya pada, satputra marga, true son's way. Nearness to God. The yoga pada, sakha marga, way of the friend, experiencing inner light, sharing the superconscious mind. We talk to God. The jnana pada, san marga, sayujya patavi, union with God. There is no difference between Siva and the soul. God is our dearest Beloved. The three types of temples provide training and experience leading to worship and meditation in the Atma kovil.