It is always a joyous moment when our Satguru arrives home. His trip was certainly a “Dig Vijaya” (Victory Tour) for spreading his marvelous and practical messages on how to follow Hindu dharma.
All the monks gather to greet their Satguru…
Sadhaka Satyanatha performs the padapuja for the arriving holy man.
Jai Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami-ki Jai!
And welcome home to Shanmuganathaswami who has been putting the trip to good use for all kinds of outreach for the mission.
Bodhinatha writes of his last few days:
Om Sivaya, everyone,
August 29th early afternoon flight Chicago to Nashville. Keynote at Nashville Ganesha Temple on “Some Practical Suggestions for Hindu Families and Temples.” Over 100 attended and interest was high in the topic.
August 30th morning a visit to Ingram Periodicals, the national distributor of Hinduism Today to all the newsstands in USA and Canada, to discuss how to improve our copy sales through them.
It was extremely inspring to attend the Guru’s upadesha in Nashville and also to reconnect with Shanmuganathaswami, thank you for all your guidance and blessings. There is always something new to learn and intuit from each upadesha given.
Prostrations To Lord Ganesa! We are so grateful to have had the blessed opportunity to see Satguru on our Island, that he made time to visit us is beyond words.It is beautiful to see the love and joy that awaits his return home.We all need him so much. What a joy to be at his Holy feet. Aum.
Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas: "Not Getting Upset, Viewing Reaction from Higher Faculties" (September 14, 2014)
A measure of how serious we are in making spiritual progress is that we've learned the lesson from experience. Develop the ability to watch the mind think, understand the patterns of emotional action and reaction. Have the sense that you are a divine being to root out imperfections. Becoming upset is a temporary suspension of our higher faculties; transmute the energy into the third eye.
Master Course, Living with Siva, Lesson 149;
Master Course, Merging with Siva, Lesson 152;
Yogaswami, Words of our Master
"Eight Features of the Natha Sampradaya" (September 17, 2014)
We have to discover that part of us that is the Self. One of the important benefits of temple worship is it softens the ego. Recognize and love a Being greater than us, building humility. Go to Lord Murugan; His worship strengthens the kundalini. There's a power in learning through listening, shruti, that which is heard. Tradition, sadhana and tapas, informs, inspires, awakens potential.