This short 4-day phase concluded with a report from the Ganapati Kulam. Much work is in progress on future video projects, as you have seen. Paramacharya Palaniswami has been busy coordinating development of many different video and art projects. Acharya Kumarswami continues to work on the creation of various of our publications. Acharya Arumugaswami has been hard at work on the fifth and final History of India, bring us up to the present time. The editing team is working on editing the Yamas and Niyamas stories. Sivakatirswami completed building the web pages and server side processing for the new Digital Dharma Drive fund raising web site which had previously been designed in Indesign by Sadhaka Satyanatha. Senthilnathaswami also prepared all the banners that fly over all our web sites and help tweaked the final design and doing video work with Bodhinatha in preparation for turning Bodhinatha’s Keynotes into videos. We met our goal to launch the new campaign on October 1st. And now, with that all done the whole kulam is focusing on the next issue of Hinduism Today.
~~~~~~~~~~~ END OF PHASE
Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming two-day retreat,
until Dvitiya Tithi, Sun One, Friday, October 8th.
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.