Our Church sishyas of the island of Mauritius met at the Spiritual Park on Sunday November 2, 2010 for the Gurudeva Mahasamadhi ceremony. Gurudeva founded the Spiritual Park in 1986 and since then it has grown into a mystically incredible pilgrimage site in this part of the Indian Ocean.
The ceremony started with a pada puja …
Sishyas chanting the 108 names of Gurudeva…
Everyone has the mind concentrated on the names of Gurudeva.
The mandapam was filled with an uplifting spiritual vibration.
Kul Moorghen and his son…
The ceremony is about to end.
The final arati to Gurudeva who is Blessing everyone from the inner world.
Kulapati Manon reading from one of the quotes of Gurudeva.
Prostration to the Holy Tiruvadi
Time for a lunch together
Kulapati Parmesh Pallanee…
A keynote of Bodhinatha's recent Talk "Advancing Spiritually in the World Today" was presented on that occasion. Here are three items of the keynote.
The insights therein were very uplifting to listeners…
At the end of the ceremony everyone's mind was on Bodhinatha's Talk related to what Gurudeva has said:
"Don't, don't make waves. Try to live life as though you were …carefully writing on water. No ripples, no disturbance, no reactionary residue that has to be faced at some future date…"
Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas: "The Difference in Practice of Theism and Monism" (September 3, 2014)
During a puja we're in Theism, to receive the blessings of the Deity. After a puja we can go within our self in meditation, giving up the idea of an external Deity, Monism. Monistic Theism: Advaita Ishvaravada. Advaita means the Monism; Ishvara means the Theism.
In Shum we use two words that relate to that: shumif and dimfi. First, perfect your Theism. Then become a monist. That's called Saiva Siddhanta; one leads to the other.