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: "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.