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…"
Unless kundalini is active, the deepest meditative states are not available to us. But to activate kundalini, Gurudeva tells us we must invoke the grace of Lord Ganesha and Lord Murugan. "Yoga is internalized worship which leads to union with God." Experience the inside of you in a profound way. This requires dispassion. The popular term "kriya yoga" usual refers to a form of pranayama, but the original kriya yoga is defined by Sage Patanajli as the practice of three of the niyamas: tapas, svadhyaya and Isvarapranidhana. To achieve samadhi we practice yoga, steady restraint of mental activities, austerity, meditation, detachment, self study and worship of God. Communion with the Ishta Devata, the chosen God is a key and also Gurudeva tells us: the Deity chooses you.
Master Course, Dancing with Siva, Lesson 39
Master Course, Merging with Siva, Lesson 5
Patanjali's Yoga Sutras