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…"
Within our Saiva Siddhanta Holy Scriptures the Saiva Agamas explain the basis of temple ceremonies and worship plus yoga and jnana. The Tirukural was considered by Gurudeva to be "the most accessible and relevant sacred text." In it are practical and helpful guidelines for our conduct in every day life. The point of family life is to gain steady improvement, forever, in self control in the midst of responsibilities in the fulfillment of family dharma. Meanwhile, not taking detachment too far but taking it in the sense of spiritually looking for happiness, not outside in other people or possessions, the world, but inside ourselves and then sharing it with family and friends. "We regard the writings of our satgurus as scripture."
Path to Siva, Lesson 20
Tirukural, Introduction and Contents
Tirukural, Chapter 15 Possession of Self-Control
"The temple enables us to feel the presence of God, Gods and devas." We use our inner eyes to see what's going on in the temple, the three worlds. In the temple we're being good dvaitists in the dimfi perspective, focused in bhakti upon God Siva. In meditation we're monists, in the shumif perspective. We claim our oneness with Siva, Sivoham, I am Siva. In surrender, shrinking the ego through devotion, we have a realization that we're not the doer, that Siva is doing it all. Siva's energy comes through our soul.