Happy Deepavali to all! Yesterday was an incredibly auspicious day, the final in our Gurudeva Mahasamadhi Observances. We began with our morning arati for Gurudeva.
Gurudeva's shrine is scintillating with energy and his presence is all around us with blessings pouring from within.
This morning Bodhinatha presented everyone with the annual Mahasamadhi souvenir.
This year we are giving away set of DVDs containing selections from our video archives. Shishyas around the world will all receive a copy by mail soon. A limited run was produced and 700 extra will be made available for sale in the Minimela store soon. We will make an announcement when it is available.
Our silpis all received copies. This group of artisans’ tour of duty is almost over. They will return to India in late December.
The booklet is beautifully designed, with pockets for the DVDs built in.
JAI Gurudeva! I love you! Jai Bodhinatha And ALL at the Aadheenam whose every breath is testimony to Gurudeva’s teachings. Thank you SO much for ALL that you do. I love you! It feels like like my heart will burst, it is so full of gratitude for your sharing through TAKA … Aum AUM
Jai to our Kailasa Paramparai! Jai to our Satguru & all the Monks,Swamis,Acharyas,Paramagurus! We, your sishyas thank you very much indeed for the enlightening work you continue to do,to ever uplift us.Thank you.
Without Guru Deva, without the Kauai Temple, without God Siva, and the Gods, I would no doubt, still be a hopeless drunk, feeling hpelessly trapped, in the instinctive areas of the mind.
It took so many years, for Guru Devas precious message, to penetrate my thick head, to say the least.
Thank You, Guru Deva, Thank you Kauai Temple, Thank you Beloved Bodhinatha Veylanswami.
If my physical body, were to cease functioning, tomorrow, I would leave this world, knowing all my dreams, had been fulfilled, thus far.
Maybe there should be a book, about those of us, who have so struggled with such outragious karmas, and yet, through the Grace of the Living Sat Guru, have been somehow, to some degree, substancially reformed.
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