We started a new phase today with a special homa that bring two long time Master Course students into Hinduism.
Toshadeva Guhan and his wife Kamala, having completed their Level Two Master Course study, and legal name change have today received their Namakarana Samskara in Kadavul. Paramacharya Ceyonswami explains that they should read out the vows and pledge before the sacred fire and the congregation of devotees.
Toshadeva reads his pledge.
Then Kamala, who is behind the blazing heat of the homa.
They write their names out on the tray of rice…
Bodhinatha passes it over the fire.
He signs their certificates, which you can read below.
We welcome the Guhans into our worldwide Saiva Family!
Bodhinatha gave a short insightful Sun One talk referring to the quote of his description of Deepavali that is making it’s rounds on the internet…. =
6 Responses to “Sun One Auspicious Beginning for the Guhans”
Congratulations to the lovely couple,whom I had acquainted on my pilgrimage to Kauai Aadheenam in 2005 with a group of about 10 devotees from Malaysia.I met them daily at the Kadavul,Suvyambu Lingam & during the many rites & rituals near Iraivan.They were courteous & had a ready, warm smile each time I met them.Aum Sivaya
Jai Ganesa!!! Heartfelt congrats to you both.Our son Vanore is so inspired by Toshadeva as he kept telling me throughout the Mahasamadhi Observances. Yes! it was wonderful to be in the company of two such gentle souls so full of devotion. You are both fine examples of Hindu refinement ,committment ,and humility that we should all emulate. Thank you dear Guhan family, Toshadeva and Kamala. Congratulations again from our family.
Heartiest congratulations to Guhans for joining the family of Sanaadhana Dharma orSiva Maarkkam.
By the way, I do most humbly request the Certificate printers to correct the Tamil version of’Naamakarana’ with a three loop ‘na’ instead of two loop ‘na’ at the end of the word ‘Naamakarana.
That is the Tamil spelling tradition. Please check with some Tamil scholars as
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.