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Bodhinatha Speaks at Nimbark Jayanti in New Delhi

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami speaks at the ceremony honoring Nimbark Jayanti at Shri Golok Dham Ashram in New Delhi, November 19, 2010. Thanks to the devotee who recorded this from Aastha TV. (Don’t worry, the quality of this video improves after the first 12 seconds.)

Hitesvara Saravan on the Importance of Our Digital Dharma Drive

My quest for Truth opened like the unfoldment of the lavender petals of the ajna chakra to bring into view the Lotus Feet of Siva, who is Gurudeva, who is Bodhinatha, when I typed "Hindu" into a computer in 1997 and up sprang Gurudeva.org. I had returned consciously in this lifetime to Saiva Siddhanta, albeit in a Western body. The bondage of the ocean of tears became the freedom of the ocean of mercy. Each morning I link through TAKA to all the wisdom and guidance I need through the blessings of Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami. TAKA brings to light Lord Siva's anugraha shakti. It provides a living, flowing, stream of higher consciousness, a doorway to our soul. Bodhinatha's compassion is boundless and we are truly afforded the opportunity to be in oneness, through prapatti, with the Nandinatha Sampradaya and with the renunciate sannyasins of Kauai Aadheenam as we are held by Siva's grace in Bodhinatha's loving hands. TAKA brings us into a singular consciousness as a Hindu family from every corner of our planet to the place where Siva walks the Earth, where amrita flows freely, to the gate of the San Marga, the straight path to God. It is an honor for us all to be given the gift, the ability, to support this invaluable resource as we are buoyed up by it daily in our journey together toward merging with Siva.

Mr. Hitesvara Saravan, Keaau, Hawaii

Moksha Ritau Begins

Today was the first day of the new season and the coral pink Moksha Ritau flag was raised this morning.

We offer our traditional excerpt on the sadhana’s and focus for these months of the year:

REFERENCES TO “moksha ritau” in the Saiva Dharma Shastras

Beginning with Hindu New Year in mid-April, three seasons of the year divide our activities into three great needs of humankind--the learning of scripture in the first season, Nartana Ritau; the living of culture in the second season, Jivana Ritau; and the meditating on Siva in the third season, Moksha Ritau. Thus we are constantly reminded that our life is Siva’s life and our path to Him is through study, sadhana and realization. In ritau one, we teach the philosophy; in ritau two, we teach the culture; and in ritau three, we teach meditation.

120 The Third Season: Moksha Ritau

The third period of the year, Moksha Ritau, the cool season, is from mid-December to mid-April. It is the season of dissolution. The key word is resolution. Merging with Siva: Hinduism’s Contemporary Metaphysics is the focus of study and intense investigation. The colors of this season are coral-pink, silver and all shades of blue and purple--coral for the Self within, silver and blue for illumination, and purple for enlightened wisdom. High above flies the coral flag, signaling Parashiva, Absolute Reality, beyond time, form and space. Moksha Ritau is a time of appreciation, of gratitude for all that life has given, and a time of honoring elders, those in the sannyasa stage of life.

Moksha Ritau is excellent for philosophical discussions, voicing one’s understanding of the path through an enlightened intellect. In finance, it is the time for yearly accounting and reconciliation. On a mundane level it is a time of clearing attics, basements, garages, sheds, warehouses, workshops and desks, getting rid of unneeded things, of pruning trees, of streamlining life on the physical plane--of reengineering.

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