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,
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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.