Pancha Ganapathi rises and expands infinitely at Napali!
Oh Ruler of Heaven & Earth!
Sweet Lord with the elephant ears
Who in sacrifice
Surrendered your beautiful tusk.
Oh great God with a slow gait and a mother’s love.
Guide us in the First World today.
Hold us to the path of Dharma with your mighty noose
That your five radiant shaktis will flow through us freely
Out to the world.
We are infinitely blessed to be among a Living Master and Siva’s men,
the great Souls that surround Him.
Thank you for your presence, patience and example in our lives!
Deva, Amala, & Oma
From Sri Lanka…
Dear Bodhinatha and Monks,
Sri Subramuniya Kottam students and teachers, Elders of the Sivapoomi home, Yogaswami Girls Home, Amma and I would like to wish you a Happy Pancha Ganapathy and New Year.
Thank you so much for your love and Blessing.
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Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas: "The Difference in Practice of Theism and Monism" (September 3, 2014)
During a puja we're in Theism, to receive the blessings of the Deity. After a puja we can go within our self in meditation, giving up the idea of an external Deity, Monism. Monistic Theism: Advaita Ishvaravada. Advaita means the Monism; Ishvara means the Theism.
In Shum we use two words that relate to that: shumif and dimfi. First, perfect your Theism. Then become a monist. That's called Saiva Siddhanta; one leads to the other.