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.
No Responses to “Pancha Ganapati Good Wishes Pouring In”
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.