Sadhaka Satyanatha has been working on a project for several years which has been the digitization of our entire physical photo collection. Most of this is complete, but it will take a long time to go through all the files to see what we have. He found these precious pictures of one of Yogaswami’s chief disciples: Markanduswami.
Here we are in Jaffna, on an innersearch long ago, meeting this completely renounced tapasvin ascetic.
Markanduswami had a special gift and a special sadhana: He only spoke out the words of his Guru, Yogaswami.
Feel very Inspired by seeing this picture.
What a blessing!
What a great penance to have performed to be born like him.
Look at his matted hair… Awesome.
So majestic tapasvin.
I prostrate at your feet Markanduswami.
Great Souls amongst our mist. What a blessing!
In our teachings we're both monistic and theistic. In the beliefs of Saivism the idea of the three worlds is the basis and key to understanding temple worship, theism. The inner worlds are there to help you. The essence of the soul is already the same as the essence of God Siva, monism. You just have to find it.