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!
Bodhinatha continues with his weekly series of commentaries on The Path to Siva. In this past Sun One talk, he elucidates the four key beliefs in Hinduism, the three pillars of Sanatana Dharma and Gurudeva's three stages of faith. Primary to Hinduism is the key belief that God is within each of us. To have a well-rounded understanding and experience of Hinduism, to make spiritual progress, adhyatma vikasha, we need scripture, humility, temple worship, devotion. To fully experience God we need the guru to give the spark for meditation and deeper wisdom.