Just off the plane, yesterday, Bodhinatha returns to His relentless service and attention to every detail at the Aadheenam. What a blessing for our guests! Here he is signing books for someone who came on the tour today.
~~~~~~~~~~~ END OF PHASE
Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming two-day retreat,
until Dasami Tithi, Sun One, Friday, February 12th.
Kulapati Deva Seyon’s reports:
“Today’s tour guests walking deep into botanical wonderment. We heard one guest say. “We are not in Kansas anymore!”
This “parade of souls” is being watched from deep within the inner worlds.
A few simple prayers to the Great Tusker and the skies wax clear and bright. It a big group today.
Isani Alahan puts in many hours of karma yoga every week in our Mini Mela. Today, Valli Alahan is here as well, helping with the big influx after the public tour.
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.