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.
Unless kundalini is active, the deepest meditative states are not available to us. But to activate kundalini, Gurudeva tells us we must invoke the grace of Lord Ganesha and Lord Murugan. "Yoga is internalized worship which leads to union with God." Experience the inside of you in a profound way. This requires dispassion. The popular term "kriya yoga" usual refers to a form of pranayama, but the original kriya yoga is defined by Sage Patanajli as the practice of three of the niyamas: tapas, svadhyaya and Isvarapranidhana. To achieve samadhi we practice yoga, steady restraint of mental activities, austerity, meditation, detachment, self study and worship of God. Communion with the Ishta Devata, the chosen God is a key and also Gurudeva tells us: the Deity chooses you.
Master Course, Dancing with Siva, Lesson 39
Master Course, Merging with Siva, Lesson 5
Patanjali's Yoga Sutras