Our February Ganesha Homa was attended by an incredible large number of devotees. Early morning the traffic was already held up at the main road leading to the Spiritual Park.
Lord Pancha Mukha Ganapati is decked with so many homemade garlands. Families love to weave garlands for the Lord for this special Homa ceremony.
When the Homa ceremony starts thousands of devotees are already occupying every inch around the Mandapam area.
Most devotees would stand all through the ceremony, concentrated and happy…
Sacred items are sent into the sacred fire before the written prayers are being burnt.
Devotees inside the Mandapam devoutly chanting the Ganesha mantra.
Most of the devotees are outside under the tent or far off in the open.
The sacred fire consumes hundreds of written prayers…
Kulapati Manon Mardemootoo reading one of Bodhinatha's Talk on karma and reincarnation.
Those seated outside the Mandapam are listening carefully.
Meanwhile offerings keep coming from devotees down the Ganesha Bridge.
Worship at the Siva Lingum with water and flowers goes on all through the ceremony.
Hundreds of lighted earthen oil lamps are placed near the small Ganesha Mandapam.
One lady purchasing a copy of our latest Hinduism Today from the HA Booth. All copies in stock were sold out on that day.
Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas: "Not Getting Upset, Viewing Reaction from Higher Faculties" (September 14, 2014)
A measure of how serious we are in making spiritual progress is that we've learned the lesson from experience. Develop the ability to watch the mind think, understand the patterns of emotional action and reaction. Have the sense that you are a divine being to root out imperfections. Becoming upset is a temporary suspension of our higher faculties; transmute the energy into the third eye.
Master Course, Living with Siva, Lesson 149;
Master Course, Merging with Siva, Lesson 152;
Yogaswami, Words of our Master
"Eight Features of the Natha Sampradaya" (September 17, 2014)
We have to discover that part of us that is the Self. One of the important benefits of temple worship is it softens the ego. Recognize and love a Being greater than us, building humility. Go to Lord Murugan; His worship strengthens the kundalini. There's a power in learning through listening, shruti, that which is heard. Tradition, sadhana and tapas, informs, inspires, awakens potential.