In the Bethesda area, near Washington D.C. a group of Hindus are studying Gurudeva’s teachings with Bodhinatha’s guidance. They receive materials from the Aadheenam for their studies.
One of the satsang members writes: “The Silver Vel Satsang is an organization based in the Washington metropolitan area dedicated to sharing and spreading Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami’s (Gurudeva’s) teachings. In addition, the Satsang is currently working on several fundraising projects for the temple.”
Here the Silver Vel Satsang devotees are reading the Inspired Talk on “The Spiritual Perspective of Work” that Satguru Bodhinatha sent to the Silver Vel Satsang before a group discussion.
Group Picture of the Silver Vel Satsang (left to right, bottom row, Usha Satish, Satish Krishnamurthy, Vayudeva Varadhan, Nigel Siva, top row, Inpah Siva, Akhila Satish, Bulbul Gidwani, Chaturbhuj Gidwani, Henri Hoezoo)
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.