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)
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