Tonight is the great night of Siva, the cosmic inbreath, the darkest moon: when all is and nothing seems to be. Tonight is a night to realize the Self.
Bodhinatha sent these quotes to all the monks today:
Gurudeva describes Nirvikalapa Samadhi thus: “The inmost center of consciousness--located only after the actinic forces dissolve concepts of form and even consciousness being conscious of itself--is found to be within the center of an energy-spinning force field. This center--intense in its existence, consciousness only on the perimeter of the inside hub of this energy field--vitalizes all externalized form.”
“Losing consciousness into the center of this energy field catalyzes one beyond form, time, space. The spinning hub of actinic energy recreating, preserving and dissipating form quickly establishes consciousness again. However, this is then a new consciousness, the continuity of consciousness having been broken in the nirvikalpa samadhi experience. Essentially, the first total conscious break in the evolution of man is the first nirvikalpa samadhi experience. Hence, a new evolution begins anew after each such experience. The evolutional patterns overlap and settle down like rings of light, one layer upon another, causing intrinsic changes in the entire nature and experiential pattern of the experiencer.”
Here is the inspired talk from Gurudeva that the monks and the guests at Kadavul will listen tonight. Its is profound. It is simple. It is accessible — it is like the Self. Listen to it, again and again, tune into Gurudeva’s voice and then meditate. Make this the night of your deepest realization. Aum Namasivaya. (right-click to download)
GRACIAS GURUDEVA POR TUS MENSAJE!!! Y FELIZ MAHASIVARATRI A TODOS … SENOR TU QUE ESTAS EN EL CENTRO DE NUESTRO CORAZON GUIANOS DE LO IRREAL A LO REAL, DE LAS TINIEBLAS A LA LUZ, Y DE LA MUERTE A LA INMORTALIDAD, QUE TODOS LOS SERES SEAN FELICES Y QUE TODOS LOS SERES TENGAN PAZ… SHANTE, SHANTE, SHANTE!!!
It is easy to see oneself sitting at Gurudeva’s feet and learning about Lord Siva. To hear the voice of one who has seen, one who knows and is able to guide and encourage us is truly a blissful experience. Om Namah Sivaya!
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.