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!
Within our Saiva Siddhanta Holy Scriptures the Saiva Agamas explain the basis of temple ceremonies and worship plus yoga and jnana. The Tirukural was considered by Gurudeva to be "the most accessible and relevant sacred text." In it are practical and helpful guidelines for our conduct in every day life. The point of family life is to gain steady improvement, forever, in self control in the midst of responsibilities in the fulfillment of family dharma. Meanwhile, not taking detachment too far but taking it in the sense of spiritually looking for happiness, not outside in other people or possessions, the world, but inside ourselves and then sharing it with family and friends. "We regard the writings of our satgurus as scripture."
Path to Siva, Lesson 20
Tirukural, Introduction and Contents
Tirukural, Chapter 15 Possession of Self-Control
"The temple enables us to feel the presence of God, Gods and devas." We use our inner eyes to see what's going on in the temple, the three worlds. In the temple we're being good dvaitists in the dimfi perspective, focused in bhakti upon God Siva. In meditation we're monists, in the shumif perspective. We claim our oneness with Siva, Sivoham, I am Siva. In surrender, shrinking the ego through devotion, we have a realization that we're not the doer, that Siva is doing it all. Siva's energy comes through our soul.