New on TAKA: Video Upadeshas by Bodhinatha

Riding on the high-tech beam of the latest technology, we are testing something new: posting videos of Bodhinatha’s Sun 1 upadeshas, those that he gives to a small and blessed audience by the homa fire.

It used to be that those in search of the guru’s precious words, words which, our scriptures say, are worth more than gold, had to travel far and wide, for weeks or months, until they reached a faraway mountain or a monumental temple. Times have changed, but the teachings have not. Make a pilgrimage to the lotus of your heart, let go of the clamor of the world, prepare yourself for a moment. Then listen to Bodhinatha’s words, and by seeing him externally, you will connect with him internally — for, as he reminds us, the inner and the outer are two aspects of the same being.

Our traditional audio, more polished than the video version, will be posted normally along with its transcript. There will be improvements on the video quality in the weeks to come, but we would love to know what you think of this new idea. Leave a comment and let us know what you think!

Jai to Bodhinatha, jai to the Kailasa Parampara.


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  1. Ganga says:

    Wonderful! It is like being there with Bodhinatha. But please don’t give up the audio – I upload them onto the iPod to listen to any place, any time. Aum Namah Sivaya.

  2. Esan says:

    Yesterday I spent the afternoon in Palo Alto at Skype HQ. An executive explained how deep and intimate video communication is compared with other ways to connect. With video we see the non-verbal cues, the energy of sight is involved and not distracted. Now, this morning, seeing this first Video Upadesh, fits right in. In addition to Bodhinatha’s clear explanations of inner and outer things, the glowing Crystal Lingam is a Presence in Itself. Perhaps something in the lighting: there are many small light flashes on the silver tripundra. Aum.

  3. Amma Debora says:

    Wise words, wonderful video, and as always a lovely sense of humour from you, dear monks of Sandalwood…

  4. Sivakumar says:

    The video quality is good. I had no problem watching the full video on my iPad without any pause or choppiness. It really felt like being at the lotus feet of Bodhinatha. Thank you very much for this wonderful new addition to TAKA. Aum.

  5. Adi Srikantha says:

    Just what I needed to hear! Technology really brings the inner and outer life
    together.

  6. Muni Sivananda says:

    Wonderful, did not experienced any chopiness.
    Such a blessing to hear the teachings directly from Satguru’s lips.
    Jai Satguru !

  7. Pregassen says:

    Very interesting talk to watch.
    I must implement those teachings in my daily life.
    Thanks.
    Aum Namah Sivaya

  8. Sakthi Mayi says:

    Can’t thank you enough for that. Please continue. Thanks.
    Aum Shanti

  9. Drew says:

    What a privilege for us to have this. Thank You

  10. Siva's favourite soul says:

    Thank you so much for posting these talks. It has an amazing impact on all aspects of my life. Please continue to post the audio too.
    Thank you again.

  11. Ushadevi says:

    I was just thinking yesterday about seeing the fullfillment of the affirmation “all my needs will always be met” in little daily details. I carried it through this morning and connected the feeling of joy to the reality of my needs being met. I am tongue tied with gratitude for this new feature on TAKA. Jai Ganapati, Jai Satguru Bodhinatha! Jai and Mahalo to the monks of the Kailasa Parampara!!!!

  12. marimaru says:

    om !!! a todos los monjes pude ver el video muy bien, pero no entiendo el ingles me gustaria que lo subtitularan al espanol todos los videos que emitan asi puedo entender lo que dicen !!!!! se los agradeceria con todo mi corazon !!!om y namaste!!!

  13. Shankar Mallampalli says:

    It’s not choppy at all. It’s very clear and I could even see the diamond like shine in Satguru’s eyes. The lesson is exactly what I needed to hear at this moment. It feels as if I am there and the 20 minutes went by really quick :-)

    Thank you.

  14. Toshadevi Nataraja says:

    Jai Satguru Bodhinatha! So beautiful to see the Sivalinga shining brilliantly . Yes that talk really was for me.Thank you dear Guruji. It was very clear and it was like he was talking just to me in a quiet place. Aum

  15. Ripla says:

    Beautiful talk and beautiful darshan.. seemed like I was there in Kadavul Temple listening to Satguru ji. Felt great to hear and see Satguru talk…wonderful idea to post such videos and the quality was good too. Thank you!!

  16. Kejiou.T.S says:

    I’m blessed…thank you Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami…Thank you the Monks

  17. eleni/anjali says:

    Jai Satguru Bodhinatha! Such a beautiful talk. I felt as if I were sitting at your lotus feet hearing your words which seemed to be directed at me.
    Thank you to the monks who producd this; it ran smoothly and seamlessly.

    Om Shanti, ~eleni-anjali

  18. izabela says:

    Jai Satguruji Bodhinatha, Jai !
    Jai Kailasa Parampara, Jai !

  19. David Lippmann says:

    Absolutely Fantastic! Thank you so much Blessed Sivakatirswami!

  20. David says:

    Loved the video. The quality was excellent. Please continue to record and deseminate these upadeshas of Bodhinatha, as well as any video of Gurudeva. They are food to the soul, and we need our food.

  21. Andrew says:

    This is the future,stunning

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