We have launched a new private website for Saiva Siddhanta Church formal sishyas and advanced Himalayan Academy students. From now on, sishyas and advanced students can easily get to know one another, no matter where they live. This online village fosters communication, sharing, togetherness, support and teambuilding in a fun, engaging and dynamic way.
Learn more about becoming part of Saiva Siddhanta Church: http://www.himalayanacademy.com/ssc/index.shtml#thepath
It is available by invitation only, for devotees of Bodhinatha in various levels of membership. If you want to know more, please email Saravananathaswami at firstname.lastname@example.org
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As explained above, this is a private website only accessible by formal Saiva Siddhanta Church sishyas and advanced formal Himalayan Academy students. That is why we included a link in this announcement about how to learn more about becoming a sishya in Saiva Siddhanta Church.
I visited Kauai pilgrimage with my 2 sons and their families. You were kind enough to take us around and arrange for Darshan of Saatgugu Bodhinatha Veylanswami ji. Since then I have thinking of writing to Satguruji but did not know how and on what address. If you let me know, I will be obliged. Recently there was an appeal from Swamiji for donation. My son from Florida will send some. Please let me know the best address for contribution also. Thanks for your kindness.
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.