This morning Mahaswamiji and his team pack up all their things, loaded the cars and then came to the Aadheenam for a last goodbye before driving off to the airport.
Mahaswamiji first came to Kadavul and personally put a garland on Lord Nataraja and did an arati, then came to the Guru Peetham to say good bye to Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami.
These past four days have been a joyous satsang and an awesome spiritually uplifting experience to have this confluence of our two lineages. Mahaswamiji and his traveling team are in love with Kauai and had a good break before moving on the their rigorous travel schedule in the months ahead that take them to San Franscisco, then Dallas, other points in the US then off to UK.
Thank you Mahaswamiji for all the blessings you brought with your from our beloved India and for your wisdom and spiritual light!
Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas: "Not Getting Upset, Viewing Reaction from Higher Faculties" (September 14, 2014)
A measure of how serious we are in making spiritual progress is that we've learned the lesson from experience. Develop the ability to watch the mind think, understand the patterns of emotional action and reaction. Have the sense that you are a divine being to root out imperfections. Becoming upset is a temporary suspension of our higher faculties; transmute the energy into the third eye.
Master Course, Living with Siva, Lesson 149;
Master Course, Merging with Siva, Lesson 152;
Yogaswami, Words of our Master
"Eight Features of the Natha Sampradaya" (September 17, 2014)
We have to discover that part of us that is the Self. One of the important benefits of temple worship is it softens the ego. Recognize and love a Being greater than us, building humility. Go to Lord Murugan; His worship strengthens the kundalini. There's a power in learning through listening, shruti, that which is heard. Tradition, sadhana and tapas, informs, inspires, awakens potential.