Our book team is now in the final stages of preparing our upcoming book, The Guru Chronicles for the press. Final details being worked on at this stage include cover measurements based on a physical mock-up produced by our printer in Kuala Lumpur, checking all the layouts with the color-corrected artwork in place, applying for a Library of Congress Control Number, proofreading, finalizing the index and choosing a cover price. As promised, here is the front cover in its final form. Jai Ganesha!
Like many others, I so eagerly, eagerly, await the release of this book! Who among Gurudeva’s devotee’s isn’t thirsty for a story or even a tidbit of Gurudeva’s miraculous life they haven’t heard before?
Many thanks to the tireless efforts of the GK and Bodhinatha for compiling this sacred biography.
I can only imagine the process all of you went through to create this. I’m certain that from the idea to the first delivered book Lord Ganesa was close at hand and made obvious at key points of discovery and conversations. This will become yet another plank in the bridge between East and West. May this book get into the right bookstores (and libraries) and into the right hands and change many, many, many lives. Aum Namasivaya
Learning and being strongly influenced by Gurudeva’s teachings, I await excitingly for the release of this new book. The Sanatana Dharma has had a very positive effect upon myself and others whom I dearly love.
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.