Today is historic. The last day of a 39-year project to produce the biographies of our spiritual lineage, seven satgurus. Here is Yogaswami, doing a little writing of his own, his Natchintanai songs.
When one CyberCadet heard this news, she wrote a poem. Let’s call it “My Welcome to The Guru Chronicles.”
We stand and wait
as you prepare
for your stay with us
for, once you come
we won’t let you go!
Holding You in our hands
Reading the message You bear
Feeling the Love and Grace
of Masters before, now and after
Falling at Their Feet
we know what that is like
Holding us close to Their Heart
is what you will now enable
Peace will flow
and Courage and Strength
You will be the oar
on our boats
the wings on our planes
the stick that will part the waves
of this ocean of samsara
We stand and wait
to welcome you into our homes
our hearts are already Yours!
Aum Namah Sivaya Aum!
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Happy to see all these wonderful publications manifesting that will further uplift this and next generations. Hail to Biodhinatha and all our dedicated monks in Kauai Aadheenam for producing this masterpiece.
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.