Many members make the most of their pilgrimage to Gurudeva’s Mahasamadhi anniversary by staying on through Skanda Shasti which occurred today with a powerful puja to Lord Muruga (see slideshow). Today many of the devotees had darshan with Bodhinatha before returning to Malaysia tomorrow .
Here we have newly reinstated Saiva Siddhanta Church sishyas Eesan and Rajespari Pasupathi from Malaysia
Himalayan Academy MC Level Two student Anjali Sundaram (Eleni Cannon) from California
Saiva Siddhanta Church longtime sishya Shama Vinayaga from Canada
Saiva Siddhanta Church longtime sishyas Ramesh, Saraswathy and Nandi Devi Sivanathan from Malaysia
The soul body plus the essence of the soul, Parashakti and Parasiva, together equals the totality of the soul. The essence of the soul is being Siva and the soul body is becoming Siva. The soul body is maturing, growing. We suffer until we learn to control our body, mind and emotions achieving imperturbability even if we find out the world is going to end tomorrow. Calmness is a platform for meditation.