Twice a month Sivakatirswami meets with the members of the Wailua Mission to practice Natchintanai, perfect and learn new bhajans and be a “beta” test group for the things we want to teach in future Saiva Hindu Religion classes: chants, bhajans, Natchintanai, Tirumurai. It is a wonderful “bhakti break” for everyone as our members work very hard and Swami also likes to get away from the computer to “Sing to the Gods.”
Today we had the pleasure of following along with the songs recorded by Mrs. Mardemootoo while she was here on pilgrimage. Thank you, Selvon!
Stay tuned as these and other recordings from the Natchintanai Workshop in Mauritius will be coming to our web site soon.
Here we are sending all of Kadavul’s good energy out to everyone around the world and especially to our counter part singing satsang/classes in Mauritius and Malaysia. Swami’s goal is to encourage and enable everyone to have the courage to lead and to be to follow Yogaswami’s dictum “Sing until you melt the very stones!”
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AUMSIVAYA EVERYONE THERE ! Glad to hear you all are doing very well in the natchintanai classes. One tip to sing better with “pakka” sruti, for all of you, is to practice ,if possible, daily the “saptaswaras” (sa ri ga ma pa da ni)with long voyel prolongation. One may starts with singing lets say “saaaaaaaa…” for 15 secs, then increase to 30 secs and so on. Then try “riiiiiiiiiii…” till the last “swara”. Try and see the difference ! Aum.
Thanks for the tip Adi… I have been wanting include in each session at least 15 minutes of “sangeetam practice” but I was not sure what to do… we will try out this idea. Many do not have strong voices and we need to make every one BREATH DEEP THEN SING. So this practice will help. — Sivakatirswami
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.