Today we celebrate the Fifth Day of Pancha Ganapati and count our blessings and tune into the flow of abundance. Abundance the flows from a life built on a foundation of love and harmony; abundance that then flow out through us to the rest of the world.
As Yogaswami says in his famous song:
“We are Servants of Siva…
Getting and Giving Through Countless Generations!
Here is our Pancha Ganapati shrine in Kadavul Temple.
We are learning a new bhajan here at the Aadheenam, one which is known in Mauritius and popular worldwide.
The first line is :
“Maanasa Bhajare Guru Charanam; Dustara Bhava Saagara Taranam” which means:
“Oh Mind! Worship the Feet of the Guru; Then we can cross over the difficult ocean of existence.”
AS we sing we think of Gurudeva and all that he gave us, all the tools and gifts of catalysts to carry us along the path of life.
Pancha Ganapati is one of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami’s gifts to the world. Thank you Gurudeva! Jaya Maha Pancha Ganapati!
Padmaja: thanks for fixing the “dustara” spelling. As for words like “Saagar” we try to use the full Sanskrit form where the final vowel is retained: “saagara” (ocean). it is a “Hindi thing” to drop the final vowels in words. Thus we get:
Focus on being a soul, not the body, mind and emotions. When we think of ourselves as a soul we're able to move forward and get closer and closer to Siva. That's the whole idea of Saiva Siddhanta. A negative self-concept is an obstacle. We can change our self-concept through applying Gurudeva's teachings, affirming every day that we are a divine being. Vasana daha tantra: Going back and understanding experiences; clearing up the reactions to the past.