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:
Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas: "Not Getting Upset, Viewing Reaction from Higher Faculties" (September 14, 2014)
A measure of how serious we are in making spiritual progress is that we've learned the lesson from experience. Develop the ability to watch the mind think, understand the patterns of emotional action and reaction. Have the sense that you are a divine being to root out imperfections. Becoming upset is a temporary suspension of our higher faculties; transmute the energy into the third eye.
Master Course, Living with Siva, Lesson 149;
Master Course, Merging with Siva, Lesson 152;
Yogaswami, Words of our Master
"Eight Features of the Natha Sampradaya" (September 17, 2014)
We have to discover that part of us that is the Self. One of the important benefits of temple worship is it softens the ego. Recognize and love a Being greater than us, building humility. Go to Lord Murugan; His worship strengthens the kundalini. There's a power in learning through listening, shruti, that which is heard. Tradition, sadhana and tapas, informs, inspires, awakens potential.