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Bodhinatha at the Murugan Temple Nallur Festival

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Bodhinatha at Maryland’s Murugan Temple festival.
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Guru Chronicles Goes To Press Today

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!

Bodhinatha Transit Through Maryland

Some belated submissions after our three-day retreat. Before going off to
trinidad, Bodhinatha stopped over in Maryland.

Nigel Siva and his wife met them on the way through. Nigel writes:

It is really wonderful to have our Satguru with us here in Maryland. Here, He and Shanmuganathaswami are relaxing in Their hotel suite after a very long trip from Trinidad.

Satguru with the Siva family—Nigel (left), Inpah (right) and their son Ragavan (middle).

Satguru and Shanmuganathaswami. They are going to attend the Annual Nallur Festival at the Murugan Temple of North America (6300 Princess Garden Parkway, Lanham, Maryland) tomorrow (Saturday 13 August 2011). Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami presides over this Annual Nallur Festival, which has become an established tradition now. Satguru is going to give a talk to the devotees on “The Sacred Temple.” The main event in this Festival is Murugan going around the Temple in a Ratham (chariot). This Ratham is over 21 feet high and is made as a replica of the Ratham in the Nallur Temple in Sri Lanka.

(A slide show of this event appears later on TAKA)

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