Today the ladies joined Sivakatirswami after lunch. He reviewed our overall goals both for sacred song in the future of our educational programs and for the spiritual life and culture of our Saiva Siddhanta Church Satsang and for our own personal spiritual practice in developing bhakti and as a part of our daily “swadyaya” spiritual self edification. To all learn to sing, be confident to sing and to bring sacred song back into our daily lives as it once long ago. We reviewed some simple techniques to strengthening our voices, then practiced some Vedic invocations and a new bhajan together with emphasis on understanding and visualizing what we sing and turn it into a powerful form of prayer and worship.
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Lord Siva is the Supreme Being of the universe, not one of many gods. To Saivites Siva is the supreme being; to Vaishnavites Vishnu is the supreme being. The soul starts with experiencing the world. On one side the soul is pulled by veiling grace toward the world. On the inside the soul is pulled by revealing grace toward God. Resolving karma, maturing in the world, fulfilling dharma, we move toward imperturbability, realization, moksha.