Brahmachari Girish Chaitanya and other Chinmaya Misssion devotees had darshan with Bodhinatha before they left to return to the mainland after a week-long stay on kauai.
Hope to see you again soon Girirsh!
Darshan with Bodhinatha
A meeting with Sadasivanathaswami in the Ganapati Kulum
Taking a walk in our beautiful jungle gardens.
Brahmachari giving a lecture about an important part of Sri Rudram.
At the feet of the silent teacher. Brahmachari Girishji, Bodhinatha and Senthilnathaswami have worked closely together with the Hindu Students Association, teaching at their retreats in Texas the past few years. The ongoing alliance is helping bring much-needed and much-desired knowledge about Hinduism to Hindu college students at participating universities in the Southwest region.
Joining in at the Ganapati Kulum’s morning meeting, Girish had a chance to see how the kulum coordinates their work.
Unless kundalini is active, the deepest meditative states are not available to us. But to activate kundalini, Gurudeva tells us we must invoke the grace of Lord Ganesha and Lord Murugan. "Yoga is internalized worship which leads to union with God." Experience the inside of you in a profound way. This requires dispassion. The popular term "kriya yoga" usual refers to a form of pranayama, but the original kriya yoga is defined by Sage Patanajli as the practice of three of the niyamas: tapas, svadhyaya and Isvarapranidhana. To achieve samadhi we practice yoga, steady restraint of mental activities, austerity, meditation, detachment, self study and worship of God. Communion with the Ishta Devata, the chosen God is a key and also Gurudeva tells us: the Deity chooses you.
Master Course, Dancing with Siva, Lesson 39
Master Course, Merging with Siva, Lesson 5
Patanjali's Yoga Sutras