Will you be in Sydney 7 December?
Just in case you happen to be in or near Sydney on December 7, you are warmly invited to the very special Satguru event described below.
Do you know someone who lives in Sydney?
If you do, please tell them about Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami’s evening there. It is a rare event and anyone you send to it will be uplifted and most thankful.
Darshan and wisdom
On Saturday, December 7, Bodhinatha will give darshan and share the profound wisdom and practical advice he is well know for—for a
happy and joyous life. Details on poster, below.
He will also give news of Kauai’s Hindu Monastery and show ways it is participating in today’s global Hindu
renaissance. Here, for a change, is truly good news about where the world is headed.
Yogaswmi and the lineage of siddhars
Bodhinatha will present Guru Chronicles the complete and compelling story of the Yogaswami lineage, by
him and his Hinduism Today staff. Bodhinatha will bless and sign copies purchased on that evening.
Bodhinatha will give an update on Kauai’s Iraivan temple, an upcoming jewel of Hindu Agamic architecture
in the middle of the Pacific, entirely carved by hand in India and assembled at the monastery. It will be
a major pilgrimage site for Hindus worldwide for centuries to come.
Please press the RSVP button above if you can attend. Or call our volunteers
(at bottom of the poster, below.)
Tell your family and friends about it, or forward this email to them.
Tell them right away, please. Reservations close after December 1.
Bodhinatha will also be in MELBOURNE and ADELAIDE between December 8 and 11.
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Within our Saiva Siddhanta Holy Scriptures the Saiva Agamas explain the basis of temple ceremonies and worship plus yoga and jnana. The Tirukural was considered by Gurudeva to be "the most accessible and relevant sacred text." In it are practical and helpful guidelines for our conduct in every day life. The point of family life is to gain steady improvement, forever, in self control in the midst of responsibilities in the fulfillment of family dharma. Meanwhile, not taking detachment too far but taking it in the sense of spiritually looking for happiness, not outside in other people or possessions, the world, but inside ourselves and then sharing it with family and friends. "We regard the writings of our satgurus as scripture."
Path to Siva, Lesson 20
Tirukural, Introduction and Contents
Tirukural, Chapter 15 Possession of Self-Control
"The temple enables us to feel the presence of God, Gods and devas." We use our inner eyes to see what's going on in the temple, the three worlds. In the temple we're being good dvaitists in the dimfi perspective, focused in bhakti upon God Siva. In meditation we're monists, in the shumif perspective. We claim our oneness with Siva, Sivoham, I am Siva. In surrender, shrinking the ego through devotion, we have a realization that we're not the doer, that Siva is doing it all. Siva's energy comes through our soul.