Brahmachari Girish takes his Supplicancy Pledge

Today is a most auspicious day, it's not only Gurudeva's Jayanti, but also a wonderful day for Brahmachari Girish to make his sacred pledge as a Sivanadiyar. Having already taken the vow of purity, he now takes on two more vows, the vow of Humility and the vow of Confidence. This pledge declares his intention towards a life of monasticism, as he now begins the final process, by which he will ready himself for the life of the Postulant. From the Sacred Pledge:

"The supplicant's foremost objective is to strive for mastery of the charya marga, or path of service. This begins with the avoidance of wrongful actions and the overcoming of base instincts and emotions as he learns to transmute worldliness into the higher states of devotion and selflessness. At this stage on the path, the Saivite devotee is content not to strive for profound spiritual attainments but to work diligently with the faults and flaws that are stumbling blocks on the path, learning at the same time to depend not only on his own resources but on the limitless abilities of the Gods to resolve all difficulties and dissolve all obstacles. The Supplicancy is a time of profound worship of Lord Ganesha, Lord Murugan and Lord Siva and of deepening commitment and service to Saivite Hinduism and to the Church. It is also a time of study, challenge and inner change. The supplicant is encouraged to strive for the perfection of service and for the monastic ideals of humility, industry and responsibility, renouncing personal needs for the benefit of others. In this service, he should strive for transparency, that quality of anonymous virtue in which the premonastic lives in full harmony with others, remaining centered within and not standing out or disturbing the surroundings. It is this ancient tradition of unseen service and unperturbable stability that the supplicant seeks to emulate, realizing that serving in unheralded ways and renouncing the fruits of even good deeds averts the pitfalls of the spiritual ego and nurtures the state of unpretentiousness. By putting great energy into premonastic life and by serving tirelessly for the benefit not of himself but of others, the supplicant opens himself to the inflow of Lord Siva's grace." Aum Namah Sivaya.


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  5. isani says:

    Aum Namasivaya,
    My heartfelt joy is difficult to express in words on this most auspicious occasion.
    Jai Gurudeva! Jai Bodhinatha! All the best on this most wonderous journey, Girish.
    Aum Shanti.

  6. vanita says:

    I am very happy for you, Girish! You are in the right place and on the right path under the guidance of Lord Shiva himself!
    Congratulations!

  7. Anusha Katir says:

    My baby brother has made us proud with his dream.

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    Congratulations! Such a magnificent expression of pure joy on your face. We all are so happy and blessed you are here.

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  21. Padmaja says:

    Jai Gurudeva!
    Congratulations, Girish! We are proud of you too, for having courage to fulfill your lifelong dream! Many blessings from all of us on your journey ahead…

  22. Guhan Sivalingam says:

    Aum Sivaya Girish.
    A big step in this wonderful inner journey. A gifted soul in our circle . Many blessings from us and may Lord of Obstacles guide
    you through this inner journey.
    Jai Satguru

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  30. Nalini says:

    AUm namah sivaya!
    this brought tears of joy to the eyes!
    WOW! what a moment!
    aum gam ganapataye namah!
    Many blessings to you on your inner journey.
    thank you.

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  32. Rajen Manick says:

    Congratulations! Great progress towards the monastic path indeed! Aum.

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  37. Rema Devi says:

    Congratulation Girish! Blessings from all of us on this beautiful journey.
    Aum Namaha Sivaya.

  38. Vinod Nair says:

    Aum Namah Sivaya, I am very happy for you Girish. May Lord Shiva bless you forever.. Jai Satgurunatha..

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