Today the monastery began another phase with its usual Siva homa. The sacred fire ritual allows for a very potent connection with the devas and Mahadevas in the inner lokas. As the monks chant Sri Rudram, Satguru Bodhinatha places written prayers into the fire to be read by the inner-world beings. The varied requests include everything from simple assistance with one's area of work, to help with complicated projects for which one may write pages of detailed instructions. This truly special connection has proven itself time and time again to monks and family people alike. Following the havana, Satguru Bodhinatha gave a wonderful talk. Reading from parts of today's Master Course lesson, he elaborated on the functioning of one's awareness through the different chakras and the importance of sadhana in closing off lower states of mind and keeping them closed.
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