What Is Your Self-Concept? You Are A Divine Soul

Bodhinatha’s Latest Upadesha:“Your Self-Concept: You Are A Divine Soul” (April 15,2016)

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

Focus on being a soul, not the body, mind and emotions. When we think of ourselves as a soul we’re able to move forward and get closer and closer to Siva. That’s the whole idea of Saiva Siddhanta. A negative self-concept is an obstacle. We can change our self-concept through applying Gurudeva’s teachings, affirming every day that we are a divine being. Vasana daha tantra: Going back and understanding experiences; clearing up the reactions to the past.

Master Course, Dancing with Siva, Lesson 1.

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Bodhinatha’s Latest Upadesha

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

Bodhinatha’s Latest Upadeshas:Moksha and the Two Paths March 17, 2016

Moksha’s three aspects: fully realizing God, resolving karma, performing dharma well. Two ways to achieve moksha: Go into the forest and do tapas, find a guru, renounce the world, study under Him as a sannyasin. The sannyasin is detached from the world, the householder dharmically pursues goals in the world. Gain maturity through experience then naturally turn within; seek liberation.

Master Course, Dancing with Siva, Lesson 340

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Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami’s Sivaratri Talk


Bodhinatha’s Latest Upadeshas:“Sivaratri 2016: The Meaning of Yoga” (March 6,2016)

In his 2016 Mahasivaratri talk, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami describes the subtle meanings behind some of the concepts in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and shows how they correspond to Gurudeva’s teachings. Hinduism defined is trying to be in the highest state of consciousness you can, right now. Quieting our thoughts down to the point where there aren’t any. Separate from body, mind and will to attain liberation. Through meditation we can detach awareness from our own five states of mind and experience the consciousness of other forms of life, which is all God Siva. What happens to you is created by you; break the cycle of reaction, make life much more sublime. Find that part of us which is God Siva, that pure energy powers everything.

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras

Guru Chronicles

Master Course, Merging with Siva, Part Four, Cognizantability the Conquest of the Mind

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Growing Up Without Prejudice – Publisher’s Desk

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the April/May/June 2016 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. “Conflict and violence have their roots in hatred learned during youth. By teaching children tolerance, we create a more peaceful future.”

Bodhinatha’s Recent Upadeshas

Don’t miss these two new talks from Bodhinatha’s last two Sun One discourses!

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

We Know Not
Naam ariyom: We do not know. The approach of our parampara: Not trying to explain the Truth but giving us concepts of God which help us get to the Truth. The intellect cannot experience God. The experience of God as Absolute Reality is even beyond the superconscious mind. “Nothing is everything.” Dissolve into Nothingness, that’s Parasiva.

Master Course, Dancing with Siva, Lesson 154

Focus on Moving Forward
Facing challenges that are difficult cause us to mature spiritually. Doing what is next, our personal path of evolution progresses from one life to the next. There are four stages: service, devotion, meditation and realization; chariya, kriya, yoga and jnana. True maturity is understanding the consequences before you act. Move forward as karma and dharma permits on the winding path toward moksha being content with the consciousness that it usually takes many lives. As Gurudeva says: Enjoy the journey.

Master Course, Merging with Siva, Lesson 317

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