Life is Art

Artist Vani Chenganna painted one of our church shishya, Ramai Santhirapala, getting the ending flower blessing from Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami. This moment begins the Arul Shishya dedication! We found the photo from the event by happenstance and thought it interesting to post the juxtapose. Enjoy.

What Is the Nature of Our Soul

Bodhinatha's Latest Upadesha

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

What Is the Nature of Our Sould
Path to Siva, Lesson 22(April 27,2017)

"The essence of the soul is Pure Consciousness and Absolute Reality." There are three bodies, shariras, five sheaths, koshas, an inner and an outer aura. The chakras are windows of consciousness. We can find That which has never changed, then we're deep within the soul. That's a good place to look for Parasiva.

Path to Siva, Lesson 22

Master Course Trilogy, Merging With Siva, Lesson 15a


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Scriptures; the Tirukural; Three Worlds and
Conquering Ego with Devotion

Don't miss Satguru Bodhinatha latest talks on Chapters 20 and 21 of the Path to Siva.

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas - Our Scriptures; the Tirukural; Three Worlds and Surrendering Ego Through Devotion
" Path to Siva, Lesson 20 - Our Saivite Scriptures" (March 22,2017) " Path to Siva, Lesson 21 - Three Worlds; Conquer Ego Through Devotion" (April 13,2017)

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.

Path to Siva, Lesson 21


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Moola Mantra Ganapati Homa

A Moola Mantra Ganapati Homa was held on the 8th of April, 2017 at Sri Selva Vinayagar Temple, Klang, Malaysia. This Homa was a special request by Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami who also presided the event. Coordinated by Saiva Siddhanta Church's Malaysia Mission, the event was sponsored by both Kauai Aadheenam and the Sree Selva Vinayagar Temple.

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and Shanmuganathaswami were lovingly welcomed by the temple's chief priest and hundreds of devotees. They were both paraded around the temple before being seated in front of the Homa Kundam (homa pit). The beautiful Homa Kundam was specially constructed for this event with red bricks which were mortared and plastered with turmeric paste.

During the Homa, devotees were guided to do Kara Nyasa and Anga Nyasa (Purification Rites), followed by chanting of Ganesha's Moola (Root) Mantra, 1,008 times. The objective, according to chief priest Siva Sri Yogeswara Sivachariyar, is to invoke Lord Ganesha within our own body, thus with His presence we walk the path of Dharma, achieving Buddhi and Siddhi.

Various sacred substances were offered into the homa pit; the fire being Lord Ganesha and His Ganas receiving the sacred substances. Fruits, 108 lotus flowers, piles of durva grass, herbs, grains, ghee and royal clothing etc were offered to Lord Ganesha via the roaring homa flame.

More than 400 devotees attended the homa, filling the temple to capacity.

The Homa was conducted by a total of 7 priests.
Head Priest is Sivagama Ratnam, Sri Vidya Ganapati Upasagar, Esana Sivam R. Yogeswara Sivachariyar. He is also the President of Malaysia Hindu Foundation.
He was assisted by Sivasri Nandakumar Gurukal, Muthukumar Gurukal, Kalaiselvam Archakar, and Viswanathan Archakar. Vedic chants for the Homa was sung by Venkadesa Shastri from Tanjavur, Tamil Nadu and Kannan Shastri from Sri Mahamariamman Temple, KL

After the Homa, Devaram and Natchintanai were sung by the mission children. Bodhinatha honored the temple president Mr. NT Raaman and all the priests who conducted the Homa. He also launched and blessed the "9 Beliefs of Hinduism" poster project headed by Dr.Maruthu Dharmalingam. The posters, in tamil and english (A1 sized) which were later mounted at the entrance of the rajagopuram as well as A4 sized brochures (for distribution to devotees) were donated to the temple.

Satguru Bodhinatha blessed all the devotees who were also given gifts of Know Thyself' and Yoga's forgotten foundation' books. The event was concluded with a sumptuous vegetarian lunch.

It was a rare event, where devotees were soaked by blessings of Ganesha and Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami. Jai Ganesha. Jai Satguru.

Sree Selva Vinayagar Temple in Klang

Don't be late: 8 am - 12:30 pm, Satguru attends Ganesha homa, abhishekam and puja at the Sree Selva Vinayagar Temple in Klang on April 8, 2017. He will give a talk and offer vibhuti prasadam.

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