Path to Higher Consciousness – Publisher’s Desk

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the Oct/Nov/Dec 2014 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. “Exploring how following Hindu principles develops the refined character needed to move from anger and fear to lofty states of mind”

Bodhinatha Returns

Today Bodhinatha and Shanmuganathaswami returned from India and their long journey. Whenever Bodhinatha is gone for more than nine days, he is welcomed home with a short padapuja in front of Kadavul Temple. The monks happily greeted their returning Satguru, and following the padapuja, everyone entered the temple for arati to Ganesha, Muruga and Lord Nataraja. Jai Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami!

As in the vicinity of fire, butter gets melted, so in the proximity of the holy
Sivaguru all bad karmas dissolve. As lighted fire burns up all fuel, wet or dry,
so the glance of the Sivaguru burns up in a moment the karmas of the
sishya. As the heap of cotton blown up by a great storm scatters in all the ten
directions, so the heap of negative karmas is blown away by the compassion of
the Sivaguru. As darkness is destroyed at the very sight of the lamp, so is
ignorance destroyed at the sight of the holy Sivaguru.
I tell you now that there can be no Liberation without diksha, initiation. Nor
can there be initiation without a preceptor. Hence the dharma, the sakti and the
tradition come down the line of masters, called parampara.
Without a Satguru all philosophy, knowledge and mantras are fruitless. Him alone
the Gods praise who is the Satguru, keeping active what is handed down to him by
tradition.
Kularnava Tantra, chapter 3

Bhoomi Pooja by Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

Bhoomi Puja

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami is a Hindu Sannyasin monk and religious leader. He is the head of Kauai's Hindu Monastery and Publisher of Hinduism Today magazine. In 1960 he began studying Vedanta and Meditation. In March 1972, he received Sannyas Diksha in Alaveddy, Sri Lanka by Gurudeva Sri Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami. He travels extensively teaching Hinduism and consecrating major Hindu Temples around the world.

Please attend this historic event, another milestone in the growth of the Temple.

Join Bodhinatha to Worship Lord Murugan in Maryland!

The Murugan Temple of North America will be holding it's annual Nallur Festival 2014 on August 8-9. Join the devotees and be with Satguru Bodhinathaswami who will be there for the festivities. Murugan Temple of North America, 6300 Princess Garden Parkway, Lanham, MD 20706, (301)–552–4889 www.murugantemple.org

Bodhinatha Departs for Mainland Mission

Bodhinatha, Sannyasin Shanmuganathswami and Sannyasin Siddhanathaswami depart today for California for a two week mission that will take them also to Pennsylvania, New York and Chicago There will be the annual Aloha luncheon event along with seminars and satsangs with devotees. Many events are open to the general Hindu public, but you must register in advance. http://Click here to go to our travels page for details.

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