Bodhinatha’s Upadeshas: Peace, the Value of Temples and Monasteries

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

Bodhinatha’s Latest Upadeshas:“Temples, Monasteries, Peace” (June 22,2016)

A temple helps you be a more peaceful person, live more deeply inside and into our soul nature. Harmony in the home leads to greater tolerance in the community. The emanation of darshan from the aadheenam creates an inner vibration, radiates out, uplifts those who are connected to the monastery. And, their karmas go more smoothly.

Master Course, Dancing with Siva, Sloka 70.

The Guru Chronicles, Chapter 17.

Saivite Shastras (Ref. Saiva Dharma Shastras, Chapter 1:26)

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Bodhinatha’s Sun One Upadeshas (June 6, 2016)

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

Bodhinatha’s Latest Upadeshas:“Bondage: Anava, Karma, Maya” (June 6,2016)

Why aren’t we with God Siva? Bondage: anava, karma and maya. The law of karma is teaching us to understand the behavior which is conducive to the unfoldment of the soul. Anava makes us think we’re an individual, separate. Through positive experience, use it to accomplish, mature the soul. The sense of a Oneness eventually comes in. “..all are pervaded by love. But there is no all for you alone exist. All are you.”

Master Course, Living with Siva, Lesson 54.

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Off to London!

Today Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami left for a three week journey, primarily to the UK. As is customary many of the monks and local members gathered as Satguru left the monastery to offer a flower and wish him well in his travels. Swami Ramana Swaroopananda who is visiting was also there to bid him farewell, along with Brahmachari Dr Vrajvihari Sharan who coincidentally just arrived for a visit all the way from London.

Satguru Visits London!

London Flyer

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Class

Every few months Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami holds a Yoga Sutra class with our young Sadhaka. This afternoon Sadhaka's Nandinatha, Rajanatha, Mayuranatha, Jayanatha and Dayanatha all gathered in the Guru Temple with Satguru. Satguru continued their exploration of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras with comparisons to Gurudeva's teachings. The class included the intricacies of various types of Samadhi, such as samadhi with form (think savikalpa samadhi), whereby the observer, the observed and the act of observing coalesce into oneness, and samadhi without form (nirvikalpa samadhi) when awareness transcends even the highest experiences and dissolves in the timeless, spaceless, absolute Self. The class continued through a discussion of remolding the subconscious mind into the subsuperconscious mind and on into Patanjali's description of the five kleshas which bind the individual in ignorance. Two important kleshas deeply discussed were attachment and aversion, both of which can be equally binding forces in our lives. Attachment being the residue of positive experiences and aversion the result of negative ones. All in all a fun class for everyone. Om Namah Sivaya!

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