Bodhinatha’s Latest Upadeshas:
“God Siva —the Supreme Being” (January 01,2017)
Lord Siva is the Supreme Being of the universe, not one of many gods. To Saivites Siva is the supreme being; to Vaishnavites Vishnu is the supreme being. The soul starts with experiencing the world. On one side the soul is pulled by veiling grace toward the world. On the inside the soul is pulled by revealing grace toward God. Resolving karma, maturing in the world, fulfilling dharma, we move toward imperturbability, realization, moksha.
Path to Siva, Lesson 11.
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One of the amazing legacies of our Guru Parampara that comes to us from Gurudeva is Shum: The Language of Meditation. Towards the end of his life, Gurudeva was very active in working with the shum alphabet, refining the letters, revising patterns for extending words from 2 to 6 syllables and more. Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami is continuing this work and every quarter meets with the editing team to work on the Shum language. For the past week he has been working on this project. For those not familiar with shum, please see this book on line: Twelve Shum Meditations. Click the Minimela Print edition link to get a physical copy for your shrine room and personal study away from the computer.
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The monks of Kauai's Hindu Monastery
We welcome the final installation of our Saiva Saint Path peethams and we reflect on our guru lineage. The Guru Chronicles is filled with the history of the siddhars that guide Kauai's Hindu Monastery and continue to develop the powers it contains. We quote from the book in this slideshow and try to give a glimpse of its miraculous tales.
These are the stories of remarkable souls who knew the
Unknowable and held Truth in the palm of their hand.
They confounded their contemporaries, revealed life’s
purpose and path, and became inexplicably aware of the
future. They worshiped God as Siva, knowing Him as All
and in all, as the God— by other names—of every faith and
path. Many are the gurus; but these knowers of God—those
who have achieved the ultimate goal of yoga, transcending
the mind itself—are called satgurus. Their successors still
live, their powers transmitted and maturing from one to
the next, now flourishing in the 21st century. But their stories
have remained largely untold, a kind of universal spiritual
secret. Here, for the first time, what moved and motivated
them is revealed, to the extent they let it be known.
Here, for the first time, what they said and did is shared
outside the circle of initiates.
Archives are now available through 2001. Light colored days have no posts. 1998-2001 coming later.