Latest Upadesha: Path To Siva – The Life of Saivites

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

Bodhinatha’s Latest Upadeshas -- What is the Nature of Life for Saivites?
” Path to Siva, Lesson 19 -- Every Day Is a Day of Worship” (March 6,2017)

“Stand Strong for Saivism.” The nature of life for Saivites is to turn work into worship, to turn the secular into the sacred. Each day give a little extra warmth, humanness and upliftment to others. Every day is a holy day, all day long. We want to follow our religion even in our dreams. If we help someone, we’re worshiping. Wherever we are, that’s a place of worship. “To the Saivite Hindu all of life is sacred. All of life is religion.”

Path to Siva, Lesson 19.


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Tiruvalluvar Works at Midnight

The midnight vigilee caught these shots of Tiruvalluvar writing away while the aadheenam slept. His stone image comes alive at night and seemed to be lit up and calling out his truths.

The captions above are excerpted from section 3, The Greatness of Renunciates.

Path To Siva – Who Is Siva? God Siva Is the Supreme Being

Bodhinatha

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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The Story of Your Soul As a Lotus

Gurudeva and other Rishis of the East have often used the metaphor of the Lotus for the spiritual evolution of the soul

Shum Continues to the Next Generation

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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