Gurudeva Padapuja

The morning following Ganesha Chaturti, the monastery observed its monthly chitra puja, invoking Gurudeva's presence in Kadavul Temple. The puja was performed by Nirvani Nilakanthanatha and Sadhaka Dayanatha. Local members and several guest pilgrims attended the early morning event, to receive Gurudeva's blessings from the inner lokas.

Giving is an essential for spiritual unfoldment, for until we give and give abundantly, we don't really realize that we are not the giver; we are just a channel for giving. Abundance, materially and spiritually, comes to you when you cease to be attached to it, when you can take as much joy over a little pebble as you could over a precious ruby. The power of giving is a very great power, a great power that comes to you through yoga. You hear about yoga powers, the power of levitation, the power of suspended animation, but the truly great powers are the power of giving, the power of concentration, the power of the subconscious control over your mind, body and emotions, the power of universal love--practical powers that can be used today. Gurudeva

Remembering Gurudeva – Thivaashenee’s Song

Thamilmani Visakan writes from Perth, Australia: "Master Course student Sudha Vinadharan's daughter S. Thivaashenee got to know this song to Gurudeva during our Jaffna pilgrimage from the Malaysian members. She was so attracted to the song that she memorized it within couple of hours during their journey back from Jaffna to Colombo. Sudha, sent her voice clip about a month ago and I did the editing."

Invoking Gurudeva—June Chitra Puja

Today was the magical day of Chitra Puja which brings the presence of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami down-to-earth in a powerful way. We will let the words of Paramaguru Sivayogaswami speak about what happens to us here in Kadavul during these rites.

Gurudeva Samadhi Shrine in California

Gurudeva's Samadhi Shrine was installed today at the Palaniswami Sivan Temple in Concord, CA, at the request of head priest Anand Sivachaya. It was sponsored by members of the Golden Gate mission.

May Chitra Puja

Today is the Chitra nakshatra and our monthly padapuja to our beloved Gurudeva. The Aadheenam's monks and devotees gathered in Kaduval temple this morning for the mostly silent abhishekam to Gurudeva's black granite tiruvadi. Gurudeva's silent divinity filled the temple, accompanied by the morning bird songs, the ringing of a bell and the passing of flame.

"The world is quite blissful from the perspective of someone who has reached a high stage of maturity, and life on the inner planes for him is even more blissful. This is because all of the lower chakras, the instinctive and lower natures, are totally inoperable. So, it is a wonderful, self-perpetuating time, a time of rest and healing, of meeting others known on the Earth who have experienced the same level of bliss. For some it may be a time of communicating with those on the Earth, learning how to channel messages to them. This sojourn in the in-between is similar to sleep, which is an earned time of rest for the physical body. After death is a cosmic sleep for all the inner bodies." Gurudeva

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