Excerpts from an archived Upadesha by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami. In Kadavul Temple Gurudeva discusses sadhana and pilgrimage
The India Cultural Center and Temple in Memphis, Tennessee, has just informed us that they will be honoring Gurudeva, Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, by placing a marble murti of him in their mediation hall. Gurudeva will be placed next to Dakshinamurthy, Sankaracharya, Patanjali, Buddha, Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda , Ramana Maharishi & Malayala Swami.
“We are very thankful to Sri Gurudeva & Sri Bodhinatha Swami for the blessings they showered on our temple in last 24 years.” -Prasad Duggirala
On this most holy night of the year we are pleased to bring you another golden audio treasure from the Gurudeva Audio archives: "Being in Siva Consciousness" some themes in this quintessential Gurudeva talk on Siva:
Siva is very accessible, everywhere. But the barrier is ignorance, forgetfulness. There are great truths throughout the entire universe, these great truths lie in your own superconscious mind, waiting to be used. See God Siva everywhere as all pervasive energy. Bliss consciousness, Siva consciousness. A story: "Why didn't you let Siva take you?" Everywhere a guru goes becomes his ashram. Leave the lower nature, look at Siva and don't see anything else. Siva is love and love is Siva. Find out how wonderful you really are. You'll become the knower of the known, the seer or the unseen, the embodiment of the Truth. Worshiping Siva with Himself, all the elements. Be in Siva consciousness.
Jai Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami!
Each month during the chitra nakshatra the aadheenam observes a padapuja in Kadavul Temple to Gurudeva's granite paduka (sandals). Today's puja began at 5:45am with the chanting of Sri Rudram and an abhishekam performed by Natyam's Mayuranatha and Jayanatha. This is a powerful time of year for connecting to the inner world's and today's puja was no exception with a somewhat "zingy" energy felt from Gurudeva throughout the temple. Aum Namah Sivaya.
"Renouncing all I inwardly entered
And beheld the Light within.
My heart trembled. I prostrated low.
But Him I never forgot;
And the Lord of Celestials
Freeing me from the whirl of births
Immortal made me here."