Bodhinatha Comments on Evil, Hell and Sin – The Hindu View

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

What About Evil, Hell and Sin, Path to Siva, Lesson 25 (May 20,2017)

Hindus believe in each individual as a soul, a divine being who is inherently good. We all have a threefold nature: instinctive, intellectual, intuitive. Develop the intuitive/spiritual/soul nature with compassion, devotion, penance. Use the intellect to help subdue the instinctive mind. Guilt is not a part of Hinduism. There is no eternal hell. You have a continuity of consciousness when you transition to the inner worlds. There is no devil, but there are mischievous “asuras.”

Path to Siva, Lesson 25.

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The Great Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda is a household name and you can use him in any context where true, religious, insightful, enlightened and wise conversations are taking place. Vivekananda lived just over 30 years but impacted India, Hinduism and meditation/yoga for as long as this yuga is concerned. It's not the amount of time we live, but how well we live the time we are alive.

In reading his works we have pulled out some choice quotes for you to reflect on.

Bodhinatha Bhashya, Are Souls and World Essentially Good?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylaswami

Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas - What Is the Nature of Our Sould
Are Souls and World Essentially Good, Path to Siva Lesson 24 (May 12,2017)

"The world does contain suffering; it's this way for a reason. If the world was perfect why would we want to transcend it? We're not all in the same place in consciousness. We don't divide the world into good and bad. Everyone is divine on the inside. The soul is pure actinic energy flowing through the seven chakras below and the six chakras above the muladhara. Hindu society is designed to help everybody come up in consciousness. It takes many lives.

Path to Siva, Lesson 24.

Master Course Trilogy, Dancing with Siva, Lesson 47

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Bodhinatha Comments on the Three Bonds, Sun One Upadesha

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas - Why Are We Not All-Knowing? Three Bonds
Path to Siva, Lesson 23 Commentary (May 04, 2017)

The three bonds/pashas, given by Lord Siva: karma, maya and anava, are there to mature the soul. At first it is natural for the soul to be totally involved in the world to gain experience through Siva's veiling grace/tirodhana shakti. As we eventually learn to exercise self control, over many lifetimes, God Siva grants His revealing grace/anugraha shakti. We claim our infinity, our oneness with God.

Path to Siva, Lesson 23

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What Is the Nature of Our Soul

Bodhinatha's Latest Upadesha

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

What Is the Nature of Our Soul
Path to Siva, Lesson 22(April 27,2017)

"The essence of the soul is Pure Consciousness and Absolute Reality." There are three bodies, shariras, five sheaths, koshas, an inner and an outer aura. The chakras are windows of consciousness. We can find That which has never changed, then we're deep within the soul. That's a good place to look for Parasiva.

Path to Siva, Lesson 22

Master Course Trilogy, Merging With Siva, Lesson 15a

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