Scriptures; the Tirukural; Three Worlds and
Conquering Ego with Devotion

Don’t miss Satguru Bodhinatha latest talks on Chapters 20 and 21 of the Path to Siva.

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

Bodhinatha’s Latest Upadeshas -- Our Scriptures; the Tirukural; Three Worlds and Surrendering Ego Through Devotion
” Path to Siva, Lesson 20 -- Our Saivite Scriptures” (March 22,2017)
” Path to Siva, Lesson 21 -- Three Worlds; Conquer Ego Through Devotion” (April 13,2017)

Within our Saiva Siddhanta Holy Scriptures the Saiva Agamas explain the basis of temple ceremonies and worship plus yoga and jnana. The Tirukural was considered by Gurudeva to be “the most accessible and relevant sacred text.” In it are practical and helpful guidelines for our conduct in every day life. The point of family life is to gain steady improvement, forever, in self control in the midst of responsibilities in the fulfillment of family dharma. Meanwhile, not taking detachment too far but taking it in the sense of spiritually looking for happiness, not outside in other people or possessions, the world, but inside ourselves and then sharing it with family and friends. “We regard the writings of our satgurus as scripture.”

Path to Siva, Lesson 20
Tirukural, Introduction and Contents

Tirukural, Chapter 15 Possession of Self-Control

“The temple enables us to feel the presence of God, Gods and devas.” We use our inner eyes to see what’s going on in the temple, the three worlds. In the temple we’re being good dvaitists in the dimfi perspective, focused in bhakti upon God Siva. In meditation we’re monists, in the shumif perspective. We claim our oneness with Siva, Sivoham, I am Siva. In surrender, shrinking the ego through devotion, we have a realization that we’re not the doer, that Siva is doing it all. Siva’s energy comes through our soul.

Path to Siva, Lesson 21


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We are undergoing a new project called Digital Dancing with Siva. Each sloka will be made into a movie, around 1.5 minutes each. Let us know what you think of the first few in the playlist.

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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Bodhinatha’s Mahasivaratri Upadesha

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

Bodhinatha’s Latest Upadeshas -- Mahasivaratri Upadesha, 2017
” Mahasivaratri, 2017 -- The Four Stages of Your Personal Evolution.” (February 24, 2017)

The soul body takes many lifetimes to mature. The height of divine consciousness: There is no difference between you and God. Spiritualize what you are doing as you engage in the world. Unwind the karmas of the past. The stages in Saiva Siddhanta: Charya, kriya, yoga-meditation and jnana. In jnana you and Truth are one. Go deeply enough in meditation to identify with That which is eternal, always existed, never changed: Siva, Satchidananda, Pure Consciousness, Absolute Reality. Ask yourself: “What is the void or the nothingness which is the source of this consciousness?” Then you’re getting close, getting close.

Merging with Siva Lesson 317

Tirumantiram

Words of Our Master


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Our Affirmation of Faith – All-Pervasive Love, Absolute Reality

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

Bodhinatha’s Latest Upadeshas, Commentary on the Path to Siva, Lesson 18:
” Our Affirmation of Faith -- All-Pervasive Love, Absolute Reality” (February 27,2017)

“God Siva is Immanent Love and Transcendent Reality.” Devotion is present in each of Saiva Siddhanta’s four paths in our relationship to God. When we begin the soul feels God is really far away. As we get closer and closer as in the lover and Beloved, it means a oneness. You alone exist and you are love. Love alone exists, which is Siva, but which is also you. I am Transcendent Reality and Immanent Love.

Path to Siva, Lesson 18


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