Many Forms of Siva

We came across this list of beautiful and bizarre creatures today that we'd like to share. These colorful, and in some cases one-of-a-kind beings are a wonderful example of Siva's uncanny and uncommon forms. With all the variety on our little planet alone, it stretches the imagination to infinity, to ponder the countless variation that must exists throughout our galaxy alone, as it floats through Siva's perfect universe.

From Living With Siva:
It takes much meditation to find God Siva in all things, through all things. In this striving--as in perfecting any art or science--regular daily disciplines must be faithfully adhered to. Siva is the immanent personal Lord, and He is transcendent Reality. Siva is a God of love, boundless love. He loves each and every one. Each soul is created by Him and guided by Him through life. God Siva is everywhere. There is no place where Siva is not. He is in you. He is in this temple. He is in the trees. He is in the sky, in the clouds, in the planets. He is the galaxies swirling in space and the space between galaxies, too. He is the universe. His cosmic dance of creation, preservation and dissolution is happening this very moment in every atom of the universe. God Siva is, and is in all things. He permeates all things. He is immanent, with a beautiful form, a human-like form which can actually be seen and has been seen by many people in visions. He is also transcendent, beyond time, cause and space. That is almost too much for the mind to comprehend, isn't it? Therefore, we have to meditate on these things. God Siva is so close to us.

Credit for the above collection: talemaze.com

Panchangams Are Now Free!

  Panchangams for 285 cities are now available in both pdf and iCalendar formats. iCalendar panchangams may be imported into iCal, BusyCal and Google calendars. The 2015-2016 calendar begins on May 5, 2015 and ends on April 22, 2016.

Many calendar users have requested that we provide the panchangams for free. The Panchangam Endowment Fund with Hindu Heritage Endowment (www.hheonline.org) was created for this purpose and has reached its goal of $45,000. Now the calendars are free.

Download free panchangams at www.minimela.com/panchang.

Bodhinatha’s Sun One Upadesha for the Past Month

Bodhinatha Speaking in Kadavul Temple, Hawaii

We have caught up with processing Bodhinatha's recent upadeshas. You will enjoy his fascinating commentaries on Patanjali and various issues relating to spiritual unfoldment.

From New Delhi

Great adventures in New Delhi. Tomorrow Rajiv Malik, our senior correspondent in India, was to travel with us to Rajasthan for a three-day gathering of swamis at what may well be the world's largest cow ashram, goshala. 

A few hours ago Rajiv and his daughter came to our hotel and to our surprise he was standing before us with a cast on his right arm. Rajiv had fallen just hours before and fractured his wrist while taking his 95-year-old father to the hospital (stepped into a pothole when they got out of the car and fell). He has surgery scheduled for tomorrow am to realign the bones and wire them together for 6 weeks of healing. He will be unable to join us and had to cancel his flight. 

However, his filmmaker daughter Palik courageously came forward to take his place in Rajasthan and we sat in the hotel lobby and with the help of her brother, Puket, quickly booked new flights so she arrives a little before we do in Ahmedabad and can ride with us to the Goshala. Palik is moving some other responsibilities around to do this for Hinduism Today which she loves, and taking a 5am flight to Mumbai tomorrow to make it happen, so she will have to leave the house at 1:30am. Brave young woman.

Palik will do the needed interviews for the article we plan. Stay tuned for more adventures from India. 

Off to Texas!

Recently Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami and Sannyasin Siddhanathaswami boarded their flight to San Antonio, Texas. They will be back in a week, and are in Texas to attend a 4D conference. For those unaware, 4D is the development platform which powers our database. Wishing them a safe and productive trip!

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