“Transcending all mutations of form and attribute,
Surpassing all finite measure is the GURU,
An embodiment of the highest wisdom.”
“Bow to the sacred Feet of the Guru whose holy utterance–the Mahavakiam–points the Way to everlasting bliss.”
“The Lord manifests as Father, Mother and Teacher,
This is how He has made me His own.”
“I want to sing and dance
And serve Him who is manifest in all.
There is then no night nor day
And duality yields to Oneness infinite.”
“Aum Sivayanama! we invoke……
Enlightened are we with that single word
That came from our majestic kingly Guru.”
Tonite at the Aadheenam the monks will hold a quiet celebration and offer our gifts and appreciations to Bodhinatha. Meanwhile in Mauritius and Sri Lanka big celebrations in honor of Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami are underway.
What is Sivatri and the Nature of Nirvikalpa Samadhi
Mahasivaratri: A time of striving to realize Parasiva. In our teachings yoga is the restraint of mental activity (chitta vritti). Nivritti marga-the path of renunciation. Pravritti marga-the path of action or life in worldly society. Ashrama dharma, a mental resting place within the 4 ashramas in life. The day before the new moon, as in monthly Sivaratri, nivritti energy is strong, an excellent time for austerity and meditation. Six Shum words defined related to meditation-withdrawal: kashum, nikashum, shumnikashum, bishumnikashum, abibishumnikashum, haiiaiibishumnikashum. Drawing energy up in to the transcendental Source of energy. Imkaif: Absence of awareness aware of itself. Nonexperience.
Master Course Trilogy, Dancing with Siva, Sloka 97.
Twelve Shum Meditations-Gurudeva's Introduction to the Advaitin.