“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.
"Adjust yourself to the realization that you are a divine being, a self-effulgent, radiant being of light."
Jyoti is the Sanskrit word for inner light. To bestow on devotees terms that were more specific, Gurudeva developed the Shum Language of Meditation. In Shum the word for the light that lights up the mind is balikana. During Shum meditation there is an indrawing of forces to realize balikana, a moon-like glow, leading to iftye a deeper kind of inner light which, in turn, leads to milinaka, a sustained iftye which doesn't go away and can be sustained after we've finished our meditation.