“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.
Become an accomplished human being; soar into the fourth dimension. Artists experience mountaintop consciousness. Having their source in humble devotion to the Lord, Saiva cultural arts: singing, drama, dance, playing musical instruments and creative skills strengthen concentration and are a form of worship. Religious art is an expression of the soul nature, bringing the beauty of the within into manifestation.
How Can We Be Strong Saivite Hindus?
Gurudeva: "The time has come for Hindus of all races, all nations, of all cultures, of all sects to stand up and let the peoples of the world know of the great religion of which they are one of the staunch adherents." The first way of learning religion is to memorize its tenants. The challenge of living with Siva means bringing religion into the home, into the family, into our interactions with all other people. Kshama-forbearance and patience. Everything we experience we set in motion. Everything is just the next thing to do. Treat everyone in a friendly and inspiring way. Learn our religion and then live by it.
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