During pada puja to the satguru's feet, we offer all that is precious to the One.
The bees collect watery nectar from a million flowers and in the hive's dark chamber patiently concentrate it into honey. In offering honey to the guru's feet, the world of insects worships the One.
The cow grazes far pastures gleaning a million blades of grass, then condenses it into milk. In offering milk, the animal world worships the One.
The sandalwood tree reaches high into the air and deep into the Earth, issuing forth a million leaves, all to gather the scented treasure in its heartwood. In offering sandal paste at the guru's feet, the world of plants worships the One.
The Earth assembles the elements in discrete places, water into streams, air into the blanket of life-giving gases, fire as plasmic presence in all things material. In offering ashes, water, air and fire, the physical elements worship the One.
Devotees gather the diluted fluid called experience, and from a million drops of it, removing the dross and the dregs, distill the liquid life into love and knowledge. In offering these to the guru's holy feet, mankind worships the One.
Yet, all is but one. The one that seems individuated worships the One that is and is in all things.
Jai to Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, and to gurus here, there and everywhere!
Prostrations to Satguru Bodhinatha’s Holy Feet. Thank you so much for these beautiful pictures and insightful explanation on Guru Bhakti.
” To contemplate the form of one’s own Guru is to contemplate infinite Siva. To sing the glory of the Guru’s name is to sing the glory of infinite siva. I worship the Lord Guru, even a few particles of dust from whose feet form a bridge across the ocean of the world.” Guru Gita.
Jai Satguru !!!!
We are so blessed to have the presence of a Satguru in our life.
Jai Satguru Bodinatha Veylanswami !!!!!
Thinking about the relevance of the Guru in our beloved relgion and life, is so overwhelming, is so evident that is so, so, so, so so important in so many levels..
Postrations to the holy feet of Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami. !!!!!
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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