Hitesvara Saravan gets up early every morning and transcribes Bodhinatha’s and Gurudeva talks. Thanks to him we are able to bring you Bodhinatha’s talks and transcripts together. He lives on the Big Island and on the lava flow gravel land of his small estate he does magical things with plants. Here a photo of a lotus from his garden.
Dear Hitesvara Saravan,
Thank you so, so, much for taking the time, and energy, to do what you do, early each morning, in terms of transcribing the Masters Talks! I personally am very, very, grateful for this! All my love and appreciation! David
Transcribing Bodhinatha’s and Gurudeva’s lotus words is a seva of love and is a great blessing. It is 13 years ago this month that I came to Gurudeva’s Lotus Feet and not one moment has passed that I am not grateful. Jai Ganesha.
"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.