Who Are the Four Great Tamil Saints?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads from Lesson 39 of the Himalayan Academy publication “Path To Siva,” discussing four of Saivism’s well-known Tamil Saints.

Who Are Our Holy Men and Women?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads from Lesson 38 of the Himalayan Academy publication “Path To Siva,” discussing Hinduism’s holy men and women.

Who Are Our Holy Men and Women. The Spiritual Teaching of Saint Auvaiyar

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

Who Are Our Holy Men and Women? Path to Siva, Lesson 38 (January 10,2018, with some audio recording challenges that day)

“Bodhinatha describes the nature of the holy men and women of Saivism and relates the teachings of the women saint Auvaiyar. He shows how her focus is on dharma and at the same time, in her poem to Ganesha, how she exemplifies the nature of the monistic theism of our tradition — how theistic worship of the Deity takes us deep into inner awakenings of monism, being one with Siva.

Path To Siva, Lesson 38.

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What Are the Two Paths? Bodhinatha Clarifies Detachment

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

What Are the Two Paths? Path to Siva, Lesson 37 (Jan 4, 2018)

Bodhinatha addresses the misconception that householders should be detached from their family and professional life. Using the Tirukural as a reference, he highlights that detachment for the householder means to be detached from one’s wealth and possessions enough to be able to do charity. Then he describes key goals of monastic life and the service done by our monastic order, pointing out that the path of spiritual unfoldment, like an oak tree, takes many years to yield results. But we should have faith that the ancient methods and path will one day yield results.

Path To Siva, Lesson 37

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What Are the Two Paths?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads from Lesson 37 of the Himalayan Academy publication “Path To Siva,” explaining the path of the householder and that of the renunciate.

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