What Is the Hindu Way of Greeting?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads from Lesson 56 of the Himalayan Academy publication “Path To Siva,” discussing the Hindu way of greeting.

What Are Our Saiva Forehead Marks?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

Bodhinatha’s Latest Upadeshas
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What Are Our Saiva Forehead Marks?

The three stripes of vibhuti across the forehead signify trying to purify ourselves from the influence of anava, karma and maya. There are two ways we’re attached to the world, that which gives us pleasure and pain. We’re slowly changing our karma over a period of many lifetimes through wise action in the present. With humble action we work on lessening the ego-sense rather than enhancing it.

Path to Siva, Lesson 54

Master Course Trilogy, Living with Siva, Lessons 53-54


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Guru Jayanti

Om Gurunathan

Tomorrow the aadheenam celebrates Guru Jayanti, honoring Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami's 76th year in this life. Above is a slideshow honoring our guru with words of wisdom from the Kularnava Tantra, emphasizing the guru's importance in our lives.

"As in the vicinity of fire, butter gets melted, so in the proximity of the holy Sivaguru all bad karmas dissolve. As lighted fire burns up all fuel, dry and moist, so the glance of the Sivaguru burns up in a moment the karmas of the shishya. As the heap of cotton blown up by a great storm scatters in all the ten directions, so the heap of negative karmas is blown away by the compassion of the Sivaguru. As darkness is destroyed at the very sight of the lamp, so is ignorance destroyed at the sight of the holy Sivaguru." Kularnava Tantra

How Do We Use Our Home Shrine?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas
Path to Siva Commentaries

How Do We Use Our Home Shrine?

We need to perfect Ishvarapujana, personal worship, before we can expect to do really well in meditation. "The idea of Ishvarapujana, worship, is to always be living with God, living in Siva in God's house..." Learn the spirit of the puja, learn the spirit of devotion, get deeply into worship in the home. During puja, we're giving prana and devotional energy to the Deity; we receive blessings in return. God isn't living in your house, it's God's house and you are living in it.

Path to Siva, Lesson 53


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What Are Our Saiva Forehead Marks?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads from Lesson 54 of the Himalayan Academy publication “Path To Siva,” discussing Saiva Forehead Marks

What Is Good Conduct?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads from Lesson 55 of the Himalayan Academy publication “Path To Siva,” discussing a Hindu approach to personal conduct.

Happy Kadaitswami Gurupuja Day!

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How Do We Use Our Home Shrine?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads from Lesson 53 of the Himalayan Academy publication “Path To Siva,” discussing the Hindu home shrine.

What Is the Ideal Home?

Satguru Bodhinathaswami

Bodhinatha's Latest Upadesha
Path to Siva Commentaries

What Is the Ideal Home?

"Harmony is a fragile vibration which the family protects." Gurudeva expressed how deeply integral the Tirukural was to his teachings. It is not enough to take care of immediate family members, you need to reach out to others. Increase and master self-control through facing greater challenges, being steadfast in domestic life.

Path to Siva, Lesson 51

Tirukural


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How Do We Treat Our Guests?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads from Lesson 52 of the Himalayan Academy publication “Path To Siva,” discussing the Hindu attitude towards caring for guests.

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