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July 2020 Chitra Puja

Jai Gurudeva!

Our monks concluded their last phase with this month's chitra padapuja to Gurudeva (and thankfully not with a hurricane). Yogi Jayanatha and Yogi Dayanatha performed the morning abhishekam while other monks chanted Sri Rudram. This was the 250th chitra puja since Gurudeva's Mahasamadhi in 2001. Aum Namah Sivaya.

"Out of the microcosm ever comes the macrocosm. Out of Paraśiva—which is timeless, causeless and formless—ever comes all form. This is the great mystery without a reason why. Out of pure consciousness ever comes the light which binds all form together in specific bondage, individualizing forms, souls, one from another. This is ever happening, as simultaneously struggling souls remove their bondage through the grace of God Śiva to come into Satchidānanda, later to be absorbed into Paraśiva. This, too, is a great mystery without a reason why. The existence called Paraśiva pervades the infinite Satchidānanda, sustaining it just as the Divine Light of God Śiva’s mind pervades and sustains the gross forms of this world. Paraśiva does not create Satchidānanda, yet Satchidānanda is sustained because of the existence of nonexistence"

The Gurus Holy Feet

Recently, a wonderful gift arrived at the Aadheenam. A gift specially prepared for Satguru and his monks on the occasion of Guru Purnima. As expressed in the note below, The Gurus Holy Feet is a book of rich and varied testimony, alluding to the magic and power of our guru parampara. Enjoy the stories which come from all parts of the globe. It begins with a note from the Ragade family who engineered it. Aum Namah Sivaya! Namaskar, Enclosed is a gift, for Satguru Bodhinatha and the monks, on the occasion of Guru Purnima. It has come into manifestation as an outpouring of love and devotion from the Saiva devotees across the planet. On a very short notice, they opened their heart and soul, shared testimonies on how the guru parampara has touched and transformed their lives. There are many who have contributed in seen, unseen ways. Indivar and Ramai shared priceless pictures. Easanji and Sundariji strongly supported the project, disseminating it to their local Satsang members, mission members. Vandana, Ramai, Barathy, Sheela, Jivaji all assisted by reaching out to their local missions. Deva Seyonji reached out to the Kauai members, and sent in personal testimony despite a hectic personal schedule. Please present it to Satguru on Guru Purnima. With eternal love and gratitude, The Ragade Family PS: Shreya played a very big role in the formatting and reformatting.

Download the PDF file here: The Gurus Holy Feet.

June 2020 Chitra Puja

This morning our monks began their week with a padapuja to Gurudeva during the chitra nakshatra. Nakshatras are the 27 lunar mansions in Vedic astrology or divisions along the ecliptic. We celebrate and connect inwardly with Gurudeva during this time because it was during the chitra nakshatra in November of 2001 that he attained his mahasamadhi. Today's puja was performed by yogis Dayanatha and Haranandinatha, with the monks attending to chant Sri Rudram, invoke Gurudeva's presence and to dive within. Aum Namah Sivaya. Jai Gurudeva!

The Subconscious Aura

The Illumination of Man

Five States of Mind

The Donkey and the Carrot

Find the Self

Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami speaks on the mystical meaning of life and reminds us why we are here on Earth.

June Chitra Padapuja

"We're here to realize the Self, have that one dramatic experience where everything that we thought was things is turned upside down, and our whole perspective afterwards changes. That is the purpose for living on this Earth." - Gurudeva

This morning, during the chitra nakshatra, our monastics observed our monthly padapuja to Gurudeva's thiruvadi. Yogi's Dayanatha and Haranandinatha performed the abhishekam while Satguru and the monks chanting Sri Rudram. Aum.

Cultivating Will Power

Extraordinary Sketches of Sivaya Subramuniyaswami – Part 1

Natalie Levin, of Tucson, Arizona (yes the same Natalie who sculpted the bronze Sadasiva murti that sits in the Aadheenam Sacred Garden), spent the last couple of winter months making extraordinary sketches of our Gurudeva. She wanted to give expression to his profundity, his clarity, his various moods, the richness of his inner being. When she sent the last few to Sadasivanathaswami, she included some commentary. Paramacharya found her words so revealing he asked her to do the same for the whole series of 20 sketches. The result: two videos of Natalie sharing what each one means to her. This is the first, and in a week or two we will post the second one. Good job, Natalie!

May 2020 Chitra Puja

Jai Gurudeva!

Today we celebrated our monthly Chitra padapuja to Gurudeva Sivaya Subramuniyaswami. Yogi's Jayanatha and Dayanatha performed the short abhishekam and puja while Satguru and other monks chanted Sri Rudram and dove within in meditation. Aum Namah Sivaya.

April Chitra Puja

Jai Gurudeva!

Recently we celebrated our monthly padapuja to Gurudeva. Due to virus-related restrictions, we only had our monks present for the event. Still, it was powerful as usual as Gurudeva's love and blessing flowed forth to us all. Aum Namah Sivaya.

"Humility is intelligence; arrogance is ignorance. To accept one's karma and the responsibility for one's actions is strength. To blame another is weakness and foolishness." - Gurudeva

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