Yesterday afternoon we celebrated this month's chitra nakshatra with a abhishekam to Gurudeva's Tiruvadi. Yogi's Mayuranatha and Adinatha performed the padapuja.
This morning the aadheenam celebrated our monthly padapuja to Gurudeva during the chitra nakshatra. Yogi Dayanatha and Nirvani Tejadevanatha performed the abhishekam, with Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, our monks and local members in attendance.
"In fact, this Self is so subtle as to be hidden from all but the most awakened. How can it remain so unknown? Simplicity is the answer. The Self is so simple, so uncomplicated, that the ramified external mind overlooks it. From birth to death and back to birth, we live in the ocean of Being and see only the fishes of objective perception. We neglect to notice that these swim in the ocean of Being. When man comes to a point, as he must, when the things of this world possess less attraction for him than the path toward merging with Siva, then only will he begin to detach himself enough to see the obvious, the Ocean of Sivaness that lies on every side, inside, outside, above and below. Then only will the merging we speak of here become meaningful to him. Then only will he be able to simplify his life and his thinking, his very perceptions, his hour-to-hour way of looking at things, enough to quiet the mind, for this Self can only be known in a quieted consciousness. Not even a thought can remain. Not a feeling. Not a hope or a question. One must be very pure for this realization to come, very pure indeed. The Self reveals itself, by the satguru's unique grace, to a mind that has, in a mystical but very pragmatic manner, eliminated itself. 'You must die before you die,' my satguru, Siva Yogaswami, said. That is all that needs to be said."Merging With Siva
This morning our monks and local members gathered in Kadavul Temple for our monthly padapuja to Gurudeva.
"Giving is an essential for spiritual unfoldment, for until we give and give abundantly, we don't really realize that we are not the giver; we are just a channel for giving." - Gurudeva
Over the retreat, Satguru, monks and local members observed an evening padapuja to Gurudeva Sivaya Subramuniyaswami during the time of the chitra nakshatra.
"Each Hindu lineage has within it an inner sound, a nada of a different velocity, varied in pitch and depth. This is sampradaya. This is parampara. This is nada-nadi shakti. This is Hindu mysticism. To hear this very high-pitched eee sound is your first siddhi. It will bring many benefits into your life, smooth out the karmas, keep you inspired and on the subtle path, strengthening your personal force field and that of all those connected to you." Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Gurudeva's work appears in numerous magical ways. This came in to Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami during the trip to Keerimalai. It's a pocketbook of Hinduism's tenets on God and Soul in a question and answer format and is both simple and profound. This booklet coincidentally was given out during the 1981 Innersearch. Gurudeva stands majestically on the back cover and the inside has both English and Tamil versions.
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Aum Namah Sivaya
Tonight is Siva's most sacred night. A night, not when we worship Siva as divine all-pervasive bliss, but rather, when we go within ourselves and attempt to experience ourselves as Siva. It is a sacred night of profound silence. A time to find that point inside you where awareness originates.
Though the timing might change a little, you can tune into our Youtube channel at 10:00pm Hawaii time to watch a livestream of Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami's upadesha. kauaiaadheenam
Recently the aadheenam celebrated our monthly Chitra Nakshatra Padapuja to Gurudeva Sivaya Subramuniyaswami. Aum Namah Sivaya.
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