Aum Namah Sivaya
Today we'd like to announce the release of our latest Web App, which works to fulfill one of Gurudeva's long-standing ideas. As Stated in the Nanadinatha Sutras:
"SŪTRA 287: OUR ŚAIVITE HINDU BIBLE
All my devotees revere as scripture The Holy Bible of the Śaivite Hindu Religion—which includes excerpts from the Vedas, the Āgamas, Tirumantiram, Tirumurai and Tirukural—and guide their lives by its wisdom. Aum"
So click here to view the Saivite Hindu Bible. This online anthology of Hindu Scripture includes english translations of some of our most important and profound texts, with more to come! It includes excerpts from the Vedic Hyms, the Upanishads, the Kamika, Raurava, Sarvajnanottara and Mrugendra Agamas, the Sri Nandikesa Kasika, Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, the Tirumurai and more. Dive in and start discovering what your scriptures are really about. Aum.
This is our final day of Gurudeva Affirmations. He is like a doctor, with natural prescriptions to heal body, mind and emotions.
"How Do We Use Affirmations?
"An affirmation is a positive declaration or assertion that we repeat regularly to bring about useful changes in our life. While repeating the words, we concentrate on the meaning and visualize and feel the desired result. Your words, visualizations and feelings have power.
They impress your subconscious mind. When they are positive, useful and creative, they make you more secure and successful in everything you do. Affirmations must be carefully worded to gain the desired effect. The sadhana is to repeat it to yourself for a minute or two, ideally at the same time each day. Silently is good, but aloud is even better. For example, 'I can. I will. I am able to accomplish what I plan.' Repeating this each day programs your mind with confidence and increases your willpower. But just saying the words is not enough. You must feel 'I can! I will! I am able!' Imagine what it will feel like when you accomplish your goal. It is helpful to remember the feeling of success you experienced when you achieved something in the past. Positive affirmations help you face life with optimism. Negative thinking does the opposite.
Many people think, 'I can't. I won't. I'm not able.' And, sure enough, they fail. Why? Because they have programmed their mind to fail. An affirmation creates the opposite effect. You see the goal clearly and feel yourself attaining it. Success follows naturally. Gurudeva's other affirmations include 'I'm all right, right now,' 'All my needs will always be met,' and 'I am equal to any challenge I meet.' Affirmation builds a positive self concept. This means knowing that you are a worthy person deserving a wonderful life and fully capable of achieving it. Having such a positive concept allows us to identify with our inner, spiritual nature so that we truly feel we are a divine being on a perfect path."
Then we have Gurudeva's quote here: "Get into the rhythm of the affirmation. This causes strong feelings and impressions deep in the inner mind. Each word has a certain rate of vibration. Feeling is greater than visualization."
Today's affirmations from Gurudeva speak of our innate divinity and how we can learn from any experience, as long as we remain alert to the possibility.
As the world faces the pandemic, as cities and nations close their borders, as families hunker down in their homes, Gurudeva's wonderful vision of the cosmos can serve as a life raft.
Four more of his affirmations are offered today. They speak of identity and of loving sharing.
Today we listen to Gurudeva as he urges us to be what we already are, awareness--a witness to all experiences, good, bad and neutral.
Gurudeva would say that the mind, the conscious mind, is driven by its own novelty and always mulling over external things. Comfort. Safety. Pain. Desire. Fear.
He urged seekers to fill the mind with positive thoughts through the use of affirmations. If repeated, affirmations carve deep channels in the mind, changing fear to trust, regret to hope, penury to abundance.
It has been a long time since the human race faced such a compelling a threat as this pandemic. So never have we needed positive affirmations more.
With that in mind, we have assembled today a few of Gurudeva's little mental mantrams. If you find the world's predicament is overwhelming you and those around you, just pick an affirmation and repeat it for a few minutes. It will be a medicine for the mind, a salve for the spirit, a comrade during quarantine.
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Ahimsa, All Life is God.
Mystic Power of Darshan, Vision of Oneness?
Inner Worlds Open, Increased Sensitivity
Nine Ways to Merge with Siva, Go As Deep As You Can
Four Stages of Vedanta Versus Siddhanta
Expanded Consciousness-Apex, the Pulse of the Universe
Concentrate at the Top of Head, Going Beyond the Light
Click here to go to an index of all of Bodhinatha's and Gurudeva's online audio.
Aum Namah Sivaya
This week we've enjoyed the presence of seven guests from Canada. Many of these women were born and grew up in Sri Lanka, and immigrated to Canada after getting married. While here they have enjoyed a few classes with Satguru and the swamis and also had an opportunity to perform personal sadhanas in our temples and jungle gardens. Aum
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