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
Intuition Requires Careful Handling of the Intellect
Aum Namah Sivaya!
With our entrance into the inner season known as the Moksha Ritau, and with the approach of Ardra Darshanam, it's a great time of year to work on deepening your meditations. Here follows a wonderful talk given by Satguru just following last year's Mahasivaratri which might inspire your inner strivings. Enjoy!
Over the past several weeks our monks have been breaking from their usually routine morning group sadhana and doing their own personal worship and mediation. Known as "Sadhu Paksha" this two-week period happens 3 times a year, during each of our seasonal changes. We will now be entering the Moksha Ritau, which will officially be welcomed at the beginning of our next lunar phase, with a flag raising and special homa.
"All are gods, even though they don't understand. Everything is God. How can God understand God?" - Yogaswami
We have been quite far behind in getting Bodhinatha's latest talks onto the server. But we are now caught up. Since September, he has been focussing on intuition, sub-superconscious mind and the higher realms of Raja Yoga sadhana. Fabulous talks! Get them here, on the talks index. They are also available on your smartphone using SivaSiva app --> Listen --> Bodhinatha's Latest. We suggest you go where you have Wi-Fi or good bandwidth and when you listen, click on the Download button to save them to your "My Audio" library. You may want to listen to them several times to catch nuggets therein. Get the app here. Here was one of where he comments on a rare verse by Yogaswami Involution, Nirvikalpa Samadhi, Shum Technique
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