Who Are Our Holy Men and Women. The Spiritual Teaching of Saint Auvaiyar

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

Who Are Our Holy Men and Women? Path to Siva, Lesson 38 (January 10,2018, with some audio recording challenges that day)

“Bodhinatha describes the nature of the holy men and women of Saivism and relates the teachings of the women saint Auvaiyar. He shows how her focus is on dharma and at the same time, in her poem to Ganesha, how she exemplifies the nature of the monistic theism of our tradition — how theistic worship of the Deity takes us deep into inner awakenings of monism, being one with Siva.

Path To Siva, Lesson 38.

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Path to Siva: What Is Our Heritage of Gurus?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

Bodhinatha’s Latest Upadeshas -- Commentaries on Path to Siva
What Is Our Heritage of Gurus? Path to Siva, Lesson 36 (December 27,2017)

“Since the beginning of time, the power, or shakti, of God Siva has been carried forth by enlightened beings, satgurus.” Spiritual progress is achieved through abhyasa, daily practice, and vairagya, dispassion.
Dispassion is being detached enough to be getting happiness from inside ourself not outside from the world. Control awareness; find and claim joyousness and peace every day in all environments. “Naam ariyom-We do not know.” When we get really deep inside to find the deepest truth it can not be explained.

Path To Siva, Lesson 36.

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Bodhinatha Talks About Preparing for Death

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

Bodhinatha’s Latest Upadeshas -- Commentaries on Path to Siva
How Do We Prepare For Death? , Lesson 34 (November 12,2017)

For our “Great Departure” we prefer to be at home in a religious, uplifting environment, in a clear minded high state of consciousness, having resolved all differences and fulfilled all obligations. There is nothing to fear: “Death is a blissful, light filled transition.” We then get settled in the inner worlds with like-minded people of similar religious beliefs.

Path To Siva, Lesson 34.

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What is Reincarnation –
Bodhinatha Comments on Lesson 33 of Path to Siva

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

The destiny of all souls without exception is moksha. To achieve moksha we need to engage in the world positively, fulfill dharma well, resolve karma and realize God not just once but fully in a profound way. That’s why we are reborn and have reincarnation. Realization, liberation, evolvement on the inner plane, and then merger-vishvagrasa in Siva. Siva’s point of view: He is everyone, doing everything. “Each lifetime is but one stride on the great journey of your soul.”

Path To Siva, Lesson 33.

Master Course, Dancing With Siva, Sloka 30.

Yogaswami’s Messages in English

Yogaswami Sings with DevoteesSiva Yogaswami’s song were the panacea he created to guide and uplift his devotees. Many miracles are ascribed to those who sang his songs, the majority of which he sang for particular individuals in response to a specific need or occasion. When devotees would appeal for help or were in need of guidance, Swami’s response was a song, often for them to sing themselves to make their appeal to the Divine.

He said, “Sing to melt the very stones!” and he himself was a master artist and song composer. His lyrics arose spontaneously from his superconscious, without any need for “word craft” … verses just flowed from him in consummate Tamil akin to the magical Tamil of the Saiva Saints like Arunagirinathar.

While the Tamil and music is beautiful, the message is the key and to make this heritage available to the next generation we need to have some of his songs in English. And audio today is a primary channel for the next generation. After his passing his four chief disciples created the book “Natchintanai, Songs and Sayings of Yogaswami, Translated from the Original Tamil.” Published by the Sivathondan Society (currently not available in the US) Kulamata Bhavani Param was inspired to take some of these translations and sing them in traditional ragam (melodic scales) with her grand-daughter Sandhyadevi. Two songs are now available on line (SivaSiva App users can download these on the “Recent Additions” in the Listen Portal.)

Divine Grace Sweeps Over
Malahari Ragam, Rupaka Talam

Guru Bhakti, Greatest Blessing
Mohana Ragam, Rupaka Talam

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