Bringing Forth Our Saivite Scriptures

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 of a concise collection of our most revered Saiva Siddhanta scriptures.

So click here to view these acred Scriptures of the Saivite Hindu Religion. This online anthology 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.

Four Latest Talks by Bodhinatha


We are happy to bring you the latest four Sun One Upadeshas by Bodhinatha. He continues to weave the threads of the intricacies of Raja Yoga practices as found in Merging with Siva.

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. Get the app here. (For those who tried SivaSiva app years ago, it has much improved and it stable on iOS and Android)

Intuition Requires Careful Handling of the Intellect

The Nada Nadi Shakti, Resolved Mistakes

Ida Pingala; Daily Realization

Ahimsa. All Life is God.

Path To Siva – Slides for Every Lesson 1-68

We want to thank Rajen Manick for the incredible work he has done in taking Path To Siva and making a slideshow out each lesson. They were developed in Apple's Keynote Application and we have exported them to PDF. Parents can download them on their smartphone to share with children. Teachers can present them in classes on religion. Go here to download the files. Below is a low-resolution slideshow of Lesson 1.

Asserting Virtue’s Power

Virtue yields Heaven’s honor and Earth’s wealth. What is there then that is more fruitful for a man?

There is nothing more rewarding than virtue, nor anything more ruinous than its neglect.

Be unremitting in the doing of good deeds; do them with all your might and by every possible means.

Keep the mind free of impurity. That alone is the practice of virtue. All else is nothing but empty display.

Virtue is living in such a way that one does not fall into these four: envy, anger, greed and unsavory speech.

Don’t tell yourself you’ll be wise enough to practice virtue tomorrow. Do it now, for it will be your deathless companion when you die.

It is utterly superfluous to inquire about virtue’s benefits, so evident in the difference between the palanquin’s rider and bearer.

Not allowing a day to pass without doing some good is a boulder that will block your passage on the path to rebirth.

Only virtuous deeds abound in true joy. All other deeds are empty and devoid of distinction.

Virtue is merely that which should be done in life, and vice is merely that which should be avoided.

Golden Gurudeva – Religion,
the Working Together of the Three Worlds

Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami During he 1990's Gurudeva recorded a number of talks that were for a general public audience. In these he used language understandable by every listener. Some were on the phone which anyone could hear by calling "808-822-SIVA". Another was done as a radio pilot. This talk is amazing. Gurudeva says that the gift of Saivite religion is the working together of the three worlds. What are the Deities? How to we approaching the temple. Puja, establishing a shrine, the power of darshan from the deities; the pujari's function; gaining permission to practice yoga, religion. And more. It is also available in the SivaSivaApp

There is No Satan or Hell, Focus on the Here and Now

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

Bodhinatha's later upadesha There is no hell. Only "hellish" states of mind. The state of mind in the here and now is the same state of mind you'll be in in the inner world after dropping off the physical body. Focus on being in the states of mind produced by the higher chakras. If we are constantly unnecessarily analyzing the present, thinking about the past, the future, it's hard to control our meditations. We are meant to have mystical inner experiences not just as a one time event but today, tomorrow and the next day. The world is the place where we can improve our concentration and willpower. Master Course Trilogy, Dancing with Siva, Merging with Siva, Lesson 53

Bodhinatha’s Latest Upadesha

Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas

Yamas, Niyamas - Remolding Our Character
Trilogy Commentary, LWS Lesson 8

Three Stages of Self Realization
Trilogy Commentaries DWS Lsn 1, MWS Lsn 365

Click here to go to an index of all of Bodhinatha's and Gurudeva's online audio.

Bodhinatha Path to Siva Commentaries

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

Also available on SivaSiva.App

Why Should we Learn a Cultural Art?

Become an accomplished human being; soar into the fourth dimension. Artists experience mountaintop consciousness. Having their source in humble devotion to the Lord, Saiva cultural arts: singing, drama, dance, playing musical instruments and creative skills strengthen concentration and are a form of worship. Religious art is an expression of the soul nature, bringing the beauty of the within into manifestation.

Path to Siva, Lesson 66

How Can We Be Strong Saivite Hindus?

Gurudeva: "The time has come for Hindus of all races, all nations, of all cultures, of all sects to stand up and let the peoples of the world know of the great religion of which they are one of the staunch adherents." The first way of learning religion is to memorize its tenants. The challenge of living with Siva means bringing religion into the home, into the family, into our interactions with all other people. Kshama-forbearance and patience. Everything we experience we set in motion. Everything is just the next thing to do. Treat everyone in a friendly and inspiring way. Learn our religion and then live by it.

Path to Siva, Lesson 67

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Bodhinatha’s Latest Siva to Path Commentaries (audio)

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

Also available on the mobile app - SivaSiva.App

How Can We Strengthen Our Temple?

What Is Our Form of Prayer?

How Do We Celebrate Festivals?

How Do We Observe Pilgrimage?

Click here to go to an index of all of Bodhinatha's and Gurudeva's online audio.

Bodhinatha’ s Latest Upadeshas

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

Also available on SivaSiva.App

What Is the Value of Spiritual Friends?

Friends who are fine, positive and good Hindus will help you most of all. It's important for parents of teenagers to know their teenager's friends. Our strength comes from mixing and interacting with others who are practicing sadhana. "The group helps the individual and the individual helps the group."

Path to Siva, Lesson 58

How Do We Practice Karma Yoga

Pray to Lord Ganesha before beginning work. Turn everything you do into selfless service, seva, karma yoga. Work becomes worship. Hold the perspective of Sivanadiyar that you are the devoted servant of God Siva. "Do everything you do as Sivathondu. Give up this 'I' and mine."

Path to Siva, Lesson 59

What Is the Purpose of the Temple?

"As you approach God's home, you can feel the spiritual energy, and as you go inside you are engulfed in peace." Trust in and open up to the deity. God is a very subtle presence. The temple and the murti within it are set up so that anyone can feel God's presence once they have enough devotion. Go to the temple and through the sanctified murti see God. Kumbabishekam purifies the temple, infuses divine energy into the murti. The deity, during puja, resides in the murti. Continuous daily worship perpetuates and over the years strengthens the power of the temple.

Path to Siva, Lesson 60

How Do We Visit the Temple?

Be close to God by going to the temple. By shifting our minds to our religion the flow of positive karma is intensified. Being open and receptive receive the blessings of the deity. Bask in the divine energy radiating out from the murti. Creating a strong tie to the temple, perform a sacred act when you return home. Light a lamp in your home shrine; bring the vibration and summon the devas from the temple.

Path to Siva, Lesson 61

Click here to go to an index of all of Bodhinatha's and Gurudeva's online audio.

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