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Yamas, Niyamas - Remolding Our Character

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2019-04-21

"Yamas and niyamas are ancient scriptural injunctions for all aspects of human thought, attitude and behavior." Our behavior is based on attitudes which are based on thoughts. Character can be remolded with great...

Three Stages of Self Realization

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2019-04-14

What is the Self? Parasiva the Transcendent Source of Omnipresent Consciousness. Self-realization in three stages. Realizing oneself as...

On the Brink of the Absolute

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2019-03-07

Choose the path of the Spirit. Move from the clear white light to the brink of the Absolute....

The Nature of Mahasivaratri

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2019-03-03

Mahasivaratri is right before the new moon signifying we're beseeching the blessings of God Siva to benefit our...

Attaining the Ultimate

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2019-02-27

Hindu scripture: The knowledge God has put into all souls. In meditation go deep enough to have realization...

How Do We View Other Faiths?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2019-02-21

Hindus can accept and love the peoples of all religions yet not seek to convert them, although, we...

How Can We Be Strong Saivite Hindus?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2019-02-14

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...

Why Should We Learn a Cultural Art?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2019-02-05

Become an accomplished human being; soar into the fourth dimension. Artists experience mountaintop consciousness. Having their source in...

How Do We Observe Pilgrimage?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2019-01-29

Set aside ordinary affairs, prepare inwardly, get into the spirit of pilgrimage "... a special cherished time to take problems and prayers to God." The shakti and blessings are...

How Do We Celebrate Festivals?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2019-02-22

Festivals are times of intimate devotion and communion with God and the Gods. The shakti of the Deity...

What Is Our Form of Prayer?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2019-01-15

To offer your prayer concentrate, visualize the face of God. Slowly and clearly send your prayer up through...

How Can We Strengthen Our Temple?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2019-01-06

"Blessed with the knowledge that the temple is the home of God and the Gods, we visit often for they are our dear friends." Bhakti yoga is an important part of our practice. The more we visit the temple the more...

How Do We Visit the Temple?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2018-12-24

Be close to God by going to the temple. By shifting our minds to our religion the flow...

What Is the Purpose of the Temple?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2018-11-16

"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...

How Do We Practice Karma Yoga?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2018-11-08

ray to Lord Ganesha before beginning work. Turn everything you do into selfless service, seva, karma yoga. Work...

What Is the Value of Spiritual Friends?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2018-11-02

Friends who are fine, positive and good Hindus will help you most of all. It's important for parents...

How Do We Get Along with Others?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2018-10-26

For peace in the world stop the war in the home." The key to world peace is inside...

What Is the Hindu Way of Greeting?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2018-10-17

"Namaste" and "vanakkam," core practices of greeting. Recognizing that God is within everyone, the same God within me...

What Is Good Conduct?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2018-10-03

Good conduct is right thought, right speech and right action." Apply T-H-I-N-K: true, helpful, inspirational, necessary, kind in...

What Are Our Saiva Forehead Marks?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2018-09-27

The three stripes of vibhuti across the forehead signify trying to purify ourselves from the influence of anava,...

How Do We Use Our Home Shrine?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2018-09-18

We need to perfect Ishvarapujana, personal worship, before we can expect to do really well in meditation. "The idea of Ishvarapujana, worship, is to always be living with God, living in Siva in God's house..."...

How Do We Receive Guests?

Satguru Bodhnatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2018-09-10

Treat the guest as God; the guest's heart is more sensitive than the most sensitive flower. If we...

What Is the Ideal Home?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2018-09-04

"Harmony is a fragile vibration which the family protects." Gurudeva expressed how deeply integral the Tirukural was to his teachings. It is not enough to take...

How Do We Treat the Environment?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2018-07-29

"The Divine is present everywhere and in all things. All Hindus feel they are guests on the planet with responsibilities to nature." Hindu prayers don't stop...

Why Are We Vegetarian?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2018-07-20

Vegetarianism: Man's natural and noble diet with a minimum of hurt to other beings. The object of nutrition...

Why Do We Practice Ahimsa?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2018-07-14

"Ahimsa is called the mahavrata, the great vow." Not harming others, is three-fold: thought, word and deed. Because you see God in everyone you would...

How Do We Meditate? Part 2

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2018-06-14

"Adjust yourself to the realization that you are a divine being, a self-effulgent, radiant being of light." Jyoti is the Sanskrit word for inner light. To bestow on devotees terms that were more specific,...

How Do We Meditate? Part 1

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2018-06-08

"Meditation is a long journey, a pilgrimage into the mind itself." In Gurudeva's approach we start meditation with the physical body then get more and more subtle, withdrawing...

What Is Meditation?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2018-05-23

Meditation is the study of awareness, of yourself and of the universe, experiencing the soul. The purpose of...

What Is Japa?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2018-05-16

Japa links Siddhanta with Vedanta, being a monist and a theist at the same time. Quieting the mind,...

What Is Yoga?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2018-04-24

Gurudeva stresses the importance of cultivating devotion to Siva incorporating the yamas and the niyamas, performing atmartha puja....

The Meaning of Sivaratri and Nirvikalpa Samadhi

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2018-02-19

Mahasivaratri: A time of striving to realize Parasiva. In our teachings yoga is the restraint of mental activity...

Nartana Ritau - A Season For Planning

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2018-04-17

Bodhinatha describes Nartana Ritau, one of three seasons as created by Gurudeva. Each season corresponds to a book...

What Is Sadhana?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2018-03-18

"Sadhana is practiced...wherever a pure, serene atmosphere can be found." Achieve steadiness, control of emotions through abhyasa-regular consistent practice with devotion, yoga-the restraint of mental activities and...

How Do We Use Affirmations?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2018-03-10

Having a positive concept allows us to identify with our inner, spiritual nature so that we truly feel...

What Are Our Five Core Practices?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2018-02-09

The pancha nitya karmas are spiritual practices for all Hindus: worship, holy days, pilgrimage, dharma and rites of...