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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...

What Is Our Code of Conduct - Niyamas

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2018-02-02

In Patanjali's comments on the niyamas he speaks on religious action, kriya, bringing about samadhi and attenuating the...

What Is Our Code of Conduct - Yamas

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2018-01-26

"Siva's devotees...move the forces of the world and are not moved or affected by them." We meet and interact with all kinds of people. If we're not following all the yamas it...

Who Are the Four Great Tamil Saints

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2018-01-17

"Our saints have sung that Siva is within us, and we are within Siva." Having devotion to Siva, having Siva in your heart, offers protection during difficult astrological times. Choose good...

Who Are Our Holy Men and Women?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2018-01-10

Bodhinatha describes the nature of the holy men and women of Saivism and relates the teachings of the...

What Are the Two Paths?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2018-01-04

Bodhinatha addresses the misconception that householders should be detached from their family and professional life. Using the Tirukural...

What Is Our Heritage of Gurus?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2017-12-27

"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...

Why Is the Satguru So Important?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2017-12-19

The satguru helps his devotees mover closer to God, deeper into themselves, into the sat, the real,the truth....

How Do We Prepare For Death?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2017-11-12

For our "Great Departure" we prefer to be at home in a religious, uplifting environment, in a clear minded...

What is Reincarnation?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2017-11-06

The destiny of all souls without exception is moksha. To achieve moksha we need to engage in the...

What Is Dharma?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2017-09-29

Dharma is religious patterns which when followed promote the wellbeing of the individual, the family and society. Patterns...

Karma, Fate, Destiny

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2017-09-14

"There are three kinds of karma: the karma of all deeds done in our past lives; the karmas we bring into this birth to experience; and the karmas we are making by our actions now." Karma is an automatic system of divine justice. Karma is self-created destiny; a consequence or fruit of...

The Saiva Path

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2017-09-08

Naalupadasaivam: "A Saiva doctrine that the initiate should pass successively through charya, kriya, yoga and jnana stages and thence obtain moksha." The charya pada, the dasa marga, path of servitude. Sharing the world of God. The kriya...

Who Are the Devas?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2017-07-24

Religion is the working together of the beings in the three worlds. The first way we actually experience...

What is Bhakti?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2017-06-25

Gurudeva teaches that in our tradition there is always pure devotion/bhakti for God but it deepens as we...

Who is Lord Murugan?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2017-06-18

The blessings of Lord Murugan awaken wisdom which resides in his chakra. "Pray to Lord Murugan to unravel the great mysteries of the universe." When we get emotional we...

Who is Lord Ganesha

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2017-06-11

We need stability and calmness to prevail in the muladhara chakra, not experiencing serious fear, anger or jealousy...

What About Evil, Hell and Sin?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2017-05-20

Hindus believe in each individual as a soul, a divine being who is inherently good. We all have...

Are Souls And World Essentially Good

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2017-05-12

The world does contain suffering; it's this way for a reason. If the world was perfect why would...

Why Are We Not All-Knowing? Three Bonds

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2017-05-04

The three bonds/pashas, given by Lord Siva: karma, maya and anava, are there to mature the soul. At...

What Is the Nature of Our Soul?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2017-04-27

"The essence of the soul is Pure Consciousness and Absolute Reality." There are three bodies, shariras, five sheaths, koshas, an inner and an outer aura. The chakras are...

The Three Worlds; Surrender the Ego Through Devotion

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2017-04-13

"The temple enables us to feel the presence of God, Gods and devas." We use our inner eyes to see what's going on in the temple, the three worlds. In...

Our Holy Scriptures; the Greatness of the Tirukural

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2017-03-22

Within our Saiva Siddhanta Holy Scriptures the Saiva Agamas explain the basis of temple ceremonies and worship plus...

What is the Nature of Life for Saivites?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2017-03-06

"Stand strong for Saivism." The nature of life for Saivites is to turn work into worship, to turn the secular into...

Four Stages On the Path of Personal Evolution

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2017-02-24

The soul body takes many lifetimes to mature. The height of divine consciousness: There is no difference between...

Our Affirmation of Faith - All-Pervasive Love, Absolute Reality

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2017-02-27

"God Siva is Immanent Love and Transcendent Reality." Devotion is present in each of Saiva Siddhanta's four paths in our relationship to God. When we...

What is the Nama Sivaya Mantra?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2017-02-13

The letter "Ya" in the Panchakshara Mantra, Namasivaya, stands for the soul. Bodhinatha uses the Panchakshara Mantra to...

Lord Nataraja, The Meaning of Siva's Dance

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2017-02-05

Initially we're looking at the world. By Siva's revealing grace, anugraha, ultimately we turn toward God. The soul...