Bodhinatha's 2003 Mahasivaratri Talk Part 1

Part 1 of an inspired talk about God Siva, worship of Siva, how ceremonies in the temple and the devotion of those present open a hole to the inner world through which God can project cosmic rays of blessing to us. Bodhinatha explains that worship of Lord Siva through ceremonies and chants is not enough. Inner worship by meditating is also important and being closer to the monks from whom we draw inspiration aid in our spiritual progress.


Transcript:

Photo of  Gurudeva
Monists, from their mountaintop perspective, perceive a one reality in all things. Dualists, from the foothills, see God, souls and world as eternally separate. Monistic theism is the perfect reconciliation of these two views.
—Gurudeva