Mahasivaratri Talk Part 2 Being Siva


Cybertalk: In Part 2 of his Mahasivaratri talk for 2002, Bodhinatha speaks more on both being Siva and being separate from Siva, the crux of monistic theism, our wonderful and ancient Saiva Siddhanta philosophy. Gurudeva gave us the concept of the soul body and the essence of the soul. Our soul body is maturing and is separate from God Siva's soul body. But in its essence as Parasiva--the Self--and Satchitananda--all-pervading energy and consciousness, our soul is identical to God Siva.

Photo of  Gurudeva
In the home, the mother is likened to the Shakti Deity. She is the power, the very soul of the home. None other. So, she has to be there. She has to be treated sensitively and kindly, and with respect.
—Gurudeva