Inner Worlds

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    Publisher's Desk: Three Kinds of Temples (Part 1/2)

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, publisher of Hinduism Today magazine, reads his Publisher's Desk article from the Jul/Aug/Sep 2009 issue on camera. He speaks of the community temple, the home shrine and ...

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    Temple as the Source of Culture - Publisher's Desk

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the Oct/Nov/Dec 2013 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. Gurudeva guided at least 37 temples across the world from 1970s as he firmly believed ...

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    What Are the Beliefs of Saivism?

    In our teachings we're both monistic and theistic. Its good to memorize the twelve beliefs of Saivism, which is our creed. In the beliefs of Saivism the idea of the ...

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    What Are the Three Worlds?

    "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 the temple we're being good dvaitists in the dimfi perspective, focused in ...

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    Gurudeva's Spiritual Visions

    There are always on the Earth a few rare souls who from birth are open to the mysteries within life and consciousness more than the rest of us. They become ...

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    The Inner Workings of Temple Worship

    An upadesha by Bodhinatha describing Gurudeva's most important teaching: God realiation as the foremost goal of life. Deep inside we are perfect this very moment and have to live up ...

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    The Need for a Wise Plan (an Upadesha by Bodhinatha)

    An Upadesha given by Bodhinatha on May 12 2011 This is a continuation of Bodhinatha's talk on planning. There are three seasons in the Hindu calendar. The first season is ...

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    Need for Religion Part 2

    Gurudeva said there is a need for religion. Gurudeva at first just taught meditation, but then later he started teaching devotion and had everyone building temples. Gurudeva realized his devotees ...

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    Mahasivaratri Talk Part 3 Realizing the Self

    In Part 3 of his Mahasivaratri talk for 2002, Bodhinatha quotes from Living with Siva on "the mission of the mission." A dynamic band of devas in the inner worlds guides and assists our ...

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    Communicating with a Departed Guru

    Drawing from the lesson of the day, we can send messages to departed loved ones in the inner worlds. Gurudeva said that chelas (close initiated disciples) communicate with their departed ...

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    The Aftermath of Self Realization

    Bodhinatha talks about what the experience of Parasiva causes to happen within us. He describes 3 ways our consciousness is impacted in the aftermath of Parasiva, based on Gurudeva's statements ...

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    Mahasivaratri, 2003, Part 1, Meditation

    Mahasivaratri, Part 1 of 3Meditation and Mahasivaratri. Bodhinatha remarks how special Gurudeva's talk was which we played tonight, then goes on to give a wonderful upadesha about how the inner ...

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    Putting Gurudeva's Teachings to the Best Use, Part 1

    Bodhinatha holds a class during Gurudeva's mahasamadhi observances about Gurudeva continues to live on in all of our lives since his mahasamadhi. Part 1 is about how Gurudeva influences us ...

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    Who Are the Devas?

    Religion is the working together of the beings in the three worlds. The first way we actually experience something of a divine nature, the power and energy in a temple, ...

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    Akasha, Karma Leads to Gurudeva

    Gurudeva begins cyberspace daily talks with the first daily message. He invites us to come to his eletronic ashram first thing in the morning to tune into the wonderful akasha ...

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    The Difference in Practice of Theism and Monism

    During a puja we're in Theism, to receive the blessings of the Deity. After a puja we can go within our self in meditation, giving up the idea of an ...

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    Psychic Hearing, Divine Guidance

    Gurudeva discusses psychic hearings, hearing voices from the other side. Gurudeva explains that this is a Siddhi. Also, those who are in a weakened state, about to pass on, sometimes ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    Sleep and Dreams: Interpreting Dreams

    Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami reads this chapter from his book Merging with Siva ...

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    How Do We Strengthen Our Temple?

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads from Lesson 62 of the Himalayan Academy publication Path To Siva, discussing our ability to strengthen our Hindu temples by how we approach them ...

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    Three Worlds - This is Religion

    Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami explains how Saivism brings the beings of the Three Worlds together. He explains how they work together throug the temple, and the esoteric workings of darshan. Great ...

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    The Nature of Mahasivaratri

    Mahasivaratri is right before the new moon signifying we're beseeching the blessings of God Siva to benefit our inner spiritual identity. The core of the soul is one with God; ...

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    How Do We Observe Pilgrimage?

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads from Lesson 65 of the Himalayan Academy publication Path To Siva, discussing Hindu Pilgrimage ...

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    Dreaming of the Gods

    An interesting question comes in from Norway, from Nordic Pagan. This devotee says that he regularly dreams of the Pagan Gods, but Hindu Gods have been appearing in his dreams ...

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    Religion, the Working Together of the Three Worlds

    Saivite religion, 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 ...

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    Vision of a Golden Being, Blessings for Iraivan Temple carvers

    A cyberspace cadet on Kauai says he saw a golden being right after hurricane Inniki struct the island and wonders who the being was. Gurudeva explains that this being came ...

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    Difficulty in meditating, God and Goddesses

    A cyberspace devotee has a great difficulty in meditating and wonders what she can do about it. Gurudeva says that Hinduism gives all the basics that lay the foundation for ...

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    Praying to Pictures

    An e-devotee from Memphis asks about the efficacy of praying to a picture of a Guru who has passed on into the inner worlds, specifically, Sage Yogaswami. Does the deceased ...

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

    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 ...

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    Who Answers our Prayers?

    Gurudeva gives an interesting answer to a question about prayer. He begins by stating that there are many prayers that you can answer yourself. You do not have to depend ...

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    Arthur Pacheco interviews Gurudeva Part 7

    Today's cybertalk is Part 7 of a radio interview with Gurudeva conducted by Arthur Pacheco. Arthur Pacheco conducts a weekly radio show in Honolulu, Hawaii and is also a trans-medium. ...

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    It's Deja-Vu All Over Again

    Stop me if you have heard this before. A cyber-devotee asks about deja-vu. What is the Hindu perspective on this? Do we really have free will? Gurudeva stresses that you ...

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    Avoiding the Occult

    A devotee attending Gurudeva's talk in Kadavul temple on Kauai asks why Gurudeva advises not to become involved in past life remembering and other occult practices. These, Gurudeva explains, are ...

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    Gurudeva Interviewed by Loni Petranek Part VIII

    This is part 8 of a radio interview conducted by Loni Petranek with Gurudeva. The interview gives an overview of Gurudeva's worldwide mission. In the eight part today Loni asks ...

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    Gurudeva Interviewed by Loni Petranek Part IX

    This is the ninth part of a radio interview conducted by Loni Petranek with Gurudeva. The interview gives an overview of Gurudeva's worldwide mission. Today Gurudeva shares more about the ...

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    How do I choose a God to worship?

    A cyberspace devotee from Mauritius wants to know which God he should choose to worship. Gurudeva says that it works the other way around. He says that the God he ...

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    Iraivan Temple Part 3

    Gurudeva's inspired talk about Lord Siva's island home temple. ...

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    Dealing with Noise Pollution

    An e-devotee asks what we can do about combatting noise pollution, which seems to be low on the "pollution agendas" of the world. Gurudeva advises to be proactive, and he also ...

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    How God and Gods Come Into the Murti During Puja; Jivana Ritau

    Three varied Hindu views regarding the Gods and temple images. Gurudeva's perception: During the high point of puja the Deity manifests through the murti for a short or protracted time ...

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    Involution

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami discusses the concept of involution. ...

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    Ida Pingala; Daily Realization

    Our approach to daily realization is to balance the two forces, ida and pingala naturally, activating the kundalini power slowly, through the regularity of discipline such as hatha yoga and ...

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    Refining Our Experiences

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives his weekly talk in Kadavul Temple at Kauai Aadheenam. Here Satguru reads from lesson 299 and 300 of Sivaya Subramuniyaswami's book Merging with Siva, discussing the ...

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    Inner Worlds Open, Increased Sensitivity

    Become interested in and treasure inner states of consciousness. Gurudeva's three suggestions: 1)Associate with others on the path; 2) Purify and maintain the force field of the home - puja ...

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    Shum on the Seven Dimensions, Pure Awareness

    Gurudeva divides consciousness into seven categories that range from gross to extremely subtle. The fourth through seventh are inner or mystical higher realms and while in meditation the states of ...

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    The Seven Dimensions of the Mind - The Sixth Dimension Part 1

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives his weekly Upadesha in Kadavul Temple at Kauai Aadheenam. Here Satguru continues his discussion of Sivaya Subramuniyaswami's writings about the seven dimensions of the mind with ...

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    The Seven Dimensions of the Mind - The Sixth Dimension Part 2

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives his weekly Upadesha in Kadavul Temple at Kauai Aadheenam. Here Satguru continues his discussion of Sivaya Subramuniyaswami's writings about the seven dimensions of the mind with ...

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    The Seven Dimensions of the Mind - The Fifth Dimension Part 4

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives his weekly Upadesha in Kadavul Temple at Kauai Aadheenam. Here Satguru continues his discussion of Sivaya Subramuniyaswami's writings about the seven dimensions of the mind with ...

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    The Fifth Dimension and the Shum Perspective, Part 4

    The fifth dimension, beyond sequential time, the past, present and future, millions of years, all exist in the present. The causal plane, the five tattvas of Sivaloka, the realm of ...

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    Mambashum 2, the Map to Inner Light, Part 1

    Bodhinatha imparts definitions of several Shum words relating to the second mambashum, a meditation beginning with balikana and leading to the experience of iftye, the clear, white light. Breath and ...

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    Mambashum 2, the Map to Inner Light, Part 2

    Satguru Bodhinatha continues imparting Gurudeva's commentaries on Mambashum Two including the Shum definitions of tilimf, astral seeing, and lilif superconscious awareness of vision within the astral higher worlds. These experiences ...

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    Mambashum 3, Kaif and a Life Style, Part 1

    Gurudeva's commentary on Mambashum Three--Kaif. The way to kaif, being totally aware of being aware and maintaining the inner life and its blissful experiences. The practice of kanif, the religious ...

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    Mambashum 3, Four Perspectives, Part 3

    Shumif is the perspective one holds when centered within oneself, living two thirds within and only one-third in the external world. The Shum-Tyeif language is used to guide flowing awareness ...

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    Mambashum 4, Namutana - First Inner Light

    Bodhinatha bestows a meditation from Gurudeva within Shum on Mambashum Four-Imkaif. Now is the time and this is the day to work within yourself to experience namutana, the very first ...

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    Mambashum 5, Meditator, Who Has Freedom

    Awareness to soar naturally. Yulamf: The fifth Mambashum. Gurudeva: "To be that transparent pure channel of yulamf is the goal of every Saivite on this planet...through tapas and sadhana you release awareness from the external world and allow it to soar naturally within." Shumif perspective is pure advaita; dimfi perspective is pure dvaitist. The Yulamf Mambashum clearly explains the areas of the First-World ...

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    Mambashum 6, Simshumbisi, Purified Intellect, Free Flowing

    The Sixth Mambashum-Simshumbisii is the home of Lord Skanda. Here namutana, the first inner light is experienced. Becoming karehana. Simply seek for the full being of simshumbisi. The experience and ...

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    Initution, Runs Cold, Direct, Like a Bolt of Lightening

    How do we tell the difference between what is genuine intuition and what is not? Gurudeva's and Yogaswami's high spiritual attainments are also our potential, the spiritual destiny of each ...

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    The Amazing Visions of Iraivan Temple

    Satguru Bodhinatha imparts Gurudeva's vision of God Siva that led to the concept of Iraivan Temple, the San Marga, straight or pure path to God, the Swayambhu Lingam, and the ...

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    Control of Pranic Energy, Performing Sadhana

    Gurudeva talks about the importance of the 54 Sutras and how prana flows. And those who were performing sadhana drew on the energies of even past sadhanas of years gone ...

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    1960, Love Is the Sum of Law

    Love is the sum of all the spiritual laws. Pure love is a state of Being. 'Agape' love of mankind, is what Gurudeva calls universal love. Love is the heart ...

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    1960, Love Is the Sum of Law, Part 2

    "With the help of devotion, you can soar within." Being aware in the superconscious mind of light there is nothing to worry about; it is you. In love with the inner Self, the monistic expression of devotion, we ...

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    1960, Love Is the Sum of Law, Part 3

    We have the power to choose the character qualities we express. Devotion for the inner self, our superconsciousness, helps us choose the more refined qualities through the yoga called bhakti. ...

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    Understanding Physical and Pranic Bodies

    Understanding the world of the mind and controlling that autonomous, interrelated, self-perpetuating mechanism with the will. Reacting to, despising or cherishing the body too much along with negative or positive ...

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    Hatha Yoga, the Way to Your Soul, Odic Prana

    Through hatha yoga develop humility and a deep feeling of the realities of life, forming within consciousness a solid foundation for meditation. Use of the subsuperconscious mind brings forth a ...

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    The Spiritual Way of Odic Prana

    Referring to energy we have actinic, pure energy, shuddha; odic, magnetic gross energy, ashuddha; in combination, actinodic, shuddhashudda, spiritual magnetic energy. Gurudeva imparts experiments to achieve control over your pranic ...

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    The Experience in the Prana Body

    Man is the immortal soul surrounded by seven aspects. The first aspect the physical body, the second, the vital health body, the third, the astral body. Astral matter is of ...

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    The Experience in the Prana Body, Part 2

    The Master Course is your key to entry during sleep into the astral school of Himalayan Academy, learning from gurus and guides in Saivite schools within the spiritual areas of ...

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    Aura, the Fourth Aspect of Man

    The human aura is the colorful spectrum that registers reactionary patterns of the instinctive mind. Fear, anger and depression are passive or aggressive odic forces. The colors of the aura ...

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    The Astral Body, Harness the Instinctive Mind

    Observe yourself, not on the basis of race, color, caste, creed or nationality, rather on the basis of spiritual individuality. Change the emotions. Dissolve the dark auric colors, the lower ...

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    Refined Astral Body, Subsuperconsciousness Comes Through

    Man's seventh aspect is the intuitive nature. Discover great truths. Observations give birth to understanding; understanding comes from the superconscious mind. Cultivate this power through control of thought, being more ...

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    The Human Aura, Soul Body, the Real You

    The first great attainment of the aspirant is the experiencing of inner light. It is the soul body which reincarnates, life after life. You come out of timelessness, causelessness, spacelessness. ...

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    Human Aura - Its Colors Are Changing, Part 2

    The outer aura is a reflection of one's current state of consciousness. As consciousness changes so do the colors in the aura. The inner aura is a reflection of the ...

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    The Art of Seeing the Human Aura

    The world of imagination exists within the substance of the mind always in a state of creation. By seeing physical objects as reality, we can lose touch with the spiritual ...

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    Consciously Working to Improve the Aura

    The seven chakras are great force centers, spinning vortexes of mind power. Colors within the aura as well as associated feelings are transferable and may influence the state of consciousness ...

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    Colors Magic: Devas Send Out Colors

    The Deity, when you place yourself at his feet, will work through his helpers, the devas, lightening darker colors of your aura, infusing them with rays of white and violet ...

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    Colors Magic: Sing to the Baby - Karma Mitigation

    Seed karmas of the child can be harmonized, mitigated and lightened through religious songs and by flooding the colors of the aura with white light. Purify the intellect: a blessing ...

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    Colors Magic: Methods for Self-Improvement

    Through the grace of Lord Siva, during sadhana, colors in the inner aura lighten as they adjust to the rays of white light from deep within the spine. The inner ...

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    Colors Magic: Charging Your Aura with Prana

    Pray to our dear Lord Ganesha to help remove the obstacles of doubt and fear. Then, a little willpower, a strong intent or a mental command is sufficient to flood ...