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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..."...

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...

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...