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
We must live in the now to follow the path to enlightenment. In the lower realms of the mind, where time and space seem very real, we are worried about the past or concerned about the future. These two intermingle and limit conscious awareness.
—Gurudeva