Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami Visiting the UK

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

The Guru of the Nandinatha Sampradaya, Satguru   Bodhinatha Veylanswami due to visit London soon. The Nandinatha Sampradaya run the Master course, which I am currently studying, and my family and I will be able to meet him during his visit.

I do not have a Guru, at least one present in the physical world, though I do feel that I am being guided. I don’t really know how I will feel meeting Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami. Through reading the Master Course books, I have come to know the author, Bodhinatha’s predecessor Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami. The books speak on a spiritual level. I know that since Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami selected his successor, Satguru Bodhinatha must be a true Guru, a holy and wise man. Is he my Guru though? The Master course advises:

Don’t be too hasty in picking your guru. That is the best advice. Maybe it’s not for you in this life to have a guru. Maybe next life or the life after that. There’s no hurry, and yet there is a great sense of urgency on the spiritual path, a great sense of urgency. Don’t go hunting for a guru. Just be alert enough to know when you encounter him.

I have read some articles by Satguru Bodhinatha in the Hinduism today magazine, though very little compared to the master course lessons. It took a couple of  months of studying the Master Course before I felt the spiritual teaching as well as the intellectual lessons. I know that at very least this will be a blessed meeting with a wise and holy man. I feel that it is auspicious that the Mater Course lessons that I am studying shortly before his visit are about finding a guru. Whatever the meeting holds I am sure it will be a step on my spiritual journey.

Picture licensed from the Himalayan Academy under the Creative Commons Attribution license.

Don’t be too hasty in picking your guru. That is the best advice. Maybe it’s not for you in this life to have a guru. Maybe next life or the life after that. There’s no hurry, and yet there is a great sense of urgency on the spiritual path, a great sense of urgency. Don’t go hunting for a guru. Just be alert enough to know when you encounter him.

2 responses to “Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami Visiting the UK

  1. Pingback: My Meeting with Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami « Western Hindu

  2. i had never heard of a sat guru until i met one http://www.shivatrust.org.uk

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