Patrons’ Complimentary Course II (Labor Day Retreat)
August 31 @ 8:00 pm - September 3 @ 1:00 pm
Bhakta and Bhakti
Is bhakti an act or is it a fact? When it is an act, I am a bhakta and there is an altar of bhakti, whose presence in my life I am recognizing. This implies a lot of understanding. When bhakti is a fact, it is fulfilled in the bhakta being the bhakti. For this, a quantum leap in understanding is required. Swamiji will unfold this topic of bhakta and bhakti to help the listener arrive at the intimate understanding which fulfills the human pursuit.
Śrī Śivāparādha Kṣamāpana Stotram
In this prayer for the compassionate grace of Lord Śiva, the devotee recounts and laments his omissions and commissions in all stages
of life. In the process, we learn what is to be avoided and cultivated to live a life of peace and fulfillment, in harmony with Īśvara. Finally,
the author finds relief in surrendering to the feet of Lord Śiva and worshiping his many glories.