Thursday Satsang via Zoom – May 5, 2022
“Life Among the Gunas” with Pandit Tejomaya
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m.: Meditation guided by Swami Radha Bharati
7:30-8:30 p.m.: Talk by Pandit Tejomaya
8:30 p.m.: Evening Prayers
Swami Veda once said “In order to have complete understanding of anything, you must experience all of its layers of subtlety, simultaneously.” I think he may have said it more than once. These mysterious words can inspire a lifetime of inner Sadhana. With layers upon layers of reality to be explored, and intricate relationships between the gross, subtle and causal worlds to be observed, it is a gloriously expansive way of being in the world.
One such exploration is to observe the world and yourself through the perspective of the Gunas: Rajas, Tamas, Sattwa. Invisible to the eye and all scientific instruments, the Gunas never-the-less exert their constant influence over the manifest world. Ever wonder why we became so calm when Swami Veda entered the room? or why we get so sleepy after eating certain foods? or why a stadium full of soccer fans can turn into destructive mob when their club looses? It is because of the power of the Gunas. When we begin to see these events both from their expression in the gross world as well as their subtle “Gunic” reality, we can then begin to intelligently strengthen our resolve to live spiritual lives of unwavering peace at all times and all conditions.
Pandit Tejomaya was initiated in the Himalayan Tradition by Swami Veda in 2008. He was initiated as a Pandit by Pandit Dabral, and received the name Tejomaya in 2012. He took the vows of a Vanaprastha, or Forest Dweller, in January of 2017.
Pandit Tejomaya resides on Gabriola Island in the Salish Sea of Canada’s British Columbia where he lives a life of sadhana and devotion.