Paramamacharya Palaniswami is working on the video summary of the January/February/March, 2009, issue of Hinduism Today.
Kumarswami has been working on the “Festival Pagers” designs. These are broadsheet predesigned pages about Hindu festivals that will be made available to newspaper religion editors across the country.
Arumugaswami is packing up to go to India in two days with Bodhinatha.
Sivakatirswami has been helping Maruthu with his keychain engraving project and also the January issue of the Digital Edition of Hinduism Today, which will be release shortly
Senthilnathaswami is working on the Publisher’s Desk video by Bodhinatha to go on YouTube tonight or tomorrow.
Sadhaka Satyanatha has been focused on participating on the redesign of the Hinduism Today website — coming soon! He also assisted Dr. Maruthu Dharmalingam with Malaysia fund raising flyer for the floor of Iraivan temple. Also he is helping with the Festival Pager project and writing articles for the magazine.
Within our Saiva Siddhanta Holy Scriptures the Saiva Agamas explain the basis of temple ceremonies and worship plus yoga and jnana. The Tirukural was considered by Gurudeva to be "the most accessible and relevant sacred text." In it are practical and helpful guidelines for our conduct in every day life. The point of family life is to gain steady improvement, forever, in self control in the midst of responsibilities in the fulfillment of family dharma. Meanwhile, not taking detachment too far but taking it in the sense of spiritually looking for happiness, not outside in other people or possessions, the world, but inside ourselves and then sharing it with family and friends. "We regard the writings of our satgurus as scripture."
Path to Siva, Lesson 20
Tirukural, Introduction and Contents
Tirukural, Chapter 15 Possession of Self-Control
"The temple enables us to feel the presence of God, Gods and devas." We use our inner eyes to see what's going on in the temple, the three worlds. In the temple we're being good dvaitists in the dimfi perspective, focused in bhakti upon God Siva. In meditation we're monists, in the shumif perspective. We claim our oneness with Siva, Sivoham, I am Siva. In surrender, shrinking the ego through devotion, we have a realization that we're not the doer, that Siva is doing it all. Siva's energy comes through our soul.