Church members Mr. and Mrs. Umahahesan were at Arulmigu Sithivinaygar temple, Johor Jaya, Johor on 6th December, 2008. Mr Umamahesan, who is also a Yoga teacher offered his seva by conducting weekly class for JB folks. We had a wonderful time, learning the various aspects of yoga techniques (beginner lessons). He interspersed lessons with Gurudeva’s teachings -- Yamas and Yamas. Having traveled from Singapore, they forewent their wedding anniversary celebration and chose to be with us, imparting divine knowledge of ancient health and wellness keeping.
Mr Nathan offered dakshina on behalf of all the students; formal acceptance as yoga teacher.
Beginner students, youngsters and elders alike.
Yoga teacher -- Umamahesan. Practicing yoga for almost 40 years now and teaching professionally for the past 6 years.
Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas: "The Difference in Practice of Theism and Monism" (September 3, 2014)
During a puja we're in Theism, to receive the blessings of the Deity. After a puja we can go within our self in meditation, giving up the idea of an external Deity, Monism. Monistic Theism: Advaita Ishvaravada. Advaita means the Monism; Ishvara means the Theism.
In Shum we use two words that relate to that: shumif and dimfi. First, perfect your Theism. Then become a monist. That's called Saiva Siddhanta; one leads to the other.