Dr. Daneen Skube was on vacation to Kauai with her family from Washington state. She is a syndicated columnist for the Tribune Media in Chicago and had encountered the Lemurian Scrolls book recently. She was impressed that the author had such a broad view of mankind. She is interviewing different spiritual leaders on advice they might give her readers to sustain them throughout the current difficult times. Bodhinatha gave some practical advice about using the power of affirmations, make appointments with ourself to sit down and chart solutions to our problems so we don't worry all the time, etc. For more information about Dr. Skube, her website is www.interpersonaledge.com
Her husband and daughter also attended the interview
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.