On Saturday, March 28, a ceremony awarding the 2009 HIndu Organization of the Year to the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) was celebrated at Dr. Mihir Meghani’s home in northern California.
To celebrate the awards ceremony, on behalf of Hinduism Today, Kulapati Easan Katir and Kulapati Deva Rajan offer complimentary copies of the current Hinduism Today issue to the Board Members, Executive Council and members of HAF.
The Boad and Executive Council of HAF with the beautiful plaque commemorating the 2009 Hindu Organization of the Year Award.
Suhag Shukla, one of the founders, with Dr. Mihir Meghani.
Kulapati Deva Rajan talks about the feature article on the Hindu American Foundation in this issue.
An assembled crowd of 50+ people, including Fremont Councilman Steve Cho.
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.