Paramacharya Palaniswami’s mother Jean and brother Larry are visiting us for a week.
Here he shows them some of the various projects he’s working on in our publications/media world.
It’s always a blessing to have our mothers’ blessings!
Larry has been also a student of Gurudeva’s teachings for many years.
Visitors yesterday included Rishi and Shradha Bhutada from Houston, Texas. They attended the morning puja in Kadavul Temple, then toured the Iraivan Temple, and subsequently visited the offices of Himalayan Academy and Hinduism Today. Rishi had previously written a wonderful article regarding Hindu youth for Hinduism Today magazine.
Wisweswaran Chittibabu arrived with his wife, Vani, and two sons, Anuraag (10) and Shrey (4). This lovely family is originally from Chennai and they now live in Santa Clara, CA. Anuraag is continuing his study of the Tamil language.
What a lovely Amma and brother, dear Palaniswami! I can see now that the energy I see in Palaniswami´s eyes came first from his AMMA´s energy, then was blessed and enhanced a thousand times by his faith. My best wishes to you all, and enjoy this blessed week! Amma Debora
Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas: "Not Getting Upset, Viewing Reaction from Higher Faculties" (September 14, 2014)
A measure of how serious we are in making spiritual progress is that we've learned the lesson from experience. Develop the ability to watch the mind think, understand the patterns of emotional action and reaction. Have the sense that you are a divine being to root out imperfections. Becoming upset is a temporary suspension of our higher faculties; transmute the energy into the third eye.
Master Course, Living with Siva, Lesson 149;
Master Course, Merging with Siva, Lesson 152;
Yogaswami, Words of our Master
"Eight Features of the Natha Sampradaya" (September 17, 2014)
We have to discover that part of us that is the Self. One of the important benefits of temple worship is it softens the ego. Recognize and love a Being greater than us, building humility. Go to Lord Murugan; His worship strengthens the kundalini. There's a power in learning through listening, shruti, that which is heard. Tradition, sadhana and tapas, informs, inspires, awakens potential.