A birthday party was held for Gayatri Rajan on the 5th of August at Satya and Savitri Palani's residence. Here the feast is spread out for lunch and it looks yummy.
Our guest of honor, Gayatri Rajan the birthday girl.
We all sang 'Happy Birthday'. Thank you Chamundi Sabanathan for making a yummy chocolate cake.
A beautiful table setting with roses and amethyst Ganesha.
The quilt is a gift for Gayatri from all of us. We worked on the quilt squares months before and final pieces were put together by Asha Alahan and Savitri Palani. It turned out very nicely and thank you to Asha Alahan for designing the quilt.
Group photo of all of us with the quilt.
We all couldn't keep our eyes off the quilt!.
Sandhya Devi Param with big bright smile.
No Responses to “Golden Gate Mission Ladies Uplift Each Other”
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.