The Ganapati Kulam gave their report today. Paramacharya Palaniswami and Sannyasin Senthilnathaswami continue preparations for the coming Parliament of the World Religions. Kumarswami is working on the Paramapara book. Arumugaswami is working on the next installment of the Hindu History lesson. Sivakatirswami has been taking care of Himalayan Academy student communications and a number of web projects, daily TAKA. Sadhaka Satyanatha has been very focused on the “Festival Pagers” project which is the preparation of a set of 15 full tabloid newpaper coverage of the major festivals of Hinduism which will be distributed to newspapers in English speaking countries. He also does HPI daily.
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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.