Thushyanthan Amirthalingam in the middle with his newly wed (August this year) Renuka Nandini Murthi, from Fiji and mother, Yogamalar Amrithalingam. They are from Calgary.
He is a Level Two Master Course student and has been in touch with Sivakatirswami recently who is handling student communications. His mother is from Jaffna, Sri Lanka, just 20 miles from Alaveddy. Thushyanthan left Sri Lanka when he was only three years old.
We gave the family a tour of the publications facility. They were impressed to find an orthodox Saiva matha and temple side-by-side high tech facilities.
Dharma is religious patterns which when followed promote the wellbeing of the individual, the family and society. Patterns so that the soul matures and gets closer to God, closer to realizing the Divinity within. Dharma is: "The orderly fulfillment of an inherent nature or destiny," working on instinctive, intellectual and intuitive natures. Destiny is fixed: Realization. Personal dharma, "your own perfect pattern in life", is different for the sannyasin and the householder.