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.
Religion needs to be of the present. Mankind is evolving spiritually; mass consciousness is rising. When we go to the temple, in the right spirit, contributing devotion and prana, being open to the blessings of the Deity; it purifies the mind. The Hindu religion focuses on the mind; purifies it; controls it, subdues the ego, makes us more humble.