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.
Lord Siva is the Supreme Being of the universe, not one of many gods. To Saivites Siva is the supreme being; to Vaishnavites Vishnu is the supreme being. The soul starts with experiencing the world. On one side the soul is pulled by veiling grace toward the world. On the inside the soul is pulled by revealing grace toward God. Resolving karma, maturing in the world, fulfilling dharma, we move toward imperturbability, realization, moksha.