Bodhinatha is getting ready for his trip to Mauritius and India next month. All the devotees in Mauritius are really excited and have super big plans in the works. Also Bodhinatha will be giving 10 initiations of members who have progressed in the spiritual path while he is there.
Today the Pillaiyar Kulam gave their news. Shanmuganathaswami has been busy with the distribution of the recently printed April issue of Hinduism Today. Muruganathaswami reports a higher than usual number of new people ordering books and items from our online web store. Yogi Jothinatha continues to work with our advertisers in Hinduism Today and Yogi Jivanandanatha is working hard to settle all the accounting before this retreat’s Hindu Heritage Endowment meeting. And this is just the tip of the iceberg of what they are doing.
The blessings of Lord Murugan awaken wisdom which resides in his chakra. "Pray to Lord Murugan to unravel the great mysteries of the universe." When we get emotional we lose touch with our wisdom. Murugan inspires penance to soften karmas and purify the mind, chitta-shuddhi. If you do kavadi in the right spirit, to get the full blessing, have in mind specific misdeeds, apologize to the deity, learn from it, promise to do your best. Visions are still happening. Feeling the energy of the deity is stronger during festivals such as Skanda Shashti.