Our Innersearch journalists report on the final day, Day 10, June 21:
We began our last day of Innersearch with a beautiful sunrise meditation on the beach at 5:45 am, a rare opportunity for most of us, therefore inspiring us to make the most out of the moment. The sun rose majestically over the Pacific Ocean, filling us with bright radiant light.
We gathered for an Aloha Breakfast in the Jasmine Ballroom, where each Innersearcher was asked to give a personal testimony on their experiences throughout the past ten days. The emotions were intense as everyone gave soulful, at times tearful, but heartfelt testimonials of their Innersearch, the lessons learned, the joyful moments that we shared with each other and how fondly we look forward to the next Innersearch. Finally the moment arrived where we all reluctantly parted ways, yet each of us knows that although this may be the end of Innersearch 2010, this is only the beginning of our personal Innersearch!
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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.