Sadhu Paksha continues at the Aadheenam. Visitor traffic has been light the past two days. The monks are back to work after a 2-day retreat. Hinduism Today October issue is off the press. Shanmuganathaswami and Bodhinatha are getting for a long across the US and to the Caribbean leaving tomorrow. The Siddhidata Kulam continues to support the silpis are working on the Nandi Mandapam.
The Ganapati Kulam is doing indepth research and development right now on converting books to the ePub format, the whole team is focused on the learning curves, the caveats and the technology necessary to display our books in eReaders. Most ebooks are simple, novel style books with running text. Himalayan Academy publications with their graphically rich content and numerous resource sections are a much bigger challenge to convert.
Unless kundalini is active, the deepest meditative states are not available to us. But to activate kundalini, Gurudeva tells us we must invoke the grace of Lord Ganesha and Lord Murugan. "Yoga is internalized worship which leads to union with God." Experience the inside of you in a profound way. This requires dispassion. The popular term "kriya yoga" usual refers to a form of pranayama, but the original kriya yoga is defined by Sage Patanajli as the practice of three of the niyamas: tapas, svadhyaya and Isvarapranidhana. To achieve samadhi we practice yoga, steady restraint of mental activities, austerity, meditation, detachment, self study and worship of God. Communion with the Ishta Devata, the chosen God is a key and also Gurudeva tells us: the Deity chooses you.
Master Course, Dancing with Siva, Lesson 39
Master Course, Merging with Siva, Lesson 5
Patanjali's Yoga Sutras