This short 4-day phase concluded with a report from the Ganapati Kulam. Much work is in progress on future video projects, as you have seen. Paramacharya Palaniswami has been busy coordinating development of many different video and art projects. Acharya Kumarswami continues to work on the creation of various of our publications. Acharya Arumugaswami has been hard at work on the fifth and final History of India, bring us up to the present time. The editing team is working on editing the Yamas and Niyamas stories. Sivakatirswami completed building the web pages and server side processing for the new Digital Dharma Drive fund raising web site which had previously been designed in Indesign by Sadhaka Satyanatha. Senthilnathaswami also prepared all the banners that fly over all our web sites and help tweaked the final design and doing video work with Bodhinatha in preparation for turning Bodhinatha’s Keynotes into videos. We met our goal to launch the new campaign on October 1st. And now, with that all done the whole kulam is focusing on the next issue of Hinduism Today.
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Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming two-day retreat,
until Dvitiya Tithi, Sun One, Friday, October 8th.
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