Stepping back to an event in Kuala Lumpur, we have photos from a meeting of businessmen in Kuala Lumpur where Bodhinatha and Palaniswami gave presentations. here is a report from Sivajnani.
Lord Ganesha welcoming all the participants with an invitation card on his hands for the Hindu Business Forum
The Forum was held at Mauna Lani A (sounds hawaiian) with Bodhinatha as a Key Note Speaker follow by the Questions and Answers. Bodhinatha had so many answers to the inner questions. It was inspiring.
The popular emcee and the personnel from the local tv station that covered the Hindu Business Forum.
Following Bodhinatha’s presentation there was a small fund raising dinner in the adjacent room with cultural presentations.
During the dinner, Paramacharya Palaniswami talked on “Kailasa Parampara,” a video presentation on ‘What is Iraivan.’
His wonderful presentation, which was run with an iPhone app, stunned everyone and open up many hearts. After listening to presentation, many participants are looking forward for the next Hinduism Today Magazine.
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.