Senthilnathaswami’s father Ralph Whitten and step mother Stevanne Auerbach are visiting from Berkeley, California. Steveanne sent some photos she took. Here is a good shot of the inside of our Minimela information center.
Our father, Ralph
Braving the weather for a tour of Iraivan. Steveanne behind the camera.
What a great joy to see the Swami with his father. As a Tamil saying goes ‘children know their parents even before they come to know God’ hence such profound influence our parents have on us. I feel indebted to the Swami and his father as well. Thanks for sharing!
Lord Siva is the Supreme Being of the universe, not one of many gods. To Saivites Siva is the supreme being; to Vaishnavites Vishnu is the supreme being. The soul starts with experiencing the world. On one side the soul is pulled by veiling grace toward the world. On the inside the soul is pulled by revealing grace toward God. Resolving karma, maturing in the world, fulfilling dharma, we move toward imperturbability, realization, moksha.